Sea and Believe

4 BR
2 Baths
Sleeps 11


Sea and Believe! 4 bedroom 2 Bath, Dog Friendly Oceanfront Retreat with a Pool!

When you arrive to this home your first instinct will be to run up the inviting ramp to see the ocean and beach just steps away and breathe deeply that fresh salt air, but as you turn around many surprises await you. The first is the shimmering inviting pool, complete with lots of seating and pool toys. Then you will notice the 4 different deck areas on which to relax and enjoy the amazing views

Inside you’ll be greeted by a large comfortable living area with a smart tv, an assortment of beach reads and lots of games. There’s seating for 6 at the dining table and an additional 4 bar stools at the kitchen counter. The modern kitchen is well stocked with everything you need to prepare your favorite meals The conversation easily flows from the kitchen to the living area. If you’re a grind your own beans coffee drinker, there’s a grinder and a pot to brew them in. Nothing like the smell of freshly ground beans brewing to wake everyone up! The kitchen is amply stocked to enjoy every meal from breakfasts to midnight snacks.

Perhaps you’d like to have your meal on the covered porch, or just have morning coffee or afternoon glass of wine while you discuss the next day’s plans in the various porch chairs overlooking the ocean. You have a fantastic view of both the pool and beach activities not to mention the spectacular sunrises and sunsets.

On the main level are two bedrooms that share a bath with a combination tub & shower. One bedroom has the perfect setup for kids with 2 sets of bunk beds. The first is a pair of twin beds (roll-off prevention railing on top), and the other is a double bed down below and an upper twin. Lots of late-night conversations and stories await in this room!

The second bedroom on the main level is beautifully decorated with a queen-sized bed and a smart-tv.

Upstairs beckons a delightful surprise. Both bedrooms have their own private balconies overlooking the Atlantic. What a perfect spot to watch the sunrise or sunset. You might even slip away from the activities downstairs for a quiet spot to read. Watch for ships headed for the Port in Wilmington. One bedroom has a king size bed and the other has a Queen and both bedrooms have smart TVs and share a full bath with tub and shower.

All the bedrooms have nice-sized closets for unpacking your suitcases. On the bottom level, find a full-sized washer & dryer to keep the towels & bathing suits ready for the next day’s fun. Also in the utility room, you will find a myriad of pool & beach toys, folding beach chairs and even a cart to carry it all to that perfect spot to play at the water’s edge. Rinse off the sand in the outdoor shower equipped with hot & cold water.

If you brought your pole and caught your dinner, add some flavor to your catch using the provided charcoal grill.

This is the cottage to Sea & Believe all the fun that awaits you!

****Sleeping Arrangements****

Bedroom 1 (Primary): 1 King bed

Bedroom 2 (guest): 1 Queen bed

Bedroom 3 (guest): 1 Queen bed

Bedroom 4 (guest): 2 sets of bunk beds

**Linens & bath towels are included for free in the reservation**

****House Amenities****

-Bathroom: tub, hair dryer, hot water

-Bedroom & Laundry: washer, dryer, SmartTV, essentials (towels, soap, TP), hangers, linens, iron, storage

-HVAC: heating, air conditioning, ceiling fan

-Home Safety: smoke alarm, first aid kit

-Internet: Private wireless internet access (WiFi)

-Kitchen & Dining: kitchen, refrigerator, microwave, blender, crockpot, lobster pots, dishes & silverware, freezer, dishwasher, stove, Keurig and standard coffee maker, wine glasses, toaster, baking sheet, & cooking utensils

-Pack n Play crib and Infant chair

-2 Beach umbrellas and 8 beach chairs

****House Rules****

-Check-in: After 4pm

-Checkout: at 10am, no later

-Keyless check-in


-Dog friendly


If you are bringing a pet, the pet fee must be paid prior to your check-in. Limit of 2 dogs - The 2 dogs must not exceed a combined weight of 60lbs. A non-refundable $200 pet fee will be added to the booking for bringing a dog. If you break house rules and bring more than 2 dogs, a $500 pet remediation fee will be charged. If the reservation is marked as no pets, and evidence of a pet being on the property is discovered from your stay, you will be charged the $200 pet fee plus a $500 pet remediation fee. Dogs are not allowed in the pool.


-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

*On January 10th, 2023 the Oak Island Town Council voted to approve paid parking on the island. 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. There will be a limited (1000) number of annual passes available for purchase for $175. Violations wil be issued if these new rules are not followed.*

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

5117 W Beach Dr Oak Island, NC 28465

Sleeping Arrangements

Primary King
Guest 1 Queen
Guest 2 Queen
Guest 3 Bunk Twin, Bunk Combo

Bathroom Configuration

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

Property Rules

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


2 Beach umbrellas and beach chairs
8 Beach Chairs
Air Conditioning
BBQ Grill
Basic Soaps
Beach Front
Beach Umbrella
Beach chairs
Bed linens provided
Big Screen TV
Children welcome
Clothes Dryer
Coffee Maker
Covered Patio
Dining Room
Dishes & Utensils
Enhanced Cleaning
Full Kitchen
Golf course
Hair Dryer
Ice Maker
Internet Access
Internet TV
Iron and Board
Linens Provided
Living Room
Ocean View
Open Patio
Outdoor Shower
Outdoor Space
Pack n Play crib
Parking available
Pet friendly
Pets Considered
Private Pool
Private entrance
Public golf course
Scuba diving or snorkeling
Self Check-In
Smart TV
Toilet Paper
Towels Provided
Washer & dryer
Washing Machine
Water View
Welcome Bag
Wineries or breweries
beach toys
boogie boards
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. Limit of 2 dogs - The 2 dogs must not exceed a combined weight of 60lbs**A non-refundable $200 pet fee will be added to the booking for bringing a dog. If you break house rules and bring more than 2 dogs, a $500 pet fee will be charged.
4. Children must be supervised when in or around the pool. No diving. No dogs in the pool.
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 in the summer.
9. Please respect check-in and check-out times. 
10. Please take care of the furnishings and appliances in the house. 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. 
13. Please empty the trash and recycling bins inside the home into their respective larger outdoor bins.
14. No illegal substances allowed on the premises (including any legalized synthetics mimicking illegal drugs)


Ideal vacation
5/5 stars
We came and found out that everything you could need at the beach was available on site. Sand toys, beach chairs, umbrella, boogie boards, pool noodles, etc . Everything was labeled so not only could you find items but you could return it to its place. Felt like the beach was private as public access wasn’t nearby. Found restaurants nearby and the seafood market had excellent prices! Having a pool came in very handy for our 5 year grandson as he alternated between the beach and pool.
- Philip

Thank you for your review Philip! It was an absolute pleasure hosting you and your family. We are glad to hear your grandson enjoyed the pool and the direct access to the beach. We hope to host you again in the future!

- Manager Response
Great Beach Retreat!
5/5 stars
Upon entering See & Believe, we immediately experienced a sense of peace and relaxation. The vibe here is awesome. A well-cared for home, ocean-front, with every amenity you could ask for. We enjoyed amazing sights -- a whale, dolphins, pelicans galore. Lovely walks on the beach, enjoying sitting on the sand with beach reads in hand, and sitting on the lower or upper deck, watching the waves, with a cocktail in hand! The pool is a nice plus for those windy days -- as it is nicely protected. A memorable time indeed! The staff at iTrip were super helpful for the couple of questions we had. And the owners of this home clearly care about providing a 5-star experience!
- Tim

Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful experience at See & Believe! We're thrilled to hear that you found our home to be a peaceful oasis with all the amenities you needed for a relaxing stay. It sounds like you made some incredible memories watching marine life and enjoying the beautiful beachfront views. We take great pride in providing a 5-star experience for our guests, and we're delighted that you found our staff at iTrip to be helpful during your stay. Your feedback means the world to us, and we hope to welcome you back for another memorable vacation in the future!

- Manager Response
Great House and Location = Fantastic Family Week
5/5 stars
We arrived March 8 to Sea and Believe and stayed to March 15. The House was clean and welcoming. We have a family of 5 and the house has two distinct sleeping areas. 2 bedrooms and a full bath upstairs and 2 bedrooms and a full bath downstairs. My wife and I were upstairs and so was the dog in the other bedroom. Our kids used the downstairs beds and bathroom. With two distinct and separated sleeping areas the house could accommodate to families like ours. Kitchen was well equipped and had everything we needed to cook a lot of our meals at the house enjoying the awesome Ocean View. Laundry Room in lower storage area was also key! Deck and pool area were a hit, but the beach was the family favorite. We knew it was a beachfront property, but we were surprised how close the ocean actually was. Weather was in the 60's and 70's and other than one day when it rained, we went to the beach everyday and swam in the ocean. Kids also boogie boarded, jumped in waves and built sand castles. Also, we searched for sea shells as we walked the beaches of oak island. The pool was also nice, as the water was warmer than the ocean. House was equipped with lots of beach toys, games, shovels, boogie boards, and pool toys. We did take two day trips. One to the the Aquarium at Fort Fisher (we took the Ferry for $7 and kids loved it). We also visited the Battleship North Carolina museum. Our favorite resturants were OKI Scoop and Donuts for fresh, made to order donuts, Pepperoni Grill for Pizza, Fishy Fishy Cafe for Seafood, and Shagger Jacks for Burgers. We watched movies and played games together at night. We had an incredible week and made a lot of great memories. We had no issues whatsoever with the house or management company. Everything worked and we had to ask for nothing. It was a great experience.
- Jay and Katy

Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful experience at Sea and Believe! We're thrilled to hear that you and your family had such an enjoyable stay. It sounds like you made the most of your time here, from enjoying the stunning ocean views to exploring the nearby attractions and dining at some of our favorite local spots. We're delighted that the layout of the house suited your family's needs perfectly, providing separate sleeping areas and ample amenities for everyone to enjoy. Your kind words about the cleanliness, well-equipped kitchen, and convenient laundry facilities are greatly appreciated. We're glad that everything met your expectations and that you encountered no issues during your stay. It was a pleasure hosting your family, and we hope to welcome you back for another memorable vacation in the future!

- Manager Response
Great place!
5/5 stars
We had a great time. Loved the location. Pool was nice. House is great. Kitchen is well stocked.
- Ellen

Thank you for booking your stay with us! It was a pleasure to host you! We hope to see you again at Sea and Believe! (:

- Manager Response
Sea and Believe
4/5 stars
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Perfect location and quiet end of the island. The pool was absolutely wonderful. Only two criticisms—the floor was not very clean throughout and the coffeemaker was a problem. I should have reported the coffeemaker right away—my bad. The management is very responsive.
- Laura
Great home and location!!
5/5 stars
We absolutely loved our stay at Sea and Believe. We had five adults (aged 38-65) and one kid (age four). The beach front location was perfect and we went to the beach every day. The beach was also not crowded and we always had the perfect view of the ocean. Additionally we walked to Longrider (about a .3 mile walk / a five minute walk) restaurant several times for snacks and drinks. The pool was a great option and my son learned to jump in the pool here! The outdoor shower was so convenient! We loved how stocked the house was with beach and pool gear. There were tons of chairs (well over the six we needed), three umbrellas, tons of pool noodles and floats, and sand toys. The property manager was amazing. On our first day I called to see if someone could come snake the upstairs shower drain so it would drain faster and they came over very quickly and immediately resolved the issue. We had no other concerns on the trip. The kitchen was filled with spices and all the gear we needed to cook. We also used the charcoal grill one night to grill hamburgers. I cannot recommend this house enough! We will definitely be coming back!!
- Stephanie

Thank you for your review! It was an absolute pleasure hosting you! We look forward to seeing you next time (:

- Manager Response
Great views
3/5 stars
We enjoyed our stay at Sea and Believe and it is no question the views and outdoor amenities were unbeatable! The only big “complaint” we have is cleanliness of the home - the bathtubs were not very inviting with dirty floors and under the TV stand and couches and cushions were pretty filthy from previous renters. The kitchen and all items like glass wear and such also could use a good cleaning between renters. The description wasn’t detailed enough for us to realize that beach towels and kitchen towels were not included, so we had to use bath towels and purchase detergent. There is also only one paper towel and one toilet paper per bathroom so be sure to include both of those in your grocery haul!
- Antonia

Thank you for your feedback! We will definitely fix these issues ASAP. It was a pleasure to host you!

- Manager Response
Sea and Believe
5/5 stars
Beautiful home, relaxing ambiance, perfect location. An absolute 10/10!
- Lily

Lily, Thank you for your review! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you again!

- Manager Response
Awesome ocean view
5/5 stars
We really enjoyed the amazing ocean views from the multiple decks at the home of Sea and Believe. The kitchen had everything we needed to prepare meals and the large kitchen table seated the six of us perfectly. The beds were comfortable and we especially liked that all the bedrooms had closet and drawer space so we could empty our suitcases. It’s a beautifully decorated home at a beautiful, seaside location! Mike and Charlotte
- Michael

Mike & Charlotte, Thank you for booking your stay with us!! We are so happy your enjoyed your vacation and especially the home!

- Manager Response
Great stay
5/5 stars
Very comfortable beach front accommodations. We loved being right on the beach. Hearing and seeing the ocean is always incredible! This is a great place to relax and be refreshed.
- Jim

Thank you for your review! We are so happy you and your family enjoyed this wonderful home! We hope you book with us again soon.

- Manager Response
Beach trip
4/5 stars
We had a nice trip. Unfortunately we found a few cockroaches in the house. Which we're from the south, we get it. However it was a few too many during our short stay. A good spraying is in order. The pool was out of order. The pump I guess had gone bad. Again we get it things break. A heads up would have been nice. The pool was the deciding factor in choosing the house, and due to high waves and winds we really could have used it. When I emailed them about it we heard nothing. The kitchen was well stocked. Lots of dishes, utensils, pots and pans.
- Melisa

Thanks so much for the review. We are so sorry to hear about your encounter with the "Palmetto bugs". We spray all homes frequently so really not sure why this happened but good to know so we can address it for future guests. The out of order pool pump is also a disappointment as we believed this would be fixed by your visit. Everything is working fine now so hopefully you will come back and give this wonderful home another chance!

- Manager Response

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