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Beautiful Island Home on the Canal, Very Short Walk to the Beach.

Beautiful Island Home on the Canal, Very Short Walk to the Beach.


Property Details

Updated: May 22, 2015
House, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, 14 Sleeps

This property is owner managed and maintained. Since you will be dealing directly with the owner and not a rental management company agent, you can be assured of receiving the very best personal attention.

There are still a couple of summer weeks left but they will book up fast.

Family Fun:

The Happy Pelican has over 1,980 square feet of tastefully decorated living space. There are two large decks overlooking the canal and 4 bedroom balconies 2 of which have ocean views.

Save hundreds of dollars in equipment rentals as the owners leave all their toys for you to play with. Bikes, kayaks, inflatable boats, fishing and crabbing gear, beach games and beach equipment are provided for your enjoyment.

The perfect vacation rental property awaits your family and friends. This 4 Bedrooms + Loft/Den with 2.5 Baths sleeps 12-14.

The property is on the deep water canal and located on a direct beach access street. Just a 3 minute walk or 30 second drive and you are on the beach enjoying a fun day in the sun on wide, clean uncrowded beaches. The water is warm June through late October and very clean. Swim in the surf, sunbathe, play beach games, build sandcastles, stroll the beach looking for shells, try surf fishing, the fun activities are many.

We have beach chairs, blankets, umbrellas, coolers, reusable ice packs, and picnic baskets for lounging on the beach. For beach fun, beach balls, frisbees, and other games are available for your use. When you get back from a fun day at the beach, rinse off the sand in the house’s outdoor hot shower.

Bring your boat or Jet Ski and dock it on the private deep water canal behind the house. Great boating and fishing await you. For boaters the house has a great nautical location.

Private pilots bring your plane.

Private Pilot - Fly into OIB's own airport just a 5 minute drive from the house. Cars are available at the airport.

More Details
  • Sleeps 14
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards

Recent Review

About the Owner

I grew up in a small Atlantic Ocean beach community in a house on the river and remember fondly the activities associated with coastal living. My wife lived in California near the coast and also had a fondness for shore life. We found Ocean Isle Beach and knew it was where we wanted to be.

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Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2015

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our large family rented this great house for New Years Week End and had a wonderful time together even it was very cold. Hope to come back in warmer weather. Would recommend to anyone who needs lots of sleeping space. Frank makes booking very easy. FK Family
Dec 2009
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48 Reviews

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Beautiful Island Home on the Canal, Very Short Walk to the Beach.
+1 -(216) 373-2737
Ocean Isle Beach Coastal North Carolina
Lenoir nc


  • 5 of 5
My family and I had a wonderful stay at the happy pelican . My children's age range is from 11-30. Everyone had a wonderful time. The late risers slept on the upper level and were not bothered by the early risers. My 11 year old enjoyed the crab cage and fishing. We all enjoyed kayaking and the back yard. ( perfect for an afternoon nap after a day on the beach. The house is conveniently located. A very short walk to the beach, short bike ride to the pier and shops, short drive to grocery store . We had everything we needed . We can not wait to come back!
  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Beautiful Island Home on the Canal, Very Short Walk to the Beach.
+1 -(216) 373-2737
Ocean Isle Beach Coastal North Carolina

Lovely home, great location, wonderful owners!

  • 5 of 5
I stayed at Frank and Wendy's home for a quiet, peaceful visit until my daughter and her 3 month old caught wind I was there and joined me! The house was perfect for us and the baby with everything we needed and so close to the beach! They had everything we needed to keep the baby "shaded" on the nice that they have such an array of beach supplies available for guests, including "toys". Kitchen well stocked and just a lovely home with such pretty views to relax and enjoy. Thanks Frank and Wendy! I'll definitely be back...
  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Beautiful Island Home on the Canal, Very Short Walk to the Beach.
+1 -(216) 373-2737
Ocean Isle Beach Coastal North Carolina
Austin? Texas

far exceeding expectation

  • 5 of 5
Out famliy stayed in this rental beach house for a week. Conditions and facilities of the house is far better than we expected. For example, there are 5 new bikes, many fish poles, flatscreen TV in every room, cooking ware are all new and variety, there is a Kayat, a raft, ... We also went fishing in the backyard and got more than 20 fishes although the fishes are not very large. We also went to the nearby (less than a mile) Ocean pier site for fishing for $9 per day per fish pole, I got a large shark though. The nice ocean beach is just in a walk distance. It was a very enjoyable and relaxing vacation for our family. We will find time to come back in the very near future. Thanx for the excellent service!
  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Beautiful Island Home on the Canal, Very Short Walk to the Beach.
+1 -(216) 373-2737
Ocean Isle Beach Coastal North Carolina
Raleigh, NC

Perfect Ocean Isle Getaway

  • 5 of 5
Our family of 6 adults and one baby spent a delightful long weekend at the Happy Pelican, along the canal at Ocean Isle Beach. The house is bright and spacious, clean, quiet and comfortably decorated (one can never have too many pelicans, Frank and Wendy) and outfitted with every amenity you could possibly want or need. The ample decks provide wonderful views of the island and its just a short, easy walk to ocean isle beach, one of the most beautiful beaches along the NC coastline. The owners were very helpful and attentive from start to finish. The Happy Pelican is the perfect getaway for family and friends!
  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Beautiful Island Home on the Canal, Very Short Walk to the Beach.
+1 -(216) 373-2737
Ocean Isle Beach Coastal North Carolina
China Grove, NC

Wonderful Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5
Our family enjoyed our week in your beach house. It was open, plenty of room for all, well equipped kitchen and equipment room. My husband and I loved watching the sun come up in the mornings on the porch overlooking the canal. The weather was good. We had rain only 2 half days. That cooled things off a little, so it was a good thing. The house is beautifully decorated and the kitchen is well stocked with appliances you might need. We loved staying in your beach home and hope we can return soon. Thanks for making it available to us.
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Beautiful Island Home on the Canal, Very Short Walk to the Beach.
+1 -(216) 373-2737
Ocean Isle Beach Coastal North Carolina
Pittsburgh, PA

Comfortable house. Great Location.

  • 5 of 5
Nice house. Tons of amenities - bikes, beach stuff, inflatable boats, beach games!!! We had lots to do. Very close to the beach! Absolutely love Ocean isle! Frank was fantastic to work with! Thank you allowing us the use of your house! We had a great vacation!
  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


From the Owner

After having a great vacation on Ocean Isle Beach 9 years ago, my wife and I went back every year. In Ocean Isle Beach we found a place to renew ourselves with peaceful beaches and exciting activities. It became a focal point for our retirement planning. We looked at many properties on each visit back and in 2009 our dream came true when we purchased 'The Happy Pelican, our future retirement home. We are happy to share our property with you in hopes you will become as enchanted with OIB island life as we did.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Myrtle Beach International(MYR) or Wilmington(ILM) at 50 Miles Nearest Barpub : Pelican's Perch Bar and Grill at 0.7 Miles Nearest Golf : Tiger, Lion, & Panther Courses at 2.5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Pelican's Perch Grill & Pogies Waterfront Grill at 0.7 Miles Nearest Ski : Water Skiing no Snow Skiing at 0.5 Miles Nearest Beach : Raeford Street Beach at 75 Metres

There is so much to do in OIB. On the ground level is a toy room stocked with toys for the beach, kayaks, rafts, beach chairs, fishing and crabbing gear, bikes, out door games, and lots more.

The beach, just a short walk away from the house, is amoung the widest on the island. It is accessed by a boardwalk (no steps) ramp making it easy to roll our beach cart filled with toys, coolers, and beach equipment onto the beach. This access has a lovely dune and a gazebo for sitting and watching the wildlife.

The dock is great for swimming, crabbing, fishing, and docking your boat or jet ski. Don't have a boat, the house comes with two 2 person kayaks and inflatable boats. The dock has a ladder for easy swimming access. The dock is also well equipped to handle boats up to 35 feet in length. Our house, nautically, is located just a minute or two by boat from the ICW and 10 minutes from open water.

Located close to Myrtle Beach and Wilmington, many nearby site seeing opportunities await. See a battleship, visit the Silver Coast Winery, visit many museums, shop while strolling 'Broadway at the Beach.' There are also many nature preserves in the area as well.

Dining both on and off the island is a treat. You will find no shortage of restaurants featuring every kind of dining experience. Of course a dinner outing to nearby Calabash is a must for unique seafood cooking.

Golfer's note:

Brunswick County is known as North Carolina Golf Coast. It is home to 30 golf courses with more in nearby Myrtle Beach. This lures golfers from around the globe to Brunswick County, NC. Designed by some of the most prestigious names in course architecture, our courses will challenge and delight professionals and amateurs alike. The Happy Pelican is just 5 to 15 minutes away from 20 of the Golf Coast's finest courses.


From $150 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Season
May 2 2015 - May 29 2015
5 night minimum stay
Summer Fun Season
May 30 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
Fall Fishing and Golf Season
Aug 29 2015 - Sep 25 2015
5 night minimum stay
Later Fall Season
Sep 26 2015 - Oct 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
Winter Get-A-Way Seasons
Oct 31 2015 - Apr 2 2016
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Cleaning Fee $125.00
  • Refundable damage deposit $250.00
  • Tax Rate 12.75%

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Updated: May 22, 2015


From the Owner

The best features of the Happy Pelican is its proximity to the beach, the private deep water dock for boating and swimming, and the house's spacious floor plan. Large windows in the living area provide waterfront views and the upper bedroom balconies allow for a view of the ocean at the end of the street. Raeford Street, on which the house is located, is a direct beach access street with a short, handicap accessible boardwalk leading over protective sand dunes to a wide section of pristine beach. The house's location on the canal system puts the dock within a 1-2 minute sail to the Inter-coastal Water Way, and 7-10 minutes cruise to the inlet and the Atlantic's open water. The Happy Pelican is perfectly situated for beach, boating, fishing, golfing, flying, and and site seeing, (snow Truly the best all around vacation location you could ask for.

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...


  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • Ocean View
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront


  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 1980 sq. ft.


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Up Stairs Bath - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Down Stairs Bath - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Main Living Area Half Bathroom - toilet
  • Outdoor Shower and Dressing Area - shower, Hot and Cold Enclosed Shower and Changing Area


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Upper Right - 1 queen, 1 twin/ single
  • Upper Left - 1 queen, 1 twin/ single
  • Lower Left - 1 queen, 1 twin/ single
  • Lower Right - 1 queen
  • Upper loft - 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • All bedrooms have plenty of dresser and storage space, new flat screen TVs, private porches. All bedrooms are adjacent to the bathrooms. The upper two bedrooms have ocean views from their porches.


  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Sleeping Accommodations: There are 4 large, tastefully decorated, bedrooms and a loft spaced far apart for privacy. The bed configuration is: BR1 -One queen size bed BR2 -1 Queen and 1 twin bed BR3 – 1 Queen bed and 1 twin bed BR4 - 1 Queen and 1 twin bed Loft with a sleeper sofa and 1 twin bed that sleeps 2-3. There are 2 large bathrooms, one with a double sink. The baths are adjacent to the bedrooms and there is a half bath off the living room area for convenience. All Bedrooms have cable flat screen TVs and plenty of draw and closet space. Eating and Dining: When you don’t feel like going out for dining, the Happy Pelican’s well equipped kitchen is ready for cooking. A full compliment of cooking equipment is available for your use. There is even a food processor and bread machine. There is plenty of seating in the large dining area with additional seating at the kitchen breakfast bar and you can't beat outdoor dining on the deck. A park style BBQ grill and Picnic table for canal side dining makes for great BBQ meals. Entertaining and Living Area: For entertaining, there is a large open living room with a bar area and entertainment center. There is a TV, DVD, VCR, a collection of movies and books for all ages. There are games galore for the family to enjoy, even poker chips and cards for a game of Texas Holdem. For the Kids, there is 'Pelican’s Roost', a loft area set up for kid fun, far enough away for privacy from adults but within earshot of watchful parents. Decks: There are two spacious decks offering splendid views of the town, dock and canal system. Out door dining furniture on the main deck makes for a wonderful meal any time of day. The upper deck has chase lounges and is fantastic for peaceful evening retreats and star gazing. The evening breezes are very enjoyable on this level.

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