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Sarah Davidson

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Ocean Front Cottage Charm Relaxing Porch, Pet Friendly, Wifi

44 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Coastal North Carolina House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Ocean Front House, Just remodeled the kitchen with brand new Stainless Fridge, GE Stove, Microwave and dishwasher, Big Flat Screen TV's in Every Room, Free Wi-Fi

This one-level beach cottage includes brand new high thread count (450) all cotton sheets, linens and towels... cable TV/DVD... high speed internet.. a variety of cards, & board games for your family to enjoy...all at no added cost. We have also added 2 more rocking chairs to the porch which has sun and shade along with the picnic table and 4 adirondack chairs you may never leave this spot! Also for guest use are 3 bike cruisers and 4 chairs so you won't have to haul all that beach equipment from home. We try to keep beach toys available for your use as well!!

The kitchen is well-equipped with all new plates, pots, pans and gadgets so you can can easily whip up a meal from the abundance of fresh, local seafood and produce available on the island.

The master bedroom has a king size bed where you will wake up looking out over the ocean! The second bedroom has a queen and twin bed and the 3rd has a double.

Walking distance to City Center with 5 Public Tennis Courts, skate board park, soccer/ball field, new playground, pizza place, ice cream shop, movie rentals, and T-shirt/souvenir beach shop.

A perfect get-away for families and couples any time of year! Need to de-stress and unwind, then its time for a beach vacation.

Keywords: Ocean Front, 3 Bedroom, hardwood floors & beams, huge porch partly covered, public tennis courts, skate board park, Free WiFi, Golf, Restaurants Galore, HDTV, one story, cottage charm!

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Sarah Davidson (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Sarah Davidson

We are an active traveling family with 6 vacation properties for rent. This ocean front house, and another 6 houses down the street, a Townhome in Cottonwood, Utah (8 miles from Alta, Snowbird, Solitude and Brighton) and 3 Slopeside Condos in Wintergreen, Virginia. Vacation Year Round in one of our wonderful homes! We offer 10% discounts for customers who stay in two our homes in the same year. We are pet friendly because ours are apart of the family. We love to ski and play tennis as a family, but travel frequently for Sarah (Mom) who is a frequent triathlon competitor.

Sarah Davidson purchased this house in 2011

Why Sarah Davidson chose Coastal North Carolina

The View is Amazing. The ocean runs East to West so you get an Ocean Sunrise and Ocean Sunset. Conveniently located a half hour off Interstate 40.

Tennis For Free..Just 3 blocks from Free Public Tennis Courts that are in Great Shape!

For Golfers...The Oak Island Golf Club welcomes you to a coastal Carolina golfing experience. But summer vacationers to Oak Island’s vacation community in Brunswick County enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and warm southern hospitality that are hallmarks of Oak Island GC. The 18-hole, 6,720 yard George Cobb design provides an exciting adventure, round after round.

What makes this house unique

Rest, Beach, Bike, Tennis, Golf, Walks and Plenty of Night Life. Great for Families. The Wednesday Farmers market is 3 blocks away--so fun! Also in this area is a skate board park and children's playground!

We have another ocean front home 7 houses down the street if you are bringing more family and friends along--togetherness, but not too close!!


based on 44 traveler reviews

Ocean Front Cottage Charm Relaxing Porch, Pet Friendly, Wifi
average rating of 4.7954545 based on 44 reviews

Relaxing family vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our one week of NOTHING for the year and, being just steps from a beautiful beach, it was perfect.

There were 6 of us, Mom & Dad, 3 teenagers, and a dog. It was just the right sized house and could have held at least one more with plenty of room.

We cooked in most meals and the kitchen, dining table, and porch were all we needed. We went to Haag Bros seafood most nights for locally caught, fresh cut seafood. There were plenty of local vegetable stands around daily and a great Farmers Market on Monday. I would advise taking in at least one days meals to skip the long lines at the grocery on Saturday. There is a new Lowes Foods just off the island that has amazing food at great prices.

The new washer and dryer are top of the line. The cabinets held s&p, coffee filters for the drip machine and the refrigerator was huge.

The porch was the perfect place for so many activities. We ate local blue crabs, washed off after the beach, sat in rocking chairs and watched the waves, let the dog bird watch, used the new gas grill (with propane provided by the owner) and found new sea turtle nests.

The kids played cards and board games after long days on the beach.

We came home happy, relaxed, and ready to return.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Retreat

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in this beach cottage. The beach was so close to the cottage. We loved the deck. We were able to bring our four month old puppies with us and they enjoyed the deck in their doggie play pen. The beds were very comfortable. Our daughter enjoyed tying her hammock out underneath the house. We grilled out on the new gas grill and were pleasantly surprised to find out we could fill the propane up for free as the homeowner left info on where to fill up the tank. Some comments have been made on the age of the home but I could tell love was put into all the updates. I'm sure it is hard to maintain the outside appearance as close as this cottage is to the ocean. It would get a lot of wind and sea mist. We have stayed in very upscale condos before but this felt like home away from home. All the local seafood was delicious. We loved Oak Island and the friendly family atmosphere. The owner was very kind over the phone and very helpful with any questions I had. We felt blessed to have such a lovely stay. Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Robin, Your review was so very thorough and thoughtful! I loved your comment, "we have stayed in upscale condos before but this felt like a home away from home." That is exactly my goal that you feel as comfortable as you do at home! I agree with you that OKI has a "friendly family atmosphere," we have certainly loved all our time there with our girls. I am also amazed at how pet friendly the whole island is. You felt "blessed to have such a lovely stay" and we felt blessed to have you stay in our home! Take Care, Sarah
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great home on beach

  • 5 of 5

IWonderful stay at this beachfront home. I have stayed in several over the las few years and this was the best. It is an old house and therefore not perfect but, it was a delight to stay there. The owner was easy to deal with and the house was really nice.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rick, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! I am so glad you had a great stay! That house does have a lot of charm. The week after you left we did a weeks for of renovations--replaced the blinds, new ceiling fans in the kitchen, repainted the main room and rebuilt the front steps so they are easy to manage. So come back soon and check out the upgrades! Thanks so much for staying with us! Take Care, Sarah
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Springfield VA

Beautiful setting, house could use a little work

  • 3 of 5

This beach house is in a beautiful setting - easy access to the ocean and you can hear the sound of the waves from your bedroom. We also enjoyed the many fine restaurants and other activities that are readily available in the Oak Island area, including a ping pong table in the community center! The house itself, however, needs work. Windows had to be propped up (we used a soda can), the kitchen light switch worked intermittently, and decent shades would have been appreciated. The deck is lovely, but the door going out has peeling and chipped paint. Mold is on the exterior siding facing the road. This may be a seasonal thing, as quite a few houses had this problem. All in all, we enjoyed the week and appreciated the opportunity to bring our dog to the beach.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Debby, It is a great location where the sound of the waves comes singing into the house. Thank you for your honest comments. We just had the ceiling fans replaced so the lights and fans are working great now! We replaced those blinds 4 years ago, they get quite a bit of use since the whole room is windows. We do have the house pressure washed once a year in the spring so it will be looking shiny again in two months. I am glad you found easy access to the beach from our large back deck. Thanks again for helping us to keep this place a wonderful retreat! Sarah
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Piedmont, North Carolina

Relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5

This is a very nice beach house in a great location. House is a little old but is obviously being updated quickly. The beds (and linens) were very comfortable with TVs in every bedroom. And the kitchen and appliances were updated as well, including an HE washer and dryer. The living room furniture is also very comfortable and the wifi worked perfectly, even on the porch.

The back porch, with plenty of seating and a beautiful view, and short walk to the beach are reason enough to stay here. We got to see the sun rise and set every day. It was nice to have the beach chairs available.

Another big plus was being able to take my dog. He loved the beach and the porch.

I would definitely stay here again and would recommend it to anyone.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Valarie, Thank you for your great review! I am so glad you found everything nicely updated, I love decorating! It is hard to beat that porch with part in the sun and part covered! My favorite place for coffee in the morning and a glass of wine at night! It is an older home but that is what gives it it's charm--hard to find those hardwood floors and exposed hardwood beams in the newer homes! We don't want our guests traveling without their four-legged family members, because we don't travel without ours! We look forward with pleasure your next stay! Take Care, Sarah
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Excellent location. House needs evaluation by owners.

  • 3 of 5

What did you most enjoy about your stay?

A late September visit to the coast is something everyone should consider and we loved the location of the home.

Would you come back again or recommend this home to a friend?

We would come back to Oak Island but I don't think we would stay at this home again nor recommend to friends or family. I'm willing to discuss the issues we faced with the owner rather then post on a review.

Was the property a good fit for the group you were traveling with?

The house was the right size and just a few steps to the ocean and beach. Views from the back deck are spectacular.

What nearby activities, attractions, or restaurants did you enjoy?

The beach of course! Also going to Southport; took the tour of the town this time and had a really nice lunch at Baked with Love. Wilmington, Cotton Exchange and River walk.

We celebrated our anniversary at the Turtle Island restaurant. I would recommend this place, word of advice from the locals was to arrive AT or shortly 5:00 before as it gets very crowded very quickly. We did that and by the time we finished our meal the place was full.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sounds like your trip was enjoyable over all. Having the house 20 feet from the beach is a good location. I think I recommended the Turtle Island Restaurant. We were there two weeks before your stay. I am curious what I could have done to make you want to return to our cottage. When I was there in early September all seemed well. Let me know how I can improve. Thanks, Sarah
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There is a skateboard park .6miles from the house, playground


Rates & Availability

Oak Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2016
Jun 11 2016 - Aug 13 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 14 2016 - Sep 16 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 17 2016 - Oct 1 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Oct 2 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
March 2017
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Spring
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 21 2017
4 night minimum stay
Apr 22 2017 - May 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2016
May 27 2017 - Jun 10 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.25%

From March 29-October 9 this is a weekly, Saturday to Saturday rental.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Coastal North Carolina House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , This is located in Master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Middle room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Street side
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master faces the ocean with bathroom
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1) roll away
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
2 bikes, 4 beach chairs, beach toys

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