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BALD HEAD DIAMOND:Perfect Jewel for a Couple's Getaway!!!

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Petite, cutest, fully adorned single stand-alone home on Bald Head Island

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Our home is ready and willing to host couples wanting to getaway and have a fully furnished private cottage on Bald head Island. We have a completely stocked kitchen, 2 full baths, screened porch and living area on the lower level; upstairs balcony off the master with views of the Bald Head Creek. The master bedroom has a new Pottery Barn King size bed for our guests. This Island jewel has been completely renovated in 2013 with Pottery Barn furniture, accessories and linens. We have a new 4 seat golf cart for your transportation needs.

Our home is located in The Harbor Village district of BHI. Many amenities are available by a short walk. The Village is the center of recreational activities, such as stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, and canoeing. There are several restaurants, Old Baldy our resident lighthouse, The Bald Head Island Chapel, and beach accesses 1,2, and 3. Views of the goings on in The Harbor can be taken on conveniently placed benches located around The Harbor.

A short drive will allow you to visit several fine shops and our fabulous Maritime Market. From that container of 1/2 and 1/2 to fully prepared meals and everything in between, Claude Pope's fine staff will have you convinced that you don't have to bring anything..they have it. They can even get freshly caught selections of seafood if you will give them a morning order and can usually have it on the afternoon ferry for your evening meal.

More Details

Hugh Powell
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 10, 2018

Why Hugh Powell chose Bald Head Island

Totally unique for this Island. To look at it you would swear you were on Cape Cod or Martha's Vineyard. The home was built and designed by the Boston based, Dan Costa the go-to architect when the Island was first being formed into a thriving community. He also has designed 'The Tijuca Tower' sitting across the Harbor and was the architect for The Shoals Club.

We love it for its completeness but its compact nature. It is a complete home and hard to believe it is only 500 square feet. You will swear someone measured wrong when you are inside and see its completeness. The stairs to the sleeping level are very, very unique and those who are challenged to walk are dissuaded from being our guests.

They are 'boat house steps' and somewhat difficult to first traverse. After your first try its a piece of cake. Check out the pictures. They are alternating steps.

What makes this cottage unique

Being in The Harbor was a quest that this little jewel, our 'Diamond', gave us. It is just so cozy and intimate we really feel good to just go and sit on the upper balcony and sip a cool drink. From this vantage we can see where the bald eagles nested this past spriing, watch kayakers, and stand up paddle boards go by on the Bald Head Creek.

It is named 'Bald Head Diamond' because when the earliest homeowners came there was, of course, no electricity. Therefore whenever a load of ice made it to the Island it was judged to be 'diamonds' that everyone gathered to use to keep their afternoon cocktails more perfect. Ice was as valuable as diamonds then during the time of the 'Generator Society' that made what little electricity they could from gasoline driven generators. Hence, 'The Generator Society' and their 'diamonds' have become our 'Bald Head Diamond'. Just as unique and precious to us. But we have electricity, wireless internet, Cable TV, and a land telephone line. We're so modern!


Bald Head Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • The Upstairs bath adjacent to the Master Bedroom has granite countertop with white ceramic sink and tiled floor. Tiled white ceramic shower has peek a boo window. Two windows in bath give natural lighting. From bathroom mirror Old Baldy lighthouse is viewable.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , New King from Pottery Barn
  • The Master Bedroom is a lofty space overlooking the airy living room. The king size Pottery Barn linen bed with pewter nailheads faces three windows from which a balcony porch has views of the tidal creek. Abundant luxury linens and pillows are complimented by mirrored table and silver picture frames along with silk botanicals. The exterior balcony features wicker table, 2 chairs, and umbrella. Beadboard walls and ceiling in pure white make the space light and breezy with ceiling fan to circulate a gentle cooling.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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BALD HEAD DIAMOND:Perfect Jewel for a Couple's Getaway!!!
average rating of 4.857143 based on 28 reviews

Great Time!

  • 4 of 5

The stairs going up to the bedroom were the only issue we had.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Small but comfortable house right on the marina

  • 4 of 5

The house is well-described and accurate in the listing.

First floor:

You enter the sitting room from the front door and that room is adequately spacious for a couple. The TV is a small flat-screen w/ cable and internet tucked under the stairway. The wi-fi worked well.

The adjoining kitchen is well-equipped for cooking and roomy enough to work and eat in. A variety of coffees and teas are available to use in the Keurig machine.

There is a small full-bath next to the kitchen, which is handy.

Second floor:

The bedroom is essentially a loft area you enter after traversing the slightly tricky stairs that Hugh describes well. It contains a king bed that takes up a good portion of the floor area. The bed and bedding were comfortable For us, a queen bed with a small bedside table or 2 would have worked better. The room is well lit from outdoor light in the morning, so bring a sleep mask if you are a light sleeper. The view from the window to the marsh and Old Baldy was scenic.

The adjoining bathroom is roomy enough for 2, and the shower is well-lit and water strength and temperature were comfortable. Plenty of towels were available, as was open shelving and rods for storing and hanging clothing in the closet area between the bedroom and bathroom.

Since we like to go to the marina in the morning anyway for coffee and scones at Sandpiper, it was a very useful location. Despite being amongst other residences close by, it was still quiet, and the beach access is just a few minutes away by the golf cart.

We encountered a few coastal bugs inside, but that is par for the course at southern beaches. The only thing I wish was available was a faucet to wash off the sand prior to entering the house.

All in all, we enjoyed the stay. Hugh is very responsive to his guests and his description of the house is accurate.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming, cozy, and beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time! We loved the house, it was decorated very nicely and had a lovely view. We enjoyed the top deck every morning.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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We had a great time on BHI & enjoyed our stay at this property, thanks!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our short stay at this charming little bungalow. Very well decorated and cozy.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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Perfect Long Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and comfortable, more roomy that I'd imagined. Bald Head Diamond is beautifully decorated and definitely has a vacation feel. Very much appreciated all of the bathroom and kitchen amenities to include the bottled water, coffee and creamer. Beautiful view from the upstairs balcony. Easy access and close to dining and shopping at the harbor. Golf cart was all set and ran beautifully! I appreciate Hugh going above and beyond to accommodate my request for temporary Shoals Club memberships. Fantastic weekend, we'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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Wilmington, NC

Lovely Cottage for a Relaxing Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay! This cozy cottage had everything we needed for a quiet and relaxing getaway. Loved it!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Wilmington, NC
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Mojo's On The Harbor
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Bald Head Island Harbor
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Bald Head Island Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Bald Head Island, 14 miles of beaches
Car: not necessary

Bald Head Island is a Barrier Island located in the southernmost part of North Carolina. The Island is only accessible by ferry or private boat. There are no autos on The Island and transportation is by foot, bike, golf cart or our wonderful Tram Service. The vegetation is deemed semi-tropical and is the northernmost range naturally of Sabal palmetto. Our beautiful forest of live oak are adorned with Spanish moss and we have 10,000 acres of undeveloped nature preserve and 2000 acres to be developed and used by us humans.

We have 14 miles of beaches facing the east, south and the west beaches are facing the Cape Fear River. All beaches are accessible by all visitors.

There are The Bald Head Club and the Shoals Club. Both Clubs are private and are accessible by guests of properties holding memberships

This property owns Membership at The Shoals Club allowing our guests to purchase a Temporary Guest Membership.With optional Guest Membership at The Shoals Club

1-3 days $120 (2017)

4-7 days $200 (2017)

The Shoals Club is a relaxed, family-focused beach club, built for the enjoyment of Bald Head Island property owners and their guests. Overlooking the legendary Cape Fear Point, the Shoals Club takes its name from the sandy “Frying Pan Shoals” that extend some 20 miles from the cape. From the club’s extraordinary vantage point, members and guests enjoy fine and casual dining, swimming, direct beach access, and a host of activities for children and adults.

Our Island is home to The Bald Head Conservancy. The Barrier Island Study Center (BISC), is the first community-based barrier island research and education facility in the nation. The project was awarded LEED Gold Certification by the US Green Building Council, one of 71 gold projects in the state and one of only six gold certified projects in southeastern North Carolina for new construction. This 5,000 square foot facility will host research specific to Bald Head Island and relevant to all barrier islands and provide scientists, student and researchers with the labs, library and facilities needed to conduct high-level research. The Center will allow the BHI Conservancy to expand educational opportunities to the public and provide the BHI community with the information needed to make lasting decisions regarding sustainable living on BHI.

Efforts to protect the habitats and activities of sea turtles on Bald Head Island go back to 1980. Since its inception in 1983, the Bald Head Island Conservancy has coordinated and sponsored the Sea Turtle Protection Program, in cooperation with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission and the National Marine Fisheries Service. As one of NMFS's 'index beaches', Bald Head Island is nationally recognized for its sea turtle nesting activity, and for the Conservancy's efforts to protect this resource.

Each summer, the Conservancy funds and houses six interns to conduct field work for the Sea Turtle Protection Program, under the direction of our sea turtle biologist. The interns are typically undergraduates majoring in natural interns resource related fields. This internship opportunity is both unique and demanding. The interns not only conduct nightly patrols of the beach, but also experience the full range of job functions associated with running a small nonprofit organization.

Bald Head Lighthouse, known as Old Baldy, is the oldest lighthouse still standing in North Carolina. It is the second of three lighthouses that have been built on Bald Head Island since the 18th century to help guide ships past the dangerous shoals at the mouth of the Cape Fear river. It is open for tours and private walks.

Maritime Market has everything you need to satisfy your hunger, thirst and cravings. Leave your coolers behind, and leave it to the Market - from fresh local NC seafood, USDA Prime Meats and local produce, to an extensive wine collection and seasonal Ice Cream Shop, you'll find just what you're looking for and more.

Savor one of the gourmet creations at the Maritime Market Cafe or grab a delicious breakfast or lunch on the go. With a little advance notice, the Market can customize take-out appetizers or complete meals for the entire family. Make it even easier for yourself by pre-ordering your groceries and meals online and have them delivered to your home just before you arrive.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Property Damage Insurance $59

Cancellation policy: Once this property is booked there will be a 10% re-booking fee IF THE PROPERTY CAN BE RE-BOOKED FOR THE SAME TIME AND PRICE. Cancellation requires written request to cancel booking.
With optional Guest Membership at The Shoals Club
1-3 days $120
4-7 days $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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