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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
WELCOME TO 'THE ANSWER' BEACH RETREAT
We have enjoyed our family beach home for years....we thought you would too! In fact, our mission is to ensure your enjoyment and relaxation. We want to help you design YOUR perfect vacation. We are also offering a referral program too....refer your friends/neighbors for a week, and if they book with us, you get an extra day FREE for yourself!!
But enough of that, it's time to kick off your shoes and dig your toes in the soft sands of the island....get casual, relax, unwind, take a breath - and you can't miss with our cozy cottage in the quiet beach community of Oak Island.
BEACH ACCESS BY BARE FEET OR BIKE
Located in the quiet north end of the barrier Island of Oak Island, our home is situated within walking distance to the beach, Intracoastal Waterway, Davis Canal and the Community Recreation Center. By foot, my home is located within a 5 block walk to the beach. You'll surely enjoy getting there by walking or biking over the Davis Canal senic walkway at SE 20th Street.
To drive to the beach you will use streets east of SE40th or Middleton Blvd. Oak Island has over 60 beach access points with free parking. This is a family friendly beach with no high-rises, few condos and a limited commercial area - it rarely seems crowded. Our night life usually consists of a trip for an ice cream cone, a round of miniature golf or a walk on one of our two fishing piers.
THE ICW/BOATS WELCOME
The area has 3 free public boat ramps with the closest one at NE 54th. If I may suggest a fun stop while out boating - check out Provisions Restaurant in Southport for a great/casual meal.
My home is on the north side of the island, what's called the 'wooded' section. It runs between the Inter Coastal Waterway (ICW) and the ocean. It's quiet, shady and where many of the local residents live. For enjoyable walks or bike rides, I suggest riding down the tree lined Yacht Drive. You'll have glimpses of the ICW all along this route. Rent bikes at a nearby retailer or bring yours along.
STORES / RESTAURANTS
The island has a Food Lion grocery store located on Oak Island Drive and SE 59th St. plus there's a Lowes Foods and Wal-Mart on the mainland. Oak Island has some great restaurants and I'm fond of Thai by the Sea for either lunch or dinner and Turtle Island on Wednesday nights.
THINGS TO DO
Oak Island has much to offer in the way of things to do or not do! Just taking a beach chair and a book to the beach while working on your tan is an all time favorite but of course there is boating of all kinds and great fishing. You may want to consider renting kayaks - go explore our creeks and marshes.
It's just a couple blocks to the Oak Island Rec Center where there's a basketball court. Non-residents can pay a small fee to use the weight room, equipment room or attend a class. Middleton Park on Oak Island Drive at SE 48th has a playground for the youngsters, tennis courts, ballfields and there's a skateboard park two blocks away.
THINGS YOU'LL NEED
I provide all linens and towels. We do ask that you bring your own beach towels and beach items
Did you know Oak Island is a south facing beach? You can watch sunrises AND sunsets from our beach!!! Plus we have a lighthouse, a Coast Guard Station, a public golf course, several churches, and an awesome local airport that offers sky-diving if your interested.
SOUTHPORT / BALD HEAD ISLAND / FT. FISHER FERRY
Historic Southport is a maritime village located only fifteen minutes away on the mainland. It sits at the confluence of the Cape Fear River, the Intracoastal and the Atlantic. Watch the container ships, sailboats, fishing vessels, powerboats, kayaks and the like from Waterfront Park. Plus Southport has a wide array of restaurants and shopping to offer you and the family.
Drive to the Deep Point Marina and catch the passenger ferry to Bald Head for a great day trip. No cars are allowed. You can rent a golf cart, tour the island and have a nice lunch before heading back.
Or catch the Ft. Fisher Ferry and for $5 per car, take a trip to the other side of the Cape Fear and visit the aquarium or the Wilmington beach communities of Kure, Carolina and Wrightsville Beach.
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Member since: 2010
- 1300 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Alternative Lifestyle
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Recreation Center
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Covered Parking
- Ice Maker
- Deck / Patio
- Housekeeper Included
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- House Keeping $130
- Refundable Damage Deposit $200
- Taxes Not included
Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Call for cancellation policy
Pricing excludes Holidays (Memorial Day, July 4th, etc.,) - Call for rates.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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The Oak Island Recreation Center is located at 3003 E. Oak Island Drive. It houses a fitness facility, tennis courts and canoe and kayak rentals that is open to residents and non-residents. Town and community meetings are held at this location along with numerous recreation programs and ongoing clubs and events. Hours of operation are Monday - Friday: 6:30 am until 9:00 pm and Saturdays from 9 am until 5:00 pm. Call 910-278-5518 for more information. http://www.oakislandnc.com/recreation/...MoreCollapse
The North Carolina Department of Transportation operates a vehicle and passenger ferry between Southport and Fort Fisher. This is a year-round ferry. For more information please see below or call the ferry service directly at 1-800-BY-FERRY. http://www.southporttimes.com/southportferry.html...MoreCollapse
Shrimping, Crabbing, Surf Fishing, Fishing off the pier
Year Purchased: 1998
Why the Owner Chose Tranquil Harbour, Oak Island, NC, USA:
Actually our house was our Mothers. We loved coming down here so much we bought it from her so we could keep it in the family! Oak Island is like stepping away from our hectic ordinary life, to a simpler time where the beach was a community. In the evening we drive down to the Dairy Queen or walk down to the beach to sit in the moon light and feel the breeze on our face. If we want to go antiquing, we head to historic Southport. Or, we take a stroll and admire the Yaupon trees, moss, flowers and birds that cover the island. It's beautiful, serene and wonderful here, a real hidden treasure.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Your enjoyment and relaxation are our first priorty for your stay at our home. Therefore we offer all the usual comforts of a nice vacation home- comfy beds, wonderful seating in the living room, full cable, a great kitchen, all appliances, etc. Additionally, we offer a Concierge service. So, if you choose, all your groceries will be stocked in advance of your arrival. If you decide that you would like to have a special romantic dinner at one of the area's fine restaurants, the Concierge will make your reservation and watch the children while you are out. If you desire champage and fine linens, that may be arranged as well. You decide what amenities you need, we make the arrangements!
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Charter a boat for the day or just fish by the shore...
Well stocked kitchen with updated appliances
Dishwasher, Range, Micro-wave and Refrigerator.
Relax after swimming, shopping, exploring Southport, Ft Fisher or the Aquarium.
Features private Master Bath with all towels and linens needed for your stay.
Convenient second bath off the hallway-with all towels & linens provided.
Enjoy the evening around the firepit or BBQ on the deck.
Rent a kayak or canoe from the Rec Center and explore the intercoastal waterway.
Take the ferry to Fort Fisher and visit the Historic Fort Fisher or Aquarium.
Minutes to the beach or Rec Center to rent canoes, kayak, gym, tennis or yoga.
Everything you need is provided to cook up some fresh fish or shrimp!
Eat in Kitchen provides plenty of room for the entire group.
Comfortable LR with Satellite TV and surround.
Plenty of room to unwind in the King sized master bedroom w/private bath.
Comfortable second bedroom Queen with closet and bath in the hall.
3rd BR offers room for the kids with a Single and Queen size bed (not shown).
Covered parking, WM/Dryer and extra frig takes care of the days catch or drinks.
Southport has some great shops and restaurants along the waterfront.
Fish off the Pier or just enjoy the quiet beaches of Oak Island.
Oak Island offers so much.....give us a call, we'd love to have you over!
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016
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