Small Pleasures

2 BR
1 Bath
Sleeps 4

"Small Pleasures" on Oak Island, NC

As you approach “Small Pleasures”, the first thing that will excite you is the full wraparound porch. Enter from the ocean side and imagine yourself sitting at the kitchen table for breakfast, gazing out at the vast Atlantic. This quaint cottage has an amply stocked kitchen to prepare meals from breakfast to dinner. On the deck, you can enjoy dinner while feeling the ocean breeze. Two comfortable chairs and a side table are perfect for discussing the day's finds & planning out the next day.

If you’re a fisherman (or visited one of several local fresh seafood markets), you will love to cook your meal on the charcoal grill downstairs. While you’re waiting for your dinner to finish, hang out on the retro swings, and peek over the dunes at the pelicans as they fly over the ocean searching for their dinner.

Head inside on cooler evenings to work a puzzle, play a board game or a round of poker, watch one of several movies provided in the drawer or stream your favorite show on the smart tv. With a simple flick of the switch, cozy up with one of the various books or magazines in the warmth of an instant fireplace.

Both bedrooms have full-size beds and provide the added privacy and convenience of exiting through sliding glass doors onto the wraparound porch. One bedroom has a full view of the ocean and the other features an illuminating blue neon wave that is as alluring as looking at the crashing waves on the other side. Open the doors and breathe in the salt air. Nap listening to the seagulls, waves and the distant gleeful delights of children building sandcastles. Dream about the day you spent with your toes in the sand sitting in one of the provided beach chairs. Did you play any of the yard games? Giant Jenga, corn hole and yard-sized Connect Four are located in the utility room downstairs. Wash off the sand & salt using the outdoor shower on the deck walkway before heading in for a snack. Full-sized washer & dryer will get your bathing suits & towels ready for fun the next day.

The beach awaits you at the end of the short walkway & one of the many “Small Pleasures“ that come with booking this beachfront cottage is that you don’t have to find parking at a beach access because you have your very own!

What are you waiting for?! Hurry and book your stay now! We are excited to host you and your family's next vacation! Just don't forget to bring your flip flops, and leave your worries behind while you soak in the salty air breeze and beautiful Oak Island sun! Get ready to unplug, unwind and enjoy the Small Pleasures in life!

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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.

Sleeping Arrangements:

Bedroom 1 (ocean side): 1 Full bed

Bedroom 2 (street side): 1 Full bed

Linens & bath towels are included for free in the reservation

House Amenities:

-Bathroom: vanity, toilet, walk in shower, view of the ocean

-Bedroom & Laundry: washer, dryer, essentials (towels, soap, TP), dresser, linens, portable poker table is stored in the bedroom closet

-Living Room: SmartTV (BYOL), games, puzzles, books, DVD's, DVD player, electric fireplace

-HVAC: Central Air & Heating, ceiling fans (by remote control), pathogen reducing/ indoor air quality improving ionization system connected to central HVAC system

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

-Internet: Private high-speed wireless internet access (WiFi)

-Kitchen & Dining: refrigerator/ freezer, microwave, dishes & silverware, dishwasher, stove, standard coffee maker & Keurig single cup, wine glasses & barware, toaster & toaster oven, crock pot, electric kettle, blender & cooking utensils

-Lower Auxiliary Room: beach games, beach chairs, charcoal grill, corn hole


**Door lock & access: This home uses 2 lockboxes to house the keys, one next to the bottom auxiliary closet (laundry room) and one next to the primary entrance (home entrance). The 4 digit code to access the 2 lockboxes will be received when your check-in procedures are sent via email 2 days prior to check-in. Each key is secured to the lock box via retractable cable. This ensures the key will always be in the right spot for when you return home from the beach.**


House Rules:

-Check-in: After 4pm, no earlier

-Checkout: at 10am, no later

-Keyless check-in




-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

-Stay on designated walkways when crossing over dunes

Restaurants nearby:

-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

Stores nearby:

-Beach Pantry: on S. Middleton Ave


-Food Lion

-ABC Liquor Store

-Haag & Sons Seafood Market

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

1309 W Beach Dr Oak Island, NC 28465

Sleeping Arrangements

Street side Full
Ocean side Full

Bathroom Configuration

Primary: Shower, Toilet
Outdoor Shower: Outdoor Shower

Property Rules

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


Air Conditioning
BBQ Grill
Basic Soaps
Beach Front
Bed linens provided
Children welcome
Clothes Dryer
Coffee Maker
Covered Patio
Dining Room
Dishes & Utensils
Enhanced Cleaning Practices
Full Kitchen
Golf course
Internet Access
Internet TV
Iron and Board
Linens Provided
Living Room
Ocean Front
Ocean View
Open Patio
Outdoor Shower
Parking available
Private entrance
Scuba diving or snorkeling
Self Checkin Checkout
Smart TV
Toilet Paper
Towels Provided
Washer & dryer
Washing Machine
Water View
Welcome Bag
Wifi Speed 100
Wifi Speed 250
Wifi Speed 500
Wineries or breweries
Carbon Monoxide Detector
Convenience Store
Self Check-In
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 allowed.
4. Home is NOT child proof, please be aware this is an elevtaed home with no ground level rooms. 
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, extras under sink) 
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. No climbing on Dunes, stay on designated paths.
16. ***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*** 


An absolute gem!
5/5 stars
My husband and I stayed here with our 18 month old and had the best time. The house was spotless and had everything we needed. The views were amazing. We loved eating outside on the covered deck with our little one. We were so sad to leave and hope to visit again. Thanks for the amazing memories!
- Melissa

We're so happy to hear that your family had a great time and that you enjoyed the views and eating on the covered deck. We're glad the house had everything you needed and was spotless. We hope to see you again soon for more amazing memories!

- Manager Response
3/5 stars
the house itself is cute and cozy. Perfect location. They ‘warned’ us about the key sticking however I feel that’s an understatement. There were several times it took several minutes of messing with the key to get it out . not ideal. On the day we arrived I tried to cook dinner. I turned one eye on and it smoked and sparked. Another eye on which didn’t work at all. Two of 4 eyes didn’t work - one being a fire hazard. I notified itrip immediately who stated they would come by the next day to fix it. Well, 3 days later they never showed. I texted the number they texted me from and no response. Honestly disappointed . You pay a lot of money and expect better
- Christin

I'm sorry to hear about your disappointing experience staying with us. It's frustrating when issues like the sticking key and malfunctioning appliances disrupt what should be a relaxing stay. I understand your concerns about safety, especially regarding the stove sparking and smoking. We went to inspect the stove after your departure for the post stay inspection and we are unable to replicate the concerns you brought up. We will have an appliance technician who will be looking at the stove. As the property management company we apologize for not responding promptly or follow through on our promise to fix the issues. We brought on a new system for our internal communication and have found some flaws that we have since addressed and had a team meeting on how to use the new service. We are sorry that the issues on our end impacted your stay. Waiting three days without any resolution is certainly not the level of service you should expect, as we do too. Your feedback is valuable, and it's important to us to that we resolve issues promptly to ensure the safety and satisfaction of guests. We take your feedback seriously and are making the necessary improvements to provide a better experience for future guests. If you decide to stay there again in the future, hopefully, you'll see some positive changes.

- Manager Response
Perfect Getaway
5/5 stars
Small pleasures is packed with big abilities to provide the perfect respite for family and friends to gather. Everything we needed was at our fingertips and in the very best working condition. We arrived and immediately felt welcomed and happy to be there. My teenage daughter remarked on how clean it was. We came thousands of miles to be close to the ocean and have time together away from the busy of our lives!!! One of my favorite stays away!!
- Jennifer

Thank you so much for your heartfelt review! We're thrilled to hear that Small Pleasures provided the perfect respite for you and your loved ones to gather and make memories together. It's wonderful to know that everything you needed was readily available and in excellent working condition, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable experience from the moment you arrived. We take great pride in maintaining a clean and welcoming environment, and we're delighted that your teenage daughter noticed and appreciated it. We're honored to have been a part of your special time together, and we look forward to welcoming you back for more unforgettable stays in the future!

- Manager Response
Pleasant stay
5/5 stars
Comfortable place with all we needed. In very good shape when we arrived; very clean and well prepared. Nice quiet neighbourhood within easy reach of lots of fun things to do.
- Tjalling

Thank you for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Small Pleasure. It was a pleasure hosting you and we hope to host you again soon!

- Manager Response
5-star perfect
5/5 stars
Everything about my stay here was perfect: the beautiful cottage, the helpful property managers, the views (oh my, the sunsets), and the beautiful beach to walk and relax on. A very peaceful place. Highly recommend for any stay in the area.
- Ricia

Thank you for your review! It was an absolute pleasure hosting you! We look forward to hosting you again (:

- Manager Response
First Annual Girl Trip
5/5 stars
This sweet cottage was the perfect spot for our first annual girl's trip. Small, cozy, filled with character, and right on the water. We had a wonderful week and hope to come back next year!
- Kamie

Thank you for your review! It was an absolute pleasure hosting you. We look forward to seeing you again next year! (:

- Manager Response
Honeymoon/family vacation
5/5 stars
We came down from Ohio to be married at Carolina beach and spent the rest of the time going to different beaches and this was the cutest cosiest house on the beach. Loved sitting on the porch in the mornings watching the dolphins and maybe some sharks.
- Wilburs

Thank you for your review! We are so glad you picked Small Pleasures for your honeymoon! It was an absolute pleasure hosting you (:

- Manager Response
Loved our stay!
5/5 stars
We absolutely loved our stay. The porch was our main hang out all week to eat, drink coffee, talk, play games, and take naps. The few steps to the beach made it even better. Quaint house with a lot of character!
- Chuck
Cute, cozy beach cottage
4/5 stars
Nice to sit on a porch looking out on the ocean + see sunrise in the morning + sunsets in the evening. Location is right on the beach + you can listen to the waves at night. The location was excellent, within 1-2 miles of town + seafood restaurants...(especially the Rusty Hook). The place was clean + comfortable. I would give a 5 star, but they were building a new home next door (although the crew was respectful of the place + the hours they worked.) Owner was responsive!
- Lin

Lin, Thank you for booking your stay with us! We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay! We hope you book with us again soon.

- Manager Response
Great stay!
5/5 stars
Can’t beat staying on the beach! Place is clean and adorable. I would definitely stay again!
- Ashley

Ashley, Thank you for your review! We are so happy your enjoyed your stay! Looking forward to your next booking with us!

- Manager Response
Could be a gem
3/5 stars
Some area of cottage needed a deep cleaning. Only one blanket per bed not enough for a December stay.
- Gary

Gary, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay! I am sorry to hear about the issues listed. We will conduct a deep clean specifically to the home in addition to supplying an additional blanket for the beds, and have this resolved ASAP. Thank you, James

- Manager Response
Nice place, but don’t expect much from your cleaning fee
3/5 stars
The house itself was great. Kitchen was well stocked, paper products abundant, bath towels were great, but no kitchen towel. The bed and linens were good. Loved the covered patio and the proximity to the beach. Heat was adequate for the cool temps. We paid a $187 cleaning fee and I suspect only the kitchen and bathroom fixtures were cleaned, along with a quick sweep of the traffic areas. The floors were very dirty, gross actually. I dropped something and it went under the bed, where there was a huge amount of dirt, dust, and hair, human and pet. Same for under the other bed. Also, I spilled water between the sink and toilet, and when I wiped it up, there was caked on black dirt and dust. I checked the other side of the toilet and it was the same. Dust bunnies under the TV console and every piece of living room furniture. My husband swept some of that up. I checked the air handler filter and it was in dire need of changing, but I didn’t feel that was my job, and it was our last day there; should have checked it the first day. We’ve stayed many places and have never experienced the filth we saw in this unit.
- Marty

Marty, Thank you for taking the time to write this review! We appreciate your feedback on the home and cleaning. We want our homes in the best of quality with cleaning and layout, and we did not meet your expectations, for which I am sorry. We very much appreciate your review and will take immediate action in making sure to correct these missed items with our cleaning crew. We don't want any guest to feel like the home is not clean, so we are going to do our part and get this corrected. We hope to have you back again! Thank you James, PM

- Manager Response
Amazing vacation
5/5 stars
We stayed at small pleasures on sept long weekend. I went to various beaches - but none like this . It was amazing - the house is so close to the beach . Sitting on the porch of the house was like sitting on the beach . We made some great memories . Thank you for letting us stay . We will certainly come back .
- Smitha

Thanks for your lovely review. We agree that this home is amazing. We hope you will come back again to make some more memories!

- Manager Response
Beautiful views, cozy home!!
5/5 stars
I stayed here for the week and the property was exactly what I needed and more! Perfect for a couple or small group of friends! I was able to work remotely part of my stay with no connectivity issues while using video calls. The property was well equipped for cooking and had so many fun games and puzzles. The faux fireplace on the media console created all the cozy vibes. The property is so close to the beach and access and I was able to see the water from every room- even while working in the guest room by looking into the other bedroom’s slider. Hands down will be back!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home!!
- Shannon

Shannon, Thank you so much for the kind review! We appreciate all the feedback regarding your stay. Glad you had such an amazing time. Check your email for your Starbucks gift card as a thank you! Look forward to having you again!

- Manager Response
Beach Stay
5/5 stars
We had a wonderful trip. The beach house was the perfect size for our family. We will for sure visit again.
- Chelsea

Thank you for staying with us! So glad you all had a great time on the island. We hope to see you again soon! You are always welcome here to enjoy the small pleasures in life!

- Manager Response
iTrip Review
5/5 stars
Super clean and well kept diamond in the rough. Had a great trip.
- Brett

Thanks for the feedback and we are thrilled you enjoyed your stay in this charming ocean front home. Hope you can come back soon!

- Manager Response
Small pleasures is a cozy gem
5/5 stars
There is not a bad view in the house! The wrap around deck was amazing and our family loved it! We ate lunch and dinner outside and enjoyed the view and sounds of the beach. The private beach access is so convenient especially with small kids. We were able to set up our chairs close to the access and walk back the the house for bathroom breaks, snacks and naps. The home is updated and very well kept. 10/10 recommend and would love to stay here again!
- Kasey

We are thrilled you enjoyed this beach front home. Thanks for sharing your feedback with us.Hope you can return soon!

- Manager Response
Small Pleasures
5/5 stars
Our stay at Small Pleasures was great! Such a quaint/cozy cottage. It was perfect for my husband and I. The views were fantastic. James Fosbury was very helpful and answered any question we had quickly.
- Sandra

Thank you very much for the kind review! We enjoyed having you stay with us. Hope to have you again soon, have a great Summer!!

- Manager Response

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