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Deckadence: Great Views, Great House!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Holden Beach was recently selected as one of the top beaches in the US, especially for families. Leave commercial beaches behind and submerse yourself in total relaxation. You'll cross the bridge to our beautiful island and feel like you're leaving the country.

Our home, 'Deckadence,' is located 2 miles from the bridge on the west side of the island. It's one of the largest 2nd row homes on the island. We treat it like a home away from home and hope you'll treat it the same way.

We leave cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, condiments and spices in stock. Our only request is if you finish it, replace it. Our hope is when you stay at our home, you'll treat it as your own, as we do!

Keywords: 4 bedroom home on Holden Beach. Private beach access. 2nd row home with ocean view and unobstructed view of salt marsh.

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 28, 2017

About The Owner

My wife and I are both journalists in the Raleigh, NC area. Our co-owners are good friends of ours who we met 9 years ago. We have 7 young children total (they're winning 4-3!) and really love spending time at Holden Beach, even if it's for a quick weekend.

The Owner purchased this house in 2009

Why The Owner chose Southern Coast

We bought the house with some good friends of ours who we met during birthing class for our first children. We now have 3, the Reeves family just had their fourth. After visiting several beach communities all along the NC coast, we had no question where we wanted to take our families once we visited Holden Beach. We're sure you'll feel the same.

What makes this house unique

The best thing to say about Deckadence is it feels like a real home, not a pastel-filled beach house with small bedrooms where it feels like everyone is living on top of one another. All 3 downstairs bedrooms have deck access. Upstairs bedroom has beautiful views of the salt marsh. There's nothing like waking up, seeing and hearing the ocean in front and walking out back with a cup of coffee to watch the wildlife or the boats moving along the Intracoastal Waterway. We find the home so welcoming, the family is excited about leaving the beach to relax inside.


Holden Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Two twins (trundle)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Outdoor hot/cold shower. Home on double lot with nice grass front yard for children. 2 level back deck faces salt marsh for magical nights and mornings. No homes behind us and the Intracoastal Waterway. Great place for families since there are only two rows of homes, so the beach is never crowded and easy to keep track of little ones! One of the largest 2nd row homes on the island that doesn't feel or look like a normal beach house. Bedrooms are all spacious, so there's no cramped feeling. Upper level has great views of the ocean and salt marsh from the dining room or kitchen table. We have a number of repeat renters who know once you stay at Deckadence, you'll want to come back every year.


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Deckadence: Great Views, Great House!
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

Great Long Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! The house was very spacious with a perfect common area for all of our guests. Beach access was so close we could easily run home if we forgot anything. Views of the marsh and the sunset off the back deck were fantastic. Holden Beach was excellent as well. Great restaurants nearby, cute ice-cream and candy shops and an overall fantastic family environment.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Such a beautiful home and beach

  • 5 of 5

We had such a relaxing beautiful fun - filled time. Highly recommend

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great place to relax

  • 5 of 5

The house was very nice and the spaciousness was great for our group. We enjoyed the marsh view out the back and could enjoy the ocean from the front deck. We had an enjoyable time.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed staying at Deckadence it was just want we needed.. This place is very spacious.. All the rooms are very comfortable cozy... If you don't mind a little work out there are a few stairs to climb but it's all good. Great location, just a walk across the road and you are on the beach. We are definitely going to rent again and recommend others to rent also...

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ample space for 8 adults

  • 5 of 5

Deckadence was an amazing vacation home--much more spacious than the pictures depict. The 4th bedroom (not pictured) was used as a 2nd master suite as it has an ensuite bathroom with hall access as well.

The kitchen was very well stocked and we weren't lacking any equipment (love the salad spinner!) Beach access was easy and there were beautiful views all around. I love the huge open floor plan on the main level as it allowed for everyone to have their space but we could prepare meals, play games and watch TV and everyone was together. There were 8 adults (4 recent college graduates) and we never felt crowded. This was our 1st time to Holden Beach and we will definitely be back. Thanks for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Welcoming & Lovely House

  • 5 of 5

Another lovely week at Deckadence with family ranging in age from almost 1 to senior citizen (e.g. grandchildren, adult children and grandparents).

The open space of living room, dining room and kitchen is probably one of the largest and best on the island, especially for the price. It is easy to socialize without stepping over or bumping into others. Family members who were staying in different properties on the island were very jealous of this space, and of the fact that the folks that own this house take very good care of it (e.g. house in virtually the same condition as it was when we stayed there four years ago; the other family members had lots of issues with their houses not being in good condition). The owners are accessible should you need to report anything. The house is decorated in a classic, but casual way with some great details such as some wonderful furniture pieces and beautiful flower arrangements. It feels comfortable -- a great home away from home for relaxing (in some ways, even better).

One of the things I have found unique to Deckadence over other places I have stayed is that the owners have a generous spirit in that they encourage folks to share things (e.g. leaving a partially used toilet roll, cleaning product, or spices for the next renter) by doing it themselves--sharing their bicycles and outdoor items. A quick look in the pantry and bathrooms will tell you this happens a lot. Access to the beach is just steps away and the beach itself is uncrowded even in high season. You cannot go wrong with a stay in this home.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Southport-Fort Fisher


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Deposit $400

Rates are subject to change until reservation is concerned. Rental fees for credit card users will face an additional 2% fee to cover administration costs of allowing online bookings.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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