A Better View

2 BR
2 Baths
Sleeps 6


You’re looking at “A Better View!” Just what the name implies, this is a beautiful dog friendly, top floor, second row condo with clear views of breaking waves. Located on the quiet west side of Oak Island, this 2 bedroom 2 bathroom condo comes with FREE covered and open lot parking for 2 vehicles, and is just steps to the beach. This property is conveniently located to dining and shops as well as the grocery and beach pantry.

Spend the day at the beach with the provided 6 beach chairs, umbrella and cooler in the toy closet. When it’s time to rinse off the sand, there’s an outdoor shower by the stairs, also convenient for rinsing puppy paws. Then relax out on the porch and watch the waves with plenty of room for dining alfresco, or stretch out with a movie on any of the Roku tv’s (one in every room) equipped with the Spectrum cable app including a full line up of HBO and Showtime. If games are your thing, you’ll find plenty tucked away here and there to keep your whole family entertained.

Cooking and eating in? You could not want more in a kitchen. The cabinets are loaded with crockpots, baking dishes, mixing bowls, stainless pots and pans, toaster, mixer, colander, cutting boards, essential utensils, knives, dishes and silverware, wine and martini glasses and more! Microwave, stove, refrigerator/freezer.

Eating out/taking out? You’re close to several restaurants on the Island and in Southport. Your owner/host has included a book of suggestions just for you. Questions on paid parking? You will find parking information included in the book!

Sleeping accommodations: Master has king bed w/ drawers underneath for unpacking, a wardrobe for hanging items and shelving for shoes, a luggage rack and hooks behind all doors. Second bedroom boasts an adult-quality queen over queen bunk bed w/ stairs that pull out for storage, a dresser, luggage rack, plenty of hooks and closet for hanging items. Both bathrooms have double towel racks to hang several towels and each one has two medicine cabinets. No need to over pack - this condo has a full size washer and dryer.

Want more excitement? Find the fun and laughs at the Middleton Park Splash Pad, the Skate Park, and the outdoor concerts and farmer’s markets on Oak Island and Southport. Plan a kayaking excursion on the island or reserve a trip on the Fun Tour Bus in Southport. Regardless of your choices, you’re sure to make many happy memories!

This Villa is all about the Views. You will recall the colorful sunrises, the Ocean Views & the spectacular sunsets where you had A Better View on this memorable vacation.

Please note: Linens are included with your reservations and your beds will be made prior to your arrival. Also a Welcome Bag will be waiting for you upon your arrival with starter supplies which includes 2 trash bags, paper towels, toilet paper, dishwasher powder, washing machine powder, dish sponge, small shampoo and conditioner with bar of soap, make up remover, 2 bottles of water and a

4 oz bag of local Hippie Chicks granola.

****House Rules****

-Check-in: After 4pm

-Checkout: at 10am, no later

-Keyless check-in


-Dog friendly


-Must be 25 years or older to rent property, failure to follow this rule will end in tenant(s) removal from property and forfeiture of rent money

House Rules for Pets: Limit of 2 dogs w/ total weight of 80 lbs. Non-refundable $200 pet deposit applies. Dogs must be up to date on ALL shots/ vaccines, and on a flea & tick regiment. Strict no-cat policy and no pets on any furniture or beds. Pets must be disclosed at time of booking. Home does not come with a crate, so please plan accordingly if you have an anxious pet while you are away to prevent harm to your pet or damage to the home.

* Parking at the condo is FREE at all times and you are steps to the beach so no need to pay to park at the beach access. FYI on January 10th, 2023 the Oak Island Town Council voted to approve paid parking on the island at the beach access locations. The paid parking will be in effect from April 1 through September 30th and the hours are from 9:00am to 5:00pm. The cost will be $5 per hour, $20 per day and $80 per week.

-Please Read**This complex has an elevator however, the elevator will be out of service until further notice. This will be updated when a set completion date is made.

Restaurants nearby:

-Salt 64


-Duffer's Pub and Grille

-Shagger Jacks

-Swain's Seafood

-Nancy Jo's Homemade Bakery

-Bob's Hot Dogs

-Koko Cabana

-Lazy Turtle Bar & Grill

-BBQ House

-Jones Seafood House

-Oak Island Sandwich Shop

-Dairy Queen

-Sweet Treats Homemade Ice Cream

Stores nearby:


-Food Lion

-ABC Liquor Store

-Haag & Sons Seafood Market

Local Activities:

-Sky Diving

-Helicopter Tours

-Single Prop Plane Tours

-Deep Sea Fishing

-Fishing Piers

-Boat Rentals

-Mini Golf

-Oak Island Golf Course (Public 18 Hole Course w/ Driving Range and Duffer's Restaurant)

-Wild Life Observation Dock

Rental Equipment:

-Mr. Beach Rentals offers: Beach gear, bikes, paddle boards, surf boards and kayaks

-Quicksand Beach Concierge: Beach gear, chairs, umbrellas, etc.

-Island Dan's rentals: Kayak tours, bike rentals, beach rentals

2714 W Beach Dr, 114 Oak Island, NC 28465

To purchase a vacation condo like this one, Ramona R Waldecker with Coldwell Banker Seacoast

Sleeping Arrangements

Primary King
Guest 1 Bunk Queen

Bathroom Configuration

Primary: Combo Tub Shower, Toilet
Guest 1: Combo Tub Shower, Toilet

Property Rules

Check In: After 4pm
Check Out: Before 10am
Smoking: Not Allowed


6 Beach chairs
Air Conditioning
Apartment or condo
Basic Soaps
Beach Umbrella
Beach View
Beach chairs
Bed linens provided
Car Recommended
Children welcome
Cleaning Disinfection
Clothes Dryer
Coffee Maker
Common Surface Disinfectant Cleaned
Covered Patio
Deepsea Fishing
Dining Room
Dishes & Utensils
Enhanced Cleaning
Enhanced Cleaning Practices
Fishing Surf
Free WiFi
Free Wifi
Full Kitchen
Golf course
Hair Dryer
Handicap Accessible
Linens High Temp Wash
Linens Provided
Living Room
Near Ocean
Ocean View
Open Patio
Outdoor Shower
Parking available
Pet friendly
Pets Considered
Pier Fishing
Private entrance
Public golf course
Satellite or Cable
Scuba diving or snorkeling
Scuba or Snorkeling
Self Check-In
Self Checkin Checkout
Smart TV
Smart Tv
Toilet Paper
Towels Provided
Washer & dryer
Washing Machine
Water Sports
Water View
Welcome Bag
Wildlife Viewing
Wind Surfing
Wineries or breweries
Carbon Monoxide Detector
Convenience Store
Smoke Detector



Frequently Asked Questions

Fishing Spots:
  1. Oak Island Pier: This pier extends into the Atlantic Ocean and is a popular spot for saltwater fishing. It offers a chance to catch a variety of species, including flounder, king mackerel, and red drum.
  2. Davis Canal: This tidal creek on the island is known for its diverse fish population, including flounder, trout, and redfish. It's a great place for both shore and kayak fishing.
  3. Lockwood Folly Inlet: Located nearby, this inlet is known for productive fishing. It's a good spot for both surf and boat fishing, offering the chance to catch a variety of saltwater species.
  4. ICW (Intracoastal Waterway): The Intracoastal Waterway along the mainland side of Oak Island provides opportunities for inshore and nearshore fishing. Explore the marshes and creeks for redfish, flounder, and speckled trout.
  5. Boat Ramps: Oak Island has several public boat ramps, such as the Wildlife Boat Ramp and Blue Water Point Marina Boat Ramp. These ramps provide access to the Intracoastal Waterway and surrounding waters.
Fishing Charters:
  1. Oak Island Fishing Charters: Local charter companies like Oak Island Fishing Charters offer various trips, including inshore and offshore fishing excursions. Experienced guides can help you target specific species and navigate the best fishing spots.
  2. Fish or Die Charters: This charter service provides both inshore and offshore fishing experiences. They cater to anglers of all skill levels and customize trips based on your preferences.
  3. Fish IBX Charters: Specializing in inshore and nearshore fishing, Fish IBX Charters offers trips around Oak Island. Their guides are knowledgeable about the local waters and can provide a memorable fishing experience.
  4. Lucky Strike Charters: With a focus on inshore and nearshore fishing, Lucky Strike Charters offers half-day and full-day trips. They target species like redfish, speckled trout, and flounder.
  5. Holden Beach Fishing Charters: While not directly on Oak Island, Holden Beach is nearby and offers additional charter options. Consider exploring the available charters in this area for more choices.
Before booking a fishing charter, it's recommended to contact the charter company to discuss your preferences, the type of fishing you're interested in, and any specific species you'd like to target. Additionally, inquire about pricing, availability, and any other details relevant to your fishing trip.
House Rules
1. No parties or events allowed.
2. No smoking allowed. 
3. Max of 2 dogs limit of 80LBS- $200 pet fee will be added on to the booking. Dogs must be on a flea & tick regiment and up to date on all shots & vaccines. Please don't allow your animals on the furniture. You are responsible to pick up after your dog. 
4. Unit is not child proof, please beware of objects in the home with your child.
5. No unregistered guests allowed. 
6. Please don’t eat or drink in the bedrooms. 
7. Please respect the noise curfew for Oak Island which is 11pm. 
8. Please do not turn AC temperature lower than 68 degrees.
9. Please respect check-in and check-out times. 
10. Please take care of the furnishings and appliances in the property. You will be responsible to pay for damages that may happen during your stay.
11. Please don’t rearrange the furniture.
12. Please make sure all dishes are clean and properly put away before checking out. (Dish washer pods can be found in your welcome bag)
13. Please empty the trash and recycling bins inside the unit into their respective larger outdoor bins.
14. No illegal substances allowed on the premises (including any legalized synthetics mimicking illegal drugs)
15. ***If there are any personal items left behind and you would like us to ship back, there will be a service fee of $50 plus the shipping cost***


It's a better view
5/5 stars
We loved staying at the better view. It had everything and more than our own home. Sitting on the deck watching and listening to the waves was incredible. The condo was nice, clean, cozy and comfortable. The condo provides you with all the accessories that you need to have fun at the ocean. It was a very relaxing vacation and I would recommend this condo to anyone heading to Oak Island NC
- Cindy

Thank you so much for your review! I'm glad to hear that you had such a wonderful time at the Better View. Your recommendation means a lot, and I hope you'll come back to Oak Island soon!

- Manager Response
A better view indeed!
5/5 stars
Loved the cute and comfortable space. The balcony was a favorite spot to hang out with a hot coffee or cocktail. Every detail was considered and made our stay easy to navigate. We had a lovely time!

Thank you for your review Candace! The balcony is a great spot to listen to the ocean while enjoying your beverage of choice It was an absolute pleasure hosting you and we hope to host you again in the future.

- Manager Response
Really nice stay
5/5 stars
This was the best equipped rental condo I’ve ever been in! Everything was well taken care of and comfortable. Decor was nice and entire environment was friendly. Would just recommend updated tubs/showers. Thanks for sharing your home with us!!

Thank you for your review and feedback! It was a pleasure hosting you. We hope you book with us again soon!

- Manager Response
Very nice condo
5/5 stars
This condo is clean and in great shape! It was perfect for our party of three. It’s on the quiet end of the island, but not too far from things you need. The condo’s beach chairs and equipment were in great shape!
- Susan

It was a pleasure to host you! We hope to see you again next time! (:

- Manager Response
We didn't want to leave
5/5 stars
This place was so comfortable/cozy And right across from the beach! Loved every minute of our stay. Can't wait to get back.
- Kiley

Thank you for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure hosting you! We look forward to seeing you again (:

- Manager Response
A Better View
5/5 stars
My husband and I loved staying at the condo. The condo was gorgeous and had everything we needed. We loved the view and being able to sit on the deck and have a bite, or to just watch the pelicans fly by. We really appreciated the unit having an elevator! A huge help!!!
- Yvonne
This was more than a better view....
5/5 stars
OMG where do I begin..everything was wonderful... we had such a great time. We are a family of 4 including my sons service dog! We had everything we needed in this condo, I didn't have to bring anything (I did; not knowing, everything was in its place for us. We really wanted to be on the beach but it was good enough, short little walk will never hurt.. Perfect rocking chairs to just see the waves and listen at night. The beds were comfortable as well! It was clean and very quiet. Oak Island & Southport have great shops in town, lots of different places to eat, things to do as well but we ALL had one thing on our mind, THE BEACH.... it was gorgeous! We already started planning for next summer, can't wait.....
- Annie
A perfect getaway
5/5 stars
We absolutely loved our time on Oak Island staying at A Better View. The communication was almost instant, the place was updated and clean. The beach closet was stocked with everything we could ever need for a day at the beach. The personal touches the owners put on this condo were very welcoming and appreciated. We can't wait to stay here again and highly recommend it to anyone who needs a relaxing beach trip.
- Dawna
Everything you need and a beautiful condo
5/5 stars
This is our first trip to Oak Island, the owner was so helpful answering questions, leaving lots of information in the condo. The condo was on the third floor, we did not hear any noise at all from neighbors, stairs and elevator so easy to bring luggage up and down. Gorgeous views out the front porches, only one row of homes between us and the ocean. Our kids loved the bunk beds in the second bedroom. Easy access to a closet with chairs, beach toys, cooler, and kite. First time we flew a kite with our boys and they really enjoyed it! My husband and I could walk out the front of the building and go for a run on road in the bike path. To get to the beadh, we crossed the street and walked down about two houses, not far at all! Oak is close to a quaint small historic town, Southport and 45 minutes from Wilmington. We took day trips to both. My family highly recommends this lovely place to stay. It had everthing we needed for a family of four.
- Kim

Thank you for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! It was an absolute pleasure to host you.

- Manager Response
It is Wonderful!!!
5/5 stars
We traveled with our young children and my mother to this piece of heaven. The condo had everything we could ever need. The bunk queen beds were perfect to accommodate us all. The location is perfect, just a quick stroll to the beach or a few minute drive to the bay. If the ocean was too much for my littles, we would go to the bay for the afternoon. When we needed a bit of local attractions we headed into Southport. We visited all the downtown shops, restaurants, as well as did both the boat tour and downtown bus tour! We also loved the new Candyshop on Oak Island and you have to try Burneys! We went to both places twice in our week stay! There is not enough space to write all the great things! Melissa and iTrip really have a wonderful place, and it’s even dog friendly!!!

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