Tucked away in the lush maritime forest of Bald Head Island is the newly refurbished Keewatin House. This classic beach house is located at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, creating a cozy forest setting on the BHI golf course overlooking a lagoon. You can hear the surf from the home’s screened in porches, with the beach a short golf cart drive or bicycle ride away. The reverse floor plan makes you feel like you are enjoying your island time in a tree house. The three storied home has 4 bedrooms, three full baths, two large screened in porches and two additional decks. On the top level of the home is a Great Room that includes living, dining and kitchen areas, full bath, deck, and screened-in porch. The second level has 4 bedrooms, laundry, and two other full baths. One of the bedrooms has a small private deck. The three other bedrooms open onto another spacious screened- in porch. Two bedrooms have king size beds, one bedroom has two single beds, and the fourth bedroom has a bunk bed (double on bottom and single on top) and a single bed. The ground level is a welcoming foyer with attached garage. The home has been recently renovated and redecorated. The colors are bright and cheerful, the indoor and porch furniture just what you need to make your time in the home comfortable and inviting. The top screened porch has a seating area, plus a dining table with seating for six. The second level screened in porch has another seating area and hammock.. The top deck has a gas grill for easy access for outdoor grilling. Two golf carts (one new six seater and one four seater) come with the house, plus bicycles (adult and children), beach chairs, fishing poles, and an assortment of beach toys. The house also comes equipped with tv in living room and twin bedroom and wifi. We also have three kayaks (one tandem and two singles) kept on the creek side of the island for your use and easy access to the kayak launching area. Temporary membership to the Bald Head Island Club is available for an additional fee.
- House1900 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 - 7 nights
Four bedroom - three full bath home in the Maritime Forest
Sharon and Jim Lightbourne
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- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 20, 2018
About Sharon and Jim Lightbourne
Jim's parents lived on the island for years. His parents were very involved with the island conservancy, and the house is named after their boat Keewatin. Our daughter was married on BHI and our son proposed to his fiancee on BHI. Bald Head has been a wonderful summer vacation spot for our extended family for years. We hope to continue this tradition for many years to come. We are so excited to have bought this home in summer 2016.
Sharon and Jim Lightbourne purchased this House in 2016
Why Sharon and Jim Lightbourne chose Bald Head Island
We purchased this home since it captures the essence of maritime forest living, with close proximity to the beach and Bald Head Island Club. The home is also in a very quiet neighborhood at the end of a cul-de-sac.
What makes this House unique
Sitting on the screened in porches, you feel part of the woods and can hear the birds with sounds of surf. The home also provides expanded living space with the two large screened- in porches and two decks.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Excellent property with thoughtful and conscientious owners!
The owners have done an excellent job updating their home - everything is super organized, welcoming, and comfortable. The bedrooms are very spacious and we found it very helpful to have bathrooms on the hall to make it more easy to share across multiple families vs an en suite bathroom hidden in the master bedroom. Two golf carts are provider, and the 6 seater is especially nice and new! The owners were incredibly responsive and thoughtful thru out the entire process - from initial contact thru the end of our stay - they even checked in via email when we arrive late in the evening to make sure everything was as expected and we had no remaining questions. They even left a cute welcome basket with custome koozies, cups, and more. 10/10 will rent again.
Thank you for staying at our home on Bald Head. Your feedback means a lot to us. We hope that all guests will enjoy their vacation on Bald Head and their stay at our home. We look forward to your return.
Spacious, well-stocked, clean!
We LOVED our week at the Keewatin House. It's spacious, well-stocked (seriously, they have everything) and the two golf carts (one a new 6-seater) are great. We loved having the bikes on property and sent our kids out to ride every morning. It's so great that they can explore and we don't have to worry about cars! The owners are super responsive, helpful and friendly.The forest location is great because it's very private, nice to have some shade to escape to, we saw tons of frogs, and it's central to everything on the island. There are a LOT of bugs and the mosquitos are relentless, but luckily there's two big screened in porches. The only thing I'd ask for would be more comfortable King mattresses. We love Bald Head Island and will come back again and again and again...
Lovely home in great condition.
Wonderful family vacation! Plenty of room for all 4 adults and 3 children. Good location.
Very well equipped property on a great island
Bald Head Island is heaven - think Chappaquiddick but with necessities (groceries, small places to eat, safety patrols, etc) at hand, no cars, multiple ecosystems, and No Black Flies! This house, tucked away at the end of a secluded street backing onto the golf course but well within the native forest, is simple and certainly not high end but was as well equipped and decorated as any rental at which we have ever spent time. The kitchen had everything you could possibly need, with all drawers and shelves labelled and fully stocked. Plenty of hot water for showers and great internet and cable. Equipped with a six and a four seat golf cart that while slow and not enclosed (in case of rain) got us everywhere we needed to go. There are bikes as well that were serviceable, and there was even a soccer ball waiting for us. Pet friendly meant we could bring Rocky - it was the first time we had been on vacation with our dog and he had great fun on the beach without the need for a leash!
Enjoy your visit to BHI, do not be surprised if you will want to return to the island over and over again.
Great first trip to BHI!
This was our first trip to BHI and the owners were very helpful explaining logistics and providing information. The house was very clean and had everything we needed. Definitely would recommend to others.
Fun with Cousins
We had a wonderful week at Keewatin. The owners were extremely responsive the entire stay whether it was to answer a question or let us know that the home was ready for early check-in. The home had everything we needed for our stay including beach towels, chairs, sand toys and a fully stocked kitchen. This is not a luxury rental but it is clean, comfortable, cozy, private and the price can't be beat!! The upstairs kitchen/great room had beautiful wood floors, skylights and felt very light, airy and open. We never made it out on the kayaks but this is such a nice feature to have. Both golf carts were in excellent condition. Another bonus was the owners' use of Roku for TV entertainment. We were able to log in to all of our accounts including Amazon, Vudu and Netflix allowing us to access our full library of home movies in a very quick and easy way(cable was included as well). Our teens enjoyed this during our breaks from the Sun. We spent nearly every day camped out on East Beach with spectacular weather, an unspoiled beach and minimal crowds. We had so much fun on the beach we never even used the BHI club pool. The location was a quick golf cart or bike ride away from both the Marina and the Maritime Market. Overall, we can easily recommend Keewatin for a relaxing and quiet week in paradise.
Turtle walks, Bald Head Lighthouse, Bald Head Island Conservancy
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Bald Head Island Club temporary non partner sport membership is available. The BHI Club offers a partial weekly rate and full weekly rates. If the rental stay is less than five nights, a $200.00 cleaning fee is added. If stay is for five or more nights, the cleaning is included in the rental rate. There is a $250 refundable damage deposit. During the off season the house is available for a two night gay. However for any holiday week or weekend, the minimum stay is three nights. Any dog needs to be approved by owner prior to booking.