About the property
- House2100 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
House, 4 Bedrooms + Den, 4.5 Baths (Sleeps 8-10)
Our Bald Head Island cottage sits on the 11th Fairway. The reverse floor plan allows for breathtaking views of the golf course. 'Unwynding' was custom built and professionally decorated. The second floor features a great room that opens to a screened porch and sun deck. Second floor also has large private bonus room with queen sleeper and powder room. The first floor features 3 bedrooms, (2 Queens, 2 Twins)each with a private bath. Also on the first floor, a full laundry, open foyer, front and rear porches. The private Guest Cottage (crofter) bedroom/bathroom (Queen)sits above the golf cart garage and also has a private deck. The setting is very private and quiet but just a 2 minute golf cart ride to the ocean or shopping.
4 TVs (including a flat screens in the Great Room, MBR and guest BR). DVD & CD player with surround sound on second floor. Two 4-passenger Golf Carts and bicycles.
Memberships to either or both the Bald Head Island Club (with golf privileges) and Shoals Club beach club are available.
Keywords: Beach House, Golf Course,
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 18, 2018
About Tom Mercolino
We are a family of 4 from Chapel Hill, NC. 'Unwynding' on Bald Head Island is our favorite pastime.
Tom Mercolino purchased this House in 2011
Why Tom Mercolino chose Bald Head Island
Unwynding is about the nicest home of its size on the BHI golf course. The reverse floor plan and siting of this home make it sunny and bright, with views typically not available among BHI forest or golf course homes. Unwynding is centrally-located to the Marina, BHI Club, the Maritime Market, and other shops. It is just a short walk or cart ride to the beach.
What makes this House unique
There is always something to do on Bald Head or you can just relax and do nothing!
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Everything you need for a tranquil getaway. Check out the great programs at the BHI Conservancy and the seafood roll at the Shoals Club. Relaxing beachfront at Shoals is a must.
Everything that you need says it all! Guests at Unwynding enjoy a fully-equipped vacation home, and the responsiveness that only comes from caring owner/operators. We also assure that Shoals Club and BHI Club temporary memberships are available to our guests so that they can have the full experience of beautiful Bald Head Island. Unwynding also is a proud supporter of the Bald Head Island conservancy for all that they do to keep our little paradise a natural wonder.
All the bells and whistles!!
Beautiful home with lovely furnishings throughout. Beds are super comfortable. Kitchen is very well stocked. Loved the open floor plan for eating and socializing with your family/friends. The screened porches were wonderful with great views of the golf course. Conveniently located to the market, beach, marina and Bald Head Island Club. Lots of great bikes to ride. Beach chairs available for use. Two very nice golf carts. Can't say enough great things about this rental property. The owners are very responsive and pay attention to all of the details. Would definitely rent this home again!!
Thanks, Sloan!! You have highlighted why so many of our guests return year after year to our home, Unwynding on Bald Head Island: its well-kept amenities, its perfect location on the island, and the responsiveness that only comes from caring owner/operators like us. We would welcome you and your family back anytime!! Janet & Tom
Wonderful vacation on BHI!!
We had a wonderful time at Unwynding! Tom and Janet are excellent to work with and very helpful with any questions before or during our trip. The beds were comfortable, golf carts very spiffy, and house in general was very well maintained and in an excellent location on the island. We could spend all day just sitting on the screened porch watching golfers wander by looking for their lost balls. Overall an excellent vacation! Thank you!
Thanks for highlighting the key reasons why our guests return year after year to our home, Unwynding on Bald Head Island: its well-kept amenities, its perfect location on the island, and the responsiveness that only comes from caring owner/operators like us. We look forward to having you back!! Janet & Tom
Beautiful house on a beautiful island
We loved Unwynding! It’s in a great location nestled in the shady maritime forest but with sunny golf course views in the back of the house. All of the rooms are very nicely decorated, including the cozy crofter which feels a little like a private forest treehouse. The kitchen is very well equipped and roomy for multiple cooks.
When we weren’t out enjoying all that Bald Head Island has to offer (which is a lot), we enjoyed using all the decks all over the house. We especially liked the screened-in dining deck on the second floor where we ate every meal from breakfast to dinner, and the lower rear deck for lounging. It was comfortably furnished with adirondack chairs, had lovely shade and a nice breeze, and depending on the time of day offered views of golfers or wildlife.
If we ever come back to BHI we would rent again here. We'd give it 4.5 stars if the system would let us. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to anyone.
Thanks, Christine! Our objective is always for our guests to be return renters, and to have no hesitation to recommend Unwynding to others!! Those are the defining metrics we hold ourselves to for a 5-star luxury vacation rental experience.
Likewise, we couldn't agree more with your description of Unwynding's amenities. We enjoy the abundance and variety of decks ourselves for dining with expansive views, relaxing in the shade, or chatting with friends and family.
Can't wait to return!!!
Amazing property. Very clean and spacious. Beds were comfortable with nice linens. Kitchen was very well equipped. Was so nice to not have to worry about towels/beach chairs or bikes. All were provided and very nice. Would definitely return!
Thanks, Shannon! We are so happy that you appreciate the care we take to make sure that our guests find the best amenities at Unwynding. Our key hospitality indicator is that every guest express an interest in being a return renter, just like you have!
A fantastic facility, visit and island.
Could not have been more pleased with our stay at Unwynding on Bald Head Island. The house was perfect from its presentation, to its comfort, to its very fully equipped kitchen, to its absolutely quiet forested location (on the 11th fairway). The owners were wonderful to deal with and their smooth operation added to the relaxed enjoyment of the weekend. The golf course was absolutely beautiful from its perfect condition, to its vistas (lots of water), to its plentiful wild life. Everyone at the golf club and the Shoals Beach Club made us feel right at home as if we were long term members. The fully paved cart roads all over the island make it perfect for bike riding and exploring. The two golf carts that come with the house added extra fun. Even the short ferry ride to the island makes one feel like you've passed through some sort of "portal" to a location of full peace and tranquility. We are going back as soon as we can.
Thanks, Pete! It is always a pleasure having guests like you and your family who appreciate what a special place Unwynding is. Our objective is to have every guest want to return for their next BHI vacation,
Temporary membership to each of Bald Head Island Country Club (with Golf privileges) and to Shoals Beach Club available for additional charge, Nature trails for walking or biking, BHI Nature Conservancy provides Guided Kyaking trips and Loggerhead turtle walks on the beach.
Additional information about rental rates
THANKSGIVING, CHRISTMAS, NEW YEARS BOOKINGS AT SUMMER 2018 NIGHTLY RATE ($599), PLUS $295 PREMIUM CHARGE, 5 NIGHT MINIMUM. HOLIDAY WEEK RATE (MEMORIAL DAY, JULY 4TH, LABOR DAY) IS SUMMER 2018 WEEKLY RATE PLUS $295 PREMIUM. BHI Club and Shoals Club available at each club's posted rates. Unwynding has 2x4 passenger carts; GUEST PARTIES >8 REQUIRE ADDITIONAL CART RENTAL BY OWNER ON BEHALF OF GUESTS. Cleaning fee for stays less than 7 days is $300. A convenience charge of $150 will be added for rent payments by credit card.