Old Lighthouse Cottage

3 BR
2 Baths
Sleeps 9


The chronicles of the "Old Lighthouse Cottage"-

..........Oh, the stories this house could tell… It was originally situated beside the Oak Island Lighthouse in Caswell Beach for many years, overseeing the comings & goings of the Coast Guard Station and Lighthouse keepers. Just as the famed light was a beacon for incoming ships, this cottage is also beckoning you with its welcoming spirit.

The surprise to this cottage is the beautiful private bungalow downstairs. Enter to find a full sized washer & dryer to launder all the guests’ vacation attire. The walls are a natural pine giving you the feel of the nature that surrounds you. Lie on the queen-sized bed and gaze up at a most interesting and stunning light/fan combination operated with a remote. Choose from 3 colors of white light to wake you up or create a soothing ambiance in the evening. The bathroom has a shower and plenty of towels.

Also beckoning you on the bottom floor is a wooden swing and chairs for conversation in the fresh salt air. Carrying on the theme of the natural wood is an outdoor shower for washing off the sandy fun of the day. A large parking area is great for all your guests to visit.

Head upstairs and gather on the screened front porch to sip your morning coffee or favorite evening beverage. Large windows give the open living area lots of light. The décor immediately bespeaks of your proximity to the sandy shore. Relax on the comfy seating and choose from a wide variety of games and puzzles. There’re even toys for the younger set. Perhaps you want to catch up on your favorite show on the large screened smart tv. Seating for 6 at the dining table and 4 at the bar for overseeing the creation of the next meal. The well-stocked kitchen is large enough for the cook and a helper.

The bathroom with tub and shower is positioned between the two bedrooms upstairs. The front bedroom has a king bed, another tv, a luggage rack and additional seating. The back bedroom is where all the kids will want to spend the evenings streaming movies, playing games, or swapping stories late into the night. It features a bunk bed with a twin bed on top and a full-sized bed on the bottom & another full bed flanks the opposite wall.

This light and airy Old Lighthouse cottage pays homage to its roots when it sat beside one of three lighthouses in our area welcoming ships from the Atlantic into the mouth of the Cape Fear River.

Sleeping Arrangements:

- Primary: King Bed

- Guest 1: Full next to Twin/ Full bunk combo

- Bungalow: Queen bed

House Amenities:

-Screened porch

-Bathroom: tub, outdoor shower, hot water

-Bedroom & Laundry: washer, dryer, Smart TV's, essentials (towels, soap, TP), hangers, linens

-HVAC: heating, air conditioning, ceiling fan

-Home Safety: smoke alarm, first aid kit, fire extinguisher

-Internet: Private wireless internet access (WiFi)

-Kitchen & Dining: kitchen, refrigerator, microwave, dishes & silverware, freezer, dishwasher, stove, coffee maker, wine glasses, toaster, baking sheet, & cooking utensils, toaster

-Private Bungalow sleeps 2, bathroom and shower.

*On January 10th, 2023 the Oak Island Town Council voted to approve paid parking on the island. The paid parking will be in effect from April 1 through September 30th and the hours are from 9:00am to 5:00pm. The cost will be $5 per hour, $20 per day and $80 per week.

House Rules:

-Check-in: After 4pm (strict, unless approved)

-Checkout: By 10am (strict, unless approved)

-Keyless check-in

-NO Pets



-Must be 25 years or older to rent property, failure to follow this rule will end in tenant(s) removal from property and forfeiture of rent money

Please read:

**Linens & bath towels are included for free in the reservation**


-Island Way

-Shagger Jacks

-Swain's Seafood

-Nancy Jo's Homemade Bakery

-Bob's Hot Dogs

-Koko Cabana

-Lazy Turtle Bar & Grill

-BBQ House

-Jones Seafood House

-Oak Island Sandwich Shop

-Dairy Queen

-Sweet Treats Homemade Ice Cream

Stores & Shopping:

-Publix (grocery)

-Lowes Food, just off the bridge on mainland (grocery)

-Food Lion (grocery)

-ABC Liquor Store (liquor)

-Haag & Sons Seafood Market (seafood)

-Strands Outfitters (clothing)

Local Activities:

-Sky Diving

-Helicopter Tours

-Single Prop Plane Tours

-Deep Sea Fishing

-Fishing Piers

-Boat Rentals

-Mini Golf

-Oak Island Golf Course (Public 18 Hole Course w/ Driving Range and Restaurant)

-Wild Life Observation Dock

Rental Equipment:

-Mr. Beach Rentals offers: Beach gear, bikes, paddle boards, surf boards and kayaks

Surrounding Destinations:

-Southport, NC (15 minute drive)

-Wilmington, NC (45 minute drive)

-Myrtle Beach, SC (1 hour drive)

Local Public Services:

-Oak Island Police Department (Dial 911)

-Oak Island Fire Department (Dial 911)

Island Rules:

-DO NOT climb or walk on dunes

-DO NOT interfere with sea turtle beds on beach

-Please respect your neighbors!

Contact your iTrip Property Manager for further questions or comments: James Fosbury

216 NE 72nd St Oak Island, NC 28465

Sleeping Arrangements

Primary King
Full & Bunk (T/F) Full (2), Twin
Bungalow Queen

Bathroom Configuration

Primary: Combo Tub Shower
Guest: Shower
Outdoor: Outdoor Shower

Property Rules

Check In: After 4pm
Check Out: Before 10am
Smoking: Not Allowed


Air Conditioning
BBQ Grill
Basic Soaps
Bed linens provided
Big Screen TV
Bird Watching
Car Recommended
Children welcome
Clothes Dryer
Coffee Maker
Common Surface Disinfectant Cleaned
Covered Patio
Deepsea Fishing
Dining Room
Dishes & Utensils
Enhanced Cleaning
Fishing Surf
Free WiFi
Free Wifi
Full Kitchen
Golf course
Handicap Accessible
Ice Maker
Internet Access
Internet TV
Linens High Temp Wash
Linens Provided
Living Room
Near Ocean
Outdoor Shower
Outdoor Space
Park Grill
Parking available
Pier Fishing
Private entrance
Public golf course
Screened Patio
Scuba diving or snorkeling
Scuba or Snorkeling
Self Check-In
Self Checkin Checkout
Smart TV
Smart Tv
Toilet Paper
Towels Provided
Washer & dryer
Washing Machine
Water Sports
Welcome Bag
Wifi Speed 100
Wifi Speed 250
Wineries or breweries
Carbon Monoxide Detector
Convenience Store
Smoke Detector



Frequently Asked Questions

Fishing Spots:
  1. Oak Island Pier: This pier extends into the Atlantic Ocean and is a popular spot for saltwater fishing. It offers a chance to catch a variety of species, including flounder, king mackerel, and red drum.
  2. Davis Canal: This tidal creek on the island is known for its diverse fish population, including flounder, trout, and redfish. It's a great place for both shore and kayak fishing.
  3. Lockwood Folly Inlet: Located nearby, this inlet is known for productive fishing. It's a good spot for both surf and boat fishing, offering the chance to catch a variety of saltwater species.
  4. ICW (Intracoastal Waterway): The Intracoastal Waterway along the mainland side of Oak Island provides opportunities for inshore and nearshore fishing. Explore the marshes and creeks for redfish, flounder, and speckled trout.
  5. Boat Ramps: Oak Island has several public boat ramps, such as the Wildlife Boat Ramp and Blue Water Point Marina Boat Ramp. These ramps provide access to the Intracoastal Waterway and surrounding waters.
Fishing Charters:
  1. Oak Island Fishing Charters: Local charter companies like Oak Island Fishing Charters offer various trips, including inshore and offshore fishing excursions. Experienced guides can help you target specific species and navigate the best fishing spots.
  2. Fish or Die Charters: This charter service provides both inshore and offshore fishing experiences. They cater to anglers of all skill levels and customize trips based on your preferences.
  3. Fish IBX Charters: Specializing in inshore and nearshore fishing, Fish IBX Charters offers trips around Oak Island. Their guides are knowledgeable about the local waters and can provide a memorable fishing experience.
  4. Lucky Strike Charters: With a focus on inshore and nearshore fishing, Lucky Strike Charters offers half-day and full-day trips. They target species like redfish, speckled trout, and flounder.
  5. Holden Beach Fishing Charters: While not directly on Oak Island, Holden Beach is nearby and offers additional charter options. Consider exploring the available charters in this area for more choices.
Before booking a fishing charter, it's recommended to contact the charter company to discuss your preferences, the type of fishing you're interested in, and any specific species you'd like to target. Additionally, inquire about pricing, availability, and any other details relevant to your fishing trip.
House Rules
1. No parties or events allowed.
2. No smoking allowed. 
3. No Pets
4. No children under the age of 2.
5. No unregistered guests allowed. 
6. Please don’t eat or drink in the bedrooms. 
7. Please respect the noise curfew for Oak Island which is 11pm. 
8. Please do not turn AC temperature lower than 68 degrees.
9. Please respect check-in and check-out times. 
10. Please take care of the furnishings and appliances in the house. You will be responsible to pay for damages that may happen during your stay.
11. Please don’t rearrange the furniture.
12. Please make sure all dishes are clean and properly put away before checking out. (Dish washer pods can be found in your welcome bag)
13. Please empty the trash and recycling bins inside the home into their respective larger outdoor bins.
14. No illegal substances allowed on the premises (including any legalized synthetics mimicking illegal drugs)
15. ***If there are any personal items left behind and you would like us to ship back, there will be a service fee of $50 plus the shipping cost***


Amazing Lighthouse
5/5 stars
We spent a week at the cottage. It exceeded pur expections! My family found the bungalow bedroom was perfect for my son amd his wife to have some seperate time from the main family. The beach was literally a 2.5 block walk and was stunning. We would recommend this welcoming house to everyone. It was comfortable and had everything. Can't wait to stay again and enjoy the island life!
- Sarah

Thank you for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. It was an absolute pleasure to host you. We look forward to seeing you again (:

- Manager Response
iTrip Review
5/5 stars
- Jodie

Thanks for the 5 Star review. We hope you enjoyed your stay in Oak Island and will return soon.

- Manager Response
Great stay
5/5 stars
This was our first time at Oak Island and we loved it. The house was very nice. Love the care package that was available. Definitely will be coming back.
- Tasha

Thanks for the review and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay on Oak Island. And we are glad you enjoyed the Care package we left for you. Hope you return to Oak Island soon!

- Manager Response
Old Lighthouse Cottage
5/5 stars
We absolutely loved our stay at the Old Lighthouse Cottage. It was exceptionally clean and well stocked. We lived the outdoor shower and bungalow with laundry! It was all we hoped for during our long weekend away at the beach. The beach access at the end of the street was perfect and not too far to walk to since we were not able to rent a golf cart (all sold out ☹️)! We will definitely stay here again!
- Todd

Thank you so much for your thoughtful review. And we are glad you enjoyed the property and its location. We do hope you will come back again soon!

- Manager Response

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