About the property
- Cottage2000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights
4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 6 adults comfortably and a children's room.
The ocean views and sunrises from this house are breathtaking. Walk down the steps and you are on the beach. Great fishing, surfing and skim boarding not to mention the sea glass available, right in your front yard.
This house has a master suite with a bar and entertaining area that can also be closed off from the rest of the house, making it perfect for 2 or more families to share. The other 3 bedrooms open to the kitchen dining and living area at the opposite end of the house. There are 2 queen beds, a pyramid bunk with a double on the bottom and a single on the top and the master has a king bed. There is ample single row parking for 4 cars + making access easy for everyone. A pool pass may be purchased daily or weekly for the private salt water pool across from the cottage, if desired.
The kitchen is well equipped. Linens are provided. We do not charge a cleaning fee but ask that our guests please leave it as they found it with the exception of laundry.
Cable, wifi, grill, washer/dryer and stair tamer for loading and unloading are available to enhance your stay.
We do not allow pets or smoking in the cottage. We offer an insurance package for $59.00 per week as an alternative to a deposit to cover accidental damages up to $1500.00. We are local and available during your stay.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 21, 2018
About Charlotte Walker
This house has been in our family for 47 years. Last year we did an extensive remodel. This is the first time we have ever offered our property for rent but look forward to sharing the beauty and tranquility we have enjoyed. When my dad built this house he drew the plans on the top of a shoebox and he just kept drawing until he filled up the entire top of the box. Hence the name and the its shape. Our family owns Charlie's Family RV park across the street and this is our 57th season there. Charlotte and Jerry
Charlotte Walker purchased this Cottage in 1971
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Great location with helpful owners
We arrived to a clean house right on the beach with an informative tour by the owners. The bathrooms were "one of a kind" and the furniture was comfortable in the well laid out cabin. As noted in the other reviews, people from the trailer park across the street left a fishing rod under the house and would sit right in front of the house despite the uninhibited beach to the left and right of the house. Other than that, we loved the house and hope to return for another visit soon.
Had a wonderful two weeks at The Shoebox!
This is one of the nicest vacation accommodations I have seen, with top-of-the-line appliances, great kitchen (and well stocked), spacious living/dining area, extremely comfortable bedrooms and living room, and every room decorated with quality furnishings and lots of charm. It really felt like a vacation HOME. The WIFI was much appreciated for exploring tourism options and, although the 3 TV's are a nice feature, the only "TV" we used was our gorgeous picture-window view of the beach and the ever-changing surf. Spectacular! And even though we visited in October, we spent a lot off time wearing shorts and sitting on the deck.Had perfect view for morning sunrise and evening moonrise.An extra feature is The Shoebox's "Stair-Tamer", which can be operated with a remote; this saved us a lot of stair-climbing and made it a breeze to load/unload luggage & groceries. Steve, the property manager, took good care of us, and we were delighted when the owner, Charlotte, stopped by to visit so we could thank her personally for sharing her lovely Shoebox with us. Great experience. Highly recommend it!
You both were a pleasure to have and your kind words were much appreciated. I was happy to get to meet you both.
We hope you will join us again and know that we would be delighted to have you.
The Shoebox is AWESOME
This is our 5th year staying at The Shoebox. This house has everything you could ever imagine for your beach vacation and more! The location cannot be beat - you can "go to the beach" without even leaving the deck. The house is always clean and comfortable. The owners and their property manager are AMAZING people - friendly, warm, smart, and funny. They provide the perfect mix of attention and space. I cannot say enough great things about this location. The Shoebox is the standard to which we hold all other vacation rentals.
Your visit is always a highlight for us!
Thank you for you kind words. Stay warm and until we meet again...love and blessings to each of you.
Charlotte and Jerry
We can't believe this was our 4th year at the Shoebox but it was spectacular again!
Renting the Shoebox from Charlotte and Jerry has become a family tradition that my young boys are growing up with and making memories they will have the rest of their lives, as I did coming to OBX when I was young. I couldn't ask for a better experience year after year, Charlotte and Jerry are wonderful and we love the Shoebox. The beach restoration this year has been icing on the cake!
Would definitely stay here again!
The house is beautiful- the pictures don't do it justice. It is way nicer than what the pictures show. It was perfect location to restaurants. Loved the proximity to the beach, you can't get any closer. Charlotte was wonderful, checking to make sure we were happy with everything. Steve was great too! Also loved having the pool across the street. We definitely will stay here again when we come back to OBX!
I enjoyed meeting your beautiful family and it will be our pleasure to have you join us again. You are always welcome at the Shoebox.
We love the Shoebox!
This was our 3rd season of staying at the Shoebox-and it never disappoints!! The location is fantastic-and the beach-wow-what a change from last year with the beach restoration-it is now amazing! We love the house and everything about it, and I am so content to just sit on the deck and watch the ocean and all of its wonders-I could just stay there the whole vacation! Thank you again, Charlotte and Jerry, for sharing your wonderful place-we can't wait until next year!
Thank you very much. We love the new beach and are excited about what it means to the future of The Shoebox.
You are always wonderful guests and we look forward to your return.
Great steamed shrimp and wings at Hurricane Mo's 3-6 daily. Known for happy hour and dinner. Black Pelican has a full bar and varied menu lunch and dinner. Henry's Restaurant is known for breakfast and lunch specials John's drive-in(walking distance) has killer milkshakes, dolphin and tuna boats. Great restaurant for a special night out Colington Cafe.
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We do NOT accept credit cards or check cards for payment. The e-check option is free and easy to make. Linens and cleaning fees are included in rent. Pets are NOT allowed. For your protection against scam artists, we do not advertise any where except VRBO and Home Away. We will never ask you to wire money or to use paypal for payment. Our renters make their secure e-check payments through VRBO and Home Away avoid ease check the calendar for availability before sending any money to anyone! Cancelations will be reflected only on the calendar. I hope this information will help you avoid a scam.