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Two Steps to the Beach

Pine Knoll Shores, NC, USA
  • Condo1460 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay0 - 30 nights

3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths (Sleeps 6)

Pine Knoll Shores, Central Coast, Coastal, North Carolina, USA (on the Beautiful Crystal Coast of North Carolina)

Property Manager

Barbara or John O'Leary

Member Since 2012
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Mar 04, 2018
About Barbara or John O'Leary

We purchased our place at the beach in 1988. We used to live in Jacksonville, NC and came to the beach frequently. Even though we moved to Virginia, we always wanted to be able to go to the beach and do it whenever we felt like it. That is why we bought here. We have tried to make our beach home a pleasant and relaxing place to be in. Please e-mail us with any questions that you may have. If you visit the Southern Outer banks (SOBX), we are sure that you will enjoy it and look forward to vacationing here again.

Barbara or John O'Leary purchased this Condo in 1988

Why Barbara or John O'Leary chose Pine Knoll Shores

The towns of North Carolina’s Crystal Coast have a charm all their own, and something to offer everyone. Our 'little piece of heaven' is located in the Southern Outer Banks, in the town of Pine Knoll Shores. Its location in between Atlantic Beach and Emerald Isle offers vacationers the unspoiled beauty of the pristine beaches while still being in close proximity to an array of boating and fishing activities, shopping, and dining in restaurants specializing in fresh local seafood. The rich history of the area is evident whether you are strolling the streets of Beaufort, the third oldest city in North Carolina, exploring the grounds of Fort Macon National Park or scuba diving the Graveyard of the Atlantic in search of Blackbeard's famous ship 'Queen Anne's Revenge'.

What makes this Condo unique

Our three bedroom, 2-1/2 bath unit offers you everything you need for a perfect family vacation get-a-way. Ocean Glen is a small, quiet, 38 unit complex located on the barrier island of Bogue Banks. It is nestled in the maritime forest right next to the 200 acres of the Theodore Roosevelt Natural Preserve. The beach is wide and uncrowded. It has a friendly, family atmosphere. You can meet and mingle with the other Ocean Glen vacationers or maintain your privacy. Take a day to explore the surrounding areas, the nearby historic town of Beaufort, Morehead City and the charming seaside community of Swansboro. Enjoy discovering the area with numerous shops, restaurants and other attractions that are just a quick bike ride away. Many of our renters have commented on how lovely our place is. The Master Bedroom has a full private bath, king-size bed and balcony with a wonderful view of the beach, ocean and the Theodore Roosevelt Preserve. At night you can see the Cape Lookout Lighthouse flashing in the distance. There are two other bedrooms - one with a trundle bed that opens into a king size bed, and the other with a queen. These rooms share the 2nd full bath. Downstairs there is a fully-equipped kitchen, dining room, sunroom, large living room, plus a half bath. Since the beach faces the south, you can relax and enjoy yourself on the deck and watch spectacular sunrises and/or sunsets. You will see lots of pelicans flying in formation, egrets and often times you will see porpoises off shore. Ocean Glen is not off the beaten path. There are restaurants within a mile in Salter Path. There are also amusements such as (miniature golf, bumper boats and go carts), shops, kayaking, para sailing, jet-skiing, gas station, library, and post office. Also, the North Carolina Aquarium is only two miles from the condo, located in the Theodore Roosevelt Preserve on the bay side of the island. They offer varied activities all year round plus walking nature trails.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
        • Master Bedroom - King size bed with television 2nd Bedroom - Queen size Bed 3rd Bedroom - Trundle bed opens into a king-size bed


        • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
          • 2.5

          Location Type

            • Oceanfront


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Full size
                    • Covered Parking
                      Two vehicles are offered
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Living Room
                    • Telephone
                      (3) Free local calls
                    • Washing Machine
                      Full size
                    • Wireless Internet


                        • Microwave
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Kitchen
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Dining Room
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                  Televisions are in master bedroom, sunroom and living room.
                                • VCR


                                    • Balcony
                                    • Deck / Patio

                                      Pool / Spa

                                        • Communal Pool


                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • marina
                                            • restaurants
                                            • water parks

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • antiquing
                                                • beachcombing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • boating
                                                • miniature golf
                                                • shelling
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • sailing
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • paragliding
                                                        • parasailing
                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • deepsea fishing
                                                        • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                        • snorkeling
                                                        • snorkeling/diving
                                                        • sound/bay fishing
                                                        • surf fishing
                                                        • surfing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • wind-surfing


                                                            • Each property is individually owned and managed. Taxes are included in the price. Cleaning, but not maid service, is included in the price. Condo has Property Manager. Rents Saturday to Saturday. Renter provides their own towels and sheets for a king, queen and twin size beds.

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              11 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Great location but a few issues

                                                              Roy A.

                                                              The location was great for our family because we had two children who loved the beach and pool. Decor was not what I expected. There were dirty dishes in dishwasher when we arrived, we changed the air filters while we were there, and the dryer stopped working on our last day. Could be a great condo with a little TLC from cleaning service

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you for your review. I apologize for the dirty dishes. I will let the cleaning service know about the dirty dishes and the air filters. They both should have been checked by the cleaning crew. For all the years that we have been using this cleaning crew, we have never had a problem before.

                                                              I also apologize about the dryer. It was replaced as soon as we were informed that it had stopped working.

                                                              Barbara O'Leary

                                                              Great location, relaxing with plenty of room!

                                                              Richard Z.

                                                              Will try to rent again in 2019! Cannot wait to return.

                                                              4 1/2 Stars - Great Location

                                                              Judy F.

                                                              Had a great family week at Pine Knoll Shores. We love this location. Beach was close enough to go back to condo quickly if needed. Beach area wasn't crowded at all for June, which gave our 2 yr old grandson more freedom to play in the sand. Our family also loved the aquarium which was only minutes away. The condo was nicely equipped with everything in good working order. Furnishings were not your typical beach getaway. Owners have updated carpeting and bathrooms. I would have given 5 stars except the amount of stairs were hard on 60+ knees.

                                                              Great location, spacious interior with plenty of room.

                                                              Brent B.

                                                              2nd time staying at this propety, love the location, being only seconds from the beach. My daughter and her famliy have such a great time staying on the beach. The grandkids also love the pool, plus there are other activities near by to entertain the grandkids when they need a break from the surf. Already looking to book again for next year. Would definitely recommend this loction to family and friends.

                                                              Last minute travel plans turned out great!

                                                              Meg P.

                                                              We decided two weeks before our dates we wanted to go to the beach, knowing all the good places would be gone. Found 2 steps to the Beach and were immensely surprised and pleased! Well equipped, literally about 30 steps from front door to beach, not crowded, comfy place and not your typical generic beach rental.

                                                              Comfortable stay

                                                              Sarat K.

                                                              We spent a week here and found it really comfortable. The owner was prompt and the property manager helpful.

                                                              It is steps to the beach and the pictures do not do justice for the gorgeous views in the morning. Sitting in the sun room and hearing the waves was relaxing and calming. Having the living room, sun room and bedrooms on diferrent levels allowed us to have our own corner when we were in house.

                                                              Kitchen is well equipped and we did not feel we needed anything.

                                                              Would love to be there again.


                                                              Pine Knoll Shores, NC, USA

                                                              The pool is open from Memorial Day to the end of September. The North Carolina Aquarium is approximately 2 miles from the condo. Any water activity you can name can be found locally. There are seven Golf Courses on the mainland and on the island. Fort Macon State Park is on the island and includes tours of the historic Civil War fort built to defend Beaufort Inlet. You can go fishing (pier, surf, off shore, or Gulf Stream). Sightseeing, dolphin watch cruises, rent a boat or go cruising on your own are available. Ferries are available to visit uninhabited barrier islands where wild ponies live (Cape Lookout, Carrot Island & Shackleford Banks). Visit the nearby quaint town of Beaufort offers unique shops, excellent restaurants, historical tours, a boardwalk along a yacht filled marina & the North Carolina Maritime Museum. Also visit other historical sites such as Swansboro, Morehead City and New Bern. Trip Insurance is recommended.


                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Discount for 2 week rentals. Note: Housekeeping and taxes are included in your rental rates. 50% deposit required. Balance due 15 days prior to Arrival. There are 7 golf courses in Carteret County.

                                                              11 Reviews
                                                              Excellent 4.6/5
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