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Best of Both Worlds!!! Canal Cottage, 2 Blocks from Beach

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 30 nights


About the property

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

We love the fact that our house is located on a canal and only a short walk to the beach ( 2 blocks) . Being on the the canal is great for more reasons than one- the main being that we can dock our boat right at the house . The Intra Coastal Waterway is only a 7 minute boat ride from the house. Sometimes we take the boat south to Myrtle Beach , S.C.- about 45 minutes- or north to Southport N. C. ( an historical fishing village with some unique shops - about 60 minutes . Lots of great seafood restaurants along the way - in both directions !

Through the years, we have found that the canal is our favorite place to swim and float on the rafts .

The beach is only a short walk away - the public access to the beach is 2 blocks from the house. Very wide beach, beautiful sand. We love to go to the beach in the late afternoon and watch the sunset.

The one word we hear most often about the house is 'comfortable' . Surrounded by palm trees , the cottage offers 4 bedrooms- 3 on the main level and 1 king bedroom in an enclosed lofted area - with a small balcony - perfect for morning coffee or an afternoon drink. The main living area has a 27' TV and 2 very comfortable sofas- great for the entire family to watch a movie. The dining table sits 10 and there is a smaller round table perfect for games and puzzles.

Each bedroom is unique in its own way: The 1st bedroom has a king bed / private bath. The 2nd bedroom has 2 queens beds with an adjoining bathroom that connects to the 3rd bedroom - with 2 twin beds. The 4th bedroom is upstairs in a lofted area (doors for privacy) with a king bed , private bath and balcony.

The main living area leads to a large deck that overlooks the canal. Another great place to sit , relax , enjoy the view !

Keywords: Our cozy, comfortable beach home is located in Ocean Isle Beach , NC . This family- oriented area is known for its beautiful beach , its great golf courses- most are located within a 15 minute drive of the house and great fishing . Of course, there is biking , strolling on the beach or just relaxing on the large deck with its great canal views. Our favorite activities are floating in the canal and going to the Friday night concerts during the summer.

More Details

Carol Hatley
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 1, 2018

About Carol Hatley

My family built the house in 1986. It has been a wonderful place for our children to come through the years . We have created many happy memories here and hope to make many more . In fact , my son and his wife met at Ocean Isle and got married on the beach in 2013. Now , our grand babies are coming to OIB ! For so many reasons , we enjoy coming to Ocean Isle..... as my husband says - as soon as he crosses the bridge , he can feel his body relax from the stress of the corporate world .

Carol Hatley purchased this cottage in 1986

Why Carol Hatley chose Ocean Isle Beach

We had been vacationing at Ocean Isle for many years before we built the house. Then the opportunity presented itself for us to build a vacation home. We never thought about building at another beach. Ocean Isle seemed a natural for us . That was in 1986 and we never have regretted it. I am very thankful that we have a place at the beach that the family can enjoy !

What makes this cottage unique

We love being close to the ocean and on the canal. With the intracoastal waterway being so close ( 7 minute boat ride ) , that affords us the opportunity to visit the surrounding areas - Calabash NC (known for their seafood restaurants) , Myrtle Beach, SC , Holden Beach , Southport NC and if we feel adventuous , we may head to Bald Head Island orWrightsville Beach for the day.

Ocean Isle is also unique in the fact that there are so many golf courses in the immediate area - perhaps 10 within a 15 minute drive from our house.

Fishing and even crabbing from the dock is always fun and relaxing . If you are especially lucky , you can catch dinner .

And of course ,I can't say enough about the beach itself- we think it is one of the prettiest in North Carolina. The east end of the beach, overlooking Holden Beach , is one of my favorite places to walk.


Ocean Isle Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • There is also an outdoor shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2) , Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Boat dock, jet ski dock


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Best of Both Worlds!!! Canal Cottage, 2 Blocks from Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Charming house, great location

  • 5 of 5

This is an excellent rental, and the owners are fabulous. The house is well stocked, beautifully decorated, and in a great location. We hope to be return renters. Thanks Carol!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We Keep Coming Back!

  • 5 of 5

We adore 8 Dare Street, we have stayed here a few times with both family and friends. It is our home away from home; has all of our needs for a relaxing beach getaway. Every visit is better than the one before, the owners are easy to work with, understanding, reachable and always answers any of our questions. We enjoy the location of being close to the beach and on the canal; we bring our boat and love using the dock out back. Plenty of parking for many guests, the updated rooms are decorated adorably with lots of sleeping arrangements making it easy for a big family to enjoy being under one roof.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

The description, pictures and location are accurately represented for this property. It was extremely clean and well maintained. The yard is beautiful and the grass is so soft. My husband and son spent hours playing corn hole in the evening. The downstairs shower is awesome with lots of water pressure. This house is so close to the beach, we didn't have to rent a golf cart. Surprisingly the air conditioning system was able to keep us comfortable when the temperature outside exceeded 100 degrees for most of the week (not typical). We have rented canal homes at OIB for the last 5 years. The owner's of this home put some thought into convenience items like a first aid kit, mosquito repellant, plastic storeage bags, trash bags, dish detergent, hand soap and paper towels. My mother spent hours making puzzels. I would highly recommend staying at this canal home.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2012
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Car: necessary

Ocean Isle is a family oriented area with beautiful beaches There are at least 10 golf courses within 20 miles of OIB .

The house is located on a canal which make it perfect for boating - to Myrtle Beach , Southport , restaurants , or Bird Island .


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $125

Rates include cleaning fee.
sheets /towels not included
no pets
no smoking

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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