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Gorgeous house & view!! Everything needed is provided; 3 carts; 8+ bikes

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 3,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

6 bedrooms all with private baths; Sleeps 13, BHI & Shoals memberships optiona

Home is fully equipped with everything you need including spices & condiments, 12 beach towels & chairs, 7 adult bikes, 3 children 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, ping pong table, etc. The fully stocked kitchen has new stainless steel appliances complete with granite countertops and a bar will keep everyone happy.


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

Private dock access

More Details

Lynn Barnard
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

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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Middle Island Plantation House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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 ...
  • 7 bicycles
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


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Gorgeous house & view!! Everything needed is provided; 3 carts; 8+ bikes
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Amazing Marsh Views

  • 5 of 5

I would like to thank Lynn & Joe Barnard for sharing their lovely home.

All 12 of us had plenty of room to spread-out and enjoy. Lots to do including ping-pong tournaments, games, bikes for all sizes, riding the 3 golf carts, quiet corners for reading, great walks, of course, playing in the sand and riding waves on boogie-boards! All furnished by the Barnards.

I've never rented a home with such a well equipped kitchen - from spices to ice cream freezer and so many supplies furnished!

The view from upstairs and the back deck is truly breath taking. The song of the painted bunting and the beauty of the ever changing marsh is something to never take for granted!

Again, thank you for a wonderful Bald Head experience!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your fabulous. detailed review!! We do try to make our renters feel as though they are our personal guests. It makes us so happy when we receive reviews like yours and hear that we exceeded your expectations and your family has more wonderful, cherished memories of Bald Head.
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wonderful home

  • 5 of 5

Our multi-generational family thoroughly enjoyed this beautiful home for the 2nd year in a row.....the home is well located on BHI and the golf carts and bikes in great condition which is very important.....the house is lovely with everything a family needs and the owners are very responsive.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always love repeat renters and are so happy that you again enjoyed our home and have wonderful memories. We take pride in keeping our bikes, golf carts and home in the best condition we can as well as providing all the necessities so you can relax and enjoy your time on the island. Thanks for appreciating our efforts. Our best, Lynn & Joe
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Winston-Salem, NC

Lovely family house!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay with a multi-generational group at this beautifully-decorated, well-stocked house! Close to beach access, great marsh views, but slightly out of the main Bald Head summer hustle-bustle, which for us is a plus! Everything on the island is a quick golf cart trip though, for those who've never visited. We've stayed at many houses here over the years, and would return to this one in a heartbeat. Very helpful, responsive owners who take top-notch care of their property!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your fabulous review! We do try to take care of all the details so our guests can focus on enjoying their family and friends and everything Bald Head has to offer. We appreciated the helpful comments you gave us and have addressed them all. Hope you do come back! Best, Lynn & Joe
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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: August 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: June 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: August 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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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Wilmington International
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Damage deposit $1,500
Each/person over 12 max $150 + Tax
Cleaning $350
Tax Rate 12.75%

$1,500 deposit to secure rental is due with the signed contract. The remainder is due three months before the rental starts. All money except the $1,500 damage deposit will be kept if cancellation is made less than three months before the rental date. If another renter is found for your dates for the same rental amount you will be totally refunded. If the amount is less, your refund will be the amount received from the new renter.

Rental for Thanksgiving and Christmas weeks will be $7,000. Cleaning fee may be less for parties with 6 or less people.

The damage deposit will be returned promptly once the property is inspected after your departure. Any damage charges will be discussed with you before applied against your deposit.

Payment of $1,500 is due by check to owner with signed contract. Remainder will be due by check to the owner 3 months before the rental date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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