Isle of Dogs (´ᴥ`) Walk to the Beach with Your Dogs - Fenced Yard for Playtime and Relaxation

  • Welcome to ISLE OF DOGS!
    Welcome to ISLE OF DOGS!
  • Welcome to ISLE OF DOGS!
    Welcome to ISLE OF DOGS!
  • LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION  ***Please note three roads must be crossed to get to the water, only book if you are comfortable with crossing roads***
    LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION ***Please note three roads must be crossed to get to the water, only book if you are comfortable with crossing roads***
  • WELCOME to our cottage Isle of Dogs!
    WELCOME to our cottage Isle of Dogs!
  • Our living room is the perfect place to sit back and relax.
    Our living room is the perfect place to sit back and relax.
  • We do care about the small details, we hope you notice them when you stay with us.
    We do care about the small details, we hope you notice them when you stay with us.
  • Smart TV includes Disney+, Netflix and Amazon Prime. If you are like to play board games, there are several options available.
    Smart TV includes Disney+, Netflix and Amazon Prime. If you are like to play board games, there are several options available.
  • There is always have a variety of games at our cottage!
    There is always have a variety of games at our cottage!
  • Our kitchen has all the basics you will need to cook a delicious meal.
    Our kitchen has all the basics you will need to cook a delicious meal.
  • We do care about the small details, we hope you notice them when you stay with us.
    We do care about the small details, we hope you notice them when you stay with us.
  • We love the open concept of our cottage and it is something our guests love it as well.
    We love the open concept of our cottage and it is something our guests love it as well.
  • We love the open concept of our cottage and it is something our guests love it as well.
    We love the open concept of our cottage and it is something our guests love it as well.
  • Our coffee station has everything you could want and more.  Nespresso? Yes!  Cold brew? Yes!  Milk frother? Yes!
    Our coffee station has everything you could want and more. Nespresso? Yes! Cold brew? Yes! Milk frother? Yes!
  • We know how important coffee is to most of our guests so we have some on site!
    We know how important coffee is to most of our guests so we have some on site!
  • Special coffee mugs, are a MUST!
    Special coffee mugs, are a MUST!
  • Bedroom (1) with a king bed, big tv and ceiling fan
    Bedroom (1) with a king bed, big tv and ceiling fan
  • Bedroom (1) with a king bed, big tv and ceiling fan
    Bedroom (1) with a king bed, big tv and ceiling fan
  • Bedroom (2) which is the master with a queen bed, large tv and ceiling fan
    Bedroom (2) which is the master with a queen bed, large tv and ceiling fan
  • Bedroom (2) which is the master with a queen bed, large tv and ceiling fan
    Bedroom (2) which is the master with a queen bed, large tv and ceiling fan
  • Master bathroom is a compact size bathroom but it has all your basics covered
    Master bathroom is a compact size bathroom but it has all your basics covered
  • Bedroom (3) bunkbeds with two full beds
    Bedroom (3) bunkbeds with two full beds
  • We do care about the small details, we hope you notice them when you stay with us.
    We do care about the small details, we hope you notice them when you stay with us.
  • Main bathroom is fairly spacious
    Main bathroom is fairly spacious
  • We do care about the small details, we hope you notice them when you stay with us.
    We do care about the small details, we hope you notice them when you stay with us.
  • We do care about the small details, we hope you notice them when you stay with us.
    We do care about the small details, we hope you notice them when you stay with us.
  • Laundry on site and lots of basics that most rentals do not have but we do as we know the details make a difference
    Laundry on site and lots of basics that most rentals do not have but we do as we know the details make a difference
  • BEFORE WE GO OUTSIDE, LOOK AT HOW LARGE AND SHADED IS OUR FENCED YARD, COMPARE IT TO THE TWO HOUSES BEHIND US :)
    BEFORE WE GO OUTSIDE, LOOK AT HOW LARGE AND SHADED IS OUR FENCED YARD, COMPARE IT TO THE TWO HOUSES BEHIND US :)
  • The Live Oaks are the natural beauty of our backyard
    The Live Oaks are the natural beauty of our backyard
  • We love the inside of our cottage, but we love the outside just as much. We love to eat outside whether it is breakfast, lunch or dinner.
    We love the inside of our cottage, but we love the outside just as much. We love to eat outside whether it is breakfast, lunch or dinner.
  • We love the inside of our cottage, but we love the outside just as much. We love to eat outside whether it is breakfast, lunch or dinner. You can ALSO watch your favorite show or movie while outside.
    We love the inside of our cottage, but we love the outside just as much. We love to eat outside whether it is breakfast, lunch or dinner. You can ALSO watch your favorite show or movie while outside.
  • Enjoy outside
    Enjoy outside
  • We love the inside of our cottage, but we love the outside just as much. We love to eat outside whether it is breakfast, lunch or dinner.
    We love the inside of our cottage, but we love the outside just as much. We love to eat outside whether it is breakfast, lunch or dinner.
  • If you have never showered outside, once you do you will never think of youse inside shower the same :)  Yes, HOT water is provided!
    If you have never showered outside, once you do you will never think of youse inside shower the same :) Yes, HOT water is provided!
  • Enjoy our fire pit all year long!
    Enjoy our fire pit all year long!
  • Enjoy our fire pit all year long!
    Enjoy our fire pit all year long!
  • Enjoy our fire pit all year long!
    Enjoy our fire pit all year long!
  • Hammock time
    Hammock time
  • Or cornhole time
    Or cornhole time
  • Pupguets have their own special spot in the backyard with poop station and legit fire hydrant
    Pupguets have their own special spot in the backyard with poop station and legit fire hydrant
  • Many pupguests love the pool in the backyard
    Many pupguests love the pool in the backyard
  • Dogs are not just allowed they are welcomed guests!
    Dogs are not just allowed they are welcomed guests!
  • When you arrive at Isle of Dogs the first two things you will notice immediately are our red brick driveway and our beautiful Live Oak tree.
    When you arrive at Isle of Dogs the first two things you will notice immediately are our red brick driveway and our beautiful Live Oak tree.
  • Our logo is very meaningful to our family as it is the face of our dear Maggie, the heart and soul of Isle of Dogs.
    Our logo is very meaningful to our family as it is the face of our dear Maggie, the heart and soul of Isle of Dogs.
  • Location Location Location! Walk to the best eatery places in Oak Island as well as Publix, Dollar General and Middleton Park!
    Location Location Location! Walk to the best eatery places in Oak Island as well as Publix, Dollar General and Middleton Park!
  • As a photographer I love photographing Oak Island. This is the lighthouse that you definitely want to visit during sunrise!
    As a photographer I love photographing Oak Island. This is the lighthouse that you definitely want to visit during sunrise!
  • This is the beach that you can see from our driveway!
    This is the beach that you can see from our driveway!
  • Sunrises in Oak Island are magnificent
    Sunrises in Oak Island are magnificent
  • Sunrises in Oak Island are magnificent
    Sunrises in Oak Island are magnificent
  • Sunset right at our strand on 49th
    Sunset right at our strand on 49th
  • We love seeing the birds at the beach and in our backyard.
    We love seeing the birds at the beach and in our backyard.
  • Our rescue dog Red, who could barely walk when we adopted him now loves to jump waves at the beach
    Our rescue dog Red, who could barely walk when we adopted him now loves to jump waves at the beach
  • Our rescue dog, Max
    Our rescue dog, Max
  • Our rescue dog, Mavis, who was afraid of everything now love going for morning walks and seeing people
    Our rescue dog, Mavis, who was afraid of everything now love going for morning walks and seeing people
  • Look at Mia's joy!
    Look at Mia's joy!
  • Our rescue toy poodle, Jack
    Our rescue toy poodle, Jack
  • Make memories! This is the last beach trip we took with our long term foster Duke who we lost unexpectedly after taking him to get dental care.
    Make memories! This is the last beach trip we took with our long term foster Duke who we lost unexpectedly after taking him to get dental care.
  • Red's joy!
    Red's joy!
$220-700/night
3 Bedrooms • 2 Baths • Sleeps 4-6
Allows pets Internet Near Ocean (more...)
***Booking from June 7 through August 26 must be either Friday-Friday (7 nights) OR Monday-Friday (4 nights) OR Friday-Monday (3 nights)***

ISLE OF DOGS is a charming, beach cottage created to host dogs that is only a 7 minutes’ walk to the ocean (.3 miles) and the intracoastal waterway (.4 miles). This 3-bdr/2-bath one-story house is renovated and nicely decorated, with an open floor plan between the living areas and kitchen. The back deck opens to a shaded backyard surrounded by a 6-foot privacy fence, with a vintage fire hydrant and its very own poop station!

ISLE OF DOGS is specifically designed with dog owners in mind (although everyone is welcome, dogs or no dogs). We do everything we can to create the perfect vacation for your entire family, which may include up to 6 people and 4 dogs (please read details under doggie details). Taking a vacation no longer has to mean leaving your furry family members behind. At ISLE OF DOGS, dogs are not just allowed – they are welcomed as our VIPs. If you love your dogs why stay at a place that just allows them? 

***The non-refundable pet fee is $100 per visit for the first 2 dogs and $25 for each additional dog (up to 4 total). Please note that the pet fee will be charged after the booking is approved if not charged during booking and must be paid before check-in.***

THE COTTAGE:

ISLE OF DOGS is carpet-free, with luxury vinyl plank (LVP) being the only flooring throughout the entire interior of the cottage. Every room has at least one open space for a dog bed or crate. The living room includes a large 55’ Smart TV (no cable or local channels but enjoy Netflix), oversized leather sofa, two chairs and a large variety of board games. Blazing-fast Wi-Fi (gigabit fiber optic internet) is available throughout the house. Smart TVs include Disney+, Netflix and Amazon Prime.

The fully equipped kitchen includes a refrigerator, electric range, microwave, pots, pans, cooking tools and utensils. The coffee station includes a Keurig K-Duo machine that is perfect for coffee lovers. We have Google Nest available, guest may unplugged it if not comfortable. The whole family can enjoy meals together at either the large dining room table or the back patio table.

All bedrooms are decorated with simplicity and comfort in mind. Both bathrooms provide walk-in showers with hand-held shower head in. the master, please note the master bathroom is on the smaller side but the shared bathroom is very large. An outdoor shower on the back deck (with hot water) is perfect for rinsing off the sand after a long day at the beach!

The laundry room with washer and dryer help you keep things fresh from arrival through departure.

DECK AND BACKYARD:

The large porch and backyard aren’t just for the dogs. Beautiful oak trees shade the yard so it is enjoyable to sit out in the swing (or lay out in the hammock) even on hot sunny days, while our beautiful fire pit allows you to enjoy the outdoors even on cool nights. String lights surround the back deck and create the perfect ambience after sunset.


***Please note that the She Shed in the yard is no longer be available for guests after November 2021***

DOGGIE DETAILS:

Oak Island is well-known not only for being a family-oriented beach but also one of the most dog-friendly beaches in North Carolina. Dogs that are leashed are permitted YEAR ROUND on Oak Island beaches, and dogs are allowed off their leash from October 15 through March 15. Oak Island also offers two different dog parks for your furry friends to enjoy, one that is only a few blocks away from the house.

ISLE OF DOGS welcomes up to 4 dogs. We do not discriminate based on breed or size, but due to the size of our cottage, we are unable to accommodate more than 2 XL-breed dogs (100+ pounds) per booking. All dogs must be housebroken and up-to-date on shots and must be crated when left in the house unattended (exceptions to crate requirement may be made by host on a case by case situation). Crates and food/water bowls are provided for your convenience (please contact the host to ensure crate sizes will work for your dogs). We are unable to accommodate animals other than dogs at this time. If you are bringing 4 dogs please note that we will limit the human occupancy to 4 people as we want to ensure that our cottage does not feel too crowed for our guests.

***The non-refundable pet fee is $100 per visit for the first 2 dogs and $25 for each additional dog (up to 4 total). Please note that the pet fee will be charged after the booking is approved (if not paid during booking) and must be paid before check-in.***

AMENITIES AND RESERVATION DETAILS:

Check-in after 4pm / check-out before 10am (additional time for thorough cleaning required due to COVID-19). Odorban, Microban and Lysol products to clean the cottage.

We are proud to allow dogs on furniture, so all guests (even if not bringing a dog) must bring their own linens (sheets, pillow cases and quilt/duvet). If you prefer not to bring your own linens, we can connect you with a local company (Sharon's Linens in Oak Island) that will deliver linens to your door upon arrival. We provide bath towels (for both people and dogs), bath mats, toilet paper, soap and hair dryer. Guests should bring their own shampoo, conditioner, other toiletries and beach towels. (If you forget your shampoo, conditioner or bath soap we do have small bottles available on site that we refill for guests to use in case of emergency).

Two beach cruiser bikes are available for your riding pleasure.

Finally, ISLE OF DOGS is not suitable for someone who is allergic to dogs. (If you are still reading this listing, we doubt that is you!)

NEARBY RESTAURANTS AND ATTRACTIONS:

Climb to the top of a lighthouse. Kayak through salt marshes, waterways, creeks and inlets. Explore the ecosystems of a cypress swamp. Watch in awe as sea turtle hatchlings make their journey to the ocean.

There is never a shortage of fun and memorable things to see and do when you visit the beaches and maritime towns of the Brunswick Islands. No matter what you choose to do – by water, land or sky – these exciting attractions will have you and your family enjoying every minute of your stay.

Oak Island is located at the "mouth" of Cape Fear River which is the reason for our dark blue water. As a south facing beach Oak Island has amazing sunsets because the sun sets on the ocean or the beach and sometimes if there is ocean spray or rougher seas it illuminates the sunsets making it breathtaking.

Only 5-7 minutes' walk to all of the following:
-OKI Scoop Shop, Donuts & Coffee (dog-friendly) (0.2 miles)
-Dollar General (0.2 miles)
-Publix Supermarket (0.3 miles)
-Kai-Joes Tacos and Burritos (dog-friendly) (0.3 miles)
-Bar-B-Que House (0.3 miles)
-Farmer’s Market (seasonal) (0.3 miles)
- Summer and Fall live concerts at Middleton Park (0.3 miles
- Middleton Park (includes playground, splash zone, tennis courts, baseball field, picnic shelter, T-Ball field, and soccer field) (0.3 miles)
-Skate Park (0.3 miles)

Other nearby attractions include:
-Hannon A. Templeton Dog Park (0.6 miles)
-Oak Island Jungle Mini-Golf (0.9 miles)
-Gonzo’s Animal House (pet supplies) (1.5 miles)
-Island Jo Coffee & Café (1.9 miles)
-Shagger Jacks Seafood (dog-friendly) (2 miles)
-Oak Island Fishing Pier (2.4 miles)
-Bob’s Dogs (dog-friendly) (2.5 miles)
-Lazy Turtle Bar & Grill (dog-friendly) (2.5 miles)
-Oak Island Golf Club (3.2 miles)
-Town of Caswell Beach (4 miles)
-Salty Dog Park (5.1 miles)
-Oak Island Lighthouse (5.2 miles)
-City of Southport (6 miles)
-Ferry to Baldhead Island (10 miles)
-Ferry to Fort Fisher (10 miles)


HOUSE RULES:

*Guests must: (1) read our entire listing and rules section, (2) be 25 years old to book and stay with us, we may consider an exception on case by case, with written approval before booking and (3) sign our rental agreement shortly after booking and before check-in

*Check-in after 4pm / check-out before 10am. The booking guest who is listed on the booking summary must check-in before any other guests may enter the property and must be physically present at check-out. Prior to arrival booking party must be sure that guests staying at the property are listed in the agreement signed by booking party (this includes human and pet guests). Late check-outs will receive a 10-minute grace period. Late check-outs of more than 10 minutes will be subject to a $100 fine and an additional $100 for each additional hour.

*No smoking and no parties

*Pet limitations: • must be pre-approved by owner prior to booking •  service animals must be disclosed at the time of booking • up to 4 dogs (limited to 2 XL-breed dogs), subject to payment of non-refundable pet fee • must be housebroken and up-to-date on shots • permitted on furniture only if covered • must be crated when left in the house unattended (unless exception pre-approved by owner) • not permitted in backyard "she shed" • may not be left in backyard unattended at any time • back gate must be left closed when not in use • must be leashed in front yard and driveway • must comply with all local leash laws. If you are bringing 4 dogs please note that we will limit the human occupancy to 4 people as we want to ensure that our cottage does not feel too crowded for our guests.***The non-refundable pet fee is $100 per visit for the first 2 dogs and $25 for each additional dog (up to 4 total). Please note that the pet fee will be charged after the booking is approved (if not charged during the booking) and must be paid before check-in.***

*During stay: •notify host of any issues or concerns as soon at they arise • be respectful of neighbors and neighborhood • treat house as you would your own (or better) • observe quiet hours 10pm – 8am • rinse off all sand thoroughly with outdoor shower or rinse station before entering cottage • provided bath towels may not be used for beach towels or makeup removal • no food or drink in bedrooms • smoking and vaping are strictly prohibited inside or outside of cottage ($250 fee) • park only in driveway (not on street) • lock doors when property unattended • no unregistered guests or visitors at any time ($250 fee per person per occurrence) • no disconnecting or tampering with wireless router, security cameras, smart lock or other electronics • no moving furniture • no illegal activity of any kind.

*Prior to checkout: • thoroughly wash and dry dishes and put away in cabinets • clean out and wipe down refrigerator • deposit all trash and recycling in outdoor bins • pick up and properly dispose of all pet waste • clean and return all dog crates, bicycles, beach supplies and other borrowed household items to original locations • sweep floors to "broom clean" condition • load and start laundry cycle for white towels • turn off all lights, close all windows and lock all doors including side gate with lock.

*Any damages or additional cleaning fees caused by guests (including excessive dog fur and pet waste) will be deducted from the security deposit (or billed directly to the guest) and reported to Airbnb or other site, as applicable.

*Security deposit required of $300. Deposit to be processed by host on guest's credit card. Deposit will be taken our 3 days prior to check in and returned in full 3 days after check out, absent damages. 

Any intentional violation of house rules will result in termination of the remaining booking without refund.

*** We HIGHLY recommend that ALL guests obtain trip insurance for their own protection and peace of mind as we do not have any control over the weather or things that may occur on your end that impact your trip. ***

DISCLAIMERS ABOUT THE COTTAGE:

*We are a 1,068 sq cottage with a lot of character from our not perfect yet unique brick driveway to our swing that was built by the original owner's of the cottage.

*We are not a luxury stay nor do we intend to be, our goal is to be a comfortable, simple and cozy cottage.

*Our master bathroom is on the small size while our main bathroom is quite spacious. 

*We do have a phenomenal cleaning team but given how dog friendly our property is and the fact that they are humans there is a possibility of a human error, if there is an issue during your stay let us know and they will come back to address it! 

*We do not have any control over things that happen outside our property lines or the weather. 

The host will be available through phone, text and email. In case of an emergency a local team member can assist in person.

 

Cancellation Policy: Fifty percent (50.00%) of the total booking charges will be refunded if the cancellation is made more than 30 days prior to the arrival date of the reservation. For cancellations made within 30 days prior to the arrival date, no refund will be issued.

Oak Island, North Carolina

Property Type House
Check-In Smart lock
House Rules
  • Maximum occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Infants welcome
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Limited accessibility
  • Minimum age of primary renter: 25
  • Long term rental allowed
  • Pets welcome
Setting & View
  • Beach
  • Ocean
  • Near Ocean
General
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hot Water
  • Private Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Wifi
  • Laptop Friendly Workspace
  • Basic Soaps
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Hangers
  • Private Entrance
  • Lock On Bedroom Door
  • Extra Pillows & Blankets
  • Free Internet
  • Body Soap
  • Hair Conditioner
  • Clothing Storage (closet or wardrobe)
  • Clothes Drying Rack
  • Portable Fans
Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Spices/Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Freezer
  • Blender
  • Kettle
  • Pots & Pans
  • Kitchen Island
  • Dining Table
  • Baking Sheet
  • Barbeque/Grill Utensils
  • Coffee
  • Rice Maker
  • Wine Glasses
Bathrooms 2 Baths
  • Bathroom 1 – Shower, Toilet
  • Bathroom 2 – Shower, Toilet
  • Outdoor Shower – Outdoor Shower
Sleeping Arrangements 3 Bedrooms, sleeps 4-6
  • Bedroom 1 – 1 King bed
  • Bedroom 2 – 1 Queen bed
  • Bedroom 3 – 1 Bunk Bed
Entertainment
  • Television
  • Games/Board Games
  • Books
  • Smart TV
Family
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Children's Books & Toys
Outdoor
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck/Patio (uncovered)
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Lawn/Garden
  • Bicycles
  • Beach Essentials
  • Walkable to Park/Playground
  • Private Yard
  • Fire Pit
  • Fenced Yard
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Hammock
Vehicles
  • Parking
  • Free Parking
  • Free Parking On Premises
Theme
  • Family
Safety
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Smoke Detector
  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices
Expectations
  • Cameras/Surveillance