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Ocean Front Views!!! Private board walk to ocean.

Ocean Front Views!!! Private board walk to ocean. Comfortable and tastefully decorated. Spacious and well equiped Kitchen. Bedding includes 2 Queens, 1 Double, 3 twins, and one trundle. Enjoy ocean front views. Starboard Cottage:  Sleeps 10 Semiprivate Beach Access-Great Family environment all summer. Just Steps to the Beach

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Last updated: 04/09/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Bald Head Island house description

Welcome to Starboard Cottage. This oceanfront cottage is just steps away from the sand. Located in the Killegray Ridge area, you can enjoy the amenities of the South and East Beach in a family friendly environment.

Starboard Cottage has 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. On the first floor, you have a gourmet granite kitchen for the chef, a dining and living room area, and screened in porch.

On the second floor, there are two bedrooms, one with queen and the other with two twin beds. The master bedroom is on the second floor, and it has an outdoor deck with gorgeous ocean views.

The third floor has the remaining bedroom with ample closet space, a double bed with sky lights and a twin bed with trundle. The comfortable and private crofter has a queen bed.

Starboard Cottage has its own boardwalk and beach access. In seconds, you can be on the beach or take the six passenger golf cart and explore the beautiful island. The home is a duplex and a separate living area is in the crofter. The design is such that you will not notice your neighbors. In the award winning Killegray area, the design of the units are such that the homes are in small clusters and have their own beach access. It feels private and comfortable. Temporary membership to luxurious Shoal's can be requested at guest cost.

Housekeeping and maintenance: There is consistent housekeeper everyweek . A handyman and a general contractor available for maintenance issues when guests are in residence. HVAC contractor under contract for providing emergency services when needed. New HVAC 2012 and 2011. Monthly maintenance on golf cart by an on island company and for any golf cart issues. Pest control quaterly.

Bald Head Island and Starboard Cottage is the perfect combination for your beach vacation dream.

Keywords: beach house

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher
          • Kitchen
          • Cooking Utensils

          Amenities

          • Linens Provided
          • Garage
          • Air Conditioning
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • one 6 passenger golf cart

              Entertainment

              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable

              Communications

              • Telephone

              Outdoor Features

                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Location & View

                      • Beachfront

                      Activities

                      • Golf
                      • Sailing
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis
                      • Rafting
                      • Hiking
                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Boating
                      • Shelling
                      • Restaurants
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Kayaking
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Shopping
                      • Fitness Center

                      Other Activities

                          • Bald Head Island has many attractions for everyone from the nature enthusiast to those learning to walk, The natural beauty of the Island is breathtaking with miles of white sandy beaches, maritime forests, marshes, and tidal creeks, Add a thoughtfully planned community, luxurious country clubs, and you have the perfect vacation paradise, The Nature conservancy has programs for old and young alike such as the famous night 'Turtle Walk' and bird watch, For the more adventurous, one can hike the many forest trails, kayak the creeks, bike the car free roads, or set out on the East Beach where one can walk for miles without sight of any civilization, If that is not your cup of tea, head out to one of the Bald Head Island clubs to swim, play tennis, work out, or enjoy fine dining, There are several other restaurants and shops on the Island as well as historic Southport, but your favorite meals will probably be the ones you have at the Starboard Cottage with family and friends...moreless
                           

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                          • Starboard stay

                            Starboard stay

                            • Guest Liz (United States)
                            • Date of stay 07/15/13
                            • Review Submitted 07/21/13
                            We just returned from a fabulous week at Bald Head and a wonderful stay in Starboard Cottage. The house definitely exceeded our expectations -- the photos really don't capture the warmth and comfort of the home. We had a diverse group with many needs, but all were met nicely in this home. The only annoyance was that the refrigerator door, if not carefully shut, would pop back open and soon begin beeping as the temperature dropped. Happily, that was our worst concern for the week. We would definitely stay at this home again or recommend it to friends.

                            Recommended for: Adventure seekers, people with disabilities, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway.

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                          • Fantastic Beach House

                            Fantastic Beach House

                            • Guest angela (South Carolina)
                            • Date of stay 06/29/11
                            • Review Submitted 08/04/11
                            What a wonderful vacation we had! We only wish we had booked the house for two weeks instead of one! We have rented several houses on Bald Head Island, but this house is the best. The oceanfront location is great. Sunrise from the bedroom, sunsets on the beach are incredible. The house is lovely and very comfortable. Everything was great, the kitchen, the furnishings, the view. The owners are wonderful hosts and has equipped the house with all the comforts of home. Thanks. We are so happy to have found our home away from home and look forward to our trip next year.

                            Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, girls getaway.

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                          • Great Beach House, 2nd Visit

                            Great Beach House, 2nd Visit

                            • Guest Linda (Virginia)
                            • Date of stay 06/01/11
                            • Review Submitted 06/06/11
                            This is our second visit to Starboard Cottage. We didn't think the house could be more beautiful, but we love all the new furnishings this year. Wow! Gorgeous! This house is our favorite place to unwind, relax, and kick off our summer vacation. We feel so at home here. The location is great. This time we saw dolphin in the ocean and pelicans by the house. The kitchen is well equipped. We cooked many of our meals and had great time gathering around the dinner table or the outdoor picnic area by the new grill. The owner (John) is super nice and makes everything so easy and comfortable for us. My children and I eagerly await our visit next year. Thanks for another incredible vacation. We love it here!

                            Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway.

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                            • Guest emily
                            • Date of stay 07/04/10
                            • Review Submitted 05/30/11
                            My aunts, cousins and I had a great time in your home for our girls' week out. We went to the beach, spent time together, gather around the grill and picnic table, and laughed alot. We loved the seaside breeze and sound of the waves. We feel blessed to have had this time together. Thank you for sharing your home with us. We hope to return next year. Peace out.

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                            • Guest brady
                            • Date of stay 06/27/10
                            • Review Submitted 05/30/11
                            What a wonderful beach house! Perfect! We had a great time walking the beach, in the marsh or just watching the waves! We hope everyone enjoys Starboard as much as we did!

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                            • Guest beachgoer
                            • Date of stay 05/23/10
                            • Review Submitted 05/30/11
                            Thanks for allowing us to be your guest. We have been coming here for a last three years. Each time we arrive, it is like coming home again. Fishing and crabbing are always fun. Tennis and golf are great. Beaches and surf are wonderful. The accommodation is outstanding as usual. The weather was perfect the entire week. You take such great care of us! Hope to come for many more years to come!!

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                          • Fantastic cottage

                            Fantastic cottage

                            • Guest gottoretire (north carolina)
                            • Date of stay 05/12/11
                            • Review Submitted 05/23/11
                            My parent, husband, our three children and I spent a wonderful four days at this lovely home in May. The oceanfront location is great. The house was prefect for everyone. My kids loved running to and from the house to the beach either to show us their seashell finds or gather more snacks. My parents enjoyed the privacy the crofter offered. I loved reading and hearing the sound of the ocean by the front porch and the masterbedroom. The home is very clean. The kitchen was very nice, well stocked. Linens and towels were provided. We received our information packet and key timely. The information packet was organized and helpful. The owner was very nice and responsive to any questions we had. The stay could not have been more perfect. Thanks for sharing your home with us. We hope to stay here again soon.

                            Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway.

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                          • Great Location but the small issues add up

                            Great Location but the small issues add up

                            • Guest Baldhead visitor (NC)
                            • Date of stay 04/20/11
                            • Review Submitted 05/15/11
                            We had the opportunity to stay here over the Easter Holiday weekend and though the location was great, there was list of small issues that began to add up. The condition of the house was ok, but it was in need of some TLC. The panneling on the ceiling was begining to buckle and one of the burner's on the stove was no working and the maid service cleaned the wrong house and we had to wait to put our stuff in while they cleaned up (to be fair not really the owner's issue on that one). Don't count on the internet that is advertised. Not a big issue, but if you are a working professional, no vacation is really ever void of some work. I asked the owner and his response was that there were wi-fi locations at the Shoals and Marina (helpful, but not really convenient when depending on the advertised availability). The tires on the bikes were low (no pump to be found) and the headlights on the golf cart weren't working (we bought a fuse at the hardware store and fixed the latter) but this was after we had to void a after dark pick up for one our our guests. As mentioned, non-of the above would have been an issue, but when they all together it kind of detracted from the fun. Given there are so many other available on the island we will probably pass on the cottage next time.

                            Owner response: Starboard is a great ocean front at a great value. We are very attractively priced for the amenities and location offered. We take great pride in our home since it is our vacation heaven as well. Being ocean front, any property owner can attest to the difficulties salt air. In fact, we have a number of preventative services contracted for home, cleaning, and golf cart issues. Yet despite this, concerns do arise for any renter and are handled in as expeditious manner as possible. Unfortunately none of the above issues except one, the internet, were made know to us by this renter. It was the cleaning staff that had identitied the issues of the electric burner and the ceiling which were very rapid fixes. As far as the bike pump is concerned, a foot pump was confirmed to be hanging on a hook in the garage where the bikes are. I received an email stating that the house was "great" but they had difficulty connecting to the internet. The house is advertised to have broadband. Connection to the broadband is by an ethernet cable which is supplied with the system. I suggested that if the renter needed wifi, Wifi is supplied at the clubs and at the marina. I called Bell South which had informed me that the system was fully functional. I heard nothing back which led me to believe that he was able to connect to the broadband using the ethernet cable. Given the explosion of tablets and wifi devices, I am planning to install a wireless router, but this will be done for the changing times. However, the internet at the home is exactly as advertised "Broadband". Bald Head Island is a very special place. Starboard is a great place to enjoy the Island as many of our repeat renters agree. We give them personal attention and outstanding value. We welcome all who wish to experience this exceptional Island and will treat them like part of our family since we would like to have them to treat our home like their home.

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                          • Poorly Maintained

                            Poorly Maintained

                            • Guest May 2011 (Chicago)
                            • Date of stay 05/06/11
                            • Review Submitted 05/13/11
                            The positives are the location and number of beds available. The kitchen was up to date and pretty well stocked. The issue was the attitude of the owner when his golf cart (comes with property) left us stranded after only 20 min of use. He actually accused me of misusing it. It took too many calls to him and too much time to get a replacement cart which we needed desperately as we had multiple wedding events to attend. The other issue was the shower door (very very outdated bathrooms) which fell on me while I was in the shower. The place was not clean enough for my standards either. The place has not had much attention over all and needs some updating. I would not stay there again.

                            Recommended for: Families with young children.

                            Owner response: We always provide the most professional service and sincerely want all our guests to enjoy our home and BHI as much as we love it. We received a phone call from our guest late evening on their arrival date reporting the golf cart had ran out of power. We first made sure our guest was able to safely get back to the house. We explained the golf cart mantenance company and golf cart rentals shops were all closed at the time. The guest demanded we call the police to get them a new golf cart. We explained the police would not be of assistance, but we would immediate call the golf cart maintenance company and have the issue first thing in the moring. We received a phone call from the guest early in the morning. We explained neither the repair shop nor golf cart rental shops were open yet. However, we stated we would follow up within the hour when the shops opened and if the golf cart needed sometime for repair, we would gladly rent a loaner golf cart for our guests. We follow through with our promise. Our golf cart was repaired the same morning and in addition we rented a loaner golf cart for our guests the same day. Our housekeeper was the one who reported the shower door to us (the guests did not report it to us.) The repairman reported he has no idea how the shower door could have spontaneously jump out of its tract unlesss excess force was applied. It has been repaired. The house is cared for by one of the most reputable cleaning companies on the island. In addition to departure cleans, a yearly deep clean in performed on the house in early spring (including this year) where a team of 4 people spend 3-4 days at the house cleaning it inside and out. This year, a respected and reputable interior designing firm also performed major refurbishment of the home with complete new furnishings throughout. We always do everything humanly possible to make sure our guests are comfortable. We always give back to the house and take care of our home as it has provided my family countless irreplacible precioius memories thoughtout the years.

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                          • A Great place to stay

                            A Great place to stay

                            • Guest Jana (Kearney, Nebraska)
                            • Date of stay 06/26/10
                            • Review Submitted 01/04/11
                            What a great property. My 3 teenaged sons, my husband and I stayed here last summer for 2 heavenly weeks. The pix show the property accurately, it was lovely. I could wake up, turn my head, and see the ocean from the master bedroom. There are ocean views from every window. The property is well maintained and very attractive. The owner is very responsive to any questions and timely in sending out the packet containing information and the house key. I hope to get to stay here again!

                            Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, families with young children, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, girls getaway.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                           
                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          spring
                          Jan 1 - May 17, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          $350
                          $2,350
                          value summer
                          May 18 - Jun 7, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          $550
                          $3,300
                          summer
                          Jun 8 - Aug 23, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          $3,950
                          value summer
                          Aug 24 - Sep 6, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          $550
                          $3,300
                          fall
                          Sep 7 - Dec 31, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          $350
                          $2,350
                          My Standard Rate
                          3 night min stay
                          $350

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Membership to Shoals $175
                          • Tax Rate 12.75%

                          Notes:

                          Departure clean included in full week rental. For partial week rental, departure clean is additional $200. SUMMER RENTAL IS SATURDAY TO SATURDAY.


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                          • Ocean Front Views!!! Private board walk to ocean.

                            Ocean Front Views!!! Private board walk to ocean.

                          • Spacious and well equiped Kitchen.

                            Spacious and well equiped Kitchen.

                          • Bedding includes 2 Queens, 1 Double, 3 twins, and one trundle.

                            Bedding includes 2 Queens, 1 Double, 3 twins, and one trundle.

                          • Starboard Cottage:  Sleeps 10

                            Starboard Cottage: Sleeps 10

                          • Semiprivate Beach Access-Great Family environment all summer.

                            Semiprivate Beach Access-Great Family environment all summer.

                          • Comfortable and tastefully decorated.

                            Comfortable and tastefully decorated.

                          • Enjoy ocean front views.

                            Enjoy ocean front views.

                          • Just Steps to the Beach

                            Just Steps to the Beach

                          VRBO #87320

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                          This listing was first published here in 2006.

                          Date last modified - Wednesday, April 02, 2014

                          $350 - $564 per night (USD)
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                          4 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 10

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