This is the Year for Your Bald Head Island Vacation!!
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- 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. And 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!
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 new 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 new (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!
More recent comments are available on the reviews portion of 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
- 1500 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Pets Considered:
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Dining Area Seats:
- Pantry Items
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Child's Highchair
- Wood Fireplace:
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Linens Provided:
- Air Conditioning
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Parking Off Street
- Covered Parking
- Hair Dryer
- Towels Provided
- 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
- Satellite / Cable:
- Video Library:
- DVD Player
- CD Player
- Wireless Internet:
- Broadband Access
Pool & Spa
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Deck / Patio:
- Away From It All
- Pier Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Fitness Center
- Roller Blading
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Sight Seeing
- Scenic Drives
- Recreation Center
- Paddle Boating
- Wildlife Viewing
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Eco Tourism
- Bird Watching
ReviewsWrite a review
A GREAT Time...Guest comment entered by owner
A GREAT Time...
"We had a GREAT time! We loved the renovations you guys have done. The bathrooms are SO nice! Love the new bathroom cabinets!!! We saw a lot of animals too! There was a chameleon in the house right when we arrived.... There was a deer on Edward Teach...We also saw tons of dolphins at the beach, saw the alligator at the pond... Anyway, thanks again! We love staying in your home."
- Guest Kim W.
- Date of stay 10/31/13
- Review Submitted 10/31/13
Amazing!Guest comment entered by owner
"We had an amazing time. Your home is so inviting and had everything we needed. We truly enjoyed our stay and will be back. Thanks again."
- Guest Chris and Laura W.
- Date of stay 10/19/13
- Review Submitted 10/24/13
Bald Head and your home - beautiful!Guest comment entered by owner
Bald Head and your home - beautiful!
"Thank you for sharing your home with us this weekend. We had a wonderful time. Bald head Island is beautiful and so is your home. Everything was perfect!"
- Guest Zach & Meredith S.
- Date of stay 10/14/13
- Review Submitted 10/18/13
Perfect for wedding guests!Guest comment entered by owner
Perfect for wedding guests!
"Thank you so much! I [wanted] to let you know how much we enjoyed the house. We had no trouble getting to all the wedding festivities and found the house very comfortable for relaxing between events. Thank you for letting us take our time in checking out on Sunday. Made the day much more fun."
- Guest Kathy G.
- Date of stay 09/29/13
- Review Submitted 10/09/13
"Awesome...Perfect!"Guest comment entered by owner
"Thank you so much for a awesome weekend. Everything was perfect!! You have a beautiful home, we would love to come stay again soon."
- Guest Kim F.
- Date of stay 09/22/13
- Review Submitted 09/23/13
"A Wonderful Week at BHI!!"Guest comment entered by owner
"A Wonderful Week at BHI!!"
"We had a wonderful week at BHI!! Your home was comfortable, clean, and well organized. We found your notes here and there to be really useful so thank you for those....Thank you for opening your home to us! PS: Your book & game collection was wonderful - thank you!!"
- Guest Cheryl W. and family
- Date of stay 08/03/13
- Review Submitted 08/07/13
"...The best time together...!"Guest comment entered by owner
"...The best time together...!"
"We had the best time together on BHI! The house was so comfortable! We all loved the kitchen & bathrooms & crofter!...We will come back some day, I hope."
- Guest Marie M.
- Date of stay 07/27/13
- Review Submitted 07/31/13
Great @ the "Merritime"Guest comment entered by owner
Great @ the "Merritime"
"We really liked your home and loved our stay on the island...[Cleaning staff] had everything just perfect for our arrival....The crofter was fabulous. I spent much time out there. Many thanks - it was great @ the Merritime."
- Guest Julia K.
- Date of stay 06/22/13
- Review Submitted 06/28/13
"An Absolutely Wonderful Time"Guest comment entered by owner
"An Absolutely Wonderful Time"
"Just wanted to thank you for sharing your home with us! We had an absolutely wonderful time. The weather was beautiful, the island was so peaceful and the wild life was awesome! Thank you."
- Guest Amanda M. and John McC
- Date of stay 05/24/13
- Review Submitted 06/02/13
"I Get It."Guest comment entered by owner
"I Get It."
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at your home on Bald Head Island. We live in Charleston and get to go to the beach often; yet, I really felt like I was able to "getaway" on Bald Head. I was sitting on the beach near the Shoals Club and I made the comment to my fiance, "I get it. I get Bald Head Island." This is a special place and I cannot wait to come back for an extended visit. Thanks so much.
- Guest Andrew W.
- Date of stay 05/19/13
- Review Submitted 06/02/13
Effective May 2014, Mears Merritime will be available each year from Memorial Day until mid-August only. Weekly rentals only. Advertised rates include rental, state/local taxes and departure cleaning. BHIC and Shoals Club memberships are available for purchase. Non-refundable pet fee - $150.00. One dog max. Other pet restrictions apply. Effec. 5/2014, weekly rentals total $2,520.00 per week. Ask about our 10% discount for rentals made prior to April 1st each year; No agency/ management fees; Parking & ferry tickets are not included in advertised rates. Contract owners for more specific information/answers to any of your questions!
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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- Nearest Airport: Wilmington, NC at 30 Miles
- Nearest Ferry: BHI/Southport Harbors at 1 Miles
- Nearest Beach: South Beach, BHI at 1 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: BHI Club; Shoals Club; MoJo's; Delphinia's at 1 Miles
- Nearest Golf: BHI Club at 1 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: BHI Club; Shoals Club; MoJo's; Delphinia's at 1 Miles
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'!
- Primary: (724) 454-5457 (Pennsylvania, USA)
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Nestled in the maritime forest and yet close to anywhere on the island!
Your home away from home!
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!
The Palm Room - bright and sunny!
Newly remodeled bathrooms!
The screened in crofter - another cool place to relax!
Another view of the crofter from the large deck below!
The beach is perfect for morning walks....
Bald Head Island is calling you!
14 miles of beaches like you've never seen!
The quaint harbor area with Old Baldy in the background.
Welcome to your little piece of paradise!
Enjoy TV, movies, books, games or just relaxing in the living room!
Great dining and conversation for two or more!
The first floor master bedroom with an opening to the deck.
The Blue Room - cool and refreshing - just like the ocean!
Convenient first floor laundry facilities.
Enjoy a refreshment on the octogon-shaped deck!
Your well-behaved salty dog is welcome too!
Or evening dreams.....
A much simpler way of life...at a much slower pace!
Sunrise at the harbor....
The only thing missing at Mears Merritime is YOU!
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