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Islands End/Almost Oceanfront Ocean Isle Beach NC Vacation Rental Free Wi-Fi


Property Details

Updated: Oct 16, 2016
House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 10 Sleeps

2016 Spring and Fall 3 night minimum.


It's easy to lock in your vacation dates with a $450.00 rental deposit. V-MC-AMX-Discover-Check Card On-Line in up to 3 payments! Use the Calendar button on this page to see available dates, rates (including taxes and cleaning).

The most up to date available rates & dates (including tax and cleaning) are listed on this web site calendar. Please use the calendar on this page. Complete rate with taxes and cleaning is clearly posted.


***Two consecutive weeks...Take 10% off

Three consecutive weeks...Take 15% off***

A $450.00 non-refundable Rental Deposit (applied to your daily or weekly rental) secures your vacation at the beach! V/MC/AMX/Discover Cards accepted. Taxes 12.75% (6% accommodations, 6.75% sales) plus $120.00 end of stay cleaning charge.

Description of Property: Traditional Ocean Isle Beach Vacation Cottage

Before there were beach McMansions, there were beach cottages. Originally built in the early 70's three rows back, this cottage is one hurricane from ocean front and two from becoming Young's Reef (thanks in part to inlet dredging)! Now available with free Wi-Fi.

Enjoy spectacular million dollar ocean, inlet, and island views from the front deck. Clear views of Holden Beach and Oak Island across Shallotte Inlet, too. How close to the ocean? You can toss a football into the surf from the front yard at high tide. Island's End (a.k.a. Almost Oceanfront) is a well kept, older beach cottage. Only rented five seasons!

This house is called 'Almost Oceanfront' because there is a street in front, then dune/sandbags, then beach. While not oceanfront, the house enjoys all the unobstructed views of a oceanfront home. From time to time lunar high tides, high winds and storms will send ocean water into the street. Not harmful, just a spectacle. For beach dwellers, it is just part of living at the beach.

Pets and Smoking: We are absolutely convinced that your pet is clean, well behaved, perfectly adorable and exceptional in every way possible. However, guests that are specifically looking for smoke and pet free accommodations expect and deserve what we advertise, 100% of the time, without exceptions. This is a smoke and pet free rental. Sorry, we don't make exceptions for any reason.

Need another place the same week for your friends? We can help you make the arrangements. We have a 1BR 1 BA Channel Harbor Condo (sleeps 6) on the west end with a pool.

About this Cottage:

If you are looking for modern and/or the bustle of Myrtle Beach, this is not it. This cottage is the 5th house from the east end of the island on a dead-end street. Not much traffic. Great for walking, running, biking, fishing, sunning, relaxing and the like. Beach access is a very short walk out the back door , down 3 houses to the 4th Street crossing.

The Intra Coastal Waterway and new fishing pier is just a few blocks away. Great place to fish, launch a kayak, swim, crab, shell and watch boats and barges. A great new nature/walking trail with long wood bridges along the Intra Coastal Waterway has just been built. Our kids love it, yours will too!

To Rent Our Beach House/Deposit:

Be sure that the house is available. Check the calendar. We welcome your Saturday to Saturday weekly or monthly rental. You may reserve your dates with a $450.00 non-refundable rental deposit, applied to your weekly rental, using a V/MC/AMX/Discover card by phone or online! With your rental deposit, we will: 1) reserve your vacation dates and remove availability from our web sites, 2) execute and email a Vacation Rental Agreement/Terms for your signature.

About two weeks prior to your arrival, (provided that we have received your signed Agreement and full payment), we will forward 1) A door code number, 2) driving directions, 3) list of things to bring, 4) recommendations for fun things to see and do. It's that simple!

Summer 2016

Cancellations/ Refunds-Before February 1, 2016- If your reservation must be cancelled, for any reason, all money paid will be forfeited unless the house is re-rented for the entire cancelled period and for the full rental amount. If re-rented, monies will be refunded less the reservation rental deposit. No Refunds After February 1, 2016. No refunds for mandatory evacuations. In case of mandatory evacuations, we may (totally at our discretion) offer you a reduced rent or alternate date(s). You may also purchase vacation rental insurance from a 3rd party.

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

We have vacationed at Ocean Isle and Sunset Beach since we were kids. Now grown with our own grown kids, Ocean Isle still holds its magic and allure. We love OIB, we hope you will too.

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Guestbook comments from the manager

If there were anytime to visit the Atlantic, fall is it! The water is warm, the air is crisp and the beach is uncrowned. We had a ball. The views from the front deck of this house were second to none. The house was so easy to be comfortable in with family and friends. It felt like a second home. The walk to the beach was a breeze. Great biking and running. Great cooking and eating accommodations. Fresh local seafood was easy to cook in the giant steam pot and outdoor grill. If we come back to North Carolina, we will come back. Islands End and it's owner gets 5 stars!
Nov 2013
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15 Reviews

based on 15 traveler reviews


Great experience

  • 5 of 5

We would definitely come back again. Although more space than was needed for our family of five, Islands End was perfect for our beach getaway.

We enjoyed sitting on the deck for breakfast and lunch every day with its great view of the ocean. The rooms were all comfortable and the living space was a great place to get together for cards, board games and watching movies.

We also took full advantage of the gas grill for dinners, the beverage fridge and all of the beach equipment provided.

We were a little concerned about the beach access originally, but it really took no time at all to set up shop every morning. But if you are looking for a peaceful spot, there were only 5 to 10 families at the end of the beach every day. And we enjoyed the short walk over to the intercoastal side.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great reviews are music to our ears. Thanks so much! Too much space? Next time bring friends. We are well stocked and have all the beachy amenities you need for the perfect long weekend or week at the beach with family and friends (without having to haul your stuff from home). And no matter what time of year you visit, our end of island location ensures easy beach access and an uncrowded beach. We will welcome you back. Thanks again and safe travels. MSY.
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  • 4 of 5

We're on our 5th day of 7 and loving it. Sitting on the porch now with family enjoying the sound of the surf and wind. House is great. Well equipped. Plan on a low county boil with the supplied stock pot. Local shrimp and corn. Yum! Will soon be ocean-front as the house currently on the beach in front is unoccupied and looks to be coming down soon, just one big storm. No regrets. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Surprisingly, the house across the street has water, sewer, electric and is habitable. The stilts have been extended and go practically to China. My money is on the house staying put. If she can hold on until November of 2017, a 700 foot groin (like a jetty but not) and sand project will bring back the beach on the East End. It is in the permiting phase now. Glad you and your family are availing yourself of all of our homes beachy amenities. That is what they are there for so enjoy and make yourself at home. PS: look around the house for: The History of OIB, Inlets of NC (50 years of satellite photos), Shells of the Carolina Coast and other neat books on the area. Great history and coastal exploring. Safe travels. MSY
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We love staying here!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second summer at this cottage. We love how quiet the east end of the island is, and the great view from the porch. The house is really well-stocked, and has plenty of space for our family of 5 and friends who come down while we are there. The carport and storage closet make storing our beach stuff really convenient, and my kids like to scooter around the carport when we aren't at the beach. Michael has been super responsive anytime we've had a question, but we have never had a major issue. It's a quick walk to Ferry Landing park, which is a great place to watch the sunrise and sunset and to fish.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Next year we will book two weeks. This place is great!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this rental was as described. We had no surprises except pleasant ones. The owners had their bases covered with everything a vacationer would need for a stress free rental from start to end. We paid in three payments over four months on line (very helpful). The hospitality phone app put accessing the driving directions, door code number, list of things to bring (or not to forget), Wi-Fi code, arrival/departure instructions...right at our fingertips. Very helpful and handy. The views! The views from the front deck were spectacular. We spent hours on the porch rockers watching the boats and dolphins go by. We found a good supply of fishing poles, beach toys, beach chairs, an umbrella and all the other beach accessories in the ground floor storage room. The storage room even had a spare fridge, Webber gas grill and giant gas steamer. Making a low country boil with local shrimp outside was fun and easy. We appreciated the full size washer and dryer as we didn't pack much for the week. Sign me up for June 2016. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Every year we compile our guests reviews/suggestions in order to know where to invest in future improvements and amenities. We welcome your comments, thanks for your review. Our satisfied guests are our best sales force. We can pencil you in for June of 2016. Returning guests that renew at checkout will get their 2016 stay at this summers rate! A pretty nice savings indeed. No need to worry about booking so soon and having your plans change. You can change dates (no harm/foul) until the end of March of 2016. FYI: Next year we anticipate an additional 700 feet of sand (beach) in front of the house. The Town Of Ocean Isle Beach is building a Groin on the east end. A Groin is like a Jetty except it does not go past the natural shoreline and allows for sand to pass in front of it and the ocean to roll over it. It will make the beach experience even better as well as the views. We look forward to seeing you again next summer. Safe travels.
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Great place for a quiet family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Island's End. We just loved the location at the East end of OIB that is so quiet and uncrowded. The house was very comfortable, clean abd well maintained. We really enjoyed the room under the house that was full of beach items that the owners share with the guests. It cut down on having to bring chairs, pails, shovels, etc. Two of my boys occupied the loft and had a ball up there!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I rented Island's End for a week with friends and it was an incredible experience! The house is absolutely gorgeous, beautifully decorated and very comforting. I've been staying on Ocean Isle for years and I have never stayed in a place with such a well stocked kitchen!! We had a list of things to buy and only ended up having to buy about half because so much was already provided! Lots of cookware at our disposal, i was very impressed! Beds are clean and very comfortable. The porch has lots of seating and was great for watching the sunset over the ocean. The storage room has lots of beach goodies! Can't say enough how wonderful the house is. The walk to the beach is painless and brief. I love that this house is away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the island. I'm used to staying oceanfront near the island entrance and this has converted me. So quiet!! And I can't recommend renting from Michael enough. He was such a gracious host. We had a mishap while we were staying at the house, a bathroom mirror broke. We contacted Michael right away and he was very kind and efficient in dealing with the situation. He even accommodated us when we were unable to pay for the mirror right away. He is an amazing person to rent from and I hope to rent with him again next year!

This place is a treasure. Do yourself a favor and book it! Great price, beautiful, clean, comfortable and quiet. :)

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We just got back from the beach. The fresh ocean shrimp are massive in late August! Thanks so much for your kind review. We try to keep our house nice enough to enjoy but not to nice that you would not feel comfortable getting comfortable. Islands End is what a beach house should be...a summer escape and a place to recharge, relax and unwind. We love that our guests treat our house like their home. And while mishaps happen, nothing is so valuable that it can't be replaced. We appreciate your remarks and hope to see you again next summer. Be on the lookout for great book early deals in January-February of 2015. We will be sure to put you on our IContact email list. Safe travels Michael
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From the Owner

The house is located on the far east end. It is quiet with amazing ocean, inlet and island views from the front deck. Few homes enjoy such great views without being oceanfront. Walk to Shallotte Inlet (end of island) or to the Atlantic Intra Coastal Waterway and fish, crab or watch the boats go by. Bike, walk, run, to the center of the village. Fish from the pier or the surf. It is easy to get comfortable in this house and surroundings.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Myrtle Beach, SC or Wilmington NC at 45 Miles Nearest Barpub : Many on and off the island at 2 Miles Nearest Ferry : Sourthport to Ft. Fisher, Southport to Balk Head at 30 Miles Nearest Golf : Many world class golf courses off the island at 10 Miles Nearest Train : Laurenburg at 120 Miles Nearest Motorway : US 17 Ocean Highway at 5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Many on and off the island at 2 Miles Nearest Beach : Walk out the front door at 0.01 Miles Car: recommended

Lodging Amenities:

Air Conditioning/Central Air Internet Access

Ample Parking Loft

Answering Machine Microwave

Balcony/Lanai/Patio No Pets

Beachfront No Smoking

Blender Off Street Parking

Boat/Fishing On Street Parking

Cable/Satellite TV Outdoor Grill

Clock Radio Oven/Cooking Range

Coffee Maker Refrigerator

Cookware/Utensils Stereo System

Covered Parking Telephone

DVD Player Television

Dining Room VCR

Dish Washer Washer/Dryer

Freezer Wireless Internet

Full Kitchen

Onsite and Nearby Lodging Attractions:

Basketball Hiking/Biking Trails

Beach Park

Bike Trails Playground

Boat Ramps Restaurants

Boat Rentals/Charters Sailing

Canoeing Scuba Diving

Casino Sea Kayaking

Deep Sea Fishing Sightseeing

Eco-tour Snorkeling

Fishing Surfing

Game Room Swimming

Golf Tennis Courts

Also: Winery, Myrtle Beach, NC Aquarium, USS North Carolina


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2016-17 Fall/Winter Spring
Sep 4 2016 - May 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
2017 Peak Summer June/July/Aug
May 20 2017 - Sep 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
2017-18 Fall/Winter/Spring
Sep 3 2017 - May 19 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

End of Stay Cleaning $120 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

Peak Summer Rentals (June/July/Aug) are Saturday to Saturday ONLY
All other dates require a 5 night minimum stay (no change over day)
Add tax (12.75%) and cleaning end of stay cleaning ($120.00)
No smoking or pets 100% of the time (thanks for not asking)
Parents may not rent for unaccompanied minors under 18.
Payment Terms are available for the asking.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Updated: Oct 16, 2016
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From the Owner

Close by amenities like groceries, restaurants, shopping, entertainment and recreation. Far enough from the chaos to enjoy million dollar ocean, inlet and island views. The perfect location.

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


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  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...


  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Village


  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 2050 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower, Master Bath (shared) clean and modern
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower, Common bath with linen closet. Modern and clean
  • 2 Bathrooms Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shared Master Ground Floor Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Shower, Storage Room with fridge, beach toys and chairs +++ Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Shared Community The two full-bathrooms are modern, clean and up to date. Full Size Kenmore Washer and Dryer. Outdoor shower and spigots on the ground level, perfect for taking a layer of sand off before going into the house. Outdoor cloths line under the house for wet beach towels and swim suits.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen, Master bedroom has new queen mattress and flat screen TV
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 queen, Shares modern bath with Master Bedroom. Queen mattress
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 queen, Front bedroom with new queen mattress.
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single, Back bedroom with new twin mattresses.
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 double, 1 twin/ single, Loft over kitchen. Twin daybed (new mattress) & sleeper sofa
  • Bedroom 1 (master front bedroom) new queen mattress Bedroom 2 queen mattress (shared bath with master bedroom) Bedroom 3 new queen mattress Bedroom 4 (back bedroom) twin mattresses Sleeping loft: daybed (twin) and pull out sofa (full). Additional mats located under daybed for sleeping on floor in sleeping bags (kids love it!)


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  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website


  • About this Cottage: If you are looking for modern and/or the bustle of Myrtle Beach, this is not it. This cottage is the 5th house from the east end of the island on a dead-end street. Not much traffic. Great for walking, running, biking, fishing, sunning, relaxing and the like. Beach access is a very short walk out the back door, down 3 houses to the 4th Street crossing. We call this house 'Almost Oceanfront' because it has a street in front, then sandbags, then beach. Clear unobstructed views of the ocean are like being oceanfront, but we can't call it oceanfront. Occasional lunar high tides, high winds and noreasterners send ocean water into the street. Not harmful, just a spectacle. The Intra Coastal Waterway and new fishing pier is just a few blocks away. Great place to fish, launch a kyak, swim, crab, shell and watch boats and barges. A great new nature/walking trail with long wood bridges along the Intra Coastal Waterway has just been built. Our kids love it, yours will too! This 4 bedroom 2 full-bath cottage sleeps 8 adults comfortably. The loft is great for younger kids in sleeping bags or mats on the carpet. Kid tested, mother approved. Great for kid-less and older couples, too. The two full-bathrooms are modern, clean and up to date. The ground level storage room is great for heavy/sandy items, bikes, boards, chairs and has a spare (beer) fridge. Abandon your car for the week, kick off your shoes and relax. Now with free Wi-Fi, beach chairs, umbrella, gas grill, gas steam pot. More About the Cottage: BR 1 Queen BR 2 Queen (new mattress and boxspring) BR 3 Queen (new mattress and boxspring) BR 4 Twins (new mattresses) Loft Queen Sleeper and Twin Day Bed (new mattress) Sleeps 8 adults comfortably. Max Occupancy 10 (8 adults and two children under 12). No house parties/pets/smoking. You must be at least 18 years old and have a credit card to rent our house. Parents may not rent for unaccompanied minors under 18.

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