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Renovated Beach Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Clean & Pet Friendly, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6

'Play Therapy', one of the original houses on the island, has been lovingly restored and decorated. Walk to the beach via access roads or simply park in public parking at the end of any access road and simply carry your beach equipment straight to the beach. Minutes from restaurants, shopping, and the grocery store and just across the Inner Coastal Waterway from Southport which is full of boutique shopping and amazing restaurants. House is on a quiet road that offers a safe location for children. Outdoor shower and gas grill are on-site.

Oak Island has beautiful, wide, white sand beaches and conchs can often be found along the shoreline. Enjoy the numerous activities available on the island or in Wilmington (30 minutes)or Myrtle Beach (45 minutes). Golf courses are plentiful!

Come enjoy southern hospitality at its best...

Keywords: Beach cottage

More Details

Kimberly Finn
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 29, 2017

About Kimberly Finn

I grew up going to the Outer Banks with my family but absolutely fell in love with Oak Island the first time I visited, 5 years ago. I love the Southern feel of the island and the hospitality of the locals. Palm trees are plentiful and nearby Southport has incredible boutique shopping and a variety of restaurants. The beaches are wide, white, and sandy and the ocean water is as warm as a bath in the summer. The waves are much more manageable for children than in the Outer Banks.

Kimberly Finn purchased this house in 2005


Tranquil Harbour House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Renovated Beach Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Great time!

  • 5 of 5

Loved this cottage!! Dog friendly was the big plus for us!!! Such a nice flow, comfortable & casual. Really liked the few low steps in/out. Great for older adults or families with children. Central location to all restaurants & just minutes from the beach. Quiet neighborhood with such friendly & helpful neighbors!!! Owner so easy to work with & very quick response time. HIGHLY recommend this property!!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Trip!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice, clean and comfortable home in a quiet neighborhood with everything a family & a dog need. The whirlpool tub, king size bed and gas grill were nice bonuses.The owner could not have been easier to work with, returning emails quickly, answering questions and emailed to let us know when to expect the deposit refund just 2 days after check out. I would recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

My dog and I stayed at this property while on Oak Island. The house is exactly as advertised and the photos are a carbon copy of what the inside and outside looks like. The place is very clean (we were a last minute arrival due to a snafu with another property not owned by Kimberly and it was still spotless upon arrival!), is decorated super cute, and the bed is comfortable. Location is super quiet, there's an outdoor shower with hot/cold water that's private so you won't have to worry about dragging sand into the house. The kitchen has just about everything you need if you want to prepare meals. It is a 5 minute or less drive to the beach and the neighbors are very friendly. I really can't think of one negative thing about the place. The only issue I have with it is that I don't want to leave it! Kimberly, you saved our vacation. Snickers and I appreciate you very much and cannot wait to stay again.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rest, Relaxation, Rejuvenating

  • 5 of 5

What a great stay at this quaint Oak Island rental! The house was very clean and easy to keep that way. I love that I could bring my little old man doggie with me. My son and I felt safe and comfortable here. Only negative was the beds weren't easy on my back. I have back issues and the king was way too soft for me. The second bedroom did a bit better. It wouldn't keep me from visiting here again. Kimberly was wonderful to work with. Loved Island Way restaurant and Russell's Place for breakfast. Italian ice on the beach became a staple!! We didn't want to leave. My son asked if this could be our special place next year, and I am hoping so!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your feedback. The mattress in the master bedroom has been replaced with a more firm mattress.
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Wonderful Week at Oak Island

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I enjoyed our stay at "Play Therapy". The cottage was perfect for us and our two dogs; kitchen well stocked; beds very comfortable; roomy with a beachy feel; great Jacuzzi tub in master bath; everything was clean and neat. Loved the front deck for grilling, and the outdoor shower. It is hard to find a place that allows dogs, and some can be "very doggy", even for a dog lover. "Play Therapy" was not like that; No lingering pet odors, or pet hair floating around (unlike my house) and the wood floors make for easy cleanup.

I loved the location of the cottage; 1/3 a block from the Intercoastal Waterway, and a 5 min drive to the beach.

Oak Island has more than enough public beach access areas with ample parking. The beach is always clean, and never crowded. We visited our favorite resturants and ice cream shops, and enjoyed walking it all off at the beach the next day.

I am already planning another trip in Mid-October.

Thank-you for sharing you adorable beach cottage with others!!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Virginia Beach, VA

Clean, comfortable cottage on peaceful, relaxing Oak Island NC

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time and enjoyed the cottage. It was very clean and has everything that you need. The pictures and descriptions were spot on, so there were no surprises when we arrived, which was very nice. The owners were prompt with communications before, during and after the booking process. Since the cottage was in great shape, we had no need to contact them while we were there. Owners also allowed us to bring our dogs and they really enjoyed the beaches.

Oak Island is a hidden jewel if you are looking for a nice relaxing beach getaway. Beach access and parking is plentiful, even in tourist season and the beaches are very nice.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Tranquil Harbour House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 4 2017 - Jun 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 3 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 2 2017 - Nov 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Off Season
Nov 4 2017 - Mar 2 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 10.0%

Payment accepted via personal check or PayPal. Refundable security deposit is required to secure dates and rental payment is due 60 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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