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Speaks: english

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

31 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Coastal North Carolina Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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

NEW information as of 10/2015 Mr. Krabs has a brand new washer and dryer, new dishwasher and new central air and heat. Our home is a charming rustic ocean front with some new modern conveniences. Mr Krabs is classified as a vintage cottage with a quaint cabin feel. Guests 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. Three of the bedrooms have queen sized beds, and one has two 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
Speaks: english

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 Coastal North Carolina

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. We love our shabby chic decor! Our white painted floors brighten the home and make cleaning up sand easy!


based on 31 traveler reviews

Ocean Front Cottage Oak Island, NC Direct Beach Access with WIFI
average rating of 4.548387 based on 31 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My family and I which includes 4 adult children, my in laws and two dogs just stayed at Mr Krabs this past June, 2016. For the past 20 years we have typically stayed at the large homes in the Outer Banks NC with several other families but with our youngest going to UNCW this fall we wanted to visit a closer beach. It was truly the best vacation we have had as a family!! We could not have been any closer to the water and walking distance to restaurants, shopping, farmers market and our new favorite coffee shop the Flying Pig! The owners and the property managers were very accommodating and strived to make our stay as pleasant as possible. It was a very lay back vintage like cottage which was perfect for the dogs. We never felt crowded since we spent most of our time on the porch and deck and having an outdoor shower was a great plus in addition to the two other bathrooms. The only flaw was the lack of sand chairs but since we read this beforehand we came prepared. We highly recommend this property and look forward to staying there next year!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our stay at mr. Krabs was wonderful! We had never taken our dogs on a vacation or for that matter any further than the 10-minute ride to the vet! This was our first time seeking a pet-friendly accommodation, and really didn't know what to expect. I have to say we were extremely pleasantly surprised. The fact that the downstairs is fenced in and just letting them out the back door as long as the gates are closed they are completely fenced in! The location is superb! While there is a public access directly next to the house, it did not affect our stay at all! Thank you so much for opening your beautiful beach cottage for our family to enjoy such a special time together. We will be back! Thank you thank you thank you.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kelly, So glad you enjoyed your stay with your dogs. Thank you for taking the time to write a review and we do hope you will come back soon! Kathleen
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Cottage on the beach with a million dollar view

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a quiet place to relax, right on the beach, this 4 bedroom cottage is perfect. The description offered by the owners is accurate and they keep the place clean and well maintained. They have local people available if there is a problem. Example: we ran out of propane for the grill and they took care of it promptly. I would definitely recommend this property to friends and relatives. In fact, we hope to stay here again this Fall.

Mr. Krab's is like an old pair of comfortable shoes. When you arrive you feel like your right at home. Every morning I would sit in one of the rocking chairs on the deck, drink my coffee and enjoy the sun rise, the Pelicans and Terns diving for food and the Sandpipers running around on the beach. One morning I was treated to a huge rainbow over the ocean. I know there was a review that really spoke badly of this place, but every issue he presented was corrected. The only problem I had with Mr. Krab's is that the week went by way too quickly!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Stephen! We appreciate your review and hope you will come back to stay again.
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Wonderful week

  • 5 of 5

Love this cottage. Perfect for my lab and I to chill and relax. Been here several times and will be back! Great places to eat nearby including Island Way restaurant, BBQ house, Little Bit's, Beanas, Russell's. Great message by Miranda at Mellow Moods in Southport. Great beach, great simple, clean, and comfortable cottage!


  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved Mr. Krabs!

  • 4 of 5

What a pleasant surprise to be steps from the beach, to be able to watch the sunrises and sunsets, to hear the waves crashing day and night. The house is rustic, but everything was in good working order and what you give up in luxury, you gain tenfold for location. We will definitely be back! Thanks Michael and Kathleen.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mr. Krab's is the perfect beach cottage and vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

To put it simply, our stay at Mr Krabs was wonderful! I couldn't have picked a better place for our family vacation on Oak Island. The cottage is your classic beach cottage, gently used and easy to live in. The wood floors make it so easy for fur babies and easy to clean. The split floor plan was a great layout for family members keeping different hours.

The beach is literally within 100 feet of house! We loved the amazing sun deck that put you on the beach without the sand; great place for morning coffee and a cool breeze.

The location is perfect. Mr Krabs is also within walking distance of ice cream treats, a grocery store and a couple of restaurants. Additional restaurants and shops in Southport are just a few minutes away by car.

All in all, this is a great place for fun and families and we can't wait stay here again!!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Flying Pig Coffeehouse
"Closest coffee house to Mr. Krabs. Funky little place! "
Russells Place Restaurant
"A decent breakfast place just down the street from Mr. Krabs"
San Jose Mexican Restaurant
"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..."
Beana's 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 and 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
Duffers Restaurant and Lounge
"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

Oak Island Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mid Summer
Jul 23 2016 - Aug 12 2016
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 13 2016 - Aug 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
Aug 27 2016 - Oct 21 2016
7 night minimum stay
Late Autumn
Oct 22 2016 - Dec 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

linens $55
Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $50
dogs allowed (fee per dog) $50
cleaning $99 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

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Coastal North Carolina Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
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 queen
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom - Ocean Front - 1 queen
    Bedroom - Ocean Front - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • 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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