Cozy Beach Cottage on the sound
|Per night:||$250 - $450|
|Per week:||$1,720 - $2,800|
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 with a nice sandy beach 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 strong but do not conform to current code. Please look at the photos closely to make sure 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 are afraid of humans. We tend to them very well and they are fed in the woods every day.
|May 14 2014||Sep 09 2014||-||$450||$2,800||-||-|
|Sep 10 2014||Nov 30 2014||-||$325||$2,200||-||-|
|Dec 01 2014||Feb 28 2015||-||$250||$1,750||$2,000||3 Nights|
|Dec 01 2014||Feb 28 2015||-||$250||$1,720||$2,000||-|
|Mar 01 2015||May 13 2015||-||$325||$2,200||-||-|
|Check In: 2 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.|
|Deposits: Half due on submital of contract.|
|Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Personal Check|
|Other Fees: Only fee is linens if you want them at $25/room. Taxes, cleaning and all other fees included. You save by renting directly from the owner!|
- 2 Queen Beds
- 2 Twin Beds
- 1 Crib
- Air Conditioning
- Full Kitchen
- View (Ocean)
- Beach Chairs
- Hardwood Floors
- Outdoor Shower
- View (Water)
- Parking Included
- Dock/Boat Slip
- High Speed Internet
- Alarm Clock
- DVD Player
- TV (Cable/Satellite)
- CD Player
- Hair Dryer
- Refrigerator (Full)
- Ceiling Fan
- Charcoal Grill
- Coffee Maker
- Grocery Store
- Gym/Fitness Center
- Deep Sea Fishing
- Miniature Golf
- Horseback Riding
- Water Skiing
- Movie Theater
- Shopping Area
Reviews for this vacation home rental in Figure Eight Island, North Carolina
Excellent Beach Retreat
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!
Erin and Woody
Great Views and Dock
March 6, 2010
The Bay House offers great views from the deck of this wonderful beach cottage. The house is clean and well-maintained. We loved having access to the dock for a boat or kayaks, which got us to the adjacent tidal marsh. Service from the owners was great - there were even fresh flowers in the house upon our arrival!
Neat Bay House
March 1, 2010
My wife and I had a wonderful stay while I was doing some business in Wilmington. The owners were very accommodating and made us feel very welcome. House was quaint, one of first built on island, with true rough beach house kind of feel. We would recommend highly.
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About: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 ...
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