Dockside Dreaming! Best Sunset on the Beach
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Holden Beach house description
Imagine sipping iced tea and rocking your cares away on the back porch of this newly painted, and decorated cottage as you watch the brilliant sunset reflect across the Intercoastal waterway. Enjoy watching your children play safely in the newly fenced-in backyard. Watch the shrimp boats bring in a fresh harvest, or catch your own seafood off your private dock.
With the beach only 150 yards away, you can enjoy the best of both worlds, easy beach access and a place to dock your boat, even at low tide! You can take a dip off the dock at high tide! Watch the dolphins play and pelicans dive for their dinner!
The pier is within easy walking distance. You can fish or just get an ice cream cone and walk out and see what others are catching. The concrete sidewalks that line Ocean Boulevard make walking and jogging safe. Beach chair and umbrella rentals are available on the island as are kayaking and other water sports.
A quaint and charming island paradise, without crowds or flashing lights, Holden Beach is a beach lover's dream! Collect shells and shark's teeth as you stroll along the shore. Build sand castles, read, swim, nap, and ride the waves. We’ve even seen sea turtles hatching! Experience a vacation that is tranquil and unhurried; relax, reflect and rediscover yourself and your family!
With famous Myrtle Beach, SC only 35 minutes away, you can relax on the island all day and play in the big city all night! The new highway makes the trip traffic-free. Take in one of the many live shows (House of Blues, Legends, Alabama Theater, Carolina Opry, Medieval Times, and The Dixie Stampede) or dance the night away at one of Broadway at the Beach’s nightclubs.
Find some terrific bargains at the Tanger Outlets, where you can shop at Old Navy, Tommy Hilfiger, Gap, Liz Claiborne, and many, many other famous brand outlet stores. Putt-putt at the most amazing putt-putt courses you have ever seen! There is also an IMAX at Broadway at the Beach. And did we mention the waterparks?
For the golfers, there are many courses to choose from within easy driving distance. The moderate climate of the area makes golf all year long comfortable!
If you are looking for great dining, Calabash, “The Seafood Capitol of the World” is only 20 minutes away. You can eat at one of many fancy restaurants or wait in the line that wraps around the local favorite, the Seafood Hut, where the fresh seafood is fabulous without frills. Don't worry, it moves fast! Don’t miss visiting Callahan’s enormous gift shop, where you can find the perfect souvenir, or anything else! At nearby Sunset Beach, you can watch the floating drawbridge move to let the boats pass while enjoying fine dining at Twin Lakes where the hushpuppies are divine!
Or you can stay at home and cook your own meals in our fully equipped kitchen or grill out in the backyard!
Only ten minutes away, the town of Shallotte offers great restaurants without the crowds and a brand new movie theater! There is also a Walmart, CVS, Belks, Bath & Bodyworks, and other shops.
Just minutes up the road from Shallotte you’ll find the historic town of Southport where you can stroll the shady, oak lined streets and shop for unique gifts and antiques. Take a day trip on the ferry from Southport to Bald Head Island where you can rent a golf cart (no cars allowed on the island) and tour the island. Or, take the ferry to Fort Fisher and visit the Civil War Museum or the Fort Fisher Aquarium. Pack a picnic lunch, feed the birds, and search for starfish among the mossy rocks.
Historic Wilmington, NC is 38 miles away. With a colorful past, including lots of pirates, this is a fun city to tour, on foot or by carriage! Visit the battleship while you are there! Lots of neat shops at Chandlers Wharf!
Charleston, SC is a approximately 120 miles away, but well worth the drive! You can tour the city in a horse drawn carriage, play in the fountain at the waterfront park,
Keywords: Beach House, Canal, Cottage
- Vacation Rental
- Children Welcome:
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 7-9
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Covered Parking:
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Parking Off Street
- Air Conditioning
- Fenced in back yard
- Deck / Patio:
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Ocean View
- Jet Skiing
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
- Miniature Golf
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
ReviewsWrite a review
Such a comfy home
Such a comfy home
We have 3 small children (ages 4, 2, and 8 months at the time), and this house was a perfect place for us! We loved having a single floor layout, and the fenced in yard. Being right across the street from the beach also made things so easy if we needed to get back to the house quickly. The owners are so friendly and helpful and they answered all of our questions in a very timely manner. We are planning our vacation for next year right now, and we really hope that this home is available when we go! Thanks for opening up your home to us and making a family beach vacation affordable and accomodating for a family with small children!
- Guest Sarah C (Cincinnati, OH)
- Date of stay 05/18/13
- Review Submitted 10/02/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway, girls getaway, families with young children.
Owner response: We are glad that you enjoyed it! Thanks for taking such great care of the place and please come back soon!!
This was our second year staying in Dockside Dreaming. We thoroughly enjoyed the house both times. We have three children under 13 and found the house to be in the perfect location. Walking across the street to the ocean but staying on the canal made it possible for us to have the best of both worlds. The dock was well used by us for fishing and docking the boat. The house was clean and comfortable. Our week was perfect and we plan to rent again next year. Thanks for sharing your vacation home with our family.
- Guest McDonald H. (North Carolina)
- Date of stay 08/26/13
- Review Submitted 09/02/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, girls getaway, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, families with young children.
Owner response: Thank YOU for being such great guests. The place was well taken care of and you are welcome back anytime. Thanks again!
My family thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Dockside Dreaming. We arrived early on Saturday and they were more than willing to help us be able to get into the house early. The house was clean and more than met our needs for a family vacation at the beach. We enjoyed the outside space at the house. The back yard and back porch were great places for us to spend our time when not at the beach. We will definitely stay here again for future vacations.
- Guest Sara (Ohio)
- Date of stay 07/07/12
- Review Submitted 10/02/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children.
Wonderful Place for a vacation!
Wonderful Place for a vacation!
My husband and I stayed 5/19-5/23.2010. It was everything and more for what we hoped. Everything was perfect. At night we sat on the back deck in those great rocking chairs and listening to the fish jumping in the canal. Or we just sat quietly and listened to the ocean. The beach house offered us everything we needed. Just a walk across the street and we were at the pier and the beach. We had dinner the first night at the Provision Co. located just over the bridge. It was great. The second night we grilled out at the beach house after a full day on the beach. While my husband played golf (which there are some great golf courses close by according to my husband) I got to enjoy the beach and shopping at the nearby quaint stores. We would recommend this beach house heaven to all. We are most definitely going back. Thank you so much Bryan and Kathryn for sharing your beach home and making my husband's birthday so special.
- Guest Don & June (Greensboro, nc)
- Date of stay 05/19/10
- Review Submitted 05/24/10
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway, girls getaway, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, families with young children.
2014 RATES: June 7th - September 6th ........ $1250/week. September 6th - October 4th.......$950/week Remainder of the 2014 year .. $750/week. Price of clean up and taxes are included in TOTAL!! **$200 security deposit required at booking (check is not deposited). **2013 rates are $650/week OR $85/night- minimum 3 nights**
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Year Purchased: 2009
About the owner: My wife Kathryn is originally from Smithfield, NC, and I am from Wilson, NC. We really enjoy spending time at the Beach and with family. We have a four-year old son, Spence and our one year old son, Austin. Don't let me forget our Boston Terrier, Holden (named for the beach, of course). I am employed in the Medical Equipment Industry and my wife is a Mortgage Loan Officer.
Why the Owner Chose Holden Beach:
My wife's family has always come to Holden Beach, and we were really excited about the prospect of owning our own home on a canal and very close to the ocean!!
The Unique Benefits at this House:
An ideal day includes having coffee on the back porch while enjoying breakfast from the pier. After that, a day at the beach and a good lunch. Then a nap on the hammock and a cookout in the backyard make for an enjoyable closing to an enjoyable day!! Have Fun!
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View of home-Canal side
Enjoy the beautiful sunset while rocking in one of 8 chairs on the back porch!
Wake up to a beautiful Sunrise!
Front of home
Fenced in Back Yard,Stationary, and Floating Docks
Sitting area on back porch next to rocking chairs. Great place to read!
Enjoy a nap or a good book while relaxing on the hammock!
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