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The Sand Crab Cottage ~ a Seaside Sanctuary

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights

About the property

Cottage (3Bed/2Bath); sleeps 6 adults comfortably (8-10 with small kids)

The Sand Crab Cottage is a dream come true. Shabby Chic with Pampering Amenities. Cozy yet spacious. Perfectly located on The Loop at Wrightsville Beach, NC. To the left of the cottage, it's a short stroll to the beach. To the right of the cottage, a short stroll to Banks Channel. Johnny Mercer Pier is also close by for fun, fishing, and meeting up with friends.

We have thought of everything to make your stay more comfortable from the finest linens and feather beds, to the charming decor, to the welcome mat for your well behaved dogs. The Sand Crab Cottage is a rental experience not to be missed. Personal attention to detail, southern hospitality, and unexpected little luxuries are our trademarks. Come experience a quintessential beach cottage at it's finest. We welcome you as we would our family.

Please see our website link for more pictures. No long term rental. No college student rental.

Keywords: Quintessential beach cottage. Pet friendly. Family Friendly. Supremely comfortable cottage with many surprising little luxuries included.

More Details

Jody Becker
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
January 14, 2017

About Jody Becker

I am a beach girl at heart and it is there I feel most at home. The Sand Crab Cottage is a blessing and dream come true for me and I hope it will be for you too.

Jody Becker purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Jody Becker chose Southern Coast

Wrightsville Beach is the perfect location. The water is gorgeous, the sand is smooth, the climate is wonderful, and the appeal of close by Wilmington cannot be beat. We are perfect for families, pets, girls get togethers, and other fun festivities. The Sand Crab Cottage has developed a loyal base of repeat renters who have become like family and make the cottage their "home" at the beach. Many memories are made over the years and The Sand Crab Cottage holds a special place in their hearts. Let us welcome YOU to the cottage and share this lovely gem with you too.

What makes this cottage unique

The Loop! 2.5 mile 'loop' around the island for walking, biking, running, etc. Johnny Mercer Pier! Close by for fishing, entertainment, meeting and greeting the locals. The Beach! Step out of our cottage and you can see the beach access from the deck. Just a few houses to the left and you are there. Just a few houses to the right, and you can drop your canoe or kayak in the Intracoastal water way. Fishing! Catch your dinner off the pier, or directly from the surf. The Peace! The Sand Crab Cottage is a Seaside Sanctuary where you can rest, recharge, relax, and refresh.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

The Sand Crab Cottage ~ a Seaside Sanctuary
average rating of 4.909091 based on 33 reviews

Great Family Vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved The Sand Crab Cottage!!! It is the perfect spot to spend your vacation!!! The cottage is located on "The Loop" for your walking and biking pleasure, near the pier for fishing, and a short walk to the beach and waterway. We enjoyed the beautiful front porch, the picnic table, the fenced yard and various items supplied in the side yard garage, like the beach chairs and kiddie pool.The cottage decor is so cute and has such a feeling of home. FYI: The sofa is the most comfortable sofa EVER!!! We had a few rainy days that we totally enjoyed just being in the cottage!!! The owners have stocked the cottage with everything you would need. From linens, to towels, to sugar and spices, to laundry detergent, to movies, to puppy poop bags. It is truly unbelievable!!! Jody was very professional, helpful and responsive to all communication and needs. We have been to Wrightsville Beach many times and by far, this stay was the BEST!!! You will not be disappointed!!! We highly recommend The Sand Crab Cottage!!! Can't wait to return!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review! We are so happy you enjoyed your vacation at the cottage, and we hope you can come back again soon.
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Spring Getaway

  • 5 of 5

All you need to bring is clothes and food. Everything else you could think of is already at this beautiful cottage. Everything is of top quality and great location. Easy access to the beach and the inter coastal. The owner is very responsive and helpful. We had a great time and would love to return. We highly recommend this cottage.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jim and Laura for your wonderful review. It is our pleasure to welcome families into our home and are delighted you enjoyed your stay. We hope you can come back again soon.
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Perfect Spring Break

  • 5 of 5

We visited the Sand Crab in late March for spring break with two kids, Grandma, and the family dog. The owners have gone out of their way to make you feel at home -- the stocked kitchen, luxury linens, and super comfortable furniture-- they have thought of everything. We spent lots of time people-watching on the beautiful front porch. The house came with several bikes so we didn't need to find rentals. The kids loved the upstairs loft bedroom which was stocked with toys and games. We had great weather-- but if it rains, the cottage has a ton of good movies and a huge TV for a family movie party. The location was excellent, just across the street from the beach and there are restaurants, a market, a coffee shop and doughnuts all within just a few blocks walk. We highly recommend this cottage!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Greta for your lovely review! We are delighted you enjoyed your stay - weather and all - and we truly hope you and your family can return again soon.
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Beach getaway

  • 5 of 5

Jody's beach cottage was truly the perfect weekend getaway. The beach was a minute walk as well as local stores. Anything you could need was available in the house and it had the cutest beach decor. Bikes and boards are available as well so many activities are possible. We had a great family weekend and would love to return !

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kelley for the wonderful review! So glad you and your family had a great time at the cottage. We'd welcome you back any time.
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Christa B.

  • 5 of 5

The ONLY thing missing from this quaint cottage is YOUR family or group of friends! The Sand Crab Cottage is a beautiful home away from home. It is fully stocked with everything you need...whether you're on a relaxing vacation or adventure seeking expedition. The front porch is very inviting with rocking chairs and an entertaining view. Multiple bikes, beach chairs, umbrellas and more are available for your treks around the island or to the nearby beach. The kitchen has abundant wares and the beds are super comfortable. Nothing has been missed by this thoughtful owner!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Christa for your lovely review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at the cottage and we welcome you back any time.
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Girls getaway weekend

  • 5 of 5

Charming and comfortable!! The cottage has everything you need for a beach vacation. We could lounge on large front porch and watch the passersby. Only a short 1 block walk to the beach. Bikes available to ride around the beach for sightseeing. Shops and restaraunts nearby. Very relaxing!!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Shelly! Loved having you and your group at the cottage and we hope you come back again soon!
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***NOTE*** Sleeps 6 adults comfortably. At owner's discretion, may accommodate as many as 10 people if 4 adults and 6 small children. The Sand Crab Cottage would NOT be suitable for 10 adults. There are only 2 full bathrooms in the cottage. Any more than 4 adults per bathroom exceeds owner's acceptable use. Occupancy is approved and enforced with each individual contract. You may NOT add guests without owner permission. **NOTE** No long term rentals.


Rates & Availability

Wrightsville Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off Season
Nov 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Pre Season
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
Wells Fargo Golf Tournament
Apr 28 2017 - May 9 2017
5 night minimum stay
Pre Season
May 10 2017 - May 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
Prime Season
May 25 2017 - Sep 4 2017
5 night minimum stay
Post Season
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Occupancy over 6 $200
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Pet Fee $250
Checkout Cleaning $0
Tax Rate 14.0%

Prime Season runs from Memorial Weekend through Labor Day Weekend. PRIME SEASON PRICING IS ALSO IN EFFECT THE WEEK OF THE 2017 WELLS FARGO GOLF TOURNAMENT, along with major holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year, Easter). Long term rental (up to 4 weeks) allowed and are charged the weekly rate minus 10% in Prime Season, and minus 20% outside of Prime Season. Payment via personal or cashiers check only. No "last minute" rentals for that reason.

Payment accepted via personal or cashiers check only. Time must be allowed to process contract and payment. We are unable to do "next day" rentals.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Wrightsville Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , Fully enclosed/private outdoor shower: Hot/Cold Water.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Full Baths. Showers only. Outdoor shower fully enclosed for privacy. Wonderful, sturdy, portable infant/toddler bathtub provided. Basic toiletries and paper products provided. First aid kits under every sink.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , Full size captains beds with twin trundles underneath.
  • 3 total bedrooms. 2 bedrooms with King size beds. Supremely comfortable feather bed toppers with luxurious linens included., 1 bedroom with 2 Double Captains Beds each with Twin Trundle, feather bed toppers, and luxury linens. Baby Crib (1) Porta Crib complete with luxury linens., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen Sleeper Sofa with feather bed topper and luxury linens. ***Sleeps 6 adults comfortably. Will accommodate 2 families with small children sharing the upstairs 'Captain's Quarters'.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 12 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Loft Reading Library, Beach Toys and Umbrella, Beach Chairs, Beach Cart, Cooler, and Bikes provided. Too many amenities to mention! Local maintenance and management available to respond to any emergency. Cleaning after checkout included in rental fee.

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