We came to love Bald Head Island over 28 years ago and have recently purchased Seventh Heaven. Now we want to share it with you. Bald Head Island is an island only a 25 minute ferry ride from Southport, NC. You leave your car and your worries behind. The vacation starts with the ferry ride, putting you on Island Time. You'll need to pack as if you were shipping your stuff. When you arrive at the Deep Point Marina to catch the ferry, helpful young men will gladly unload your car and put everything into a dolly for transportation to the island. When you arrive, pick up all your belongings and take them to your assigned tram where more helpful people will make sure you are ready for the ride to your home away from home. If you're booking our home for time in the summer months, be sure and book your tram immediately. They fill up quickly.
Villa 7 - or Seventh Heaven - is right beside the Bald Head Club. A temporary membership is included with your fees. You can walk to the several Club restaurants, world class George Cobb designed golf course (rated 4* by Golf Digest), tennis, pool and water play, playground, fitness center and even croquet! A major pool area renovation is underway and should be ready soon!
Back at Seventh Heaven there are two main level masters with a king bed in one and a queen set in the other, plus a separate upper loft with its own full bath and two twins. We love to cook while we're on the island so the updated kitchen is stocked with most every cooking utensil you will need to grill or cook a gourmet meal. Then take your meal out on the deck overlooking the lagoon or carry it to the upper deck overlooking the ocean.
Or if you really want to just take it easy, the island offers several eating options. We love the omelets and pizzas at the Peli Deli right on the Club property. The Club itself has two dining options, with one room quieter and more relaxed and the front a great place for meeting other islanders in a publike setting. In the summer, they also serve out on the terrace. In the Marina area are two great restaurants on the water, Delphinas Cantina and Mojos. There is a Maritime Market not far from us which serves great breakfasts and lunches plus has most of the groceries you will need while you're on the island. They have also added some service on the deck. There is a great seafood and meat department plus a wonderful assortment of great wines and beer. No need to pack those heavy items.
Our villa makes getting around the island easy with two four person golf carts. But if you just want to get to the beach, you are just across the street. So grab some beach towels from the closet and beach chairs and beach umbrella in the garage and walk on over. On our last visit, there were dolphins surfing only a few feet off the shore. We especially love taking a cooler and a couple beach chairs over to watch the sunset. Many times other islanders are doing this and love to share their wine! But if you've had too big a day, just take your drinks up to the upper deck for a spectacular view.
We have Wifi and three flat screen tvs plus a dvd in the living room. We are adding movies to the collection . There is now an additional tv and dvd in the loft complete with two beanbags. But it is not connected to the cable. Enjoy movies on it or bring your gaming equipment.
Your only mode of transportation on the island is golf cart and bikes - and we have several bikes for your use. Or if you prefer, bikes can be rented at Riverside Adventure in the marina or Coastal Urge at the Maritime Shops. Oh yeah, there are some really fun shops in both areas.
If you want to check for wildlife, there are several trails or a great ride out to Middle Island to look for eagles! Expect to see deer, alligators, osprey and all manner of other beach birds. Don't forget your binoculars! Our home is in a great location if you're coming here to golf, but it is also supplied for family activities and includes a pack and play and high chair plus games and toys, both for beach and insde.
Don't hesitate to call us to give you more great ideas for exploring. Enjoy your stay at Seventh Heaven and this island paradise.