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Classic Oceanfront beach retreat

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Oceanfront Beach Cottage family owned since it was built

A classic Oak Island NC Beach House retreat for your vacation. This is a family beach cottage, meticulously maintained and nicely appointed. Family members were raised at this beach house and love the old fashioned attraction of a family oriented beach setting. Ocean views abound!

Ocean Front 4 bedrooms all queen, 2 roll-away singles, sleeps 10. 2 full bathrooms, central air conditioning and heating, outdoor private showers. Large ocean front deck with classic rockers to enjoy the sunrise and your morning coffee, or sunset and your favorite cocktail. Fully functioning kitchen with a sit down dining area for those nights you would like to spend at home.

Nice boardwalk with seating extends to ocean strand. Sandy beach is just steps away. Walk to the fishing pier, go shelling, build a sand castle or just relax and take in the soothing sound of the ocean tide coming and going. You can often see Dolphins playing in the surf right from the porch, very beautiful and exciting.

Also a wonderful spot for fall vacations. Oak Island remains warm and sunny into November and December. Plan your fall vacation or Thanksgiving beach trip now! Christmas can be t-shirt weather as well!

Suitability: children welcome, non-smoking, pets not allowed

More Details

Lori Humble
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018

About Lori Humble

Bob Humble built this home in 1969. He loved this area and this house was his passion and hobby. He updated and maintained the home frequently. The home remains in the Humble family. This is a second home and very loved. The home is now owned by Bob's four children. We continue in his footsteps. Three of us live in NC, two in the Raleigh area and one in Greensboro and one in Boston, MA.. Our family is from Burlington, NC.

Lori Humble purchased this house in 1968

Why Lori Humble chose Long Beach

The house is directly on the ocean with a covered porch with rockers. The house is very comfortable and nicely appointed with everything you need for fun in the sun or shade! You can't get any better than the oceanfront views from this home. Our family has been coming to this area long before the house was built. We simply love the beach!

What makes this house unique

This is a one family home, from building to what you see now.


Long Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , enclosed private hot and cold
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower , enclosed private hot and cold
  • Bathrooms 3 and 4 are private enclosed outside showers hot and cold. Wonderful to use when coming off the beach!
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Twin/Single is a pull out cot
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Twin/Single is a pull out cot
  • (2) Bedrooms are ocean view and (2) Bedrooms are street view. All bedrooms have remote controlled cable television 32" flat screens, all equipped with Roku. Linens not included but can be rented for $90.00
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
housekeeping is included with weekly rentals.


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Classic Oceanfront beach retreat
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews

great relaxing beach house

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at humble by the sea for a week and had a great time. House has a lot of character and history. Location is great, right on the beach, short walk off the deck and around the dune and you're ready to go. The porch and rocking chairs can't be beat. It's not the taj mahal, but if you're looking for a comfortable, quiet, reasonably priced beach home, you will be satisfied. It's not that close to many restaurants, but not much of Oak Island is. Island Way has great food and is a short drive down the beach road. Lori will check in on you and make sure everything is going well during your stay. My kids loved it, and my wife and I did too.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for review, we really appreciate it! We hope to see you back again soon! Lori
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Excellent Beach Vacation

  • 4 of 5

We are a family of 4 with two teenagers and stayed here in March 2015. Maybe we got a bit lucky with the weather (18-20C) each day and usually sunny but even so, we would have found this a very relaxing place to stay. Proximity to local amenities is very good, a short drive to the local supermarket and other shops, not that we needed them much. Fittings and furnishings aren't modern (that's the only reason we didn't give it 5 stars - a close call) but that's really not a problem, everything was comfortable and we lacked for nothing. The linen package worked very well too. The location on the beach is, of course, fantastic and the main reason to visit. We assume it's very busy in summer but we had an abundance of peace and quiet in the week we were there. The tide goes out a fair distance so there's a huge amount of beach to play on or walk along; we even saw dolphins on two separate mornings. Communication with the owner was excellent, very helpful. Definitely recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Beach Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had the best Spring Break beach getaway because of the accommodations at Humble By The Sea. The proximity of the beach from the house made it so convenient for us to care for 3 small children. The house itself was clean and well maintained and it included all of the items we needed to have a home away from home. The owner of the house was extremely flexible and accommodating to meet our needs and she was responsive to all of our questions and accessible at all times, which made us feel taken care of. We loved this place so much, we plan on returning every year to make this our Spring Break tradition! Thank you so much for sharing your home on the beach, we are left with wonderful memories and had the time of our life! ~Loren Reed

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Wilmington, NC or Myrtle Beach, SC
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Southport NC
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Oak Island Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Highway 17
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Outside your front door
Car: necessary

Oak Island and the surrounding area is home to many NC highlights. Oak Island Lighthouse is wonderful and offers free tours Wed - Sat. Southport is just 15 minutes away. Set at the mouth of the Cape Fear River and the Intercostal Waterway this old time southern town's charm awaits you. Explore the quaint streets, shop, or dine. For the more adventurous you can charter a deep sea fishing excursion. Just a short ride up Route 87 in Winnabow, NC where you can visit the Historic Civil War Museum at Brunswick Town and Fort Anderson. Wilmington waterfront offers something for everyone. Cape Fear cruises, horse drawn carriage tours, dining and nightlife. Just across from the Wilmington waterfront along Route 17, anchored in the Cape Fear river, is the Battleship USS North Carolina. Bald Head Island is accessible by ferry. Once there you can rent a golf cart and explore the island, beach comb, or climb 'Old Baldy' lighthouse. South on route 17 is Myrtle Beach. Just 45 minutes by car. It offers both family and adult entertainment from amusement parks, water parks, miniature golf, to world class golf, live theater, trendy restaurants and fun nightlife.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Reservation fee $45
Tax Rate 12.75%

Home rents Saturday to Saturday. Cleaning is included with weekly rentals. Nightly rentals require cleaning at a cost of $80.00 + tax.

57% deposit with reservation and rental agreement plus reservation fee of $45.00. Remainder due 30 days prior to arrival. Guest can choose between $400 refundable security deposit, or $35 non-refundable damage waiver. You may rent a linen package for $90.00 + tax which includes 10 bath sets and 1 kitchen set. Optional trip insurance is offered at approximately 6.95% of the rent.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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