BALD HEAD DIAMOND:PERFECT JEWEL FOR A COUPLE'S GETAWAY!!!

Hugh Powell

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BALD HEAD DIAMOND:PERFECT JEWEL FOR A COUPLE'S GETAWAY!!!

Bald Head Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Petite, cutest, fully adorned single stand-alone home on Bald Head Island

Our home is ready and willing to host couples wanting to getaway and have a fully furnished private cottage on Bald head Island. We have a completely stocked kitchen, 2 full baths, screened porch and living area on the lower level; upstairs balcony off the master with views of the Bald Head Creek. The master bedroom has a new Pottery Barn King size bed for our guests. This Island jewel has been completely renovated in 2013 with Pottery Barn furniture, accessories and linens. We have a new 4 seat golf cart for your transportation needs.

Our home is located in The Harbor Village district of BHI. Many amenities are available by a short walk. The Village is the center of recreational activities, such as stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, and canoeing. There are several restaurants, Old Baldy our resident lighthouse, The Bald Head Island Chapel, and beach accesses 1,2, and 3. Views of the goings on in The Harbor can be taken on conveniently placed benches located around The Harbor.

A short drive will allow you to visit several fine shops and our fabulous Maritime Market. From that container of 1/2 and 1/2 to fully prepared meals and everything in between, Claude Pope's fine staff will have you convinced that you don't have to bring anything..they have it. They can even get freshly caught selections of seafood if you will give them a morning order and can usually have it on the afternoon ferry for your evening meal.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed

Hugh Powell

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Totally unique for this Island. To look at it you would swear you were on Cape Cod or Martha's Vineyard. The home was built and designed by the Boston based, Dan Costa the go-to architect when the Island was first being formed into a thriving community. He also has designed 'The Tijuca Tower' sitting across the Harbor and was the architect for The Shoals Club.

We love it for its completeness but its compact nature. It is a complete home and hard to believe it is only 500 square feet. You will swear someone measured wrong when you are inside and see its completeness. The stairs to the sleeping level are very, very unique and those who are challenged to walk are dissuaded from being our guests.

They are 'boat house steps' and somewhat difficult to first traverse. After your first try its a piece of cake. Check out the pictures. They are alternating steps.

Being in The Harbor was a quest that this little jewel, our 'Diamond', gave us. It is just so cozy and intimate we really feel good to just go and sit on the upper balcony and sip a cool drink. From this vantage we can see where the bald eagles nested this past spriing, watch kayakers, and stand up paddle boards go by on the Bald Head Creek.

It is named 'Bald Head Diamond' because when the earliest homeowners came there was, of course, no electricity. Therefore whenever a load of ice made it to the Island it was judged to be 'diamonds' that everyone gathered to use to keep their afternoon cocktails more perfect. Ice was as valuable as diamonds then during the time of the 'Generator Society' that made what little electricity they could from gasoline driven generators. Hence, 'The Generator Society' and their 'diamonds' have become our 'Bald Head Diamond'. Just as unique and precious to us. But we have electricity, wireless internet, Cable TV, and a land telephone line. We're so modern!

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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BALD HEAD DIAMOND:Perfect Jewel for a Couple's Getaway!!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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BALD HEAD DIAMOND:Perfect Jewel for a Couple's Getaway!!!
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Bald Head Island Coastal North Carolina
Lexington Kentucky
5

25TH ANNAVERSERY

  • 5 of 5
WOW!
We could not have appreciated more, the hospitality of Bald Head Diamond. In the past 10 years, we have developed a deep appreciation for all things Bald Head but our stay at Bald Head Diamond tops our list. We were more than just a little reluctant to give it up after our week. It was more than perfect for our 25th anniversary. All of its appointments where so beautifully composed. I am a practicing Architect by profession but a novice chef by passion. I always cook most of our meals when on the island and the kitchen was perfectly appointed. I am a big fan of the Williams Sonoma cookware and placed it in good service for a week. Though the dining table in the kitchen was beautifully appointed, we liked the second floor porch so much we took all our meals there.

Bald Head has an Edenic character. Bald Head is not Heaven, but it will due until Heaven comes along.

5 stars is not enough. We have stayed in may houses on BHI over the past 10 years, but this one is special. We will be back.
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our guest's response has special meaning to us as my wife's special talents and education is from The School of Design at N.C. State University. Therefore this wonderful review is in line with a peer to peer review and makes our smiles and high fives at a job well done reach new levels of satisfaction. They provided some pictures of their choice of dining on the top porch that deserve publication in a Design Magazine. We thank our guests for their extremely kind words and welcome them back.
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BALD HEAD DIAMOND:Perfect Jewel for a Couple's Getaway!!!
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Bald Head Island Coastal North Carolina
5

PERFECT GETAWAY FOR TWO

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I spent three nights here. This is a quaint cottage located in the harbor area of the island. It is within walking distance of restaurants and has a decent view. We had to spend one day indoors because of weather and we were fine with that because the the place is so cozy.
  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Our guest's response is exactly how we envisioned our home being enjoyed. Couples getting away, cozy, able to be completely comfortable and get that escape we all need from time to time. The weather thing...well someone else controls that. We endeavor to keep the home immaculate and continue to please our guests. Many thanks for taking such good care of our home.
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Bald Head Island Conservancy
Old Baldy Lighthouse
Shoals Club
Maritime Market
Bald Head Island Chapel
Mojo's on the Harbor
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Wilmington, NC
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Bald Head Island Harbor
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Bald Head Island, 14 miles of beaches
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Car: not necessary

Bald Head Island is a Barrier Island located in the southernmost part of North Carolina. The Island is only accessible by ferry or private boat. There are no autos on The Island and transportation is by foot, bike, golf cart or our wonderful Tram Service. The vegetation is deemed semi-tropical and is the northernmost range naturally of Sabal palmetto. Our beautiful forest of live oak are adorned with Spanish moss and we have 10,000 acres of undeveloped nature preserve and 2000 acres to be developed and used by us humans.

We have 14 miles of beaches facing the east, south and the west beaches are facing the Cape Fear River. All beaches are accessible by all visitors.

There are The Bald Head Club and the Shoals Club. Both Clubs are private and are accessible by guests of properties holding memberships. Our Bald Head Club has International acclaim by virtue of their George Cobb designed course and recently renovation by Tim Cate. It is beautiful and a challenge for even the best, just ask me.

The Bald Head Club also is respected Internationally for its hosting of the 2012 Solomon Trophy Event in croquet. This is the only time in its 20th meeting that it was held outside of Florida or California. Unfortunately a three-in-a-row win for Team US was not to be as The Brits rallied to win 13-8. Our guests were very, very impressed with the facility and vowed to return.

The Shoals Club is a relaxed, family-focused beach club, built for the enjoyment of Bald Head Island property owners and their guests. Overlooking the legendary Cape Fear Point, the Shoals Club takes its name from the sandy “Frying Pan Shoals” that extend some 20 miles from the cape. From the club’s extraordinary vantage point, members and guests enjoy fine and casual dining, swimming, direct beach access, and a host of activities for children and adults.

Our Island is home to The Bald Head Conservancy. The Barrier Island Study Center (BISC), is the first community-based barrier island research and education facility in the nation. The project was awarded LEED Gold Certification by the US Green Building Council, one of 71 gold projects in the state and one of only six gold certified projects in southeastern North Carolina for new construction. This 5,000 square foot facility will host research specific to Bald Head Island and relevant to all barrier islands and provide scientists, student and researchers with the labs, library and facilities needed to conduct high-level research. The Center will allow the BHI Conservancy to expand educational opportunities to the public and provide the BHI community with the information needed to make lasting decisions regarding sustainable living on BHI.

Efforts to protect the habitats and activities of sea turtles on Bald Head Island go back to 1980. Since its inception in 1983, the Bald Head Island Conservancy has coordinated and sponsored the Sea Turtle Protection Program, in cooperation with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission and the National Marine Fisheries Service. As one of NMFS's 'index beaches', Bald Head Island is nationally recognized for its sea turtle nesting activity, and for the Conservancy's efforts to protect this resource.

Each summer, the Conservancy funds and houses six interns to conduct field work for the Sea Turtle Protection Program, under the direction of our sea turtle biologist. The interns are typically undergraduates majoring in natural interns resource related fields. This internship opportunity is both unique and demanding. The interns not only conduct nightly patrols of the beach, but also experience the full range of job functions associated with running a small nonprofit organization.

Bald Head Lighthouse, known as Old Baldy, is the oldest lighthouse still standing in North Carolina. It is the second of three lighthouses that have been built on Bald Head Island since the 18th century to help guide ships past the dangerous shoals at the mouth of the Cape Fear river. It is open for tours and private walks.

Maritime Market has everything you need to satisfy your hunger, thirst and cravings. Leave your coolers behind, and leave it to the Market - from fresh local NC seafood, USDA Prime Meats and local produce, to an extensive wine collection and seasonal Ice Cream Shop, you'll find just what you're looking for and more.

Savor one of the gourmet creations at the Maritime Market Cafe or grab a delicious breakfast or lunch on the go. With a little advance notice, the Market can customize take-out appetizers or complete meals for the entire family. Make it even easier for yourself by pre-ordering your groceries and meals online and have them delivered to your home just before you arrive.

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Bald Head Island Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
$300
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Fri,Sat
$2,090
 

Additional information about rental rates

3d or less cleaning fee $100.00 + Tax
Shoals Club per day $25.00
Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Tax Rate 12.75%
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Amenities

Bald Head Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • The Upstairs bath adjacent to the Master Bedroom has granite countertop with white ceramic sink and tiled floor. Tiled white ceramic shower has peek a boo window. Two windows in bath give natural lighting. From bathroom mirror Old Baldy lighthouse is viewable.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , New King from Pottery Barn
  • The Master Bedroom is a lofty space overlooking the airy living room. The king size Pottery Barn linen bed with pewter nailheads faces three windows from which a balcony porch has views of the tidal creek. Abundant luxury linens and pillows are complimented by mirrored table and silver picture frames along with silk botanicals. The exterior balcony features wicker table, 2 chairs, and umbrella. Beadboard walls and ceiling in pure white make the space light and breezy with ceiling fan to circulate a gentle cooling.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf privileges optional
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • golf
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • surfing
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • fishing
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