'SHOES OFF' - OCEANVIEW & 38 STEPS TO BEACH-FAMILY PARADISE

Steve Montgomery

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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'SHOES OFF' - OCEANVIEW & 38 STEPS TO BEACH-FAMILY PARADISE

Bald Head Island House Rental Photos and Description

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

Accessible only by passenger ferry boat, 20 minutes from the mainland USA, our home 'Shoes Off' on beautiful Bald Head Island is the perfect retreat for your family getaway. Over 180 degree views of South Beach and the Atlantic Ocean from two stories of huge decks, golf course views to the rear and just 38 steps to the boardwalk beach access. Walk to the Bald Head Island Club, offering gourmet and casual dining, championship golf, tennis, kid friendly pool with a waterslide, championship Croquet Greensward and delicious treats, sandwiches, ice cream and pizza from the “Pelicatessen”. Also within walking distance from Shoes Off is a large children’s playground, sand volleyball court and day camp facilities at the Bald Head Island Club.

Our home was first listed on VRBO in April 2010.

Shoes Off is a family home with the focus on just that…..Family.

Bald Head Island is the most family friendly place we’ve ever been.

Summer weekly rentals in our home include temporary memberships to BOTH the Bald Head Island Club and the Shoals Club. The Shoals Club is situated on the southeast tip of the island, where the convergence of South and East Beaches form the “Point” of Cape Fear, one of the most beautiful ocean views on the USA’s Atlantic coast. You can literally stand on a two-foot wide point of sand, with waves coming from both the southwest and northeast, on the very tip of the Cape.

Weekly rentals include all cleaning charges. Provided to all Shoes Off guests with our compliments are linens, bath and beach towels, bath tissue, paper towels and trash bags. We have a well-equipped kitchen with service for 12 people and seating for even more. We maintain an open guest cabinet in the kitchen with an array of cooking spices, oil, coffee filters and more. We’ve rented beach homes in the past that were completely void of most everything………Not a paper towel, salt-shaker or roll of TP in sight. We are pleased to offer you the opposite of that. Just bring your bathing suit, your flip-flops, your favorite refreshment, your iPad/Pod and a good book.

Our home is designed on a reverse floor plan with living, dining, screened porch areas and incredible ocean views on the 3rd floor. The home features two master suites, and two other bedrooms on the 2nd level, all with direct deck access and ocean views from each bedroom. One bedroom is specifically arranged for children, featuring bunk beds, sleeper sofa, a closetful of toys, DVD, VCR, Satellite TV and a selection of children’s movies.

We also provide one high-chair and two Pack & Plays.

On the deck, just outside of the 3rd floor kitchen/living area door is a 48” stainless steel gas grill than can handle outdoor cooking for the largest of families or groups.

We offer large flat screen monitors and satellite TV in all of the adult bedrooms. The children’s bedroom has a TV/VCR/DVD combo. The 3rd floor living area features a 50” Panasonic Plasma TV, Direct TV Satellite service and a Bose Lifestyle System audio and home theater. The system includes an easy access dock for your iPod or iPhone.

Our master suite includes a 24” iMac computer. Wireless internet access is provided throughout the home, with a signal that can reach the beach if that’s of interest. The fishing from the beach is sometimes excellent to outstanding. We recommend that you unplug and take a fishing rod instead.

Shoes Off offers an elevator. While not completely handicap accessible, the elevator makes the 3 story climb easy on the knees for anyone who might have trouble with stairs. We use the elevator primarily for hauling luggage, groceries and supplies to the 2nd floor bedrooms and 3rd floor living and dining areas. The elevator is exceptionally helpful in this regard.

We provide bikes for children and adults, a baby jogger, kids bike trailer, beach chairs, some beach toys, a few kites, sand spikes for your fishing rods and a small beach umbrella or two.

The loop road behind Shoes Off (Snowy Egret and Black Skimmer) is a fantastic place for children to bike and skate safely in an area with virtually no traffic. Two of our children learned to ride bikes there. Two of our children’s bikes have training wheels available. The entire Island is also a fantastic place to walk, jog, bike and skate. Some contractor vehicles are allowed on the roads during the weekdays but you’ll mostly just see and hear the quiet hum of the occasional electric golf cart passing by.

We can provide you with information for children’s day camps at the Bald Head Island Club and the Bald Head Island Conservancy. Both offer terrific children’s programs and can provide Mom and Dad with a few hours of peace and quiet, one of the real beauties of a vacation on Bald Head Island.

Vehicular transportation on the island is limited to golf carts. We offer one 6-seat cart and one 4-seat cart.

All Shoes Off weekly rental guests receive a discount for a professional family photo session, made on the beach or island location of your choice by Anne McGowan – Shoot Boutique. Your time here will be a time to remember. Anne’s talented work with children, families and weddings is fabulous. Our family photo here on VRBO is a testament to that.

The photographs of Shoes Off hardly do the place justice. It’s simply an incredible home for your family and friends to unwind, relax, retreat and recharge. Bald Head Island is unto itself. Come and feel for yourself. You’ve never seen the sunset like you will see it from here.

Please visit us online for more photographs, video tours, island guides and maps. Please email us for more information.

We hope to have you as our guest soon.

Steve, Madeline, Maxwell and Eleanor.

Keywords: beach house oceanfront family friendly

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • limited accessibility

Steve Montgomery

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We hope to have you as our guest soon. Steve and Kids - Madeline, Maxwell and Eleanor.

It's the most family friendly place we've ever been. Having our extended family scattered from the Midwest to the northeast USA, Shoes Off has been very friendly to ours. The place is the ultimate magnet in our selfishly attracting friends and family to come and visit.

It's darker at night than any place we've seen. The sky at night is bright like you can't imagine. It's safe for our kids and the dog to run free. The Island is quiet. The Island's ecosystem is diverse, from oceanfront beach, extraordinary marine life, 12,000 acre old-growth maritime forest to the marshes and creeks of the lower Cape Fear River Basin. The fishing can be excellent most months of the year, with always something biting even in the warmest months. The focus on nature and conservation here is a terrific element for our three young children to experience.

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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5
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'Shoes Off' - Oceanview & 38 Steps to Beach-Family Paradise
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
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'Shoes Off' - Oceanview & 38 Steps to Beach-Family Paradise
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p296013vb
(704) 506-5899 (North Carolina, USA)
Bald Head Island Coastal North Carolina
5

AWESOME JUST ISN'T GOOD ENOUGH!! RESERVE THIS BEAUTIFUL PLACE NOW!!

Awesome just isn't good enough!! Reserve this beautiful place now!!
  • 5 of 5
We simply cannot say enough great things about our stay at "Shoes Off"!!! From our first interaction in making the reservation to the amenities available at the property to the perfect location on this island, this is THE place to stay when visiting BHI. Centrally located along the beach it is easy to get to any place on the island is a short amount of time. The view of the ocean and the beach from the many balconies is breathtaking - especially the phenomenal sunsets that are so often lacking when "beaching it" on the east coast; we took great photos of the sunset every night. The house itself begs you to relax once inside and then makes it easy to comply with its request. Comfort abounds in ways that are conducive to relaxing with the group or sneaking off as a couple and sharing some quiet time on the deck without other distractions. We were able to cook great meals every night in the fully equipped kitchen and will be talking about the food and great company for years to come. The owner has left a veritable treasure trove toys for all ages, from boogie boards to kites, to a number of other things with which to "play" on or with while you are there. If that's not enough for you, the club is very close by and has more than enough going on to entertain everybody in the group. Well and modernly furnished with TV's, DISH Network, a DVD player and great sound system we were lacking nothing during our stay. The two golf carts available, four and six passenger, made getting around a breeze - either together or in separate groups. We left "Shoes Off" knowing that we will be back one day ..... soon! Don't hesitate to click the "reserve this property" button ... right now!!!!!
  • Submitted: May 5, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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'Shoes Off' - Oceanview & 38 Steps to Beach-Family Paradise
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p296013vb
(704) 506-5899 (North Carolina, USA)
Bald Head Island Coastal North Carolina
Greensboro, NC
5

GREAT HOUSE WITH A GREAT LOCATION AND EXCELLENT SUNSET VIEWS

  • 5 of 5
The house was perfect for our family with small children 8, 6 and 3, they loved the bunk beds and there was plenty of room for some other family to join in for part of the week. The location on the island was perfect with the beach across the street, the BHI Club a couple hundred yards away and centrally located about equal distances to the marina, grocery store and the Shoals club. The house has a well stocked kitchen as well as beach toys and bikes for the kids. Great owner to work with, was one of our best family vacations
  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children
business
'Shoes Off' - Oceanview & 38 Steps to Beach-Family Paradise
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p296013vb
(704) 506-5899 (North Carolina, USA)
Bald Head Island Coastal North Carolina
Tequesta, Fl
5

GREAT HOME WITH GREAT LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
Our family of 5 stayed at this great property over the week of July 4th. All of our 3 kids wanted to sleep in the kids room which had 2 sets of bunk beds with a couch. Wish we would have brought some more family or friends with us because there was plenty of room. The home is steps from the beach and just down the road from Bald Head Island Club, which had many activities for both adults and kids. The house had many outdoor decks to enjoy but my favorite feature was the hammock that rocked you in the beach breeze. Also, the owner was great & really only a phone call away. The house was well stocked with kitchen basics and the garage full of toys, bikes, chairs, umbrellas, golf carts. We enjoyed them all.
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
business
'Shoes Off' - Oceanview & 38 Steps to Beach-Family Paradise
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p296013vb
(704) 506-5899 (North Carolina, USA)
Bald Head Island Coastal North Carolina
Raleigh, NC
5

GREAT HOME WITH PERFECT SUNSET VIEWS, LOTS OF DECKSPACE, VERY CLOSE TO BHI CLUB

  • 5 of 5
This home was perfect for our family with small children 2 and 4, and we had plenty of room for the in-laws to stay for part of the trip. Overall great location, excellent outdoor space, owner was great to rent from, and the home had everything we needed. We're already looking forward to our next trip, and will be staying in this home again.
  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: ......And we look forward to having you BACK!
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'Shoes Off' - Oceanview & 38 Steps to Beach-Family Paradise
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p296013vb
(704) 506-5899 (North Carolina, USA)
Bald Head Island Coastal North Carolina
Erie, PA
5

LOOK NO FURTHER

  • 5 of 5
I'll keep it short and simple, this is the best house on the island. It is the perfect combination of comfortable beach house and ideal location. And it has the best (or as good as any) views on the island. You can walk to the golf club which has fantastic food, great pool, playground, etc. We stayed at an oceanfront property last year, and this home was actually a shorter walk.

We had the good fortune of staying for two weeks, and had both sides of my family coming and going at different times and the house never felt crowded. We the great decks it felt like there was a whole additional house.

The owner is a great guy, this is a great house, and Bald Head is a great place. You can't go wrong.
  • Submitted: May 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
business
'Shoes Off' - Oceanview & 38 Steps to Beach-Family Paradise
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p296013vb
(704) 506-5899 (North Carolina, USA)
Bald Head Island Coastal North Carolina
New Jersey
5

PURE RELAXATION

  • 5 of 5
This house you have to see to believe. Perfect for families. It had absolutely everything you would need. My kids didn't want to leave. We had one of our best vacations yet. Steve the owner was great to work with and we will definitely be back. Thanks
  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Bald Head Island Chapel
Nearest Point of Interest
Old Baldy Lighthouse
Nearest Point of Interest
Bald Head Island Club
Nearest Point of Interest
Alligator Overlook!
Nearest Point of Interest
Maritime Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Island Hardware
Nearest Point of Interest
Shoals Club
Nearest Point of Interest
Island Passage
Nearest Point of Interest
Shops, Art Gallery and Ice Cream Shop

Don't miss a kayaking trip in Bald Head Creek and adjoining tributaries.

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Availability & Rates

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Bald Head Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Peak Summer
Jun 8 2014 - Aug 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
$6,000
 
 
Value Summer - Post Peak
Sep 1 2014 - Sep 29 2014
3 night minimum stay
$725
$5,000
 
 
Fall
Sep 30 2014 - Jan 2 2015
3 night minimum stay
$450
$3,000
 
 
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 23 2014 - Nov 29 2014
7 night minimum stay
$3,750
Flat fee
 
 
Christmas/New Years 2013
Dec 21 2014 - Jan 1 2015
12 night minimum stay
$3,750
Flat fee
 
 
Cozy Winter
Jan 5 2015 - Mar 1 2015
3 night minimum stay
$375
$2,500
$8,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Tax Rate 12.75%

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Bald Head Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
General:
  • Elevator
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Computer Available
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Catering Available
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Queen size Beds (3), Child Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) We provide two pack and play cribs., Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Video Library
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • shelling
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • kayaking
  • wind-surfing
  • hiking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • golf
  • cycling
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • surfing
Notes:
24' iMac. Wireless Internet Signal on the Beach (If that's important to you!). Bose Lifestyle System Home Theater. Plasma/LCD Satellite TV in every bedroom. Walk to the Bald Head Island Club, Playground, Pool, Pelicatessen Deli, Golf and Croquet.
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