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Two Steps to the Beach

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,460 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 0 - 30 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths (Sleeps 6)

Pine Knoll Shores, Central Coast, Coastal, North Carolina, USA (on the Beautiful Crystal Coast of North Carolina)

Property Manager
Barbara or John O'Leary
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 4, 2018

About Barbara or John O'Leary

We purchased our place at the beach in 1988. We used to live in Jacksonville, NC and came to the beach frequently. Even though we moved to Virginia, we always wanted to be able to go to the beach and do it whenever we felt like it. That is why we bought here.

We have tried to make our beach home a pleasant and relaxing place to be in. Please e-mail us with any questions that you may have. If you visit the Southern Outer banks (SOBX), we are sure that you will enjoy it and look forward to vacationing here again.

Barbara or John O'Leary purchased this condo in 1988

Why Barbara or John O'Leary chose Pine Knoll Shores

The towns of North Carolina’s Crystal Coast have a charm all their own, and something to offer everyone.

Our 'little piece of heaven' is located in the Southern Outer Banks, in the town of Pine Knoll Shores. Its location in between Atlantic Beach and Emerald Isle offers vacationers the unspoiled beauty of the pristine beaches while still being in close proximity to an array of boating and fishing activities, shopping, and dining in restaurants specializing in fresh local seafood.

The rich history of the area is evident whether you are strolling the streets of Beaufort, the third oldest city in North Carolina, exploring the grounds of Fort Macon National Park or scuba diving the Graveyard of the Atlantic in search of Blackbeard's famous ship 'Queen Anne's Revenge'.

What makes this condo unique

Our three bedroom, 2-1/2 bath unit offers you everything you need for a perfect family vacation get-a-way. Ocean Glen is a small, quiet, 38 unit complex located on the barrier island of Bogue Banks. It is nestled in the maritime forest right next to the 200 acres of the Theodore Roosevelt Natural Preserve. The beach is wide and uncrowded. It has a friendly, family atmosphere. You can meet and mingle with the other Ocean Glen vacationers or maintain your privacy.

Take a day to explore the surrounding areas, the nearby historic town of Beaufort, Morehead City and the charming seaside community of Swansboro. Enjoy discovering the area with numerous shops, restaurants and other attractions that are just a quick bike ride away.

Many of our renters have commented on how lovely our place is. The Master Bedroom has a full private bath, king-size bed and balcony with a wonderful view of the beach, ocean and the Theodore Roosevelt Preserve. At night you can see the Cape Lookout Lighthouse flashing in the distance. There are two other bedrooms - one with a trundle bed that opens into a king size bed, and the other with a queen. These rooms share the 2nd full bath. Downstairs there is a fully-equipped kitchen, dining room, sunroom, large living room, plus a half bath. Since the beach faces the south, you can relax and enjoy yourself on the deck and watch spectacular sunrises and/or sunsets. You will see lots of pelicans flying in formation, egrets and often times you will see porpoises off shore.

Ocean Glen is not off the beaten path. There are restaurants within a mile in Salter Path. There are also amusements such as (miniature golf, bumper boats and go carts), shops, kayaking, para sailing, jet-skiing, gas station, library, and post office. Also, the North Carolina Aquarium is only two miles from the condo, located in the Theodore Roosevelt Preserve on the bay side of the island. They offer varied activities all year round plus walking nature trails.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Your condo was comfortable, clean and so nice to be close to the beach. Your beach was so private, out entire family loved the area!
Jul 2013
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Pine Knoll Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1460 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - King size bed with television 2nd Bedroom - Queen size Bed 3rd Bedroom - Trundle bed opens into a king-size bed
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Each property is individually owned and managed. Taxes are included in the price. Cleaning, but not maid service, is included in the price. Condo has Property Manager. Rents Saturday to Saturday. Renter provides their own towels and sheets for a king, queen and twin size beds.


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Two Steps to the Beach
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 20 reviews

Great location but a few issues

  • 3 of 5

The location was great for our family because we had two children who loved the beach and pool. Decor was not what I expected. There were dirty dishes in dishwasher when we arrived, we changed the air filters while we were there, and the dryer stopped working on our last day. Could be a great condo with a little TLC from cleaning service

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I apologize for the dirty dishes. I will let the cleaning service know about the dirty dishes and the air filters. They both should have been checked by the cleaning crew. For all the years that we have been using this cleaning crew, we have never had a problem before. I also apologize about the dryer. It was replaced as soon as we were informed that it had stopped working. Barbara O'Leary
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Great location, relaxing with plenty of room!

  • 5 of 5

Will try to rent again in 2019! Cannot wait to return.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4 1/2 Stars - Great Location

  • 4 of 5

Had a great family week at Pine Knoll Shores. We love this location. Beach was close enough to go back to condo quickly if needed. Beach area wasn't crowded at all for June, which gave our 2 yr old grandson more freedom to play in the sand. Our family also loved the aquarium which was only minutes away. The condo was nicely equipped with everything in good working order. Furnishings were not your typical beach getaway. Owners have updated carpeting and bathrooms. I would have given 5 stars except the amount of stairs were hard on 60+ knees.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, spacious interior with plenty of room.

  • 5 of 5

2nd time staying at this propety, love the location, being only seconds from the beach. My daughter and her famliy have such a great time staying on the beach. The grandkids also love the pool, plus there are other activities near by to entertain the grandkids when they need a break from the surf. Already looking to book again for next year. Would definitely recommend this loction to family and friends.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable stay

  • 4 of 5

We spent a week here and found it really comfortable. The owner was prompt and the property manager helpful.

It is steps to the beach and the pictures do not do justice for the gorgeous views in the morning. Sitting in the sun room and hearing the waves was relaxing and calming. Having the living room, sun room and bedrooms on diferrent levels allowed us to have our own corner when we were in house.

Kitchen is well equipped and we did not feel we needed anything.

Would love to be there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Last minute travel plans turned out great!

  • 5 of 5

We decided two weeks before our dates we wanted to go to the beach, knowing all the good places would be gone. Found 2 steps to the Beach and were immensely surprised and pleased! Well equipped, literally about 30 steps from front door to beach, not crowded, comfy place and not your typical generic beach rental.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores
The entire family will enjoy the NC Aquarium.
The Crab Shack
Great soft shell crabs!!
The Clam Digger Inn Restaurant
Good breakfast.
Big Oak Drive in & Bar-B-Que
Great BBQ.
Frank & Clara's Restaurant and Lounge
Frost Seafood House -- CLOSED
Good food and close by.
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
New Bern
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Country Club of Crystal Coast, Hwy 58 to Marker #5
Nearest Beach
At the Beach
Car: necessary

The pool is open from Memorial Day to the end of September.

The North Carolina Aquarium is approximately 2 miles from the condo.

Any water activity you can name can be found locally.

There are seven Golf Courses on the mainland and on the island.

Fort Macon State Park is on the island and includes tours of the historic Civil War fort built to defend Beaufort Inlet.

You can go fishing (pier, surf, off shore, or Gulf Stream).

Sightseeing, dolphin watch cruises, rent a boat or go cruising on your own are available.

Ferries are available to visit uninhabited barrier islands where wild ponies live (Cape Lookout, Carrot Island & Shackleford Banks).

Visit the nearby quaint town of Beaufort offers unique shops, excellent restaurants, historical tours, a boardwalk along a yacht filled marina & the North Carolina Maritime Museum.

Also visit other historical sites such as Swansboro, Morehead City and New Bern.

Trip Insurance is recommended.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

Discount for 2 week rentals.
Note: Housekeeping and taxes are included in your rental rates.
50% deposit required.
Balance due 15 days prior to Arrival.
There are 7 golf courses in Carteret County.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.