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Gorgeous Harbour Village Cottage On Bald Head Island

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

Sleeps 10. 4 Bedrooms. 3.5 Baths.

Located in the Harbour Village, this 3-story home enjoys marsh and creek views from the first floor, and river and beach views from the upper levels. Sit on the front porch in rockers to watch the kayakers paddle down the river, or lounge on the back porch to get away from it all.

The home is just a short walk to the bustling marina and the harbor beach, and a golf cart ride (on one of the two 4-seat golf carts included with your rental) to 16 other unspoiled beaches, preserved maritime forests and marsh hiking trails. We provide kayaks and bicycles to enable you to discover the beauty of the island.

Your rental of at least three days includes a temporary membership to the Bald Head Island Golf, Tennis and Swim Club (3-4 night rentals will receive a 3-day membership; 5-7 night rentals will receive a 7 day membership; longer rentals will receive a membership for the length of your stay). If you are joining us for a shorter amount of time we can arrange a club membership at a preferred rate. The BHI Club includes an award-winning golf course (green fees not included), tennis courts, a wonderful kid-friendly pool, a new water 'splash park' for the little ones, a state of the art gym, and formal, informal and poolside dining.

For an additional charge, our guests may also select a temporary membership at the Shoals Club, which we are happy to coordinate for you. The Shoals Club ($240/week; shorter memberships available as well) is located at East Beach in a superb ocean side setting. It offers both a main pool and smaller child's pool with beautiful ocean views, as well as complementary beach chairs and umbrellas. Informal pool side and restaurant dining are available.

Our home includes two golf carts, each seating 4 people. The master bedroom has a king bed and lovely sitting area with a love seat and easy chair. The second master on the third floor has amazing views, a king bed, as well as a twin day bed with twin trundle that pops up to make a second king. The third bedroom is all about the kids! It has bunk beds, a smart TV with all sorts of movie and app capabilities, a DVD player, and a Wii gaming system, and is decorated with a children's nautical theme. The fourth bedroom contains a queen bed and beautiful new bedding and decor. There are three full bathrooms upstairs, and a powder room on the first floor. The dining room table seats 8, and the bar between the kitchen and living room has 3 bar stools. For the home theater lover, catch the game or a movie on the big screen after a day at the beach -- this home has a 65" flat screen TV with Apple TV, Blueray DVD player, and a Sound Bar with amazing surround sound.

When you board the ferry for the 20-minute ride to Bald Head Island, you leave your car behind, along with the stress of the mainland world. Transportation here is limited to golf carts, bikes, or your own two feet… resulting in a more relaxed, easy-going pace. Stroll 14 miles of pristine beaches, try your luck on the acclaimed seaside golf course, eat at fabulous restaurants, or climb a 200 year old lighthouse.

It is a place like no other, where you can relax, unwind, and adjust to 'Turtle Time' living. We are so excited to be the new owners of this wonderful home at a place so very special to us, and we hope you will soon be our guests.

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Meredith Jeffries
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2017

About Meredith Jeffries

We were married at Bald Head Island so it holds a special place in our hearts. We have vacationed here ever since with our three children, and are so excited to now have our own home away from home at this magical place.

Meredith Jeffries purchased this house in 2014

Why Meredith Jeffries chose Southern Coast

We love the Harbour Village location -- our home is on a quiet street, but close enough to walk to our favorite BHI restaurants, the harbor beach, or a spot to drop a kayak in the river.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

Gorgeous Harbour Village Cottage On Bald Head Island
average rating of 4.96 based on 25 reviews

Wonderful House, Great Location, Fabulous Owners!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay for two weeks in October 2016 was absolutely wonderful...except for the hurricane! The house was everything it was promised to be, very spacious, neat and clean. The best decorated, least cluttered with just the right touch of beach atmosphere of the vacation homes we have visited at BHI. This was our 13th visit to the island and October is a wonderful time of year...even with the hurricane! We did have to leave but we were able to return and Meredith was so wonderful to work with. She kept us informed and the communication was the best!

The location is absolutely the best, great for walking and bike riding. The kayaks are a plus and the harbor is great for fishing. The front & back porches were perfect for relaxing, front was great in the morning to get the sun and then afternoon on the back porch. The bedrooms are spacious and we had plenty of room to spread out. Loved the laundry room & powder room location right off the front door, very convenient when coming in from the beach or pool.

Bald Head is our favorite place to visit and we return often, this is one of the only houses that I would consider for a repeat stay. Thanks again for a wonderful visit!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review! We hated that Hurricane Matthew interrupted your trip to paradise, but so glad you loved the week and a half you got to enjoy our home away from home. We can't wait for you to return.
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outstanding house

  • 5 of 5

Greta house in a great location and the owners were fantastic to work with. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Barry! We love hearing that our guests want to return to the Defense Rests!
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  • 5 of 5

We just got back from spending a week at the Defense Rests Vacation home. (7 adults and 3 children)We had a wonderful time and enjoyed everything about the house. The house was a lot bigger then we thought. The living room had plenty of space for everyone to hangout. The bedrooms gave everyone their own space. The kitchen was well stocked and plenty extras as well. We enjoyed using the bikes to take a morning ride to the market for breakfast and to just watch the boats come in at the harbor. The kayaks were used as well which was a nice plus because we normally have to rent them. The owners were very is to work with. We added the shoals club to our stay and they set it up for us. This is our third time vacationing on the island and we would definitely choose this house again. It is a great location and we would recommend it to our family and friends. Thank you for offering this great vacation home.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We love hearing that people who come to BHI every year loved our home and its ideal location. Hope to see you back on the island soon!
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Perfect family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a week on BHI in the Defense Rests. Meredith was great to work with and quick to respond throughout this experience. This was our 3rd trip to BHI and our first stay in Harbor Village. We absolutely loved the location and the convenience of being able to walk to the harbor shopping/dining area, Old Baldy, and North Beach. This home was extremely comfortable and truly became home to us (6 adults and 4 children) for the week. The first floor is open and allows for everyone to enjoy being together and the the bedrooms are located on the 2nd and 3rd floors. Having 2 master suites gave each family a private space for down time and the bunk room was a hit with our kids and adult gamers. We also enjoyed the membership to the BHI club and spent a great deal of time on the bikes exploring the island. It was definitely a perfect vacation and we would go back to this house in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that the Defense Rests felt like home to you. Thank you for your wonderful review!
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Fabulous family time in an idyllic setting

  • 5 of 5

Our family returned from a week at The Defense Rests on Bald Head Island on Saturday July 9th 2016 and we LOVED it! It was a wonderfully relaxing week in a spacious yet cosy welcoming home. We didn't have to think of anything because it was all there provided for us. There are four of us in our family but this house is large enough to accommodate another family of four at the same time. Very clean and very pretty - this is the perfect vacation home away from home. Location location location.....conveniently situated behind the marina, we walked to restaurants in the evenings with the children, yet during the day it wasn't far on a golf cart to the huge beaches where the waves can be gentle for families with small children, or further up the beach they can be larger for families like ours with older boys. Our particular favorites - the sushi at Mojos, (incredible), the Margueritas before dinner at Luna Forest, (an excellent start to any evening!)......breakfast at Sandpiper followed by morning walks on the beach before anyone else is around.....oh, and don't forget to sign up early for the Trivia Night at Willo the Wisp - for a super evening of good humored, old fashioned family fun. Thank you to Meredith and John Jeffries for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vicki, Thank you for your lovely review. We are so thrilled that you loved your first trip to Bald Head Island and found our home to your liking. We agree that the island is an idyllic escape from busy life, and love sharing our home with sweet families like yours.
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Wonderfully relaxing!

  • 4 of 5

This was our families' first visit to Bald Head, and what a treat! This home was in the PERFECT location! We loved the particular street, and the house itself was HUGE. Plenty of relaxing room for everyone, with everything we could possibly need provided. Our children wanted to move in permanently.:-)My daughter and I adored the bikes and cycling around the island! What a wonderful bonus! Meredith is a gracious hostess and went out of her way to accomodate us. We enjoyed Delphina's for coffee and ice cream and breakfast, and we found the trek up the lighthouse to be well worth the effort. Exploring the chapel and paddleboarding are also on our list of recommendations.The beaches are lovely, and the wildlife is amazing!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad your first trip to BHI was wonderful. Thank you for all of your nice comments. We agree with your daughters! Hope we can get your family back again soon. John & Meredith
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Wilmington, NC
Nearest Ferry
southport, NC


Rates & Availability

Bald Head Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring Break 2017
Mar 4 2017 - Apr 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
May 1 2017 - May 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Value Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Jun 9 2017
5 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Indian Summer 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Fall 2017
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Fall 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holiday 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Jan 2 2018 - Mar 8 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.75%

For an additional charge, our guests may select temporary membership at the Shoals Club which we are happy to coordinate for you. Rates are seasonal and vary from $25-$45/day. Inquire with us about the club and applicable rates. Most stays include a temporary membership at the Bald Head Island Club.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Bald Head Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • 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 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Second Floor Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , vanity, his and hers sinks separate from bath/shower/toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Third Floor Master - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , King bed as well as a king daybed (twin w/ trundle)
    Bedroom 4 - Second Floor - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 Second Floor - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , This room contains bunk beds- double bottom/twin top
    Second Floor Master - 1 king , Very large BR with walk in closet, double vanities, balcony
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 5 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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