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Duffy's Dock House with deep water fishing pier

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom with deep water fishing pier

This house is an absolute gem! Nestled on a private waterfront lot, this three-bedroom home is just a quick five-minute scenic walk (paved sidewalk) from the recently-renourished beaches of Oak Island. Duffy's Dock House's new owners have lovingly redecorated with your perfect vacation in mind!

Duffy's Dock House is waiting to help you create a relaxing vacation full of cherished memories. Watch the sunrise on the fishing pier as the tide flows in and out. Launch the kayaks from the dock and explore the quiet, serene, wildlife-filled Davis Creek. Use the crabpot to catch your dinner. Enjoy yourself under the shady oaks of the large grassy backyard. Take a cruise around the island on one of the owner-provided beach bikes. Load up the beach cart and stroll over the tidal creek to the beautiful beach or try your hand at surf fishing. Wash the sand from your feet in the private, outdoor hot-water shower. Put an umbrella in your drink and grab a book as you relax on the shady backporch. Whip up a gourmet meal in the well-stocked kitchen or grill out on the backyard deck. Take a family portrait on the dock with Davis Creek stretching behind you. For a rainy day, Duffy's Dock House comes equipped with plenty of games, puzzles, and books to keep the whole family entertained. If that is not enough, then take a short drive to historic Southport to visit museums, art galleries, historic homes and then dine in one of Southport's many excellent restaurants. For day trips, historic downtown Wilmington is only 40 minutes, Myrtle Beach is an easy 1 hour drive or take a scenic ferry ride to exclusive Bald Head Island. A convenience store sits just one block away on the way to the beach.

With plenty of room to spread out or get together for a family dinner, Duffy's Dock House is truly a great family vacation home. The beaches of Oak Island are waiting for you...

Master bedroom = 1 Queen + full bath

Bedroom 2 = 1 Queen,

Bedroom 3 = 2 twin (bunks), + twin day bed with twin trundle (rises up to make a queen)

sun room (air conditioned) = queen air mattress

(Some pictures haven't been updated to reflect new furniture.)

Keywords: Dog friendly House with private deep water dock

More Details

Tim Bush
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 9, 2017

About Tim Bush

We have a huge family and cherish our beach vacations. We are so happy to be able to provide your family a place to make your very own vacation memories.

Tim Bush purchased this house in 2012

What makes this house unique

Two kayaks and great fishing at your back door.


Oak Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom Queen Turtle Room, Queen Surf Room, 2 bunk beds sleeps 4 Sun porch can sleep 2 with a full size mattress and box spring. Mattress located in Master bedroom closet and has to be set up. (1) small crib available and pack and play here too.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
You are welcome to bring your boat. We have a 12 foot floating dock. At dead low tide the bow of the boat may rest on the mud while the opposite end will not. I recommend nothing larger than 18ft flat bottom skiff. If you are not familiar with the creek it can be tricky to navigate at low tide. Ask me about bringing your boat for more details!!!


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Duffy's Dock House with deep water fishing pier
average rating of 4.4761906 based on 21 reviews

A perfect location and perfect home

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect house for our getaway. Two small families fit easily into this spacious home. Very short walk to beach. Beautiful dock on the water. Thanks

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peace and tranquillity at Duffy's Dock

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful experience! The house was beautifully decorated and well kept. The neighbourhood was extremely quiet. Loved listening to the roar of the ocean that was two blocks away. The house had every appliance, dish, linen, game, book, movie that you could every want. The owner was very attentive when messages were sent. And my neighbour Gary was a gem. I hope to come back the same time next year.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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After hurricane Matthew

  • 5 of 5

Our vacation was one week following hurricane Matthew. I was concerned about damage from the storm prior to arrival, but was assured by the property manager that all was well. The house was better than the pictures since the sunroom has new furniture. We didn't have children on this visit, but I was impressed with how great it would have been for little ones. In the dining room there is a children's table and chairs just for them. In the family room there is a surf board shaped table with two little stools, perfect for little ones to play at. I could imagine grandchildren having a blast in the walk in closet in the bunk bed room full of toys. The furnishings in the house are simple and artistic. I was told by the neighbor that the homeowner is an artist and did most of the artwork herself. It is very charming with whimsical art pieces throughout the home. My family had a wonderful time fifishing on the dock. We didn't catch anything big, but the little fish were having a feeding frenzy and keeping us entertained for hours. We had a fabulous time. There were a few negatives to this property, but none that would prevent us from staying again. The dishwasher had water standing in the bottom when we arrived. We were afraid to use it as a result. The beds have cheap feeling mattresses on them. But I can stand that for a few days. Overall, we highly recommend this property and would love to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We really love hearing feedback from our guest as we use this to measure where we need to make improvements and what is already working to make Duffy's Dock House such a great vacation house. We are happy to say that the dishwasher was an easy fix and thank you for bringing it to our attention. The mattress in master is not quite a year old and the others have not received any complaints until now so we will examine those carefully moving forward. We look forward to hosting you again! Sincerely, Tim Bush
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The house is beautifully decorated.

  • 4 of 5

My family and I were extremely impressed with the house and the property. The dock is a gem. The house is conveniently located. We enjoyed our stay immensely and plan on going back next year!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, nice home & thoroughly enjoyed the dock!

  • 4 of 5

Great location with a short walk to the beach. My husband and I enjoyed relaxing on the private dock with our dog watching the beautiful sunrise & sunsets every day while drinking our coffee. Very nice dock and great place to fish & go crabbing. Nice home with lots of room & equipped with everything you need. Just bring your own linens. About 5 min away from shops & restaurants. Would highly recommend to anyone!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review! I hope you can return to Oak Island and Duffy's Dock House very soon. Sincerely, Tim Bush
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Great house, great location!

  • 5 of 5

Duffy's Dock House was fantastic! The owner has stocked the home with virtually every situation in mind: kayaks (also plenty of life jackets in a variety of sizes), bicycles, crab pots, books, puzzles, and movies. There is something for the whole family. Check in was easy, the home and grounds were nicely maintained, and the private dock is great for fishing or just relaxing. My wife and son took a kayak out and had a good time. The walk to the beach is short and easy. I would gladly stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Oak Island
Car: necessary

moped, golf cart, and scooter rentals


Rates & Availability

Oak Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 12 2017 - Apr 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
Apr 13 2017 - Apr 22 2017
4 night minimum stay
Through Memorial Day
May 14 2017 - Jun 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early Summer Vacation
Jun 4 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
July 4th week
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 9 2017 - Aug 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
More Summer Please
Aug 20 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Super September
Sep 5 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Awesome Autumn
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Oct 29 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $100
Cleaning Fee $105
Tax Rate 12.0%

I enjoy making our home available for other people and families to use. I try my best to respond to inquiries in timely manner but I also have a day job and I travel for work quite a bit so I can not always respond right away, especially on weekends. I also do my best to return deposits in a timely manner but welcome reminders by email that a deposit is due.

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