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American Dream Cottage @ Oak Island
American Dream Cottage @ Oak Island
7 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
7 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths

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Family-friendly, cozy cottage by the sea. Located just 3 houses from the intercoastal Davis Canal and a quick 10 minute walk to the beach. Our home is bright, cheery and welcoming to all. Sleeps 7 comfortably with a full kitchen with supplies. Amazing deck and outdoor shower. Located just 8 blocks from the beach.

The space

Light, airy cottage with amazing outdoor shower, big deck for entertaining, screen porch, family room, TV (with HDMI), WiFi. 2 bedrooms (2 queens, 1 double, 1 twin), two full baths. Washer & dryer, storage room for all those sandy beach items.

Guest access

House rental includes access to: linens, kitchen pots/pans/dishes/small appliances (coffee pot, toaster), deck furniture, charcoal grill, limited beach supplies (toys, crab nets). Rental DOES NOT NOT INCLUDE BEACH TOWELS.

Interaction with guests

As much as needed. I am a phone call/text away.

Other things to note

Rent "The American Dream" on Oak Island and enjoy relaxing at one of the best family beaches in NC. Our house is 3 houses from the Davis Canal (intercoastal waterway) and a short 10 minute walk to the beach. This two bedroom, 2 1/2 bath (the 1/2 is an outdoor shower) cottage home has 2 queen beds and one double on bottom/ single top bunk bed. There is a screen porch and large deck.

o Sheets and towels are provided in the house and included in the cleaning fee. We also provide plenty of pillows and blankets. House contains 2 queen beds, one double bed and one twin bed.

We DO NOT stock the house with toiletries (soap, shampoo, etc), nor do we stock the home with toilet tissue, paper towels, etc.

• Public Walkway to access the beach (complete with fishing docks) on 9th street!
• At the end of our street you’ll find the Davis Canal – this is intercoastal water & you are welcome to fish off of the bank (note: you cannot fish in the canal or ocean without a NC fishing license)
• Best route to the beach from the house: Take left off of 10th street onto East Oak Island Drive. Go 10 blocks to Middleton & turn left towards beach. Turn right or left at ocean – public parking spaces are located about every 10 blocks in both directions.
• There is a Food Lion grocery store on the island & there is a new Lowe's Food store across the Middleton bridge.
• Trash/recycles pickup - place cans next to mailbox on street. Trash & recycling pickup is every Monday morning. Please put cans back beside the deck after pickup.

There are several places to rent bikes, paddle boards, and kayaks. We suggest you use Ocean Rentals (4014 East Beach Drive, Oak a island). They will deliver and pickup! There are also two other bike rental shops as you leave the island near the Habitat Restore store.

• Master
Queen bed, dresser, recliner, closet, bedside tables, quilt, sheets, blanket, pillows

• Guest
Queen bed, double/twin bunk bed, dresser, locked owners closet, bedside table, sheets, blankets, pillows. PLUS private bath with sink, shower, toilet

• Hall Bath
Shower/tub, sink, toilet

• Den
Sectional Couch (includes two recliners), entertainment center, end tables & chairs. Den has TV with HDMI outlet (HDMI cable is not provided), rabbit ear antenna, Apple TV (you will need your own Netflix, etc. account to use Apple TV features), Blue Ray/DVD, & boom box radio.

• Hallway
Washer/Dryer, ladder

• Kitchen
Table with 6 chairs (2 are folding chairs in laundry room & leaf for table is under bed in guest room),
Dishwasher, Microwave, Frig (Ice maker does not work -please buy ice on the island.), Pots, Pans, Dishes / Glasses, Silverware / Cooking Utensils, Coffee Maker, Toaster, Blender, First aid kit

• Deck
Deck Umbrella, Table with additional umbrella, plastic adirondack chairs, 1 lounge chair & tiki torches mounted around deck railings.

• Outdoor shower

• Storage Room in back of house
4 beach chairs, 2 youth life vests, 2 beach umbrellas, fishing/beach supply buggy/wagon, Crab nets/hooks, crab box, Bucket & Fish Cooler (note: you cannot fish in the canal or ocean without a NC fishing license), Charcoal Grill / Lighter fluid/ Charcoal / Lighter

Central Air/Heat:
The house is equipped with central air and heat. When leaving for the day please remember to turn up the air/down the heat accordingly. This is important to manage utility costs.

No smoking is permitted inside the house or on the covered patio. No ashtrays are supplied. Evidence of smoking inside the home or on the covered patio will require forfeiture of deposit. PLEASE DO NOT THROW CIGARETTE BUTTS ON THE GROUND.

If you will be away from the house for a while, please make sure you close all doors and windows. Thunderstorms can approach quickly and blow rain into the home if the doors and windows are not closed. This is also important for security and utility costs.

Set thermostat to “away” temperatures: Fall/Winter = 55 degrees, Spring/Summer = 80 degrees
Place all used linens in bathroom tub.
Clean out refrigerator/freezer of all items, wiping down shelves. Please make sure both the refrigerator and freezer temperature dials are set to 3 so lines will not freeze solid.
Lower umbrellas on deck
Return all storage room items including charcoal grill back into storage and lock storage room
Run and empty dishwasher
Empty trash into outdoor containers
Return keys to lockbox on screened porch and spin number dial.

Note: Trash and recycling are both collected on Mondays. Please set the 2 containers at the street Sunday night and put them back by the deck after pickup Monday afternoon.

Family/Kid Friendly
Wireless Internet
Free parking on premise
Extra people £12 / night after 5 guests
Cleaning Fee £77
Security Deposit £77
Always communicate through Airbnb
To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed, 1 double bed, 1 single bed
Common spaces
1 couch
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)
Self check-in with lockbox

We ask that you treat our home with the same respect you would your own.

We DO NOT rent to anyone under age 21.

We DO NOT ALLOW PETS and the house is NON-SMOKING.

We love to get to know our guests. Please tell us about yourself, the purpose of your trip, and how we can make your stay enjoyable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
2 nights minimum stay

71 Reviews

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Chris User Profile
October 2017
Good weekend getaway spot.

Jason User Profile
October 2017
Fantastic place close to the water. 10/10.

Bailey User Profile
October 2017
Wonderful home! We loved the location. Hope was so accommodating.

Bridgette User Profile
September 2017
We had a great time in Oak Island staying at Hope's place! The walk to the beach is so scenic and worth doing. Hope was extremely communicative and very responsive.

Thomas User Profile
August 2017
We enjoyed our stay at Hope's American Dream Cottage. Her detailed notes and recommendations really assisted us while spending just two nights in Oak Island. We also enjoyed the walk across the inter coastal waterway to the beautiful beach. Highly recommend catching a sunrise from the beach!

Greg User Profile
August 2017
We really enjoyed our time at Hope's place. The house is in a great location and was perfect for our family of four. Hope was very responsive; especially when we locked ourselves out one morning! Would definitely stay at Hope's house again.

Melanie User Profile
August 2017
The house is exactly as described. It was well stocked with dishes as well as sheets and towels. The house is located on a quiet street which is also a very short drive to shops, restaurants. The beach is a nice 10-15 minute walk which is very scenic. I highly recommend this house and know that we will definitely be back!!

Charlotte, North Carolina, United StatesJoined in April 2015
Hope User Profile
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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