Gift From the Sea - Figure 8 Island, North Carolina
Gift From the Sea - Figure 8 Island, North Carolina
Gift From the Sea - Figure 8 Island, North Carolina
Gift From the Sea - Figure 8 Island, North Carolina
Gift From the Sea - Figure 8 Island, North Carolina
Gift From the Sea - Figure 8 Island, North Carolina
2 - 6 Keys 4 Bedrooms 8 Guests 4 baths


7 Inlet Hook is a four bedroom oceanfront single-family house located on a quiet cul-de-sac on the North end of Figure Eight Island. It comfortably sleeps eight adults. A bunkroom can accommodate two additional children. You are just steps away on a private beach path from the ocean. Perfect for adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, family reunions, girl’s getaways, romantic getaways. Given the warming waters of the nearby Gulf Stream, Figure Eight Island enjoys the same climate as Hilton Head Island or Myrtle Beach and truly offers four-season enjoyment.

Figure Eight Island lies just accross the Intracoastal Waterway on the Atlantic Ocean coast of North Carolina, just outside the city of Wilmington, NC (Pop. 100,000). By car, the island is eight miles north of the Wilmington city limits on Highway 17, a coastal highway extending from Norfolk to Jacksonville. Turning off Highway 17, travelers go less than two miles on a paved two-lane road and enter the island via a causeway bridge with a 24 hour guard assuring access only to residents and registered guests. There are no commercial establishments on Figure Eight Island, but Harris Teeter grocery stores, movies, shopping, fresh produce stands and restaurants are just minutes away on Highway 17.

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Property Details


Private Residence with 3 levels
4 bedrooms, 4 baths, 6000 square feet, 558 square meters


Twin, Queen, Queen, and King
8 guests maximum

Nearest airport

Wilmington, NC
30 minutes by car

Property View

Atlantic Ocean Go to to view house

Property ID



No Pets Allowed
Not Handicap Accessible
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Activities of Interest

  • Arts
  • Golf
  • Porter's Neck Plantation Golf Course--Tom Fazio Design
  • Bridgtender Restaurant--Great seafood on the Intercoastal
  • Thalian Hall--Pre-Civil War Theater

Places of Interest

  • Historic Wilmington, NC
  • Battleship USS North Carolina
  • EUE Screen Gems Studio--Hundreds of movies and tv shows have been filmed in Wlimington


Week in April

The house was clean and well laid out. It had a number of nice features. Being on the gated island was a nice touch. The dunes and beach were very nice. The rooms in the house were comfortable and flexible in how they could be used. The master suite was a step above the other bedrooms and very nice. The area had a lot more restaurants than we anticipated. It is 5 miles back to US 17 but everything was there from grocery to Wal Mart to top seafood restaurant to a nationally recognized breakfast/lunch diner to gyms with weekly membership available. Scenery was top notch. The concierge type service was extremely helpful in arranging a boat outing and knowing special things about the area. Very enjoyable week. The bathrooms in the non master were somewhat dated. ”

JohnApril 2018

Gift From the Sea

We would rate this home as one of the nicest we have stayed at as a member of 3rd. Home. It was extremely clean and the view of the ocean was outstanding. We hope to return again next spring. Steve Aichele”

SteveApril 2016

Gift From the Sea is: private, comfortable, and charming. The beach view is simply amazing!!!!

The Hobbs were very caring and wonderful to work with during the planning of our Spring Break trip. The house is located directly on the beachfront making it convenient to take our grandchildren to the beach. We were there in April (this month) so the water was too cold to swim. However, The flat roads made it a great place to teach our grand daughter how to ride her new bike. We took away wonderful memories with our grand daughters. We recommend the following restaurants: Caprice (French bistro) and the Ice cream shop a few doors down. We also enjoyed Southbeach Grill in Wilmington.”

MignonApril 2016

Refreshing Retreat

Gift of the Sea was absolutely wonderful. It is possibly one of the most serene and most peaceful places on earth. Reccommended for all who want to to really get away from the cares of the world and concentrate on the things that really matter. Stuart & Robin ”

StuartApril 2015

Great location and idealic setting!

Gift from the Sea is a beautiful and very comfortable property that induces a wonderfully relaxing vacation. The owners had gone to great lengths to insure that Inlet hook's visitors had a remarkable experience. ”

DonMarch 2015

Slice of Paradise

Gift From the Sea truly lived up to its name. The pristine beaches, laid back atmosphere, private feel and friendly residents made this beach vacation one we will never forget. The house was gorgeous; well stocked and comfortable for children and adults alike. The owners went above and beyond, offering tips and answering questions about the amenities and the surrounding area. The house was perfect for a large family (with kids), and the views were peaceful and gorgeous. We even saw a rainbow that landed on the beach from the second floor balcony! Gift From the Sea is truly a gem and highly recommended. We appreciate the opportunity to have visited this home and Figure Eight Island.”

JoeJune 2013
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