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Family and pet friendly. Deluxe outdoor shower.

Bedrooms 2
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Available for long term rental during off season September - March

Long term off-season rentals available. Renter to pay electric, all other utilities provided. Pet fees will apply.

Welcome to the Kooky Krab! Located at 2708 Island Drive (HWY 210), North Topsail Beach, NC, this charming island cottage features two bedrooms and one bathroom and is sure to provide you with the perfect home base for your beach getaway. Just 250 feet from the beach! Perfect for small groups and budget-friendly, the Kooky Krab offers just what you need for a week of relaxation and Topsail Island adventure! Larger group? Consider also booking the SS Minnow, right next door! Dog friendly. Screened in front porch and a spacious, enclosed outdoor shower below. When the wind is right, free Wi-Fi! Take a look at the photos, check out the affordable rates below and email us with questions or interest! We are a dog-friendly. We prefer dogs 40 pounds and under, but will accept larger, well-behaved, crate-trained dogs. A pet fee of $150 per reservation applies for owners bringing their well-behaved dogs. Veteran-owned.

Change-over day is Saturday. Few rentals on the island allow partial weeks that extend over a Saturday. Doing so substantially limits rental potential for the week before and the week after the Saturday. However, we will accommodate requests for partial weeks that do extend over a Saturday on a last-minute availability basis. Please see the calendar for availability, and scroll through this page to view rates, as they vary by season.

A little about this part of the island. Dunes protect the Island, and the municipality protects the dunes in that beach access is only via walkways over the dunes. These beach accesses act to somewhat restrict beach pressure. Because of the Emergency Response Center at the corner, there is a cut-through in the dune which is used by those wishing not to have to use the stairs and those pulling beach buggies; this is unique to this part of the island. Public parking is limited here, as well. There is room for perhaps ten cars to park near our beach access. In addition, this part of the island is very narrow, and so there is not room for many houses per unit of beach front (see map at very bottom). And, there are not homes on every parcel of property. Most homes here are vacation spots for use exclusively by the owners and occupancy at a given time is low. For these reasons, the beach is not crowded - ever. But ... if you want crowds, pizza, burgers, souvenir shopping, supplies, fishing tackle, ice cream, etc, take the two mile drive into Surf City!

Want to spend the cold months somewhere nice? Looking for a long-term rental? Consider the KOOKY KRAB.


More Details

Property Manager
Sherri Lipscomb
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish, pig latin
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 8, 2017


Ocean City Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bunk beds - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Bunk bed is pyramid style. View of tv from bunk beds for movie parties.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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Family and pet friendly. Deluxe outdoor shower.
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Ideal getaway

  • 5 of 5

Great location for quick access to the beach and to a canoe/kayak launch on the sound side. Well kept and well equipped with a great view from the screened porch to watch the sun set. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Great Week at the Kooky Krab

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed our week at the Kooky Krab. It was comfy and clean. The screened-in porch was a hit with the dogs, who enjoyed napping in the breeze while we drank bourbon and watched the sunset. Our week on the island was relaxed. The Krab was perfect -- enough space to lounge and cook when we didn't want to go out, but there were also some good places to eat on the island. If you are a whiskey drinker, check out The Bistro at Just Baked! Try the cookies and key lime pie at The Corner Sweet!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great time !!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

we enjoyed the beach house . everything was perfect. best vacation in a long time.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is an area of the beach that is uncrowded and beautiful. Great for relaxing with a good book, swimming, or fishing. This area is not too touristy and often there are only a couple of people on the beach. The beach access is only a short walk away. See photo. This property is right next door to the SS Minnow beach house.


Rates & Availability

Ocean City Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Summer 2017
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
Late Quiet Season 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Dec 29 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150

Pet fee is non-refundable. Property managed locally by Island Real Estate, 910 328 2323; 800 622 6886.
Late Quiet Season rates September 3 through December 31, 2016: $105/night; $500 week; $1100/month; all utilities except electric covered.

50% deposit at booking, balance 30 days before arrival.
Cleaning fee included in the rent.
Bed linens provided Spring & Fall; rent linens and towels if desired. Other fees apply.
The pet fee of $150 is non refundable.

Additional questions about payment terms for THE KOOKY KRAB should be directed to our local property manager at
910 328 2323 (800 622-6886);

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.