Top 7 Vacation Rentals In Oak Island, North Carolina - Updated 2024

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Oak Island is a delightful coastal town in North Carolina. For those looking for a good beach vacation, Oak Island is the place to go. The coast is lined with great beaches, and the Oak Island Lighthouse has sweeping views over the Atlantic. There are walking trails, restaurants, parks, Vrbo rentals, and other places to stay as well. William S. “Bill” Smith Park has a sports field and a kayak launch. For those with pets, it also has two dog parks that can be enjoyed. The Oak Island Pier is fun to explore on a visit. If you are planning a holiday soon, continue reading to find out more about the top vacation rentals in Oak Island, North Carolina.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on June 25, 2024.

1. Snapper Cottage (from USD 127)

This pet-friendly rental in Oak Island rests in the serene neighborhood of Long Beach.

If you are planning to visit with your pets, you can bring along two of your dogs for an additional fee of 50 USD per pet. A fenced yard ensures the safety of your pets.

Steps away from the pristine Caswell Beach and Bay Beach, the rental also serves as a great base for outdoor activities such as game walks and birdwatching. Cozy beds in this two-bedroom Vrbo house promise a good night’s rest. Towels and linen are also provided for added convenience. The baby-friendly rental also has a highchair along with games and books for its little guests. Other modern amenities include an internet connection that can be used for keeping in touch with folks back home and a well-appointed kitchen for preparing a flavorful meal when hunger strikes.

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Oak Island, North Carolina, United States
20.89 km (13.0 mi) from North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
cottage 7 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

2. Pelican's Perch (from USD 179)

Found in Oak Island, this house for rent is near the beach and is a great place to stay for people who love the sun, sand, and sea. Some of the attractions such as Smith Island Museum of History and Franklin Square Gallery are also a stone’s throw away. Plenty of shops, markets, and eateries await in North Myrtle Beach, which is about an hour’s drive away from here.

The cozy accommodation has interiors that display beach-style decor and themes such as the starfish at the bottom of the bedside lamps. Air conditioning along with heaters ensure a comfy stay all year round.

Bikes are parked outdoors should you decide to explore the neighboring areas at your own pace. Boogie boards and sand toys along with beach chairs are also furnished for a fun day by the water.

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Oak Island, North Carolina, United States
22.49 km (14.0 mi) from North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

3. Rustic oceanfront cottage (from USD 285)

This entire cottage is private to guests, with three bedrooms and one full bathroom. Two of the bedrooms have double beds, while the third room has four single beds. This makes it an ideal place for a family or group of friends to stay. For those who prefer to travel with their pets, they are permitted to stay here for an extra fee. You can also check out other pet-friendly Airbnbs to make sure that your furry friends have a great place to stay. Guests need to provide their own linens and towels. The deck is one of the best places to hang out here. It has great views, especially during sunrise and sunset. For those who prefer to relax inside, the living room has large windows and comfy seating.

Also See: 10 Best Things to do in Oak Island in 2020

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Oak Island, North Carolina, United States
20.34 km (12.7 mi) from North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
176 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 6 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
good to note: wifi connection is slow
beautiful view easy beach access and comfortable stay
beautiful ocean front view very comfortable layout and homey environment in the cottage
and best of all for a family of foodies a fully furnished kitchen
kitchen with basics appreciated the capacity to make dinners
it was clean and comfortable
clean comfortable & safe
the house was clean and the beds were comfortable
it was clean and offered everything we needed
the house was incredibly clean & cozy
the host was always quick with responses and extremely helpful
the host is very responsive and friendly
liz was a fantastic host: quick timely responses and accommodating
great host -- we will stay again
the owner was very helpful and made the whole experience very easy
great location on oak island
great location right on the beach
it was a great location
there are great restaurants and grocery stores very close by
love the location and love that my babies can come too
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4. Guest studio at the beach (from USD 132)

This studio Airbnb in Oak Island, North Carolina, sits just a short walk away from the beach in a quiet neighborhood. It has space to sleep up to three guests. Essentials like sheets are provided, as well as beach chairs, but guests need to bring their own towels. Guests also have their own private entrance on the ground level. The hosts live just upstairs in case anything is needed. A kitchen with essentials is available to cook at home. There is also Wifi to do research or stream movies. For those traveling by car, parking is available onsite.

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Oak Island, North Carolina, United States
18.55 km (11.6 mi) from North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
338 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

5. Cozy and modern apartment for two (from USD 214)

Are you looking for a beach house in Oak Island, North Carolina? You can consider booking this Airbnb if you have the sun, sand, and sea in mind. Here, guests can enjoy a comfortable queen bed all to themselves. There is only one bedroom and one bathroom, lending to a nice, cozy atmosphere. In the main area, there is a kitchenette, dining area, and living area. It is warm and spacious. For those who enjoy the outdoors, there is a deck with seats and an overhead cover. It makes a great place to enjoy a morning cup of coffee. An outdoor shower is available to rinse after spending time on the beach. The apartment is just a five-minute walk to the beach. There are many restaurants and shops within walking distance as well.

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Oak Island, North Carolina, United States
18.66 km (11.6 mi) from North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
210 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we needed the dehumidifier box fan and ceiling fan to cool the room down
there are beach chairs here to borrow and a nice outdoor shower too
nice breakfast table and living area to relax
the bedroom had a queen size bed vanity/sink area and the bathroom/toilet space was functional and clean
such a charming little apartment on oak island we would definitely stay there again
well decorated and clean place to stay
nice bathroom and clean place overall
i loved all of the crisp clean white and beachy touches
apartment was very clean with nice shared outdoor areas
camellia quarters is clean spacious and has so many nice little touches
thank you toni for been a great host
she was also very helpful and quick at responding
although we did not meet our host she was very responsive to any questions we had
toni marie is so kind and a wonderful host
toni marie is a wonderful host
the location is perfect
good location within walking distance to a couple of food options
25 miles but it is a very easy walk
great quiet location to get away
close to the beach close to southport close to restaurants and two fun ferries
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Monthly discount: 25% off

6. Quiet retreat for eight (from USD 366)

This cozy and modern beachfront home offers immediate beach access. For those who are looking to spend as much time as possible on the beach, soaking in the sun, this place is ideal. There are three bedrooms, each of which has a queen-sized bed. One room also has an additional single bed, while the third room also has bunk beds. Every room has a TV, dresser, and closet. The living room has a TV as well, for everyone to enjoy watching something together. A well-equipped kitchen is available to prepare meals at home. It includes appliances such as a microwave and a dishwasher. Since the house is right on the beach, sand toys and beach chairs are made available for guests to use. There are also plenty of restaurants and shops in the vicinity.

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19.65 km (12.3 mi) from North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
95 reviews   Wifi Available
House 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy :

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The beds were comfortable TV in each bedroom
Loved the outdoor shower Hot and Cold shower and everything needed for the beach
the kitchen was stocked with quality and up to date equipment and utilities
The bed was really comfortable
Everything the brochure stated was true The beds were comfortable
The house is very clean and very tastefully decorated
It was beautifully decorated and very clean
The house was clean and had everything we needed
It was very clean and updated
Everything was clean and neat and Louann thought of everything we might need
The owner Luann was terrific to work with
The owner was great communicating all the necessary information & quick to respond to any inquiries
The owner was very helpful
We have rented many homes through VRBO
and now we know why Overall great price great home great owners
quiet Perfect get away Beach was never crowded and the views were lovely
We loved the peacefulness of the area
Loved the quiet not crowded beach Loved being able to walk a few steps to the ocean
The owners manage this property and are
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7. Private room with ocean views

This private room has space for two guests. Guests will have their own private bathroom as well. Just steps from the beach, and offering great beach views, this rental is perfect for a sunny getaway. The bed is a large, comfortable king. The bathroom has a walk-in shower and a soaking tub. The TV has cable channels, and internet is available. A hot tub for two is also available for guests to use. Cooking facilities are not available to guests, but there are plenty of restaurants within walking distance. The spectacular sunsets from the deck are one of the best things about staying here.

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Oak Island, North Carolina, United States
16.6 km (10.4 mi) from North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
273 reviews  
Private room in guest suite 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
private entrance with private balcony makes one feel completely comfortable
bed and space were so comfortable
loved the short walk to the beach the room was comfortable and cozy with lots of thoughtful amenities
great place to stay for a cozy chill vacation spot a stone's throw to the beach
the bathroom was large and attractively decorated
everything was very clean and inviting
our room was extremely clean bathroom was very clean sheets were clean and the bed was extra comfortable
nancy's place was sparkling clean and relaxing
beautiful sparkling clean and private
very clean quiet and peaceful
nancy is a wonderful host
nancy is an amazing host
nancy was such a great host providing great care and attention to detail
you will not regret staying here very nice and comfortable great hosts
nancy is an excellent host
amazing location close to beach
super close to restaurants and shopping
this is a great location with a short walk to the beach
this is a very good location
sand was firm and perfect for long walks
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Sleeping on Oak Island

Oak Island is an ideal beach vacation. It has plenty to do and to see, but mostly it is a great spot to relax and soak in some sun. These vacation homes, including beachfront rentals have been selected so visitors can have the best possible experience on Oak Island. Who knows, you might even opt for a longer stay to enjoy too much. Oak Island has got you covered with some long-term rentals in case that happens. If you’re planning a trip, be sure to take a look!

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