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Rustic 1960's Oceanfront Cottage With Modern Updates

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,201 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Oceanfront Cottage With Modern Updates

This charming 1960's Cottage is a 4 bedroom / 2 bathroom single story home. The Oceanfront location has approximately 1200 square feet, renovated bathrooms with tile showers yet the home maintains the original 1960's charm with Hardwood Floors in the bedrooms and Vaulted Beam ceilings throughout the home. The kitchen is mostly original, handmade cabinets, so no Granite or Marble Counter tops, but fully functional. The beds were fitted throughout in 2015 with QUALITY Mattresses, so you will wake up feeling refreshed and ready for a day of fun.

Housekeeping fee for all rentals is $90.00 Cancellation insurance available through VRBO. Damage Protection Insurance of $89 may be purchased through VRBO in lieu of $350 refundable deposit

Linen Charge of $120/week is required during peak season! Linen package can be deleted for stays during the winter or for less than 7 days.

In lieu of a security deposit, a $89 damage protection insurance is mandatory.

The Changeover date is Saturday

As we use the home frequently ourselves, we occasionally make minor updates to the furnishings and decor, so check back regularly for updates.

More Details

Pete Chilberg
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 August, 2018

About Pete Chilberg

We're a local family who live only 40 minutes away in Wilmington and check on the house regularly to ensure everything is functioning properly. We enjoy the home during the weeks and weekends that it is not rented, and enjoy working on projects such as refinishing furniture, redecorating, or just shelling during the off season. While we've owned several long-term rentals for many years, this is our only beach property. Our objective is to learn from your feedback so that you'll want to come back year after year. While I am new to the Vacation Rental business, I'm a full time Mortgage Banker who built my business through referrals and repeat business from past customers. We know that your satisfaction is the key to our success.

Pete Chilberg purchased this house in 2014

Why Pete Chilberg chose Long Beach

The home is a very affordable Oceanfront property that is well maintained with a blend of 1960's Cottage with wood paneling, and the modern conveniences of wifi, cable tv, and DVDs. New, quality mattresses mean you will get the rest you need to enjoy your days even more. Ceiling fans are in all the bedrooms and main living room to provide fresh circulation. Dual Central HVAC systems ensure the inside is kept cool on the warmest of days. Two Beach cruisers are below in the storage area to enjoy rides down Beach Dr, with bike lanes on both sides, or try riding to the pier on the sand.

What makes this house unique

Oceanfront with convenient and flexible sleeping arrangements. 9 separate beds that sleep up to 13. Wifi, cable, tv with flat screens in the living room and two of the bedrooms. The west end location provides open space without the crowds. The home has a weber propane bbq with side burners, washer & driver, microwave and an abundance of beach chairs. Board games, cards, puzzles, books and plenty of salt breezes!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Long Beach in Oak Island

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1201 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Bunk Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Bunk Bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Rustic 1960's Oceanfront Cottage With Modern Updates
average rating of 4.9 based on 30 reviews


  • 5 of 5

What a nice place! Absolutely charming! Thank you, Pete for maintaining the rustic look. We wanted a reminder of places we visited “back in the day” and we found it. We WILL be coming back.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We greatly appreciate the feedback, as the look and feel you referenced is exactly what we try for, albeit with wifi, electronics and AC to make it comfortable. We're thrilled you already have a reservation to come back in the Fall!
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Simple comfort

  • 5 of 5

We were very comfortable (3 families with kids) and loved how easy it was to get to the beach! It had everything we needed for the week!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Mill, SC

Cozy beach stay!!

  • 5 of 5

This is my families second stay at A Dolphins Tale and it did not disappoint. Ocean front, easy beach access and a great covered porch for morning coffee and evening conversations. The owner is very accommodating and easy to work with. We love Oak Island and this house is great. - Erin M

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful beach house with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here. We started and ended our day sitting in the rocking chairs looking out at the ocean. The views are breathtaking!

  • Review Submitted: 26-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just what we expected!

  • 5 of 5

The place was as expected. Not the Hilton, but clean and comfortable with a great location.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Woodbridge, CT

Perfect Beach House

  • 5 of 5

This property was a great find for our family and friends. The beach was “picture perfect” took lots of family photos on the fine sandy beach that went miles in either direction. Great for walking and shelling, building sand castles, frisbee and kite flying and not at all crowded.

The cottage was as described. There was up to 10 of us there at one time and we still had plenty of room and privacy. The space seemed larger that what the photos show. I totally agree with all the other reviews...The house was clean and couldn’t be any closer to the ocean, the beds were comfortable, and the kitchen was well equipped. The deck was a great spot for watching the surf (thanks Irene and Jose), while pelicans skim the waves with Monarch and Cloudless Sulphur butterflies migrating over the dunes. Sitting on rocking chairs drinking coffee in the morning while watching the sunrise, wine at night for the sunset and falling asleep to the sound of the ocean. What could be better?

The owner was very pleasant to work with we are already talking about our next stay at “A Dolphin’s Tale” Thank you Pete for sharing your home.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Oak Island
Car: recommended

35 minutes drive to Historic Wilmington NC with Riverfront dining, shopping, USS North Carolina Battleship, Ghost Walk Tour, Civil and Revolutionary War Battlesites. 40 Minutes to Myrtle Beach Boardwalk with an array of Entertainment.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £70.6
Refundable Damage Deposit £274.54

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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