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8 BR/6+ BA 2nd Row: Gated Community. Beautiful Family House, vacation in style

Bedrooms 8
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 8 Bedrooms + Convertible sofa/bed, 6.5 Baths, (Sleeps 16-18)

LARGE DUPLEX IN PRIVATE GATED COMMUNITY: Each side has its own 'name' as this is the Holden Beach way. The East side is named 'M & M' and the West side is named 'Joy of Flying'. This is your opportunity to stay in a lovely 4 bedroom half of the duplex or 8 bedrooms when renting the entire house. The house has a large open floor plan main living area with the kitchen, dinning and living area all occupying the majority of the main floor. There are huge windows along the ocean side allowing wonderful views and tons of light. There is a large interior doorway between the two sides making it perfect for family gatherings. Walk down the short hallway and you are now in the open floor plan of the other side. However, if the kids want to play games on one side, just close the doors and with all the interior sound proofing, they are now quiet as far as you know. Each side on the main floor has two guest suites each with their own large bath including a tub/shower. The second floor is designed as a 'family' suite with a huge master bedroom sharing a family bath with a room with two twin beds. Every room has multiple windows to allow the light to flow into the home.

With the need to protect the home from tidal storm surges, the home is built up on large piling which give an unintended wonderful area for the kids to play. A smooth concrete floor gives a tremendous amount of skateboard, biking, and soccer room to play. Pull the cars back into the driveway and the kids have room to play. Join them downstairs and relax in the two person wooden swing. When it's time for the beach, there are lots of boogie boards, chairs, and beach toys located in the lockable storage area under the house that have been provided over the years by renters for their enjoyment and the enjoyment of others. Take what you want out to the beach.

The absolutely best part of vacationing here at Joy of Flying and M&M is the beach. A very short walk across the street and either left or right a couple house down will give you two choices for beach locations. Our house is the one with two options for beach access so close. The beach on the West End is always quiet and there is plenty of room for your family. If your idea of a beach is hoping you can find room for your towels, think again. Holden Beach West is sparsely populated, so even in the peak of summer you still have plenty of room to play Frisbee, or throw the football. We've had many soccer and lacrosse games on the beach over the years.

A number of our renters come with several families and enjoy the complete living, dining, and kitchen of both sides. Each spacious side of the duplex has 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. Two rooms each side have private baths. Each side sleeps 8. The interior walls have been insulated to keep the sounds at a minimum which helps get a good night's sleep or afternoon nap. There is room for the kids to play under the house with swings on each side and lots of room for younger kids to ride big wheels, etc. The house is well-maintained and you might even feel that you are staying in a brand new home. We have renters who have been with us for fifteen years and they keep coming back because it feels like home.

One of the huge benefits of renting our vacation home is we allow the right of first refusal for the following year to the current year rental family. Once you rent with us, you always have right of first refusal on that week for the following year at the end of your week of relaxation at Holden Beach. This allows you the ability to have your own personal time-share without the costs.

One of the few homes on Holden Beach that provide linens with the rental. Instead of requiring families to either bring their own linens or rent linens from commercial agencies like most other homes; we have decided to provide our own linens for our guests. Now when you show up to vacation, the beds will be made, there will be towels in the bathrooms and you can get right to vacationing. We hope that with time, our new policy will be adapted everywhere on the beach. Enjoy.

Note: Do you need a smaller space?. Contact us for rates and details to rent just one side of this duplex.

Unfortunately, due to multiple occurrences of damage to our home or yard, we no longer allow weddings or receptions to be held in our home. This policy may change in the future as we have had a number of small beautiful weddings held at our home in the past. You may contact us with your proposal and ideas, but we are most likely to decline the opportunity.

You can follow all the latest changes on our Facebook page at facebook (dot) com/pages/Holden-Beach-House/193178544046504. We also upgraded the WiFi range and bandwidth for better streaming. The rear grass is really coming in this spring thanks to the added sprinkler system last fall and we now invite your kids to enjoy our large grassy area for soccer, lacrosse or Frisbee.

Recent additions include 52 Inch massive HD TVs. Additional updates include kitchen gadgets, wall hangings/decor, and new roof.

Come join us for a week in paradise. Here’s why:

* One of the best rated, least crowded and most beautiful family beaches found anywhere.

* Very Private, with wonderful ocean views, decks and yet very close proximity to the beach (2nd row, only feet to private beach access.

* Tasteful, spacious and renovated accommodations with much more space than most single family homes of similar price

* Approximately 40 world class golf courses within a 40 minute radius.

* Pristine & uncrowded wide white-sand beach

* Plenty of great dining choices, shopping and children’s amusements, all within a 5 mile radius. New full service grocery store located just across the bridge on the mainland, now open!

* 24-hour Super Walmart

* Some of the best fishing and boating on the East Coast

Relax and enjoy the rockers on the porch or the swings underneath the house. Inside you'll find a spacious living area (approximately 1800 sq. ft of living space) with updated and tasteful decorations throughout.

Our property is very private, yet you're next to the beach, You will love the location of our house. To walk onto the beach, you simply cross the street on a diagonal and walk down a comfortable wooden walkway to the beach. The beach has been maintained through the years as a family beach with little commercial emphasis.

Holden Beach is still a well-kept secret, perhaps not for long. National Geographic Smart Traveler magazine recently ranked Holden Beach among it's top 10 'Best Family Beaches' category. Additionally, AAA Beach Vacation Travel Journal recently ranked H.B. one of their 'Top 30 Beaches' overall. H.B. offers a great alternative to the crowds and commercialism of nearby N. Myrtle Beach, which is only approximately 30 miles away.

*Bedding arrangement: 3 queen beds, 2 twin beds sleeper sofa in main living area for additional sleeping.

**Additional indoor photos gladly provided upon email request.

Keywords: Duplex, ocean views, family beach, beach, fun, 8 bedrooms, Golf

More Details


Holden Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Photo ID required.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • limited accessibility ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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8 BR/6+ BA 2nd Row: Gated Community. Beautiful Family House, vacation in style
average rating of 4.909091 based on 33 reviews

Great location

  • 4 of 5

We have stayed at this property 3 times and have always enjoyed it.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your return visits and hope that you will return again next year. Thank you for your positive words. Betty
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We loved everything!

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed here for the first time last summer, and I hope it becomes our permanent vacation rental for years to come. Our party included myself, my husband and our 4 children, my sister, her husband, and their 5 children, my parents, and my single brother. My sister and her family had one side of the house to themselves, my parents and brother each had their own room and own bathrooms downstairs, and my husband, children and I had 2 rooms on our side of the house upstairs. We barely even knew we were staying with anyone else in the house. There was so much space everywhere, having 2 kitchens and two large living spaces was amazing, the outside front patios were so spacious and fun, and the driveways under the house provided a lot of space safe for kids to play and ride bikes when we were not down on the beach. For being in a gated area right across the street from beach front properties and so close to beach access, the price on this beautiful home is exceptional. And to top it all off, the owner couldn't have been sweeter or more helpful to work with.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Mother's Day Weekend

  • 5 of 5

My overall experience was amazing. The owner was very informative and everything that she says you will expect while on your vacation was provided. The owner provides all linens from bed linens for all rooms and washcloths and towels. The home was exactly what is shown in the pictures. It is located in a beautiful relaxing area that I would visit again. Upon arrival at the house the property was clean and well-maintained. There are local gift shops, restaurants, ice cream shops and grocery stores only minutes away from the property. I would recommend this to a family of a large party because it is two houses in one.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Southport NC

Perfect Fit!

  • 5 of 5

This beach house worked out perfectly for guests in town for our son's wedding! We had 17 family members stay here and they were very pleased with the accommodations. The size of the home, the numerous amenities, ample parking and close beach access were just a few of the many positive features found here. We certainly recommend this house to families looking to stay in Holden Beach and would rent here again!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Karen, As always we try to provide the highest quality as possible. We shoot to have the house as ready for you family as we want it for ours. I'm glad the new bed linens and towels were a positive addition to your vacation. Any little problem, we fix and repsir so the house is always in the ready mode. Thanks for the kind words during your stay and we are glad the wedding went wonderfully. The Dozier
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Outstanding Holden Beach home

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough about how wonderful this home worked for us. We had my parents my sisters family and my family all spread throughout the house. The eight bedroom were just outstanding, my boys loved the airplane room and my daughter really enjoyed sleeping "next door" at the other house away from mom and dad. The ability to be together yet separate was one of the best features. We could let the kids play at night on one side while the adults could hang out on the other. It was quiet enough to enjoy ourselves yet we were still able to hear when the kids started to get "too" loud and break up their fun.

I thought my kids would just start to shrivel up permanently they spent so much time in the ocean. If we were not at the beach, the large under the house space gave them ample room to play soccer and ride skateboards. The quiet West End allowed us to feel confidence allowing them to ride their bikes along the road to the end of the island and back. Anything to tire them out!!

Now, the fellow just loved golf at Lockwood Folly. We played everyother day in the afternoon and many days we had the course to ourselves. The course was beautiful and for what we got, the price was amazing.

We of course will be back and we can't wait for 2015.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words. We try to provide a quality family vacation home for our family and yours. We look forward to your family vacationing with us again in 2015. Thanks again, Betty
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Perfect place to relax and enjoy

  • 5 of 5

The house was amazing and even better than the pictures. It was everything I wanted it to be and my family had a great time staying here. The house is right across from the ocean and the view is beautiful. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2014
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Betty Dozier
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
February 3, 2018

About Betty Dozier

We love coming to Holden Beach. The beautiful beaches are filled with the wonder of nature. Birds flock to the water's edge, trying to catch hermit crabs. Sea shells are plentiful and everyday is a new adventure looking through the night's fresh deposits of shells. We love relaxing on the seemingly-private beach watching our grand-kids play in the surf while enjoying the peace of mind that only a family beach can provide. Our favorite time is early morning walking the empty shoreline feeling at peace with all of creation. Walking along the street on the West End you can see rabbits, deer or red foxes living in their natural habitat in the marshes.

Betty Dozier purchased this house in 1994

Why Betty Dozier chose Holden Beach

Our family began vacationing at Holden Beach over 40 years ago Several relatives own homes at Holden Beach so we feel that owning at Holden was just increasing our family time. Fifteen years ago we built our house because we wanted to have a place that catered to our needs at Holden Beach and provided plenty of growing room for grand-kids. We designed and built our duplex to provide exactly what we wanted in a beach house. Spacious living areas designed around informal living with the focus on family activities together. However, we also wanted some privacy in the sleeping arrangements so we added private baths. When more than one family is able to vacation together, we wanted the expandability of having a duplex, so we designed a large walk-through area and designed the bath and stairs to be the areas that were next to each other. The result allows the two large living spaces to be well separated when renting both sides individually so that there is no intrusion upon your neighbors. The numerous large windows provide encouragement to leave the comfort of inside and enjoy the great outdoors. The Private Holden Beach West End is exclusive and results in significantly fewer people on what is already an under-crowded beach. During the height of the summer vacation season, the West End beaches always allow plenty of room for Frisbee, soccer, or kite flying. During the 'shoulder' seasons, there is room to practice your middle iron play without disturbing anyone and in the off-seasons of May, Sep, Oct you practically have the entire 1.5 mile West End to yourself.

What makes this house unique

Sitting in the rockers on the front porch or swinging in the swings underneath the house is at the top of relaxation. Our beach is perfect for long walks, shelling adventures, swimming in the surf, or lying in the sand. When we come from the beach, we enjoy a nice warm shower underneath the house in the privacy of our outside showers. Many renters do not even use the inside showers because the ones outside are wonderful with the breeze blowing under the walls and keeping you cool and comfortable. Our kitchens welcome a cook to prepare simple or elaborate meals with all the required utensils provided. All of our bedrooms have quality mattresses that assure the comfort needed for the night's sleep. Our dining room tables are set up for family game night with good lighting and adequate seating.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Transcribed by owner from previous site.

"Another great week at Holden and the Joy of Flying. The K..., the W... and the F... Cousins, sun, waves and ocean breeze - it doesn't any better than this! Our families were here the first summer M & M and Joy of Flying were here. We have been back every year since - sometimes more of us than others (cousins are growing up and lives are busier). We have fond memories of staying here thanks for sharing your lovely place."
Jul 2004
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Wilmington IAP, quick drive North on 17
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Holden Beach
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Southport, NC
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Lockwood Folley, best quiet golf course around
Nearest Motorway
13 Miles
Hwy 17
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Lots of various, sea food at it's best
Nearest Beach
55 Metres
Holden Beach
Car: necessary

There are a few 'local' mini-golf, water slide, ice cream parlors. Holden Beach still has a great small town feel. No where nearly as much commercial activities as other beaches. Between Myrtle Beach and Wilmington there are more activities than you can possibly do in a full summer.

Holden Beach is a true Family Beach and has been able to maintain the wonderful slow beach life pace. Plenty to do if you need to go and do, but plenty of sun and breeze for those that can just remember how to relax.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 12.75%

All rental prices will have 12.75% State, County and Local sales and occupancy taxes add. Cleaning is $140 additional. Linens are not included and are available for a fee if needed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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