Where To Stay In Oak Island, North Carolina - Updated 2023


Go on a quick beach getaway and escape from the hustle and bustle of the city as you visit this family-friendly beach community with a small-town atmosphere. Located on the Atlantic Ocean coast in Brunswick County, near the South Carolina border, Oak Island, North Carolina is a town boasting 65 public beaches. All available for you to explore! Fill your holiday with water activities like fishing, boating, and kayaking as you munch on delicious seafood treats along the piers and marinas featuring restaurants and ice cream shops to keep you full any time of the day. If you’re wondering where to stay in Oak Island, North Carolina to carry out your much-awaited getaway plan, here’s a list of the best accommodations to make your escape even more memorable while getting that sun-kissed skin you wish to achieve.


1. Holiday Inn Express & Suites Southport (from USD 129)

Bask in the mellow comforts every once in a while and enjoy staying in this Bolivia motel where Caswell Beach and Oak Island Lighthouse are less than 15 minutes’ drive away. Make the most out of your stay and submerge yourself in an indoor swimming pool after de-stressing in the well-equipped gym available any time throughout your stay. Have a night of good sleep in your private room complete with everything you need from a refrigerator, a flat-screen TV, a sofa bed, and a comfy double bed. Wake up to a beautiful morning and make sure to have a scrumptious breakfast in the shared lounge before making your way to the beach.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Southport - Oak Island Area, an IHG Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: 3400 Southport Supply Road
Accommodates: 6

Parking Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms Business centre

Vacation rentals

2. Nana's Nest (from USD 179)

This holiday Vrbo is situated amidst the lush woodlands of Oak Island. Minutes away from Middleton Avenue, the Vrbo has wall colors of a pristine white that carry a soothing vibe.

Guests can prepare meals in the fully equipped kitchen. If you are traveling with your dog, booking this rental would be a good idea since it welcomes one dog per reservation. The rental has comfortable beds in its spacious bedrooms, ensuring a good night’s rest.

You can spend a quiet afternoon on the beautiful porch while savoring a delicious barbeque made on the outdoor grill. Guests can make use of internet connectivity for both work and leisure. Housekeeping and parking facilities are available. If you decide to spend a day at the nearby beach, you can take the road through Swain’s Cut Bridge, making the trip more convenient.

Nana's Nest: Quiet, Dog-friendly Beach House with Screened Porch Close to Beach
Oak Island, North Carolina, United States
Premier Host  Wifi Available
Private vacation home 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the fans provide some great breezes neighborhood was super quiet and everyone we ran across was very friendly
we played games on the picnic table in the evenings and it was wonderful
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3. Beach Happy (from USD 211)

Carrying the quintessential ambiance of a beach house, Beach Happy is only some meters away from the waterscape. The pet-friendly vacation home has luxe beds guaranteeing a full night’s rest. The quirky bunk bed provides a comfortable space for the little ones to sleep.

Enjoy movie nights on the smart TV with the family while you kick back on the large L-shaped sofa with your favorite snacks. Savor a drink in the comfort of a serene evening on the front porch while chatting with a loved one back home over free Wi-Fi. Take a nap, read, or relax on the swing.

Guests can enjoy making steak on the outdoor grill while watching the little ones play with the dog in the fenced yard. When you get hungry, you also have a functional kitchen at your disposal.

Beach Happy: Kid-friendly, Dog-friendly Home Less Than a Mile From the Beach
Oak Island, North Carolina, United States
Premier Host  Wifi Available
Private vacation home 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great appliances very open family room and kitchen
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4. Cozy studio near the beach (from USD 101)

Have an unforgettable staycation with your family or friends in this studio located just a short drive to Southport where you can catch the ferry to the historic Bald Head Island, Fort Fisher, and Wilmington. Enjoy the well decorated and comfy living room as you sink in a comfortable couch while watching your favorite TV series. Get to feast on a scrumptious breakfast prepared in the fully equipped kitchen or simply enjoy a cup of hot coffee in the common room with a sofa bed. After a day of beach bumming, have some beer in the backyard while enjoying the fire pit with your loved ones under the evening sky.

No Regrets Studio Getaway Short walk to the beach!
Oak Island, North Carolina, United States
270 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
good fast wifi also
the bed was comfortable and so was the couch
fluffy clean smelling linens extra toiletries thoughtful kitchen needs and an adorable outdoor area with tons of amenities
roomy-ish bathroom with good shower which you don't always get in a "studio
great little getaway spot with a kitchen and cable tv and cozy bed
the space is clean and modern
quiet clean and comfortable
the place was very clean and nice
very clean and cozy with everything you need
i did not feel compelled to clean a thing it was very clean comfortable and adorable
divina and phil were great hosts
divina and phil were fantastic hosts
divina and phil were great hosts
the host was so sweet and hospitable
divina and phil were the nicest hosts
great location close to everything
very nice nice neighborhood and the beach is very close would absolutely stay here again
it was in a good location - close to the beach and restaurants not hard to find
this is a beautiful little apartment about a ten minute walk from the beach
this was a beautiful private apartment located within walking distance to the beach and to the intracoastal waterway
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5. Lovely little cottage that is close to everything (from USD 240)

Catch the sound of ocean waves while staying in this cottage located just a short walk away from the beach. Enjoy playing board games with your friends in front of the bricked fireplace or just cuddle with your partner if the weather is getting colder. Have some breakfast in bed or spend time breathing in the fresh air in the covered front patio while sipping a cup of hot coffee to have your initial burst of energy. After taking your daily vitamin sea, catch up on some of those shows you just haven’t had the chance to get around to watching in the living room with a comfy couch and a flat-screen TV.

Rental unit in Oak Island · ★4.92 · 2 bedrooms · 2 beds · 1 bath
Oak Island, North Carolina, United States
313 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 3 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very cozy with amazing amenities including a few snacks waters towels beach chairs etc
a very well equippedand comfortable cozy cottage
my daughter and i thoroughly enjoyed the cozy beautiful beach cottage and we can't wait to go back
good beds and nice touches
clean & well-lit
it was very clean and tidy and grandma barb was so sweet
this is a charming cozy and clean apartment
the bed is so comfortable and the place is sparkling clean
easy walk to the beach clean house & nice outdoor space
hosts are wonderful
the owners were friendly and accommodating
owners are very friendly
owners were super responsive and accommodating
host was very sweet and prompt with all responses
great location super close to beach
wonderful location close to the beach
great location and great living area
location was great close beach access and several good restaurants were within walking distance
perfect location for my weekend getaway
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Monthly discount: 25% off

6. Stylish house with optional boat dock

Book your stay in this house perfect for a weekend fishing trip on Oak Island. Welcome your mornings with delight and have your breakfast over a granite counter top complementing the fully furnished gourmet kitchen, while watching TV right in the adjacent living room. Wash away all the worries and enjoy hanging out with friends on the porch while drinking a bottle of cold beer great for warm summer nights. Make use of the hammocks and enjoy the shades of the trees surrounding the house as you breathe in the fresh air from the nearby wooded area of the island.

Oak Island, North Carolina, United States
305 reviews  Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 5 Beds 8 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi and tv options worked great
loved the comfortable mattress and porch
the bunk beds and king bed were very comfortable for all of us
the washer/dryer was helpful to have as was the outdoor shower
plenty of room to spread out and loved the gated deck for our dog
everything was very clean
the house is clean and inviting
the house was clean and had everything we needed
place was perfectly clean in a quiet neighborhood
very nice and clean place we enjoyed our time here with our dog
excellent home and hosts
leigh and adam were very communicative and were great hosts
they were super great hosts and will definitely recommend their home to others
leigh and adam were wonderful hosts we highly recommend staying in their home
wonderful hosts very nice home quiet neighborhood
easy walk to beach
it is great location
the neighborhood is very quiet and friendly
it is a short drive to the beach but you can walk as well
it was a very peaceful and convenient location would definitely recommend
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7. Cheerful studio with fenced backyard

Have a fantastic accommodation good for two persons on Oak Island as you discover this lively studio with full yard access perfect for those who have their fur kid on their getaway. Embrace its cheerful interior complemented with pastel colors and beach decors. Treat yourself and your loved one to a lavish meal cooked in the well-stocked kitchenette with a fold-out dining table and everything you need for your gourmet endeavor. After exploring the neighborhood, enjoy staying in your room with ample closet space, a fireplace, and a comfortable queen bed to make sure you’ll have the energy for your next activity the following day.

Studio By The Shore ~ Perfect for one or two
Oak Island, North Carolina, United States
202 reviews  Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great air conditioning and convenient location
it also has an adorable little covered patio with a table set which is great for meals
nice size bathroom and the fenced in back yard with screened in porch are wonderful
you will not find a more comfortable cozy outstanding outdoor fenced area perfect for animals too
very clean and stylish
very clean and comfortable studio
it was clean and so cutely decorated
everything was clean neat and comfortable
the place was clean private and quiet
liz was a great host
the host was wonderful and answered all questions quickly she was great to work with
liz is very helpful host probably the best i've used
liz was very responsive
liz was very communicative and offered great local suggestions upon request
nice place great location good value
quaint location and an easy walk to the beach
loved location to the beach
wonderful studio to stay close to the beach
only a 1/2 mile easy walk or drive to the beach with a lot of restaurants near by
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8. Nicely decorated private guest suite

Be welcomed with the most stylish and modish interior as soon as you make your way inside this private guest suite approximately 150 yards (137 meters) from Veterans Park and fishing pier on the Intracoastal waterway. Soak up the sun in the side yard with a saltwater swimming pool and flower garden perfect if you’re too lazy to go to the beach. Take delight in the nicely decorated bedroom complete with love seats, a soft queen bed, and a dining table for two, while munching down some midnight snacks as you watch a movie on the flat-screen TV. If you need to leave the house, the beach is just a short drive away to satisfy your beach cravings.

Fins-N-Grins (Private Entrance, Island Getaway)
Oak Island, North Carolina, United States
190 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
their ground-level apartment has plenty of natural light and a view of the pool
room looked like it was brand new and was a beautiful place to stay
the elegant ambience comfortable bed guides menus sparkling clean pool outdoor shower beach chairs it’s all just great
the bed & bedding was so comfortable we felt like we were in our own bed
the pool area was lovely (too bad it was too cool to swim )
meticulously clean organized and very hospitable
it was immaculately clean
it was immaculately clean and beautifully decorated
the room is super clean and decorated nicely
it is also extremely clean and very welcoming
they are excellent hosts they make you feel like you are part of their family
cindi and jeff are wonderful hosts
jeff and cindi were amazing hosts they made us feel like we've known them for years
i couldn’t have had a better host for my first airbnb experience
cindi and jeff were super friendly and made us feel right at home
the location is fantastic
the location was great
great location with just a quick ride or drive to beach
the pool was fantastic the location was also ideal
the location was perfect it was quiet and private
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9. Island bungalow in a great neighborhood

Have your well-deserved break and get away from the bustling crowds for a while with this bungalow located just blocks from the beach and convenience store. Find yourself relaxing soundly in a room with a walk-in closet, a queen bed, and pillows for a night of good sleep. Impress your partner with a sumptuous meal prepared and cooked in the fully equipped kitchen with a flat surface stove, a full-size fridge, and clean cabinetry filled with cookware and dinnerware. After a tiring day of explorer Oak Island, relax your muscles in the comfy living room with leather furniture while watching TV or just spend time updating your Instagram account.

Island Bungalow - Walk to Ocean :)
Oak Island, North Carolina, United States
131 reviews
Entire bungalow 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the space is comfortable and easy to relax in
small cozy place that was perfect for a weekend getaway for two
bed was comfortable and the place is pet friendly which is awesome would rent this place again
very clean and welcoming
the space was clean and spotless and appliances looked great
the home was clean and as advertised
however for a dog friendly home it was very clean and welcoming
could use a deep clean to get rid of the dust and dander from past guests
liz was a great host
liz was a wonderful host
liz was extremely helpful and quick with responses
being pet friendly was awesome
we enjoyed our stay and liz is a great host
super cute place very convenient location
very nice location close to beach
great location on a quiet street
great location and value
great location and quiet neighborhood
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10. Wonderful house just blocks from the beach

Let all of your stress go as you stay inside this house complete with everything you need for a one of a kind vacation. Enjoy staying in the sun rooms with plenty of comfy seating perfect for reading books or taking a nap after swimming on the beach. Plan your next getaway before your stay ends in the living room with designer North Carolina made furniture and let the kids enjoy watching TV, while you’re busy cooking a lavish dinner in the kitchen. Continue the family bonding in the dining area that can accommodate four guests before heading to your bedroom with a sparkling clean wooden floor, a comfortable bed, and soft pillows.

Bungalow OKI Retreat-monthly rates available
Oak Island, North Carolina, United States
123 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire residential home 3 Beds 5 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice to have comfortable beds & pillows
the house is cozy and cottage like which suited us very well
very clean and comfortable
very clean with plenty of room
very clean and had everything i needed
the house was clean and huge
great stay very clean home
great host that had great recommendations and hospitality
thank you to the host
she was a wonderful host and her place was perfect
tammy was a great host
she is quick to reply eager to accommodate and very friendly
loved the location
great location within walking distance to the beach
great house in a god location
despite its convenient location it is still far enough away to allow one peace and solitude
nice space quiet location close to beach
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Soak in the sun and laze around the beach

Sometimes, all it takes to reinvigorate your spirit is a relaxing escape far away from the gray routine and environment. Bask in the vibrancy of this part of North Carolina and have a splash every morning while exploring its pristine beaches and enjoying the water activities surrounding the island. Update your travel plans after knowing where to stay in Oak Island, North Carolina, and start dreaming of spending the afternoon lazing around your chosen home away from home.

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