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Exceptional Luxury Home, Ideal for 2 Families, Easy Beach Access, Clubs Included

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

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!

More Details

Anne Walker
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 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!

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a wonderful start to summer vacation! Fabulous house, great furnishings, convenient location . . . perfect for Memorial Day getaway. Thanks, we'll be back!
May 2012
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Cape Fear Station House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Please contact us for more information about refund and hurricane policies.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Two sinks, toilet, and shower - main floor en suite bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Sink, toilet, tub/shower - main floor en suite bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Two sinks, toilet, and shower - upper floor en suite bath
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Sink, toilet, tub/shower - upper floor hall bath
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , First floor powder room!
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Main floor master bedroom suite with attached full bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Main floor master bedroom suite with attached full bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Upper floor master bedroom suite with attached full bath
    Bedroom 4 - 2 bunk bed , Upper floor bedroom with two sets of bunk beds (4 twins)
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Upper floor bedroom with two twin beds
  • Queen Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1), Bunk Beds (2), Pack n Play (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Golf carts (4 and 6 seat), two outdoor showers, 8 beach chairs, boogie boards, crib, high chair, pack 'n' play.


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Exceptional Luxury Home, Ideal for 2 Families, Easy Beach Access, Clubs Included
average rating of 5.0 based on 47 reviews
Fuquay Varina, NC

Great Family Home!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice house within walking distance to beach.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week at the beach and the house was very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chevy Chase, MD

Great house, great location

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Springfield, IL

Delightful Bald Head Island Home

  • 5 of 5

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!!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chapel Hill NC

Rum Runner Rocks!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winston-Salem, NC

Beautiful home in a great Bald Head location!

  • 5 of 5

Loved this house! And we've stayed in many at Bald Head. Location is great - close to both East and South Beach, so you can take your pick, close to various activities and a park where we played a lot of soccer and touch football, but tucked on a quiet street. Beautifully furnished and very well-maintained, with a lovely comfortable screened porch that we used a lot. Best outfitted kitchen we've had! The configuration and open layout worked really well for our combination of 6 kids, and 3 pairs of adults. We had a couple of rainy periods, and enjoyed the selection of games and DVDs at the house. Would love to return!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Old Baldy Lighthouse
Bald Head Island Conservancy
Shoals Club
Maritime Market Cafe
Bald Head Island Chapel
Nearest Airport
33 Miles
Wilmington, NC International Airport (ILM)
Nearest Point of Interest
Maritime Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Shoals Club
Nearest Point of Interest
Turtle Conservancy and Turtle Central

Nature preserve, loggerhead turtle preserve and turtle watching, rollerblading.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $275
Tax Rate 12.75%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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