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Private gated community 4 bedroom 2nd row with views and easy beach access

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 bedroom, 2 bath 2nd row home with views and easy beach access

This island home is in Holden Beach, NC voted #1 Family Beach by Dr. Beach himself. It is a pristine, family beach with only homes and a handful of shops and restaurants on the island.

The beach is expansive with a large variety of shells and sea life as well as a Turtle Patrol for identifying and protecting turtle nests. The beach boardwalk access is directly across the street. The boardwalk carries you over the dunes and lands you on the sandy beach. At dusk you may catch a few deer in the dunes on your way to the beach.

The home has four bedrooms, each with either an ocean or marsh view, two full baths and an outdoor shower. In addition to the various decks to take in the views there are rocking chairs and a hammock to relax beneath the home taking in the ocean breezes. The home is on a large corner cul-de-sac lot with a side yard for grilling and outdoor activity.

Walk down to the island's west end for a view of Ocean Isle and the Intracoastal Waterway, read and record memories in the Kindred Spirit mailbox in the west end dunes, fish in the ocean or waterway, cycle along the beach, rent jet skis or just lie in the hammock and read a book.

The area sports numerous golf courses, restaurants, fish markets, shops and a full grocery store just off the island as well as a Super Walmart in nearby Shallotte.

If you desire an evening with more bright lights and glitter, Wilmington and Myrtle Beach are only 45 minutes away.

Top 10 reasons to rent Summerhouse East

1. Location – Holden Beach is one of the best rated, least crowded and most beautiful family beaches around

2. Location - Private gated community with wonderful ocean and marsh views

3. Location - 2nd row duplex (Beach Access #4 directly across the street)

4. 4 bedrooms (K, Q, Q, Daybed w/trundle (2 singles or 1 king) all with either ocean or marsh views

5. 2 full bathrooms, 1 private outside shower

6. Blu-ray access to your personal video subscriptions

7. Over 30 world class golf courses within a 40 minute radius

8. Some of the best fishing and boating on the East Coast

9. Plenty of great dining choices, shopping, fun and adventure in the immediate area and all the

tourism and excitement of N. Myrtle Beach and Wilmington just minutes away

10. Full service grocery and drug store located just across the bridge on the mainland

The property is managed by Beach Butler who can also provide other personal concierge services like airport shuttles, beach rentals and grocery delivery. 910.473.2322

Check In 3 pm

Check Out 10 am

Linens and departure cleaning included.

More Details

Jean Moorefield
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We just arrived and we LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this house!! This is our third year coming here and this is the most charming beach house ever! It's sooo well equipped with everything we need and the way it's decorated is so cute. I love it! The beach is always gorgeous and my girls love playing in the tide pools. I have been going to rented beach houses ever since I was a little girl just like they are now and this is by far my favorite house ever!!

...remember look for the mailbox (av)
Aug 2013
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Holden Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Windows must remain closed to keep nature outside.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes 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
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs Bath - toilet , shower
    Outdoor Shower - shower , Private shower and dressing area
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Upstairs Master - 1 king , Large closet can accommodate a porta crib
    Upstairs Guest - 1 queen
    Downstairs Guest - 1 queen
    Downstairs Daybed w/trundle - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Daybed with popup trundle can be 2 twins or 1 king
  • 4 bedrooms all with either an ocean or Intercoastal waterway/marsh view (1K, 2 Q, Daybed w/popup trundle for 2 twins or 1 king). All bedrooms have a small television some with VCR or DVD players.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The property is managed by Beach Butler who can also provide other personal concierge services like airport shuttles, beach rentals and grocery delivery. 910.473.2322


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Private gated community 4 bedroom 2nd row with views and easy beach access
average rating of 4.857143 based on 19 reviews

Everything was clean, neat and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We were on the island for my daughters wedding and the house worked perfectly for everyone. Really appreciated that the towels and bedding was included. That was a plus. And our complete experience on the island was wonderful. So many nice people

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for your kind words. I am glad the weather held out for the wedding! If you find yourself back at Holden Beach remind us that you are a return renter to receive a discount. We look forward to your return.
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Really nice!

  • 5 of 5

This house is really nice! You have nice marsh views and great beach access with a flat boardwalk. There are many thoughtful extras in the house which are great to have upon arrival. The kitchen and bathrooms are all updated and Internet access was great. The house was immaculately clean and well-organized. We even had bath towels for our stay:) We also enjoyed the extra beach supplies that the owner also had available. Jean was very prompt in replying to our questions and was very accommodating. The west end was definitely quieter and the beach less crowded. We had a great week:)

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the thoughtful review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Should you find your way back to the west end we hope you consider Summerhouse East. Please remember to ask for the Return Renter Discount.
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We had a wonderful time here. Would recommend to anyone !

  • 5 of 5

This property is beautiful, well-kept, very clean. If you have any questions/concerns the owner, Jean, is available to answer questions quickly. We will be back here again . Highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to your return. Please remember to request the return renter discount.
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Charming updated cottage with wonderful responsive hosts

  • 4 of 5

This is a nicely updated, charming half of a duplex property that worked well for my husband and me. The house was exceptionally clean (and I'm picky), comfortable and well decorated. It is located on the upscale private access west end of the island which makes it very quiet and peaceful. The downside of this location is the considerable distance (for a second row house) to the actual beach...the ocean isn't as visible as other 2nd row locations and the walk is further than most but it is very direct through a long straight beach access walkway conveniently located directly across the street. The other considerable downside of this location (maybe Holden Beach) was that it was considerably buggy due to the extensive marsh area behind the property and most of Holden. I have never experienced this at this beach before so it could have been the season or weather but was a major deterrent for us (we had 'no see ems' on the porch outside and biting black flies on the beach). I expect this is more the exception rather than the rule and the wonderful owner did give us a heads up. The owner was great to work with and was very responsive..which makes all the difference compared to some of the rental companies. Our only criticism of the house itself for us was the lack of deck space (there is only one small deck in the front and it is always in the sun). Good experience, cute house, wonderful owner.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Definitely home away from home. Beautifully decorated, very well appointed. Plenty of room for everyone to have their own space or gather together for family time. Nice quiet neighborhood and a beautiful beach that isn't crowded.

Short drive to Myrtle Beach or Wilmington for shopping or dolphin cruises etc. If you're a many options.

Can't wait for our next visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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House was all we had hoped for!

  • 5 of 5

House in excellent shape. clean & had everything we needed. Area very quiet and easy access to beach except the last sandy dune before beach. I am older & had trouble walking up over the dune itself. Needed a hand. Beach itself great & when tide out can go way out due to the sand bar. Would recommend this vacation house. Thank you. Mrs. G.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
ILM-Wilmington, NC
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Castaways Bar and Grill; Provision Co.
Nearest Ferry
32 Miles
Southport Ferry
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Lockwood Folly
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Hwy 17
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Mermaids; Castaway's; Cptn. Pete's; Provision
Nearest Beach
Holden Beach


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.75%

Monthly rates include one departure cleaning and no linens.

Should Renter have to cancel for any reason, please notify the Owner immediately in writing. If the property is re-rented for the specified period, monies will be refunded less a $100.00 cancellation fee plus any discount required to re-rent. The Owner reserves the right to automatically cancel the reservation if the payment is not received in full 30 days prior to the arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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