We accept 3 & 7 day rentals. Our change over day is Saturday. . Crane Cottage, is a three bedroom, two bath, pet friendly cottage with a large screened in porch, a large yard, a well stocked kitchen, laundry room, a back deck and full access to our two piers and boat ramp on the inter-coastal waterway. Fees for extras are paid directly to our caretaker when you pick up the keys. Sheets, bring your own (king, queen, two singles) or we supply sheets for $50. Pet fee is $100 for first pet and $25 for each additional pet. Two person kayak is $100 for week or $30 per day.
- Cottage1300 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 3 nights
3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 19, 2018
About Michael Healy
I am a retired Montgomery County Maryland School Teacher. I love Ocean Isle Beach for the beach, fishing, golfing and kayaking in the marshes along our inter-coastal waterway where I like to fish and take lots of photos.
Michael Healy purchased this Cottage in 2006
Why Michael Healy chose Ocean Isle Beach
The community has two piers and a boat ramp which we love to use. It is surrounded by beautiful beaches and golf courses. The people are warm, friendly and helpful.
What makes this Cottage unique
Great fishing off our piers, excellent boat ramp, Bricks Landing Gold Course directly across the street.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Property is comfortable, with all we needed.
Our family of 4 and pets had a great time at Crane Cottage! The cottage is comfortable, and we enjoyed having the use of all the amenities. The beach at Ocean Isle is the best. This was one of our best vacations, ever! We really appreciate the hospitality.
Thank you very much for your five star review. And thanks to Carolyn and Donna who keep our cottages looking so beautiful. We look forward to serving you again next year.
Quiet and comfy
We rented this property in part because it was on the mainland, away from the hustle and bustle. We had a lovely stay.
This house is in an established neighborhood which is quiet and walkable. We spent several nights down at the dock waiting for the deer to come out across the ICW. Days were spent reading, going to the beach, and visiting the small art galleries in the area.
If you are looking for comfort over glamour, this is the place for you!
Thank you for the excellent review. We look forward to serving you again next year. And thanks to Carolyn and Donna who keep both Crane Cottage (250580) and Thrush Cottage (4179937) so beautiful. Thanks again, Mike
Lovely little cottage near the water.
The people who own and look after this property are really nice. Super helpful people who go out of their way to be helpful and accommodating. The property is in a very quiet area, perfect for relaxing. The local people who live near there are good to talk to too.
The property itself has been well looked after and everything works well. It was really nice to be there and I would recommend staying there in a heartbeat.
A couple of recommendations for you when you stay...... buy a $5 crab net and line from store and fish off the pier ......... the crab is really tasty and easy to catch.
Be very careful of the traffic cops on the small roads, if you drive down them and have out of state plates they are likely to stop & ticket you even if you are not speeding ..... be warned, it's a cash grab.
Enjoy the place, it is wonderful!!!
Thanks so much for your excellent review. And thanks to Carolyn and Donna, our caretakers, who keep Thrush Cottage 1 (4179937) and Crane Cottage 2 (250580) so beautiful. We hope to serve you again on your next trip. Thanks, MIke
Loved the house and neighborhood.
We needed a multi-bed place that would allow dogs and this House was perfect. Previously, we had always stayed oceanfront in Cherry Grove but this place sounded interesting. First, it was about half the price for two weeks. It was a house instead of a condo so it was more private and roomy. We didn’t know what being a short distance from the beach would be like, but it forced us to explore all the beaches in the area. The neighborhood with the two docks allowed us to get in our daily “steps” with no traffic and friendly residents though not many staying during the weeks in April. Overall, I would definitely recommend this place. Mike and Carol were both very accommodating, and we enjoyed our stay. Now that we have stayed here we would probably deal directly with Mike instead of going through VRBO.
Thanks for the great review. And thanks to Carolyn and Donna, our caretakers, who keep Thrush cottage 1 (4179937) and Crane cottage 2 (250580) so clean and beautiful. We hope you come again. We look forward to serving you.
Comfort in a great location
I would highly recommend this cottage for folks who like being away from the high dollar busy beach rentals. Not only have I rented this property several times, but have also stayed at the owner's other property. The owner, Mike, is very accommodating and truly wants you to enjoy your stay at his cottages. If there's any problems, he's very responsive!! Both cottages have all the amenities of home and are clean and comfortable! The location is perfect for me...just a few minutes to the Ocean Isle Beach or a short drive to Myrtle Beach or Wilmington.
Thank you so much for the five star review.
We appreciate so much your coming every year. And thanks to Carolyn and Donna who keep our cottages so beautiful.
We look forward to serving you again,
October Beach Trip
Our recent trip to OIB started out with us getting lost following the owners directions! We have been going to this beach for over 20 years. If we had been told to go to OIB road and take a left at the airport ect., it would have been a lot easier. We finally arrived and the house was hot, as the a/c was broken. We called the caretaker and she was able to get a repairman out to fix the problem. Thanks so much! The owner called the next morning to check on us, which I thought was very thoughtful. There are some things that need a bit of attention. I would consider renting again if some repairs were done. Liked the location, close to beach a few miles by car, and loved being able to take our little dog.
The google map directions and address on our beachwelcome website are correct. I asked Diane why she thought I gave her wrong directions. She said," I went left one RT 179 when I should have gone right." I said but the directions said go right there. She said I know but better directions would have been to go down to the airport like we always do and we got lost trying to go your way. I said but you didn't go my way you changed directions. She said yes but it was late and when we got there the air conditioning did not work. I explained
the brand new air condoning unit costing $4700 was brand new and the brand new thermostat was faulty and had to be replaced when it failed. She said she knew that and was glad we got a man out to fix it immediately. I said Diane I called you right after the man finished reinstalling the 2nd new thermostat and asked if everything was all right and if there was anything else you needed. Diane said they really liked the cottage and everythig was fine now that the air conditioning was working. After the review came out, I reminded Diane of our conversation and asked Diane why she would give us three stars if she liked everything was very happy after the faulty new air conditioning thermostat had been re-installed so quickly She said," well you gave me poor directions and the air conditioning did not work. That's what reviews are for." I asked her if there was anything else wrong with the cottage. She said not now. I asked if she would consider writing a review that reflected that. Diane said she would think about it. I am sorry when any customer has a problem. We call on the first day of every client's stay and check to make sure that everything is working properly and that our clients are happy with their cottage. Diane's and her husband did not get in until late Saturday so we were unable to reinstall the new thermostat until Sunday at 10:30 am. I wish Diane the very best. I hope they come back using their GPS or if they choose another route than the route on our beachwelcome website that they google map the directions first.
Our pet friendly cottages are three bedroom, two bath with full access to our two piers and boat ramp on Inter-coastal waterway one mile from Ocean Isle Beach by car and 1/4 mile by boat or kayak. Other Activities: Kayaking, pier fishing, surf fishing, surfing, hiking.Golf: Over 50 golf courses in the area. Google beachwelcome to see all activities Ski: Good water skiing on the intercoastal waterway at the end of our pier. Visit our web site to see lots of pictures of both cottages.
Additional information about rental rates
THREE DAY RATES ARE AVAILABLE ONLY IF COTTAGE IS STILL NOT BOOKED ONE WEEK PRIOR TO THE THREE DAYS YOU WANT. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Please visit my web site and click on the reservation page, copy the reservation, fill it out and email it to me. If you want any additional items like sheets, pets, kayaks, fishing gear etc. The reservation will tell me what you need and tell you if there will be any additional charges. Questions, call Mike