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John's Crab Shack with Fenced Backyard and garage

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Property Manager
Tim Bush
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

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


Oak Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 1 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Shower and bath in hall and shower in Master.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 queen
    Surfer Room - Two twins and can be pulled together to make a double.
    Cabin - 1 double , This room is small yet cozy 10 x 10 with double + dresser
    Light House Room - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Pack-n-play, Double (1) Pillows and comforters are included but no linens such as sheets and towels. They can be rented through another agency. Ask if interested about linen services on the island.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Cable TV, 6 bicycles, ocean kayak, boogie boards, skate board, board games, books, and sorry, NO CATS! Owner allergic, Dogs only


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

John's Crab Shack with Fenced Backyard and garage
average rating of 4.769231 based on 39 reviews
Climax, NC

Walk to the beach!

  • 5 of 5

A great location,,, plenty of room for all

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Larger than the pictures

  • 5 of 5

Very pleased will stay here again

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely little home, great location!

  • 4 of 5

Stayed last week with friends. First time to Oak island. The home is very nice and well appointed. Beds were a little soft (for our liking) but comfy! Less than four blocks to the beach. Relaxing, comfortable and lovely home. Only complaints: no paper products or trash bags were available. I e mailed the owner to ask if we needed to bring them but he never replied. Luckily we decided to bring our own toilet paper! And the showers were VERY slippery. We just went to Walmart and bought some shower mats!

Lots of great restaurants with excellent seafood nearby! We really had a great time!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful beach stay!

  • 5 of 5

We rented John's Crab Shack for three months to escape winter back home. While we didn't get to stay the whole term (due to personal reasons), we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house is very comfortable and well equipped with lots of room to spread out. The photos don't do it justice. We loved the front porch, the back deck, and the fenced yard was absolute heaven with two dogs. The neighborhood was nice and quiet. Walking to the beach was a quick and easy 5 minutes. We would glady stay here again!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Parkersburg, wv

Relaxing and comfortable!!

  • 5 of 5

Once we got to the house everything was convienient and the neighborhood was adorable and quiet!!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our first trip to Oak Island

  • 5 of 5

The house was a great size for our group. We had 5 adults, 1 child and a couple of dogs. The house and yard were perfect for all. We were a close walk to the beach and for those times when we had a lot to bring we drove and the parking was fine too. The house could have accommodated more people so the space was awesome! The house was well kept and clean. The stocked kitchen was awesome! We had never been to Oak Island and we would definitely go back and would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Oak Island
Car: necessary

moped, golf cart, and scooter rentals


Rates & Availability

Oak Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Summer Vacation
Jun 4 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
July 4th week
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jul 9 2017 - Aug 19 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
More Summer Please
Aug 20 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day Monday
Sep 5 2017 - Sep 10 2017
4 night minimum stay
Super September
Sep 11 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Awesome October
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning fee $105
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 12.0%

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 3 dogs. We do not allow cats because of allergies. The cleaning fee is based from 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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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