Mermaid Crossing

443 E 2nd Street, Ocean Isle Beach NC, Ocean Isle Beach, 28469, United States
  based on 20 reviews
  •   18
  •   5
  • SQF 2,500
  •  wifi
  •  A/C
  •  Pool


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 20 reviews
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

Richard H.
A Great Property with Great Owners

We decided to plan a last minute long weekend at OIB. From our initial inquiry, to throughout our stay, the owners were quick to respond to any questions, and helped us pull our trip together! They also offered great recommendations on a variety of services to help our stay be as effortless (lazy:)) as possible. Additionally, the views from the decks in this home are remarkable. We spent hours rocking in the comfy porch rockers watching the tide. The secluded East end of the island provides the perfect location for R & R, and for enjoying the beauty of OIB. The kitchen is phenomenally stocked. Every detail has been thought of with this rental! We will definitely be back!!

Family with young children  |  stayed in 3/2017

Jersey Girl Hendersonville, NC
Perfect ! 5 star

his home is a treasure! Outstanding views of the ocean! Beautifully decorated inside! Highly recommend sitting on the deck watching the sun come up with a cup of coffee !

Family with older children  |  stayed in 3/2017

Jamie E.
Beach House with a View

We rented 443 and loved it! We had 4 families (13 people in total) and had plenty of space for all of us. The living and kitchen/dining areas were open and spacious. The porches have great views and its easy access to the ocean. We loved this house and will definitely rent again. The owners were also super friendly and easy to work with.

Family with young children  |  stayed in 8/2016

Benjamin B.
Why did we leave OIB?

Had a great time at 441 E 2nd in OIB this summer. We had a crew of 16 (8 adults and 8 children) and the house was perfect for us. We originally thought that the living area would be a little small for all of us, but the kids never sat still for 1 minute, which left just enough space for all the adults to watch late night Rio Olympics. Kids had the time of their lives either in the pool, across the street at the beach or watching late night movies in the bunk room (which was downstairs next to the our opinion the best place in the house for it because then no little ones ever really needing to go upstairs and they had access to snacks right next to their room!). Highlight of the week for all was gathering on the upper front deck after dinner to listen to music, drink the island drink of choice and feel the warm ocean breeze. Why did we leave again....?! Well, there's always next year! Submitted: Aug 18, 2016 Stayed: Aug 2016 Source: VRBO, from HomeAway Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to call us and let us know what a great time you had. We really do love to hear from our guests and encourage feedback and good communication throughout the process. We do always hear that the kids love the pool and the quiet streets behind the house for riding their bikes, and and of course the adults love sitting on the front porch watching the ocean. Hope you can make it back next summer! Mary and Michele

Family with older children  |  stayed in 8/2016

Anonymous Red Bud, IL / USA
Excellent Rental, Definitely shows the owners care!!!

We rented 443 this year, we are renting it again next year and our son and his friends are renting 441 the same time slot. The home is correctly displayed in the pictures. We have had other rentals from other companies, they are NO match to this rental and company. The home is well stocked with dishes, cooking utensils, paper products, dish soap, even spices. One of the cleanest ones we've seen in a very long time. We had one small issue with a noise coming from the elevator, I emailed Michele and with in an hour a man came and fixed the issue. 100% good people and their pride shows in their homes. Submitted: Aug 5, 2016 Stayed: Jul 2016 Source: VRBO, from HomeAway Owner's Response: Thank you for your excellent review of our home and we are so pleased that you are coming back next summer and renting both of our side-by-side houses. What a great idea for a family reunion! Mary and Michele

Family with young children  |  stayed in 7/2016

Sue L.
Awesome House

My whole family enjoyed our week at Ocean Isle and the house was great! Well maintained and the kitchen is stocked with everything you need! Michele is great to work with and so accommodating! We will be back next year!

Not specified  |  stayed in 7/2016

Bob S.
Family Fun Time

Perfect location and perfect house for our family vacation. Decks everywhere. Elevator makes arrive/depart easy. Pool is great for the kids. We used to vacation on the MD/Delaware beaches. Nevermore. OIB is much less crowded with warm ocean water. Submitted: Jul 1, 2016 Stayed: Jun 2016 Source: VRBO, from HomeAway Owner's Response: Thank you for letting us know what a great time you had. We live close to the Maryland and Delaware beaches also but prefer going down to Ocean Isle. And yes, we never realized how great the elevator would be for bringing the luggage up and down as well as groceries during the week! It's a lifesaver. Hope you can return soon.

Family with young children  |  stayed in 6/2016

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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