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Beautiful oceanfront, quiet location

Beautiful oceanfront, quiet location Hold-on-Beach Sea-Oats and Beach in Front of Hold-On-Beach (Summer) Breakfast on oceanfront porch, dune cross-over steps visible through railings Gorgeous view from top porch, limited use street, dunes, BEACH! Wonderful, broad, flat beach, view of house Living room w/ 50' HiDef digital TV, cable, Gas fireplace, Great Ocean Views! Living/Dining/Kitchen, wood floors, Corian counters, ice/water in fridge door Living room includes: books to read; iPod charger/player; new big-screen LCD TV Downstairs master suite, king bed, French doors to oceanfront porch Oceanfront bedroom, queen bed, French doors to oceanfront porch Back of house, no structures between ICW and rear of house Hold-on-Beach is on lightly developed East End Back to nature (actually always was) area behind house, lightly developed Extra-wide Beach Strand Near Hold-on-Beach! (Winter 2009 photo) Winter Sunset @ Hold-on-Beach, Sun Rises 'n Sets over Atlantic October April

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Last updated: 04/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Holden Beach house description

Spring is booked solid at Hold-on-Beach! Summer is booking now. Can't wait, try our newer sister-house, Pelican Watch, vrbo 185186, with private heated pool this spring. Save $$ with Spring or Fall 2014 weeks, nice for home-schoolers and other not driven by normal school clandars. Snow-birds welcome. Join the rapidly growing group discarding management companies, to deal directly with owners who will treat them like people, not just $$s. Hold-on-Beach is a wonderful, top quality oceanfront home, suitable for all seasons, with great views and an elevator. See Video Link for HOLD-On-BEACH and the online calendar for open dates. Ask about Snow-birds, 'couples' and/or multi-week deals for winter, spring, or next Fall. Video Links on VRBO are available for Hold-on-Beach! and Pelican Watch (w/private pool). Houses have inverted floorplans, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 baths and an elevator which serves the top floor.

In April 2012 'Dr Beach' named Holden Beach as his #1 'Family Beach.' Hold-On-Beach! is on the lightly developed 'East End' with a broad beach for walking, swimming, or sunbathing. Plenty of dry sand at high- and low-tides. You won't need to get up early to 'stake-out' a beach or fishing spot in this area. Holden Beach is a top-ranked beach by USA Today, National Geographic Smart Travel Magazine, and has received National Healthy Beach status by NHBC which rates beaches based on environmental qualities and services. See our other VRBO rental (185186), a newer house w/ HEATED pool, 1.5 blocks away.

The inverted floorplan has top floor with one master bedroom suite, kitchen with Corian and full features, and living area all overlooking large porch and beach/ocean. Elevator helps with bringing in loads of fresh local seafood and beverages to the kitchen.

Three of the four bedrooms are oceanfront with great ocean views and breezes. Shining hardwood floors add extra quality to this house. Dual zone heat/air allows different settings on each floor. Main TV is 50 inch model w/ digital HiDef cable. Gas fireplace for the few cool nights. Enclosed outside shower w/ dressing area and hot/cold water. Andersen French doors to two of the oceanfront bedrooms. Rentals are Sunday-to-Sunday. Off-season discount available to couples, multi-weeks, monthly, snow-birds, etc. Also some long weekend, short-week rentals in off-season.

Contact me for more details or photos on Hold-On-Beach! or Pelican Watch, see our 'Owners other listings' link. Thanks, Irv Woods

COMMENTS From Satisfied Guests:
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--11/14/2009 Relaxing Beach House Guest:sneakypc (Kingsport, TN) Date of Stay: November 14, 2009
This house is wonderfully maintained and provided a relaxing place right on the beach. The house had HDTV with a flat screen, wireless internet access, and awesome views of the sunrise and sunset. We loved it here and would recommend it to anyone.
Owner response: Thanks for the nice review. The south-facing beach (and house full of oceanfront windows) really do allow the sun to bask in off the ocean from sunrise-to-sunset from October to early April. We like the neighborhood so much, we built a new house down the street and plan to retire there. Irv
--9/27/2009 Perfect House and location Guest: Pickipickipicki (Oxford, Pa)
My husband and I stayed at Hold-On-Beach for a week in Sept. The house, the view, the weather, everything was perfect. The house was one of the cleanest houses and nicest we had ever seen. The location was perfect. You could see the sun rise and the sun set. We watched the hundreds of dolphins (yes I mean hundreds)right from the upper deck. We watched and heard the ocean every moment of the day. The house was fully equiped with every thing you could possibly need. The owner was great to work with and couldn't have been more accommodating. Yes we will be back.
Owner response: I am honored to get such a glowing review from someone who goes by the nick-name 'PickiPickiPicki.' At Hold-on-Beach and Pelican Watch (new house w/ pool), we thrive to give better service, early check-ins when available, and more personalized touches than management companies would ever provide. My wife and I own these 2 houses, plan to retire in one of them and really appreciate and value our rentors. Irv
--11/02/08, Positive Rating, Jim & Ghada , Gaithersburg, MD
Fantastic rental. Entire experience was great to include interaction with the owner, location of rental, local people, and surrounding area. If you have a family and just want to get away from all the hustle and bustle, this is an ideal spot.
--05/23/08, Positive Rating, Blowing Rock, NC
Four generations, aged 7 to 93, had a wonderful time at Hold-On Beach. The elevator made it possible for the 93 yr old matriarch to easily come and go, even though she is confined to a wheelchair. The house was well furnished and eqiupped. With a few portable accessories for handicapped travelers she was able to enjoy the home and to watch from the balcony as her children through great-grandchildren walked on the beach and played in the surf. The views were magnificent. We are planning to return to Hold-On Beach; it is definitely our best beach rental yet for our family's Mother Day get together.
Homeowner Response: Regarding accessibility... we have incorporated some improvements for wheelchair/walker access into Pelican Watch, the new house. Wider doors, grab-bars, level decking from pool to elevator, etc.


Keywords: Top Quality, Oceanfront Home, Spectacular Views

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Limited Accessibility:

            Elevator to top floor, limited accessibility...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          Bathrooms: 3.75 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Stocked more fully than typical management rental...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Water in door...moreless

          • Microwave
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Dishwasher

          Amenities

          • Linens Provided:

            We provide, you launder, unless arrangements made w/ our cleaning company....moreless

          • Covered Parking:

            Multiple cars can go under house...moreless

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Gas Fireplace
          • Clothes Dryer

          Entertainment

          • Satellite / Cable:

            Main TV is 48 inch, HiDefinition TV w/digital cable. 2 small TVs w/ cable in bedrooms...moreless

          • CD Player
          • DVD Player

          Communications

          • Broadband Access:

            WiFi, could connect hard- wired if needed....moreless

          • Telephone
          • Wireless Internet

          Outdoor Features

          • Lanai / Gazebo
          • Balcony
          • Outdoor Grill
          • Deck / Patio

          Location & View

              • Oceanfront:

                Spectacular views from both floors....moreless

              Activities

              • Water Skiing
              • Golf
              • Swimming
              • Sailing
              • Hiking
              • Fishing
              • Cycling
              • Miniature Golf
              • Boating
              • Restaurants
              • Shelling
              • Kayaking
              • Parasailing
              • Sight Seeing

              Other Activities

                  • Broad beautiful Beach is main feauture here, other activities like 100+ golf courses within 40 miles....moreless
                   

                  Reviews

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                  • Relaxing Beach House

                    Relaxing Beach House

                    • Guest sneakypc (Kingsport, TN)
                    • Date of stay 11/14/09
                    • Review Submitted 11/24/09
                    This house is wonderfully maintained and provided a relaxing place right on the beach. The house had HDTV with a flat screen, wireless internet access, and awesome views of the sunrise and sunset. We loved it here and would recommend it to anyone.

                    Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children.

                    Owner response: Thanks for the nice review. The south-facing beach (and house full of oceanfront windows) really do allow the sun to bask in off the ocean from sunrise-to-sunset from October to early April. We like the neighborhood so much, we built a new house down the street and plan to retire there. Irv

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 10/11

                  • Great stay at Hold-On-Beach

                    Great stay at Hold-On-Beach

                    • Guest AG (Apex, NC)
                    • Date of stay 05/03/13
                    • Review Submitted 05/08/13
                    Great house with a great view. We had less than desirable weather for our stay at Hold-On-Beach but still had a great time. The home is very bright, cheery, comfortable and clean. You can't beat the location. We enjoyed the ocean even when we were at the house. All you have to do is look out the window or sit on the deck. The owners are very responsive and pleasant. They even had some pantry supplies at the house. You don't normally find that in a rental property. We definitely plan to visit Hold-On-Beach again!

                    Recommended for: People with disabilities, age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                  • Hold-On Beach Is Awesome

                    Hold-On Beach Is Awesome

                    • Guest JMAC (Clemmons, NC)
                    • Date of stay 10/21/12
                    • Review Submitted 10/31/12
                    Third year there--experience was wonderful as always. Clean home, wonderful renters, incredible views and beach. The perfect get-away. We will book again next year!

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                  • AhhMazing!!

                    AhhMazing!!

                    • Guest Hoosier's love Holden:) (Bremen,IN USA)
                    • Date of stay 05/24/12
                    • Review Submitted 07/09/12
                    Everything was WoNdErFuL! We have 3 boys ages 8, 6, and 3 Who still ask when r we going back to our other house? lol They had sooo much FUN. I dont think they complained one time. The house was equipped with everything we needed. Even things for the Beach:) My only downfall is Im afraid to come back and try out a different house, because this one has set my standards so High... I would probably be dissapointed with anything less..This home was Beautiful! And Im planning on visiting again next month!!!! Irv and Nancy, Thanks so much for sharing ur home with us!! U made it a great experience for us, with being 1st time renters! It couldnt have been any better:) :)

                    Recommended for: Adventure seekers, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                  • Delightful and relaxing

                    Delightful and relaxing

                    • Guest Dena (Greensboro, NC)
                    • Date of stay 05/04/12
                    • Review Submitted 05/11/12
                    Our family visited Holden Beach for the first time. We usually go to Myrtle, Cherry Grove, or Emerald Isle. The beach is gorgeous. The beach home was fantastic. Wonderful ocean views. It has an elevator which was great to have as one in our party needed assistance and it was a bonus bringing up the groceries! The owner was very responsive and accomodating. We will definitely be back!

                    Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/5

                  • Perfect weekend

                    Perfect weekend

                    • Guest Scott (NC, United States)
                    • Date of stay 04/26/12
                    • Review Submitted 05/01/12
                    I came here with a group of friends and I don't think the owners could have been any more flexible or polite considering we booked this very last minute. The house was perfect for the recommended group size of 8, with amazing views set on a beach that never got too busy. I really liked having a house on this end of the island, with many different stores and restaurants a short drive away, but the house was not on a busy street. I would definitely recommend working with these renters.

                    Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/4

                  • Private Peaceful Paradise!

                    Private Peaceful Paradise!

                    • Guest BC (Hickory)
                    • Date of stay 09/25/11
                    • Review Submitted 10/08/11
                    My family & I spent a week here last week and LOVED it! The views are the BEST! From the front we could see dolphins and from the back windows we watched a herd of deer including the Buck. It was Paradise. The house is very nice & comfortable. Irv is a great property owner & will work to ensure you have a good stay. We hope to return to this house next year or maybe Irv's other property that has the pool, but honestly the house was so great & the beach was so awesome that we did not miss having a pool. Thanks Irv!

                    Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 5/6

                  • Wonerful Value

                    Wonerful Value

                    • Guest Jim (High Point, NC)
                    • Date of stay 10/31/10
                    • Review Submitted 11/18/10
                    I had not taken a vacation in more than 4 years. My wife insisted that I finally take one. I browsed the listings and found this property. The owner was very easy to deal with and extremely prompt in all his responses. We were able to secure the rental within hours. The property is lovely and very well maintained. The view from the upstairs living room is gorgeous! If you are looking for a quiet get away with proximity to all of the tourist areas (Myrtle Beach and Wilmington), this is the place for you! Thanks to Irv for the use of Hold-on-Beach!

                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 7/8

                  • Idyllic vacation home and destination

                    Idyllic vacation home and destination

                    • Guest JMAC (Clemmons, NC)
                    • Date of stay 10/24/10
                    • Review Submitted 11/08/10
                    This beautiful home is located on quiet Holden Beach with the Atlantic visible from the front and the Intracoastal waterway visible from the back. View of sunrises AND sunsets with a southern exposure to the ocean! Great views from all rooms, immaculately clean, well-stocked kitchen essentials, easy-to-contact owners. What more could anyone want from a vacation getaway? We will plan a return trip as soon as possible. Thanks, Irv and Nancy!

                    Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/5

                  • Amazing Vacation Spot!

                    Amazing Vacation Spot!

                    • Guest The Moyas (Hickory, NC)
                    • Date of stay 05/09/10
                    • Review Submitted 05/25/10
                    A spectacular home in an unparalleled setting! From owner hospitality to breathtaking sunset views, we could not have chosen a more perfect vacation spot. The home is immaculate and provides an array of relaxing options, from enjoying oceanfront views on one of the two decks to reading a novel or trying your hand at a lighthouse puzzle (also provided by the owners). We highly recommend both the property and the location - it was a memorable stay, and we will return! Thank you!

                    Recommended for: Sightseeing, people with disabilities, age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/5

                   
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Just-Before-Peak, All Booked
                  May 25 - Jun 7, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $2,600
                  Special, 1st Peak Week
                  Jun 8 - Jun 14, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $3,400

                  Changeover Day: Sunday

                  Heart of Peak
                  Jul 6 - Jul 26, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $3,500

                  Changeover Day: Sunday

                  Just-Past-Peak
                  Aug 17 - Aug 30, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $2,600

                  Changeover Day: Sunday

                  Labor Day Week
                  Aug 31 - Sep 6, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,900

                  Changeover Day: Sunday

                  2nd September Week
                  Sep 7 - Sep 13, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,800

                  Changeover Day: Sunday

                  3rd September Week
                  Sep 14 - Sep 20, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,700

                  Changeover Day: Sunday

                  Late September
                  Sep 21 - Sep 27, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,600

                  Changeover Day: Sunday

                  Late Sept-Early Oct.
                  Sep 28 - Oct 4, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,500

                  Changeover Day: Sunday

                  Mid-October, Columbus Day
                  Oct 12 - Oct 18, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,400

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Cleaning $65
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                  • Tax Rate 12.75%

                  Notes:

                  Rates subject to change until confirmed. We accept personal checks or direct deposit into our dedicated BB&T account. We don't accept credit cards. 50% of rent at time of booking; balance of 50% rent +taxes + $500 refundable damage deposit is due two weeks prior to check-in. Our policies are much more consumer-friendly than most other rentals, especially those handled by management companies


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                  Last updated: 04/16/2014
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                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2006

                  About the owner: I'm a beach lover with roots deep in the sand of the Carolina Coast. Grew up in South Carolina with a family beach cottage at Edisto Beach, now own and enjoy beach houses in North Carolina and live in the Virginia Piedmont. The Carolinas supply all the best barbecue and shrimp I can enjoy!

                  Why the Owner Chose Holden Beach:
                  My wife and I fell in love with the quiet, lightly developed 'East End' of Holden Beach in 2003 and bought a classic beach cottage with long-time friends. Hold-on-Beach was bought later as a more modern, income producer, to later become a retirement home. We like the people and this section of Holden Beach so much, we built Pelican Watch (private pool) in 2008, which was designed based on the best features of Hold-On-Beach, and a few minor changes to better suit our retirement years. The private heated pool at Pelican Watch has made it even more popular (to some) than Hold-on-Beach! Both are beautiful homes with elevators and quality touches throughout. I grew up with a family beach-house at Edisto Beach, SC and find Holden Beach has many of the same qualities... quiet, lightly developed, broad beaches and great fresh local seafood.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  The inverted floorplan with elevator serving the top floor affords privacy between the top floor master suite and the other oceanfront suite/bedrooms on the lower level. Yet, all have great oceanfront views. Nice arrangement for multi-generation families, especially if one person or couple really need the convenience of an elevator. We love the peaceful walks to the Lockwood Folly Inlet in the morning with a mug of coffee.


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                  Photos

                  • Beautiful oceanfront, quiet location

                    Beautiful oceanfront, quiet location

                  • Sea-Oats and Beach in Front of Hold-On-Beach (Summer)

                    Sea-Oats and Beach in Front of Hold-On-Beach (Summer)

                  • Gorgeous view from top porch, limited use street, dunes, BEACH!

                    Gorgeous view from top porch, limited use street, dunes, BEACH!

                  • Living room w/ 50' HiDef digital TV, cable, Gas fireplace, Great Ocean Views!

                    Living room w/ 50' HiDef digital TV, cable, Gas fireplace, Great Ocean Views!

                  • Living room includes: books to read; iPod charger/player; new big-screen LCD TV

                    Living room includes: books to read; iPod charger/player; new big-screen LCD TV

                  • Oceanfront bedroom, queen bed, French doors to oceanfront porch

                    Oceanfront bedroom, queen bed, French doors to oceanfront porch

                  • Hold-on-Beach is on lightly developed East End

                    Hold-on-Beach is on lightly developed East End

                  • Extra-wide Beach Strand Near Hold-on-Beach! (Winter 2009 photo)

                    Extra-wide Beach Strand Near Hold-on-Beach! (Winter 2009 photo)

                  • Hold-on-Beach

                    Hold-on-Beach

                  • Breakfast on oceanfront porch, dune cross-over steps visible through railings

                    Breakfast on oceanfront porch, dune cross-over steps visible through railings

                  • Wonderful, broad, flat beach, view of house

                    Wonderful, broad, flat beach, view of house

                  • Living/Dining/Kitchen, wood floors, Corian counters, ice/water in fridge door

                    Living/Dining/Kitchen, wood floors, Corian counters, ice/water in fridge door

                  • Downstairs master suite, king bed, French doors to oceanfront porch

                    Downstairs master suite, king bed, French doors to oceanfront porch

                  • Back of house, no structures between ICW and rear of house

                    Back of house, no structures between ICW and rear of house

                  • Back to nature (actually always was) area behind house, lightly developed

                    Back to nature (actually always was) area behind house, lightly developed

                  • Winter Sunset @ Hold-on-Beach, Sun Rises 'n Sets over Atlantic October April

                    Winter Sunset @ Hold-on-Beach, Sun Rises 'n Sets over Atlantic October April

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