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, dining 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 soundproofing, 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 gives 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 on each side have private baths. Each side sleeps 8. The interior walls have been insulated to keep the sounds to a minimum which helps get a good night's sleep or an 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 adopted 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.
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 the 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