• 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
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General Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Basic Soaps
  • Children Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Coffee Maker
  • Deck/Patio
  • Deck/Patio
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishwasher
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Pit
  • Hair Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Heating
  • Ice Maker
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Lawn/Garden
  • Lawn/Garden
  • Microwave
  • Microwave
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Oven
  • Oven
  • Parking
  • Parking
  • Pets Considered
  • Pets Considered
  • Porch/Veranda
  • Porch/Veranda
  • Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Toaster
  • Toilet Paper
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wireless Internet

About this Property

ISLE OF DOGS at Oak Island is a Striking, pet-friendly beach bungalow that is only a 5-7 mins.’ walk to both the sea (0.3 miles). The intracoastal waterway is (0.4 miles). This 3-bedroom/2-bathroom one-story home is newly modernized and elegantly adorned, with an open floor plan between the living room, kitchen and dining room. The back outdoor space opens to a shaded backyard surrounded by a 6-foot privacy fence, which includes a vintage fire hydrant and its very own poop station!

ISLE OF DOGS is specifically designed with dog owners in mind (although everybody is welcome, dogs or no dogs). We do everything we can to create the ideal holiday for your entire family, which may include up to 6 people and 4 dogs (see details below). Taking a holiday no longer has to mean leaving your furry family members behind. At ISLE OF DOGS, dogs are not just allowed – they are welcomed as our VIPs!

The non-returnable pet fee is $100 per visit for the first 2 dogs and $25 for each additional dog (up to 4 total) will be manually adjusted as needed by the host to reflect the correct pet fee at the time of renting.

THE COTTAGE:

ISLE OF DOGS is carpet-complimentary, with extravagance vinyl plank being the only floor throughout the entire interior of the bungalow. Every room has at least one open space for a dog bed or crate. The living room includes a sizable 55’ Intelligent TV, upsized leather couch, two chairs and a huge variety of board games. Blazing-fast Wi-Fi (gigabit fiber optic internet) is available throughout the home. Intelligent TVs include Disney+, Netflix and Amazon Prime.

The thoroughly supplied kitchen includes a refrigerator, electric range, microwave, preparing tools and silverware. The coffee station includes a Keurig K-Duo machine that is ideal for coffee lovers. The whole family can appreciate meals together at either the sizable dining room table or the back patio table.

All bedrooms are furbished with simplicity and appreciation in mind. Both bathrooms give walk-in showers with hand-held shower heads. An outdoor shower on the back outdoor space (with hot water) is ideal for rinsing off the sand after a long day at the beach!

The laundry room with washer and dryer help you keep things new from arrival through departure.

DECK AND BACKYARD:

The generous porch and backyard aren’t just for the dogs. Sensational oak trees shade the yard so it is enchanting to sit out in the swing (or lay out in the hammock) even on hot sunny days, while the fire pit accepts you to savor the outdoors even on cool nights. String lights surround the back outdoor space and create the ideal ambience after sunset.

The backyard also contains a special additional – the unique “she shed” provides a peaceful reprieve away from the rest of the family (and is inspired by our personal experience with three pre-teen daughters). This calming hideaway includes a desk, office chair, floating egg chair and full-sized hangout bed (and conveniently doubles as a “man cave” as needed). Note that this is the only part of the home that does not have HVAC and where dogs and cats are not allowed – but it still has Wi-Fi.

DOGGIE DETAILS:

Oak Island is well-known not only for being a family-aligned beach but also one of the most dog-friendly beaches in North Carolina. Dogs that are leashed are allowed YEAR ROUND on Oak Island beaches, and dogs are allowed off their leash from October 15 through March 15. Oak Island also offers two different dog parks for your furry friends to enjoy, one that is only a few blocks away from the home.

ISLE OF DOGS welcomes up to 4 dogs. We do not discriminate based on breed or size, but due to the size of our bungalow, we are unable to accommodate more than 2 XL-breed dogs (100+ pounds) per renting. All dogs must be housebroken and up-to-date on shots and must be crated when left in the home unattended (exceptions to crate requirement may be made by host on a case by case situation). Crates and food/water bowls are included for your comfort (please contact the host to ensure crate sizes will work for your dogs). We are unable to accommodate animals other than dogs at this time.

AMENITIES AND RESERVATION DETAILS:

Check-in after 4pm / check-out before 10am (additional time for thorough cleaning mandatory due to COVID-19). Odorban, Microban and Lysol products to tidy the bungalow prior to approval.

We request that visitors bring their own linens (sheets and quilt/duvet) so we can accept dogs to join them on furnishings, if desired. (If you prefer, we can connect you with a local company that will deliver linens to your door upon arrival - most visitors prefer this option.) We give bath towels (for both people and dogs), bath mats, toilet paper, soap and hair dryer. Guests should bring their own shampoo, conditioner, other toiletries and beach towels. (If you forget your shampoo, conditioner or bath soap we do have modest bottles available on site that we refill for visitors to use in case of emergency)

Two beach cruiser bicycles are available for your riding comfort.

Finally, ISLE OF DOGS is not suitable for someone who is allergic to dogs. (If you are still reading this listing, we doubt that is you!)

NEARBY RESTAURANTS AND ATTRACTIONS:

Climb to the top of a lighthouse. Kayak through salt marshes, waterways, creeks and inlets. Explore the ecosystems of a cypress swamp. Watch in awe as sea turtle hatchlings make their journey to the sea.

There is never a shortage of fun and memorable things to see and do when you visit the beaches and maritime towns of the Brunswick Islands. No matter what you choose to do – by water, land or sky – these stimulating attractions will have you and your family savoring every min. of your stay.

Only 5-7 mins.' walk to all of the following:
-OKI Scoop Shop, Donuts & Coffee (dog-friendly) (0.2 miles)
-Dollar General (0.2 miles)
-Publix Supermarket (0.3 miles)
-Kai-Joes Tacos and Burritos (dog-friendly) (0.3 miles)
-Bar-B-Que House (0.3 miles)
-Farmer’s Market (seasonal) (0.3 miles)
- Summer and Fall live concerts at Middleton Park (0.3 miles
- Middleton Park (includes playground, splash zone, tennis courts, baseball field, picnic shelter, T-Ball field, and soccer field) (0.3 miles)
-Skate Park (0.3 miles)

Other close by attractions include:
-Hannon A. Templeton Dog Park (0.6 miles)
-Oak Island Jungle Mini-Golf (0.9 miles)
-Gonzo’s Animal House (pet supplies) (1.5 miles)
-Island Jo Coffee & Café (1.9 miles)
-Shagger Jacks Seafood (dog-friendly) (2 miles)
-Oak Island Fishing Pier (2.4 miles)
-Bob’s Dogs (dog-friendly) (2.5 miles)
-Lazy Turtle Bar & Grille (dog-friendly) (2.5 miles)
-Oak Island Golf Club (3.2 miles)
-Town of Caswell Beach (4 miles)
-Salty Dog Park (5.1 miles)
-Oak Island Lighthouse (5.2 miles)
-City of Southport (6 miles)
-Ferry to Baldhead Island (10 miles)
-Ferry to Fort Fisher (10 miles)

Tips to Save Money on your Rental

  • Search for the official tourism bureau in the area you want to travel. Most tourism bureaus will offer you guide books with special packages for vacation rentals, dining and activities. These guides provide a great start to your rental search.
  • Willing to alter your travel dates? Off-peak times offer up sizeable deals.
  • Active Duty and veterans of the U.S. Military may be eligible for discounted prices. Be sure to ask property owner to see if your travelling gang qualifies for a discounted price.
  • Some rental properties are practically designed to serve particular travelers, whether it's downtown rentals with fishing pier passes, city-center homes with close access to night life or waterfront homes that feature their own jetski launching areas. If there's a specific Southport atteaction that you love, keep an eye out for rentals that cater especially to you.
  • Give thought to getting trip insurance with your lease agreement. Trip insurance, which generally costs anywhere between 1% - 5% of the basic stay cost, offers visitors reimbursement of their travel costs for any missed a result of health-related emergencies or storms, in addition to ensuing additional hurricane evacuation costs or expenses, like an unplanned hotel stay or extra gasoline. Trip insurance might just be a bank account-saver if the unforseen happens .

How to Book a Vacation Home

Some people are shocked to learn just how many properties are available in Southport. Rental home accommodations have gained in popularity with the rise of global research sites like Tripadvisor and VRBO.

Rentals are often owner operated or managed by property management companies. Owners typically select management companies to assist with advertisements, house cleaning services and maintenance.

Below are some tips and suggestions to help you navigate the rental search and booking process.

How to find and reserve a great vacation rental:

Do you think "(?`) ISLE OF DOGS (fenced yard & walk to beach)" is the perfect rental property for your upcoming family vacation? Look over this guide to make sure it fits your preferences.

The Sooner, The Better

Like many renowned hot spots, In Southport the best rental properties are booked very early. For the greatest selection, begin your planning and search Six-12 months prior to a trip. A lot of households decide to begin their search during Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Eve gatherings.

Pick a Town and Time

Begin by choosing which specific area of Southport you prefer to visit, and the determine trip dates.

Decide on a Size

How many family members are joining your vacation? Try to remember that most rentals advertise maximum guest capacity, which often includes sofa beds in the living room space. You will need to figure out what is suitable for the group. Most rental home listings will outline each one of the unit's specific bedrooms and mattresses.

Have a Budget

Will the chosen rental home fit your budget during that choice Summer week? If several individuals or relatives are sharing the cost, make sure that each party understands their obligation and has agreed to a maximum they are willing to pay. Usually, just one member of the group will be in charge of making the complete reservation and collecting each family member's contribution.

Make a List of "Wants" and "Requirements"

What amenities is your family trying to find? Do you simply want a rental with a swimming pool, hot tub or volleyball court? Are you more enthusiastic about a natural landscape or night life? Are sheets included with the rental, or will you need to bring your own? Build a list of priority features to help narrow your search.

Special Considerations

Adequate access can make or ruin a trip for the less-mobile. If wheel chair access, elevators, pool lifts or other special equipment is needed, include that into your search. The majority of vacation home postings include a list of amenities.

Take the Dog

Are you or other people in the family traveling with a four-legged friend? Animals are welcome at many vacation homes, but policies can vary. Make sure that you read descriptions and contracts carefully. Extra fees or costs may be applied to your agreement. When in doubt, ask the property manager and get it in writing.

Its Time to Search

. In combination with Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we advise searching Google for "Southport local vacation rentals" for local vacation home management companies. Local companies frequently have an exclusive collection of vacation homes daily and weekly.

Negotiate the Price

Re-read the description to make certain that the home has everything you need. If it is lacking, the home management company may know of very similar homes that suit your style and budget..

Although not true for all rental homes, many owners and property managers will negotiate rates. If the rate isn't negotiable, the number of nights may be. Negotiating rates is most effective during the off-peak season when many properties sit empty.

Read through the Total Agreement

Read the whole agreement and make certain you are aware who is responsible for:

  • Power bills
  • Internet Connectivity
  • Telephone service
  • Hot Tub Heating
  • Cable and pay-per-view TV
  • Cleaning services and housekeeping
  • Trash collection
  • Maintenance (get a phone number)
  • Check in & Check Out Key Exchange
  • Parking Space

Get a total that includes taxes, animal and other additional fees.

What is the Cancellation Policy?

Ensure that you are familiar with the cancellation policy prior to booking. Rental management companies and individual home owners commonly offer their clients the choice to buy trip insurance. Trip insurance safeguards the renter against emergency situations and weather events, It gives relief should tragedy strike.

Complete the Booking

When everything looks right, it's finally time for you to sign on the dotted line. Bear in mind that most rental agreements require a considerable rental deposit and/or security deposit to cover the rental home owner.

Get Contact Details

Don't forget to get the property manager's contact phone number and entry/exit procedures for your rental property. We recommend saving the contact's details in your smartphone and wallet.

Good luck on reserving your rental home! You're on the right path to a terrific vacation!

During your Stay

  • To ensure that no damages are attributed to your stay, make a record of any trouble spots of the rental. We also recommend promptly getting in touch with the property manager with a report of any damages, together with your request for any critical fixes.
  • Ask questions. You might need instructions for a fireplace, Television or hot tub. Get in touch with your home manager. They are there to help. A quick phone call helps prevent many head aches.
  • Don't forget to respect your nearby neighbors. Frequently, adjacent households are lived in by permanent residents. Remember the golden rule and treat others the same way you'd like to be treated by vacationers next to your home.
  • Ask a local. Locals may point you in the right direction.
  • Remember to protect the rental owner (and your things!) by keeping the property locked up while you are away, exactly like you would at home.

When its Time to Leave

  • Always make sure that you've packed everything. Check drawers, bath cabinets and cabinets.
  • Once everything is out, do a walk-through of the rental to verify no damage occurred in the course of your remain. We suggest walking through with the rental manager whenever you can (this may not be possible).. If the property owner is not available, make certain to take photos of the property to record its condition.
  • How would you feel about your stay? Just about all rental management companies and rental search sites allow customers to provide comments. If your rental home and/or property manager was first-rate, they will appreciate your praise. If anything went wrong, we suggest being pleasant but honest with regards to your experience. Top property owners and managers will try very hard to fix the issue.

Learn and Improve

How did they like the vacation rental? With a little luck everything turned out to be ideal and you're ready to reserve the rental for next season. If the rental property wasn't perfect, and you'll better know how to improve your search for the next time.

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