The Preserve at Oak Island
Oak Island, North Carolina
By Barbara Patrick
If life on the coast is beautiful, then living at The Preserve must be close to heaven.
Set along 42 acres of pristine Intracoastal Waterway between historic Southport and the beaches of Oak Island, North Carolina, The Preserve is an extraordinary luxury condominium development. With excellent highway access off Route 133 and tremendous views of the Intracoastal, The Preserve is perfectly suited for young families or retirees seeking worry-free living.
This master-planned community includes amenities such as nature boardwalks along the freshwater fishing hole and serene saltwater marshes; a spacious 5,300-square-foot clubhouse with fitness center; two conference rooms; a large 1,200-square-foot gathering hall, a full-service community kitchen; and a kitchen/bar and lounge. There is also a quiet place to rock under the wide veranda which overlooks the 2,200-square-foot swimming pool and built-in hot tub. A tennis court is planned for the near future.
Buildings in The Preserve are constructed of steel-frame, post-tensioned concrete with a stucco finish; they are engineered to withstand hurricane-class winds with minor damage. Interiors are nicely finished with hardwood floors, granite countertops and tile in bathrooms and kitchen, stainless steel appliances, tray ceilings and upgraded plumbing and light fixtures. The spacious one, two and three-bedroom residences all feature wide, open patios with ironwork and covered parking. Each home offers views of the natural marsh or the Intracoastal Waterway.
There is a marina community nearby with 100 wet slips and more than 500 dry stack units underway, all within golf-cart distance. More marinas, boat launch ramps, sandy beaches and fishing piers are just moments away. The area is home to the U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament and the center for the North Carolina Fourth of July Festival.
Championship golf courses abound, and charming antique shops, art galleries and unique waterfront dining establishments are among the many pleasures of historic Southport, which is less than three miles away. The port city of Wilmington is within a 30-minute drive and the mega-attraction city of Myrtle Beach is just one hour south. In addition to Oak Island, there are four more barrier island beaches: Caswell Beach, Holden Beach, Ocean Isle Beach and Sunset Beach. A 20-minute ferry ride from Southport will deliver you to Bald Head Island, one of the most desirable vacation destinations on the East Coast. Its five-star Retreat Day Spa & Salon provide yet another portal to your peace and restoration.
Whether you are seeking the perfect second home, a spot to retire or a unique investment opportunity, The Preserve is an exceptional value.
Visit soon to experience the natural beauty of The Preserve. The sales center is open daily. More information and an aerial tour are available at www.OakIslandPreserve.com.
Published from a previous issue of Carolina Homes & Interiors Magazine