• 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
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General Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Air Conditioning
  • Books
  • Books
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Coffee Maker
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Family
  • Family
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Games
  • Games
  • Golf
  • Golf
  • Grill
  • Grill
  • Hair Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Heating
  • Historic
  • Historic
  • Ice Maker
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Iron & Board
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Linens Provided
  • Linens Provided
  • Massage
  • Massage
  • Microwave
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Oven
  • Parking
  • Parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator
  • Romantic
  • Romantic
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Smoke Detector
  • Smoke Detector
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Television
  • Television
  • Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Toaster
  • Toaster
  • Video Library
  • Video Library
  • Washing Machine
  • Washing Machine

About this Property

THE SALTY OWL - 5 Bedroom 3 Bath House, 2nd Row with Sea View, Sleeps 14
(Formerly known as Desiderata)

****COMPLETELY RENOVATED AS OF 2022 - ABSOLUYELY GORGEOUS!!!!****

STANDARD FEATURES:
- Bed linens and towel sets (shower towel, hand towel and washcloth) supplied per the capacity of the home
- Entirely supplied kitchen
- Free WIFI
- Drip Coffee Maker
- Washer/Dryer
- Iron/ironing board
- Departure housekeeping
- Non-smoking

NOTABLE & UNIQUE FEATURES:
- New to the rental market as of 2021
- Located on the highly sought-after and relaxing west end of Oak Island
- Spectacular sunrise AND sunset vistas over the sea
- Public beach access just a brief drive to the right of the home at the end of the street at The Point (approx.1 min. drive).
- Convenient to great stores, dining, Oak Island Golf Couse, putt-putt, sky diving, helicopter rides, Oak Island Lighthouse, trails, fishing and other fun activities
- Brief 10-15 min. drive to historic Southport and ferry rides to NC Aquarium and Civil War Museum in Kure Beach and to Bald Head Island
- Beds: 2K, 1Q, 2D, 2BB T/T
- Oceanside private master suite with sitting area and a private balcony
- Entertainment: Flat screen Intelligent TVs supplied with streaming. Extended cable. Board games, puzzles, books.
- Kitchen: Extensive breakfast bar. Stainless-steel appliances. 2 Refrigerators with ice makers. Range with flat-surface cooktop. Dishwasher. Constructed-in Microwave. Keurig coffee maker. Drip coffee maker. Toaster.
- Open floor plan
- 2nd sitting area in addition to main living room
- Ceiling fans
- Granite countertops
- Bliss plank floor throughout
- Desk space
- Double vanity in some bathrooms
- Hair dryers (supplied by caring owners)
- Custom tile showers
- Oceanside uncovered porches
- Plenty of outdoor seating
- Charcoal grille
- Picnic table
- Enclosed outdoor shower
- Enclosed/private parking
- Boat parking
- Dog Friendly

THE SALTY OWL - This gorgeous and impressive home is all you will ever need or want in the ideal holiday getaway. Located in the very peaceful and calming west end of Oak Island and on the second row, you will be able to savor spectacular sea vistas with gorgeous sunrises and sunsets, along with the gentle sound of the waves as they roll onto shore. Imagine cozying up in one of the rocking chairs on the open porch with your favorite coffee made just the way you like or a glass good old southern-style sweet tea, and take a much needed break from the craziness of your every day life. Things just slow down when you're on island time and THE SALTY OWL is the ideal place to do just that. Inside this pretty home you will experience comfort and good old southern magic. The vibe is dazzling and airy with an open concept kitchen, dining, and great room area where everybody can be together to catch up on old times while making fabulous new memories. You will be so intrigued by the huge vaulted ceiling with wood beams and warm wood accent wall adding so much character to the great room that it gives you the most peaceful and casual feeling, like being at home. With 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, there is plenty of space for everybody and even opportunity for a little privacy if you want to wander off to a peaceful corner to appreciate a good rent. There is also plenty to do on and off the island that will suite everybody, from the thrill seekers to those who prefer things to be a bit more laid back. Come and experience THE SALTY OWL for yourself, where everything you need and want, including peaceful and recreation, surrounds you. You will never want to leave and are likely to find yourself coming back year after year!

****You can access the beach by using the 6-foot easement path across the street located between 2 homes. Please use this 6-foot path ONLY, as dunes must be protected. Please do not walk through other units or over the dunes to access the beach.****

Money Saving Rental Tips

  • Search for the official tourism bureau in the area you want to travel. Most tourism bureaus will send you printed guide books with special packages for vacation rentals, dining and tours. These guides may provide a great start to your rental search.
  • Would like to steer clear of the crowds? Off-peak times provide sizeable discounts.
  • Are you a armed forces veteran? Several management companies offer price cuts to veterans and active-duty forces. Make sure to check with vacation rental company to see if your vacationing group qualifies for a price reduction.
  • Some properties are primarily suited for specific groups of visitors. Large event homes are great for weddings, wedding parties and corporate escapes. Some rentals appeal to beach bums. Other rentals are situated close to music venues. If there's a specific Southport activity you simply love, be on the lookout for rentals that cater especially to you.
  • Give thought to obtaining trip insurance with your rental contract. Trip insurance, which usually costs somewhere between 1% - 5% of the basic term price, provides vacationers reimbursement of their vacation expenses for any missed as a result of personal medical-related emergencies or weather, in addition to ensuing additional hurricane evacuation costs or charges, like an unforeseen hotel room stay or extra gasoline.

The Rental Process

You may be surprised to discover just how many rentals are available at your destination. Vacation home accommodations have gained in popularity with the rise of global research sites like Tripadvisor and VRBO.

The majority of vacation rentals in Southport are privately operated and many are represented by established local property management agencies. For owners not directly involved with the management of their vacation home, management companies are instrumental in helping families with reserving, checking-in, house cleaning services, as well as repairs and maintenance problems that may occur.

Below are some tips and techniques to help you understand the rental home search and booking process.

Finding and reserving the perfect rental property:

Before you book "5BR/3BA-RENOVATED,Ocean views, Quiet West End, Dog Friendly-Sleeps 14", go through our brief collection of points to consider.

Begin Your Search Early

Like many desirable vacation spots, In Southport the best vacation homes are booked early. To guarantee the very best choice of rental homes, we suggest searching and booking your Southport rental home 6-Twelve months in advance, whenever feasible. Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Years are excellent times to find and book your rental..

Choose a Community and Time

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

Exactly How Much Rental Do You Actually Need?

Take a head count. How many beds and bedrooms will you be needing? Remember that a lot of homes advertise maximum guest capacity, which oftentimes includes sofa beds in the living area. You will need to determine what is suitable for your company. Specific descriptions of bedrooms and beds are typically available on the internet. If not, contact the property owner before you reserve the home.

Decide on Your Budget

Confirm that "5BR/3BA-RENOVATED,Ocean views, Quiet West End, Dog Friendly-Sleeps 14" works with your budget *during your desired week*. Make sure that you get cost-sharing commitments from travel companions before reserving a pricey vacation property. In most cases, just one member of the group will be liable for making the whole reservation and getting each person's contribution.

Vacation home Features

What property features is your family trying to find? Do you only desire a vacation home with a pool, spa or volleyball court? Will the property need to be beachfront, in town, or in close proximity to night life? Are extras like beach chairs, grills, umbrellas, carts or coolers at your disposal and included with your rental home payment? Gather a list of "needs and desires" from your party to help filter your search to the perfect rental.

Special Factors to consider

Optimal access can make or ruin a visit for the less-mobile. If wheel chair access, elevators, pool lifts or other special devices are needed, include that into your search. The majority of property listings include a list of amenities.

Your Dog Deserves a Vacation, Too

Remember to include your pets. While many rental homes permit pets, guidelines and fees fluctuate per rental. Type of animal, size and dog breeds might be controlled. Make sure you read descriptions and contracts carefully. Additional fees or costs may be applied to your agreement.

It Is Time to Search

A number of websites exist to match vacationers with property owners.. In combination with Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we suggest searching Google for "Southport local rental properties" for local rental home management companies. Apart from having distinctive rental properties, local companies offer top-notch service..

Negotiate

Re-read the description to make sure the vacation rental has everything required. If it is something is missing, the rental home management company may know of comparable homes that suit your preferences and budget..

Some property owners will negotiate rates, and some will not. If the rate isn't negotiable, the number of nights might be. Your easiest possibility of a reduced rate will be switching to a less desirable week.

Read the Total Contract

Discover which of the following is included in your quoted rate:

  • Power bills
  • Internet Connectivity
  • Phone service
  • Pool Heating
  • Cable and pay-per-view TV
  • Daily Cleaning (If Available)
  • Trash Pickup (and which day?)
  • Maintenance policies
  • Key exchange
  • Parking requirements

In addition to the standard rate, vacationers have to pay state taxes when booking "5BR/3BA-RENOVATED,Ocean views, Quiet West End, Dog Friendly-Sleeps 14", as well as various other additional fees which may be required depending on their situation, including a pet charge, earlier check-in or late check-out fee, or a pool heating fee for private pool usage during the fall or spring months.

Cancellation Policies

Ensure that you be aware of the cancellation policy prior to reserving. Many rental home contracts include an option for trip insurance. Trip insurance, which usually costs anywhere between 1% - 5% of the standard rental home cost, can provide travellers with reimbursement of their vacation costs (and subsequent vacation property costs) for any nights missed a result of personal medical emergencies or storms, as well as hurricane evacuation expenses, such as a unexpected motel stay or additional gas.

Complete the Reservation

When everything looks correct, it's finally time to sign on the dotted line. Remember that most rental agreements require a considerable rental down payment and/or security deposit to cover the property owner.

Get Contact Information

Put the property manager's contact information into your cell phone and wallet for quick access to answers during your visit.

Good luck on reserving your vacation home! You're on your way to a terrific vacation!

During your Stay

  • To ensure that no damages are associated with your stay, make a record of any trouble spots of the rental. Get in touch with the rental manager immediately to report your observations. This may protect against disputes during checkout.
  • You may need guidance for a gas fireplace, Television set or spa tub. Get in touch with your property manager. They are there to assist. A phone call can save several hours of trouble.
  • Make sure to be a good next-door neighbor. Often times, surrounding residences are lived in by permanent locals. Respecting late-night quiet hours and vehicle parking rules can make a visit a little more relaxing.
  • Ask a local. Natives are a terrific source of tips.
  • Remember to protect the property owner (and your stuff!) by keeping the home locked up when you are away, just like you would in your own home.

Checking Out

  • Confirm that you've packed everything. Inspect drawers, bath cabinetry and closets.
  • When everything is out, begin a walk-through of the property to verify no property damage occurred during your remain. We suggest walking through with the rental manager whenever you can (this isn't always the case).. If the property manager is not available, make certain to take photos of the property to record its condition.
  • Did you have a good time? Many rental sites request comments after your stay . Property owners and rental managers will thank you for glowing ratings. If something was disagreeable and they failed to fix it in a reasonable manner, or when the property wasn't as described, you should make it a point in your feedback.

Learn from your Experience

How did they feel about the property? If everything was wonderful, next year's trip planning will be painless. If the rental property wasn't ideal, and you'll better recognize how to improve your search for the next time.

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Victory Beach Vacations

Victory Beach Vacations

Visitors who are on the hunt for the postcard-perfect vacation rental in the heart of the Carolina Beach or Kure Beach area will find an enticing selection and plenty of friendly customer service when they rent through Victory Beach Vacations. Based in Carolina Beach in the coastal Cape Fear region, Victory Beach Vacations has more than 100 vacation rentals in all shapes and sizes to ensure that every vacationing family can find their dream home away from home on the beach.   When you book your Cape Fear getaway with Victory Beach Vacations, the fun doesn’t end when you leave the beach, it continues with an array of privately-owned properties outfitted with all of the amenities needed for a fabulous beach vacation.   Jenna Lanier, General Manager, explains that her family first opened the rental and property management business in 2002. At the forefront of Victory Beach operations is Lanier’s mother, Caroline Meeks. Meeks is both the Broker in Charge and co-owner with husband, Buck Meeks, who manages the Field Services team with Lanier’s husband, Scott.   For nearly 20 years, the Victory Beach team has worked tirelessly to establish a network of top-of-the-line rental properties for Cape Fear visitors to enjoy. “As far as our properties go,” explains Lanier, “they are all updated, well-furnished and appointed. “We have always performed post-cleaning inspections and since the pandemic, have put freshly laundered duvets over all of the comforters between rentals.”   Lanier emphasizes how important the guests experience is “we strive to give our guests a relaxing, stress free, memorable vacation.” This emphasis on customer service has led to Victory Beach Vacations having a 4.8 Google rating with over 300 reviews by happy owners and guests.In addition to Victory Beach’s superior sanitation practices, the company offers properties for every type of visitor. Choose from luxury oceanfront houses and condos to more reasonbly priced 2nd row properties with oceanviews. Many properties include pools and hot tubs as well, perfect for outdoor entertaining, and many are dog friendly.   Lanier also notes that all properties are within walking or driving distance to Pleasure Island’s main attractions – Carolina Beach and Kure Beach. The former, as described by Lanier, is the more commercialized of the two destinations and features a boardwalk, outdoor dining options and a plethora of weekly activities including fireworks, live music, amusement park pop-ups, and movies under the stars. Kure Beach offers a more residential feel with its fishing pier, intimate restaurants and family favorite, North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher.More water fun awaits, too. “There is a harbor and a canal that feed into the intercoastal. We have several properties on the harbor so guests can bring their boat, kayak, [or jet ski] and travel between islands,” says Lanier.   A stay with Victory Beach Vacations is an annual pilgrimage for most. “A large percentage of guests are previous guests. Some even reserve the same property for the next year as they’re checking out,” Lanier says. “It’s almost like it’s their personal vacation home.”   Even before guests arrive at their vacation destination, the Victory Beach Vacations’ website greets them with a live beach cam and exquisite aerial footage of both Carolina and Kure Beaches. See for yourself by scanning the QR code and call Victory Beach Vacations at 910.458.0868 to book your Cape Fear getaway. Start making your memories today! —Grace Silipigni