• 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
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General Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Bicycles
  • Books
  • Books
  • Books For Kids
  • Books For Kids
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Coffee Maker
  • Deck/Patio
  • Deck/Patio
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Area
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishwasher
  • Family
  • Family
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • First Aid Kit
  • Games
  • Games
  • Grill
  • Grill
  • Hair Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Iron & Board
  • Kayak/Canoe
  • Kayak/Canoe
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Lawn/Garden
  • Lawn/Garden
  • Linens Provided
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Living Room
  • Microwave
  • Microwave
  • Music Library
  • Music Library
  • Oven
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Pantry Items
  • Parking
  • Parking
  • Porch/Veranda
  • Porch/Veranda
  • Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator
  • Romantic
  • Romantic
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Smoke Detector
  • Smoke Detector
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Television
  • Television
  • Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Toaster
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Toys
  • Toys
  • Travel Crib
  • Travel Crib
  • Video Library
  • Video Library
  • Washing Machine
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wireless Internet

About this Property

Our inviting refreshed 3BR bungalow promises a new and tidy experience that is just right for your family beach week or weekend hideaway. Close to everything Oak Island has to offer - sand, surf, fishing, boating and cycling - whatever your heart desires. A well supplied kitchen to appreciate a dinner in or treat yourself to one of the many delicious Oak Island and Southport eateries. Guests rave about the peaceful screened porch with the "Where Have You Been All My Life" hanging bed. Come, relax and savor!

Located in the Tranquil Harbor section of Oak Island, the home is 5 blocks from the beach where you can view the most memorable sunsets. The home is just around the corner from the complimentary public boat launch so bring your boat. Located on a peaceful residential street, it is an smooth walk or bicycle ride to multiple eateries, the Food Lion, Dairy Queen and shopping. Southport is just a brief drive away for a day of shopping, dining, or a trip to Bald Head Island by ferry. If you are more adventurous, take the Fort Fisher ferry to Carolina Beach and have a drink at the tiki bar on the beach, or drive to Wilmington and discover the battleship.

The welcome information provides all you need to know about straighforward access public beach parking, places to eat and things to do. If you are interested in renting bicycles, kayaks and other beach toys we can help you arrange for them to be delivered to the home. Please just ask.

The home has been stylishly finished with max. appreciation in mind. Guests often comment on the cleanliness and attention to detail, The home is all one level and ideal for those that may have some mobility issues. There are three bedrooms and it sleeps six people with a king bed, a queen bed, and two twin beds. There is a master bathroom, a shared bathroom for the other two bedrooms and an outdoor shower to rinse off the salt and sand at the end of a day at the beach. The piece de resistance is the screened porch with its table for six and a hanging bed. Take a nap or even spend the nighttime on it. I promise the cool wind of sea air and the sounds of the island will lull you to a blissful sleep. The home comes with a completely outfitted kitchen and plenty of other creature amenities to make you feel right at home. There is an outdoor grille for all you grille masters. There is high speed Wifi at the home and the TV has access to all the local channels as well as Hulu and Netflix. There is also access to Amazon Prime if you have an account. If you elect to disconnect, there are books and games available too.

All linens and towels are supplied, as is body wash, shampoo, conditioner, kitchen soap, and cleaning supplies. We will give you with a couple rolls of paper towels and toilet paper and trash bags to get you started. We do not give Beach Towels or beach chairs so please don't forget to bring them with you (or I can tell you where to rent them).

The Bean is located 2 hours from Raleigh, 3 ½ hours from Charlotte and an painless 6 ½ hour drive from the DMV. There is no excuse not to visit.

The week of your arrival we will send the code for the door and all the check-in procedures. It is very simple, you arrive, let yourself in, and your holiday has begun. No keys to worry about. We are available to answer any questions you may have, so don't hesitate to ask. We want you to adore the home and the area as much as we do! If we are not on the island ourselves, we have a home manager that is just mins. away if necessary.

We ask for you to keep the number of visitors to 6 or less, though we will permit an additional kid under 2 years old.

While our visitors have full run of the home, we ask that you please respect the locked closet and shed.

OTHER THINGS TO NOTE:
Busy Season (May – August): We require a 3 nighttime minimum. Any bookings made outdoor these parameters will be cancelled unless pre-approved by us first.

Off Season (September – April): We require a 2 nighttime minimum. Please contact us for discounts on any reservations longer than 14 days.

Active Military & First Responders: We offer a 10% discount for all active military members and first responders with valid ID. Please contact me either before or after renting to adjust the nightly rate.

Check-in/Check-out: Check-in is between 3pm – 10pm. Check out is 10am. While we try to accommodate our visitors as much as possible, check-in and check-out times during the busy season are stringently adhered to due to the brief amount of time we have to prepare the home for the next visitors.

Animals: While this is a no pet rental, if you have any dog allergies, please note that we do bring our personal dogs from time to time when we are staying. While the home is thoroughly cleaned each time we leave, please keep that in mind depending on the severity of your allergies.

Travel Insurance: All visitors are strongly encouraged to buy travel insurance prior to their trip in case of emergency trip cancellation. This is especially crucial during hurricane season. One suggested website for travel insurance is (Website hidden by Airbnb)

Deposit - If you are new Air B&B please rest smooth that the security deposit is not processed unless there's a problem after you leave. This money is not taken out of your account in advance. You may exhale now.

I am a text or phone call away. I have a home manager very close by if I am personally not on the island.

There is a nature center, public boat access, and public pier just a few home sites away. We walk to the beach for exercise in the morning but carrying a donkey load of beach things on your back can make for an angry jaunt. Your car may be better than your back for long days on the shore. No loud shenanigans after 10 pm or midnight games of tag please...our neighbors will call us if the rukus gets to rukusitable. Hashtag sad face if the po po show show.

While the home may be walking distance for some from the beach, eateries and even a grocery store, a car is highly recommended to get around the island. The home has enough parking for three cars.

READ THE HOME MANUAL for "Things Not To Forget!" during the stay such as beach umbrellas, coolers for the beach, beach towels, sunscreen, food to eat, toiletries, etc. Check in and out procedure listed there also. You can do categorically everything on this island or nothing at all. Our home is ideal for modest families, girls or guys weekends, or couple getaways. It's just not for smoking, raucous events or inconsiderate people. If you are prone to either please don't make a reservation.

Money Saving Strategies

  • Many management companies and vacation rental houses supply Southport area travel guides which include money-saving deals, either offered independently by local companies, or by way of a partnership between the management company and the business itself. Be on the lookout for these catalogs and discount books, since this allows visitors to take advantage of those terrific attractions at a possibly considerable discounted.
  • Prefer to stay away from the crowds of people? The off-peak seasons typically offer terrific rates on rental properties.
  • Plenty of vacation rental companies and owners offer discount rates for active duty and veteran members of the US Military, or repeat vacationers to the same vacation home. Make sure to check with vacation rental company to see if your travelling gang is eligible for a markdown.
  • Some homes are primarily suited for specific types of visitors. Event homes are great for weddings, receptions and corporate escapes. Some rentals appeal to wildlife enthusiasts. Other properties are situated close to nightlife. You'll receive the best value from a rental that most directly suits your ideal trip setting, even if it costs a tad bit more.
  • Vacation rental companies and individual rental owners frequently offer their clients the option to obtain trip insurance. Trip insurance, which usually costs somewhere between 1% - 5% of the basic term price, provides travellers reimbursement of their rental expenses for any days missed a result of personal health related emergencies or weather, as well as ensuing extra hurricane evacuation costs or charges, such as an unplanned hotel room stay or additional fuel.

The Rental Process

Newcomers tend to be shocked at the range and variety of weekly vacation rentals available in the Southport area. With such a wide selection, vacationers are sure to select a property that fits their expectations and price range.

Rental homes are often owner operated or managed by property management companies. For owners not directly engaged in the management of their properties, management companies are critical in helping families with reserving, checking-in, house cleaning, and any routine service problems that may arise.

We've constructed a brief guide to assist you in getting most from your vacation rental experience.

Searching for and reserving the best rental home:

Do you think "Charming Oak Island Cottage - Close to Everything!" is the best rental home for your next family vacation? Browse through this check list to make sure it fits all of your preferences.

Start Your Search Early

Southport rental properties are reserved months (and up to a year) in advance. To ensure the best selection of vacation rentals, we recommend searching and reserving your Southport rental 6-12 months in advance, whenever feasible. Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Years are excellent times to plan and book your vacation rental..

Choose your Town and Vacation Week

Agreement can often be difficult between relatives, but once this difficult part is finished everything will start to fall in place.

Selecting an Correctly-Sized Rental

Establish who is attending the vacation, and just how many/what kind of bedroom arrangement you will need. Try to remember that a lot of rental homes advertise maximum guest capacity, which often includes sofa beds in the living room space. You will need to figure out what is most appropriate for your company. Generally rental listings will describe each one of the unit's specific bedrooms and beds.

Exactly What Are You Prepared to Spend?

Check to make sure "Charming Oak Island Cottage - Close to Everything!" works with your price range *during your desired week*. If several groups or relatives are sharing the cost, check to make sure each group understands their responsibilities and has approved a maximum they are prepared to contribute. One member of your company will have to be in charge of collecting repayments and acknowledging responsibility for the whole rental price at time of booking.

Property Features

What amenities is your group looking for? Is a swimming pool reallynecessary?Are you looking for a rental home with open-air kitchen? Are you more interested in a natural landscape or amusements? Are linens offered with the rental agreement, or will you need to take your own? Gather a list of "necessities and wants" from your group to help filter your search to the most appropriate rental.

Accessibility and Special Factors to consider

Adequate accessibility could make or break a vacation for the less-mobile. Make sure to remember and inquire about wheelchair accessibility, pool lifts and special equipment needs..

Your Puppy Deserves a Holiday, Too

Are you or other people in the crew travelling with a family dog? Even though quite a few vacation homes allow cats and dogs, guidelines and fees fluctuate per property. A number of constraints may dismiss a prospective rental. Study your agreement thoroughly! Charges may apply when animals are added. Ask questions *before* you reserve!

The best places to Search

Several websites exist to match renters with property owners.. Together with Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we advise searching Google for "Southport local vacation homes" for local vacation rental management companies. Aside from offering distinctive rental properties, local companies offer you top-notch service..

Negotiate

Re-read the description to be sure the vacation rental has everything you need. If it is lacking, the rental management company may know of similar properties that fit your style and budget..

Some rental home owners will negotiate prices, and some will not. If the rate isn't negotiable, the number of nights might be. Your easiest potential for a lower rate is switching to an off-season week.

Study the Entire Contract

Read the entire agreement and make certain you understand who is liable for:

  • Utility bills
  • Internet
  • Long Distance Phone Service
  • Pool and hot tub heating
  • Cable and pay-per-view TV
  • Daily Cleaning (If Available)
  • Trash Pickup (and which day?)
  • Maintenance policies
  • Check in & Check Out Key Exchange
  • Parking Space

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

Trip Insurance

Cancellation policies vary with each vacation rental. You'll probably be offered trip insurance. Trip insurance, which typically costs anywhere between 1% - 5% of the standard rental price, provides guests with reimbursement of their vacation costs (and subsequent vacation property costs) for any days missed resulting from personal medical-related emergencies or storms, in addition to hurricane evacuation expenses, such as a unforeseen motel stay or additional gas.

Book It

When everything seems correct, it's finally time to sign on the dotted line. Remember that most rental agreements require a substantial rental down payment and/or security deposit to protect the home owner.

Where to Get Help

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

Congratulations! All that is left is enjoying your vacation!

During your Stay

  • Record the overall condition of the rental home immediately upon arrival. We also suggest promptly getting in touch with the rental manager with a report of any damages, together with your request for any repairs.
  • Should there be any ambiguity about vehicle parking, rules of the property, property access, swimming pool operation, etc... we suggest you ask the property manager immediately. A phone call can save hours of difficulty.
  • Be respectful of the local community. More often than not, adjacent homes are filled by permanent locals. Remember the golden rule and treat others the same way you'd like to be treated by visitors next to your primary residence.
  • Ask a local. Locals are a good source of advice. Who better to ask where to order the best nachos, have a great date night, or the best areas for night life?
  • Make sure you protect the property owner (and your stuff!) by keeping the vacation home locked up while you are away, exactly like you would in your own home.

Check Out Time

  • Always make sure you've packed everything. Inspect drawers, bath cabinetry and wardrobes.
  • As soon as your things are all out, perform a walk-through of the property to be certain no property damage occurred in the course of your stay. We advise walking through with the property manager whenever feasible (this may not be possible).. If the property manager is not available, make certain you take photos of the property to record its condition.
  • How was your vacation? Just about all rental home management companies and rental websites allow customers to give comments. If the rental and/or property manager was outstanding, they will likely appreciate your recommendations. If anything went wrong, we recommend being kind but honest with regards to your rental experience. Top owners and managers will try very hard to rectify the issue.

Use Your Experience

Did they like the property? With a little luck everything turned out to be ideal and you're ready to reserve the rental for your next vacation. If not, you have acquired valuable experience that will help with another search.

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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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