11 Pet-Friendly Airbnb Rentals in Oak Island, NC for your Coastal Vacation

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Oak Island is one of North Carolina’s most stunning vacation destinations with miles of unspoiled coastline that’s dotted with sun-soaked beaches and lush marshlands. It caters to all types of travelers, from sunbathers and beachcombers to adventure lovers and bird watchers – and everyone in between!

And yes, that includes pet owners! With an abundance of beaches and outdoor spaces, Oak Island is also a great place to visit with your furry friend.

If you’ll looking for a pet-friendly place to stay during your visit, then we’ve got you covered. In this article, we’ll share some of our favorite places to stay on Oak Island, so you and your pup can enjoy a relaxing vacation together!

1. Clean, Coastal-Themed Airbnb with Brand New Pool

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Fees: None listed.
Policies: Pets must be approved beforehand.
Fence: Yes

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There’s a reason why this home is called “Almost Heaven”! From the tall ceilings and spacious bedrooms to the high-end appliances and beachy furnishings, this home is more like a hotel than a rental home. You can cook meals in your gourmet kitchen, soak in the sun from the outdoor balcony, or watch the colorful sunset from the privacy of your scenic screen-in porch.

On the main floor, you’ll also find a great outdoor space with a pool and outdoor shower. The ocean may be a few blocks away, but who cares when you have your own pool to cool off in?!

2. Ultra-Chic Cabana near Carolina Beach Attractions

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Fees: $75 per pet per stay.
Policies: 2 dog max. Dogs must be approved beforehand.
Fence: No

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This super-trendy cabana is one of the most Instagram-worthy rentals in all of Oak Island. With boho furnishings and chic Scandinavian decor, this 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home is the perfect retreat for a long weekend getaway. It’s located near Carolina Beach, just 1 block from the ocean, so you’re never too far from a day of sun and surf.

The kitchen comes fully stocked with everything you need to cook, although there are numerous restaurants and cafes nearby if you prefer to eat out. And if you’d rather spend a lazy day relaxing on the couch, then you have four TVs to choose from (one in each bedroom and in the main living room).

3. Retrofitted NC Airbnb with Hot Tub and Fire Pit

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Fees: No fee.
Policies: Dogs must use couch covers when on the furniture.
Fence: No

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As one of the more unique places to stay on Oak Island, this restored 1960s mobile home has been lovingly retrofitted with all the luxury comforts of home. The shiplap paneled walls and beachy decor makes this home the ultimate vacation getaway that’s filled with charm and character around every corner.

Inside, there are 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a fully renovated and fully stocked kitchen. Outside, you’ll find a hot tub, an outdoor shower, a fire pit, a gas grill, porch swings, and plenty of seating. With a home like this, you won’t even need the beach to entertain you (although that’s also just a 5-minute walk away).

4. Beach-side North Carolina rental on the Sand Dunes

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Fees: None listed.
Policies: Pets must be approved beforehand.
Fence: No

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Surrounded by rugged sand dunes and miles of seemingly endless ocean, this oceanfront home will amaze you with its stunning location. Wake up every morning to the crashing of the waves or the sounds of seagulls flying overhead while you enjoy one of the best views of Oak Island.

In addition to the 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom, this home also has an open floor plan with a kitchen, dining room, and living room area. There’s a spacious outdoor porch in the back that overlooks the beach, outfitted with sunchairs for taking in the spectacular view of the water and Ocean Crest Pier.

5. Quaint Cottage One Block From the Beach with Golf Cart

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Fees: $75 per pet per stay.
Policies: 2 dog maximum. Dogs must be under 50 pounds.
Fence: No

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This charming blue seaside cottage is the perfect place to relax during your trip to Oak Island. Everything you need is within walking distance. The ocean is only one block away, while multiple shops, restaurants, and cafes are also a few minutes by foot. You and your pet can spend the day on the dog-friendly shores of Long Beach before heading into town for an early dinner or happy hour drink.

The home itself has 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom, so it’s perfect for 6 guests. The home is on stilts, which means all the main living areas are located on the second floor. On the ground floor, you’ll find a pleasant outdoor space with hammocks, a BBQ grill, an outdoor shower, and a golf cart to rent!

6. Ocean View Vacation Rental with Private Pool

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Fees: None listed.
Policies: None listed.
Fence: No

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Why choose between the beach or the pool when you can have both? Not only is this 4 bedroom 2 bathroom home located just a block from the ocean, but it also has its very own private outdoor pool. That means you can hit the beach for adventurous activities like fishing and boating, or you can simply relax at home for an afternoon of sunbathing or swimming. The choice is yours!

Inside this coastal-themed home, you’ll find an open floor plan with the kitchen, dining room, and living room in the same area. Right off the main room is a screen-in porch, so you can admire the ocean views without ever stepping foot outside.

7. Tree-lined Cottage Next to Shops, Restaurants, and Beach

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Fees: $50 per stay.
Policies: 2 dog max. Dogs should not be left unattended. Dogs are not allowed on the furniture.
Fence: No

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This 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home is a slice of paradise right in the heart of Oak Island. Nestled amongst lush trees with the ocean just 5 minutes away, this adorable cottage is also within walking distance to the island’s best bars and restaurants. Although you’re in the middle of everything, the trees provide a lot of privacy.

There are two decks as well as a large outdoor living space on the main floor with a BBQ grill, hammocks, and lounge chairs. The owners have also graciously provided beach toys and equipment that you can take with you to make your day in the sun as fun as possible.

8. Spacious Dog-Friendly Rental with Fenced-In Yard and Personal Touches

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Fees: None listed.
Policies: None listed.
Fence: Yes

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This towering 2 bedroom 2.5 bathroom home is the ideal retreat for two and four-legged friends alike. This spacious property has a completely fenced-in yard, so you and your pet can spend the day playing fetch or relaxing together in the sun. You’ll also be a 3-minute walk from Ocean Isle Beach, which is open to dogs during the off-season or early morning/late afternoon hours.

This isn’t your typical vacation rental – the owners actually live here when they aren’t renting it out. That means you’ll find cozy, personal touches throughout, like the luxury linens and numerous CDs, DVDs, books, and board games to keep you entertained.

9. Oceanfront Home With Scenic Views Next to Davis Canal

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Fees: None listed.
Policies: Dogs are only allowed on the main floor.
Fence: No

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Spend a few days in this beachfront home and enjoy being as close as you can to the ocean! This home is sandwiched directly between the beach and the Davis Canal, so you’ll have plenty of outdoor experiences at your fingertips. Each of the 3 bedrooms has views of either the ocean or the marshland so that you can wake up each morning with Mother Nature right outside your window.

Our favorite feature of this home is the top floor balcony. From here, you’ll be rewarded with panoramic ocean views stretching as far as the eye can see.

10. Ranch-style Home with Beautiful Ground Floor Porch

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Fees: $100 pet fee per stay.
Policies: 2 dog maximum. No cats or other animals.
Fence: Yes

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This 1,500 square foot ranch has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The spacious open floor plan has been outfitted with chic coastal decor, including the shiplap walls and ceiling and pastel-painted accent walls.

Under the main part of the house, you’ll find a large screened-in porch with a separate dining room and lounge seating area. There’s also a fire pit and outdoor shower, as well as a spacious fenced-in yard for your furry best friend.

11. Beautiful Home Overlooking the Marshes of Davis Canal

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Fees: None listed.
Policies: None listed.
Fence: No

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Spend a few days surrounded by lush palm trees and grassy green marshes when you stay at this beautiful 4 bedroom 3 bathroom villa on Oak Island. The home is located in a quiet residential neighborhood next to the Davis Canal so that you can enjoy the landscape and vibrant sunsets in complete privacy.

In addition to the spectacular views, this home also has a game room with a pool table, a master bathroom with a soaking tub, and a ground floor seating area with lounge chairs. With plenty of open space out your front door, this home is also the perfect rental for pets who need a lot of space to roam.

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Kara is a dog mama to 3-year-old English Bulldog, Winnie. Winnie and Kara are inseparable. Whether home watching crime documentaries or packing up for their next travel adventure – they are always together. Follow along @winnieroobullydog.

 

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