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'Shoes Off' - Oceanview & 38 Steps to Beach-Family Paradise

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Last updated: 12/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Bald Head Island house description

Accessible only by passenger ferry boat, 20 minutes from the mainland USA, our home 'Shoes Off' on beautiful Bald Head Island is the perfect retreat for your family getaway. Over 180 degree views of South Beach and the Atlantic Ocean from two stories of huge decks, golf course views to the rear and just 38 steps to the boardwalk beach access. Walk to the Bald Head Island Club, offering gourmet and casual dining, championship golf, tennis, kid friendly pool with a waterslide, championship Croquet Greensward and delicious treats, sandwiches, ice cream and pizza from the “Pelicatessen”. Also within walking distance from Shoes Off is a large children’s playground, sand volleyball court and day camp facilities at the Bald Head Island Club.

Our home was first listed on VRBO in April 2010.

Shoes Off is a family home with the focus on just that…..Family.

Bald Head Island is the most family friendly place we’ve ever been.

Summer weekly rentals in our home include temporary memberships to BOTH the Bald Head Island Club and the Shoals Club. The Shoals Club is situated on the southeast tip of the island, where the convergence of South and East Beaches form the “Point” of Cape Fear, one of the most beautiful ocean views on the USA’s Atlantic coast. You can literally stand on a two-foot wide point of sand, with waves coming from both the southwest and northeast, on the very tip of the Cape.

Weekly rentals include all cleaning charges. Provided to all Shoes Off guests with our compliments are linens, bath and beach towels, bath tissue, paper towels and trash bags. We have a well-equipped kitchen with service for 12 people and seating for even more. We maintain an open guest cabinet in the kitchen with an array of cooking spices, oil, coffee filters and more. We’ve rented beach homes in the past that were completely void of most everything………Not a paper towel, salt-shaker or roll of TP in sight. We are pleased to offer you the opposite of that. Just bring your bathing suit, your flip-flops, your favorite refreshment, your iPad/Pod and a good book.

Our home is designed on a reverse floor plan with living, dining, screened porch areas and incredible ocean views on the 3rd floor. The home features two master suites, and two other bedrooms on the 2nd level, all with direct deck access and ocean views from each bedroom. One bedroom is specifically arranged for children, featuring bunk beds, sleeper sofa, a closetful of toys, DVD, VCR, Satellite TV and a selection of children’s movies.

We also provide one high-chair and two Pack & Plays.

On the deck, just outside of the 3rd floor kitchen/living area door is a 48” stainless steel gas grill than can handle outdoor cooking for the largest of families or groups.

We offer large flat screen monitors and satellite TV in all of the adult bedrooms. The children’s bedroom has a TV/VCR/DVD combo. The 3rd floor living area features a 50” Panasonic Plasma TV, Direct TV Satellite service and a Bose Lifestyle System audio and home theater. The system includes an easy access dock for your iPod or iPhone.

Our master suite includes a 24” iMac computer. Wireless internet access is provided throughout the home, with a signal that can reach the beach if that’s of interest. The fishing from the beach is sometimes excellent to outstanding. We recommend that you unplug and take a fishing rod instead.

Shoes Off offers an elevator. While not completely handicap accessible, the elevator makes the 3 story climb easy on the knees for anyone who might have trouble with stairs. We use the elevator primarily for hauling luggage, groceries and supplies to the 2nd floor bedrooms and 3rd floor living and dining areas. The elevator is exceptionally helpful in this regard.

We provide bikes for children and adults, a baby jogger, kids bike trailer, beach chairs, some beach toys, a few kites, sand spikes for your fishing rods and a small beach umbrella or two.

The loop road behind Shoes Off (Snowy Egret and Black Skimmer) is a fantastic place for children to bike and skate safely in an area with virtually no traffic. Two of our children learned to ride bikes there. Two of our children’s bikes have training wheels available. The entire Island is also a fantastic place to walk, jog, bike and skate. Some contractor vehicles are allowed on the roads during the weekdays but you’ll mostly just see and hear the quiet hum of the occasional electric golf cart passing by.

We can provide you with information for children’s day camps at the Bald Head Island Club and the Bald Head Island Conservancy. Both offer terrific children’s programs and can provide Mom and Dad with a few hours of peace and quiet, one of the real beauties of a vacation on Bald Head Island.

Vehicular transportation on the island is limited to golf carts. We offer one 6-seat cart and one 4-seat cart.

The photographs of Shoes Off hardly do the place justice. It’s simply an incredible home for your family and friends to unwind, relax, retreat and recharge. Bald Head Island is unto itself. Come and feel for yourself. You’ve never seen the sunset like you will see it from here.

Please visit us online for more photographs, video tours, island guides and maps. Please email us for more information.

We hope to have you as our guest soon.

Steve, Madeline, Maxwell and Eleanor.

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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
              • Children Welcome
              • Limited Accessibility
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

              Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

              Other Amenities

                  • 24' iMac. Wireless Internet Signal on the Beach (If that's important to you!). Bose Lifestyle System Home Theater. Plasma/LCD Satellite TV in every bedroom. Walk to the Bald Head Island Club, Playground, Pool, Pelicatessen Deli, Golf and Croquet....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Video Library

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Romantic
                  • Spa

                  Attractions

                      • Health/Beauty Spa

                      Local Services & Businesses

                          • Fitness Center

                          Leisure Activities

                          • Boating
                          • Shelling
                          • Wildlife Viewing

                          Location Type

                          • Ocean View
                          • Oceanfront:

                            Shoes Off is not 'technically' oceanfront but it might as well be. It's what you might consider oceanfront, 2nd row. In OVER 180 degrees of oceanview we can only see four other homes. Our view is actually better than most beachfront homes and much closer to a beach access than many 'oceanfront' homes that do not have DIRECT beach access....moreless

                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                          • Cycling
                          • Fishing
                          • Golf
                          • Hiking
                          • Kayaking
                          • Sailing
                          • Snorkeling/Diving
                          • Surfing
                          • Swimming
                          • Tennis
                          • Wind-Surfing

                          Dining

                          • Child's Highchair
                          • Dining Area
                          • Seating for 12 people

                          General

                          • Air Conditioning:

                            All New HVAC Systems in 2009....moreless

                          • Broadband Access
                          • Clothes Dryer:

                            Whirlpool Duet - Front loading large capacity...moreless

                          • Computer Available
                          • Covered Parking
                          • Elevator
                          • Garage
                          • Gas Fireplace:

                            Brand new remote control, gas fireplace in 2010...moreless

                          • Linens Provided
                          • Parking Off Street
                          • Telephone
                          • Washing Machine:

                            Whirpool Duet - Front loading large capacity...moreless

                          • Wireless Internet

                          Kitchen

                          • Catering Available
                          • Coffee Maker:

                            New Keurig Coffee Maker - Bring the K-Cups...moreless

                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Kitchen
                          • Microwave
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Toaster

                          Outside

                          • Balcony
                          • Bicycles
                          • Deck / Patio:

                            (4) More deck space that you will ever need. Every bit of it with stunning ocean views....moreless

                          • Golf
                          • Kayak / Canoe
                          • Outdoor Grill
                          • Tennis

                          Payment Type

                          • Mastercard
                          • Visa

                          Pool / Spa

                              • Communal Pool:

                                Bald Head Island Club pool, playground, 'Pelicatessen' and other BHI Club amenities are within walking distance....moreless

                               

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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Fall
                              Sep 30 - Jan 2, 2015
                              3 night min stay
                              $450
                              $3,000
                              Christmas/New Years 2013
                              Dec 21 - Jan 1, 2015
                              12 night min stay

                              $3,500
                              flat fee
                              Cozy Winter
                              Jan 5 - Mar 1, 2015
                              3 night min stay
                              $375
                              $2,500 $8,500
                              Spring
                              Mar 2 - May 2, 2015
                              3 night min stay
                              $500
                              $4,500
                              Value Summer - Pre Peak
                              May 3 - Jun 6, 2015
                              3 night min stay
                              $725
                              $5,500
                              Peak Summer
                              Jun 7 - Aug 23, 2015
                              7 night min stay

                              $6,500
                              Value Summer - Post Peak
                              Aug 24 - Sep 30, 2015
                              3 night min stay
                              $725
                              $5,500
                              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Fees:

                              • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                              • Tax Rate 12.75%

                              Cancellation policy:

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                              Last updated: 12/15/2014
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                              Location

                              Don't miss a kayaking trip in Bald Head Creek and adjoining tributaries.

                               

                              Owner info

                              About the owner: We hope to have you as our guest soon. Steve and Kids - Madeline, Maxwell and Eleanor.

                              Why the Owner Chose Bald Head Island:
                              It's the most family friendly place we've ever been. Having our extended family scattered from the Midwest to the northeast USA, Shoes Off has been very friendly to ours. The place is the ultimate magnet in our selfishly attracting friends and family to come and visit.

                              The Unique Benefits at this House:
                              It's darker at night than any place we've seen. The sky at night is bright like you can't imagine. It's safe for our kids and the dog to run free. The Island is quiet. The Island's ecosystem is diverse, from oceanfront beach, extraordinary marine life, 12,000 acre old-growth maritime forest to the marshes and creeks of the lower Cape Fear River Basin. The fishing can be excellent most months of the year, with always something biting even in the warmest months. The focus on nature and conservation here is a terrific element for our three young children to experience.


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                              Speaks: english

                               

                              Photos

                              • Shoes Off Front View

                                Shoes Off Front View

                              • Oceanview Kitchen Island

                                Oceanview Kitchen Island

                              • Oceanview Round Table for the Big Kids

                                Oceanview Round Table for the Big Kids

                              • Master Suite 1 Bath

                                Master Suite 1 Bath

                              • Bedroom 3

                                Bedroom 3

                              • Awesome Oceanview Screened Porch with Dining for 8+

                                Awesome Oceanview Screened Porch with Dining for 8+

                              • Oceanview Decks, Decks and More Decks

                                Oceanview Decks, Decks and More Decks

                              • South Beach View From Shoes Off

                                South Beach View From Shoes Off

                              • 3rd Floor Living and Dining 1

                                3rd Floor Living and Dining 1

                              • The Big Table for Lots of Little Mouths

                                The Big Table for Lots of Little Mouths

                              • Master Suite 1

                                Master Suite 1

                              • Master Suite 2

                                Master Suite 2

                              • Children's Bedroom

                                Children's Bedroom

                              • Sunset View From Our Deck and Most Every Room in the House

                                Sunset View From Our Deck and Most Every Room in the House

                              • Fishing in the Front Yard

                                Fishing in the Front Yard

                              • Peilcan Pete Gets a Fish. Photographed on Our Beach

                                Peilcan Pete Gets a Fish. Photographed on Our Beach

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                              Date last modified - Thursday, December 18, 2014

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                              Speaks: english
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