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4 BR/3 Bt Maritime Forest Gem-A Bird House- 10% discount for full Easter week!!

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10-11)

Other specials:

*** 10% discount for full week rental around Easter ***

*** 20% couples discount is for 2+ night rentals where a couple only uses the downstairs. We pay less in utilities and cleaning fee and pass that onto you! ***

*** 5% early bird special is for week long summer reservations made before 1 May ***

Welcome to A Bird House, a beautiful 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath island home on exclusive Bald Head Island.

New flat screen TV, wonderful tropical colors throughout. Our home is nestled in the woods along Bald Head Island Club's fourth fairway with a marvelous screened porch overlooking the golf course and full front porch. A Bird House spaciously sleeps 11 (1 K, 1 Q, 7 twins which includes a unique bunk room for the kids). Plenty of room in the kitchen and dining areas to handle a large crowd. We have a fully equipped kitchen for the gourmet vacation cook. The family room provides a central meeting area and includes a flat screen TV w\satellite, DVD player, and games, books and movies for family entertainment.

The first floor master bedroom opens to the screen in porch and the bath has a lovely Jacuzzi tub. The second master bedroom has a private bath; the third bedroom has twin beds with a cute trundle and the nautical bunk room must be seen. The kids’ rooms share a full bathroom. This is perfect home for two families with kids.

A Bird House is wonderfully relaxing for kids and adults alike at this Bald Head Island retreat. Swings, hammocks and rockers abound.

BHI is a secluded island located two nautical miles off the coast of Southeastern North Carolina with over 10,000 untouched acres of beach, marsh and maritime forest preserves.

The home also includes a garage with two golf carts to take you around the island and numerous bikes. A Bird House is centrally located on the island - access to the beach, the marsh, the market, the club, the lighthouse, the harbor are all easy to get to via bike, cart or foot.

You can only reach BHI by boat - a transition that prepares you for a place strikingly different from the one you left behind. Bald Head is a beautiful island, which can be reached by ferry from Southport, North Carolina, and is approximately 40 minutes from the Wilmington, North Carolina airport. Transportation on the island is limited to golf carts, bikes, skates and feet (shoes optional) accurate reflection of the slower, more relaxed island attitude.

Bald Head Island is a distinctive maritime world with over 10,000 untouched acres of beach, marsh and maritime forest preserves. Once on the island, visitors can enjoy relaxing on the 14 miles of unspoiled and wonderfully unpopulated beaches, kayaking or canoeing on the marshes, exploring the wildlife preserves, fishing, crabbing, biking, rollerblading, swimming in the ocean and formal or informal dining.

The island is a unique getaway that truly offers activities for everyone.

You may also purchase a temporary membership to the BHI Club for an additional fee to enjoy tennis, volleyball, croquet or enjoy the many activities of the BHI aquatics.

Keywords: centrally located, 5 minutes to beach, harbor, market, club, exclusive home

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 1, 2018

Why Marcella chose Bald Head Island

We love BHI - it is the ideal place for our family to reconnect.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Below is collection of comments we received in 2013 from emails:

“It was great vacation!”

“Lovin the house.”

“We returned home yesterday after a lovely week at your home on BHI. “

“Wonderful home. “

“We made it home, wanted to let you know we had a great time at your house.”
Aug 2013
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Bald Head Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    'Kid bath' - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Queen BR-private bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • (1) King size bed with private bath (1) Queen size bedroom with private bath, (2) Twin or Single Beds w/cute twin trundle, two sets of Bunk Beds in incredible room with (4) build in twin beds
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 5 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • jetted tub
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

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4 BR/3 Bt Maritime Forest Gem-A Bird House- 10% discount for full Easter week!!
average rating of 4.576923 based on 28 reviews
Virginia, USA

Great house for relaxing beach week

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great time at A Bird House, There were 11 of us, and the house was a great size for all of us. We loved the big living room and all the great movies--we had a great time watching movies all together. We also appreciated how well-equipped the house was--the kitchen had plenty of dishes, seasonings, and cooking utensils. It was great that the house came with beach towels, the boogie boards, and the bikes--so nice not to have to rent. And we loved the outdoor shower and the comfy beds. The owners were lovely to deal with--helpful and responsive. We would highly recommend this house to anyone interested in a fabulous beach vacation on beautiful Bald Head Island.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Easy living in the maritime forest!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about our stay was wonderful! The Bird House felt like home, not like a rental property. The kitchen was wonderfully equipped, and the open layout and comfortable furniture made for easy living. The home is lovely and thoughtfully outfitted. There were many more amenities--bikes, boogie boards, whirlpool tub, etc.--than we could take advantage of during our long weekend. The property backs up to the golf course, and there's plenty of wildlife. We came back from one golf cart ride to find a 4-point buck standing in the front yard! We were glad to be able to bring our dog and to find that previous four-legged visitors have also been clean and well-behaved. The owners were very responsive and personable and provided lots of helpful detailed information upfront. Plus, there's a notebook in the house with lots of tidbits on how to make the most of your stay on BHI. We definitely want to stay here again!!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Charity - glad that your writer's weekend turned out well. Thanks for the comments about the notebook, it has proven very useful since we started consolidating information there. Hope school is off to quiet start. Thanks again Marcella
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New York

Awesome well stocked house!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the bird house. Perfect location- quiet street and the kids could safely ride their bikes around. Shaded enough that it wasn't too hot. The house was fantastic- well stocked. Bikes, boogie boards, toys, books, games, cleaning supplies, extra coolers, towels, really so much extra supplies. The house was clean and a great lay out for our large family. Kids loved the bunk bed room. We would also host big dinners for our extended family on the island and there was always enough room inside the house and on the screened in patio. Marcella and Tim were easy to get in touch with and so helpful when the power went out (due to no fault of theirs but the electrical company working on lines). Very nice home owners. I have been recommending the house to all my friends. :)

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jen - thanks for your review, you know I love having your crew on island!
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Saxapahaw, NC

Awesome - Every Single Time

  • 5 of 5

This is just a wonderful get away - thank you so much for sharing your home with us. I believe this is my 6th girls weekend staying at A Bird House. We just love our time and homey comfort. The cool shade and golf course viwes are just lovely. The porch swings and rockers, listening to tree frogs, and watching island birds are my favorite part of the stay. Once again, amazing. Thank you! Sonya

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Raleigh, NC

It is aptly named -- it is a maritime forest gem!

  • 5 of 5

As we turned onto Dogwood Trail, the canopy of the maritime forest immediately enchanted our entire family and set the tone for a magical family getaway. The house is tucked on a quiet lane with little traffic; the only sounds heard from the porch were those of the birds chirping. When we were not lounging on the rocking chairs, we enjoyed using the bikes to explore the island. When it rained, we curled up on the couch and enjoyed one of the many movie selections. The kids loved the swing, the hammock, and the bunk beds with the secret hideaway. A Bird House is the perfect place to retreat from the chaos of the everyday.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family reunion

  • 5 of 5

A lovely house with a welcoming host! Every other year, I find a beach house for a short family reunion. All agreed that A Bird's House was the best yet. The house is charming and well-equipped; as another reviewer states, you only need to bring essentials with you. The floor plan is open yet cozy. We were 8 adults and never felt cramped. We especially loved cocktail hour on the spacious screened-in porch! The location is also perfect; it is secluded in the beautiful maritime forest and a short bike or golf cart ride to the harbor, lighthouse, market and beach! (Distances are definitely walkable, but I prefer the bike and the wind in my hair!) We were a bit last minute in our booking, but the host worked with us and was wonderful. We will absolutely be back and highly recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Diane – I am thrilled that you and your family had a great reunion. Bald Head is a special place; we love sharing her with others. One of our goals is to ensure A Bird House is a welcoming and accommodating home. Thank you for taking the time to submit a review, it is appreciated.
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Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Marina and Harbor are 5 minutes by golf cart
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
South Beach-5 minutes by golf cart

14 miles of unspoiled beaches and Bald Head Island conservancy for saving our turtles


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Temporary BHI Club-3 day $240
Pet Fee $150
Cleaning Fee $235
Refundable damage deposit $500
Temporary BHI Club-Week $380
Tax Rate 12.75%

Please contact owner if you have any questions ( Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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