My family and I built this beach house many years ago, we have updated and improved it many times because we love to spend time at Ocean Isle. I am retired and love to have my children and grandchildren around, so we make sure there is plenty of room and lots of fun things to do. It's easy for the kids to cross the street and go to the beach in the morning and the house is so close, they can scamper back for lunch. We have a book collection for beach readers with a 'take one - leave one' policy. Many renters send us pictures of their vacation time and we also ask them to write reviews of local restaurants and attractions in our book of memories. We want you to enjoy your vacation so please call me if you have any questions.
My brother and his family travel from Texas every year to spend a week. My family lives in SC so we always invade while they are here and let all the kids re-aquaint with each other. There are always some great Kodak moments and fun memories that will last a lifetime.
Summer is great but Spring weekends at Ocean Isle are truely special. We arrive Friday afternoon just in time to enjoy the sunset, do a little work around the house on Saturday, and then have the rest of the weekend to walk on the beach, play a little golf and enjoy a few cold ones with old friends at Sharky's.
If you decide to visit Freeman's Place, I know you will have as much fun as we do. Your stay will be easy, comfortable and relaxing. Don't forget to take pictures and write in our guest book - your memories are part of ours.
OIB is a great, centally located, vacation spot. The town is very family oriented and the beach is beautiful, wide and pristine. We are about 30 minutes to the hustle and bustle of Myrtle Beach and going north, about 30 minutes from great adventures in the Wilmington area.
There is plenty of shopping in the area from small boutiques and antique stores to the wonderful vacation souvenier stores to buy that T-shirt.
One of my favorite rituals at our beach house is cooking breakfast for all my grandchildren and their friends. They all sit at the counter and watch as I create the World's Best Pancakes in all sorts of crazy shapes. The boys always want animals and I save the hearts for my girls! We have two Large porches we spend a lot of time on...in Hammock or Rockers.
My Mother, who is 89 years old, holds court at the end of the dining room table, quietly observing all that goes on. It's my job to keep that coffee cup of hers filled...it's never good when I hear, 'Arnold, my coffee cup is empty.' Her younger sister always arrives with a lucious Honey-Baked Ham and the 2 of them hold down the fort while we all head to the beach.
One of our favorite features of the house is the downstairs - open air showers. When we return from the beach, the little ones pile into the showers, get all clean and come upstairs ready to go. We really have a house with 5 showers so it makes getting ready for dinner very easy.
The night winds down and the young ones go to bed, that's when we can all sit on the front porches and rock the night away. Someone decided all the rocking chairs need to be painted pastel, beach colors. She thought this could be done in a few hours...3 days later, 1 chair is painted aqua. I hope you will see more rocking chairs painted in more colors when you arrive at Freeman's Place for your vacation.
PS - the paint is in the closet downstairs in case you feel creative!
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