About the property
- Cottage1940 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 - 6 nights
Keepers Landing Across From The Marshwalk close to the Shoals Club & East Beach
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.
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- Apr 24, 2018
About keith hellmer
Our family discovered BHI in 1987. We love Bald Head, and the unique opportunity for our family to grow close to each other and to our Lord and Creator. Bald Head slows us down, gives our family the opportunity to play board games, to talk and enjoy the natural and beautiful environment. We have been homeowners on Bald Head Island since 2004. We are excited about purchasing this house in this location and have enjoyed decorating it and turning into a home away from home. Enjoy and please come back and visit! Thanks!
Why keith hellmer chose Keepers Landing
We love Cape Fear Station because it is the newer side of the Island with close proximity to the Shoals Club (the best club on the island). Keepers Landing in Cape Fear is very special. Throughout the day we walk over to the Marsh Walk directly across from our home. Our favorite thing is to enjoy a pot of fresh blue crabs and fresh fish from the creek. The home itself is a reverse floor plan with all the living area upstairs. We loved the two ancient live oaks on the property too and the abundant outdoor living areas.
What makes this Cottage unique
It is rare in this day and age to be able to go someplace and have no worries about the kids and their safety ~ Bald Head is such a place. The lifestyle is slow and the opportunity for family quality time is what we love about the place.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Love this house and location!!
This is the second time we have stayed here and I’m sure we will be back!!
We are so very happy that you enjoyed your stay for the second time. We strive to offer a home that is what is comfortable and visually appealing. We love the island and we love our home and we love our customers. Thank you for your patronage.
We had a wonderful time on our trip to Bald Head Island. This is a great home and we highly recommend it.
Beautiful home in a great location!
We had a great family vacation. Beautiful home! Loved the island! Bike riding was the best.
Beautifully decorated and clean
Had a nice three night stay. Great location near east beach and located on a woodsy feeling street.
First off let me say, this island did not disappoint again. It is the most relaxing vacation spot ever.
The house was beautiful and well designed. It was everything we expected. Keith was absolutely wonderful to work with. We had a few little things come up but he was very quick to handle them. We will be back and plan on staying here again
We had a wonderful weekend at 22 Keepers landing. The home was well kept, stocked, and in a convenient location. We will definitely be back!
So happy that you enjoyed our home!
Bald Head Island is a unique and special resort area where activity moves at a slower pace. The Conservancy fosters to the care of the Eastern Sea Turtle and wildlife through out the island. There are kid camps available as are excursions and turtle watching. Enjoy many other wildlife viewing opportunities including indigenous deer, maritime forest and shore bird populations, red fox and raccoon. Comb the beaches, enjoy the tidal changes of the marsh from the private Keepers Landing marsh walk and pier. Fish and crab within steps of Keepers Landing rental home. Bike the island and discover foot paths located in the maritime forest. East Beach, Shoals Club and many beach accesses along the oceanfront offer many choices for beach front options. Create family memories and quiet moments.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Owner requires a signed rental agreement from all of its guests. In general some of the more important are as follow: *NO PETS ARE ALLOWED WITH NO EXCEPTION *THE HOME AND PROPERTY ARE NON-SMOKING AND SMOKING IS NOT ALLOWED IN THE HOME NOR ON THE PROPERTY *WE HAVE A MINIMUM AGE REQUIREMENT IF YOUR PARTY IS NOT A FAMILY. IF A GROUP OR IF STUDENTS ALL PERSONS IN A GROUP MUST BE OVER THE AGE OF 25. WE DO NOT ALLOW CHAPERONED GROUPS OF STUDENTS UNLESS ALL PERSONS ARE OVER THE AGE OF 25 YEARS NO EXCEPTION * Guest agrees to indemnify Owner for any damage to the rental unit grounds, furnishings, equipment and household items, therein, which occur during Guest’s occupancy, should be reported to the owner or maintenance immediately. Guest will be responsible for any damage that may occur during his/her occupancy and shall allow those damages to be collected on the credit card provided. Credit card is provided below to pay for any such damages; Normal wear and tear is expected. * The reflected price does not include ferry tickets or temporary club membership at the Shoals Club which is $150 one to three days, $250 for four to seven days or $250 per week. This will include all guests in your party. * Owner of 22 Keepers Landing shall not be liable for damage or injury to guest or to any other person or to any property occurring on the premises or any part thereof or in common areas thereof. Guest agrees to hold Owner harmless for any claims for damage, no matter now caused unless Owner is negligent in its duties. Agents of owner and Owner will not be responsible for acts of theft or vandalism or other damage to guest’s personal property *