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Sue Ellen

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

Oceanview Great Rates: Sundance at Bald Head Island

9 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Flora's Bluff Cottage Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-6)

Settle into the beautiful cottage of “Sundance at Bald Head Island” while you enjoy the unique character, unspoiled beaches and relaxed pace of the island.

Sundance is a lovingly cared-for cottage from which you can quickly access the beach, explore the island or simply relax on the porch in a rocking chair and watch the sunset. This cottage is located in the popular Flora’s Bluff area on the South Beach of Bald Head Island. Nestled on one of the highest points of the island, you are treated to ocean views from both levels of the cottage, with two porches facing the ocean. Being located high on the dune ridge, you will experience incredible views of the sunset in the front of the cottage (over the Atlantic Ocean) and the sunrise at the back of the cottage (over the semi-tropical Maritime Forest). Beach access is less than 2 minutes by foot or by a short golf cart ride.

The cottage has 2 bedrooms and 2.5 baths (6 people max occupancy) in a traditional two-story layout. On the first floor, you will find an open floor plan with a well equipped kitchen, a dining area, a living room area, a half bathroom, and a full sized washer/dryer enclave. Off of the living area there is a covered porch directly facing the ocean. The living area has two full-sized couches, one of which is a sofa sleeper (queen). Upstairs you will find two bedrooms, both with full bathrooms and ample closets. The master bedroom has a queen-sized bed and a deck facing the ocean. This is a beautiful spot to watch the sunset and to star gaze on a clear night. The second bedroom has two full-sized beds and a view overlooking the canopy of the maritime forest. The cottage includes a portable crib, a high chair and many items for children. Bed linens, bath linens and cleaning are included in your rental fees.

One of many treasures of the island is the “golf cart only” transportation policy, which creates a slower pace and makes your stay feel longer and more relaxing. You begin your visit to Bald Head Island with a 25 minute ferry ride, leaving your vehicle on the mainland. Upon arrival to the island, you are taken to the cottage via a tram service. Once settled in, you can explore the beautiful island using a golf cart or the beach bikes that are included with the cottage.

In addition to fourteen miles of beautiful beaches, Bald Head Island offers unique environmental diversity including marshland and the semi-tropical maritime forest. The marsh and forest environments have a walking trail. There are seasonal and nature activities offered throughout the year by the Bald Head Island Conservancy. The Old Baldy Lighthouse is a landmark not to be missed!

Temporary membership to one of the two clubs on the island - the Shoals Club or the Bald Head Island Club - is included in the rental rate. Guests may chose which club is included and may add a temporary membership for the second club for an additional fee. Temporary memberships will be prearranged for your pick up on the island. Both clubs offer fine dining throughout the year. Recreation events & programs are offered during the summer and major holidays. The option to golf at the George Cobb-designed 18-hole Golf Course at the Bald Head Island Club is included with your temporary membership but will require additional greens fees. In addition to the clubs, there is a grocery and café at the Maritime Marketplace and quaint stores.

The cottage is often described as peaceful and happy. Enjoy a fabulous vacation in this lovely cottage!

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More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Sue Ellen (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

About Sue Ellen

We have been doing rental-by-owner for over 6 years and you will find us to be very organized and responsive.

Sue Ellen purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Sue Ellen chose Bald Head Island

Upon our first visit, we knew that Bald Head Island was a unique environmental treasure! This cottage has a happy energy and is light and bright!

What makes this cottage unique

Being in Flora's Bluff gives you a feeling of being in a community and yet the cottage is set apart, giving privacy. The views are incredible.

Reviews

5
based on 9 traveler reviews

Oceanview Great Rates: Sundance at Bald Head Island
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
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Picture perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our first of many vacations on BHI! This cottage was perfect for our family and had everything we could have possibly needed for our stay. It is in a great location with fantastic views! We will be back again.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Wonderful Way to Experience BHI!

  • 5 of 5

My family has just returned from a week at BHI, staying at Sundance. A few months ago, when selecting a home for us to rent, I was encouraged by the description and reviews. Now that we have been there, I am happy to report they are all true!! Sundance was such an easy walk to the beach, has wonderful views, is stocked with everything you can think of and most of what you didn't think of! We happily left so many things at home that we usually pack into tubs and haul with us! Additionally, the homeowners are prompt and thorough with their communication...the welcome/info packet is full of information that makes it easy to plan for your vacation. The welcome gift at the home was so thoughtful and useful! Thank you, Sue Ellen and John, for sharing your home and making it so easy to enjoy all that BHI has to offer.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceptional Rental

  • 5 of 5

Sue Ellen & John

We wanted to let you both know how much we enjoyed your home. We have rented many times in the past on BHI and other locations, but without question our experience with you is at the top of the list.

The welcome package was very complete and informative, the home was outfitted perfectly. There was nothing that we needed and could not easily find. Having two golf carts is a huge advantage, along with all of the beach chairs, bikes, toys etc. The kitchen was full of utensils making meal preparation as easy as being at home.

We rent homes and condos 4 to 5 times a year, and without question you all have it figured out.

Thank you, we look forward to staying with you all again soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I go to BHI about two or three times per year and usually stay at a different house each visit. This one was perfect for one or two couples, since it had two golf carts. It was well equipped with everything you need for a getaway. The two porches were great and the views were amazing. The owners were very friendly and accommodating. This is definitely one of our favorite rentals on the island and I cannot wait to return.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Stay on BHI

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Sundance for 4 nights on our first visit to Bald Head Island. Everything exceeded our expectations! The owners thought of everything and made us feel right at home. The sunset views are perfect! Even with just two of us, we loved the convenience of having two golf carts. The beach is just a short walk or quick drive away. We would load up the golf cart and park it right at the beach access at the bottom of the hill. The kitchen is well stocked and has everything you would need to cook a meal. Great communication with owner both before and after the stay.

Overall, everything was perfect! We hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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They thought of everything

  • 5 of 5

I have come back to stay at Sundance time and time again (for 9 years now!) and I am always struck by how the owners seem to have thought of everything for their guests. All the basic rental requirements are always met - it's spotlessly clean, comfortable, but not cluttered (so I can pretend it's my very own island home!), and obviously well-maintained. But then there's all these other details that make it extra special..games for the kids, tons of DVDs, ready-to-grab beach bags with towels already in them, beach chairs, handy tips and island "cheat sheets" on the fridge for our reference. Our favorite part is the personalized renter 'care package" that gets us started with a few of the essentials (hand soap, laundry detergent, garbage bags) and is always waiting for us with thoughtful note and keepsake gift to remind us of our trip every year. They think of everything.

We love Sundance. The view of the water is stunning - especially the sunsets, and we love how always feel close to the water - whether we are choosing to see it from up on the bluff or if we're right down on the beach.

It truly feels like our own island home. Many thanks to the owners for all the thought (and love) you put into your rental property. It shows.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unique 'golf cart only' island; community has preserved the pristine nature of the maritime forest, the marshland and and the oceanfront.

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Rates & Availability

Flora's Bluff Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Value Summer
Aug 14 2016 - Sep 4 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,400
 
 
Fall
Sep 5 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,700
 
 
Winter
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$275
$1,400
 
 
Cozy
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$275
$1,400
 
 
Spring
Mar 17 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,800
 
 
Value Summer
May 26 2017 - Jun 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
$375
$2,500
 
 
Peak Summer
Jun 11 2017 - Aug 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,100
 
 
Value Summer
Aug 20 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$375
$2,500
 
 
Fall
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,700
 
 
Cozy
Nov 28 2017 - Mar 16 2018
3 night minimum stay
$275
$1,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 12.75%

4 night minimum for Holiday weekends
Minimum age of 25 for responsible party for rental agreement

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Amenities

Flora's Bluff Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Each Bedroom has a full bath. Downstairs has 1/2 bath.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) portable, Queen pull out couch, 2 twin pull out chairs
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
two 4-passenger golf carts, 4 beach bikes, full Weber gas grill, beach chairs & many children's items

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