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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 a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 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 4.611111 based on 36 reviews
Charlotte, NC

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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We felt so welcomed & very appreciated as renters at Mr. Krabs!

  • 5 of 5

Our family (myself, my husband, our special needs son & our pet) stayed at Mr. Krabs for the week of our 18th wedding anniversary. We had such a wonderful stay, despite the weather, all due to the accommodations, the housekeepers & the owners.

The owners were quick to answer my questions & possible concerns, prior to our trip, & always made me feel they were grateful we’d chosen their rental property.

We had to contact the housekeepers before going inside the home (totally our issue). Casey answered the call immediately even though she didn’t recognize our number & was so welcoming & eager to resolve our issue. My husband said she told himseveral times to not hesitate to call if there was anything we needed & seemed quite sincere each time she said it, which she later proved.

Sometimes it's just the small things like the large chalkboard where someone had written Welcome to Mr. Krabs & had drawn 2 smiling dog faces to welcome our pet as well. Also, from my germaphobe standpoint, the moment we walked through the home before bringing our things in I didn’t feel the need to clean & sanitize anything & everything first. Yes, we travel with our own cleaning supplies including a Swiffer Wet Jet yet they stayed in the car this trip. Not only was the home that clean but cleaning supplies were available throughout the home.

The owners had promised the kitchen would be stocked & we would have everything we would need to prepare all of our meals there from scratch; we can’t eat out due to severe dietary restrictions. I won’t itemize everything available but this is the first rental we’ve stayed in that we’ve not gone to the store to buy prep or cookware.

Casey was super accommodating offering to come over at 8pm our 1st night to get the cable working. My husband said they didn’t need to do that so she gave him all the information he might need to contact the cable provider & asked my husband to please text her the outcome. That’s sincerity!

We ran out of gas for the grill. Casey asked if we needed a tank immediately. We assured her we were ok until dinner the next night. Within the hour we had a fresh tank anyway!

I apologized for calling on a Sunday morning & Casey said “Nope, now’s good. Let’s address your concerns & get them taken care of!” which she did.

Also, Casey & the owners were even very open to & warmed by a silly yet sentimental request I had of them which only caused to solidify how wonderful our stay was at Mr. Krabs!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlotte, NC

Great little place

  • 5 of 5

Great little place, just a few steps from the ocean. Glorious views from the deck, lounge and two main bedrooms. It's very shabby chic. Overall, charming place.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlotte, NC

Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We have rented many beach homes throughout the years and Mr Krabs is one of the best. It checked off everything on our list: oceanfront with no obstructing views, direct beach access and most importantly dog friendly. The large covered porch made it possible to enjoy the outdoors even during several heavy storms. The cottage is rustic but clean and comfortable (we found it charming) The location is extremely convenient to shops and restaurants. Best of all there is a fenced area below the house so we could let our dogs out off leash. We plan on returning next year if available.


  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My family and friends really enjoyed our stay at Mr. Krabs the location to the beach was awesome as well as location to stores. Loved it!!! Will definitely be back. Thanks again for sharing your home.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 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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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

Oak Island Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 18 2017 - Jul 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mid Summer
Jul 23 2017 - Aug 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 13 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Autumn
Nov 5 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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