Better Beach Rentals Blog

A Printable Packing List For Your Beach Vacation

Ready for your beach vacation?  You've booked your Oak Island rental, you reserved a pet sitter, and you took time off work. Now, it's time to start packing! There is an art to packing for vacation, and every trip is different. Driving is different from f... View the full post »

Oak Island Vacation Rental Policies You Should Know

Excited about your Oak Island beach vacation rental?  Whether you have rented a home here for years or this is your first time, it's a good idea to review the rental rules and policies of your vacation rental before you arrive. Today's blog will cover a f... View the full post »

Historical Sites to See Near Oak Island

Do you have a history buff in your group?  Today's blog will explore a couple of really interesting historical sites and landmarks that can be found in and around Oak Island, NC. While Oak Island's main industry today is tourism, its history includes... View the full post »

You Might Not Know About These Cool Vacation Rental Amenities!

Want a hot tub? Private pool? Fishing dock? A game room?  You might be surprised at the exciting and unique amenities that are available in some of our Oak Island vacation rentals. Better Beach Rentals manages over 350 homes, and some of them come complete with s... View the full post »

Gorgeous Beach Quotes That Will Erase Your Worries

Time for a break! Studies have shown that even just looking at peaceful, beautiful or inspirational images can really boost your mood. Take a few minutes out of your day and savor these lovely sentiments. If you love memes and quotes about the beach, you will RE... View the full post »

Bringing Your Dog to Oak Island? Review Our Pet Policies!

We have over 120 pet-friendly vacation rentals!  Do you have a well-behaved dog that loves to travel? You should bring her on vacation!Better Beach Rentals is proud to manage Oak Island vacation rentals that allow dogs. Today's blog will explain how to search... View the full post »

Enjoy This Printable Seashell Matching Game!

Finding seashells is one of the best activities to try on a beach vacation. It's free, educational, and great exercise. Do you know the names of the shells you are likely to find on Oak Island? We have created a simple and fun seashell matching game for you to pr... View the full post »

4 Activities to Try When You Visit the Beach This Winter

Have you booked an Oak Island vacation rental for this winter? That's a smart move! You will save a TON of money on your rental during the slow season, and there are still plenty of things to do. Oak Island is a great destination during the winter for several rea... View the full post »

Start Your New Year Right: Plan a Beach Vacation!

Need something to look forward to in the new year?  Plan a vacation! Studies have shown that the simple act of planning a vacation can give you a real boost!  According to,"Planning and anticipating a trip ca... View the full post »

3 Cozy Winter Recipes to Prepare at the Beach House

Mmmmmm .... winter cooking! Now is the time to indulge in something warm, cozy, and possibly covered in cheese. Today we have gathered three easy, delicious recipes to cook this winter (although honestly, they would be perfect any time of the year). These recipes are so s... View the full post »

Fun Places to Shop and Browse in Oak Island and Southport

Just because you are on a beach vacation doesn't mean you can't have some fun OFF the beach! There are so many unique and adorable stores to check out, both on Oak Island and in the neighboring town of Southport. We are going to share a few of our favorites in tod... View the full post »

5 Fun Things Do When Visiting Oak Island, NC

Today's blog will explore 5 fun things to do when you visit Oak Island (and the surrounding area, including Southport). It was hard to narrow down to just five, but this list is especially helpful for people who are new to the Brunswick Islands. Book a beautiful ... View the full post »

Tips For Packing the Perfect Beach Picnic

A day spent in the sun and waves is sure to make tummies growl. Today we will give you some of our favorite beach picnic tips, from what to pack to how to pack it. The beaches of Oak Island are ideal for a picnic on the beach, no matter what time of year you are... View the full post »

Short and Funny Beach Quotes Make You Smile

Even if you can't make it to the beach, sometimes just thinking about your favorite place can make you smile. Are you guilty of scrolling through inspirational, funny or thoughtful beach memes and quotes on Instagram or Facebook? Well, we are here to feed that addicti... View the full post »

How to Buy Your First Beach House

If you have been vacationing at the beach for any amount of time, you have probably wondered if you should invest in a piece of beach property for yourself!  There are several reasons you might want to purchase a beach house. Today's blog will explore the pros and... View the full post »