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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 days includes a temporary membership to the Bald Head Island Golf, Tennis and Swim Club (the BHI Club is currently under significant remodeling -- if this project is not completed by your say, we will give you the option to substitute the Shoals Club, but you will be responsible for the difference in price between the BHI Club and the Shoals 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 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 ($280/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.

Note: The BHI Club is currently undergoing significant construction and improvements. If they are not complete by your arrival, we will substitute a Shoals club membership. If you are a golf player, and still want a BHI membership, we can arrange that for a fee.

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:
March 17, 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
  • 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


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Gorgeous Harbour Village Cottage On Bald Head Island
average rating of 4.928571 based on 28 reviews

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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Wonderful property and view!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely love Bald Head Island, but staying here made our stay much more enjoyable! Everything we needed was in this house, and we were able to make it feel like home as soon as we arrived. We miss it so much already and will definitely be coming back soon! Thanks so much, Meredith!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Shawna! I am so glad that you and your family had such a wonderful time. Thank you for visiting our home; We can't wait to have you back!
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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: September 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: July 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: July 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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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Wilmington, NC
Nearest Ferry
southport, NC


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $500

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