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OCEANFRONT / Wide, Pristine Beach on Private end of Island / Holden Beach, NC

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms/3 Full Baths (plus 'Outside enclosed shower')/Sleeps 8 - 1 Week Min

OCEANFRONT / Amazing Views / Amazing Wide, Pristine Beach / on Private end of the Island GREAT LOCATION.

Give your family memories of a vacation on the ocean in this peaceful, relaxing and charming coastal seaside cottage. Nice wide beach, even at high tide!

The house is located at the West end of the Island where it is less crowded and much more private. There is little traffic on the roads unlike the high speed traffic to the East.

WALKWAY TO THE BEACH: There are absolutely 'no steps' on the 'Walkway to the Beach'...this makes it a safer walk for the young children and the elderly. The only steps are the 5 steps from the main deck (covered) off the house down to the Sun deck... before the walkway starts.

Brand NEW for 2015 Season:

• NEW Central Air Conditioning Unit

• NEW 40" Flatscreen HD TV (in Living Room, New as of Sept. 2015)

• NEW Outdoor BBQ Grille (Gas)

• NEW Bed Mattresses in downstairs Oceanfront Bedroom (Queen + Full)

• NEW Pillows (every room)

This house was ‘completely’ Renovated (interior and exterior) in 2008 with…

• New Kitchen

• New Appliances

• New Bathrooms

• All New Windows

• New Hardwood floors

• New Carpet in the bedrooms

• New tile

• New drywall in every room

• New Paint (light/beach-colors)

• New bedspreads and pillows

The exterior was also completely renovated in 2008 with;

• New Decks

• New Walkway to the Beach

• New siding

• New roof

• All New doors

AMAZING BEACH at this particular ideal location! There is Nothing like this area of beach on Holden Beach…there is about a one-half mile section on Holden Beach where the Beach is wide and plenty of beach (sand) at high tide! Everything East of our stretch of beach has very little sitting area on the beach at high tide. Everything West of this stretch of beach is a VERY long walk from the house to the sand.

HOUSE INTERIOR: Open floor-plan in the living area plus very large bedrooms plus an extra TV/sun plenty of room for your large family to spread out.

The Yard: Experience true coastal nature in this tranquil, peaceful oceanfront location, surrounded by natural coastal plants and mature trees.


• Bed Linens Provided

• Sun room

• garage

• ceiling fans throughout

• fully-stocked kitchen

• outside enclosed H/C shower

• foot shower on walkway

• covered OF porch

• games/puzzles for the kids

• porch rockers

• park grill

• (3) CCTVs

• (1) DVD

• High-speed Wireless Internet provided (but not guaranteed against interruptions)

• Smoking is not allowed in this home.

• No Pets Allowed

Bedroom 1: King Bedroom 2: Queen Bedroom 3: Queen Bedroom 4: Queen + Full

OCEANFRONT / Wide, Pristine Beach on Private end of Island !!! / Very Peaceful!!

NOW ACCEPTING 2018 RESERVATIONS / OCEANFRONT /Wide, Pristine Beach /Gr8 location

More Details

Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 10, 2018

About Don

About the owner: Our family has been spending summer vacations on the East Coast since the very early 1900's when our Great Grandfather took my Grandfather as a boy down to the barrier Islands off the Eastern seaboard. Sadly, as much as all the older generations LOVED the shore, they were never able to afford to buy a house there. My Grandfather had the opportunity to 'buy' a lot on an Island for $200 in the early 1900's, but in his own words; 'that was too much money' back then...he couldn't afford it...he grew up in the great depression. We need to remind ourselves that we are a very blessed generation to have been able to finally buy a Beach House. It still took a lot of sacrifices and it is not easy, but we know it brings a lot of joy to a lot of people...not just us. We have a young 'special-needs' boy, and there is no greater feeling than watching his face when he is at the Beach! We are sure this will bring many fond memories to your Children... if you can simply put down the cell phone, computer and remote while you are here and just enjoy being with your family at the Ocean!

Don purchased this house in 1993

Why Don chose Holden Beach

Why the Owner Chose Holden Beach, NC, USA:

Our Father loved boating and the Ocean. He wanted to buy a house on the NC Coast and retire there. My parents had visited and traveled the entire East coast over their lifetime. But they fell in love with the North Carolina Coast. They had just started taking trips there to determine which Island they wanted to buy on. Sadly, two weeks later after making his last trip there, he passed the young age of 54. In 2003, after years of just thinking about it, I decided I wanted to purchase a house on the NC Coast...a place where I could re-live a lot of the memories my Father had given us on the coast. I started taking trips to every Island and every town up and down the NC Coast. Upon doing so, there was no question that Holden Beach really caught my eye. 'In my eyes'... it was the most natural, most peaceful, pristine Island of all of them (other than the National Seashore areas which of course you cant build on). There is no commercialism, no condominiums, no signs, no over-building, no crowds...just quiet, natural barrier Island in all its natural beauty. It has pristine beaches with very clean, warm water. When the Realtor gave me the keys to the house for sale before I purchased it, I sat on the Oceanfront deck for over 4 hours before I brought her keys back...I simply didn't want to leave!

The Ocean is fairly shallow and clean. The architecture on the Island is a mix of sandcastles, medium-size houses with very pretty architecture and small, older cottages. There is maritime foliage and a sidewalk/bike path that runs almost the entire length of the Island to take it all in. The beauty of the West end is how quiet it is...very few cars.

Just off the island as you come off the bridge onto the mainland is where the stores are...a very nice Grocery Store (Food Lion), Walgreens Drugstore, Restaurants/Dining of all sorts, Ice cream stands, a water-slide park, miniature golf, gift shops, gas station and more.

What makes this house unique

The Unique Benefits at this House:

Clean, warm, shallow Ocean water with expansive, pristine white sandy Beaches!!! Pure Nature at it's best! The Island runs East to West allowing views of both the sunrises and sunsets.

Guestbook comments from the owner

It was such a pleasure having Courtney and her family staying at our cottage and for several reasons!!!

People don't realize how much time, effort, money and sacrifices we make as homeowners to be able to provide a house like this for our guests. The Oceanfront is so costly. So when a guest takes the time to give us a call on the day of check-in, simply to tell us how much they "LOVE the house!!!", it really makes our makes all the hard work all worthwhile. Courtney's only purpose of calling was to tell us how happy they were with everything about the house and the views. In her own words, she told me she was; “just calling to tell you how tickled we are about the home, everything about it, we LOVE it!!!"

Thank you for being so considerate Courtney!

The cleaning crew grades each guest on how they left the home and we are so happy when we learn that guests treated out home as if it was their own. Courtney's family received an A+

These are the kind of guests I wish I had every time!!!

Thank you so much Courtney for your wonderful personality and your wonderful comments!

Don - The Owner
May 2016
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Holden Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master Bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd floor Central Bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , 1st floor - shared bathroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 double
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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OCEANFRONT / Wide, Pristine Beach on Private end of Island / Holden Beach, NC
average rating of 4.785714 based on 43 reviews

Exactly What We Needed

  • 5 of 5

Words can not describe how awesome the entire experience was staying in Holden Beach at Don's beach home - from our initial conversation until the day we left his property he was available, kind, informative, patient, and flexible. He ensured that we knew what we needed in order for our vacation to be peaceful and relaxing.

My favorite part of the house was the walkway to the beach! It may have taken us 96 steps from start to finish but it was well worth it. Most of the beach front homes do not have walk ways that take you all the way to the soft sand and that makes a huge difference! No one wants to watch their step in the dunes to avoid being scratched or scraped! So when I realized how lucky we were I made sure to take full advantage of it! I walked out before the sun rose and after the sun set without any worries of being injured. I am sure I would have hesitated going to the beach if the path wasn't as convenient.

The beach was exactly as it was described: clean, wide, soft sand, and not overly populated! We enjoyed countless hours on the beach even if we had to wear pants and a jacket.

The customer service of all the places we visited was also excellent and welcoming. Be sure to visit Scoops Ice Cream shop and Holden Beach Seafood! You will NOT be disappointed.

The only issue I had was with the beds...but it was to be expected. Next time I will be more prepared to ensure that I get the best night's sleep. I need a firm mattress and the bedroom I had had a super soft mattress...had this been a few years ago I would have been just fine :).

We have already decided that we will return again and are looking at dates for next year. Thanks again Don for being an awesome host! You rock!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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As advertised. Great spot!

  • 5 of 5

Great beach! Even at high tide.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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This is a beautiful setting, wonderful, spacious, clean house for our five women.

  • 5 of 5

We loved being able to walk right onto the beach, flat silky sand to walk on and great swimming. The landlord was so responsive to any need we had and would have brought any missing kitchen item immediately or had any repair done ASAP if we needed it ! We would recommend this highly and we'll do it again, I'm sure.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love ❤️

  • 5 of 5

We love coming to Holden Beach and staying in Don's beach house! It is perfect for our friends and family! Beautiful views, clean and plenty of room! We love and will continue to come back yearly! It's our home away from home❤️❤️

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fit our family well

  • 4 of 5

This property suited my family well. It was comfortable and fairly well maintained. I always bring my own cleaner upon entering someone else's property and managed to get most of the master shower cleaner. I know it is hard when property owners rely on others for maintenance. While we were there I had my son to remove cold air filter because it was realllllly bad! Completely clogged,and the A/C unit could not breathe. We could not find any extras around so we left it empty, and the dirty one leaned in closed in porch so the maintenance would see it.

We would rent again! I know everything can't be perfect.


Cindy Motsinger

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great oceanfront house

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for the 2nd time and had another great vacation. Don was very helpful and always accessible. The house is perfect for our family of 5. Everyone has their own space and the open floor plan upstairs is great for spending time together. The best part is you are only a boardwalk away from the ocean.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Wilmington, NC
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
14 Golf Courses within a 40 mile Radius


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Reservation Fee $0
Cleaning Fee(Owner pays) $0
Linens Fee (Owner pays) $0
Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 12.75%

PAYMENT TERMS for 2017: Traveler pays 50% at time of booking and the remaining 50% balance (and taxes) is due 60 days prior to check-in date. If making the reservation less than 60 days prior to check-in, full payment is due upon booking. For all our low ‘Spring’ 2017 weeks, we ask that traveler pays 50% at time of booking and balance on or before Nov. 30, 2016.

EARLY-BIRD SAVINGS: Bookings made prior to January 1, 2017 will lock into 2016 year’s rates (lower rates). Rates are increased each January 1 for the new Season.

Reservation Fee = 0. Unlike many other Homeowners, we don’t charge a Reservation Fee.
Copy of Rental Agreement is available for your review by simply clicking on the "Request to Book" icon.

See below. See Rental Agreement for more details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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