The Starfish Cottage

414 East Second Street, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469, Ocean Isle Beach, 28469, United States
  based on 25 reviews
  •   9
  •   4
  •   3
  • SQF 1,800
  •  wifi
  •  A/C
  •  Pool
  •  Parking


4 Bedroom 3 Bath Home with Pool, New Kitchen and Many Upgrades- sleeps 9

Enjoy a fantastic vacation in Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina in this charming single-family home with a private swimming pool and ocean views.  Renovation a few years ago has given this home an upscale kitchen with granite counter tops, all new stainless steel appliances and new cabinets as well as bathroom vanities and updated flooring throughout the home. Kitchen is fully stocked and features a breakfast bar with seating for five.  Four spacious bedrooms and three full baths allow sleeping for nine.

Sit out on a rocker on the upper deck to view the ocean, or swim in the private pool with concrete patio, chaises, and picnic table. Second row from ocean with no streets to cross puts you on the beach in just moments. House is super clean and ready for that great family vacation.
Four Bedrooms featuring a Queen, Queen, Double, and Double with Twin.  There are three bathrooms in this home with a two car garage.
Five TV's with cable and WIFI internet.

If you are in need of a larger home we have two others just a few houses away which each sleep 18. Please contact us and we can send additional pictures. We also have a townhouse on the west end of the island that sleeps 14. 
Up to two house-trained dogs are allowed in the non-summer months with non-refundable pet fee of $100 per dog.

   Attention Golfers: Spectacular golf courses within 15 min. drive include Rivers Edge, Brick Landing, Tigers Eye, Panthers Run, The Pearl, and many more...


3 Bathroom, 4 Bedroom, 1 Dining-Room, 1 Kitchen, 1 Living room, 3 Toilet

  • Sleeping
    1 Double bed, 1 Fold-away bed, 1 King bed, 2 Queen bed, 1 Single bed
  • Cooking
    Blender, Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Dish washer, Grill, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Spices, Toaster
  • Heating/Cooling
    Air conditioning, Ceiling fans, Central heating
  • Outside
    Private Balcony
  • Entertainment
    DVD-Player, Wireless Broadband Internet, Telephone, TV (Cable)
  • Sanitary
  • Laundry
    Clothes dryer, Washing machine
  • Miscellaneous
    Vacuum cleaner
  • Parking
    Parking Included
  • Spa & Gym
    Unheated Outdoor swimming pool
  • Outside
    Gas BBQ, Deck chairs
Children welcome, Pets allowed only after arrangement, Smoking not allowed, Suitable for elderly or infirm,Credit cards accepted, Accessible 24/7, Housekeeper Included
Check in:
3:00 PM
Check out:
10:00 AM

414 East Second Street Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469, Ocean Isle Beach, 28469, United States

based on 25 reviews
Alan (usa)
Loved It

Loved It! My wife and I spent 5 nights at Starfish Cottage and wanted for absolutely nothing during our stay. Access to the beach was only a couple minutes to walk, the pool just a few steps, the supermarket a short drive. Everything with this visit was stress-free including a virtually empty beach. It was almost like we had it to ourselves bearing in mind that our stay was early May although, I can't imagine the beach here will ever be as crowded as the beaches to the south. Upon arrival, we had zero complaints about the general cleanliness of the cottage. Everything was spic and span. We brought our own linens so all we had to do was make the bed. Whatever we needed with regard to you basic appliances was provided. The pool, while not large, was clean and definitely a big plus as the temps were above normal during our stay and provided a nice way to cool off or just float and relax. The back of the cottage is nicely fenced so we didn't have to worry about our dog Midas touring the neighborhood and even has a gate on the deck to prevent him from going down to the pool area when we didn't want him down there. Finally, the owners were super nice and responsive on the occasions that I did need guidance and I suspect strongly that our paths will cross again. :-) We loved our stay here! Submitted: May 8, 2017 Stayed: Apr 2017 Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Family with young children  |  stayed in 8/2017

Donna (USA)
Wonderful Stay In Ocean Isle

My family and I stayed at this wonderful house in ocean Isle for 1 week during the busy season. When we arrived the house was clean and ready for us to unpack. There were 8 of us that stayed in the house and plenty of room for all with the 4 bedrooms. The distance to the beach was perfect with 4 kids and all their beach toys and the pool was great for when we returned to take a quick dip before showers and dinner. My family and I had a great time in Ocean Isle and we would definitely stay at this property again!

Group  |  stayed in 7/2017

Good Time

We had a really great time at this house. We all loved the pool and the close proximity to the beach. Especially the kids. We were actually lucky enough to have the house in front vacant for the week so our ocean access was right there. Otherwise the access is just a couple hundred feet down the road. There were no surprises here. What you see in pictures and description is what you get. Not luxurious but yet, all of our needs were met. Also, as said many times before in reviews, owners very responsive to any inquiries, which is very important. My recommendations include a new shower head for outdoor shower. We found the hose to be way more effective. Also, as mentioned in at least one other review, there is a queen mattress in the back left bedroom that is so worn it is actually concave. I can't speak for the other mattresses. Thanks for allowing us to have a great vacation in your home! Submitted: Jul 2, 2017 Stayed: Jun 2017 Source: VRBO, from HomeAway Owner's Response: We really enjoyed talking with you and having you as our guest. We appreciate you letting us know about the shower and mattress. We have already installed a new shower head in the outside shower along with some hooks to hang clothes and towels. We are replacing that mattress on Saturday during our switch over day. We are glad you enjoyed the pool and the beach. Please think of us again if you come back to Ocean Isle. We have a few different homes we would love to share with you.

Not specified  |  stayed in 6/2017

Perfect Beach Cottage

The home had all the amenities, well stocked kitchen, very clean, comfortable bedrooms, and a fantastic back deck and swimming pool. Owners were extremely accommodating. I highly recommend. We had a fabulous vacation

Not specified  |  stayed in 6/2017

Coming to Ocean Isle for 25 years

The pool was very nice with some shaded areas. Beach access was close. Linens from Shirley Spivey were very nice. Bedrooms were good sized. The Beach House decor added a homey feel. Nice updated kitchen.

Not specified  |  stayed in 6/2017

Christian H.
Awsome Relaxing Vacation

We had a great time at the Starfish Cottage! Such a nice and relaxing beach house that we barely left except for a couple occassions. Beach access is very close and it was perfect for what we were looking for. Would definitely stay here again!

Group  |  stayed in 5/2017

Sarah (usa)
Wonderful Relaxing Stay

I stayed in this house for two nights and had a wonderful time. The owners were extremely responsive and friendly and had great recommendations for local dining options. The house was super clean, the kitchen was well stocked and the beds were very comfortable. There was a great back deck and it was a short walk to the beach. I loved my stay and highly recommend the house to everyone!

Mature couple  |  stayed in 11/2016

Martha W.
Great way to Recharge our "batteries"

My family and friends spent two really enjoyable weeks at Starfish Cottage, the end of September. It was so great being only a short walk from the beach. The ocean views from the deck were relaxing, and the sunrises were special. Finding such a nice home which permits dogs, was an added bonus. The temps were still warm, so we were able to enjoy the private pool, as well as play in the ocean and on the beach. It was hard to leave, but it was just the respite we needed. Michele and Mary went above and beyond in being accommodating. If we had issues, they were very helpful and welcomed feedback. Would we consider going back? Absolutely!

Group  |  stayed in 9/2016

Wonderful Place to Stay

My husband and I stayed at Starfish Cottage in September and we truly enjoyed our time there. The house is beautifully decorated and very comfortable. It had all of the comforts of home so we didn't have to worry about anything. The ocean views were all around and we loved sitting on the deck in the evenings and listening to the waves crash and feeling the ocean breezes. The beach access is very close and convenient. We loved having our own private pool as well. Normally we stay in Surfside Beach, SC but we decided to try a quieter, more low key town this year and Ocean Isle Beach was perfect. When it was time to go home, I didn't want to leave but we will definitely be back. The owners were very helpful and responsive to my questions and made the renting process very easy and stress free. Thank you so much Mary and Michele! We hope to come back next year! Submitted: Oct 5, 2016 Stayed: Sep 2016 Source: VRBO, from HomeAway Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed our house and Ocean Isle Beach. Thank you for taking care of our home. We would love to have you back to visit. We have four homes on the Island so we have something for everyone. We also have off season specials which make a last minute vacation affordable. It makes us feel good that you had a nice relaxing time and could enjoy the views. We really love this cottage and glad you loved it too. Mary and Michele

Not specified  |  stayed in 9/2016

Bonnie P.
Wonderful, comfortable home. Clean and cozy and perfect for our family vacation.

I really can't say enough good things about our vacation at this delightful cottage at Ocean Isle. This was our first visit to Ocean Isle and our family needed a retreat. We felt welcome even before we arrived thanks to the responsiveness of the owner, Michele. She was courteous and professional and made the reservation process quick and easy - all of the information and communication from her was clear and organized. She was also flexible with our family's unique needs. Once we arrived at the home, we were so pleased with the cleanliness, spaciousness, bright and tasteful decoration and comfy cozy feel. Everything was just as described. We loved sitting on the deck for coffee and the pool was nice and cool after a hot day at the beach. Beach access was a very short walk - very convenient for our smaller children and dog. I really want to stress the excellent service from the owners. I highly recommend renting from these particular owners and they have several beautiful homes at Ocean Isle. I would definitely stay here again (or at one of the owner's other homes depending upon how many people we have) on our next trip to Ocean isle.

Family with young children  |  stayed in 9/2016

Mary Arnold


We first vacationed in Ocean Isle Beach back in 1995 with our young children, fell in love with the quiet beach town, and have returned every summer since. In 2004 we brought friends from Maryland down and built our own vacation home there. That house is 443 East Second Street. We went on to build another next door, 441 East Second Street, and purchase two other properties, 414 East Second Street and a townhouse in Windjammer. Over the years we’ve brought friends down to vacation, and most of them have fallen in love with the island and built homes of their own there. Ocean Isle Beach is our second home and, although it’s many miles away, it’s always worth the trip. If you’ve never been here before we think you’ll love it as much as we do, and we hope that you can enjoy the use of one of our beautiful homes. They are personally managed by us, we take great pride in them, and enjoy hearing about our guests’ wonderful vacations there.

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