House - Rating 4.8 (13)

McGowan Cottage


Bedroom 4 bedrooms
Bathroom 2 baths
Guests 8 guests
Pets Allowed Pets Allowed

  • Address: 538 Waynick
  • Location: Wrightsville Beach
  • Type: House
  • View: Sound Front

Location Location

Description Description
Ideally located, the McGowan Cottage is a classic beach cottage perfect for your family vacation. With the sound right outside of the front door and the ocean right outside of the backdoor, it truly is the best of both worlds on the South End of Wrightsville Beach.

The expansive wraparound porch provides great views with ample seating to start and end your day. Enjoy spectacular sunsets over the sound from the porch or pier each evening. The pier offers 2 boat slips for boats up to 25’. Masonboro Inlet is 5 minutes away by boat! Children will enjoy the calm, private beach on the sound -- and when you’re ready for waves and the beautiful blue waters, the ocean is a very short walk via the public beach access. Whether you want to boat, fish, crab, surf, soak up the sun or anything Wrightsville Beach has to offer, the McGowan Cottage is the perfect place to stay. Plus, this rental is an easy walk to restaurants and shopping!

Upon entering, you will walk into a spacious living room with plenty of seating, a large flat screen TV, a DVD player with a variety of movies, and a stereo system compliments the room. Adjacent to the living room is the bright, beachy kitchen which is well stocked with cookware, a microwave, a coffeemaker, a dishwasher and much more. The picnic style dining table easily seats large families/groups. Down the hall are the four large bedrooms and two full bathrooms. The master bedroom has a queen size bed. Across the hall is the blue bedroom with a full bed. These bedrooms share the blue bathroom. At the back of the house are two bedrooms each with two twin beds. These bedrooms share the green bathroom.

The McGowan Cottage can be accessed by both Waynick Boulevard (front) and South Lumina Avenue (back). Covered and off-street parking can accommodate many vehicles. Under the cottage, you will find an outdoor shower, foot rinse stations, a BBQ grill, a fish cleaning station and plenty of cool shade. This rental is pet-friendly for up to two dogs, with a non-refundable fee and a 30lb weight limit per dog. Don't miss this fantastic, unique home offering a dock, sound front, and ocean views!


Bedding Information:
1 Queen, 1 Full, 4 Twins
Linens included with rentals less than 21 nights.

Additional Amenities:
Pet-Friendly – additional non-refundable fee applies (1 pet $250, 2 pets $400, 30lb weight limit per dog), Boat Slip, Outside Shower, Extra TVs, 1 DVD Player, Washer/Dryer in unit, Keyless Entry

Restrictions:
- Mail/ Packages are not able to be sent to the rental. Please call our office for instructions to have mail/packages sent to the specific beach office for your rental.
- Non Smoking
- Pet Friendly with non-refundable fee, 30lb weight limit per dog.
- Summer Season Saturday check-in only.
- In the summer season, daily rentals are only available for booking within 7 days of the arrival date and require a 2 night minimum.

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Amenities 32 Amenities
Accommodations
  • Arrival Day Saturday
  • Non-Smoking
  • Pet Friendly
Entertainment
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
Essentials
  • Air Conditioning
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Linens Included
  • Washer/Dryer
Facility
  • Free Parking
Home Safety
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Keyless Entry
  • Smoke Detector
Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Silverware
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Location
  • Beach
  • Sound Front
Outdoor
  • Boat Slip/Dock
  • Deck - Patio
  • Outdoor Shower
Sports
  • Bicycles
  • Golf
  • Kayak Canoe
  • Tennis

Reviews Rating 4.8 (13) Reviews
Rating 5
Always a great time
Our family always has a good tome at the McGowan House. This is our second year. Intracoastal Realty Rentals does a great job in responding to our questions and always polite on the phone. Home is clean and ready when we check in.
Virginia A - Posted: 6/21/2021
Rating 5
home sweet home
The best beach rental we have had in 20 years of renting on Wrightsville Beach. Perfect location, Perfect house setup, great condition, just perfect!
Jerri D - Posted: 5/24/2021
Rating 5
Great place to stay
We had a great experience with Intracoastal @ rentals and the summer cottage is just what we wanted. We hated to leave.
Virginia A - Posted: 7/8/2020
Rating 5
Great House! Not so great rental company
Loved the house. We have rented properties in WB many many times and around the country. This rental company was extremely non responsive. I had several questions the week before arrival up to day of arrival and no one got back to me. I was stress to the max until I finally got the email at 3pm (check in time and day) how it would work. It was ridiculously.

So would love to stay at the house again but will look for another pet friendly water front that is run by another rental a agency.
Leigh C - Posted: 6/29/2020
Rating 5
Fire Escape
We were displaced from our home by a fire, and this was just like home for us. What a homey atmosphere with a great view and the perfect neighborhood feel!
David R - Posted: 6/21/2020
Rating 5
Sweet Spot South End Vintage Cottage
Impeccably maintained vintage 1950s cottage with great layout and feel. Waterfront views with dock accross the street on sound side and less than one block from the ocean. Expansive porches on both sides of house for great sunsets over the sound and oceanside for morning coffee. Short walk down quiet neighborhood street to Oceanic and downtown. Plenty of parking. All this and pet friendly! The house is original and sits among many new high end homes that are slowly replacing these classic simple beach cottages that are spacious and comfortable. If you prefer a modern high end property Intracoastal can rent you one of those too. Intracoastal was very responsive to minor maintenance issues that came up over my 3 month off-season stay. I hated to leave.
Tracy S - Posted: 12/18/2019
Rating 4
Great house, older, but in great shape. Boat access great.
Nice older home, had to call maintenance at least 3 times for various things, however, overall no major problems. Beach access is a bit of a hike for most. Boat dock okay, wish was a covered dock, but again, safe getting in and out with 23 foot boat. Good time there!
Lynn C - Posted: 7/1/2019
Rating 5
Love this Place !!!!
Great location! Beach, inlet, bay, marsh, the loop, Resturants , sunsets from the deck . Be aware there is a some what busy road between the house and the dock. Hope they retire the American Flag on house and buy a new one
John S - Posted: 4/23/2019
Rating 5
McGowan Cottage. Vintage Perfection
Mornings with Books, Coffee & Breakfast and then Snacks, Sunsets & Cocktails overlooking the intracoastal are a highlight. Little bit of a walk to the beach but well worth it. Cold water outdoor shower is good for the guy but not so much for the girls. Overall, nice size rooms and kitchen. Very comfortable. Only recommendation would be some cheap floor lamps from Target in the living room for night time.
Matt M - Posted: 7/23/2018
Thank you so much for taking the time to give us your feedback. We will discuss your furnishing suggestion with the owner. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay! Guest Services Manager SNS 7/24
Intracoastal Rentals staff
Rating 4
The right location and amount of space
The cottage was well located overlooking our own pier on the intracoastal (beautiful sunsets and a great place to swim and we even saw dolphins!) and close to beach access on the other side. It was also the only affordable place we found with the sleeping capacity we needed (we were two families vacationing together, so two bedrooms for the couples plus two bedrooms with two twin beds each for the kids was perfect - so many places that said they slept 8 included some sleeping on pullouts in the living-room which we didn't want). That said, this cottage needs some updating and decluttering. There was so much "stuff" (measuring cups, random appliances, etc) in the kitchen cupboards that there was no place to put our groceries, the cabinet under the TV where one might expect to find board games was a mess, and so many collages on the walls of family photos that you really felt like you were staying in someone else's house, and kind of intruding a little. My family owns a beach rental in another part of the country and we make an effort to keep the personal photos in storage while the renters are there. Also, a basket full of someone else's hats (to wear?) was just weird. But of course none of this prevented us from enjoying our week.
Jessica G - Posted: 7/23/2018
Thank you so much for taking the time to give us your feedback. We will discuss your furnishing suggestions with the owner. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay! Guest Services Manager SNS 7/24
Intracoastal Rentals staff
Rating 5
Memorial Day at McGowan
So relaxing!!! Had everything we needed and more. Gorgeous sunsets!
Joy S - Posted: 6/14/2018
Rating 5
Fantastic vacation cottage at Wrightsville Beach
We so enjoyed the McGowan Cottage and hope to return again soon! The private beach and pier on the sound are great for swimming, fishing and boating. Incredible sunset view from the porch. Ideal family friendly cottage and plenty of parking.
Hugh A - Posted: 5/25/2018
Rating 5
Perfect for Watersports
The location was great for us. The pier easily accommodated our boat. We enjoyed boating, fishing, paddleboarding, wakeboarding and excellent surf in the ocean.
The house was charming and very comfortable. We will definitely come back!
Anne A - Posted: 5/23/2018
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