About us, and, history of our website
We are Marc and Sharon Weibel of Concord, North Carolina. The photos to the right are of us, plus our children, their spouses, and our grandchildren. We have grown up in the Carolinas as well as have resided here all of our adult lives. We love the beaches of the Carolinas and have been to most of them over the years.
We began our journey as vacation homeowners in 1999 with our purchase of a 4-br shotgun-style cottage on Newport Street at Ocean Isle Beach. We have always liked the residential family-oriented nature of Ocean Isle Beach and the fact that it features a very nice white sand beach with a nice surf, is not remote, and is very close to North Myrtle, Calabash and Wilmington (and with the Myrtle Beach bypass Hwy, we can now conveniently get centertown Myrtle Beach). We particularly love the canal waterfront section of the island and all that it offers with private docks, all-the-time navigable water, and quick access to the Intracoastal Waterway and open ocean. If you are more into golf than fishing, there are more excellent golf courses nearby than you can count.
As our family grew from 5 people to 13, including 6 grandchildren (new baby not in the family picture to the right, yet), in 2015 we took another leap at OIB, sold our Newport St. home, and purchased a larger place at 37 Moore Street(click link to go to the page on 37 Moore). Upon purchase of the 37 Moore our first upgrade project was to add a private pool to this wonderful 6-bedroom home. We never looked back. We love our new place and it can handle all 13 of us very comfortably, and the grandkids (and adults) love the pool.
We started this web page with the purchase of our Newport St home in 1999, for the purpose of finding caring vacationers for our Newport cottage who wanted to find a great vacation rental. Shortly thereafter, we added other properties to the group owned by others from our hometown in the metro Charlotte, NC area. Our group has grown as we have added properties owned by people we have met at OIB over the years. We function as an advertising and “extra value added” referral service, helping vacationers find the best property that works for them at the best price. Our service is very unique. Our group is small, but has variety and covers all the price points. Philosophically, the owners in our group strive to provide extra amenities without charging extra, with many in the group providing amenities not easily found, including elevators, ping pong tables, pool tables, golf carts, kayaks, and paddle boards. The national web sites that help vacationers find owner-direct properties are difficult to navigate, charge hidden fees, and in many cases are not really direct rentals. We strive to provide a better service and better value than either the national advertising site or the local realty companies.
This web site is managed by myself Marc Weibel. I have an active NC real estate broker’s license which in good standing and am the broker-in-charge for this OIB vacation rental referral service. I do not handle or collect any money from vacationers. I receive a referral fee from the owners who are on this web page, which is much less than agency fees by the local realty companies. As such, our owners can offer more for less, yet deliver an outstanding service at the same time.
We love Ocean Isle Beach and are confident you will love OIB also, whether it be your first or a return visit.
We have a Facebook Page where we post interesting information about OIB, as well as promotions for our group. Here is the link: www.facebook.com/oceanislerentals
We just recently started a Facebook Group – just getting going, but check it out. www.facebook.com/groups/oceanislerentals
Give us a try by emailing and we promise to do a good job for you.
PS- We also own a mountain lakefront vacation rental home on a wonderful private lake (Lake Cherokee) at the southern edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains in South Carolina, just south of Highlands and Cashiers and north of Seneca, just east of the Chattooga River near Lakes Jocassee and Keowee. Check it out- www.carolinamountainlakes.com and area information at www.facebook.com/carolinamountainlakes