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Makin' Waves - a Classic Oceanfront Cottage at a Family Beach

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You can look at the ocean through windows & doors in living area & each bedroom.

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Last updated: 03/29/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Holden Beach cottage description

Makin' Waves is a classic beach cottage which has been updated and modernized to include what you, its guests, need to enjoy your visit, for a weekend, a week, a month, or even more. You can walk out on your own boardwalk directly to the sandy beach less than 200 feet away. Cool ocean breezes blow most of the day, and frequently, schools of fish or porpoises swim by.

The oceanfront porch is great for ocean watching, sunrise watching, sunset watching, or star gazing. You can sit in the rocking chairs, put your feet up on the rail, and relax, slow down, and breathe the salt air.

Makin' Waves has to pass our 'family test,' as members of our family stay here. The kitchen appliances have all recently been replaced, and the queen beds are brand new. Beds have new waterproof mattress covers, pillows are replaced frequently, carpet is steam-cleaned frequently, and in addition to frequent cleaning for each renter, we scour the house top to bottom in the spring and in the fall, and we exterminate for pests monthly. We are clean-freaks, so please give us feedback!

Holden Beach is an uncrowded south-facing beach on the lower North Carolina coast. The atmosphere is family, child, and everybody- friendly and is a wonderful place for family and friends of all generations and ages to relax and enjoy playing, swimming, fishing, sunning, flying kites, and walking together - or just sitting on the porch together watching the ocean and getting a tan. You'll never want to leave and go back to the 'real world.'

Brand-new in 2014! All the porches, steps and walkways have been replaced to make your stay even more pleasant and comfortable. We take great pride in maintaining our wonderful Makin' Waves and keeping it in top shape for our own family, as well as for other families who stay with us.

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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • West Oceanfront: 1 queen

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  • East Oceanfront: 1 queen

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  • West Boulevard Side: 1 double

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  • East Boulevard Side: 1 double

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  • Queen size Beds (2) One queen bed is located in each of the ocean side bedrooms, Double Beds (2) One double bed is located in each of the bedrooms on the north side of the house...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Brand new open porch on oceanfront, rockers on porch, elevated walkway with outside shower, ceiling fans in each room, ocean views from each room....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Small library of beach books on the bookshelf. Several cookbooks also available....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    New DVD and Blu-ray player...moreless

  • Games:

    Several popular board games and other games for all ages. Decks of cards available also....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable service provided....moreless

  • Television:

    New 30' flat screen television...moreless

  • Toys:

    We have a basket in the laundry room containing kids' sand toys and other fun things....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Look out your living room or bedroom window - you are right on the ocean front, and the view is breathtaking!...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Lovely views of the Holden Beach strand....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining table seats 6, but there are also 7 additional bar stools for sitting at the kitchen island....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central heat & air...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Laundry at ground level. Clothesline also available for beach towels and bathing suits....moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    Parking located under the house convenient to steps...moreless

  • Heating:

    central heat...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room:

    Comfortable living room with couches and chair overlooking the porches, dunes and the ocean!...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    There is plenty of parking for several cars at Makin' Waves....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Telephone service provided, with access to local numbers and toll-free telephone numbers. Local phone book provided. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Laundry at ground level....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    High speed internet, wired or wireless, provided...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    12 cup electric coffee maker...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    All useful cooking utensils needed are provided. There are also a blender, small mixer, coffee pot, large shrimp/crab pot, and very large skillet....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    There are plenty of plates, large & small, bowls, mugs, glassware, and wine glasses, as well as a variety of serving dishes for your use....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen includes everything needed for cooking and eating in, including updated dishes, silverware, glasses, serving bowls and platters, pots and pans and cooking utensils....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Separate microwave....moreless

  • Oven:

    Electric oven below cooktop...moreless

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Bikes available nearby for charter....moreless

  • Boat:

    Boats available nearby for charter....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Brand new full deck/ porch overlooking the ocean has built-in seats and 4 rocking chairs. Brand new small deck on back porch....moreless

  • Golf:

    Several champion-quality golf courses nearby....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Ocean kayaks available nearly for charter....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Small lawn area. We keep most of the property wild with our native grasses and sea oats on the sand dunes....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal grill - remember, ordinance requires grilling on the ground level. No grilling on the porches because of fire hazard!...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Gear for water sports available nearby....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2015 (Off season)
Jan 3 - May 29, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,195
Mid Season Spring
May 30 - Jun 12, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,095
Summer (High Season)
Jun 13 - Aug 14, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,650
Late Summer Fall
Aug 15 - Aug 28, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,095

Changeover Day: Saturday

Winter 2016 (Off Season)
Aug 29 - Dec 31, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,195

Changeover Day: Saturday


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 12.75%

Notes:

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Special 5% discount for seniors and military from October 1, 2014 - May 1, 2015.

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Deposit of one-half the fee is required to secure your reservation. Remaining rental fee due prior to arrival.


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Location

45 Miles
Nearest Airport
Wilmington, NC or Myrtle Beach, NC
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Castaways or Mermaid a short walk away
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
U.S. 17
Holden Beach
Nearest Beach
right out your front door!

Car: Recommended

The water slide is close by, but of course, we prefer the beach and the tidal pools!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: The photo is of our sons fishing at sunset on the beautiful Holden Beach strand. We have known Makin' Waves since 1971, and have loved it since then. When we bought Makin' Waves, our Holden Beach neighbors cheered, as they were so happy we wanted to modernize, but preserve the traditional Holden Beach character of the house! Several of our renters came here as children, and bring their own children back to learn how to be together as family and to love and preserve the beach. We encourage our renters to write about their favorite experiences, and we have photos of young children who have stayed here and who can't wait to return next year! Our usual comments are something like, 'The house is so peaceful that it makes you let go of everything 'out there.'' One renter wrote, 'I napped in my blue room with the blue walls and felt the blue sky coming inside to me...I was wrapped in its comfort and its peace.' One child wrote, 'I LOVE my room, I LOVE the tall ceilings, I LOVE the sunsets, I LOVE Holden Beach. I HAVE to come back'... and her parents have brought her back, over and over again.

Why the Owner Chose Holden Beach:
This beach is where we grew up in the summer, and where our children grew up, and where our grandchildren are now growing up. Holden Beach is pristine and uncrowded, with a very wide strand at low tide - perfect for playing as a family! Children and adults love the low-key, safe, family atmosphere. There are many things to do on the island, and on the mainland over the 'sky bridge' connecting Holden Beach to the mainland. Our beach is 45 miles away from Wilmington to the north and Myrtle Beach to the south, if you want even more to do, and there are museums, a ferry, lighthouses, an aquarium, antique shops, and serious shopping close by, if you want a 'day off' from the beach. A well-stocked grocery store is just off the island on the mainland. A WalMart is within 11 miles. This area is also a 'golf paradise,' with approximately 40 world-class golf courses near by. If you want to fish, you can fish in the surf, fish from the Holden Beach pier, bring your own boat and fish the Intracoastal Waterway or the ocean, or charter for deep sea fishing, since HB has some of the best fishing and boating on the East Coast. There is parasailing, jet ski rental, boat rental, kayak rental, miniature golf, and many more things to enjoy. We have watched families come back year after year, and celebrate weddings (on the beach), anniversaries, birthdays, and just being together. This beach has been named one of the best family beaches around. National Geographic Smart Traveler ranked HB among the top 10 'Best Family Beaches,' and AAA Beach Vacation Travel Journal ranked HB as one of their 'Top 30 Beaches.' But we know all that, as we have been here all our lives - to us, it's paradise!

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Since Makin' Waves is right on the oceanfront, you have only to walk out your door and you are on the beach, so you don't have to tote beach chairs and toys for more than a few feet. Makin' Waves lets you have a sense of being in your own world if you want to be alone, by yourself or with your family, but it is 'not too far' from anything - you can walk to a cafe for breakfast or ice cream; you can walk to the pier; you can ride a bike all over the island from Makin' Waves; you are 5 minutes away from a grocery store. Makin' Waves was designed to let lucky ones who stay in the oceanfront bedrooms go out of their bedroom door to the porch in the morning to watch the sun rise or steal a quiet moment without disturbing anyone else in the cottage. Of course, the cottage always has few 'beach books' that might tempt you to put your feet up on the rail and read. Holden Beach is amazing -- it has no high rise buildings and no high-density housing. As the beach is seldom crowded, you can enjoy walking at low tide, high tide, and in-between tide without tripping over anyone else.


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Photos

  • You can look at the ocean through windows & doors in living area & each bedroom.

    You can look at the ocean through windows & doors in living area & each bedroom.

  • Sea oats and lovely clouds-we're all about the wonder of nature at Makin' Waves!

    Sea oats and lovely clouds-we're all about the wonder of nature at Makin' Waves!

  • Could anyone resist MW's rocking chairs? Put your feet up on the rail and relax!

    Could anyone resist MW's rocking chairs? Put your feet up on the rail and relax!

  • One of our young friends said, 'I LOVE my room!  I LOVE the high ceilings at Makin' Waves!'  So do we!

    One of our young friends said, 'I LOVE my room! I LOVE the high ceilings at Makin' Waves!' So do we!

  • Makin' Waves' beautiful oceanfront views can be seen from every room!

    Makin' Waves' beautiful oceanfront views can be seen from every room!

  • Headed down Makin' Waves walkway for a fantastic day at the beach-heaven for us!

    Headed down Makin' Waves walkway for a fantastic day at the beach-heaven for us!

  • Makin' Waves & the beautiful HB wide, sandy strand-who wouldn't love this sight?

    Makin' Waves & the beautiful HB wide, sandy strand-who wouldn't love this sight?

  • Rainbow facing east - It's always a beautiful day at Makin' Waves, no matter what the weather!

    Rainbow facing east - It's always a beautiful day at Makin' Waves, no matter what the weather!

  • Is anything better than flying big kites over Makin' Waves?  We don't think so, unless it's swimming, or shelling, or playing with your family.  Well, you get the picture!

    Is anything better than flying big kites over Makin' Waves? We don't think so, unless it's swimming, or shelling, or playing with your family. Well, you get the picture!

  • Coming home to Makin' Waves' peaceful welcome at the end of a blissful day at the beach!

    Coming home to Makin' Waves' peaceful welcome at the end of a blissful day at the beach!

  • Sunset over Makin' Waves-you'll never want to leave our beach, so stay a while!

    Sunset over Makin' Waves-you'll never want to leave our beach, so stay a while!

  • We saw this full moon from the porch at Makin' Waves.  What an amazing nightlight to watch all night long from your bedroom window!

    We saw this full moon from the porch at Makin' Waves. What an amazing nightlight to watch all night long from your bedroom window!

  • Daily parade of pelicans flying over Makin' Waves is a beautiful sight to see!

    Daily parade of pelicans flying over Makin' Waves is a beautiful sight to see!

  • On Makin' Waves porch you can easily hear the waves.  Sit down and rest a while!

    On Makin' Waves porch you can easily hear the waves. Sit down and rest a while!

  • Makin' Waves' renovated living area is open, light, airy & peaceful.Sit a while!

    Makin' Waves' renovated living area is open, light, airy & peaceful.Sit a while!

  • Makin' Waves' sitting area is a comfortable, peaceful place to look at the ocean

    Makin' Waves' sitting area is a comfortable, peaceful place to look at the ocean

  • Inside looking out - at Makin' Waves, everywhere you look is beautiful!

    Inside looking out - at Makin' Waves, everywhere you look is beautiful!

  • From the end of Makin' Waves' walkway, the strand looking west towards the pier

    From the end of Makin' Waves' walkway, the strand looking west towards the pier

  • Looking east from in front of Makin' Waves-on a clear day you can see for miles

    Looking east from in front of Makin' Waves-on a clear day you can see for miles

  • At Makin' Waves, with our fabulous low tides, kiddos can make wonderful sand sculptures to hold in their memories
 until they can escape back to MW the next summer
!

    At Makin' Waves, with our fabulous low tides, kiddos can make wonderful sand sculptures to hold in their memories until they can escape back to MW the next summer !

  • Makin' Waves is a fantastic spot for kids- old and young, alike.  Who can resist sitting in a tidal pool and absorbing the wonderful view of the ocean?  Not us!

    Makin' Waves is a fantastic spot for kids- old and young, alike. Who can resist sitting in a tidal pool and absorbing the wonderful view of the ocean? Not us!

  • From your bed, watch the ocean & let the sound of the waves rock you to sleep!

    From your bed, watch the ocean & let the sound of the waves rock you to sleep!

  • An October sunset is the activity of the month - the sun sets in a red ball off the edge of the Holden Beach pier.  Not to be missed!

    An October sunset is the activity of the month - the sun sets in a red ball off the edge of the Holden Beach pier. Not to be missed!

  • Yes, Holden Beach was voted The Best Family Beach!  And our own family just LOVES Makin' Waves at our wonderful Holden Beach!

    Yes, Holden Beach was voted The Best Family Beach! And our own family just LOVES Makin' Waves at our wonderful Holden Beach!

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated: 03/29/2015
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