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Beautiful house, kid-friendly community with a guests-only pool

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms with 5 TVs, 5 bathrooms, sleeps 14 easily

This beautiful home in Summer Place offers plenty of space and amenities to make your vacation one to remember. The beach is only a short walk and the community pool is even closer. Relax on the covered porch or in the hammock in the carport. Play a game of corn hole or horseshoes (lighted pits!). There is a grill, a picnic table and chairs for your family cookouts! Never miss a beat with a stereo system with indoor/outdoor speakers both upstairs AND down! This home has Wi-Fi (wireless Internet connection), six flat screen TV's (including a 46' TV in family room with 200+ channels), DVD & VCR players, Dishwasher, Microwave, Washer & dryer, porta-crib, ceiling fans throughout, and a private outdoor shower. BEDS: 1K, 2Q, 2D, 2Bunks. - 1st Floor: 1Q on the back side that shares a bath with the living area, 2Bunks on the back side with a private bath. 2nd Floor: 1K (Master) on the street side with a private bath and balcony, 1Q on the back side with a private bath, 2D on the back side with a private bath. NO SMOKING - NO PETS.

Recent additions include an IPOD ready stereo system in the carport, which provides music to enjoy while playing corn hole or horseshoes, grilling or having a picnic dinner.

More Details

Rich Buchanan
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Rich Buchanan

We moved to Charlotte in 1990. Originally from Missouri, we wound up in NC after moving around during a long career with Eastman Kodak. We decided to stay here because North Carolina has great weather, beautiful beaches, lovely mountains, and many fabulous universities. We have three wonderful kids, one daughter-in-law, one son-in-law and a precious granddaughter.

Rich Buchanan purchased this house in 1999

Why Rich Buchanan chose Ocean Isle Beach

We came to Ocean Isle Beach for the first time in the Summer of 1990 and we have come to OIB every Summer since. It is a wonderful family oriented beach, close enough to Wilmington and Myrtle Beach that there is something to do for everyone. In 1999 we were fortunate to be able to build this beach house that has provided many great family memories.

What makes this house unique

Our home is perfect for a vacation week. Beth takes care of keeping the house up to date and stocking the kitchen as if we are staying for the week. I take care of making the outside a great place to hang out; a back yard with lighted horse shoe pits and a grill, carport with an Ipod-ready stereo system, hammock, picnic table, and a custom made "Isle Be Chillin" corn hole set. Summer Place is unique in that it has an owners' and guests' only swimming pool that is a 1-2 minute walk from our house. Across the street from Summer Place is a Public Access walkway to our beautiful beach.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Absolutely wonderful! Thank you so much for allowing us into your home for the week. We can not wait to return!
Jul 2013
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Ocean Isle Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Upstairs Queen Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs Doubles Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Downstairs Bunks Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Downstairs Queen Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Upstairs - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Master with balcony & view of Summer Place
    Upstairs - 1 queen
    Upstairs - 2 double , & 2 extra twin mattresses (stored under the beds)
    Main floor - 1 queen
    Main floor - 4 twin/ single
  • While the beds easily sleep 14, the two extra mattresses and the portable crib have enabled families to expand the sleeping number past 14. The Upstairs Master has a huge bathroom and a porch that overlooks Summer Place. The Upstairs Queen is down a hall way and enables the guest to get a away from the group for a quiet break. The Upstairs Doubles are great for a foursome of kids or a small family. The Downstairs Bunks, when combined with the extra twin mattresses that are stored under the Double beds have held 6+ kids. The Downstairs Queen is unique in that it has access to a bathroom that can be accessed by all during the day and closed off at night for access by the guest of this room.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
As a note of clarification, elderly people will need to be able to walk up a flight of stairs to get to the main floor as the house is on pilings.


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Beautiful house, kid-friendly community with a guests-only pool
average rating of 4.9761906 based on 43 reviews

Great trip

  • 5 of 5

Great house and every essential!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Love it!

  • 5 of 5

Very accommodating, well equipped inside and out, spacious, tastefully decorated, short walk to the beach. Very family oriented. Renters 9 years and counting.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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very clean very homey!!!

  • 5 of 5

perfect family area. all surrounding houses filled with families and kids of all ages. very safe area for you kids to ride bikes and walk the circle.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Wonderful family vacation in an awesome home

  • 5 of 5

We had an awsome time! By far one of the best places we have stayed. Home was immaculate and had everything you could think of for a family to enjoy and relax. Rich is pleasant to work with and makes sure you have knowledge of the house and surroundings.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house! Cute little town!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this beautiful beach house and Ocean Isle. Friendly people/beautiful beach. Very family oriented and relaxing. Rich was a wonderful host. He checked in to make sure we had everything we needed! We will definitely consider staying here again!!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Grat family vacation place

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, clean place that hosted a family reunion. Everybody enjoyed their stay. Roomy and 5 bathrooms:)

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Myrtle Beach SC and Wilmington, NC
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Pelican's Porch
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Ocean Ridge (5 courses)
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
NC 17 & Ocean Isle Beach Road
Nearest Restaurant
0.75 Miles
Nearest Beach
Ocean Isle Beach

32 Private Drive is a premier property located in Summer Place, a private community built around an oval shaped road with one entrance off 1st Street and a private swimming pool, less than a five minute walk from the ocean. As a private drive with minimal traffic, kids frequently ride bikes around the oval loop or take a 1-2 minute walk to the swimming pool; which is a 1-2 minute walk to the beach.

Ocean Isle Beach is a family beach. Within easy walking distance from Summer Place is the beach, the pier (with games), a putt-putt golf course, a museum, several restaurants, an ice cream store, beach stores and beach equipment rental shops for bikes, surfboards, etc.

15 minutes away is Calabash, a huge, one-of-a-kind souvenir store and a dozen or so local seafood restaurants.

There are over 20 golf courses located within 8 miles of Ocean Isle Beach and over 100 golf courses within 45 minutes of Ocean Isle Beach.

40 minutes north is Wilmington and 30 minutes south is Myrtle Beach , great places for a day off the beach.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

During the Early Off Season and Late Off Season, rentals with 3 nights minimum are accepted.

Our beach house is available to families, headed by adults at least 25 years old. We do not rent to student groups. Overcrowding and house parties are not permitted. We have a strict no smoking and no pets policy. Violation of any of these policies will result in eviction without refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.