Welcome to Holland House! Our bright, clean, and airy canal home with is located only steps from the beach with a boat dock in the backyard. Open floor plan of 2,200 sq. ft., with the bedrooms separated from the living spaces for extra privacy an allowing for uninterrupted sleep. Our rental property sleeps 17 very comfortably in 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. The house has updated decor with a laid-back beachy feel.
UPDATE - We have done some major renovations this spring (pictures will be updated soon)
- All hardwood floors have been refinished in February 2017 and are like brand new.
- All carpet has been replaced in March 2017
- All interior rooms repainted. Kitchen cabinets have been painted. Spring 2018
- Popcorn ceilings removed in all rooms Spring 2018
- front and rear deck have been redone with new deck boards Spring 2017
-front & rear deck stained, dock and dock bridge stained. Spring 2018
- LED lights on the front and rear stairs of the deck and all the way to the dock.
- New wooden pathway June 2017
- Artificial turf will be installed in the backyard by July 2017
-New dock swim ladder Spring 2018
Beach access one block away, about a 500 foot walk to the desirable and less crowded Goldsboro Street access.
Outdoor living spaces include a deck on the front of the house with morning sun; a large deck with plenty of lounge chairs, umbrella, and table with afternoon sun on the back of the house; and a screened in porch with dining table which also connects to the master bedroom. A new gas grill (July 2015 ) is stored under the back deck.
We love to cook and the kitchen has plenty of dishes, cookware, small kitchen appliances, serving dishes, glasses/mugs to serve a crowd. A new, extra-large refrigerator/freezer was purchased in 2013. There is a separate ice maker which eliminates daily trips to stock ice for the coolers. There is a large dining room table that seats 10, plus 4 bar stools for meals. We also have a wii in the living room for those rainy days. There is a nice selection of games, cards, books for your use. We carry 200 pus broadcast and cable channels + HBO and Spectrum Ondemand in the living room and the 5 bed rooms. Most TV's also have Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Bluray/DVD players.
The Master Bedroom is very large with an abundance of drawer space and new bedding in 2018. Master bathroom has very large walk-in shower and double sinks. Hardwood floors throughout the main floor, with carpet in the bedrooms. A large laundry closet is located on the main floor. The other bedroom on the main floor has a queen bed with large closet and updated bedding.
Upstairs includes three more bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. One room has a double and a queen bed with new bedding and access to a private full bathroom. Another bedroom has a double and twin, with plenty of room for a portacrib and access to a full bathroom. The last bedroom we call the bunk room and is stocked with pyramid bunkbeds (twins over full), with new bedding, along with a Nintendo 64.
In the basement you will find all of the beach equipment, including chairs, two person kajak, coolers, umbrellas, beach cart, and toys. The backyard was resodded in 2013 and a nice shaded picnic table was installed. Enjoy a nap in the hammock in the backyard. The canal dock has a fresh water hose, fish cleaning station and kayak. We swim and fish in the canal, so enjoy the floating toys and basic fishing gear available for your use.
We recently added our very own tiki bar with 8 bar stools.
Update: We added 5 more Tommy Bahama beach chairs bringing the total to 20+ chairs, a new Tommy Bahama beach cart ( they rust through in about 2 years ), another umbrella ( 3 total now ), a one person kayak to add to our two person kayak. New rocking chairs for the front porch, new lounge chairs for the back. We also added a Keurig this year so now we have an espresso maker, a regular coffee machine and a Keurig...... we take our coffee serious. ;-)
There is room for one car on the right side of the garage as well as at least 3 more cars in the driveway.
The location of the house - just a block from beach access, yet a boat/canal access on one of the quietest canals on OIB at your backdoor gives you different ways to spend your day. Sunny and bright, beautiful canal and marsh views - there is something for everyone at Holland House.