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Gorgeous Harbour Village Cottage On Bald Head Island

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps 9. 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 nights includes a temporary membership to the Bald Head Island Golf, Tennis and Swim Club. 3-4 night rentals will receive a 3-day club membership; 5-7 night rentals will receive a 7 day club 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 pool complex (renovations on the spectacular new facilities will be complete in late 2018), a "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 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.


More Details

Meredith Jeffries
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 16, 2018

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 Bald Head Island

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.


Bald Head Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
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
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 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
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Gorgeous Harbour Village Cottage On Bald Head Island
average rating of 4.9375 based on 32 reviews
Fort Mill, SC


  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for our family vacation—6 adults, and kids ages 11, 9, 6 and 1. There was plenty of room for us all. We loved being close to the harbor, marina, fishing, and beaches. We enjoyed using the bikes and kayaks provided. The kitchen was furnished with everything you could possibly need and it was all in good condition. The house was clean and well maintained. This is the third home we have rented on BHI and is definitely a favorite—we hope to return again.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review. We are so glad you loved our home and can’t wait to welcome you back next year!
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4th of July!!!

  • 5 of 5

You can’t beat the 4th at BHI. And this was the perfect home base for everything going on, on the island.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a great time! I love the 4th at BHI too! Hope your family will be back next year.
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The Perfect Getaway Home

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time at The Defense Rests. We found it to be the perfect location for our family's activities: kayaking, paddle boarding, and boating. Even heading to the beach was a fun and quick drive in the golf carts. It's an easy walk to the marina, Sail Shop and several restaurants located around the marina. It is incredibly convenient for hauling stuff from the ferry (or in our case, our boat) to the house, as you can walk to the house, pick up the golf carts and take things back to the home yourself. The house itself was also perfect. Our family of seven (five teenagers) all had comfortable/cozy spaces for downtime and we never felt like we were on top of one another--lots of space for everyone. My favorite thing about the home was the porches! I spent the majority of my time at the house on either the front or back porch, reading, sipping wine and hanging out with my husband, or simply watching nature. The house backs up to an inlet and so watching the tide roll in every day became a favorite thing to watch; then, of course, the tiny crabs, birds and other wild life were also fun. I even used the nature guide the Jeffries have in the house to identify different birds wildlife I saw while out paddle boarding (when I got back, of course). Their home is extremely clean and tidy. Meredith makes it super easy by providing bedding, towels and even beach towels, so we didn't have to worry about hauling extra stuff across the channel. Not just this, but they also had chairs, beach toys, kayaks and bicycles for us to use as well. The golf carts are in excellent condition. And, Meredith was super quick to respond to any questions I had for her via text while we were there (even my witless ones).

This truly has been one of the nicest beach experiences my family has ever had, and much of it was due to the generous and kind hospitality we felt from the Jeffries without ever having met them. We have most definitely found our go-to home when vacationing on Bald Head Island. :)

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a very kind review. I am so glad the house was perfect for your family. I hope you will be back!
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Five Stars!

  • 5 of 5

The Defense Rests is the perfect get away. Great location with everything you could need or want. We will definitely be back. The Defense always wins! :)

  • Submitted: May 5, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you so much! We are so glad you enjoyed our home. Come back soon!
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Harbour Village

  • 4 of 5

Great house in a great location. We really enjoyed staying in the Harbour. The house has all the amenities we needed. Double carts, plenty of bicycles, kayaks, spacious bedrooms. The owners do a great job of staying in contact,

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Loved the house, location, everything! We had an issue with one of the golf carts, and the owner responded super quickly. This was our first trip to BHI but definitely not the last!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Anna! We are so glad you loved BHI and our home! Thank you for your patience while the golf cart got repaired. 😀�
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Wilmington, NC
Nearest Ferry
southport, NC


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175

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

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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