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Family Friendly Home - Well Equipped - 3 Minute Walk to Beach

Bedrooms 5
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedroom Home Just Steps from the Beach

This beach house offers everything to make your vacation one to remember!

Fully furnished with new pillowtop mattresses, smart tvs in every room, and every kitchen tool imaginable - right down to the waffle maker for those Sunday morning breakfasts.

Wake up to beautiful views of the ocean, stop at the house's indulgent coffee bar, and then step out on the front deck to enjoy the sunrise. After a day at the beach which is just steps away, rinse off in the large outdoor shower and then head to the back deck with marsh views to enjoy a cocktail in the large seating area or host your family dinner.


Ground Level: Outside Hot/Cold Private Shower, Weber Charcoal Grill, Ample Covered Car and Boat Parking

Front Deck (Main Floor - South): Ocean views, Cushioned Seating

Rear Deck (Main Floor - North): Large U-Shaped Seating with Cushions, Al fresco Dining with Large Picnic Table plus Pub Table

Great Room (Main Floor): 48” Smart TV with Netflix, Cable, Apple TV, DVD player, Seating for 12

Kitchen (Main Floor): Electric Stove, Dishwasher, Refrigerator with Ice/Water, Washer, Dryer; Small Appliances: Mixer, Waffle Maker, Blender, Electric Knife, Immersion Blender, Crockpot, Electric Can Opener, Toaster; Dishes, Serving Pieces, Glassware, Air Fryer, Flatware, Cooking and Bakeware

Coffee Bar with Large & Small Coffeemakers, Coffee Press, Teapots & Accessories

2 Full Bathrooms with tubs, storage, hair dryers (One on Main Floor, One on Upper Floor)

The Sandpiper (Main Floor - North Bedroom): Marsh view with access to Deck, Pillowtop Queen Bed, 32” Smart TV plus cable

The Red Crab (Main Floor - South Bedroom): Ocean view, Pillowtop Queen Bed, 32” Smart TV plus cable

The Whale Watcher (Upper Floor - South Bedroom): Ocean view, Pillowtop Queen Bed, 32” Smart TV

Anchors Away (Upper Floor - North Bedroom): Marsh view, Pillowtop Queen Bed plus Twin Bunks, 32” Smart TV, DVD Player

Ocean Treasures (Upper Floor - West Bedroom): Pillowtop Queen Bed, 32” Smart TV

Family Friendly Home Features: Books, Toys, Movies, & Games, Deluxe PacknPlay, Chicco High Chair, Kids Dishes, Cups with lids, Baby (Audio/Video) Monitor, Infant Seat, Jogging Stroller, Baby Back Deck Gated, Interior Gates for Stairs, Outlet Covers, and more!

More Details

Colleen Flannery
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Colleen Flannery

The Flannery's are all about family. With six children, three grandchildren (and one more on the way!), it's hard not to be! George is a general contractor, Colleen runs a professional association. Both love to golf, cook, and enjoy a great bottle of wine with friends and family. Oh, and the Flannery's are Chicago Cubs fans - hence the name "Our Friendly Confines", named after Wrigley Field in honor of the 2016 Cubs World Series win - Go Cubs!

Colleen Flannery purchased this house in 2016

Why Colleen Flannery chose Long Beach

We are from the Midwest but have been dreaming of beach house living since visiting Oak Island for the first time many years ago. At the end of each summer on the beach, we would come home with all of the real estate listings to look through. Finally, in the fall of 2016 (right after Hurricane Matthew!), we found our dream home. It was love at first sight! Standing tall and surrounded by palm trees, it was perfect! Ok, it needed a little TLC, but we were happy to give it lots of love, along with upgrades. We have updated the kitchen and baths, redecorated all the living spaces, and added many special touches that you have to see to appreciate! We also made it as baby/toddler friendly as possible. Remembering our days of traveling with little ones, we tried to equip the house with things we would have liked to have had back in the day - and our kids who visit with our grandkids say we did pretty well on that! Vacations are all about relaxing and enjoying the time without worries - even baby gates and outlet covers are in place to protect our littlest guests!

What makes this house unique

The front and back decks, the large great room full of sunshine, and all the bedrooms made it perfect for our large family. The beach access is a great one with decking and stairs to make it easy to cross the dune onto the beach. The house is close enough to the beach to make it there in less than 2 minutes, but far enough to keep the wind and wave sounds gentle enough to lull our grandkids to sleep.

It is truly a family home and we have added all those things that grandmas think of: special dishes for the kids, movies and rainy day toys (and baby toy sanitizer to go with them), books on shells, turtles, mermaids and sunken ships and treasures, and games for all ages.

For the adults, little luxuries like the coffee bar were added to give that vacation feel. Our favorite spot is the back deck in the late afternoon where we added a great u-shaped seating area with cushions and pillows so the adults can relax with a glass of wine or play cards with friends.


Long Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hair dryer
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Linen Closet, Hair dryer
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Large Private Shower with Dressing Area
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • The Sandpiper - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , 32" Smart TV, Deck Access, New Pillowtop Mattress
    The Whale Watcher - 1 queen , 32" Smart TV, Ocean View, New Pillowtop Mattress
    Anchors Away - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 32" Smart TV, Marsh View, New Pillowtop Mattresses, Bunk
    Ocean Treasures - 1 queen , 32" Smart TV, New Pillowtop Mattress
    The Red Crab - 1 queen , 32" Smart TV, Ocean View, New Pillowtop Mattress
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming


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average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

Wonderful Oak Island vacation home - Our Friendly Confines!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week here and could not have been more satisfied with the home. The owner was attentive to our needs before, during and after our stay. They have literally thought of everything a family needs, and included many nice extras such as beach chairs, baby high chair and stroller, fully stocked kitchen, I could go on and on. The home was nicely furnished, very close to the beach - less than 5 minutes walk. This part of Oak Island was quiet, not heavily travelled making our stay all the better.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you as our guests and we are happy that you were pleased with the house and island. Come back and visit soon!
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Cleveland, Ohio

Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a great place to stay on Oak Island for a family vacation, this is the place to get! Great location...just a 5 minute walk to the beach which was extremely clean and relaxing! The house was well stocked with everything you could possibly need and was very clean and well kept! If I had to give just one recommendation, it would be to add a gas grill instead of the charcoal one...which was nice (Weber Kettle)...just for the ease and convenience of use when you want to cook a quick meal.

Besides that, two thumbs up and highly recommended!!! 😊

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Naperville, Illinois

Outstanding Beach House!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed 2 times at this property and the 2nd time was even better than the first. The house is nicely decorated with a lot of attention to detail. The decor will certainly put you into "beach" mode. The kitchen is stocked to meet all of your needs. The Weber charcoal grill is a great feature for the nights that we didn't want to eat out. The coffee bar hutch is a terrific way to start your day with everything you need for your caffeine fix. The front and back decks are an excellent way to start and end your day. The sunrises and sunsets are spectacular! We were able to bring home numerous impressive pictures of the great views. The beach is a very short walk of 4-5 minutes and the various beach chairs are a nice added feature. One of the best features is the outdoor shower and hose. When returning from the sandy beach it is essential to be able to wash off all the remnants of the day. Colleen is very accommodating and easy to work with, she will make your stay extremely pleasant. We loved our stay and will certainly return.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind words and we are so glad you and your family had a great time! We look forward to welcoming you back again!!!!
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Tallahassee, FL

Wonderful owners, wonderful house, wonderful location!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for a week-long family vacation and enjoyed it immensely! It came well-equipped and is in a wonderful location, with less than a few short blocks to the beach. The owners were kind and friendly and our interactions with them were informative and pleasant. We definitely enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were great guests and we are happy you enjoyed your stay! Come back again soon!
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Great house, great location! We had everything we needed!

  • 4 of 5

Only downfall of the house: only 1 couch/2 chairs in the living room. Wished there was a more comfortable living space to hang out for 10 adults.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm sorry you didn't communicate during the week about the furniture - I checked with the housekeeper and other seating could have been moved to the great room from other places. She was under the impression you had small children and wanted to leave you open floor space for them. Otherwise, I'm glad you had a good time.
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  • 5 of 5

The views are beautiful! I love that the beach is a 2 minute walk away. Nothing beats relaxing on the porch and watching the sunset with friends and family. I hope to be back again soon!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your visit - hope to have you back again soon!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $500
Linen Rental $100
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 12.75%

Linen rental is optional - you may bring your own or contract with us to provide.
Linen rental includes bedding, towels for each guest.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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