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Beautiful Oceanfront Home with Elevator

Holden Beach, NC, USA
  • House2300 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms5
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights

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.

Property Manager

Debbie Kinsey

Member Since 2012
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Mar 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


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 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.


      • 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

      Location Type

        • Beach View
        • Beachfront
        • Ocean View
        • Oceanfront


            • Away From It All
            • Family


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Internet
                      Wi-Fi available.
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Elevator
                      Elevator services all three floors of this home
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Living Room
                      There is a large living room on the first floor as well as a smaller den with sleeper sofa on top floor of home.
                    • Parking
                    • Telephone
                      3 land-line telephones. 1 on each floor and inside elevator.
                    • Washing Machine


                        • Kitchen
                          Fully functional kitchen with coffee maker, dishwasher, and microwave.
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Large dining table that accommodates 12-14.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 14 people


                                • Books
                                  We have a paperback book library for your reading pleasure.
                                • DVD Player
                                  DVD Player downstairs.
                                • Games
                                  We have playing cards, poker set, Yahtzee, etc.
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Cable box in every television location.
                                • Television
                                  New 51'' flat screen TV in Living Room. Also, TV in upstairs den and in two bedrooms.
                                • Toys
                                  We have sand/beach toys for your days on the beach.


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Deck has 8 rockers and a full-size picnic table.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Porch / Veranda
                                      Porch with picnic table (carport area) and large outdoor shower.


                                        • wheelchair accessible


                                            • churches
                                            • library
                                            • marina
                                            • restaurants
                                            • water parks
                                            • winery tours

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • scenic drives
                                                • beachcombing
                                                • boating
                                                • miniature golf
                                                • paddle boating
                                                • bird watching
                                                • shelling
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • deepsea fishing
                                                        • snorkeling
                                                        • snorkeling/diving
                                                        • sound/bay fishing
                                                        • surf fishing
                                                        • surfing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • wind-surfing

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          38 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Great time, great place!

                                                          Luis H.Bloomington, IN

                                                          Despite the weather, we had a great time thanks to this spacious and cozy home with beautiful views to the beach.

                                                          Could not have been more pleased.

                                                          E S.

                                                          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.

                                                          Beautiful beach house

                                                          William P.

                                                          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!

                                                          Quiet beach week perfection

                                                          Melissa C.

                                                          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!

                                                          A great house

                                                          Honora E.

                                                          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.


                                                          Connie M.

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


                                                          Holden Beach, NC, USA

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                                                          38 Reviews
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