• 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
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General Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Basic Soaps
  • Children Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Coffee Maker
  • Deck/Patio
  • Deck/Patio
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Internet
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Linens Provided
  • Linens Provided
  • Microwave
  • Microwave
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Oven
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Pantry Items
  • Parking
  • Parking
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Television
  • Television
  • Toilet Paper
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wireless Internet

About this Property

Rent your family beach hideaway to this beautiful 4-bed, 2-bath sea front holiday rental bungalow, just steps from the Atlantic Sea. With enough space to sleep 8, this comfortable shorefront bungalow offers over 1,100 square feet of shabby chic and rustic vintage interior, a front porch and a back porch with an outdoor shower. Whether you’re in town to fish off the coast or soak up the North Carolina sun on spectacular Oak Island, you can’t beat this refreshed beach hideaway!

-- THE UNIT --

Bedroom 1: Queen Bed / Bedroom 2: Queen Bed / Bedroom 3: 2 Twin Beds / Bedroom 4: Queen Bed

Located on the spectacular shores of Central Oak Island, "Windrift" offers a unique East Coast beach getaway just right for a generous family or group of close friends. With an open floor plan, everybody can join in the conversation or getaway to one of the 4 private bedrooms. This bungalow has a freshly updated interior, plenty of nautically themed decor, and tons of appealing furnishings to make you feel right at home!

Start your morning on a healthy note with a brisk walk or jog along the sea! After your morning walk, relax beneath the vaulted wood beam ceiling in the living room and appreciate a morning cup of coffee watching the sunrise while your adored ones roll out of bed.

The well-supplied kitchen includes all of the preparing essentials along with a dishwasher and disposal to make tidy up a wind! Appreciate your culinary creations inside at the breakfast bar or the kitchen table, or bring them outdoor to the picnic table on the beach outdoor space to listen to the tide while you dine.

There's no better place for an afternoon glass of sweet tea or wine than the back outdoor space at "Windrift". Oak Island is particularly unique because it faces south and accepts you and your travel companions to watch BOTH sunsets and sunrises! Run down to the beach for a invigorating swim and then rinse off with the private-enclosed outdoor shower before coming in for the evening.

Before you call it a nighttime, relax on the peaceful living room couch and end the day by watching your favorite movie on the flat-screen TV in the living room. Make yourself calming on one of the 3 queen beds or the bedroom with 2 twin beds and rest up for another day in utopia!

-- THE LOCATION --

Oak Island is known for its laid-back reputation, local attractions, pier, and is ideal for families or people looking for a casual holiday. There are plenty of delicious local eateries around the island, and some local hots spots include Island Way, Swain Seafood Shack, Shagger Jacks, and Turtle Island Restaurant. It's never a boring time when you walk down to the dramatic Sea Crest Pier!

The Town of Southport is only a 13-mile drive from your door and a quintessential coastal fishing village you need to experience. Spend your time browsing through the local art galleries, antique shopping or take a shot at crabbing along the Inter Coastal Water Way. Dine along the water down at Yacht Basin, rock in one of the many chairs or swings watching the big ships pass by.

Southport also offers ferries to Fort Fisher and Bald Head Island if you want to experience off the mainland! Bald Head Island has a lighthouse and some charming vistas of the coast while Fort Fisher is home to the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher.

Some other options for fun include golfing at one of the local courses (Oak Island Golf Club and Lockwood Folly Country Club are great), driving south to Myrtle Beach for a day of outlet shopping, visiting Broadway at the Beach, or take a ride on the SkyWheel.

Fishermen exactly adore spending the morning casting their lines off the Sea Crest Pier to try and reel in lunch. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for dolphins and other fish playing in the sea while you fish!

-- ADDITIONAL DETAILS --

-Nearest commercial airport:
Wilmington International Airport (~ 35 miles away from the unit)
Myrtle Beach International Airport (~63 miles away from the unit)

-- POLICIES --

-No Smoking
-No events, events or sizable gatherings
-Must be at least 25 years old to rent
-Additional costs and taxes may apply
-Photo ID mandatory

Tips to Save Money on your Rental

  • Search for the tourism bureau where you want to vacation. Many established tourism bureaus will send you promotional guides with special packages for vacation rental management companies, dining and attractions. Keep an eye out for these books and promotional books, as this allows vacationers to discover the very same terrific attractions with a frequently substantial discounted.
  • Able to modify your travel week? The off-peak shoulder seasons may offer incredible rates on daily rental properties.
  • Several vacation rental companies and owners offer discounts for active duty and veteran men and women of the Armed forces, or returning vacation goers of the same rental home. Make sure to confirm with property management company to see if your visiting gang qualifies for a price reduction.
  • Is there a particular experience you are mainly looking forward to ? If there's a specific Southport atteaction that you love, keep an eye out for rental properties that cater especially to your needs.
  • Think about obtaining trip insurance along with your leasing contract. Trip insurance, which usually will cost you anywhere between 1% - 5% of the basic rental price, offers travellers reimbursement of their rental expenses for any missed as a consequence of personal medical related emergencies or hurricanes, in addition to ensuing additional hurricane evacuation costs or charges, such as an unforeseen hotel stay or extra gas.

How to Book a Rental Home

Newcomers are oftentimes surprised at the number and wide selection of weekly rental properties available in the Southport area. With such a big selection, clients are sure to locate a vacation home which matches their wishes and spending plan.

Vacation rentals are commonly owner operated or managed by rental management companies. Property management companies are well-liked by rental owners mainly because they coordinate the internet marketing and operations..

Here are some ideas and suggestions to help you navigate the rental search and booking process.

How to find and reserve the best vacation rental:

Before you decide to book "Oak Island Beach Front Cottage", go through our brief list of things to consider.

The Sooner You Begin, The Better The Choices

Southport rentals are reserved months (and up to a year) in advance. To get the best selection, begin your planning and search 6-Twelve months in advance of your trip. Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Years are excellent times to find and book your vacation home..

Choose your Place and Vacation Week

Consensus can be tough between family members, but the moment this tricky part is complete everything will begin to fall in place.

Choose a Size

Confirm who is traveling, and how many/what particular bedroom setup you should have. Try to remember that many rental homes list maximum guest capacity, which oftentimes includes sofa beds in the living room. You'll need to figure out what is most appropriate for the family. Generally vacation home listings will describe each one of the unit's specific bedrooms and mattress sizes.

Make a Budget

Does your preferred vacation property fit your budget during that prime Summer week? If multiple individuals or family members are sharing the cost, ensure each group understands their responsibilities and has approved a maximum they are willing to pay. Most rental agreements call for a single person to be liable for the entire reservation.

Its All About Amenities

What property features is the group trying to find? Do you only desire a vacation home with a swimming pool, jacuzzi or beach volleyball court? Would you like to be away from it all, or near a city setting? Are extras like beach chairs, grills, beach umbrellas, beach carts or coolers at your disposal and included in your rental property payment? Create a list of priority amenities to help narrow your search.

Accessibility and Special Considerations

Suitable accessibility can make or break a vacation for the less-mobile. If wheel chair entry, elevators, pool lifts or other specialized devices are necessary, factor that into your search. Nearly all vacation home listings will include a list of amenities.

What About 4-Legged Family Members?

Are you or other people in the party traveling with a family pet? Dog policies are different at each rental. Study descriptions carefully. Read your contract thoroughly! Extra fees or costs may be applied to your agreement. When in doubt, ask the property manager and get it in writing.

Searching the Internet

. Besides Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we recommend searching Google for "Southport local rentals" for local rental management companies. Local companies frequently have an exclusive collection of vacation homes daily and weekly.

Negotiate the Price

Re-read the description to be certain the vacation home has everything required. If lacking, the property management company may know of similar homes that fit your style and budget..

While not true for all properties, many owners and property managers will negotiate rates. If the price isn't negotiable, the number of nights may be. Off-peak weeks will probably be negotiable more frequently than peak-season..

Study the Entire Agreement

You should know which services are included:

  • Electric bills
  • Internet Connectivity
  • Long Distance Phone Service
  • Pool 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 requirements

Ensure that your quoted fee includes all state taxes and fees.

Cancellation Policies

Cancellation policies vary for each rental. Vacation rental management companies and individual rental owners commonly offer their guests the option to buy trip insurance. Trip insurance safeguards the renter against emergency situations and weather events, It gives you reassurance should tragedy strike.

Book your Vacation Property

Once you believe you've identified "the one", begin the booking process. You will probably need to submit a security deposit at time of booking.

Keep Your Property Manager's Information

Remember to get the manager's contact telephone number and entry/exit procedures for your rental property. We recommend storing the contact's information in your cell phone and wallet.

Congrats on booking your rental home! You're on the way to a wonderful vacation!

During your Stay

  • Record the overall condition of the rental unit right away. Contact the rental manager right away to report your findings.
  • Ask questions. You may need guidance for a fireplace, Television or hot tub. Get in touch with your home manager. They are there to assist. A quick phone call avoids many complications.
  • Please be respectful of the local community. Permanent residents often times live within earshot. Respecting late-night quiet hours and vehicle parking regulations can make a vacation substantially more pleasant.
  • Ask a local. Local people are a good source of advice.
  • Enjoy your stay! Don't forget to protect the owner (and your things!) by keeping the vacation rental locked up when you are away, exactly like you would in your own home.

Check Out Time

  • Clean up a little. Even when you're having to pay a housekeeping fee, The rental home really should be in sound condition. Kitchen sinks stuffed with dishes, substantial sand on the flooring and sticky messes should be remedied prior to leaving.
  • Please make sure to walk through the rental one last time and look for damage. If at all possible, do this walk-out inspection with the property manager present. If the property manager is not available, you'll want to take photos of the property to record its condition.
  • Did you enjoy yourself? Most rental management companies and rental websites make it easy for customers to offer feedback. If the property and/or property manager was top notch, they will likely appreciate your positive reviews. If something went wrong, we suggest being kind but straightforward about your rental experience. Top owners and managers will work hard to correct the issue.

Use Your Experience

Did everybody have a great time? Maybe everything ended up being fantastic and you're excited to reserve the same property for your next vacation. If not, you have acquired invaluable rental search experience to aid with the next search.

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