• As low as $193/Night
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 8
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General Features

  • Books
  • DVD player
  • Foosball table
  • Games
  • Table tennis
  • Video library
  • 2 total pets
  • Air conditioning
  • Barbecue grill
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Bicycle on site
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Blender
  • Car required
  • Carbon monoxide detector not reported (host has not indicated whether there is a carbon monoxide detector on the property; consider bringing a portable detector)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Cycling nearby
  • Deck or patio
  • Dining room
  • Dishwasher
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Firepit
  • First aid kit
  • Fishing nearby
  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Garden
  • Golfing on site
  • Heating
  • Highchair
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Kayak on site
  • Living room
  • Microwave
  • Near a hospital
  • Near laundromat
  • Near the beach
  • Near the sea
  • Onsite parking
  • Onsite parking options include a garage
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Oven
  • Pet friendly
  • Refrigerator
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Smoke detector installed (host has indicated there is a smoke detector on the property)
  • Smoke-free property
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Stovetop
  • Surfing/body boarding nearby
  • Toaster
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Water sports equipment
  • Welcoming dogs only
  • WiFi available
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

About this Property

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Private vacation home

This home is an absolute gem! Do not let the economical price of John's Crab Shack fool you! Located on a wooded corner lot, this four-bedroom home is just a fast five-min. breathtaking walk (paved sidewalk) to the beach. Guests do not have to cross over the the busy street of Oak Island Drive to get to the beach like similar homes in this price range. With two living rooms both equipped with TVs, separate dining room and fenced in backyard, John's Crab Shack's owners have lovingly decorated with your ideal family vacation in mind!

John's Crab Shack is waiting to help you create a calming vacation full of cherished memories. Savor yourself under the shady oaks of the fenced-in backyard. Load up the beach cart and walk over the tidal creek to the striking beach or try your hand at surf fishing. Unwind on the beach under our shibumi shade. No need to buy, rent, or bring your own as we provide one for you. Wash the sand from your feet in the private hot and cold outdoor shower. Put an umbrella in your drink and grab a book as you relax on the backyard deck. Whip up a gourmet meal in the well-outfitted kitchen or grille out on the back-yard deck. For a rainy day, John's Crab Shack comes equipped with plenty of games, puzzles, and books to keep the whole family entertained. If that is not enough, then take a short drive to historic Southport to visit museums, art galleries, historic homes and then dine in one of Southport's many striking restaurant . For day trips, historic downtown Wilmington is only 40 mins., Myrtle Beach is an simple 1 hour drive or take a spectacular ferry ride to exclusive Bald Head Island. There is also a convenience store just one block away on the way to the beach. A public floating dock 5 streets away and a public fishing dock 6 streets away.

With plenty of room to spread out or get together for a family dinner, John's Crab Shack is really a great family vacation home. The beaches of Oak Island are waiting for you...

Master bedroom = 1 King + full bath, Bedroom 2 = 1 Queen & 1 bunk bed, Bedroom 3 = 1 queen, Bedroom 4 = full bed


Keywords: Dog friendly family House with fenced in backyard, beach walk.

About the Area

Located near the beach, this vacation home is in Long Beach, a neighborhood in Oak Island. Caswell Beach and Bay Beach reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Bald Head Island Information Center and North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

Special Instructions

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Know Before you Go

A car is required for transportation to and from this property

Pet Policy

2 total pets

Tips and Tricks to get the very best Wilmington, NC vacation rental experience:

Get the best value:

  • Book your rental as soon as possible. Rental schedules usually become available twelve months in advance (or in September just after Summer ends). Many families book their Summer vacation rentals during Christmas and Thanksgiving get-togethers. Book before these holidays for best selection.
  • June, July, and August are the most expensive months in Oak Island. Booking your Wilmington, NC vacation rental in Fall or Spring months is our favorite way to save money on your vacation. Rental rates are lower, and you'll find a better selection of desirable homes. Many vacationers use this strategy to reserve larger homes, or to reserve a beach front rental that would otherwise be unaffordable during the Summer months. Speaking of the off-season, don't overlook the holidays for a Wilmington, NC vacation! Who wouldn't love a holiday near the ocean? Christmas, Thanksgiving, and New Years Eve are great times to gather with loved ones at your favorite beach.
  • Active Duty and veterans of the US Armed forces may be qualified for special discounts. Be sure to ask your prospective host whether your vacationing group qualifies for a price reduction.
  • Management companies and individual rental owners typically offer their guests an option to buy trip insurance protection. Trip insurance, which costs anywhere between 1% - 5% of the base booking price, offers visitors reimbursement of their vacation costs for missed vacation time as a result of personal medical-related issues or weather, as well as evacuation costs or charges, such as an unexpected hotel overnight or extra fuel expenses. Trip insurance is definitely a bank account-saver if the unforeseen occurs. Ask your host for program terms and fees.
  • Many property management companies supply Wilmington, NC area travel guides which will include coupons, either offered directly by local companies, or by way of a relationship with the management company and the business itself. You can also find Wilmington, NC visitors guide magazine and coupon books at local grocery stores, shopping centers, and visitor centers.

Make a plan and choose your Wilmington, NC vacation home:

  • Choose your dates and budget.
  • Determine how many beds and the configuration your group needs. John's Crab Shack - Fenced Backyard - Close Beach Walk has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. If you need a larger or smaller rental, use our Wilmington, NC rental home search.
  • Specific details about bedrooms and bed counts & types is normally accessible on booking pages. If they are not listed, email or call the property management company before reserving the home. Note that most listings specify maximum guest capacity, which typically includes sofa beds.
  • If your group is traveling with pets, search for a property that allows animals. Get specifics on breed, weight, and type requirements. Be aware that some property owners require additional pet deposits and fees.
  • If there's a certain Wilmington, NC beach you love, search for rentals that are either near by, or those that cater especially to your desires.
  • Suitable accessibility can make or ruin a vacation for guests with disabilities. Confirm all required amenities are included before booking.

More tips for your visit:

  • Review arrival and departure procedures before traveling. Save the instructions to your smartphone, and take a printed backup.
  • Ask questions. You may need instructions for a garage door opener, elevator or coffee maker. Contact your host. They are there to help! A brief telephone call prevents many issues.
  • Protect the owner (and your things!) by keeping the rental locked up while you are away, just like you would back home.
  • To make sure damages aren't attributed to your family's stay, inspect the rental for any problem areas upon your arrival. E-mail the host immediately to relay any damages. If there is a dispute about who is responsible, having a record of concerns and contact attempts will be helpful.
  • Be a good neighbor. Frequently, nearby homes are occupied by local residents. Respecting noise limits and parking rules is the right thing to do.
  • Speaking of neighbors... Ask a local! Local residents can usually help you find the best spots in town. Who better to ask where to launch your kayaks, have a great night on the town, or the best spots for BBQ?
  • At departure, complete a final walk-through to make sure you didn't forget any personal items. Check bathrooms, dressers, and closets for hidden treasure. Remove everything from the refrigerator and take or dispose of leftovers.
  • Record a video to document the condition of the property.
  • Leave a review! Property owners rely on good feedback to compel more reservations. They'll be much obliged for your review. Alternatively, if something wasn't as described, other families will will be grateful for your feedback find their best vacation rental. Be fair with your review. If something fell short of expectations, consider whether the property manager could control the issue, and if so, whether they responded quickly to fix it.

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