About the property
- Cottage1750 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths (Sleeps 8), 2 golf carts, close to the beach
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, enclosed 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 a large-screen 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 also has wood floors and 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, a small flat screen internet ready cable TV with a DVD player, a walk-in closet, and a private bath with double sinks and a large tub and shower. The guest bedroom has a 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 bunkroom with ocean views, two built-in twin daybeds under a row of west-facing windows, built-in bunk twin beds, and a futon couch that folds out into a double bed. This floor is set up for kids, with a small flat screen cable TV with 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 white bath towels. We have two newer four-seat Club Car golf carts for getting around the island. A membership in the Bald Head Island Club is included in the rental, and we can sponsor a membership in the Shoal's Club upon request for an additional fee.
NOTE: If you are planning a large gathering of family and friends and need more space, the other side of our duplex is a beautiful 3 BR, 2.5 BTH house with a separate 1 BR, 1 BTH crofter, sleeps 10, and is also available for rent. See Ocean of Bliss, VRBO # 1209790.
Keywords: Home, house, duplex, beach house,
Nana Smith, Manager, Milliken Family Group LLC
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
About Nana Smith, Manager, Milliken Family Group LLC
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!
Nana Smith, Manager, Milliken Family Group LLC purchased this Cottage in 2001
Why Nana Smith, Manager, Milliken Family Group LLC chose Flora's Bluff
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. Over 15 years later, it is a decision we do not regret!
What makes this Cottage unique
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!
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Great house and location!
Fully stocked with all essentials. Perfect location between market and Shoals Club. Great communication before and during our stay.
Absolutely phenomenal - again!
Nana takes incredible care of us every time we come!
Thank you Lisa! Its always nice to have return guests. Come back again soon!
Great house - grand island! New favorite vacation spot!
Very nice! Emaculate! WiFi issues which turned out to be a blessing! Lots of games and family time!
Beautiful home and beautiful setting!
Thank you for your kind words! I am so glad you enjoyed your first visit to our lovely island. As you know, Spectrum has just purchased the small cable and internet provider who previously serviced our island. We are all expecting much faster internet and better TV choices as a result, but the installation process on the island has not gone smoothly because they have had to do so much upgrading of the infrastructure as they move from house to house. I am glad Spectrum finally finished the install at my house before you left, but I apologize again for the delay. They were scheduled to get it done the day before you arrived, but then did not finish the job. The soonest they could come back was right in the middle of your stay. Thank you for taking such nice care of our home; please come back any time!
Great place for family and our dogs
We have been to BHI several times and stayed different areas on the Island. This home is fairly close to the Shoals, and a short walk from the beach. While on the map it appears close to the ocean, you cannot see the ocean from the house.
The house is very clean, comfortable, and well-maintained. The first floor is a family room and kitchen, all wide open for visit/entertaining. The second floor has two bedrooms. The beds and linens were very comfortable. The 3rd floor was very cool for the kids with a bunk bed, 2 day beds, and futon. They really enjoyed their hideaway oasis on the 3rd floor!
The house was furnished with all that we were really in need for. Towels, grill, cookware, beach chairs, boogie boards, bikes, paper supplies. We met some friends on the island and were able to have another family over for dinner...there was ample room and kitchen supplies for entertaining. The only item that we felt was missing was a selection of communal spices and sundries for cooking. We have never rented a house that didn't have shareable staples like that! We were able to purchase what we needed from the grocery, but simple things like oregano, Old Bay, garlic powder, and other odds/ends get expensive when you have to buy a spice assortment for your week.
That small detail aside, we were very pleased with the accommodations and commend Nana on her very prompt communication. Whenever there was a question, she was very quick on response.
There were two golf carts with the house. They were in very good condition, one of which appeared brand new.
Our dogs loved being with us at this house and travelling around the island. Thank you for sharing your wonderful house Nana!
Very enjoyable stay
We enjoyed our Labor Day weekend stay. The house was perfect for us. It was clean and very well decorated. It was very convenient to the beach. The owners were very good to work with before, during and after our stay. We would definitely stay here again.
Lovely and relaxing!!
We enjoyed our stay in Milliken House immensely. Beautifully furnished, steps from the beach, quiet and peaceful.
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, tennis, biking, Stand Up Paddleboarding
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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).