About Mark Erwin
My wife and I moved to Ocean Isle Beach in June of 2000. We found this beautiful property last year and fell in love with the serenity. We lived here for a year while trying to sell our other house which didn't work out. So we decided to share this beautiful location with others. We hope you fall in love with it as much as we have.
Mark Erwin purchased this House in 2017
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Tranquil and Picturesque
We loved our stay here! It was a perfect fit for our trip - plenty of room for sleeping, playing board games, and watching movies as a family with dogs in tow... Quiet surroundings and beautiful views from every window!
Great weather, clean and comfortable house. The house is close to everything. Very relaxing, beautiful scenery, private, perfect. We would rather stay here then on the beach.
Peaceful and relaxing
This was the perfect location that allowed us feel at home while waiting to close on the condo I purchased in the area.
Perfect private getaway
It was just what we were needing. Secluded, private, quiet in a beautiful setting. Away from the crowds but short driving distance to the beach and anything we needed or wanted.
We could not have enjoyed this quiet creekside home more. The house sits right on the edge of a tidal marsh so you have the unique opportunity to view the changing marsh and wildlife from the elevated porch as tides fill and drain the area. We saw a ray jump out of the main basin one morning, huge amounts of birds and butterflies, occasional fish jumping too...just sitting on that porch provides quite the show. And the music the marsh makes as it fills back up and everything sounds all liquid and alive...just very cool.
The house is on the end of a quiet road with plenty of room for our little beagle pup to wander around (leashed for us, he's a beagle). The wrap around elevated porch is actually gated on both sides, so he got to have the run of the porch and smell all the tidal smells a beagle could want, run around with his various toys, find awesome sunny spots to snooze in and in general just be really pleased with creek life.
Plenty of room inside the house, well stocked kitchen, nice appliances, and beautiful views out every single window! There is an awesome restaurant, Inlet View Bar and Grill just a couple minutes away on the water with outside decks that's definitely worth a visit. Just ten minutes away is the Ocean Isle Fishing Center where we rented a pontoon boat for half the day and really enjoyed the area. Beautiful ICW to explore, plus we anchored on the beach and let the pup and our daughter run around while we went swimming.
All in all, this was one of our favorite rentals ever. Super relaxing, and if you are an outdoor enthusiast those porches will thrill you. We never did manage to get to take the kayak out due to the way the tides lined up for us, but I can see that would have been a great time and we were really hoping to do so. We were always in the middle of our beach/boat time when it would have been the time to go.
My only suggestion is...towel hooks in the bathroom. We 3 shared the upstairs bathroom and we reuse towels, so it would have been nice to have a place to hang them up in the bathroom to dry. We made-do by hanging them in the giant closet, but a couple over the door hooks would be helpful.
We all want to return to this beautiful and special place!
Quiet, close to everything. The house was very clean and comfortable. We enjoyed our stay immensely. Thank you for everything.