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Bhi Dalwhinnie Oceanfront First Row South Beach-Killegray

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Dalwhinnie Cottage and boardwalk to beach; crofter to the left of main house


Last updated: 05/29/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:4.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 4 Bedrooms , 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10) Oceanfront home on BHI, South Beach

Dalwhinnie Cottage, Killegray Ridge, Bald Head Island, North Carolina, is a bright, airy, whimsical, three story lantern oceanfront beach house facing South Beach with direct beach access by boardwalk to the ocean and reversed living area on the second floor which offers spectacular views of the ocean.

The ocean views from this cottage are incredible - on a clear day you can see forever. The cottage has over 50 windows and glass doors, offering views from every vantage point which are ever changing with the sun, clouds, rain, fog and wind. From the windows flanking the East side of the cottage is a view of the point of Cape Fear with the waves on East Beach falling on the Cape, and beyond onto the Frying Pan Shoals.

Directly in front of the house is South Beach w/the clear vista of the ocean with dolphins frolicking and pelicans diving for fish, waves lapping towards the front of the cottage and ships on the horizon entering Cape Fear River. Sunrise can be enjoyed on the east side of the cottage from all 4 bedrooms; sunsets from the oceanfront exposure of the cottage during fall, winter & spring months, as well as from the tall windows flanking the west side of the house, and most certainly, from the third floor west windows during summer months. Views do not end at sunset. We have no smog or city lights to hide the moon, stars, even the space station!

Environment: Dalwhinnie is the last cottage in Killegray Ridge on the ocean, immediately next to Braemar within sight of Cape Fear. A boardwalk extends directly from the oceanfront porch of Dalwhinnie to the beach access. There is a vacant oceanfront lot in Braemar next to Dalwhinnie on the east side of the cottage. The location affords privacy to its guests - living exposures focus on the ocean and the uncrowded beaches. The street entrance to the house is on a cul de sac off of South Beach Wynd.

The extensive boardwalk system in front of Dalwhinnie extends west thru Killegray Ridge into Flora’s Bluff - perfect for walking and play. There are 14 miles of beaches, never crowded, waiting for you to step onto, directly in front of Dalwhinnie. South Beach begins at the Point of Cape Fear and ends at the west end of the island where the ocean meets the Cape Fear River.

Dalwhinnie is the perfect place for families with children or four couples, for families renting multiple houses for weddings or reunions or for a quiet get away for one couple. Each master suite -first floor king bedroom and crofter - offer privacy. A queen sized sleeper sofa is on the second floor with half-bath access. All four bedrooms have a private bath.

Floor plan: First Floor includes nine-foot ceilings with foyer; Master Bedroom with King size bed and private bathroom faces the ocean with direct access to the oceanfront rocking chair porch; a second bedroom with 2 double beds & private bathroom has direct access to the screened porch.

Second Floor is the reverse living floor, it has high vaulted, beamed, 14-foot ceilings and hosts the living-dining-kitchen area with an oceanfront deck facing the ocean (South Beach) and a 2nd deck off the dining room faces east towards the point of Cape Fear and frying pan shoals. This deck has dining table and 4 chairs. The kitchen and dining room are located on the second floor floor as well. The second floor sports 17 windows and doors, allowing for our guests to enjoy the ocean without stepping outside.

Third Floor is our whimsical lantern room with vaulted ceiling which includes two twin beds which can be converted to a king, Windows surround the lantern room, facing east, south, and west; and bathroom facing north.

Crofter has 14-foot vaulted ceiling with view of South Beach from window over bed and from deck.

Housekeeping and Maintenance: Dalwhinnie is owned and managed by its owners, and is cared for by the same housekeeper and houseman every week. The cottage is cleaned for your arrival. Linens and supplies are included, as are beach towels. Kitchen supplies including paper towels, coffee filters, dishwasher soap, sponge and tuffy, plastic bags, are all provided. An island resident/handyman is available for maintenance issues when guests are in residence. Dalwhinnie has an HVAC contractor under contract to provide emergency service when needed. Monthly maintenance is performed on our golf carts. Pest control services are provided quarterly and as needed. Dalwhinnie has clear lexan hurricane shutters, and an island contractor who installs them when a hurricane is forecast.

Refurbishment: In 2006, major refurbishment! New windows, doors, refinished floors, new carpet, appliances, blinds, even hot water heaters and HVAC systems are new. 2005 and 2006, new mattresses. Painted inside and out - Dalwhinnie is glistening! In 2010 we replaced our roof, and refurbished our screened in porch. In 2012 we made upgrades to our kitchen to include granite counters, stainless steel sink, garbage disposal. In 2014 we placed a 4 seater Club Car in service; in 2016, we placed a 6 seater Club Car in service.

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Member since: 2007

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/29/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome:

    kids games, books, dvds, and sand toys. High chair, full sized crib with good mattress; small crib, pack and play, high chair and baby gate provided. Mattress pad and sheets provided for cribs. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Master bedroom & private bath-1st floor facing ocean & porch...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 double

    1st floor w/ private bath opens to screened porch...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    3rd floor twins convert to king w/private bath-room w/a view...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

    crofter cottage, separate deck, private bath...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon

    2nd floor-sleeper sofa in living room 1/2 bath ...moreless

  • King size beds (1) Master Suite, 1st floor, ocean front with direct access to rocking chair porch; Queen size Beds (1) 2nd Master Suite, in crofter cottage, which has private deck with seating; Double Beds (2) 1st floor bedroom, 2 double beds with private bath, direct access to screened porch, wonderful sunrises, east exposure, ocean views, Twin or Single Beds (2) 3rd floor lantern, private bath, ocean front, windows on all four sides to lantern, incredible views! Twin beds can be converted to king on request, Baby Cribs (3) Full size folding crib (50 x 28); compact, solid portacrib; pack & play, and new Chicco Polly high chair, 4 side rails for beds; Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sized sofa bed in living room - a 1/2 bath is on this floor; also 2 air mattresses and bedding in foyer closet....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1- Master: toilet, combination tub/shower

    2 sinks w/generous counter and large garden tub w/shower ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2 - 1st floor double bedroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    perfect bathtub for small children...moreless

  • Bathroom 3 - 3rd floor lantern : toilet, shower

    North side of cottage, sink room & shower/toilet rm...moreless

  • Bathroom 4 - in crofter: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Tub/shower/toilet enclosed; sink & mirror in main rm...moreless

  • Bathroom 5

    located on 2nd floor off kitchen...moreless

  • 4.5 bathrooms, each full bath is private, connected to corresponding bedroom. We also have an outside shower between cottage and crofter....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 2nd floor is reversed living floor, with high ceilings, unusual 3rd floor lantern bedroom with surround windows and incredible views of ocean-Cape Fear-high dunes, 4th bedroom and bath located in separate crofter guest house. All bedrooms and living room have ceiling fans....moreless


  • Books:

    cookbooks and collection of fiction; children's books...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    which are also media players in the living room and 3 bedrooms. The 4th bedroom is a smart tv....moreless

  • Games:

    assorted children's and adult games...moreless

  • Music Library:

    also Phillips system with IPOD and MP3 docking in LR...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    We have cable tv service in addition to streaming availability thru the internet....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Flat screen television in all bedrooms and living room; we provide netflix for our guests. Other streaming services are available for your to log in to your account. ...moreless

  • Toys:

    sand toys...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    DVDs & Videos, and media players connected to Netflix: also games and reading library....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Photography
  • Shelling
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Dalwhinnie is oceanfront with unobstructed views of the beach from our 2nd floor reverse living room, the 3rd floor lantern room....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Dalwhinnie sits in the sand, with boardwalks surrounding the cottage & boardwalk w/direct access to the beach. ...moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    Dalwhinnie Cottage is oceanfront!...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Dalwhinnie's views of the ocean are spectacular! Dolphins swimming, pelican's diving into the ocean, viewed directly from our cottage - living room on 2nd floor, 3rd floor lantern room....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    1st Row. Unobstructed oceanfront views of the ocean, dolphins, pelicans and ships. 2nd floor reversed living room offers enhanced views of Cape Fear, Frying Pan Shoals, South Beach, ships, dolphins, pelicans and fishermen. Imagine a column of pelicans flying by......moreless

  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    two additional arm chairs in living room can be used as dining chairs; 4 bar stools at counter to kitchen, and table with four chairs on side deck adjacent to dining room can be used for dining. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    3 zones...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    available at Shoals Club and BHI Club; temporary membership required....moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    US calls only...moreless

  • Garage:

    We call it a Crofter Cottage which garages 2 golf carts, (1) 4 seater and (1) 6 seater. Also 3-4 bicycles, at least 8 beach chairs are stored here for guest use....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    3 zones...moreless

  • Internet:

    We have the fastest speed of internet available on the island....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Extra pillows & blankets in every bedroom and beach towels Bath towels updated annually; beds are freshly made up before guest arrival....moreless

  • Living Room:

    The living room has two large sofas with slip covers which are cleaned twice a year. We have a wonderful overstuffed chair and ottoman, large coffee table, corner cabinet with games and videos...moreless

  • Parking:

    Park your car at Deep Point in Southport, take the ferry. Of course we have parking at the cottage for 2 golf carts....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels, hand towels, wash cloths, and beach towels; also kitchen towels and drying mat....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    We provide soap, fabric softner, spot remover....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    we have wireless internet, available in all rooms including crofter. ...moreless


  • Catering Available:

    through Maritime Market, Bald Head Island Club or the Shoals Club; and services of personal chef are available with advanced notice. ....moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    placed in service 2016...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Pots and pans include larger pots for cooking soups and chili; crockpot, collection of cook books....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Kitchen is fully equipt; our dinner service is for 16; our cutlery is service for 16. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Dalwhinnie has a fully stocked kitchen with service for 16 as well as primary appliances - coffee maker, blender, toaster, coffee grinder; new pots and pans for 2016 season. Counters are granite....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    glass cooktop and self cleaning oven range. Microwave above cooktop...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    We stock the kitchen with spices, salt and pepper grinder, baking soda and powder....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    GE refrigerator has rapid cool feature to help with cooling your food upon arrival. Crofter cottage room has 4 cu ft refrigerator. Freezer is a bottom drawer....moreless

  • Stove:

    Our stove is a range with glass cooktop and self cleaning oven....moreless

  • Toaster:

    4 slice toaster...moreless


  • Balcony:

    (2) two upstairs decks off reverse living room and dining room, facing south to oceanfront and east towards the Cape and Shoals; oceantfront deck has 4 adirondack chairs; east upper deck with oceanviews has dining table & 3 chairs...moreless

  • Bicycles:

    and helmets - beach cruisers, for road use....moreless

  • Boat:

    Kayaks, canoes are available for rent; as are sailboats. Charter fishing also available....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    (2) Patios: Outdoor shower, table and grill on back patio; Pair of adirondack chairs and footrests on oceanfront patio Two 2nd floor decks: 1 facing oceanfront (South Beach) with 5 adirondack chairs; 1 facing toward East Beach with table, 2 adirondack & 2 side chairs for sunning or sitting. ...moreless

  • Golf:

    BHI Club, temporary membership required...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    rentals available on island as well as tours thru BHI Conservancy...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    We have a covered rocking chair porch facing the ocean with 4 rocking chairs, and a screened porch looking eastward towards Cape Fear with ocean views with table & 2 chairs as well as 2 comfy sitting chairs with foot rests and chaise lounge...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    We have a nice Weber gas grill....moreless

  • Tennis:

    BHI Club, temporary membership required...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Available for rental...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Swimming Pools at the Bald Head Island Club and the Shoals Club - temporary memberships are available for both clubs. The pools at both clubs are heated in early Spring and late Fall. ...moreless

  • Heated Pool


from 26 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Value Summer
May 21 - Jun 9, 2017
3 night min stay
Peak Summer
Jun 10 - Jun 16, 2017
7 night min stay

Jun 17 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay

Peak Summer
Jul 1 - Aug 18, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Value Summer
Aug 19 - Sep 8, 2017
3 night min stay
$650 $700
Fri, Sat
Sep 9 - Nov 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$450 $500
Fri, Sat
Dec 1 - Mar 16, 2018
2 night min stay
$400 $450
Fri, Sat
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning/Houseman $235
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 12.75%


10% discount on remaining June 2017 weeks. Adjustment will be made during booking process. Bald Head Island Club with golf privileges ($160 per week for 2017) and Shoals Club Temporary Memberships ($250 per week for 2017) available for nominal fee. The Club fee covers the entire group staying at Dalwhinnie. Please contact me directly to set up temporary memberships 9196168114.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 05/29/2017
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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
ILM - Wilmington, North Carolina
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Ferry runs between BHI and Deep Point
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
George Cobb course at Bald Head Island Club
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
South Beach on Bald Head Island

Car: Not Necessary

Bald Head Island Club temporary membership includes golf privileges at the 18 hole course designed by George Cobb - this course underwent a complete renovation in 2010 as well as tennis, croquet, swimming pool, fitness room, restaurants and bar; the Shoals Club offers dining, swimming pools, beach access at point of Cape Fear with complimentary beach chairs and towels, and spa services. Both clubs available for nominal fee.

Access to island is by ferry; you leave your car at the Deep Point Ferry Landing in Southport, N.C. where you embark the ferry.

Transportation on the island - to Dalwhinnie is by tram, when you disembark the ferry. Two golf carts are provided at Dalwhinnie for transportation.

The island features the Old Baldy, the oldest lighthouse in North Carolina, which is still open for climbing to the public, nature trails, miles of beaches, a tidal creek, and the Bald Head Island Conservancy which has a national reputation for protecting and educating the public about sea turtles.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1998

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Dalwhinnie is located at the end of Killegray Ridge next to Braemar. The oceanfront lot in Braemar is not developed. We are at the end of an L cul de sac. Only two of the five properties in our cul de sac rent to guests. The cul de sac is a wonderful place for children to play. The cottage is as peaceful as our guests want it to be.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/29/2017

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  • Dalwhinnie Cottage and boardwalk to beach; crofter to the left of main house

    Dalwhinnie Cottage and boardwalk to beach; crofter to the left of main house

  • Sunset from Dalwhinnie Cottage Oceanfront Deck

    Sunset from Dalwhinnie Cottage Oceanfront Deck

  • Dalwhinnie Cottage-Kitchen

    Dalwhinnie Cottage-Kitchen

  • Dalwhinnie - View from Oceanfront deck to beach access

    Dalwhinnie - View from Oceanfront deck to beach access

  • Dalwhinnie Cottage - View from East Deck

    Dalwhinnie Cottage - View from East Deck

  • Dalwhinnie Cottage - 1st Floor double (2) bedroom with bathroom

    Dalwhinnie Cottage - 1st Floor double (2) bedroom with bathroom

  • Crofter Cottage Queen Master Bedroom with bathroom

    Crofter Cottage Queen Master Bedroom with bathroom

  • Covered Screened Porch at Dalwhinnie w/oceanfront views .

    Covered Screened Porch at Dalwhinnie w/oceanfront views .

  • Yes, the birds are real

    Yes, the birds are real

  • South Beach, on a wonderful sunny day

    South Beach, on a wonderful sunny day

  • Sunset on South Beach

    Sunset on South Beach

  • Welcome to Dalwhinnie!

    Welcome to Dalwhinnie!

  • Dalwhinnie Cottage View from Rocking Chair Porch 1st Floor

    Dalwhinnie Cottage View from Rocking Chair Porch 1st Floor

  • Dalwhinnie Cottage - 2nd Floor Living Room & Dining Room

    Dalwhinnie Cottage - 2nd Floor Living Room & Dining Room

  • Dalwhinnie Cottage - dining and kitchen

    Dalwhinnie Cottage - dining and kitchen

  • Dalwhinnie's Beach Access

    Dalwhinnie's Beach Access

  • Dalwhinnie Cottage 1st Floor Master Bedroom (King) with bathroom

    Dalwhinnie Cottage 1st Floor Master Bedroom (King) with bathroom

  • Dalwhinnie Cottage 3rd Floor twins (can be converted to king) with bathroom

    Dalwhinnie Cottage 3rd Floor twins (can be converted to king) with bathroom

  • Oceanfront Rocking Covered Rocking Chair Porch

    Oceanfront Rocking Covered Rocking Chair Porch

  • View of Cape Fear from Dalwhinnie's 2nd Floor Deck facing East

    View of Cape Fear from Dalwhinnie's 2nd Floor Deck facing East

  • Walking out to South Beach thru our dune

    Walking out to South Beach thru our dune

  • Sunset at Dalwhinnie

    Sunset at Dalwhinnie

  • Walking to South Beach on Dalwhinnie's beach access at Sunset

    Walking to South Beach on Dalwhinnie's beach access at Sunset

  • Dune in front of Dalwhinnie on a sunny day

    Dune in front of Dalwhinnie on a sunny day

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This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Monday, May 29, 2017

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