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Dylan & Connie Styers

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

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

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Ocean Isle Beach 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 35 traveler reviews

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average rating of 4.9428573 based on 35 reviews
Gastonia, NC

Absolutely wonderful !

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with "What a Gift" ocean front beach house. The house was great for our family of 14! The 6 children were able to sleep in one bedroom and the other 4 bedrooms were perfect for the adults. The colors and decor in the house were really great! The beds were so comfortable and having the linens and towels provided was a definite plus. Both of the side decks were used and so nice to sit on! We went during Hurricane Hermine which was quite interesting - I was a little worried but Connie reasured me with any questions I had. She also worked with us on our check in and out hours which we appreciated very much! I would reccomend this house to anyone! We loved Ocean Isle and look forward to returning😎򓠊

Thank you Connie & Dylan

Nancy & David Martin

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your most kind words. Whata Gift is a great beach house, and we try to make sure you have everything you need so you can enjoy family time. Hope to have you back...
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Perfect Location for a Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Ocean Isle, and we instantly fell in love with the town and What A Gift!! The views from this house (especially the fabulous porches) were amazing! The house is stocked with just about everything you could ever need and the space fit our group of 11 perfectly!! Connie was incredibly helpful (during both the planning and while we were there)! My 86 year old mother-in-law checked taking an island helicopter tour off of her bucket list!! Many wonderful memories were made and we would definitely visit again! Thanks for a wonderful place to stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a wonderful time at Whata Gift! Dylan and I try to think of everything you may need during your stay so all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the scenery. There are several unique things to do in our area for the young and old. Glad you checked them out. Thanks again for staying with us. Hope to see you again.
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Wonderful Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to OIB for several years. We love it!! WHA A GIFT is our favorite by far!!! We loved the location and all that Connie and Dylan do to make it a fantastic vacation!!! We had 12 in our family and everyone voted to come back to this very special home next year!!!! Thanks Dylan and Connie for helping make such happy memories for our family!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Whata Gift is all about making wonderful family memories and creating happy times. So glad you had a great stay, and we hope to see you back. Thanks again.
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A Great Week at the Beach

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed "What a Gift" over the July 4th week. The house was able to accommodate 8 adults ranging in age from 16 to 82. There was ample room and we did not feel crowded in the least. The choices of porches/decks was great; there seemed to be a porch for all types of weather. The kitchen was well stocked. I will say that the kitchen table was not large enough for all 8 of us to eat together; but there was a breakfast bar so it didn't prove a problem. The beds were all very comfortable. We did not use the bunk beds, but they looked small and should be counted on for children. The well-stocked "toy" closets full of beach chairs, kites, boogie boards, and bikes was wonderful. We never took ours out of the car. On a side note, and nothing to do with the house, but there is almost no beach at high tide. The tides were such that we just didn't go down to the beach until after the morning high tide. It was easy to work around but with small children it might be bigger issue. The power of water and wave are slowly changing Ocean Isle Beach for sure! We would certainly stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your awesome review. Whata Gift is a great place for a family vacation, and we try to think of everything you will need from bikes to linens to sand toys and chairs. Ocean Isle is planning a beach refurbishment this fall for our area which will make our beach wider and bigger. Thanks again for your gracious comments, and we hope to see you again.
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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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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

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
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.

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Ocean Isle Beach 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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