4 BR/3 BATH MARITIME FOREST GEM-A BIRD HOUSE: 15% DISC FOR FALL WEEKENDS(3 NGTS)

Marcella

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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4 BR/3 BATH MARITIME FOREST GEM-A BIRD HOUSE: 15% DISC FOR FALL WEEKENDS(3 NGTS)

Bald Head Island House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 11-12)

Welcome to A Bird House, a beautiful 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath island home on exclusive Bald Head Island.

New flat screen TV in Apr 2012, wonderful tropical colors throughout. Our home is nestled in the woods along Bald Head Island Club's fourth fairway with a marvelous screened porch overlooking the golf course and full front porch. A Bird House spaciously sleeps 11 (1 K, 1 Q, 7 twins which includes a unique bunk room for the kids). Plenty of room in the kitchen and dining areas to handle a large crowd. We have a fully equipped kitchen for the gourmet vacation cook. The family room provides a central meeting area and includes a flat screen TV w\satellite, DVD player, and games, books and movies for family entertainment.

The first floor master bedroom opens to the screen in porch and the bath has a lovely Jacuzzi tub. The second master bedroom has a private bath; the third bedroom has twin beds with a cute trundle and the nautical bunk room must be seen. The kids’ rooms share a full bathroom. This is perfect home for two families with kids.

A Bird House is wonderfully relaxing for kids and adults alike at this Bald Head Island retreat. Swings, hammocks and rockers abound.

BHI is a secluded island located two nautical miles off the coast of Southeastern North Carolina with over 10,000 untouched acres of beach, marsh and maritime forest preserves.

The home also includes a garage with two golf carts to take you around the island and numerous bikes. A Bird House is centrally located on the island - access to the beach, the marsh, the market, the club, the lighthouse, the harbor are all easy to get to via bike, cart or foot.

You can only reach BHI by boat - a transition that prepares you for a place strikingly different from the one you left behind. Bald Head is a beautiful island, which can be reached by ferry from Southport, North Carolina, and is approximately 40 minutes from the Wilmington, North Carolina airport. Transportation on the island is limited to golf carts, bikes, skates and feet (shoes optional)...an accurate reflection of the slower, more relaxed island attitude.

Bald Head Island is a distinctive maritime world with over 10,000 untouched acres of beach, marsh and maritime forest preserves. Once on the island, visitors can enjoy relaxing on the 14 miles of unspoiled and wonderfully unpopulated beaches, kayaking or canoeing on the marshes, exploring the wildlife preserves, fishing, crabbing, biking, rollerblading, swimming in the ocean and formal or informal dining.

The island is a unique getaway that truly offers activities for everyone.

You may also purchase a temporary membership to the BHI Club for an additional fee to enjoy tennis, volleyball, croquet or enjoy the many activities of the BHI aquatics.

Keywords: centrally located, 5 minutes to beach, harbor, market, club, exclusive home

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
Marcella (Owner)
Advertiser since 2010
Speaks english

Why Marcella chose Bald Head Island

We love BHI - it is the ideal place for our family to reconnect.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Below is collection of comments we received in 2013 from emails:



“It was great vacation!”

“Lovin the house.”

“We returned home yesterday after a lovely week at your home on BHI. “

“Wonderful home. “

“We made it home, wanted to let you know we had a great time at your house.”
Aug 2013
  • 1 of 2
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.2
based on 14 traveler reviews

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4 BR/3 Bath Maritime Forest Gem-A Bird House: 15% disc for fall weekends(3 ngts)
average rating of 4.214286 based on 14 reviews
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4 BR/3 Bath Maritime Forest Gem-A Bird House: 15% disc for fall weekends(3 ngts)
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Bald Head Island Coastal North Carolina
Virginia, USA
5

Great house for relaxing beach week

  • 5 of 5
Our family had a great time at A Bird House, There were 11 of us, and the house was a great size for all of us. We loved the big living room and all the great movies--we had a great time watching movies all together. We also appreciated how well-equipped the house was--the kitchen had plenty of dishes, seasonings, and cooking utensils. It was great that the house came with beach towels, the boogie boards, and the bikes--so nice not to have to rent. And we loved the outdoor shower and the comfy beds. The owners were lovely to deal with--helpful and responsive. We would highly recommend this house to anyone interested in a fabulous beach vacation on beautiful Bald Head Island.
  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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4 BR/3 Bath Maritime Forest Gem-A Bird House: 15% disc for fall weekends(3 ngts)
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Bald Head Island Coastal North Carolina
Raleigh, NC
5

Loved It

  • 5 of 5
There were three for us for a girls getaway and our first time on BHI. A Bird House was a perfect place for us. The house is spacious, neat, clean and cheerfully decorated. We thoroughly enjoyed the screened in back porch with rocking chairs and so incredible quiet except for the woodsy creatures. The kitchen was fully stocked and fabulous to serve in. We had some belly laughs with trying to ride bikes after 30 to 40 years. It was so nice to have beach towels available and not have to pack them.
This is an awesome Island and home. You just have it visit to understand its beauty. Love it, love it!!
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ann, Susie and Barbara - we are delighted you enjoyed your stay!!! Thank you for the kind words and we hope to see you on this wonderful island again soon. Marcella and Tim
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Bald Head Island Coastal North Carolina
Asheville, NC
5

Goodtime

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time on Bald Head Island and staying at A Bird House. The house was clean, cheerful and very well equipped. We really enjoyed the spacious kitchen which was fully stocked with cooking utensils, dishes, glasses,etc. In addition to the carts, there were several bikes to choose from. Beach towels were furnished which was a big plus not having to pack them. Loved the front and back porches with rocking chairs. Could't believe how quiet and peaceful it was at the house and on the Island. A fabulous place to be and will be one of my favorite getaways.
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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4 BR/3 Bath Maritime Forest Gem-A Bird House: 15% disc for fall weekends(3 ngts)
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Bald Head Island Coastal North Carolina
Pennsylvania
2

Stay at BHI

  • 2 of 5
This home was one of 10 homes our family rented on the island . First the owner gave us the wrong code to the lock box and my guests whom I had rented the home for were without a home to rest in after an overseas flight of more than 10,000 miles! I tried reaching the owner for a few hours before finally contacting them and getting the right code around 9:15 PM . By then my guests were ready to jump back on the ferry and leave!
The next day they called to tell me that water bugs as they call them on the island were in all their clothes inside their suitcases. I called again and was told that the exterminator would come out to evaluate not treat the problem, I then contacted the exterminator myself to find out he was instructed to not treat just observe and the home does not have a year round contract. The next day my nieces were covered from head to toe with bites ( looked like bed bug bites , we looked up pictures on the web)when they woke up in the morning and their faces looked like blotches of red, they were going to be in my daughter's wedding on Saturday ! When I complained to Mr . Owner all I got was not apologies but attitude. The home was reasonably clean , but dark , bikes were rusty , the golf carts functioned . I cannot recommend this home to anyone . I will not be renting VRBO again at least with a real estate company there is someone responsible on the island. The owner was traveling within the country and could not be reached for many hours via text, email or phone calls. Always ask to see if the home has a year round exterminator contract before renting on the island.This home was one of two that had an issue and both did not have contracts with an exterminator.
P.S.
The person who showed up at the home when we were leaving , did see my nieces bites and I could post pictures too. I just received one phone call from Mr. Owner about this - no apologies or further follow up.
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We recommend that anyone personally hosting a major festival with 150+ people to use an event coordinator. There are several very good ones on BHI; this is especially true for international wedding parties.
PLEASE NOTE THIS REVIEWER DID NOT STAY IN OUR HOME; HER NEW IN-LAWS DID.
To specifically address issues:
1) Our responsiveness is usually extremely good, please see other reviews on this. Yet, we had a gap when my mother was in ICU. To prevent this from ever happening in future, we added Tim’s contact information to pre-rental emails so that there are multiple communication channels. We were constantly available afterwards and exchanged dozens of emails, phone and text messages during the week.
2) We are perplexed by bug reports. In addition to the exterminator, we also had cleaner come out twice. We treat the exterior of home and have very effective electronic (sonic) bug zappers in the home.
We have explicitly asked about bugs from guests the two weeks before this rental AND those in the home after. No complaints what-so-ever; in addition, our cleaner has thoroughly inspected the beds and home.
Our recent guests summed this up best:
“Other than the mosquito bites that always seem to show up in the woods on Bald Head in the evenings (the reason for screened porches), I'm not aware of any for our group. Certainly not aware of any concerns about bed bugs”.
Sincerely,
Marcella and Tim
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4 BR/3 Bath Maritime Forest Gem-A Bird House: 15% disc for fall weekends(3 ngts)
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Bald Head Island Coastal North Carolina
Summerfield, NC, USA
3

Professional, responsive owner, but house could use some polishing.

  • 3 of 5
Things I liked about ‘A Bird House’
The owner was very responsive and professional, returning my emails every time within hours. Very good floor plan, with master/family room/kitchen downstairs, and three guest bedrooms upstairs. The sectional sofa in family room was very comfortable. There were several bicycles to ride, so it was great not to have to rent or bring our own. Lovely location on quiet street.

Things I did not like so much:
The back screened deck (off the family room) was shaded by trees that blocked much of the light, which made the deck and family room seem a bit dark There was a tarp-covered kayak that had water puddled in it just off the porch. The owner did apologize for this later, saying she had not been to the house since it had been painted a few weeks ago, and would move the kayak back under the house next time she came. The house had not been cleaned upon our arrival, but the owner had the maids there within the hour, and paid for our whole party’s dinner at Mojos while they cleaned the house. They still left dirty dishes in the dishwasher and opened jars of condiments in the fridge door.

A Bird House is a very nice family home, although it felt more like I was using a friend’s house rather than a vacation rental.. The owners had some of their own personal things around, like a change of clothes hanging in the upstairs bedroom, mix-matched items in rather cluttered kitchen cabinets, a futon/mattress taking up space in the master closet, toiletries (some open packages) in the bathrooms, and family photos in the house. I guess after renting on BHI ten times, I have come to expect a vacation rental house to be more polished. All in all it was a pleasant week, but I will choose a different home next year.
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly
Owner's Response: Alicia,

Your review saddens me because many of the items you point out we consider assets. We love the forest and all the wildlife it provides, we particularly like the cool respite the forest canopy provides after a day at the beach.

I do apologize for the cleaning debacle and am glad you enjoyed the dinner at Mojos. The cleaners should have started the dishwasher. The open jars of condiments are at my direction as it seems wasteful to throw away bottles of ketchup, garlic, dressing, etc. Those are left for renters use as is the plethora of spices in the cabinet. We have a well-stocked kitchen and I have found it impossible to dictate where specific cooking items are stored. We strive to have 2-3 completely empty cabinets for guests’ sundries and food.

The kayak has been moved. The fan, extra supplies, blankets, throw pillows and the mattress in the master bedroom are for guest’s convenience. The shirt and pants from upstairs closet will be donated to goodwill, the sheets and blankets hanging in that closet will remain for others’ use.

VRBO is vacation-rental-by-owner and this is our home. We offer it to others primarily because an empty beach home is rather lonely and we cannot take off the entire summer to live here. In addition to the family photos I hope you enjoyed the original artwork which is by our children and my mother. The numerous bird houses were also painted by guests and their children.

Lastly, we want our guests to feel cozy and at home…above all we want folks to enjoy this magnificent island and create fantastic memories here.

Sincerely,
Marcella and Tim
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4 BR/3 Bath Maritime Forest Gem-A Bird House: 15% disc for fall weekends(3 ngts)
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Bald Head Island Coastal North Carolina
Wilmington, NC
5

Spring Break 2013

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful stay for spring break. Owners easy to contact with any questions or concerns. Very peaceful surroundings. Would stay again when back to Bald Head.
  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Map

Map

Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Marina and Harbor are 5 minutes by golf cart
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
South Beach-5 minutes by golf cart

14 miles of unspoiled beaches and Bald Head Island conservancy for saving our turtles

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Bald Head Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall Value
Aug 17 2014 - Sep 28 2014
2 night minimum stay
$395
$2,795
 
 
Fall
Sep 29 2014 - Dec 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$290
$1,645
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Pet Fee $125
Cleaning Fee $215
Tax Rate 12.75%
Notes Please contact owner if you have any questions (marcella.hanyok@att.net). Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Via personal check or PayPal (extra .029 fee for PayPal).
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Amenities

Amenities

Bald Head Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Living Room
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    'Kid bath' - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Queen BR-private bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • (1) King size bed with private bath (1) Queen size bedroom with private bath, (2) Twin or Single Beds w/cute trundle, two sets of Bunk Beds in incredible room with (4) build in twin beds, (1) Baby Pack and Play
Entertainment:
  • Stereo ...
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Music Library
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • botanical garden
  • marina
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • boating
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
  • shelling
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • surf fishing
  • tennis
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