OIA Resuming Check-ins at Rentable Properties Starting 9/7/19

Oak Island Accommodations is resuming check-ins at vacation properties in rentable condition starting today (9/7/19) at 3 p.m. Reservation holders scheduled to check in today should have received an email with instructions on how to check the condition of their vacation rental(s). The Town of Oak Island shared this morning that “the mandatory evacuation for tourists/visitors is now lifted. Sewer service is restored to all areas. The Declaration of a State of Emergency is rescinded.”

Many of our staff will continue to be in the field today continuing with assessments for properties with check-ins on Sunday and beyond. We ask for your continued patience as we focus our efforts on this process and re-opening to the public after Hurricane Dorian.

All Check-ins Remain Suspended Friday and OIA Office Remains Closed as Staff Begin Post Hurricane Assessments

Update 9/6/19: The Oak Island Accommodations office remains closed today. Phone lines will remain off as we begin the process of accessing all of our vacation homes. Check-ins remain suspended at this time. Once we have completed accessing all vacation rentals, we will post when we will begin accepting check-ins again. Thank you for your patience during this time as the assessments are a necessary step to ensure guest safety prior to opening our doors for business again. Property owners are encouraged to watch Owner Web for more updates on their properties as they become available.

OIA Office to Close During Hurricane Dorian, Sewer Service Shutting Down for Beachfront

Hurricane Dorian Update 9/4/19: The staff of Oak Island Accommodations will shut off our phone lines at 3:00 p.m. today so that we may prepare our office ahead of Hurricane Dorian. Our office will remain closed on Thursday. All check-ins remain suspended until further notice.

The Town of Oak Island announced it will shut down sewer service to beachfront areas starting this afternoon. To view maps of the affected areas click here.

A mandatory evacuation order is in place for all NC barrier islands (including the Towns of Caswell Beach and Oak Island).

After Hurricane Dorian leaves our area and we are able to access all our vacation rentals, we will post updates concerning when the state/towns lift the mandatory evacuation orders and when we will be able to resume check-ins.

Governor Cooper Issues Mandatory Evacuation Orders for NC Barrier Islands

Governor Roy Cooper has issued mandatory evacuations for all barrier islands starting at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, September 4, 2019. The Towns of Caswell Beach and Oak Island had previously issued a mandatory evacuation for all visitors for today at noon. All current guests should have vacated rentals earlier today and all property owners currently on the island should make plans to evacuate per the governor’s order.

All check-ins are currently suspended. We will post updates after the storm when we know more about when we will be able to welcome visitors back to our corner of coastal North Carolina.

Mandatory Evacuation Orders Issued for Visitors to Caswell Beach and Oak Island

The Towns of Caswell Beach and Oak Island have each declared a state of emergency effective at noon on Tuesday, September 3, 2019. These declarations include mandatory evacuation orders for all visitors. If you are a guest currently staying with Oak Island Accommodations, then you will need to make plans to vacate your rental by 12 noon on Tuesday.

The Town of Oak Island states “we cannot say yet if or when the bridges will close – it will depend on the conditions as the storm approaches and passes by the coast. Please check our updated re-entry plan on our website.

Voluntary evacuation orders for property owners and residents also begin at noon on Tuesday. The Town of Caswell Beach states these orders are “recommended for residents in low-lying areas, or who may have concerns about the stability and safety of their structure or their ability to leave, if necessary, during the storm due to flooding, road closures and scattered debris.”

The Oak Island Accommodations staff will continue to prepare vacation rentals and our office building ahead of the storm today and on Tuesday.