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How to Have the Perfect Day Trip In Southport

Grab the camera, throw on some sunscreen, and get ready for a day filled exploring our neighbor to the east, Southport, NC. This quaint little town is not just a favorite locale for Nicholas Sparks books; it is also one of the nicest small towns on the Carolina Coast. Lucky for... View the full post »

There is Still Time To Book An Oak Island Beach Vacation

May is here and summer is right around the corner. Can you see yourself drenched in warm Carolina sun with toes in the sand with waves slowly rolling over the sand? If you can picture this blissful state, we can help you make that dream a reality. If you think it is too late to b... View the full post »

The Top Summer Events of 2018 in Oak Island

It seems long overdue, but it is true, summer is just around the corner. Here on Oak Island we are gearing up for another summer of awesome family fun. This year we have even more events, camps, and ways to enjoy your Oak Island beach vacation.  Summer Ev... View the full post »

Everything You Need to Know About Spring Fishing on Oak Island

Spring is here and the waters are warming up which means it's time to break out the rod and reel and head over to Oak Island for some of the best spring fishing on the North Carolina coast. From inshore to offshore and everything in between there is something for every type... View the full post »

How to Protect Your Oak Island Vcation

You've packed the car, the kids are fired up, and you've booked the perfect Oak Island vacation rental. Everything is set for a blissful week of well-deserved rest and relaxation. But, before you leave the driveway let's talk about all the little things you can do t... View the full post »

How to Have an Amazing Oak Island Easter Vacation

Easter is almost here. The trees are budding, the temps are warming up, and it's time to celebrate this special holiday here on Oak Island, and we hope you hop on down, and join us. From beautiful sunrise services to great DIY projects, we have something for everyone this E... View the full post »

Your Guide to the Best Local Places to Eat on Oak Island

One of the best things about Oak Island is the many different family owned and operated places to eat. After all, a great beach vacation has to include great food! We don't have anything against the big chains, but we think you'll find the local atmosphere to be one of th... View the full post »

Great Savings Await You When You Book Direct With Better Beach Rentals

  With so many new booking sites popping up on the internet these days, it can be difficult to know which is the best booking site to use. Which site offers the best deals? Should you book your vacation rental home on VRBO, Airbnb, Trip Advisor,, Expedia or use a Travel Agency? ... View the full post »

Say Yes to the Perfect Beach Wedding

Have you recently gotten engaged over the holidays or maybe you already were engaged and wondering where the perfection location for your wedding is. Well, consider an amazing wedding on Oak Island, NC. Picture the beautiful Carolina blue sky or maybe you have a stunning sunset wedding in mi... View the full post »

How to Grill Seafood Perfectly Every Time

No beach vacation is complete without great seafood and everyone knows the best way to prepare fresh seafood is by grilling it to perfection. So fire up that new grill you got for Christmas because today we are going to share with you everything you need to know to grill seafood l... View the full post »

How to Plan the Best Oak Island Beach Vacation

It may be December and sure we are all trying to get through the busy Christmas holiday season, but soon, in just a few months, families all over will be packing up their cars up and heading out on their family vacation.  Ok, maybe it is more than a few months away, but it is the perfect time... View the full post »

How to Have an Amazing Oak Island Vacation With Your Dog

  Everyone in the family loves a vacation and no vacation is complete without your furry four-legged family. Luckily, Oak Island has lots of great beach rentals available for your family, including your favorite four-legged member. With tons of pet-friendly locations and beaches, you’ll find... View the full post »

10 Amazing Holiday Events You Won't Want to Miss!

  It is hard to believe that November is here and soon the Christmas holiday season will be upon us. With so many great things to do and see on and around Oak Island this holiday season we thought it would be a good idea to give you a list of some of the best events. This week we give you 10 a... View the full post »

The Best 6 Easy and Fun Exercises to Stay Healthy This Holiday Season

Staying fit, healthy and toned is no easy task on a normal day, but during the holidays it can be especially challenging. If you're on vacation the challenges can be even more daunting. Great food, long days relaxing can all lead you to feel a little less in shape than you might like. Have n... View the full post »

The Best Halloween Events You Won't Want to Miss!

October is here and that means Halloween is just around the corner. With so many spooktacular events and family-friendly things to do in the area, you'll love being in the center of the action on Oak Island. No matter how you like to celebrate Halloween there is an event for you and your fa... View the full post »