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Island Love Shack - 1 Minute from the Beach

19 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Tranquil Harbour Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Island Love Shack - Cute, Comfortable, Affordable, One Minute from the Beach!! Direct Beach Access in Oak Island, North Carolina; Sleeps two to six. Now with high speed wi-fi!

Enjoy a relaxing get away on the North Carolina Coast at our Island Love Shack located in Oak Island. This charming cottage is perfect for a romantic or family getaway! Three Blocks from the beach, we are a quick (direct access) walk, one minute drive or short bike ride to the beautiful sandy beaches of Oak Island (bikes provided).

Swim, fish, golf, soak up the sunshine, play tennis, bike, collect sea shells and/or watch the beautiful sunsets. Enjoy the local Oak Island shops and restaurants or visit historic Southport where you’ll find great antique shopping and lots of restaurants.

Take a ferry ride to Bald Head Island or Fort Fisher; Take a day trip to (28 miles) to historic Wilmington where you can visit the Battleship USS North Carolina, dine in fine restaurants, enjoy upscale shopping or tour Screen Gems Movie Studios. Golf at the semi private Oak Island Golf & Country Club.

All the comforts of home await you at the Love Shack including Air-Conditioning, fully equipped kitchen, dishwasher, washer and dryer, cable TV, CD, DVD player, comfortable beds, sunroom, outdoor deck, gas grill and outdoor shower.

Beach chairs and rolling cooler beach cart are available for your convenience for a day at the beach. Island Love Shack is a fun, newly restored beach cottage with a brand new interior including a fully equipped kitchen, master bedroom with queen bed, a beautiful sunroom with a sofa bed, and a queen sofa bed in the living room.

Why pay ocean front prices, when you can visit the island beaches and rent your own private cottage? A little ‘ol place where you can get together!!

Keywords: Private Cottage

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 13, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

From our guestbook:" Dear Deb & Kevin - we've lost count of the number of times we have called "The Love Shack" home for rest and relaxation at Oak Island! As always, very clean, well maintained & equipped home for a wonderful vacation. The weather has been 'made to order perfect' and the ocean was 'bath water temperature', so wonderful to swim and ride the waves for hours! We had 'prune' fingers and toes from spending so much time in the water! Did I mention the beach was so uncrowned that at times we felt like we were on our own private strand!!

Love, Love, Love "The Love Shack!"
Sep 2014
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Island Love Shack - 1 Minute from the Beach
average rating of 4.894737 based on 184 reviews
Sterling, VA

Oak Island's Love Shack

  • 4 of 5

Despite its romantic name, the Island Love Shack is a simple and well-maintained home that hosted our family of four. Washer and dryer and kitchen appliances made our life much more comfortable than if we had stayed in a hotel. The Shack is located in a very beautiful and quite place, which makes one’s vacation very restful. The owners of the house have a guestbook that was a great reference for us with first-hand restaurant reviews and places to visit. All in all, we enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2007
  • Stayed: Jul 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Experience

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Love Shack for 4 nights while the house we built was being readied for our closing. It was SO much better than staying in a hotel! Our greyhound made himself right at home, and loved the walks on the beach.. It was well-equipped and except for some issues with the hi-speed internet and TV (which was the fault of Time-Warner, not the owners) we had everything we needed. And the bed was very comfortable! A full sized washer and dryer was an extra plus. I would definitely recommend the Love Shack for couples or a small family. The house was clean and well maintained. The weather was chilly but it was so cozy inside we didn't even mind. It has a nice big yard and it's in a quiet neighborhood right down the street from the beach. What a great experience!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Year at the Love Shack

  • 5 of 5

The Love Shack was the perfect place to get away for a long weekend after a stressful December. We did not have the best of weather but our time spent inside was refreshing nonetheless. The location is great for going into Southport, Caswell Beach or down to the Point. For couple or a small family, it is a winner for sure. Close to most everything. Had the weather been better, we'd likely have walked to the beach. You'll find the house, clean and with all the things you would want in a vacation home. We will definitely try and stay there again. Definitely our best experience yet with VRBO.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wake Forest, North Carolina

Like a Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at the "Love Shack" so many times over the last few years that it is starting to feel like home! The cottage is clean and comfortable, with a well equipped kitchen. We love the quiet neighborhood setting close to the ocean and intercoastal waterway. Once you arrive there is no need to get in your car again until time to depart for the return trip home. A grocery store, shops and restaurants are all within a bicycle ride away. We always enjoy a rainy day ( or we have had "too much sun") trip to Southport, exploring the unique shops and enjoying lunch in one of the interesting dining spots. Already longing to return!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a beach cottage should be!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was everything it claimed to be!

-not a single bug spotted entire stay

-immaculately well-maintained

-air conditioning worked perfect

-easy to get around and close to good eats

-$9.99 beach chairs! These sell for $20+ in New York. Wished I could strap bunch on car!

-free parking for beaches,unlike Maine!

-Long,long beach walks in either direction(or bikes)

-shaded area out of hot sun and quiet.

-close to Southport and ferry to pleasure island..really,it is!!

-POP'S Diner at Carolina Beach was best meal.(see my review on YELP)

-most comfortable bed I EVER slept in at a vacation rental!!!

-really nice,personable owners who gave precise,timely information

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect in so many ways

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful time we had on our fall trip to Oak Island. The Love Shack could not have been any better! Two porches that were great for that cup of coffee in the morning or glass of wine in the evening. This cute home was well equipped and comfortable! The owners were also lovely to work with. We will be making another trip in the future. Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Pat Thanks so much for your kinds words. Its so nice to hear you enjoyed your stay and we really apprecaite you taking the time to write a review. Thanks so much and would love for you to visit the Love Shack again! Deb
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Tranquil Harbour Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $75
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 13.0%

5% processing fee added at time of booking

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Tranquil Harbour Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
(2) Bikes, rolling cooler, beach chairs

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