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Charming Canal Home with Lg Boat Dock Steps from the beach

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)

Dock your boat and jet skis right outside your door or walk just 200 yards to a public beach access, fishing pier, ice cream shop, beachware and general store. Miles and miles of pristine beaches, where you can swim in the surf, turtle watch, or just read and relax! Sit on the gated porches while the kids play in the fenced in yard, and watch the boats head out. The intercoastal waterway is just minutes away for fishing. Or charter a fishing trip with one of our many local charter services. Enjoy skiing, tubing or sightseeing on the beautiful, wide waterway. Stop at one of the many waterside restaurants for lunch or watch the sunset over drinks and dinner. Restaurants and grocery stores are on the island or just over the bridge. In 10 minutes you can be at nearby Shallotte, which offers movie theaters with all the new releases and even more dining and shopping experiences. Historic Wilmington is 36 miles to the north with Myrtle Beach only 53 miles to the south. Scenic Southport is 30 minutes by car or 20 minutes by boat. But you'll be glad to come back 'home' to the WillSea and to Holden Beach! We are 'proud of what we don't have.' No high rise condos or hotels to spoil your view! Jet ski rentals as well as beach chairs, umbrellas and any beach toy imaginable are just a phone call away!

The WillSea is a newly renovated home with a bright beachy interior. Open kitchen and living areas keeps the cooks in on the fun. Beautiful hardwood and tile floors throughout with vaulted ceilings upstairs. Use the outdoor shower after a day on the boat or at the beach. Relax in rocking chairs on the covered front porch where you can see the ocean or on the back porch overlooking the canal. Bright and cheerful adirondacks make sitting by the water most pleasurable. The fenced in yard provides security for the little ones. (Sorry, the No Pet rule is strictly enforced!)Two bedrooms with queen sized beds, each with their own bathroom, are located upstairs at opposite ends of the house for your privacy. A large sofa converts to a queen size bed in the living area. Downstairs is another bedroom with a queen size bed, another bathroom and den. A great place for the kids to 'get away' or for another couple. Two dining tables as well as a kitchen island can seat 10 people quite comfortably. The kitchen is well equipped to take advantage of the local produce stands that offer delicious local produce, while fresh seafood is available throughout the island and mainland for the gourmet cook in your party. The general store is within walking distance for those small items you forgot at the grocery store! When the fun in the sun is over for the day, enjoy two large screen tvs in the living areas and one bedroom with a smaller tv, all with cable. Or grab a rocking chair on the back porch and watch the sun go down over the marsh. Books and games are at your disposal. Several beach chairs, and three bikes are there for your enjoyment. You will love the decor and location of this charming beach home. Enjoy your stay at The WillSea at Holden's Beach and WillSea you again next year!!

Keywords: beach cottage, beach house, canal cottage

More Details

Rhonda Scott
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 12, 2017

About Rhonda Scott

We have always loved the beach! We love fishing, crabbing, clamming and sunbathing, as well as taking long walks on the beach. Our children have grown up around the ocean and we are so excited to be able to share this with them! Holden Beach is only a hour away from our home which makes it very easy and quick to get here. We have traveled to some extent but always remark that the beaches in other parts of the world still can't compare to the beaches of NC! Holden Beach is in such a great location. You can easily visit other crowded resort type areas or the many points of interest that surround Holden Beach but still not have to deal with the crowds on a daily basis. We are so excited to share this house with fellow beach lovers and hope you will enjoy your experience here. Please come back to see us!

Rhonda Scott purchased this house in 2011

Why Rhonda Scott chose Southern Coast

Holden Beach is a family oriented beach. Beautiful, quiet, but still has many opportunities for families. We love that our family can come here and make memories. The men in our family loves deep sea fishing and the rest of us love the beach, so The WillSea is the perfect place for us all to do the things we love and meet back in the afternoons to enjoy a meal together and sit in the fenced in backyard by the water and share the days activities. We love the idea of other families doing the same.

What makes this house unique

We fell in love with this house the first minute we walked in the door. The layout was just what we were looking for, not too big as to lose each other but just the right size for families to gather together, yet have our own separate areas. We have had such fun with decorating and remodeling. It is truly a fun house filled with fun memories!


Car: necessary

There are restaurants both on and off island withing driving or walking distance. Each Sunday evening during the summer season there are free concerts at the bridge. Walking and biking trails are a great place to get a better look at all Holden Beach has to offer. We are one street away from the waterway and that's a wonderful place for walking or biking as well. The far end of the beach at the inlet is a great place for shelling at low tide.


Holden Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Please take off all sheets and put them by the washer. Please make sure all dishes are wased and put away.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Upstairs, off of Bedroom 1
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs, off of Bedroom 2
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Downstairs, with Bedroom 3
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower
  • Upstairs bathrooms are accessed through each of the two bedrooms. Downstairs bathroom is separate from but located next to the downstairs bedroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Pull out sofas with queen size mattress.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Charming Canal Home with Lg Boat Dock Steps from the beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews
Gaston County,NC

Wonderful Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We love Holden and this house was great. Plenty of room for the family to enjoy and a very short walk to the beach. This house has a fully stocked kitchen and a nice family area to eat and relax. I recommend this house if you are heading to Holden Beach.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We Will See the WillSea again!

  • 5 of 5

Rhonda is wonderful and her home is charming. The layout was perfect for us. My sister-in-law, husband, and her boys had the entire downstairs to themselves. My husband, two boys, and myself stayed in the back bedroom upstairs (I put our baby's pack-n-play in the walk-in closet so he had his own "room"), and my in-laws stayed in the front bedroom. We loved having the water out back, as well as the close proximity to the beach, general store, and ice cream shop! If we are lucky enough to coordinate everyone's scheduled again next year, we will be back!

One piece of advice regarding putt putt, go to the place ACROSS from treasure island. It isn't quite as obvious, but the owners were so nice and the course was much better!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you all had a good time! Hope to see you again soon!
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One Happy Family

  • 5 of 5

Our family has been going to Holden Beach for as long as I can remember. We own a small place on the mainland, but try to rent a house on the canal for a week each year so our family can join us. This was our first time at your home and absolutely one of the best. Our family ranges from 3 - 80 and it was perfect for all of us. We loved the fenced in backyard and big dock for the boat. Having the separate living areas was great to be able to have a quiet area as well as somewhere our teenagers could hang out. This house is not new by any means, but as clean and beautiful as any house I've stayed in. The décor was awesome. Loved and can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay! Come back anytime!
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Best Time

  • 5 of 5

Had my daughters wedding on the beach and my family had the best time. Everyone in my family enjoyed the house, beach, weather and all that was included. Would recomend this this home to anyone wanting a great time. Thank You Rhonda for everything.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Congrats to your daughter on her wedding! Hope you guys can come again! Thanks for your kind words!
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Charlotte, NC

Great Trip!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time! The house was perfect for our family. Clean, quiet, comfortable, and steps from the beach. We enjoyed rocking on the deck overlooking the canal. Owner was wonderful to work with and quick to respond to my questions. Hope we can return again next summer!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your time at The WillSea! Our family loves sharing our little piece of heaven with other families! Thank you for your kind words and we certainly hope to have you back again real soon!
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Cherryville, NC

  • 5 of 5

This was our 4th time at the Will Sea! There are 9 of us that travel in our group and it fits our needs perfectly :) Rhonda has always been very helpful and accommodating for our family. It is a perfect location and we wouldn't imagine staying anywhere else at Holden! Can't wait to be back Summer 2016!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: And we can't wait till you come back for the 5th time! You guys are always welcome. We're so happy you've found your home away from home. Looking forward to seeing you soon!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
cleaning $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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