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Gorgeous house & view!! Private beach access. Everything needed is provided

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Middle Island Plantation House Rental Photos and Description

6 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, Sleeps 13, BHI & Shoals memberships optional

Just bring yourselves! Home is fully equipped with everything you need including spices & condiments, beach towels & chairs, bikes, Pac N Play, all paper products & toiletries, etc. Great new internet connection!

You'll find it's easy to make yourself comfortable in this gorgeous beach house with one of the best views and private locations on the island. This is the second summer our home has been open for rentals. Our remodeled 6 bedroom, 6.5 bathroom retreat is ideal for your next vacation getaway. With 2 master suites on the upper floor, complete with private full bathrooms and marsh/ocean views in each, it's the perfect reverse floor plan for a large family, multiple families or to enjoy with all your friends. 4 additional bedrooms with private baths - 2 with queen beds, 1 with twin beds, 1 with bunk beds and trundle are located downstairs, flanking a large living/playroom with flat screen TV that is a perfect retreat for the kids after a fun-filled day at the beach, which is a 3 minute cart ride away.

Perched atop a dune ridge, this house boasts a large deck with additional space to dine and unwind. An additional private deck with ping pong table downstairs is perfect for the children to play uninterrupted. The house has all the necessary equipment to make your stay as comfortable as possible – bikes, games, game table, etc. The fully stocked kitchen has new stainless steel appliances complete with granite countertops and a bar will keep everyone happy.

The living room is comfortable and spacious to accommodate your guests. Enjoy the marsh/ocean view from the couch or a movie on the large flat screen television.

The dining room is next to the living room with enough seating for ten. Not to worry if your party is larger than ten, since the kitchen counter with high chairs will accommodate the rest of your party easily. The den upstairs provides additional privacy to watch TV, read a book or catch up with work at the desk.

Sleeps 13: K / Q / Q / Q/Two Twins / Bunk beds with Trundle /Pac N Play

Three four passenger golf carts

Three outdoor showers

New internet connection

BHI Club membership with Golf Privileges optional

Shoals Club membership optional

Private East beach access

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Lynn Barnard
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
November 30, 2016
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About Lynn Barnard

We grew up in NJ going to the Jersey shore - that is until we discovered Bald Head Island in 1982. We instantly feel in love with the island and bought a piece of property. Bald Head was so pristine with beautiful deserted beaches, a wonderful golf course and an abundance of wild life. We had found paradise.

Thanks to our discovery of Bald Head our extended family has been able to play together enjoying many happy times relaxing, surfing, playing golf and tennis, biking, etc. and of course celebrating many birthdays.

Lynn Barnard purchased this house in 2008

Why Lynn Barnard chose Bald Head Island

In 1990, after renting a house for 8 years we bought our own home. Our children grew up - one got married in Bald Head, the other honey mooned there. Then the grandchildren (7) and grand-dogs came. In 2008, we purchased our current home and renovated it in 2010 so we would have plenty of room for all. We loved the location - private with outstanding views, the sound of surf and birds, and only minutes from east beach where our children all surf and enjoy the beach.

What makes this house unique

Private with outstanding views with no homes in sight.

Sound of birds and surf.

Only minutes from private East Beach access.

Away from the summer crowds but still close to the market, golf course, pools and restaurants.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for an idyllic vacation. The house is lovely and perfect for two families. Everything we needed was here, and it was so easy to go to the beach and do other activities as well. We did several outings with the Bald Head Island Conservancy. On one outing our guide showed us a view with three ecosystems on the island - maritime forest, marsh and dunes. Then we came back to the house and discovered that there is an even better view with all three ecosystems from the house and deck!
Jun 2014
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Gorgeous house & view!! Private beach access. Everything needed is provided
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Manhasset, NY

Treasured Memories 2016

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time at the Barnard home. Everything was as wonderful as last year. The home is in a beautiful setting and the sunrises and sunsets are amazing. We are a family of 13 (children and grandchildren). Everyone enjoyed swimming,bicycling,surfing,bonfires on the Beach. The house is equipped with everything

You might need or want. Lynn and Joe are gracious hosts and are always available, if you need them. Our stay was as wonderful as last year and we have added more unforgettable memories to our lives. We would highly recommend this beautiful home to others. Thank you again Lynn and Joe

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so pleased our home once again lived up to your expectations and left you and your family with treasured memories. You were wonderful guests and we look forward to your return.
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Portsmouth, Virginia

Beautiful home everything included

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our stay at the Barnard Beachhouse. House was extremely clean, well stocked and very beautiful. The marsh view is so wild and untamed-- it changes throughout the day. We loved the private beach access. We had a fantastic time and would highly recommend this home to others who want to great family vacation on Bald Head island!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your fabulous review!! Our goal is to have our home exceed the expectations of our guests. We encourage and appreciate comments that can make guests experiences even better. By quickly responding to suggestions, we hope to continue meeting the needs of our guests. It gives us a lot of pleasure to hear that families have enjoyed staying in our home - that they leave with treasured memories like our family has over the years. We welcome you back again!
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Manhasset, NY

Treasured Memories

  • 5 of 5

This was our third year celebrating our Family Vacation at BHI. By far this was the best home for our family (14). The moment we walked upstairs and saw the spectacular view from the deck, we knew we had a winner. The house was exquisitely decoracted, large living area, dining area, 6 bedrooms and 6 1/2 baths. Every amenity you could wish for, three golf carts, bikes, ping pong table, 3 outdoor showers (the kids loved them). The homeowners Lynn and Joe were amazing always getting back to us with any question we had. The Grandchildren always had a smile on their faces as did the grown-ups. There was so much to do, swimming, surfing, crabing, biking, playing games. Every morning we enjoyed the incredible view from the deck, the marsh, birds, ocean, we even had a rainbow. Making treasured memories is what a vacation is all about and we made some wonderful memories. Everyone agreed, we would love to come back. Thank you Lynn and Joe for sharing your beautiful home with us.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your very positive review!! We're so glad your family liked staying at our home and you all left with treasured memories. That's what vacations are all about! You sound like our family enjoying the beautiful view, birds...along with your morning coffee on the deck. We always make an effort to anticipate questions and respond as quickly as possible. We've also made an effort to follow any recommendations given to us by our renters like the non-stick frying pan and memory foam toppers on the beds. Thanks again and we look forward to your return! Our best, Lynn & Joe
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Freehold NJ


  • 5 of 5

This past June 2015, we decided to have our family vacation away from the Jersey Shore and to give Bald Head Island in North Carolina a try. We decided to use VRBO, and did we hit the goldmine.

The Barnard House has everything you needed plus some! The owners Joe and Lynn were the nicest and most gracious hosts we have ever met. Lynn would constantly return our emails with answers to our questions and mail us information on the island.

The Barnard House is on Middle Island surrounded by a forest of trees and a huge deck overlooking the marsh and the ocean beyond. Various birds were present throughout the day, as they fished the waters of the marsh. While the weather was quite warm, the air conditioning and many ceiling fans kept the house cool and comfortable day and night. The breezes off the water cooled the beautiful deck that stretches the length of the house. The short distance to the beach, the golf club, the marina, and the shops was a quick ride in the three golf carts or many bikes that the Barnards supply.

The house was the best equipped rental we have ever used, and it was easy to see that Lynn and Joe had worked hard to make their home family friendly. The rooms are spacious and furnished with style. The kitchen was a joy to cook in. The table seats 10 with 4 stools for extra guest at the counter. The open concept living space on the main level keeps everyone involved in the action. Another communal space downstairs provides a space for small groups to break a way for a time.

There is no need to bring your own beach chairs, beach towels, bikes, indoor or outdoor games and linens for beds and bathrooms because the Barnard’s home has it all.

Our next trip to Bald Head Island will definitely include staying at the Barnard House.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your fabulous, detailed review! When people are new to Bald Head we make an extra effort to send them information about the island, activities and dining options so they know what to expect. We also encourage questions so we can address all their special needs and concerns. It's very exciting for us to hear that our guests use and appreciate all the items we provide. Our love for Bald Head Island drives us in making sure our home meets our guests needs in as many ways as possible. Suggestions are always welcome. We look forward to your return visit!
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Richmond, VA

Stunning marsh/ ocean view home

  • 5 of 5

The Barnard home on Bald Head Island is absolutely wonderful! The view takes your breath away. The home should be featured in House Beautiful or Coastal Living.

Bald Head Island is accessible by a ferry which is fun to take. You get around the island with bikes or golf carts which the Barnards provide. The home has everything you might need from spices to beach towels. It's also perfect for large families and the downstairs family room is great for the children.

If we ever have the opportunity to return to Bald Head, this home would be our choice. Wonderful!!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words! We love to hear that our guests are delighted with their stay at Barnard's Beach House. We look forward to seeing you or your friends the next time BHI is selected for a vacation.
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Winston Salem


  • 5 of 5

This was our family's 12th BHI vacation. We have rented all over the island and often enjoy the opportunity to stay at new places each time. This was, BY FAR, the nicest house we have ever stayed at! It was the quintessential beach house! It was all decorated so wonderfully and had absolutely everything you could possibly need, from kitchen items, to bikes for all, and great carts to get around in! Lynn was so great to deal with and had answers to everything! This was an amazing week. We will be back and hope to stay in your lovely home again!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your wonderful review! We are always pleased when our guests enjoy the items we make available to them. We also try to answer all our guests questions before and during their stay - glad we succeeded! We look forward to your return visit!
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Wilmington International
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Middle Island Plantation House Rental Rates

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Off Season
Sep 10 2016 - May 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $350
Refundable damage deposit $1,500
Pet Fee $150
Tax Rate 12.75%

The refundable damage deposit, $1,500 is due by check sent to the owner upon rental commitment. The total rental fee is due three months before the rental start date again by check sent directly to the owner. Rental fee is non-refundable unless another renter is found to take the week(s). $50 Additional charge per person over 12 total in the group.

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Middle Island Plantation House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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 14 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet
    Bathroom 8 - outdoor shower , 3 outdoor showers
  • 6.5 bathrooms; 4 with marble top vanities and three with pedestal sinks; 2 bathtubs
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Master Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Lower level Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Lower level Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Master Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Lower level Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Lower level Bedroom 6 - 1 bunk bed , Bunk bed with trundle
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
3 four seater Golf carts 10 Beach chairs Beach umbrellas 7adult bikes Pac N Play Private East beach access BHI club membership with golf access optional Shoals club membership optional

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