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FLIP OUT in the main home with 4 roomy bedrooms, 2 bathrooms plus a astonishing outdoor shower. Need some separation from the teens or in-laws? FLOP DOWN with our Striking, separate 2 bedroom/1 bath guest bungalow in the backyard!
Come with your floaties, and cool off in the massive and heated 33 foot salt water pool for the most first-rate of both worlds!
CANCELLATION POLICY *** COVID-19 update - If your dates are impacted by COVID-19 town ordinances or NC stay at home orders, your rental payment will be refunded 100%. This determination will be made within 2 days of your check-in date*** You may cancel any reservation and receive a full refund of all amounts paid if you notify FLIP OUT/FLOP DOWN, in writing (by e-mail or letter) of your intention to cancel the reservation at least ninety (90) days prior to the check-in date. In the event that you cancel your reservation within ninety (90) days of your check-in date, for any or no reason, (including the failure to pay the final payment due 30 days before the stay), including inclement weather (but not including mandatory evacuations), you shall not be eligible for a refund of any payments made to FLIP OUT/FLOP DOWN.
The sea-view, second row home has roughly 1500 square feet, modernized bathrooms with tile showers, cavernous bedrooms, outdoor shower and a generous front outdoor space for viewing, sunbathing and calming. Very close to the beach accesses (one at 11th St and one at 14th St by the pier), the home includes modern comforts like central heat and air, dishwasher, microwave, washer/dryer, refrigerator and stove. All bedrooms and living room have HD flat screen TV's (40" in living room with blu-ray player, 32" intelligent tv in master and 22" with DVD players in 3 bedrooms, + extended cable. And high speed wireless internet access. All these includes while still maintaining the original 1960's magic! The guest bungalow offers an additional 400 square feet with a living area, 2 bedrooms and 1 bath and has a kitchenette with refrigerator, ice maker, microwave, hot plate and toaster. A/C window units keep the bungalow very cool.
What We’re Doing for your SAFETY:
Practicing Social Distancing with Keyless Entry – A unique keyless entry code provides the ability to go directly to the holiday rental without the need for person-to-person contact.
Increasing the Rigor of Cleaning Procedures – To give tidy and safe accommodations, following CDC recommendations, we are increasing the rigor of cleaning and disinfecting using EPA-registered household disinfectants. As such, early check-ins and late check-outs are suspended indefinitely. Should you arrive early, please plan to go to the beach or find another activity that keeps you away from the home so the cleaning crew can properly disinfect before your stay. The cleaners ask that you not leave your belongings in the home, or congregate by the pool prior to check in.
PLEASE PLAN TO BRING YOUR OWN PAPER PRODUCTS: The island grocery stores are low on toilet paper, paper towels, and paper plates.
FLIP OUT: 4 bedrooms, sleeps 9, beds for 9
Kitchen, open living and dining areas (table seats up to 8) picnic table outdoor.
Three upstairs bedrooms (share one full bath):
Bedroom 1: 1 king master
Bedroom 2: 1 queen
Bedroom 3: 1 set of twin bunk beds + twin trundle bed and separate twin bed (4 twins total)
Bathroom: full bathroom with tub, shower, single vanity, toilet.
Bedroom 4: 1 king bedroom with separate exterior entrance (no inside stairs). Although not technically wheelchair accessible, it is a great room for those with mobility difficulties. This also has a door with a 5" step and slight slope to the pool outdoor space.
Bathroom 2: Recently redone, big 5' shower with only a 4" lip for straighforward access. Toilet, and single vanity.
Laundry area, game/puzzle area.
FLOP DOWN COTTAGE: bedroom 1: full (double bed)
Bedroom 2: twin over full (double bed)bunk
This home offers everything you need to have a memorable and delightful holiday with peaceful location, great sea vistas, and the appreciation of being steps away from one of the better eateries on the island (Island Way). Appreciate fishing? Just 600 feet from the home you can reel in king mackerel from the Sea Crest pier.
The unit also includes a picnic table and enormous backyard to further savor the outdoors. Pack ‘n play, and a bunk room also supplied to accept folks with modest children to get the most from their week. Comfort is a priority and beds were refreshed in 2015, including a memory foam king in the upstairs bedroom (2019).
Unwind on the beach with a good rent, frolic in the surf, go shelling, appreciate water sports or bake in the sun! For shopping enthusiasts, there are great stores to discover on the island and in close by Southport. Don't miss the Sea Education Center, Middleton Park (complimentary concerts), the Oak Island Splash Pad and the Nature Center on the island. For history buffs, there are outstanding museums close by and nature lovers can search for turtle hatchlings scurrying to the sea. Oak island beach is the ideal destination for your ideal holiday!
For weekly units,
Check in time is 4:00 pm on Saturdays
Check out time is 10:00 am on Saturdays
For units other than weekly, check in and check out times can be flexible if cleared with owner. Access the rental with a unique lock code that we give only to you. When you rent, we will send you the lock code, and instructions.
Pillows, blankets, sheets, bath towels and kitchen linens are supplied but please bring your own pool and beach towels.
WiFi is available at the home and guest bungalow.
For your comfort, departure cleaning is supplied in our weekly costs.
HOUSEKEEPING FLIP OUT/FLOP DOWN is owned and managed by its owners, and is cared for by the same housekeepers every week. The home is cleaned for your arrival every Saturday morning throughout the summer. Linens and basic kitchen supplies are included including coffee filters, dishwasher soap, sponge, and garbage bags. An island resident/handyman is available for maintenance issues when visitors are in residence. FLIP OUT/FLOP DOWN has an HVAC contractor under contract to give emergency service when needed.
NO SMOKING OR VAPING:
SMOKING IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED.
PET POLICY We adore our dogs and cats and want to share our home with you and yours. We welcome up to two, well behaved dogs at FLIP OUT/FLOP DOWN. We are committed to a CLEAN and PEST COMPLIMENTARY environment. Monthly maintenance and pest control services are included as well as DEEP CLEANING between renters. Please accept us to keep FLIP OUT/FLOP DOWN PET FRIENDLY by respecting our policies and pre-treating your pet at home for fleas/ticks. The PET FEE is $80 for the first dog and an additional $40 for a second dog.
There are 4 pet friendly eateries in Oak Island that welcome dogs at their outdoor tables (Bob’s Dogs, Kai Joe’s, Shagger Jack’s and The Lazy Turtle).
Dogs that are leashed are allowed year round on Oak Island beaches. Dogs are allowed off their leash from October 16 until March 15 from 6:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. in locations marked by beach access signs.
We would prefer check (echeck) or debit card to avoid a handling fee for credit card.
50% is due at time of renting. The 50% balance is due 30 days prior to arrival date.
Please contact us by e-mail or phone for specific information or questions about flip out flop down or oak island!
Come and enjoy our colorful, appealing and peaceful home just steps away from the sea at one of America's best beaches. USA today's may 25, 2012 travel feature named oak island one of 51 great American beaches!
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How to get the best deal on your rental
- Many property managers and rental houses provide Southport area discount books which feature money-saving offers, either offered independently by vendors, or utilizing a relationship between the property manager and the local itself. Keep an eye out for these guides and promotional books, since this allows visitors to enjoy the very same terrific attractions with a often considerable discounted.
- Are the vacation dates changeable? Shoulder seasons provide incredible discounts.
- Are you a armed forces veteran? Several rental companies provide unique discounts to veterans and active-duty military. Make sure to ask property manager to see if your travelling group is eligible for a discounted rate.
- Some homes are primarily designed for specific groups of travellers. Event homes are best for weddings, wedding receptions and corporate meetings. Some rentals appeal to wildlife enthusiasts. Other properties are situated close to night life. You'll receive the most value from a home which most thoroughly satisfies your ideal holiday setting, even if it costs a little more.
- Think about investing in trip insurance along with your rental agreement. Trip insurance, which generally costs somewhere between 1% - 5% of the basic term rate, offers guests reimbursement of their vacation expenses for any days missed as a result of health related emergencies or hurricanes, and additionally ensuing additional hurricane evacuation costs or charges, such as an unplanned hotel room stay or additional fuel.
How to Book a Rental Home
Some people are shocked to discover just how many vacation rentals can be found in Southport. Rental homes are gaining in popularity among vacationers, and visitors will find that the sheer number of properties available allows them to find an optimum retreat to fit their Southport crew, from quiet condominiums to gigantic event homes with several bedrooms.
Virtually all vacation homes in Southport are privately owned and many are represented by established local rental management companies. Rental owners frequently choose management companies to facilitate advertising and marketing, housekeeping services and maintenance tasks.
Seasoned Southport vacationers have figured out several tips and tricks throughout the years when it comes to renting vacation homes, however many beginners will be delighted to find that many of these "strategies" are in plain sight, if you recognize how to search.
Finding and booking the best vacation property:
Before you book "2nd Row, 6 BR, 3BA, Huge Heated Pool, separate Teen Cottage, Dog-Friendly", read through our short list of factors to consider.
Begin Your Search Early
Like many popular vacation spots, In Southport the best rental homes are booked very early. Reserving your rental home 6-12 months before your travel dates is recommended, whenever possible. Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Years are excellent times to find and book your rental..
Find your Area and Confirm Dates
Begin by determining which specific area of Southport you want to explore, and the approximate trip dates.
Choosing an Appropriately-Sized Rental home
Take a head count. How many beds and bedrooms will you be needing? Remember that that many rentals advertise maximum guest capacity, which often includes sofa beds in the living area. You will need to figure out what is acceptable for the family. Generally rental home listings will summarize each of the unit's specific bedrooms and mattress sizes.
What Are You Prepared to Shell out?
Will your preferred vacation property fit your budget during that prime Summer week? Make sure to get cost-sharing commitments from company prior to reserving a pricey rental home. A single individual in your company needs to be given the task of collecting contributions and accepting responsibility for the whole rental cost at time of booking.
What amenities is the group trying to find? Is a screened porch a requirement? Are you more interested in wildlife or nightlife? Are extras like beach chairs, grills, beach umbrellas, buggies or coolers at your disposal and included in your rental charge? Make a list of priority features to help narrow your search.
Elderly family members will thank you for not reserving a stairs-access-only condominium on the 3rd floor. If wheel chair accessibility, elevators, pool lifts or other special devices are necessary, factor that into your search. The majority of vacation home postings will include a list of amenities.
What About 4-Legged Family Members?
Make sure to include your furry family members. Although many vacation rentals allow family pets, rules and fees fluctuate per property. A number of restrictions could eliminate a prospective vacation property. Make sure to read agreements and contracts carefully. Extra fees or costs may be applied to your agreement. If in doubt, ask the property manager and get it in writing.
Searching the Internet
. Besides Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we suggest searching Google for "Southport local rental homes" for local rental home management companies. In addition to having exceptional rental properties, local agencies offer outstanding service..
When you've identified the rentalhome of your dreams, check to confirm your vacation dates are available.
Some rental owners will negotiate prices, and some will not. If the price isn't negotiable, the number of nights might be. The off-season offers your best opportunity to make a deal for a reduced rate.
Read the Entire Agreement
You will want to know which services are included:
- Electric bills
- WIFI Access
- Telephone service
- Pool Heating
- Pay Per View Movies
- Daily Cleaning (If Available)
- Trash collection
- Maintenance (get a phone number)
- Check in & Check Out Key Exchange
- Parking Space
In addition to the normal price, vacationers must pay local taxes when renting "2nd Row, 6 BR, 3BA, Huge Heated Pool, separate Teen Cottage, Dog-Friendly", along with various other additional fees which might be mandatory depending on their situation, including an animal charge, earlier check-in or later check-out fee, or a pool heat fee for private swimming pool usage during the autumn or spring months.
Cancellation policies vary with each vacation rental. Vacation rental management companies and individual rental owners typically offer their clients the choice to buy trip insurance. Trip insurance shields the renter against emergency situations and weather events, It gives you peace of mind should catastrophe strike.
Complete the Booking
When everything seems right, it's finally time for you to sign on the dotted line. You'll likely need to submit a security deposit at time of reservation.
Get Contact Information
Put the property manager's contact info into your cell phone and wallet for easy access to answers during your stay.
Congrats on reserving your rental home! You're on the right path to a terrific vacation!
During your Stay
- Take notes of any damages when you arrive. If you find wear and tear, or if fixes are needed contact the rental manager straight away. This can protect against disputes during checkout.
- When there is any ambiguity about vehicle parking, rules of the property, property access, pool operation, etc... we advise you ask the property manager promptly. A phone call can save several hours of trouble.
- Please remember to respect your nearby neighbors. Permanent residents often times live within earshot. Remember the golden rule and treat others the same way you'd like to be treated by visitors next to your residence.
- Ask a local. Local residences may point you in the right direction.
- Ensure you protect the owner (and your things!) by keeping the rental locked up when you are away, exactly like you would at home.
When its Time to Leave
- Tidy up a little. Although you're spending money on a house cleaning fee, The property really should be in good condition. Kitchen sinks brimming with dishes, surplus sand on the floors and sticky messes should really be addressed before leaving.
- As soon as everything is out, perform a walk-through of the rental home to confirm no property damage occurred in the course of your stay. If you can, do this walk-out assessment with the property manager present. If the property manager is not available, make sure you take photos of the property to record its condition.
- How do you feel about your choice? Many rental property sites ask for comments after your stay is complete. Rental owners and property managers will thank you for favorable ratings. If anything was unacceptable and they did not correct it in a acceptable manner, or if the property wasn't as described, you may want to make it a point as part of your comments.
Learn from your Stay
Hold a vacation recap meeting with your traveling companions. Did they enjoy their stay? With some luck everything ended up being wonderful and you're happy to reserve the property for your next vacation. Maybe the rental home wasn't perfect, and you will better understand how to refine your search for the next trip.