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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 - 7 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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 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:
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Private gated community 4 bedroom 2nd row with views and easy beach access
average rating of 4.818182 based on 16 reviews
Atlanta, GA

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: Sep 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: Jul 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: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet West Holden was perfect! Great for families!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful stay at the Summerhouse! The location is ideal. Beach access is right across the street! The home is clean and well cared for. We hope to return one summer! Thanks Jean!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great, well maintained unit!

  • 5 of 5

Great, well maintained unit!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Beachhouse

  • 5 of 5

We have vacationed at Holden Beach for several years and prefer to stay at the West End where this home is located. It has excellent beach access right across the street with an easy walk to the beach. The home is beautifully decorated and clean with whitewashed hardwood floors throughout. The kitchen is a little dated but this did not bother us since we ate most of our meals out. All and all, we enjoyed our stay at the Summerhouse and will consider renting it again.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind remarks. You will be happy to know that the kitchen remodel is now complete for the 2016 rental season.
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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

Holden Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 26 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Nov 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 4 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay

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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