Hi, I'm Paula!

Hey! We are Jim and Paula Bushardt. So glad that you are taking an interest in our beach houses! We love them very much and truly enjoy sharing them with our tenants. Paula's parents, Paul and CoCo Foster, built the houses and lived in the ocean front one until their passing. They were true beach lovers and it's quite evident in the design of the houses. They are both casual and easy to relax in. No need to impress anyone here - just enjoy getting your feet sandy and your hair a mess! We take good care of the homes and try to preserve the easy care flavor. Jim and I are both engineers and work full time. When we do get free time we love to surf, play on the beach or hang out in our boat. We use the houses when they aren't rented too! Gardening is also a passion of ours. We love living off the land and Jim has a passion for duck hunting. We call him the "hunter gatherer" because he oysters and clams a lot! We have a wonderful daughter who has graduated from high school and furthering her education. She is an author of two books and you are welcome to read about them if you search "Sunrigdge Press" and "Cloud Filly". We hope you enjoyed getting to know us and will come spend some time at the beach on our beautiful island called Figure 8!

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Figure Eight Island Home
5 Bedrooms / 2.5 Bathrooms / Sleeps 105 BR / 2.5 BA / Sleeps 10
Home / 5 Bedrooms / Sleeps 10
(7) Excellent 7 Reviews

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$375

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Bedrooms:5
Bathrooms:2.5
Sleeps:10
Type:Home
Per night:$375 - $700
Per month:$11,250 - $21,000
Pets allowed:No
Internet:Yes

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...

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Wonderful location!

“ Excellent ”
July 2, 2015
We had a fantastic time. The island and beach are amazing! The house is "rustic". An older beach house that has definitely seen some ocean weathering, and not as fancy as a lot of the other houses on the island appear from the outside, but we have 4 boys and need a place that we don't have to worry about what they might be destroying, so this was perfect for us. Despite the beds seeming older and a little hard, everybody slept wonderfully (and that is saying something with this group) kitchen has all the cooking basics you might need. Ocean is right out the back door and over a sand dune, you can see and hear it from the deck day and night. The beach is never crowded, water is clear. Close to the NC battleship, an aquarium and Mahanaim kayak rentals, which take you on a fantastic family trip up cape fear river to shark tooth island where you can look for shark teeth on the beach- we found a bunch. Would definitely go back.
Beth Dearing, Maryland

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Figure Eight Island Home
3 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms / Sleeps 63 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 6
Home / 3 Bedrooms / Sleeps 6
(3) Excellent 3 Reviews

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$275

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Bedrooms:3
Bathrooms:2
Sleeps:6
Type:Home
Per night:$275 - $500
Per week:$1,750 - $3,200
Pets allowed:No
Internet:Yes

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’ 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...

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Excellent Beach Retreat

“ Excellent ”
August 24, 2010
Excellent retreat! Not so modern (of course all the modern conveniences), but just the sort of original style beach house I was looking for. Our hosts were very gracious and and accommodating - I would recommend the Bay House and will be staying again!
Tobby Small, Charlotte, NC

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Paula Bushardt
Paula Bushardt
From Wilmington NC
Member since December, 2008
Languages
English, Español