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Oceanfront Paradise for Your Family & Friends

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


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 6 Private Baths, Recreation 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 with a large group in mind from the seven-foot, black walnut, Lazy Susan dining table (that we had to bring in by sea :) ) to the five large bedrooms, all with private baths and their own TV. We even have a large recreation 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.

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 recreation 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. For larger families or groups, consider renting our additional oceanfront property 'Tern Inn' (VRBO # 443639) next door.

More Details

Property Manager
Debbie Kinsey
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2017

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 Southern Coast

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.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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 16
  • 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.
    Recreation Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Two queen-size sleeper sofas.
    Downstairs Bedroom - 2 double , Large room with 2 Double beds. Lower level.
  • Downstairs has recreation 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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • 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
  • 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 -
(30 traveler reviews)

Oceanfront Paradise for Your Family & Friends
average rating of 4.8 based on 31 reviews

Beach location

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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: Jun 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: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sandcastle - Our piece of heaven on earth!

  • 5 of 5

This was the second time that we stayed at Sandcastle (husband, wife, and 2 boston terriers). This is an excellent home for people and pets - plenty of room and easy access to the beach. The house is clean, well kept, and kitchen is well-stocked. We love, love, love the screened porch on the beachside. You can sit out without getting eaten up by bugs/flies. Our girls (the boston terriers) loved laying out on the sun porch.

We will definitely stay at Sandcastle again. The owner went above and beyond the call of duty keeping us informed on how the house fared during Hurricane Matthew. She answers questions quickly!

There would be plenty of room for our children and their families, but college and school schedules affect our vacationing together like we did when the kids were smaller; however, we are sure they would love the house/location also!

Only downside is now we have to wait until 2017 to visit again!

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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You'll feel right at home.....only better

  • 5 of 5

My sisters and our spouses ( and my little 4 footed family member) met here for a relaxaing vacation...we couldn't have picked a better place....the house is steps from the beach, and each of the 4 bedrooms upstairs has an ensuite bathroom....Although we didn't really take advantage of the downstairs area (mainly because there is no inside access), there is a game room, hugh bath/shower, and an additional bedroom.

The kitchen was exceptionally well stocked, and there were card tables for us game players.

And oh...I certainly can't forget the screen porch facing the beach...

The only negative we could find was that it smelled a little musty when we first is the beach - how could it not be damp.....Febreeze candles solved the problem.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sandcastle is truly your home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great property right on the beach. Upstairs are four bedrooms each with a private bath. Downstairs is a fifth bedroom with two double beds and a private bath and a large rec room. The kitchen is very well stocked for whatever you might like to cook. The screened-in porch is a great place to sit, visit and listen to the ocean. The huge round dining table with a lazy Susan center made dining easy and fun. The house feels like home. Pets are welcome which is a big plus for many people. This is our second year and we are coming back in 2017.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location, Location, Location!

  • 5 of 5

The best part of this house is it is literally RIGHT on the beach. We didn't have to pack lunches or snacks because all the kids had to do was run up to the house, use the awesome outdoor shower and hang out on the screened in porch until they dried to run in and grab food. Dogs loved the porch as well! It was so nice to actually be at a house that thinks about our 4 legged critters. The kids loved their downstairs space and spent most of their time in fuse ball battles and playing ping pong in the garage. As the parents, the best part of the house was 3 king sized beds for the adults! We also took a bike ride on the beach and grilled out every night with the huge grill they had there. We loved having large rooms and lots of space for everyone. Overall it is the perfect house for kids, critters and beach fun.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Wilmington, NC
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Holden Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall Resort
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 23 2017 - Dec 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Dec 2 2017 - Dec 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Jan 1 2018 - Feb 23 2018
7 night minimum stay
Early Spring 2018
Feb 24 2018 - Mar 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Mar 31 2018 - May 25 2018
7 night minimum stay
Spring Resort 2018
May 26 2018 - Jun 8 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jun 9 2018 - Aug 17 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer Resort
Aug 18 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall 2018
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 21 2018
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
Sep 22 2018 - Nov 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
Early Winter 2018
Dec 1 2018 - Jan 4 2019
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

Rates and availability subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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