|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
This wonderful, 9-yr old house is less than 250 yards from the public beach access. It has 8 bedrooms (including 4 Kings), 6 1/2 baths, and can sleep 19 in beds. The kitchen, living room and main master are on the 3rd floor and have great views. The house has a private pool, which can be heated in the spring and fall. The dual, heated outdoor shower with Poly-Wood decking is convenient for rinsing off after returning from the beach.
The main living room has a 70-inch LED Internet-connected Smart TV. In November 2016, we upgraded the 2nd living room to a 65-inch Smart TV. All 8 bedrooms have flat screen HD TVs, several of which are Smart TVs. An elevator serves every floor (not the case in all houses with elevators). The house has wifi through Time Warner's Extreme Internet with speeds up to 200Mbps so you can stay connected. There are ceiling fans and tile floors throughout, and a fully stocked kitchen with quartz countertops and a double oven.
Wrap-around decks on each level have tables and chairs and offer great views of the ocean and sound. This house is ideal for large family gatherings, multi-family vacations, and church retreats.
What to Bring: A complete linen package is provided for all of our Summer guests. In the off-season, the linen package is available for $350. We do not provide beach towels or other beach gear. However, you can pack a little lighter, as we provide an all-terrain Radio Flyer wagon, Wheeleez Beach Cart, and rolling cooler for transporting kids, beach chairs, and beverages, respectively, to and from the beach.
Amenities: The house has a private pool which can be heated for a surcharge of $40/day or $250/week.
The pool area has reclining lounge chairs for sunbathing, as well as two tables and non-reclining chairs for pool-side dining. We provide a number of pool toys and floats. The outdoor shower features two shower heads each with hot and cold water, as well as Poly-wood decking (no splinters).
In addition to a collection of Blue-ray DVDs, the house has a Netflix account which can be accessed via the Smart TVs.
The large kitchen is well stocked with service for 20. It is equipped with stainless steel appliances, including smooth-top 5-burner stove, double oven, microwave, toaster oven, 2 coffee makers, Keurig, Ninja blender, dishwasher, and refrigerator/freezer with ice maker and filtered water. There are plenty of pots, pans, casserole dishes, mixing bowls, muffin pans, etc. Several guests have commented that this kitchen is better stocked than theirs at home.
The house is also equipped with a stackable washer and dryer, as well as an iron and ironing board. There is a clothes line in the carport for hanging wet beach towels and bathing suits.
Recreation: Of course, the main attraction is the beach and building sand castles and collecting shells. Our house also has its own private pool (can be heated for a surcharge of $40/day or $250/week). On the island, there is a miniature golf course and tennis courts. You can also rent bicycles or charter a fishing trip. The Museum of Coastal Carolina is also located on the island.
Just off the island, you can find go-cart racing and more miniature golf. Silver Coast Winery is only 15 minutes from the island and offers tours and tastings. Myrtle Beach is only 45 minutes away and has everything from water parks to outlet malls to the NASCAR Speedpark. It is also home to the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, the World Champion Chicago Cubs'' Class A minor league baseball team.
We are at the dead end of a lightly traveled street, so bike riding is a safe activity. Inside, there are toys and board games and a PlayStation 3.
There are many great golf courses within 15 minutes and over 100 in a 40 mile radius of OIB.
Restaurants: There are a number of restaurants on the island, and more on the mainland. We do have a few favorites. For dinner, Roberto's, just off the island, is our favorite. The Bang-Bang Shrimp makes a great appetizer. The fish is always wonderful, and the Fillet Mignon is hard to beat. The pizza is so good we often have them prepare 2 that we freeze and bring home. Roberto's also has a full bar.
Calabash, the 'Seafood Capital of the World,' is only 6 miles from OIB. For dinner, we love The Boundary House. Capt. Nance's offers the typical fried fish, shrimp and hush puppies, and the prices are decent.
For breakfast, we like Sarah's in Sunset Beach. Our other favorite is the Purple Onion Cafe in Shallotte which has giant pancakes, blueberry biscuits and fantastic raspberry croissants. If you need a caffeine fix, OIB Surf and Java is just off the island and Jumpin Java is in Shallotte, and both have coffee, baked goods and smoothies.
Always fun are The Giggling Mackerel with its rooftop Tiki Bar and Sharkey's, both on the island just before the bridge. The Sugar Shack is highly regarded for its Jamaican cuisine, but call ahead because it is usually crowded.
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My wife and I, along with our sisters, bought this house in July, 2009. Across 4 families, we have 8 children ranging from 15 years to a 3-yr old -- and the first 7 are all boys! We are avid sports fans, and represent Bruins (Belmont U.), Demon Deacons (Wake Forest), and two breeds of Bulldogs (Georgia and Mississippi State). (Please don't hold any of these affiliations against us!) We live in Athens, GA with the others currently residing in Atlanta and Huntsville, AL.
Since July 2009, many family vacations have been spent here making improvements. We have enjoyed Thanksgiving and Christmas with extended family at this house, so we know that it accommodates large groups well. We hope that our guests enjoy it as much as we do.
Because we have young children, we have tried to make it as kid-friendly as possible, and to provide several things not found in most rentals: a portable crib, full-sized high chair, safety gate, cabinet locks, pool floats and wagons. Our hope is that these items will allow our guests with young children to pack lighter.
R.J. purchased this house in 2009
We love this house because of the size. We used to have to spread out across 2 houses, but the 8 bedrooms allow our entire family to all be under the same roof. It is so relaxing to enjoy breakfast on the deck while taking in the fantastic ocean view. And the house is so close to the beach that we were able to sell our golf cart.
Several features set our house apart from most of the others at OIB. First, it is close to the beach and has a great ocean view. The elevator is helpful for bringing in luggage and groceries, and also for the family members who have trouble with stairs. It is one of only a handful of houses on OIB that has a private heated pool. Finally, the house has 8 bedrooms, including 4 king suites.
All here for wedding. Beautiful house. Beautiful weather for the wedding. Great beach.
R.J. is a stand-up guy, who did the "right thing"! Due to impending Hurricane Matthew barrelling up the coast, he refunded our fees in full to prevent 8 women from trying to make a trip in horrific weather from Georgia. He called us - BEFORE the official evacuation - and even though he didn't have to according to our contract, offered a full refund. He stated that he didn't want us to be in danger and he wanted us to enjoy our time at Ocean Isle. We will definitely be trying this again! A sincere "Thank You", from 8 Grannies!
I have never planned a vacation before so this was a scary experience at first. The owner R.J. made everything so easy and stress-free. The house was perfectly located and beautifully designed for my big family. I told R.J. that I recently retired from the Air Force and this vacation was my retirement wish. He surprised me with several cakes and cupcakes with "Happy retirement US Air Force" in the refrigerator. The personal touch and thoughtfulness he showed was incredible. He provided everything we needed for an infant, toddlers and adults! This house will be hard to top, so I'm just going to have to make this our future vacation spot in the future.
I have rented VRBO homes throughout the U.S. and this experience was (by far) my best to date. I say this because of the responsiveness and attentiveness of the owner, R.J. When my family and I arrived early at Ocean Isle Beach, he texted me to let me know that the property was ready and that we could go directly to the house. We were immediately impressed with the fact that the house was clean, relatively new and functioned well for a group. The kitchen is well equipped and the living room area is inviting. The wrap-around porches on every level of the house are perfect for sipping coffee in the early morning or watching sunsets in the evening. The public access to the beach is a short walk away. We found the beach to be uncrowded - - especially in the early morning - - which was a pleasant surprise considering that we were there in mid-August. The out-door shower was a nice feature upon returning to the house from the beach. We often made use of the clean and private pool after a hot day in the sun. As we prepared to depart after a wonderful week on Ocean Isle Beach, we realized that we would have several hours to kill between check-out time and when we needed to head to the airport. R.J. provided us with passes to the Isles Beach Club (just down the road) where we were able to relax by the pool and have an early lunch before leaving the island. As a final example of R.J.'s responsiveness, he texted me just four hours after check-out to say that he had already credited me for my security deposit. I found this to be such a pleasant surprise - - as the last VRBO owner that I dealt with did not return my deposit for over a month and only after several requests. I highly recommend this home and location for any family or group seeking an ideal beach get-away.
Ocean Isle Beach was beautiful and the house fit 18 of us perfectly! We had a great week going from beach to pool. The house was well stocked and any issues/questions were taken care of almost immediately. We will be back :)
This is our 3rd year at OceanView. Such a beautiful house, so well appointed and spacious. Our grandkids love the pool, we love the top deck, looking at the ocean and all of us love the beach, just 5 minutes away. We have already reserved next year!
We (all 16 of us) had a great time, Plenty of room to gather and plenty of room to have quiet time if needed. The home was well equipped from kitchen to linens, and and very clean. The grill was an awesome bonus. The owners were real responsive if we had questions. Great location on the island. The pool was refreshing. Overall we would rate a 10 out 10 and would highly recommend you choose this as your destination.
This wonderful house is located at family-friendly Ocean Isle Beach, NC. OIB is at the southern-most part of the North Carolina coast, about 40 minutes south of Wilmington. While OIB is a quiet, family beach, the tourist attractions of Myrtle Beach are just 40 minutes to the south. Our house is located on the desirable west end of the island, where the beach is wider but generally less crowded. Public beach access is about 1/2 block from the house.
Golf: There are over 30 championship courses within a 10 mile radius of Ocean Isle Beach, and another 75 courses located within a 30 mile radius. Top rated courses include Sea Trail, The Pearl Golf Links, Tigers Eye, Marsh Harbour, Thistle Golf Club, Brunswick Plantation, Angels Trace, and Oyster Bay Golf Links.
Sea Trail was named to Golf World magazine's 50 Best list for 2009, a list that includes Pebble Beach, Pinehurst, Innisbrook and Doral. It was also named the Top Golf Resort in the South for 2013.
In Golf Digest's 'Best Places to Play' rankings, The Pearl - East Course received 4 stars and the West Course 4.5 stars.
There are 6 local courses that have recently been on the Golf Digest Top 100 Public Courses list: The Dunes, Tidewater, Grande Dunes, TPC of Myrtle Beach, and two at Barefoot Golf Club (Fazio and Dye courses).
|Refundable damage deposit||$750|
Cleaning fee of $180 added for stays less than 3 nights. Pool can be heated for an additional fee of $40/day or $250/week. Pool heat is included for holiday rentals. For Summer 2017 guests, we will be providing a full linen package for our guests (sheets, pillowcases, towels, bathmats). For all guests, we stock the house with hand soap, laundry detergent, toilet paper, dishwasher detergent, etc.