|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
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.
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
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.
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.
Beautiful home---we loved the accommodations.. . .Thanks so much for opening up your home.
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't...kitchen 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!
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.
Very nice home and a wonderfully quiet beach.
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!
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!
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!!
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.
|Housekeeping||$175 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$100|
Save $50 by bringing your own linens;
Departure housekeeping $125 without linens; $175 with linens.