Keepers Landing ( Land grave Smith Cottage) was purchased in the fall of 2012 and is professionally decorated home with all new plush furnishings. This is the 3rd home that our family has owned on Bald Head Island and we are excited to share it with you. Our home is located in the Keepers Landing of the Cape Fear Station of Bald Head Island. Out the front door and across the street, our guests can enjoy use of the private marsh walk where you can fish, crab or launch a canoe or kayak. The Commons, a large park that the kids can play, includes a tower fort to climb and is just a short bike ride away. The Shoals Club is less than 2 minutes away by golf cart (The home comes with one 6 passenger golf cart). As our guest, you have full use of the Shoals Club*, pool, dining, weight room and beach access.
When decorating our home, our desire was for it to be well appointed and very comfortable blending a fun nautical look with a few antiques. Great attention to detail was given throughout the house. We selected thick plush pillow top mattresses and pillows, fully stocked the kitchen and are excited to offer a 55 inch Samsung Smart TV with a Bose lifestyle sound system in the living area. Through the smart TV you can access Netflix or any movie pass that you have on your home computer right from the remote control in our home. We wanted our guest to have the best in high tech entertainment as well as some great low tech board games, backgammon and cards!
The main house offers 2 bedrooms with a king, queen and bunk beds and 2.5 baths. The adjacent private crofter provides the 3rd bedroom with a Queen bed and full bath.
Bald Head Island, known as the Cape Cod of the south, is a wonderful place. You are on vacation as soon as you leave Deep Point Marina and take the 20 minute ferry ride to the to the Island. Hidden among the ancient live oaks, salt marsh and ocean environments; you can experience the sea turtles, deer, fox, and raccoon. Bald Head is a unique ecosystem with maritime forest, multiple beaches and river settings, multiple salt marsh, and lake environments. We love walking on the numerous nature trails and golf carting the entire island. Our family has always loved the slow pace and some of our best memories are simple grilled dinners, wildlife counts, card games or bike rides through the maritime forest. Star gazing is another of our favorite activities. We lay out on the marsh front dock just out our front door with the 'Night Sky' App. Recently we saw 3 shooting stars within 30 minutes of star gazing!
Our kids said that they enjoy Bald Head more than Disney.
The island has many activities to enjoy. Check out the lighthouse tours at 'Old Baldy' or camp opportunities for the kids through the Conservancy just up the street from Keepers 22. Stop by the marina for a captained charter of deep sea fishing through River Adventure Company and the Island Passage or one of several charter boats seen in the marina daily. You can rent bikes and kayaks or additional golf carts or at Coastal Urge you can rent paddle boards and surf boards. Check out the locally owned boutiques for island clothing or gift items for yourself or a friend. The new spa located near the grocery store is another great way to relax after a few days on the beach. Come be our guest and discover this very special island.
Frank one of our dear guests collected the 2 following quotes that just had to go on our page, so thanks Frank:
"Bald Head is beloved by those who find comfort in its simplicity"
, "Out here, devoid of most human noise, there is the mind numbing quiet of nature, and the small sounds of the island are stark and healing".
Generally speaking during the summer season, we rent Saturday to Saturday. Some exceptions might be possible. During the off season we can do nightly typically with 3 night minimums with some exceptions.
*We have temporary membership privileges at the Shoals Club which is $30 per day with 2 day minimum or $180 per week. This will include all guests staying in the home.