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Spacious 3 BR, 2.5 BA, overlooking 5th Green, includes 2 Kayaks & 8 Bikes

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

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

Our spacious 3BR home is centrally located in the maritime forest and sleeps 8 adults, comfortably accommodating one large family or two smaller families. Two kayaks (one is a 2-seater) and eight bikes are included with your rental.

The large master bedroom has a king bed, a deck overlooking the golf course, TV, and private bath. The spacious bunk room is an ideal retreat for kids of all ages with four full-size beds (two full-over-full bunks). The 3rd bedroom has a queen bed and shares the hall bath with the bunk room. A port-a-crib and high chair are provided.

The spacious living room has two sofas and a 32” flatscreen TV/DVD and offers golf course and forest views. The dining room seats eight, and a fully-equipped kitchen, ½ bath, laundry room, and porch complete the first floor.

Enjoy the central location of Island Palms Cottage on a huge corner lot overlooking the 5th green. Our 1,700+ sq ft 2-story home has a bright and airy floor plan and ALL hardwood floors, plus plenty of outdoor living space. After a day at the beach, kayaking in the marsh, or biking, you can relax on our 300 sq ft wrap-around screened porch, taking in the tranquility of the maritime forest of sable palms and majestic live oaks draped in Spanish moss.

Island Palms Cottage is just a 5-minute cart or bike ride to the beach, Harbor, Maritime Market and Shops at Maritime Way, Creek Access, Old Baldy Lighthouse, and Wildlife Overlook.

Amenities include a 6-seat golf cart, sheets/bedding, bath and beach towels, beach chairs/toys, outdoor shower, charcoal grill, cable, WiFi, games, DVDs, book swap, and starter paper products/toiletries.

During the summer season, weekly rentals are Sunday to Sunday. Check-in time is 3 pm, and checkout is 10 am. A $300 deposit reserves your vacation with final payment due 45 days before check-in. If you cancel more than 45 days out, your deposit is fully refundable. We require that the primary renter who books the property be at least 25 years of age and that golf cart drivers be at least 18 years of age.

Guests have the option to purchase a Temporary Membership for the Shoals Club. The Membership includes everyone in your party and provides access to the pools, towels, a small fitness center, volleyball, bocce, Club dining, and beach access with chairs and umbrellas.

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2018

About The Owner

We first visited Bald Head Island in 1994 and have been coming back every year to this peaceful paradise. 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.

The Owner purchased this house in 2009

Why The Owner chose Bald Head Island

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.

What makes this house unique

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.


Bald Head Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Primary renter must be 25+ No smoking, pets, house parties. Valid DL required to drive golf cart. No carts on dunes/beach. 18+ for our cart.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Bunk Beds (4 FULL size mattresses offer roomy sleeping for tall teens), Port-a-crib (1).
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Two kayaks (single & double), eight bikes, beach chairs, outdoor shower


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Spacious 3 BR, 2.5 BA, overlooking 5th Green, includes 2 Kayaks & 8 Bikes
average rating of 4.827586 based on 29 reviews

Outstanding fun rain or shine

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely fantastic stay on Bald Head Island. Thank you so much for sharing your home. It was a Mother's Day Weekend that I will never forget!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So delighted that you enjoyed your weekend and hope to see you back again soon!
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Nice convenient property to all the stores and harbor.

  • 3 of 5

Nice home on golf course. Good space. Nice bikes. Needs an additional golf cart and upgrade the canopy for the cart. It was worn and did not fit properly. Otherwise good place to vacate to

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful house tucked away from it all.

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for all our needs. The golf cart, bikes, and beach toys were great to have. Great location and beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

I just visited Bald Head Island for the first time and I must say, I fell in love! This home was perfect and had everything you could possibly need. We came for my daughters 13th birthday and had the time of our lives!! Kelly was great and very helpful. I will definitely be coming back and wouldn't want to stay anywhere else!!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Island Palms

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our week at the Island Palms place. Everything was nice and the weather was not bad, although cold. Our only complaint was that the golf cart did not come with a cover and we froze when we rode around. We were told there was a "Parachute-type" cover available, but it seems in the winter time the cart should be already prepared with an appropriate cover. Anyway, we had a good time and would stay there again.

The Carrs

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay at our home and hope you return for a future vacation. I'm sorry for any confusion about the golf cart cover. We keep the cart cover in the cart garage on the shelf next to the cart year-round so that guests have the option to use it as needed for cold temperatures or rain.
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Spacious home, beautifully decorated, owners easy and accommodating

  • 4 of 5

Our large family spent a week on BHI and loved this home. It is large, comfortable, and peaceful. The owner was quick to respond to my inquiries and very accommodating. Would recommend to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shoals Club Temporary Membership available for purchase through Club.

Bald Head Island Conservancy offers year-round activities for families of all ages,


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $140 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 12.75%

Guests have the optional to purchase a Shoals Club Temporary Membership directly from the Club. In 2018, the rates are:
March, November, December - $20/day (no minimum)
April & October - $275/week or $55/day (no minimum)
May-September - $275/week or $165 for 1-3 days
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.For details go to

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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