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Why Booking Direct is the Best Way to Save Big on Your Vacation

The internet is flooded with sites claiming to offer the best vacation deals. One could be forgiven for wondering which one you should use.  Should you book your next vacation on VRBO, Airbnb, Trip Advisor,, Expedia or use a Travel Agency?Is it all startin... View the full post »

10 Reasons the Beach is the Perfect Place for a Romantic Getaway

Are you looking for a romantic place to spend Valentine's Day? Some places are just naturally romantic, but there's no place that lends itself to romance like the beach! There is just something special about that magical combination of water and sand that bring... View the full post »

Thank You for an Amazing 2019

In a few days, millions of people around the world will celebrate Christmas, and shortly after, we'll be starting a new year, but what a year 2019 has been! This may not be our longest blog, but it just might be the most important post of the year. It's that time o... View the full post »

The Ultimate 2019 Better Beach Rentals and Oak Island Blog Roundup

It’s hard to believe, but another year is almost over! However, that doesn’t mean it isn’t a good time to begin thinking about your 2020 Oak Island beach vacation! One of the best ways to plan your next vacation is by keeping up with our bi-weekly blogs. Our blogs co... View the full post »

How to Build the Ultimate Beach Themed Scrapbook

Are you having a case of the winter blues? Have you already been day dreaming about your 2020 Oak Island summer beach vacation? If you are, now is the perfect time to start planning your vacation. One way to beat the winter blues is to take a look back at your last beach v... View the full post »

How to Decorate Your Boat for the Holidays

Here on Oak Island, we love all things related to the ocean. We all love the beach and the beach lifestyle. Casual dress, cool breezes, and a laid back atmosphere that, well, just makes like better. For many of our residents and, of course, our visitors, t... View the full post »

How to Stay Fit and Healthy This Holiday Season

It’s that time of year again. The holiday season is upon us. Stores have been putting Christmas wares on display for weeks now. The holidays are a wonderful time of year.  It's the time we give thanks, gather family and friends, and generally en... View the full post »

10 Quotes that Will Make You Dream of Oak Island

We are just a few weeks into the Fall season and if you are like many of us, you’re already dreaming of next years Summer vacation on Oak Island. Of course we all miss the hot weather, the Carolina sun, and those days enjoying the miles of pristine beaches on Oak Island.... View the full post »

The Best Fall Events and Festivals You Won't Want to Miss

Everyone thinks of the beach during the summer. However, for the true beach lover every season of the year offers a unique and exciting way to enjoy the beach. This is never truer then during the fall months. During the fall the water temperatures are stil... View the full post »

Discover the Exciting Sport of Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Fall is going to be here soon. Temperatures are slowly falling into that perfect zone of comfort. Warm days, cool nights, and warm water temperatures are the norm on Oak Island. This week we have one of the best fall activities you can enjoy on Oak Island.... View the full post »

Why Oak Island is the Perfect Place to Retire

Are you looking to retire soon? Are you trying to find the perfect place to retire? Perhaps retirement is well off in the future, but you want to begin looking for a place to purchase as an investment property that will someday be your retirement home. Wel... View the full post »

10 Easy Ways to Save Money on Your Oak Island Beach Vacation

Everyone deserves a beach vacation. Whether you love coming to Oak Island in the heat of summer or enjoy the cooler months, Oak Island is a wonderful place to get away from it all. Come to recharge and enjoy a slower pace of life for a ... View the full post »

How to Have an Adventure Packed Oak Island Vacation

Do you love adventure? Is a day of just laying on the beach reading a good book, not your idea of a relaxing beach vacation? Do you require a little more adventure in your vacation plans? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you’ll want to... View the full post »

How to Buy Your First Beach Vacation Home

Have you fallen in love with Oak Island? Perhaps you’ve been vacationing on Oak Island for years renting a home and enjoying the best of the Carolina coast. Have you been considering buying your first beach vacation home, but don’t know how to start th... View the full post »

The Ultimate Oak Island Summer Road Trip Checklist

Summer is here and your Oak Island beach vacation is just weeks away or maybe just days away. Everyone is excited! You’ve picked the perfect Oak Island vacation home. You know what events you want to go to, you’ve even been craving that fresh local seafood. However, ... View the full post »