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.
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.
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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.