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Oceanfront Cottage Holden Beach

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 8)

Four bedroom 1200 sq. ft. vintage ocean front beach house with unobstructed rear marsh view. Two bathrooms are shared between bedrooms that flank the living/dining/kitchen area, an arrangement that is best suited for one or two families with children. Locally known as a 'shotgun' style cottage. New kitchen, spring 2016. One king, one queen, one full, and two twins. Oceanfront and marsh 8' x 15' *covered* porches with chairs with larger new front deck. Located on the ocean front in beautiful, quiet, Holden Beach, voted one of America's best family beaches. Within 45 minutes drive of Wilmington, NC (ILM) and Myrtle Beach, SC (MYR) and three hours drive to RDU airport. Amenities include AC, HD direcTV, BR/DVD player, dishwasher, clothes washer & dryer, free WiFi, outdoor H&C shower, private oceanfront beach access, marsh view, small charcoal grill, hardwood floors throughout, and ceiling fans in each bedroom.

Property Manager
Ken Diehl
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2018

About Ken Diehl

This home is the primary residence of Ken, a retired engineer and Holly, an artist. Her work can be found at For fun we like to take long walks on the beach, sail, cycle, fish, and travel. We have two grown daughters. We are honest, responsible people, respectful of others homes and property, and expect the same of others.

We rent to families only.

Ken Diehl purchased this cottage in 1997

Why Ken Diehl chose Holden Beach

Our cottage is one of the few with unobstructed views of both the marsh and the ocean. Holden Beach is a nine mile long barrier island in Brunswick County, NC. It has been voted one of America's best family beaches. It is one of the few south-facing beaches on the east coast. Warm water, good swimming, clean sand. Other than a fishing pier and a few restaurants there are few distractions from a quiet relaxing time at the beach. Other attractions such as museums, aquariums, fun parks, historic homes and ports, the battleship North Carolina are within 45 to 60 minute drive of the cottage. Food Lion grocery store and Walgreen pharmacy are 5 minutes drive just over the bridge. Bikes, jet skis, umbrellas, kayaks, beach chairs, sheets and linen, and baby stuff are available for rent from local vendors. Fresh local seafood is abundant. HB is also a good place for cycling enthusiasts. The boulevard can provide a 15 mile ride round trip.

What makes this cottage unique

Our house is one of the least expensive rental dwellings on Holden Beach but has all modern amenities. The cottage is just over 45 years old but is clean, well-kept, nicely landscaped, and has a new kitchen with granite counter tops. A remodeled outdoor shower with hot and cold water provides a wonderful place to start or end the day on a fresh note.


Holden Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • The Town of Holden Beach has banned charcoal grills near houses so we no longer supply one. You may bring propane grills.
  • Please do not feed gulls from decks and walkway. They poo on everything! The beach is a good place if you must.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Tile floors, sinks, medicine cabinets, tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Oceanfront
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , marsh view
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Marsh view
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Oceanfront
  • Queen and full (double) bedrooms share a full bath. Queen and twins share a full bath.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Cleaning service provided upon checkout at no charge. The owners do the cleaning and check for maintenance/landscaping/damage issues after each visit. Renovated hot and cold water shower and picnic table under house. Vacationers must supply own towels and sheets. These can be rented locally.


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Oceanfront Cottage Holden Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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Very comfortable and homey, with all the artwork and antiques. Kitchen was so well supplied!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay . The cottage was filled with wonderful art, quality furniture and antiques. Everything was clean and in great shape. We are hoping to return next summer. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words. We try very hard to keep our house clean and in good shape, and everything in good working order. We value our clients and their time at our house. We hope you can return next year.
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Location, location, location!

  • 5 of 5

This lovely house is situated right on the perfect spot on the island-directly on the ocean with the marsh across the street-->made for beautiful views and a quiet spot on the beach, even on July 4th. The house is clean, comfortable and tastefully furnished. Our favorite part? The beautiful, original artwork spread throughout the home. Thank you for a wonderful week--can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at Holden Beach and the art! Hope to have you back.
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
wilmington or myrtle beach
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
southport, NC
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Lockwood Folly
Nearest Train
120 Miles
Rocky Mount, NC
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
US 17
Nearest Restaurant
3.5 Miles
Captain Pete's Seafood
Nearest Ski
300 Miles
NC Mountains
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
out the front door
Car: recommended

Holden Beach has been voted one of the best family beaches in the US. There is not much to do on the island except enjoy the beach and ocean. There are more complete amusement activities available 45 minutes away in Myrtle Beach or the seaport of Wilmington and Southport, NC. And the town of Shallotte 12 miles away has more restaurants, movie theaters, food stores (Walmart Superstore, Food Lion, Lowes Foods), shopping. Good Mexican food at San Felipe in front of the Home Depot. A new playground is located behind the water tower for those who might want to take a break from the main playground - the beach.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 12.75%

Normally, Saturday to Saturday rentals only are available.

One-half due to confirm reservation, rest paid in full on check-in.

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.