We woke every day to the best possible view of the sea, and set up our beach blankets on the beach in the best possible spot every day too. Living on the beach, yet inside we had all the comforts of a beautifully kept vacation home. Comfortable beds, great armchair in the living room for reading while enjoying the view. My wife did yoga every day on the elevated deck that looks out on the wildness of the Atlantic. My wife says that there is a perfect balance of being in nature yet having all the comforts of civilization. We always felt that the ocean was all ours alone when we sat on the deck.
Beatrice is extremely accomodating with a terrific staff if you need anything. You'll love the immaculately kept house, the high speed internet was amazing, there are TVs for after the sun goes down with a DVD player and a larger screen in the living room.
The location is extremely convenient, with friendly locals and lots of terrific places to eat on Oak Island. We loved several restaurants, if you like a big perfect southern breakfast, try the Old Bridge Diner 5 blocks away. All the locals eat there, so go early. Three blocks away is the amazing Bob's hot dogs, a wonderful lunch spot with friendly young waitresses and a big list of great dogs. For finer dining we tried the Fish House, a ten minute drive at the other end of Oak Island with a beautiful view of the sunsets.
As for nearby attractions. We came for the beach and spent every day enjoying it. Not very crowded, and with rich wildlife to watch. Bring binoculars, we saw porpoises lovely dark bodies leaping in the waves, every hour would bring a flight of pelicans soaring over the waves, sometimes a foot above, sometimes many feet up in the sky.
We visited the nearby maritime museum in Southport, shopped and made a visit to the battleship museum in Wilmington (only 29 miles away), what a delight.
This was the very best vacation we had every taken together!!!
This house is fantastic. It is located right on the ocean with easy access to the beach. The views from the deck and even from within the house are amazing. It is close to numerous restaurants and shops. We had three children with us ages 5-10 and they loved it. All the adults had a great time as well. If you plan to spend a lot of time on the beach, this is the place. There is a hose and outdoor shower to rid yourself of beach sand before coming in.
My wife and I stayed here with our 4 year old son for a week and had a great time. The house was clean and cozy with comfortable furnishings. The master bed mattress was comfy. Beautiful views at all times of day and just a few feet away from a quiet and relaxing beach especially during week days. The location is also ideal in that there are several restaurants in walking distance and quick access to NC-133 for the short drive over to Southport. This was our second time to Oak Island and we revisited some favorite places like Flying Pig Coffee and found some new places like Burney's Bakery and Frying Pan. Hope to visit again each year!
My husband and I spent 6 days at the Ocean Front Beach cottage after our wedding and it was the perfect place to relax and spend some time together after a hectic previous months. The house is not too big, which was perfect for the two of us. It has a great kitchen (with dishwasher, dishes, pots, coffee maker, microwave, etc) where we cooked almost every night while looking out to the ocean. It has a lovely deck where we spent the mornings sipping coffee and reading.
We had never been to Oak Island and Beatrice gave us great recommendations for how to enjoy our stay. (She was very responsive at all times- we never waited more than a few hours for a response, which was super helpful while planning and when we were there). We were able to enjoy the local yoga studio, massage, fish mongers, farmers market, and restaurants. The beach itself was nearly empty the whole time- just a few families here and there.
We recommend this rental to anyone who wants to relax and enjoy lovely Oak Island. We hope to come back soon!
I just came back from the most utterly relaxing vacation I've ever had. Beatrice's home is inviting, comfortable, and clean. I felt at home the entire time I was there. And the view... geesh words aren't adequate. I could have sat on that deck for my entire stay, and nearly did! My only regret was that I didn't catch the ferry and check out Bald Island. But I figure might as well leave something for the next time! And there absolutely will be a next time. Thank you Beatrice for being so quick to respond when I had questions and for opening up your lovely home to me and my old dog. I very much look forward to returning.
This house was perfect for our honeymoon. We spent lots of time on the beach and lots of time sipping drinks in the rocking chairs on the porch looking at the ocean. Beatrice was lovely and she made the stat perfect. We kayaked and saw some alligators and it was a great tour. We highly recccomend this house and Beatrice. We will be back! Also try turtle island and Josephs for dinner!
We rented this little piece of paradise for a family get away for the Thanksgiving holiday. We had beautiful weather and a great time. Enjoyed the local restaurants and spent one day in South port. Even our dog Bella enjoyed the trip. Nice place to go and relax. Would definitely rent again.