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Dog Friendly Affordable Cape Fear Station

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,702 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Nestled in the maritime forest, but only one minute to East Beach and the Shoals Club, this newer home offers the respite couples and small families welcome. Enjoy the quiet or the fun activities on the Common at Cape Fear Station, a great location for tossing the ball with children or the pets! The kitchen is very well equipped.

The house is brightly and professionally decorated and features an adjacent crofter with a queen bed for a separate couple or teens. In the house, two large bedrooms are upstairs, the master with a king bed, small deck, adjoining full bath with walk-in shower, and flat screen TV; and the secondary room with 2 twin beds and adjoining full bath. Relax on the large front porch and eat outside on the screened-in porch in back.

Renters have loved staying at our home because of its proximity to the beach, Shoals Club, the Bald Head Island Conservancy, and Turtle Central, and also because it's in the kid-friendly Cape Fear Station area. We will accept up to two well trained dogs (additional $200 fee required for first dog, additional $50 for the second dog). Sorry no cats. Optional weekly memberships to the Shoals Club and Bald Head Island Club are available.

There is high-speed Internet with WIFI throughout the house. A gas grill and beach chairs are included. There are also two adult bikes available. 7-day rental required in summer. Minimum 4-days in other seasons.

Keywords: Cape Fear Station, Crofter, Beach, Shoals Club, Maritime Forest, dog friendly

More Details

Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 9, 2018

About Michael

We've been visiting Bald Head Island for over 15 years and can't think of anyplace we like better. When you leave your car on the mainland and hop onto the ferry, you feel the stresses of work and home slip away. Our two labs can never get enough of running on the beach. But they also love sitting in the golf cart as we drive to and from the stores and restaurants. We love to sit by the pool at the clubs or play Bocci Ball on the beach. We live in Wilmington and get over as often as we can.

Michael purchased this house in 2012

Why Michael chose Bald Head Island

We believe we have one of the cleanest and well kept properties on the island and want to share its comforts with your family. It's location is terrific since it's in Cape Fear Station, just a minute or so from East Beach, and a short walk to Turtle Central and the Cape Fear Village Green. So it's particularly good for families.

What makes this house unique

We love to cook and we have tried to accommodate our kitchen with lots of items you might need. In fact, many of our guests comment on it!

Guestbook comments from the owner

This house was so perfect for us with our two little kids and my mother coming with us (she was able to stay in the crofter). It's so convenient to get to the Shoals Club where we could all play in the pool. And the special events on the Common in Cape Fear Station around the July 4th holiday were loads of fun. And we were just a short walk. Everything was new and clean and the price very affordable. We've already booked our return trip for this spring.
Jul 2009
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Bald Head Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1702 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2nd Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom in Crofter - toilet , shower
    Bathroom near Kitchen - toilet
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
  • 3.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Detached Unit - 1 queen , This is the crofter. Also contains its own bathroom.
  • King (1), Queen (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
One 4-passenger golf cart and one 6-passenger golf cart, beach chairs, two adult bikes and screened porch.


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Dog Friendly Affordable Cape Fear Station
average rating of 4.785714 based on 16 reviews
Blacksburg, VA

Terrific house, perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Salty Dog Retreat! Michael was super responsive and quick to answer our questions before and during the stay. The house comes with a huge dog crate, high end appliances, and incredibly comfortable beds. A big bonus was the awesome 6 person golf cart (which we referred to as our stretch limo for the week). Both carts are zippy and reliable. We loved the panini maker, blender, pots and pans, cutlery, comfortable dining room table, smart TV, and huge bedrooms. It was wonderful that each room had its own private bath.. perfect for the kids and grandparents. You can't beat the location.. perfectly situated near Turtle Central, East Beach, and Shoals Club. We've been coming to Bald Head Island for many years, and this was by far our favorite home! Our adorable goldendoodle agrees! Thanks for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Amy, thank you for your very positive post. We are glad you had a wonderful time. Family vacation time is precious and we want your stay to be the best it can be. Michael
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Excellent place to just get away!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a relaxing place to call home for your time on BHI, this property fills that requirement and then some. A well appointed kitchen, very well maintained house with the bonus of a Crofter for that active teenager who wants some "alone time". This was our second time in the property and it once again made our vacation a memorable one. Proximity to the Shoals Club, the marsh, the beach and the Maritime forest is exceptional. The owner was very responsive throughout the reservation process and all the way through our stay. Highly recommend this one!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Melissa, thank you for the positive feedback. We want our guests to have the same experience that we have when we are visiting our home on BHI.
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Asheville, NC

Beautiful, Clean Home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful trip to Bald Head Island earlier this month! This house was perfect for us. It has everything you need to be comfortable, was very clean when we arrived, and is in an awesome location. We were so happy to find such a nice home that accepted dogs. It was a treat to have our pup with us! The kitchen and dining room were great - large, open, and very functional. The large bedrooms upstairs were perfect for my husband and I and our two kids. My mom stayed in the crofter, which was a nice respite for her when she needed her own space. :) Also, the golf carts and bikes came in very handy. We enjoyed the Shoals Club, the BHI Conservancy programs, and the East Beach, which are all very close to this house. My kids were ready to "live here forever!"

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tega Cay

Our favorite so far!

  • 5 of 5

We've been visiting and renting on the island for 9 years now and this was by far our favorite house! The owner was extremely responsive and we've never had any other owner or rental company check in on us like he did via email and text. The house was clean, very well appointed and the furniture was all in great shape and very comfortable. The location was walkable/bikeable to the beach and Turtle Central/BHI Conservancy/Mike's Bites :-) Thanks for a great week!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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DC metro area

Another great BHI and Salty Dog experience!

  • 5 of 5

This is our 3rd year staying at Salty Dog and, once again, it was a great stay. The house is always clean and fresh feeling, the kitchen is (still!) well appointed and Michael is always friendly, accommodating, and easy to get in touch with if issues arise. Definitely a great stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Roanoke, VA

Great Island - Terrific house

  • 5 of 5

Many thanks to the owners of this wonderful property. The communication from the start was top notch and totally professional. You would think you were working with a full time management firm.

The house is in a terrific location and it it well equipped and comfortable.

And of course - Bald Head is just terrific place for family vacation.


  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback. We always appreciate feedback that can help us improve our property and the rental experience. It also lets future guests feel comfortable with renting with us.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Shoals Club (temp member req)
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
BHI Ferry
Nearest Golf
Bald Head Island Golf
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Shoals Club (temp member req)
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Bald Head Island Beaches


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Reservation Fee $30 + Tax
Pet Fee $200 + Tax

Rentals are Saturday (4PM) to Saturday (10AM) with a minimum of 7 night stays. Club membership available as separate purchase: BHI Club Sports Membership $175/week. Shoals Club $175/week (these fees are charged by the clubs and are subject to change). We will accept up to two well trained dogs (additional $200 fee required for first dog, additional $50 for the second dog).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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