• As low as $1,949/Night
  • 8 Bedrooms
  • 10 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 20
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General Features

  • Books
  • Games
  • Video games
  • Video library
  • 10 bathrooms
  • 8 bedrooms
  • Air conditioning
  • At least 80% lighting from LEDs
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue grill
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Blender
  • Carbon monoxide detector not reported (host has not indicated whether there is a carbon monoxide detector on the property; consider bringing a portable detector)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Dining room
  • Dining table
  • Dishwasher
  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Elevator
  • Energy-saving switches
  • English
  • Fishing nearby
  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Free WiFi, with speed of 500+ Mbps (good for 6+ people or 10+ devices)
  • Golfing on site
  • Hair dryer
  • Heated pool
  • Heating
  • Highchair
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Kitchen island
  • Living room
  • Lobster/crab pot
  • Local culture & ecosystem education
  • Marina nearby
  • Microwave
  • Near the sea
  • No pets allowed
  • Onsite parking
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor pool
  • Oven
  • Playground
  • Power boating nearby
  • Private pool
  • Recycling
  • Refrigerator
  • Sailing nearby
  • Shampoo
  • Smart TV with cable/satellite service
  • Smoke detector not reported (host has not indicated whether there is a smoke detector on the property)
  • Smoke-free property
  • Soap
  • Stair gate
  • Stovetop
  • Swimming nearby
  • Tennis on site
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided
  • Travel crib
  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Water-efficient toilets only
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Winery tours nearby

About this Property

  • Sleeps 20
  • 8 Bedrooms
  • 10 Bathrooms
  • Private vacation home

Papa's Porch 2.0 is brand new construction, scheduled to be finished in early May (as of March 19, construction is on schedule). The home is located on West First St with spectacular vistas of the ocean. From 2009-2020, we owned the home directly behind this one on West 2nd St (the original Papa's Porch) and earned over 110 5-star reviews from our Vrbo guests. You can see the other home here, and we're responsible for all the reviews from December 2020 back: https://www.vrbo.com/2573689

We learned a lot from the old home and incorporated many improvements into Papa's Porch 2.0: a bigger kitchen with a pantry, bigger dining area, bigger living rooms -- in total, nearly 1,200 square feet of additional indoor living space. We also gave the new home much bigger decks with vistas of the ocean and the sunset and a bigger outdoor living space. All that and it is a row closer to the ocean.

Papa's Porch 2.0 has a reverse floor plan. An elevator serves all levels and is helpful for hauling suitcases, groceries and people. The 3rd (top) floor contains the main living room with ample seating, a 90-inch TV and a bar. The kitchen is located on the top floor and has bar seating and a huge dining table. The top floor also contains a king bedroom with private bath and a laundry room with a second refrigerator, full-size washer and dryer and a huge ice maker. The 3rd floor deck has an outdoor dining table, ceiling fans and additional seating for taking in the gorgeous ocean vistas.

The 2nd floor contains a second enormous living room, a king bedroom with private bath, and another king bedroom that shares a Jack-n-Jill bath with the bunkroom. The bunkroom contains 2 twin-over-double beds.

The 1st floor contains four king bedrooms. Two of the bedrooms have ocean vistas. The other two have vistas of the sound and Jinks Creek. All 4 first floor king bedrooms have private baths.

The outdoor living space will contain a lounge area with TV, a gas grille (propane supplied) and a private pool. The pool can be heated in the spring and fall. There are also two enclosed outdoor showers and an outdoor Tiki bar is planned.

So you can pack a little lighter, we provide beach carts for transporting chairs, coolers and other beach gear. The ground floor also contains enclosed storage space for your gear when not in use as well as another full-size refrigerator.

We don't like being nickeled and dimed, so there is no additional fee for cleaning or linens. Bed linens and bath towels are supplied for our guests at no additional charge. We will have 1GB mesh WiFi through the home and outdoor living area. Both living rooms and all bedrooms except the kids' bunkroom will have TVs.

The kitchen contains a 5-burner cooktop with pot filler, a double oven, microwave, 2 dishwashers, 2 fridges, a walk-in pantry, 2 coffee makers and a Keurig machine with a starter supply of K-cups. The sizable kitchen island has a prep sink and barstool seating for 6. The kitchen is completely supplied with service for 20, pots, pans, bakeware, wine glasses, and all common kitchen gadgets.

The home has 2 full-size laundry rooms -- one on the 1st floor and the other on the 3rd floor. We provide laundry detergent, fabric softener and dryer sheets, as well as an ironing board and iron. The 3rd floor laundry room also contains a Whirlpool ice maker that stores 25 pounds of fresh ice.

The first photos here are from December 2023. New photos just added Feb 4 with completion of the roof and siding. The expected completion date is May 6, and we'll continue to update this site as things progress.

No family pets allowed and no smoking indoors.

About the Area

Located in Ocean Isle Beach, this vacation home is by the sea. While the natural beauty of Ocean Isle Beach and Holden Beach can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can check out Cherry Grove Pier.
Traveling with kids? Consider Museum of Coastal Carolina and Ingram Planetarium. Looking to get your feet wet? Kayaking, water skiing and windsurfing adventures can be found near the property.

Special Instructions

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Pet Policy

Pets not allowed

Tips and Tricks to get the very best Wilmington, NC vacation property experience:

Finding your best deal:

  • Book your rental as soon as possible. Rental schedules often become available a year in advance (or in September just after Summertime ends). Many groups reserve their Summer vacations during holiday gatherings. Reserve before these holidays for best selection.
  • Summertime is high season in Ocean Isle Beach. Booking your vacation home in the Spring or Fall is a great way to save on your vacation home. Rates are lower, and you'll find a larger selection of acceptable properties. Speaking of the off-season, don't overlook Winter holidays for a Wilmington, NC vacation! Who wouldn't love a holiday vacation near the ocean? Thanksgiving and Christmas are great times to gather with loved ones at the beach.
  • Veterans and Active Duty Military members may be qualified for special discounts. Be sure to ask your prospective property manager or host if your vacationing group qualifies for a reduced rate.
  • Property managers usually offer customers an option to purchase trip insurance. Trip insurance, which normally will cost anywhere between 1% - 5% of the base stay price, offers visitors reimbursement of their vacation costs for missed time as a result of personal medical-related catastrophes or weather, as well as hurricane evacuation costs, such as an unexpected hotel or additional gasoline expenses. Trip insurance can be a a welcome relief if the unforeseen occurs. Ask your host for program terms and fees.
  • Many rental management companies and vacation rental houses supply Wilmington, NC area visitor guides which often include coupons, either offered directly by local companies, or through a partnership between the rental management company and the business itself. You can also find Wilmington, NC area magazine and coupon books at local gas stations and shopping centers.

Make a plan and choose the bestrental:

  • Begin by selecting your the best vacation week and a spending budget.
  • Note the number beds and what type of bedroom configuration you need. New 8BR\/7.5BA Available May 2024! Amazing Ocean View, Private Pool, Elevator has 8 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms. If you need a larger or smaller rental, use our Wilmington, NC rental home search.
  • Precise descriptions of bedrooms and bed types is generally available on booking websites. If they are not listed, call the property manager before you reserve the property. Note that most properties list the maximum guest capacity, which frequently includes sofa beds and bunks. You'll need to establish what configuration is optimal for your family.
  • Some rentals allow pets, and some do not. Acceptable types of family pet, weight and breeds may be restricted, and added charges may apply. Ask the owner about allowable pet guidelines before booking.
  • Does your group require unique amenities? Most rental websites include amenity lists and search filters. Amenity filters help you quickly remove less-optimal properties.
  • Appropriate accessibility can make or break a vacation for guests with disabilities. .

During your stay:

  • Be sure you get the host's phone number and check in/check out procedures for your rental home. Put the host's information in your smartphone and wallet.
  • Hosts are available to help! Feel free to ask questions before, during, or after your stay.
  • Keep the property locked while you're gone! Don't let crooks ruin your family vacation.
  • To make certain that no damages are attributed to your stay, inspect for any problem areas upon check in. Call the rental manager immediately to record any issues. If there is a dispute about legal responsibility later, having the recorded concerns and contact attempts will be useful.
  • Be a good neighbor! You wouldn't like disrespectful vacationers bothering your quiet neighborhood. Practice the golden rule for best judgement. If they like you, locals might even recommend great local food and places you would have not otherwise known about!
  • Don't forget to... Ask a local! Locals can frequently help. Who better to ask where to rent beach equipment, have a great night out, or the best spots for crabbing?
  • Don't leave anything behind! Just before departing, walk through the rental to confirm you've collected all personal belongings. Check bathrooms, dressers, and closets for hidden items. Clean out the refrigerator and take any leftovers home.
  • Go through the rental a final time and scan for any damage. We advise walking through with the property manager whenever possible. If the manager is not available, remember to take pictures of the rental to record its condition at check-out.
  • Did your family have a fantastic stay? Most rental home management companies make it easy for vacationers to provide reviews. If your rental and/or property management company was great, they would love to hear about it. If anything was inoperable and they failed to address it within reason, or if the vacation rental wasn't as described, you'll want to make a note as part of your feedback.

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