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About Us

Thank you for stopping by! Salt and Sand Realty is based locally on Oak Island, North Carolina, and provides premier vacation rentals, real estate, short-term rental management, and long-term rental management services throughout the Brunswick County area.

Our mission is simple — to provide the absolute best experience for our guests, management homeowners, and real estate clients! How do we do that? We offer a wealth of knowledge in our local market and believe in combining southern hospitality with advanced technology to create unparalleled experiences.

Whether you’re an owner looking for property management services or thinking about selling, searching for a vacation home to rent, or considering purchasing a property, we’re here to help you and be your trusted OKI partner.

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 & Real Estate

with a personal touch

Rob and Lindsay Close founded Salt & Sand Realty in 2020 with a dream of providing a level of service that is unmatched in the industry. They envisioned a company that provided a family atmosphere, not just internally but also for their guests, homeowner partners, and clients – where no one felt like just another number. Since then, they have successfully developed a proven recipe that delivers excellence for their clients, vacation rental homeowners, and guests while continuing to embrace the charm of the island’s traditional family-friendly vacation ambiance that they fell in love with years ago.

About Rob & Lindsay

We Fell in Love with Oak Island

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 and real estate market.

Our Continued Mission

Always Looking Ahead

It’s all about learning, evolving, and staying ahead of the trends here at Salt and Sand Realty! Whether we’re adding new advanced technology to provide additional market insights, enhancing our communications and systems, or growing our services to provide more benefits; we remain committed to providing the absolute best experience and resources available to the Oak Island market for our vacation guests, homeowner partners, real estate clients, and employees.


Meet The Executive Team


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.


Jennifer Moran

Property Manager &
Real Estate Broker


Jennifer has served our community as a licensed real estate broker for 4 years and has been working in the vacation rental industry for over 7 years. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience within our local market and shares a passion for providing the best vacation rental management services Oak Island has ever seen!

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