House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
I have enjoyed many great visits and made many happy memories with our children over the past 30 years at Oak Island. Our 4 children partially gave us the inspiration to name our home '4 All Seasons'. The other reason is because, with them, we have enjoyed every season of the year. By profession I am a neonatal nurse. I work part-time which enables me to spend long weekends at the beach and volunteer in the community. I have been a leader with the Boy Scout of America for over 25 years. I enjoy a variety of handcrafts and collecting. My husband is employed by the US Postal Service. His passion is reading.
Owner purchased this House in 2003
Why Owner chose Tranquil Harbour
We started going to Oak Island over 35 years ago. It was not long before my husband and I realized that we would love to have a second home on Oak Island. We loved the family atmosphere, and the less commercialized area offered at OI. We love how close it is to so many awesome activities but mostly we enjoy relaxing and spending time with our children. Actually this is the second vacation home we have owned at OI. We started out in a smaller home and as the family grew we decided to build this home in 2003.
What makes this House unique
Our home is about 6-8 blocks from the beach. A short walk or bike ride will have you at it's sandy shore. Convenient parking is available at several areas if you go by car. Sometimes we enjoy area attractions and within a hour drive you can be at several other beaches which offers lots of shopping, entertainment shows, race car tracks, water slides and the like. We find browsing in the many antique shops, in nearby Southport, like going down memory lane. On lots of Saturday mornings we can't wait to go treasure hunting at the many, easy to find, yard sales. As our children have gotten older we often times leave them to spend a few quite minutes simply sitting back on a bench at the Oak Island pier watching the sun set. While my husband enjoys just relaxing in the gentle breeze at the beach, just listening to the calming sounds of the ocean waves, and our children play in the sand or surf in the beach, I enjoy looking for shells. There's no telling how many wonderful shells I have found. I have learned many of their common names. My favorite, and not so hard to find at OI, is the 'baby's ear' shell. (Maybe because it reminds me of the babies I take care of.) We also enjoy every season and holiday at the beach. I am fair skin so I'm not one for laying out in the sun much. It is no surprise that I would also enjoy cooler months. Can you imaging Christmas at the beach? It is so surreal to see the twinkling of Christmas lights at the beach. Our children have had many a visit from the 'Easter Bunny' at the beach and participated in the annual community Easter Egg hunt at Middleton Park. It is also great to start out the New Year at the beach. Of course, any time through the summer, Memorial Day and Labor Day are great. Lighthouse tours are available and what fun we had on the Ghost Tour in Southport. Mainly getting away from the worries and woes of home is the one of the main draws to drive to Oak Island. It's our sanctuary!
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:6 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
Please free to contact me at 919-704-6461
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
A Comfortable and Welcome Home Away from Home
The Dorsetts obviously have put their hearts into sharing this beautifully and comfortably decorated and stocked home with all the personal touches and bountifully stocked amenities....and then some. We felt like we were staying with family.
Thank you so much for your kind words. We enjoyed having you! Please keep us in mind for future stays. You are always welcome!
We loved he place! It was exactly what the pictures perceived it to be!
The property was beautiful! Very clean and welcoming! Valerie was wonderful and we would come back and stay at her place another time! Thank you for posting exactly what we would be paying for. It was worth every penny!! Thanks Again! Roxanne and Doug Burton
Great place to rent
Valerie was great. The house was perfect for our needs. Location was close enough to walk to the beach.
Comfortable and convenient
We thoroughly enjoyed our two months stay. This conveniently located home has all the amenities we look for to satisfy our creature comforts. Comfortable beds and a well stocked kitchen. Valerie was very helpful and responsive to our questions when we first arrived and throughout our stay..
Beautiful home! Clean and well appointed. Owners great to work with. Perfect location!
This is a lovely home and just entering you felt like you had been invited to stay with friends, not a sterile or noisy hotel. Everything you need is there! Just bring your own linens...and it’s just like home. Close proximity to the beach, restaurants and grocery. I highly recommend this as a home away from home! I stayed a month for work, then had to leave, but now I’d like to return for a vacation!! Comfy beds, cute beach decor and I loved the screened back porch and rocking chairs and all the great books to read. Loved it all!!
Awesome Place to Stay
We really enjoyed our stay. The location was great, short drive or walk to the beach. The place is very clean and very well kept. The owner was great and answered any questions we had very quickly. We will be looking to reserve this place again.
Lighthouse, Coast Guard Station, Fort Fisher State Park, NC Aquarium, Thrift Stores and yard sales galore