• As low as $942/Night
  • 10 Bedrooms
  • 10 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 26
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General Features

  • Pool or billiards table
  • Air conditioning
  • Barbecue grill
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Cycling nearby
  • Deck or patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Fishing nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Heating
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Ice maker
  • Internet access
  • Limited housekeeping
  • Living room
  • Microwave
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near the ocean
  • Near the sea
  • On the beach
  • On the waterfront
  • Onsite parking
  • Oven
  • Pet friendly
  • Private pool
  • Refrigerator
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Smoke detector
  • Smoke-free property
  • Spa tub
  • Tennis on site
  • Toaster
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Winery tours nearby

About this Property

  • Sleeps 26
  • 10 Bedrooms
  • 10 Bathrooms
  • Private vacation home

10 Bedrooms | 9 Full Bathrooms | 1 Half Bathroom
9 Kings | 2 Double-over-double Bunk Beds

Step into oceanfront heaven at this home that provides all of the space you need for your enormous family hideaway! All rooms but one are equipped with king-sized beds, ensuring a roomy nighttime's sleep. The final bedroom is finished with bunk beds great for the little ones!

This home features an elevator that accesses all floors. The gourmet kitchen is complete with a double oven and two fridges making cooking for your sizable group a breeze.

Need to entertain after eating dinner as a group? The dining room table converts into a pool table!

Unwind and relax in the cavernous, oceanfront, heated pool (can be heated for an additional cost- call OIA office to inquire at least two weeks prior to arrival).

For the eco-conscious traveler, this home features a TESLA car charger and solar panels.

Find your happiness at Once Upon a Tide!

About the Area

Located on the beach, this vacation home is in Long Beach, a neighborhood in Oak Island. Smith Island Museum of History and Franklin Square Gallery are cultural highlights, and some of the area's attractions include Bald Head Island Information Center and North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport. Scuba diving and fishing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with cycling and horse riding nearby.

Special Instructions

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Pet Policy

Pets allowed

How to book the best rental home experience:

Cost saving strategies:

  • The sooner you can book, the better your selection will be. The most desirable vacation homes are booked very early. Reserving your vacation property six to twelve months before your travel dates is recommended. Holiday gatherings are excellent times to plan and reserve your rental property.
  • Summer months are high season in the Southport area. Book your rental home in the Fall or Spring to enjoy gorgeous weather while saving money and avoiding crowds. Many vacationers use this method to reserve larger homes, or to reserve an oceanfront vacation rental that would otherwise be unaffordable during June, July, and August. Speaking of the off-season, don't overlook Winter holidays for a Southport vacation! Who wouldn't love a holiday on the coast? Thanksgiving and Christmas are great times to gather with family and friends at the beach.
  • Veterans and Active Duty Military members may be qualified for special discounts. Be sure to ask your prospective vacation rental company or host whether your family qualifies for a special promotion or discount.
  • Property managers frequently offer customers an option to obtain vacation insurance protection. Trip insurance, which usually will cost you anywhere between 1% - 5% of the base stay price, offers visitors reimbursement of costs for missed vacation time as a result of personal medical-related issues or weather, as well as hurricane evacuation costs, such as an unanticipated hotel overnight or extra gasoline expenses. Trip insurance might be a a life-saver if the unforeseen occurs. Ask your host for details.
  • Find a copy of your local Southport visitors guide magazine upon checking in. If your rental doesn't have one, you can find them at local grocery stores and visitor centers. In addition to great information, travel guides contain offers and deals for local restaurants, attractions, and tours.

Filter your rental search:

  • Choose your dates and spending budget.
  • Decide how many beds and the bed configuration your group needs. Once Upon a Tide: Spacious Oceanfront Home with Heated Pool, Electric Car Charge has 10 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms.
  • Precise details about bedrooms and bed types is almost always accessible on booking websites. If you don't see them listed, email or call the host before booking the home. Note that most listings specify the maximum guest capacity, which typically includes pull-out couches.
  • Some rental properties allow pets, and some do not. Allowable types of pet, weight and breeds may be restricted, and additional fees may apply. Ask your host about allowable pet guidelines before booking.
  • Looking for special amenities? Most websites include amenity lists and search filters.
  • Suitable accessibility can make or break a vacation for persons with a disability. Confirm all necessary amenities are available before booking.

Know before you go:

  • Take a copy of the owner's contact number and check in/check out procedures for your rental property.
  • Ask questions. You may want instructions for a hot tub, television set or coffee maker. Contact your property manager. They are there to help! A brief text message prevents a lot of issues.
  • Keep the property locked while you're out! Don't let thieves ruin your holiday.
  • Make a record of any damages to the rental during check in, and immediately contact the property manager. We specifically recommend texts and e-mails, as they usually contain built-in time stamps that are very helpful if damages are assessed.
  • Respecting late-night quiet hours and parking restrictions can make a stay more pleasurable. Be a good neighbor. You will increase your chance to make some new local friends, and resident neighbors can be a great source for finding the best local beaches.
  • Don't forget to... Ask a local! Residents can frequently help you find exactly what you're looking for. Who better to ask where to find the best seashells, have a great night out, or the best spots for crabbing?
  • Upon check-out, take a walk-through to confirm you did not forget any personal items. Make sure to check closets, dressers, garages, and bathrooms for hidden treasure. Clean out the refrigerator and take or dispose of leftovers.
  • Go through the rental a final time and keep an eye out for any damage. We advise inspecting the property with the host whenever possible. If the host is not available, remember to take photos of the rental to record its condition.
  • Leave feedback! Property managers rely on good ratings to compel future reservations. They'll be thankful for your feedback. Alternatively, if something wasn't as described, other vacationers will be thankful you shared your feedback and help them have the best future vacation. Remember to be objective. If something fell short of expectations, consider whether the property manager had any control over the issue, and if so, whether they responded quickly to solve it.

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