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Sand Happens, a canal front home with elevator, hot tub and reduced fall rates.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Bedrooms 3, Bathrooms 3, Sleeps 10

THE LOCATION is Holden Beach NC, the perfect spot to enjoy a coastal vacation. With its white, sandy beaches and beautiful sunsets, it is no surprise that Holden was voted one of America’s top 10 family beaches. The front and back decks on both levels guarantee nice views of the Inter-coastal Waterway. What makes this property even more special is the private dock. You can go fishing right off your 12 x 12 dock, or bring your boat; there is a quick entrance to the Inter-coastal. This house is about a 10-minute walk to the public beach access located at the end of Dolphin Drive. **Boat lift is not available for use!**

THE SPACE consists of 2000 sq. feet of living area utilizing an inverted floor plan. It is tastefully decorated with a soothing, neutral palette. The first floor has 2 bedrooms, one of which is a master with private bath and custom shower. The second bedroom has two sets of bunk beds and connects to a full bath on this floor. The second-floor bedroom has a queen bed and bathroom shared with the main living area. This house can comfortably accommodate 10 guests. An elevator makes this house handicap friendly. Guests will appreciate the low allergen environment as neither pets nor smoking is permitted.

THE AMENITIES are many, beginning with covered parking and lighting. The addition of a wet bar on the 2nd floor adds more convenience as does the outdoor shower. It gets even better: Included is a 6-8 person HOT TUB! Smart TVs are also in the main areas on both floors. There is an outdoor shower and also kayaks available for use. The property has a double kayak and also a single kayak available for use. There is also a paddle board along with all applicable paddles for both kayaks and the paddle board. There are life jackets available for use. This is a low allergen environment as neither pets nor smoking is permitted.

PROPERTY DETAILS:First Floor: a master bedroom with a king bed including a private bath with custom shower, additional bedroom with 2 sets of bunks accompanied by a full bathroom with tub/shower combo, and a pull out queen sofa located in the denSecond Floor: bedroom with queen bed and shared bath for floor

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pre-approval is required for parties under age 30. Refer to rental policy for more information. Pets and Smoking are not permitted at any Stellar Beach Property. Linens are not provided. All Stellar Beach properties include linens in 2018. We offer golf cart rentals during the summer season. Contact us for information.

PET POLICYStellar Beach actively enforces a strict NO PET policy. If a pet is reported or there is evidence thereof, a fine will be assessed to the leaseholder and the pet must immediately be removed from the premises.

CANCELLATION POLICYYou may cancel any reservation and receive a full refund of all amounts paid if you notify Stellar Beach in writing (by email or letter) of your intention to cancel the reservation at least ninety (90) days prior to the check-in date. In the event that you cancel your reservation within ninety (90) days of your check-in date, for any or no reason, (including the failure to pay the final payment due 30 days before the stay), including inclement weather (but not including mandatory evacuations), you shall not be eligible for a refund of any payments made to Stellar Beach.

We rented Sand Happens in Holden Beach for the week leading up to the busy Memorial Day weekend. It was just what we were looking for... quiet, family friendly beaches and not a lot of activity. The house was spotless and every amenity was at our fingertips. With 4 little ones, we were very thankful for the fenced in yard. It helped keep mommy from going completely insane. We will definitely rent again! Thank you for sharing your beautiful property with us. - The Smaldone Family from Facebook

Sand Happens was the perfect venue for our active family, including the hotly contested corn hole games, surrounded by our favorite music emanating from the TIKI bar sound system and the cold beverages flowing from the Tiki bar. We enjoyed the newness of the home including the indoor wet bar. Overall a great time was had by all. The attention to detail was evident, everything from the stuffed sea creatures in the children's bunk room to the ice maker. Thanks, Stellar Beach, See you next year. - Charles L. from VRBO

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More Details

Owner
Allison Iudica
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
20%
Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2017

What makes this house unique

Wonderful location on a quiet street, on a very clean and beautiful family beach.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We rented Sand Happens in Holden Beach for the week leading up to the busy Memorial Day weekend. Holden Beach was just what we were looking for, quiet, family friendly beaches and not a lot of activity. The house was spotless and every amenity was at our fingertips. With 4 little ones we were very thankful for the fenced in yard - helped keep mommy from going completely insane. We will definitely rent again! Thank you for sharing your beautiful property with us :)
May 2016
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Map

Nearest Golf
6.6 Miles
Oyster Bay Golf Links
Nearest Restaurant
6.1 Miles
Ocean Isle Creamery Ice Cream
Other Activities:

Kindred Spirit Mailbox

Close to City of Wilmington Battle ship museum and close to Myrtle Beach attractions Barefoot Landing, and Boardwalk.

Amenities

Holden Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
Notes:
Floating Dock & Boat lift (call for details) if bring your own boat or PWC (jetski etc)

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Sand Happens, a canal front home with elevator, hot tub and reduced fall rates.
average rating of 4.8378377 based on 38 reviews
Pittsburgh PA
3

Nice stay but lacking some finishing touches

  • 3 of 5

Based on previous reviews, we had pretty high expectations for this property. The house was generally in good shape and nicely decorated. The upper floor was especially spacious and open and we enjoyed the quiet location. However, we found dirty dishes in the kitchen cupboards and dirty clothes (not ours) in the downstairs bedrooms. The tiki bar was grown up with grass and weeds and the outdoor speakers were not operable. Overall, there were some items that would have made our stay much more comfortable had they been provided: an ironing board (iron was provided), hangers in the closets, a large skillet in the kitchen, more kitchen linens (only 1 dish towel), more bedroom storage. We also missed the corn hole boards that were supposed to be there. We enjoyed our time in Holden Beach but will likely find a new property for our next visit.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your feedback, Sara! We certainly need to know when instances like this occur. I was just at this house a little over a month ago replacing the bedding, delivering a new grill, purchasing new life jackets for the water sports and making sure all appliances were fully operating. It appears that in just a short amount of time, some damages and other issues took place. We are sincerely sorry that the property did not meet your expectations. I have made arrangements for the suggested items to be added. In regards to the corn hole boards, these were removed last year due to damage and all write-ups were reflected to eliminate the corn hole board offering. Please do let us know where you saw that advertised so we can make the necessary updates to keep future renters informed. We hope you will consider other Stellar Properties in the future so that given a second chance, we can provide you and your family not only with a stellar property but with a stellar experience altogether. Thanks! Emma Monroe, Reservations Manager
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Spacious house - nice ammenities

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Sand Happens during the week of June 24th thru July 1st. The house was very nice and very spacious. Our boys loved the canal for fishing and canoeing. The only complaint we had was the TV in the main living room did not work properly. We did call Wanda on Sunday night and she came on Monday morning to see if she could help. Wanda contacted the owner as well as TimeWarner for assistance. The TV started working while she was there, but she said we needed a new remote and she had asked TimeWarner for a new one. We never received the new remote during our stay and the television never worked for us during our stay. It was not the main reason we were there and we had other things to do, but it would have been nice to have it available.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Retreat for a Golf Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Each year a group of our close friends reunite in the Carolinas for a golf getaway. Sand Happens is the perfect retreat to host us! The common area is a great space to keep those cooking in the kitchen close to those relaxing by the tv. The house is spacious yet still small enough to be cozy & inviting. The ice machine was a great luxury to have which we used to pack coolers for the day! And the bunk beds provided so much room for activities. When meeting neighbors on the street, I felt privileged to tell them which house was mine for the weekend. Overall, a great place to stay and I highly recommend it for a large group.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Sand Happens is a very attractive home away from home.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Sand Happens and have always loved Holden Beach. The dock area was very well kept and offered many areas for relaxing. Since we brought our own boat, it was nice to be so close to the intracoastal for fishing and evening boat outings. Our group consisted of three couples who enjoy cooking our own meals with fresh seafood readily available in the area. However the kitchen area, aside from being roomy and very clean, could use a few serving dishes, more silverware and a wider selection of glass dishes for baking. Bedrooms were nicely decorated but light on storage space for clothing, especially if you are there for a week. Living area and kitchen area were very roomy and comfortable. We really enjoyed the small bar setup, which offered lots of room for keeping beverages, and the ice maker was a plus! Will we stay here again? We might.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Sand Happens! Thank you for your review and suggestions on the kitchen items. We appreciate you taking the time to let us know! We ordered a new set of silverware, 2 serving bowls, a serving platter and 2 large glass pyrex baking pans today. Please email us if there is any other items you think would add to making your stay the best that it can be! We appreciate your business!
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5

Beautiful vacation home !! Everything we needed to assure a great long week end getaway !

  • 5 of 5

Yes , I must say the home was just perfect for our family ! The elevator was truly a godsend due to my husbands pulmonary and heart condition ! The extra ice machine also a very nice extra help to our thirsty bunch !! The beds were also very comfortable and we enjoyed the additional extra comfort of the Hot Tub ! We really enjoyed the home , beautiful views and just a short walk to the beach ! This was a special Birthday treat for my twin grandson and granddaughter on their 14th Birthday and my husbands 71st Birthday !

My son took his small boat so that the twins could do some tubing and it was nice to be able to tie up to the floating dock ! The Boat Lift had a boat stationed on it but we had plenty of room !! Thank you for thinking about your guest and all the personable touches you put in place to create such an awesome rental property !

I would definitely recommend this spacious canal home to anyone that has an interest in obtaining a beautiful beach rental in the lovely family oriented Holden Beach , NC

Sincerely ,

The Pittman Family

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive review of our property, Betty! We really appreciate your business and hope you will stay with us again soon!
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5

Excellent home for entertaining & water sports.

  • 5 of 5

The accommodations for sleeping, preparing foods, eating, relaxing, playing games, and enjoying the beach and canal were outstanding. The great room bar with its ice maker was a tremendous help. Everyone enjoyed the corn hole game, and especially the availability of kayaks and a paddle board for canal use. Having an outdoor grill was a special treat. There are many extras to make staying in this home a joy.

Mary Ann Dorsey

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Mary! We are so glad your enjoyed your stay at Sand Happens. We appreciate your business and hope you will return!
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