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Maritime Forest 3 BR, 2.5 BA W/ 2 Kayaks & 8 Bikes

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Last updated: 12/04/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

During your stay at Island Palms Cottage, you can make the most of your BHI vacation by exploring the marsh and ocean on kayak and by biking the island roads draped in Spanish Moss or the beach at low tide. Island Palms is a light and airy home with a perfect location in the maritime forest on a large corner lot overlooking the 5th green of the golf course. We love spending time on BHI and enjoy sharing our home with others. Read the reviews to see what previous guests have to say about their experiences.

Island Palms Cottage is just a 5-minute ride in our 6-seat golf cart or by bike to the beach, the harbor, the Maritime Market and Shops at Maritime Way, and the Nature Trail and 2 minutes to the Creek Access, Old Baldy Lighthouse, and the Wildlife Overlook.

Our tastefully-decorated 1,700+ sq ft home boasts a bright and airy open floor plan and ALL hardwood floors, plus plenty of outdoor living space. After a day at the beach, kayaking in the marsh, or biking the island trails, you can relax on the 300 sq ft screened porch, taking in the tranquility of the maritime forest of sable palms and majestic live oaks draped in Spanish moss.


This beautiful home sleeps 8, comfortably accommodating one large family or two smaller families. The large master has a king bed, a new deck overlooking the golf course, a 32” TV/DVD, and bath with tub/shower.

The spacious “bunk room” is an ideal retreat for kids of all ages with two full-over-full bunks (sleeping 4-6), a love seat, and a 32” iPod-compatible flat screen TV/DVD/VCR. The 3rd bedroom has a queen bed, TV, and shares a hall bath (tub and shower) with the bunk room. A port-a-crib and high chair are provided.

The large family room has two overstuffed sofas that offer golf course and forest views and a 32” flatscreen TV/DVD. The dining room table seats eight, and the fully-equipped kitchen, ½ bath, washer/dryer, and wrap-around screened porch complete the first floor plan. All NEW kitchen appliances in 2015! The cart garage includes an outdoor shower, plus plenty of storage space for beach gear.

Amenities include cable, WiFi, DVDs, games, and book swap. Sheets/bedding, bath and beach towels, beach chairs/toys, charcoal grill, and starter paper products/toiletries are provided so you can pack lightly!

Our home rents Sunday to Sunday during the summer, and we can be more flexible in the off season. Check-in time is 3 pm, and check-out is 10 am.

Temporary Membership for the Shoals Club is available as an option. The Temporary Club Membership includes everyone in your party and provides access to the pool, complimentary towels, a small fitness center, volleyball, bocce, and Club and Grill dining. There is also beach access at the Shoals Club, with chairs and beach umbrellas available with membership. The cost is $30/day with a 2-day minimum or $180/week. Off-season (Nov, Dec, Jan) is $15/day.

If you are looking for a beautiful home in a convenient location with six bikes and two kayaks INCLUDED in your rental, then Island Palms Cottage is the place for you! The kayaks are a two-seater and a single and can be used to explore the marsh or the ocean (if calm). We have a few life jackets or you can bring your own. Kayaks can be transported either on top of our 6-person golf cart or using a pull-behind bike cart. Our beach bikes are mostly adult size, but we do have one small bike. Bikes at the beach are easily affected by the salt air, so they aren't fancy -- just functional.

A $300 deposit reserves your week with final payment due 45 days before check-in. If you cancel more than 45 days out, your deposit is fully refundable. The cleaning fee is included in rate. We require that the primary renter who signs the rental agreement be at least 25 years of age and that golf cart drivers be 18 years of age.

UPDATED PAYMENT INFORMATION: VRBO recently added a booking fee that is charged to the renter as an additional fee if you book directly through the VRBO site using a credit card. The booking fee is 5% of the rental and deposit. To avoid this booking fee, you can book directly through the homeowner and pay by check. To book directly, simply submit an inquiry for the dates of interest. VRBO also charges a 3% credit card fee to the homeowner for the rental/deposit and then again to the renter when the deposit is refunded.

Keywords: Two-story 3BR home on large corner lot, great location, all hardwood floors, large screened porch, master w/ balcony, two full-size bunk-beds, 6 bikes, 2 kayaks, WiFi, 6-person golf cart, beach chairs, tastefully decorated

Owner

Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/04/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Renters must be 25+....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Two kayaks (single & double), eight bikes, beach chairs, outdoor shower...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    We have 30+ books available. Feel free to take one home or leave one you've finished for other guests to enjoy....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Golf Course Front

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    There is a small fitness center at the Shoals Club, and you must purchase a Temporary Club Membership for access....moreless

  • Garage:

    Several beach chairs, beach toys, and skim/boogie boards....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    One set of sheets for each bed: one king, one queen, four full....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Full size sofa, love seat, arm chair....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels plus a limited number of beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Detergent is not provided....moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Blender, Toaster...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Small balcony with two chairs in Master BR....moreless

  • Bicycles:

    Eight 'beach' bikes and one child's bike for approximately age 6-9. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large screened in porch with table seating four, plus two lounge chairs and two deck chairs. Smaller front porch with two chairs. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Two kayaks -- one is a two seater. They can be used in marshes or, if it isn't too wavy, in the ocean. The single is a Yak Board....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    There is a large pool and kiddie pool at the Shoals Club, as well as volleyball, bocce, towels, and beach access with chairs and umbrellas. You must purchase a Temporary Club Membership for access....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter
Nov 27 - Feb 11, 2017
2 night min stay
$250
$1,000
Spring
Feb 12 - Apr 8, 2017
2 night min stay
$275
$1,400
Early Summer
Apr 9 - Jun 3, 2017
3 night min stay
$300
$1,800
Summer
Jun 4 - Aug 26, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,800
Fall
Aug 27 - Oct 14, 2017
3 night min stay
$300
$1,800
Late Fall
Oct 15 - Nov 25, 2017
2 night min stay
$275
$1,400

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 12.75%

Notes:

UPDATED PAYMENT INFORMATION: VRBO recently added a booking fee that is charged to the renter if you book directly through the VRBO site using a credit card. The booking fee is 5% of the rental and deposit. To avoid this booking fee, you can book directly through the homeowner and pay by check. To book directly, simply submit an inquiry for the dates of interest. VRBO also charges a 3% credit card fee to the homeowner for the rental/deposit and then again to the renter when the deposit is refunded.

Optional Shoals Club Temporary Membership: Daily rate is $30 with a 2-day minimum (days must be consecutive) or $180/week. The Membership is good for everyone in your rental party and includes access to the pool, fitness center, volleyball, bocce, use of beach chairs/umbrellas at the club beach, and club dining.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: We first visited Bald Head Island in 1994 and have been coming back every year because we enjoy spending our vacation outdoors and not in a car. We look forward to the relaxed atmosphere of BHI and all of the outdoor activities. In addition to the beach, we enjoy biking, running, kayaking, fishing, and stand up paddleboarding in the creeks. Our kids love surfing on East Beach. Here is our son paddleboarding in the marsh over New Years.

Why the Owner Chose Bald Head Island, NC, USA:
We purchased our vacation home in October 2009 and are thrilled that it has given us so many more opportunities to expolore this beautiful island. We found that we were coming back so regularly and that we always hated to leave the island. The ferry is such a short drive from the Triangle and, once we step aboard, we immediately relax and go into vacation mode -- whether we are going for a week or a weekend.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We love being outdoors at BHI and find that, whether we are traveling the island by golf cart, bike, foot, or kayak, it is much more fun than being in a car for a beach vacation. Having access to bikes and kayaks is also very important to us, and we want our guests to know that they are available for their use at no extra charge. The bikes aren't fancy but, having them including in the rental, will save you a bundle on your vacation. It is also important to us to be able to arrive early and stay late in the day and, when available, we offer this to you as well.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/04/2016

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Photos

  • Island Palms Cottage

    Island Palms Cottage

  • Dining Area & Kitchen (porch door overlooking golf course)

    Dining Area & Kitchen (porch door overlooking golf course)

  • Bunkroom with two full-over-full beds (sleeps 4-6)

    Bunkroom with two full-over-full beds (sleeps 4-6)

  • Master bedroom deck overlooking 5th green.

    Master bedroom deck overlooking 5th green.

  • Large screened in back porch.

    Large screened in back porch.

  • Kayaks and bikes available for our guests.

    Kayaks and bikes available for our guests.

  • Lighthouse from marsh

    Lighthouse from marsh

  • Comfortable seating in the family room.

    Comfortable seating in the family room.

  • Spacious master bedroom with king bed.

    Spacious master bedroom with king bed.

  • Bedroom with queen bed.

    Bedroom with queen bed.

  • Beautiful view of our sable palms from front porch.

    Beautiful view of our sable palms from front porch.

  • View of 5th green from back porch.

    View of 5th green from back porch.

  • Full moon view from master BR porch

    Full moon view from master BR porch

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Tuesday, December 06, 2016

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