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Eclectic Classic! Gorgeous Views on 2nd Row W/ Private Access

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Last updated: 07/24/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Holden Beach house description


This 'eclectic classic' beach home is situated on TWO 2nd row lots, with a private beach access located directly across the street--a rare combination anywhere on Holden Beach, especially so close to the strand and the bridge!
Located at 218 Ocean Blvd West, 1/4 mile (two blocks) from the Holden Beach bridge, local bars, restaurants, ice cream, bike/kayak rentals and shopping are all a short walk or bike ride away. We also offer a grilling patio and 2 adult beach cruiser bikes at no extra charge to our renters...extra bikes and/or child-accommodating accessories are available for rental at local shops.
The adjacent fenced-in lot is perfect for pets, boat and/or overflow parking. The covered porch with ocean views offers the perfect spot for enjoying morning coffee, evening sunsets or the afternoon sea breeze. From the porch, there are two wonderful ocean views...check our pictures from all year-round!

With the original classic tongue-in-groove pine paneling and hard wood floors covered with antique oriental rugs, 'Carolina Country' provides it's occupants with a true feeling of home and history. The eclectic decor is a combination of memorabilia and unique contributions from many family members over the years. The living room table, for example, was handcrafted by my maternal grandfather, L.T.'Leaky' Davis, from the original ships wheel collected directly from a WWII Liberty Ship, off of Wrightsville Beach. In addition to being a master craftsman, he remains a legend in the world of Gulf Stream billfishing. Most of the hanging artworks are, either dedicated to or, done by a member of this artistic family. This is 'old school' beach house personified.

Having weathered many storms through the years, 'Carolina Country' stands as a shining example of the life and energy of the wonderful people that have called it home. Come sit back, relax and experience Holden Beach the way it was meant to be enjoyed.

Keywords: Beach House, Cottage, Vacation, Beach, Family, Pet Friendly, Kids, Last-minute vacation

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Pets Considered:

            Preferably limited to a single large dog or 2 dogs if their combined weight is 50lb or less--pet fees apply...moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            will provide a single-child jogging stroller, training potty and/or pack-n-play if necessary...moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Must be age 25 or older to rent this property...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


          • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single


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


          • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) If needed, we offer a pack-n-play for no additional charge., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


          Kitchen & Dining

          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Microwave
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Ice Maker
          • Kitchen
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Seating for 6 people


          • Parking Off Street
          • Living Room seats 6
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Air Conditioning
          • Heating
          • Linens Provided

          Other Amenities

              • Private beach access with ocean view directly the street, only two blocks from the bridge-within walking or biking distance of restaurants/bars and shopping...2 beach cruiser bikes provided!...moreless


              • Video Game Console:

                Wii with downloaded Netflix and other games...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Service provided by DirectTV...moreless

              • Television
              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • Books
              • Games
              • Music Library
              • Toys
              • Video Library
              • DVD Player


              • Broadband Access
              • Wireless Internet
              • Internet
              • Telephone

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                backyard patio with grilling pad, bar and newly sodded area for horseshoes and cornhole!...moreless

              • Lanai / Gazebo
              • Bicycles
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Lawn / Garden

              Location & View

              • Ocean View
              • Beach View


              • Cinemas
              • Hiking
              • Sailing
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Basketball Court
              • Hunting
              • Parasailing
              • Tennis
              • Racquetball
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Kayaking
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Water Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Jet Skiing
              • Fitness Center
              • Antiquing
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Live Theater
              • Theme Parks
              • Zoo
              • Restaurants
              • Museums
              • Shelling
              • Shuffleboard
              • Miniature Golf
              • Horseshoes
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Shopping
              • Boating
              • Sight Seeing
              • Horseback Riding
              • Wind-Surfing


              Write a review 4.6
              from 11 traveler reviews
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Summer 2014
              May 24 - Sep 6, 2014
              7 night min stay

              Off Season
              Sep 7 - Nov 29, 2014
              2 night min stay
              $950 $1,750
              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates


              • Cleaning $100
              • Pet Fee $100
              • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
              • Tax Rate 12%


              Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed with signed contract and payment of first installment and refundable deposit.

              Cancellation policy:

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              Last updated: 07/24/2014
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              • A

                Provisions View on map

                Great place to watch the sunset and hear live music on the deck--.uber casual atmosphere, family friendly...the shrimp burgers are unbelievable! A local favorite, right on the water..boat docking available.

              • B

                Capt. Pete's Seafood View on map

                Elegant fine dining on the island... Restaurant upstairs, Bar downstairs...right on the intercoastal waterway

              • C

                Holden Beach Fishing Pier View on map

                Take a walk over the ocean..check with the fisherman..enjoy the sunset/sunrise and have a lunch-counter breakfast. The Holden Beach Fishing Pier has been in year-round operation since 1959 and run by the same family.

              • D

                Castaways View on map

                Fun, casual place for lunch or dinner--live music and yard games like cornhole and inside or out...walk in from the beach!

              • E

                Paradise Cafe View on map

                Another great little lunch/dinner/bar with casual atmosphere and live music most nights...outdoor dining, pool tables, etc...

              • F

                The Scoop Ice Cream View on map

                A local favorite for 20 years, The Scoop is family owned and run. They serve Blue Bell Ice Cream and are the top producing sellers on the East Coast--also try the homemade fudge and custom ice cream cakes! Open late!

              • G

                Holden Beach Chapel View on map

                A non-denominational chapel serving the island since 1961. A beautiful new sanctuary was built in 2006. HB Chapel hosts clergy and their families from all over the state and surrounding areas for a week in exchange for a Sunday Service.


              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1962

              About the owner: Our three beautiful daughters and three of our four-legged members of the family!

              Why the Owner Chose Holden Beach:
              This historic home represents the combination of the Griffin and Davis families, has housed five generations of the Griffin family and continues to be a home that embodies the essence of Holden Beach like no other. The quaint, well-kept home was built in 1962 for my late paternal grandparents, James D. Griffin and Lois Dougherty Griffin when they moved to Holden Beach from Anderson, SC and started Holden Beach Realty Company and ran the islands only post office in the same building. My grandfather, Drew Griffin, was among the founding fathers of the Town of Holden Beach and was the first Mayor Pro-Tem. My father, James (Jim) D. Griffin, Jr., built many homes on the island over a span of 40 years and continues to be instrumental in the conscientious development of Holden Beach.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              If you're looking for a high-rise, hi-tech, monstrosity of a beach house that sleeps 4 large families and has 12 bathrooms--you've got the wrong house. This house is old and quaint but evokes the spirit of the beach that so many of the newer homes seem to attempt to re-create but fall very short of the mark. Early morning coffee and paper on the front porch while watching the waves roll onto the beach, just across the street, is the perfect way to begin the day. A jog down the sidewalk or on the strand with your favorite four-legged family member may be just the thing...whatever activity you choose, 218 Carolina Country, is perfectly situated on second row and ready to accommodate. Come enjoy the relaxing pace and the realistic old-school beach house experience...meant to bring families together on the island know as 'the Family Beach'.

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              Speaks: english



              • 218 OBW 'Carolina Country'

                218 OBW 'Carolina Country'

              • cozy twin bedroon

                cozy twin bedroon

              • Access to the beach and view from our front porch

                Access to the beach and view from our front porch

              • open dining/kitchen area

                open dining/kitchen area

              • back queen bedroom

                back queen bedroom

              • View of the ocean from the west

                View of the ocean from the west

              • Steps away from our front porch...magic awaits!

                Steps away from our front porch...magic awaits!

              VRBO #313598

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              This listing was first published here in 2010.

              Date last modified - Monday, October 28, 2013

              $196 - $200 per night (USD)

              3 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

              View calendar: Updated 07/24/14
              Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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