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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).

Upgrades continue! New Family Room furniture, all new stainless steel appliances, cleaned carpets (replaced 2015), a new roof, and a completely rebuilt master bathroom - the cottage is refreshed and ready to greet you for your next beach escape.

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

*We DO NOT use the VRBO/Homeaway Online Booking service (and prefer old fashioned checks/cashiers checks instead of credit card payments). To secure a vacation reservation, you must complete and mail to the owners a rental agreement along with a deposit. Sending an online inquiry is no guarantee of reservation. 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 due to the paperwork and pre-payment process.

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

More Details

Jeannette - owner
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

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 Southern Coast

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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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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Island Home - Family & Pet Friendly - Major Updates - Spring/Summer 2017 Avail
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 29 reviews

Cute older beach house that has been tastefully updated and remodeled. Cozy

  • 4 of 5

We loved bringing our best friend on our beach vacation and the fenced in yard was perfect for her.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank YOU for choosing our home for your recent escape to Sunset Beach. Yes, the home is older, but a lot of sweat equity cleaned it up and made it fun, bright, and cheery for our guest. Please do stay with us again!
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Great house!

  • 5 of 5

The home was the perfect size for our family of 4. It was clean and well stocked with everything we needed. The short walk to the beach was great. We had a wonderful time and will be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very relaxing!!

  • 4 of 5

We certainly enjoyed our stay at the Bugg House. Had everything we needed and loved the close walk to the beach.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying at our home. Glad the visit was relaxing and fit your needs. We have a lot of repeat visitors and would love to have you stay at our place again.
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An excellent get away!

  • 5 of 5

It was everything we had hoped for. Jeannette was very flexible with our pet and made scheduling and booking our stay easy. Check-in was simple and the home was well-stocked and cared for. We would definitely stay again

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for selecting our home for your Sunset Beach getaway. We're glad the property measured up to expectations (and hope the weather was decent as well). Please do consider a repeat visit - many of our guests come back year after year.
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Great location and suited our small family well

  • 4 of 5

Nice clean property very close to the beach, the owners are very courteous and called to make sure our stay was enjoyable.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for selecting The Bugg Cottage for your Sunset Beach vacation. We appreciate your rental and hope you will consider staying at our place in the future.
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Beautiful, Pet Friendly Property!

  • 4 of 5

Absolutely loved this property! I was thrilled that not only was it pet friendly, but it had a fenced yard! Allowing the dogs to be able to run free somewhere on the isle was great! The home was very cozy and very well maintained. I'd leave a word of caution to any tall people out there - the bathrooms were a tad cramped (but the shower in the master bath was divine). You really couldn't beat the price for a property so close to the beach and that allows pets!

(On a side note: Bringing your pets does add on a $150 non-refundable deposit. In total we gave $250 in deposits. I still haven't seen our refundable portion back yet and it's been almost two weeks since our stay. That's the only thing keeping this from being 5 stars.)

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay at Sunset. The fenced yard and deck areas are great for the four legged family members for sure. Yes, the bathroom, although totally rebuilt from the floor studs up, still maintains that cozy beach charm. A word of clarification - the pet fee is $100 (we simply retain a part of your $200 security deposit). We strive to send deposit refunds back within 2-3 weeks. Your deposit refund was mailed just 7 days after your vacation end date. I will follow up offline to make sure it arrived. Thanks again for visiting and please do consider a repeat visit to The Bugg Cottage.
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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

Sunset Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 9 2017 - Feb 28 2018
4 night minimum stay
Mar 1 2018 - May 25 2018
4 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 26 2018 - Jun 15 2018
4 night minimum stay
Jun 16 2018 - Jun 29 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jun 30 2018 - Aug 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
Aug 4 2018 - Aug 17 2018
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 18 2018 - Sep 7 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning (off season) $70
Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $100
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.Total deposit for pet friendly rentals $200 ($100 eligible for refund).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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