• As low as $362/Night
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 18
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General Features

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 7 bathrooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue grill
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Dining room
  • Dishwasher
  • English
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • Highchair
  • Internet access
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Near the beach
  • Near the sea
  • Note from host: no smoking allowed on premises
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Sleeps 18
  • Smoke detector
  • Smoke-free property
  • Spices
  • Stovetop
  • Toaster
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Unit size: 2600 sq ft (242 sq m)
  • Washing machine and dryer

About this Property

  • Sleeps 18
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Private vacation home
  • Approximately 2600 SQUARE_FEET
  • Non-smoking property
  • Pets welcome (restrictions apply)
  • No children allowed

**Recently installed UV light filters in air handlers that kill airborne pathogens and bacteria.

Located on one of the first canals after you cross the bridge, this 5 bedroom, 5 full and 2 half bathroom home is the ideal location! Just 2 blocks from the public beach access, Fishful Thinking also offers a boat dock, ocean vistas, canal access, paddle board and kayaks, a entirely supplied kitchen, wet bar, and much more. This handsome home is within short walking distance to eateries, bars, stores, pier, putt putt, arcade, playground, the town museum, and more! The Ocean Isle community center, which has a public beach access with showers and bathrooms, is just a 3 min. walk away. During the summer months, this community center also offers a variety of kids's programs.

With 5 bedrooms, Fishful Thinking sleeps up to 18 people and each bedroom has its own private full bathroom! The first floor has a master bedroom suite with a king size bed and private bath, as well as a second bedroom which features two 2 queen beds and a private bath.

There's an additional master suite located on the second floor, also with a king size bed and private bath. The two other bedrooms, located on the second floor, have a queen and a full bed with private bath, as well as a bunk room with 2 sets of twin over full bunk beds with a private bath – ideal for kids! Each bedroom has its own TV with cable, Roku, Netflix, Hulu and other TV apps to savor. For families with infants, we also provide a pack n' play and highchair. This home is ideal for a multi-family vacation, with plenty of space for everybody!

The first floor open concept accepts renters to appreciate striking canal vistas from the cavernous living room, kitchen, and dining room. Savor meals outside on the lower deck or in the dining room which features a huge table with seating for 12, as well as 4 additional seats at the bar. The TV in the living room is equipped with cable, Roku, Netflix, Hulu and other TV apps. Also located on the first floor is a pantry, coffee bar, wet bar and half bath.

Appreciate both canal and ocean vistas from the upper deck, adorned with lounge chairs and rocking chairs! The upper deck can also be accessed through the upstairs master suite. The second floor has an additional half bath, as well as a laundry room.

Feel complimentary to bring your own boat and dock it right outside! This dock can probably accommodate up to a 25 foot boat. Please be aware that at low tide the canal is typically only about 2 feet deep. If you don't have a boat, don't worry, there are 2 kayaks, a paddle board, and floats available for canal use. Fishful Thinking is everything you would want for the ultimate beach vacation, book today!

We allow dogs, up to 2 dogs under 65 lbs each for an additional fee. We ask that guests use the infant gate to keep dogs in the downstairs area where the living room, kitchen and 2 bedrooms are located. We also ask that you keep the dogs crated or closed in a bedroom when they are left alone. Thank you for your cooperation!

Kitchen amenities include a drip and Keurig coffee maker, toaster, toaster oven, blender, crockpot, and mixer.

$200 fee for one dog, and $300 for 2 dogs.

In the peak season (Memorial Day- Labor Day), we provide all bed linens, 1 set of towels per person (1 set includes 1 body towel, 1 hand towel, and 1 wash cloth), and a kitchen towel. In the off-season, linens and towels are an optional fee at the time of booking. We provide a basic starter pack of essentials for your first day including a roll of toilet paper in each restroom, hand soap, a roll of paper towels, and a trash can liner. (Last min. bookings: We need at least 24hr notice in order to provide linens)

While we do provide some items to get you started, here is a list of a few other things we want to remind you to bring:
* Bath Soaps/Shampoo/Conditioner
* Toothpaste
* Condiments/Seasonings
* Paper Towels
* Suntan Lotion/Sunblock
* Clothes Hangers
* Garbage Bags
* Laundry Detergent
* Dishwashing Detergent
* Beach Towels

You must be at least 28 years old to book and if your group is not related, no one can be under the age of 28 years old.

If your group is unrelated, the average age must not be less than 28 years old

No events, home events, weddings, receptions, etc..

NO Smoking in or on-premise

**Please be aware that there is an exterior security camera located on the premises directed towards parking area and/or entrances for added security and tranquility of mind.**

*Please note the 5% processing fee of the total reservation amount is non-returnable after booking*

**The dock and canal are meant to be appreciated responsibly. Please note there are inherent dangers associated with water including drowning. Please be safe and wear a personal flotation device around the water and monitor kids and those are not strong swimmers.**

About the Area

Located in Ocean Isle Beach, this vacation home is near the beach. Museum of Coastal Carolina and Sunset River Marketplace are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Rees Jones Golf Course and Leopard's Chase Golf Club. Traveling with kids? Consider Ingram Planetarium and Planet Fun.

Special Instructions

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Our top Ocean Isle Beach rental home booking tips:

Find your perfect rental home:

  • Book your vacation home as early as possible. Rental schedules often become available 12 months in advance (or in September just after the Summer season ends). Many groups reserve their Summer rentals during Christmas and Thanksgiving get-togethers. Book before these holidays for best selection.
  • Booking your Southport vacation home in Fall or Spring is one of our best tips for saving money on your rental home. Rental rates are lower, and you'll find a better selection of acceptable properties. Speaking of the off-season, don't overlook the holidays for a Southport vacation! Who wouldn't love a holiday vacation on the coast? Christmas, Thanksgiving, and New Years Eve are great times to gather with loved ones at the beach.
  • Some hosts and property managers offer discounts or promotional rates for active duty military and veterans. Ask your property manager if rate reductions are available for your group before you book.
  • Property managers frequently offer renters an option to purchase trip insurance protection. Trip insurance, which generally costs between 1% - 5% of the booking price, offers visitors reimbursement of costs for any missed trip time as a result of personal medical-related emergencies or weather, as well as ensuing additional hurricane evacuation costs, such as an unanticipated hotel overnight or additional gas expenses. Trip insurance can be a a welcome relief if the unforeseen occurs. Ask your host for program terms and fees.
  • Find a copy of your local visitors guide when you check-in. If your rental property doesn't have one, you can find them at local grocery stores, shopping centers, and visitor centers. In addition to great information, travel guides have offers and deals for local accommodations, restaurants and tours.

Make a plan and pick yourvacation home:

  • Begin by selecting your trip dates and a max budget.
  • Brunswick Vacation Rentals has 5 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms.
  • Specific information about bedrooms and bed counts is often accessible on booking pages. If they are not listed, contact the property management company before booking the vacation home. Remember that most property listings specify the maximum guest capacity, which often includes pull out couches in living rooms. You'll need to establish what configuration is right for your group.
  • Do your family pets travel with you? Although a number of vacation homes allow pets or animals, guidelines and costs vary per property. Allowable pet type, breed, and size are often limited. Remember to ask the property manager before booking, and study your agreement! Pet fees or applied to your agreement.
  • If there's a certain Southport beach you are crazy about, keep an eye out for rentals that are either close by, or those that cater especially to your desires.
  • Proper accessibility amenities can make or break a vacation for those with limited mobility. Remember to confirm all required amenities are available and included before booking

During your stay:

  • Review arrival and departure procedures before traveling. Add a note with the instructions to your smartphone, and take a printed backup.
  • Ask questions. You may need instructions for a fireplace, A/V setup or washer/dryer. Contact your owner. They are there to help! A brief text message prevents many difficulties.
  • Keep the property locked while you are gone! Don't let burglars spoil your family vacation.
  • Upon check-in, record any damages to the property and immediately alert the owner. Record all coorespondence.
  • Be a good neighbor! You wouldn't like disagreeable visitors disrupting your peaceful home. Employ the golden rule for best judgement. Happy residents may even recommend great local food and scenic spots you would have never otherwise known about!
  • Speaking of neighbors... Ask a local resident! Neighbors can often help you find the best spots in town. Who better to ask where to enjoy a steak with a view, have a great night on the town, or the best spots for BBQ?
  • At departure, complete a walk-through to make sure you have not forget any personal items. Check garages, decks, and cabinets for hidden belongings. Clean out the refrigerator and take or dispose of leftovers.
  • Record a video to document the condition of the property.
  • Did your family have a excellent time? Many vacation rental websites make it easy for vacationers to provide reviews. If your rental property and/or property manager was fantastic, they always love to hear your praise. If anything was wrong and they failed to fix it reasonably, or if the vacation rental wasn't described correctly, you'll want to make a note as part of your review.

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