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About Us

Salt and Sand Vacation Rental Family on the Beach - Robert Close, Lindsay Close, and children
Salt and Sand Realty, Robert Close and Lindsay Close
Aerial View of Oak Island Oceanfront Homes near the Lighthouse at Twilight
Oak Island Vacations

with a personal touch

Thank you for stopping by! Salt and Sand Realty is Oak Island’s premier vacation rental property management company. We started Salt & Sand Realty (and vacation rentals) with a mission to provide the absolute best experience and to exceed all expectations for vacation guests and our homeowner partners. We are a local family owned and operated business that was founded by Rob and Lindsay Close in 2020.

You Can Trust & Count On

vacation rental management

Our mission is simple, to be the absolute best vacation rental partner on Oak Island! How do we do that? We combine advanced technology with the highest level of openness and communication for all of our homeowner partners and guests. Plus, our homeowners rest easy knowing that our management program employs Oak Island’s top local talent for all of our key functions — housekeeping, linen service, concierge, maintenance professionals, guest’s recreation activities and beach gear, and more. Learn more about our vacation rental management program.

We Fell In Love With Oak Island

our story

The Close family fell in love with Oak Island the moment they first crossed the bridge and have been regular visitors for many years. They purchased a home with the goal of someday retiring at the beach and using the home as a vacation oasis for others to enjoy until then. After a short time managing their home from out of state, Rob and Lindsay knew their heart belonged in Oak Island and they developed a strong passion for the area vacation rental market.


Meet The Team

Rob, Lindsay, and their 3 young boys moved to North Carolina to follow their dreams with a goal to provide a level of service that is unmatched in the industry. Through their own management experiences, endless hours of industry (and local OKI) research, discussions with local residents and business owners, and many multiple interactions with industry experts around the US, The Close’s developed a recipe that provides excellence in guest experience while still embracing the charm of Oak Island’s traditional family friendly vacation atmosphere that they fell in love with.


Robert Close

Owner, Real Estate Broker

Over 20 years working in sales, marketing, and customer service. Rob’s passion for excellence, love for Oak Island, and personal vacation rental experience led him to start Salt and Sand Realty. His customer centric approach and years of experience in successful business will support his mission to be the best in the industry!


Lindsay Close

Owner, Real Estate Broker

Lindsay brings a creative mind and unrelenting drive for perfection to Salt and Sand Realty. Her innate ability and vision for design and space can enhance any property and make it a home! Lindsay’s zest for life and always friendly demeanor makes all of our clients and guests feel comfortable and contributes to our success.


Brian Donohue

Real Estate Broker

Over 18 years of success as a top producer in the coastal Brunswick County real estate market. It has been Brian’s mission to consistently provide the highest quality, most innovative personal and professional real estate service available in our area.

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