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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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 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 ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • 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 4.9545455 based on 24 reviews

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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  • 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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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in this home. Everything was clean and well taken care of. Owner provided detail instructions and house was well stocked with everything needed. I really like being close to the inlet and the easy excess to the beach.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your special retreat and we hope you will visit again!
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Very comfortable and well supplied.

  • 4 of 5

I found the kitchen to be very user friendly. The living area is good for a family gathering.There are toys and games for children of all ages which is great if you have a rainy day. We had three generations at the house and we all loved the house and our vacation at Oak Island.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you found our cottage comfortable and well-supplied for your needs, and that you found Oak Island as wonderful as we find it to be!
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Great Family Destination

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this Oak Island beach house with 3 young children (6 months, 1 year, 3 years) and this destination was perfect! The walk to the beach is very easy yet not easy enough the children could wander down to the water unattended. The big back porch was perfect for relaxing breezy afternoons and family game nights. The house comes stocked with many items that others don' utensils, pots/pans, pack n play, sand toys, board games, etc. Plenty of room for a large family. Went into Southport (quick drive up the coast...very easy to get to) and had a great dinner at Fishy Fishy. Sweetreat Icecream had just opened in Oak Island and we had some great homemade icecream...the raspberry and strawberry are the best and taste homemade!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location! Great Amount of Space!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at your home....a one minute walk to the beach is crucial in 95 degree weather. :) The mattresses were incredibly comfortable, the space was adequate and we enjoyed our stay immensely.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Come again!!
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Island Way
Excellent food; Sunset view during part of the year.
BlueWater Point Motel & Marina -- CLOSED
An easy walk from our cottage and a great place to watch the boating/fishing activities. Re...
Fish House restaurant
Located at the Blue Water Point Marina. Only open for dinner. Some closures during winter....
Mr. P's Bistro
Located in Southport, this is one of my favorite places to enjoy an excellent meal. While t...
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 as well as fishing charters,

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
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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