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2nd Row Shabby Chic Ocean Cottage Steps From Beach
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Entire residential home · 10 guests · 6 beds · 1.5 baths

2nd Row Shabby Chic Ocean Cottage Steps From BeachThis 2nd row 3BR/1.5 Bath (w/ enclosed outdoor shower) is less than a one-minute walk to beach access. Views of both dunes & ocean are visible from inside/out. This single level, ranch style "shabby chic" cottage sleeps 10 & is characterized by classic knotty pine walls & beach decor. Kitchen recently updated with custom countertops & stainless steel appliances. Washer/dryer set & comforts of home. Outside is an eight-person picnic table, umbrella, garden swing, 4 Adirondack chairs & H/C shower.

Seaside Adventures Cottage
Entire residential home · 4 guests · 3 beds · 1 bath

Seaside Adventures CottageSeaside Adventures is a quaint coastal cottage located on the quiet west end of Oak Island, just a 1/2 mile from the beach. It is close to Middleton, an easy walking or biking distance to the beach. Access to city maintained floating dock at the end of the street. Place for parking a boat, storing kayaks, surf boards, paddle boards, fishing poles and bikes.

NEW! Steps to the Beach, Luxury Home - 3BR - 10ppl
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Entire residential home · 10 guests · 6 beds · 2.5 baths

NEW! Steps to the Beach, Luxury Home - 3BR - 10pplWelcome to "Happy Hour" where we hope all your time spent would be happy hours! As you pull up on our street, you can see and hear the ocean. We are literally steps away from the beach and are located on South of Oak Island Dr., which means you won't have to dodge traffic to get to the sandy shores. We are on a direct access street to the beach and you will be there in less than 2 minutes. Weekly Sun-Sun bookings till Labor Day! Please message, if you need it for less than 7 days.

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Popular house amenities in Oak Island

  • Pool
  • Pets allowed
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Apartments in Oak Island

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  2. Carolina Beach
Oceanfront Condo w/ Balcony & Pool
ﺩ.ﺇ702 per night
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  2. Sunset Beach
Two bedroom condo in Sunset Beach
ﺩ.ﺇ404 per night
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  2. Oak Island
Oak Island Breezes
ﺩ.ﺇ275 per night
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  2. Carolina Beach
Carolina Beach Crabby Pad complete with backyard
ﺩ.ﺇ597 per night
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  2. Carolina Beach
Ocean Breeze at CB - Walk To Beach
ﺩ.ﺇ1,039 per night
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  2. Carolina Beach
Pelican's Perch - 1 Minute Walk To Beach
ﺩ.ﺇ1,012 per night
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Driftwood- Get Carried Away!
ﺩ.ﺇ588 per night
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  2. Carolina Beach
High Tide, 1 bedroom apt upstairs unit. CB
ﺩ.ﺇ306 per night
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Anchors Away - 1 Minute Walk To Beach
ﺩ.ﺇ890 per night
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Cake by the Ocean - walk to beach, pier, & dining!
ﺩ.ﺇ470 per night
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Serenity Season
ﺩ.ﺇ468 per night
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  2. Carolina Beach
Surf Station 1 @ Texas Ave Beach Access
ﺩ.ﺇ614 per night

Pet-friendly houses

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The Island Pearl, upscale resort feel get away
ﺩ.ﺇ606 per night
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  2. Bolivia
Cabin by the Sea
ﺩ.ﺇ462 per night
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  2. Oak Island
Newly Renovated Oceanfront & Dog Friendly w/ WiFi
ﺩ.ﺇ1,653 per night
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SANDY TAILS - OAK ISLAND w/ optional BOAT DOCK
ﺩ.ﺇ724 per night
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Pet Friendly, WiFi, Quiet Side of the Island
ﺩ.ﺇ651 per night
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Smooth Carolina Pearl in Downtown Southport
ﺩ.ﺇ216 per night
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Las Palmas
ﺩ.ﺇ1,377 per night
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Beach Lovers and Bird Watchers Haven
ﺩ.ﺇ634 per night
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  2. Lockwoods Folly
Just Add Water: 3bd/2ba (fenced yard dog friendly)
ﺩ.ﺇ475 per night
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“The Almost”- a dog friendly beach getaway
ﺩ.ﺇ588 per night
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NEWLY RENOVATED 4 Bedroom Oak Island Retreat!
ﺩ.ﺇ1,488 per night
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Peaceful Carolina Pearl in Downtown Southport
ﺩ.ﺇ286 per night

Houses with pools

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Coastal Calm
ﺩ.ﺇ5,399 per night
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Beautiful Bedroom with Big Bonuses
ﺩ.ﺇ588 per night
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Fox On The Beach (formerly known as Omega Breeze)
ﺩ.ﺇ2,186 per night
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Brand new home nearing completion! Now taking reservations for July and beyond!!
ﺩ.ﺇ2,711 per night
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5BR*Dbl. Master*1 Block to Beach* GAMEROOM* Yaupon
ﺩ.ﺇ2,296 per night
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Luxury 8 bed, pool, elevator, hot tub; Sleeps 26.
ﺩ.ﺇ4,775 per night
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NEW House with a Pool, walk to the beach and pier
ﺩ.ﺇ898 per night
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Wine & Roses
ﺩ.ﺇ1,745 per night
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  2. Holden Beach
FULLY RENOVATED: pool, walk to beach, water views!
ﺩ.ﺇ1,837 per night
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Sand Castle - SLEEPS 26
ﺩ.ﺇ2,857 per night
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Heated Private Pool,Huge Screened Porch,GameRoom
ﺩ.ﺇ1,286 per night
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  2. Southport
Relaxing getaway near everything.
ﺩ.ﺇ566 per night

Your guide to Oak Island

All About Oak Island

Situated at the eastern end of North Carolina’s Brunswick Island beaches, Oak Island has been a family summer vacation destination for decades. The Intracoastal Waterway separates the mainland from this barrier island, a long and skinny sliver where much of the real estate is oceanfront. Bookended by marshland, Oak Island is home to an almost endless network of watery byways to explore by boat, kayak, or stand-up paddleboard. Indeed, water is the star attraction here, whether it’s splashing in the gentle ocean waves, fishing for mackerel, or kite-surfing, but there are also lighthouses to climb, historic military sites to tour (including Fort Caswell, built to protect the coast from marauding pirates in the 1830s), and many holes of oceanfront golf to play. Bonus: Oak Island’s beaches are pet-friendly; in the off-season, your pup is even free to roam off-leash.


How do I get around Oak Island?

Most air travelers get to Oak Island by flying into Wilmington International Airport (ILM), about 45 minutes north, but you can also check routes through Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR), about a 90-minute drive to the south. The island itself is just 13 miles long and one mile wide, making it manageable to explore by bike, which you can rent from several shops on the island. But if you plan to venture down the coast toward Holden Beach or up in the direction of Wrightsville Beach, you’ll want to have your own wheels. From nearby Southport, you can catch a ferry to Bald Head Island or Fort Fisher.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Oak Island?

Summer days are hot, humid, and breezy, with average highs of 85 degrees Fahrenheit. The water temperature is not far behind, reaching a bathtub-like 83 degrees. Summer is also the region’s wettest time of year: it gets nearly half its annual rainfall in August and September; and it’s always a good idea to be mindful of tropical storms during hurricane season, which runs from June to November. Spring and fall are ideal times to visit, when temps are mild and it’s not too humid. Winter nights can be downright cold, so pack something cozy.


What are the top things to do in Oak Island?

Oak Island Lighthouse

Located in nearby Caswell Beach, this icon of the region has stood 153 feet over the mouth of the Cape Fear River since 1958. If you’re hoping to climb the 131 steps to reach the observation deck up top, you’ll need to make a reservation in advance.

Oak Island Nature Center

Kids and adults can learn all about the salt marsh ecosystem at this nature center nestled among native oaks and pines, which has a walking trail, fossil exhibits, and butterfly garden. The center is open seasonally, April through September 1.

Bald Head Island

Accessible by ferry from Southport, this car-free island is known for its isolated beaches, the Old Baldy lighthouse, and its 191-acre nature preserve.

Fishing

Anglers have two options here: the city-owned 880-foot Oak Island Pier or the privately-owned 893-foot Ocean Crest pier, said to be a great spot to hook a king mackerel. Both feature on-site bait shops where you can buy a fishing license and tackle.

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