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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 Islandbeach 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, h... View the full post »

Everything You Need to Know About the Oak Island Piers

One of the best things about traveling is the joy of discovering those hidden gems. You know, that out of the way restaurant that you fall in love with or maybe that secret spot on the beach that nobody seems to know about. This year when you visit Oak Isl... View the full post »

The Ultimate Packing List for Your Oak Island Beach Vacation

No matter how you get to Oak Island for your summer beach vacation, one thing is for certain… you have to pack a bag! Back in March we talked about all the essential items you need for your Oak Island vacation rental. This week we take one step closer to... View the full post »

Oak Island is Home to the Best Events of the Summer

Every day is getting nicer and nicer. The days are getting warmer and longer. It can only mean one thing… summer is almost upon us. As Oak Island and Southport get ready for another wonderful summer season, it is time for you, too, to start planning all ... View the full post »

There is Still Time to Book Your Oak Island Beach Vacation

It may be the end of April and May is right around the corner. If you haven’t started planning your 2019 Oak Island summer beach vacation, there is still time. Booking a summer vacation is as easy as ever. With our dynamic websit... View the full post »

Ten Beach Safety Tips for Parents

A day on the beach is a time-honored tradition that many of us look forward to all year long. Let’s face it, this winter has been a long one. However, the beach is both a wonderful place to be and a place that can be stressful to those of us with kids. W... View the full post »

Everything You Need to Bring to Your Oak Island Vacation Rental

Are you getting ready for your next beach vacation? Have you chosen one of Better Beach Rental's fantastic vacation homes? If you have (especially if it is your first time) there are a few things to know. Condos and vacation homes offer a lot of great amenities, extra ... View the full post »

Your Oak Island Blog Roundup: Your One Stop for Everything You Need to Know about Oak Island

Summer is right around the corner and while we are in full gear getting ready to welcome all of our visitors, it is also a great time for you to start planning your vacation activities. One of the best sources for information about Oak Island and all the fun things to do a... View the full post »

Ten Quotes to Chase the Winter Blues Away

It may be cold outside, but summer is not too far away. Getting into that beach vacation mindset is just what the doctor ordered for the winter blues.  This week we have ten great quotes to get you in the mood for the summer. So let those winter blues drift away and l... View the full post »

Build the Ultimate Sandcastle During Your Oak Island Beach Vacation

The beach is calling and if there is one thing that goes perfectly with a day on the beach, it's gathering up the kids for an epic family sandcastle build. Oak Island has miles of pristine beaches that create the perfect family-friendly playground and this week we have... View the full post »

All the Best Local Places to Dine on Oak Island

Visiting a new area or even coming back to the same destination each year offers visitors the chance to try all the latest places to eat on Oak Island. Let's face it one huge part of a successful vacation is having awesome places to wine and dine. From ice cream to fre... View the full post »

Six Awesome Things to do this Summer on Oak Island

Summer is almost here, ok, we know it is months away but who wants to talk about winter? Certainly not us. As many of you begin to plan your 2019 beach vacation, it is also a good time to plan your activities. Remember our previous blog post: Plan Your 2019 Oak Island Vaca... View the full post »

10 New Year's Resolutions That Are Perfect for the Beach

A new year is almost upon us and for many of us, it's time to consider our 2019 New Year's resolutions. Many resolutions revolve around the same old themes, so we figured we would give you a few different resolutions to consider. Yup, you guessed it, we have ten gr... View the full post »

10 Amazing Christmas Traditions You Can Start This Year

For most families, Christmas traditions play an important part of the Christmas holiday.  The passing down of a Christmas tradition from generation to generation is a time-honored part of the holiday season.  Occasionally though, it's nice to change things up... View the full post »