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Luxury Waterfront-8BR + Kids's Nook - Outdoor Kitchen,Heated Pool,SONOS,Elevator

Bedrooms 8
Half Baths1
Space 4,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

8 BR + Nook - 7.5 Bath - Sleeps 28 - Accessible - Walk to Beach and Town - OIB


Happy Hours is definitely not your typical beach house - rare and hard to find huge, 8 BR + Kids Nook, 7.5-bath home on canal. Over 4500 sq ft. Of spectacular and unbelievable views of ocean, canal, and waterway!! Conveniently located in the heart of the ocean isle beach - just steps away from the pier, coastal museum, ice cream shop, miniature golf, shops, and restaurants....And just a short 1-2 minute walk to the beach!!!

This beach house has everything! It is specially designed for extra large multi-family gatherings - perfect for family reunions, weddings, the super bowl, holidays, corporate or golf trips!

Interior features

The home features three living rooms, a huge gourmet kitchen with upgraded stainless appliances, spacious granite counter tops, two island breakfast bars, two refrigerators, two dishwashers, two sinks, and large dining area w/table that seats twelve. The kitchen is very well-equipped with plenty of work areas for multiple 'chefs' to create delicious family meals.

The home also has an elevator, game room with pool table, poker table, and foosball table. Wireless internet access is included. Other items include

Wet bar

12 televisions


Custom SONOS sound system inside and out

The home is custom furnished and decorated in playful island colors and themes. Walking through the home, you are truly transported to a tropical paradise! The living and common areas are bright, spacious, and elegantly but comfortably appointed and furnished with plenty of seating for everyone. Each of the nine bedrooms has a special tropical theme and there's even a special room for kids dubbed 'the pirate's cove' with built-in bunks and custom play area.

Exterior features

A private custom HEATED pool and private shower with hot water. The pool is lined with plenty of lounge chairs to bask in the sun. Sit in one of the many rockers to relax and watch the ships go by from one of the many spacious decks all around the house! There is even a top level cupola or look-out to take advantage of the amazing water views. Barbecue and grilling area, private playground with swings and sandbox.

And to top it all off, there is a private extra large floating dock with sink. Bring your own boat- (or rent one) and pull it right up to the backyard!

A kayak is provided at no charge for guest's use.

From past experience, we have learned that by stocking and equipping our home above and beyond visitors' expectations, we ensure relaxing, comfortable, and memorable vacations. This home is definitely a crowd pleaser- so book your week soon! Thank you for considering our house for your vacation!

Bedding configuration:

1 king and 1 twin

1 king and 1 single sleeper

1 king

1 king

1 queen

2 queens + 2 doubles

1 queen and 1 twin

1 double/twin bunk / 1 twin/twin bunk

Kids Nook has 3 kids built-in beds

****Also 1 queen sleeper sofa, 1 single sleeper, 1 twin sleeper chair located in poker and pool table rooms

All bedrooms have private bath except for 1 pair sharing hall bath.

More Details

Jonathan and/or Dale Martin
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

About Jonathan and/or Dale Martin

We live in Cary, NC - about 3 hours drive from OIB. We are big sports enthusiasts, mostly gravitating towards college sports with split allegiances to UNC and NC State. Our kids are 13, 11 and 6. We have a Goldendoodle named Dexter.

Jonathan and/or Dale Martin purchased this house in 2013

Why Jonathan and/or Dale Martin chose Ocean Isle Beach

We love Ocean Isle Beach for the combination of being a great family beach, it's proximity to attractions in Myrtle Beach and Wilmington, great golf courses and great weather.

Happy Hours is such a fun home with a rich history of families and groups having a great time renting over the years.

What makes this house unique

The ability to have your entire family together under one roof with access to everything great about OIB.

The name, Happy Hours, says it all.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our week at 15 Laurinburg was spectacular. We had 10 adults and 10 kids and everyone was comfortable and happy and busy every day. The accomodations are perfect for large groups with diverse ages and the location affords easy walking to the beach and OIB attractions. We spent many hours on the canal with the kayaks and tubes and fishing, and we even had two dolphins visit at the perfect time. The game room and pool and elevator were all a big bonus for our group. Every one of us said that this home was out BEST choice yet for our family vacation.

Recommended for: Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Jul 2012
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Ocean Isle Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 28
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 28 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 8 - toilet
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 28
  • Pirate's Cove - Kid's Bunk Room - 3 child bed
    Bedroom 1 - Master - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - Red Master - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - Master - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 4 - Orange - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - Bunks - 2 bunk bed , Double/Twin Bunk + Twin/Twin Bunk
    Bedroom 6 - Canal Side Yellow - 1 king
    Bedroom 7 - Middle - 1 queen
    Bedroom 8 - Nautical - 2 queen
  • King size beds (4), Queen size Beds (4), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (5), Baby Cribs (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (3)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 5 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Luxury Waterfront-8BR + Kids's Nook - Outdoor Kitchen,Heated Pool,SONOS,Elevator
average rating of 4.9714284 based on 37 reviews

Everyone enjoyed their stay at this beautiful home.

  • 5 of 5

We invited our friends and family to come down and we all had a wonderful time at this house. There were more than enough rooms and bathrooms. The kids really enjoyed the upstairs game room. We enjoyed cooking meals in the large kitchen as well as the outside entertaining area. We took advantage of the heated pool and loved sitting out on the decks. We also loved the fact it was so close to the beach and shops. We would definitely recommend this house for your next vacation.

Kristen & Joe Huffstetler

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review. We really appreciate your group staying with us at Happy Hours and look forward to your next trip down to Ocean Isle Beach!!! Thanks for taking care of our home while there. Jonathan and Dale
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Golf Trip

  • 5 of 5

Great place. This was our 3rd time staying at Happy Hours, and wouldn't stay anywhere else in Ocean Isle. Very clean, tons of room, and the owner was very accommodating and responsive. Anyone traveling to OIB that has a group of 12 or more, don't pass on this house. We'll definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As always, we appreciate the kind review and look forward to your next golf trip with us at Happy Hours. Thanks again for renting from us when you have so many other choices.
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Greensboro, NC

Great House with all the bells and whistles!

  • 5 of 5

We spent Thanksgiving at this wonderful house with our family of 22 (four generations.) Everyone had a wonderful time. The weather was excellent and the little ones spent many hours in the pool. The new playground was almost in our backyard. The house was well suited to a large group and was in a good location.

Katherine P.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

The house was beautiful and we wish we could have stayed longer. There were a few things that if we were staying longer than we did, they would have been a problem if not fixed right away. There were a couple of bulbs out which made some areas darker than others. There were also fruit flies everywhere that we couldn't get rid of.

Other than that, the house was perfect!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Family Reunion Place

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I celebrated out 50th wedding anniversary at this house the the entire family. Jonathan and Dale graciously allowed us to rent their house with two grandparents (us), four children and spouses and 20 grandchildren. There was never a lack of things to do from us 75 year olds to the 2 year old. Being an owner of a rental property in Acapulco Mexico, we appreciated this house that was fully equipped and immaculate. We also did our best to leave it the way we found it and were reimbursed the full security deposit. Our son-in-law brought his fishing boat, so the canal access was of great benefit for fishing and sight seeing on the water. Lord willing, we will do this again.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Marshfield, MA

2017 Read Vacation in OIB

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Happy Hours was nothing short of fabulous. The house had everything you could ever want and in many cases two of them. As you think of what the kids will enjoy the most, the dock was never in my top 5 considerations about the house. The young kids loved the dock, we caught 3 crabs and one flounder. Our 3 year old checked those pots 4-5 times a day. We will have these amazing memories of our 2017 vacation in OIB forever.... Joan Read

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Myrtle Beach
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Ocean Ridge
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
US 17
Nearest Restaurant
Giggling Mackeral
Nearest Beach
Ocean Isle Beach
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $330
Pet Fee $50
Refundable Damage Deposit $500

There is a 2 night minimum during the off season, 3 in the Spring and Fall, 7 night minimum stay during peak season. Holiday weeks are typically weekly specials. Exceptions may be made, but only with approval of owners. Prices quoted are for cash/check payments. Credit Card and payment on VRBO are 2.9% higher.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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