'Island Daze' - Classic Oak Island Cottage
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Oak Island house description
'Island Daze' is third row back from the beachfront, backs up to tidal creek/marsh, is tidy, comfortable and affordable.
Whether it's relaxing on the beach, walking to the fishing pier, jogging, renting bikes, shopping in the locally owned stores, golfing at numerous courses, climbing to the top of the the Oak Island Lighthouse, watching a loggerhead turtle nest and lay eggs or assisting hatchlings making their way to the ocean, kayaking, taking a day trip into Wilmington (50 minutes north) or Myrtle Beach (75 minutes south) , touring a local winery, walking the historic and charming town of Southport (setting for 'Safe Haven' by Nicholas Sparks)on the mainland-just across the bridge, playing putt-putt golf, visiting the USS North Carolina Battleship, or watching the sunset paint the sky with colors, 'Island Daze' will be your home base for enjoyment and making memories.
10 miles of uncrowded beaches, family-oriented attractions make Oak Island just the beach you’ve pictured. On Oak Island, the water is always the center of attention with more than 60 public beach-access points, 2 fishing piers, 2 marinas and 3 public boat and canoe ramps.
Weekly Rentals (May through October) -
A signed contract and a non-refundable $300.00 deposit will reserve your week at Island Daze with the balance of rent due thirty days prior to your arrival date. During the months of June, July and August the base weekly rate is $850.00 plus taxes of 12.75% equaling a grand total of $958.37 and includes departure cleaning. We rent Saturday to Saturday. During the months of May, September and October the base weekly rate is $650.00 plus taxes of 12.75% equaling a grand total of $732.87 and includes departure cleaning. Check in is 3:00pm on your arrival date and check out is 10:00am on your departure date unless prior arrangements have been cleared by the owner. We prefer to rent Saturday to Saturday but have flexibility.
Nightly Rentals (May, September & October) -
2-night minimum, signed contract and total rental payment will reserve your days at Island Daze. $140.00/ night (departure cleaning included) plus taxes of 12.75%. Check in is 3:00pm on your arrival date and check out is 10:00am on your departure date unless prior arrangements have been cleared by the owner.
Pillows, blankets and kitchen linens are provided but you'll need to bring your own bed linens, bath towels and beach towels. If this is not convenient for you, I will provide you the contact information for a local company who is easy to work with.
Wi-fi is available at the library and local businesses on the island.
For your convenience, departure cleaning is included in our weekly and nightly rates.
Maximum occupancy is 6, not including infants.
Smoking and pets are prohibited.
Contact us with specific questions about Oak Island or our home!
Keywords: Ocean View Beach Cottage
- 900 sq. ft.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Parking Off Street:
- Covered Parking:
- Air Conditioning:
- Washing Machine:
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- DVD Player
Location & View
- Beach View:
- Ocean View
- Deepsea Fishing
- Medical Services
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Pier Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Surf Fishing
- Recreation Center
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Miniature Golf
- Bird Watching
ReviewsWrite a review
We just spent 11 days at "Island Daze" and it was great! Wonderful, beautifully maintained beach home. From the kitchen window I could see the marsh and the kayaks floating by, fish jumping and the graceful great blue heron! The front deck is a wonderful place to enjoy breakfast and an evening cocktail. Close to everything! Nicely equipped kitchen and very comfortable bedding. Love the outdoor shower! Great place and thanks so much!
- Guest mark and debbie1 (south, boston, va)
- Date of stay 10/10/13
- Review Submitted 10/21/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway.
Great house, Great location...
Great house, Great location...
This was the perfect house for my family! Our week was spent at the beach across the street, in nearby Southport and on Bald Head Island - just a short ferry ride away! We will definitely return next year!
- Guest Regina R. (Aurora, Illinois)
- Date of stay 08/10/13
- Review Submitted 08/26/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.
This home is perfectly located on the island. It's a 3 minute walk to the beach, park right around the corner. The home was very clean, kitchen perfectly stocked with everything you need. The waterway in the backyard provided hours of entertainment for my children to fish, crab and play. The home was comfortable. This was our third stay at OKI in the past year and this was the best location so far. Vanessa and Jeff were wonderful during the reservation process. The outside shower was great. The home had everything we needed to have a enjoyable stay at OKI. My kids did not want to leave. We will definitely be back to OKI and the Island Daze!
- Guest Stacey (Ohio)
- Date of stay 07/06/13
- Review Submitted 07/23/13
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, families with young children.
Family of 4
Family of 4
Awesome location, beautiful views. easy walk to the beach. Vanessa and Jeff quick with all questions answered. The kids had a blast fishing in the back yard. Well stocked kitchen. Will consider staying again.
- Guest Gr8rock (NC)
- Date of stay 09/15/12
- Review Submitted 09/26/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
We had a comfortable and relaxing vacation staying at Island Daze. The house was extremely clean/neat and provided all the amenities that anyone could need on vacation. It was everything and more that the owners stated that it was and me and my family look forward to staying there again next summer.
- Guest ekg2112 (Concord NC)
- Date of stay 08/04/12
- Review Submitted 08/20/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.
Great Vacation Cottage
Great Vacation Cottage
Island Daze is a nice house with a good location. We really liked the 2 bathrooms upstairs and the shower downstairs. The house is very neat and clean and the pictures don't do it justice. Very cute vacation home. We enjoyed the creek behind the house and the hammock was so relaxing. Communication with the owner has been very easy and we will go back again.
- Guest Anne (Danville, VA)
- Date of stay 07/28/12
- Review Submitted 08/07/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway.
We have just returned from our week at Island Daze on Oak Island. The house was great, very clean and perfect for our family. It was just a short walk to the beach and my boys loved fishing and crabbing at the creek in the backyard. Vanessa was very helpful with information about the area and was quick to email me answers to any questions I had. Oak Island was an ideal vacation spot for us, lots of things to do and places to eat right there and Wilmington and Myrtle Beach were an easy drive. We are definitely thinking about coming back!
- Guest Charles (United States)
- Date of stay 07/07/12
- Review Submitted 07/16/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children.
Fun Family Getaway
Fun Family Getaway
Vanessa was so helpful in finding a place close by for our family to share a 'together but away stay' at Oak Island. We have been to OKI 4 times and will stay at Island Daze again. The backyard creek provided much entertainment for our kids. Island Daze was clean, and very convenient to the beach. It had everything we needed -especially friendly and helpful owners. Thanks -we loved Island Daze and will return again soon.
- Guest Angela (Charotte NC )
- Date of stay 08/13/11
- Review Submitted 07/13/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.
You will not want to leave.
You will not want to leave.
They have a wonderful house. Vanessa was very helpful in assisting us with this last minute get away. The house is really nice, very clean, and had everything we needed for a wonderful stay at the beach. The pictures don't really show you how nice it really is, or how close you are to the beach.
- Guest Scott (Hope Mills, NC)
- Date of stay 06/16/12
- Review Submitted 06/25/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.
In a word: Wonderful!
In a word: Wonderful!
My family and I rented this house over Memorial Day Weekend and couldn't have been happier with our accommodations! The pictures really don't do the home justice. The grounds were well maintained and the house is bright, comfortable, and very clean. We really enjoyed waking up and having a cup of coffee on the front deck while relaxing and taking in the ocean views. The outdoor shower with hot and cold water was a huge plus after a day on the beach. It's about a 2 minute walk to have your feet in the sand and all the shops/restaurants/attractions are within a 5 minute drive. The owner Vanessa was quick to respond to any questions we had and was happy to accommodate our requests. I would definitely recommend this house to friends and we hope to come back and visit very soon.
- Guest CoastalWanderers (Asheville, NC USA)
- Date of stay 05/24/12
- Review Submitted 05/30/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, families with young children, girls getaway.
June - August, Weekly Rental Only (Saturday to Saturday) - $850/week May, September & October - $650/week or $140/night (2 night minimum) Required Taxes of 12.75% will be applied & collected to the rates quoted above. Rates include departure cleaning fee. Weekly rentals require a $300 deposit with balance due 30 days prior to arrival. Linens are NOT provided, but may rented locally through Sharon's Linens. Snowbirds, longer term rentals or corporate rentals - contact us to discuss rates.
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Year Purchased: 1999
About the owner: My husband and I bought our home in 1999 and gradually renovated/upgraded it, mostly by ourselves and the help of friends (thanks Timblin, Geoff and Matthew!). Our home has been the nucleus of countless extended family gatherings over the years and we are so happy it has created long lasting memories for all our nieces and nephews. We hope you too will enjoy the uniqueness of Oak Island while staying at 'Island Daze'.
Why the Owner Chose Oak Island:
In the early '70's my parents choose Long Beach (now Oak Island) for our annual 2 week family beach vacation every August, and I've chosen to vacation here ever since! After considering many coastal towns in NC, my husband and I settled on Oak Island because of the low density development, mix of year round residents, second home owners and tourists, the clean uncrowded beach, funky local art scene, great restaurants, proximity to Wilmington and the natural beauty of the island.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The ocean breezes from the south facing beach, the ocean view, easy access to the beach, a grove of live oaks in our back yard which give way to the tidal creek and marsh beyond, and countless reasons to be outside enjoying the beauty of this barrier island and its wildlife are just a few reason I love being at OKI and our house.
- Primary: (919) 881-0741 (North Carolina, USA)
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Front, street side
Front bedroom with queen size bed and ocean view
Back Bedroom, Queen size bed, Creek/Marsh View
Tidal Creek/Marsh at rear of backyard
Ocean view from front deck
Around the corner from Island Daze at "Heron Point".
Working boats in the Yacht Basin at Southport.
Oak Island Lighthouse, tours and climb to the top available!
Beach front towards east end of Oak Island with Bald Head Island on horizon.
The end of the rainbow.....almost at Island Daze! (6/3/2013)
Middle Bedroom, Full size bed
Sunrise from our backyard, September 2012.
Early morning on the beach.
At the Southport Yacht Basin looking across the marsh towards OKI.
View looking west from the top of OKI Lighthouse.
Sunset, Blue Water Point.
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