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Beautiful Oceanfront Home with Elevator

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Oceanfront 4 Bedroom, 5 Bathroom, Handicap Equipped Vacation Home

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

This beautiful, pet-friendly, 2-story home was created with your family and friends in mind. We have a custom-made, ten foot dining table that easily seats 14, two separate sitting rooms with cable television and DVD players and private baths attached to each of the four bedrooms. We have over 35 windows that offer beautiful views of the ocean or Intracoastal Waterway so you can relax and enjoy the view from anywhere in the house.

We are also one of the few handicap equipped homes on the island with an elevator for easy accessibility and a full-size handicap bathroom with fully equipped shower.

You will fall instantly in love with rocking in the chairs on the back deck while taking in the breathtaking views of the ocean that have made Holden Beach one of the most popular family beaches around.

We have stocked our home to help you forget about the busyness of life and fall in love with kicking off your shoes and getting back in touch with fun and relaxation. We offer a library of books for your vacation reading downtime and boogie boards & sand toys for the kids (ok, the adults too). You can even come straight off the beach to the private outdoor shower and picnic area on the ground floor.

We love our beach house and we think you will too. For larger families or groups, consider renting our additional oceanfront property 'Sandcastle' (VRBO # 442909) next door.

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Holden Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10 ...
  • 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:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Handicap Full Bath - toilet , shower , Handicap shower with shower chair and toilet with side rails
    Oceanfront King Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Twin Room Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Oceanfront Queen Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Queen Room Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Oceanfront Queen - 1 queen , Private Bathroom
    Twin Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 2 Twin beds and TV with cable.
    Oceanfront King - 1 king , Master with TV/Cable, Private Bathroom & Walk-In Closet
    Queen Bedroom - 1 queen , Has TV/Cable and private bathroom
    Upstairs Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Has TV/Cable and Queen-size sleeper sofa
  • Sleeps 10 in beds (including sleeper sofa) and 2 more on couches.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • 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


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(37 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful Oceanfront Home with Elevator
average rating of 5.0 based on 37 reviews

Could not have been more pleased.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, clean, roomy, well appointed are some of the adjectives that come to mind. Felt well prepared about what to expect i.e. beach rules and amenities thanks to Debbie's timely contacts.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful beach house

  • 5 of 5

This was our first stay on Holden Beach and we couldn't ask for a nicer beach house. It was spacious and beautifully decorated and we greatly appreciated that it was dog friendly since we travel everywhere with our two dogs. The house had everything we needed for a great week. The owner was also very pleasant and seemed genuinely interested in making sure we were comfortable. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet beach week perfection

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Holden! It was so beautiful and relaxing with ocean views and sounds. The house was spacious and beautiful and also had what we needed with full wheelchair accessibility for my grandmother. The owner was quick to field our questions and give recommendations. Fantasy isle ice cream and provision company were delicious suggestions! Loved our stay and hope to come again someday!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great house

  • 5 of 5

I've been staying at Holden Beach every year for about 15 years, this was our first experience using VRBO. Debbie made booking, paying and arrival/check in very easy. The house is great -- again, I've stayed in a lot of ocean front houses and this house is in excellent condition and extremely well equipped. It's particularly well suited to a large family. All the rooms were spacious and very comfortable. And while I'm not much of a tv-watcher when I'm at the beach, I know members of our group took advantage of having flat screen tvs in every bedroom. We loved riding the bikes (again, in great condition) and appreciated the extra beach gear in the storage room. Even the rocking chairs on the deck were better than what you would normally find -- everyone kept talking about how comfortable they were! My only criticism would be that the price was significantly higher than we typically have paid for other ocean front properties, but given the fact that every single thing about the house was perfect, and it has a lot of amenities you don't find at other properties, I suppose you get what you pay for.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house with great accommodations. We had a wonderful stay and hope to return to Tern Inn!!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved this House!

  • 5 of 5

I wrote a long review yesterday on Home-Away too but see it didn't post? We just spent a week at Tern Inn! What a Lovely LARGE beautiful home on the oceanfront in Holden. Decorated so lovely and the elevator was so helpful with our 12 year old Yellow Lab Cody. Leah our Hound Husky is 4 and had no problems doing the steps to the BR's and 2nd Den upstairs. The long huge deck has many many wooden rockers and a large picnic table. I was hoping for a lounge chair or two to sunbathe up there but we didn't have any. They also don't have low beach chairs but they have camp chairs to take to beach. The kitchen is very large and has all you need for your vacation. The dishwasher made some noise so we didn't use it and Debbie knows about it. The BR's need plastic hangers instead of wire ones but she is aware of that too. They just dredged the beach and shell collecting was so much fun. We got all kinds of large Welke's and many other type of unique shells. The island was sooooo quiet, we had the whole beach to ourselves. We went to Calabash One afternoon shopping next to the delicious Boundry House Rest. Also went to dock and bought huge shrimp and grouper fresh and cooked at home. Great prices. Seafood Barn has great LUMP crab cakes. Go to Lighthouse Gifts back over bridge on right in a small house. Cindy has the most unique stuff there. Loved the Tern Inn house and hope to get back to it again someday. 70's and sunny all week too. Enjoy this GREAT HOME!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property Manager

Debbie Kinsey
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

About Debbie Kinsey

Our family has been coming to Holden for decades. We tent camped in the 50's and were hooked. Now our kids are all grown and we are retired. Everyone comes through-out the year for reunions and we love getting to enjoy or kids and grand-kids while at the beautiful beach.

Our oldest son Donald and his wife Debbie are pictured with their children. Debbie is the property manager and the one you are corresponding with as you stay with us. We hope you will enjoy your stay and that Holden Beach will become your favorite place like it is ours.

Debbie Kinsey purchased this house in 2003


Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Wilmington, NC


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $240 + Tax
Bed Linens(14/bed*6=$84) $0
Additional Pet (+150) $0
Refundable damage deposit $300
Vary Check In/Out $75 $0
Tax Rate 12.75%

Rates and availability are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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