We live in Raleigh and use the cottage ourselves for our family one weekend or week per month (in the summer), so we are not absentee landlords. We can stay on top of the little things that can go missing or get broken with everyday summer usage, in particular. Our maids are the best and keep the house beautifu. The house was recently built, in 2003, and still feels new and fresh. Since we use the house regularly ourselves, we attend to the details that need attention. We are only a phone call away, in Raleigh, and have many friends and neighbors on the island. So, we are not distant, absentee owners.
The Owner purchased this house in 2003
We vacationed at many North Carolina beaches before settling on Bald Head Island. At other beaches, though, we spent half of our time going from hot cars to the store, restaurants, etc., along crowded roadways. At Bald Head, riding in the golf carts along the quiet steets, shared by bicycles and roller bladers, is half the fun. We selected the location of our cottage, 'Second Wind,' which we built in 2003, because of the great views and proximity to the BHI Club and ocean. Because we have an estate lot, larger than the typical lot, we have a lot of privacy from neighbors and virtually no road noise, as we are on a quiet cul de sac. We walk to the BHI Club several times a day, for the pool, golf, to use the athletic room, lunch or dinner at the Peli. In the summer, we especially like take-out dinner from the Peli at the BHI Club, which we then eat on our comfortable screened in porch watching the sun go down. Our long and wide porches are the best feature of our house! Second Wind is great for family gatherings. We built the house so that two families could enjoy the house together, with two master bedrooms, each with king bed and TV in armoire. We always take along another family when we enjoy the house ourselves.
The porches are the best feature of the house! We live on the porches in the summer, and you will too, on your vacation. The views are incredible and the upholstered furnishings on the upper level allow you to while away the hours in comfort. The screened in porch with paddle fan allows you to stay outside late into the night, without bugs, and play cards or socialize with your family or friends, while listening to the outdoor sound system. The large dining table is great for building puzzles. Probably the second best feature of 'Second Wind' are the master bedrooms, each with a king bed and 36' TV inside a cabinet and wood furnishings. The pillow-top mattresses are soooo comfortable. Second Wind is a welcoming and restful home away from home.