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Last updated: 04/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Holden Beach house description

The Tern Inn is the perfect way to spend your vacation with family or friends.

This beautiful, pet-friendly, 2-story home was created with your family and friends in mind. We have a custom-made, ten foot dining table that easily seats 14, two separate sitting rooms with cable television and DVD players and private baths attached to each of the four bedrooms. We have over 35 windows that offer beautiful views of the ocean or Intracoastal Waterway so you can relax and enjoy the view from anywhere in the house.

We are also one of the few handicap equipped homes on the island with an elevator for easy accessibility and a full-size handicap bathroom with fully equipped shower.

You will fall instantly in love with rocking in the chairs on the back deck while taking in the breathtaking views of the ocean that have made Holden Beach one of the most popular family beaches around.

We have stocked our home to help you forget about the busyness of life and fall in love with kicking off your shoes and getting back in touch with fun and relaxation. We offer a library of books for your vacation reading downtime and boogie boards & sand toys for the kids (ok, the adults too). You can even come straight off the beach to the private outdoor shower and picnic area on the ground floor.

We love our beach house and we think you will too. For larger families or groups, consider renting our additional oceanfront property 'Sandcastle' (VRBO # 442909) next door.

Property Type

  • 2300 sq. ft.
  • Elevator : Elevator services all three floors of this home
  • 3 story
  • House

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Renters must be 25 years or older to rent this property....moreless

          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            Elevator ...moreless

          • Pets Considered
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

          • Oceanfront Queen: 1 queen

            Private Bathroom...moreless

          • Twin Bedroom : 2 twin/ single

            2 Twin beds and TV with cable....moreless

          • Oceanfront King: 1 king

            Master with TV/Cable, Private Bathroom & Walk-In Closet...moreless

          • Queen Bedroom: 1 queen

            Has TV/Cable and private bathroom...moreless

          • Upstairs Den: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Has TV/Cable and Queen-size sleeper sofa...moreless

          • Sleeps 10 in beds (including sleeper sofa) and 2 more on couches.

          Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

          • Handicap Full Bath: toilet, shower

            Handicap shower with shower chair and toilet with side rails...moreless

          • Oceanfront King Bath: combination tub/shower, toilet

            ...moreless

          • Twin Room Bath: combination tub/shower, toilet

            ...moreless

          • Oceanfront Queen Bath: combination tub/shower, toilet

            ...moreless

          • Queen Room Bath: combination tub/shower, toilet

            ...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Fully functional kitchen with coffee maker, dishwasher, and microwave....moreless

          • Dining:

            Large dining table that accommodates 12-14. ...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            14...moreless

          • Toaster
          • Coffee Maker
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Oven
          • Ice Maker
          • Refrigerator
          • Dishwasher
          • Freezer
          • Microwave
          • Stove

          Amenities

          • Living Room seats 10:

            There is a large living room on the first floor as well as a smaller den with sleeper sofa on top floor of home. ...moreless

          • Air Conditioning
          • Heating
          • Hair Dryer
          • Parking
          • Iron & Board
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer

          Entertainment

          • Television:

            New 51'' flat screen TV in Living Room. Also, TV in upstairs den and in two bedrooms....moreless

          • Books:

            We have a paperback book library for your reading pleasure....moreless

          • Toys:

            We have sand/beach toys for your days on the beach....moreless

          • Games:

            We have playing cards, poker set, Yahtzee, etc....moreless

          • Satellite / Cable:

            Cable box in every television location....moreless

          • DVD Player:

            DVD Player downstairs....moreless

          Communications

          • Telephone:

            3 land-line telephones. 1 on each floor and inside elevator....moreless

          Outdoor Features

          • Porch / Veranda:

            Porch with picnic table (carport area) and large outdoor shower....moreless

          • Deck / Patio:

            Deck has 8 rockers and a full-size picnic table....moreless

          • Outdoor Grill

          Theme

          • Away From It All
          • Family

          Location & View

          • Oceanfront
          • Beachfront
          • Beach View
          • Ocean View

          Activities

          • Deepsea Fishing
          • Surf Fishing
          • Jet Skiing
          • Fly Fishing
          • Sound/Bay Fishing
          • ATM/Bank
          • Medical Services
          • Snorkeling
          • Snorkeling/Diving
          • Swimming
          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
          • Water Skiing
          • Pier Fishing
          • Surfing
          • Wind-Surfing
          • Cycling
          • Sailing
          • Golf
          • Fishing
          • Scenic Drives
          • Winery Tours
          • Beachcombing
          • Paddle Boating
          • Restaurants
          • Churches
          • Water Parks
          • Marina
          • Library
          • Bird Watching
          • Walking
          • Wildlife Viewing
          • Hospital
          • Groceries
          • Shopping
          • Boating
          • Sight Seeing
          • Shelling
          • Miniature Golf
           

          Reviews

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          • TOTALLY AWESOME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

            TOTALLY AWESOME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

            • Guest Peter
            • Date of stay 03/29/14
            • Review Submitted 04/10/14
            What a fabulous place! We spent a wonderful week in this beautiful and very comfortable house right on the beach! Our daughter from UNCW was able to join us for a few days. Two of my sisters joined us from New England and were in absolute heaven after a long and punishing winter. The house is very homey, very well appointed, and our Golden Retriever Bauer had so much fun on his first beach vacation as well. Piña Coladas on the beach at sunset, sipping hot coffee in the rocking chairs on the porch deck overlooking the whooshing waves in the morning - it just doesn't get any better! We highly recommend this little slice of heaven on earth!

            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, pet owners, people with disabilities, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

          • Awaiting Spring at The Tern Inn

            Awaiting Spring at The Tern Inn

            • Guest Michael (Greensboro, NC)
            • Date of stay 02/15/14
            • Review Submitted 03/24/14
            My wife, son, close friends and I all enjoyed a wonderful month on Holden Beach this year. The Tern Inn provides an oceanfront haven second to none. The home is beautifully situated within yards of the Holden strand and the comings and goings of the tides can be heard at all times of day. The kitchen is well-equipped and met all of our culinary desires. The beds are comfortable, blankets and pillows are plentiful, and the owners even provide essential toilet articles in each bathroom, ready for your arrival. The owners also were so very cordial and accommodating of our requests. The fall, winter and early spring are our favorite times of year on Holden. The variable weather is itself an attraction, and we appreciate the the ocean without the insects, heat and crowds of summer. We look forward eagerly to our next visit, and will stay again in the Tern Inn.

            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, people with disabilities, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing.

            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

          • Wonderful holiday stay!

            Wonderful holiday stay!

            • Guest Ruth (KY)
            • Date of stay 12/25/13
            • Review Submitted 02/12/14
            Beautiful home, exceptionally well maintained. Photos do not do justice. Our family of 10 were very comfortable throughout our stay. The elevator was perfect for the 3 of us who have a bit of walking trouble. We have been coming to Holden Beach for nearly 40 years and can't imagine a family vacation anywhere else. The owners were extremely helpful and went far out of their way to make our Christmas adventure a delight. Special thanks to owners for the tree and ornament setup! Hope to make it back soon!!!

            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, pet owners, people with disabilities, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

            Manager response: Thanks so much for the kind words. I am so glad you guys had a great time. Come back to see us soon!

            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

          • Great place for Thanksgiving.

            Great place for Thanksgiving.

            • Guest Mark I.
            • Date of stay 11/24/13
            • Review Submitted 11/30/13
            Found this home on our 2nd Thanksgiving at the beach. It was perfect! We didn't have as many guests as last year but the home and location on the beach made for a very relaxing holiday week with room for everyone to sit and talk and eat and enough privacy that we lost track of who was napping and who was out on the beach. Hopefully we will be able to be here again next Thanksgiving. Thank you for sharing this gem with us.

            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, pet owners, people with disabilities, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

          • Great House

            Great House

            • Guest julie k. (Walkertown, NC)
            • Date of stay 10/21/13
            • Review Submitted 10/30/13
            This is a wonderful house. Big rooms and a nice open kitchen and living room. The back porch with all the rockers looking out to the ocean was like heaven. Holden Beach is the perfect get away from it all beach.

            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, pet owners, people with disabilities, girls getaway, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

          • Holden Beach Vacation 2013

            Holden Beach Vacation 2013

            • Guest VT Hokie (Mechanicsville, VA)
            • Date of stay 09/28/13
            • Review Submitted 10/20/13
            Excellent vacation experience; beach house was clean, well maintained and everything you needed to cook was provided. Openess of the living and kitchen area with large HD TV and the bright, large, well decorated rooms, comfortable beds and of course the beautiful view of the beach. Our handicapped adult daughter enjoyed the elevator to all floors and the roll in shower (shower lip limits easy roll in entry). Access to beach with beach wheelchair was a challenge as well but we managed on the public access ramped on one end 5 steps onto beach. Overall a pleasant experience.

            Recommended for: People with disabilities.

            Manager response: Thank you so much for your kind words. I am so glad you guys enjoyed our home and we hope to see you back soon. We will continue to work on the Town of Holden Beach to put in a fully handicap beach access ramp close to the house. Thanks again.

            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

          • The 'PERFECT' Beach House! L00k No Further!

            The 'PERFECT' Beach House! L00k No Further!

            • Guest Linda (Hampstead, North Carolina)
            • Date of stay 05/04/13
            • Review Submitted 05/14/13
            We Loveloved Our Stay At Tern Inn! The house is quite beautiful, exceptionally clean and very comfortable with loads of amenities including an elevator. We hated to leave after our short week at Holden Beach. The owner was easy to work with and make arrangements for our arrival and stay. Couldn't ask for a better beach experience. We really enjoyed our day at Southport - super place to visit with all the shops and seeing the big ships in the harbor. If we choose to vacation at Holden Beach next year, we will give Debbie a call and rent this house again!

            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, girls getaway.

            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

            During this stay the property was under previous ownership or management.

          • Perfect "No agenda" vacation spot

            Perfect "No agenda" vacation spot

            • Guest Anonymous
            • Date of stay 04/21/13
            • Review Submitted 04/30/13
            This was a perfect location for a much needed, relaxing vacation. We had no agenda and spent each day on the beach, on the deck, or in this wonderful home. The pictures accurately showed the home as it truly is. The windows to the ocean are just magnificent. Debbie was great in responding to any questions or needs that we had. I would recommend this home to anyone looking to relax and enjoy the beach. We are already making plans to return.

            Recommended for: Age 55+, people with disabilities, girls getaway, romantic getaway.

            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

            During this stay the property was under previous ownership or management.

          • Best House on Holden Beach!!!

            Best House on Holden Beach!!!

            • Guest Dana (Raleigh, NC)
            • Date of stay 04/14/13
            • Review Submitted 04/22/13
            We have rented several properties through VRBO over the past several years and Tern Inn is absolutely our "hands down" favorite!! You will not find more accommodating and gracious owners, and the house is spacious and beautifully decorated, but more importantly, the owners have thought of everything a renter might need during their stay at the beach - the elevator was a lifesaver for unloading and loading back up. The kitchen is fully equipped with tons of dishes, glasses and flatware, and there's plenty of beach accessories and provisions. Our daughter was married this past weekend on the beach in front of the house and with threatening weather, the house was our backup contingency for the reception. Tern Inn was spacious enough for a hired chef and 50 guests to enjoy and celebrate a wonderful evening and our family will definitely be returning when we aren't quite so overwhelmed with wedding festivities!! What an absolutely wonderful place to relax and unwind!

            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, people with disabilities, girls getaway, families with young children, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

            Manager response: Thank you so much for your kind words. I enjoyed watching your daughter get married! Can't wait to see pictures. Looking forward to your return when you don't have to plan a wedding and can relax. :)

            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

            During this stay the property was under previous ownership or management.

          • Tern Inn

            Tern Inn

            • Guest Carol (Leland, NC)
            • Date of stay 03/23/13
            • Review Submitted 04/02/13
            Our stay at the Tern Inn was excellent. It is a very beautiful home, clean and well maintained. The kitchen was well stocked had everything we needed. The elevator was an added plus for us ladies because carrying up those suticases would have been difficult without it. We will definitely stay again and I would recomment it to my friends. When we had questions they were answered promptly.

            Recommended for: Age 55+, people with disabilities, girls getaway.

            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

            During this stay the property was under previous ownership or management.

           
          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          Base Rate
          7 night min stay

          $2,100
          Spring
          Mar 29 - May 23
          7 night min stay

          $1,595
          Resort
          May 24 - Jun 6
          7 night min stay

          $2,795
          Summer
          Jun 7 - Aug 15
          7 night min stay

          $3,995
          Resort
          Aug 16 - Aug 29
          7 night min stay

          $2,795
          Early Fall
          Aug 30 - Sep 19
          7 night min stay

          $1,595
          Fall
          Sep 20 - Oct 31
          7 night min stay

          $1,295
          Winter
          Nov 1 - Jan 3
          7 night min stay

          $1,195
          Winter
          Jan 4 - Feb 21
          7 night min stay

          $1,195
          Early Spring
          Feb 22 - Mar 28
          7 night min stay

          $1,295

          Additional information about rental rates

          Additional Fees and Taxes:

          Taxes = 12.75%

          Security Deposit = $300 (refundable)

          Pet Fee = $140/per 2 dogs (non-refundable)

          Departure Cleaning = $120 (included in rental rate)

          Linen Service Option = $12 per bed


          Notes:

          Rates and availability are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

          50% of rental rate due at signing

          50% due 45 days prior to arrival

          Accepted form of payment: Cash & Checks (Credit Cards are not accepted)


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          Last updated: 04/19/2014
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          Location

          • Nearest Airport: Wilmington, NC at 35 Miles
           

          Manager info

          About: Our family has been coming to Holden for years. We tent camped in the 50's and were hooked. Now our kids are all grown (our oldest son and his family are pictured here) with children of their own and we are blessed to be able to enjoy our kids and grand-kids! We hope you will enjoy your stay and that Holden Beach will become your favorite place like it is ours.


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          • Suitable for wheelchair access

            Suitable for wheelchair access

          • Seating for 10 at big table and 3 at bar

            Seating for 10 at big table and 3 at bar

          VRBO #443639

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          This listing was first published here in 2012.

          Date last modified - Saturday, October 26, 2013

          $1,195 - $3,995 per week (USD)
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          4 Bedroom / 5 Bathroom
          Sleeps 10

          View calendar: Updated 04/19/14
          Minimum stay: 7 nights
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