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West End Rest and Relaxation!

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 1 outside shower, (Sleeps 8)

Enjoy the ocean and the sound from this comfortable home. The walk to the ocean is short, and the beaches at this quiet end of Oak Island are uncrowded and spacious. The sun rises on the east end of the ocean front and sets on the west end. In summer, the sunset is viewed from the sound-side deck. As the day progresses, the sound side deck usually has shade by noon while the ocean side deck enjoys sunshine.

Keywords: Located at the quiet, uncrowded west end of Oak Island, NC. Spacious unspoiled beach, clean and natural.

More Details

Carolyn Hackett
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

About Carolyn Hackett

My husband and I bought this house to provide a gathering spot for our family so that we could enjoy the ocean and boating activities. The large driveway provides plenty of room for boats and for children to play; the relaxing sounds of the ocean and the sea buoy force us to slow down and take it easy.

Carolyn Hackett purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Carolyn Hackett chose Coastal North Carolina

This location is close to the Blue Water Point Marina, 'The Point' and the beach. While our cottage is not ocean front, the walk is short. The beach is usually a quiet, family-friendly spot with plenty of space to claim as your own to enjoy. It is safe to leave your tent or umbrella and gear for the day.

What makes this cottage unique

We love the sound of the breaking waves and the sound of the ocean buoy guiding boats into the Lockwood Folly Inlet. We also love the sightings we often have of dolphins, pelicans, and boats. It is a great place from which we watch sunsrises, sunsets and the stars.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Beautiful home---we loved the accommodations.. . .Thanks so much for opening up your home.
Aug 2014
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Oak Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , adjoins ocean-side master
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , adjoins sound-side master
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hall bath serving Queen and Twin bedrooms.
  • Louvered doors separating the main rooms from the hall outside the bathroom can provide privacy when moving between the twin room, the queen room, and the bathroom.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , adjoining private bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , ocean view and door to deck; shares hall bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , adjoining private bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , many games in closet; shares hall bathroom
  • Two of the three Queen bedrooms have their own private bathrooms; Twin bedroom shares hall bath with third Queen bedroom; One Pack N Play, removable bed rails, booster seat with tray, and baby gates in closet.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Very Private Outside hot and cold shower with dressing area; Comfortable deck rockers and gliders grouped for conversation and viewing; Pack N Play, baby gates, booster seat, bed rails; Outside baby swing under cover from rain or sun; Large concrete driveway, parking space, and under house area which is great for tricycles, scooters, sidewalk chalk art, etc.


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West End Rest and Relaxation!
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

Great Family Destination

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this Oak Island beach house with 3 young children (6 months, 1 year, 3 years) and this destination was perfect! The walk to the beach is very easy yet not easy enough the children could wander down to the water unattended. The big back porch was perfect for relaxing breezy afternoons and family game nights. The house comes stocked with many items that others don' utensils, pots/pans, pack n play, sand toys, board games, etc. Plenty of room for a large family. Went into Southport (quick drive up the coast...very easy to get to) and had a great dinner at Fishy Fishy. Sweetreat Icecream had just opened in Oak Island and we had some great homemade icecream...the raspberry and strawberry are the best and taste homemade!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location! Great Amount of Space!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at your home....a one minute walk to the beach is crucial in 95 degree weather. :) The mattresses were incredibly comfortable, the space was adequate and we enjoyed our stay immensely.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Come again!!
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Delightful Stay

  • 5 of 5

Very nice home and a wonderfully quiet beach.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you had a great week!!
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Perfect Tranquility

  • 5 of 5

Rest. Relaxation. Peace. These are three things that we found during our stay at Mariners Watch. Another, more materialistic, thing we found was a perfect amount of space for our family, which included 5 adults, a 5 yr. old and a 2 yr. old. All of the many things left here for our use by the owners made things SO incredibly comfortable, and we enjoyed “smooth sailing” during the entirety of our week-long stay. We have always loved the Oak Island area and will undoubtedly return year after year. If you’re looking for a place to simply wind down and spend time with family while avoiding the crowds at the beach, then you need to stay at Mariners Watch!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our family has enjoyed two stays at this house. We very much enjoy Oak Island and this vacation rental provides a home away from home for us. The house is very well laid out for our family. The rooms allow us to accommodate our younger children so they can get a much needed nap in the afternoon while the older children can play many of the board games provided. The location is very nice with just a short walk to the beach. We also appreciate that the house is clean and well kept up. There are plenty of insider suggestions on where to eat and what to see while visiting. We look forward to another stay here!

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always happy to hear that our special place is becoming dear to your hearts too. The house and the beach offer great potential for restful and memorable family times, and we are glad to know that your family is discovering this too!
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Perfect beach house for a most relaxing vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, in-laws and our 8.5 mo old son just returned from long weekend trip here. This house was absolutely perfect. We were all impressed with how clean it was when we arrived and the kitchen was stocked with so many supplies! Many rentals have the bare minimum for cooking utensils - not the case here. The owner, Carolyn, is very friendly and prompt to respond to emails/phone calls. It is also a short walk to the beach. We loved this house and will definitely be back next year, hopefully with my parents too! Thanks for a most wonderful getaway!!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were "renters" for many years before buying our own place, and we have given a lot of thought to things we wished had been in place in our rental space. Fortunately our visitors have been helpful in leaving things they found needed but not available, and we have tried to leave most of these for others to use. We love hearing that our special space has provided a great place for others to enjoy this most precious spot on Earth!! Do come again!
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Island Way
"Excellent food; Sunset view during part of the year."
BlueWater Point Motel & Marina
"An easy walk from our cottage and a great place to watch the boating/fishing activities. Re..."
Fish House restaurant
"Located at the Blue Water Point Marina. Only open for dinner. Some closures during winter...."
Mr. P's Bistro
"Located in Southport, this is one of my favorite places to enjoy an excellent meal. While t..."

Free public wildlife boat ramp less than a mile away at Blue Water Point Marina with an excellent restaurant and bar featuring sunset outdoor dining when weather is appropriate. Jet ski, kayak, and boat rentals available here as well as fishing charters,

Public passenger Ferry to Bald Head Island leaves from Southport,

Public car and passenger Ferry to Fort Fisher leaves from Southport. At Fort Fisher you can visit the Civil War Museum (free) or the NC Aquarium (fee), or you can drive up the coast to visit Kure Beach, Carolina Beach, Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach. Many possible day trips to historic spots and outstanding dining. Southport is a quaint town offering terrific shopping and dining as well as peaceful enjoyment of the free waterfront park and fishing pier overlooking the mouth of the Cape Fear River, the tip of Oak Island, and Bald Head Island. Free fishing pier. Historic and movie-film site tours.

Easy day trips to Wilmington or Myrtle Beach. Many golf courses within range.


Rates & Availability

Oak Island Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Summer
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Independence Week
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Memorial Day w/e
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Housekeeping $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

Save $50 by bringing your own linens;
Departure housekeeping $125 without linens; $175 with linens.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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