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Magnificent Ocean View! Short walk to the water. 4BR, Sleeps 10! Newly Appointed"""

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Welcome to our family home on South Beach of Bald Head Island. We are anxious to treat you like a family member. Give me, Ken Dodge, a call at 919-451-9524.

We are excited to offer a newly remodeled kitchen with granite counters, new bathrooms, and other upgrades to our meticulously-maintained and pristine home for this year.

'Leaping Lizards' is where we have made many memories of our children building sand castles, spotting alligators in the creeks, boogie-boarding over the ocean waves, fishing in the surf, hiking in the maritime forest, watching loggerhead sea turtles hatch, and making jigsaw puzzles. It's amazing how wonderful family life is at the beach. Children will even play board games with their parents!

We take very good care of the home that has brought us these memories. Leaping Lizards is in the highest-quality condition with hardwood floors and furnishings. Newly remodeled kitchen and appliances, freshly painted, new carpet, 4 large HD TVs. We have the fastest-available internet service.

Our home has a reverse floor plan, meaning that the upper floor has a living room with a vaulted 14-foot ceiling, dining room, well-equipped kitchen, office nook with high-speed wireless internet access, and deck with panoramic ocean views 70 feet above sea level. We enjoy morning coffee on the deck, watching the dolphins play in the ocean. The master bedroom (queen bed), child's bedroom (queen bed and daybed, HD cable TV with DVD player), and screened porch (hammock) are on the first (entry) floor with 9-foot ceilings.

We have an adjacent second building that is called a crofter, which offers the privacy of an upper-floor bedroom (queen bed, HD cable TV, balcony), and lower-floor bedroom (two twin beds, HD cable TV). In between the buildings is a patio with propane grill, comfortable chairs for watching the sun set, and an outdoor shower.

Leaping Lizards sits high on the Dunes in the award-winning Killegray Ridge community. Behind it is the maritime forest where you might see a deer in the morning; the front deck faces south beach where you can watch pelicans dive into the water next to dolphins. The hammock on the screened porch begs you to read that summer novel.

Our home is across the road from the ocean, close enough for direct, easy two-minute access on the private boardwalk. We have plenty of beach towels, new beach chairs, and toys. Six bicycles afford leisurely trips all over the island. We also get around by electric golf cart. We have two six-person carts. We hike through the maritime forest and salt marsh, where we can see herons, egrets, foxes, and deer. Families have the option to obtain a temporary membership at the BHI Club or the Shoals Club for a nominal fee, providing golf, tennis, swimming pools, croquet, children's programs, playgrounds, and restaurants.

Our friendly house cleaner will prepare for your visit with fresh linens and towels. She will also stop by during the week to see if you need anything. We have maintenance contracts for HVAC and golf carts so that you don't worry. Be Happy.

Travel to Bald Head Island: BHI is accessible from Wilmington, NC, Airport by limousine. If you drive, you can park at Deep Point Terminal in Southport. Take the ferry boat to the island, where a tram will bring you to our door step.

Keywords: Beach House

More Details

Ken Dodge
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Ken Dodge

We live in Durham, NC, three hours from Bald Head Island, and we get there as often as we can. We are a family of four: Mom and Dad and two (now young-adult) kids. The smiles on our children's faces are never brighter than when we are all at Leaping Lizards at Bald Head Island.

Ken Dodge purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Ken Dodge chose Flora's Bluff

This is our family vacation home forever. We love BHI. This home is the right size, large enough to spread out but easily manageable. We have a panoramic ocean view from our deck while drinking morning coffee, and we can walk to the beach in a few moments.

What makes this cottage unique

High-quality home that is well-furnished, very near the ocean.


Flora's Bluff Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
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 ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • 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 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • upper main guest bathroom - toilet , upper floor
    Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , two sinks
    Main house second bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upper crofter master bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Lower crofter bathroom - toilet , sink, outdoor shower adjoining
  • 3 full, 2 half
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Main Master - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , private full bath
    Main house second bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , private full bath
    Upper crofter master - 1 queen , full private bath
    Lower crofter - 4 twin/ single , pull out mattress; private half-bath
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (4), Baby Cribs (1) Portable crib for any room
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
2 golf carts, 6 bicycles, high chair, games, jigsaw puzzles, beach chairs, beach toys, temporary membership in BHI and Shoals Club available


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Magnificent Ocean View! Short walk to the water. 4BR, Sleeps 10! Newly Appointed
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Fabulous experience!

  • 5 of 5

My family just spent a long weekend at Leaping Lizards and had a wonderful time. This home is super clean, superbly furnished, and very convenient to the beach.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed our home. We hope you will come back next summer and take advantage of our returning guests discount.
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  • 5 of 5

Very clean. Well appointed. Great location within easy reach of the beach and spectacular view from the deck.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Raleigh, NC

Leaping Lizards Rocks!

  • 5 of 5

Just home from a fabulous 5 days at Leaping Lizards. The house was the cleanest beach house I have ever stayed in. The location was perfect with easy access to the beach and the two clubs. Everything one could ever need could be found inside this home. Ken was great and easy to work with and accommodating in every way. Highly recommend Leaping Lizards.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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excellent vacation home, we wanted to stay forever!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this beach house. We vacationed with another family and this property was perfect. Our two families spent as much time together as we wanted, but the crofter allowed us to have alone time as well. The house was clean, well stocked with games, outdoor equipment, and household necessities. We saw the 'leaping lizard' and the kids enjoyed trying to catch him. Excellent ocean view and the easy walk on the path to the beach was perfect. We grilled out, chased rainbows in the golf cart, flew kites, laid in the hammock, made sandcastles, fished and swam. We saw so many creatures all around the island. It was peaceful and also exciting. We are planning to return to Leaping Lizard in May of 2014 and we can't wait.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL

Excellent Stay at the Leaping Lizard!

  • 5 of 5

We thought our stay at the Leaping Lizard was quite relaxing and fit well with our desires for a relaxing week. The area was serene, well kept up, and very close to a quiet beach. The house itself is open and airy, with a sun deck overlooking the ocean, and it was a very comfortable place to relax. There were plenty of clean linens and the kitchen was stocked with everything we needed for cooking. It also has bicycles, a kayak, a surfboard, and boogie boards that made our outdoor experience so much more fun. A couple nice restaurants, beautiful weather, and golfing (all just a short walk or golf cart ride away) added to the amazing experience.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the Leaping Lizard for our vacation. Getting up in the morning and enjoying our coffee on the front deck, looking out at the ocean was so very relaxing. The house is very comfortable,clean and close to the beach. We enjoyed playing with the games and puzzles or reading in the evening. Driving around the island or walking the beach, swimming, life is good at the leaping lizard.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Wilmington, NC, and Myrtle Beach, SC
Nearest Beach
South Beach Bald Head Island
Car: not necessary

We are in the Killegray Ridge area of Bald Head Island. We have a vista view of the ocean and are only a two-minute walk to the water.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

Security deposit of $500 will be returned after post-stay cleaning

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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