Mackerel Sky is a four bedroom, four bathroom home located on the East Beach portion of beautiful Oak Island, NC. The property features one queen, three doubles, two sets of bunk beds, and two queen sofabeds. Amenities include two oceanfront covered porches, and an outdoor shower. This property is a duplex and rents as a whole house during the prime season. Enjoy two kitchens, two refrigerators, two living areas, and an interior doorway for your convenience! East Beach, which runs almost four and a half miles from Southeast 79th Street west to Middleton Avenue is a popular stretch of Oak Island sand. Not quite as quiet or secluded as West Bea...ch, its location closer to the island's shops and restaurants make it perfect for the vacationer looking for a blend of relaxation and convenience. East Beach is home to Oak Island's new Town Hall, its Recreation Center and its Ocean Education Center as well as Middleton Park and Oak Island's skate park. East Beach is also home to the Ocean Crest Pier, the second of the islands two fishing piers, and several shops and restaurants. Come and find your place by the sea at Mackerel Sky!Read more
Mackerel Sky Whole House Oak Island, North Carolina
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Dirty, ant infested, in desparate need of cleaning, upgrading an
Left on 06/22/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | E. Shealy
We visited Oak Island for the first time June 15-22, 2013. We booked Mackeral Sky after days of searching for an oceanfront home that accommodated our family of 10. We specifically wanted an oceanfront, nonsmoking home with 4 bedrooms, 4 baths. Oak Island accomodations listed Mackeral Sky as a nonsmoking unit and provides pictures of what appears to be a clean, neat somewhat older looking unit. We arrive to check in at 3 p.m. Our unit was not yet clean. It smelled strongly of smoke and was simply filthy. The representatives at OIa simply told us all they could do was clean the unit and provide some products to mask the smoke. Mackeral Sky is in terrible condition. It is infested with ants. We had to buy our own ant spray and still killed hundreds of ants during our week there. The unit has clearly been smoked in for a very long time as smoke is in the furniture and in the air of the home. The ceiling fan was dangling, my 4 year old said it looked like it was about to fall on her. My husband screwed it back in with a tool kit he brought from home. Poisin ivy lined the hand rail and sidewalk, the grass had not been cut in weeks. Nails and loose boards were present throughout the decking. The couches and chairs and drapes were nasty, covered in stains. We had to put sheets over the couches to feel comfortable sitting. Electrical cords and wiring lay in piles next to the t.v. The ceiling is peeling and cracking in numerous places throughout the entire unit. Cabinet knobs are just hanging off. The home is in need of a thorough cleaning. The unit is very old, way past due for a few upgrades, especially the kitchen and bath. It is a shame that the owners clearly don't care about the upkeep of this unit and also shameful that OIa would continue to market this unit as a nonsmoking unit and based on what are clearly old, inaccurate photos. And even more shameful OIa would do absolutely nothing to make our 1st visit to the Island more pleasant!! Very disappointing.
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