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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 3 - 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.

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Sharon Corbett
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2017


Bald Head Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

Close to beach, golf , shops, chapel and marina. Shoal's Club included!
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 36 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: Oct 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We spent our NYE's at BHI for a few days and it was exactly what we needed. Sharon was responsive to all my questions leading up to our trip. I loved everything that was available at the house: board games, movies, a pack n play for my son as well as beach toys and bikes and a working grill with grilling tools including access to the Shoals Club which unfortunately was closed during our stay. The decor is nice and coastal but I didn't have to worry about my 2 year old tearing anything up! The kitchen is functional and roomier than you would think with all necessary cookware (they had some spices but you may need to bring or buy things like garlic, olive oil, butter). I liked how the rooms were separated for privacy and also provided a nice buffer for noise and a crying baby. The master bedroom was spacious with a closet big enough to set up the crib. I highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Wedding weekend at BHI

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect location for me and my bridal party to get ready for our ceremony at the Chapel and for my husband and I to relax for a few days after our wedding. The house is very nice and a great location on the island! The owners were also very helpful and accomodating. We will definitely consider returning for anniversaries in the future!

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming property with privacy and club membership included

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully decorated house with huge, private master bedroom, two, large bedrooms (each with full-sized baths), high-ceilinged great room, large front porch housing rocking chairs and a swing, private screened in porch (perfect for naps on the chaise lounge), a well-appointed kitchen and a daybed nook where one can slip away for quiet reading or naps. My tween son was delighted to open the package of chocolates left for us as a welcome gift. The owner kindly offered us our choice of the Bald Head or Shoal's Club membership, which gives you additional dining and activity options that are especially welcome when you're visting during a busy time of year. We had a lovely time, and I'd definitely stay in this gem of a property again.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great experience

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I and our 4 young children stayed here in early August 2016. The house was as described - very clean and well maintained, beautifully decorated. We loved the wide front porch, and the screened porch (w/ a ceiling fan) was perfect for the warmer evenings. The kitchen was well equipped, etc. The Corbetts are easy to work with. This house is a wonderful place to stay on Bald Head Island.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
New Hanover International Airport, Wilmington, NC
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
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

Bald Head Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 4 2017 - May 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Value Summer
May 6 2017 - Jun 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 23 2017 - Nov 24 2017
3 night minimum stay

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

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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