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Close to beach, golf , shops, chapel and marina. Shoal's Club included!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 3 full en-suite bathrooms, sleeps 8

Welcome to 'Mare Tranquillitatis', our Sea of Tranquility. Formerly known as 'Serenity House', the house has been completely refreshed and updated to provide an upscale yet comfortable vacation environment for you and your family. Enjoy serene tranquility and utmost privacy amidst the live oak and palmetto trees in Bald Head's pristine Maritime Forest, but only a short golf cart ride from the deep-water marina, unspoiled beaches, championship golf, gourmet market and all of this cape island's unique amenities. The home's pastel colors, beaded board wainscoting and hardwood floors are reminiscent of classic seaside cottages, but the new chef's kitchen--featuring stainless appliances, quartz counter tops and sea glass tile--speaks to modern convenience. Guests will enjoy membership privileges at The Shoals Club, an outstanding private beach club located at the tip of Cape Fear. Privileges at The Bald Head Island Club are also available for a nominal additional charge. One 4-person cart included.

The Shoals Club: Temporary membership privileges at The Shoals Club are extended to all Mare Tranquillitatis guests and are included in the rental price. The Shoals Club sits at the tip of Cape Fear, where East and South Beaches meet, and affords panoramic ocean views. It features a large main pool, children's pool and a wooden boardwalk over the dunes to the wide beach. Children's activities are often offered around the pool. Towel service is provided at the pool and beach chairs and umbrellas are provided on the beach. The 10,000 sq. ft. clubhouse has a dining room featuring innovative cuisine made from local ingredients, a fitness center, locker rooms and wraparound porches from which you can watch the sun both rise and set over the ocean. In addition, there is a bar and casual restaurant poolside.

The Bald Head Island Club: Temporary membership privileges at The Bald Head Island Club are available for a nominal additional fee. The Bald Head Island Club’s championship 18-hole golf course wraps 6,855 yards (73.8/137) around freshwater lagoons, through a spectacular maritime forest and across dunes overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Other BHI Club amenities include outstanding formal and casual dining, four hard-surface tennis courts located close enough to the ocean to hear the surf, a 25-meter swimming pool positioned just across a lagoon from the Atlantic Ocean with its own bar and casual eatery, and regulation greenswards providing a picture-perfect venue for the genteel sport of croquet. What’s more, the recent addition of a well-equipped fitness center allows you to stick to your exercise regimen in climate-controlled comfort.

More Details

Sharon Corbett
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018


Bald Head Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Resort
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Exterior - outdoor shower
  • All-new nickel lighting and plumbing fixtures, new bath linens, shower curtains and area rugs give the baths a coastal yet modern feel.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • In addition to the three bedrooms, there is an alcove outside the master suite with a day bed housing two twin beds. There is a new Pack 'N Play for your use as well. All bedrooms feature new designer linens, comforters and pillows.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Cart
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 5 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The family room features all new upholstered furniture, light fixtures and design accents. Entertainment amenities include Directv HD TV/DVD, i-Pod speakers and a Wii game console (with a selection of movies and games) in the family room, as well as wireless broadband internet access for those that just can't be out of touch. The large master suite on the second floor has ample room for an infant in the new Pack 'N Play, an iHome music system and a second HDTV/VCR/DVD. Beach toy and 5 bicycles (3 adult, 2 child) with helmets can be found in the garage. Enjoy the sites and sounds of the maritime forest from the teak furnishings on the front patio or from the teak front porch swing and classic wooden rockers. The screened porch in back has cafe seating for private outdoor dining and a love seat to lounge. The central air conditioning with ceiling fans throughout takes care of the summer heat. A new high chair is provided, too.


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Close to beach, golf , shops, chapel and marina. Shoal's Club included!
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 46 reviews
Sherman Oaks, CA

Bald Head in the Fall

  • 5 of 5

Wow what a great home, and Sharon was so great to work with. We loved our stay and cant wait to return for summer!! The home is 5 stars!! Highly recommended!!

Amy and Philip Yancey

Sherman Oaks, CA

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2007
  • Stayed: October 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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We loved our visit to BHI. The Corbett's home was the perfect size for our family of 7.

  • 5 of 5

Sharon had communicated and organized all the details well. We enjoyed the porches, the rockers and the swing. The linens were comfortable and we enjoyed the bikes and golf cart to get around the island. The Shoal's membership was a great feature we used daily as the wind was so high the beach was not conducive to more than brief walks. It was a wonderful retreat for a family weekend. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mare Tranquilities st Bald Head Island was the perfect family vacation for the 6 of us!

  • 5 of 5

The property was absolutely perfect! Open concept with lots of comfortable seating and dining. Private, wooded lot. Kitchen had everything you would want, beautiful linens and decor throughout! Porches with rockers, swing and cushioned seating with comfort lighting! Temporary membership to Shoals Club was a huge bonus! All 6 of us loved our stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely maritime forest home convenient to marina, market, and beach.

  • 5 of 5

Mare Tranquility is a well-kept 3 BR/2 Bath home only about a mile from the marina center. The daytime layout is open on the first floor (kitchen open to the family room which is open to the dining room) with a vaulted ceiling. The TV (DirecTV) is located over the fireplace mantle and is easily viewable from the kitchen and family/dining rooms. Two bedrooms share a bath and are located just past the kitchen/laundry area in the kitchen hallway. They are nicely designed and are primarily decorated for children (but not in an overly youthful way) and the rooms could easily accommodate adults.

The MBR and Master Bath are located up the stairs from the living area. The MBR is very spacious and contains a king-size bed, sitting area with reading lamp, and small desk with a makeup mirror. The master bath was in very good shape for a highly used bathroom with a nice clean shower/bathtub. Plenty of towels are supplied and they are in good condition also.

The small garage houses an electric 4-person cart of very good quality and function. You will also find relatively new bikes, portable chairs, kites, and other beach equipment.

Overall, the decor is very tasteful in a nautical theme, while the furniture is also in very good shape with very few signs of any damage from the usual vacation home spills and rambunctious children (and adults).

The property manager located on the island is very responsive and brought over a lightbulb quickly when we mentioned that one was burned out.

At least for my wife's and my tastes, this home is well worth the rental price and I commend Sharon for being an accommodating and caring host.

Tips: The house has a few older iPhone audio connections, so if you want to use the audio in the family room or MBR and have a newer iPhone with the Lightning connection, bring a Lightning-to-30 pin adapter.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent, well maintained, extremely clean home

  • 5 of 5

The home was very clean and well maintained. Excellent floor plan. This was our favorite home that we have rented in the island so far.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic first time in BHI!

  • 5 of 5

The house was simply perfect for our stay! Beautifully appointed, super-clean upon arrival. We cooked most meals & found most everything we needed easily. Very comfortable for our four adults/four children. Sharon was easy & great to work with. We loved the location, convenient to everything via golf cart & bikes. A suggestion, may want to consider upgrading the cart to a six-seater. And one of the kids bikes needs attention, the chain is completely rusted out, doesn't turn at all. Thanks much, we'll surely be back! - LR in AVL

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review and notifying me about the bike. I really appreciate it. The island environment does take a toll on the bikes quickly. We, too, would love to get a 6 seater cart or 2 carts but our tiny garage won't accommodate it. We will continue to look into our options to make this happen.
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
New Hanover International Airport, Wilmington, NC
Car: not necessary

The southernmost of North Carolina's cape islands, Bald Head Island is located where the Cape Fear River meets the Atlantic Ocean. A pleasant, 20-minute cruise by passenger ferry transports you from the Deep Point Marina in Southport, NC to the harbor village marina at Bald Head Island. A tram service (paid as part of your passage) will then transport you and your luggage to our home. Once on the island, transportation is by electric golf cart, bike or on foot. Children can explore independently without fear of traffic or congestion. South Beach is within easy walking distance, or you may choose to cart or cycle to The Shoals Club for pampering service and a 270 degree ocean view. Life proceeds at a pleasantly unhurried pace on this island of unspoiled nature and unparalleled oceanside beauty.

Other Activities: kayaking, paddle boarding


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.75%

Initial payment must include security deposit of $500 plus the 50% of rental

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.