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Adorable, second row cottage with pool! Directly across from beach access point!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

4 BRs, 2 Baths, 2nd row, private pool, screened porch, across from beach access!

Our reviews say it all! Sweet Tee is a special place to vacation! We purchased "Sweet Tee" for her charm and her location on the second row directly across from the beach access walkway and lovingly renovated her in 2013. The home is a classic Carolina shotgun style beach cottage featuring an open concept living area, dining area and kitchen in the center of the cottage and bedrooms on each side of the house. The living & dining rooms and kitchen were updated with beautiful new hardwood floors in 2013. We retained her charm (vaulted and beamed ceilings throughout - LR painted sky blue) but gave her modern updates like stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops in kitchen. The bedrooms have neutral carpet and are decorated in the colors of the sand and surf. The bedroom set ups: One room with King, Two rooms with Queens and a room with Two Twins (all BRs have their own flat screen TVs). The house also has WIFI in the event you must access your laptop! The home has Direct TV.

There is a large porch on the front of the house with several rockers. A stairway leads up to a rooftop deck where you can take in the ocean views. On the rear of the cottage, there is a roomy screened porch with a table for dining or playing games. We also have a wicker seating set (love seat, chairs and coffee table) on the porch for ample seating. The screened porch overlooks your private pool. It serves as a second living space outdoors!

Ahhhh...The Pool! The pool is located in the backyard and is gated and fenced for privacy. It features a 'waterfall' seat at one end and a 'jetted sitting ledge' at the other. There are lounge chairs and an additional table for dining at the pool... and more rockers placed under the porch so you can sit out of the sun if needed and watch the swimmers! We also have a picnic table and grill for outdoor enjoyment. There's even a Tiki Bar complete with a bottle opener and stools. A great spot to enjoy a drink while grilling. Lots of room in garage area - bring your cornhole boards or other outdoor games - there is ample shaded space in garage.

There is an outside shower stall. You can conveniently rinse off the sand before you hit the pool or enter the house. There is a retractable clothesline close by to hang your towels and suits - or you can use the boat cleats on the wall outside of the stall for drying towels.

Ample parking under house and in pebbled driveway. Sweet Tee is the perfect spot to enjoy your visit to OIB!

* New in 2015 - our cottage is located two streets down from a newly built accessible beach ramp. While our house is directly across from a public beach access point, some guests may find the accessible access point helpful.*

More Details

Owner
Dana Slawter
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

About Dana Slawter

My husband and I are both North Carolina natives and met in college. I am the nature lover and am content to be outside all day - on the beach, on the porch or at the pool! My husband is a GOLF FANATIC! He loves the area for the wonderful golf courses - hence the name of the cottage - Sweet Tee! We own a real estate company in Winston-Salem and have a lot of experience with managing our own rental properties as well as those of our clients. When we choose a vacation property, we want to feel as comfortable in the rental as we do in our own home. We have put a lot of TLC into 'Sweet Tee' and hope you will feel it is your home away from home! We are always happy to talk to our renters about the house and answer any questions prior to booking or prior to your trip. We also love the area and are happy to give suggestions about restaurants, shopping and things to do. It is our goal to make your trip to our home as wonderful as possible.

Dana Slawter purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Dana Slawter chose Southern Coast

I started coming to Ocean Isle Beach when I was a kid. In fact, my high school girlfriends and I make a trip back every year. It has always been my dream to own a place in the area. My family and I love the small town feel of the island - but we also like that you can make a trip to the Myrtle Beach or Wilmington areas in 30-45 minutes for a change of pace. From the minute you drive over the bridge onto the island, you will feel the cares of the world melt away! We purchased the cottage in the Fall of 2012 and loved renovating it. Our goal was to keep the 'charm' of the 50's/60's period cottage - but give it the 'modern creature comforts' you want in a vacation home. When we found out the lot was big enough to install a pool - we were thrilled. It is a wonderful addition! You are a few short steps to the beach - the house is right across the street from the beach access. This is HUGE when you are carrying your chairs, toys, munchies and drinks to the beach! Fun fact - this home was once located on the front row and moved by a previous owner to the second row. We've had a renter who stayed in the house when it was in both locations and then again with us decades later after we updated her. He said he had tears in his eyes coming back and staying after the renovations and re-living the memories of this house in a "new" way with his family and his young grandson.

What makes this cottage unique

Sweet Tee has an interior that is completely updated, inviting and comfortable - and if you love outdoor spaces - this house is for you! Sun on the roof deck, rock on the front porch, have dinner on the screened porch or swim in the pool! Have a drink at the "tiki bar." This house lives large because of all of the outdoor spaces. Location, Location, Location! You will love the convenience to the beach access. I have timed my walk across the street until my toes hit the sand and it's about two minutes! Our west, mid-island location is perfect for getting to shops and restaurants quickly. The location is not as crowded as the "far west end." Come stay for a spell!

(We also own another beautiful property at OIB - VRBO #574958 - a little larger - also with pool!)

Amenities

Ocean Isle Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathrooms feature tiled floors and tub/shower combos in beachy colors. True to the period of the home, the baths are comfortable, but compact. Each bedroom has a large mirror for dressing or drying hair. The outdoor shower is also new and is a wonderful place to consider showering - especially fun for kids!
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , TV
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , TV
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , TV
  • All BRs have new carpet and bedding. New flat screen TVs in each room. 2 BRs share a bath on each side of the cottage. Bed and bath linens are NOT provided.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Bed linens and bath linens are NOT provided. Interested in renting these items? We recommend Angie's Linen Service at 910-575-2788. She is a local police officer who owns her own company and will deliver and pick up linens. Need a crib, high chair, beach bikes or another item that you don't want to pack? There are various rental companies on the island that provide these items. Contact us for info!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(46 traveler reviews)

Adorable, second row cottage with pool! Directly across from beach access point!
average rating of 4.9347825 based on 46 reviews
5

Super cute beach cottage is updated and has great pool! Perfect for our family gathering.

  • 5 of 5

Sweet Tee was just as expected and perfect for our family get together. The pool was so great for us and our twin girls. The house was super clean with a great updated kitchen. We would love to return here!!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your wonderful review! It is always great to hear that our guests continue to enjoy Sweet Tee. We have loved this little gem of a cottage since she was purchased! We look forward to having you back! Thanks again for renting from us!
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5

Fun at Sweet Tee!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Sweet Tee once again this year. The access to the beach is great! We have two small children. and this is important to our family. The pool is a big plus too!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the wonderful review. The close proximity to the beach and the pool is a great combo. We are so glad you had such a wonderful trip.
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Western North Carolina
5

Great House, easy beach access, loved the pool & screened porch.

  • 5 of 5

Simple beach decor and adequate everything. Definitely hope to rent again next year. We appreciated the pool/patio furniture , TV's in each bedroom , and solid wifi. Really enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed Sweet Tee and appreciate the review! We are accepting bookings for next summer already! We hope to have you again!
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5

Nice place

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the house, pool and proximity to beach.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review! This house is a "gem" and packs a lot of amenities and convenience into one great location across from the beach. Thanks for staying with us. We hope you will come again soon!
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5

Excellent Beach House!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I (6 adults) stayed at Sweet Tee in early May and loved it! It was the perfect size for us and everything was very clean and modern. The location was great - it had convenient access to the beach and it wasn't too far for us to walk to restaurants, shops, or the pier (about 0.75 miles). The first couple of days of our stay, it was windy and a bit chilly in Ocean Isle, so it wasn't great weather to be out on the beach for very long. This was when we really appreciated the fenced-in pool area - it made it possible to still be outside and be relatively comfortable. The pool was still a bit cold that time of year, but we are hearty northerners and got in it anyway! We used the grill a couple of times as well, and the kitchen was well-stocked with everything we needed to make dinner.

We really enjoyed our stay and were extremely happy with our choice of beach house. I was the one in charge of finding and booking a rental for our family vacation, and I was a bit nervous about finding a place that everyone would approve of, but Sweet Tee ended up being an excellent choice. It had enough space and comfort for those who wanted to stay in and hang out and great amenities (pool and pool area and beach access) for those of us who like to spend as much time as possible outside (me)!

The owner was very nice to work with and was quick in replying to emails and questions. This made the rental process easy and worry-free. I would not hesitate to suggest Sweet Tee to other people looking for a rental in this area.

We definitely hope to return in the future!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the amazing and detailed review! I am thrilled that you enjoyed Sweet Tee so much. It is truly a gem. All of the amenities you mention are the reason guests come back year after year and the house often books a year in advance! It was a true pleasure working with you as well. I think we were a great match! Hope to have you again soon!
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5

Fantastic - Highly recommend this house.

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful few days at Sweet Tee. It was a lovely home with everything we could have wanted and more. We relaxed by the pool and walked on the beach. It is very conveniently located - right across the road from the beach access and near the main circle back to the grocery store and restaurants. Thank you so much.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback. We love this little gem of a cottage too! The location is so convenient to everything OIB has to offer. We hope you will return again!
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Map

Once you cross the bridge onto Ocean Isle Beach, the 'Sweet Tee' cottage is located mid-island on the west side. From the cottage, you can walk directly across the street to the public beach access walkway and you are on the beach. An accessible ramp access point is two blocks away (very short walk). The pier is a 5-10 minute walk via side walk or beach walk. When you are not relaxing on the beach or enjoying the private pool at the house, you can play putt putt, fish off the pier, visit numerous ice cream & surf shops and restaurants and bars.

If you have golfers in your group - you will be delighted with the numerous area courses. Favorite courses include River's Edge in Shallotte, The Thistle in Sunset Beach, Sea Trail in Sunset Beach, Tiger's Eye in Ocean Ridge Plantation and Glendornoch in Little River SC. (All very close - 10-15 minute drives.) There's a reason why the cottage has 'Tee' in the name!

Seafood restaurants are bountiful. There are several on the island and MANY others within a short 10-15 minute drive to Calabash NC. Our family loves The Boundary House in Calabash and Inlet View (between OIB and Shallotte) where you can dine overlooking the waterway and see Holden Beach - another area island). We also love the Sugar Shack - a Jamaican inspired local restaurant just back over the bridge. For lunch, we love a visit to The Purple Onion in Shallotte - and there is a movie theater in Shallotte as well. The Causeway Gourmet is another wonderful local restaurant (take out available and delivery too) just back over the bridge. Everything on the menu is wonderful and they make great desserts! Pizza delivery available too. There is a Lowe's grocery store within 5 minutes and a local convenience store (Sheffield's) on the island. The local ABC store is just back over the bridge near Lowe's Grocery.

Into fishing? You can fish off the pier or charter a trip at the Ocean Isle Fishing Center. Surf fishing is also fun!

There are cute shops in the area and there is a Tanger Outlet within a 30 minute drive to North Myrtle Beach SC. Barefoot Landing in NMB is also a popular entertainment destination. The House of Blues and other attractions and shopping are located there.

You can head north for a day trip to Wilmington NC. Wilmington is the 'Hollywood of NC' - many films and TV shows are filmed there. You can also visit the Battleship North Carolina and stroll the downtown area. A day trip to Southport is also fun. We really love the restaurant Fishy-Fishy - great food and wonderful water views.

We love the versatility of staying on a small island that isn't too 'commercial' and has a small town feel - but if we want a change of pace, there are MANY things to do within 30 minutes of OIB.

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Rates & Availability

Ocean Isle Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Aug 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,000
 
 
Shoulder Season
Aug 13 2017 - Sep 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
 
 
High Season 2018
Jun 2 2018 - Aug 18 2018
7 night minimum stay
$3,100
 
 
Shoulder Season 2018
Aug 19 2018 - Sep 15 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$275
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $100
Tax Rate 12.75%

Local and State Taxes are 12.75%
Cleaning Fee is $100

Email owner for weekly or monthly pricing in off season. This area is still a wonderful place to visit during the fall, winter and spring!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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