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Comfortable Luxury with Amazing Views! South Beach, Bald Head Island

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Renovated 4BR 3.5 BA, Gorgeous views of ocean/dunes, Shoals AND BHI Club options

Welcome to 3 Monkeys at Bald Head Island! This newly renovated oceanfront second row home (there are no homes on our front row!) enjoys views of Bald Head's beautiful South Beach dunes and ocean from its spacious, open living areas and each of its four bedrooms. Our centralized location on one of the best swimming beaches of the island means you are not far from anything. We have memberships to both the Bald Head Island Club (being renovated with beautiful plans!) and the Shoals Club, which are options for our guests for a temporary membership fee paid to each club. Walk, ride a bike or take a short golf cart ride to the Bald Head Island Club where golf, tennis, pool, workout facility, playground and restaurants await you with an optional temporary full golf membership. Bike or cart easily to the Market for groceries or a quick bite at their new café then browse the Maritime shops. Continue across the island to explore the beautiful maritime forest trails along Federal Road. We are an easy golf cart or bike ride back to the marina for dinner or icecream or to climb Old Baldy. Cart or bike over to East Beach to take in the tall dunes, natural seagrasses and Frying Pan Shoals. We have a new 4 seater cart and a new 6 seater cart.

The L shaped open kitchen to dining to living area floorplan is washed with natural light from a beachfront wall of glass doors and windows. The well stocked kitchen has granite countertops, tiled backsplash and stainless steel appliances, not to mention an abundance of serving pieces and cook’s tools. Our farm table seats 8 with space for another 4 at the bar. A lovely porch with dining for another 4 circles two sides of the house and extends to a front deck equipped with gas grill. The living area is tastefully decorated with plenty of comfortable seating. Enjoy napping in the hammock or rocking on the porch while the kids ride bikes around our quiet cul de sac. We have 5 adult and 2 child bikes and several child scooters for your use in exploring the island and further bikes are easily rented on the island.

Each bedroom opens to a porch or private deck from which you may listen to the waves of South Beach lap onto shore, enjoy a relaxing chair and your favorite book, or just watch the sunset -- one of the only places on the East Coast where you can actually watch the sunset over the ocean most of the year! If for some reason the wonders of exploring the island are not enough entertainment, there are flat screen tvs in the living area and each bedroom. The downstairs king master suite includes a luxurious bathroom with standalone soaking tub and large dual head rain shower. The beachfront screened porch is accessible from this bedroom (and from the living area) -- a fantastic place to have your morning coffee! Upstairs you will find a second king room with en suite bath, private deck and incredible ocean view. Opposite is the queen room also with a lovely oceanfront deck and a toddler bed. In the bunk/bonus room you will find an amazing ocean view from the glass doors and windows stretching up to the tall vaulted ceiling and opening to a large deck. Double sets of bunks, a pull out couch and pullout single provide sleeping for up to 7 in this room. Comfortable leather seating and an entertainment center with games, toys, books and videos are useful when you need downtime indoors.

For us, time spent at 3 Monkeys at Bald Head Island is all about quality time with family and friends: time spent relaxing, exploring, exercising, swimming, playing, cooking, reading and talking...together. We have endeavored to make 3 Monkeys feel luxurious but not fragile, well equipped but not cluttered, coastal but not overdone, clean and comfortable with all of the amenities, supplies and toys you need to enjoy the most from your vacation here. You will find beach chairs, umbrellas, sand toys, even golf clubs neatly organized in the garage for your use. So, leave your vehicle in Southport and embrace life on the island, exploring by golf cart, bicycle or your own two feet. Kids of all ages will soon ditch the electronics for all the wonders of the island: the beach, the maritime forest trails, the Conservancy Center, the lighthouse, the marsh boardwalks and countless other outdoor attractions. We look forward to sharing Bald Head Island and our 3 Monkeys with you. We have put lots of effort into making this a beautiful and comfortable second home. We hope you make yourself at home at treat it as you would your own!

*3 Monkeys is a PET FREE, SMOKE FREE home due to allergies!

More Details

Kristin Messick
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Kristin Messick

We are a family of 5 who fell in love with Bald Head Island 4 years ago. We most enjoy time spent outdoors with family and friends, especially at the beach.

Kristin Messick purchased this house in 2016

Why Kristin Messick chose South Beach

When we decided we wanted to spend as much time as we could at Bald Head Island, we were looking for the perfect place: easy access to the beach with a central location; kid friendly home with plenty of space to bring extended family or friends with us. We renovated our home with the intention of making it have a relaxed, luxurious feel. We could not find an option we loved more, especially considering the views!

What makes this house unique

When setting up this home, we wanted to make it easy for families to pack a quick bag of swim suit and flip-flops and head on down. We have the home well stocked with everything you might need to make the most of your time at Bald Head Island: beach chairs, beach towels, beach toys, bikes, new golf carts, tons of kitchen supplies, games, puzzles, etc.


South Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Downstairs Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , Rain shower and standalone tub
    Powder Room - toilet
    Upstairs Hall Bath - toilet , shower , Completely renovated, tile shower surround and floor
    Upstairs en suite Bathroom - toilet , shower , Completely renovated with tiled shower and floor.
  • Each bathroom has been completely renovated with new tile, plumbing/lighting fixtures, new vanities and accessories. In addition to 3.5 baths inside, there is an outside shower with hot and cold water.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • King Upstairs Bedroom - 1 king , pack n play
    Queen Upstairs Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 child bed , toddler bed
    Bunk/Bonus Upstairs Room - 4 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon , 4 single beds (in 2 bunks); double pullout & single pullout
    Master Downstairs Bedroom - 1 king
  • Each bedroom has luxury bedding and flat screen tv, not to mention unobstructed oceanfront views!
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • 6 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • tennis
4 seater golf cart and 6 seater golf cart


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(7 traveler reviews)

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Comfortable Luxury with Amazing Views! South Beach, Bald Head Island
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Three Monkeys was the perfect beach house for our large crew.

  • 5 of 5

There was enough space to comfortably hold all 10 of us. The four teenagers loved having their own private suite--complete with an amazing view and all the grown ups had their own bedrooms. The great room also comfortably accommodated all of us and the flow of the main level was perfect. Location right by the beach offered both convenience and a lovely view.

We will definitely be staying at Three Monkeys again!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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loved our stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed October of 2017 at Kristin's Bald Head Three Monkeys property! It is a beautiful property, 2 minute walk from the beach and you could hear the ocean from every window of the house. Loved the location on the island and would certainly stay again. It was a perfect set up for our family- everyone had their own space, golf carts in great order, bikes fun to ride. Kristin was very accessible and a great help when we needed her! We were able to extend our stay and we appreciate her flexibility. We have been going to the Island for many years and this property ranks up near the top!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2018
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect home, perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Three Monkeys exceeded expectations. The house is literally steps from the beach access and there are views from every room. The owners clearly have their renters in mind... with multiple beach chairs and bikes, well-maintained carts, well-stocked kitchen, children's toys and games, and high quality linens and towels to name a few. They were also highly responsive to all questions we had prior to and during our stay. Can't say enough good things... we will be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words! We look forward to having you back again. Thanks for taking such good care of our home.
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Beautiful Island Oasis

  • 5 of 5

We have visited BHI at least 7 times over the past eight years and this was our favorite home by far! It was newly-remodeled and very tastefully decorated. The bunk room upstairs with its sitting space and ocean view was ideal for our kids. Every spot on the first floor had an unobstructed view of the sand dunes in front of the property and the beach was steps away from the front porch. The golf carts were new and speedy. Even the bed linens were top-quality. We grilled at the house a few nights and found the kitchen to be well-appointed. The owners were very responsive when we had to contact them and were especially accommodating. We will definitely be back next year!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect BHI home to rent

  • 5 of 5

The house is totally up-to-date, in a fantastic location, the views are superb, love all the decks, had all the amenities (chairs, umbrellas, bikes, etc). Also, Kristin is easy to work with and wants her renters happy.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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PERFECT Oceanfront Rental on Bald Head Island!

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful, newly renovated home is the perfect spot for your family vacation! Our family just returned from a week on Bald Head and we stayed at 3 Monkeys. We have been renting on Bald Head for 17 years and this rental was definitely one of our favorites! The home is so comfortable, decorated to a tee, immaculate, very well stocked and in a perfect location right on the beach with amazing views and close to everything.

The master bedroom downstairs was nice so our teenagers had the upstairs to themselves. The amazing bunkroom with the big TV and sofas was perfect for them to all hangout and getaway from the adults. The ocean views (and breeze) from the porches were spectacular. We sat outside for almost every meal. We read books in the hammock and rocked in the rocking chairs. We biked the island every day with the well kept bikes that came with the house. It was also nice to have two golf carts and one was brand new! The beach was perfect with an access right outside the front door so it was easy to go back and forth during the day. We watched the stunning sunsets each night from the porch and out to the beach. We loved the outdoor shower to wash off after a day of sand and surf. The house came very well equipped with beach chairs, umbrellas, toys and beach towels. We cooked several of the nights and the kitchen was very well stocked, The brand new Webber grill was awesome.

We got a week long temporary membership to the BHI Club. We went to the pool, ate lunch on the upper pool deck with beautiful views and had a nice dinner there as well. We used the gym a few times and my husband and son played golf.

The homeowner Kristin, was a pleasure to work with. I can't say enought amazing things about this house. We can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We were so thrilled to have you stay in our home. You were immaculate guests and took such great care of everything. We would love to have you back anytime! Kristin
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750
Tax Rate 12.75%

Bookings less than 5 nights have a cleaning fee of $250 applied. Payments except for the damage deposit become nonrefundable 30 days prior to check-in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.