About the property
- House2800 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
House, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 8)
Ocean breezes and views will delight you from our open and reverse floor plan home as you are relaxing or dining on the second floor living area, screened porch or sun porch. The usecond floor has an oversized kitchen with granite counter tops, a 36' TV/DVD, lots of books to catch up on your summer reading, and OUTSTANDING ocean views, plus panoramic views of the golf course and 'Old Baldy.' Our oversized, estate lot affords you privacy and seclusion from noise and neighbors.
The dining room table seats eight to ten; the outside dining table seats four to six, plus there is bar seating for the kids. The screened porch with a paddle fan and upholstered chairs will allow you to spend long hours enjoying the indoor/outdoor sound system while enjoying coffee, a meal or drinks while watching passing ships. Ships come close to shore at the end of our street before proceeding up the Cape Fear River, so bring your binoculars to catch the details on the ship decks as they pass by!
The two master bedrooms, each with a bathroom, king-sized bed with pillow-top mattress, and 36' remote control TV in armoire, make this home perfect for TWO FAMILIES. The master bedrooms open out to a full length shade porch facing the ocean, perfect for napping or reading on the hammock. The other bedrooms, each with two twin beds, share a full bath. 'Second Wind,' built in 2003, is app. 2400 sq. ft., and has hardwood floors throughout, nine foot ceilings and FREE WIRELESS INTERNET access.
Approximately 650 feet from from the ocean, one block to South Beach on the Atlantic Ocean and one-block walk to the BHI Club, where you can enjoy golf, the pool, formal or casual dining, lounge, tennis and indoor workout room, make this a UNIQUE location on the island. You will love the convenience of casual breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Pelicatessan and lovely dining at the BHI Club, or relaxing poolside at the BHI pool. Two bicycles (bike rentals also available on the island if more are needed), beach chairs and umbrella, and two golf carts (one seats six, one seats four), are provided, along with a trailer that hooks to a golf cart for hauling beach chairs, coolers and and umbrellas to the beach! Both the BHI Club and the SHOALS CLUB temporary memberships are INCLUDED in the summer rental price. You will not want to leave our serene and quiet location and home, only a walk or bike ride away from the BHI Club and ocean.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 18, 2018
We live in Raleigh and use the cottage ourselves for our family one weekend or week per month (in the summer), so we are not absentee landlords. We can stay on top of the little things that can go missing or get broken with everyday summer usage, in particular. Our maids are the best and keep the house beautifu. The house was built, in 2003. Since we use the house regularly ourselves, we attend to the details that need attention. We are only a phone call away, in Raleigh, and have many friends and neighbors on the island. So, we are not distant, absentee owners.
Owner purchased this House in 2003
Why Owner chose Bald Head Island
We vacationed at many North Carolina beaches before settling on Bald Head Island. At other beaches, though, we spent half of our time going from hot cars to the store, restaurants, etc., along crowded roadways. At Bald Head, riding in the golf carts along the quiet steets, shared by bicycles and roller bladers, is half the fun. We selected the location of our cottage, 'Second Wind,' which we built in 2003, because of the great views and proximity to the BHI Club and ocean. Because we have an estate lot, larger than the typical lot, we have a lot of privacy from neighbors and virtually no road noise, as we are on a quiet cul de sac. We walk to the BHI Club several times a day, for the pool, golf, to use the athletic room, lunch or dinner at the Peli. In the summer, we especially like take-out dinner from the Peli at the BHI Club, which we then eat on our comfortable screened in porch watching the sun go down. Our long and wide porches are the best feature of our house! Second Wind is great for family gatherings. We built the house so that two families could enjoy the house together, with two master bedrooms, each with king bed and TV in armoire. We always take along another family when we enjoy the house ourselves.
What makes this House unique
The porches are the best feature of the house! We live on the porches in the summer, and you will too, on your vacation. The views are incredible and the upholstered furnishings on the upper level allow you to while away the hours in comfort. The screened in porch with paddle fan allows you to stay outside late into the night, without bugs, and play cards or socialize with your family or friends, while listening to the outdoor sound system. The large dining table is great for building puzzles. Probably the second best feature of 'Second Wind' are the master bedrooms, each with a king bed and 36' TV inside a cabinet and wood furnishings. The pillow-top mattresses are soooo comfortable. Second Wind is a welcoming and restful home away from home.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Awesome getaway for our family!
Thanks for a great few days at BHI! The house exceeded our expectations and allowed us to spend quality time together and make many new memories. Even with a couple of rainy and windy hours we enjoyed watching the storm roll through and played board games, etc. We appreciated how well appointed the house was, but most of all the screened porch and awesome views in all directions of the island. We’ve always loved BHI, and will certainly be back soon!
Thanks, Will! So glad that you enjoyed the house and Bald Head. Even more importantly, I'm so glad that you enjoyed the finest feature of the house, the screened in porch! We were there a week ago, when it was cold, and bundled up and sat outside late into the night enjoying the new bluetooth sound on the outdoor speakers. Hope you will join us, again, soon.... Have a great summer! Susan
The perfect retreat!
Spacious, fully equipped, bright and airy. Terrific panoramic views of the water with ample breezes on porches as well as sunning options. We were so comfortable and relaxed, thanks for a wonderful stay!!!
Thanks so much, Mair, for the lovely review. We are so glad that you enjoyed the house and the best feature of the house: the porches. It's all about relaxation - especially at Bald Head. Thanks for staying with us and we hope to see you again! Best, Susan
Thank you for an incredibly wonderful and relaxing getaway at second wind in Bald Head island. Your home provided just the atmosphere we were looking for. It was conveniently located, cozy and Made us feel right at home. For 8 adults and a 2 year old, we found that we had everything we could possibly need, and felt right at home. The island was beautiful, and we cannot say enough how much we enjoyed our vacation. Thank you again
Ryan, thank you so much for your kind words! We are glad you enjoyed your vacation and time at Second Wind. We hope you will come back to Bald Head again.
Perfect Summer Vacation
We had absolutely the best week!! Everything was absolutely perfect! The house was very well equipped and everything WORKED...which is a huge plus when you are renting...I have not always had that be the case. The beds and linens were very comfortable which is also a huge plus in a rental and when you are vacation! The house was very clean and the porch was so incredibly comfortable to sit on and enjoy that gorgeous view. We loved sitting back a little from the road but also be able to see the ocean and activity below. We enjoyed the board games as well as the sound system- big plus to the house for us! You were wonderful to work with and I will definitely be in touch to rent again! THANK YOU!
What a wonderful week-end my family of six had. Your beach home is beautiful and so very comfortable. There is beauty from every window. My grandsons and I saw the sunrise and sunset on Saturday. Beautiful! I loved standing at the kitchen sink and seeing the ocean. The boys freaked out when a huge ship went by. It was like it was in the living room! We loved the porches, all of them. It rained just a bit but not a problem. The cabinet was full of games for all ages. We only had to rent one bike for the 6 year old, all others were perfect. We loved having the two carts, one for the golfers and one for the entire family when we went on adventures to the beach or lunch. We walked to the pool and park. It was just perfect.
Thank you for sharing your home with us. We will be back, making more memories.
Wonderful Family Get-away
We just returned today from a memory-filled week at Second Wynd. The home was lovely, with the screened in porch being our favorite hang out area in the house - always a lovely breeze and great view of the ocean...we could hear the waves lapping in the distance. We had 7 adults and our two little granddaughters...the house was more than big enough for us to gather in any area. Great location - right next to BHI club, not far from the harbor area, the Market or the Shoals club. The East Beach is one of the nicest beaches we've ever been to. We fell in love with Bald Head Island and everyone in the family wants to make it our new annual family vacation.
Kathy, It was so nice to hear that you had a great time at Second Wind! It gives us much pleasure to know that our guests had a wonderful family vacation - since that is what Bald Head is all about. I agree that East Beach is the best - particularly for waves. We hope that you will indeed return again! Thanks, again, for the positive feedback.
Susan, Elaine and Gail (owners)
We have 2 golf carts - a six seater and a 4 seater, for your usage.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
SUMMER RATES INCLUDE BHI CLUB AND SHOALS CLUB. Taxes at 12.75%, cleaning fee of $175, and refundable security deposit of $250 are added to rates year-round. BHI Club fee is not optional for non-summer, but Shoals Club is optional for non-summer rentals. 3 night minimum in non-summer. SUMMER RENTAL IS WEEKLY: SATURDAY TO SATURDAY. THANKS!