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Dalwhinnie Cottage Oceanfront South Beach-Killegray Views of Frying Pan Shoals

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Dalwhinnie Cottage and boardwalk to beach; crofter to the left of main house


Last updated: 08/21/2014
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  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Bald Head Island house description

Dalwhinnie Cottage, Killegray Ridge, Bald Head Island, North Carolina, is a bright, airy, whimsical, three story lantern oceanfront beach house facing South Beach with direct beach access by boardwalk to the ocean and reversed living area on the second floor which offers spectacular views of the ocean.

The ocean views from this cottage are incredible - on a clear day you can see forever. The cottage has over 50 windows and glass doors, offering views from every vantage point which are ever changing with the sun, clouds, rain, fog and wind. From the windows flanking the East side of the cottage is a view of the point of Cape Fear with the waves on East Beach falling on the Cape, and beyond onto the Frying Pan Shoals.

Directly in front of the house is South Beach w/the clear vista of the ocean with dolphins frolicking and pelicans diving for fish, waves lapping towards the front of the cottage and ships on the horizon entering Cape Fear River. Sunrise can be enjoyed on the east side of the cottage from all 4 bedrooms; sunsets from the oceanfront exposure of the cottage during fall, winter & spring months, as well as from the tall windows flanking the west side of the house, and most certainly, from the third floor west windows during summer months. Views do not end at sunset. We have no smog or city lights to hide the moon, stars, even the space station!

Environment: Dalwhinnie is the last cottage in Killegray Ridge on the ocean, immediately next to Braemar within sight of Cape Fear. A boardwalk extends directly from the oceanfront porch of Dalwhinnie to the beach access. There is a vacant oceanfront lot in Braemar next to Dalwhinnie on the east side of the cottage. The location affords privacy to its guests - living exposures focus on the ocean and the uncrowded beaches. The street entrance to the house is on a cul de sac off of South Beach Wynd.

The extensive boardwalk system in front of Dalwhinnie extends west thru Killegray Ridge into Flora’s Bluff - perfect for walking and play. There are 14 miles of beaches, never crowded, waiting for you to step onto, directly in front of Dalwhinnie. South Beach begins at the Point of Cape Fear and ends at the west end of the island where the ocean meets the Cape Fear River.

Dalwhinnie is the perfect place for families with children or four couples, for families renting multiple houses for weddings or reunions or for a quiet get away for one couple. Each master suite -first floor king bedroom and crofter - offer privacy. A queen sized sleeper sofa is on the second floor with half-bath access. All four bedrooms have a private bath.

Floor plan: First Floor includes nine-foot ceilings with foyer; Master Bedroom with King size bed and private bathroom with direct access to the oceanfront rocking chair porch; a second bedroom with 2 double beds & private bathroom has direct access to the screened porch.

Second Floor has high vaulted, beamed, 14-foot ceilings and hosts the living-dining-kitchen area with an oceanfront deck facing south and oceanside deck facing east, and a half-bath.

Third Floor is our whimsical lantern room with vaulted ceiling which includes two twin beds which can be converted to a king, with a window surround facing east, south, and west; and bathroom facing north.

Crofter has 14-foot vaulted ceiling with view of South Beach from window over bed and from deck.

Housekeeping and Maintenance: Dalwhinnie is owned and managed by its owners, and is cared for by the same housekeeper and houseman every week. The cottage is cleaned for your arrival. Linens and supplies are included, as are beach towels. An island resident/handyman is available for maintenance issues when guests are in residence. Dalwhinnie has an HVAC contractor under contract to provide emergency service when needed. Monthly maintenance is performed on our golf carts. Pest control services are provided quarterly and as needed. Dalwhinnie has clear lexan hurricane shutters, and an island contractor who installs them when a hurricane is forecast.

Refurbishment: In 2006, major refurbishment! New windows, doors, refinished floors, new carpet, appliances, blinds, even hot water heaters and HVAC systems are new. 2005 and 2006, new mattresses. Painted inside and out - Dalwhinnie is glistening! In 2010 we replaced our roof, and refurbished our screened in porch. In 2012 we made upgrades to our kitchen to include granite counters, stainless steel sink, garbage disposal.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Children Welcome:

            kids games and sand toys...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            Master bedroom on 1st floor facing ocean & covered porch...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 2 double

            On 1st floor w/ private bath opens to screened porch...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

            twins convert to king w/private bath, room w/a view!...moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

            in crofter cottage, separate deck, private bath...moreless

          • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon

            sleeper sofa in living room, 1/2 bath on this floor....moreless

          • King size beds (1) Master Suite, 1st floor, ocean front with direct access to rocking chair porch; Queen size Beds (1) 2nd Master Suite, in crofter cottage, which has private deck with seating; Double Beds (2) 1st floor bedroom, 2 double beds with private bath, direct access to screened porch, wonderful sunrises, east exposure, ocean views, Twin or Single Beds (2) 3rd floor lantern, private bath, ocean front, windows on all four sides to lantern, incredible views! Twin beds can be converted to king on request, Baby Cribs (3) Full size folding crib (50 x 28); compact, solid portacrib; pack & play, and new Chicco Polly high chair, 4 side rails for beds; Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sized sofa bed in living room - a 1/2 bath is on this floor...moreless

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            two additional arm chairs in living room can be used as dining chairs; 4 bar stools at counter to kitchen, and table with four chairs on side deck adjacent to dining room can be used for dining. ...moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Dalwhinnie has a fully stocked kitchen with service for 16 as well as primary appliances - coffee maker, blender, toaster, coffee grinder; new pots and pans for 2010 season....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            GE refrigerator has rapid cool feature to help with cooling your food upon arrival. Crofter cottage room has 4 cu ft refrigerator....moreless

          • Catering Available:

            through Maritime Market, Bald Head Island Club or the Shoals Club; and services of personal chef available....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Kitchen is fully equipt...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:


          • Child's Highchair
          • Coffee Maker
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Microwave
          • Ice Maker
          • Dishwasher
          • Seating for 8 people


          • Garage:

            We call it a Crofter Cottage which garages 2 golf carts, 4 seaters. Also 4 bicycles, at least 6 beach chairs are stored here for guest use....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            Extra pillows & blankets in every bedroom and beach towels all new bath towels 2010 season...moreless

          • Fitness Room / Equipment:

            available at Shoals Club and BHI Club; temporary membership required....moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            3 zones...moreless

          • Heating:

            3 zones...moreless

          • Babysitter
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Towels Provided
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • 2nd floor is reversed living floor, with high ceilings, unusual 3rd floor lantern bedroom with surround windows and incredible views of ocean-Cape Fear-high dunes, 4th bedroom and bath located in separate crofter guest house....moreless


              • Video Library:

                DVDs & Videos, and media players connected to Netflix: also games and reading library....moreless

              • Television:

                Flat screen television in all bedrooms and living room...moreless

              • Music Library:

                also Phillips system with IPOD and MP3 docking in LR...moreless

              • Books:

                cookbooks and collection of fiction ...moreless

              • VCR
              • CD Player
              • Satellite / Cable


              • Wireless Internet
              • Internet

              Pool & Spa

                  • Communal Pool:

                    Swimming Pools at the Bald Head Island Club and the Shoals Club - temporary memberships are available for both clubs....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    (2) 2 Patios: Outdoor shower, table and grill on back patio; Pair of adirondack chairs and footrests on oceanfront patio Two 2nd floor decks: 1 facing oceanfront (South Beach) with 4 adirondack chairs; 1 facing toward East Beach with three heavy adjustable chairs, for sunning or sitting. Screened Porch facing toward East Beach on side of house next to vacant lot. Covered Rocking Chair Porch - oceanfront - with four rocking chairs....moreless

                  • Lanai / Gazebo:

                    We have a covered rocking chair porch facing the ocean with 5 rocking chairs, and a screened porch looking eastward towards Cape Fear with ocean views with table & 2 chairs as well as 2 comfy sitting chairs with foot rests and chaise lounge, all with cushions...moreless

                  • Balcony:

                    (2) two upstairs decks off reverse living room and dining room, facing south to oceanfront and east towards the Cape and Shoals; oceantfront deck has 4 adirondack chairs; east upper deck with oceanviews has dining table & 3 chairs...moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    rentals available on island as well as tours thru BHI Conservancy...moreless

                  • Bicycles:

                    and helmets - beach cruisers, for road use....moreless

                  • Tennis:

                    BHI Club, temporary membership required...moreless

                  • Golf:

                    BHI Club, temporary membership required...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill


                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Sports & Activities

                  Location & View

                  • Oceanfront:

                    1st Row. Unobstructed oceanfront views of the ocean, dolphins, pelicans and ships. 2nd floor reversed living room offers enhanced views of Cape Fear, Frying Pan Shoals, South Beach, ships, dolphins, pelicans and fishermen. Imagine a column of pelicans flying by......moreless

                  • Beachfront:

                    Dalwhinnie sits in the sand, with boardwalks surrounding the cottage & boardwalk w/direct access to the beach....moreless


                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Parasailing
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Sailing
                  • Cycling
                  • Kayaking
                  • Swimming
                  • Hiking
                  • Tennis
                  • Fishing
                  • Surfing
                  • Golf
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Groceries
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Boating
                  • Shelling
                  • Walking
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Restaurants
                  • Ruins
                  • Playground
                  • Marina
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing


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                  from 18 traveler reviews
                  Winter        11/3/2013 - 3/14/2014...........................$2,000/wk or $400/nt
                  Spring & Fall: 3/15/2014-5/16/2014  9/9/2014-11/3/2014 .... $2,600/wk or $500/nt
                  Value Summer  5/17/2014-6/6/2014 & 8/16/2014-9/8/2014.......$4,100/wk or $700/nt
                  Summer        6/7/2014 -  8/15/2014  1 week min........... $5,600/wk
                  2 Golf Carts included; Summer turnover on Saturday, flexible rest of year
                  BHI Club w/golf & Shoals Club memberships available for nominal fee
                  Departure Cleaning - $235.00; 12.75% acc. tax, ferry & parking additional
                  Christmas and New Years - 4 day minimum

                  Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

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                  Last updated: 08/21/2014
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                  30 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  ILM - Wilmington, North Carolina
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Ferry runs between BHI and Deep Point
                  100 Metres
                  Nearest Beach
                  South Beach on Bald Head Island
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  George Cobb course at Bald Head Island Club

                  Car: Not Necessary

                  Bald Head Island Club temporary membership includes golf privileges at the 18 hole course designed by George Cobb - this course underwent a complete renovation in 2010 as well as tennis, croquet, swimming pool, fitness room, restaurants and bar; the Shoals Club offers dining, swimming pools, beach access at point of Cape Fear with complimentary beach chairs and towels, and spa services. Both clubs available for nominal fee.

                  Access to island is by ferry; you leave your car at the Deep Point Ferry Landing in Southport, N.C. where you embark the ferry.

                  Transporation on the island - to Dalwhinnie is by tram, when you disembark the ferry. Two golf carts are provided at Dalwhinnie for transportation.

                  The island features the Old Baldy, the oldest lighthouse in North Carolina, which is still open for climbing to the public, nature trails, miles of beaches, a tidal creek, and the Bald Head Island Conservancy which has a national reputation for protecting and educating the public about sea turtles.


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1998

                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english



                  • Dalwhinnie Cottage and boardwalk to beach; crofter to the left of main house

                    Dalwhinnie Cottage and boardwalk to beach; crofter to the left of main house

                  • Sunset from Dalwhinnie Cottage Oceanfront Deck

                    Sunset from Dalwhinnie Cottage Oceanfront Deck

                  • Dalwhinnie Cottage-Kitchen

                    Dalwhinnie Cottage-Kitchen

                  • Dalwhinnie - View from Oceanfront deck to beach access

                    Dalwhinnie - View from Oceanfront deck to beach access

                  • Dalwhinnie Cottage - View from East Deck

                    Dalwhinnie Cottage - View from East Deck

                  • Dalwhinnie Cottage - 1st Floor double (2) bedroom with bathroom

                    Dalwhinnie Cottage - 1st Floor double (2) bedroom with bathroom

                  • Crofter Cottage Queen Master Bedroom with bathroom

                    Crofter Cottage Queen Master Bedroom with bathroom

                  • Covered Screened Porch at Dalwhinnie w/oceanfront views .

                    Covered Screened Porch at Dalwhinnie w/oceanfront views .

                  • Dalwhinnie Cottage View from Rocking Chair Porch 1st Floor

                    Dalwhinnie Cottage View from Rocking Chair Porch 1st Floor

                  • Dalwhinnie Cottage - 2nd Floor Living Room & Dining Room

                    Dalwhinnie Cottage - 2nd Floor Living Room & Dining Room

                  • Dalwhinnie Cottage - dining and kitchen

                    Dalwhinnie Cottage - dining and kitchen

                  • Dalwhinnie's Beach Access

                    Dalwhinnie's Beach Access

                  • Dalwhinnie Cottage 1st Floor Master Bedroom (King) with bathroom

                    Dalwhinnie Cottage 1st Floor Master Bedroom (King) with bathroom

                  • Dalwhinnie Cottage 3rd Floor Lantern Bedroom (twins) with bathroom

                    Dalwhinnie Cottage 3rd Floor Lantern Bedroom (twins) with bathroom

                  • Oceanfront Rocking Covered Rocking Chair Porch

                    Oceanfront Rocking Covered Rocking Chair Porch

                  • View of Cape Fear from Dalwhinnie's 2nd Floor Deck facing East

                    View of Cape Fear from Dalwhinnie's 2nd Floor Deck facing East

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                  Date last modified - Thursday, June 19, 2014


                  4 Bedroom / 4.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 10

                  View calendar: Updated 08/21/14
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                  Speaks: english
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