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About Us

Sea Star Coastal Vacations

Sea Star Coastal Vacations was born out of a love of the beach, and a desire to share that special beach feeling with fellow renters and owners.

Oak Island

Catherine’s first visit to the beach on Oak Island was in 1966. She and her family returned as renters almost every year until 1983, first traveling from their home in Illinois, and then from their new home in Arizona. In 1983, her father bought an ocean front beach house, and the family has been sharing their home with renting guests ever since.

Feel The Fun

From fastidious maintenance and property care, to luxury linens and concierge service options, whatever you need we will strive to provide. We want all of our guests and owners to feel the fun and excitement of a trip to the beach, where the biggest worry is how long before their toes can touch the water!


Meet The Team

Catherine Confer: Proprietor / Broker & Property Manager

Catherine is embarking on a new adventure in her life as the proprietor of Sea Star Coastal Vacations. Whether working as a therapist, a paper arts designer, or a legal assistant, one thing never changed: her love of annual beach vacations here on Oak Island! She brings her creativity, ability to listen, and organizational skills to her work, hoping to provide the perfect beach experience for both guests and property owners.

Jennifer Moran: Broker in Charge / Director of Property Management

Jennifer has been in the vacation rental industry for four years, with experience from guest services to property management. She has an extensive customer service background and a drive for helping others, which she uses to visualize and fulfill what owners and guests may need, making sure all of our owners get individualized care. Jennifer makes sure the homes are rental ready, keeps up with market demands, gives her opinion on how to optimize their rental potential, and even helps with furnishings if need be. Her skill set is vast and her knowledge of the vacation rental industry is ever growing. She is currently working on her MBA, and has a management certificate from the Vacation Rental Management Association (VRMA). Your home and vacation will be in great hands with her warm caring attitude and expertise in the industry.

Meet Some of Our Vendors

Michael Brown: Maintenance and Construction Services

With over 30 years in the maintenance, remodeling, and building trades, Michael helps coordinate our maintenance team to handle any potential issues that the rental market throws our way. The team is professionally trained to provide our preventive maintenance program to keep all of our properties in tiptop shape, and to act quickly and efficiently should any issues arise. Michael Brown has a successful construction company as well, and is passionate and knowledgeable in general construction, renovation projects, decking, and more.

Journey Construction: Repairs, Construction Services, and Housekeeping

Brandon and Kayla are true perfectionists who care deeply about the quality of their work. Whether it is a repair job, a renovation, or weekly housekeeping, if they take it on, it will be beautifully done!

Anita Woolard: Housekeeping

When a fastidiously clean home is what you want, Anita is who you can call! She works efficiently and thoroughly to keep our vacation rental homes bright and spiffy. Her teams are carefully trained and supervised to make sure they all maintain her exacting standards.

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