• As low as $641/Night
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 8
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General Features

  • Foosball table
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 3 bedrooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue grill
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Carbon monoxide detector installed (host has indicated there is a carbon monoxide detector on the property)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Deadbolt lock
  • Dining room
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric car charging station on site
  • Fishing nearby
  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Flat-screen TV with cable/satellite service
  • Golf privileges
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Living room
  • Marina nearby
  • Microwave
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near a hospital
  • Near laundromat
  • Near outlet shopping
  • Near the ocean
  • Near the sea
  • On the beach
  • On the waterfront
  • Onsite parking
  • Oven
  • Paper towels
  • Pet friendly
  • Pets stay free
  • Refrigerator
  • Shampoo
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Smoke detector installed (host has indicated there is a smoke detector on the property)
  • Smoke-free property
  • Soap
  • Stovetop
  • Surfing/body boarding nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Toaster
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided
  • Unit size: 1225 sq ft (114 sq m)
  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Whale watching nearby
  • WiFi available
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Winery tours nearby

About this Property

  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Private vacation home
  • Approximately 1225 square feet

Did you say you like ocean vistas?? Like to golf and swim? Want to just relax? "Running Down a Dream" is a ideal, pet-friendly 3 BR / 2BA private oceanfront bungalow located in calming Caswell Beach and conveniently located within walking distance from Oak Island Golf Club. Can you imagine yourself looking at the ocean while appreciating your morning coffee on the sizable screened-in porch or calming there after a great day in the sun? The sprawling porch is huge enough for everybody to have a seat and eat a meal at the table or play a card game while relishing in the sea breeze. This home features its very own private beach access with a wooden deck running from the back porch to the sand and an additional gathering area in the middle. The outdoor shower is conveniently located on the deck path, where you can rinse the salt and sand right as you exit the beach.

As you getaway indoors you will find an open concept living area outfitted with plenty of seating- a comfortable sectional couch and upsized chair with ottoman- and a enormous flat screen TV with a sound system to savor! Turn back toward the ocean and the vistas are countless through the windows. The kitchen is outfitted gorgeously with refreshed stainless steel appliances and completely loaded with everything that you would ever need to prepare your favorite dishes!

The bedrooms are complete with a King bed in the Master Suite, a Queen bed in the second room, and two sets of Twin bunk beds in the third room. The Master includes a full bathroom as well. This home is loaded with games and even a foosball table for fun! Grab your furry four-legged companion because we happily accept dogs. This private oceanfront home has it all and is ideal for your next vacation! Don't delay and reserve your vacation with us today! This home also just added an electric car charging station! No reason to not come to the beach!!

Guest reservations of 3 to 21 nights come with a valuable credit to use towards beach gear units during your stay! You may use your credit for bicycles, beach chairs and umbrellas, beach carts, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, and more! The choice is yours! For this home you are eligible for up to $245.00 credit on any beach gear! Book now to reserve your gear today!

Need a rental car during your visit or want to take your vacation to the next level? Running Down a Dream offers an additional perk — a Mini Cooper S Convertible for rent! This classy and thrilling convertible is the ideal way to discover the island and make your Oak Island hideaway even more memorable. Forget about boring cars; with this Mini Cooper, you can appreciate the sun on your face and the ocean breeze in your hair as you smile your way all over town. Learn more about this offer and make your reservation on Turo.

Please Note: If Linens are included with your reservation and contain the following: flat and fitted bed sheets, pillowcases, bath towels, hand towels, and washcloths.

A pet fee is applied for those traveling with a pet and is supplied in your total rental rate. $250 for the first pet and $50 for an additional pet. min. number of family pets allowed is 2.

We know you want to relax without any stops at the store when you get to the island. To get you started we provide a welcome kit that includes trash bags, paper towels, toilet paper, dishwasher pod, washing machine pod, dishwashing soap, hand soap at every sink, bath soap, and shampoo/conditioner.

As you will find when selecting dates on the calendar, there are minimum stay requirements based on the season. There is a 7 nighttime minimum with a mandatory Saturday to Saturday rental pattern in the peak summer months, and there is more flexibility in the slower seasons. You can find a chart of our seasons and minimum stay requirements on our FAQ page, and please don't hesitate to reach out with questions!

About the Area

Located in Oak Island, this vacation home is on the beach. Bald Head Island Lighthouse and Old Brunswick County Jail Museum are local landmarks, and some of the area's attractions include North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher and Bald Head Island Information Center. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

Special Instructions

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

Pet Policy

Pets stay free

Booking the best vacation property experience:

How to get the best rental home value:

  • Booking your Southport vacation rental in the Spring or Fall is one of our best tips for saving money on your vacation. Rental rates are lower, and you'll find a better selection of desirable homes. Speaking of the off-season, don't overlook the holidays for a Southport vacation! Who wouldn't love a holiday vacation near the ocean? Christmas, Thanksgiving, and New Years Eve are great times to gather with family and friends at the beach.
  • In the Southport area, The earlier your group can book a rental home, the better your selection will be. The most desirable vacation homes are booked very early. Booking your vacation home 6-12 months before your vacation is recommended. Holidays such as Christmas and Thanksgiving are excellent times to search for and book your vacation home.
  • Property managers sometimes offer discounts or promotional rates for veterans and active duty military. Ask your property manager if special discounts are available for your group before you book.
  • Property management companies usually offer their guests an option to buy trip insurance. Trip insurance, which generally costs anywhere between 1% - 5% of the base reservation price, offers visitors reimbursement of their vacation costs for missed days as a result of medical-related issues or weather disasters, as well as hurricane evacuation costs, such as an unexpected hotel overnight or extra gasoline expenses. Trip insurance might be a a welcome relief if the unforeseen occurs. Ask your host for details.
  • Find a copy of your local Southport area magazine when you arrive at the rental property. If your rental doesn't have one, you can find them at local grocery stores and visitor centers. In addition to great local information, travel guide magazines contain money saving offers on local restaurants, attractions, and tours.

Choosing the best vacation home in Oak Island:

  • Choose dates and maximum budget.
  • Note the number beds and what type of bedroom configuration your group requires. Pet friendly private ocean front cottage nestled in peaceful Caswell Beach. Running Down A Dream has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
  • Specific information regarding bedrooms and bed sizes & counts is usually available online. If not, email or call the property manager before you reserve your home. Remember that most listings specify maximum guest capacity, which oftentimes includes sofa beds.
  • If there's a particular Southport destination you crave, look for homes that are either near by, or those that cater especially to your requirements.
  • Suitable accessibility amenities can make or ruin a vacation for the less-mobile. Confirm all required amenities are available and included before booking
  • Some properties allow pets, and others don't. Acceptable types of family pet, size and breeds may be restricted, and added charges may apply. Ask the host about pet restrictions before booking.

More tips for your visit:

  • Get the property manager's phone number and arrival/departure procedures for your . Store the host's contact information in your smartphone and wallet.
  • To make certain damages are not linked to your stay, make note of any problem areas during arrival. Call the rental manager right away to record your findings. If there is a dispute, having a record of concerns and contact attempts will be helpful.
  • Ask questions. You may need instructions for a hot tub, television set or coffee maker. Contact your owner. They are there to help! A brief call prevents many issues.
  • Be respectful. Often times, nearby homes are occupied by local residents. Respecting quiet hours and parking policies reduces conflict and allows everyone to enjoy their day.
  • Don't forget to... Ask a local! Local residents can often help. Who better to ask where to charter a fishing boat, have a great night on the town, or the best spots for BBQ?
  • Protect the property owner (and your stuff!) by keeping the rental locked up while you are away, just like you would at home.
  • Don't leave anything behind! Before you drive away, walk through the rental property to make sure you've collected all of your things. Re-check bathrooms, dressers, and closets for hidden items. Remove everything from the refrigerator and take or dispose of leftovers.
  • Record a video to document the condition of the property.
  • Did your group have a fantastic vacation? Most rental management companies make it easy for guests to provide comments. If your property and/or property management company was fantastic, they would love to hear it. If anything was imperfect and they failed to address it within reason, or if the vacation rental wasn't described correctly, you'll want to make a note as part of your feedback.

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