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Four bedroom 1200 sq. ft. vintage ocean front beach house with unobstructed rear marsh view. Two bathrooms are shared between bedrooms that flank the living/dining/kitchen area, an arrangement that is best suited for one or two families with children. Locally known as a 'shotgun' style cottage. One king, one queen, one full, and two twins. Oceanfront and marsh 8' x 15' *covered* porches with chairs with larger new front deck. Located on the ocean front in beautiful, quiet, Holden Beach, voted one of America's best family beaches. Within 45 minutes drive of Wilmington, NC (ILM) and Myrtle Beach, SC (MYR) and three hours drive to RDU airport. Amenities include AC, HD direcTV, BR/DVD player, dishwasher, clothes washer & dryer, free WiFi, outdoor H&C shower, private oceanfront beach access, marsh view, small charcoal grill, hardwood floors throughout, and ceiling fans in each bedroom.
Cleaning service provided upon checkout at no charge. The owners do the cleaning and check for damage after each visit.
Hot and cold water shower under house.
Vacationers must supply own towels and sheets. These can be rented locally....moreless
Shallotte is about 12 miles away with Walmart superstore, Food Lion, Lowes Foods, and several restaurants (Chili's San Felipe, fast food), movie theater. Consult trip adviser regarding restaurants....moreless
No, there are no houses in front or in back of us...moreless
Brunswick County is definitely rural unlike Myrtle Beach....moreless
There are a couple of restaurants on the island by the bridge and more on the causeway leading to the bridge. There is a Food Lion store and Walgreen pharmacy as well as a couple of dollar stores....moreless
unobstructed marsh view out the rear porch, kitchen and two bedrooms...moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
Six can be seated at table, three at bar that separates kitchen and dining area. Round table with 'lazy susan'....moreless
Seating for 8 people
Fitness Room / Equipment:
There is a fitness center and REAL lap pool at the Brunswick County Community College about 20 minutes away in Supply on US 17. It is open to the public. Google Dinah Gore Fitness Center....moreless
Spring Hip season Jun 6 - Jun 12, 2015 7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Summer Jun 13 - Aug 21, 2015 7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Fall Hip season Aug 22 - Sep 5, 2015 7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$200
Normally, Saturday to Saturday rentals only are available.
One-half due to confirm reservation, rest paid in full on check-in.
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Holden Beach has been voted one of the best family beaches in the US. There is not much to do on the island except enjoy the beach and ocean. There are more complete amusement activities available 45 minutes away in Myrtle Beach or the seaport of Wilmington and Southport, NC. And the town of Shallotte 12 miles away has more restaurants, movie theaters, food stores (Walmart Superstore, Food Lion, Lowes Foods), shopping. Good Mexican food at San Felipe in front of the Home Depot. A new playground is located behind the water tower for those who might want to take a break from the main playground - the beach.
Year Purchased: 1997
About: This home is the primary residence of Ken, a retired engineer and Holly, an artist. Her work can be found at beach-people.com. For fun we like to take long walks on the beach, fish, surf, ride bikes, sail, and travel. We have two grown daughters. We are honest, responsible people, respectful of others homes and property, and expect the same of others.
We rent to families only.
Why Holden Beach: Our cottage is one of the few with unobstructed views of both the marsh and the ocean. Holden Beach is a ten mile long barrier island in Brunswick County, NC. It has been voted one of America's best family beaches. It is one of the few south-facing beaches on the east coast. Warm water, good swimming, clean sand. Other than a fishing pier and a few restaurants there are few distractions from a quiet relaxing time at the beach. Other attractions such as museums, aquariums, fun parks, historic homes and ports, the battleship North Carolina are within 45 to 60 minute drive of the cottage. Food Lion grocery store and Walgreen pharmacy are 5 minutes drive just over the bridge. Bikes, jet skis, umbrellas, kayaks, beach chairs, sheets and linen, and baby stuff are available for rent from local vendors. Fresh local seafood is abundant.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage: Our house is one of the least expensive rental dwellings on Holden Beach but has all modern amenities including a new oceanfront deck. The cottage is just over 45 years old but is clean and well-kept.