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Luxury Island Retreat with Tasteful Decor, Modern Amenities and Apple TV

Allen and Carol Auchenpaugh

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Allen and Carol Auchenpaugh

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 30, 2015
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Luxury Island Retreat with Tasteful Decor, Modern Amenities and Apple TV

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Bald Head Island House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

This is it… the perfect home for your vacation on Bald Head Island!

The home is nestled along the edge of the protected Maritime Forest and is only a few minutes away from 14 miles of pristine white sand beaches. Our Key to Searenity home has received stellar reviews from VRBO guests due to its convenient location, tasteful décor, modern amenities, as well as technology rarely seen in rental homes.

Over the years, the owners of Key to Searenity have shown a remarkable commitment to their guests. Therefore, Key to Searenity has become a magical place for many to call their vacation home every year.

The home is a cul-de-sac corner residence located in Keepers Landing, just a few minutes away from East Beach, Shoals Club and the Maritime Market. This provides a perfect setting for families, friends or couples looking for a romantic getaway.

All guests are offered the option to purchase temporary memberships to the Shoals Club and/or the BHI Country Club.

The home: guests will enjoy the following amenities:

• Two floors of living space totaling over 1600 SF

• Hardwood floors on the main level

• Two carpeted upstairs bedrooms with premium linens

• Spacious master suite with queen size Heavenly® mattress, adjoining walk-in closet and dual vanity bathroom w/shower

• Guest bedroom offers two twin beds and an adjacent full bath

• Main floor provides a convenient half bath

• Upscale Tommy Bahama and Pottery Barn furnishings throughout the home accented with beach themed décor

• Kid friendly – Pack-n-play, crib, high chair and baby gate are available for guest use

The kitchen: Remodeled in 2013 with granite countertops and a stylish backsplash.

• Three seats accompany the granite breakfast bar

• Glass-top dinette provides comfortable seating for four

• All Clad stainless steel cookware

• High end small appliances including toaster oven, blender, drip and K-cup coffee makers, waffle iron, electric griddle, mixer, kettle and more

• Plates, silverware, cook utensils, glassware and bar set

• Front load washer and dryer adjacent to the kitchen

The technology: Updated technology in the fall of 2014 now included in your stay:

• Unlimited long distance calls to USA and Canada

• High speed WIFI throughout home

• LCD TV in the living room and each bedroom in the main house

• WIFI-enabled digital frame, displaying all you need to know about BHI: menus, store business hours, ferry schedule and check-in/check-out reminders timed perfectly throughout your stay

• Bluetooth®-enabled speaker located in the living room for connectivity to your mobile device or tablet

• Apple TV® connected to the living room TV allowing guests to access their Netflix, Hulu and other entertainment accounts

The outdoor living space:

• Welcoming front porch with two comfortable rocking chairs

• Fully furnished screened porch with seating for six

• Large secluded deck with built-in bench seating

• Dining table with new retractable umbrella

• Gas grill

• Outdoor shower with hot and cold water

In the garage:

• Two four-passenger golf carts

• Four adult bicycles

• Child bikes and tricycle

The fun: Don’t bother packing it – it’s here for you already!

• Classic and contemporary games for adults and kids

• Sand toys

• Beach chairs

• Fishing poles

• Boogie boards

Saturday to Saturday rental during peak seasons. Sorry, no pets.

******IMPORTANT INFORMATION******

During the peak summer season, the tram reservations fill up before the season begins. It is CRITICAL that you book and confirm your ferry and tram reservations for your checkin and checkout days as soon as you book your stay.

Call (910) 457-5003 and provide the home address when making the reservations: 12 Surfboat Court in Keepers Landing

Just for good measure, this is one of those parts of a vacation that it is in your best interest to be 'over-prepared'. Confirm your pick up reservation prior to arrival and departure days to make sure everything is in order.

Key to Searenity

Checkin Time: 4:00 PM day of arrival

Checkout Time: 10:00 AM day of departure

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Keywords: Keepers Landing Home, Cape Fear Station, BHI Shoals Club, BHI Country Club, Golf

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Allen and Carol Auchenpaugh (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 30, 2015

About Allen and Carol Auchenpaugh

In the spring of 2000, we searched the Internet for a great place to spend a weekend. What we discovered was Bald Head Island, our getaway destination for love, laughter and fun with our family and friends. We then found ourselves dreaming of living on this magical island someday.

In 2014, we came to BHI determined to make our dream a reality. Days of touring the island finally brought us to what is now our home... Our “Key to Searenity.” It is located in Keepers Landing, a small collection of homes that allows residents (homeowners and guests alike) to enjoy both the “community feel” as well as close proximity to all the great locations on BHI.

Blackbeard and Bonnet (yes… we named our two golf carts) transport us to the beaches, Shoals Club, BHI Country Club and other great island destinations within minutes.

We hope you choose our home to spend time making memories with your family and friends. We won’t be surprised if you fall in love with BHI too, and someday become our neighbor!

Allen and Carol Auchenpaugh

Allen and Carol Auchenpaugh purchased this house in 2014

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
Book 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.

Reviews

5
based on 27 traveler reviews

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Luxury Island Retreat with Tasteful Decor, Modern Amenities and Apple TV
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews
Charleston, SC & Boston, MA
5

everything you need!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our family of 4! The kids loved discovering the toy closet. The house is beautifully updated and has everything you need for a great stay- even sharp cooking knives and a waffle maker! The island has lots to do even when the weather isn't good for the beach....hiking, Old Baldy Lighthouse, the touch tank at the Conservancy, the long dock within walking distance of house. We brought lots of food, but found the Maritime Market prices to be very reasonable. We can't wait to return in a few months. Thank you for sharing your home!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thats great to hear... and thank you for your kind words! We try to make sure the house has a balance of amenities that attracts the interests of adults and children. We are glad you found them all! We look forward to hearing from you again later this year.
Cleveland oh
5

Beautiful retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay. The house was appointed beautifully and the kitchen was well equipped. The house was spotless and the beds were very comfortable. My only regret is that the weather wasn't the greatest for enjoying the porch and deck area. The bikes and the golf carts were in great working order. We just loved your home and hope to return one day. Thank you for your hospitality and providing all of the important information for the ferry and trams. Awesome experience!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We appreciate the kind words. We work hard to make sure our guests have all of the information they need in advance of their trip and throughout their stay. We look forward to your return visit to our Key to Searenity.
5

Wonderful relaxing getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a lovely time. Your place was so clean, cozy and fully equipped. It was nice to have a tv in each room and Bluetooth speakers. Having Apple TV was a plus, also. The location was perfect... A nice walking distance from the beach and close to the conservatory and market place. We enjoyed riding the bikes and golf carts. We look forward to coming back in the fall. This was a top ten vacation spot for us. Thanks for sharing your lovely home!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review! We are thrilled that you used many of the amenities in the home. We look forward to your next visit to our Key to Serenity!
5

Great Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this magnificent home. It's beautifully furnished and better equipped than any other home in which we've stayed. (Also, Apple TV and blue tooth audio systems are a plus). We loved the screened in porch, large deck area, and easy access to East Beach. We look forward to a return visit- highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We are always thrilled to hear that our guests used many of the amenities that are provided. Apple TV and the Beats speakers provide our guests the flexibility of "choice" when spending time in the home. Bikes for exploration and exercise. We are glad to hear you used them! We also work to ensure the house feels like "home" for our guests. Thank you again and we look forward to your return visit to Key to Searenity.
Alexandria, VA

John and Lynne lyboldt

  • of 5

Fabulous home, high end amenities, private, comfortable and well appointed furnishings with a great location to the beach, market and golf. Allen and Carol are great hosts and made it easy to relax and enjoy our time on Bald Head.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We work hard to ensure that the home is a great getaway for our guests.
Winfield, WV
5

Great Place on BHI!

  • 5 of 5

Best place we've stayed on BHI! We were lookng for a Getaway before the Holidays and so Happy we came across this home. We've been coming to BHI for about 10 yrs and this home is by far the most equipped that we've stayed. We truly felt like we were @ home. This home is clean, cozy, and has a great decor. And we can't say enough about the amenities. Everything from 2 golf carts-bikes-beach chairs-coolers-nice linens/bedding-internet-blue tooth Beats audio if you're into music-great kitchen/appliances/utensils-Apple TV-5 mins from the beach. What more could you ask for? Can't wait to come back. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. Over the years, Key to Searenity has been designed for travelers wanting a great place to relax and enjoy Bald Head Island. We have tried to anticipate the needs of our guests by stocking the kitchen with gourmet equipment, outfitting the bedrooms with luxurious finishes and linens, and providing technology that can be useful and fun. Bikes, golf carts and other items equip our guests to be able to seek adventure throughout the beauty of the Island. Apple TV allows our guest to have access to their streaming music and video (iTunes, YouTube, Hulu, Netflix and much more) and view it on the LCD TV in the living room. Beats speakers in the home are available for Bluetooth or wired connection to the guests’ mobile device. Why be limited to a handful of songs when you can browse and play your own music on your device? We also take pride in our guests being able to reach us when needed. Key to Searenity has a “on island” house manager for immediate needs and we are only a text message or phone call away as well. We love the home and always work to ensure our renters love it too. It is our Key to Searenity.

Map

Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Bald Head Island Ferry
Nearest Beach
East Beach
Car: not necessary

Bald Head Island Conservancy Has an Educational Museum and Summer Programs Available! Bald Head Island Sailing Club Offers Sailing Lessons! Kids Programs Offered at Shoals Club! Outdoor Activities Galor or Just Rest Beachside or Poolside!

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Rates & Availability

From $200 Per night

Bald Head Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring
Mar 29 2015 - May 2 2015
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,600
 
 
Early Summer
May 3 2015 - May 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
$285
$1,900
 
 
Peak Summer I
May 31 2015 - Jun 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,600
 
 
July 4th Holiday Weeks
Jun 28 2015 - Jul 11 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,800
 
 
Peak Summer II
Jul 12 2015 - Jul 25 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,600
 
 
Pirate Week
Jul 26 2015 - Aug 8 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,800
 
 
Peak Summer III
Aug 9 2015 - Sep 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,600
 
 
Early Fall
Sep 6 2015 - Sep 26 2015
4 night minimum stay
$285
$1,900
 
 
Fall
Sep 27 2015 - Jan 2 2016
2 night minimum stay
$200
$1,350
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $69
Cleaning $150
Tax Rate 12.75%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Bald Head Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Bed (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
New Gas Grill, Bikes, Sand Toys, Beach Chairs (2), Boogie Boards, 2 golf carts, CHILD FRIENDLY!!!

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