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Luxury Island Retreat with Tasteful Decor, Modern Amenities and Apple TV

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

This is it… the perfect home for your vacation on Bald Head Island!

The home is nestled along the edge of the protected Maritime Forest and is only a few minutes away from 14 miles of pristine white sand beaches. Our Key to Searenity home has received stellar reviews from VRBO guests due to its convenient location, tasteful décor, modern amenities, as well as technology rarely seen in rental homes.

Over the years, the owners of Key to Searenity have shown a remarkable commitment to their guests. Therefore, Key to Searenity has become a magical place for many to call their vacation home every year.

The home is a cul-de-sac corner residence located in Keepers Landing, just a few minutes away from East Beach, Shoals Club and the Maritime Market. This provides a perfect setting for families, friends or couples looking for a romantic getaway.

All guests are offered the option to purchase temporary memberships to the Shoals Club and/or the BHI Country Club.

The home: guests will enjoy the following amenities:

• Two floors of living space totaling over 1600 SF

• Hardwood floors on the main level

• Two carpeted upstairs bedrooms with premium linens

• Spacious master suite with queen size Heavenly® mattress, adjoining walk-in closet and dual vanity bathroom w/shower

• Guest bedroom offers two twin beds and an adjacent full bath

• Main floor provides a convenient half bath

• Upscale Tommy Bahama and Pottery Barn furnishings throughout the home accented with beach themed décor

• Kid friendly – Pack-n-play, crib, high chair and baby gate are available for guest use

The kitchen: Remodeled in 2013 with granite countertops and a stylish backsplash.

• Three seats accompany the granite breakfast bar

• Glass-top dinette provides comfortable seating for four

• All Clad stainless steel cookware

• High end small appliances including toaster oven, blender, drip and K-cup coffee makers, waffle iron, electric griddle, mixer, kettle and more

• Plates, silverware, cook utensils, glassware and bar set

• Front load washer and dryer adjacent to the kitchen

The technology: Updated technology in the fall of 2014 now included in your stay:

• Unlimited long distance calls to USA and Canada

• High speed WIFI throughout home

• LCD TV in the living room and each bedroom in the main house

• WIFI-enabled digital frame, displaying all you need to know about BHI: menus, store business hours, ferry schedule and check-in/check-out reminders timed perfectly throughout your stay

• Bluetooth®-enabled speaker located in the living room for connectivity to your mobile device or tablet

• Apple TV® connected to the living room TV allowing guests to access their Netflix, Hulu and other entertainment accounts

The outdoor living space:

• Welcoming front porch with two comfortable rocking chairs

• Fully furnished screened porch with seating for six

• Large secluded deck with built-in bench seating

• Dining table with new retractable umbrella

• Gas grill

• Outdoor shower with hot and cold water

In the garage:

• Two four-passenger golf carts

• Two adult bicycles

• Child and youth bikes

The fun: Don’t bother packing it – it’s here for you already!

• Classic and contemporary games for adults and kids

• Sand toys

• Beach chairs

• Fishing poles

• Boogie boards

Saturday to Saturday rental during peak seasons. Sorry, no pets.


During the peak summer season, the tram reservations fill up before the season begins. It is CRITICAL that you book and confirm your ferry and tram reservations for your checkin and checkout days as soon as you book your stay.

Call (910) 457-5003 and provide the home address when making the reservations: 12 Surfboat Court in Keepers Landing

Just for good measure, this is one of those parts of a vacation that it is in your best interest to be 'over-prepared'. Confirm your pick up reservation prior to arrival and departure days to make sure everything is in order.

Key to Searenity

Checkin Time: 4:00 PM day of arrival

Checkout Time: 10:00 AM day of departure


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Keywords: Keepers Landing Home, Cape Fear Station, BHI Shoals Club, BHI Country Club, Golf

More Details

Allen and Carol Auchenpaugh
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 12, 2017

About Allen and Carol Auchenpaugh

In the spring of 2000, we searched the Internet for a great place to spend a weekend. What we discovered was Bald Head Island, our getaway destination for love, laughter and fun with our family and friends. We then found ourselves dreaming of living on this magical island someday.

In 2014, we came to BHI determined to make our dream a reality. Days of touring the island finally brought us to what is now our home... Our “Key to Searenity.” It is located in Keepers Landing, a small collection of homes that allows residents (homeowners and guests alike) to enjoy both the “community feel” as well as close proximity to all the great locations on BHI.

Blackbeard and Bonnet (yes… we named our two golf carts) transport us to the beaches, Shoals Club, BHI Country Club and other great island destinations within minutes.

We hope you choose our home to spend time making memories with your family and friends. We won’t be surprised if you fall in love with BHI too, and someday become our neighbor!

Allen and Carol Auchenpaugh

Allen and Carol Auchenpaugh purchased this house in 2014


Cape Fear Station House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Bed (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1)
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
New Gas Grill, Bikes, Sand Toys, Beach Chairs (2), Boogie Boards, 2 golf carts, CHILD FRIENDLY!!!


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average rating of 5.0 based on 66 reviews

A quite retreat at the beach

  • 5 of 5

This place is absolutely wonderful. It seems slightly newer than the surrounding properties and has everything you could possibly need included. It's very tastefully decorated and is in serene Keeper's Landing, my new favorite part of the island.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a great review. We take pride in maintaining a clean and welcoming home for our guests.
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Lovely stay

  • 5 of 5

All I can say is we truly enjoyed the house.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: That 's all we can ask for! Thank you for the kind words.
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Superb rental!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us. The house had everything needed for an extended stay and so beautifully decorated. The kitchen was well equipped to prepare any meal. Those peaceful moments in the morning or evening on the screened porch will be remembered. Thank you Carol and Allen for making sure our stay was a perfect one! We would highly recommend your home and hope to return in the Spring.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. We work very heard to provide a peaceful setting for our guests to get away.
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Perfect home

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home in a great location. It was very clean and well appointed. We really appreciated all that was provided - games, Apple TV, beach chairs, umbrella, sand toys, etc. The kitchen had anything you would need. The owners are super helpful and responsive. I left some items and asked if they could mail them to me, and they could not have been nicer about it. We would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review. We are so glad you and your family enjoyed your ten day escape to BHI!
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Awesome vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

Surfman's Walk is a fantastic beach rental. The home was perfectly decorated and maintained. Our family of three had an excellent vacation. We have rented several homes on Bald Head and this one is by far the best yet. The close proximity to East Beach and also the dock in the marsh were great for our family. Allen and Carol were as friendly and responsive as they could possibly be. Beautiful home - we will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for a family of four! Clean and home was well stocked from cookware to all the beach toys

  • 5 of 5

Lovely home! We would rent again!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: That's all we could ask for! Glad you found the home perfect for your family.
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Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Bald Head Island Ferry
Nearest Beach
East Beach
Car: not necessary

Bald Head Island Conservancy Has an Educational Museum and Summer Programs Available! Bald Head Island Sailing Club Offers Sailing Lessons! Kids Programs Offered at Shoals Club! Outdoor Activities Galor or Just Rest Beachside or Poolside!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Insurance $79

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.