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Dylan & Connie Styers

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

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31 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Coastal North Carolina House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms/ 3 Baths, Sleeps 14, Newly Updated Paint and Bed Coverings

'Whata Gift' describes the true beauty of this comfortable, livable vacation home. Updated with laminate floors and brightly colored rooms with relaxed seating, this home openly invites its guests to enjoy their stay. The fully-equipped, spacious kitchen is inviting to large family dinners, or BBQ on the charcoal grill on the concrete carport complete with a picnic table, swing, and chairs.

The home sits oceanfront to crisp ocean breezes and Carolina blue skies. Across the street, public sidewalks and roadways easily transport you on a leisure walk to a nearby community park or an enjoyable bike ride to downtown Ocean Isle Beach to enjoy area shops, amusements, or the local pier.

Our family holds many great memories at this wonderful home, and we invite you to come and create your own memories. 'Whata Gift' is a family adventure waiting to happen.

  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Dylan & Connie Styers (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Dylan & Connie Styers

Our family lives in Greensboro, North Carolina. We have three wonderful children who recently completed college and moved out into the real world. We try to spend as much time together on holidays, vacations, and special events and enjoy making memories at Whata' Gift. Feel free to drop us an email or a call if you should have any questions. We would love to hear from you.

Dylan & Connie Styers purchased this house in 2009

Why Dylan & Connie Styers chose Coastal North Carolina

Ocean Isle Beach is the perfect family vacation area. You can drive 45 minutes South to Myrtle Beach, SC or 45 minutes North to Wilmington, NC where there are historic sites, large amusement parks, Calabash seafood dining, or concert and musical attractions. The weather is comfortable anytime of year whether you are taking a summer vacation or looking for a fall getaway destination. Ocean Isle Beach is a secret among the locals- not too busy and not too remote.

What makes this house unique

Enjoy the white sandy beach or stroll 1/4 mile to enjoy the scenic inland waterway canal. This is nature at its BEST! Search for seashells, fish on the water's edge, swim, snorkel, or just relax in a lounge chair calling your name. 'Whata' Gift' holds fun and excitement for ALL ages.


based on 31 traveler reviews

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average rating of 4.967742 based on 31 reviews

family vacation to the ocean

  • 5 of 5

We had a vacation filled with so many wonderful memories. The location of the home was wonderful. We could see the ocean from our bed. We saw Dolphins playing one day. The house was perfect for us. The grandchildren were in the large bedroom upstairs and our three married children had rooms to themselves and we stayed in the master bedroom. Most of our time was spent on the beach. The grocery store was only 10 minutes away. We made many meals at the house and found everything we needed to do that. We were only an hour away from Myrtle Beach and Wilmington. There was a nice grill that we used and lots of beach toys that the children really enjoyed. There was a good set up for washing the sand off our feet and cleaning of the toys and the many shells the grandkids collected. We hired a photographer that was amazing and he suggested one hour before sunset. The sunrises and sunsets were almost unbelievable not to mention the starry nights. We enjoyed sitting on the decks in the morning with coffee and at night with wine. We almost felt as if it was our own private beach as we had it to ourselves so many times because of its location. We had told the kids it was a once in a lifetime vacation on us, but very early on they informed us that they would like us to rethink that 😊򒠮 Thank you Connie and Dylan for allowing us to visit. I will send you a family photo when we get them so you can see the smiles on our faces.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review. We would love to have a family picture to display in our home. Family time is precious, and it is great to hear that you and your family had a memorable time at Whata Gift. Thanks again for staying with us, and we hope you decide to return. Spring and Fall are also perfect times at Ocean Isle Beach.
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Very homey, comfortable and clean.

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 adults and 6 young children ages 2-7 stayed for a week in June. The adults stayed in the 3 bedrooms downstairs and there was plenty of room for the children in the 2 bedrooms upstairs. We spent much of our time in the side porches and in the covered area under the house. It was easy to bathe the children in the outdoor shower and they loved having picnics on the picnic table. The master bedroom has an incredible view with windows across the whole wall facing the beach. There were plenty of chairs, buckets and shovels. The beach is just a short walk away. I loved this house and would come back again. Connie was also very available for questions.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay at Whata Gift. We try to give our home a relaxed family appeal. Glad to see that you had a great time. Ocean Isle Beach is one of the Best Beaches in NC, and we are lucky to be there.
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  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for the home away from home, you have a beautiful property and we absolutely loved it. I especially loved being so close to the ocean. The sound of the waves woke me every morning and rocked me to sleep every night.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. It is an awesome place just as its name describes- Whata Gift.
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  • 5 of 5

Breathtaking! We arrived to a spotless home that was more amazing than we could of dreamed! The pictures and reviews are amazing but in person, it was even better! We stayed with 8 adults and 2 children and had plenty of room! The beach views from almost every room truly made this home ideal. My four year old asked if we could live here forever! I ran every morning on the beach and only had 50 steps to be on the sand. Connie was quick and effiicent with communication, which was truly appreciated! We downloaded the HomeAway App which was useful too. Thank you so much for the chance to stay in this beautiful home. We plan to make this home a yearly trip for us!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It makes us so happy when we learn our renters enjoyed their stay. This house is truly oceanfront which makes it even more special. Thanks again for your kind words, and we hope to see you again in the near future.
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Great View Great Owners

  • 4 of 5

My family and I stayed at "Whata Gift" for one week. We adored the ocean view which could be seen from every common area. The rooms were painted cheerful colors and everything was very clean. We took full advantage of both porches throughout the day. The 2 porches made this beach house feel even roomier. There is some need for minor updates but overall this beach house is very nice. My family and I would recommend this beach house to other vacationers. The owners are very kind and their open communication was greatly appreciated.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words. Dylan and I try to be accessible for our renters and it is good to know how much this is appreciated. We agree that the porch views are the greatest- morning sun on the east side and awesome sunsets on the west. It is a constant job keeping an oceanfront house in perfect condition. That is why we do all the cleaning and try to stay nearby in case anything goes wrong so we can handle any issues as prompt as possible. Thanks for spending time at Whata Gift and hope you will return in the future.
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Best Beach House EVER

  • 5 of 5

Now this is a beach house. Perfect for a family but quaint enough for a romantic getaway. We had 3 families stay (5 Adults, 4 kids) and it was absolutely perfect! In photos I was not sure if there were many ocean views from within the home BUT there ARE! Almost every room you can get a glimpse of the ocean--even the living room if you leave the master suite BR door open. Speaking of master suite downstairs--WOWZA...ocean breeze all day and night and perfect view. Does not get any better!

By the way, we were basically in the house to sleep because the outside seating is so welcoming, comfortable and relaxing. Between the 3 porches (off the kitchen, the master BR upstairs, and then off the living room)--there were various arrangements of seating providing options for all. As another reviewer stated---grandparents could sit on the porch and still feel like they were on the beach. This helped sell it for us as my Mom is allergic to the sun due to chemotherapy BUT loves the beach so this provided her the opportunity to still be part of the fun and enjoy. Beyond special :)

Overall, this felt like home. It was clean, well decorated, on a quiet end of the beach but a bike ride away from the attractions and provided extras to make beach play easy and fun for the full family.

We are already discussing this being our family vacation home for years to come...just hoping it will be available!

Many Thanks from the Swift/Hall family to The Styers' <3

PS: There was a photographer we noticed taking family photos on the beach and long story short...she is awesome and true pleasure to work with. We really lucked out all around. If interested, check out her site @

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW! Thank you for your overly kind words about Whata Gift. I can tell you love it as much as our family. We try very hard to please our guests and make our home welcoming, and it is a joy to know you and your family enjoyed your stay. Our sincere thanks for spending time at our place. Love to have you back!
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Ocean Isle Beach, NC
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Pelicans Perch; Sharky's; Pogey's
Nearest Ferry
27 Miles
Southport, NC
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
The Pearl/ Sandpiper Bay/ Oyster Bay/ Sea Trail
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Wilmington, NC
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Hwy 19
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Sharkeys; Pogey's; Pelican Perch
Car: recommended

5 Minute Walk to New Ocean Isle Beach Park on the Intracoastal Waterway with Small Fishing Pier, Enjoy Beautiful Beach walks on the East End without the Crowds and Traffic.


Rates & Availability

Ocean Isle Beach House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2016
Jun 4 2016 - Aug 19 2016
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
Sept 2016
Sep 13 2016 - Oct 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Oct 31 2016 - Nov 20 2016
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 21 2016 - Nov 28 2016
4 night minimum stay
Nov 29 2016 - Dec 21 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jan- March
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
April 2017
Mar 31 2017 - Apr 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
Easter Breaks 2017
Apr 13 2017 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 2017
May 1 2017 - May 25 2017
5 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 26 2017 - Sep 5 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $185
Tax Rate 12.75%

Bed Linens and towels included in rental. Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year require a 4-night stay. Spring Breaks require a week rental. Will consider weekend rentals 2 weeks prior if not booked for the week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Coastal North Carolina House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telescope
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main Level off Hallway
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main Level in Master King Bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , 2nd Level off Hallway; XLarge Room
  • Bathrooms are Clean, Updated and Brightly Decorated. Large, Clean Outdoor Shower with Changing Area.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Main Level off Dining; TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Main Level off Living Area; TV
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Main Level off Living Area; Private Full Bath; TV
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 2nd Level; Private Open Oceanfront Deck with Loungers; TV
    Bedroom 5 - 2 queen , 1 bunk bed , 2nd Level; XLarge Room; TV
  • King size beds (1) Main Level Master Suite with Private Bath, Queen size Beds (5) 2nd Level Master Bedroom with Private Deck facing Ocean, Main Level Bedroom off Living Area, Main Level Bedroom off Dining Area, 2nd Level X-Large Bedroom with (2) Queens and Bunk Beds, Child Beds (2) Small Cots for Toddlers, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Full Sofa Bed in Living Area, Bunk Beds (1) Second Level X-Large Bedroom
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 bicycles
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Owners leave Bikes at House for Renters Enjoyment, Beach Chairs, Beach Toys

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