About this Property
- Sleeps 9
- 4 Bedrooms
- 3 Bathrooms
- Private vacation home
Located on a secluded salt marsh tidal creek that leads to the close by Intracoastal Waterway and Atlantic Ocean via kayak or canoe, Eagle Point on the Bay offers the privacy, beauty, and nature of a rural location, yet is close to urban, coastal, and academic amenities. Near the neighborhoods of Porters Neck and Figure Eight Island, the home is 3 miles to major grocery stores, coffee stores, eateries, shopping, and a seafood market. Stunning beaches at the coastal community of Wrightsville Beach are only 15 mins. where there is also a branch of the New Hanover County Public Library, a health food store, and kayak/paddleboard/watersport units. The colonial city of Wilmington and its historic district and riverfront park is only 14 miles. Other area attractions include Airlie Gardens, the North Carolina Aquarium, the Boardwalk at Carolina Beach, historic Fort Fisher, and the Battleship North Carolina. There are many golf courses in the area.
Most of the neighbors are permanent residents. Bald Eagle Lane dead ends with only a handful of homes beyond ours, and so there is very little traffic, certainly no through traffic, making it ideal for bicycling and walking. From our front porch and street view between the single row of waterfront homes to the Intercoastal Waterway and the vast salt marsh across which sits the oceanfront private barrier island of Figure Eight Island (gated community). The view from the back of the home is across the tidal creek to the other shore lined with century old live oaks and the private, exclusive golf course Eagle Point adding to the green and natural vistas.
Appreciate birdwatching for osprey, herons (great grey, white, green), pelicans, kingfishers, cardinals, and maybe catch a glimpse of the shy, brightly-colored painted bunting. From our private pier and dock we appreciate, fishing, crabbing, kayaking, and watching the sunset and tidal shifts. With the daily changing tide, every 24 hours the creek water level swings through a spectacular breathtaking high tide, at times nearly to pier level, through a "dead" low tide exposing areas of the creek bottom and its breeding ground for schools of leaping minnows and crabs. A channel running in front of the pier accepts for kayak launch most of the time to access the bay and beyond to the Intercoastal Waterway and salt marsh explorations. We have three sit-on-top kayaks available for your use: a two-person kayak; a one-person kayak; and a one-person fishing kayak. Walking or swimming in the creek is not allowed due to sharp oyster shells and unstable mud creek bottom. For information about tide rise and fall (water depth) consult local tide charts. The creek may not be navigable at the lowest tide.
The home has two bedrooms and full bath on the ground level, two bedrooms and full bath on the second level, and additional half-bath on ground level. Two of the bedrooms have a TV, and the T.V.s with their Roku boxes can be moved to a different bedroom as needed. Two of the common areas have a T.V.. The light and airy sunroom is lined with huge windows overlooking the salt marsh and tidal creek. Also on the ground level is a private den, family room, kitchen with connected dining area overlooking the salt marsh creek. Surrounding the home are native plants including live oak tree, cherry blossom, and dogwood trees providing ample shade, as well as azalea and holly berry shrubs, palmetto trees, and lawn areas. Detached from the home is a wooden shaded gazebo with a porch swing with a view of the waterfront, a enchanting spot during summer rain showers. Other outside spaces include a sizable deck off the sunroom, a modest deck off the kitchen/dining with a close by rope hammock, and a modest front porch.
In addition to all the basic furnishings, equipment, and supplies, please feel complimentary to use any of our books, cards, games, puzzles, yoga mat, bicycles (4) and two kayaks. Lifejackets are located in the garage and must be worn at all times when using the kayak. Kids must be accompanied by adults on the kayaks. Parties and events are not allowed.
About the Area
Located in Wilmington, this vacation home is next to a golf course and on the waterfront. Eagle Point Golf Club and Castle Bay Country Club are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Halyburton Park and Figure Eight Island. Traveling with kids? Consider New Hanover County Arboretum and Cape Fear Paddleboarding. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
3 total pets