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Eclectic Classic! Great View/Pvt Access/Pets Welcome! **Summer Dates Available**

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Last updated: 03/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-90 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)


This 'eclectic classic' beach home is situated on a wonderfully located 2nd row lot, with a private beach access located directly across the street--a rare combination anywhere on Holden Beach, especially so close to the strand and the bridge!
Located at 218 Ocean Blvd West, 1/4 mile (two blocks) from the Holden Beach bridge, local bars, restaurants, ice cream, bike/kayak rentals and shopping are all a short walk or bike ride away. We also offer a grilling patio and small backyard area for pets. Bikes for adults and children are available for rental at local shops and are a wonderful and relaxing way to see the island.
A 3 bedroom and 1 bath, our little cottage is perfect for a couples get away or a small family of 4. With whimsical furnishings and original knotty pine paneling, our home is the perfect combination of old and new and will make you feel right at home! We have an enclosed outdoor shower area (cold water only) to rinse beach sand and a spacious parking area that can accommodate 2-3 vehicles. The covered porch with ocean views offers the perfect spot for enjoying morning coffee, evening sunsets or the afternoon sea breeze. From the porch, there are two wonderful ocean views...check our pictures from all year-round!

With the original classic tongue-in-groove pine paneling and hard wood floors covered with antique oriental rugs, 'Carolina Country' provides it's occupants with a true feeling of home and history. The eclectic decor is a combination of memorabilia and unique contributions from many family members over the years. The living room table, for example, was handcrafted by my maternal grandfather, L.T.'Leaky' Davis, from the original ships wheel collected directly from a WWII Liberty Ship, off of Wrightsville Beach. In addition to being a master craftsman, he remains a legend in the world of Gulf Stream billfishing. Most of the hanging artworks are, either dedicated to or, done by a member of this artistic family. This is 'old school' beach house personified.

Having weathered many storms through the years, 'Carolina Country' stands as a shining example of the life and energy of the wonderful people that have called it home. Come sit back, relax and experience Holden Beach the way it was meant to be enjoyed.

Keywords: Beach House, Cottage, Vacation, Beach, Family, Pet Friendly, Kids, Last-minute vacation
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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/27/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1100 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be age 25 or older to rent this property...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    will provide a single-child jogging stroller, training potty and/or pack-n-play if necessary...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Preferably limited to a single large dog or 2 dogs if their combined weight is 50lb or less--pet fees apply...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single


  • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) If needed, we offer a pack-n-play for no additional charge., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


Other Amenities

  • Private beach access with ocean view directly the street, only two blocks from the bridge-within walking or biking distance of restaurants/bars and shopping....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Internet Streaming via Roku. Included Netflix, Hulu, Vudu and Amazon among others....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Pandora Music accessed through Roku Internet Streaming....moreless

  • Television:

    Local channels accessed via antenna. No cable TV....moreless

  • Video Game Console:

    Wii with downloaded Netflix and other games...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided:

    All linens provided...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Bath and beach towels provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    fully stocked kitchen...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Paper products provided...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    small backyard patio with charcoal grill and bar area...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    charcoal grill...moreless



Write a review 4.4
from 20 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Long Term Winter Rental
Nov 1 - May 27, 2017
90 night min stay

Summer 2017
Jun 3 - Sep 9, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $125
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
  • Pet Fee $100
  • Tax Rate 12.75%


Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed with signed contract and payment of first installment and refundable deposit.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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40 Miles
Nearest Airport
0.02 Miles
Nearest Barpub
20 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Fort Fisher
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Lockwood Folly
0.02 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Holden Beach, NC, USA
Nearest Beach
Holden Beach

Car: Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1962

About the owner: We are a five generation family from Holden Beach. My grandparents and great-grandmother moved here from South Carolina in the early 60's and made HB their home. My sister and I were born and raised on Holden Beach and have spent many special holidays and family gatherings at Carolina Country. My husband Jamie is a native from Varnumtown and we have 3 daughters, 25, 24 and 8. We live on a 55-acre horse farm in Bolivia, the Brunswick County seat, (which is about 20 minutes from the beach) though we love all watersports, especially surfing, boating and SUP'ing! My husband is a carpenter, like my father, and he works on the island most every day. My oldest daughter manages our horse barn and teaches riding lesson's, organizes our summer camps and brokers horses. The 24 yo is a recent cum laude graduate of Meredith College with B. S. Degree and is currently working on her application to attend Veterinary School at NC State or UGA. Our youngest is a 3rd grader at South Brunswick Charter School and our daily reminder to laugh more, believe in fairies and all things magical and enjoy life each and every day! Though my parents now reside in Boone, NC, their hearts are with Holden Beach and the 45+ years spent here building a Family, a Business and a Town.

Why the Owner Chose Holden Beach, NC, USA:
This historic home represents the combination of the Griffin and Davis families, has housed five generations of the Griffin family and continues to be a home that embodies the essence of Holden Beach like no other. The quaint, well-kept home was built in 1962 for my late paternal grandparents, James D. Griffin and Lois Dougherty Griffin when they moved to Holden Beach from Anderson, SC and started Holden Beach Realty Company and ran the islands only post office in the same building. My grandfather, Drew Griffin, was among the founding fathers of the Town of Holden Beach and was the first Mayor Pro-Tem. My father, James (Jim) D. Griffin, Jr., built many homes on the island over a span of 40 years and continues to be instrumental in the conscientious development of Holden Beach.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
If you're looking for a high-rise, hi-tech, monstrosity of a beach house that sleeps 4 large families and has 12 bathrooms--you've got the wrong house. This house is old and quaint but evokes the spirit of the beach that so many of the newer homes seem to attempt to re-create but fall very short of the mark. Early morning coffee and paper on the front porch while watching the waves roll onto the beach, just across the street, is the perfect way to begin the day. A jog down the sidewalk or on the strand with your favorite four-legged family member may be just the thing...whatever activity you choose, 218 Carolina Country, is perfectly situated on second row and ready to accommodate. Come enjoy the relaxing pace and the realistic old-school beach house experience...meant to bring families together on the island know as 'the Family Beach'.

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Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/27/2017

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  • Hallway


  • Galley kitchen/bar area

    Galley kitchen/bar area

  • Inviting living area

    Inviting living area

  • Hall view

    Hall view

  • Back bedroom

    Back bedroom

  • Well-wishing Mermaid :)

    Well-wishing Mermaid :)

  • Twin Bedroom

    Twin Bedroom

  • Bathroom


  • View of back stairs/outdoor shower and grilling patio

    View of back stairs/outdoor shower and grilling patio

  • Access to the beach and view from our front porch

    Access to the beach and view from our front porch

  • Steps away from our front porch...magic awaits!

    Steps away from our front porch...magic awaits!

  • Front porch sitting area--beautiful place for coffee, paper and sunrise!

    Front porch sitting area--beautiful place for coffee, paper and sunrise!

  • open dining/kitchen area

    open dining/kitchen area

  • Dining area

    Dining area

  • Living area

    Living area

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Back bedroom

    Back bedroom

  • Twin bedroom

    Twin bedroom

  • Bathroom


  • Grilling patio

    Grilling patio

  • Beautiful views and tons to do!

    Beautiful views and tons to do!

  • View of the ocean from the west

    View of the ocean from the west

  • "Jake-Jake" loves surfing, too!!  Pets welcome!

    "Jake-Jake" loves surfing, too!! Pets welcome!

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Monday, March 27, 2017

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