Everything You Need to Bring to Your Oak Island Vacation Rental

Everything You Need to Bring to Your Oak Island Vacation Rental | Better Beach Rentals

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 bedrooms, grills, and large kitchens. Because of these differences and the longer stays of most vacation home vacationers you'll want to consider a few things. Packing for a condo or vacation home is slightly different than packing for a hotel stay. Here are a few things to you'll want to know when packing for your Oak Island Beach vacation. 

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One big item that many places charge extra for but are included with each of our vacation homes is linens. Each one of our rentals comes with a basic package of linens which includes: sheets for all beds and sofa beds and towel sets (includes 1 bath towel, 1 washcloth and 1 hand towel) for the maximum occupancy of the home. If you would like to have more/extra linens during your stay, we offer them for a reasonable fee.  Current prices can be found here. 

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Most kitchen items

All of our vacation homes are well appointed and maintained. Because of this, you'll find that our kitchens offer visitors a host of amenities. Almost all of them have your basic compliment of coffee maker, toaster, and microwave. Additionally, you'll find there are plenty of flatware, bowls, and utensils. Many homes will have a variety of other dishes and utensils to make your stay comfortable. 

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What you DO need to bring

Now that we have discussed the things that you won't need to bring its time to get to the things that you will want to bring. Now remember every family is different, and there may be items that you'll want to add to this list, but we think it is a good list to get you started. If you have any questions about a specific property and the amenities that are available we always encourage you to give us a call. We're here to make your Oak Island Beach vacation one to remember, and our staff is happy to answer any questions you may have. Let's get packing!

Paper products

Cleaning supplies (laundry/dishwasher detergent)

Food items

Cooler for the beach

Beach towels and toys

DVDs and games

Phone and electronics chargers

Charcoal & lighter fluid for grills or propane

Cash & traveler's checks (personal checks are rarely accepted on the island, although there are a few ATMs to choose from)

Toiletries, medicines, sunscreen

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Traveling with pets... packing essentials

We all love our pets and here are Better Beach Rentals we want to make sure you and your dog have an equally awesome beach vacation. Many of our vacation homes allow pets. For our details about our pet policy click here? If you are traveling with a pet, there are a few specific things you will want to be sure to bring.  We have a great blog post you definitely want to check out called: How to have a fantastic Oak Island vacation with your dog. 

Here are a few highlights of items you will want to bring. 

Pet Travel Check List

Dog ToysDog Food (vacation is not the time to try a new brand)

Favorite chew toy, or other toys

Dog waste bags

Any medicationsTreats and snacks

Grooming supplies, favorite blanket or bed

Make sure your dog is microchipped and/or has a dog collar with owner information

Food and water dishLead and leash

Things you can rent if needed

For many folks vacation is all about having an adventure. A lot of people have their own equipment for things like cycling, kayaking, surfing or jet skiing for example. However, if you want to enjoy one of these adventures don't worry about going out buying a lot of equipment. Oak Island has several places to rent all the outdoor gear you need to have an adventure. If you need help with a specific item, please let us know, and we will be happy to assist you in finding the right place. 

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There is still time to book your Oak Island Beach vacation. Booking early and direct ensures you get the best prices on the best selection of vacation homes on Oak Island. Need help? Give one of our friendly reservationists a call today at 910-278-1147 or click the button below to book your vacation today. 

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