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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
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Bald Head Island House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Stargazing. Done any lately? Become familiar with the exceptional nature of Bald Head Island while allowing yourself time to relax and enjoy life. Be among the first to rent and enjoy family friendly 'Star Gazer', a one-of-a-kind custom-built home completed May 2008 and nestled in the desirable Cape Fear Station community of Bald Head Island. PLEASE NOTE OUR PERSONALIZED WEB SITE BY CLICKING ON 'LINKS to MORE INFORMATION' at the bottom of THIS PAGE.

With two Master Bedroom Suites, this home is perfect for two families. 'Star Gazer' has a reverse floor plan, which utilizes the second story for cooking, dining, and great room gathering while enjoying Maritime Forest views as well as the calming sounds of nearby ocean waves. Each floor offers its own spacious Master Bedroom Suite with king-size bed as well as private screened porch access. The Master Baths have extensive tile work, a Jacuzzi soaking tub and an over-sized shower featuring body sprays for the ultimate in relaxation. There are two additional bedrooms on the first floor. The third bedroom has a queen-size bed while the fourth bedroom has something all children enjoy--a unique full-size bunk bed with a twin trundle able to accommodate four happy sleepers. Both of these two bedrooms include custom tiled en suite baths. All four bedrooms have ceiling fans and flat screen TVs.

Find pleasure in numerous amenities including custom home furnishings, hickory hardwood flooring, a gourmet kitchen featuring upgraded appliances and natural maple cabinetry complemented by granite counter-tops. This lovely home offers a total of five porches, three of which are screened to allow eat-in dining, as well as a 'Star Gazing' deck for sunbathing during the day and stargazing in the evening.

A new infant/toddler crib and high chair are available for use during your stay. There is a laundry room on the first floor and a handy mud room at the rear entryway. An enclosed outside shower sits between the two-cart garage and back entrance, allowing a fun way to get cleaned up after a great day at the beach. The second floor Great Room, a primary gathering space, features a custom sectional couch with generous seating, over 30 new family games and puzzles, and a 46-inch flat screen TV hidden away in a cabinet above the fireplace. Adjacent to the Great Room, a hand-made cherry dining room table able to seat 10 occupies the kitchen/dining room area. Cathedral ceilings in these three rooms allow wonderful lighting throughout the day.

'Star Gazer' encompasses a wooded corner lot, which affords privacy and a distinct sense of closeness to nature. Yet, this special island home is convenient to Bald Head Island's gourmet market, boutique shops, The Shoals Club, Bald Head Island Country Club, The Island Conservancy, and the Marina. 'Star Gazer' is a brief two minute ride on your golf cart to unparalleled East Beach and The Shoals Club, which features dining, two swimming pools, and direct beach access. Included with your rental are two golf carts--a 4-seater and 6-seater, and 4 new bicycles to ensure relaxing travel while exploring uniquely beautiful Bald Head Island.

Keywords: Beach House

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed

Mimi Leach

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After moving to Charlottesville,Virginia from the San Francisco area in 2002, our family longed to be near the ocean. We felt as though we had struck gold when we discovered the beauty of Bald Head Island. Our children and their friends love everything about the island and look forward to every visit.

Mimi Leach purchased this house in 2008

My husband & I were captivated by the uniqueness of Bald Head Island. After visiting for three years, we decided to purchase land in Cape Fear Station and build a home on the island. We finished STAR GAZER in April 2008 and it was absolutely worth the wait!

Together with our children, friends, and family members, we enjoy the pristine beaches immensely, as well as exploring the island on a golf cart, bicycle, or on foot. The brief ferry ride from Southport provides a much needed means to relax and anticipate the joy of what lies ahead.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
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Bald Head Island Coastal North Carolina
Raleigh, NC
5

Relaxing Thanksgiving Week at Star Gazer

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
Three couples and one single (the father of one of the women) rented Star Gazer for Thanksgiving week. While all of us have rented vacation houses via VRBO (and other rental agencies) in a variety of places from the mountains to the beaches of NC to the Caribbean - including several times on BHI - this was the first visit to BHI for two of the couples. Even though the weather did not really cooperate - ranging from sunny, cold and windy, to cloudy/raining, warm and windy - BHI, and especially Star Gazer, was a hit for everyone. We all agreed that Star Gazer is by far the most well equipped, well stocked, and welcoming HOME (not just a house) that any of us have ever rented. It is obvious that the owners treat this as a home that they graciously open to "guests", and not just a rental property.

The home itself is beautifully built and appointed, with high end finishes, comfortable and beautiful furniture, and luxurious bathrooms. The kitchen has everything anyone could want, from dishware to serving ware to pots, pans, and cookware, to appliances. We enjoyed a delicious Thanksgiving feast with all the trimmings, cooked in the beautiful kitchen, and had all the serving ware and cookware needed. Mimi (the owner) makes sure that the home is stocked with paper goods, detergents, soap, shampoo and conditioner, plenty of towels, and anything else one would need for a getaway. There were also oils, spices, flour, sugar, etc. on hand. There are many games, decks of cards and books on hand, and every bedroom has a nice TV, in addition to a large flat screen TV in the great room, so even a "bad day at the beach" is cozy and comfortable at Star Gazer.

Star Gazer is truly a home, and it is obvious the home is loved and cared for. Mimi also made sure we were kept up to date on all activities and happenings on the island, she shared any information she thought might be pertinent regarding the home or the island. I highly recommend this home for your next visit to BHI - it's wonderful!
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Bald Head Island Coastal North Carolina
Richmond, VA
5

Star Gazer Vacation

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
Wow! Thank you Mimi for covering every detail we could imagine on our vacation to Bald Head Island. Your instructions were precise and so helpful. Your house is wonderful and so well stocked from all the extras in the kitchen to towels for the beach to bikes for fun. The bedrooms are all so comfortable and the bathrooms are AMAZING! I just loved all the tile work and granite you picked out. We were so surprised how quickly we could be at South beach, 3 minutes max. We appreciated your tips about happenings on the island during our week and especially enjoyed the "Howl at the Moon" party on East beach. We will definitely tell our friends about your great house on our favorite island. Thank you!
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Bald Head Island Coastal North Carolina
5

Exquisite home for a peaceful and private retreat!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
We have traveled to BHI several times and have had our eye on this house before, unfortunately it was always rented. Luck was on our side this year and we were finally able to rent this exquisite home and I must say it was well worth the wait! Of all of our rentals, this was by far the most comfortable, well appointed and most accommodating home we have stayed in. The location is perfect, this is a very quiet and private lot and close to east beach and Shoals. The reverse floor plan and numerous, large porches provide wonderful forest views and are ideal for relaxing in the evenings. The amenities were all we could have asked for and more. The kitchen was a dream (especially as we prefer to eat in) and the bathrooms were luxurious. There were plenty of beach supplies (chairs, towels, etc), as well as kids games and bicycles. I strongly recommend this home and would certainly stay there again!
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Bald Head Island Coastal North Carolina
Princeton, NJ
5

Wedding Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
Wow! What a beautiful place! BHI and Star Gazer were the perfect topping to my nephew's wedding! I was dreading the whole plane to the transfer to the ferry to the golf cart journey leading to my nephew's destination wedding. Traveling with my 85 year old father is daunting, but the wedding at the Shoal's Club on BHI and our stay at Star Gazer was amazing. We flew into Wilmington, had The Transporter drive us to the ferry where we all enjoyed the lovely ride over to BHI. From there, the friendly tram ride to Star Gazer. Hint: Make your reservations for the ferry so the tram operators know you are coming/going and are there promptly for your arrival/departure. The owner of Star Gazer provides you with a detailed description of everything you need to know about the home, where everything is , what is provided for your stay, and info about BHI. Since we had never been to BHI, this was invaluable. The home is gorgeous with every detail considered. The owners provide soaps, shampoos, detergent, enough towels, comfortable bedding, every kitchen item needed, bikes, 2 golf carts, beach gear, a grill, puzzles, games, ironing board and iron(needed for a wedding), comfortable furnishings, and a great location. The house is wonderful, with each bedroom having its own well appointed bathroom. Three bedrooms are downstairs as well as the laundry, mud room and 2 screened porches, plus an outdoor shower. The upstairs has a master bedroom, kitchen, dining area, living area, plus the large front porch, side porch and another screened porch. The home is beautifully appointed with high end finishes in the kitchen and baths. Even the bedding feels like you are home. The location of the home is great- away from the noise of the ferry on the far side of the island tucked into the woods but so close to the beach, the Shoals Club, and the shopping area. Having the 2 golf carts is helpful if your party wants to go in 2 different directions. Thank you, Mimi, for making what could have been a crazy 48 hours so enjoyable with your wonderful home, your kindness, and thinking about everything a family needs to make their time away so pleasant and stress free. We will definitely be renting Star Gazer again and really get to know BHI. Now we understand why my nephew and his new bride chose BHI for their wedding - the location is spectacular, the people are accommodating and pleasant, the homes are beautiful, and the island peaceful. What a unique place!
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Bald Head Island Coastal North Carolina
5

Perfect vacation

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
Our week spent at Star Gazer could not have been better. We vacationed with another family and the house was absolutely perfect for two families with kids (eight of us total). The house was immaculate and more than comfortable, the kitchen was well-stocked, and the location was wonderful (we have previously stayed all over the island). With 4 kids in tow, we especially appreciated the wonderful "mud room" area inside the back door with benches and plenty of hooks, etc. Made it very easy to keep up with little shoes and keep them from being worn inside the house! We also loved having use of the bikes and of course the bathrooms were a real treat. The owners were a dream to work with - so helpful and thoughtful. Of all the places we have stayed on Bald Head, this is probably my favorite. We will be back!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children

Map

Nearest Airport
33 Miles
Wilmington, NC (ILM)
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Deep Point Ferry, Southport, NC
Nearest Barpub
Bald Head Island Marina
Nearest Golf
Bald Head Island Club
Nearest Restaurant
MoJo's on the Harbor
Nearest Point of Interest
STAR GAZER
Nearest Point of Interest
The Shoals Club
Nearest Point of Interest
East Beach
Car: not necessary

Other Activities: kayaking, shelling, SUP- Stand-Up Paddle boarding,

Golf: Bald Head Island Country Club- Highly Rated Golf Course

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Availability & Rates

Bald Head Island House Rental Rates

Notes

  • $2600-$4400/wk
  • US Dollars
  • Fall/Winter $2600/week Holiday Rates May Differ
  • VALUE SUMMER: May 18th~June 8th 2014 $3600/week or $550/night
  • PEAK SUMMER: June 8~August 24 2014 $4400/week SEVEN NIGHT MINIMUMJune/July/August
  • VALUE SUMMER: August 24th-September 7th 2014 $3600/week or $550/night
  • SHOALS CLUB & BHI CLUB MEMBERSHIPS available for additional $175/wk
  • 12.75% NC additional occupancy taxes $500 Security Deposit Required
  • SUNDAY-SUNDAY RENTAL during Peak Season. Flexibility during Off-Season
  • Week-End Rentals Available for 2,3,& 4 Night Stays during OFF SEASON

Amenities

Bald Head Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Parking Off Street
  • Linens Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Telephone ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • Heating
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Catering Available
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Blender
  • Lobster Pot
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4.5
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) BABY GATE, HIGH CHAIR, GRACO PAK'N PLAY, Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Game Console
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Television
  • Radio
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Bicycles
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Child's Swing
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Small Cooler
  • Golf Cart
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • museums
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • wind-surfing
  • golf
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • fishing
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • surfing
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • deepsea fishing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • golf privileges optional
Notes:
Reverse floor plan; two separate, spacious, Master Bedroom Suites. All bedrooms have en suite bathrooms. Six porches; 3 are screened-in.