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Great Location, Walk 2-3 Blocks To Just About Everything

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom House For 11 Comfortably On Natural Canal.

4 bedrooms total:

2 bedrooms with 1 double, 1 single bed and cable flat screen TVs

1 bedroom with queen bed, 1 single bed, and cable flat screenTV.

1 bedroom with king bed, and flat screen cable TV.

2 Full Bathrooms with shower & tub

Outdoor shower

Free wifi

Floating dock on natural canal

5 Bikes (including 1 tandem)

Beach chairs

Charcoal BBQ grill

Air conditioned

Great location: 2 blocks to most activities - fishing pier, putt putt, ice cream shop, Sharky's and other restaurants

Direct access to beach at end of street

Golf at Ocean Ridge complex (Lions Paw, Panthers Run, Jaguar's Lair, Leopard's Chase ), Sea Trail ( Jones, Maples or Byrd courses ) Pearl (East and West Courses), Sandpiper, Brick Landing, Rivers Edge, and on and on.

OIB is a great place to visit just about anytime of year, The average annual temperature is in the 60s and in not very crowded in April, May, September, October, and November. The water temperature is suitable for swimming in late April and until early November.

Most weekends in the Spring and Fall there are festivals in Wilmington (Azaleas), Little River, local wineries). Or visit Charleston and Savannah about 2 hour drive. Shop at the outlets in South Myrtle Beach or Wilmington ( 45 minutes ).

Plenty of things to see and plenty of things to do year round.

More Details

Property Manager
Ken and Gail Twiford
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

About Ken and Gail Twiford

Live in Pennsylvania. Interests are fitness, golf, gardening, biking, Gail and I have been married for 50 + years. We have 3 grown children, 7 grand children (2 in college), and Ellie our 11 month old cockapoo.

Ken and Gail Twiford purchased this house in 1985

Why Ken and Gail Twiford chose Ocean Isle Beach

Great location. Walk to just about everything: food (eat out or cook in), shopping, water sport rentals, fishing pier. Causeway to mainland 2 blocks away.

What makes this house unique

See above. Natural canals are fun for the whole family: swim, boat, fish, sun bath, but most of all relax.

Watch the sunset on the back deck. This a treat pretty much year round. Breakfast on the front deck is nice also as the sun rises on the East end of the island or a cool drink as you watch the sun set on the rear deck.


Ocean Isle Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Adjoining bedrooms share this bath
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , Ground level facing the canal
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Separate entrance from the two adjacent bedrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , cable TV, dresser, closet, clock radio, ceiling fan
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , cable TV, dresser, closet, clock radio, ceiling fan
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , cable TV, closet, dresser, clock radio, ceiling fan
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , cable TV, closet, dresser, clock radio, ceiling fan
  • Please note the bed configuration has changed effective Feb 10, 2015 with addition of king bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Great Location, Walk 2-3 Blocks To Just About Everything
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews

Had a wonderful time. Have always loved vacationing at OIB.

  • 5 of 5

The location is great. We could walk everywhere we went.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, wonderful cottage!

  • 4 of 5

Ocean Isle Beach was a gem, and this cottage was the perfect landing spot for a week of relaxation and fun with our family. We have three sons, who each brought a friend, and four was enough space for everyone.

I wasn't sold on being on the channel vs. the beach, but the channel brought more fun with fishing, swimming, and sunning happening daily right out our back door.

The cottage is well stocked, has everything you need (although I would add in a couple of laundry baskets -- it's downstairs, so lugging the laundry up and down was a challenge...and a couple of the bikes were not in working order), comfortable beds, and large porches to relax on throughout our trip.

A wonderful week, of simple and relaxing fun. If you are looking to get away and soak in the sun, and have kids who need some independence but aren't "quite" old enough to drive away, this is a fabulous location! Slushes, putt putt, arcades, all in walking distance.

Lovely place, would love to head back again! Owners were very easy to work with, gave good instructions.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great week at Blue - Gray July 15 week

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week. Even with a couple of cloudy rainy days we had lots to do. Everything we needed was in the house. We grilled shrimp one night and also went out to the great restaurants on the Isle. It was great to have the canal to jump in and relax after a day on the beach. And we sat out in the morning and evening watching the small fish flip across the water. Everyone around there is so friendly. Thank you Ken and Gail for renting out your house. WE would love to come back again sometime.

-Jenn and Phil

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Burlington, NC

Great Canal Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My family loved this place. A great getaway to relax on the porch and enjoy the view. So close to everything and the dock is a plus. You can kayak to it, fish, swim or just lay in the sun with a good book. It's like home when you walk in and I was totally happy. The owners are great and to share this place is a gift! Thank You Ken and Gail Twiford!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fayetteville, NC

Beautiful place with so much included, and a Great environment for family bonding!

  • 4 of 5

We were so pleased when we arrived at this residence. To see the doc just as you get out of your car was a very welcoming site. The house was clean and roomy. The back porch was so nice to eat breakfast or snack after a long day or even dinner. We were able to watch the children from the porch as they enjoyed the water. We took a boat cruise out to the inter coastal waterway and they picked us up right off of the doc. Their was no need for us to leave the residence our whole stay in a car, except to get grocery. We went bike riding in the evening. The neighbors were friendly. Beach walks during the day and night. At night, you can go see what are called ghost crabs on the sand. You will need to take a light because they blend in with the sand. They come out at night, because their shell is to fragile for the sunlight.

Concerts on Friday night at the Museum with a live band during the peak seasons. Our family walked the pier one evening and had ice cream at the local shop there with the arcade.

This house had all the chairs, body boards and children toys for sand play and a wagon to assist with your items you take to the beach. We had brought our own chairs and boards but had we known we would have used the ones there and saved some room in our car to bring more grocery. We just can't praise this residence enough for the joy and amenities it had to offer our family.

There are only two things I can think of as a negative during our stay. There was a playground around the corner near the museum but it is really for only children 1 to 3 years old. I have a 6 year old and she was to big for it. Also the slide was broke and there was only one small swing. I read the review about the playground and it was a selling point for me so I just wanted to point that out, but there was still so much to do anyway. Also during our stay the neighbor to the left of us had some work being done to the home. So, Monday morning started off with a saw going off on the back porch all day till time to get off work around 4, this was all week. It bothered me at first but I knew that if you have a house in this area you really can't predict when people are working on there property. I just enjoyed the back porch so much that it took some of the quite moments during my mornings and afternoon. I still plan to return in the future if residence is available. The owners were very nice and helpful. Great location and would recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean...great location

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed staying at property...clean...plenty of kitchen amenities. The location was great. Not too far from beach. Wagon was included with with house so that was no issue. Only 2 streets from playground, which was awesome. Kids able to ride bikes down there in the evenings to play. Communication with the owners was great...very quick to answer any questions. Thanks for sharing your home

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
South Myrtle Beach, Wilmington
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Southport to Ft Fisher or Bald Head Island
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Ocean Ridge Plantation-Tiger's Eye,Lion's Paw,etal
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
Rt 17
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Sharky's, Jink's Creek Waterfront Grille
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Monroe St
Car: recommended

Shop or eat in Calabash at Ella's, The Boundary House or cross into SC for the Parson's Table and many others. Or head North to scenic, historic Wilmington and Elijah's on the water.

Or head up to historic Southport and tour or take the Ferry over to Ft Fisher. Probably the cheapest way to get a water tour of the North Brunswick area


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Please make sure to review the rental agreement prior to finalizing your rental.
Rates listed include cleaning upon your departure. Please make every effort to leave the house in a condition similar to the way you found it your first day.Refunds will not be made if cleaning is unsatisfactory to the arriving guest.
If renter cancels reservation or fails to appear for any reason; renter deposit will be refunded only if beach house is rented for the same period.
Guest agrees that no more than (11) persons shall be permitted on the Property at any time during the Rental Term, all of whom shall comply with the conditions and restrictions. We reserve the right to refuse occupancy if, in the agent's or owner's opinion, occupancy is detrimental to the property.

We do not rent to groups, house parties, sororities, fraternities, etc, only to families and couples. We do not rent to anyone under twenty five (25) years of age.
Please do not tamper with any locked closets as they are for the owner's private use.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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