About the property
- House1800 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay1 - 4 nights
4 Bedrooms (3 oceanfront), 3.5 baths+H/C outside shower, (sleeps 8)
SPECIAL, have 4 night May 20-24 open as well as Tuesday, May 29 to Sunday, June 3. Early peak June 3-10 week at discounted rates. Generally weekly rentals are popular, but we have some 3-5 night openings this spring and summer. June 3-10 is part of "peak" but I'm offering "early peak" deep discounted rate at $3000 a week ($500 off peak rates). Get ready for late spring and summer, book now while you have great selection. Hold-on-Beach is still located on a wonderful section of the East End of Holden Beach. The beach strand got a nice renourishment in 2017 and over the winter Hold-on-Beach got exterior trim repairs /replacement and two fresh coats of paint. Fortunately for us, Holden Beach and our two homes didn't suffer any damage from Hurricanes Irma, Jose or Maria. Our hearts and prayers go our to those still displaced and devastated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, especially those in the Puerto Rico, Caribbean and Antilles where recovery is more difficult than here in the states.
A major beach renourishment project was completed in 2017 giving us a beautiful broad beach. Hold-on-Beach and Pelican Watch (VRBO 185186) are both ready for renters.
Holden Beach now has a NEW FREE EV charging station. Drive your electric car on your next beach vacation. Winter and Spring rates are great. Spring weather is usually good. Want to swim this spring before ocean warms up, try Pelican Watch (our other house) with private heated pool (re-opened in March and heated) at 82 degrees into November (vrbo 185186). Pelican Watch had 7 repeat renters last summer. Some of those families have outgrown (grandchildren) and aren't returning, leaving us (you) with some prime open weeks. Enjoy the beautiful white sands of the lightly-developed east end of Holden Beach. Both houses have inverted floor plan has top floor with one master bedroom suite, kitchen with Corian and full features, and living area all overlooking large (28 foot wide) porch and beach/ocean. Three of the 4 bedrooms are oceanfront with great ocean views and breezes. Shining hardwood floors add extra quality. Dual zone heat/air conditioning allows different settings on each floor. Main TV is a new 47 inch HDTV w/digital cable. Wi-Fi. Enclosed outside shower with dressing area and hot/cold water. Outside entry 28 foot wide oceanfront porch via Andersen French doors to two of the oceanfront bedrooms. Off-season is great on the North Carolina Coast. Elevator serves top floor. Rentals are generally Sunday-Sunday. If the schedule blocks you, try Pelican Watch, with heated pool.
Fall, Winter and Spring activities. Walk the beach, curl up with a good book by the fireplace or a movie on the main 47 inch LCD HDTV. There are numerous spring festivals at area beaches and around Wilmington. Book-it now! Hold-On-Beach! is on the lightly developed 'East End' with broad beach for walking, swimming, or sunbathing. You won't need to get up early to 'stake-out' a beach or fishing spot in this area. Holden Beach is a top-ranked beach by USA Today, National Geographic Smart Travel Magazine, and has received National Healthy Beach status by NHBC which rates beaches based on environmental qualities and services.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
About Irvin Woods
I'm a beach lover with roots deep in the sand of the Carolina Coast. Grew up in South Carolina with a family beach cottage at Edisto Beach, now own, personally manage and enjoy beach houses in Holden Beach, North Carolina and live in the Virginia Piedmont. The Carolinas supply all the best barbecue and shrimp I can enjoy!
Irvin Woods purchased this House in 2005
Why Irvin Woods chose Holden Beach
Very nice deisgn and lay-out with inverted floorplan and elevator. Very nice ,lightly developed section of Holden Beach.
What makes this House unique
Lightly developed 'East End' of Holden Beach. Unobstructed ocean veiws in front and to rear across the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW).
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Love Hold-On at Holden!!!
This house is PERFECT for families, PERFECT to take in the ocean view~ Hot or Cold weather ~ and PERFECT location period! LOVED our stay. Will go back. Mr. Woods phenominal to work with for our stay! THANK YOU SOOOOOO MUCH! BR from MN
Beautiful house! Stunning beachfront views!
Lovely, comfortable home. Well-stocked kitchen. Great book selection if you are a reader. Owner was extremely helpful, informative, and accommodating. Elevator was a plus! We loved the livingroom and balcony views with both sunrise and sunset over the water. So close to the ocean at high tide that I could have thrown a baseball into the surf. Bedrooms were very comfortable. Only negative: the fourth bedroom with the double bed and trundle didn't have a night stand, chair, or table to set things on. We will definitely be back to Hold-on-Beach!
Wonderful host, home, experience
Beautiful home, so comfortable, exquisite views from bedrooms and living area ... see the sunrise in the east and set in the west ... leave your windows open a bit to hear the wonderful sound of the ocean at night. And best of all, the view of the ocean from the middle floor and top floor balcony is panoramic and so beautiful! We were at pelican watch in January so were not able to use the heated pool, but we look forward to going back to take advantage of that also.
Wonderful Thanksgiving at the beach. Quiet east end and great house. Irv was the best---made everything easy for us.
We had a wonderful time. The location is perfect and the house has everything we wanted.
We hope to be able to enjoy this wonderful home again in the very near future!
Great location, needs attention.
We arrived on Sunday to a beautiful view, a house in need of TLC, bug traps everywhere and a family of palmetto bugs that were crawling on the floors, bed and nightstand. Irv was very responsive and the pest service call solved the bug problem quickly The house has beautiful views and great beach access. We loved sitting on the deck with our morning coffee enjoying the view before our day began. The house shows signs of wear (white duct tape on kitchen cabinets to cover cabinet wear, hardwood floor/stair threads screwed down from the top due to warping/can’t open closet doors, much of furniture is MDF/ shows significant use/wear, and exterior in need to new paint and rust removal). The listing really doesn’t speak to the House condition and should be updated. Owner was responsive and offered early check in and late check out. However , we don’t plan to rent this specific house again.
Holden Beach is approximately 35-40 miles from Myrtle Beach & Wilmington.
Other Activities: Most important activity is enjoying lightly developed, beautiful beach.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
$1250-$3500/wk (2018 peak) Rentals are Sunday-to-Sunday, negotiable in off-season, Couples and Snow-bird specials off-peak. Call for Snow-bird deals.