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Cute! Newly Remodeled Oib Cottage 2nd Row, 3 Blocks From Pier!

Bedrooms 5
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

5 Bedroom, 3 Bath Beach Cottage With Ocean View, 200 Feet From Beach Access.

Key Lime Cottage is a charming, completely remodeled OIB home in the prime location on the island – lots of upgrades! New Kitchen and Appliances added Nov 2014. Comfortably sleep 14 in this 5 bedroom (large rooms), 3 bath (2 bath, 1 shower), large front deck for viewing, sunning and relaxing. Very close to the beach access, central heat and air, dishwasher, microwave, washer/dryer, refrigerator Stove, 3 Color Cable TVs, DVD, High Speed wireless internet access, Portacrib, covered porch with furniture. Bedding: Queen, 2 Doubles, 2 Doubles, Queen, Queen. Covered porch and sundeck, deck furniture, outside shower, telephone, very well appointed. Gas Grill. Beach access across the street (Concord Access). NON-SMOKING and No Pets

Key Lime Cottage is a perfect beach cottage designed for beach fun. Center Den with center living room, dining, kitchen all in large central community style hall room. Bedrooms and bathrooms off to each side of center living area. Bedrooms are very spacious. New windows with screens allow for beach breezes to flow through the home. Huge front deck with a nice flow from deck to center Hall room. 6 rocking chairs, benches, and picnic table on front deck. Back porch off the kitchen door for easy access to new BBQ grill set up and back yard area.

The parking area under house is spacious – with much room in driveway also for more parking. There is a picnic table downstairs and a big hammock that you are guaranteed to fall asleep in. Wonderful breezes from the ocean that will rock you right to sleep. NEW Furniture, Big leather sofa in living room, with matching den chairs make for a relaxing area to group after a long day fishing, golfing or at beach. New flat screen 42” TV in den, 3 TV’s in total (2 in master bedrooms). New beds, All new bedding. All new carpet, New Roof, New refinished wood plank flooring (this is awesome), New toilets and sinks, Newly painted, new siding, new windows, new under house ceiling, lots of new stuff! Large outside shower! Washer and Dryer room!

80 steps away is the beach access at Concord rd. The access has been newly rebuilt and is awesome! The beach is wide – great for playing sports. Sea turtles come up to lay eggs on this beach. The sidewalk in front of house brings you right down to the center of the island 3 blocks away where there are restaurants, night pier fishing, bars, ice cream, snow cones, surf shops, beach shops, miniature golf and more.

Key Lime Cottage is a wonderful place that will bring you many memories to cherish for years to come. Relax & Enjoy!

More Details

Property Manager
DJ & Alicia Toal
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 30, 2017

About DJ & Alicia Toal

We love OIB. My Wife grew up in the Carolinas and I grew up in Georgia. We both love the beach. We found OIB about 10 years ago and fell in love with it. The island is set up perfect for families. One access on to island cuts down on traffic. So - we decided to buy a home on the island - and we enjoyed it so much - that we bought a small rental cottage - fixed it up and call it Key Lime Cottage. We put a lot of effort into making the home up to par with what we would expect to rent when on vacation. We expect things to work, we like things clean, we like to feel comfortable when on vacation. This is what Key Lime Cottage is about - comfort and feeling at home.

DJ & Alicia Toal purchased this cottage in 2012

Why DJ & Alicia Toal chose Coastal North Carolina

This style of this home is perfect for a family or group that wants to be together and be active on the beach and island. The home has a great feel - hard to explain - but its just a really cool house. A great beach cottage. Shotgun style with wood plank floors and light colors give it a fresh, light feel. Close to center of Island - no body can complain about not having anything to do. The beach is literally 80 paces away. You can see the ocean from the front deck. The beach in this part of the island is really nice - good waves, lots of shells, and great for activity on beach with wide firm areas for sports. The home is simple, clean and classic - the most charming cottage on Ocean Isle Beach.

What makes this cottage unique

Key Lime Cottage has wood plank floors, wood beam high ceilings that give you the feeling of stepping into a time in your past - of close nit families at the beach living together outside, loving life. This cottage gives that feeling - its a magical, simple cottage that has built many fond beach memories over the years.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We really liked and enjoyed the cottage, amenities and the furnishings. It felt very much like home and we had everything we needed. The beds were comfortable and with 9 adults, everyone had plenty of room. With the bedroom doors closed, the rooms were quiet despite the activities going on in the community room. We appreciated the ample, covered parking. My husband really enjoyed the hammock and the nearby ice cream parlor. We were a little concerned that our 19 and 24 year old nephews would be bored since there isn't really a ton to do in Ocean Isle, but they signed up at the local gym where they worked out every day, they fished a bit and spent time in the Ocean. They had a wonderful time! The beach was awesome. The local restaurants had good food and reasonable prices. The grocery store was a short drive, making it very convenient. Great R&R. We highly recommend Ocean Isle Beach and Key Lime Cottage and we look forward to a return visit.
Jun 2013
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Cute! Newly Remodeled Oib Cottage 2nd Row, 3 Blocks From Pier!
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Lovely home

  • 5 of 5

Great house; very comfortable. It is tastefully decorated, clean, and had everything that we needed. The bedrooms are spacious and bright. The location is convenient. The owner was responsive and helpful. We would definitely come back.

Things to do: We enjoyed our rented golf cart from Coastal Golf Cart Rentals. We also utilized a nice little fitness club called Body Edge, located just over the bridge. The island chamber of commerce has a Wednesday morning scavenger hunt for kids, which I would recommend (our 9 year old loved it)... it entailed free goodies from local retailers and free lunch and ice pops afterwards in the nice little community center. Fun... The island also hosts free outdoor concerts on Friday nights. Unfortunately, this was rained out for us. The breeze and the waves were amazing all week, and we mostly enjoyed playing on the beach.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Martha Thanks for the review and so glad you had a great beach week. Thanks for all the great advice!!!! Alicia
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Perfect location and darling cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Owners were very accommodating and responsive. We really enjoyed staying at this charming cottage.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Southfield, Michigan, USA

The Photos Tell the Story

  • 5 of 5

We loved our week at Key Lime Cottage, a family week for sure with three generations enjoying the ample space provided by house & porch. Best - closeness to the beach - come & go by foot as often as you please, outdoor shower (great for getting the sand off the toddlers), well stocked kitchen (with everything working) and easy layout. For this rental, the photos tell the story - everything is as lovely as it looks. And the artwork & photos by and of the host family made us feel like true house guests.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the wonderful review. We try to make Keylime Cottage a place for you to enjoy being with your family. My husband is the Artist and you made his day by mentioning his paintings! Hope ya'll can return next year. Alicia & DJ Toal
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Loveland, OH

Cute cottage in great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great family vacation at Key Lime Cottage. The cottage was very clean and comfortable with just the right amount of living space for 5 adults and 3 teenagers. The location is perfect - very close to the beach access and close enough to "downtown" Ocean Isle to easily walk to ice cream, shopping, mini golf, etc. The shady front porch is a wonderful spot for hanging out, and the hammock is a great place for a quiet nap. The owners were extremely helpful and responsive. This was our first time renting through VRBO and we will definitely do it again.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wendy We are so Happy you enjoyed your beach week in OIB and Keylime cottage. Please come back next year, we love having repeat vacationers!
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My 40th with friends!

  • 5 of 5

We just left Key Lime Cottage today, so sad to have to go. What a beautiful home! For our party of 9 adults it was perfect. We loved the very close proximity to the beach so we could pop back in for lunch or bathroom breaks. Location was excellent for walking to restaurants, bars, and beach shops! We enjoyed the single floor which promoted us all hanging out together, as if we needed a reason to do that:) Lots of room to park and hang out under the house along with a picnic table, hammock and a large outdoor shower that we loved when we came in from the beach. The kitchen was well stocked for all the cooking we did. I will come back with our kids for the next trip for all these same reasons. Thanks so much to Alicia for being great in quick response and excellent guidance for our many questions. My friends and I have lived in NC for all 40 years and have been to most of the NC beaches and this may be our new favorite beach! Beautiful, best trip ever!! FYI, may want to check laundry...friends said the floor(under house, not inside) filled with water when they used the washer.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tori So glad you enjoyed yourself! I will have our guy check out the washing machine right away. We like to hear the good and need fixing from our vacationers. We wouldn't know without your input. Thanks for the great review and please come back.
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Raleigh, NC

We love OIB

  • 5 of 5

We come to Ocean Isle every year for a long weekend getaway with some friends and their kids (4 adults and 4 kids total). This was our 5th year staying on the island. Key Lime Cottage is one of the best properties we have stayed in over the years. The house is very clean and well stocked. The furniture in the house is cozy and comfortable and you can tell the owners take great care and pride in keeping the house up to date. We had a couple little hiccups with the house while we were there, but the owners were very responsive and did everything in their power to get things fixed. They are easy to work with and as helpful as can be. The location of the house is excellent for access to the beach and short walks to the pier, restaurants or putt-putt. We all had a wonderful time and hope we get to stay at this home again next year!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ann, Thanks for the review! We now have 2 new HVAC units...Please come again. Alicia
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Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
2nd st Grill
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
tons of golf courses
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
HWY 17 -
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
many restaurants
Nearest Beach
Car: recommended

3 blocks walking distance to the Pier, Restaurants, Bar, Miniature Golf, beach shops. 200 feet from beach access. The beach access at Concord st is newly built. The beach is wide, roomy, with area for activities such as soccer, baseball, football, frisbie, etc - good activity sand (not too soft - not too hard). Beach has great shelling. The OIB Museum is a couple blocks away - must visit. They have nice activities at the museum for kids - searching for fossil shark teeth in sand, exhibits. Shore fishing and pier fishing is great - can easy get your gear and bait locally. Awesome local seafood shop - Holden Seafood, Captain Jack's. Sharky's is a fun restaurant around the corner with good food. Home Made Ice cream shop 3 blocks away that has incredibly good Ice Cream. Rent kayaks and surf boards from local beach shops. You can rent bikes to get around - or golf cars - it is legal to rid golf cars on the road (must be legal driving age with license). Tennis Courts are on the west side of the island - no wait time - nice courts. Golf in the area is outstanding with many many courses of all different levels - some of the best here - great food right off the Island. Best sandwich shop on earth - Causeway Gourmet - get the Godfather. If you eat at Causeway Gourmet for lunch - you wont eat dinner because you will be stuffed all day. Teenage kids can meet up with other local kids down at the pier at night to socialize - its safe and hundreds of teenagers to hang out with. Local bar is great - good drinks, beer, Sports on TV and nightly bands. Friday nights during summer - OIB has local beach bands play at the Museum - bring chairs and a cooler with your favorite refreshments - Dance and listen to music - lots of fun - a must. The cottage is located in the prime area of OIB


Rates & Availability

Ocean Isle Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 17 2016 - Apr 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
Apr 15 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
memorial weekend 2017
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer High
May 30 2017 - Aug 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
labor day weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Summer / Fall
Sep 4 2017 - Oct 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $140
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.75%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Ocean Isle Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Bathrooms all have newly finished wood floors, new toilets and sinks. The bathrooms are not large - a classic cottage style bathroom.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , with tv
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , with tv
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
  • Beds are all new with new bedding - comforters. Carpet in bedroom - all new! Does not include linens and Towels. Linens & Towels can be rented from Angie's Linen Service on line.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Please note: Property does not include Linens or Towels. These items can be rented for the week.

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