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Overview

Property Details

Updated: Apr 26, 2015
Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 6 Sleeps

Our house is on a secluded private island, on a deep water sound with a sandy

beach and a dock which can accommodate a 30 foot boat. It is directly across

the street from the ocean. The waters are very clean and clear so you can fish

and clam right off the dock. We are ardent conservationists and have managed

to preserve the natural vegetation around the house. There is a very nice

maritime forest surrounding the house as well as sea oats and beach grasses.

The birding around the house is fabulous and we have many fall visitors who

come just to bird watch. Surf fishing is very good because of a slew that has

been there for at least 30 years. A boat ramp on the island is nearby so please

use the dock that is shared by the owner and friends. Renters are not allowed

to bring jet skis on the island. Google map it: 127 Beach Road S, Wilmington, NC

Paul and CoCo Foster built the Bay House in 1975 on Figure 8 Island near

Wilmington, North Carolina. It is a small, rustic and cozy home that has been

recognized for its outstanding design to resist hurricanes. The foundation poles

go all the way to the roof and have kept the house from being damaged

from the many hurricanes we have recently had. The house has 3 bedrooms

and 2 full bathrooms. It also has a warm water outside shower that is the most

popular bathing area in the summer. The bay is a perfect swimming hole for

kids and the ocean beach access is directly across the street from the house.

The kitchen is fully equipped including a microwave and a complete set of

cookware. The porch railings are very strong but do not meet current building

code. Please review the photos and ensure that they are acceptable.

The Bay house is bright and clean 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

because of cigarette butts left burning in the sand or porch.

Figure Eight Island, just north of Wilmington North Carolina, is a private island

and gated community, assessable only by 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 with have multiple turtle hatchings every year on the island.

The beach is not crowded since the public is not allowed on the island.

The Bay House is available in all seasons, including November through May in

the winter, as a monthly rental for our snowbird friends. We encourage our

Canadian friends to come and stay for a 3-4 month winter rental. Figure 8

Island is a secluded island frequented by celebrities and politicians.

Please note: We are members of Friends of Felines and we support a small

colony of feral cats to help keep the beach mice at bay. They tend to wander

about the maritime forest but they are hard to see. We tend to them very well

and feed them in the woods. They are never allowed in the house.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms

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Cozy Cottage on the sound - The Bay House
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7027662
+1 -910-686-1554
Figure Eight Island Coastal North Carolina
NYC
5

Wonderful Place

  • 5 of 5
Very nice stay at the Bay House with my family. 5 of us. Quiet, clean, cozy. Location can't be beat -- right across the street from a beautiful beach, tennis courts down the road.
  • Submitted: May 19, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy Cottage on the sound - The Bay House
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7027662
+1 -910-686-1554
Figure Eight Island Coastal North Carolina
Richmond, VA
4

Great retreat at the beach!

  • 4 of 5
My husband and I spent the weekend here with 4 other adults and a child. It is the perfect place to stay if a view of the beach is not essential. The house is rustic in appearance but with all the amenities that anyone needs and expects. The yard is not landscaped but consists of native vegetation. There were herons with two nests in the trees surrounding the house deck. Access to the beach is just across the street and there is a dock on the backside of the house in a little cove where you can park a boat and leave a kayak, canoe or paddle boards. Areas for fishing, clamming and crabbing are about a half mile away, or within the cove. If you want to just relax and read, the deck is a great place for this.
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children
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Cozy Cottage on the sound - The Bay House
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7027662
+1 -910-686-1554
Figure Eight Island Coastal North Carolina
Charlotte
5

Great Retreat!

  • 5 of 5
June visit to the Bay House was a wonderful escape from the busy world. The house was just as described--cozy, very clean, just right! Fresh flowers on the tables were a nice touch. Futon in living area was quite comfortable. Beach access directly across the street led us to a wide, almost private beach. We once saw 5 pleople way down the beach, and that was as crowded as it got. We enjoyed afternoon breezes on the deck and fishing from the dock. What a treasure, would love to spend more time at the Bay House.
  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy Cottage on the sound - The Bay House
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7027662
+1 -910-686-1554
Figure Eight Island Coastal North Carolina
NC
5

WONDERFUL

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful time at the Cozy Cottage (3 Couples and 1 child)...everything we needed was provided and more. This was such a great place for us with such a wide variety of interests; fishing, swimming, paddle boarding, crabbing, kayaking, surfing. The beach was beautiful and we especially enjoyed the sunsets from the deck and dock......a perfect place to relax!
  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Cozy Cottage on the sound - The Bay House
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7027662
+1 -910-686-1554
Figure Eight Island Coastal North Carolina
NC
5

WONDERFUL !

  • 5 of 5
we had a wonderful time at the Cozy Cottage. (3 couples and 1 child)....everything we needed was provided and more. This was such a great place for us with our wide variety of interest.... fishing, swimming, paddle boarding, crabbing, kayaking, surfing. The beach was beautiful and we especially enjoyed the sunsets from the decks and dock. A perfect place for relaxing.
  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Cozy Cottage on the sound - The Bay House
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7027662
+1 -910-686-1554
Figure Eight Island Coastal North Carolina
United States
5

SAME TIME NEXT YEAR...........WE KEEP COMING BACK TO THE BAY HOUSE!!

  • 5 of 5
What a delightful place to stay! This was my 4th year at The Bay House and I have already reserved it for a week next summer. A few steps in either direction will put you on the beach or on the dock overlooking the lagoon behind the house. Enjoy fishing? All you need is your fishing pole. The dock and fish are waiting for you to drop a line. The owners are easily accessible and live close by. It's sad leaving The Bay House and the Island but I know I will return next year. Enjoy your stay!
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Location

Activity and Interests

Deep water dock big enough for a 30 foot boat, great sandy beach for swiming

in the bay for kids, across the street from the ocean, golfing near by, historic

Wilmington within 15 minutes, fancy grocery store and restaurants close by.

Availability

From $275 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Early Summer
May 9 2015 - Jun 12 2015
3 night minimum stay
$450
$2,900
 
 
Summer
Jun 13 2015 - Aug 14 2015
6 night minimum stay
$500
$3,200
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 15 2015 - Sep 25 2015
3 night minimum stay
$450
$2,900
 
 
Fall
Sep 26 2015 - Nov 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$375
$2,300
 
 
Winter 2015-2016
Dec 1 2015 - Feb 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
$275
$1,750
$2,500
 

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Amenities

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Family
  • Romantic

Suitability

  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Beach View

Bathrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3

Notes:

  • Full cable, High Speed Internet, washer/dryer, microwave, high chair, heating and air, outside shower with warm water

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