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Ocean Front Cottage Oak Island, NC Direct Beach Access with WIFI


Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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Ocean Front Cottage Oak Island, NC Direct Beach Access with WIFI

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Oak Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Mr. Krabs is a charming ocean front cottage with a quaint cabin feel. You'll love the direct beach access with a covered porch and sun deck perfect for relaxing and watching the sunrise and sunset. This cottage is very unique because it is in a convenient location close to shopping, but feels very private since there is not a direct neighbor on either side. From Mr. Krabs you can walk to the ice cream store, coffee house, breakfast places and beach shops. You will enjoy a great nights sleep on top of the line Sealy beds in this comfortable beach cottage. You will have your choice of bedrooms one with a king size bed, two with queens and one with twins. All hardwood floors make this an easy house to keep tidy and free of sand. Under the house there are additional parking spaces and a hot and cold shower.

Keywords: ocean front, beach cottage, beach house

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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About The Owner

We purchased this home in 2003 when our kids were little and loved Sponge Bob...hence the name Mr. Krabs! We were fortunate to live at the beach (in Southport) for two years but now we live in Greensboro, NC but go to the coast as much as we can. We love the laid back feel of Oak Island and Southport.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2003

Why The Owner chose Oak Island

This property was special to us since it was the only house in a row of six to survive Hurricane Floyd. People always comment how this cottage takes them back to fond childhood memories of the knotty pine beach house days. Days were it wasn't about being fussy in a beach house and where the kids could just be kids.

What makes this cottage unique

We love the direct beach access and the sun and shade porch. We also love having the ability to walk the kids to the Dairy Queen at night instead of having to get in the car. Our beds are the best! We love the shabby chic decor! Our white painted floors brighten the home and keep everything fresh and clean.

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Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Ocean Front Cottage Oak Island, NC Direct Beach Access with WIFI
average rating of 4.65 based on 20 reviews

Family Spring Break

  • 4 of 5

Off the bat, I want to share that Kathleen, the home owner, was fabulous! I had so many questions and she was extremely prompt and patient when answering. Super friendly, and really couldn't ask for a better home owner:) The location is beautiful; just a few steps and your on white sand with the ocean waves on your toes. We have a toddler, and this house was perfect for us. There wasn't any potential breakables which is always worriesome at hotels or other rentals, and there were a few beach toys there to play with as well. The house itself is very cute; don't expect anything glamourous but that's not our family style so it suited us perfectly. Everything was clean, smelled great, and very inviting. (And I'm a clean freak so this says a lot lol). There are two things that might need upgrades: the bathrooms (are a little moldy in the showers) and the deck had quite a few nails sticking out in various places. I understand though that it is very weathered due to the climate, so I wasn't really put off by any means, just something to look out for. The town itself is very quaint; nothing overboard or crowded with tourists which was perfect for us. Only thing that wasn't so great for me is my son and I are vegetarians (hubby isn't) so was hard to find restaurants that had something other than seafood or small side salads, but that's a challenge wherever we go lol. Oh and the on call maintainence people were great! Literally responded to a text (our propane tank for grill was empty) and had it there refilled within 15 mins. I was very impressed! So overall, I would recommend this to families, and we will hopefully be staying again next year!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway

Group of late 20s/early 30s people

  • 5 of 5

We all had a great time. The layout of the house is great for group activities, while still allowing privacy for those who desire it. Large, fully equipped kitchen. Plenty of room on either side of the house, you don't feel like you're stumbling over other groups. Excellent deck. The one minor negative is that the house's beach access is joined with a public beach access that is right next to the house.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Richmond, VA


  • 2 of 5

We were very excited to spend our second year family vacation on Oak Island, however the first impression of this cottage was not a favorable one. As we entered the back steps up to the covered porch overlooking the ocean we noticed that it needs A LOT of repairs. The gate was broken, the porch floor and ceiling needs wood repairs and painting as it is covered with stains and peeling paint down to the bare wood. This was a dissapointing start to our overall impression of the cottage. The dishwasher seems very old and only worked about half of the time. One of the faucets in the bathroom would not stop running , however the owners representative was responsive and called a plumber asap. This cottage does have a lot of charm and given some attention it could be wonderful.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Melanie, We are so sorry that you were disappointed with Mr. Krabs. Our house takes a lot of abuse from the weather being on the ocean and believe it or not the whole porch was painted just over a year ago, but looks like it is due for another overall. We are considering putting on a new deck floor since it has been painted one to many times so it might be time to just replace. The dates of your stay at Mr. Krabs have some good points (rates are cheaper than summer), but the downside is in early September we have not had any break in the schedule to do major projects on the house that require a few days stretched together. We are committed to keeping the charm of the house, but we do know how important it is to keep all systems up and running. We plan to take your comments to heart and will make the necessary improvements to keep guests coming back year after year. Even though we were sad to see your title Dissapointed we try not to take it too personal and just get to work fixing the things that need attention. We take a lot of pride for fixing things (like plumbing problems) very quick. We understand that when you are on vacation you don't want to deal with things not working properly which is why we have hired the very best housekeepers on Oak Island. Their customer service is second to none and when they are alerted to an issue they get on it right away! I hope you will give Mr. Krabs another try! Thank you for taking the time to tell us your honest feelings.
Ashburn, Virginia

Incredible week at Mr. Krabs

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome time at Mr. Krabs and can definitely see returning.

We were a group of 8 and the house worked out well for us. It has a good layout with 2 bedrooms and a bathroom on one side and 2 bedrooms and a bathroom on the other side. Even with 8 people, we never really felt too crowded, and we surprisingly didn’t fight over the bathrooms! Of course, most of the time, we were all out of the house, either enjoying the beach or sitting out on the deck.

The best part of the place is the proximity of the beach to the house. It’s literally steps from the beach and the views are amazing. We had some magnificent sunsets and enjoyed watching the dolphins from the deck. I think we’ll all be dreaming of that little walkway to the beach until we return again!

It’s also conveniently located close to stores and restaurants. There aren’t a ton of places in this little town, but Food Lion is within walking distance and there are a few restaurants as well. We mostly left the car parked and walked everywhere.

Although we did love our trip, the place could use some updating. A few things that we’d like to see updated:

The Dryer: The washer is brand new, but the dryer is really not useable. It runs and runs and the clothes just stay wet. We ended up hanging our clothes as it was a quicker than the dryer.

The TV: The TV in the living room is the old style, big TV, small screen. Not that TV watching is a huge deal on vacation, but it’s always nice – especially with a big group, to have a movie night with everyone. This wasn’t feasible with the small TV/hutch situation. There was also one day of seriously bad weather during our trip (just a little hurricane!) and the better TV would have been fantastic on that day as well. We could actually see into the living room of the house behind us and were coveting their big flat screen TV all week! I say, get rid of the hutch, that really takes up a lot of space anyway, and put up a nice flat screen TV on the wall. It would make a huge difference and really doesn’t cost that much these days.

Sure there are other things that could use some updating, but even with that said, these are minor annoyances and they did not detract much from our incredible week!!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really appreciate you writing such a thorough review. We really like your idea about getting rid of the hutch and putting a bigger TV in that room. It just makes sense! Thanks for all your comments and suggestions. We hope you will come back to Mr. Krabs real soon!
Moneta, VA

No Frills but good times!!

  • 4 of 5

Mr. Krabs is convenient and comfortable traditional beach cottage. The house has no special frills but is close to the sand and easy beach access. We had a great time staying here and able to walk to restaurants and shops. The covered porch is a nice feature as is the fenced in area for pet owners. The house is clean and showed no signs of pet damage or odor that is often found in pet-friendly beach rentals. Our only suggestion would be to upgrade or move the TV's. The TV in the living room is rather small considering that two bedrooms have larger TV's I know you shouldn't come to the beach to watch TV but on rainy stormy days you might find yourself relaxing on the couch. Also, the parking can get tight if you travel with larger vehicles. We were able to fit a couple of trucks, SUV, and a compact car but we had to get creative to make it work. The owners are easy to work with even through a slight maintenance issue with the washing machine. (which is brand new now) Thanks for allowing us to stay in your home. We had a great time.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review. I'm so sorry you had to deal with a broken washing machine, but hopefully you got to enjoy the brand new one! I wanted you to know I refunded the money you paid to come one night early because of the problems you experienced with the washing machine. I hope that helps out a bit and I do hope the rest of your stay was enjoyable at Mr. Krabs. Again I apologize and I hope our quick remedy of the situation would make you want to stay at Mr. Krabs again.
Manchester, Connecticut

Cozy Beach Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Cozy, cute, beach cottage very comfortable. Absolutely fabulous location on a beautiful beach. Gorgeous sunrises and sunsets can be seen from the deck. No cottages directly next door. Nice set up with big open dining room, living room and kitchen. Two bedrooms on each side of the house with bathrooms in between. Covered porch and open deck.Very pet friendly with a fenced in area under the house for your dog. They even provide a dog bowl for your pet. Kathleen was wonderful to deal with. I loved being there and hated to leave.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Flying Pig Coffee House
"Closest coffee house to Mr. Krabs. Funky little place! "
Russell's Place Restaurant
"A decent breakfast place just down the street from Mr. Krabs"
San Jose Mexican Restaurant and Cantina
"If you want Mexican this is the place to go. On Firday nights they have a karaoke night tha..."
Thai by the Sea
"We really love this Thai restaurant as well as Thia Peppers in Southport."
Lantana's Gallery and Fine Gifts
"We are partial to this unique gallery because our son Will Murray (12 years old) sells his ..."
BlueWater Point Motel & Marina
"They have a nice seafood restaurant there and a place to rent jet skis."
Island Way
"A little expensive but a nice view and decent food."
Nc Maritime Museum-Southport
"If you like history you will enjoy this nice mueseum in downtown Southport. You could easil..."
Flava's Coffee Shop
"This is a great ice cream place you can have dessert after eating at Provisions across the s..."
Provision Company
"Our favorite casual seafood restaurant in Southport!"
Oak Island
"Oak Island is a family style beach which is just how we like it. Once you cross that bridge..."
Beanas Kitchen
"Good breakfast food. It is in walking distance from our other ocean front property Mr. Krabs."
Lighthouse Watch 656 Caswell Beach Road
"To schedule a tour go to"
Oak Island Town Hall
"Be sure to check out or call 910-278-5518 to check out program and event..."
Dairy Queen
"You got to have some ice cream while on a beach vacation! We love walking over here at nigh..."
Pizza Shack
"Really good pizza!"
Haag & Sons Seafood
"Quality seafood for grilling out."
Leaky Tiki Homemade Ice Cream
Bald Head Island
"If you are looking for a day trip consider taking the Southport ferry over to Bald Head. No..."
Side Street Cafe & Grill
Duffer's Pub & Grille
"This is a good place to eat after a game of golf at Oak Island Golf Club. You can also eat ..."
Oak Island Golf Club
"This is an 18 hole public golf course. 910-278-5275"
The Adventure Company
"Kayak Tours and lessons. Also kayak rentals and bicycle tours. Lots of fun! 910-454-0607"
Local Call Surf Shop
"Best surf shop and they rent boards!"
Middleton Park
"Great little park for kids to play and swing."
Car: recommended

Mr. Krabs is one of the most convenient beach houses to the grocery store, restaurants and coffee house. Although very convenient also very private! There are no houses directly on either side of Mr. Krabs so when you are staring at the ocean you feel like you are miles away from everything!


Rates & Availability

From $175 Per night

Oak Island Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Spring
Apr 8 - May 23
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 24 - May 27
4 night minimum stay
Early June
May 28 - Jun 15
7 night minimum stay
Summer I
Jun 16 - Jul 27
7 night minimum stay
Summer II
Jul 28 - Aug 17
7 night minimum stay
Summer III
Aug 18 - Aug 31
7 night minimum stay
Fall I
Sep 1 - Oct 12
7 night minimum stay
Early Spring
Mar 1 - Mar 28
3 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 29 - Apr 7
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

linens $50
dogs allowed (fee per dog) $50
Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $50
cleaning $85 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Oak Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , each bathroom can be accessed from living area
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Both baths are not jack and jill style.
  • Each bathroom is in a hall in between an ocean front room and a back bedroom. This is not a jack and jill bathroom so there is only one door which opens in to the hall.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , ocean front bedroom with high quality king mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , ocean front bedroom with high quality queen mattress
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , high quality queen mattress
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
We are more than happy to make suggestions for restaurants, activities, and fun day trips. Just give me a call! If you are celebrating a special event and you need to know local establishments that can help just ask!

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