• 1 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathrooms
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General Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bicycles
  • Bicycles
  • Children Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Coffee Maker
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Deck/Patio
  • Deck/Patio
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Area
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Grill
  • Grill
  • Hair Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Internet
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Linens Provided
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Living Room
  • Microwave
  • Microwave
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Oven
  • Oven
  • Parking
  • Parking
  • Pets Considered
  • Pets Considered
  • Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Smoke Detector
  • Smoke Detector
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Television
  • Toaster
  • Toaster
  • Toilet Paper
  • Toilet Paper
  • Video Library
  • Video Library
  • Washing Machine
  • Washing Machine

About this Property

Island Appreciate Shack - Cute, Relaxing, Affordable, One Minute from the Beach!! Direct Beach Access in Oak Island, North Carolina; Sleeps two to six. Now with high speed wi-fi!

Savor a inviting get away on the North Carolina Coast at our Island Appreciate Shack located in Oak Island. This impressive bungalow is ideal for a charming or family hideaway! Three Blocks from the beach, we are a fast (direct access) walk, one min. drive or brief bicycle ride to the handsome sandy beaches of Oak Island (bicycles included). ** Please note: Our summer units are weekly only from Sat to Sat.

Swim, fish, golf, soak up the sunshine, play tennis, bicycle, collect sea shells and/or watch the beautiful sunsets. Appreciate the local Oak Island stores and eateries or visit historic Southport where you’ll find great antique shopping and tons of eateries.

Take a ferry ride to Bald Head Island or Fort Fisher; Take a day trip to (28 miles) to historic Wilmington where you can visit the Battleship USS North Carolina, dine in fine eateries, savor fresh shopping or tour Screen Gems Movie Studios. Golf at the semi private Oak Island Golf & Country Club.

All the amenities of home await you at the Appreciate Shack including Air-Conditioning, completely supplied kitchen, dishwasher, washer and dryer, cable TV, CD, DVD player, calming beds, sunroom, outdoor outdoor space, gas grille and outdoor shower.

Beach chairs and rolling cooler beach cart are available for your appreciation for a day at the beach. Island Adore Shack is a fun, freshly restored beach bungalow with a brand new interior including a entirely supplied kitchen, master bedroom with queen bed, a superb sunroom with a couch bed, and a queen couch bed in the living room.

Why pay sea front prices, when you can visit the island beaches and rent your own private bungalow? A little ‘ol place where you can get together!!

Keywords: Private Cottage

Money Saving Strategies

  • Search for the tourism bureau in the area you wish to travel. Many tourism bureaus will send tourism guides with special packages for vacation rentals, dining and attractions. These guides may provide a great start to your rental home search.
  • Would like to steer clear of the crowds? Shoulder seasons provide terrific offers.
  • Are you a armed forces veteran? Some property management companies offer discounted prices to veterans and active-duty forces. Be sure to confirm with property management company to see if your visiting group is eligible for a special offer.
  • Is there a specific experience you are mainly getting excited about during your stay? If there's a certain Southport atteaction which you just love, be on the lookout for properties that cater especially to your needs.
  • Consider purchasing trip insurance along with your lease agreement. Trip insurance, which usually will cost you anywhere between 1% - 5% of the basic rental price, provides buyers reimbursement of their vacation costs for any missed as a result of personal medical-related emergencies or storms, and additionally ensuing additional hurricane evacuation costs or charges, like an unanticipated hotel stay or additional gas. Trip insurance is definitely a bank account-saver if the unforseen occurs (heaven forbid!).

How to Book a Vacation Home

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

Virtually all vacation rentals in Southport are privately owned and many are represented by experienced local rental management agencies. Vacation rental management companies leverage scale, technology and knowledge to provide simple and easy operational administration on behalf of the property owner..

Seasoned Southport vacationers have figured out a handful of tips and tricks over the years when it comes to renting rental homes, however most newcomers will be happy to find that several "tips" are in plain sight, if you know where to search.

Finding and booking the right rental home:

Before you book "Island Love Shack - 1 Minute from the Beach", read through our brief collection of factors to consider.

Begin Your Search Early

Southport vacation homes start booking very early. Reserving your rental 6-12 months before your travel dates is usually recommended, when possible. Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Years are excellent times to plan and reserve your rental home..

Find your Spot and Determine Dates

Begin by determining which particular area of Southport you would like to visit, and the determine travel dates.

Selecting an Adequately-Sized Rental property

How many relatives are joining your trip? Be aware that a lot of vacation rentals advertise maximum guest capacity, which oftentimes includes sofa beds in the family room. You'll need to figure out what is acceptable for the party. Precise descriptions of bedrooms and beds are commonly available on the internet. If not, speak to the property owner before you reserve the home.

Stay on a Budget

Does your preferred vacation property suit your budget during that preferred Summer week? If several individuals or loved ones are sharing the cost, be certain that each party knows their responsibility and has approved a maximum they are prepared to chip in. Typically, one member of the group will be liable for making the complete reservation and recovering each person's contribution.

Rental Home Features

What home features is the group trying to find? Do you just want a rental with a swimming pool, hot tub or volleyball court? Are you more interested in wildlife or night life? Are bedsheets included with the rental agreement, or do you need to take your own? Create a list of priority conveniences to guide filter your search.

Special Concerns

Elderly guests will appreciate you for not renting a stairs-access-only condominium on the Third floor. If wheel chair access, elevators, pool lifts or other special equipment is necessary, factor that into your search. Most vacation rental postings will include a list of amenities.

Your Dog Deserves a Holiday, Too

Remember to include your furry family members. Although a number of rental homes permit pets or animals, guidelines and costs vary per property. Study your agreement carefully! Extra charges may apply when pets are added. Ask questions *prior to* you book!

The best places to Search

A number of internet resources exist to match guests with property owners.. In combination with Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we recommend searching Google for "Southport local rentals" for local vacation rental management companies. Local rental management companies proudly offer an exceptional vacation experience.

Negotiate

When you've found your dream rental, double check to make sure your travel dates are available.

Although not true for all rental homes, many property owners and property managers will make a deal on rates. If they are unwilling to budge on a highly-desirable week, try getting an additional night. Your easiest prospects for a lower rate will be changing to an off-season week.

Study the Total Agreement

You really need to know which services are included:

  • Utilities
  • Internet Connectivity
  • Phone service
  • Pool and hot tub heating
  • Pay Per View Movies
  • Cleaning Service
  • Trash collection
  • Maintenance (get a phone number)
  • Key exchange
  • Parking Space

In addition to the regular price, guests must pay state taxes when renting "Island Love Shack - 1 Minute from the Beach", in addition to various other fees that 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.

If you need to Cancel

Cancellation policies are different with each rental. Many rental property agreements include an option for trip insurance. Trip insurance shields the renter against emergency situations and weather events, It gives reassurance should disaster strike.

Book your Vacation Property

As soon as you think you've found "the one", start the reservation process. You will probably need to submit a security deposit at time of booking.

Keep Your Property Manager's Info

Put the rental manager's contact info into your cell phone and wallet for convenient access to answers during your visit.

Congrats on reserving your rental home! You're on the way to a terrific vacation!

During your Stay

  • Photograph on your arrival. To ensure that no damages are linked to your stay, make a record of any problem areas of the property. If you find problems, or if fixes are required call the home manager immediately. This will protect against disputes during check out.
  • Ask questions. If you have any ambiguity about parking, policies of the property, property access, swimming pool operations, etc... we advise you ask the rental manager immediately. A phone call can save several hours of hassle.
  • Don't forget to respect your nearby neighbors. Natives will likely be as friendly to you as you are considerate of them. Respecting late-night quiet hours and parking regulations can make a trip significantly more relaxing.
  • Ask a local. Residents are a good source of tips.
  • Make certain to protect the rental owner (and your things!) by keeping the vacation home locked up when you are away, just like you would at home.

Leaving Paradise

  • Always make sure you've packed everything. Inspect drawers, bath cupboards and wardrobes.
  • Please make sure to walk through the rental one final time and check for damages. We recommend walking through with the rental manager whenever you can (this isn't always the case).. If the property owner is not available, make sure you take photos of the property to record its condition.
  • How would you rate your experience? Many vacation rental management companies and rental search sites permit customers to offer feedback. If your rental home and/or property manager was terrific, they will likely appreciate your recommendations. If anything was unacceptable and they didn't fix it in a reasonable manner, or if the rental home was not as described, you may want to note that as part of your critique.

Learn and Improve

Hold a debrief with your travel companions. Did everybody have a good time? Maybe everything ended up being fantastic and you are all set to re-book the rental home for next year. Otherwise, you have gained valuable experience to help with your next search.

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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

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