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Dalwhinnie Cottage Oceanfront South Beach-Killegray Views of Frying Pan Shoals

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Flora's Bluff House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms , 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Dalwhinnie Cottage, Killegray Ridge, Bald Head Island, North Carolina, is a bright, airy, whimsical, three story lantern oceanfront beach house facing South Beach with direct beach access by boardwalk to the ocean and reversed living area on the second floor which offers spectacular views of the ocean.

The ocean views from this cottage are incredible - on a clear day you can see forever. The cottage has over 50 windows and glass doors, offering views from every vantage point which are ever changing with the sun, clouds, rain, fog and wind. From the windows flanking the East side of the cottage is a view of the point of Cape Fear with the waves on East Beach falling on the Cape, and beyond onto the Frying Pan Shoals.

Directly in front of the house is South Beach w/the clear vista of the ocean with dolphins frolicking and pelicans diving for fish, waves lapping towards the front of the cottage and ships on the horizon entering Cape Fear River. Sunrise can be enjoyed on the east side of the cottage from all 4 bedrooms; sunsets from the oceanfront exposure of the cottage during fall, winter & spring months, as well as from the tall windows flanking the west side of the house, and most certainly, from the third floor west windows during summer months. Views do not end at sunset. We have no smog or city lights to hide the moon, stars, even the space station!

Environment: Dalwhinnie is the last cottage in Killegray Ridge on the ocean, immediately next to Braemar within sight of Cape Fear. A boardwalk extends directly from the oceanfront porch of Dalwhinnie to the beach access. There is a vacant oceanfront lot in Braemar next to Dalwhinnie on the east side of the cottage. The location affords privacy to its guests - living exposures focus on the ocean and the uncrowded beaches. The street entrance to the house is on a cul de sac off of South Beach Wynd.

The extensive boardwalk system in front of Dalwhinnie extends west thru Killegray Ridge into Flora’s Bluff - perfect for walking and play. There are 14 miles of beaches, never crowded, waiting for you to step onto, directly in front of Dalwhinnie. South Beach begins at the Point of Cape Fear and ends at the west end of the island where the ocean meets the Cape Fear River.

Dalwhinnie is the perfect place for families with children or four couples, for families renting multiple houses for weddings or reunions or for a quiet get away for one couple. Each master suite -first floor king bedroom and crofter - offer privacy. A queen sized sleeper sofa is on the second floor with half-bath access. All four bedrooms have a private bath.

Floor plan: First Floor includes nine-foot ceilings with foyer; Master Bedroom with King size bed and private bathroom with direct access to the oceanfront rocking chair porch; a second bedroom with 2 double beds & private bathroom has direct access to the screened porch.

Second Floor has high vaulted, beamed, 14-foot ceilings and hosts the living-dining-kitchen area with an oceanfront deck facing south and oceanside deck facing east, and a half-bath.

Third Floor is our whimsical lantern room with vaulted ceiling which includes two twin beds which can be converted to a king, with a window surround facing east, south, and west; and bathroom facing north.

Crofter has 14-foot vaulted ceiling with view of South Beach from window over bed and from deck.

Housekeeping and Maintenance: Dalwhinnie is owned and managed by its owners, and is cared for by the same housekeeper and houseman every week. The cottage is cleaned for your arrival. Linens and supplies are included, as are beach towels. An island resident/handyman is available for maintenance issues when guests are in residence. Dalwhinnie has an HVAC contractor under contract to provide emergency service when needed. Monthly maintenance is performed on our golf carts. Pest control services are provided quarterly and as needed. Dalwhinnie has clear lexan hurricane shutters, and an island contractor who installs them when a hurricane is forecast.

Refurbishment: In 2006, major refurbishment! New windows, doors, refinished floors, new carpet, appliances, blinds, even hot water heaters and HVAC systems are new. 2005 and 2006, new mattresses. Painted inside and out - Dalwhinnie is glistening! In 2010 we replaced our roof, and refurbished our screened in porch. In 2012 we made upgrades to our kitchen to include granite counters, stainless steel sink, garbage disposal.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Patricia Rollins
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(20 traveler reviews)

Dalwhinnie Cottage Oceanfront South Beach-Killegray Views of Frying Pan Shoals
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
Cape Elizabeth, ME

3 visits and counting

  • 5 of 5

This house is our favorite place for relaxation in the world! We have spent our last 3 spring school vacations here and hope to continue for many years to come. The home is incredibly well appointed and the location magnificent! Our 4 girls (ages 13 to 5) await each spring break with baited breath, as do we.

I am confident that this property will exceed your expectations...enjoy!


Cape Elizabeth, ME

  • Submitted: May 18, 2009
  • Stayed: Apr 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Family Beach Home

  • 5 of 5

Dalwhinnie Cottage is the 7th house we have rented on Bald Head and it was definitely the best house in the best location we've had. The house is well appointed and the views are outstanding. We had direct access to one of the nicest sections of beach on the island, perfect for family swimming. This was the 1st time we have used VRBO for a Bald Head rental and it was more professional and service oriented than the realtors, further enhanced by a friendly and accommodating home owner. Although we live locally on the mainland, Bald Head is a very special and beautiful place much loved by our family. If you have not vacationed at Bald Head, you should, and at Dalwhinnie Cottage.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Beach House!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our first trip to BHI. Dalwhinnie is a beautiful, spacious, and well equipped home! Great views and the beach is wonderful. It is a very quiet and the location is perfect. The home is conveniently located to everything else on the island. We highly recommend this home!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My family and I just had an amazing Thanksgiving spent at BHI. As first time renters to Dalwhinnie, we were surprised to find that the cottage was more than we could have hoped for- the best VRBO I have rented! The cottage had every amenity you could ask for and not a single detail was overlooked. It was so nice to stay in such a clean well- kept home!My children were thrilled that each of their bedrooms had a tv and my husband and I were excited about all the private porches where we could relax and catch different views of the ocean, sunrise and sunset! My parents loved that they had their own private room with sitting area and tv- they took advantage of the crofter upon the suggestion of the owner- a great idea for Grandparents! We thoroughly loved our time exploring the Island on the bikes and golf carts. We even decided to take part in the Thanksgiving beach run- the Turtle Trot!! It was wonderful to get away with my family to Dalwhinnie. We truly hope to make a return visit!!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Philadelphia, PA

Fantastic Beach House

  • 5 of 5

Our recent summer vacation was our 5th stay at Dalwhinnie in 3 years! My family loves it!! The house is extremely well stocked with everything you would need for a stay at the beach -- bikes, beach chairs, sand toys plus all baby stuff for the house and a great kitchen. The location is amazing -- right on a wonderful, quiet part of the beach. It's also very convenient to everything else on the island -- market, Shoals Club. The owner is extremely helpful and responsive. We love it at Dalwhinnie and are already looking forward to our next visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Bern, NC

Wonderful Experience

  • 5 of 5

We are just back from a stay at Dalwhinnie and it was a wonderful experience. Everything was just as pictured in the listing. The views were everywhere with all the windows. There was 8 of us and we all had plenty of room. The many porches and rockers gave us a chance to be alone and read if we wished, but the great room was large enough for us all to gather as well. I highly recommend this property and the owner was very helpful in getting us information and responding to questions.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
ILM - Wilmington, North Carolina
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Ferry runs between BHI and Deep Point
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
George Cobb course at Bald Head Island Club
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
South Beach on Bald Head Island
Car: not necessary

Bald Head Island Club temporary membership includes golf privileges at the 18 hole course designed by George Cobb - this course underwent a complete renovation in 2010 as well as tennis, croquet, swimming pool, fitness room, restaurants and bar; the Shoals Club offers dining, swimming pools, beach access at point of Cape Fear with complimentary beach chairs and towels, and spa services. Both clubs available for nominal fee.

Access to island is by ferry; you leave your car at the Deep Point Ferry Landing in Southport, N.C. where you embark the ferry.

Transportation on the island - to Dalwhinnie is by tram, when you disembark the ferry. Two golf carts are provided at Dalwhinnie for transportation.

The island features the Old Baldy, the oldest lighthouse in North Carolina, which is still open for climbing to the public, nature trails, miles of beaches, a tidal creek, and the Bald Head Island Conservancy which has a national reputation for protecting and educating the public about sea turtles.


Rates & Availability

Flora's Bluff House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 28 2016 - Mar 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mar 17 2017 - May 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Value Summer
May 21 2017 - Jun 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning/Houseman $235
Tax Rate 12.75%

Bald Head Island Club with golf privileges ($160 per week for 2016) and Shoals Club Temporary Memberships ($240 per week for 2016) available for nominal fee.

1/2 due within 14 days of reservation; balance due 45 days prior to arrival.

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Flora's Bluff House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom on 1st floor facing ocean & covered porch
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , On 1st floor w/ private bath opens to screened porch
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , twins convert to king w/private bath, room w/a view!
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , in crofter cottage, separate deck, private bath
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , sleeper sofa in living room, 1/2 bath on this floor.
  • King size beds (1) Master Suite, 1st floor, ocean front with direct access to rocking chair porch; Queen size Beds (1) 2nd Master Suite, in crofter cottage, which has private deck with seating; Double Beds (2) 1st floor bedroom, 2 double beds with private bath, direct access to screened porch, wonderful sunrises, east exposure, ocean views, Twin or Single Beds (2) 3rd floor lantern, private bath, ocean front, windows on all four sides to lantern, incredible views! Twin beds can be converted to king on request, Baby Cribs (3) Full size folding crib (50 x 28); compact, solid portacrib; pack & play, and new Chicco Polly high chair, 4 side rails for beds; Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sized sofa bed in living room - a 1/2 bath is on this floor
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
2nd floor is reversed living floor, with high ceilings, unusual 3rd floor lantern bedroom with surround windows and incredible views of ocean-Cape Fear-high dunes, 4th bedroom and bath located in separate crofter guest house.

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