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Mimi Leach

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
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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
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Mimi Leach (Owner)
Advertiser since 2008
Show Phone Number
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Speaks english

About Mimi Leach

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

Why Mimi Leach chose Bald Head Island

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!

What makes this house unique

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.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

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5
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Fall means PERFECT Weather! September & October weeks available! Only $2600/week
average rating of 4.98 based on 50 reviews
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Fall means PERFECT Weather! September & October weeks available! Only $2600/week
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p182882vb
(434) 989-0069 (Virginia, USA)
Bald Head Island Coastal North Carolina
5

50th Anniversary Celebration

  • 5 of 5
This house was just perfect for our family gathering on BHI! We had about 30 family members on the island to celebrate a 50th wedding anniversary and Mimi went above and beyond to assist me with not only our travel plans but those of our extended family as well. We hosted several family dinners in the home and had ample room for serving and seating 25 plus for dinner. The kitchen is well stocked and the house is very clean and well maintained. The layout of the house and the extra porches allows for everyone to gather together or find a private space for themselves to read a book. The linens and towels supplied by homeowner are excellent quality and there is plenty.
The basic items supplied by the homeowner are a very nice touch and much appreciated. You do not need to bring paper products and basic supplies with you and this is a huge help when packing.
We also took advantage of the crib and high chair which was again of great quality and much appreciated for our 1 year old.
Thanks Mimi for helping us have a perfect week on BHI and a wonderful celebration for our family. We'll be back!
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Fall means PERFECT Weather! September & October weeks available! Only $2600/week
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p182882vb
(434) 989-0069 (Virginia, USA)
Bald Head Island Coastal North Carolina
5

Fabulous BHI Vacation

  • 5 of 5
This was our fifth summer at Bald Head Island, and our second time staying at Star Gazer. We love this house, with ample bedrooms, bathrooms, relaxing and open kitchen and family room, and multiple porches where people can relax and spend time together. All of the puzzles and games were fun for kids and adults, and we enjoyed the beach chairs and towels, as well as all the beach toys. We love the location in Cape Fear Station - very quiet, yet close to the BHI Conservancy, East Beach, and the Shoals Club. Mimi does an excellent job keeping the house ready for her guests, and she very kindly sent us emails during the week to keep us informed of BHI events. We already booked our week at Star Gazer for next summer - we are excited to return!
  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Fall means PERFECT Weather! September & October weeks available! Only $2600/week
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p182882vb
(434) 989-0069 (Virginia, USA)
Bald Head Island Coastal North Carolina
5

A Beautiful House in the Maritime Forest

  • 5 of 5
2014 was our second vacation at the Star Gazer, and we plan to go again. It is in a beautiful, tranquil setting -you feel like you are living in the trees. We loved being so close to East Beach, the Shoal's Club, and Turtle Junction. We bicycled all over the island, and some 5 or 6 bicycle come with the house. The house is so comfortable and well maintained. All bedrooms and baths are really nice. The kitchen is spacious and all cooking utensils are provided. Beach chairs and towels are provided in great numbers. Two golf carts are great for a larger family. Mimi is a gracious owner, and she will try her very best to make your stay wonderful. Mimi is extraordinarily responsive to your needs. We would recommend this special house to anyone for a time to reconnect and relax.
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Fall means PERFECT Weather! September & October weeks available! Only $2600/week
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p182882vb
(434) 989-0069 (Virginia, USA)
Bald Head Island Coastal North Carolina
Charlottesville, VA
5

Wonderful experience at a beautiful BHI house

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time staying at the Star Gazer! It was a beautiful home that is very well maintained. The house was very comfortable for our two families to stay in for the week. The kitchen is very well stocked and spacious. The porches were lovely to relax on and enjoy time together. The owner, Mimi, was very attentive and very helpful. We couldn't have asked for a better house or a better vacation week!
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Fall means PERFECT Weather! September & October weeks available! Only $2600/week
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p182882vb
(434) 989-0069 (Virginia, USA)
Bald Head Island Coastal North Carolina
Northern Virginia
5

Amazing Home and Experience

  • 5 of 5
We have stayed in several properties on BHI over the years and our experience staying at Star Gazer was superior on all fronts. The home is beautiful with high-end finishes throughout. The layout is perfect for both family time in the great room and quiet private time in the spacious bedrooms or the many porches/decks on both levels. The homeowner has thought of every little detail imaginable, such as spa shampoo in all showers.

This was the first time we rented through VRBO and not through a rental management company. I cannot say enough about how thorough and responsive the homeowner was during ever step of the process. The information provided about every little detail prior to arrival made for a very pleasant experience. Any questions I had were addressed within minutes, to include emails and texts messages. I even left some clothing in the home and the homeowner was kind enough to ship it to me. Truly a 5 star experience across the board!!
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Fall means PERFECT Weather! September & October weeks available! Only $2600/week
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p182882vb
(434) 989-0069 (Virginia, USA)
Bald Head Island Coastal North Carolina
Raleigh, NC
5

Relaxing Thanksgiving Week at Star Gazer

  • 5 of 5
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!
  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children

Map

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

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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

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:
  • Parking On Street
  • 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
  • Heating
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Iron & Board
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Telephone ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Wireless Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking Off Street
  • Linens Provided
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Lobster Pot
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Catering Available
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
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:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Games ...
  • DVD Player
  • Video Game Console
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Child's Swing
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Small Cooler
  • Golf Cart
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Bicycles
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Whirlpool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Communal Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • deepsea fishing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • wind-surfing
  • golf
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • fishing
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • surfing
  • hiking
Notes:
Reverse floor plan; two separate, spacious, Master Bedroom Suites. All bedrooms have en suite bathrooms. Six porches; 3 are screened-in.