|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
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.
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
Our family had a wonderful time staying at Dalwhinnie cottage. The house has incredible views, very comfortable accommodations, and a great location on Bald Head Island. The house is well appointed and we had everything we needed for a great beach week. This was our second visit to BHI and we love it. The owner is very helpful and attentive. We look forward to returning there in the future.
We have been coming to BHI for the past 8 years. We discovered Dalwhinnie 5 years ago and it is definately our favorite place to stay. We can always count on the house being clean. The owner has thought of everything you might need during your stay. The kitchen is a cook's dream and everything is organized. The views from Dalwhinnie are spectacular. The owner is very responsive and lovely to work with.
My wife and I decided to go on a beach getaway for the week of our anniversary. We'd always wanted to try Bald Head, and were lucky enough to find Dalwhinnie Cottage. The week, the island and the cottage couldn't have been more perfect. Paddi was the perfect host and had everything incredibly organized. A fully equipped kitchen with everything labeled, a collection of games, TVs in every room with a Netflix account available for use by guests, golf carts and beach toys - in short, everything you could want is already there. The house was amazing, with two decks on the second floor and a covered porch and screened porch on the first. Great views and easy access to the beach, where we walked for miles every morning. Loved being able to get anywhere on the island by golf cart. We'll definitely go back, and will definitely try to book Dalwhinnie again when we do!
We have been visiting BHI for over 20 years, renting many different homes. Dalwhinnie is our favorite! We have stayed in this cottage at least 5 times and plan to return in 2017. The location is perfect, and the views are spectacular. We utilize every deck in order to take advantage of fabulous views at different times of the day. The cottage is thoughtfully decorated and appointed and is also meticulously maintained. The owner is very responsive and helpful. Bald Head Island is a unique place. We have traveled widely, and we find this island and this cottage the most relaxing, serene spot in the world. We would highly recommend this cottage!
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.
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.
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
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.
By check, 1/2 due within 14 days of reservation; balance due 45 days prior to arrival.