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Front view of Duplex (We are on the left half)

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Last updated: 11/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Bald Head Island house description

Come to beautiful, secluded, unspoiled Bald Head Island, North Carolina, a car-free environment that is a safe, peaceful family retreat and a romantic couples getaway. Our home is fully equipped for the perfect vacation. We are a short walk to a white sandy beach via the neighborhood's private boardwalk system. Our beaches are never crowded! The Milliken House has a wrap-around front porch with rockers, a porch swing and hammock for visiting with friends and family. Our rear patio has an outdoor, private hot/cold water shower, and a propane grill.

The first floor of our home offers an open floor plan with living, dining and kitchen areas, pickled wood floors, nine foot ceilings, a half bath and a laundry closet with a full-sized washer and dryer. Our large gourmet kitchen has Corian countertops, a breakfast bar that seats four, maple glass-front cabinets, and a terra-cotta tile floor. The living area has cable TV with DVD player and a stereo with CD player. The dining area features a beautiful, custom-made dining table and seats six. There is a portable phone on the first floor.

The second floor is carpeted with nine foot ceilings, and has two large bedrooms, each with a king sized bed. The master bedroom has a small private deck facing south toward the water, a work area with desk, telephone, cable TV with a DVD player, a large closet, and a private bath with double sinks and a large tub and shower. The guest bedroom has king sized bed, a comfortable wing backed arm chair, a full-sized crib complete with crib linens and a bumper in the alcove, a portable phone and a large closet. A second full bath, with tub and shower, is on the second floor in the hallway next to the guest bedroom.

The third floor, with pickled wood floors and nine foot dormer ceilings, is a large bedroom with ocean views, two built-in twin daybeds under a row of west-facing windows, built-in bunk twin beds, a closet, and a futon couch that folds out into a double bed. This floor is set up for kids, with a cable TV with VCR and DVD player, and lots of children's books, videos and toys. There's a large open area up here where the kids can spread out and play!

We use a linen service in Southport. All bed linens are high quality and professionally laundered, and all bed pillows are down-filled (we have allergenic alternatives available). We also provide professionally laundered large bath towels. We have two golf carts, a four-seater and a six-seater, for getting around the island. A membership in the Bald Head Island Club is included in the rental, and we can provide a membership in the Shoal's Club upon request for $150 per week, or $25 per day (with a 2 day minimum). The Shoals Club opens March 22, 2014, and the pool is open from April 1-October 31, 2014.

Keywords: Home, house, duplex, beach house,

Property Type

  • 3 story
  • House
  • 1750 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Children Welcome:

            Our house is an excellent rental for those with children. It is very well stocked with toys, beach toys, boogie boards, videos, DVDs, children's books, and infant and toddler supplies....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered:

            Please ask us for our pet policy if you are interested in the possibility of bringing your dog. We ask that you keep your dog on the 1st floor of the home and off the furniture at all times, and that you crate your dog whenever he or she is left unattended in the home and at night when you go to sleep. We require a refundable $500 pet deposit. There is no 'pet fee.'...moreless

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            2nd floor master with small sundeck and private bath...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 king, 1 baby crib

            2nd floor large guest bedroom with crib...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon, 1 bunk bed

            3rd floor kids' bunk room with 4 twin mattresses and futon...moreless

          • King size beds (2) There is a king-sized bed in each of the two second floor bedrooms. Both mattresses are high quality firm support., Twin or Single Beds (2) These are 2 built in twin, or day, beds in the 3rd floor bedroom., Baby Cribs (1) There is a full-sized crib, with linens, in one of the 2nd floor bedrooms., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) There is a futon couch, convertible to a double bed, in the 3rd floor bedroom., Bunk Beds (1) There is a built in bunk bed (consisting of 2 twin sized mattresses) in the 3rd floor bedroom. These are in addition to the two twin built in day beds in the 3rd floor bedroom....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            master bath...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

            hall bath next to 2nd, guest bedroom...moreless

          • Bathroom 1: toilet

            powder room on 1st floor...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Multiple Phones, Multiple Cable TVs, VCRs, DVDs, Stereos, CD Players, Fully equipped Gourmet Kitchen with Microwave, Trash Compactor, Coffee Maker, Bean Grinder, Blender, Toaster, Full-sized Washer and Dryer, Outdoor private hot shower, Bikes, Boogie boards, Beach chairs, Beach toys, Tons of kid stuff (toys, videos, books, games), Full-sized crib, Porta-crib, High chair, Potty chair, Booster seat, Stools and other baby/toddler stuff...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Satellite / Cable:

                (4) There are 4 small flat screen TVs in the house with cable reception (living room, both 2nd floor bedrooms, and 3rd floor bedroom). The TVs on the 2nd floor also have internet reception....moreless

              • Stereo
              • Television:

                (4) We have 4 small flat screen tvs....moreless

              • Toys
              • VCR
              • Video Library:

                We have numerous videos and DVDs, mostly for children, available for renters to view. We also have access to 'net flicks' on the two second floor TVs....moreless

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Massage Therapist

              Leisure Activities

              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  • Ocean View:

                    We are a short, 200 yard walk down to the beach via a private wooden boardwalk system for use by neighborhood residents only. You can see the ocean from the 2nd and 3rd floors (partially obscured by homes and natural island vegetation in front of us). You can hear the roar of the ocean clearly and smell the salt air!...moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Hiking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Sailing
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining
                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 8 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning:

                    There are two systems; one controls the temperature on the 1st floor and the 2nd controls the temperature on the 2nd and 3rd floors....moreless

                  • Broadband Access:

                    There is high speed internet provided free to renters....moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    Full sized dryer, new March 2011, is on the 1st floor in a laundry closet adjacent to the kitchen....moreless

                  • Covered Parking
                  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                    The BHI Club has a very nice, well equipped multiroom fitness center which you may use....moreless

                  • Garage:

                    We have a one-cart garage. The second cart sits in the driveway....moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet:

                    free wi-fi...moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided:

                    We use a laundry service that provides high quality white sheets and towels, including bath sheets, that have been commercially laundered and sanitized prior to your arrival....moreless

                  • Living Room
                  • Parking
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Telephone:

                    (4) There is a telephone on the first floor and one in each bedroom....moreless

                  • Towels Provided:

                    We do have beach towels you are welcome to use if you do not bring your own. ...moreless

                  • Washing Machine:

                    Full sized washer, new March 2011, is on the 1st floor in a laundry closet adjacent to the kitchen....moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Wi-fi is provided free to renters via a router/cable modem combination apparatus on the first floor....moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    Our kitchen is well stocked with cooking utensils, pots and pans. We like to cook, and it is well suited for renters who do too!...moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen:

                    We have a very well stocked 'cook's kitchen' with high quality pots and pans, ample dinner and glassware, and a large variety of cooking utensils and tools and small appliances....moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Refrigerator:

                    Our refrigerator has an internal water dispenser with filtered water....moreless

                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Balcony:

                    There is a balcony off the master bedroom facing south, toward the ocean, with a pair of reclining lounge chairs for sunbathing....moreless

                  • Bicycles:

                    adult bikes (bring helmets)...moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    We have a wrap around front porch and a small sun deck off the second floor master bedroom. ...moreless

                  • Golf:

                    You will have access to the Bald Head Island Club golf course (greens fees apply), a George Cobb designed championship course. ...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    We have a propane gas grill on our back patio....moreless

                  Pool / Spa

                      • Communal Pool:

                        (2) We provide a membership at the Bald Head Island Club which includes use of their outdoor pool. We also will provide, upon request, a Shoals Club membership for $150 a week, or $25 a day....moreless

                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Thanksgiving 2014
                      Nov 23 - Nov 29, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $325
                      $1,900
                      Holiday 2014
                      Dec 21 - Dec 31, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $325
                      $1,900
                      Spring 2015
                      Mar 1 - May 21, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $295
                      $1,600
                      Memorial Day 2015
                      May 22 - May 30, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $375
                      $1,950
                      Early Summer
                      May 31 - Jun 13, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,600
                      High Season 2015
                      Jun 14 - Aug 15, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $3,150
                      Late Summer 2015
                      Aug 16 - Sep 3, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,600
                      Labor Day 2015
                      Sep 4 - Sep 7, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $400
                      Fall 2015
                      Sep 8 - Oct 31, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $300
                      $1,600
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $250
                      $875

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Cleaning and Linens Fee $200
                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
                      • Pet Fee $250
                      • Tax Rate 12.75%

                      Notes:

                      Please contact us regarding the terms of our pet policy before booking, and note that the refundable damage deposit for those persons bringing a pet with them is $500, rather than $250. There is no "pet fee." The VRBO system isn't set up to allow for a higher damage deposit for pets, so it shows it as an additional $250 pet fee, but it will be refunded per the contract if no damage occurs.


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                      Last updated: 11/21/2014
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                      Location

                      30 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Wilmington, North Carolina
                      Bald Head Island
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Bald Head Island ferry
                      Bald Head Island
                      Nearest Golf
                      Bald Head Island Club
                      Bald Head Island
                      Nearest Beach
                      Bald Head Island beaches

                      Hiking on trails in protected semi-tropical maritime forest, George Cobb-designed challenging 18-hole Golf Course, Croquet, Birding, Sea Turtle Nesting, Canoeing, Scootering, Jogging, Rollerblading, Body surfing, ocean swimming

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2001

                      About the owner: My husband and I have been married for 25 years and have 3 children, all of whom have grown up vacationing in this home on Bald Head Island. We can only vacation there a few weeks a year, so we rent it the rest of the year. We have dedicated renters who return year after year. Everyone takes wonderful care of our house!

                      Why the Owner Chose Bald Head Island:
                      My husband and I bought a beach house on Bald Head Island because it seemed like the perfect place to create family memories for our children and grandchildren (hopefully, someday!). The kids were quite young when we got it. We wanted a home base for our family that would be with us throughout the career moves and stages of life.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      The island is very secluded and relatively unspoiled. Contact with the outside world seems very limited, and we really lose track of time there. Its an extremely safe place, where our children can just take off in the morning and come back before dark, dirty and exhausted, ready for dinner and bed! Its good, clean fun, the old fashioned kind we grew up with; limited technology, lots of nature and active, outdoor time. Our kids would spend their days fishing, crabbing, clamming, surfing, biking, roller blading, playing touch football on the beach, and playing 'capture the flag' and 'ghost in the graveyard' in our neighborhood with the other kids staying there whenever we are there. Another favorite activity was setting up an old fashioned lemonade stand. Boy did they rake it in on a hot summer day!


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                      Photos

                      • Front view of Duplex (We are on the left half)

                        Front view of Duplex (We are on the left half)

                      • First Floor Living Area

                        First Floor Living Area

                      • First floor living area

                        First floor living area

                      • Kitchen

                        Kitchen

                      • View of 2nd floor master bedroom

                        View of 2nd floor master bedroom

                      • View of 2nd floor guest bedroom

                        View of 2nd floor guest bedroom

                      • View of third floor bunk room for kids

                        View of third floor bunk room for kids

                      • Deserted BHI beach in front of our beach access, facing east, late May 2014

                        Deserted BHI beach in front of our beach access, facing east, late May 2014

                      • Side view of Milliken House from top of Killegray Ridge

                        Side view of Milliken House from top of Killegray Ridge

                      • Our kids have learned to surf on the island (you can rent boards)

                        Our kids have learned to surf on the island (you can rent boards)

                      • Boogie boarding on east beach (we have some in our garage for your use)

                        Boogie boarding on east beach (we have some in our garage for your use)

                      • Old Baldy lighthouse and the BHI marsh!

                        Old Baldy lighthouse and the BHI marsh!

                      • Side view of wrap around porch

                        Side view of wrap around porch

                      • Dining area, breakfast bar and kitchen area

                        Dining area, breakfast bar and kitchen area

                      • View of 1st floor from front doorway

                        View of 1st floor from front doorway

                      • Alternate view of kitchen and breakfast bar

                        Alternate view of kitchen and breakfast bar

                      • Sitting area in master bedroom

                        Sitting area in master bedroom

                      • View of crib and armchair in 2nd floor guest bedroom

                        View of crib and armchair in 2nd floor guest bedroom

                      • Map of BHI Showing Location of the Milliken House

                        Map of BHI Showing Location of the Milliken House

                      • Deserted BHI beach in front of our beach access facing west, late May 2014

                        Deserted BHI beach in front of our beach access facing west, late May 2014

                      • Our son digging in the sand on the beach in front of our beach access

                        Our son digging in the sand on the beach in front of our beach access

                      • A visit to Old Baldy is a must when you come

                        A visit to Old Baldy is a must when you come

                      • Fishing at 'the point' where East and South beaches meet

                        Fishing at 'the point' where East and South beaches meet

                      • Fully equipped kitchen for family celebrations!

                        Fully equipped kitchen for family celebrations!

                      VRBO #26011

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                      This listing was first published here in 2003.

                      Date last modified - Friday, November 21, 2014

                      $250 - $450 per night (USD)
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                      3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

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                      Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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