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Description from owner

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 & a flat-screen TV.

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

Beds: 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 2 Twin Beds

TripAdvisor Property ID: 4900703

About the area

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.

Owner profile

Elizabeth S.
Years listed:

Languages spoken: English



  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Pet Friendly
  • Sea view


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Video player
  • Washing machine


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding

Reviews (48)

Excellent – based on 48 reviews Excellent
48 reviews

“Our visit to Tropical Breeze, Oak Island”

Reviewed 16 Nov 2016

Our first visit to Oak Island. We picked late November because we wanted the most pet friendly time of the year. The dogs were able to run free and enjoy the open sandy beach. The house is two streets from the ocean front, very short walk in neighborhood environment. The accommodations fit us perfectly. We have two Golden Retrieves 60+ lbs. The fenced in area and gates were ingeniously designed to give different configurations all of which keep your pets secure and save. Nice exterior lighting for nighttime. Easy entry and exit from both the front and back of the house. The house was bright, well equipped and spacious. The community is quiet with lots of wonderful restaurants within a few miles. The owners make a special effort to make your pets feel welcome. We give this very high marks and plan to return in the future.

“Our time at Tropical Breeze”

Reviewed 15 Nov 2016

We had a fantastic time staying at "Tropical Breeze" in November of 2016. The staff at Coastal Vacations was so helpful in helping us with our house and telling us about various places to check out while we were vacationing. When we arrived, Liz had prepared homemade doggie treats for our golden retriever Lilly and she loved them. The actual house was perfect for our dog because it not only provided us with dog friendly features such as a food and water bowl, but it also had an amazing fenced-in backyard so that Lilly could enjoy her space. The location was prime as it was only a few steps from the beach. Everything was wonderful and we plan on vacationing here again soon! Thank you for everything!!!

“Absolutely Perfect!”

Reviewed 2 Oct 2016

Tropical Breeze provided my sister and I and our two dogs with the setting for an absolutely perfect vacation. The folks at the rental office were very nice and told us about some great spots to see and eat. The owner provided us with a bag of fresh baked dog treats. We arrived at the house and were blown away with how thoughtfully equipped it was. The yard was fenced, several individual areas were gated, the outside shower, hose to "dog wash" was all so thoughtful. The house was adorable and had well loved hardwood floors that took off the pressure to keep them perfect. The three bedrooms and bath were all lovely. The kitchen was fully equipped and provided everything imaginable. The owner provided a nice stereo, plenty of CD's, DVD's, books and games. We were only a short two blocks off the beach. The beach itself was lovely, and this time of year we didn't have any crowds to deal with. The dogs had a wonderful time in the waves. It was truly beyond our hopes. Thank you!

“Family vacation”

Reviewed 12 Sep 2016

Best pet friendly house, cozy comfortable living all while on vacation. Love this place, we go every year now with our two fur babies and always have the best, relaxing time. House could use a few updates but we've noticed slowly over time a few changes here and there =) This place is definitely a piece of heaven on earth!

“Thanks for helping create wonderful memories”

Reviewed 25 Aug 2016

So overwhelming pleased with Tropical Breeze. Wonderful location and it allowed us to share our vacation with our dog "Ozzie". The owner was a delight and Ozzie thanks Liz for the homemade goodies. Coastal Vacations team made the move in experience stress free. II would suggest Oak Island as a family vacation and Tropical Breeze the rental home to consider. THANKS TO ALL.

“Wonderful beach property”

Reviewed 7 Jun 2016

Our stay at Tropical Breeze was Great! We loved the property and we fell in love with Oak Island. It is a quite family type place, without all of the "loud partying" people that you would find at Myrtle Beach type areas. The house has everything that anyone would need for comfort and the owner was fantastic to deal with...so nice! The kitchen is fully stocked, everything is nicely decorated and the beds were very comfortable. Although it is not beachfront, you can see the ocean from the porch - we spent most of our time out there. The house has everything you need for your dog. Fenced in yard with segregated areas if you need to separate dogs, there are doggy food and water bowls, extra gates...just bring food, toys and of course treats! Our dogs had a blast! I would definitely recommend Tropical Breeze!

“A Perfect Week”

Reviewed 20 Apr 2016

My family and I spent the school spring break at Oak Island this year. As a grandma, I had the pleasure of finding a house and hosting the week for my daughter and grandsons. The weather, with the exception of a few showers was lovely. We kayaked, fished, walked on the beach, ate lots of seafood and had many pup beachy excursions . We also played putt putt! Tropical Breeze is a perfect vacation home for dog families. The multi-gated and fenced yard makes it easy to transport groceries, and pack the cars with pups securely out of the way of danger yet within sight. Your dog can go from the great covered porch to the back yard freely. We had so much fun, and a big part was a result of being so happy with the house. It is well decorated and stocked from the kitchen to games, books and DVD's. We enjoyed some of the old movies. All in all, we love Tropical Breeze and hope to go again.

“Tropical Breeze”

Reviewed 27 Oct 2015

Tropical Breeze is the perfect vacation home for you and your four legged family. The location is great. The home provides a fenced in backyard for your dogs and this was very important to us. The house has an open floor plan with the kitchen, living area, and dining room being at the front of the house. The covered front porch area was my favorite spot especially the swing. I hope that we can return here yearly with our golden. It was a perfect vacation!!!

“Memories, 2015”

Reviewed 23 Oct 2015

Fantastic rental especially for pet owners, well thought out and very affordable. Great location to everything on the island. Would most def rent again. The agency was extremely nice and helpful. Will be back next year. House is adorable.

“Puppy Paradise”

Reviewed 17 Oct 2015

I rented this property for four days to introduce my energetic young Airedale Terrier to the beach. I visited Oak Island for the first time this past summer, and I fell in love with it immediately. It seemed like the perfect beach for both human and dog. I wasn't sure how it would go, and I definitely did not want to have to keep the dog on a leash for the whole time - so a dog friendly property was essential. Tropical Breeze was one of the first houses I saw online when I started looking, but it was booked for the time I was going to be there. I kept looking, and just as I was starting to feel really discouraged, it became available. I grabbed it. This house was perfect for our needs. It is comfortable, feels friendly and happy, and has just about anything I could think of that I might need or want at the beach. It is bright and cheerful, and it is pleasant to be in - without feeling overdone or so "precious" that I had to worry about the occasional rambunctious canine. The fencing on the house and property is truly ingenious. With a series of well placed gates, my puppy could run inside, outside, under the house and around the yard - without having to move from one fenced in area to another. He could go on the deck and be in the back yard in no time flat. In addition to giving him a place to run free and chase some balls and work off excess energy, it was a bonus when I was unpacking and packing the car. He could supervise the whole process without being in danger of getting loose or having to be closed up inside. I was initially a little concerned about not being beachfront, but the public access to the beach is just steps away - and little Mr. Watchdog didn't have to see or announce everyone coming and going on the beach. We would have extended our stay for the rest of the week, but as soon as I booked four days, someone else claimed the remaining three, In addition to a great house, a great location, a super dog-friendly environment, and a reasonable price, the owner is a genuinely thoughtful and engaging individual who talked with me by phone before I signed the papers. She stayed in touch by e-mail, and staying in her house felt like visiting a friend. I was also very happy and impressed with the management company and the helpfulness and friendliness of the staff. I hope that I will be lucky enough to rent this place again. I wouldn't change a thing about it, and I feel really fortunate to have snagged an open date.

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

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!!"

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!"

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."

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!"

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

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 comfortable...my son-in-law wants to move there."

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

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

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."

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!"

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."

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,

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"

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.

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!

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!"

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.

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!

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.

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 - 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!

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!

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.

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!

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!