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

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


About the property

4 Bedrooms - 3 Full Baths (plus 'Outside enclosed shower') - Sleeps 8

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

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 4, 2017

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 Southern Coast

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: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

OCEANFRONT / Wide, Pristine Beach on Private end of Island !!! / Very Peaceful!!
average rating of 4.78125 based on 33 reviews

Awesome Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The house lived up to all our expectations to make a great family vacation...The house was well stocked... roomy... clean and the big windows give the most beautiful view of the ocean. The owner was great to work with and was available thru-out with any questions. Thankful for another opportunity to stay at Holden Beach and would definitely recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great view, great house and great fun

  • 5 of 5

The title pretty much says it all...Everything in the house was great. It was clean, well equipped and the view from the main living space was postcard perfect. Best part of the house is the big back porch facing the beach...a perfect spot to have a morning coffee, read or just relax. We all highly recommend this beauty.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Made so many wonderful memories here!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful view! Home was very clean and comfortable. Don was a super host! Wanted to make sure our stay was a great one! It was!!!! 😎?

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing girls week get away

  • 5 of 5

We loved the open living area with big windows allowing a view of the ocean even when indoors. We enjoyed mornings on the porch listening to the ocean while we had coffee.

Bedrooms were comfortable. Kitchen well equipped. Very enjoyable week in a great beach house! Would recommend it.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This beach house was wonderful! It is one of the cleanest beach homes we have ever stayed in. We enjoyed how quite the area is. The house is spacious, had been updated nicely, new TV, wifi, nice outside shower, kitchen well equipped & nice sized rooms. Enjoyed the covered back porch. Have a garage for the car was great. Don communicated with us well, evailable if needed & answered any questions promptly. Perfect for our family, wish we could have stayed longer!!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The quiet, beach getaway my family needed.

  • 5 of 5

My family of five (myself, husband, 13 year old son, 11 & 9 year old daughters) spent a wonderful week on Holden Beach in early April. We were looking for a quiet spot without hotels, crowds, traffic, and the general craziness you find farther south and Don's home on Holden Beach was exactly what we wanted. We loved being farther down on the island where it was quieter (although nowhere was it busy or loud) and found the home and beach to be perfect. The home is clean and well appointed. We appreciated the recently updated flat screen "smart" tv that allowed us access to our Netflix account in the evenings and having wifi available made it easier to be away from work since we could check emails when necessary. The porch looking over the dunes was everyone's favorite spot, second only to the beach which was beautiful and very close. Having a Food Lion just across the causeway was a bonus! We had two 'adventures' in Calabash (30 minutes away) kayaking & a 'dolphin' tour and spent the other 4 days relaxing and being lazy at the house and on the beach. The kids enjoyed having the two rooms on the ground floor to themselves and we loved having an ocean side master. I would (and have) recommend this beach home!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Wilmington, NC
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
14 Golf Courses within a 40 mile Radius


Rates & Availability

Holden Beach House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 15 2017 - Jul 21 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jul 22 2017 - Jul 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 4 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 11 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 18 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 15 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Sep 16 2017 - Sep 22 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Sep 23 2017 - Sep 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 6 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Oct 7 2017 - Oct 13 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Oct 14 2017 - Oct 20 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Oct 21 2017 - Oct 27 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall Festival
Oct 28 2017 - Nov 3 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Cleaning Fee(Owner pays) $0
Linens Fee (Owner pays) $0
Reservation Fee $0
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.
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