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Oceanfront /Spectacular Views/New Renovation/OCEAN BEACH

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 9)

'Ocean Beach' resides at 21 Silversides Trail directly across the street from the beach on a cul-de-sac. WHAT A VIEW! We are midway down the South Beach, near the Maritime Market, fire station, boutique shops and almost exactly between The Bald Head Island Club and The Shoals Club.

Our new home got a thorough going-over and is redecorated, repainted, and rebranded in the owners style. Our luxurious new bedding is sure to please everyone. There are two master bedrooms, and a third bedroom also has a king sized bed and private bath. The 'kids room' has two over-sized twins; that bedroom has its own bath as well. Each bedroom has new 32' flat screen TVs and DVD players.

Please remember to make reservations with the Bald Head Island Ferry to arrive and depart. Your ferry ticket also provides you with tram service from the ferry to 21 Silversides Trail.

All linens and towels are provided. We have wireless high speed internet service and unlimited domestic long distance phone service.

The view from the upper deck is just spectacular and allows us to see from the Cape Fear River to Frying Pan Shoals. Dolphins are frequent visitors to 'our' beach and are easily seen from all 3 porches.

In the garage you will find a 4 passenger and a 6 passenger golf cart. You MUST be a licensed driver to operate the golf carts on Bald Head Island. The shaded protected area that is the entry to our home, also serves as a place to escape the sun in one of the 2 hammocks. There is a sandy play area under the house for those little ones who have grown tired of our sun drenched beaches and a hot outside shower to get rid of the sand.

The Maritime Market is quite amazing considering they must bring everything to the Island on a barge. The selections are extremely good and the service is excellent.

Keywords: Million dollar views-Oceanfront home

More Details

Hugh Powell
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 27, 2018

About Hugh Powell

Family owned, and family cared for,and we present our home to our guests as if you are family. Only the best will do! We visit quite often and keep our home well cared for, and by our presence, keep an eye out for whats of interest on the Island to tell our guests what might be fun to do and prepare for.

Hugh Powell purchased this house in 2011

Why Hugh Powell chose South Beach

We chose Bald Head Island because the Island grabbed us 10 years ago when we first visited. It is relatively close to our home, 'hard to get to' because its an island, and it is in North Carolina the best place to live!

What makes this house unique

This Island is magical! It starts as soon as you unload and begin the journey on our great ferries. The 20 minute ride is just enough to unwind and relax before you hit the Island and start what we call 'Island Time'. You will love the slower pace. Step onto the lower porch or the upper deck and see the Atlantic in all its glory, and you'll want to go get another drink and sit yourself down a spell. Our home is so close to everything and RIGHT ON THE BEACH! We thank the Lord every day for allowing us to be so fortunate and share this wonderful Island. We pinch each other to make sure we are still awake, because it seems like such a dream come true. To be able to walk out of our home directly to the beach with our 2 puppies is just wonderful. And we always pick up after our puppies!


South Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4 full baths
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2), Child Beds (1), Pack N' Play (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 10 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
4 new 32' flatscreen TVs bedrooms & 42' flatscreen TV living room all with Netflix Movies 24/7. New DVD in each bedroom. Cable TV in all bedrooms and living room. New Luxurious Down Bedding. Fully stocked Gourmet Kitchen & Dining Amenities. New frontload Samsung washer/dryer. 6 seat & 4 seat golf cart, double garage, sheltered outside hot water shower, boogie boards, beach chairs, beach toys, sheltered play area under the house ('shaded beach'), two hammocks. Beach access is directly across the golf cart road and is even numbered '21' as is our home, 21 Silversides Trail. We had 3 turtle nests across from our home for the summer of 2011.


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Oceanfront /Spectacular Views/New Renovation/OCEAN BEACH
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews

Ocean Beach - a great beachside rental

  • 5 of 5

Ocean Beach is exactly as described in the listing - a spacious beachside

property, well-equipped with quality furnishings, bedding and kitchen equipment. The home is clean and well-maintained. The owner has gone the 'extra mile' to provide extras, such as paper goods, soap, and dishwasher detergent. The washer and dryer were relatively new and

extremely efficient. The home also has lots of beach toys and beach chairs. Beach towels were also provided. Under the house is a small

play area for younger children. We have stayed in various properties on

Bald Head Island - this is definitely our #1 pick. We would highly recommend it to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is a highly prized review and appreciate our guest's kind words. It is exactly how we try to take care of the home and our guests and will of course, welcome them back to enjoy our "Million Dollar Views" from all 3 porches. Many thanks to them for taking such fabulous care of our home.
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Cary, NC USA

Back again!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we stayed at Ocean Beach and it was just as wonderful as the first time. You will not be disappointed between the amazing sunsets, star gazing, incredible beach and wonderfully equipped home. The kitchen has everything you could need to cook a gourmet meal and the bedrooms and baths are well appointed. It's a magical place for a wonderful vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlottesville, VA

Well-equipped house with a great view!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay with our family in this well-equipped house. Being on the beach was great too! The owners put extra effort in to provide everything from beach chairs, boogie boards, beach towels to paper towels and coffee. It certainly made our trip easier and more enjoyable!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house, wonderful views, perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at Ocean Beach. The house is perfectly laid out for multiple people while providing space and privacy for all. Each bedroom has a full bath. The sand and swings under the house was the favorite hang out place for my 1 and 3 year olds.

Hugh was very responsive to emails throughout the process, including when we were on the island and I had a question.

A great experience! We will be back again!

Ps: we saw dolphins about 100 yards away from us in the ocean on our last day!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, very well-stocked house

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time here with family. The house is located right across the street from the beach and we spent a lot of time out on the deck just watching the waves and listening to the ocean. I was impressed with how well stocked the house is - it had everything you could possibly need, from trash bags to dishwasher detergent to a TON of sand toys and chairs. It was rainy while we were there so we also appreciated having the covered area downstairs so that we could still play outside when the little ones got stir crazy inside the house. The owners have really thought of everything and have gone to great lengths to keep their guests comfortable. Just be aware the two bedrooms off the living room (kids' room with two twin beds and the guest room opposite it) run quite a bit warmer than the rest of the house. We had to have fans running full speed in those rooms to keep them cool. Otherwise we had a wonderful stay here and would return to this house.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cornelius, NC

Wonderful time with friends and family!

  • 5 of 5

Our family has vacationed on BHI for the past 7 years. This was our first time staying in 'Ocean Beach' and it was by far the nicest house we've stayed in yet! The views are beautiful and the location is fabulous, so close to the beach! The beach area in front of the house is great! Hugh was wonderful to work with in coordinating our stay at his lovely home. His home felt like our home! Very cozy and everything you would need in a house to live for a week with family and friends! The layout of the house is great with views of the ocean from almost every room! We look forward to staying in 'Ocean Beach' again!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Wilmington International Airport (ILM)
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Bald Head Island Harbor
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Bald Head Island Harbor
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Bald Head Island Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Bald Head Island Club
Nearest Beach
You are here

Old Baldy is our resident light house, dating back to 1817, climb to the top for a wonderful view of the Island. Turtle Central is our conservation effort to preserve our native sea turtles that come to the Island to nest each summer. Visit the hands-on museum, sign up for a Turtle Walk with our Turtle Pros. Our Maritime Forest is an old growth forest set aside to preserve the natural beauty of the Coastal Barrier Islands of our great state of North Carolina. By purchasing a guest temporary membership at the Bald Head Island Club and The Shoals Club; golf, tennis, croquet, swimming, spa, exercise gym, exquisite dining and pampered service will be yours.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Guest Experience Fee $185
Cleaning Fee $250 + Tax

For inclement weather. NO REBATE OR REFUND will be offered in these circumstances.
Bald Head Club $380/week
$240/1-3 days
Shoals Club $275/week
$165/1-3 days

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.