Mermaid Crossing

443 E 2nd Street, Ocean Isle Beach NC, Ocean Isle Beach, 28469, United States
  based on 27 reviews
  •   18
  •   5
  •   5
  • SQF 2,500
  •  wifi
  •  A/C
  •  Pool
  •  Parking


House, 5 Bedrooms + Den, 5 Bath, Pool, Elevator,Fireplace, Incredible Views

Enjoy a fabulous vacation in Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina in this gorgeous single family home with all the amenities, including private swimming pool, gas fireplace and elevator. This second row home has exquisite ocean views due to open space across the street, with wide open views toward Intracoastal Waterway in back. Enjoy them all from any level on the wraparound decks or the covered screened porch. Beach access is just steps away across a very quiet road, and kids enjoy riding bikes with little traffic in front of the house.

The stunning home features five beautifully decorated bedrooms each with its own attached full bath, and each opening to a deck with ocean or sound views. Cable tv/dvd combos in every bedroom. Separate study with pullout sleeper sofa, desk and television. The home will sleep 18 comfortably in its two master suites (king beds in each), four doubles, four twin beds (two bunk bed sets), and the pull-out sleeper sofa. Modern, fully-equipped kitchen has granite countertops, oversize refrigerator/freezer, and all the tools and appliances you need when cooking for a crowd. In addition, a wet bar with sink, small drink refrigerator and a separate large icemaker make filling the cooler for the beach so convenient. Oversized island in kitchen easily accommodates 6 barstools, and with large dining table and screened porch with table and chairs, there’s plenty of room for meals. Bright, spacious family room was just redecorated and has large flat screen tv and dvd player, games and books. Large selection of movies for the kids. And for those folks who need to stay in touch with the rest of the world, high speed wireless Internet access is provided.

Please read our reviews on this site and you'll see why we have families returning to us every summer for the past 10 years for their vacation enjoyment.

At wonderful family-oriented Ocean Isle Beach you will escape the crowds and traffic of the Outer Banks and Myrtle Beach and just relax. Nearby golf features courses such as Oyster Bay, Marsh Harbour, Sea Trail, Panther's Run, Heather Glenn, and many more within a 15-minute drive. Ocean Isle also features miniature golf course, beach shops and restaurants, and a general aviation airport which is less than five minutes from the beach. A brand new fishing pier on the Intracoastal is just a short stroll down the street from our house.

We welcome house-trained dogs Sept thru May with a $100/week pet fee. Dogs are permitted in these non-summer months only, no exceptions, as we do not have enough time in the summer to do the extra cleaning that is required.  An additional pet addendum must be filled out and signed for each pet.  Our identical house next door does not accept pets.

Homes are non-smoking.

Please inquire about last minute, off season specials.

Note that we rent only Saturday-to-Saturday between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

We have a few homes with discounted rates for rent on this site. If Mermaid crossing is booked one of our other homes may be open. Contact us with any questions 410 320 8263.

Pets are not allowed mid-June to mid-August. Please always check with us before making an online reservation if you are wanting to bring pets.


5 Bathroom, 5 Bedroom, 1 Dining-Room, 1 Kitchen, 1 Living room, 5 Toilet

  • Sleeping
    4 Double bed, 1 Fold-away bed, 2 King bed, 1 Studio couch, 4 Single bed
  • Cooking
    Blender, Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Dish washer, Grill, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Spices, Toaster
  • Heating/Cooling
    Air conditioning, Ceiling fans, Central heating, Fireplace
  • Outside
    Private Balcony, Private Terrace
  • Entertainment
    DVD-Player, Wireless Broadband Internet, Stereo system, Telephone, TV (Cable)
  • Sanitary
  • Laundry
    Clothes dryer, Iron & Board, Washing machine
  • Miscellaneous
    Vacuum cleaner
  • Parking
    Parking Included, Roofed carport
  • Spa & Gym
    Unheated Outdoor swimming pool
  • Outside
    Gas BBQ, Deck chairs
Children welcome, Pets allowed only after arrangement, Smoking not allowed, Suitable for elderly or infirm, Wheelchair accessible,Credit cards accepted, Accessible 24/7, Elevator in building, Housekeeper Included
Check in:
3:00 PM
Check out:
10:00 AM

443 E 2nd Street, Ocean Isle Beach NC , Ocean Isle Beach, 28469, United States

based on 27 reviews
Erin L (usa)
Great house, location with incredible views

This home and location provide the perfect place for a beach vacation. Quiet, peaceful and the beach is right across the road. They view from the front deck is incredible. The owners are very easy to work with and always got back to me in a timely manner. They also gave me some great ideas when planning this vacation. Unfortunately we had 2 days of rain on our trip but it gave us a chance to drive into myrtle beach(about 40 min)and go to Ripleys Aquarium and my 4 year old loved it. Plus we didn't feel guilty about missing a beach day. The elevator is an added bonus as my 15 year old is in a wheelchair. I love that he can get to every floor and truly be a part of our vacation. Plus, getting him to the beach was easy. MAJOR BONUS! The only thing I wish it had was a roll in shower to shower my son. With that said we made it work and had a wonderful vacation. We will definitely be heading back to Ocean Isle and this location next year!!!!

With disabled person  |  stayed in 6/2018

Lori C (usa)
Absolutely Amazing

Beautiful home. Wonderful location. Incredible beach. This was a very special beach trip for my daughter and this gorgeous home so close to the beach and pool in the backyard made it even more special. We enjoyed the quiet location which is also very convenient to everything needed (including homemade ice cream). I almost don't want to write such a glowing review so we can keep this gem more to ourselves but it is just too amazing not to share. On top of that Michele was beyond amazing to work with ;-)

Family with young children  |  stayed in 5/2018

Kathy G
Love the location and View

My family really enjoyed our time at Ocean Isle and in this house. We have rented many houses there but this one was our favorite. The owner was very responsive and helpful when we needed anything. I would recommend this house and Ocean Isle to everyone.

Not specified  |  stayed in 5/2018

Thomas J
Wonderful Weekend Getaway

Perfect house for our ladies retreat!! The home is beautifully decorated, and the views are amazing! The elevator and handicap bathroom were an added bonus for our group.

Group  |  stayed in 2/2018

Katie R
Great for large group

We had a great stay at this property. Property in great condition. Views from porch were beautiful. Lots of storage space. Elevator was an added bonus for getting all the stuff inside. We had 14 people in for the weekend and had plenty of room to spread out and be comfortable. Owners were very good to deal with. I would definitely come back to this one again!

Not specified  |  stayed in 1/2018

Denise W
Perfect Location, Sunsets are Beautiful

This is our 2nd yr. and we enjoyed every minute. We will definitely go back. Beautiful home, great location and owners are so easy to work with.

Not specified  |  stayed in 12/2017

Richard H
Great Place to Get together and Enjoy Beach

Six college classmates and our wives stayed at the house and we had a great time. The house and all the amenities were perfect. The weather was ideal (I don't think we can attribute that to the house) but it made everything else so much better. Great views of the ocean. Location was also a plus. Fewer beach houses, but close enough to shops and restaurants.

Family with no Children  |  stayed in 10/2017

Carol S.
Family Beach Vacation

We loved this house! Nice kitchen and family room! Wonderful to have 5 bathrooms! Beds were a little hard and uncomfortable though. Gorgeous gorgeous views of the ocean and easy walk to the ocean with little ones. We rented a golf cart and could easily get to the intercoastal waterway and to get ice cream!!! Thank you Michele and Mary!

Not specified  |  stayed in 6/2017

Susie H.
The Best Ocean Views from This House

Our extended family of eight mostly adults plus one small dog met up at this home hoping for a relaxing week together walking on the beach and catching up with each other. This home was perfect! Several of us commented that we saw better views of the ocean in this house than in some front-row houses we had rented in the past! You could hear the ocean at high tide from the living room, yet the well-insulated bedrooms prevented us from hearing snoring relatives down the hall. We all had enough private lounging space as well as a beautifully designed open living/dining/kitchen gathering area. This house is near the end of the island, which also meant fewer cars driving by. We have stayed at many different NC and SC beaches, and we found more shark's teeth here than at others. My mother-in-law appreciated the elevator. OIB is great for people who don't want to leave the house and beach very often. Submitted: Jun 21, 2017 Stayed: May 2017 Source: VRBO, from HomeAway Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments and we are glad you had such a good time at the house. We think we have pretty incredible views also. Nothing like waking up in the morning and walking out of your bedroom onto the upper deck to enjoy your coffee while looking out over the ocean. And that east end is nice because of how little traffic there is -- easy and safe for everyone to walk across the street to the beach. The paved roads behind us make a perfect spot for the kids to ride bikes with no cars to worry about also. We hope you'll be returning next year. Did you find this review helpful?

Family with young children  |  stayed in 5/2017

Alan P.
Perferct for Us

Last minute, first time trip to OIB with our dog and kids. This property was perfect for us and what a great value. Second row prices with outstanding access to the beach and wonderful vistas. Well stocked home and the elevator was a godsend with our older dog. First time to OIB, we will be back and we will be looking to rent here again.

Family with young children  |  stayed in 3/2017

Mary Arnold


We first vacationed in Ocean Isle Beach back in 1995 with our young children, fell in love with the quiet beach town, and have returned every summer since. In 2004 we brought friends from Maryland down and built our own vacation home there. That house is 443 East Second Street. We went on to build another next door, 441 East Second Street, and purchase two other properties, 414 East Second Street and a townhouse in Windjammer. Over the years we’ve brought friends down to vacation, and most of them have fallen in love with the island and built homes of their own there. Ocean Isle Beach is our second home and, although it’s many miles away, it’s always worth the trip. If you’ve never been here before we think you’ll love it as much as we do, and we hope that you can enjoy the use of one of our beautiful homes. They are personally managed by us, we take great pride in them, and enjoy hearing about our guests’ wonderful vacations there.

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