Shore Thing

4 BR
4 Baths
Sleeps 11

Ocean View; Saltwater Pool Paradise with lots of Lounge Seating; Elevator; Sleeps 11; Upper Level: Bedroom #1 – Primary - King, EnSuite with Jet Tub/Shower; Lower Level: Bedroom #2 – Primary - King, EnSuite; #3 – King; Bedroom #4 - Bunk Beds (Twin over Double) & Twin Trundle; Smart TVs with Cable, Dressers/Closets in all Bedrooms; Shared Hall Bath; ½ Bath; Chef’s Kitchen; Large Island; Lots of Serving Dishes; 2 Crock Pots, Blender, Toaster Oven, Drip & K-Cup Coffee Makers with a Coffee Grinder & Large Stock Pot for Shrimp Boils; Large Variety of Games/Beach Reads/Puzzles; Full-Sized Washer/Dryer; 2 Front & 2 Back Decks; Charcoal Park Grill; Picnic Table; Fenced-In Backyard; Outside Shower; Covered Parking; Walking Distance to the Beach, Ocean Crest Pier, 19th Street Walkway, Little Free Library & the Sea Biscuit Wildlife Preserve; Short Drive to Restaurants, Grocery Stores, Shopping, Gym (weekly & daily drop-ins), Summer Concert Venue with Food Trucks, Splash Pad & Skateboard Park.

Welcome to the Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous… It’s a Shore Thing that this is what you will feel like during your stay. The Saltwater Pool, surrounded by lots of Lounge Seating, will make you want to call the cabana boy for your Pina Colada. If only… From the 2 Front Decks you have an Ocean View. Go ahead, check the surf. With the Ocean Crest Pier just a short walk away, you can pull up it’s web cam. Coordinate with friends at home & wave to them with the Ocean filling in the background. Since OKI is a South-Facing Beach, the sun rises & sets over the water. From the Decks, you get photo worthy views. Speaking of photos, don’t you wish you knew the best spots on your vacation to take them? It’s a Shore Thing that there is a book, amongst other local books, to tell you just where they are! Back Decks are also on 2 levels & overlooking the Pool activities. This is where you look down & really feel like you’ve just entered a 5 star resort. There is even a little table to bring out that midday snack & enjoy the fresh breeze.

As you approach you notice the natural area on the side of the cottage that looks like its own little park. From the Front Deck or gazing through the windows inside, watch the birds flit about, darting in & out of the shade trees & bushes. Drive under the Covered Parking & unload your luggage & provisions straight into the Elevator. No lugging heavy bags up the steps.

On the upper level you enter the bright & airy Open Concept Living/Dining/Kitchen areas. With all the windows, it is flooded with Natural Light & you can see the Ocean before you ever put on your swimsuit. In the Living area are 2 Comfortable Love Seats & a Sofa. Whether you’re watching the big game or favorite sitcom on Cable or prefer to stream a movie, there is plenty of seating for everyone. Just add popcorn! The Large Coffee Table is well suited to the wide variety of games to play or puzzles to be assembled. Perhaps you want to go on the deck with your morning coffee & get lost in one of the several genres of beach reads to choose from.

The Well-Stocked Kitchen will make you feel like a chef. With lots of beautiful serving pieces you can create a buffet on the Large Kitchen Island. There is both a Drip & K-Cup Coffee Maker. If you prefer to Grind your own coffee beans, be sure to bring them & use the Coffee Grinder for that fresh taste & aroma. Create delicious easy meals in the 2 Crock Pots or heat up your leftovers in the Toaster Oven. Blend up the ingredients for either a morning protein shake or that Pina Colada you were wishing for by the Pool. When you come to the Beach in the South, you think of Low Country Boils. Stop by one of several Local Fresh Seafood Markets & pick up shrimp & other favorites to traditionally serve them up right out of the Large Stock Pot. Whether caught or bought, pick up some seafood & steaks for your surf & turf dinners as well. Cook them on the Charcoal Park Grill & dine Al Fresco at the Picnic Table downstairs. Back inside, Serving & Cleanup are a breeze because of the proximity of the Kitchen & Dining Areas. Have a snack & play cards sitting at the Kitchen Island Bar. There is a Half Bath on this level.

There are 3 Bedrooms. On the Upper Level is Bedroom #1, the Primary with a King-Sized Bed & an EnSuite (Jet Tub & Shower), Ocean Views. On the 1st level, Bedroom #2 - Primary with King & EnSuite, Shower & Ocean Views. Bedroom #3, has a King & a Private Entrance into the Shared Hall Bath. Bedroom #4, Ocean Views, has a set of Bunk Beds with a Twin on Top & a Double below. Additionally, a Twin Trundle Bed is in this room. All 4 Bedrooms have Smart TVs with Cable & Dressers/Closets to unpack. Leave room in your suitcase for souvenirs since there is a Full-Sized Washer/Dryer in the Laundry Room on the 1st Level. Wash off the Salt & Sand in the Outside Shower with both Hot & Cold Water & drop your towels & swimwear into the washer to always be ready for the next day of building sandcastles & searching for seashells.

Within a short walking distance is the Sea Biscuit Wildlife Preserve. Here they rehab wild birds to hopefully be released back into their natural habitat. They also offer tours (arranged ahead of time) & educate the public about the various species of birds they have rehabbed & the services they provide. Also, on this street is the 19th Street Walkway. Bring a book or take a book at the little free library there. The walkway crosses over the Marshlands. You’ll want a camera for this jaunt as well. There is often wildlife to capture your attention. If you want a nice walk, take the 19th Street Walkway to the other side & walk west on Oak Island Drive to the 9th Street Walkway & back. There’s no need to rush & this loop will give you a fun & relaxing 3-mile outing. 2 Blocks to the Beach & 3 Blocks to the Ocean Crest Pier & Island Way Restaurant.

1604 E Dolphin Dr Oak Island, NC 28465

Property Rules

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


Air Conditioning
BBQ Grill
Basic Soaps
Beach View
Bed linens provided
Big Screen TV
Bird Watching
Books For Kids
Car Necessary
Car Recommended
Children welcome
Cleaning Disinfection
Clothes Dryer
Coffee Maker
Covered Patio
Deepsea Fishing
Dining Room
Dishes & Utensils
Enhanced Cleaning
Enhanced Cleaning Practices
Fenced Pool
Fishing Surf
Free WiFi
Full Kitchen
Hair Dryer
Handicap Accessible
Ice Maker
Internet Access
Internet TV
Iron and Board
Linens High Temp Wash
Linens Provided
Living Room
Near Ocean
Ocean View
Open Patio
Outdoor Shower
Outdoor Space
Park Grill
Parking available
Pier Fishing
Private Pool
Private entrance
Public golf course
Scuba diving or snorkeling
Self Check-In
Self Checkin Checkout
Smart TV
Toilet Paper
Towels Provided
Washer & dryer
Washing Machine
Water View
Welcome Bag
Wildlife Viewing
Wind Surfing
Wineries or breweries
Carbon Monoxide Detector
Convenience Store
Smoke Detector



Frequently Asked Questions

 House Rules
1. No parties or events allowed.
2. No smoking allowed. 
3. No Pets allowed. $500 remediation fee if failed to follow. 
4. No loud music, please respect the neighbors. 
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 house. You will be responsible to pay for damages that may happen during your stay. Including damage from pets.
11. Please don’t rearrange the furniture.
12. Please make sure all dishes are clean and properly put away before checking out.  (Dish washer pod can be found in your welcome bag) Sart the dishwasher cycle before leaving if dirty dishes are left.
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)
15.  When returning from the beach, please be sure to rinse off sandy feet in the outdoor shower located under the home, and not use the pool if sandy. 
16. No running around and no diving in the pool. Diving can result is serious injury or death. We are not responsible for any injury or death resulting from use of the pool and the surroundings.
17.Children must have adult supervision at all times when in or around the pool. 


Great house
5/5 stars
We were at Oak Island for Pledge the Pink. Six women spending a fun filled week raising money for a great cause! This house was perfect for our needs. Great location, close to everything we needed. The many beds/bedrooms and multiple bathrooms worked great for us! Would love to come bsck with my family!
- Mary

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

- Manager Response
Wonderful Vacation
5/5 stars
Had a wonderful vacation. Salt water pool is a must! House is beautiful, clean and is huge. The Point is a must see, look on the map and find it your first day here, you will not be disappointed. One day of our stay we saw a pod of Dolphins come through, the kids loved it. The property managers at ITrip are awesome for the way they keep up the property and communicate with you. I will try and always use them!!!
- Diane

Thank you for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and that the kids got to see home dolphins! It was an absolute pleasure hosting you and your family! We can't wait to host you again at this property or several of our other ones! (:

- Manager Response
Definitely a Shore Thing
5/5 stars
Location is perfect for a very easy walk to beach/Pier. You can hear the waves crashing as you sit on porch. Pool is amazing.
- David

Thank you for your review! It was an absolute pleasure to host you!

- Manager Response
Beautiful Home Away from Home
5/5 stars
Shore Thing is a beautiful house in a great location. Three of the bedrooms have king beds with mattresses that are extremely comfortable which is rare in rental homes. The kitchen is well equipped and spacious. This was our first home with an elevator (which we needed because we had someone on a knee scooter) and we are spoiled. It was so easy to put your things in there instead of having to carry them up the stairs. Also the location is great as it is just a street over from the beach and the pier. It was so nice to come in from a day at the beach, rinse off in the outdoor shower ( with both hot and cold water) and relax in the salt water pool. We had one of the best family vacations ever!!
- Teresa

Thank you for your review! It was an absolute pleasure hosting you and your family. We hope you book Shore Thing again!

- Manager Response
What a great family vacation
5/5 stars
We stayed at Shore Thing for our family vacation June 2-10, 2023. We had family fly in from Utah, New York, and some drive out from Charlotte to gather for a week of fun at the beach. We loved hunting for shark teeth and we found some! Everyone else at the beach around us were respectful and kind. We ended each beach day with some time in the pool, which was the only way we could pry the littles away from the beach. The water was the perfect temp, we had some great days for boogie boarding and body surfing. Early morning walks on the beach were a must and the sunsets were exquisite. We rented some local bikes. Ate out a few times, but mostly we utilized the house, the pool, the beach, and the local grocery stores to take care of all of our needs. We had a few cars which helped us get to the restaurants and stores. We would come back again and again.
- Colleen

Thank you for your review! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with all your family. It was a pleasure hosting you! We look forward to hosting you again.

- Manager Response

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