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Exceptional Home, Steps to East Beach, Oceanview, 3 Masters, BHI Club with Golf

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 2,867 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

6 Bedroom, 6 1/2 Bathrooms with Ocean Views, Less Than 1 Min. Walk To East Beach

*** We include Bald Head Island Club "Lifestyle Membership" with Golf privileges with the rental of our home, Shoals Club optional ***

Weekly rates available for all seasons.

Where the road ends your Bald Head Island vacation experience begins. Arrive by ferry, navigate the Island by one of our three golf carts, on foot or by bicycle. Relax, slow down…. You’re on “turtle time.”

Bald Head Island, one location with several possibilities. We encourage you to; explore the 14 miles of pristine beaches, hike the maritime forest, kayak the creeks and marshes, soak up the sun, start a new family tradition, couples getaway or celebrate a milestone. It’s all about the magic and the memories. Experience the beautiful Island, sun, ocean and wildlife. Indulge in the infinite water activities; stand up paddle boarding, boating, fishing, swimming, surfing, beach-combing, kayaking, wind surfing and sailing. Discover an endless agenda of activities designed to entertain, educate and pamper or just reconnect, relax and replenish. Nurture your mind with programs offered at the Conservancy, climb “Old Baldy,” a 200-year-old lighthouse, visit the Smith Island Museum and historic sites. Indulge your senses of adventure and most importantly treat yourself to an unforgettable vacation!

Welcome to Bald Head Island! Welcome to, “A Shore Thing”, a luxury vacation home custom designed to feel like your own. Completed on May 21, 2014 to host your family for an unforgettable vacation!

Retire to a comfortable king or queen size bed with silken linen for a restful nights sleep!

“A Shore Thing” comfortably sleeps 18 guests, three master bedrooms with king beds, queen bedroom, bunk room with two full and two upper twin beds and a private crofter with two queen beds, tiled full bathroom and kitchenette. Each of the six bedrooms have an adjoining private tiled bathroom with granite counter tops. Two master bathrooms have Jacuzzi tubs, counter height double sinks with vanities, walk in showers with body jets, hand spray and rain shower head. The third master bedroom bathroom has a double vessel sink, jetted tub/shower combination. Relax in the evening with a Jacuzzi tub or body spray shower with ambrosial bath amenities. All bedrooms have flat screen LED TVs and access to outdoor space; porch, deck or screen porch.

There’s a plethora of outdoor space choices with comfortable outdoor furniture; covered front porch with ceiling fans, second floor deck, third floor observation deck, screened porches and a deck between the house and the crofter. The reverse floor plan maximizes ocean views. The third floor observation deck boasts beautiful ocean views by day, sunsets and star gazing at night! Sip wine as you watch the sun set over the glistening water from the third floor observation deck. On Bald Head Island the sun both rises and sets over water. You can hear the ocean from the house!

Grab one of our fluffy beach towels provided for each member of your family and in less than a minute stroll along the boardwalk, your toes are in the sand on East Beach! Or take one of the three golf carts and drive around the block to East Beach. We’re less than two minutes from the Shoal’s Club, BHI Conservancy and South Beach. It’s a short pleasant ride to the Maritime Market and Marina, choose between a shaded and protected route through the maritime forest along Federal Road or take the more scenic route along South Bald Head Wynd.

Dining out at one of the restaurants/clubs? Eating in, plenty of room for the whole family to gather around the table. The open floor plan accommodates multiple families. Prepare your meals in a well-equipped chef’s kitchen; Thermador Pro appliances, 48 inch refrigerator, 48 inch six burner gas range top with griddle, double convection ovens with rotisserie, draw microwave, ice maker, beverage center, island with raised teak breakfast bar, granite counter tops, farmers sink, pot filler, bridge faucet and dishwasher.

Play, explore and discover all day! Spoil yourself you deserve it! Now start packing. Our welcome mat is out and we strive for legendary hospitality at “A Shore Thing”!

More Details

John and Annemarie Marinelli
Member since: 2013
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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About John and Annemarie Marinelli

We are natives of Massachusetts. We enjoy the beach, wildlife and outdoor activities; fishing, kayaking, and hiking. We love spending family time on the Island and creating lasting memories.

We are happy to share our home with other families. It has been such a rewarding experience to receive emails, phone calls and thank you notes from families who have enjoyed themselves at 'A Shore Thing.'

John and Annemarie Marinelli purchased this house in 2014

Why John and Annemarie Marinelli chose Cape Fear Station

In 2011 we were fortunate to discover Bald Head Island. We were looking for a vacation home on the Outer Banks for over a year and could not find what we were looking for. Purely by good fortune we came across a link to Bald Head Island, NC. We did some research, contacted a Realtor, purchased a lot and flew down to see the Island, in that order. We had never even been to NC before. We fell in love with this beautiful Island, it was EXACTLY what we had been searching for!

Our original plan was to wait four years and then build our dream home. However, we couldn't wait! We were passionate about the Island, it's wildlife, the life style, and the conservation/preservation of this enchanting barrier Island. We got to work immediately; hand picked our Builder, Architect and Designer to help us make our dream home a reality. We could not be any happier with our decision! We know now that it was fate that we found BHI and not an accident.

What makes this house unique

We especially appreciate the casual, relaxed lifestyle of the Island, friendly vacationers/ residents, the varied environments of this spectacular Island and the wildlife.

This past summer we were fortunate to see a loggerhead turtle's nest boil....amazing!


Cape Fear Station House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2867 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • 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 12 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom 1, second floor - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Spa shower with rain shower head, body jets and double sinks
    Master Bathroom 2, first floor - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Spa shower with rain shower head, body jet and double sinks
    Master Bathroom 3, first floor - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , jetted tub/shower with double sinks
    Queen Bathroom 4, first floor - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bunk Bathroom 5, First floor - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Cofter Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    half Bathroom 7, second floor - toilet , Pedestal sink
  • All bathrooms are tiled with granite counter tops, half bath has a pedestal sink. Master baths 1 and 2 have granite, counter height double sinks, vanities with a bench, Jacuzzi tubs and walk in spa showers with rain head/hand held shower heads as well as body jets. Master bath 3 has granite countertops with two vessel sinks and a jetted tub/shower combination. One outdoor shower.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Master Bedroom 2, First Floor - 1 king , LED TV, jacuzzi, spa shower w/ body jets, rain showerhead
    Master Bedroom 3, First Floor - 1 king , LED TV, double vessel sinks, jetted tub with shower
    Queen Bedroom 4, First Floor - 1 queen , LED TV, tiled bath w/ granite counter tops, screen porch
    Crofter Bedroom 6 - 2 queen , private w/ kitchenette, tiled bath w/ granite, screen porch
    Bunk Room Bedroom 5, First Floor - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , LED TV, tiled bath
    Master Bedroom 1, Second Floor - 1 king , LED TV, jacuzzi, spa shower w/body jets, rain showerhead
  • All bedrooms, except the bunk room have direct access to outdoor space (porch, deck or screen porch). One full size portable crib.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Saturday is turnover day for summer weekly rentals. Price includes arrival and departure cleaning fees. Off season two night minimum stay. Shoal's Club Temporary Membership (optional) We are members of the Shoals Club and therefore are able to authorize the Shoals Club to allow you to purchase a temporary membership for your group during your stay at "A Shore Thing".


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Exceptional Home, Steps to East Beach, Oceanview, 3 Masters, BHI Club with Golf
average rating of 4.952381 based on 42 reviews

Excellent Property

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home; well kept; provided many amenities. We had a great time. Close to the beach.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Great Thanksgiving Holiday 2017

  • 5 of 5

16 of us gathered together for a wonderful and memorable Thanksgiving. The home was beautiful and so warm and inviting. Had a wonderful time and hope we can do it again. The weather even cooperated short walk to beach or ride bikes or golf cart everyone had a great time!!! Thank you so much!!! The Manzene family from NC

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wilmington, NC

A Shore Thing

  • 5 of 5

This is a great house if you have a large party. Lots of room.

Great having three golf carts. House has a beautiful kitchen and was

So well stocked. Nice to have option of joining

The Shoals Club. Lots of activities for the kids and adults. Owners take pride in their home.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great house and amenities for our family (14). Owners provided excellent information ...........location close to beach and Shoales Club. Availability of 3 golf carts very nice feature.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Designer home near beach

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house, great service!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Naples, FL

Owners, John and Annemarie, are most kind and helpful. Any concerns were addressed immediately.

  • 4 of 5

This 6 bedroom home accomodated our 15 member 3 generational family quite well, a very special time for us. This home offers all as advertised. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate you recognizing and mentioning that John and I are; helpful, kind, responsive, attentive and prompt. We encourage our guests to reach out with questions. We are available by; phone, text, and email. In most cases we will respond to questions within minutes. We maintain a mobile app as a resource for our guests and provide a "Welcome Email" with important information about our home and the Island. We continually strive for excellence so that our guests will have a memorable vacation experience at "A Shore Thing" on Bald Head Island. Thank you for taking the time to review our vacation home.
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Nearest Airport
33 Miles
Wilmington International Airport (ILM)
Nearest Ferry
Bald Head Island Transportation, Inc.
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 211 South (Ferry Road)
Nearest Beach
East Beach
Car: not necessary

Climb 'Old Baldy,' NC's oldest standing lighthouse,108 steps to an unbelievable view of the Island! Visit the Smith Island Museum and learn more about BHI's Revolutionary War and Civil War history.

Visit the Conservancy to learn about conservation and preservation of barrier island's as well as wildlife on BHI. The Conservancy has an extensive program on the loggerhead turtles. The loggerhead sea turtles return to BHI each year to lay their eggs. Explore the three pristine beaches on the Island; sun, surf, sail, fish, swim, boat, crab, kayak, beach-comb or just relax.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 12.75%

Weekly rates available for all seasons. Weekly summer rental is Saturday to Saturday arrival time 4 PM and departure time is 10 AM. Please adhere to these times in order for our cleaning crew to clean our home to our standards. The signed Rental Agreement,deposit and confirmation that the $99 Property Damage Protection Plan through VRBO serviced by CSA was purchased will reserve your dates. The final payment or balance is due 60 days before "check in." Shoals Club optional and purchased by guest.

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.