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

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Last updated: 10/28/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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


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Property Type

  • House
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

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

  • Children Welcome:

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

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

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

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


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 available for guest use....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Internet Streaming via Roku. Included Netflix, Hulu, Vudu and Amazon among others....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Pandora Music accessed through Roku Internet Streaming....moreless

  • Television:

    Local channels accessed via antenna. No cable TV....moreless

  • Video Game Console:

    Wii with downloaded Netflix and other games...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Ocean View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Racquetball
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided:

    All linens provided...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Bath and beach towels provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    fully stocked kitchen...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Paper products provided...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    adult beach cruisers...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    small backyard patio with charcoal grill and bar area...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden


Write a review 4.6
from 16 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Season
Sep 6 - Mar 26, 2016
4 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

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Pet Fee $100
  • Property Damage Protection $79
  • Cleaning $100
  • Tax Rate 12%


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Last updated: 10/28/2015
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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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  • Street View

    Street View

  • Hallway


  • Galley kitchen/bar area

    Galley kitchen/bar area

  • Inviting living area

    Inviting living area

  • Hall view

    Hall view

  • Back bedroom

    Back bedroom

  • Well-wishing Mermaid :)

    Well-wishing Mermaid :)

  • Twin Bedroom

    Twin Bedroom

  • Bathroom


  • View of back stairs/outdoor shower and grilling patio

    View of back stairs/outdoor shower and grilling patio

  • Access to the beach and view from our front porch

    Access to the beach and view from our front porch

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

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

  • Front porch sitting area--beautiful place for coffee, paper and sunrise!

    Front porch sitting area--beautiful place for coffee, paper and sunrise!

  • open dining/kitchen area

    open dining/kitchen area

  • Dining area

    Dining area

  • Living area

    Living area

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Back bedroom

    Back bedroom

  • Twin bedroom

    Twin bedroom

  • Bathroom


  • Grilling patio

    Grilling patio

  • Beautiful views and tons to do!

    Beautiful views and tons to do!

  • View of the ocean from the west

    View of the ocean from the west

  • "Jake-Jake" loves surfing, too!!  Pets welcome!

    "Jake-Jake" loves surfing, too!! Pets welcome!

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Thursday, November 12, 2015

Minimum stay: 2-4 nights
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