We Have Plenty of Affordable Vacation Rentals in Ocean Isle Beach

When you’re looking for the best rate on vacation rentals in Ocean Isle Beach check out our many affordable accommodations. We have a vast assortment of condos, villas, and single family homes that will provide you with all the comforts you would want when you’re away from home. With our many pet friendly homes, homes with pools, linen ready homes, and the many comfortable winter rentals we still have available you’re sure to find exactly the type of home you’re looking for. You simplywon’t find a better price on such a large number of Ocean Isle Beach vacation rentals as we have right here at Sloane Realty. Give us a call at 866-931-5201 if we can assist you with finding that perfect vacation rental.

Two of our most popular events are coming up this month. The 31st North Carolina Oyster Festival will be held October 19-20 in front of the Museum of Coastal Carolina from Sat. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sun. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The event features live entertainment, arts and crafts vendors, festival food, a road race, kid’s area and an Oyster Stew Cook-off. Festival goers can also enjoy watching the shuckers compete for the title of 2013 North Carolina Oyster Shucking Champion. $5.00 / Children 8 & Under Free.

 

FestivalByTheSea3

The second and equally popular event is the North Carolina Festival by the Sea being held October 26-27, 2013. This 2-day event kicks off with a parade down the Holden Beach causeway at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Arts and Crafts vendors are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. There will be a horseshoe tournament and a sand castle building contest. Children enjoy face painting, huge kites flying overhead and children’s rides and amusements. Live musical entertainment begins at 10 a.m. both days at Holden Beach’s new pavilion. Free admission and free parking.

We hope to see you there!

Where to Stay in Ocean Isle Beach

When you’re planning a vacation and you’re looking for comfortable accommodations that are affordable and won’t sink your ship, take a look at what only we have to offer you at Sloane Realty. We have some Ocean Isle Beach condo rentals that sit oceanfront and will provide you with phenomenal coastline views. This close, you’ll be able to fully appreciate the aromatherapy that only the ocean salt air can provide.

porchIn an oceanfront rental you’ll practically be able to roll out of bed and onto the beach, you’re just that close. But we don’t recommend it. Proper attire is usually shorts or a swimsuit rather than your pajamas. You’ll be able to wake to the sound of the waves crashing to shore then enjoy a leisurely breakfast on your deck or patio before heading off for a long walk or run down the beach. It’s a fitness plan designed by Mother Nature herself and it works!

You really have to experience it firsthand in order to know how lovely and well-appointed our Ocean Isle Beach condo rentals truly are. If you love to cook, you’ll like knowing our rentals provide you with your own kitchen where you can prepare a simple breakfast or a full-on gourmet meal for dinner. Take it up a notch and plan a romantic dinner on the beach complete with candlelight. Remember, you’re on vacation and anything goes!

It’s So Peaceful Here this Time of the Year

Making your vacation plans just became a whole lot easier when you search for your accommodations on our newly revised website. We supply you with quick links to homes with the most requested features. Such as homes with pools, pet friendly rentals and linen-ready homes.

ishot-1(1)

If it’s Ocean Isle NC vacation rentals you’re looking for, you will like what we have to offer. There are still winter rentals available at a discounted off-season prices. Come spend what’s left of winter on our warm oceanfront beaches and avoid the snow and ice of the north. You’ll be really glad you did.

Ocean Isle NC vacation rentals provide you with comfortable, completely furnished accommodations that include kitchens, laundry, and separate living and dining areas that are in an environment that is both relaxing and rejuvenating. Wake each morning and start your day with a walk on the seven miles of beachfront you’ll find here. Have a leisurely breakfast on your deck or balcony while enjoying the surroundings that are sure to delight all of your senses. There’s just nothing else like the scent of saltwater in the air or the feel of the sun on your skin — especially this time of the year.

And it is a new year so why not start it off in a brand new way. An off-season visit to the ocean provides you with uninterrupted time for meditation and the opportunity to truly appreciate the beauty that will surround you here. It’s a great way to re-start those resolutions you made to be healthy and get fit.

If you’d like to talk with us about our vacation rentals you can reach us by calling toll free 866-931-5201.  We look forward to talking with you!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving Holiday

Thanksgiving is a few days away and we’d like to wish a Happy Thanksgiving Holiday to your families from ours! Whether you’re traveling to far off places to celebrate with family or you’re staying home to enjoy the holiday at your own house, have a safe and enjoyable time.

Fall bounty
Fall bounty

If your house runneth over with guests having no place to sleep, why not consider one of our spacious and comfortable Ocean Isle Beach rentals for them to stay in. These rentals are located in a beach community on the Brunswick Islands. There are many Ocean Isle Beach rentals available for a short holiday weekend or a full week’s stay as well as long term winter rentals.

Here are some of the many holiday events taking place in the area this time of the year.

Plenty of excitement can be found at the 9th Annual Ocean Isle Beach Flotilla that will take place on Saturday, November 24, 2012. The Boat Parade begins at dusk at the Shallotte River in front of Inlet View Bar & Grill and proceeds down the Waterway to the commercial canal in front of Sharky’s. Call 910-612-7799 or 910-612-2793 to enter a boat. The Tree Lighting will take place at 5 p.m. followed by a Visit with Santa at the OIB Fire Department. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served.

The nearby Holden Beach Tree Lighting, Chili Cook-Off and Holiday Flotilla will take place on November 29 beginning at 6 p.m.

Vacationing at Ocean Isle Beach

Whether you’re in search of a short-term Ocean Isle Beach condo rental to stay in for your vacation this summer or a long-term rental, we have a nice selection from which you can choose. We have both furnished and non-furnished long-term rentals. Our vacation rentals are all fully furnished with well-equipped kitchens and all the amenities you need for a great vacation. You can‘t go wrong when you make your reservations with Sloane Realty for a Ocean Isle Beach condo rental. We’re professionals and very knowledgeable about the area and the rentals that you’ll find here.

beach10

There are always events and festivities taking place on the Brunswick Islands so if you don’t see something in particular listed here just ask us.

On June 22, 2012 the Ocean Isle Beach Concert Series is under way from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Continental Divide performs on the stage in the parking lot at Museum of Coastal Carolinas on Ocean Isle Beach. On June 29, 2012 Holiday Band performs at this same location. These events are free and open to the public.

The Ocean Isle Beach 4th of July Parade will be held on July 4, 2012 beginning at 10 a.m. Decorated floats, golf carts and bicycles will be judged and prizes awarded. Line up in Museum of Coastal Carolinas parking lot at 9:30 a.m.

Ocean Isle Beach Special Deals

With the temperatures warming up quickly summer is fast approaching. We have some great specials you won’t want to miss taking place at this time on Ocean Isle Beach vacation rentals. We have beach houses and condos, oceanfront or canal front, small or large – all offering you huge savings for a limited time.

1(1)

Come any week before May 12, 2012, and enjoy your stay in this oceanfront 7 bedroom, 5 bath duplex (left) for just $1495! One of our larger Ocean Isle Beach vacation rentals, you can save a bundle on these accommodations and have more money to spend on the fun stuff. Amenities include a shared pool, central heat and air, multiple CCTVs, DVDs, dishwasher, washer/dryer, microwave, covered porch, sundeck on sand dunes, grill, outside shower, Internet, non-smoking home. Full linen service included.

22

This 6 bedroom, 6 bath, oceanfront duplex called “For Pete’s Sake” (right) sleeps 20 people and has a swimming pool. A great property on a very quiet area on the west end of the island. Amenitieis include CH/A, D/W, MW, 7 CCTV’s, 3 DVD’s, DVR on main TV, high speed internet access, ceiling fans in all rooms, swimming pool, large sun & covered decks, large dining table, hot and cold enclosed shower, dog friendly (only one dog allowed) with additional non-refundable pet fee. Just $1750 for any week until Memorial Day holiday.

If you’re looking for specials on Ocean Isle Beach vacation rentals but want a shorter stay, give us a call toll-free at (866) 931-5201 and we’ll be happy to help you.

Ocean Isle Beach Foreclosures

ForeclosureBuying foreclosures in Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, is a real estate investor’s dream. Ocean front properties are on the market, ready to be purchased for pennies on the dollar. Foreclosed properties in Ocean Isle Beach don’t last long. Interests rates are low, and banks want to move their inventory — now is the time to buy Ocean Isle Beach foreclosures.

Foreclosures in Ocean Isle Beach are hot. Ocean Isle Beach foreclosures are being purchased in record time, often with multiple offers. Banks are often asking for the best and highest offer from potential buyers, which is still below current market value for similar non-foreclosed homes in the area. If you want to own a piece of the Brunswick Islands, you need to move fast.

Many of the luxury subdivisions in the Coastal Carolinas are watched carefully by investors waiting for a foreclosure property to come onto the market. These foreclosures not only make excellent investment properties, but they are fabulous for amenity value and potential resale.

Ocean Isle Beach foreclosures offer a great opportunity to invest in beach communities. Whether amenity value, or reselling the property when the market rises — foreclosures are the way to go. You can find incredible bargains in coastal North Carolina, especially foreclosure and bank owned real estate. These homes were defaulted on by their former owners, and banks need to sell their inventory.

Now is a great time to buy Ocean Isle Beach foreclosures.

Finding a Way to Make That Purchase

interest-rateFixed mortgage interest rates for Ocean Isle NC real estate continue to hover at record lows. Interest rates had fallen further when the Federal Reserve said it would shuffle its holdings to drive down long-term interest rates.

Interest rates on a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage hovered near 4 percent for the third consecutive week, remaining at 60-year lows, according to Freddie Mac. An average 15-year fixed-rate mortgage also slightly increased to 3.31 percent last week, down from the prior week’s 3.3 percent.

A drop in mortgage rates could provide some help to the economy but only if more people would refinance. The thinking is that when people refinance at lower rates, they pay less interest on their loans and so they have more money to spend in general, thus boosting the economy overall. But many people aren’t spending that money – choosing to hold onto it instead, mostly out of fear of what the future will bring. Many people reluctant to refinance just aren’t aware that 100% of their refinancing (closing) costs can be wrapped back into the new loan amount resulting in zero out of pocket expense to refinance.

Plenty of homeowners have already refinanced in the past year. Last year at this time, the 30-year, fixed-rate averaged at 4.39 percent. Freddie Mac spokesman Chad Wandler said the recent interest rates haven’t been so low for at least 60 years since long-term rates began being recorded.

There’s no reason not to purchase Ocean Isle NC real estate available at this time. With low prices and record low interest rates, this is the time of a lifetime. If you can find a way – do it. Ocean Isle NC real estate is surrounded by an abundance of amazing natural beauty, with championship golf courses near, and the vast Atlantic Ocean just steps away. It’s a wonderful place to visit and an even better place to live.

Annual Tree Lighting and Concerts

2011aWhile you’re in the Ocean Isle Beach area there will be plenty of holiday ceremonies going on around you. Make sure they are on your list of things to do and places to go. It’s a good time of year to stay in our Ocean Isle Beach NC rentals where you’ll find huge savings. Following are some events you won’t want to miss that aren’t far from our Ocean Isle Beach NC rentals.

As part of the City of Wilmington’s annual downtown Christmas Tree Lighting, the ship will be illuminated from the bow, up to the masts and down to the stern. It will be nightly from dusk until 11:00 p.m. until December 31 with the best view from downtown Wilmington.

The Brunswick County Concert Band Christmas Concert takes place on December 2, 2011 from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Featuring Brunswick County Concert Band, Big Band, and BLT Singers performing at Hatch Auditorium, Caswell Beach. This is a free event.

Calabash’s 16th Annual Tree Lighting launches with a Spirit of Calabash Christmas Golf Cart Parade marching down Beach Drive on December 2 starting at 6 p.m. Holiday music, live entertainment from the West Brunswick High School band, cookies and cocoa and a visit from Santa! The festivities traditionally culminate with a candle lighting, as candles are handed out among the crowd. Callahan’s Gifts Parking Lot, Calabash, NC.

Rent This Ocean Isle Beach House

OIhouseIf you’re looking for Ocean Isle Beach house rentals to stay in while in Ocean Isle Beach this winter here’s some deals you won’t want to miss out on.

This second row 4 bedroom and two bath home is a Blue Ribbon property, all bed linens and towel sets will be provided for your convenience. The home has hardwood floors throughout. Amenities include Central Heat and Air and ceiling fans in living room, kitchen and bedrooms, Dishwasher, Washer/Dryer, Microwave, Color Cable TV with HBO, VCR/DVD, wireless Internet access, stereo. Covered Porch and sundeck, highchair, outside shower, charcoal grill and garage. Bedding: Port-a-Crib, Queen, Queen, Queen, Double/Single. Non-Smoking unit. This winter rental is $1100/mo. Call 866-931-5201 to book your winter Ocean Isle Beach house rentals.

OIcondoIf you require something smaller here is an ocean front complex with a variety of accommodations! Each condo has its own private balcony overlooking the ocean and pool. Living rooms are furnished with wet bar, kitchens are fully equipped. Conveniently located near town center. One and two bedrooms offer an additional bunk nook. Three and four bedrooms are furnished with a private elevator. Master bedroom has a Jacuzzi tub. There is also an oceanfront pool and spa. A 1 bedroom, 1 bath winter rental here is $600/mo.

Call Sloane Realty at 866-931-5201 to book your winter Ocean Isle Beach house rentals.