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Island Home - Family & Pet Friendly - Major Updates - Spring/Summer 2017 Avail

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,008 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6 max)

**Spring 2017 Rental SPECIAL**

Any FULL week April 1-May 19 = $800/wk. See rate schedule for details -Rate DOES NOT include taxes, post rental cleaning, or security deposit. Weekly special cannot be pro-rated for partial week rental - partial week rentals will be calculated at the posted nightly rate ($125/nt).

YOU RENT DIRECTLY FROM THE OWNERS... be aware that some properties on VRBO are managed by commercial property managers.

*While we do offer the option to make payments/book through VRBO, we also require a printed and signed version of our rental agreement on hand prior to a vacation being confirmed. Simply making payment online is not enough to confirm the reservation. Note that VRBO does charge a service fee for their online booking service. This fee is not passed along to us. We do our best to honor requests for reservations on a first come, first served basis. Please allow AT LEAST 5 days to book a rental as we must ensure payment, paperwork, and property readiness. This is not a hotel, rather our private home. Thanks for your support.

Non-peak (Sept-May) = 3-night minimum (no exceptions).

Peak season (June-Aug) = WEEKLY ONLY (Sat-Sat).


Come enjoy a vacation at Sunset Beach, NC! The two-lane bridge to the island makes coming and going a breeze. We are 'dog friendly' - your small (under 35 lbs), well-behaved, kennel trained pup is welcome to join you for your beach vacation. (some breed exceptions apply).

This house not available? Check out or other home on the island (VRBO listing #196164). Note this alternative location does not allow dogs.


Fee Detail:

Off season = $125/nt (3 night min). We're flexible on non-peak season weekly rental start/end dates and will offer discounts for non-peak multi-week/monthly rentals. For off season rentals, there is a post-rental cleaning fee of $70 in addition to the rental fee. Taxes and security deposit are in addition to rental fee.

Peak season (Summer) - WEEKLY RENTALS ONLY (Sat-Sat); See rate table for rental rates. Note taxes and security deposit are in addition to the weekly rental rate.

Security Deposit of $200 applies to ALL rentals. Pet friendly rentals eligible for a 50% deposit refund after the rental period. All other rentals receive a full deposit refund, assuming no damage to the property during tenancy.


Dreaming of a quiet getaway to the North Carolina coast? This light, airy 3 bedroom/2 bath beach cottage is perfect for your next family vacation, getaway w/friends, or retreat.

The cottage is quaint and tastefully furnished. The kitchen is well-equipped, and there are games and activities galore. Extensive decks surround the home and rooftop, allowing guests to enjoy the peaceful surroundings and renowned sunsets of Sunset Beach. The yard / under house area is completely fenced in and beach access is less than 300 feet from the house. Note this is a NO SMOKING home - small, well behaved, kennel-trained dogs are allowed. We welcome rentals from families and responsible adults over the age of 25.

Sunset Beach is the Southern-most island on the North Carolina coast and just 20 minutes from North Myrtle Beach. Sunset Beach is one of North Carolina’s most peaceful beaches with over 200 feet of natural dunes before the first row of homes. The atmosphere is quiet and family-oriented, even during peak season months. One of the Nation’s most beautiful wildlife preserves –Bird Island – is just a short walk down the beach. Observe deer, wild goats, sea turtles, and other sea life as well as enjoy miles of undeveloped dunes and marsh areas.

If you're a golfer, there are dozens of gorgeous courses on the mainland, just minutes from the island. Also, we're close to many local conference centers (Sea Trail is one), making our home a nice alternative to hotel lodging.

Keywords: Beach House

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Sunset Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1008 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1/Master - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2/Hall - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outside Shower - outdoor shower , Hot water shower - great for after a day at the beach!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Private bath off master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • All beds are NEW as of Spring 2014. Master - Queen; Bedroom #2 - 2 Twins; Bedroom #3 - Queen. Room in all bedrooms to accommodate a small crib or pack-n-play (tenant to provide).
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • surfing
  • swimming
indoor & outdoor games, beach toys, high chair, swings, hammock


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Island Home - Family & Pet Friendly - Major Updates - Spring/Summer 2017 Avail
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 36 reviews

Perfect spot for rest and relaxation!

  • 5 of 5

This is our 2nd stay at The Bugg House and the house and its proximity to the beautiful beach is perfect. Our two 4 legged children enjoy themselves also. The owners are most helpful and pleasant. We look forward to another stay in the near future.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for enjoying our home for a repeat escape to the beach. We really appreciate you staying in communications leading up to your vacation as we all had to deal with the uncertainty of a pending hurricane...thankfully, Sunset fared well! We look forward to hosting you again in the future.
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House is great. Wasn't as clean as last year.

  • 4 of 5

Overall was good. The dwelling wasn't as clean as as last year. Might want to check your cleaning service...

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to have you stay at our home again. Many of our guests are repeat visitors. Wish you would have let us know about the cleaning upon check in...if there are any problems upon arrival, we are quick to get our service back out to the house to make sure your stay begins just right.
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Beautiful vacation at Sunset Beach

  • 5 of 5

We had a really wonderful vacation at Sunset Beach. The Bugg Cottage fit our family of four perfectly. The house was decorated with ladybugs, which was so cute. I think our 11 year old counted 576! I don't know how accurate that is... she "counted" them in about 10 minutes ;). The house had pretty much everything we needed. I cooked most of our meals, and found everything I needed in the kitchen. Our Corgi/Beagle mix, Elvis, really enjoyed the house. The back yard, and the entire ground level under the house is fenced in for pets & kids. That was awesome! Our little dog isn't a digger, so we didn't have to worry about him escaping. I enjoyed the hammock under the house, while Elvis really enjoyed having some freedom to run around. I also loved stargazing from the crow's nest at night. Beautiful! One item to keep in mind: the pickets on the deck are spaced wide apart. Our dog could have easily fit between them. Luckily, he's not a risk-taker and didn't try it, but it's something to keep in mind.

This was our first time visiting Sunset Beach. We couldn't believe how quiet the whole island was! I really enjoyed staying in our location. The Bugg Cottage is just a few steps from the beach access. The beach was amazing, and perfect for our kids. The only negative was the biting black flies. I think next time we'll try coming later in the year and see if that helps. We tried to walk down to the Kindred Spirit Mailbox, but the kids pooped out about half way there. It's a long walk! We loved the tide pools though. The surf was never rough (even with Hurricane Maria passing by!). I think we've found the beach for us!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Really cute house, perfect for dog & kids!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house & especially Sunset Beach. This house was so kid friendly & has a large supply of beach gear to borrow. Short walk to the beach!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice, peaceful, and convenient location

  • 5 of 5

Just spent the week at Bugg cottage with family and dogs. Great cottage that is convenient walk to beach as well as close to island shops and bridge to zip over to Calabash, Ocean Isle, public boat ramp, normal sized grocery (recommend Lowes) and many other amenities. Love the dog friendly property with the huge fenced in yard, the nice neighborhood to stroll in, as well as the dog friendly beach. Furniture and beds comfy for several adults, and kitchen pretty well stocked. Really appreciated the pots, pans, and modern fridge as we did a lot of cooking. We were a little worried about hurricane Irma but ended up having beautiful weather and father and brother had good luck fishing. We look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great little beach cottage

  • 5 of 5

Very nice, clean beach cottage. Convenient to beach access. Great for dogs with fenced in lower yard. Great owners to work with. Loved our stay here. Will be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jeannette - owner
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2018

About Jeannette - owner

Welcome to our quaint beach cottage at Sunset Beach! This older cottage was our first home at Sunset (we now have a second home on Canal A on the East End of the island). It was purchased when our children and our two yellow labs were all very young, so we know the home is well suited for families and dogs. The home was given a full update - no more dark wood panelling, olive green linoleum floors, or blue shag carpet! It is bright, cozy, airy, and just a great place to relax.

As of Jan 2017 - The master bathroom has been completely rebuilt from the floor joists on up. It is gorgeous! Also, the house boasts all new stainless steel appliances, new family room furniture, new cookware and glassware, and a NEW roof/rebuilt rooftop deck! Beds and AC unit also updated in the last two years.

Jeannette - owner purchased this house in 2004

Why Jeannette - owner chose Sunset Beach

o Sunset Beach is an incredibly relaxing and nature-filled beach destination.

o A great family-friendly island atmosphere - no large hotels on the island.

o Extensive dunes and broad, flat beach make for great walks and biking.

o The West End (where the cottage is located) has less rental home traffic, thus the streets and beach area tend to be quieter, even in summer months.

o Bird Island, a nature preserve, is a short walk down the beach.

o Explore the marsh for an alternative to a day at the beach.

o More 'commercial' activities are a short drive onto the mainland - mini golf, regular golf, dining, movies, etc.

What makes this house unique

You rent directly from the owners. No property manager or middle man service to secure your rental or prepare for your vacation.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just a reminder to guests that beginning with Summer 2011, our peak season weekly rental period is Saturday to Saturday. Please make sure you are viewing the correct dates on the calendar when planning your Sunset Beach getaway. We look foward to sharing our island cottate with you and your family!
Sep 2011
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Nearest Point of Interest
Bird Island
Nearest Point of Interest
Restaurants & Seafood Shop
Nearest Point of Interest
Grocery / Drug Stores
Nearest Point of Interest
Julie's Ice Cream
Nearest Point of Interest
The Bugg House (too)
Car: recommended

One of the Nation’s most beautiful wildlife preserves – Bird Island – is just a short walk down the beach. Observe deer, wild goats, sea turtles, and other sea life as well as enjoy miles of undeveloped dunes and marsh areas.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning (off season) $70
Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $275
Tax Rate 12.75%

Rates subject to change until reservation confirmed. No reservation final until signed paperwork and rental deposit received. Taxes in addition to quoted rental rates. Cleaning fee included w/peak season weekly rentals only (June/July/Aug). Contact owners w/questions-we try to make the process as simple as possible. For pet friendly rentals, there is a non-refundable $100 pet fee in addition to the refundable $275 security deposit. If there is damage to the home after any rental, we reserve the right to withhold the security deposit in part or all.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.