• 3 Bedrooms
  • 2.5 Bathrooms
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General Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Air Conditioning
  • Blender
  • Blender
  • Children Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Heating
  • Ice Maker
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet
  • Internet
  • Kettle
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Microwave
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Oven
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Pantry Items
  • Parking
  • Parking
  • Pets Considered
  • Pets Considered
  • Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Television
  • Television
  • Toaster
  • Toaster
  • Toilet Paper
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wireless Internet

About this Property

"Happiness Comes in Waves" is the ideal spot for an island hideaway! It's just steps from the beach, but is a cloistered setting that backs up to the Davis Canal tidal marsh with a private pier that you can drop a line in the water or a crab trap (one of only two private piers in the area). The unit is fourth row back and a fast 2-min. walk to the beach with straighforward access. Unwind on the front outdoor space and fall asleep listening to sounds of the sea!

This unit includes 3 bedrooms and 1 1/2 baths plus an additional outdoor shower with hot/cold water for use during the summer months. The kitchen was newly completely modernized, with bountiful cabinet storage space and is well supplied (pots, pans, blender, electric griddle, toaster oven, coffee maker (standard and Keurig), hand mixer, crockpot, etc) to meet all of your preparing needs.

The inside dining table has four chairs, plus we have two folding chairs, plastic outdoor space chairs, and out on the outdoor space is a wrought-iron table with four chairs.

Bedroom 1 has a king bed. Bedroom 2 includes two sets of bunk beds (the top bunk beds are only for children). Bedroom 3 has a queen bed. There is also a queen-sized pullout couch sleeper in the living room.

Linens are NOT supplied but the unit does include pillows, blankets, and comforters/quilts for all beds and the couch sleeper. You can bring your own sheets and towels, or rent them from Sharon's Linens on Oak Island (if you do this, we've heard that Sharon's can be sold out in peak season, so contact them early).

All bedrooms and the living room have ceiling fans. The ceiling fan/light in the living room is operated by remote control.

The unit includes a Roku TV and high-speed Internet access and WiFi.

This is a pet friendly unit with a max. of 2 dogs and cats allowed (dogs only, owner is allergic to cats). Dogs must weigh under 100 lbs and there is a non-returnable pet fee of $120. Owners must tidy up the yard after their dogs and cats -- there will be an additional fee for each pile of poop that is left in the yard after your stay!

The outdoor space has a gas grille, plus the table and chairs to appreciate your morning coffee or evening drink. There's a wagon to haul your gear over to the beach. And there's a hose available to wash all those things down when you come back from the beach.

An ice shack is two blocks away to fill your cooler. It's next door to a comfort store for anything you might've forgotten.

A washer/dryer is in the half-bath.

How to get the best deal on your rental

  • Many property owners and rental homes provide Southport area travel catalogs which feature money-saving promotions, either offered independently by local companies, or via a relationship between the management company and the local itself. These guides may provide a good start to your rental search.
  • Can you shift your dates? The off-peak shoulder seasons frequently offer fantastic rates on daily rental accommodations.
  • Active Duty and veterans of the US Armed forces may be eligible for cost savings. Make sure to confirm with property manager to see if your travelling gang is eligible for a reduced price.
  • Some rentals are essentially designed to serve specific vacationers, whether it is oceanside rentals with fishing pier passes, city-center condos with close access to restaurants or waterfront homes that feature private windsurfing launching areas. You'll receive the most value from a rental that most closely satisfies your ideal trip setting, regardless if it costs a bit more.
  • Rental companies and individual rental home owners commonly offer their guests an opportunity to purchase trip insurance. Trip insurance, which generally add between 1% - 5% of the base rental price, offers visitors reimbursement of their trip costs for any days missed due to personal medical-related emergencies or weather, in addition to ensuing additional hurricane evacuation costs or charges, like an unexpected hotel stay or additional gasoline. Trip insurance is definitely a bank account-saver if the unforseen happens (heaven forbid!).

How to Book a Rental Home

Some people are surprised to discover how many vacation rentals are available in their area of interest. Rental homes are gaining in popularity among vacationers, and visitors will find that the sheer number of rentals available allows them to find an suitable retreat to accommodate their Southport gang, from low-noise condos to massive event homes with several bedrooms.

Nearly all rental properties in Southport are privately owned and many are represented by experienced local rental management companies. Owners typically select management companies to manage marketing, housekeeping services and repairs and maintenance.

Here are some ideas and strategies to help you navigate the rental home search and reservation process.

How to find and book a great rental home:

Before you start to book "Quiet beach house steps away from the ocean with private pier to view the marsh.", go through our brief list of factors to consider.

Search Early and Often

Like many desirable destinations, In Southport the best rentals are booked very early. Booking your rental 6-12 months in advance is recommended, whenever possible. Holiday gatherings can be a great time for family groups to plan their Summer holiday escapes..

Decide on a Community and Time

Agreement can be complicated among members of the family, but the moment this difficult part is finished everything will start to drop in place.

Bedrooms and Bed Sizes Matter

Determine who is going, and just how many/what kind of bedroom setup you should have. Try to remember that many properties list maximum guest capacity, which oftentimes includes sofa beds in the living area. It is important to determine what is acceptable for your family. Specific descriptions of bedrooms and beds are usually available on the internet. Otherwise, email or call the property owner before you book.

Exactly What Are You Willing to Shell out?

Most vacation homes are presented with a price range. Determine the cost for your desired week. It could be at the high end of the range. Be sure to get cost-sharing commitments from friends and family well before reserving an expensive rental. Most rental agreements call for a single person to be in charge of the full reservation.

Let's Talk Amenities

What home features is the group interested in? Do you want a vacation property with open-air kitchen? Are you more interested in a natural landscape or amusements? Are sheet sets offered with the rental agreement, or do you need to bring your own? Gather a list of prioritized "needs and wishes" from your group to help filter your search to the most suitable home.

Accessibility and Special Factors to consider

Do certain people in your group have specific needs? If wheel chair accessibility, elevators, pool lifts or other special devices are necessary, factor that into your search. Nearly all property listings will include a list of amenities.

Fido Approved

Make sure you include your companion! Animals are welcome at many rental homes, but policies differ. A number of constraints may possibly eliminate a prospective rental property. Study your agreement very carefully! Extra fees or costs may be applied to your agreement.

Searching the Internet

Several internet resources exist to match clients with rental owners.. In addition to Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we advise searching Google for "Southport local vacation homes" for local property management companies. Local rental home management companies pride themselves on an exceptional rental experience.

Negotiate

Re-read the description to make certain that the rental has everything that you need. If something is missing, the home management company may know of similar properties that better fit your style and budget..

Some rental owners will negotiate prices, and some will not. If they are unwilling to budge on a peak-season week, try asking for an extra night. The off-season offers your best opportunity to make a deal for a lower rate.

Read the Total Agreement

Read the whole contract and be sure you are aware who is responsible for:

  • Utilities
  • Internet Connectivity
  • Long Distance Phone Service
  • Hot Tub Heating
  • Pay Per View Movies
  • Cleaning Service
  • Trash Pickup (and which day?)
  • Maintenance policies
  • Check in & Check Out Key Exchange
  • Parking Fees

Get a total that includes state taxes, pet and other extra fees.

Cancellations Happen

Cancellation policies vary for each vacation rental. Many rental home agreements include an option for trip insurance. Trip insurance, which generally costs anywhere between 1% - 5% of your base vacation rental price, can provide travellers with reimbursement of their vacation costs (and subsequent rental home costs) for any days missed as a result of personal medical related emergencies or storms, as well as hurricane evacuation costs, such as a unforeseen hotel stay or extra gas.

Complete the Booking

Once you feel you've found "the one", begin the booking process. Do not forget that most rental contracts will require a significant rental down payment and/or security deposit to cover the vacation rental owner.

Know Who to Call

Be sure you get the property manager's contact number and entry/exit procedures for your rental property. We recommend keeping the contact's details in your phone and wallet.

Congratulations on booking your vacation home! You're on the way to a fantastic vacation!

During your Stay

  • Photograph at your arrival. To assure no damages are associated with your visit, create a record of any trouble spots of the rental. We also suggest promptly phoning the property manager with a report of any problems, together with your request for any repairs. This will protect against conflicts during checkout.
  • When there's any ambiguity about parking, policies of the property, condo access, pool functions, etc... we suggest you ask the rental home manager promptly. A phone call can save several hours of difficulties.
  • Please be respectful of the local community. . Respecting late-night quiet hours and vehicle parking restrictions can make a trip a good deal more pleasurable.
  • Ask a local. Residents may point you in the right direction.
  • Enjoy your stay! Don't forget to protect the property owner (and your things!) by keeping the rental home secured when you are away, exactly like you would in your own home.

Check Out Time

  • Be certain that you've packed everything. Check drawers, bath cabinetry and closets.
  • Once everything is out, begin a walk-through of the property to make certain no property damage occurred in the course of your remain. We recommend walking through with the rental manager whenever feasible (this may not be possible).. If the property manager is not available, remember to take photos of the property to record its condition.
  • Did you enjoy your rental home? Many property management companies and rental home sites allow customers to provide reviews. If your rental and/or property manager was top notch, they'll appreciate your praise. If something was wrong and they didn't correct it in a practical manner, or if the property was not as described, you will want to note that as part of your critique.

Use Your Experience

How did they like the rental home? We hope this guide helped you find a great vacation rental. Otherwise, you've acquired invaluable experience to help with the next search.

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