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Amazing Vacations at Amazing Grace, Oak Island, ~NC~!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths

AMAZING GRACE, Amazing Beach, Amazing Vistas and Amazing Sunsets! Our home at Oak Island, NC awaits your rest and recreation!

Come and enjoy our colorful, relaxing and comfortable home just steps away from the ocean at one of America's best beaches. USA Today's May 25, 2012 travel feature named Oak Island one of 51 GREAT AMERICAN BEACHES.....NORTH CAROLINA: "The state's coastline is one long, 300 mile beach: The trick is finding a stretch that's not so remote you have to bring your own drinking water, or so over run by T-shirt huts and putt-putts that you want to flee. Oak Island, south of Wilmington, has a nice blend of basic amenities and miles of open beach. There's great kayaking on the sound side, a transportation system friendly to bikes, and small town atmosphere."

The views across the sound from the screened porch include the masts of sailing yachts and the raised nets of shrimp trawlers navigating the Intracoastal Waterway. Flocks of graceful pelicans dot the skies of both the sound and the beach.

When variety of activity beckons, look no farther than a 10 block walk or a quick drive to the Blue Water Point Marina. Check out the catch of the day or slide your boat into the Lockwood Folly Inlet East Channel at the public boat ramp. A dinner at the Marina's Fish House Restaurant will be a treat you will long remember. Stay through the evening and catch a marsh view sunset or return to Amazing Grace and catch the end of the day from the sunset deck. OKI....the all seasons retreat!

Arrival is available at 3:00 pm and departure is by 10:00 am. Summer season rentals are weekly from Saturday to Saturday. We are flexible for days of arrival and departure for rentals during the other seasons.

More Details

Owner
Jim Britt
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2018

About Jim Britt

We enjoyed transitioning this home after we became owners. Lisa, an interior designer with a reputation of creating warm and comfortable spaces, brought her touch to Amazing Grace. Jim is a consultant, coach, author and speaker for stakeholders in benefits, insurance and risk management. We enjoy our visits here with family and friends for rest and recreation. Come share the home with your family or friends for a refreshing change of pace at one of the Atlantic's most beautiful beaches.

Jim Britt purchased this house in 2004

Why Jim Britt chose Oak Island

We have always been drawn to the Carolinas beaches. Lisa was raised in South Carolina and Jim adopted the Carolinas as home from his collegiate days. After visiting many beaches through the years, we sought to find the quiet family beach that offered a balance of best natural qualities at the best value. After being introduced to Oak Island properties in the Fall of 2003, we made our investment in 2004. We have upgraded or refreshed Amazing Grace with one or more projects each year and look forward to many visits with our children, grandchildren and friends.

What makes this house unique

Amazing Grace is at the quiet Kings Lynn west-end 'Point' of OKI where you feel like you're at a private beach. The ocean and sound vistas are superb and the sunsets are breathtaking. Boaters have access to a public ramp at the Blue Water Point Marina. From there, it's a quick trip to the Intracoastal waterway or the open water through the Lockwood Folly Inlet. Surf, pier and charter fishing are available on the Island. Those who love to browse for antiques will enjoy historic Southport.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A beautiful holiday with friends and family!



Love!
Nov 2017
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Amenities

Oak Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • For the NO CANCELLATION exceptions, read the rental agreement.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private Master
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , First floor living area and bedroom 2 access
    Bathroom 5 - outdoor shower , Enclosed with hot and cold water.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Second floor den area and bunk room access
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Second floor master en suite bath
  • 5: two on first floor, two on second floor, one outside shower on ground floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1st floor master beach side with private bath.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1st floor beach side with hall bath access
    Bedroom 4 - 2 bunk bed , 2nd floor sound side, 2 bunk units, sleeps 4, bath off den
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Second floor master with en suite bath
  • Queen size Beds (3) , each in separate rooms. Twin or Single Beds (4) in 2 bunk units in sound view second floor bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Kings Lynn is a lovely neighborhood with a comfortable mix of permanent and guest residences. The traffic on both Kings Lynn Drive and West Beach Drive is minimal. Our guests will feel like they're at their own vacation home.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Amazing Vacations at Amazing Grace, Oak Island, ~NC~!
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 90 reviews
Salisbury, NC
5

Zero complaints

  • 5 of 5

The house was exactly as described. Clean and spacious enough for large family. Close walk to beach and inlet area where you can have kayak's, etc rented and brought to you. Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always delighted to learn that our home profile is experienced as listed. Looking forward to your early return to Amazing Grace!
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Virginia
5

Great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Amazing Grace!

The house was exactly at described on the listing, and had everything you need for a home away from home. Enjoyed mornings and nights on the porch and decks, then days relaxing on the beach....well as much relaxation as possible with 3 young ones. We were disappointed to not have the direct straight line beach access this year, but it was a minor inconvenience as the other 2 access points are very walkable.

Thanks for opening your home up to us!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the recap of the experience at our home. We hope all our entire rental "family" will have the same joy at their home away from home.
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5

Wonderful time at Amazing Grace

  • 5 of 5

This was the 1st time that we were able to bring our adult children and grandchildren on a vacation together. We had a wonderful time! Your home was very inviting. The only thing disappointing was that we couldn't take a short walk over to the beach due to no access as we thought. However we did rent a golf cart for the week so we were able to drive to both the beach, inlet water and just about anywhere on the island. Love setting on the screened in porch in morning to have a cup of coffee and in the evening to feel the summer breeze. The sunset was also beautiful to watch from the upper deck. God blessed us with a wonderful week!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for sharing your vacation experience at Amazing Grace. Your joy with the screened porch and the sunset aligns with our own family. Like you and yours, we are disappointed to have a temporary interruption of our straight line access of 125 paces to the beach. However, while we are awaiting for mother nature or the planned dunes refreshment in the 6500-6600 blocks to permit reopening of our private path access, the two block walks either way on West Beach Drive to alternate paths have worked well. Let us know if we need to clarify the beach access note sent to all our renters. We would welcome your return to our home and look forward to your being in touch when OKI beckons! Jim Britt
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5

Amazing vacation

  • 5 of 5

Loved the house. The porch was great. The house was so beautiful and so cozy. I would recommend amazing grace to everyone. Great location and good place to walk. I wish I could go back tomorrow.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for sharing your joyful vacation experience. We hope you will return soon. Best to all in your family!
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4

Great Location and House

  • 4 of 5

I would definitely stay at Amazing Grace again. The location is great, just a short walk to the beach and the point of Oak Island. The home is comfortable with lots of outside seating to enjoy the views. The owners are very responsive and reasonable. The only reason that I am giving it 4 stars is that there was a lack of some essential items upon arrival such as toilet paper and hand soap. While I understand that renting a beach house is different than staying at a hotel, the lack of essential cleaning supplies (trash bags, dishwasher detergent, something to clean the counters with) did get frustrating. In summary, stay at Amazing Grace for sure because it's a great house in a great location with great owners. Just be sure to bring some essential personal care and home care items with you before you arrive :)

  • Submitted: May 15, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your comments about our home and its access to the beach. We also value your feedback about your perspectives on essential items for guests. We will put those in the mix of ideas we receive to enhance our rental experience. Best to you and yours!
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5

Super Great House!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing Grace more than met our expectations and the Britts were immediately responsive to AC problems in a brand new unit. By the way, the young men from the HVAC company were very nice, professional and efficient also! The house spaces are so well laid out, inside and out and the amenities are perfect, from the screened-in rocking chair porch to the large crock pot (yeah, we used it)! It was like being comfortable at home, but with new age appliances and water views from all sides! The dogs loved being able to walk all the way around the outside decking, and we were happy they couldn’t escape. Our 7 month old grandson loved the cruising ottoman table! If I had anything to “complain” about, I suppose it would have been nice to use the nearest beach access, but it was chained and caution taped. With a baby and a great grandmother, we just drove to the point parking lot with all our paraphernalia. Keep your flops on, sand spurs abound! We surely did enjoy our week in the amazing Amazing Grace!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed having you and your family at our home. Thanks for your patience while the new first floor thermostat was replaced. Looking forward to your return visit when OKI beckons!
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Wilmington, NC - ILM
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
The Fish House
Nearest Ferry
13 Miles
SouthPort
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Oak Island Golf Club
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Wilmington
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
NC 211
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Miles
The Fish House
Nearest Beach
125 Metres
At the Beach - West Beach near The Point at OKI

Lighthouses, Ferries, Fishing Charters, Island Hop

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Per night family dog fee $15 + Tax
Pet Fee $15
Departure housekeeping $175 + Tax

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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