About the property
- Cottage2237 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay7 nights
Oceanfront 4 bedrooms / 4.5 Bath with Private Beach Views & Direct Beach Access
Ocean Front! INN DENIAL is an awesome ocean-front beach property...and frankly, we're reluctant to rent it. So take advantage of this opportunity to stay on the best part of the island... in a terrific house….right on the ocean. Inn Denial offers island bliss with both seclusion and convenience. A light and airy house with tons of outdoor space with a wrap-around deck, a detached dining patio with seating for 10, a huge gas grill, outdoor ping-pong table and a private outdoor shower/changing room with hot & cold water, and more!!
This 4-bedroom, 4.5 bathroom property with direct beach access includes 2 golf carts, king and full beds, flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi internet service, wine cooler, ping-pong table, bicycles, outdoor dining area, kids' sandbox, and a hot-water/enclosed outdoor shower. Shoals and/or BHI club memberships are available for an extra fee, You'll find this house to be more than accommodating for up to 11 sun-drenched guests...but BE FOREWARNED: No time is a good time for leaving Bald Head Island...So plan accordingly and receive a 5% discount for multiple (consecutive) week rentals.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 22, 2018
About Katharine Hesmer
We are the Hesmer family and have lived in Wilmington, North Carolina since 1996. Bald Head Island has been a favorite destination of ours for over 30 years. It is such a unique and peaceful island. When you arrive, you feel a million miles away from civilization, and it's right here in our own NC back yard. Our three children have grown up visiting Bald Head since they were tiny, and we were fortunate enough to buy a home in 2005. The memories we've built on Bald Head can never be replaced, and we look forward to making many more there over the years.
Katharine Hesmer purchased this Cottage in 2005
Why Katharine Hesmer chose Flora's Bluff
Bald Head Island is so family-friendly, and such a remote yet accessible get-away. I've never visited anywhere quite like it. You'd have to work really hard to feel stress of any kind on this island. Traveling by golf cart alone sets a certain "tone" that encourages slowing down in general and just taking a breath and enjoying your surroundings, and especially enjoying your family. I cannot think of another place where it's extremely low-key and family-centered, yet still gives you things to do if you happen to need an outlet. When you're on Bald Head, you're not distracted by the obligations of every day life — which is why we called our home Inn Denial. We also loved its location on South Beach, and in Killegray Ridge, because all the beach front homes are connected by boardwalks. When our children were little, this was a safety feature of sorts because they could wander around outside on the boardwalks, but we could tell them limits of where they could go . . . from this beach access to that, for example . . . and, we knew they were safe. We also chose to buy this home because it was one of the few in the Killegray neighborhood with its own private driveway, and I believe it's the only ocean front crofter (room/bath above the garage) with an uninterrupted view. My mother always wanted a beach house and never had one, so Ron and I designated the crofter as her own "cottage". She adores it to this day. The wrap-around front porch is another favorite feature, and is literally what we would consider the best "room" in the house. We've spent many days and evenings out there, either watching the sunset, having dinner, or hanging out with friends. My college girlfriends have been coming to Inn Denial for many years to have mini-reunions, and we've enjoyed inviting extended family and friends for holidays and for no reason at all except to just be together. If you have small children, you'll especially love our outdoor sandbox, situated within view near the front door.
What makes this Cottage unique
Even though Inn Denial is situated in a neighborhood where the homes are in close proximity, you won't feel like you have neighbors at all once you're inside. The views from every room feel private, including the ocean front balcony off of the top floor master bedroom. Our home is almost exactly in between the Shoals Club and the Bald Head Island Club, so both are easily accessible, as is the grocery store and surrounding shops. The grocery store is such an easy jaunt that when my children got a little older, we'd let them bike or scooter up there wearing a back pack so they could buy and bring us back something small that we might have needed to prepare a meal. That made them feel SO grown up and independent. Our home also comes with at least 4 beach cruiser bikes, which are perfect for exploring the island. Bald Head has everything from maritime forests to marshes to beaches. There are endless possibilities, and Inn Denial is the perfect place to stay while you're discovering all the amazing things that Bald Head has to offer.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We would love to return to Inn Denial tomorrow! We had two families stay in this warm, clean and very organized house. Kids from age 2-17 were comfortable, relaxed and very busy. The house offers several unique activities including outdoor ping pong, basketball, a huge sandbox and a very fun "ring and hook" game. The beach is beautiful and is an easy walk down the board walk path. We all loved getting around the island in the two golf carts. There were so many things to explore! It was nice to have the club membership, but we preferred hanging out at Inn Denial because it was so comfortable and relaxing. Thank you Ron and Katharine for paying attention to every little detail and being available for us!
Katharine and Ron,
I wanted to thank you both for a wonderful vacation! We've been coming to Bald Head For 5 years (Jenny and Brian have been coming for 6) and this is, by far, the best home we've stayed in. You have thought of everything. From the clothesline to all the laminated notes around the house to the play area inside, the sandbox, ping pong table and gas grill, you have home that is both beautiful and functional :)
I loved sitting out on the porch upstairs looking over the ocean and watching the pelicans flying overhead. You know, I grew up in West Palm Beach, FL, but I never really appreciated the beach until I started coming to Bald Head. Plus, my 42nd birthday was on Thursday. I can't think of a nicer place to spend my special day than at Bald Head Island drinking "fun" drinks with my toes in the sand.
Just wanted to let you both know how much we enjoyed ourselves and your hospitality.
Perfect Beach House!
What a gorgeous, relaxing place to vacation! The house is beautiful. The fully appointed kitchen, kids' toys and books, and ping pong table provided our group with a great place to unwind after a day at the beach. We loved being seconds away from the beach during the day and stargazing from the upstairs porch to the sound of crashing waves at night. The owners are helpful and responsible. We didn't want to leave Bald Head Island, or Inn Denial!
You can't go wrong w/Inn Denial
Just finished a great weeks' stay at Inn Denial. Great hosts (very responsive and professional) who have thought of just about everything one would need in a beach house. Well located house, very bright, spacious, clean and comfortable. We had two families and did not feel the least bit crowded. It's maybe a two minute walk to the beach via a wooden boardwalk system and the beach is gorgeous and never crowded; great to shower off outside in the private outdoor shower after a long day in the sun. Lots of toys and games for the younger set, especially the preschool aged boys. Brand new washer/dryer was a nice plus. We would definitely rent it again.
Great Week at BHI
This was our third trip to BHI and we'll be challenged to find a better home than this one. The location is great, both on the beach and not too far a ride to the ferry, the clubs, and the stores. The home is kept very clean and organized, and every detail was thought out for us. The golf carts were new, as were the bikes, and the outdoor shower was such a huge plus as came in from the beach. The owner runs the process professionally which is so reassuring when one is taking a full week vacation! Thank you.
Climbing the Old Baldy lighthouse! Island Retreat Spa & Salon, offering massages, facials, nail services, and more. Take a guided kayak tour through the marsh with the BHI Conservancy. Learn about nesting turtles and maybe even watch a sea turtle lay her eggs! Inn Denial also has a sandbox in a great contained area very near the house, perfect for small children.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Temporary memberships to the Bald Head Island Club for 2018 are available for $380 per week, and $275 per week for the Shoals Club. Memberships cover all occupants of Inn Denial for the week. We will be happy to set up your preferred membership on your behalf. Our home is smoke-free, and no pets are allowed. Thank you for your understanding.