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view of tower from beach; enclosed outdoor shower on left side of house

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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Tijuca Tower is a landmark on Bald Head Island, one of two towers that mark a beach access in the Harbour Village. The award-winning towers, designed by two of the most prominent architects on the island, have been featured in books on southern coastal architecture and in such magazines as Metropolitan Home and Fine Homebuilding.
Tijuca is conveniently located, a short walk to the restaurants, ferry terminal, marina and other conveniences of the Harbour Village. It has spectacular views out to the ocean and down the South Carolina coast. By day, you can watch ships make their way up the Cape Fear River, toward the port of Wilmington, the same shipping lane Union warships enclosed by blockade during the Civil War. At night, you can see a long line of twinkling lights on the distant coast. You can also see the beacons of two lighthouses. The sound of lapping surf is distinct in both bedrooms when the windows are open.
The top floor of the tower provides 360-degree views across the island and ocean. With windows on every side, there are many varied and beautiful and changing water views, of the ocean, river, harbor and the extensive marshes of Bald Head, not to mention magical sunrises and sunsets. The tower bedroom, with its walls of windows, is about the highest habitable spot in the village. The master bedroom has a queen sized bed and private 2-compartment bathroom with grooming table and jetted tub with shower.
On the second floor, there is a living and dining area with large French doors that open out onto a spacious deck with views across the dunes and up and down the beach - a great spot for morning coffee or cocktails watching the sun set over the water. There are two porch rockers and a 41" round dining table with seating for four or five on the deck. There is a separate small but complete U-shaped kitchen in the southeast corner of the second floor. The window above the sink looks out over the marina and Old Baldy lighthouse. Cooks will appreciate the well-equipped kitchen with professional utensils such as tri-ply stainless steel cookware and amenities such as filtered insta-hot and cold water. Appliances include toaster oven, mixer, blender, hand blender, small food processor, electric griddle, electric drip coffee pot, microwave, refrigerator with separate freezer with ice-maker, electric range, and custom-paneled, quiet stainless steel dishwasher. The kitchen and dining area are separated by a specially-designed mahogany base cabinet and upper glass-doored hanging cabinets, all of which can be accessed from both the kitchen and dining room sides.
The first floor is comprised of a bathroom with tiled shower and stacked full-size washer/dryer, a large bedroom, and a separate screened porch, which leads to an outside patio surrounded by a rosemary hedge. The porch is rustically furnished with two wicker chairs and two adirondack chairs, and there are hammock hooks for the sleeping hammock that lives on a hook in the corner of the bedroom. The bedroom has a comfortable king-sized bed that can be made into extra long singles. The bed is typically set up as a king; request should be made ahead of time if the twin set-up is desired.
The entire house has antique pine oiled floors and the walls are made of tongue and groove bead board. The furnishings are a combination of wicker, antiques and custom designed pieces. Natural-fiber high-count sheets and bed coverings are used on the beds.
There is a 4-person golf cart with garage storage and charging station. There are 2 adult bicycles, 4 beach chairs, a beach umbrella and various beach toys in the garage.
Swimming is right at hand, down an adjacent wooden boardwalk to the beach. The house also has its own private outdoor shower, with water views and hot and cold water.
Even wider ocean beaches with high surf, some of the most beautiful beaches on the East Coast, are a short golf cart ride away. Tijuca Tower is certainly the best perch from which to view and experience the beauty of Bald Head Island. One recent guest described a stay in the tower this way in a guest book entry: 'Words cannot describe how absolutely perfect our long weekend was here on Bald Head Island. What a fantastic cottage for such a beautiful, peaceful, amazing place. We enjoyed every moment and cannot wait to return.'
Technology in the house includes:
• Unlimited long distance calls to USA and Canada
• High speed WIFI throughout home
• Flat screen TV with extended basic cable in the living room and upstairs bedroom
• Both TVs have an HDMI outlet for streaming from your computer, so bring an HDMI cable - also available at hardware store on the island.

The house is available for rent all year, and visitors from colder northern states often remark on the mild and temperate conditions that prevail early in the spring and very late into fall, when rates are discounted.

All guests are offered the option to purchase temporary memberships to the Shoals Club (a beach club with pool, bar, and dining located at Cape Fear, the southeastern tip of the island) and/or the BHI Country Club (for golf, tennis, croquet, fitness center, pool, snack bar, playground, bar and dining).

Saturday to Saturday rental during peak seasons. Sorry, no pets.

Keywords: A three-story oceanfront tower

*** IMPORTANT INFORMATION ***

During the peak summer season, the ferry/tram reservations fill up before the season begins. It is CRITICAL that you book and confirm your ferry and tram reservations for your check-in and check-out days as soon as you book your stay.
Call (910) 457-5003 (mainland ferry reservations) and provide the home address when making the reservations: 3 Row Boat Row in the Harbour Village. (FYI, Island ferry office phone is (910) 457-5006). When you make your reservation, you should receive a confirmation number. The ferry ticket covers the ferry ride and tram service to and from your place on the island. It is best to confirm your reservation just prior to arrival and departure days just to make sure everything is in order. Please note that there are baggage limits on the ferry.
The ferry to Bald Head Island leaves from Deep Point Marina in Southport, located at 1301 Ferry Rd., Southport, NC.
For information about the ferry schedules, baggage limits, parking and other island information, check out baldheadisland.com/island or other web sites about the island.

Tijuca Tower
Check-in time: 4:00 PM day of arrival
Check-out time: 10:00 AM day of departure

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    top floor master bedroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

    1 king bed convertible to 2 extra-long twins on first floor...moreless

  • King size beds (1)( convertible to extra-long twins), Queen size Beds (1)...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Washer and dryer located in this bathroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

    2-compartment master bathroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: outdoor shower

    Enclosed outdoor shower with H/C water and views...moreless

Other Amenities

  • House is ON THE BEACH with access via an adjacent wooden boardwalk and has magnificent 360 degree views....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Both bedrooms have book shelves filled with books....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Combination DVD and VCR player located in entertainment center in living/dining area. Additional DVR player in 3rd floor bedroom....moreless

  • Games:

    Game cabinet contents include various popular games and some puzzles - as pictured in photos...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    Stereo with in wall speakers located in entertainment center in living/dining area...moreless

  • Television:

    TV in living area and in 3rd floor bedroom. Both TVs have HDMI outlets allowing streaming of Netflix, Hulu etc. from a computer with HDMI cable (not provided). ...moreless

  • Toys:

    Various beach toys in garage...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    DVD/video library in dining area. Entertainment center in living room has combination DVD/VCR player. Index of movies hanging on wall to left of video library....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    additional table leaves and four folding chairs stored in closet in dining area...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Two separate units; one for 1st floor with thermostat in 1st floor bedroom and one for 2nd and 3rd floors with thermostat in 3r floor bedroom....moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Full size stackable - located in 1st floor bathroom....moreless

  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Two separate units as described under air conditioning....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    High count all cotton sheets and natural fiber bed coverings. Various types of pillows including some down filled and some with alternative down fill....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    One phone on each floor; phones also work as intercom. Phone in first floor bedroom has an answering machine....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Plush cotton towels provided. Bring your own beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Full size stackable - located in 1st floor bathroom....moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    12-cup electric drip Mr. Coffee coffeemaker; paper filters provided....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    full set of cooking utensils tri-ply stainless cookware cookie sheets and other bakeware pizza pan...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    dinner ware and cutlery for 12; multiple serving bowls and cutlery; complete glass bar ware; some plastic bar ware...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    quiet, stainless steel interior, fully-integrated custom panel...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    fully equipped with electric range, quiet high end dishwasher with custom panel and stainless steel interior, microwave, filtered insta-hot and cold water, dish soap dispenser....moreless

  • Microwave:

    full size above range...moreless

  • Oven:

    electric range...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    most basic spices and condiments inventory depends on prior guests' usage...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    separate freezer with ice-maker...moreless

  • Stove:

    electric range...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Black & Decker toaster oven...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Deck with two porch rockers and round dining table for four or five off of living room...moreless

  • Bicycles:

    2 adult bicycles (as is)...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Screened porch on first floor patio with grill surrounded by rosemary hedge...moreless

  • Golf:

    Available with purchase of temporary membership at Bald Head Island Club; greens fees in addition to membership purchase...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Available for rental in the Harbour Village...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal grill on patio...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Available with purchase of temporary membership at Bald Head Island Club...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub:

    located in 3rd floor master bathroom...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
summer
Jun 6 - Aug 14, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,550
value fall
Aug 15 - Sep 8, 2015
6 night min stay
$360
$2,170
fall
Sep 9 - Oct 30, 2015
3 night min stay
$300
winter
Oct 31 - Dec 31, 2015
3 night min stay
$230

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • reservation fee $50
  • cleaning/linens $205
  • Tax Rate 12.75%

Notes:

Check-in time: 4:00 pm.

Check-out time: 10 am.

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

A reservation deposit of 50% of the rental rate is required to confirm a reservation. The balance of the entire rental amount including fees and taxes must be received at least 30 days prior to check-in date. Payments are not refundable but may be refunded if the house is re-rented for the time period reserved. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.


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Last updated: 07/29/2015
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Location

35 Miles
Nearest Airport
Wilmington, NC (ILM)
0.3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Mojo's - on the marina
0.4 Miles
Nearest Ferry
On the other side of the marina
1.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Bald Head Island Club
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Mojo's - on the marina
Bald Head Island
Nearest Beach
You're there

Fishing from the beachfront is excellent; long beach walks are possible, starting from the beach in front of the house; beautiful sunset views from 2nd floor deck; across the street from the NW corner of the marina; walking distance to ferry, bars and restaurants, ice cream shop, surf/canoe/bicycle/cart rentals, Village Chapel, Old Baldy lighthouse and museum, post office, town hall and association center.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1996

About the owner: Tijuca Tower is owned by Dan Costa, a Boston architect, and his sister, Margot Costa. The two fell in love with the island and began building a home there after Dan became involved in Bald Head residential developments. Among his many projects is the design of the prominent Shoals Club at Cape Fear. The owners lived in Brazil for many years as children. Their family made weekly excursions to Barra da Tijuca - a beautiful beach near Rio de Janeiro. The house is named after this beach. Dan designed the coffee table in the living room to hold sand that Margot collected from Tijuca Beach as the home was being built; all but one of the shells in the coffee table were found on Bald Head's very own East Beach.


Contact us

Speaks: english, Portuguese and some French and Spanish

 

Photos

  • view of tower from beach; enclosed outdoor shower on left side of house

    view of tower from beach; enclosed outdoor shower on left side of house

  • view from 2nd floor deck

    view from 2nd floor deck

  • TV, DVR player, cable box third floor

    TV, DVR player, cable box third floor

  • third floor whirlpool tub

    third floor whirlpool tub

  • entertainment center in living area

    entertainment center in living area

  • cabinet opens from both sides with access from kitchen or dining area

    cabinet opens from both sides with access from kitchen or dining area

  • kitchen - serving dishes, baking trays, electric griddle

    kitchen - serving dishes, baking trays, electric griddle

  • quiet stainless steel dishwasher - fully integrated with custom panel

    quiet stainless steel dishwasher - fully integrated with custom panel

  • kitchen - small appliances, cooking utensils, plastic storage containers

    kitchen - small appliances, cooking utensils, plastic storage containers

  • view from 1st floor bedroom and screened porch

    view from 1st floor bedroom and screened porch

  • iron and ironing board

    iron and ironing board

  • portable baby chair

    portable baby chair

  • street view of tower

    street view of tower

  • 3rd floor master bedroom with wrap around views of ocean, marina and marsh

    3rd floor master bedroom with wrap around views of ocean, marina and marsh

  • third floor bathroom

    third floor bathroom

  • 2nd floor living area with kitchen in far corner

    2nd floor living area with kitchen in far corner

  • game cabinet

    game cabinet

  • kitchen

    kitchen

  • kitchen

    kitchen

  • kitchen

    kitchen

  • first floor king bed can be converted into extra long twin beds

    first floor king bed can be converted into extra long twin beds

  • washer-dryer first floor

    washer-dryer first floor

  • portable crib

    portable crib

  • 4-passenger golf cart comes with house

    4-passenger golf cart comes with house

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Speaks: english, Portuguese and some French and Spanish
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