Tropical Breeze Oceanview Beach House-Dog Friendly

Tropical Breeze Beach House, Oak Island, NC
Tropical Breeze Beach House, Oak Island, NCFront Porch with SwingKitchen w/Counter & StoolsDining AreaLiving RoomLiving RoomMaster Bedroom w/King Bed & Private Bath2nd Bedroom w/Queen Bed3rd Bedroom w/Twin BedsOutdoor Shower w/Hot & Cold Water & Fishing SinkFenced-in Carport Area Underneath HouseFenced-in BackyardWillie on the porchSunset on the BeachFishing on Beach in NovemberWelcome!
“ Excellent ”
36 Reviews



Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 6
Type: Home
Per week: $725 - $975
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the Oak Island vacation home rental
Tropical Breeze is a kid-friendly & dog-friendly 3 bedroom/2 bath beach house located approximately 100 yards from the beautiful blue Atlantic Ocean on Oak Island, NC. You can't beat this location to take your vacation. There is just so much to do on Oak Island or you can just stay at Tropical Breeze & relax in the tranquil environment. Come see the dolphins swim or view one of the many bird species & other wildlife on this island sanctuary. Enjoy the ocean views & beautiful sunsets from the fully covered large front porch while sitting on a swing.

The kitchen/dining/living area is a large open airy living space with a cathedral ceiling. It's great for entertaining. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need to cook up something in between your trips to the beach. We even have a 19 qt lobster/clam steamer pot & a crockpot. Open one of the many front windows to feel the wonderful ocean breezes. You can watch a movie on the large flat screen TV or just enjoy the view while relaxing on the large comfortable sectional sofa.

--The master bedroom has a king-size bed with it's own private bathroom with a shower/tub. The master bedroom is equipped with a flat screen TV & DVD Player & an iPod Docking Station/Alarm Clock Radio. It is furnished with a sitting chair & stocked bookcase for those who like to read before going to bed.

--The second bedroom has a queen-size bed, sitting chair, & a flat screen TV.

--The third bedroom has 2 twin-size beds.

Each bedroom has its own closet, dresser, night stand(s), ceiling fan, overhead light, & cable/phone connection.

There are beautiful hardwood floors throughout the entire home.

Wireless (WiFi) internet service is accessible anywhere on the property so you can get away & still be in touch. Unlimited local & long distance calling within the USA & Canada is also included.

The house has central air conditioning & heating. The laundry room is conveniently located on the main floor inside the house. There is a hot & cold outside shower in addition to the 2 full bathrooms. For those who fish there is a hot & cold working sink next to the outside shower to clean off your catch. The fully-fenced yard & gated porch provide peace of mind for those traveling with dogs or children. Enjoy the ocean breezes while picnicking underneath the house in the shade--or lounge in the hammock.

There are plenty of books, puzzles, board games & a video library to whittle the time away in between trips to the beach.

Tropical Breeze is very colorfully decorated & comfortable. We hope you come stay here & give us your thoughts or comments about Tropical Breeze & Oak Island. Thank you for visiting our site.

P.S. 2011 - New Oak Island Swain Cut Bridge is open. Cuts down access from the West (NC 211) by approx. 16 miles to the house.
Check-in: Peak Season is 4 PM & Off-Peak Season is 3 PM. Check-out: 10 AM
Area Information
Oak Island is a very family-oriented vacation destination. It is located 40 minutes from Wilmington & an hours drive to Myrtle Beach, SC. Oak Island has approximately 12 miles of white sandy beaches. The island faces south, so the ocean waters are usually fairly gentle. The beaches are dog-friendly year round with no time restrictions.

There are many fishing spots on Oak Island. If you like golfing, there are local golf courses & Myrtle Beach is not that far away. Southport is a short ride away & has many nice restaurants. Historic Wilmington is a 40 minute drive away with many sights, shops & eateries. For those who do not want to drive too far, there are many wonderful local restaurants & shops on Oak Island. You can walk to the convenience market only 2 blocks away from Tropical Breeze to get the morning paper.

You can rent bikes, mopeds, golf carts, scooters, kayaks & many other things at one of the local shops.

There is also a dog park & skateboard park nearby.

Local Grocery Shopping: Food Lion, Lowes Food, Fresh Seafood Markets, Produce Stand.

About the owner

Owner Profile

Elizabeth S

Elizabeth S

  • About:

    Hi Everyone - My husband, sister and I found our little piece of heaven (Tropical Breeze) on Oak Island, NC in 2009. My Dad lives in Lumberton, NC so that is what drew us to NC and somehow we stumbled upon Oak Island during a vacation in 2007. We love the quiet, low- key and family oriented beaches...
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Availability Calendar



Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Aug 22 2015 Oct 02 2015 - - $975 - 1 Week
Oct 03 2015 Dec 31 2015 - - $725 - 3 Nights
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 12.75%
Deposits: 50% deposit is due within 7 calendar days of making a reservation. Balance will be due 30 days prior to check-in. If check-in date is less than 30 days from your reservation date, full amount will be due upon making your reservation. If your 50% deposit is not received within 7 calendar days of making your reservation, we will have to cancel your reservation. Departure maid service is included (we ask you to complete a few small tasks). Occupany Limit: 6; Min Age: 24; Min Stay 3 nts off season
Payment Options: Mastercard, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: Your dogs are welcome at Tropical Breeze (sorry, dogs only). We charge a non-refundable pet fee of $150 for the 1st dog & $50 for each add'l dog-max of 2 dogs. Please let us know what type of dog(s) you have. We don't discriminate against any breeds as long as you assure us they are well behaved & housebroken. A $250 security deposit is required which will be refunded to you within 30 days of checking out provided there is no damage or no treatments are needed. Linen Rental: $70 plus tax



  • Beds

  • 1 King Bed
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 2 Twin Beds
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Pet Friendly
  • Balcony
  • Heating
  • Parking Included
  • Porch
  • Deck
  • High Speed Internet
  • Patio
  • View (Ocean)
  • Full Kitchen
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Blender
  • Hair Dryer
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • CD Player
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Iron
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Washer/Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Activities

  • Beach
    (<1 mile)
  • Bicycling
    (1 mile)
  • Park
    (1 mile)
  • Miniature Golf
    (2 miles)
  • Fishing
    (<1 mile)
  • Boating
    (1 mile)
  • Tennis
    (1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (2 miles)
  • Ocean
    (<1 mile)
  • Canoeing
    (1 mile)
  • Windsurfing
    (1 mile)
  • Golf
    (5 miles)
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Kayaking
    (1 mile)
  • Grocery Store
    (2 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (6 miles)
  • Basketball Court
    (1 mile)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Dog friendly & steps to dog-friendly beach, fully fenced yard, porch swing, picnic table, rockers, hammock, books, board games, puzzles, video library, gated & covered front porch, baby/dog gates, outside hot & cold shower & fishing sink, 3 TV's, 2 DVD players, 1 VCR player, expanded cable in LR, iPod docking station, am/fm CD stereo, iron & ironing board, hair dryer.

Reviews (36)

Reviews for this vacation home rental in Oak Island, North Carolina

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“ Excellent ”
36 reviews
Michael Esposito

Michael Esposito

Concord, NC

Relax and Unwind at Tropical Breeze

August 3, 2015

Tropical Breeze is all we hoped it would be and more. The furniture was comfy and my husband, son, doggie and I all slept like rocks. The kitchen is fully stocked with pots, pans, colander, knives, just like at home. The gates and fence allowed us to feel that Abbey was safe, and allowed her to feel free to roam a little bit off leash. If you love to read, don't bother packing a book because the house is stocked like a library with books of all genres. There are games for all ages and plenty of DVD's to watch. The beach is literally just around the corner, and you can see the ocean from the front porch. We climbed the Oak Island Lighthouse, visited Southport, hit the local farmer's market, and got to watch sea turtle hatchlings make their way to the ocean. It was nice to come back to a cool, comfortable home at the end of the day to relax. It's really easy to get around Oak Island. There's a food Lion a few minutes away and some great places to eat. Russell's was great for breakfast and we picked up some fresh seafood from Haag's to grill. You will need to rent a grill if you want one to cook on. Sharon's Rentals took care of that plus bath towels, bed linens and a beach umbrella. They had everything delivered before we checked in and it was so easy to leave it for them when we checked out. This was our first stay at Oak Island but we will definitely be back and will definitely book at Tropical Breeze when we do. There are so many personal touches in the home that it feels like you're staying at a friend's place. I appreciate being able to bring Abbey along and thank the owners for that opportunity.

David and Meta Armstrong

David and Meta Armstrong

Belmont, NC


July 18, 2015

This was our first trip to Oak Island and this is the best dog friendly house we have stayed in at any of the beaches. Stocked with books, games, CDs, movies for entertainment on a rainy day. Even though the house is not beach front it is only a few steps to the beach!!! Best of all the beds were very comfortable. We have already reserved this house for June of next year. Room enough for our family of 6 and our mini Schnauzer.

Robert Armstrong

Robert Armstrong

Raleigh, NC

Great house!

April 29, 2015

The owner's were great to deal with and the house is a perfect setup to enjoy the beach with a dog. The house was also very nice inside and the owners had a great kitchen with lots of cooking supplies. We had a great time at the property and will definitely try to stay here again in the future!

Ann Kanupp

Ann Kanupp

Asheville, NC

Tropical Breeze

April 6, 2015

Nice place and a great location to the beach.

Kathy Thompson

Kathy Thompson

Charlotte NC

Grest location

January 2, 2015

It took quite a bit of searching to find a rental where we could take our dogs yet feel comfortable with the suitability of the rental for the balance of the family. Tropical Breeze, although well used, was clean and well cared for and perfect for our days on Oak Island. Very short walk to a great beach area and wide open streets for biking. We will definitely return.

Maria Jolley Lineberger

Maria Jolley Lineberger

Cramerton, NC USA

Could not have been happier!

October 26, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Tropical Breeze. This was not our first and will not be our last. The property was exactly the way it appears in the photographs. Clean and manicured. Thank you for a beautiful place to spend our vacation!

Jessica Phelps

Jessica Phelps


week stay

September 8, 2014

Lovely house close to beach and pet friendly....could not have asked for more. W had a hard time finding a rental that allowed our breed of dogs, the owners were more than accommodating. Thank you so much for opening your home to us and our dogs :-) what a wonderful vacation we had and plan on returning!!

Rhonda Bailey

Rhonda Bailey


Wpmderful getaway!

December 30, 2013

First time to Oak Island, just a week before Christmas. Came back for the Holidays rested and relaxed. Wonderful property. Hope to get back in the spring or fall.

Monica Carter

Monica Carter

Mooresville, NC

Perfect Getaway!!

November 6, 2013

Great house, great location! Perfect for those that like to travel with their dog(s). Love the gate system and the deck railings. No chance of a dog escape or leap of faith!! We will rent this property again.

Marcia Tanner

Marcia Tanner

Gainesville, FL

Perfect Spot

October 12, 2013

My husband's family had been going to Oak Island for vacation for years. The extended family members who have pets did not like leaving their animals behind. So we rented a separate place for those with animal friends.. There were 4 people and 2 senior dogs. This was the perfect spot -- a place to walk the dogs yet close enough to the main family cottage on the beach to enjoy the beach and the family.

Carolynn Woods

Carolynn Woods

Wake County, NC

Dog and People Friendly

September 16, 2013

Had I had the opportunity to design, furnish, and plan a beach house for myself I could not have done a more elegant and efficient job. Thank you for sharing your home with those of us who need respite from a frantic and chaotic world. The water was warm and therapeutic, the nights lightly breezy with moonlight and the whisper of Palms. Perfect for porch rocking and swinging. Thanks a million, from a well rested soul.

Carolyn Gallman

Carolyn Gallman



April 28, 2013

John,myself And Gunny (puppy) Had A Great Vacation.the House Was Wonderful And We Would Love To Come Back In The Fall..we Had 1 Day Of Cool Weather, The Ocean,stores And Restarants Were Had Everything We Needed And It Was Truly Pleasant .. ,

kay Colgan

kay Colgan


We loved Tropical Breeze!

April 14, 2013

This is a great house that is perfect for a getaway with dogs! They loved it and we did too! The house is adorable and spent alot of time on porch swing looking at the ocean! Peaceful!

Joan Walunas

Joan Walunas

Raleigh, NC

Thanksgiving weekend...

November 30, 2012

We had a wonderful stay at Tropical Breeze with our two large dogs! It was definitely a pet friendly beach house, and having the fenced in yard made it very convenient. The decor and room set up was wonderful! It's an easy house to live in. And, the beach was a short walk away. We also enjoyed visiting nearby quaint Southport. We would definitely go back.

Lacey Jackson

Lacey Jackson

Greensboro, NC

Dog Friendly!

October 16, 2012

This is a nice home, close to the beach. Our dogs were happy all week long. The fenced in yard is great, and all the gates make it easy to let the dogs roam but still keep them under control. The kitchen is stocked, you will not need any bowls or silverware. The furniture is nice and there aren't any little decorations lying around which was great because my dogs tend to put things in their mouths! I just could not get over how dog friendly the whole house is, I loved it. (and thanks for the treats! -Cabo&Chester)

Nicole Donatone

Nicole Donatone


Wonderful Getaway

August 27, 2012

We had a wonderful time in Oak Island at the Tropical breeze. The home had everything we needed. It was so peaceful and relaxing. Pet friendly which was great! Loved sitting on the porch just listening to the Ocean with my family. We had a great trip. Thank you. Can't wait to come back again. Nicole Donatone Nicole

Joan DeLorenzo

Joan DeLorenzo

Monroe, New York

Great House, Great Vacation, Perfect Weather!

August 19, 2012

This is my third time renting a house on the beach in NC, the first time for Oak Island. Tropical Breeze is the perfect house in the best spot. I didn't bring my dog this year, but she will probably be a guest next year. (time will tell). The layout of the house is great and the short walk to the beach is too. Oak Island is very clean and quiet yet close enough to get to Myrtle Beach is you so desire. Can't wait to go back next year, my reservation is in and I'm only home two days from this one!!

Alison Mann

Alison Mann

Raleigh NC

Perfect family and dog beach house!

June 18, 2012

Tropical Breeze is the ideal place to vacation with your family and dogs and Oak Island is perfect! The home is fully equipped with everything you need to prepare meals and relax. The house is very close to the beach and it was easy to make multiple trips for food, dogs, etc. The fenced in yard is perfect even for big dogs because the fence is very high (if you have a jumping dog!) and there are multiple ways to use the fence to enclose the dogs in different areas. The beach itself is also very family and dog-friendly. The homeowner has been wonderful to work with from the very beginning and it almost felt like going to stay at the home of someone you know. The home is well-stocked with movies, books and music and the beds and furniture are very comfortable. The home is about 8 minutes away from the local grocery store and beach shop. Although there are lots of houses nearby it still felt very private and the island is a pretty quiet and calm place. I can't say enough good things about Tropical Breeze and the whole experience. My entire family and dogs loved it and we all hope to go back! Thanks again for such a great house and the homemade dog treats which my dogs absolutely loved!

Gretchen Beck

Gretchen Beck

Pittsburgh PA USA

five star dog and owner vacation!!

March 15, 2012

First of all I don't think the pictures of Tropical Breeze do it justice. The house itself and the proximity to the beach are so much better in person. The owners have thought of everything too,leaving detailed, helpful information for renters and their pets. We had a wonderful, relaxing time and our dog Maisie enjoyed her first visit to the ocean. We hope to return sometime soon.

Deedie Creed

Deedie Creed

Greensboro, NC

Great Beach House

October 15, 2011

Tropical Breeze was delightful! My Cavalier Oliver was happy from the time we picked up the homemade treats left for him at the rental office until the time we had to come home...when he was sad to leave the wonderful front porch and fenced in yard. My friend and I were thrilled with everything about the house - the well-stocked kitchen, the comfortable beds, the cool breezess on the front porch..what a relaxing place to visit. The only thing that could have been better was the weather! But with the porch we were able to sit outside even in the rain...We were able to sneak in a few walks around the quiet neighborhood and to the ocean by way of a short stroll....We will definitely be back and Oliver will be very happy!! Thanks Liz for sharing your lovely home away from home....

Kim Yoder

Kim Yoder

Scottsville VA USA


October 12, 2011

Wonderful peaceful location, less than a minute from the beach. Awesome unspoilt beach....Great beach house! Attention to detail fantastic and Oh! so pet friendly without beginning overwhelming....We just LOVED out time here and will certainly be returning in the future.

Diane W.

Diane W.

St. Clair, MI

We'll be back!

September 23, 2011

My husband, myself and our two English Springer Spaniels, Hershey and Reece thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Tropical Breeze. I had not expected to be so close to the beach. The view and the ocean breezes were heavenly. We spent the majority of our time on the large front porch. Tropical Breeze is the perfect place for dog lovers! I loved the set up with the series of gates and the fenced back yard. The dogs had the freedom to go up and down the stairs to the back yard or to relax with us on the porch. It was clear that the owners are not just dog friendly; they are dog lovers. The dogs adored the home made biscuits Liz left for us. We stayed the last week of April; the weather was gorgeous and the ocean was warm. The sandy beach is extremely dog friendly and Reece (who won't swim in our pool) even went into the ocean. The house is extremely comfortable, clean and well equipped; we made use of the huge lobster pot! The owners had thought of every little detail that would enhance our stay. We definitely plan on returning in 2012 but will plan to stay for two weeks because one week was just not enough time. We fell in love with Oak Island and hope to retire there someday. Thank you, Liz and Gordon, for sharing your lovely home with us.

Kathryn Burton

Kathryn Burton

Northern KY

Relaxation is easy at Tropical Breeze

September 6, 2011

Our first trip to Oak Island was delayed by hurricane Irene but thankfully,there seemed to be minimal damage. We enjoyed the convenient location and colorful decor of the Tropical Breeze. The beach is great for walking and very dog friendly. The owner made dog treats were a hit with our pet after a long car ride. This is where you want to go for a quiet and relaxing week

Craig Kurtz

Craig Kurtz

Fayetteville, NC

Enjoy, Enjoy, Enjoy the Tropical Breeze

August 23, 2011

My wife, adult daughter, adult daughters friend, Oliver(8 yr old black cocker spaniel) and I stayed from Aug 13-20, 2011. The place is awesome and the owners are definitely "dog" people who care that their guests have a wonderful time at Oak Island. Oliver especially enjoyed his freshly baked treats we received at check in. He and I also enjoyed our morning walk to a smail store just down the street. While I got the paper, Oliver was enjoying his biscuits given to him by the friendly employees of the store. The neighborhood was quiet and filled with runners, walkers, bikes, and beach goers. The beach is only a short block away and was not crowded, families, couples, and of course many dogs!!!! Just down the street was a marina where we went jet skiiing and got picked up to go Parasailing in the ocean-superb to say the least. Tropical Breeze is a comfortable pleasing place to be. We spent a lot of time on the front porch enjoying the warm breeze and ocean. Inside was a wonderful entertainment system and a fully stocked kitchen. We throughly enjoyed our week and hated to leave. We will be back in 2013 for sure. We already have plans for the summer of 2012 but can not wait to return to Oak Island and Tropical Breeze Kudos to the Owners for maintaining such a peaceful and appealing place. : )

Natalie Lewis Brozy

Natalie Lewis Brozy

Timberlake, NC

Some much-needed r & r at Oak Island :-)

July 26, 2011

The short walk to the beach was extremely convenient, and the facilities were ideal for our two dogs. We loved the outdoor shower, and the weather was beautiful, especially with that continuous breeze coming off the ocean. We would highly recommend to anyone with dogs.

careen lawson

careen lawson

weyers cave va

very beautiful house

July 11, 2011

my family and i enjoyed our vacation at the tropical breeze, the house had everything we needed to cook with and the fenced backyard was a very nice feature to have, beach access was actually closer then what he had pictured and wasn't crowded at all, we averaged between six and ten hours a day at the water and enjoyed the clean beach, i would recommened this vacation property to anyone for the location and value.

Mary Courtright Saunders

Mary Courtright Saunders

hickory NC

Saunders Family

June 19, 2011

Let me tell you I have stay at other places for vacation and the pictures on the internet are a big let down when you arrive !! But I can say this home is everything it tells you and what a stock kitchen had all we needed to cook and eat great meals even a fresh lobster dinner so relaxing we did not want to leave time flew by and the town of Oak Island is so friendly and the beaches were so relaxing and not over populated and this home is so pet friendly our love ones received doggie cookies from the owners:) this home is clean and I am very nervous about using other peoples dishes and linens!!! Come to Tropical Breeze it is GREAT !!! Thanks LIZ

Sinead Pitts

Sinead Pitts

Chapel Hill, NC

Perfect Vacation Location

March 12, 2011

My husband and I, and our dog, have enjoyed two wonderful stays at ‘Tropical Breeze’. The location is great, just short walk to the beach, and it is very dog –friendly. The beach is perfect for long walks and enjoying the sunsets. Inside, the house is well –set up, very clean and well-maintained and lots of comfy seating. Our dog loved the fenced in yard as well as sitting on the porch, which also has a gate, watching the world go by! We hope to be back again!



Baltimore, MD USA

Awesome Getaway

August 23, 2010

I had an absolutely wonderful time. Tropical Breeze is a beautiful and well maintained beach house only two blocks away from the beach. The kids and I had a great time going back and forth. The house was a lot bigger than I had expected, and we really felt at home there. I would recommend it for anyone! Very kid & pet friendly, although I only brought the kids. Lots of books and games, along with movies & music. I would be happy to stay there again.

Elaine Cheedle

Elaine Cheedle

Charlotte, NC

Low-key fun

July 5, 2010

Tropical Breeze was just perfect. The dog-friendly home was cozy and nice. The owners were very accommodating and friendly. The amenities were great - books, games, movies, kitchen gadgets, etc. The big, bright windows, the porch (complete with rocking chair and swing), and the short walk to the beach were the best parts!

Dianna Nothacker

Dianna Nothacker

Greenville, NC /Shelby, OH

Tropical Breeze beach house

June 22, 2010

My family enjoyed staying in this home with it's beautifully decorated and comfortable rooms. The owners have carefully thought of everything that one would require to allow for a carefree and relaxing stay at the beach...hose to rinse sand, clothesline for wet towels and suits, outdoor shower, porch swing, rocking chairs, well stocked & spacious kitchen etc. The beach was never crowed and always clean. Thank you Liz and Gordon for sharing your home!



Snow Camp, North Carolina

Can't wait to go back!!!!!

May 18, 2010

Tropical Breeze is not only dog friendly but also is a beautiful home. We took our black lab and felt very secure and at ease during our stay. Fenced in backyard, access for him to stay in cooler concreted place with 2 gates under the porch with a huge gated front porch really made our stay a success. The owners had provided an extra dog leash, pet bowls and inside baby gates if we needed to use them. One of the best things was actually the interior of the home-the floors were very pet friendly and we did not feel we had to "watch" his every move afraid he was going to "mess things up". I would recommend this home to anyone who planned a trip to Oak Island. Easy beach access (only about 100 yards) and great block to walk with your dog. Hope to be able to go back soon.

Amy Bishop

Amy Bishop



May 3, 2010

The house was clean. The fenced in yard was a wonderful ammenity. The house was in close proximity to the public beach access. Wonderful trip!

Pete Symonds

Pete Symonds

Sharon VT

Great Time Great House

April 26, 2010

We had a wonderful vacation on Oak Island and Tropical Breeze fit the our needs {and our Beagle Rosie} to perfection. The beach was almost deserted and the weather was really nice. The home was immaculate and well equipped.

Ryan Hamel

Ryan Hamel

Arlington, VA

Spring Break/ Mid Tour Leave

April 18, 2010

My fiancé and I with our Beagle (Bella) stayed here for a week while I was home from Iraq. The family and rental company worked with me to get everything set prior to my trip back stateside. The house was fantastic and very large. Quick 100 foot walk till we were on the beach which is nice since the parking is minimal. Easy access to all key areas. (Southport, Wilmington, Carolina Beach) The fenced in year was great, was able to let our dog roam freely. Fantastic place and waiting to see what wee we have free next year to come back! Also the home is extremely clean and well kept up with! The owner also backed home made dog treat for Bella when we signed in.

Frances A. Laughter

Frances A. Laughter

Terrell, North Carolina 28682

Home Away from Home

October 23, 2009

My husband, my dog,Benji, and I stayed at Tropical Breeze Ocean View House in Oak Island in October. The house was immaculate and decorated with creative taste in furnishings and in color. The entire property was fenced with chainlink fencing. No way for Benji to escape. The beach was with walking distance and a Food Lion was nearby. Restaurants only a short distance away provided excellent entrees. We've stayed many places, but this was, by far, the most inviting. We took nothing, except clothes, and everything we needed was right at hand. We were so relaxed! We are ready to return! Frances A. Laughter Terrell, NC 28682

Owner Supplied Testimonials

August 2014 - Maggie from Connecticut writes: WOW! What a great place!
Just got back from a wonderfully relaxing week at Tropical Breeze. The house is so comfortable and has just about everything you would need! We traveled with our two Jack Russells and they loved it as much as we did. The entire property is 'dog safe' and we didn't worry about them at all when they were on the deck or in the yard. We rented linens from Sharon's Linens and they were very nice. We also rented bikes, a beach umbrella, grill and beach chairs from them. Very reasonable prices and made our travel so easy! The island itself is quiet and there's not a lot to do, which is why we wanted to go to Oak Island in the first place, but the beach is spectacular and because it's Southern facing, you can see the sun rise and set!

March 2014 - Michelle from Grove City, OH writes:
I just wanted to let you know that we had a great time at your beach house and the dogs also loved the beach. Thank you so much for allowing dogs in your beach home and making it possible to take them on vacation. Cooper and Jake also enjoyed the yummy homemade treats you made!! What a nice surprise! I hope to return next summer with my mom and dad so they have the chance to explore Oak Island.
Thanks again!! Kris, Cooper, Jake and I are very grateful for the experience!

April 2014 - D.C. writes:
My family and I want to thank you for the wonderful time we had had at your house on Oak Island. The weather was great, and we spent a lot of time walking the beach. Your house was just right for us and our dogs, and we look forward to having another chance to stay at Tropical Breeze in the future. Thanks again.

October 2013 - Becky writes:
Great Pet Friendly Home!
This was a beautiful pet friendly home. It had everything you could need--lots of DVDs and books and kitchen supplies. The bedding was beautiful. Very clean and homey. The beach was just around the corner which was so convenient. Loved the front porch! We will definitely stay here again!

June 2013 - Amy wrote: This House Was Just Right!
We were very happy with Tropical Breeze as our home-away-from-home for our visit to Oak Island. The location was perfect, only a 1-2 minute walk to the beach, as it is directly in-line with the beach access.

As to the house itself, we really loved the open living area, and all the windows let in so much light. Making the space feel bright and cheery all of the time. The beds were comfy, and the house was very clean. The fenced-in backyard was great for our cocker spaniel, and all of the gates made corralling him so easy. But I think our favorite part of the house was that fantastic front porch. It was so nice to come back from the beach each day and be able to relax in the shade, or sit on the porch in the evenings after coming back from dinner and listen to the ocean.

Would recommend this house to anyone looking for a great vacation house while visiting Oak Island!

July 2013 - Debby from Wake Forest, NC writes: Wonderful Beach Home!
We are so lucky to have been able to stay at this beach home for two weeks. I cannot say enough good things about it! The location is terrific; close to the ocean, bicycling was excellent, and we were able to launch our kayaks not too far down the road. The kitchen is completely stocked with all you need and this is probably the cleanest beach house that we have stayed in yet. Even the outside shower was spotless! It is so pet friendly with gates on the deck and below the house. The fenced in yard worked out perfect for our two dogs. The owners are easy to deal with, along with the management company. We have already booked again for next year. Love this house and love Oak Island!

June 2013 - Laurie from Purcelville, VA writes: Home Away From Home!
This is the second time my family has stayed at Tropical Breeze! It's clean, comfortable and a happy place to stay. The fenced yard was nice for my dog, a corgi mix. The owner is very attentive to your vacation needs and reachable. It is close to several restaurants by car and is only a short stretch away from the beach! The house was also nicely decorated.

May 2013 - Tracy, Cannon, KY writes: Words cannot describe our vacation! This is the best beach house ever! It was wonderful for the pets and the people :)! The fence was made so that the dogs could play and have a good time and still be safe and secure within the perimeter of the home. The house was close to the ocean...We woke up to the sounds, smell and site of the ocean waves each morning! The house was well stocked with all the equipment anyone would ever need for preparation of a great meal. Also, there were special bowls that were available in the home for the dogs to eat and drink. It was super clean and comfortable. It offered lots of music, movies, games, a hammock , and a quiet neighborhood for fun and relaxation. The outdoor shower was handy to wash off from the beach. My dogs loved getting homemade dog treats delivered to them during our stay! Our dogs had so much fun running and playing on the beach! I had a great time relaxing and sleeping listening to the ocean waves. Everyone was super friendly in the town. Also, great local farmers markets, thrift shops and organic produce within a few miles. We will definitely visit again! Thank you so much for sharing your home!

September 2012 - Lynne - State College, PA writes, Great Place!
My husband, adult daughter, and dog, Max, had a wonderful week at Tropical Breeze. The house is clean and lovely. The porch is cozy and perfect for reading and talking. The dog fencing and gates were really nice too. It is just a short walk to a lovely beach. I loved the calm water when we were there. We all had a wonderful time and I would not hesitate to rent this place another time.

July 2012 - Karma and Mark - London, OH write:
"I can't begin to express how much we are enjoying this house; everything is perfect!
I appreciate the time you took to talk to me and answer questions that I had.
To be honest with you, this is the best vacation house we have ever stayed at! Karly and we thank you SO MUCH!"

November 2011 - Guests from Winston Salem, NC -
Home away from home!
Upon arrival to our temporary vacation spot, we found it to be very clean and welcoming! The owners are very pet friendly are kind to your pets as visitors. The outdoor set-up is awesome with the yard secure and roomy for pets to roam. The interior set-up is perfect. The windows across the front porch give you a view of the ocean from afar. The beach? Not far to the access. The amenities of the home were perfect. Bringing the basic necessities per the list provided was easy enough! The town of Oak Island has it all! Local shopping, restaurants, entertainment, and beach fun....all available once you cross the bridge onto Oak Island. You never have to leave the island. But, if you leave the island...venture towards Southport and enjoy their offerings too! Would we stay here again... YES!

April 2011 - Karen - Greensboro, GA writes:
This is a wonderful house with lots of little touches that make a difference: games, movies, music, doggie bowls, etc. We had plenty of room for family, grandkids and dogs. The house is very well equipped - has everything you could possibly want. The dogs loved the fenced yard and the cookies made personally by the owner :-) Very short walk (2 blocks) to the beach via public beach access. The house is very comfortable and very nice, as are the owners. We loved staying here and would definitely recommend it.

October 2010 - Maria writes, "Hey Elizabeth! We LOVED Oak Island and loved stayng at Tropical Breeze! Thank you so much for all your help and MaxX said thank you for the treats. He loves them. My husband and I were so pleased with the house and the location. We will definately be going back again in the near future! Thank you again, Maria"

September 2010 - Colleen writes, "Thank You so much for opening your house to us for the week. We had a wonderful time and it felt like we were home from the minute we stepped in the door. It is sad to be back home like any vacation it is over too fast, even Turbo is depressed. We have fallen in love with the island and will be back again soon.

Thank You again,

August 2010 - Keith writes, "Liz - Just wanted to let you know that Jenny and I had an absolutely wonderful time in Oak Island. You have a beautiful house. We enjoyed the rocking chairs on the front porch, and ate most of our meals out there. We did long walks on the beach with Curly(at least 1 hour) early in the morning and late afternoon, which really wore him out. Thanks again."

October 2009 - Brenda & Jim D. write, "This is the best place we have stayed so far in Oak Island. Decor is lovely, furnishings comfy. Love how your home is so dog friendly! Will definitely book this house if available for our next vacation. Thanks for letting us enjoy your home!"

October 2009 - Pam E. writes, "This house is great! I love the setup of the deck & gates for the dogs. I love the front swing & decorations & the name, Tropical Breeze, fits it perfectly. Oak Island is beautiful - calm & relaxing & this house is situated beautifully!! Scott & I had a great time."

September 2009 - Donna H. writes, "...I wanted you to know personally how much we enjoyed your house. ...your house was perfect! We loved everything about it and our dogs did too! Tropical Breeze was so convenient to the beach for my husband to get to his 'fishin'. We loved the location, the floors, your decor...EVERYTHING... and it was extremely clean! I just wanted you to know how much we appreciated the effort that ya'll made for your guests. Thank you."
Thank you Donna - we'd love to have you back next year. Liz

September 2009 - The Shearer Family - "We were blown away by your's awesome! We're going to come back next year!"

August 2009 - Suzanne B & Family went to the beach, fishing, rode bikes, NC Aquarium, Southport Ferry, Battleship, Lighthouse, explored the island & chased crabs at night. Favorite moments: "Watching kids play on beach with others their age, collecting shells, riding bikes to the end of the island." "We loved Tropical Breeze - beds were very son-in-law wants to move there."

July 2009 - The Reel Family's favorite moments: West end of the beach, seashell hunting, top of Oak Island Lighthouse -- Great time.

July 2009 - Cheryl, Debbie, Lynn & Grace write, "Great vacation with good friends! Favorite moments: Fishing on the pier, walking on beach, Dolphin Adventure & the outside shower. ...We had the best time. The house was great & we were impressed with how well stocked the kitchen is of equipment to cook with. The beds were comfy & bathrooms clean. We loved the decorations - very beachy! Thanks for sharing!"

June 2009 - The Harris Family writes, "We had a wonderful time & the house was perfect. Thank you!" Their favorite moments, "Watching our dog, Milhouse, chase crabs on the beach at night - hilarious."

May 2009 - The Thomas Family writes, "We had a great long weekend!. OKI is one of our favorite places on earth. We enjoyed the house; it was perfect for our family! We would love to rent it again sometime!"

July 2009 - from Tanya
"We just wanted to say "thank you" for having such a lovely rental. We have been OKI lovers for quite some time now and found your beach house to be perfect. Thank you for having such a kid and dog friendly environment. I think our choc lab is glad to be home since we bathed her every night when we got home from the beach in order to keep your house nice!! We look forward to renting in the future!!"

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    Hi Everyone - My husband, sister and I found our little piece of heaven (Tropical Breeze) on Oak Island, NC in 2009. My Dad lives in Lumberton, NC so that is what drew us to NC and somehow we stumbled upon Oak Island during a vacation in 2007. We love the quiet, low- key and family oriented beaches...
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