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Cozy Cottage with Convenient Access to Wide, Un-Crowded Beach

(15 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

3 bedroom, 2 bath plus hot and cold private outside shower, sleeps 6,HB #578247

Holden Beach is somewhat unique in that it is south facing and thus runs East to West providing for interesting sun rises and sets. As you cross the high span bridge to the island, you are likely to be 'awed' by the view of the island, the expanse that is available for your fun and pleasure, AND no high-rise buildings. The beach is quite narrow at the East end and very wide at the West end. The 'sweet spot' is near mid-island where the beach is wide but the distance to cross the dunes is short. Our beach home, the first house on Frigate Dr. which intersects Ocean Blvd. West (the main thoroughfare), falls within that 'sweet spot'. As such, we are removed from the traffic noise of the main road but less than 100 feet from the private beach access walkway.
Our beach home is a nicely furnished, 3 bedroom, one level, single family home with an open floor plan yet secluded bedrooms (bed linens are included during Resort and Prime seasons). It is well appointed with most of the appliances, eating and cookware you might have at home. The large table provides more than ample seating in addition to the counter chairs. There is central AC and fans in every room. There are three cable TVs and high speed internet connections and password controlled WIFI for your convenience. Exit cleaning is included during Resort and Prime seasons. No dogs or cats are allowed.
There are rockers on both front and rear decks. The shady concrete pad area under the house is large enough to accommodate 2 cars, a swing which provides the opportunity to enjoy the usual cooling breezes, a charcoal 'pot' grill, a large, sturdy picnic table, the private outdoor shower (hot and cold water) which is wonderful for cool down and rinse off upon return from the beach, and clothes lines for wet towels.
In addition to relaxing on the beach, one could: walk to the end of the island (about an hour or so round trip); fish from the surf or the pier; visit the kid size amusement park, miniature golf, water slide, and go-carts on the causeway; treat yourself to a local homemade ice cream; listen to the 'turtle talk' seminar that is offered weekly near the bridge and maybe see the hatchlings head back to the ocean; watch the shrimp boats in action off the coast; watch the deer that make the island their home; enjoy the weekend musical events at the Pavilion under the bridge; enjoy the spring and fall craft fairs on the island; sample the many dining options; play golf at the approx. 100 courses within a 60 min. radius; bike, kayak, boat or jet-ski (rentals available near bridge); enjoy the night life at Myrtle Beach (House of Blues, Medieval Times, Alabama Theater, Carolina Opry, Legends, The Dixie Stampede, the night clubs at Broadway at the Beach); visit Calabash, the 'Seafood Capital of the World'; take in the history in Wilmington including the battleship USS North Carolina; and/or tour a local winery.
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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1400 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 3: outdoor shower

    Enclosed, Hot and cold water...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    some board games and puzzles...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Ocean View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    5 chairs at counter, 6 chairs at large table, 4 chairs at small table....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Internet:

    Ethernet and password protected WIFI...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Included during Prime and Resort seasons, available at other times....moreless

  • Living Room:

    seats 6...moreless

  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Boat:

    Intercoastal waterway, rivers, inlets and ocean. Rentals available...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Closest course @ 10 min., many courses within 30 min. drive. Some discounts available....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rentals available...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


from 15 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 20 - Jun 2, 2017
7 night min stay

Jun 3 - Aug 11, 2017
7 night min stay

Aug 12 - Aug 25, 2017
7 night min stay

Aug 26 - Sep 15, 2017
2 night min stay
Sep 16 - Dec 30, 2017
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Reservation fee $50 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 12.75%


Payments to be made directly through Coastal Vacation Resorts at 800-252-7000.

Manager's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 05/23/2017
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39 Miles
Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Southport, NC
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
Lockwood Folly Golf Club
30 Miles
Nearest Train
Dillon, SC
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US 17
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Main Street Grill
Holden Beach, NC, USA
Nearest Beach
Across the street

Car: Necessary

Grocery store, drug store, hardware store, beach supply stores, fresh seafood docks, local produce stand, restaurants and bars, pizza delivery, ice cream shops, coffee shops, art gallery, bicycle and beach equipment rental, jet ski rental, deep sea fishing, pier fishing, go-carts, water slide, play ground, Lockwood Folly golf course and Holden Beach Chapel are all available within close proximity.

The following are available within a short drive:

Wilmington, NC-- Revolutionary and Civil War historical sites; USS North Carolina Battleship tours; Orton Plantation Gardens; riverfront shops and restaurants.

Southport, NC-- historic waterfront tours; ferry to Fort Fisher and Bald Head Island; kayak and bicycle rentals and tours; North Carolina Maritime Museum; golf courses; winery tasting room and art gallery.

Shallotte, NC-- cinema, Holden Brothers fresh produce farm; arcade; department store; Silver Coast Winery; golf courses.

Calabash, NC-- deep see fishing; seafood

Myrtle Beach, SC-- outlet shops; golf courses; broad range of nightlife and entertainment; restaurants.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2001

About: We first visited Holden Beach in 1979 and fell in love with the quiet, non-commercial, family oriented community. We tried other beaches but always came back to Holden as the best fit for our family. In the mid '80's, we purchased a condo and in 2001 upgraded to Pirate Pride, our current home away from home on Frigate Dr. We maintain this property to the same standards as our primary residence. We enjoy having others discover and experience the relaxation, tranquility and fun of Pirate Pride and Holden Beach.

Why Holden Beach, NC, USA:
We love the wide open beach, the family friendly community and the absence of the 'noise' of the more commercialized beaches. Yet there is so much to do in close proximity to Holden Beach if the need or interest arises.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
One can walk without crowds or bike or rollerblade around the whole island without too much concern about traffic. It's the best of both worlds: quiet if you want it but lots of activities near-by if desired.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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