Our house is on a secluded private island, directly on the ocean with a white
sandy beach and clear ocean water. The clean water provides excellent fishing
and surfing. We are ardent conservationists and have managed to preserve the
natural vegetation around the house. We have lots of beach grass and sea
oats. The birding around the house is fabulous and we have fall visitors who
come just to bird watch. Surf fishing is very good in front of the house because
of a slew that has been there for at least 30 years. Google map it: 126 Beach
Road S, Wilmington, NC.
The Beach House is a cozy, older oceanfront home. The home was built in 1969
by Paul and CoCo Foster on Figure 8 Island close to Wilmington North Carolina.
The design is a mix of Caribbean, Central American and historic Carolina style
coastal homes. Our furnishings are eclectic with many 1950's pieces copied from
the famous 1952 Herman Miller catalog while the Fosters were living in Central
America. Our house has five bedrooms and two full bathrooms. There is a warm
water outside shower which is the most popular bathing area in the summer.
The kitchen is fully equipped including a microwave and all the cookware a
chef would want. The porch railings are strong but do not conform to current
building code. Please review the photos to make sure they are acceptable.
The house is located on Figure 8 Island just north of Wilmington, North Carolina.
It is a private island and a gated community, accessible only to land owners and
their guests. There are no public facilities on the island. It has the only privately
owned bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway. We have clean and white sandy
beaches with blue-green ocean water. Multiple loggerhead turtle nests hatch
yearly. The beach is not crowded since the public is not allowed on the island.
Our house is light and airy and very relaxed. This is not a luxury home, but a
functional beach house. Sandy toes are not a problem! Smoking is permitted
outside, but must be carefully controlled because of the high winds and fire
hazards. We have had several houses burn down on the island due to cigarette
butts left burning in the sand or on the porch.
Please note: We support a small colony of feral cats to help keep the beach
mice at bay. They tend to wander the maritime forests across the street but
stay well hidden. We tend to them very well and we are members of friends of
felines. The cats are not allowed inside the house!
Surf fishing, shelling, surfing, golf is close, fancy grocery store and restaurants
are close by, historic Wilmington within 15 minutes.
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My Standard Rate
Feb 1 2014 - Feb 1 2015
1 night minimum stay
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (US Dollar) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.