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Bedrooms 5
Space 2,900 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms & Game Room - Sleeps 12 and 2 sleeper sofas


The Sandcastle is the perfect way to spend your vacation with family or friends.

Our home was created for large and small groups alike. We have five large bedrooms, all with private baths and their own TV. We also have a large game room on the ground floor that has two queen-size sleeper sofas and a locker room style bathroom/shower.

We are one of the few screened-in porches on the island and you will fall instantly in love with rocking in the chairs while taking in the breathtaking views of the ocean that have made Holden Beach one of the most popular family beaches around.

We know how much we love having our furry friends with us on our vacation so we want you to have yours, too. Our home is pet-friendly and they love lounging around on the back porch, too. For an inside look, check out our panoramic video at For larger families or groups, consider renting our additional oceanfront property 'Tern Inn' (VRBO # 443639) next door.

We have stocked our home to help you forget about the busy life and fall in love with kicking off your shoes and getting back in touch with fun and relaxation. Our game area has a large HD Flat Screen TV, Foosball, Ping-Pong, a card table and games while we also have four beach cruiser bikes for you to explore the island. Boogie boards and sand toys are here for the kids (ok, the adults too) and we even have a library of family friendly DVDs for the movie watchers. We love our beach house and we think you will too.

More Details

Property Manager
Debbie Kinsey
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Debbie Kinsey

Our family has been coming to Holden for years. We tent camped in the 50's and were hooked. Now our kids are all grown (our oldest son and his family are pictured above) with children of their own and we are blessed to be able to enjoy the our kids and grand kids! We hope you will enjoy your stay and that Holden Beach will become your favorite place like it is ours.

Our daughter-in-law, Debbie manages the beach house. She is in the yellow sweater in the picture. She and my son, Don, will work hard to make sure your stay is enjoyable. Thanks for considering us for your vacation.

Why Debbie Kinsey chose Holden Beach

We have a wonderful Golden Retriever mix and wouldn't think of heading to the beach without her. We want you to be able to bring your pet too.

What makes this house unique

Our home has one of the few screened-in porches on the Island. When the weather chases us off the beach, the rockers and view make the day a success and the recreation room gets the children away from our listening to the ocean waves.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Loved our stay! The house was inviting and well equipped. The kitchen was well stocked for all of our cooking endeavors and our family and friends loved the large dining table. We played games, puzzles and all enjoyed the game room downstairs. The view from the back porch was breathtaking and our wake up spot every morning before our "shell seekers" set off to the beach. Would highly recommend this home. We will be back!!
Mar 2012
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Holden Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • We prefer payment by eChecks. There is an extra charge a 3% fee for credit card transactions.
  • Please carefully review Rental Agreement below. Note Cancellation Policy in Rental Agreement is our policy (not above by VRBO).
  • Optional fees for pets, different check-in/out times and bed linens. Let us know if you would like any of these options before reservation confirmed.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Twin Bedroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private bath with full-size tub and shower.
    Oceanfront King Bedroom - toilet , shower , Private bath off of Oceanfront King Room.
    Downstairs Bedroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private bath. Great space for teens.
    Oceanfront King 2 Bedroom - toilet , shower , Private bath off of Oceanfront King Room.
    Recreation Room - toilet , shower , Large locker-room style shower.
    Deck Side King Bedroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private bath with full-size tub and shower.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Oceanfront King 1 - 1 king , Oceanfront with sliding glass doors to screened in porch.
    Oceanfront King 2 - 1 king , Oceanfront with sliding glass doors to screened in porch.
    Deck Facing King Room - 1 king , Large room with sliding glass doors to front deck.
    Deck Facing Twin Room - 2 twin/ single , Large room with extra-long twins and sliding glass doors.
    Downstairs Bedroom - 2 double , Large room with 2 Double beds. Lower level.
    Game Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Two queen-size sleeper sofas.
  • Downstairs has Game room and one bedroom which have an outside entrance only. (No interior stairs to upper floor.)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.8235292 based on 35 reviews

Great family house! Especially if you have a dog!

  • 5 of 5

First, Debbie was EXCELLENT to work with, patient, swift, thorough. The house is our favorite style - a Carolina house, and spacious but cozy for our 5 couples (one with dog, one with two small children.) And we LOVED some of the vintage details - tiled baths, great mid century chairs and dressers. The extras are what really make it great - ping pong and foos ball and bikes and laundry soap if you forgot yours ... Really, like being a guest, not a renter. The table, too, is really wonderful, it's rare to have everyone fit without someone being crammed back into a corner! We were grateful to have found it, and had a truly lovely week!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kindness! We love having you guys with us and look forward to having you back next year!
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Liked the lay out of everything

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying here and would definitely stay again. Our puppies loved screen room as we did also.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house and owner was a pleasure to deal with!

  • 5 of 5

Would recommend Holden Beach to anyone looking for a quiet, relaxing, and family oriented experience. This owner was very accommodating for our larger furry family members to join us in our stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic For Family Get Together

  • 5 of 5

Right on the beach, so close to the ocean, great beach, family neighborhood, wow! 5 bedrooms, 6 baths plus outside showers, no one stands in line. Party room with foosball, ping pong table, bikes, kids toys, umbrellas and time we won't bring so much. Great for grand parents, parents, and young children. Downstairs party area with bedroom two baths great for when our grand babies become teens. Dog friendly beach. When the sun was to much we lounged on the huge screened in porch. It really was better than we expected and made for a great week with the family.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beach location

  • 3 of 5

Property right on the beach with spectacular views and ocean right outside your door. Large house with private bathrooms for all bedrooms. Well equipped kitchen allowing for many to assist in cooking. All loved the screen-in porch allowing for many hours of reading and conversation

Negative - No washer/dryer(my miss) available with this rental whereas past rentals had as an amenity. Sleeping for 14 makes it next to impossible to bring that many towels(shower/beach use) for a week's stay. Was required to go into to town(1/2 hr away) to wash mid week. Not what I wanted to spending my vacation time doing!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lisa, We are so sorry that you guys couldn't located the washer and dryer at the house. The only thing I can think of is that someone accidentally locked that door. We would never dream of offering a vacation home without the essentials of a washer and dryer. I wish I had known you couldn't find it as we have a key there at the house that would've opened the door for you. Please accept our apologies.
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Wonderful week at Sand Castle!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this comfortable, well-provisioned home with a great layout for a gathering of family and/or friends. It has everything anyone could want to keep all ages happy. The screened porch on the ocean side of the house was the center of our week, and it also allowed us to open the sliders in the bedrooms a bit at night to allow the waves to put us to sleep. Heavenly for this former Florida Girl with beach sand in my veins! Our grandkids (8 & 11) had a great time in the game room downstairs, swimming, playing catch on the beach, biking and playing some of the games provided by our most generous and kind owners. We all enjoyed walks on the beach and shelling. Having the outdoor shower helped immensely to keep the house clean, and dinner with the whole family around the beautiful dining table was special for us all. We are most grateful to the owners for including our two BIchon Frises in this very enjoyable vacation, and we will most definitely return to this home for another beach week inthe future!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Wilmington, NC
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee (>1=$150 each) $0
Bed Linens ($14/bed=126) $0
Vary Check-In/Out=$75 $0
Pet Fee $240 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 12.75%

Rates and availability subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Manager'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.

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