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Steal Away To A Relaxing Dune Ridge Home Just Seconds From Wide Open Beaches

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,532 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

5br, 3 1/2 Bath, Fully Appointed Home Just A Minute From The Beach

Nestled up against the dune ridge, just a minute from the ocean, you'll find this well appointed beach villa to celebrate your island getaway. Close to everything, yet privately positioned, 'Dune Alright' will be the perfect host to your vacation memories of a lifetime.

The home has 5 bedrooms. The master bedroom features a king size bed in a spacious room. Fantastic built in closets create an amazing amount of space. A large flat screen TV and dvd is on hand to drift off at night in front of. Off the master is a private bathroom with jacuzzi tub on one end, and double shower on the other. On the other side of the main floor are 3 bedrooms (1Q, 1Q, 4 twin built in bunk beds). Each room subtly themed to set the atmosphere for your time at the beach. Ample dressers and closets in each room. Each room has a flat screen tv with built in dvd. There are two full bathrooms on this hall. The last bedroom is on the top floor, featuring a queen size bed, under a lovely wood paneled ceiling.

There are two living spaces - one on each floor. The first features a large screen tv, blu-ray, wii, board games, and more. This room also has a queen pull out sofa bed. The main family room upstairs also has a large flat paneled tv, blu-ray, a gas fireplace, and an open, care-free floor plan.

The kitchen has all stainless steel appliances, and is appointed with every appliance, pot, pan, dish, bowl and glass you'll ever need. This includes a keurig coffee maker, a Margaritaville Frozen Concoction Maker, a bagel sized toaster, and more. Off the kitchen, the porch boasts a Weber gas grill that hooked to the gas line and is always ready to go.

'Dune Alright' offers five unique outdoor living spaces and porches for a little reading time, or a rainy day turn on the porch swing in the very large screened porch with seatings for everyone in your party. Ceiling fans on two porches support the island breezes to make your outdoor time comfortable. There are two outdoor tables (one seats 8, one seats 4). Amazing outdoor shower serves as more than a rinse off location after a day on the beach, as it has hot water for a refreshing morning shower.

The home has two golf carts available for your use while on the island (6 passenger and 4 passenger), as well as two beach cruiser bikes and a smaller one for littler riders. Beach chairs and some beach toys are on hand for your use.

Our home is centrally located to all the island's attractions - golf, tennis, pools, shopping, marina and beach club. A temporary membership to the Bald Head Island Country Club ( is included with your rental. This gets you access to golf (separate fee), swimming pool and new splash park, fitness center, tennis, croquet, playground, and multiple dining options - all included with your rental! An optional temporary membership for the Shoal's Club is available for a nominal charge.

'Dune Alright' has all the appointments you will need on your vacation - you just provide the relaxation, laughter, and good times.

***Please note that the first week of April 2018 is both Easter week and spring break. The home only rents weekly.***

More Details

Property Manager
Jeff Whipple
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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Jeff Whipple

Jeff & Melanie Whipple - Jeff's been coming to BHI since 1992. He and Melanie married on the island and have owned on the island since. They are from Atlanta Ga and have 4 children.

Michael & Heather Toto - Been coming to the island since 2008 and fell in love with the island at first sight. Heather and Melanie are cousins, helping solidify our mutual love of this island. They reside in Madison NJ, with 3 children.

Jeff Whipple purchased this house in 2014

Why Jeff Whipple chose Bald Head Island

After 13 years of owning a Hammocks house on the island, we'd had plenty of time to look at dozens of homes on the market over the years. The condition of this home was amazing - rarely used and never rented. This beach home is a place we wanted to use for our own large family (or a guys or gals weekend away). It felt warm, comfortable, and everything BHI. We added everything anyone would need while at the beach. The multiple outdoor porches added more living space and hide-aways from anyone to steal some private relaxation. This home is centrally located to everything on the island.

What makes this house unique

Bald Head Island country club temporary membership is included with your rental. Optional temporary membership to the shoal's beach club is available for a nominal fee. Linens are provided - just bring your beach towel.


Bald Head Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2532 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Double shower
    Sailing Bath - toilet , tub , shower
    Dune Bath - toilet , tub , shower
    Beach Bath - toilet
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master - 1 king , Built in closets, large flat screen, Jacuzzi tub, large shwr
    Crab room - 2 twin/ single , Custom built in closet, flat screen tv with DVD
    BHI Room - 1 queen , Flat screen TV, DVD, large closet
    Caribbean Room - 1 queen , Flat screen TV, DVD, access to screened porch
    Driftwood Room - 1 queen , Upper lever, TV, custom closet
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 3 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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average rating of 5.0 based on 42 reviews
Alexandria, Virginia

Felt Like Home

  • 5 of 5

“Dune Alright” was the capstone of our family’s first Bald Head Island experience. There were 12 of us together, and it was one of the coldest weekends on record. As such, our outdoor activities were limited. The house saved the day, being so comfortable and well-equipped with games, TVs, ample kitchen supplies, WiFi and spacious layout. When we did venture out the two nice golf carts made it easy and fun. I also have to say that Jeff was terrific to work with, along with the maintenance team on the island who quickly addressed some minor issues during our stay. As first timers on the island we learned a few lessons that will improve future visits. For one, if you plan to arrive in the evening (particularly in the winter) BRING FOOD WITH YOU. Restaurants and THE grocery store on Bald Island close early on certain days and seasons. It’s an island, not a resort. And when the last ferry leaves you’re stuck! But if ever there was a vacation home to be in when 12 of you are forced to split a granola bar... it’s Dune Alright.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you made the most of the chilly holiday weather and that you chose us to stay with your family. Please come back this spring and see the island in all its glory. We look forward to seeing you all again!
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Perfect Thanksgiving getaway

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated Thanksgiving at Dune Alright and had a wonderful time! The kitchen was stocked with everything we needed to prepare a huge thanksgiving dinner. We wouldn’t change a thing! The layout of the house worked great for us, and our kids loved the bunk room. Everything was clean and in excellent condition. We hope to be back again!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review, Emily! Come back soon! We'd love to have you join our many repeat guests so that Dune Alright feels like your vacation home!
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Fort Mill, SC

Perfect place for a family reunion!

  • 5 of 5

Just had another fantastic stay at Dune Alright for a long-awaited family reunion. It was just the spot and accommodations that made for a memorable time for all. The home continues to impress with all the needed comforts of a home. The location to the beach was a plus and it is a quick/easy walk or golf cart ride away as the weather couldn’t have been better for October! My family took full advantage of the quiet location and the multiple decks to catch up, do some reading, and just relax. And for the men/boys we took advantage of a deep-sea fishing adventure in which the charter picked us right up at the Bald Head Island docks which was so convenient. The only unfortunate thing was time passed quickly and it was time to depart. If you have an interest in visiting Bald Head Island this home is a great place to stay and I would highly recommend it. The owners are quick to respond to questions and you felt that our comfort and enjoyment where their key concern.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write a review for your stay at Dune Alright. We aim to make sure the house you selected is just as you expected. Please come back and stay with us in 2018!
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A true paradise

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful island and house! I can't think of a better place to go and unplug for a week. If you're thinking about BHI, this is the perfect place to stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing Dune Alright for your last minute get-away to the island. Hope you plan on coming back soon!
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Fabulous time!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 7 adults and 6 young children/babies loved our week at Dune Alright. The home provided great communal and private space in a perfect location-close to beach, pool and market. Could not have been more perfect. Hope to come back. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad the family enjoyed their stay at Dune Alright on BHI. We look forward to hosting a future stay!
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Great house!

  • 5 of 5

I am no stranger to BHI, having visiting at least 15 times. Dune Alright truly is a great house. The location is ideal and close to both clubs, the beach, the market and the marina. The rooms were all spacious, the kitchen a wonderful gathering spot, and the dual living rooms ideal for a large family. The house also had more than enough beach chairs, bikes and umbrellas for our use, so we did not need to rent any additional items. The carts were both great and easy to park/charge. Honestly, everything you could think of was provided in a fantastic setting.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Wilmington, NC or Myrtle Beach, SC
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Bald Head Island Country Club
Car: not necessary

Bald head island country club temporary membership (included) with all rentals. It provides access to swimming pool, golf (separate fee), splash park, tennis, croquet, and restaurants


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99

From Memorial Day to Labor Day, rentals are on a Saturday to Saturday basis. Weekly rentals only during the same period.

All holidays are a 4 night min rental.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.