About the property
- House2500 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
House, 5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12)
Our custom-built, professionally decorated & designed home luxuriously accommodates multiple families. With 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms, our home is the perfect destination for two or three families to share. Conveniently located in the heart of Cape Fear Station, we're just four blocks away from the Shoals Club and East Beach, and one block away from the Turtle Conservancy and South Beach.
We've thought of every detail to make your Bald Head Island vacation one you will never forget! Temporary memberships to the Bald Head Island Club AND the Shoals Club are included in your rental rate, so you won't have to worry about making special arrangements for club access. The BHI Club’s amenities include golf course, pool, fitness center, tennis courts, playground, and informal and formal dining. Please note that we're Sports Members of the BHI Club, so you'll have full access to the world-class BHI Golf Course when you stay at Rum Runner! The Shoals Club, which is a short walk from our home, features a spectacular pool overlooking the Point, beach access, a fitness center, and fine dining. The sunset views at the Shoals Club make cocktail and dinner hour a spectacular experience.
Our home is meticulously maintained and will provide a restful and comfortable retreat from your day's activities. Our open floor plan makes it easy for the whole group to be together, while our private bedroom suites make it just as easy for you to get away for quiet time when needed! Our fully-equipped kitchen features top of the line appliances for the gourmet cook, and you'll find all of the pots and pans, cooking utensils, and serving dishes that you could ever want. The Maritime Market is just a short bike or golf-cart ride away, making grocery shopping a breeze. Don’t feel like cooking? Walk over to the Shoals Club for a light meal at the Sandbar Grille or a gourmet dinner in the dining room, or take the short drive up to the harbor for a delicious meal at Delphina Cantina!
Our inviting home sleeps 12 people comfortably, which is a rarity on BHI! We have three master bedroom suites, each with a queen bed and an attached full bath. A fourth bedroom is outfitted with two built-in bunk beds and floor space for additional children, creating the perfect kids’ room. A fifth bedroom has two twin beds, and shares a full bathroom with the bunk bedroom. The family room provides a central meeting area and includes a high definition flat screen TV, stereo, DVD/VCR player, and games, books and movies for family entertainment. Three of the bedrooms also feature TVs and DVD players.
A spacious screened porch creates a perfect outdoor dining space or relaxing retreat at the end of the day. Our wrap-around front and side porch makes it easy to walk from front to back yard, and our wooden driveway and quiet back-alley provide a fun place for children to bounce a tennis ball or scooter. We're just steps away from The Commons, where you will enjoy walking, biking, playing Frisbee or maybe even a game of touch football!
Two golf carts, one 6-seater and one 4-seater, are provided for your use. We have eight beach chairs and several boogie boards for you to use, as well. Your toughest decision during your visit to our home will be which fun (or quiet) activity to do next!
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- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
About Anne Walker
Our home is owned by two families: the Pollards from Richmond, VA and the Walkers from Potomac, MD. The husbands have been friends since Kindergarten; the wives were college roomates and have been friends ever since. Our two families have a very special friendship, which is reflected in the wonderful home we've created together. We fell in love with Bald Head the first time we saw it, and our families vacationed there together for many years before we decided to take the plunge and build our own home. Between us we have 7 children, and we never found a home that had enough bedrooms for our group! Now we have the perfect island retreat, where our children can enjoy the simple pleasures of a long summer vacation and we can escape from the busy world for a little while. We love our Bald Head Island home, and we love sharing it with people who appreciate the beauty and sanctuary that Bald Head offers.
Anne Walker purchased this House in 2006
Why Anne Walker chose Cape Fear Station
Bald Head Island is an extraordinary place. The physical beauty of its beaches, forests, and maritime preserves is unmatched. The wildlife is astonishing and the fresh air is rejuvenating. But most of all, we love the quiet and relaxed pace of the island. Staying on Bald Head is like travelling back in time to our own childhoods, when things were much simpler. Children can just be children - playing outside all day, swimming until their fingers are wrinkled like raisins, climbing a tree, flying a kite, riding their bikes and scooters around the neighborhood. They seem to grow more during our time on Bald Head -- physically from the fresh air, exercise and great food; emotionally from the freedom. Bald Head's beaches are gorgeous, but the abundant simple pleasures are what make this island truly exceptional.
What makes this House unique
Our home is in a fantastic location on the island. We're in the heart of Cape Fear Station, one of Bald Head's premiere neighborhoods. We chose this spot because of its proximity to the things we love most about Bald Head - the Shoals Club, East Beach, and the Turtle Conservancy. Our children love walking over to the Turtle Conservancy, which is only a block away. We often walk up to South Beach at Captain Charlie's Station in the evenings after dinner to catch sand crabs or talk a long walk. On hot summer days, we like to load up our golf carts with beach charis, coolers, and other supplies, and head up to East Beach for the day. It's only about a minute away by golf cart, so once we've set up camp, we can go back and forth to the house all day to restock our food supply, use the restroom, or take little ones home for naps. The Shoals Club is our other favorite destination on hot summer days. Between the beautiful pools and the enormous beaches, you can stay all day and never run out of things to do. Having lunch at the Shoals Club - or better yet dinner as the sun is setting over the water - is a real treat. We're also very close to Middle Island, where we love to go crabbing or exploring. We also like to take a canoe through the island's pristine waterways, or rent a motorboat and go out on the water for the day. As many times as we've been to Bald Head, we always leave wanting more!
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great home, great destination, great amenities!
Our family loved this house nestled among the vegetation yet only a short distance from the beach. The kitchen and living room was open and spacious. The kids loved the bunk quarters. There were many puzzles, movies, and games to chose from- a great alternative to electronic devices our kids were forced to leave behind. We only had six people, but the space could accommodate another family nicely. The property was clean and tidy. The owners were kind and responsive. We would highly recommend this property to anyone seeking a rental home on the island!
Great Family Home!
This is a beautiful home. Beautifully decorated and yet so comfortable. The location is outstanding as well. We stayed at this home a few years ago and chose it again when we had additional family coming to Bald Head with us. This house offers so much for all ages and multiple types of groups (families, groups of friends, etc). The house was clean and the manager has always been very helpful and quick to respond. We have stayed at many different homes on BHI but this is one of our favorites. I highly recommend staying at Rum Runner.
Nice house within walking distance to beach.
We had a great week at the beach and the house was very comfortable.
Great house, great location
I would highly recommend Rum Runner for these reasons: 1) Location: the house is tucked away in a very quiet and forested part of the island, but just a couple minutes away from East Beach, South Beach, and the Shoals' Club. 2) Great for groups: the L-shaped living-dining-kitchen area is very spacious and has great flow. The sleeping spaces work very well and allow for privacy. Additionally, the kitchen is well stocked with lots of serving dishes that make large meals easy. 3) Condition of the house: up-to-date, nicely decorated, and doesn't have that rental house feel. Also very clean--you would never know that pets are allowed to stay here. 4) Responsive owners: extremely professional and easy to work with. We would definitely stay here again!
Delightful Bald Head Island Home
Our family has vacationed on Bald Head Island each year since our daughter's wedding in 2007. This is our second year staying at Rum Runner. Once again, it did not disappoint. We especially love the large open floor plan on the first floor, where the 9 of us can be together comfortably. The rooms flow so nicely, from the family room, to the kitchen and dining, and onto the great screened porch. The selection of games and puzzles is amazing. The home is tastefully decorated and the floor plan works well for multiple families. And, of course, the proximity to East Beach and Shoals Club is so important for us. Anne is wonderful - so attentive to all of our questions and requests; expect a quick response from her! Rum Runner really is the perfect place on a perfect island!!
Rum Runner Rocks!
OUTSTANDING property. the 3 master suites were wonderful as was the 2 additional bedrooms for a larger family. The location is good at the southern end of the island within walking distance of the beach that was never crowded...and the Shoals Club with pool, great dining and other amenities. We also loved the nature trails and programs put on by the Conservancy which also is a short walk from the residence. It was well maintained and the two golf carts worked great. We would highly recommend Rum Runner for a Bald Head Island vacation!
Nature preserve, loggerhead turtle preserve and turtle watching, rollerblading.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit is $750.00 for guests with pets. Rates are not final until confirmed. Holidays may have different rates - please contact owner for holiday rates. Amex not accepted.