The Naked Bean

Charming Oak Island Cottage - Close to Everything!


Our cozy updated 3BR cottage promises a fresh, clean and comfortable experience that is ideal for your family or friends beach week or weekend getaway. Close to everything Oak Island has to offer - sand, surf, fishing, boating and biking - whatever your heart desires. A well stocked kitchen to enjoy a dinner in or treat yourself to one of the many delicious Oak Island and Southport restaurants. Guests rave about the relaxing screened porch with the "Where Have You Been All My Life" hanging bed and the new back yard firepit. Come, relax and enjoy!

Located in the Tranquil Harbor section of Oak Island, the home is 5 blocks from the beach where you can view the most unforgettable sunsets. The home is just around the corner from the free public boat launch so bring your kayaks or boat. Located on a quiet residential street, it is an easy stroll or bike ride to several restaurants, the Food Lion, Dairy Queen and shopping. Southport is just a short drive away for a day of shopping, dining, or a trip to Bald Head Island by ferry. If you are more adventurous, take the Fort Fisher ferry to Carolina Beach and have a drink at the tiki bar on the beach, or drive to Wilmington and explore the battleship and all the unique areas Wilmington has to offer.

The welcome information provides all you need to know about easy access public beach parking, places to eat and things to do. If you are interested in renting bikes, kayaks and other beach toys we can help you arrange for them to be delivered to the house. Please just ask.

The home has been stylishly decorated with maximum comfort in mind. Guests often comment on the cleanliness, comfortable beds and attention to detail. The house is only a 6 steps off the ground and all one level inside; perfect for guests with some mobility issues. There are three bedrooms that sleep six people total with king bed, a queen bed, and two twin beds. There is a master bathroom, a shared hall bathroom for the other two bedrooms. An outdoor shower is available to rinse off the salt and sand at the end of a day at the beach. Enjoy the backyard fire pit on a cool evening, or the piece de resistance, the screened porch with its table for six and a hanging bed. Take a nap or even spend the night on it. I promise the cool breeze of ocean air and the sounds of the island will lull you to a blissful sleep. The house comes with a fully stocked kitchen and plenty of other creature comforts to make you feel right at home. There is an outdoor grill for all you grill masters. There is high speed Wifi at the house and the TV has access to all the local channels as well as Hulu and Netflix. There is also access to Amazon Prime if you have an account. If you elect to disconnect, there are books and games available too.

All linens and bath towels are included, as is body wash, shampoo, conditioner, kitchen soap, and cleaning supplies. We will provide you with a couple rolls of paper towels and toilet paper and trash bags to get you started. We do not provide beach towels so please don't forget to bring them with you. Please also plan to bring whatever else you need for the beach with you (or I can tell you where to rent beach stuff).

The Bean is located 2 hours from Raleigh, 3 ½ hours from Charlotte and an easy 7 hour drive from the DMV metro area. There is no excuse not to visit this beautfiful island.

A few days before your arrival we will send the code for the door and all the check-in procedures. It is very easy. You arrive, let yourself in and your vacation has begun. No keys to worry about. We are available to answer any questions you may have, so don't hesitate to ask. We want you to love the house and the area as much as we do! If we are not on the island ourselves, we have a house manager that is just minutes away if necessary.

We ask for you to keep the number of guests to 6 or less, though we will permit an additional child under 2 years old.

While our guests have full run of the house, we ask that you please respect the locked closet and shed.

Busy Season (May – August): We require a 3 night minimum. Any bookings made outside these parameters will be cancelled unless pre-approved by us first.

Off Season (September – April): We require a 2 night minimum. Please contact us for discounts on any reservations longer than 7 days.

Active Military & First Responders: We offer a 10% discount for all active military members and first responders (LEO, ambulance medics and firefighters) with valid ID. Please contact us either before or after booking to adjust the nightly rate.

Check-in/Check-out: Check-in is anytime after 3pm. If arriving late at night, please be respectful of our neighbors. They all live there full-time and we want them to continue to like us. Check out is 10am. While we try to accommodate our guests as much as possible, check-in and check-out times during the busy season are strictly adhered to due to the short amount of time we have to prepare the house for the next guests.

Pets: This is a no pet rental. Please don't ask if we will make an exception for your little Boo Boo because he is the best behaved dog ever. He is still a dog and we don't accept them.

Travel Insurance: All guests are strongly encouraged to purchase travel insurance prior to their trip in case of emergency trip cancellation. This is especially crucial during hurricane season.

Deposit - If you are new Air B&B please rest easy that the security deposit is not processed unless there's a problem after you leave. This money is not taken out of your account in advance. You may exhale now.

I am a text or phone call away. I have a house manager very nearby if I am personally not on the island.

There is a nature center, public boat access, and public pier just a few home sites away. We walk to the beach for exercise in the morning but carrying a donkey load of beach things on your back can make for an angry jaunt. Your car may be better than your back for long days on the shore. No loud shenanigans after 10 pm or midnight games of tag please...our neighbors will call us if the rukus gets to rukusitable. Hashtag sad face if the po po show show.

While the house may be walking distance for some from the beach, restaurants and even a grocery store, a car is highly recommended to get around the island. The house has enough parking for three cars.

READ THE HOUSE MANUAL for "Things Not To Forget!" during the stay such as beach umbrellas, coolers for the beach, beach towels, sunscreen, food to eat, toiletries, etc. Check in and out procedure listed there also. You can do absolutely everything on this island or nothing at all. Our home is perfect for small families, girls or guys weekends, or couple getaways. It's just not for smoking, raucous parties or inconsiderate people. If you are prone to any of those please don't make a reservation.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: While growth and progress can be good, it can sometimes test our patience. This is one of those times. A house is being constructed next door. Because we cannot vouch for how often workers will be present or how long the house will take to complete, we have elected not to raise our rates for 2023 in consideration to our guests for the possibility of construction work next door during their stay.
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Sleeping configuration

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds

Shared spaces

Shared Tennis Court
Public tennis courts are behind town hall.


Reviews (92)

Excellent based on 92 Reviews


Fishing Charters
Beach Volleyball
Deepsea fishing
Pier fishing
Miniature Golf


Child friendly
We welcome children at the Naked Bean. We just ask that parents child-proof the home when they arrive since they know their children best and return everything to their proper places before they leave. Please just understand that parents will be financially responsible for any damage done by their children.
Children's books and toys
Baby friendly
Crib/Pack 'n Play
No events allowed
No parties allowed
No smoking allowed
Parking Included
There is parking for three cars on the driveway. Please no parking on the lawn.

Getting around

The Naked Bean is about 36 miles from Wilmington International Airport (ILM), about 67 miles from Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR), 98 miles from Albert J. Ellis Airport (OAJ); 104 miles from Fayetteville Regional Airport (FAY); 109 miles from Florence Regional Airport (FLO); 168 miles from Charleston International Airport (CHS) and about 176 miles from the Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)

Scenic views

River view

Location & Views

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About us

I love to travel but I feel most comfortable in my little house by the ocean on Oak Island. I rent it out so that others can share their love of travel with me.
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Check In: 3PM - 10PM
Check Out: 10AM
Check-in information will be emailed a few days prior to arrival
No events allowed
No parties allowed
No pets
We do not accept pets but for those who are highly allergic to dogs, we do sometimes bring our own dogs with us when we stay at the house. Though we clean it thoroughly each time, there may be hair or dander left behind.
No smoking allowed
Minimum age limit for renters: 24
Payment Policy
Upon approval of a reservation request, an invoice will be sent to the email address provided and payment may be made by credit card, Paypal or check*

(*if reservation is more than 30 days away and reservation is not finalized until check is received).
Refundable Damage Deposit
All security deposits will be refunded within 7 days of check-out. Deductions may be taken at the owner's discretion for damage and excess cleaning fees.
Cancellation Policy
Cancellations made 60 days or more prior to check-in will receive a 50% refund, less a 3% transaction fee, if paid by credit card or Paypal. There is no refund for cancellations made less than 60 days prior to check in. All cleaning fees and security deposits, paid to the date of cancellation, are fully refundable for any reservations cancelled prior to check-in.
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