• As low as $539/Night
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 16
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General Features

  • Books
  • DVD player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue grill
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Blender
  • Car recommended
  • 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
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Deadbolt lock
  • Desk
  • Dining table
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fence around the pool
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Fireplace
  • Free WiFi
  • Garden
  • Hair dryer
  • Heated pool
  • Heating
  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Living room
  • Microwave
  • Near the beach
  • No pets allowed
  • Onsite parking
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor pool
  • Oven
  • Paper towels
  • Phone
  • Playground
  • Private pool
  • Refrigerator
  • Smart TV with cable/satellite service
  • Smoke detector installed (host has indicated there is a smoke detector on the property)
  • Smoke-free property
  • Soap
  • Stair gate
  • Stovetop
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided
  • Unit size: 2550 sq ft (237 sq m)
  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Wheelchair accessible

About this Property

  • Sleeps 16
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Private vacation home
  • Approximately 2550 square feet

WISHING WHALE - 197 East First Street - This second row home features five bedrooms and five and a half baths on two levels, and it's conveniently constructed on a reverse floor plan for max. ocean vistas from the main living area upstairs with all NEW LIVING ROOM FURNITURE (April 2023)! On the first floor, one bedroom has a king bed and TV, one has a queen and TV, one has two full size beds, and the fourth has two sets of bunk beds. This level also has a sitting room with a queen sleeper couch and TV with a DVD player. Upstairs, there's the kitchen, dining room and main living room, along with the master bedroom with a king bed and TV. The dining room table seats ten, and there are six stools at the bar for additional seating.
Conveniences include an NEW (May 2021), ELEVATOR, a private HEATED pool, gas grille, enclosed hot and cold outside shower, BRAND NEW (Apr 2022) central heat and air, NEW (Oct 2022) washer and dryer and dishwasher! Microwave oven, iron/ironing board, ceiling fans, a new 55" 4K HD TV in living room, Blu-ray player, and the fastest Wi-Fi available. The gourmet kitchen has top of the line stainless steel appliances, convection oven, and granite countertops and a impressive NEW backsplash (Sep 2022). (Please bear with us while we get new photos...nearly every room is much better than our old photos indicate.)
All beds are Serta Ideal Sleeper Euro-top beds with GoreTex (hypoallergenic) bed covers. The two covered NEW (May 2021) TREX DECKS on the street side deck invite you to sit and savor the ocean vistas. This home is located nearly directly across from the Leland Street beach access. Arrive early and appreciate the beach! There is plenty of public parking at the beach access point or across the street.
This home has keyless entry.
A three-nighttime minimum stay is required.
We do our best to have the home ready earlier than scheduled checkin an be flexible if you need more time checkout day. Just send us a note.
This property has pillows and bedspreads. Pool heat is an additional $75/day, possibly less closer to summer.
Sheets, bath and kitchen towels, are available for an additional $235 but can be less for a smaller event. Feel complimentary to follow beach home tradition and bring your own sheets from home (or rent on your own). Paper and soap products should be available but are not guaranteed. RENTAL IS NON-SMOKING AND NO FAMILY PETS ARE ACCEPTED.

About the Area

Located in Ocean Isle Beach, this vacation home is near the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Ocean Isle Beach and Holden Beach. Museum of Coastal Carolina and Ingram Planetarium are also worth visiting.

Special Instructions

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

Know Before you Go

A car is recommended for transportation to and from this property

Pet Policy

Pets not allowed

Tips and Tricks to get the perfect vacation rental experience:

Get the best rental home value:

  • The sooner you can book a rental home, the better your selection will be. The best vacation rentals are booked very early. Reserving your vacation rental 6-12 months before your travel dates is recommended. Winter holidays are excellent times to search for and book your rental property.
  • Summer is high season in Ocean Isle Beach. Reserving a rental home in Spring or Fall is our best tip for saving money on your vacation. Rates are lower, and you'll find a larger selection of desirable properties.
  • Veterans and Active Duty Military members may be qualified for special discounts. Be sure to ask your prospective property manager or host if your family qualifies for a price reduction or discount.
  • Property managers usually offer guests an option to buy trip insurance. Trip insurance, which will generally cost anywhere between 1% - 5% of the booking price, offers visitors reimbursement of their vacation costs for any missed time as a result of medical-related issues or weather disasters, as well as hurricane evacuation charges, such as an unexpected hotel or additional gas expenses. Trip insurance is definitely a welcome relief if the unforeseen happens. Ask your host for more information.
  • Often, property management companies and vacation rental houses supply Wilmington, NC area visitors guides which will include money-saving deals, either offered directly by local companies, or by way of a relationship with the rental management company and the business itself. You can also find Wilmington, NC visitors guide and coupon books at local grocery stores, shopping centers, and visitor centers.

How to select the perfect rental home in Ocean Isle Beach:

  • First, have your group choose the best dates and a budget.
  • Decide how many bedrooms and the bed configuration your group requires. Second Row Beach House- \"Wishing Whale” Ocean views! has 5 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms. If you need a larger or smaller rental, use our search.
  • Precise descriptions of bedrooms and bed sizes & counts is regularly available on booking websites. If not, reach out to the property management company before reserving your rental. Note that most properties list the maximum guest capacity, which usually includes sofa beds in living rooms.
  • Some rentals allow pets, but others don't. Acceptable types of pet, size and breeds may be restricted, and added costs may apply. Ask the property manager about allowable pet guidelines before booking.
  • Are you visiting for a single event? Use a map search to find nearby rentals.
  • Proper accessibility can make or ruin a vacation for guests that require the use of a wheelchair. Make certain to inquire about specialized equipment and wheel chair accessibility.

Know before you go:

  • We recommend storing the host's information in your smartphone and wallet.
  • Hosts are there to help! Feel free to ask questions during your stay.
  • Ensure you protect the owner (and your stuff!) by locking the property when you are out, just like you would at home.
  • Note any issues with the property during check in, and immediately e-mail them to the property manager. We especially recommend e-mails and text messages, as they usually contain time stamps that can be valuable if damages are attributed to your stay.
  • Respecting late-night quiet hours and parking rules can make a stay significantly more pleasurable. Be a good neighbor. You'll magnify your chance to make some new local friends, and resident neighbors can be a great source for finding the best local beaches and hangouts.
  • Speaking of neighbors... Ask a local resident! Locals can usually help. Who better to ask where to grab the best tacos, have a great night out, or the best spots for fine dining?
  • Don't leave anything behind! Just before departing, walk through the rental property to make sure you've collected all personal belongings. Remember to check dressers, closets, and bathrooms for hidden items. Clean out the refrigerator and take or dispose of leftovers.
  • Document the condition of the property at check-out. We recommend taking a video during your final walk-through.
  • After your trip, leave feedback! Hosts rely on good reviews to propel more reservations. They'll be thankful for your review. Alternatively, if something wasn't right, other vacationers will appreciate that you share your feedback find their best vacation rental. Please be objective. If something fell short of expectations, consider whether the host could control the issue, and if so, whether they responded reasonably to fix it.

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