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Ocean Front Cottage Oak Island, NC with WIFI and direct beach access

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Windrift is a unique beach front cottage that has a cozy cabin feel. With direct beach access you don't have to lug all of your beach items back and forth everyday. Windrift is also located near many turtle nests so if you are lucky enough to be there at a specific time of year you may have the rare opportunity to watch baby turtles hatching.

From our cottage you can enjoy the sunrise and sunset. It is also fun to take the short 15 minute drive into Southport where there are many things to do like go antiquing, browse through art galleries, eat on the water, go biking, crabbing or just take a swing on the waterfront. You will love the old fashion flavor found in this unique coastal town. If you are up for a day trip take the ferry to Bald Head Island or Fort Fisher to the NC Aquarium or drive to Wilmington or Myrtle Beach where there are endless possibilities for fun. Oak Island is a laid back family beach where you can truly relax, but when you want more excitement it can be found a short distance away.

The best way to reach me is through email. Please be sure to check the calendar for availability since I update it regularly. Thanks!

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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

About The Owner

We currently live in Greensboro, but were fortunate to spend two great years living in Southport and Oak Island. We have three kids who love the beach and will hopefully always have found memories of our trips to Oak Island.

The Owner purchased this house in 2000

Why The Owner chose Southern Coast

Windrift is a special house with 'great karma.' This is not only the way we feel about our home, but we are told this over and over from our guests that come back every year. It is very light and bright cottage with a charming feel. We have exceptional house keeper who excel in customer service so you never have to worry. If there is any problem with your stay we make it a point to do whatever we can to make it right.

What makes this house unique

Windrift it a house that you can see and hear the ocean from every room. You will not want to leave I promise!


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(52 traveler reviews)

Ocean Front Cottage Oak Island, NC with WIFI and direct beach access
average rating of 4.730769 based on 52 reviews

My GO-TO Place

  • 5 of 5

My second visit and will return. Well-stocked kitchen and cute beach décor throughout. Comfortable and convenient. Close to pier, Beach Pantry for last-minute items and other shops. Love Oak Island because it still feels like a family beach with little or no invasion of large hotels or resorts. Thanks for keeping the cottage pet friendly.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy, shabby chic cottage

  • 4 of 5

We always enjoy Windrift and Oak Island! The house is always clean and shows signs of good owner taste in décor. There are a few items that need updating but nothing really important. We had trouble with the WiFi this year and last year. A call to the manager seemed to take care of it. We liked the new refrigerator and bathtub!

Excellent access to the beach and the walk to the pier is a perfect length. We plan to visit again next year!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another perfect week at Windrift

  • 5 of 5

It was so good to get back to Windrift ! From the time we pull into the driveway until we sadly leave we feel at home and like we are at the best place on earth.

The cottage has such charm and it is always as described. Love the changes especially the new bath tub ! The Tpoo's knew exactly where we were and could not wait for a walk on the beach. We all spent most of the days on the covered porch. I love that it is so safe for the dogs and we can all hang out there and relax without worrying about them.

Thanks to the lovely owners for sharing their perfect little piece of the Beach with us again this year. We are looking forward to coming again next year.

Phillis Peppard

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and cute house!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 (2 adults, 2 teens) and our 2 yr old dog loved our week at Windrift! 12th year renting at OKi- previously through large rental companies- first rental with VRBO. They came a couple days in with new air filters and were so friendly and helpful! We all loved the covered front porch! Plenty of outlets for charging devices if you want them and soft sheets for all the beds! Well stocked kitchen. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect, cozy beach cottage

  • 5 of 5

You can tell how well we liked this place by looking through our vacation pictures -- there are nearly as many pictures of the house as of the beach! It was small & weathered, the way a beach shack should be, but clean and updated, with adorable little decorating touches throughout. The water was just steps away, so it felt as though we had our own private beach. The porch, though facing south, was big and shaded; we loved rocking and enjoying the constant ocean breeze. We appreciated the net-covering on the porch and the locking gate, as we have a 2-year-old granddaughter. Several of us used the downstairs shower on a daily basis. We hope to return in a few years, and we will definitely look to book this house when we do.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oldie But Goodie!!!

  • 4 of 5

This was our 1st time staying on this property. We loved the decor and the view. the owner Kathleen returned all texts and phone calls. She was very pleasant to work with and truly cared about our vacation. The dogs loved the front deck with the breeze. I would stay here again for sure!! The house was located away from the traffic but conviently close to a food pantry and ice machine. Already picking dates for next year!!

The Andrews

July 2nd-9th 2016

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Bald Head Island & Fort Fisher
Car: necessary

While on Oak Island we enjoy buying local seafood at Haag and Sons and using the grill to eat fish right on our back porch. If you like to eat out it is fun to take a drive (15 minutes) in to Southport and eat at Fishy Fishy or Provisions Company. If you go to Southport during the day be sure to check out Lantanas art gallery on Howe Street. Our son Will and other local artist sell unique gifts and paintings at Lantanas so it is a must see. If you have kids you should also take them to Bullfrogs on the corner of Moore and Howe and Spikes or Flavas for ice cream. Also take some time to sit in the swings on the waterfront and view the Oak Island lighthouse as well as Old Baldy. Southport is a quaint little town that should not be missed! While on Oak Island we love taking long walk with our dog and just enjoying the view and breezes from our porch. Oak Island is a family oriented beach so it is mostly quiet and relaxing. There are not big hotels and limited amount of commercial development. Mainly just families enjoying the beach. Since Oak Island faces south you will enjoy seeing the sun rise and set. We also love watching for the dolphins playing in the water. This is actually a pretty common site on Oak Island but still a thrill. If you are here during turtle season it is a real treat to see the turtles hatch and make their way to the water. This is a rare opportunity and takes much patience to go to the nest each night hoping to see this happen. If you need a few more magazines to read on the beach be sure to go to the Oak Island library on Oak Island drive where you can pick up used free magazines. We also have some magazines in our home as well. We hope you love your stay on Oak Island as much as we always do!


Rates & Availability

Oak Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mar 19 2017 - May 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 14 2017 - Jun 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mid Summer
Jun 4 2017 - Jun 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 18 2017 - Jul 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mid Summer
Jul 23 2017 - Aug 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
linens $50
Pet Fee $50
cleaning $100
Tax Rate 12.75%

Our preference is to always rent for a full week, however we will be flexible with our minimum night requirements if we are not booked and you are calling in close proximity to the date requested. If you have a question it is always best to call us at 336-254-8502.

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Oak Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • There are two jack and jill bathrooms. In other words there is a bathroom on each side of the house that is shared between the ocean front bedroom and back bedroom.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Ocean Front Bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Street side bedroom with TV
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Ocean front bedroom with cable TV
  • Top quality Queen size Beds in three of the bedrooms and two twin beds in fourth bedroom.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
If you are planning a special get away please let us know. We can help with making plans for a girls getaway trip or romantic week. Just let us know and we will do our best to help you make it special.

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