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Short walk to Beach, quiet side of Island, pool, sleeps 8/10

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

4 Bed, 3.5 Bath, Short walk to the beach, marsh view with a pool.

2 master bedrooms on the main floor with private baths and 2 bedrooms upstairs that share a full bath. Ideal for two families of 5 that vacation together. The two master bedrooms have king size beds. One bedroom up has full-size bunk beds and a twin, the other bedroom up has 2 full beds. We are kid friendly and offer a pack-n-play and bed-rail for the twin bed. There are pillows, blankets, bedspreads and mattress pads on all beds. All rooms have TV, except for the room with Bunk Beds.

Back deck with rocking chairs which overlooks the marsh. We see lots of wildlife, multiple deer, and bobcats have been seen. This side of the island is very quiet, and less traffic/noise.


We are approximately 500 feet from Ocean Blvd West. To the Right is private beach access (has a few stairs) for Sea Gull Drive's residents/tenants with a short walk of 94 feet. To your Left, there is PUBLIC beach access, a short walk of 211 feet (1 step up and down). We do have a cart to help you carry a few of your chairs to the beach.

:::About Holden Beach:::

Holden beach is “named best family beach in the united states by Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman, also known as “Dr. Beach,” Holden beach offers small-town charm and unspoiled beauty”. It is a family oriented beach and is the perfect place to relax, read, jog, and bike. “navigate a kayak or canoe along the picturesque Intracoastal waterway, and keep watch, for you may glimpse endangered loggerhead sea turtles as they surface for air. In this naturalist’s and wildlife haven, you’re sure to find something to delight your whole family—from spotting dolphins in the surf to playfully chasing ghost crabs with flashlights during an evening stroll. Have lunch on-the-deck at one of the several restaurants that sit beside the inter-coastal waterway. Here, you can watch shrimp boats cruise by as they make their way to and from the ocean.”

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Property Manager
Mike & Jessica Stearns
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 12, 2017

About Mike & Jessica Stearns

Our family has been coming to Holden Beach for over 35 years.

Mike & Jessica Stearns purchased this house in 2014

Why Mike & Jessica Stearns chose Southern Coast

We sold our family cottage on Holden Beach after 34 years, and after looking at a few homes built a great new home for our past renters to enjoy and for many new ones to settle in a beach we love for a memorable vacation.

What makes this house unique

Sitting on the back deck early morning and evening, you will see wild life coming in off the marsh. Many deer, wild birds, and even a bobcat. Minimal road noise at this end of the island. We have a pool for your enjoyment when the ocean has gotten to be too rough.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Short walk to Beach, quiet side of Island, pool, sleeps 8/10
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Beautiful, Relaxing Home!

  • 5 of 5

Great house in Holden Beach.

The house was beautiful and very clean. It felt like staying in a new house. The pool was great and very relaxing.

The beach is a very short walk away. I am used to staying directly on the ocean, so the marsh was a new experience for me. This house has an open view of the marsh from the back. It has no neighbor on one side and a small house on the other. It was very quiet and felt like we were the only people there when we were in the pool.

The house had everything we needed. I especially appreciated that they seemed relaxed in the rental process. Some houses feel like you have a thousand rules before you even show up. This felt like you were staying in a friend's house.

I would definitely stay at this house again.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Fabulous accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we walked through the door to the moment we left, we loved this house! The rooms and closets are spacious, the furnishings and decor are delightful, and the whole house is extremely comfortable and clean. The owners have thought of anything you might need and then some. We loved the pool, and the walk to the beach was no trouble. The pool closet is full of sand toys, boogie boards, fishing poles, swim toys and beach carts, which we loved. The marsh view was gorgeous, and we really enjoyed every minute of our stay! Thank you for sharing this beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Holden! The home was GORGEOUS and it had everything we needed. The walk to the beach was quick and the pool was fabulous!!! The owners did a beautiful job decorating and supplying needed kitchen/beach items for our stay. (With 5 kids, the beach carts were a lifesaver!!) Thank you for sharing your amazing beach house with us!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great family vacation and part of it was due to our beautiful accommodations! The house was impeccably clean and beautifully decorated! We felt comfortable and right at home! Every aspect of renting from beginning to end was easy and pleasant! The pool was an added plus! The kids loved coming back from the beach in the afternoon and jumping in the pool! We would definitely recommend this property to other families!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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2nd time here

  • 5 of 5

This is our 2nd time at this property and we love it. This is the best vacation house we have ever stayed in. Everything you need is here. Owners are easy to work with. Will always be our first choice.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a relaxed and fun time at Holden beach. The home we stayed in was excellent! It was fully stocked with everything we needed. The beach was a short walk away and the view of the marsh was beautiful. We especially loved the pool. This house will be my first choice when we plan another trip to Holden beach.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Holden Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 1 2017 - Apr 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Apr 2 2017 - May 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 7 2017 - Jun 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 11 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 10 2017 - Oct 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct 8 2017 - Nov 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 12 2017 - Dec 31 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $575
Cleaning Fee $185
Linen/Towel Charge $165
Tax Rate 12.75%

~Rental period is from Saturday to Saturday ONLY.
~TRANSACTION FEES (typically 2 to 3%) charge by HomeAway may be charged to renter.
~We do not rent to groups or event guests.
~Check in time is at 4:00 PM on the day of your arrival.
~Check out time is at 10:00 AM.
~Owner is a licensed NC/SC Broker.
~Renter assumes responsibility for acquiring or not Trip Cancellation Insurance.

Cancellation Policy:
If you cancel 60 days out you will get your money back less at $275 fee.
If you cancel within 45 days, we will have to keep 50% of what you have been paid so far.
If you cancel within 18 days we have to keep all rental money (so the damage deposit, fees, and taxes will be refunded).

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Holden Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1973 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes 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 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - Master Bath 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - Upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Half Bath on Main - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Master Bath - toilet , shower , Large glass enclosed shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 4 - Upstairs - 2 double
    Bedroom 1 - Master - 1 king , First Floor
    Bedroom 2 - Master (2) - 1 king , First Floor
    Bedroom 3 -Upstairs - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Bunk Bed are both Full size mattresses
  • (1) pack-n-play provided for infants/toddlers. Bed-rail for twin bed
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Turtle watching - May through Oct offers nesting and hatching of sea turtles along the beach. Bald head island - the state's oldest remaining lighthouse is open for tours daily. Historic southport - a unique historic district that offers plenty of antique stores, excellent restaurants, gift shops, art galleries and marinas. Just up highway 17 to Wilmington is the immortal showboat, the USS North Carolina. She survived every major pacific naval offensive of WWII and earned 15 battle stars. Calabash to the South is a great place to shop and eat. Myrtle Beach is a short 45 min drive south.

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