6 BR, 4 baths, private pool, tons of outdoor living space & quick walk to beach!
About Dana Slawter
My husband and I are both NC natives and I have been coming to OIB for vacations since I was a kid. We own a real estate company in Winston-Salem, NC, so we have a lot of experience with managing our own rental properties as well as those of our clients. "Captain's Choice" is our 3rd OIB renovation projection and rental property. You can check out our other two properties and read our stellar reviews (Sweet Tee, VRBO 469079 and Southern Comfort, VRBO 574958). When we choose a vacation property, we want it to feel as comfortable and clean as our own home. We have put a lot of work into renovating this "diamond in the rough" and hope you feel it is your home away from home during your stay. I am always happy to talk with you about the house. We feel it is important that the house and guests are the correct match! Please do not hesitate to contact me at any point during the rental process with questions. We love this area and are happy to provide suggestions to make your trip more enjoyable. It is truly my goal to make your trip as enjoyable as possible!
Dana Slawter purchased this House in 2016
Why Dana Slawter chose Ocean Isle Beach
I walked by this house from the others we own for two years and always thought it had a certain charm. I'm a UNC Tarheel so the blue exterior color must have appealed to me as well! (Don't hold my team affiliation against me!) We purchased the home in the Summer of 2016 and set to work renovating it. There is very little of the original home that remains untouched. We loved the spacious, open concept in the kitchen, LR and DR and put in new flooring, "Pebble Beach" quartz counter tops, fresh paint throughout and stainless steel kitchen appliances. 15 guests can dine on two DR and LR tables as well as the kitchen island. We were thrilled to find out that the backyard was large enough for a pool. We are sure our guests will enjoy using it when they need a break from the beach! The house lives large! With 6 BRs, 4 baths, two large screened porches and a shady covered are under back porch at pool, we think "Captain's Choice" has something for everyone!
What makes this House unique
This home now has an interior that is inviting and comfortable. It is as welcoming inside as it was on the outside when I first became interested in it. If you love the outdoors, this is the house for you. Swim in the pool, rock on the front porch, lounge on the back porch overlooking the pool or enjoy a cool drink at our "Surfboard Bar" in the shade near the pool area. Location, location, location! You will love the convenience to the beach access - a super quick walk away. The street we are located on is one of the prettiest on OIB. There is a median planted with native shrubbery and plants as well as two birdhouses that are always fun to watch. You can bike or walk to the pier in a snap. Our mid-island location is perfect for getting to restaurants and shops quickly and we even walk to them now and then. The situation of the house mid-island is great from a beach standpoint as well. It is not as over-populated as the far west end or east end. We also think the location a few houses in from First Street is a plus. You don't have cars constantly streaming by and the street feels more like a neighborhood.
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Only complaint would be some of the mattresses need to be replaced - other than that, our family loved the house and the pool!
My family had a great week at the beach thanks in part to this wonderful property. We enjoyed swimming in the pool and the easy access to the beach! Our kids had so much fun and it easily accommodated our entire group. Would defn stay here again.
Great place at a reasonable price
This house was perfect for a family of 14, that includes 4 family units - and all teen-age kids. It is very live-able, both inside and out. The furnishings are in good taste and appropriate for renters, so that we were comfortable living there for a week. We couldn't see the ocean - but it's an easy walk and not a problem.
Perfect Beach House!
Most responsive owners in the 25 years at Ocean Isle NC!
House was everything that was promised. Beach access was incredibly close and we did not have to complete for space at the ocean. Our four daughters and families had plenty of space!
Thanks so much for the great review! It was a pleasure working with you on your rental and we hope you’ll visit again! Happy summer!
Great location and property!
We loved our stay here! Great location for a short walk to the beach (my 5 and 2 year old walked it with ease). The pool was a lifesaver on an overcast, rainy day! Can’t wait to return!
Thank you so much for the great review! We hope to have you back again soon!
Memorial family vacation
This house was beautiful!! Made our weekend perfect!!
Thank you so much for the great review! We are so happy you enjoyed our home!
Crossing the bridge onto Ocean Isle Beach is a breath-taking experience. Your troubles literally melt away as you cross the intracoastal waterway and drive onto the island. Captain's Choice is located mid-island on the west side (turn right over bridge). From the house, you are a very short walk to the beach to the public beach access point. Since the island is fairly narrow in our location, you can also enjoy walking to see the canals and intracoastal waterway and you're a short 10 minute walk to the pier.
When you are not relaxing on the beach or enjoying the house and private pool, surf fish, pier fish, play putt putt or visit numerous ice cream shops and local restaurants, bars and retail shops. You can also rent bikes, paddleboards or even take surf lessons. Simply email us about your interests and we are happy to connect you to the appropriate vendors.
If you are a golfer, this area is paradise! There is a reason why the house is named "Captain's Choice!" Favorites include River's Edge in Shallotte, The Thistle in Sunset Beach, Sea Trail in Sunset Beach, Tiger's Eye in Ocean Ridge Planatation and Glendronach in Little River SC. There are MANY more to choose from within a very short drive.
Seafood restaurants are plentiful and there are several on the island and many others within a 10-15 minute drive. Our house features an Info Book with many area restaurant menus. Our favorites include Inlet View (between OIB and Shallotte) where you can dine overlooking the waterway and Holden Beach. We also enjoy The Sugar Shack and Sharky's. Calabash is a 15 minute drive away and has numerous restaurants. However, our favorite local eatery is Causeway Gourmet because they DELIVER everything from salad, sandwiches, appetizers and desserts and full entrees like shrimp and grits! After a long day on the beach, it's nice to let them do the cooking! Pizza delivery places are also available.
There is a Lowe's Grocery store and an ABC store before you come over the island. Also, Sheffield's is small convenience store that has most items you'd need in a pinch as well as fishing supplies.
If you are into fishing, we recommend contacting Ocean Isle Fishing Center for info. You can charter a boat. If your needs are simpler, surf fishing is also fun!
There are cute shops in the area as well as a Tanger Outlet in North Myrtle Beach SC. Wilmington NC is a 45 minute drive and has a great downtown historic district with shops and restaurants. Southport NC is a 30-minute drive and has charming shops and great restaurants like Fishy Fishy Cafe and Provision Company and is the home to the ferry system that transports folks to Bald Head Island. This little town has great water and lighthouse views.
We love the versatility of staying on a small island that isn't overly commercial. The slow pace is so enjoyable! However, if you are looking for a change of scenery, there are plenty of things to do within 30 minutes of OIB.