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BHI Dalwhinnie Cottage Oceanfront 1st Row South Beach-Killegray Ridge

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


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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Patricia Rollins
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2018

What makes this house unique

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.


South Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1- Master - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2 sinks w/generous counter and large garden tub w/shower
    Bathroom 2 - 1st floor double bedroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , perfect bathtub for small children
    Bathroom 3 - 3rd floor lantern - toilet , shower , North side of cottage, sink room & shower/toilet rm
    Bathroom 4 - in crofter - toilet , combination tub/shower , Tub/shower/toilet enclosed; sink & mirror in main rm
    Bathroom 5 - located on 2nd floor off kitchen
  • 4.5 bathrooms, each full bath is private, connected to corresponding bedroom. We also have an outside shower between cottage and crofter.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom & private bath-1st floor facing ocean & porch
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , 1st floor w/ private bath opens to screened porch
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 3rd floor twins convert to king w/private bath-room w/a view
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , crofter cottage, separate deck, private bath
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2nd floor-sleeper sofa in living room 1/2 bath
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
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
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.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews
Cape Elizabeth, ME

3 visits and counting

  • 5 of 5

This house is our favorite place for relaxation in the world! We have spent our last 3 spring school vacations here and hope to continue for many years to come. The home is incredibly well appointed and the location magnificent! Our 4 girls (ages 13 to 5) await each spring break with baited breath, as do we.

I am confident that this property will exceed your expectations...enjoy!


Cape Elizabeth, ME

  • Submitted: May 18, 2009
  • Stayed: April 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful beach accomodations!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time at this beautiful beach house. It is definitely the best equipped house in which we have ever stayed! We will definitely want to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Monkton, MD

Oceanfront, Just the Right Size, and Great Owner

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved Dalwhinnie Cottage. The ocean is just a few steps away and we were pleasantly surprised when the beach was often ours alone in late August. Being oceanside, and not having to drive or walk across the road to access the beach was our goal. To achieve that, we chose Dalwhinnie, even though it is smaller than the homes we have rented on our previous BHI trips. The main house is comfortable, and more than enough for 2 adults and 3 children. In fact, with the third floor bedroom, we could have packed in 2 more kids. A reverse floor plan allows some amazing ocean views from the main living area and kitchen. The separate crofter was the perfect size for a mother-in-law who got to enjoy privacy and peace and quiet when needed. Two golf carts (one brand new six seater we called the "limo") were handy and in nice shape. Everything we needed was there, and the owner was very responsive and pleasant. We highly recommend Dalwhinnie.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect getaway.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in the Dalwhinnie Cottage the week of Labor Day. This was our first time visiting Bald Head Island, and we left already planning our next stay at Dalwhinnie cottage. Paddi made our experience very easy by providing us with all the information we needed to have a smooth transit to and from the island. We had 9 adults staying in the house, and everyone had plenty of room and a comfortable place to sleep. The cable and internet worked perfectly the entire time. The kitchen is incredibly outfitted with every gadget, serving platter, and cooking utensil you could ever need. We used the grill almost nightly. Paddi was always available to answer our questions during the week. She arranged our ferry and tram reservations as well as a membership to Bald Head Island Club, which we used for golfing and dining. The two golf carts were in great condition. Lastly, the house came with beach chairs, towels, and plenty of beach toys/activities, which helped us pack light for the trip. We are so looking forward to our next stay at the Dalwhinnie cottage!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for a family

  • 5 of 5

Paddi was great to work with and well organized. House is stocked with all kinds of games, books and kid friendly. Loved being in a cul de sac where it was quiet. Beds were comfortable too. We enjoyed it very much and can't wait to get back to BHI!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome spring break!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time on BHI and first time at Dalwhinnie. I've been looking for a beach cottage to settle into as a rental and I think I've found it! It is beautiful, well appointed, right on the beach with beautiful views of the water and sunsets. Paddi takes excellent care of her property as well as her renters. She coordinated everything and made the journey and checkin effortless. I only wish we could have spent more time there.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
ILM - Wilmington, North Carolina
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Ferry runs between BHI and Deep Point
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
George Cobb course at Bald Head Island Club
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning/Houseman $235
Tax Rate 12.75%

Check in time: 4:00 pm
Check out time: 10:00 am
Summer weeks - Saturday to Saturday only.
Bald Head Island Club with golf privileges ($190 per week for 2018) and Shoals Club Temporary Memberships 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

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.