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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

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Kathryn scott
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 23, 2018

About Kathryn 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!

Kathryn scott purchased this house in 2011

Why Kathryn scott chose Holden Beach

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!


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
  • Children welcome
  • 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 washed 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 35 reviews

The WillSea was perfect for us! The owners were excellent to work with and SO helpful!

  • 5 of 5

The three teenagers stayed downstairs and loved having their own entrance. They enjoyed riding the three bikes in the garage. The kitchen is well stocked with most everything you need and the house was super comfortable. The property is literally a block to the ocean, the general store, and the ice cream shop! My favorite spot was sitting in a rocker on the upper back deck to watch thunderstorms roll in!

I would love to come back here!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you all stay at the WillSea! We are so happy you enjoyed your vacation, and hope you can get back to Holden soon!
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Another great stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful beach week at Will Sea with our whole family. This is our second time staying in the house, and once again the house was clean and well maintained, and everything that we needed for a good and relaxing week right at hand. It's a very short walk to the beach and the market from the house, and we loved having our boat tied up at the home's excellent and well-maintained floating dock on the canal. We loved our stay and will hopefully be able to return soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you had a great vacation! We hope to see y’all again next year! Thank you!
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Love Holden Beach!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house, location to the beach, & Holden! There was a problem w/the washer, but the owner was informed & resolved the issue. The house has plenty of space, front & back porches to sit on, & a dock in the back. Our family had a wonderful week at the WillSea & @ Holden Beach!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The home and location are both in a great location. Very clean and easy access to the beach.

  • 5 of 5

We love this property year after year. The homeowners are easy to work with and quick to respond with any questions we have. My family will continue to stay here at Holden Beach every summer.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love having y’all stay at the WillSea, and we are so happy y’all had another great vacation this year! ☺️
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Loved the house. Perfect location. Really enjoyed our stay would live to go back to again.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We hope you come back again! So glad you enjoyed your vacation at the WillSea!
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Very well maintained and absolutely beautiful on the inside

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Will Sea. Ms. Scott could not be more gracious or hospitable. I emailed or texted her many times with questions, as I had never rented through VRBO. The layout is ideal, especially if you have grandchildren. There's a full bedroom downstairs, full bath and bunk beds, pullout couch, and a TV.

We are planning to go back to the beach next year and certainly hope this one will be available.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you all enjoyed your stay at the WillSea! Thank you for such a wonderful review! ☺️
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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Refundable Damage Deposit $250


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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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