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Beach Rental Home By Owner. Pet Friendly. Bike To The Beach.

21 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Oak Island House Rental Photos and Description

3 BR (1 King, 1 Queen, 2 Twin Beds), 2 Full Baths

Mark and Gail love the Loggerhead turtles and it is reflective in the home's decor. The home is light and bright with beautiful teal and green colors.

Located on the west end of the island and a short 1 mile drive/walk to the Beach. This is a great walking/dog beach extending to the point and the inlet. The home is a short 1 block walk to the intra-coastal. This single level cottage has 3 bedrooms. Master has a king bed, Bedroom 2 has a queen, Bedroom 3 has 2 twin beds. Outside patio furniture for entertaining. All bed, bath, beach and kitchen linens are provided. Kitchen appliances (range/oven, microwave, toaster, blender, refrigerator with ice maker, coffee maker), washer/dryer, wireless internet, Time Warner Cable TV, Roku for streaming and DVD, beach chairs, umbrella, gas grill, beach toys, bicycles (see Agreement) and more are provided for your use (bring your own coolers).

We MUST approve your pet(s) prior to booking.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Gail Johnson
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2016
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About Gail Johnson

A native of Wilmington, NC, Gail has always longed to return to the beaches. Her 2013 visit to Oak Island reminded her of the beach days of the past and she had to own here. Gail is an Arizona residential real estate broker/owner of 18 years. She understands the value of providing the level of service that has made her business a success. Like the Loggerhead turtles, she often returns to her place of origin, North Carolina.

Gail Johnson purchased this house in 2013

Why Gail Johnson chose Coastal North Carolina

We love your four legged family members but we MUST approve prior to booking. The home has a gated/tiled indoor area for small dogs under 20 pounds who don't do so well when you're not there. Back yard is fenced to keep them in.

What makes this house unique

Environmentally Friendly Cleaning

We make every effort to make this a “green” cottage with no toxic cleaners, no smoking, no artificial air fresheners and candles, promoting better indoor health quality for our guests and pets. We realize you have a choice in accommodations on Oak Island and we thank you for viewing our listing.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This house was great and exceeded out expectations.

+ all information pertaining to house was neatly organized in a binder for us to reference: Internet, tv, keys, phone numbers, etc

+ 2 bikes to ride around the island

+ bath and beach towels available for our use

+ Netflix streaming tv

+ very quiet neighborhood

+ lovely touches: umbrellas, beach toys, shampoo in shower, lovely bedding, kitchen stocked with salt, pepper, old bay, red pepper flakes, and olive oil

+ pet friendly

+ keyless entry was incredibly convenient

To the owners: thank you so much for checking in on us upon arrival and for allowing my four-legged best friend to enjoy vacation, too. It means a lot to me!!
Aug 2013
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based on 21 traveler reviews

Beach Rental Home By Owner. Pet Friendly. Bike To The Beach.
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 24 reviews
Ashland, KY

Wonderful Cottage, we will return!

  • 5 of 5

Oak Island is our favorite place to relax and unwind. This year we discovered Loggerhead Cottage, and are very glad we did. Our vacation this year, our 11th at Oak Island, was for 17 days from 9/2-9/19 and it was wonderful.The pictures online do not do the home justice, the decor is quite tasteful, not the overly beach theme some homes have. The furnishings are comfortable, especially the beds, and the sitting/grilling area is very inviting and private. The owners have given a lot of thought when supplying their Cottage, everything is top quality from the towels and linens to the appliances, even beach gear!

We appreciate the concern Gail showed us when tropical depression Hermione arrived at the same time we did! The house weathered the storm without a qualm.There was a bit of high water in other places on the island, but we had no problems. After the storm we were able to enjoy the beach, Caswell is our personal favorite. We also enjoy the wildlife trails and taking pictures.

The seafood at Haag & Sons is one of the many things we look forward to on our yearly visits. We usually cook in and Loggerhead Cottage has a well equipped kitchen perfect for this. On the occasion we dine out Shagger Jacks is always a treat as well as Pepperoni Grill. The binder with info and menus provided with the Cottage was greatly appreciated and helped make our "where to go" choices easier.

When shopping for gifts , souvenirs , or just something unique Blue Crab Blue can't be beat. The owner, Barbara, features local artists and has a great deal of one of a kind jewelry and other items. Pottery, books, jellies and various art work are just a few of the items available there.

I could go on and on, but you owe it to yourself to try Oak Island and Loggerhead Cottage. I know we will be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy that Loggerhead Cottage was everything you expected for your vacation. Thank you so much for your wonderful review of our home and also for sharing your likes about the island, it will help other guests. We look forward to your return! Gail and Mark
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  • 5 of 5

My family of 6, including myself, my husband, our 10 year old, our adult daughter, her fiancé, and our 1 yo grandson had an amazing time. There was plenty of room for everyone, a 2 minute drive to the beach. I couldn't have asked for anything more from our very 1st trip to North Carolina. We are already discussing when we can go back! The house is beautiful, the yard was nice to have for the baby. Just a fabulous vacation all around. Some of our group did jet skiing, helicopter rides, and fishing trips.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. We are happy that you booked at Loggerhead Cottage and also that you found everything as described and to your liking. We look forward to your return to Oak Island and to Loggerhead Cottage. Gail and Mark
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What a Great Time and Great Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much to the Johnson's. Your Cottage was the perfect place for our family to stay. The weather was nice and hot, but kept reasonable by the constant ocean breeze. Your cottage had all the supplies we needed to enjoy easy dinners and time on the beach. The beach supplies you provide your guest saves so much space in the car on the trip there and home. Played a round of golf at Leopards Chase in Ocean Isle... what a great course! Jones Seafood restaurant was great as always and so was our BBQ House. Made the short drive down to Broadway at the beach one night where the kids had fun on the Pavilion rides. Overall this was a very efficient and great trip! We enjoyed our stay thoroughly and look forward to booking again!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful vacation at Loggerhead Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Loggerhead Cottage. The home is very warm and welcoming and was very clean upon arrival. It is very close to the new bridge, which made it very convenient for us. Since the home is pet friendly, we brought along our dog for her first beach trip. Overall, great place to stay and made for a wonderful week on Oak Island.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your great review! I'm glad that we met your expectations and that our home was clean, comfortable and convenient to the beach. We look forward to a future stay at Loggerhead Cottage. Mark and Gail
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Loggerhead Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Oak Island and your place was wonderful. It was just like a home away from home and we would definitely like to stay again. This was a very good location and that beach was wonderful and not crowded. We could not have asked for a better place to stay and our little dog just loved the place. It was truly wonderful. We would definitely recommend this for a great place to stay. Your housekeeper does a wonderful job-everything was very clean. Thank you very much for the great place to stay

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loggerhead Cottage- The PERFECT Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

The home was Immaculate and decorated with so much detail- better than Martha Stewart! Comfortable and close location to the main strip of shops, restaurants and mini golf and only a mile away from the beach!

The beach was quiet and clean and my dog and daughter had so much fun searching for shells.

I can't wait to go back.

Loggerhead Cottage exceeded my expectations!

~Kristen from Charlotte, NC

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Haven't been called Martha Stewart Comfortable before but we'll take it. We are thrilled that you had a great time in our home. Look forward to you staying with us again! Gail
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
ILM Wilmington International Airport
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Shagger Jacks
Nearest Ferry
14 Miles
Southport, NC
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Wilmington, NC
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Hwy 17
Nearest Restaurant
1.1 Miles
Island Way
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Long Beach (Oak Island Beaches)
Car: necessary

Oak Island is a wooded island extending east/west about 10 miles and less than 1 mile north/south. Beautiful white sand beaches that you will have all to yourself October-May. Parking is plentiful with beach accesses at the end of almost every street. Bike from our cottage to the ocean or walk 1500 steps to the waterway.


Rates & Availability

Oak Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 23 2016
3 night minimum stay
May 25 2017 - Sep 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is complete. Now booking for 2017, new rates apply. Pet policy allow most dogs, NO cats, and need to know size and breed prior to accepting your reservation. No smoking. Download (or email us if you are unable to download) Rental Agreement and copy of driver's license, initial/sign and fax (888) 880-2819 or email to complete your reservation.

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Oak Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1039 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Guest bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Our bathrooms are very spacious with newer counters, cabinets, toilet and tubs. We provide organic bath soap at sink and in shower dispensers. Hair dryers and monogrammed bath robe in each bathroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • We provide all bed, bath and kitchen linens. All beds and pillows have pest protectors as well as mattress and pillow protectors under the linens. Rates quoted are for a maximum of 4 guests. Additional fees for more than 4 guests (6 max).
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Pet friendly (no cats). Other rules/amenities apply for long term rentals.

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