• As low as $222/Night
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 4
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General Features

  • Books
  • DVD player
  • Games
  • Music library
  • Stereo
  • 2 total pets
  • Air conditioning
  • Barbecue grill
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Car not required
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Deadbolt lock
  • Deck or patio
  • Dining table
  • Dishwasher
  • Fenced yard
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Fireplace
  • First aid kit
  • Fishing nearby
  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Free WiFi
  • Garden
  • Golf privileges
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • Hiking nearby
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Living room
  • Lobster/crab pot
  • Local artist showcase
  • Microwave
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near a hospital
  • Near laundromat
  • Near the beach
  • Note from host: No smoking allowed on premises.
  • Onsite parking
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Oven
  • Pet friendly
  • Power boating nearby
  • Recycling
  • Refrigerator
  • Reusable coffee/tea filters
  • Sailing nearby
  • Shampoo
  • Smart TV with cable/satellite service
  • Smoke detector
  • Smoke-free property
  • Soap
  • Spices
  • Stovetop
  • Swimming nearby
  • Toaster
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided
  • Unit size: 1212 sq ft (113 sq m)
  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Water tubing nearby
  • Welcoming dogs only
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby

About this Property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Cottage
  • Approximately 1212 square feet

We’d adore for your happy beach memories to be made here at our bungalow by the sea, The Whimsy Whale.

Our island bungalow is ideally placed under a canopy of grand live oaks, just steps away from the ocean. Located on a peaceful beach access street, central to all the best attractions, shopping and eateries on Oak Island; close to close by Southport. Public sidewalks along E Oak Island Drive make it painless to walk or bicycle to your favorite spots.

Our classic bungalow has been freshly modernized and cheerfully decorated. With 1212 square feet and an open floor plan, there is plenty of space for you to comfortably relax. There are two living/entertaining areas in the home, both centrally connected through the galley kitchen. Two bedrooms provide enough sleeping arrangements for 4 guests. The master bedroom offers a queen bed, T.V. and private en-suite bathroom. The second bedroom offers two twin beds (one is a trundle with an additional memory foam topper). Two full bathrooms with walk-in showers. Linens are supplied (sheets, towels/washcloths) along with shampoo and soap. A full-size washer and dryer is available just off the master bedroom.

If you decide to prepare in during your stay, the kitchen has all the essentials you’ll need - refrigerator, oven, microwave dishwasher, pots/pans, silverware, coffee pot, dishes. A roll of paper towels will be included, along with dish soap and detergent.

Cable TV, wi-fi, bluetooth speaker along with some games, books and puzzles are available for your enjoyment.

The cavernous completely-fenced backyard with hammock and outdoor seating offers the ideal place to relax while kids and family pets safely play. A deck off the side of the bungalow faces the ocean - an ideal spot to savor your morning coffee, appreciate dinner off the grille, or watch the sun set while listening to the calming sounds of the close by ocean. A private, outdoor shower is available. Driveway parking available.

The Whimsy Whale bungalow is family owned and operated. It is one of our favorite places to spend time together and we look forward to sharing it with you, your adored ones and friends.

About the Area

Located near the beach, this cottage is in Long Beach, a neighborhood in Oak Island. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Caswell Beach and Bay Beach, while Smith Island Museum of History and Franklin Square Gallery are cultural highlights. Bald Head Island Information Center and North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport are also worth visiting. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

Special Instructions

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Know Before you Go

A car is not required for transportation to and from this property

Pet Policy

2 total pets

Rental booking tips and tricks:

Finding the best value:

  • June, July, and August are high season in the Wilmington, NC area. To find the best value, change your family's Wilmington, NC vacation to the Spring or Fall shoulder seasons. May, September, and even October offer warmer weather, , and reduced traffic.
  • In the Wilmington, NC area, The earlier your group can book, the easier your search will be. The most desirable properties are reserved early. Booking your vacation property up to 12 months before your vacation is recommended. Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Years Eve are excellent times to plan and book your rental.
  • Active Duty and veterans of the US Armed forces may qualify for special discounts. Be sure to ask your prospective host whether your vacationing group qualifies for a special promotion or discount.
  • Booking websites typically offer customers an option to add trip insurance. Trip insurance, which generally will cost you between 1% - 5% of the base booking price, offers visitors reimbursement of costs for any missed days as a result of personal medical-related emergencies or weather disasters, as well as ensuing additional hurricane evacuation costs or charges, such as an unexpected hotel overnight or additional fuel expenses. Trip insurance is definitely a life-saver if the unforeseen occurs. Ask the property owner for specifics.
  • Often, property management companies supply Wilmington, NC area visitors guide magazines which often include money-saving deals, either offered directly by local companies, or through a partnership between the property management company and the business itself. You can also find visitors guide and coupon books at local grocery stores, shopping centers, and visitor centers.

Selecting and booking your Wilmington, NC rental:

  • Begin by selecting your a vacation week and a spending budget.
  • Determine how many bedrooms and what type of bedroom configuration your group needs. Adorable Cottage By the Sea - Ocean View - 1/2 Block Walk to Beach - Fenced Yard has 2 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. If you need a larger or smaller rental, use our Wilmington, NC rental home search.
  • Specific information regarding bedrooms and bed counts & types is normally available on booking pages. If you don't see them listed, email or call the property management company before you book the rental. Remember that most listings specify the maximum guest capacity, which oftentimes includes sofa beds. You'll need to work out what is optimal for your trip.
  • If there's an individual Wilmington, NC destination you long to visit, keep an eye out for rentals that are either close by, or those that cater especially to your desires.
  • Proper accessibility can make or ruin a vacation for persons with a disability. Remember to confirm all necessary amenities are available and included before reserving a rental
  • Do your family pets travel with you? Many vacation homes allow animals, but guidelines and restrictions apply. Type of pet, size and breeds may be limited. Make sure to ask before booking, and study your agreement! Extra fees or might be applied to your contract.

More considerations for your visit:

  • Be sure you get the host's contact number and arrival/departure procedures for your rental property.
  • To ensure that no damages are attributed to your family's visit, inspect the rental for any problem areas upon check in. text the property manager immediately to relay any pre-existing damages. If there is a dispute, having a record of issues and contact attempts will be valuable.
  • Hosts are available to help! Don't be shy to ask questions during your stay.
  • Be a good neighbor! You wouldn't like troublesome visitors bothering your home life. Apply the golden rule for best judgement. If they like you, locals might even recommend great restaurants and places you would've not otherwise known!
  • Don't forget to... Ask a local! Neighbors can typically help you find the best spots in town. Who better to ask where to go for the best drinks, have a great night on the town, or the best spots for fine dining?
  • Keep your rental home locked while you are away! Don't let burglars ruin your vacation.
  • Don't leave anything behind! Just before you drive away, take a walk through the property to reconfirm you've collected everything. Remember to check closets, dressers, garages, and bathrooms for hidden items. Clean the refrigerator and take any leftovers home.
  • Document the condition of the property at check-out. We recommend taking a video during your final walk-through.
  • Leave a review! Property owners rely on good reviews to compel new reservations. They'll be grateful for your review. Alternatively, if something wasn't right, other families will appreciate that you share your experience find their best rental home. Be fair with your review. If something fell short of expectations, consider whether the property manager had any control over the issue, and if so, whether they responded expeditiously to fix it.

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