About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
House, 4 Bedrooms + 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-8)
This house is an absolute gem! Do not let the affordable price of John's Crab Shack fool you! Nestled on a wooded corner lot, this three-bedroom home is just a quick five-minute scenic walk (paved sidewalk) to the beach. With two living rooms both equipped with TVs, DVD, and VCRs, separate dining room, attached playroom and fenced in backyard, John's Crab Shack's new owners have lovingly redecorated with your perfect vacation in mind!
John's Crab Shack is waiting to help you create a relaxing vacation full of cherished memories. Enjoy yourself under the shady oaks of the fenced-in backyard. Take a cruise around the island on one of the owner-provided beach bikes. Load up the beach cart and stroll over the tidal creek to the beautiful beach or try your hand at surf fishing. Wash the sand from your feet in the private outdoor shower. Put an umbrella in your drink and grab a book as you relax in the shady backyard. Whip up a gourmet meal in the well-stocked kitchen or grill out on the back-yard deck. Take a family portrait on the red couch with the hand painted mural as a backdrop. For a rainy day, John's Crab Shack comes equipped with plenty of games, puzzles, and books to keep the whole family entertained. If that is not enough, then take a short drive to historic Southport to visit museums, art galleries, historic homes and then dine in one of Southports many excellent restaraunt . For day trips, historic downtown Wilmington is only 40 minutes, Myrtle Beach is an easy 1 hour drive or take a scenic ferry ride to exclusive Bald Head Island. There is also a convienience store just one block away on the way to the beach.
With plenty of room to spread out or get together for a family dinner, John's Crab Shack is truly a great family vacation home. The beaches of Oak Island are waiting for you...
Master bedroom = 1 Queen + full bath, Bedroom 2 = 1 Queen,
Bedroom 3 = 2 twins, Bedroom 4 = double bed
Keywords: Dog friendly House with fenced in back-yard, beach walk.
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
About Tim Bush
We have a huge family and love our family beach vacations. We are so happy to be able to provide a beach house for you to make your own vacation memories.
Tim Bush purchased this House in 2012
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Spacious home, quiet neighborhood
John's Crab Shack was spacious, in a quiet but convenient neighborhood. The kitchen was chock-full of cooking implements, and his 3 TVs are brand new with the latest technology. The fenced backyard was definitely a plus for our pets. There are many beach items at your disposal including boogie and skim board, a kayak, chairs, etc. However as others have mentioned, the house needs some TLC; the patio table and chairs were worn to the point of being unusable; the outside shower, which is mentioned in the property description, only works if you turn on the water from inside the house (and the inside valve leaks); the front porch rocking chair as well as several of the beach items were broken. This could be a great rental, and we enjoyed our mid-week visit.
We decided last minute not once but twice to spend the weekend in Oak Island to house hunt, and Tim was SO easy to communicate with, responded quickly and I loved the location of the property. I walked my pups along the back roads, and although I didn’t walk to the beach it was just across the bridge. The home seemed way bigger to me than the pictures too, and it was a nice touch that they provided food and water bowls for the fur babies. Easy check-in. They recommended restaurants for us and they did not disappoint. 5 Star rating in all categories!
Quaint beach house
I loved staying here. It was cheery and a great location. Great for walking my pup to the beach or through the beautiful neighborhoods.
The house was great aside from very dirty floors
Despite paying a cleaning fee, the floors were so dirty you could not walk barefoot. We had to sweep and mop the kitchen during our visit but realized all floors needed a good scrub. We made sure to sweep all floors prior to leaving but the crabbing service should ensure they are clean prior to new guests arriving.
Quiet, spacious & well-equipped!
John's Crab Shack was a great spot for our small group visiting Oak Island for the weekend. It's only a 10 minute walk to the beach, and you are in a quiet, tree-covered neighborhood. The kitchen was very well-equipped, which is fairly unusual for vacation rentals. The back yard would have been enjoyed more had it been warmer. All in all, an ideal spot!
Was very comfortable and met our needs exactly.
Great house and accommodating owner.
moped, golf cart, and scooter rentals
Rates & Availability
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I enjoy making our home available for other people and families to use. I try my best to respond to inquiries in timely manner but I also have a day job and I travel for work quite a bit so I cannot always respond right away, especially on weekends. I also do my best to return deposits in a timely manner but welcome reminders by email that a deposit is due. Our pet fee is based on length of stay. The default is set to $100 for weekly rentals. It is $50.00 for two nights, $75.00 for 3-4 nights and $100 for 5 to 7 nights. If more than one week the fee maybe more. Make sure I reset your quote if you are only staying a few nights or more than one week. We love being pet friendly as we our dog lovers and hate to leave our companions behind; especially when we have to pay where they do not want to be. You may bring up to 2 dogs. We do not allow cats because of allergies. The cleaning fee is based on 2-7 nights and maybe more beyond one week. Generally, each additional week will be additional $100 except for monthly rentals which will be quoted pending on the length of time and season. All in season rentals (June, July & August) are Saturday to Saturday (7 day minimum). Partial week rentals are available during the off season at the discretion of the owner.