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Artsy Beach Home. Pet Friendly, Close to Beach with Private Boat Dock

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning


About the property

4 Bedroom, 2 1/2 baths plus outside shower

A newly remodeled home with original art throughout. A relaxing porch with rocking chairs. One king bedroom with adjacent room with pull out couch, 1 queen bedroom, and 2 bedrooms with two double beds, tiled bathrooms and kitchen, cold air conditioner, new mattresses in all bedrooms, outdoor picnic table, kitchen loaded with cooking utensils, large HDTV in living room, second HDTV in master bedroom with 3rd HDTV in queen bedroom, wireless internet, quiet yet convenient to restaurants, gas grill and washer/dryer included. Golf cart can be rented for additional fee.

Wade Hobgood
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2017

About Wade Hobgood

My wife and family are originally from NC. We have followed my career in the arts and in higher education to California, Wisconsin, Texas, South Carolina as well as North Carolina. We now live in Charlotte, NC but spend time at the beach as much as possible with our two bearded collies. Our two daughters are working professionally in Charlotte- one in accounting and the other is an attorney.

Wade Hobgood purchased this house in 2001

Why Wade Hobgood chose Coastal North Carolina

My family has spent many enjoyable vacations at this home. It is so close to everything we enjoy most- sunbathing, golf, shopping at outlet malls, restaurants, entertainment and walking on the beautiful beach. We also enjoy riding bikes or golf carts to explore the island, visit bird island, or fishing.

What makes this house unique

Stunning sunrises and sunsets.

White sandy beaches.

Clean water.

Very clean beach home.

Swimming at the beach or the inter-coastal waterway off the private dock.

Abundant and inexpensive golf courses (Cheap if you buy a short term MyGolf, PrimeTime or MB pass.)

Outstanding fishing including deep sea, surf and pier (Spot, mackerel, flounder.)

Great restaurants offering everything from white dinner cloth to shorts and flip flops.

Very convenient to Myrtle Beach, SC and Wilmington NC.

Churches in area for all denominations.

Island allows licensed golf carts on roads.

Rentals available for bikes, boats, jet skis, paddle boats, and Harley-Davidson bikes.

New parks, tennis courts and pet park.


Ocean Isle Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , Upstairs half bath
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs Shared Bathroom
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower , Outside private shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Downstairs Bathroom with washer/dryer
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 double , Upstairs bedroom; new mattresses.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen pull out couch adjacent to king bedroom; new mattress
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , Downstairs bedroom; new mattresses.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Downstairs Bedroom; new mattress.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Ocean Isle Airport is great for personal aircraft or to learn how to fly. They also offer flights of area beaches.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Artsy Beach Home. Pet Friendly, Close to Beach with Private Boat Dock
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews

Recent stay at canal cabin, Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, roomy 4-bedroom 2 1/2 bath beach-type house on inlet of Atlantic Intercoastal Waterway a short 1 1/2 block to Atlantic Ocean, via a public access route with showers to remove sand and other debris nearby. The VRBO listing was 100% accurate; when we arrived a cleaning service had several hours previously performed an excellent cleaning of the facility. The owner was very motivated to insure that our stay was enjoyable. We experienced no maintenance nor other problems during our 7-day occupancy. The rental rate was competitive in view of renting a large "cabin" close to the beach during peak summertime and other aspects of the rental process (payment options, cancellation insurance, etc.) were clearly defined and were reasonable.

The living/dining area opens to a porch with ample seating, this faces the Waterway inlet which is approximately 30 yards downhill from the cabin. There is a dock (with 2 wooden benches for seating) which is ideal for fishing or just sitting on the water's edge. The dock is not presently outfitted to anchor a large motorized watercraft nor is there a ladder for easy climbing out of the water after swimming. We did not swim in the canal but noticed other nearby renters doing same, the water does not appear to be over 10' in depth.

The kitchen is adequately furnished and the owner provided ample cooking and dining appliances and implements. There is no garbage disposer but a robust dishwasher and a large refrigerator/freezer which worked very well. The large dining room table was more than adequate for meals, board games, and writing. The living room is well-appointed and Direct TV with DVD players in the living room and all 4 bedrooms is a nice addition. The renters must supply their own linens (bed and bathroom) but the bedding (pillows, blankets, mattresses) were satisfactory. The "widow's watch," accessible from the sitting room adjoining the master bedroom on the upper story provides a great site to sit after dark and gaze at the canal and the sky; there were no chairs there, necessitating carrying porch furniture upstairs for sitting.

A large sturdy picnic table and a gas grill adjacent to the 2-car carport were nice additions. Also the owner has provided an outdoor shower (similar to that near ocean accesses) which is enclosed for privacy. Trash pick-up 3 times weekly during the summer was appreciated.

Overall our experience was very positive and we plan to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad but not surprised my guests had a positive experience. I work very hard to make sure the home is neat and clean and comfortable for visitors. I am delighted they will be returning in the future!
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Great Place near the Beach

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our week in Ocean Isle Beach. The weather was good and we played golf 5 times. The house was great, plenty of room and nice and clean. Great location with the canal right behind it and the beach only a block and a half away.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is great to receive such a positive response about their vacation at our beach home. We do all we can to make the rental process as easy as possible and to guarantee our guests that the home is comfortable, clean and a joyful place to stay. Thank you.
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Wanted to stay longer!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I along with our 3 adult children and one vizsla stayed here for a long weekend recently. When we travel we usually look for pet freindly lodging since we love to take our vizsla with us. Usually pet freindly rentals are less than desirable but, this lovely spacious beach home pleasantly surprised us. It was spacious and clean. The porch was a wonderful place to relax with plenty of seating. We used the golf cart to explore ocean isle as well as go to the beach which is really a very short walk. We were not ready to leave when Sunday came. We will definitely want to rent this again and for a longer period of time!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is wonderful to receive accolades about your stay. Thank you. I am eager to make certain your vacation is both enjoyable and hassle free. I do hope you return next year!
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Great Vacation Home - Highly Recommend!

  • 5 of 5

We just got back after staying here for a week. This beach home was very nice and spacious. Great for a family. It is hard to find a nice home that allows pets! Very short walk from the beach. We rented their golf cart which was great to take to the beach or to get ice cream. Mornings were wonderful as we were able to drink coffee and look out over the canal. We were able to bring our boat and paddle board and keep them at their dock. The Kitchen was well equipped. Overall the house was clean and well maintained!

The owner is very nice and easy to access. He always emailed me back very quickly! I would highly recommend this home. My family and I will be returning next summer. :)

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always great to receive glowing reviews. I strive to make sure the home is in very good condition and that the guest's vacation is memorable. Thank you.
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Wonderful house, wonderful location, wonderful owners!

  • 5 of 5

We found the house to fit our needs perfectly. We especially enjoyed the dock and back deck because our weather was beautiful everyday, but the house was wonderful as well. Everything was clean and recently renovated. The house accomodates families that want to spend time together as a group, but also allows for kids to have their "own space." The concrete on the side of the canal along the property is new and clean, so it was easy and safe for the dogs to exit the water. We rented kayaks for the week, and access to the Intercoastal waterway was easy. The walk to the public beach access is a short two blocks. The owners were very friendly and have a genuine concern that you have a memorable experience renting their home.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your experience! It is my desire to make all guest vacations as worry-free and enjoyable as possible.
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Winter at the beach

  • 4 of 5

We rented this cozy comfortable house for a couple months for a winter break. The location was great. Quiet and private but close to everything. We'd highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Myrtle Beach, SC (or Wilmington. NC-46 miles)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Numerous on and near OIB
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
100 courses within 1 hour drive-
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Dillon, SC
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Hwy 17
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Abundant in area
Nearest Beach
Ocean Isle Beach 1.5 short blocks
Car: recommended

Ocean Isle Beach is a wonderful family oriented island. It is very convenient to Myrtle Beach and Wilmington NC for abundant shopping, dining, golf and live entertainment. You must visit Calabash NC for dozens of seafood restaurants and if you play golf, take advantage of over 100 courses very convenient to OIB. Enjoy bike riding, jogging, boating, fishing and relaxing. Numerous places to spend the day including museums, sports bars, winery and farmers markets.


Rates & Availability

Ocean Isle Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Memorial Day
May 20 2017 - Jun 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall/Winter 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Dec 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Departure Cleaning $125
Pet Fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 12.75%

Departure Cleaning is $125.00
Pet Fee of $125.00 is per pet (2 max) and must be pre-approved. Certain pets may not be approved. Security deposits may be higher for more than 1 dog.
Saturday to Saturday rental schedule only unless approved in advance by owner.

Golf Cart rental (see photos) is available for $225.00 weekly. Golf cart rentals are also available from regional vendors for additional and higher fees.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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