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This is the Year for Your Bald Head Island Vacation!

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Nestled in the maritime forest and yet close to anywhere on the island!

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Last updated: 07/30/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Bald Head Island cottage description

We're the proud owners of Mears Merritime and are pleased to say we've been helping families make BHI vacation memories since 2005. Our vacation rental philosophy is quite simple really -- we think you should spend your money enjoying everything that Bald Head Island has to offer -- not paying for your vacation rental! This is why we are so committed to providing as relaxing accommodations as possible while at the same time keeping our rental fees as reasonable as possible. That means you enjoy the amenities you've come to expect...but at a price that will pleasantly surprise you! And as has been our Mears Merritime custom over the last 10 years, rental contracts entered prior to April 1st each year receive a 10% discount from the advertised weekly rental rate! Please contact us for more information on your discount!

We simply don't believe there is a better value on the island, and we are absolutely committed to doing all we can to help you plan and enjoy your BHI experience! That means personal attention to you and all the details! You're dealing with owners who want you to enjoy their home as much as they do - no agencies, property managers... or additional hidden fees!

Your ultimate vacation begins as soon as you board the ferry for Bald Head Island at Southport's ferry facilities. Now it's time to kick back and relax! The 20-minute ferry ride to the island fills you with the anticipation of knowing that for the next week or so, you're on 'Turtle Time'! For those of you who've been there - you know what we're talking about. For you first-timers, it's nothing like you've experienced before!

Nature abounds around our comfortable, fully-furnished, 3-bedroom, 2-bath enchanted cottage home. Nestled in the sub-tropical maritime forest, amid the ancient live oaks and sabal palm trees, this charming family home is surrounded by a deck, with a screened-in crofter/gazebo attached. Our delightful cottage also features a garage, with a newer (6) six-person golf cart provided. Tooling around on the island in the cart (remember - the speed limit is 18 mph!) is half the fun of getting to your island destination! The decor and numerous amenities add to its charm, comfort, and ambiance. We've tried to think of every detail, from the numerous games and DVD/VCR movies on site to the wireless internet; from the Egyptian cotton sheets to the featherbed toppers in every room. The kitchen has been completely updated and provides the equipment that makes meal preparation a pleasure. Two newly remodeled bathrooms are equipped with features you'll love. It's the perfect setting for your family vacation - including your well-behaved dog! Enjoy the hustle and bustle of all the island has to offer during the day -- swimming, golf, tennis, kayaking, biking and hiking -- it's always nicer to return to your home in the quiet, secluded forest for a relaxing evening.

Centrally located on Edward Teach Wynd, our home is just minutes away from the harbor area, 'Old Baldy', the chapel, creek access, golf course, both clubs and conveniently located near the Maritime Market, hardware store, recently opened spa and gift shops. It's less than a 3-minute golf cart ride to the beach! If you're into golf, tennis, or croquet, or just prefer lounging by the pool with a good book, temporary memberships at both the Bald Head Island Club and the Shoals Club are available to purchase for your use and enjoyment. You decide where you want to go, when you want to go and for how long. Our memberships at both clubs provide you with the flexibility your family seeks in planning your ultimate vacation. Links to review each club are provided below!

5 Star ratings and guest comments submitted by the owner are available on our ad, but positive feedback is nothing new for Mears Merritime...

'We had a wonderful time in your cozy home!![We]felt right at home.... The beds are so soft and we all commented on the featherbeds.... We never tired of things to do!' (2008).

'Perfect! Perfect! Perfect! Your house fit our needs and exceeded our expectations. No problems....We loved your place and appreciated how clean and well kept everything was. If we can ever make it back out that way we would love to rent from you again.' (2008).

'Just a short note to say we had a great time. The house was great....The house is very tastefully decorated....Thanks so much for a great vacation.' (2008).

'...The house was wonderful. We really enjoyed staying in the forest as it was peaceful and private....We would love to come back again next year.' (2008).

'Thank you so very much. We've thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We'll definately call you again for our next visit to Bald Head. It was perfect!' (2008).

'Thank you so much for letting us stay in your wonderful beach house! We had a fabulous time...The house was very comfortable.' (2009).

'...The house was perfect....We felt at home! The best part was being able to have our dog with us. We all had a wonderful relaxing time! Thanks again!' (2009).

'We had a great time on BHI. Your house is perfect - it is comfortable, quiet setting and convenient to the market....Thank you again!' (2009).

'...Your home was a great find for us....This was our 16th year on BHI and a great experience with your house. Thank you for being so considerate of us, your renters!! You rock!' (2009).

Are YOU ready to create your own Bald Head Island memories? Like no other vacation you've ever taken - make this the year you experience Bald Head Island!




Keywords: Secluded, Maritime Forest, Cottage, pet-friendly, 3-bedroom

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cottage
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

              • Pets Considered:

                Dog crate provided on site - use is a must to secure your pet while you are away from the home, along with other restrictions....moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Mears Merritime is not appropriate for spring break vacations and seeks family-type vacationers....moreless

              • Children Welcome:

                Great for kids of all ages!...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

                First floor master bedroom...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

                Second floor...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

                Second floor...moreless

              • Queen size Beds (2) Complete with feather bed toppers!, Twin or Single Beds (2) Each with feather bed toppers!, A Pac N' Play for toddlers/infants is available on site....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

                Off the 1st floor Master bedroom - sinks for 2!...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

                Newly remodeled - plenty of room!...moreless

              • 2 newly remodeled bathrooms! Please note, that both bathrooms have showers installed, and a tub is not available. This may affect families with smaller children....moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining:

                Add'l. chairs are available for extra seating. A highchair and booster chair are kept in the back hallway for your younger family members!...moreless

              • Kitchen:

                Newly remodeled - granite, stainless appliances - the works!...moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                6...moreless

              • Child's Highchair
              • Oven
              • Microwave
              • Ice Maker
              • Refrigerator
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Stove
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Pantry Items
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Seating for 6 people

              Amenities

              • Parking:

                Parking for your vehicle is provided at the Southport ferry facilities. Prices range from $8 to $10/day depending upon the season. ...moreless

              • Wood Fireplace:

                Due to insurance liability reasons and fire hazards on the island, fires are NOT PERMITTED AT ANY TIME during rental....moreless

              • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                Fitness facilities are available through the purchase of temporary club memberships!...moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                Bed, bath, kitchen and beach....moreless

              • Heating
              • Towels Provided
              • Living Room
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board
              • Garage
              • Parking Off Street
              • Washing Machine
              • Covered Parking
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Air Conditioning

              Other Amenities

                  • Hairdryers; Ironing board/iron; Pac 'N Play porta-crib; high chair; booster chair; 4 adult bikes; Large dog crate on site. Plenty of beach toys, boogie boards and inflatibles - no need to bring any! Beach chairs on site. There's even a private office area for those of you who feel compelled to keep in touch with the office!...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    (3) Flatscreen TVs in living room, master bedroom and one upstairs bedroom. HD/regular cable provided....moreless

                  • Toys:

                    Numerous beach toys are available and stored in the garage - no need to bring any!...moreless

                  • Games:

                    Plenty of games for that occasional rainy day at the beach!...moreless

                  • Video Library:

                    Numerous DVDs/video tapes on site for viewing....moreless

                  • Books:

                    Numerous beach reads are available!...moreless

                  • VCR
                  • DVD Player
                  • CD Player
                  • Television

                  Communications

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    An office area is available in the back hall behind master bedroom for our guests who find they 'must' work during their vacation!!...moreless

                  • Internet
                  • Broadband Access

                  Pool & Spa

                      • Communal Pool:

                        Swimming pools are available for use by purchasing a temporary membership at either the BHI Club or the Shoals Club. ...moreless

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Gazebo:

                        The screened in crofter is located directly above the garage and contains lighting, seating and an overhead fan....moreless

                      • Golf:

                        Use of the top-rated BHI course is available by purchasing a temporary membership at the BHI Club. ...moreless

                      • Tennis:

                        Tennis court facilities are available by purchasing a temporary membership at the BHI Club...moreless

                      • Kayak / Canoe:

                        The Riverside Adventure Company and Coastal Urge provide help with these activities!...moreless

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        The cottage is surrounded by deck....moreless

                      • Bicycles:

                        4 adult bikes are provided....moreless

                      Theme

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

                      Activities

                      • Museums
                      • Groceries
                      • Surf Fishing
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                      • Golf Privileges Optional
                      • Pier Fishing
                      • Roller Blading
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Swimming
                      • Hiking
                      • Surfing
                      • Fishing
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Tennis
                      • Rafting
                      • Cycling
                      • Golf
                      • Medical Services
                      • Hospital
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Restaurants
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Churches
                      • Marina
                      • Playground
                      • Recreation Center
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Paddle Boating
                      • Walking
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Boating
                      • Shelling
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Sailing
                       

                      Reviews

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                      Summer
                      May 24 - Aug 16, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,520

                      Changeover Day: Saturday


                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Pet Fee $150
                      • Taxes Included

                      Notes:

                      A 10% discount is available on the weekly rental rate for contracts entered into before April 1st each year.

                      Owner accepts checks/money orders only. 1/2 rental and signed lease will reserve your time. Remaining 1/2 and sec. dep. due 30 days prior to arrival.


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                      Last updated: 07/30/2014
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                      Location

                      30 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Wilmington, NC
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Ferry
                      BHI/Southport Harbors
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      East, West and South Beaches, BHI
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      BHI Club; Shoals Club; MoJo's; Delphinia's
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      BHI Club
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      BHI Club; Shoals Club; MoJo's; Delphinia's

                      Although there's plenty to do for the active and 'not so active', one of the nicest features about Bald Head Island is that you may experience one of the most relaxing vacations you've ever taken!

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2005

                      About the owner: Your hosts, Scott and Mary Mears, enjoying dinner at the Bald Head Island Club! Join us, won't you?

                      Why the Owner Chose Bald Head Island:
                      We immediately fell in love with Bald Head Island when we started vacationing there in 1999. Although we enjoy the beach, we were particularly taken with the maritime forest environment. The stars aligned in 2005 when we were able to purchase our BHI home. Since then, it's been a 'labor of love', and we're always making improvements and adding amenities to our little cottage in the forest for all to enjoy. 2014 is the year we've been waiting for - when we'll be able to enjoy Bald Head on a more permanent basis. However, our summer weeks are still available for you to make YOUR memories.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                      We enjoy all the activities the island has to offer during the day, but we particularly appreciate being able to return to our home in the quiet, secluded forest for the evening. Our cottage really is the perfect size for a family vacation. It's so comfortable that most of our guests relate they immediately had that 'at home' feeling right after they arrived. When we're joined by family and friends, it truly is 'Mears Merritime'!


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                      Speaks: english

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                      Photos

                      • Nestled in the maritime forest and yet close to anywhere on the island!

                        Nestled in the maritime forest and yet close to anywhere on the island!

                      • Your home away from home!

                        Your home away from home!

                      • Comfortable seating with a bright and cheery view to the maritime forest!

                        Comfortable seating with a bright and cheery view to the maritime forest!

                      • You're sure to find all you need in this gorgeous kitchen with all the updates!

                        You're sure to find all you need in this gorgeous kitchen with all the updates!

                      • The Palm Room - bright and sunny!

                        The Palm Room - bright and sunny!

                      • Newly remodeled bathrooms!

                        Newly remodeled bathrooms!

                      • The screened in crofter - another cool place to relax!

                        The screened in crofter - another cool place to relax!

                      • Another view of the crofter from the large deck below!

                        Another view of the crofter from the large deck below!

                      • The beach is perfect for morning walks....

                        The beach is perfect for morning walks....

                      • Bald Head Island is calling you!

                        Bald Head Island is calling you!

                      • 14 miles of beaches like you've never seen!

                        14 miles of beaches like you've never seen!

                      • The quaint harbor area with Old Baldy in the background.

                        The quaint harbor area with Old Baldy in the background.

                      • Welcome to your little piece of paradise!

                        Welcome to your little piece of paradise!

                      • Enjoy TV, movies, books, games or just relaxing in the living room!

                        Enjoy TV, movies, books, games or just relaxing in the living room!

                      • Great dining and conversation for two or more!

                        Great dining and conversation for two or more!

                      • The first floor master bedroom with an opening to the deck.

                        The first floor master bedroom with an opening to the deck.

                      • The Blue Room - cool and refreshing - just like the ocean!

                        The Blue Room - cool and refreshing - just like the ocean!

                      • Convenient first floor laundry facilities.

                        Convenient first floor laundry facilities.

                      • Enjoy a refreshment on the octogon-shaped deck!

                        Enjoy a refreshment on the octogon-shaped deck!

                      • Your well-behaved salty dog is welcome too!

                        Your well-behaved salty dog is welcome too!

                      • Or evening dreams.....

                        Or evening dreams.....

                      • A much simpler way of life...at a much slower pace!

                        A much simpler way of life...at a much slower pace!

                      • Sunrise at the harbor....

                        Sunrise at the harbor....

                      • The only thing missing at Mears Merritime is YOU!

                        The only thing missing at Mears Merritime is YOU!

                      VRBO #59729

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                      Date last modified - Tuesday, June 24, 2014

                      $2,520 per week (USD)
                      2

                      3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

                      View calendar: Updated 07/30/14
                      Minimum stay: 7 nights
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