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Remodeled Luxury Oceanfront - Expansive Views - Now booking summer 2019

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Space 2,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Five bedrooms (2 masters), all with private bath. Just Steps to the Beach.

Find more pictures of the house and area on Facebook at "Life on the Sea."

If you would like a Bald Head Island Club Guest Membership during your stay, please let us know so we can include the rate in the quote. It varies during seasons.

- Welcome to Life on the Sea -

After renting on Bald Head Island for many years, our family purchased an older home and completely rebuilt/remodeled the house. Professionally decorated and designed to maximize comfort and luxury, Life on the Sea is equipped for a fun and relaxing vacation for your family and friends.

We have five comfortable and tastefully decorated bedrooms (Two masters - one downstairs and one upstairs) each with private bath. Four of the rooms are oceanside with decks. The bunkroom offers a fun sleeping arrangement for the kids.

The first floor boasts a large living area with 50-inch, flat screen HD TV and Direct TV with large dining table that seats eight. The entire front of the house is lined with 5 1/2 foot windows (and three skylights) facing the ocean which fills the main living area with loads of natural light and gorgeous views.

The open gourmet kitchen features Thermador appliances, granite counter tops and is flanked on two sides by a breakfast bar that seats a total of five. A dry bar, stocked with a variety of glassware, offers a beverage refrigerator and ice maker.

The upstairs loft has a comfortable seating area with 55 inch, flat screen HD TV with Direct TV, along with a game table. In addition, window seats in the dormers provide the perfect spot to read a book. Painted hardwood floors are throughout the house.

A large laundry room is also on the first floor.

Decking expands the width of the house and is outfitted with several adirondak and rocking chairs. Under the house is a large, clean, outside shower and several beach toys, including boogie and skim boards. Beach towels are also provided. The house comes with a 6-seater and a 4-seater golf cart.

Our guests have the opportunity to rent a temporary Lifestyle Membership to the Bald Head Island Club which offers golf, tennis, a fitness club, a pool, along with casual and fine dining. Pricing varies with time of year.

If you are interested in purchasing a temporary membership, we will supply you the form and you can contact and pay the club directly.

Parties or events are not allowed in the house.

Owner's Cancellation Policy - (Please note: different from VRBO's stated policy)

90 days prior to arrival

Full Amount Paid, less and administrative fee of $50.

45 – 89 days prior to arrival

Amount paid minus $200 of your deposit will be refunded once a re-rental is secured.

Less than 45 days prior to arrival

All payments will be forfeited

REVIEW

Date of Stay - March 13, 2016

Five Stars! Our party of 10 enjoyed a wonderful spring break week at Life on the Sea! The home offered plenty of room and privacy for our group of 4 adults and 6 college students. The home is definitely a great vacation spot for all ages and occasions! We love to cook and enjoyed the well-appointed kitchen. The beachfront location is ideal and the views from the house are magnificent. The home was very clean and so nicely decorated. It was nice to have two golf carts to explore the island. Lots of fun was had by all! We will definitely be back and will recommend this lovely home to all our family and friends!

REVIEW

5 Stars!

Date of Stay -Jun 16, 2017

We enjoyed our stay at Life on the Sea! The location is ideal. We were so happy to find nice beach chairs. The layout worked well for us and we appreciated having private bathrooms off of each bedroom and a separate space for the kids to watch movies. The views and the light in the house because of its windows and its openness make it an uplifting place to be.

REVIEW

October 2017

We spent a wonderful week here for our daughter's wedding. The house is incredible! We enjoyed being across the street from the ocean. Our 80-year-old grandmother appreciated having her room on the main floor and she had no difficulty with the steps going to the beach. Interestingly we discovered bioluminescent photo plankton on the beach. Stomping the sand or swishing your foot on the sand at night create a dazzling sparkle show. Amazing. The property manager was so helpful and everything went so smoothly could not have asked for a better place or a better property manager.

Rating: 5 stars

December 2017

We really enjoyed this house. Very clean. Great outdoor spaces. Great bedroom designs. Kitchen is well appointed. Internet is good but a little up and down. Not likely owners fault, think it was provider. Spectacular views.

More Details

Property Manager
Edie Surratt
Member since: 2015
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:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2018

About Edie Surratt

(Homeowners) We live in Davidson, North Carolina and have two boys, two dogs, and a hedgehog. We enjoy sports, travel, fishing, and yoga (well, one of us does).

Our manager, Edie, is a good friend of the family with an interest in property management who also owns a house on BHI in Cape Fear Station. As a small business owner, she understands the importance of offering a high-quality product along with personalized customer service.

Edie Surratt purchased this house in 2014

Why Edie Surratt chose South Beach

(Homeowners) Our family has been coming to Bald Head Island since the mid-90s when our boys were young. When an opportunity to buy an older home arose, we realized our dream to create our perfect vacation retreat. We designed the house for maximum comfort and living efficiency with space for family times, as well as privacy.

What makes this house unique

Life on the Sea is a wonderfully located home that combines the feeling of a beach house with luxurious comfort. The views from the house are gorgeous and unobstructed.

Find us on Facebook at "Life on the Sea."

Guestbook comments from the manager

We really enjoyed this house. Very clean. Great outdoor spaces. Great bedroom designs. Kitchen is well appointed. Internet is good but a little up and down. Not likely owners fault, think it was provider. Spectacular views.
Dec 2017
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Amenities

South Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bunk Room - toilet , shower , Custom Tile Work
    Half - toilet , Downstairs
    Queen Room - toilet , shower , Custom Tile Work
    Downstairs Master - toilet , shower , Custom tile work. Large Shower
    Master Upstairs - toilet , shower , Custom Tile Work
    Twin Room - toilet , combination tub/shower , Custom Tile Work
  • Privacy for all guests
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master - Downstairs - 1 king , Opens to an oceanside deck. Custom-made bed
    Bunk Room - Downstairs - 2 bunk bed , Custom bunks have double on bottom, twin on top
    Twin Room - Upstairs - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs Stunning views w/oceanside deck. Custom-made bed
    Queen - Downstairs - 1 queen , Opens to oceanside deck. Custom-made bed
    Master - Upstairs - 1 king , Stunning views w/oceanside deck. Custom-made bed
  • All bedrooms have adjoining bathrooms and flat screen TVs (bunk room does not have tv).
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Remodeled Luxury Oceanfront - Expansive Views - Now booking summer 2019
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5

Wonderful weekend!

  • 5 of 5

It’s a lovely property that is well appointed with the perfect amenities for two families.

Thank you for sharing your gorgeous home with us.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michele - We are so glad that you enjoyed your long weekend. I agree, the house is perfect for couples; privacy AND great common areas. We hope you'll visit again. - Edie
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5

Clean, comfortably and lovely beachfront vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent access to the beach, clean, well-stocked, and the perfect set-up for our family reunion. We had a great stay!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Ocean Front Living

  • 5 of 5

What a great beach house! It has just the right blend of comfort and style. The kitchen is beautiful. The bar area, with its own ice machine, is so handy. The light-filled living area is big enough for our whole crew of 7 adults and 5 children. The floor plan is well thought out with the bedrooms (each with their own baths) spread out away from each other. The separate, open loft has more seating and a table perfect for card games. We love the location on the island...It is a quick cart ride to the marketplace, golf, marina and the turtle conservancy, yet it sits in the dunes by a lovely and quiet beach.

Thank you to Edie for being so gracious. And, thank you to the owners for being willing to share their home.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Belmont, NC
5

Great Bald Head Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year at 19 Silversides Trail and we’ve already reserved it for next summer. I think that says it all!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love having you as guests! Thanks so much, Lee.
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Myrtle Beach,SC
5

Great home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

This is a terrific property. Comfortable home and well stocked for cooking and grilling. Rooms are clean and comfortable. Easy access to beach right across the street. Golf carts for use a plus to explore the island and get to activities. Would recommend this home great for families!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ann - I'm so glad you enjoyed this beautiful home and noted the care the owners have put into the house. Our cleaning crew does their very best to make sure that the house is sparkling clean for your visit. Thanks for taking the time to review! Edie
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4

Well maintained and a great location

  • 4 of 5

Excellent and well maintained property. A few details were overlooked. Golf cart battery life gauges not working. Basics like toilet paper in short supply. Sound system has no Bluetooth connection. ESPN not on TV. Second refridge downstairs is great. Kitchen overall very good.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tom - Glad you and your group enjoyed the house and its beautiful location! I wish you would have let me know about those issues while you were there, I may have been able to address most of them for you. Thanks for taking the time to review. Appreciate it! Edie
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Map

Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Wilmington
Car: not necessary

Located off the coast of Southport, NC, Bald Head Island offers a wonderful respite from regular life. With just a short 20-minute ferry ride, vacationers arrive to an island of gorgeous beaches, lush maritime forest and endless opportunities for family fun. With no cars on the island, visitors and residents travel by golf carts, bikes or on foot.

The grocery store and shops are just a five minute golf cart ride from the house.

You can find more pictures of the house and island at "Life on the Sea" on Facebook.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Property Damage Insurance $59

We will mail check-in information approximately two weeks prior to your arrival date. This includes directions to Deep Point Marina, check in details and key code for the house. If applicable, temporary club membership will be available at Bald Head Island Club.

Cancellation/Refund Policy
90 days prior to arrival - Full Amount Paid, less an administrative fee of $50.
45 – 89 days prior to arrival - Amount paid minus $200 of your deposit will be refunded only if a re-rental is secured.
Less than 45 days prior to arrival - All payments will be forfeited.

Acts of God - Neither Owner nor Manager shall be liable for events beyond their control which may interfere with Guest(s) occupancy, including but not limited to Acts of God, acts of governmental agencies, fire, strikes, war, or inclement weather. NO REBATE OR REFUND will be offered in these circumstances.

Manager'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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