The Hairy Crab

3 BR
2 Baths
Sleeps 7

Dog Friendly and Fenced in Backyard!

3 Bedrooms and a pull out twin in the family room (Primary - King with Ensuite; #2 – Queen with desk; #3 – Twin Bunkbed); Fenced-in Backyard; Fire Pit; Grill; Outdoor Shower; Beach Cart with lots of Toys; Yard Games. The beds as all beds are made prior to your arrival! Just relax and have fun!

Why Hairy Crab? Walk the beach at night & you may see Atlantic Ghost Crabs. They have hairy legs that wick moisture from the sand. Not only is the name fun & memorable but so will be your stay here.

This lovely cottage is only 5 minutes from the beach and is located in the quiet wooded section of Oak Island. Choose from one of 3 bedrooms, all with closets & dressers if you like to unpack. In the primary, there’s a king-sized bed with an ensuite bathroom & smart TV. The 2nd bedroom has a queen-sized bed, smart TV & desk (the spot to work or write postcards about your fun vacation). The 3rd bedroom shares the hall bath. This bedroom is the haven for kids with a set of twin bunkbeds. There is a large array of interactive toys, games, books, & puzzles. Toys range from Legos to the shark chomping race game, Shark Mania! They’ll feel like they are already at the beach with the waves scattered on the walls. Lastly there is a convenient pull out twin bed in the family room.

One thing this house will be remembered for is the beautiful art & the fun door & furniture knobs. Play a game of who can find the Ship’s Wheel & Crabs! You’ll have the keys to Davey Jones’ Locker; now to find the locker… How many Crabs can you find in the décor?

For a surprise, open the cabinet beneath the smart tv in the living area that holds lots of beach reads. The living area has plenty of seating to watch your favorite shows or enjoy recalling the events of the day. The well-stocked open kitchen has 3 seats at the bar for entertaining the cook & enjoying dinner or a snack. The table in the kitchen can seat 2 or be expanded to seat 4. Perhaps you will take advantage of the outdoor table with umbrella for al fresco dining. Get extra flavor for your meal using the gas grill. For those who enjoy a cocktail, find a shaker & a blender with glasses for all.

The utility room just outside the backdoor houses a vast array of beach & yard games. Is your favorite Ladder Toss or Bocce Ball? Like to collect seashells? Find several shell bags for your treasures. Take all of them, the beach umbrella & chairs with you using the beach cart.

There’s even Veteran’s Park a short walk away to enjoy. Whether you fish, use the picnic shelter or just want to swing while watching the boats go by in the Intracoastal Waterway, it’s a spot not to be missed. Bursting with colorful flowers, the butterfly garden is the perfect spot for taking pictures of your memorable day.

When you return from the beach, wash off the salt & sand in the Outdoor Shower with both hot & cold water. The Washer & Dryer are just inside the backdoor for conveniently dropping off swimsuits & towels.

Water, a Breeze & Fire are all earth elements you can take advantage of at this cottage. With 2 benches & a Fire Pit, even in the summer it is perfect for relaxing with an evening glass of your favorite beverage.

Remember, the best days end in sandy toes & salty hair. May you recall shells in your pockets & sand in your shoes when thinking of your vacation time in this cottage. With the fun décor & a name like Hairy Crab, you’re sure to remember this cottage.

****Sleeping Arrangements****

Bedroom 1 (Primary): 1 King Bed

Bedroom 2 (guest): 2 Queen Bed

Bedroom 3 (guest): Twin Bunk Bed

Family Room (guest): Sofa with twin size bed

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

*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 Amenities****

-Bathroom: tub, hair dryer, hot water

-Bedroom & Laundry: washer, dryer, SmartTV, essentials (towels, soap, TP), hangers, linens, iron, storage

-HVAC: heating, air conditioning, ceiling fan

-Home Safety: smoke alarm

-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

****House Rules****

-Check-in: After 4pm

-Checkout: at 10am, no later


-Dog Friendly, limit to 2 dogs. $200 pet fee must be paid prior to 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

****Restaurants nearby****

-Duffer's Pub and Grille

-Shagger Jacks


-Swain's Seafood

-Nancy Jo's Homemade Bakery

-Bob's Hot Dogs

-Koko Cabana

-Lazy Turtle Bar & Grill

-BBQ House

-Paul's of Oak Island

-Oak Island Sandwich Shop

-Dairy Queen

-Sweet Treats Homemade Ice Cream

****Stores nearby****


-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 Duffer's Restaurant)

-Wild Life Observation Dock

****Rental Equipment****

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

-Quicksand Beach Concierge: Beach gear, chairs, umbrellas, etc.

-Island Dan's rentals: Kayak tours, bike rentals, beach rentals

****Surrounding Destinations****

-Southport, NC (15 minute drive)

-Wilmington, NC (45 minute drive)

-Myrtle Beach, S

132 NE 14th St Oak Island, NC 28465

Sleeping Arrangements

Primary King
Guest 1 Queen
Guest 2 Bunk Twin
Guest 3 Sofa Twin

Property Rules

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


2 Beach umbrellas and beach chairs
Air Conditioning
BBQ Grill
Baby chair
Basic Soaps
Beach chairs
Bed linens provided
Big Screen TV
Bird Watching
Children welcome
Cleaning Disinfection
Clothes Dryer
Coffee Maker
Common Surface Disinfectant Cleaned
Deck Patio Uncovered
Deepsea Fishing
Dining Room
Dishes & Utensils
Enhanced Cleaning
Enhanced Cleaning Practices
Free WiFi
Free Wifi
Full Kitchen
Golf course
Hair Dryer
Ice Maker
Internet Access
Internet TV
Iron Board
Iron and Board
Linens High Temp Wash
Linens Provided
Living Room
Near Ocean
Open Patio
Outdoor Shower
Outdoor Space
Parking available
Pet friendly
Pets Considered
Private entrance
Public golf course
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
Welcome Bag
Wildlife viewing
Wineries or breweries
fire pit
fire pit patio
Carbon Monoxide Detector
Convenience Store
Smoke Detector




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