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Aqua Haven  - Second Street from Beach Home
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Entire house · 6 guests · 2 beds · 2 baths

Aqua Haven - Second Street from Beach HomeEverything you need to enjoy a relaxing trip at Holden Beach! 2-bed, 2-bath with a sleeper sofa in living room. Short walk to the beach! Fully equipped kitchen Linens provided Bath and Beach towels provided Hair dryer in bathrooms Boogie board/corn hole/beach chairs/2 bikes are available as well Cable and wifi Starter supplies provided: 2 k-cups with sugar and cream Conditioning shampoo and conditioner Makeup wipes 2 bottles of water

Oak Island Beach House #2
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Entire house · 6 guests · 3 beds · 1 bath

Oak Island Beach House #2Enjoy a perfect oceanfront family getaway on Oak Island's West Beach. This 2nd level unit of our beach house has separate entrance, two bedrooms, one bathroom, and sleeps six guests. The kitchen is fully equipped with pots, pans, utensils, full size fridge, microwave, stove/oven, and dishwasher. Enjoy sunrises and sunsets on the huge deck watching the waves and the occasional dolphins. If your dates are not available, please check out our 1st level unit availability at www.airbnb.com/h/oki1

Dog & Kid-Friendly 3 Bedroom/2 Bath Home Sleeps 8
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Entire house · 8 guests · 3 beds · 2 baths

Dog & Kid-Friendly 3 Bedroom/2 Bath Home Sleeps 8Enjoy a relaxing stay at a spacious 3 bed/2 bath kid and pet-friendly beach cottage in beautiful Oak Island. Oak Island Oasis is a newly renovated house that is tastefully decorated and fully stocked with all your beach vacation needs. Enjoy a sunset on our uncrowded beaches, fish, boat or enjoy a nature walk along the Intracoastal Waterway and the Davis Canal. There is shopping, dining, and all the amenities you'd expect in a quaint beach town just miles away from your coastal get-away.

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Popular house amenities in Oak Island

  • Pool
  • Pets allowed
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  • Wifi
  • Kitchen

Apartments in Oak Island

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Oceanfront Condo w/ Balcony & Pool
$191 per night
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Carolina Beach Crabby Pad complete with backyard
$149 per night
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Wheelchair Accessible Beach Rental -Carolina Beach
$195 per night
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The Perfect Prescription - Lower
$235 per night
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Surfside Retreat 5min walk to downtown CB
$233 per night
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Beach Bum Bungalow, 5min walk to downtown CB
$114 per night
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Sweetest spot in Carolina Beach
$170 per night
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Sealife Change Beach Home
$250 per night
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The Lazy Turtle
$130 per night
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Carolina beach home with view of saltwater pool
$87 per night
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The Perfect Prescription - Upper
$325 per night
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Beach Lyfe in the Heart of Carolina Beach
$100 per night

Pet-friendly houses

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COOL CAROLINA PEARL in Downtown Southport
$80 per night
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Newly Renovated Oceanfront & Dog Friendly w/ WiFi
$450 per night
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Newly remodeled 3BR, 2 Bath, Pet Friendly Cottage
$149 per night
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Donovan's Out of the Blue Gorgeous Beach House!!!
$375 per night
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Island Love Shack 1 minute to beach
$129 per night
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Your "Driftwood Dreams" come true on Oak Island!
$100 per night
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Surf's Edge Cottage-Looking for the old style beach cottage with a modern twist, this is for you
$236 per night
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Smooth Carolina Pearl in Downtown Southport
$64 per night
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Southport's Historic Nathan Windsor House
$94 per night
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Ocean Front, Dog friendly, Oak Island,NC
$275 per night
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Peaceful Carolina Pearl in Downtown Southport
$81 per night
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OCEAN FRONT,FENCED YARD,PET FRIENDLY,DIRECT BEACH ACCESS
$165 per night

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Almost Heaven
$211 per night
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Serenity Now
$301 per night
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Serendipity
$368 per night
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Sea Shack Memories
$377 per night
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Southern Tides
$312 per night
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Seven Seas - 7C
$157 per night
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Monkey Biscuits
$326 per night
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Key Rest
$287 per night
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Del Boca Vista
$178 per night
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A Perfect View
$421 per night
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Sunshine Daydream
$222 per night
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Karefree
$402 per night

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 book a Oak Island vacation rental?

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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