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Last updated: 08/12/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Come to beautiful, secluded, unspoiled Bald Head Island, North Carolina, a car-free environment that is a safe, peaceful family retreat and a romantic couples getaway. Our home is fully equipped for the perfect vacation. We are a short walk to a white sandy beach via the neighborhood's private boardwalk system. Our beaches are never crowded! The Milliken House has a wrap-around front porch with rockers, a porch swing and hammock for visiting with friends and family. Our rear patio has an outdoor, private hot/cold water shower, and a propane grill.

The first floor of our home offers an open floor plan with living, dining and kitchen areas, wood floors, nine foot ceilings, a half bath and a laundry closet with a full-sized washer and dryer. Our large gourmet kitchen has Corian countertops, a breakfast bar that seats four, maple glass-front cabinets, and a terra-cotta tile floor. The living area has an internet ready cable TV with DVD player and large supply of DVDs. The dining area features a beautiful, custom-made dining table and seats six. There is a portable phone on the first floor.

The second floor is carpeted with nine foot ceilings, and has two large bedrooms, each with a king sized bed. The master bedroom has a small private deck facing south toward the water, a work area with desk, telephone, internet ready cable TV with a DVD player, a large closet, and a private bath with double sinks and a large tub and shower. The guest bedroom has king sized bed, a comfortable wing backed arm chair, a full-sized crib complete with crib linens and a bumper in the alcove, a portable phone and a large closet. A second full bath, with tub and shower, is on the second floor in the hallway next to the guest bedroom.

The third floor, with pickled pine floors and nine foot dormer ceilings, is a large bedroom with ocean views, two built-in twin daybeds under a row of west-facing windows, built-in bunk twin beds, a closet, and a futon couch that folds out into a double bed. This floor is set up for kids, with a cable TV with VCR and DVD player, and lots of children's books, videos and toys. There's a large open area up here where the kids can spread out and play!

We use a linen service in Southport as part of our cleaning service. All bed linens are high quality and professionally laundered, and all bed pillows are down-filled (we have allergenic alternatives available). We also provide professionally laundered large bath towels. We have two golf carts, a four-seater and a six-seater, for getting around the island. A membership in the Bald Head Island Club is included in the rental, and we can provide a membership in the Shoal's Club upon request for $150 per week, or $25 per day (with a 2 day minimum).

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1750 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome:

    Our house is an excellent rental for those with children. It is very well stocked with toys, beach toys, boogie boards, videos, DVDs, children's books, and infant and toddler supplies....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Please ask us for our pet policy if you are interested in the possibility of bringing your dog. We ask that you keep your dog on the 1st floor of the home and off the furniture at all times, and that you crate your dog whenever he or she is left unattended in the home and at night when you go to sleep. We require a refundable $500 pet deposit. There is no 'pet fee.'...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    2nd floor master with small sundeck and private bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king, 1 baby crib

    2nd floor large guest bedroom with crib...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon, 1 bunk bed

    3rd floor kids' bunk room with 4 twin mattresses and futon...moreless

  • King size beds (2) There is a king-sized bed in each of the two second floor bedrooms. Both mattresses are high quality firm support., Twin or Single Beds (2) These are 2 built in twin, or day, beds in the 3rd floor bedroom., Baby Cribs (1) There is a full-sized crib, with linens, in one of the 2nd floor bedrooms., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) There is a futon couch, convertible to a double bed, in the 3rd floor bedroom., Bunk Beds (1) There is a built in bunk bed (consisting of 2 twin sized mattresses) in the 3rd floor bedroom. These are in addition to the two twin built in day beds in the 3rd floor bedroom....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    master bath...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    hall bath next to 2nd, guest bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet

    powder room on 1st floor...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Multiple Phones, Multiple Cable TVs, DVDs, Fully equipped Gourmet Kitchen with Microwave, Coffee Maker, Bean Grinder, Blender, Cuisinart, Toaster, Full-sized Washer and Dryer, Outdoor private hot shower, Bikes, Boogie boards, Beach chairs, Beach toys, Tons of kid stuff (toys, videos, books, games), Full-sized crib, Porta-crib, High chair, Potty chair, Booster seat, Stools and other baby/toddler stuff...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    The house is well stocked with a large variety of paperback adult fiction, all suitable for taking to the beach, and a large bookshelf full of children's books on the 3rd floor. ...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    There are 3 dvd players in the house....moreless

  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (4) There are 4 flat screen TVs in the house with cable reception (living room, both 2nd floor bedrooms, and 3rd floor bedroom). The TVs on the 1st and 2nd floor also have internet reception....moreless

  • Television:

    (4) We have 3 small flat screen tvs and one larger flat screen TV over the fireplace in the living room area. All have cable TV and 3 of the 4 are internet ready and can be used for streaming....moreless

  • Toys:

    Mostly building toys like legos and toddler puzzles and games. ...moreless

  • Video Library:

    We have numerous videos and DVDs, mostly for children, available for renters to view. We also have access to 'net flicks' on the two second floor TVs....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean:

    You are a short 100-200 yard walk to the neighborhood's private beach access via the neighborhood's private wooden boardwalk system. It is 5 minutes or less by foot to the sand. ...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    We are a short, 200 yard walk down to the beach via a private wooden boardwalk system for use by neighborhood residents only. You can see the ocean from the 3rd floor windows (sorry, but the vegetation shielding us from the road in front of us has now grown too high to see it from the 2nd floor deck)....moreless

  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Dining table seats 6. 4 additional seats at the bar with bar stools next to dining table. Booster chair in closet....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    There are two systems; one controls the temperature on the 1st floor and the 2nd controls the temperature on the 2nd and 3rd floors....moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    There is high speed internet provided free to renters. The service to the island is not terribly fast but it is possible to stream movies, etc. with only minor interruptions. ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Full sized dryer, new March 2011, is on the 1st floor in a laundry closet adjacent to the kitchen....moreless

  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace:

    There is a fireplace but renters are prohibited from using it to build fires due to safety concerns....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    The BHI Club has a very nice, well equipped multiroom fitness center which you may use....moreless

  • Garage:

    We have a one-cart garage. The second cart sits in the driveway....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    free password protected wi-fi via cable modem....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    We use a laundry service that provides high quality white sheets and towels, including bath sheets, that have been commercially laundered and sanitized prior to your arrival....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    (4) There is a telephone on the first floor and one in each bedroom....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    We do have beach towels you are welcome to use if you do not bring your own. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Full sized washer, new March 2011, is on the 1st floor in a laundry closet adjacent to the kitchen....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Wi-fi is provided free to renters via a router/cable modem combination apparatus on the first floor....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    12 cup capacity drip coffee maker and french press. Bean grinder as well. ...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Our kitchen is well stocked with cooking utensils, pots and pans. We like to cook, and it is well suited for renters who do too! Smaller cuisinart and blender and hand held mixer. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    We have a very well stocked 'cook's kitchen' with high quality pots and pans, ample dinner and glassware, and a large variety of cooking utensils and tools and small appliances....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Microwave installed in cabinetry above stove; new spring 2016. Rotating glass turntable and upper removable shelf. Vent fan and stove light. ...moreless

  • Oven:

    Electric oven with self clean function....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Our refrigerator has an internal water dispenser with filtered water....moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric smooth glass top stove/oven combo with four burners. ...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    There is a small balcony off the master bedroom facing south, toward the ocean, with a pair of reclining lounge chairs for sunbathing....moreless

  • Bicycles:

    adult bikes (bring helmets)...moreless

  • Boat:

    You may rent small sailboats on the island....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    We have a wrap around front porch and a small sun deck off the second floor master bedroom. ...moreless

  • Golf:

    You will have access to the Bald Head Island Club golf course (greens fees apply), a recently renovated George Cobb designed championship course. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    You may rent kayaks and canoes on the island....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    We have a propane gas grill on our back patio. There is an extra tank by the back door. Tanks can be refilled at the grocery or the hardware store. We will reimburse for the cost. ...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    You may rent surfboards and paddleboards on the island. ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    (2) We provide a membership at the Bald Head Island Club which includes use of their outdoor pool. We also will provide, upon request, a Shoals Club membership for $180 a week in the high season....moreless

  • Heated Pool
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Summer 2016
Aug 14 - Sep 4, 2016
7 night min stay

$2,600
Fall 2016
Sep 5 - Oct 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$325
$1,750
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 20 - Nov 27, 2016
3 night min stay
$325
$1,750
Winter Holiday 2016
Dec 23 - Jan 1, 2017
3 night min stay
$325
$1,750
Spring 2017
Mar 1 - May 25, 2017
3 night min stay
$350
$1,900
Memorial Day 2017
May 26 - Jun 3, 2017
3 night min stay
$400
$2,250
Early Summer 2017
Jun 4 - Jun 17, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,750
High Season 2017
Jun 18 - Aug 12, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,350
Late Summer 2017
Aug 13 - Aug 26, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,750
Labor Day 2017
Aug 27 - Sep 3, 2017
3 night min stay
$400
$2,250
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$250
$875

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning and Linens Fee $200
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Pet Fee $250
  • Tax Rate 12.75%

Notes:

Please contact us regarding the terms of our pet policy before booking, and note that the refundable damage deposit for those persons bringing a pet with them is $500, rather than $250. There is no "pet fee." The VRBO system isn't set up to allow for a higher damage deposit for pets, so it shows it as an additional $250 pet fee, but it will be refunded per the contract if no damage occurs. Also, the quote you receive from VRBO will not be exactly correct; we only require one-half of the BASE RENT upfront with the signed contract (which I will email to you after you send me your home address and let me know if you want a Shoals Club membership as well and whether you will be bringing a pet) and the remainder is due 30 days prior to arrival date.

Payment is by personal check or PayPal (your choice).


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Wilmington, North Carolina
Flora's Bluff (Bald Head Island, NC, USA)
Nearest Ferry
Bald Head Island ferry
Flora's Bluff (Bald Head Island, NC, USA)
Nearest Golf
Bald Head Island Club
Flora's Bluff (Bald Head Island, NC, USA)
Nearest Beach
Bald Head Island beaches

Car: Not Necessary

Hiking on trails in protected semi-tropical maritime forest, George Cobb-designed challenging 18-hole Golf Course, Croquet, Birding, Sea Turtle Nesting, Canoeing, Scootering, Jogging, Rollerblading, Body surfing, kayaking, ocean swimming, sailing

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: My husband and I have been married for over 25 years and have 3 children, all of whom have grown up vacationing in this home on Bald Head Island. We can only vacation there a few weeks a year, so we rent it the rest of the year. We have dedicated renters who return year after year. Everyone takes wonderful care of our house!

Why the Owner Chose Flora's Bluff (Bald Head Island, NC, USA):
My husband and I bought a beach house on Bald Head Island because it seemed like the perfect place to create family memories for our children and grandchildren (hopefully, someday!). The kids were quite young when we got it. We wanted a home base for our family that would be with us throughout the career moves and stages of life. 15 years later, it is a decision we do not regret!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The island is very secluded and relatively unspoiled. Contact with the outside world seems very limited, and we really lose track of time there. Its an extremely safe place, where our children can just take off in the morning and come back before dark, dirty and exhausted, ready for dinner and bed! Its good, clean fun, the old fashioned kind we grew up with; limited technology, lots of nature and active, outdoor time. Our kids would spend their days fishing, crabbing, clamming, surfing, biking, roller blading, playing touch football on the beach, and playing 'capture the flag' and 'ghost in the graveyard' in our neighborhood with the other kids staying there whenever we are there. Another favorite activity was setting up an old fashioned lemonade stand. Boy did they rake it in on a hot summer day!


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • View of living, dining and kitchen areas from front door of The Milliken House

    View of living, dining and kitchen areas from front door of The Milliken House

  • Side view of wrap around front porch of the Milliken House

    Side view of wrap around front porch of the Milliken House

  • View from front door; half bath and laundry are on right side under stairs)

    View from front door; half bath and laundry are on right side under stairs)

  • Stairs to 2nd and 3rd floors; flat screen TV with DVD above fireplace

    Stairs to 2nd and 3rd floors; flat screen TV with DVD above fireplace

  • Large, well equipped kitchen with bar and 4 barstools

    Large, well equipped kitchen with bar and 4 barstools

  • View of kitchen from back door; newer stainless dishwasher, stove and fridge

    View of kitchen from back door; newer stainless dishwasher, stove and fridge

  • Master bedroom with master bath en suite

    Master bedroom with master bath en suite

  • Master bedroom view out to small private sun deck with two chaise lounges

    Master bedroom view out to small private sun deck with two chaise lounges

  • Guest bedroom on 2nd floor, with king bed, small flat screen TV with DVD

    Guest bedroom on 2nd floor, with king bed, small flat screen TV with DVD

  • Guest bedroom with full sized crib and arm chair for feeding baby in alcove

    Guest bedroom with full sized crib and arm chair for feeding baby in alcove

  • Built in day beds on third floor in bunk room for kids

    Built in day beds on third floor in bunk room for kids

  • 3rd floor bunk room sun lights with view of ocean and alcove with futon couch

    3rd floor bunk room sun lights with view of ocean and alcove with futon couch

  • Front view of The Milliken House (We are on the left side of this 3 story duplex

    Front view of The Milliken House (We are on the left side of this 3 story duplex

  • Side view of The Milliken House (you can see ocean just beyond house in front)

    Side view of The Milliken House (you can see ocean just beyond house in front)

  • Another view of the first floor dining and living areas

    Another view of the first floor dining and living areas

  • Dining table and stairs to second floor; flat screen TV above fireplace

    Dining table and stairs to second floor; flat screen TV above fireplace

  • Another view of kitchen; Corian sink & countertops and terra cotta tile floor

    Another view of kitchen; Corian sink & countertops and terra cotta tile floor

  • Large master bedroom with king sized bed on 2nd floor facing south

    Large master bedroom with king sized bed on 2nd floor facing south

  • Master bedroom alcove area, small flat screen TV with DVD, and walk in closet

    Master bedroom alcove area, small flat screen TV with DVD, and walk in closet

  • Large guest bedroom with king sized bed (2nd floor) and full guest bath in hall

    Large guest bedroom with king sized bed (2nd floor) and full guest bath in hall

  • Guest bedroom with large double closet

    Guest bedroom with large double closet

  • Roomy 3rd floor bunk room getaway for the kids

    Roomy 3rd floor bunk room getaway for the kids

  • 3rd floor bunk room day beds

    3rd floor bunk room day beds

  • Map of BHI Showing Location of the Milliken House

    Map of BHI Showing Location of the Milliken House

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This listing was first published here in 2003.

Date last modified - Saturday, August 20, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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