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Smart Oak Island Vacations with Margaret Rudd

The world has changed dramatically since the COVID pandemic, but MRA’s commitment to our guests and our community remains as strong as ever. It is our mission to provide you with a safe and comfortable space where you may spend time with loved ones on beautiful Oak Island!

Vacation rentals are open and area businesses and restaurants are returning to normal operating hours and services. We have worked hard to convey our commitment to our vacationers, their families, our team members, our property owners and the third party vendors who we work with every day.

Our local vacation experts are here 7 days per week to assist in answering your questions and in helping to plan your best beach vacation ever.


Socially Distant Vacations in the New Normal

Privacy & Seclusion

Our great selection of private beach houses and convenient condominiums is the ideal solution for social distancing on your Oak Island vacation. Guests will find everything from amenities like board games, puzzles and even game rooms to keep the kids entertained, spacious kitchens with modern appliances perfect for preparing family meals, and secluded ocean front porches or private condominium balconies - all making it easy to keep a comfortable distance from others.


Disclaimer: The COVID-19 virus is known to be in our area as it is throughout the United States. We are making every effort to follow the COVID-19 recommendations provided by the CDC; however, there is no guarantee that you will not be exposed to this virus during your stay. We strongly urge you to follow the recommended personal precautions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are the beaches open?

Yes, area beaches are open for leisure activities. Authorities recommend maintaining a comfortable distance of 6 feet from others. Access points are open to the public but restroom access at some locations are not guaranteed. Some beach access locations and public parking locations may be off limits as they are working to renourish our beaches.

Are restaurants and retail businesses open?

Most restaurants and businesses are open, some with modified hours or occupancy situations. For the most current information on current restrictions in the state, please visit: You may also visit the various Town websites to see if any additional restrictions are in place.

Can we participate in area activities and things-to-do?

Many public events were postponed due to the restrictions in place and to protect the health and safety of potential attendees. For the most up-to-date information, MRA suggests visiting local municipality websites or contacting the venue directly. For more information on state restrictions, visit:

Are grocery stores open and well-stocked?

Area grocery stores are open and stocked. Area stores have been wonderful about restocking consistently and we recommend visiting earlier in the day to find the best selection.

Do we have to wear face coverings and/or masks?

Under the current executive order of the NC Governor, face coverings are required in all public indoor settings where non-household members are present, regardless of ability to maintain social distance. Some businesses may require masks or face coverings.

How are you cleaning your properties between guests?

MRA’s housekeeping team members thoroughly clean and disinfect all hard surfaces, including but not limited to appliances, countertops, sinks, flooring, trash cans, doorknobs, fan pull chains and light switches/plates. In addition, soft surfaces such as cushions and pillows will be sanitized. MRA provides its housekeepers with CDC- and EPA-approved disinfectants, sanitizing products and microfiber cloths in order to complete cleans. For specific details, check out MRA's Plan of Commitment.

MRA's Plan of Commitment

How are you handling linens during this time?

On property bedding will be sanitized during each clean. Guests will find bedspreads and comforters tri-folded and placed at the foot of the bed. Additional bedding and blankets will be sanitized, folded and placed in closets.

Linens, either included with your reservation or rented through Beach Stuff Linens (including pillow cases, bed sheets and towels) will be laundered offsite.

How will maintenance issues be handled during this time?

We ask that any housekeeping or maintenance issue be reported to our office immediately by phone call to (800) 486-5441. Staff may ask for guest preference on addressing the issue during your stay, or if it is preferred for us to wait for departure. We will take your preference as well as the severity of the issue into account when determining the next course of action. We ask for patience if an issue does arise as we aim to keep your safety and the safety of our staff and vendors in mind, and as we try to abide by the recommended distancing guidelines.

Can I cancel my reservation?

You may request a cancellation of your stay; however, it is important to note that all cancellation requests now fall under the normal cancellation policy per the Vacation Rental Agreement. Please do not hesitate to email us at with your Folio number and we will be happy to answer your questions regarding the cancellation procedure.

What if I purchased travel insurance?

Guests who purchased travel insurance will need to contact CSA directly with regard to any questions on coverage, filing a claim, etc. They will assist you with all questions regarding trip protection, coverage and cancellations. When contacting them, be sure to have your Folio#, and contract in hand. You may reach them by phone call to (800) 874-2442 or email to

Email CSA Travel Insurance