About the property
- House3150 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
8 Bedrooms, 6.5 Baths, Sleeps 20, Private Heated Pool, Elevator
This wonderful 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 20 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.
In 2017, we put a a new 70-inch Vizio TV in the main living room. 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 Spectrum's Ultimate 300 Internet and Orbi mesh routers with speeds up to 350Mbps 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.
In 2017, we added new resort grade furniture to the pool area, with 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 end of a lightly traveled street, so bike riding is a safe activity. Inside, there are toys and board games and a new PS4.
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 fresh and the pasta dishes are 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. We recently stopped by The Filling Station in Shallotte and got some very good donuts.
The OIB Fish Company has a rooftop Tiki Bar and is 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.
Be sure to check out the link to our website with a 360 degree tour of the house.
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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 16 years to a 4-yr old -- and the first 7 are boys! We are avid sports fans, and represent Bruins (Belmont U.), Demon Deacons (Wake Forest), Tigers (Clemson) 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. Our children have grown up at this house, so we have tried to make it as kid-friendly as possible. We 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 a bit lighter.
R.J. purchased this House in 2009
Why R.J. chose Ocean Isle Beach
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.
What makes this House unique
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 (but without oceanfront prices). 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.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Beautiful view was the best part!
We had a great time staying at this property! It was clean, well maintained, and beautifully furnished. Our group fit perfectly with room to spare. The view of the ocean from the back balcony and kitchen table was one of my favorite parts. The elevator was helpful for bringing groceries up to the kitchen. R.J., the owner, was very understanding and helpful. Overall, I would highly recommend staying at this house! If I find myself in Ocean Isle again, I will stay here!
We very much enjoyed our stay but....
We very much enjoyed our stay which actually would have been perfect but with the elevator not working we could not give it a 5 star rating. We would recommend the property IF the elevator is functioning properly.
Pete, I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay at OIB and we're sincerely sorry that the elevator wasn't working properly. We will be overhauling the elevator next week -- essentially replacing every component except the cab -- so that none of our future guests experience this inconvenience. We hope that if your future travels bring you back to OIB, you will keep us in mind!
All the best,
Our family had an amazing stay at this property! The owners keep it well-stocked with everything you need and were extremely attentive and flexible to our needs. RJ was a joy to work with. I highly recommend this property and if we ever need a house this size again, we would not hesitate to go back.
This is my third 5 star review of this property in 3 years
Our family of 14 stayed at this wonderful house for a July week for the third consecutive year. The owners care! They pay attention to every detail. The house has features that few others can match. The owners ask for input and they respond positively to suggestions. We have already reserved the property for a week in July for the next three years. We love this house and appreciate the attention it gets from R.J. and the owners group. It is well maintained and kept clean.
Great family vacation
The rental was outstanding and perfect. The accommodations were clean and as depicted. The pool great for the grandchildren and the ocean inviting for all. The rental was well supplied and the handyman readily available when needed.
Our 4th Year in this house and it just gets better. The views on the porches are amazing. Awesome house and location.
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).
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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.