Giveaway: Vacation at Ocean Isle Inn Beach Resort!

I am really excited to be able to share with you the awesome experience our family had this summer at the Ocean Isle Inn, in beautiful North Carolina!

We stayed at the Ocean Isle Inn for three nights. Let me tell you, it was fabulous! Peaceful, family-friendly, clean, beautiful, we had a wonderful time and the staff was really friendly and helpful! I like the tile floors in the rooms, which really cut out the mildewy smell with beach carpet. It would be a good idea to bring house shoes or slippers to wear inside the room, with the tile, and keep your outside shoes near the door. Here is a picture of the room we had:

The extended continental breakfast was the perfect start to our day, with waffles, bagels, fruit, you name it! There is a microwave and a refrigerator in the room, so you can save restaurant leftovers or store your own food. You can also bring a small grill and cook on the grassy area. We bought stuff for sandwiches, fruit, snacks, and Easy Mac to fix in the micro-wave for lunches. You will need to bring silverware (plastic or from home), if needed, and I recommend paper plates, and bottled water for the room!

I love that the pool starts at 2 feet deep, my three-year old was ecstatic that she could swim without her life preserver! The beach in front of the hotel was pristine, and not too crowded.

It’s been a while since we have taken a vacation purely with my husband, me and the girls, and it was a sweet time of bonding for us. The kids were happy the whole time, and we were so relaxed!

Now, if you are one who likes noisy action at the beach, you can just drive a few minutes down the road to Myrtle, then come back and sleep in peace at Ocean Isle Inn!

One thing I loved about the Ocean Isle Inn is that it is strictly non-smoking! You cannot even smoke on your balcony, since others will be on the balcony next to you, and the smoke drifts into the rooms. There are designated smoking areas outside. In fact, there is a $200 fine for smoking in the room/balcony. As a non-smoker, I love that, because it means I can sit out on the balcony with fresh air!

The general manager, Lee Shapiro, is the nicest guy, who loves his pets, and he will try to help you with anything you might need. There is really something for everyone, including:

You can check out the gazebo by the pool with the Beach Cam online! And here’s my video, showing you around!

Now for the exciting part! I get to give away a 2-night stay at the Ocean Isle Inn, so you can see for yourself how nice it is! The prize includes:

  • 2-Nights at Ocean Isle Inn, based on availability
  • Restrictions on holidays and special events.
  • Once the winner is chosen and contacted, details must be finalized by the OII and winner.

Here is how to enter (leave a separate comment for each one):

  • Watch the video above, and leave a comment, saying what you think you would love about Ocean Isle Inn. (required) Be sure to leave a FIRST NAME and EMAIL ADDRESS, so I can get in touch with you

Optional extra entries:

Contest open through Sunday, July 26, winner will be contacted by email and on our winners page. Winner will be chosen by Random Drawing. US Residents 18 or older are eligible to win. Winner must respond within 48 hours of notification to claim prize.

Disclosure: In the interest of full disclosure, Ocean Isle Inn is a Real Life/High Country Mom Squad Sponsor. Most of you know me and trust me, and I wholeheartedly recommend this resort. (It’s the Mushu Pork analogy, ya know)

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About Sarah Pinnix

I'm a mom, blogger, vlogger, libertarian. I love Jesus, and my husband, too. Social Media Strategist for a Non-Profit (All statements here are solely my own)


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  5. Jennifer Lacy says:

    Your Ocean Isle Inn video was super! They should use it for their commercial! I also loved the banana eating off-camera mid-way through your intro! 🙂 We were lucky enough to get to stay at the Ocean Isle Inn for just a couple of days this summer (we mentioned you!), and we loved all the ammenites you showed in the video (especially the 2ft. deep section of the outdoor pool). We'd love to be able to go again!


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  7. mysisterskitchen says:

    Glad I caught this before the contest closed. First of all, I love the location of the Ocean Isle Inn. It's SO close to the water and that would totally "make" it for me. I'm an ocean girl. You did a great job on the video, Sarah!



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    I "Dugg" this post.


  10. mysisterskitchen says:

    I am now following Ocean Isle Inn on Twitter. Twitter ID: sisters_kitchen


  11. mysisterskitchen says:

    I am now following you, Sarah, for Real Life on Twitter.

    Twitter ID: sisters_kitchen


  12. Dave Kelley says:

    Hi Sarah,

    What a great drawing! The part that I like best about the Ocean Isle Inn video is that obviously it's not overcrowded. When I go on vacation, I do NOT want to head into crowds, so this is a real appeal for me.



  13. Dave Kelley says:

    I already follow you on Twitter for reallifesarah



  14. Dave Kelley says:

    Just started following OceanIsleInn



  15. Dave Kelley says:

    I just subscribed to your blog on RSS.



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