Nestled in the quiet woods on Oak Island and within street view of the Intracoastal Waterway, Snapper Cottage offers a spacious layout and is loaded with amenities to make your visit as easy, comfortable and enjoyable as possible.
Relax on the platform deck under the Oak tree draped in Spanish Moss, or take an afternoon nap on the screened-in back porch. At night, when it's quiet on the island, you can hear the ocean waves in the distance and see millions of stars in the darkness.
Newly renovated, the living room, dining area and kitchen have an open floor plan. Relax on the sofa, turn on some music and stir up the ambiance with a very realistic electric fireplace. Too hot for fire in the summer? No problem! Turn off the heat control, and enjoy watching the flames in the central air conditioning.
We have a large flat screen TV with a DVD player, along with extended television cable services. We also have with several family friendly movies in our DVD library. You can easily connect your laptop to the TV to stream your own programs on the big screen. If you need to work, there's also a small desk for your use.
The kitchen is fully equipped to prepare, cook and serve meals. Included in the kitchen: Refrigerator, glass top cooking stove and oven, dishwasher, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker, food processor, and blender. We have stainless steel pots and pans, pyrex baking and serving dishes, serving utensils, knives and cutting boards, a knife sharpener, whisks, spatulas, stirring spoons, spatulas, a colander, salad spinner, corkscrew and a bottle cap opener. There are plenty of plates, bowls, cups, glasses, wine glasses, and silverware.
There are two bedrooms, both with memory foam mattresses. We provide sheets, pillows, and quilts. The two beds in the bedrooms will be made up when you get here. The master bedroom has a king sized bed. It also has a large closet which can be used to tuck away your luggage, or perhaps even for a quiet place to set up the playpen or a portable crib.
The second bedroom has a queen sized bed. There is also queen sized sofa bed in the living room, and there is also a memory foam mattress topper to make the pull out bed just as comfortable as the beds in the bedroom. If you need it, there's also a folding twin sized cot with a memory foam mattress. Sheets, blankets and extra pillows for the sofa bed and twin cot are also provided.
Both bathrooms are full baths, with both a shower and a tub. We also have a washer and dryer in the closet in the hallway. We also provide a set of bath towels and a beach towel for each guest. There are also extra towels in the hall closet for your dog.
Your dogs will love our fenced in backyard, and you'll love the ease of letting them out without having to go out with them. We ask that you to clean up your dog's solid waste, along with a $50 pet fee for each dog.
We strive to keep the cottage clean and fresh for everyone who visits-including for our guests without dogs. We apologize for the inconvenience, but due to our insurance restrictions, we are not allowed to accommodate Rottweilers, Dobermans and German Shepherds unless the dog is a service animal.
We provide a small supply of paper towels, toilet paper, trash bags, dish soap, dishwasher detergent, and laundry detergent for your stay. We also offer a full sized Graco pack and play, a high chair, along with plenty of games and books.
If you are bringing a boat, there is plenty of parking here to accommodate it, both on the property and along the right of ways on the street. We are located less than a quarter mile from the 14th St NE Waterway Park on Yacht Drive, which is a great place to launch kayaks, have a picnic, or to go fishing. There is a small gazebo where you and several others can get out of the sun and relax on the benches. From spring to fall you'll love watching the ships, sailboats, and fishing boats go by. If you're lucky you might spot the occasional dolphin swimming, or possibly one of the smaller cruise ships.
Of course, there's the beach. It's a 0.9 mile walk through the nature trail to reach the closest beach access on foot, or a 1.4 mile drive to the closest beach access by car.
Don't overlook going through the nature trail over the marshes and Davis Canal. It may be your favorite walk ever! This area has most scenic nature spots on the island, and you can only see it on foot or by boat. At the beginning of the bridge, there's also another spot to launch your kayak. It's also a fantastic place for watching sunrises and sunsets, along with spotting birds such as pelicans, hawks, cranes and great blue Herons. The water bridge trail cuts straight through and over the marshes of the brackish Davis Canal, between two rows of beach houses, and leads you straight to the 9th Place beach access.
Finally, our cottage is family owned and operated. We live just down the road and can be easily reached for assistance. We also recommend visiting our website www.thisisoakislandnc.com to learn all about what our area offers and the things to do and see here. We hope to see you soon!