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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 2 - 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:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

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 Bald Head Island

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 4.8636365 based on 22 reviews
Mount Pleasant

Perfect for family gathering

  • 5 of 5

This house was great for our large family. The downstairs bunk room was perfect for teenagagers. The open living, dining and kitchen area kept everyone in the conversation no matter what they were doing.

This property is also close to beach access so it was just a couple of minutes to the sand!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My family and I enjoyed our staying at Bald Head.

  • 4 of 5

The house was big enough for the whole family. Everyone enjoyed the open area. Unfortunately, the only bathroom available for the 3 bedrooms upstairs was in the hallway. Also, you can hear people talking from the other bedrooms. In general, we had a wonderful weekend. The weather was very nice. The owners of the property were very helpful to us.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at our home and for your comments. Regarding your comment on the number of bathrooms. We tried to make clear in the house description that three bedrooms share one full bathroom and 1/2 bathroom (there are a total of 3 and 1/2 bathrooms in the house; in addition to the previous mentioned bathrooms, there is a full bath in the master suite and a full bath on the lower level). But we will revisit that wording. Regarding hearing voices from other bedrooms, the upstairs 4 bedrooms are near each other in a wing of the house separate from the living area. We also do have hardwood in the bedrooms, and it is true that carpet is better for absorbing sound. But other guests seem to really appreciate the hardwood floors, and they are definitely easier to keep clean. We have not had this comment before, but we will definitely give it some more thought.
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Fabulous Home On Bald Head Island Near the Ocean

  • 5 of 5

This home was in a wonderful location, just a 5 minute stroll to the beautiful beach. The home was extremely well furnished and maintained with TLC from its owners. The open architecture made it an easy place to relax and the large deck complete with gas grill was a favorite place to hang out. The home even came with two golf carts which provided great flexibility for our party to go their own ways. Can't wait to come back!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments about your stay at our home. We appreciate hearing how much you enjoyed your stay and the features of our home that you highlighted. Your group must have really been on the go--there are actually 3 golf carts at the house. We look forward to your return.
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W W W! Wow-Wonderful-Welcoming

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our girls weekend/college reunion at Hatchlings House. Coffee on the deck, cocktails in the cozy living room and comfortable beds all made our stay outstanding. The kitchen is very well equipped and three golf carts added to a great experience! Owner Sharon was a pleasure to deal with too!

Thank you Lightbourne's!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at our home during your reunion on Bald Head. We very much appreciate your comments. We also very much appreciate hearing how much you enjoyed your stay and working with us. We look forward to your return.
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Wonderful, Unforgettable College Reunion Weekend!

  • 4 of 5

A lovely, comfortable, and very well equipped house, with ample sleeping accommodations and bathrooms. We especially enjoyed the large deck with rocking chairs each morning drinking our coffee!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at our home and for your comments. We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and the reunion. We look forward to your return.
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Beautiful home, wonderful trip!

  • 5 of 5

The home was spacious, clean, in a great location and truly exceeded our expectations for our vacation! The owners were very easy to get in contact with and extremely helpful when we had questions. We would love to come back and visit this home and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a vacation rental!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your positive comments. We are so glad you enjoyed your vacation. We definitely hope you return again.
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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

Pet Fee $200 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
cleaning fee $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

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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