Submitted: November 17, 2012
Stayed: September 2012
I took my parents, husband, sis and her husband, and my dog to Timbercreek 1-B for 2 weeks this past September, after 2 weeks last September at the same condo. The owner was a delight to deal with and everything was as advertised. Bald Head Island is a magical place--driving around in the golf carts at dusk to look for wildlife in the forest and watch the stars come out along the beach road and look for the alligator in the pond was a daily must for all of us. The condo was very nice--comfy beds! And well-maintained. The view from the condo is stunning, an ever-changing drama of light, tide, birds, boats, kayaks, and clouds--we all loved the screen porch. I painted several views from the dock which ended just under the screen porch and also of the Lighthouse, Old Baldy. The island is absolutely friendly to artists. It is also a photographer's paradise. When you are driving the golf cart, even going for groceries or dropping off recycles is fun. We also loved biking to the store each day for a newspaper--take your bikes! The island is simply gorgeous with beaches on 3 sides and a marsh/creek on the other. It is very quiet and we were not terribly impressed by the restaurants, but enjoyed grilling and cooking at the condo, so that was great. We saw baby turtles in a nest excavation organized by the on-island Conservancy. Definitely climb the lighthouse! The kayaking was absolutely perfect both years. There are lovely trails to hike. The condo was very well located--so close to everything. September was quiet in terms of not crowded, but warm enough to be outside all day. A trip to the island will definitely lower your blood pressure.
Tourists without a Car,
Owner's Response: Thank you Melissa for the wonderful review . I am glad that I stole you away from Oak Island for the past 2 years. Hope to see you again next fall. Elli
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