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Great Location, 2nd Row, Walking Distance to Everything and Amazing Ocean Views

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 2nd row house w/Ocean views and easy Beach access

Steps from the Beach with BEACH ACCESS RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET!!! This well maintained 4 bedroom, 2nd row house, at 256 Ocean Blvd West, will not disappoint you with two upper and two lower bedrooms plus two separate living areas. Tastefully decorated, this cozy beach cottage offers open concept living, kitchen, and dining areas overlooking the front porch with unobstructed views of the Atlantic Ocean.

The main level of the home includes the living room with TV, well equipped kitchen with large breakfast bar, and dining room. Also on the main floor are two bedrooms (one with two twin beds and the other with a king bed) and full bathroom.

The second level of the home includes a 2nd living space, great for the kids to play and hang out with TV and DVD player. The master bedroom (king bed) with private full bath is on this floor, as well as another bedroom (queen bed), and full bathroom.

There is also WiFi, an outside enclosed shower, a picnic table, lots of rocking chairs, easy beach access (directly across the street) and within walking distance to holden beach bridge, fishing pier and restaurants.

Linens and towels are not provided. There are pillows, blankets, bedspreads and mattress pads on all beds.

Fun and adventure on Holden beach

Holden beach is “named best family beach in the united states by Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman, also known as “Dr. Beach,” Holden beach offers small-town charm and unspoiled beauty”. It is a family oriented beach and is the perfect place to relax, read, jog and bike. “navigate a kayak or canoe along the picturesque intracoastal waterway, and keep watch, for you may glimpse endangered loggerhead sea turtles as they surface for air. In this naturalist’s and wildlife haven, you’re sure to find something to delight your whole family—from spotting dolphins in the surf to playfully chasing ghost crabs with flashlights during an evening stroll. Have lunch on-the-deck at one of several restaurants that sit beside the intracoastal waterway. Here, you can watch shrimp boats cruise by as they make their way to and from the ocean.”

More Details

Doris and Phil Evans
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 30, 2017

About Doris and Phil Evans

Currently living in the Charlotte, NC area.

Doris and Phil Evans purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Doris and Phil Evans chose Southern Coast

We purchased this cottage at Holden Beach because we found this to be the only beach that had that true family atmosphere and it is also very quiet and relaxing. We've visited many of the other beaches but we always ended up back at Holden Beach.

What makes this cottage unique

We knew this house was 'the one' when we experienced the Ocean views - they are just breathtaking from both balcony levels! And beach access right across the street!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We want to thank you & God for this beautiful beach house with the comfortable BEDS! We loved it! We had a wonderful time, had good food and got plenty of Sun. The weather was perfect all week; we caught fish and enjoyed every minute of it! Thank you so much and we will be looking forward to doing this again."
Aug 2013
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Holden Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bathroom (3) - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master Bathroom has double vanity.
    Outdoor Shower (4) - outdoor shower , Enclosed outdoor shower on ground level.
  • 3 Full Bathrooms containing shower/tub, sink, toilet and lots of storage. Enclosed outdoor shower on ground level.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Master Bedroom (4) - 1 king , Master Bedroom has a private bathroom.
  • All Bedrooms have a dresser, nightstand and spacious closet. Master Bedroom has private bathroom.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Conveniently located within walking distance of restaurants, a fishing pier and grocery store. Beach access directly across the street!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

Great Location, 2nd Row, Walking Distance to Everything and Amazing Ocean Views
average rating of 4.8965516 based on 33 reviews

Great Place

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this home several times and always find it to be comfortable and well equipped. Always enjoy our times at Holden Beach.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey there! Thx much! Look forward to having you visit again soon!
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  • 5 of 5

The vacation home was simply fantastic. Very well furnished and the kitchen had everything you would need. I was overly impressed by the comfort of the beds!!! Access to the beach was just wonderful and the views from the decks were amazing. We definitely are going to be repeaters!!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great! We are so glad you had a good time and we look forward to hearing from you again for your next vacation! Enjoy!
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Wonderful location.

  • 5 of 5

The location was great and the house met our expectations.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thx much! And we hope to see you again!
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Great Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our 2nd stay at the Evans' house, Changes in Attitude, was over the top. We had family and friends from CA and FL join us for Labor Day week and everyone loved the entire experience. The living room has new sofas and chairs that are really comfy and the kitchen is the best equipped of any house we ever rented. Watching the sunrise from the upper porch was a daily treat and the access to the beach is very close. The outside shower was a real plus when coming from the beach and we used the grill a couple times for evening meals. This place will be our first choice when we return to Holden Beach.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks guys! Look forward to seeing you all again soon!
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Super location- well stocked, comfortable home.

  • 4 of 5

"Changes in Attitude" is a beautiful, comfortable home. Beach access is directly across the street. The owners have done a great job providing all you need for a home away from home while on vacation. Very responsive to any concern, as well. We had a wonderful week!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your time at our beach house! And thanks for the sweet email note you sent, we really appreciate it : ) Take care and we look forward to having you and your family vacation with us again real soon!
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  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our family! We loved the location which was just a few steps to the beach. We had a wonderful view of the ocean from the nice porch. The Tweens could ride their bikes to get ice cream. Our whole family biked, crabbed and kayaked.

The house had by far the most well equipped kitchen of any that we have rented. Bedding was attractive, the house was very clean and well maintained. We had a small problem with the air conditioning but it was handled immediately. The owners were great to work with and yes we will be back!!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Janet - so glad you had a good time and sounds like you all made some lasting memories! We look forward to having you back again next year, take care and we hope you all enjoy the rest of your summer.
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Car: necessary

Turtle watching - may through oct offers nesting and hatching of sea turtles along the beach.

Bald head island - the state's oldest remaining lighthouse is open for tours daily.

Historic southport - a unique historic district that offers plenty of antique stores, excellent restaurants, gift shops, art galleries and marinas.

Just up highway 17 to Wilmington is the immortal showboat, the USS North Carolina. She survived every major pacific naval offensive of WWII and earned 15 battle stars.


Rates & Availability

Holden Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mid Spring Season
Apr 29 2017 - May 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
Prime Summer Season
May 27 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
Mid Fall Season
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Low Fall Season
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
Off Season
Sep 30 2017 - Dec 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.75%

Tax Rate - 12.75%
2 Night minimum stay during Low and Off Seasons
3 Night minimum stay during Mid Season
Long Term Rental available from Oct to Apr - Contact owner for rates

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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