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Open and airy beach house perfect for family reunions and dual family vacations;

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 4,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Lots of living space , both indoors and out, one block from beach, water views

One block away from ocean front. Easy public access to beach.

-5 Bedroom

-5.5 Baths

-2 Car garage

-Game Room with Pool Table

-Full Kitchen with gas stove

-Living Room with Cable TV

-Internet and Wifi easily accessable

-Upper deck front porch overlooking intercoastal waterway

-Back Porch with view of ocean

-Driveway and Off street parking for up 6 vehicles

-Master Bath with Jacuzze

-Outdoor Shower and hose

-Laudry Room with washer and Dryer

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 9, 2018

About The Owner

I love coastal NC and have been a resident since 1994. I am a registered dietitian with a private nutrition practice, and am the blogger behind Check out my posts on food and fitness!

The Owner purchased this house in 1995

Why The Owner chose Shell Island

Love the spaciousness this house has to offer. You can assemble large groups, yet maintain private spaces with all this house has to offer. Two levels of porches, game room, great room and additional breakfast nook.

What makes this house unique

Location, location, location. You will love the quiet residential neighborhood in the upscale North end of Wrightsville Beach.


Shell Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • • Garbage should be put out to the curb on Monday night (for Tuesday morning pick up)and on Thursday night (for Friday morning pick up).
  • In the event of a storm or hurricane, no refunds will be given unless: The state or local authorities order mandatory evacuations in the area.
  • Do not move furniture . Do not move beds.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
  • 3 bedrooms walk out to private porches.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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(6 traveler reviews)

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Open and airy beach house perfect for family reunions and dual family vacations;
average rating of 4.0 based on 6 reviews

Great beach getaway for extended families with children

  • 5 of 5

Lots of space for families with large comfortable common spaces and a game room. Owner Diane is very responsive/accommodating. Perfect proximity to one of the best beaches on the eastern seaboard.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Extremely unhappy

  • 1 of 5

After a lovely week at the beach we come to find out we are accused of damaging the hardwood floors in the home .. which is totally false .. and the homeowner won't return the deposit and is claiming almost $4000 in damages .. DO NOT RENT FROM THIS HOMEOWNER! EXTREMELY DISHONEST ! There are many other lovely homes on wrightsville

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Maintaining a safe, clean and comfortable property at the beach is a priority for me. While most guests treat my home as they would their own, sometimes accidents happen. This is the reason for security deposits / renters insurance. In this particular case, I communicated to the traveler throughout the process and provided both photographs and quotes for repairs. The guest's security deposit only covered 12.5% of the cost of the extensive damage; I ended up paying the remaining 87.5% out of pocket. I think it's important to maintain objectivity in these situations.
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This very clean and spacious house has plenty of bed and bathrooms for a large group.

  • 4 of 5

The property was great but needs a bit of sprucing. Living room needs more seating. Bedrooms need a second nightstand. Toilet seats are loose. Tiles are loose. Just little details, attention to which would make this a five star rental.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clifton Park, NY

Wonderful Week @ Open and Airy Coastal Beach House”

  • 5 of 5

Our family has been vacationing in August at Wrightsville Beach for 20 years.This year we stayed at Diane Boyd"s place. Diane was a very gracious and accommodating hostess. We would certainly stay at the house again.The house was clean, comfortable, and met all of our needs and expectations. We were a little smaller company ( 8 people instead of 12) this year because my younger son and his family were unable to join us, but we would still have had plenty of room if they did. We enjoyed the porches especially in the evening watching the sunsets from the front porch and enjoying the complete privacy of the back porch. The professional grade pool table on the first level provided hours of fun for everyone. The beach was about 100 yards away at most and the general location was perfect for biking, running, walking, quiet evening conversations, and just overall convenience.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, Nice house with lots of space

  • 4 of 5

Conveniently located 1 block from the beach. The outdoor deck areas are very enjoyable for relaxing, and there was plenty of space in the house for everyone to be comfortable

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious, comfortable, and clean.

  • 5 of 5

This house fit our needs exactly. It has enough room for 10 people comforably (3 Queen beds and 4 twin beds). Each bedroom has a full bathroom and there is even an extra powder room on the main floor so if you are going to do a girls' weekend or a group weekend (like we did) everyone has their own private space to get ready. The house is also so close to the beach and has an outdoor shower to rinse off the sand. Diane and Sydney accommodate every request I had to enusre we had a great experience. If our group heads to Wrightsville Beach again, we are definitely going to check to see if this house is available!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
cleaning fee $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.