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West End Rest and Relaxation!

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 1 outside shower, (Sleeps 8)

Enjoy the ocean and the sound from this comfortable home. The walk to the ocean is short, and the beaches at this quiet end of Oak Island are uncrowded and spacious. The sun rises on the east end of the ocean front and sets on the west end. In summer, the sunset is viewed from the sound-side deck. As the day progresses, the sound side deck usually has shade by noon while the ocean side deck enjoys sunshine.

Keywords: Located at the quiet, uncrowded west end of Oak Island, NC. Spacious unspoiled beach, clean and natural.

More Details

Carolyn Hackett
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 9, 2018

About Carolyn Hackett

My husband and I bought this house to provide a gathering spot for our family so that we could enjoy the ocean and boating activities. The large driveway provides plenty of room for boats and for children to play; the relaxing sounds of the ocean and the sea buoy force us to slow down and take it easy.

Carolyn Hackett purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Carolyn Hackett chose Oak Island

This location is close to the Blue Water Point Marina, 'The Point' and the beach. While our cottage is not ocean front, the walk is short. The beach is usually a quiet, family-friendly spot with plenty of space to claim as your own to enjoy. It is safe to leave your tent or umbrella and gear for the day.

What makes this cottage unique

We love the sound of the breaking waves and the sound of the ocean buoy guiding boats into the Lockwood Folly Inlet. We also love the sightings we often have of dolphins, pelicans, and boats. It is a great place from which we watch sunsrises, sunsets and the stars.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Beautiful home---we loved the accommodations.. . .Thanks so much for opening up your home.
Aug 2014
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Oak Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Courtesy to neighbors who live nearby full time. Campers or motor homes may not be parked in driveway or plunged into our power or water.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , adjoins ocean-side master
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , adjoins sound-side master
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hall bath serving Queen and Twin bedrooms.
    Bathroom 4 - shower , Spacious and private hot and cold water shower under house
  • Louvered doors separating the main rooms from the hall outside the bathroom can provide privacy when moving between the twin room, the queen room, and the bathroom.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , adjoining private bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , ocean view and door to deck; shares hall bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , adjoining private bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , many games in closet; shares hall bathroom
  • Two of the three Queen bedrooms have their own private bathrooms; Twin bedroom shares hall bath with third Queen bedroom; One Pack N Play, removable bed rails, booster seat with tray, and baby gates in closet.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Very Private Outside hot and cold shower with dressing area; Comfortable deck rockers and gliders grouped for conversation and viewing; Pack N Play, baby gates, booster seat, bed rails; Outside baby swing under cover from rain or sun; Large concrete driveway, parking space, and under house area which is great for tricycles, scooters, sidewalk chalk art, etc.


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West End Rest and Relaxation!
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 28 reviews

Great Family Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

We greatly enjoyed our week at Mariner's Watch and Oak Island. House is in a great location and comes stocked with just about everything you need for a beach vacation. Owner Carolyn is easy to communicate and work with and stayed in touch throughout our stay. Loved laid back feel of Oak Island itself and Southport. Hope to return!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were renters for many years before we bought our cottage, and we know how many things we missed in most of those cottages. We are happy you have appreciated our efforts to supply many things you may not have brought but are happy to have available. We hope that when you are ready to return to Oak Island you will remember Mariners Watch!
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All I hoped for- and more!

  • 5 of 5

Mariner's Watch was the perfect vacation house for our week at Oak Island! Located on the west end of the island, the house is within sight and walking distance of both the ocean and the sound. The traffic is light making crossing to the beach much safer with grandchildren. A large deck faces the ocean on one side of the house and a smaller deck faces the sound. Both have chairs and tables for outside visiting and dining.

The floor plan really worked well for us. Two bedrooms were located on each side of the center living area. Two bedrooms on one side had private bathrooms. The other two bedrooms shared a bath. The spacious living area Included a well-equipped kitchen, dining area, and plenty of seating for relaxing.

The owner has thought of everything - washer/dryer, hair driers, an outside shower, a beach cart, etc. Before we left, my son, his wife, and our grandchildren asked to return to Mariner's Watch next summer. I can't imagine going anywhere else!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are especially pleased that you have made the effort to comment on so many things we enjoy about our special place! We have worked hard to try to provide many things to facilitate the island experience for our visitors and it makes happy that you have enjoyed your visit! Do come again!
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Lewisburg, WV

Very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time on Oak Island, and this home was so welcoming. Everything we needed, and more! Very quiet, clean, and the owners were more than helpful. Beach access is a little walk away, but other than that, the beach was great!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that our home helped make your vacation wonderful. Beach erosion has recently affected the shortcut to the beach and we hope the sand will be brought back in to make the walk a little easier, but we know this is out of our control. Do come again!
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Perfect location! Well stocked cottage!

  • 5 of 5

This Cottage was just perfect! Had everything we needed for nice get-a-way. It was very clean and the communication with the owner was very timely. I would recommend this property to anyone. We will rent from Carolyn again. Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you found our cottage well-suited to your needs and we hope you will come again!
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Washington, DC


  • 5 of 5

Lovely, well-stocked, and comfortable home in a perfect location. We had plenty of space for our group of four kids and four adults to relax and enjoy the beach. We hope to come back soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always pleased when our special place suits our guests well! Thanks for sharing, and do come again now that you know the unique specifics of our cottage!
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Great house!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the house for a week. We loved how stocked the kitchen was, and the kids with us loved the games, Legos, and beach toys! It was close enough to the beach access that we could run back if we needed to. We had a great time!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It pleases us to know your stay was such a success!
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Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
The Fish House

Free public wildlife boat ramp less than a mile away at Blue Water Point Marina with an excellent restaurant and bar featuring sunset outdoor dining when weather is appropriate. Jet ski, kayak, and boat rentals available here; Fishing charters at South Harbor Village.

Public passenger Ferry to Bald Head Island leaves from Southport,

Public car and passenger Ferry to Fort Fisher leaves from Southport. At Fort Fisher you can visit the Civil War Museum (free) or the NC Aquarium (fee), or you can drive up the coast to visit Kure Beach, Carolina Beach, Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach. Many possible day trips to historic spots and outstanding dining. Southport is a quaint town offering terrific shopping and dining as well as peaceful enjoyment of the free waterfront park and fishing pier overlooking the mouth of the Cape Fear River, the tip of Oak Island, and Bald Head Island. Free fishing pier. Historic and movie-film site tours.

Easy day trips to Wilmington or Myrtle Beach. Many golf courses within range.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Refundable Damage Deposit $100

Save $50 by bringing your own linens;
Departure housekeeping $125 without linens; $175 with linens.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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