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

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

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

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2017

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!


Oak Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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
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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Ocean Front Cottage Oak Island, NC Direct Beach Access with WIFI
average rating of 4.609756 based on 41 reviews

Great location on beach front and enjoyed not having to lug everything down.

  • 5 of 5

Being just steps away from the house was perfect. Our black lab enjoyed his first beach trip. The house had everything that we needed for the week and we were comfortable. Only one suggestion would to place about 4 stepping stones from the outdoor shower to the step. We used the outdoor shower all week.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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This precious Cottage is just what we needed!

  • 5 of 5

This house is very pet friendly. It is so nice to be able to bring my beloved four-legged babies with us and now that they will be safe. The cottage is set up just beautifully with great access and ease throughout. We can't wait to return again!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Can't wait to return

  • 5 of 5

Location location location! No carts needed for beach set up. Mr. Krabs was a perfect fit for our family. Loved it and hope to return! We enjoyed😍

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Best yet!!!!!

  • 4 of 5

By far, this was the BEST vacation home I have ever rented. You are literally oceanfront! And anything and everything you will ever need is available at the house! We found a toaster, toaster oven, coffee grinder, blender, forks, spoons, knifes, cups, plates, and any size pot and pans you will ever need! The house is set up perfectly, with the middle of the house being an open floor plan with 2 bedrooms on the left and the right-2 being street side and 2 being oceanfront. I recommend bringing some tie up hammocks for the underside of the house. That was the best in the shade and ocean breeze nap ever!!!! The beds were all comfy, 3 queens and 2 twins. The doors in the front bedrooms are somewhat drafty from settling of the house and it does get very warm in those rooms and we noticed a large gap between the doors. We just draped a blanket over the doors during the day. The porch is by far the best part of the home, but is also the part of the home that needs the most work. There is a lot of rotting of the boards, and some are very shakey and bow when you step on them. Just be careful and mindful and all will be well. The washer and dryer is set up in the Twin beds bedroom. We left all sorts of beach toys and a beach canopy because so many others left stuff too! There are boogy boards, beach chairs, footballs, and Frisbees! There is a picnic table on the porch and 3 rocking chairs and 2 other chairs. There is even a clothes line! The yard area is fenced in, and although we didn't bring any pets it made me feel safe when my kids were down playing in the sand in the yard! The outdoor shower is also big and nice! A wooden walkway to the stairs from the shower woulds be nice though.... Overall, the house was the best and we have stayed at many over the years! There were 6 adults, 2 children and an infant and we had plenty of room for the week!!!! Awesome house, can't go wrong renting this one! !!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Close to the beach!

  • 4 of 5

This is exactly the kind of property we look for when vacationing on the Atlantic. Mr. Krabs is right on the beach. The fenced in yard is fantastic for dog owners. Mr. Krabs offers the quiet beachfront property we enjoy renting. Needs some updating, but is otherwise a great place to stay and feel like you're at home!

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  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location, Location, Location!

  • 5 of 5

Mr. Krabs is wonderful memory making beach cottage. Completely furnished kitchen. All you need is the food. The beach is literally at your front door. Restaurants, ice cream, and shopping within walking distance. Wonderful family retreat place.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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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 -- CLOSED
"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."
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 -- CLOSED
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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $99
Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.