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Holden Beach NC Updated Oceanfront 3 bed/2 bath that is dog and kid friendly

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,590 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Enjoy oceanfront, wide beaches for hours of fun for the whole family

***This house is a weekly or longer rental only, with check-in day on Saturday***

You are steps away from dipping your toes into the ocean. This updated home has a fully stocked kitchen for cooking great meals for your family. Enjoy the air conditioned sunroom with a leather sectional couch get out of the heat and or rain. Play cards or enjoy your coffee on the 6 top table.

Step out onto the covered porch and enjoy the glider rockers with gliding foot stool to enjoy the ocean breeze. Continue a few more steps and you are on the beach.

For safety, there are gates on all external openings, allowing for peace of mind for your pups and little ones.. When you are done with the beach, shower off with the outside shower with hot and cold water.

There is plenty of room for everyone to spread out and have their space. The den has a 55 inch tv, DVD player , 2 full size couches (1 sleeper could sleep additional 2) 6 seater high top table , a swivel chair and an oversized chair. Pull out the 4 stools under the coffee table for even more sitting room, or just use one to put your feet up.

All bedrooms have new(2018) beds. Bedroom #1 (street side ) has a twin/full bunk and a queen bed. # 2( middle) is a King with access to the bathroom, Bedroom# 3 (oceanfront ) is a queen with private bath. All bedrooms have new tv's hooked up to cable. There is a pack and play for your baby which doubles as a changing table .

For your little ones, I have provided bed rails (foldable) to keep them safe. Also, they can spend hours at their very own toddler table for crafts and fun. Plus, there is a toy box full just waiting for them to explore. For your pup, I have available a medium kennel for your use. And, we didn't forget the toys for the for them, as there is a box full.

A 3 minute walk to the park for basketball /pickle ball/tennis courts, new for 2018 splash pads for the iittle ones, intercostal waterway, ice cream and , Capt. Petes for fresh seafood. Enjoy strolling to dinner to the 3 restaurants nearby. You won't get caught in a traffic jam since you are a block from the bridge when needing to go to the store.

There is a fish cleaning table for you to prepare your daily catches.

More Details

Terri Huffstetler
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 16, 2018

About Terri Huffstetler

I was born in North Carolina, raised in Wisconsin and came back with my family to North Carolina in 1978.

Terri Huffstetler purchased this house in 2017

Why Terri Huffstetler chose Holden Beach

As a native Charlottean, the beach has always been my go to happy place. I was tired of having to pay to board my 2 Golden Doodles while I went to the beach. Last November, I fixed that situation by purchasing my own dog friendly home for all to enjoy. I have updated the home in hopes that your family will be comfortable and feel at home. Although I have no children of my own, I love all kids. That is why I added extra amenities just for them, including a toddler 4 top table, side rails for the beds and kiddie books to read. For the dogs, I have a kennel available, plenty of toys and a shower with hose to wash the dog after a day on the beach.

What makes this house unique

This beach home is bright and roomy for your whole family to enjoy. There is plenty of room for everyone to enjoy their own space, whether that is reading a book in the sunroom, rocking away on the outside porch or watching a good movie in the living room.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a wonderful week at Sandy Paws and Salty Kisses. This home lacks nothing. It has plenty of toys and books for the kids, and even a toy box for the pups. The covered porch is a delight with the rainbow gliders and foot stools. The decor is beachy and fun. The kitchen had every cooking utensil one could need. We loved the sunroom on those rainy days. We have already booked for next year. Terri , the owner was great to work with. She really does care about her guests. You won’t be disappointed with this dog and kid friendly home
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Holden Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1590 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • max of 2 dogs, some breeds restricted in season, call before booking-xxx-xxx-xxxx, dogs are not allowed on the beach between 9:00am-5:00pm in season
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master bath for bedroom 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master Bedroom (3) - 1 queen , Private bathroom with tub/shower
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , bathroom access from bedroom .
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , 1 bunk bed , Bunk is twin/double Pack n play available
  • All bedrooms contain new flat screen tv's with cable box. Bedroom 1 included safety rails for the beds (2), A Pack-N-Play with changing table and sheets are available, AND! A kennel for your dog (up to 50 pounds). Must inform if kennel is required
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Don't get stuck in the long lines of traffic coming on or off the island. You are just one block away from the bridge, making for easy, quick access to the mainland. Walk across the street to the basketball/tennis/pickle ball courts.


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Holden Beach NC Updated Oceanfront 3 bed/2 bath that is dog and kid friendly
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Just like being at home. Everything you could possibly need was stocked in the cottage. The view of the beach was wonderful.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jan, I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Sandy Paws and Salty Kisses. I am happy that you found the view wonderful and the house well stocked. I hope you see you again soon.
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You can’t get more beautiful than the view from the porch at Sandy Paws & Salty Kisses!

  • 5 of 5

Life gets perfect at Sandy Paws & Salty Kisses. Terri’s hospitality and attention to detail are like no other property we’ve rented - even from friends. It feels more like home and we treated it as if it was. The owner’s organization and neatness make me SOO happy. We were all so very comfortable, including the dogs. Beachfront and awesome front porch!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing week at Sandy Paws & Salty Kisses!

  • 5 of 5

We spent an amazing week at Sandy Paws & Salty Kisses in May and are already dreaming of a return trip. Terri thought of every convenience for guests at her house and truly went above and beyond to ensure that we felt welcome and at home. Everything was perfect from the location (oceanfront views to die for, close to the bridge, minutes from the grocery store, and walking distance to a few restaurants), cleanliness (not a spec of sand or dog hair when we arrived - how is that even possible?!!), all the comforts of home (updated amenities, the most fully stocked kitchen I’ve ever seen, and a great collection of books, games, and DVDs), and extras to cover everything I hadn’t even considered (latching gates on all exits, headlamps for night walks, and the softest, fluffiest couch blankets you’ve ever felt).

I absolutely loved the sunroom and could live in there forever. The weather wasn’t great while we were there, but the sunroom was perfect to read a book, sip coffee, and snuggle the dog all while enjoying the gorgeous view and sounds of the ocean.

The beach was so quiet, clean, and perfect for shelling. It was also a great place for a morning jog! From the house to the pier and back was just about a perfect 3 mile distance.

We also thoroughly enjoyed the pet and beach décor. We are big dog lovers ourselves and got a kick out of all the little details Terri put into the house. You can tell she truly enjoys this beach retreat and sharing it with others.

Terri, thank you for opening your home to us, we truly enjoyed every minute of it. To any others thinking of renting this home, we highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Erin, While I wish the weather was a bit nicer for your visit, I am happy that you enjoyed your stay at Sandy Paws and Salty Kisses. The deck and sun room are my 2 favorites as regardless of the weather, you always have a great view of the ocean. Holden Beach quickly becomes a favorite of my guests when they experience the uncrowded, wide beaches. I have since added a shower downstairs with hot & cold water for easy rinsing after a day on the beach. I hope you will come visit us again when looking for a beach vacation. Terri
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A perfect beach house for our family.

  • 5 of 5

It was a warm and welcoming cottage for the 2 legged and 4 legged members of our family. A home away from home. We will return Year after year.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Brenda for you kind words. This year is the 1st year of Sandy Paws and Salty Kisses and I am glad we made you feel welcome. Give a pat on the head to Teddy.
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Wilmington, NC or Myrtle Beach, SC
Nearest Ferry
27 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Lokwood Folly Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Holden Beach
Car: necessary

Enjoy the tranquility of Holden Beach. When you need a bit more activity, head to either Wilmington, NC or Myrtle Beach. We are a quick 45 minute ride from all the activities your family would want. Then come back to the peace of your home on the ocean.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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