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Sandy Paws direct ocean front home in Figure Eight Island

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vacation rental description

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!

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house rental amenities

Full cable, High Speed Internet, direct ocean front, washer and dryer, outside
shower with hot water, microwave, dishwasher, all linens including beach
towels, beach chairs, beach toys and boogie boards, charcoal grill, two bicycles,
air conditioning/heat, outside dining, many porches.

activities and attractions in Figure Eight Island Atlantic Coast

Surf fishing, shelling, surfing, golf is close, fancy grocery store and restaurants
are close by, historic Wilmington within 15 minutes.

vacation rental rates

Winter........$2600/week or $325/night Dec 1, 2011 to Feb 28, 2012
Spring.........$3100/week or $460/night Mar 01 to May 13
Summer......$4000/week or $600/night May 15 to Sep 10
Fall.............$3100/week or $460/night Sep 11 to Nov 30
Winter........$2600/week or $325/night Dec 1, 2012 to Feb 28, 2013
We prefer a 3 night minimum
Price includes linens, taxes and cleaning! No hidden fees!

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traveler reviews for this figure eight island house rental

Fantastic rustic beach cottage

Review submitted: August 10, 2012   Date of arrival: July 7, 2012

We had such a nice stay. The house is rustic and quirky, but was great for us (family of four + two grandparents). We loved the beach views off the back deck in the morning and the sound views in the evenings for sunsets. Owners are easy to reach and provide everything you need, including several surf boards, which is rare. Beach is basically deserted and beautiful. Beds were comfortable and linens decent.

If you are looking for a fancy beach house, then this isn't for you. For beach lovers who stay sandy all day, this is a good value on a spectacular beach. We would definately book again.

Helpful votes: 2 / 3


Sandy Paws

Review submitted: July 23, 2012   Date of arrival: July 14, 2012

This was our family's third stay at Sandy Paws over the past four years. The home accommodated 10 of us ranging in age from one yr old twins to a few 60+ yr olds. We used gates to coral the little ones which worked nicely. The beds are comfortable and each room has a private access to the outdoor deck. The great room has comfortable seating for games or conversation. The kitchen was accommodating with the large dining table nearby so the cooks could be part of the social hour. We brought bikes and enjoyed the bike trail on the south end of the beach. Even in July the beach was quiet and peaceful with a spectacular night sky. Our family has been coming to Figure Eight for 30+ years and hope to continue - Sandy Paws is a jewel but if you're looking for Putt Putt golf and water slides you'd be happier further south.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway

Helpful votes: 2 / 3


A Beach House The Way It Was Meant To Be

Review submitted: September 6, 2011   Date of arrival: September 3, 2011

We have spent alot of time on different beaches in Southeastern NC, and Figure Eight is the best. Staying in the best house on Figure Eight is even better. It has all of the comforts and conveniences that you could want in a beach house, but it also has the warmth and character that only the efforts of the owners could achieve over a long period of time. We felt right at home the minute that we stepped inside, and enjoyed everything about it. We will definitely be back.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 2 / 3


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Figure Eight Island vacation rental

This vacation rental has been listed since 01/12/2008.

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