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Great family vacation home on Bald Head Island

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms / 3.5 bath with Ocean Views

5 bedrooms / 3.5 bath home. Home sleeps 10 - 12 comfortably. It is the perfect location for get togethers for family and friends. The upper level open kitchen, living, dining area is bright , warm and welcoming. An upper level deck stretches across full front of house and has several rocking chairs and dining area. The home has partial ocean views and is only a short walk to the beach. Features of home: upper level has master suite with king size bed, tv, attached bath, large walk in closet, accessible deck entry; 3 additional bedrooms on this level: two with queen size beds and one with 2 twin beds. There is a full hall bath for these three bedrooms to share as well as a half bath. On the lower ground level floor there is a fifth bedroom, a large open bedroom with two sets of bunk beds, couch, tv, and game table. There is a full bathroom on this lower level. The outdoor shower is also on this level. The house has hardwood floors throughout. Additional features: 3 TVs, internet, 3 four - passenger golf carts, 5 bikes plus youth bike, well equipped kitchen, beach toys, kayaks ( 2 single and 1 double), bogie boards, poker table. Pet friendly. Bald Head Island Club temporary membership available for additional fee.

Owners have recently purchased another home in the maritime forest. So please inquire about that house as well if you are interested. It is number 1020275.

More Details

Sharon and Jim Lightbourne
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

About Sharon and Jim Lightbourne

Jim's parents lived on the island for years. His parents were very involved with the island conservancy. Malcolm was an artist and the house is named after his painting 'The Hatchlings' which hangs at the BHI Conservancy. Our daughter was married on BHI and our son proposed to his fiancee on BHI. Bald Head has been a wonderful summer vacation spot for our extended family for years. We hope to continue this tradition for many years to come. We are so excited to have bought this home in summer 2013.

Sharon and Jim Lightbourne purchased this house in 2013

Why Sharon and Jim Lightbourne chose Southern Coast

As soon as we saw this house, we knew it was the perfect home for our family, with a great location on the island. The large open living area is a wonderful space for family gatherings. This area is enhanced by the easy access to the large porch. The upper level porch has dining and seating areas. The lower level porch offers shade.

What makes this house unique

Built in 1974, this is one of the 17 'generator' generation homes built on BHI. It has been beautifully updated while keeping it's original charm. The vaulted ceiling in the open living room gives the home a spacious feeling. It is conservatively decorated with fun beach accents.The bright blue, red, and white colors are lovely. The home is located on a cul-de-sac lane, just a short walk to the beach. Evenings on the porch are spectacular.


Bald Head Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , new full bathroom on lower level w/ energy washer/dryer
  • master bedroom has private bath/ additional full bath in hall for the 3 other bedrooms. also another half bath on this floor to service main level.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 4 bunk bed , bedroom has two sets of bunk beds- total of 4 beds
  • house has 4 bedrooms on main floor. one king/ one queen/one queen/two twin beds/ plus additional bedroom 4 bed bunk-room on ground floor level.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • kayaking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Great family vacation home on Bald Head Island
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews

Perfect gathering place!

  • 5 of 5

The four bedrooms upstairs and huge bunk room downstairs make this house ideal for gathering family and friends. It's close to South Beach, and situated centrally on the island so it doesn't take too long to get to either the marina area or to East Beach. The twenty-somethings in our group enjoyed the kayaks on the creek! And several of us went for bike rides, as the house has plenty of bikes. Our labrador retriever was in heaven, of course, because the house is just a short walk to the water! The owner checked on us after we arrived, and was very responsive to any questions we had. Great house, great location!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your thoughtful comments. Our goal is to provide excellent accommodations for a wonderful vacation on Bald Head, and accessories to enjoy all the Island has to offer. Thank you for staying at our home. We look forward to your return.
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Northern Virginia and Maryland

Awesome week on BHI!!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this home! Jim and Sharon are so easy to work with and their home is comfortable, charming, well maintained and well stocked! We loved going on bike rides and taking the kayaks out in the creeks. The option for a temporary membership at the BHI club was a real bonus - tennis, golf and swimming! The proximity to South Beach was great! What a fun, relaxing and memorable week with the family on BHI!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wilmington, NC

Wonderful Home! Wonderful Owners!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this home! We stayed for just a short time in March 2016, but we'll be back!! The owner stopped by right when we checked in to make sure we had everything we needed for our stay - so nice! There are 3 golf carts, several bikes, plenty of room and the home is beautifully decorated!! We appreciate the fact that the home is dog-friendly and we were able to bring our 2 pooches on vacation with us. I almost want to keep this home a secret all to myself, because it is definitely a winner!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lake Alfred Florida

Amazing House on an Amazing Island!!!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

My whole family and I have stayed here the last two years and have fallen in love with the house. It is the best vacation we have ever taken, and plan on staying there every year in the future. Our grandkids, given the choice between Disney and the Hatchling house, choose the Hatchling House every year. The owners have the house stocked with all your needed items and take great care in making sure you are happy. We consider this our house for the week we are there and know that if you gave it a shot you too would fall in love with this place.

Looking forward to this year!!!!!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lexington, SC

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

Great house - loved the open kitchen and living room with the vaulted ceiling. Everyone was able to enjoy one another and visit without feeling cramped. Having 3 golf carts was wonderful for us because we were often going in different directions. I liked having 3 four-seaters rather than 2 six-seaters because of this. We ranged in age from 4 months to 76 and everyone had a wonderful time, including our 11 year old fur baby. We all enjoyed reading about the history of the house as well. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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chapel hill, NC

Wonderful week with family and friends at a BHI "original"!!!

  • 5 of 5

LOVE this place - one of the original BHI homes (certified by the "Generator Society" membership on the wall - very cool!).

Tons of room for our family and another, and so great that they accept our furry buddies (what trip to BHI would be complete without our little labradoodle? he loves it as much as we do!). Kitchen fully stocked, rooms very nice, AC worked great.

I missed the "true" outdoor shower (this one was in the underground area - no breeze) but since I was watching the dog, I needed to give him a proper hosing every time anyway, so the hose became my outdoor shower too. They mean it when they say 10 o'clock checkout - we were fully packed and out, but had taken the kids for one more walk on the beach before taking them to the marina and wanted to use the bathroom. The cleaner was not happy that we were waiting downstairs (but we were really out of there - just sitting below the house in the drive). Totally understand though as they need to get it ready for the next set of renters. Next time will plan to be out by 9:00 to make sure we don't upset the schedule.

Thanks for opening your lovely home to us! Our kids will never forget learning to surf, seeing gators, and generally having the time of their lives!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Turtle walks, Bald Head Lighthouse, Bald Head Island Conservancy


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Pet Fee $200
Damage Deposit $250

Bald Head Island Club temporary non partner sport membership is available. The BHI Club also offers a partial weekly rate and full weekly rates. If the rental stay is less than five nights, a $200.00 cleaning fee is added. If stay is for five or more nights, the cleaning is included in the rental rate. There is a $250 refundable damage deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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