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SPRING is BEAUTIFUL on Bald Head Island! BOOK now for SUMMER 2018!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Beach House 4 Bedrooms + 4.5 Baths (Sleeps 8-10)

Stargazing. Done any lately? Enjoy STAR GAZER- our family friendly custom-built home completed April 2009 and nestled in desirable Cape Fear Station.

TWO Master Bedroom Suites makes our home perfect for two families. 'Star Gazer' has a reverse floor plan, which utilizes the second story for cooking, dining, and Great Room gathering while enjoying Maritime Forest views as well as the calming sounds of nearby ocean waves. Both floor offers its own spacious Master Bedroom Suite with king-size bed as well as private screened porch access. Master Baths feature a Jacuzzi soaking tub and an over-sized shower featuring body sprays for the ultimate in relaxation. Two additional bedrooms are on the first floor. The third bedroom has a queen-size bed while the fourth bedroom has something all children enjoy--a unique full-size bunk bed with a twin trundle able to accommodate four happy sleepers. All four bedrooms include custom tiled en suite baths, ceiling fans, and flat screen TVs.

Find pleasure in numerous amenities including custom home furnishings, hickory hardwood flooring, a gourmet kitchen featuring upgraded appliances and natural maple cabinetry complemented by granite counter-tops. This lovely home offers a total of five porches, three of which are screened to allow eat-in dining, as well as a 'Star Gazing' deck for sunbathing during the day and stargazing in the evening.

An infant portable crib, high chair, and a safety gate are available for use during your stay. Laundry room is on the first floor with a handy mud room both at the rear entryway. An enclosed outside shower sits between the two-cart garage and back entrance, allowing a fun way to get cleaned up after a great day at the beach. The second floor Great Room, a primary gathering space, features a custom sectional couch with generous seating, over 30 family games and puzzles, and a 46-inch flat screen TV hidden away in a cabinet above the fireplace. Adjacent to the Great Room, a hand-made cherry dining room table able to seat 10 occupies the kitchen/dining room area. Cathedral ceilings in these three rooms allow wonderful lighting throughout the day.

'Star Gazer' encompasses a wooded corner lot, which affords privacy and a distinct sense of closeness to nature. Yet, this special island home is convenient to Bald Head Island's gourmet market, boutique shops, The Shoals Club, Bald Head Island Country Club, The Island Conservancy, and the Marina. 'Star Gazer' is a brief two minute golf cart ride or an 8 minute walk to unparalleled East Beach. The Shoals Club is very close by and which features excellent dining, two swimming pools, and direct beach access. Included with your rental are two golf carts--a 4-seater and 6-seater, and 6 bicycles to ensure relaxing travel while exploring uniquely beautiful Bald Head Island.

Keywords: Beach House

More Details

Mimi Leach
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Mimi Leach

After moving to Charlottesville,Virginia from the San Francisco area in 2002, our family longed to be near the ocean. We felt as though we had struck gold when we discovered the beauty of Bald Head Island. Our children and their friends love everything about the island and look forward to every visit.

Mimi Leach purchased this house in 2009

Why Mimi Leach chose Cape Fear Station

My husband & I were captivated by the uniqueness of Bald Head Island. After visiting, we decided to purchase land in Cape Fear Station and build a home on the island. We finished STAR GAZER in April 2009 and it was absolutely worth the wait!

What makes this house unique

Together with our children, friends, and family members, we enjoy the pristine beaches immensely, as well as exploring the island on a golf cart, bicycle, or on foot. The brief ferry ride from Southport provides a much needed means to relax and anticipate the joy of what lies ahead.


Cape Fear Station House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • KING BEDS (2), QUEEN BED (1), BUNKBED with a FULL-SIZE BED + SINGLE BED & Pull-Out TRUNDLE which is also a Single Bed. For babies we have a BABY GATE, HIGH CHAIR, & GRACO PAK'N PLAY, ALL 4 Bedrooms have En Suite Bathrooms.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Cart
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Reverse floor plan; two separate & spacious Master Bedroom Suites. All bedrooms have en suite bathrooms. Six porches; 3 are screened-in.


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(80 traveler reviews)

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SPRING is BEAUTIFUL on Bald Head Island! BOOK now for SUMMER 2018!
average rating of 4.9875 based on 80 reviews

Making Memories

  • 5 of 5

This was our third year spending the week after Christmas at Star Gazer! Each year we have made so many memories with Star Gazer and Mimi being key factors! This year for example, we had record cold temperatures on the island! After lovely walks to the beach or cart rides to the shops, it was wonderful coming back to the house and turning on the fire place and sitting at the gorgeous table and playing countless games, which many new games have been added this year! Star Gazer is perfect for several families or a large one like ours! We look forward to many more years to come!

I highly recommend Star Gazer and working with Mimi! You will not be dissapointed!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Island Home

  • 5 of 5

My family, along with my sister and her family spent Thanksgiving in this beautiful home. It was very well stocked and maintained. Mimi was also VERY helpful with information and questions prior to our visit. I would highly recommend renting from Mimi and staying at this home.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Amazing home in a tranquil setting.

  • 5 of 5

Extremely clean and tidy home. Great location near beach. Wonderful floor plan. Large bedrooms with luxurious bathrooms, especially master bathroom. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Home

  • 5 of 5

Our family along with another couple enjoyed Stargazer for a long Labor Day weekend at BHI. Mimi was very responsive and we found the home to be just as depicted in the photos. We love this location on BHI and would highly recommend this home to anyone!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and well maintained. Very comfortable and well appointed home!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with my teen sons and we loved it! This was our third visit to bhi and our first time staying in the maritime forest. We loved being so close to east beach and south beach as well. We spent days at the shoals and watched the sunsets every night on the south side. The house is lovely and very comfortable with large rooms and beautiful bathrooms in every room. We love that Mimi stocked the house with all of the essentials. It made shopping and traveling so much easier. The bikes were great and in good condition as well as the chairs and 2 umbrellas that we really appreciated having. My favorite was the top front porch where I enjoyed my morning coffee and listening to the sounds of the forest. VERY private and quiet. Mimi was very communicative and helpful and truly cared that we had a great week. Thank you for A wonderful vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Bald Head Home!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great house on a beautiful island. Three generations of my family had a great stay at this house. We had everything we needed - a well stocked kitchen, larger dining table, comfortable beds and bedding, beach towels and chairs and toys! We have stayed at many VRBO homes and this is one of the best (we have stayed here twice). Mimi is very responsive to questions. The location is in the maritime forest just a short three minute cart ride to the Shoals Club or to East Beach. The beaches on Bald Head are fantastic! We were so lucky to have a juvenile bald eagle visit the front porch in a quest for lizards that were sunning on the front walk! We are sure to be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
33 Miles
Wilmington, NC (ILM)
Nearest Barpub
Bald Head Island Marina
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Deep Point Ferry, Southport, NC
Nearest Golf
Bald Head Island Club
Nearest Restaurant
MoJo's on the Harbor
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
The Shoals Club
Nearest Point of Interest
East Beach
Car: not necessary

Other Activities: kayaking, shelling, SUP- Stand-Up Paddle boarding,

Golf: Bald Head Island Country Club- Highly Rated Golf Course




Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.75%

Shoals Club and Bald Head Island Club Temporary Memberships are rAvailable for $275 and $350/week during Peak Season to include everyone staying at Star Gazer. Off Season Club memberships are lower.
Holiday Rates May Differ. July 4th Week is $4800+Taxes
$500 Security Deposit Required along with Signed Rental Contract. Fully Refundable after Property Inspection.
Cleaning Fees Paid for by Owner

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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