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Affordable Oceanfront Efficiency - Great Location

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Last updated: 03/06/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:0
  • Bathrooms:0
  • Property type:Studio
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Studio, 1 Queen, 1 Full Futon, Full Kitchen, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

GREAT Location! Ocean Sands Condominium - 85 steps from my front door and you are on the beach! Cozy, quaint, clean, comfortable, affordable, and all you need! 2015 NEW PAINT, FLOORING, DECOR. Close to everything. Family-friendly direct oceanfront 108 unit 2-story complex with 600 feet of never crowded private beach, oceanfront pool with a deep end, and a safe, separately fenced kids pool, charcoal grills, picnic tables, excellent surf-fishing. This unit is a studio, 260 square feet with a queen bed and double futon, fully equipped full kitchen, bathroom with kid-friendly corner shower (hi or low handheld shower), a drop-leaf table with 4 chairs, on ground level. No stair climbing! Back your car into free parking 6 steps from your front door and enjoy the security and freedom of keyless entry! Take one of our comfy cushions to the gazebo or upstairs balcony and enjoy a morning cup of coffee looking out at the wreck & salvage site of Blackbeard's Queen Anne's Revenge, the Doubletree (Formerly Sheraton) Pier, the Cape Lookout Light every 11 seconds, and pods of dolphins just off the shoreline. Bring your binoculars and fishing gear too. WEEKLY ONLY, SATURDAY TO SATURDAY, MEMORIAL WEEKEND THROUGH LABOR DAY WEEKEND.

Pine Knoll Shores Aquarium is 2.9 mi, Fort Macon State Park 4.5 mi, Atlantic Station: Food Lion grocery/shopping/theater/fast food 1.3 mi, Historic Beaufort waterfront and Maritime Museum 6.3 mi., Morehead City waterfront 4.5 mi. Well-stocked Island Cove convenience store directly across the street, DoubleTree (Formerly Sheraton) Pier/Molly's Beach Bar & Grill .4 mi. Atlantic Beach sidewalk-system is great for bicycles! Bring your own or rentals are available with free delivery on the island as is Pizza!

PLEASE check Availability Calender prior to contact as it is updated as reservations are made.

Keywords: Ocean Sands Condos, Condotel, Efficiency
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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/06/2017

Property Type

  • Studio
  • On floor 1
  • 260 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    All signers of the lease must be 21 years of age or older....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    I have raised two children over entire summers at this complex since birth. It is a very safe and secure property and it is very easy to keep your children in sight with all the open space. The 'kiddie pool' is fenced so your children cannot wander to the deep pool. Children must be 14 or older to swim in the pool unaccompanied by an adult....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    This is a non-smoking unit! There are ashcans located on the sidewalk right outside the front door and there are many located on the property....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Ocean Sands Condominiums Homeowners Association Rules and Regulations EXPRESSLY PROHIBITS RENTERS FROM BRINGING PETS. This is NOT AN OWNER Policy so please do not ask about bringing your pet....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Limited Accessibility:

    Ground-Level unit with easy access, however, the bathroom is not suitable for wheelchair...moreless

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Studio: 1 queen, 1 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    1 Queen Bed, 1 Full Futon...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1), Double/Full Futons (1)

Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom: shower


  • Corner 36' Shower with opaque glass enclosure & angled door, adjustable spray shower head convertible to hand held, marble single sink vanity with single lever faucet & cabinet base, mirrored 'medicine cabinet' over sink, toilet, plenty of shelving for linens & toiletries....moreless

Other Amenities

  • NO WATERCRAFT OR TRAILER PARKING ALLOWED ON PROPERTY but the area has numerous marina facilities providing launch, slips, storage, parking. MAKE ARRANGEMENTS EARLY & PRIOR TO BRINGING ANY WATERCRAFT....moreless


  • Satellite / Cable:

    Time Warner Cable with HBO and Local Information & Events Channel, DVD player, HDTV Flat Screen, game connects...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Oceanfront:

    This unit faces East and is perpendicular to the ocean, which is at the South end of the building this unit is located in. The beach is approximately 85 steps from the unit's front door. There is a public balcony with seating facing the oceanfront at the south end of the building upstairs....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Space saving all wood drop leaf table with 2 leafs & 4 folding chairs stored inside. Wheeled on one end to allow table to be easily pulled away from wall to use both leafs if needed....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Private Complex Coin Landry On-Site...moreless

  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Secure WiFi Access ...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Bed Coverlets, pillows, cotton blankets, cotton bath rug/mat, kitchen towels and dishcloths....moreless

  • Parking:

    FREE Parking right at the front door NO STAIR CLIMBING....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    FREE Parking directly at the front door....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Private Complex Coin Laundry on-site...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Secure WiFi...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    12 cup - filters are provided...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Well stocked kitchen with plenty of silverware, glassware, cookware, utensils. Microwave, coffee maker, toaster oven, blender, hand-mixer, and two trays for food transport to grill/picnic area & grill utensils. Basic condiments are stocked....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Well stocked....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Well stocked! Plenty of cookware, drinkware, silverware, plates, bowls, measuring spoons & cups, utensils, blender, hand mixer, dish soap, coffee filters, condiments....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Full size...moreless

  • Oven:

    Apartment size stove/oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Salt, Pepper, spices, dish detergent, trash bags...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Four Burner apartment size stove with oven...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Toaster Oven...moreless


  • Balcony:

    Upstairs at the end of the building - one ocean view and one street view....moreless

  • Bicycles:

    Bicycle parking rack - bicycles can be rented locally or bring your own & can be ridden on Atlantic Beach's busy concrete sidewalk system...moreless

  • Boat:

    NO WATERCRAFT OR TRAILER PARKING ALLOWED ON PROPERTY but the area has numerous marina facilities providing launch, slips, storage, parking. MAKE ARRANGEMENTS EARLY & PRIOR TO BRINGING ANY WATERCRAFT....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Poolside deck has tables, chairs, umbrellas and chaise lounge chair,. 2 large beachfront gazebos, upstairs balconies on each end of the building with wood Adirondack chairs ...moreless

  • Gazebo:

    2 Very large gazebos at the top of the dunes with a fantastic view and wood bench seats all the way around. 98% of the time there is either a land breeze or sea breeze to keep the bugs away! There is also a fish-cleaning station gazebo...moreless

  • Golf:

    off property...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Local Rentals...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Huge open grassed green space between buildings and dunes/beach away from street with horseshoes & stakes and outdoor shower....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    There are several grill stations with picnic tables located on the property; however, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND the BRICK & MORTAR GRILLS BESIDE THE POOL! ...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Local Rentals...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    The pool is salt system so there is no chlorine burn or bleaching of your suit....moreless

Building Type

  • Building


Write a review 4.9
from 35 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring I
Apr 1 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay
$85 $95
Fri, Sat
Memorial Weekend
May 26 - May 28, 2017
3 night min stay
Spring II
May 29 - Jun 9, 2017
2 night min stay
$95 $105
Fri, Sat
Jun 10 - Aug 25, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Late Summer
Aug 27 - Aug 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$95 $105
Thu, Fri, Sat
Labor Day
Sep 1 - Sep 3, 2017
3 night min stay
Indian Summer
Sep 4 - Oct 5, 2017
2 night min stay
$90 $95
Fri, Sat
Seafood Festival
Oct 6 - Oct 7, 2017
2 night min stay
Fall Fishing
Oct 8 - Nov 19, 2017
2 night min stay
$75 $85
Fri, Sat
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$75 $85
Fri, Sat

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
  • Tax Rate 12.75%


Rather than "FEE you to death", we ask that you leave this property exactly as you found it, which is clean. We pay a service to check behind tenants, to sanitize the bathroom and change out the provided bed linens, mattress/pillow protectors, and rugs so they are always clean for your stay. If you do not leave the property clean as requested, we deduct a $100.00 cleaning fee from your deposit.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 03/06/2017
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This area is called THE CRYSTAL COAST for a reason and this property is located in the heart of it and within 10 minutes of so many attractions and things to see and do! It's a hub of maritime history as a key seaport since precolonial times, having all the modern urban conveniences while still preserving historic towns, buildings, pristine clean beaches, dunes, and wildlife habitat, including the herds of WILD SPANISH MUSTANGS (or BANKER PONIES), whose ancestors swam ashore from shipwrecks in the 1500's on DIAMOND SHOALS in this part of THE GRAVEYARD OF THE ATLANTIC. Shipwrecks were common prior to the erection of CAPE LOOKOUT LIGHTHOUSE in 1859, some of which populated these BARRIER ISLANDS with marooned people also. You will recognize these descendants by the distinct Elizabethan English dialect coined "High Tider" or "Outer Banks English" and you hear it more the further East you go! Combine a visit to all these with a Day Trip to HISTORIC BEAUFORT SITE 7 miles) and their Visitors Center, visit the MARITIME MUSEUM featuring recently salvaged artifacts and cannons from BLACKBEARD'S QUEEN ANNE'S REVENGE, stroll the WATERFRONT, have a fabulous lunch or dinner in one of Beaufort's many restaurants, hop a ferry boat over to CAPE LOOKOUT NATIONAL SEASHORE and LIGHTHOUSE, or take a site or activity specific boat tour or even a dinner cruise, as there are many that launch daily from BEAUFORT WATERFRONT. The recently restored FORT MACON (4 miles) and it's new Visitors Center are open daily with self-guided tours and Living History events and reenactments (they vary) are well worth the visit especially for the strategic view from the top! Directly to the right of the Food Lion at ATLANTIC STATION shopping center (2 miles) is one of NC's Civil War Trails (there is a sign) that starts at the right side of the parking lot. The trail goes back to the sound side of the island where ships and tenders arrived prior to bridges and ferry services. On this trail, untouched by time, you can see the ANCIENT DUNE LINE and huge ANCIENT LIVE OAK TREES, the oldest known on the island. The recently renovated NC AQUARIUM AT PINE KNOLL SHORES (4 miles) is a can't miss attraction! It features a 306,000 gallon LIVING SHIPWRECK tank exhibit teeming with sea life, hands-on touch tanks with sea turtles, stingrays and horseshoe crabs among other things, and many seasonal programs and events that you can find on their website. It's open daily 9-5 and if you are taking children I suggest arriving at least 30 minutes before the 10:00 am feeding time of the River Otters which is a favorite "performance" of children. The new TREEmendous Nature Play outdoor playground opens March 2015. These are just a few of the too many to name things to see and do and if you need help or advice on planning excursions, especially with children, I am here to assist.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1998

About the owner: I grew up 75 miles inland and day trips to this beach were a summer staple along with an entire week at the Oceanana Hotel a few years, which was very expensive because we had to eat out every meal (and probably the biggest reason we couldn't do it every year). After college I moved 4 hours inland for a job and the thing I missed most was the ease of a day trip to the beach. On Labor Day 1998 I saw a listing for a unit for sale here. On October 1 I owned it and on October 10... I gutted it and replaced everything. In 2000 I moved back "home" 75 miles away again and it was wonderful to just hop in the car and drive here without even having to bring my toothbrush. I had children and raised them here almost entire summers from birth so I have figured out how to accommodate and facilitate kids at every age along the way. My kids are getting older now and with that comes wanting to do things with friends at home and wanting to see other things and places so we made the decision to SHARE this little secret! We love this place and it is our second home. It is a very unique complex because it is probably the most affordable oceanfront on the entire island and everything you want or need is close and convenient but it's never crowded here. There are always plenty of things to do and see in the area, even if it rains.

Why the Owner Chose Atlantic Beach, NC, USA:
We chose to buy at this complex due to the amount of beachfront (600 feet) and green space, privacy, family-friendliness, and affordability of the LOCATION, LOCATION!. Everything you need and so many things to do are within 2 to 4 miles - a well stocked major chain grocery store, beachwear stores, playground with swings, slides and water fun, fine dining and fast food restaurants, ABC store, Civil War walking trail, NC Aquarium, Fort Macon State Park, This property has one of the very few pools with a deep end and we recently converted to a salt system, so the water doesn't burn your eyes, your skin smells and feels wonderful and your suits don't fade. There is an on-site coin laundry room which is also very convenient. The walk to the beach is about 75-85 steps! Atlantic Beach has a wide sidewalk system throughout which is wonderful for biking it around.

The Unique Benefits at this Studio:
This property has renters that come back year after year once they have found out about it! Guests are paying less than a hotel costs but have the convenience of a full kitchen (not all units here do) so they can have breakfast in their pj's if they want to and save a ton of money because they don't have to eat out every meal. You could actually bring a bike, load-in, park your car and literally bike everywhere you wanted to go - it's all so close. Many of the owners and renters are second-generation who grew up coming to this complex and now bring their children. Everyone is pretty friendly. The best cooking charcoal grills I have ever used are brick and mortar and located beside the pool and they get pretty busy during the summer. The local restaurants are fabulous, but if you are on a budget, you can cook the best meal ever on the grills in the ocean breeze beside the pool and then walk 4 steps to the picnic table and sit down and eat. There are bathrooms located beside the pools. The gazebo (there are two) is large and is a perfect place to go sit and enjoy your morning cup of coffee or an evening cocktail or read a book. We have an almost football field size green grass space between the buildings and the dunes and around the pool which is wonderful for active kids as it is fenced and a safe place to play. If you don't see the date you want available on my calendar, send me an email anyway because I may be able to hook you up with a different unit at this same complex.

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Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/06/2017

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Thursday, March 23, 2017

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