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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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 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


Long Beach 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 ...
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • 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
    Cabin - 1 double , This room is small yet cozy 10 x 10 with double + dresser
    Light House Room - 1 queen
    Surfer Room - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , One twin and about to add a bunk bed to sleep 3 total.
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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
NO CATS! Owner allergic, Dogs only.


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(47 traveler reviews)

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John's Crab Shack with Fenced Backyard and garage
average rating of 4.680851 based on 47 reviews

The house was great aside from very dirty floors

  • 3 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Raleigh, NC

Quiet, spacious & well-equipped!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Was very comfortable and met our needs exactly.

  • 5 of 5

Great house and accommodating owner.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlotte, NC

Nice place

  • 4 of 5

Good for a large group or family. Near beach. Cute

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great size house thought it could be cleaner and possibly some painting done

  • 3 of 5

Overall the house was nice. Great having fenced in back yard for 2 little dogs. House could be cleaner. Fantastic locarion.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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johns crab shack

  • 5 of 5

enjoyed our stay, it was great to able to have pets with us.

the beach is beautiful and not a long walk .

we had some concerns at the beginning but Tim Bush responded quickly and no problems.

Oak Island is a wonderful place to visit , it would be nice if it could remain out of the beach goers eyes.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • 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




Additional information about rental rates

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

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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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