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Enjoy Spring-Summer-Fall @ Hold-on-Beach. Oceanfront, Great Views, Elevator

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


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights

About the property

4 Bedrooms (3 oceanfront), 3.5 baths+H/C outside shower, (sleeps 8)

Enjoy winter (in 70's in February!)stay at the beach, or reserve spring or summer vacation at Hold-on-Beach,.

Fortunately for us at Holden Beach, we only got grazed by Hurricane Matthew. Hold-on-Beach and Pelican Watch (VRBO 185186) had no damage and are both open and available for winter, spring and summer vacations. We lost some beach, but a renourishment project is starting late February and will be complete by April.

Holden Beach now has a NEW FREE EV charging station. Drive your electric car on your next beach vacation. Winter and Spring rates are great. Spring weather is usually good. Want to swim before ocean warms up??, Try Pelican Watch (our other house) with private heated pool (re-opens early March and heated) at 82 degrees (vrbo 185186). Pelican Watch already has 7 reserved Summer 2017 weeks, with 5 from repeat renters. Enjoy the beautiful white sands of the lightly-developed east end of Holden Beach. Both houses have inverted floor plan has top floor with one master bedroom suite, kitchen with Corian and full features, and living area all overlooking large (28 foot wide) porch and beach/ocean. Three of the 4 bedrooms are oceanfront with great ocean views and breezes. Shining hardwood floors add extra quality. Dual zone heat/air conditioning allows different settings on each floor. Main TV is a new 47 inch HDTV w/digital cable. Wi-Fi. Enclosed outside shower with dressing area and hot/cold water. Outside entry 28 foot wide oceanfront porch via Andersen French doors to two of the oceanfront bedrooms. Off-season is great on the North Carolina Coast. Elevator serves top floor. Rentals are Sunday-Sunday. If the schedule blocks you, try Pelican Watch, with heated pool.

Fall, Winter and Spring activities. Walk the beach, curl up with a good book by the fireplace or a movie on the main 47 inch LCD HDTV. There are numerous spring festivals at area beaches and around Wilmington. Book-it now! Hold-On-Beach! is on the lightly developed 'East End' with broad beach for walking, swimming, or sunbathing. You won't need to get up early to 'stake-out' a beach or fishing spot in this area. Holden Beach is a top-ranked beach by USA Today, National Geographic Smart Travel Magazine, and has received National Healthy Beach status by NHBC which rates beaches based on environmental qualities and services.

More Details

Irvin Woods
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2017

About Irvin Woods

I'm a beach lover with roots deep in the sand of the Carolina Coast. Grew up in South Carolina with a family beach cottage at Edisto Beach, now own, personally manage and enjoy beach houses in Holden Beach, North Carolina and live in the Virginia Piedmont. The Carolinas supply all the best barbecue and shrimp I can enjoy!

Irvin Woods purchased this house in 2005

Why Irvin Woods chose Coastal North Carolina

Very nice deisgn and lay-out with inverted floorplan and elevator. Very nice ,lightly developed section of Holden Beach.

What makes this house unique

Lightly developed 'East End' of Holden Beach. Unobstructed ocean veiws in front and to rear across the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW).


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

Enjoy Spring-Summer-Fall @ Hold-on-Beach. Oceanfront, Great Views, Elevator
average rating of 4.935484 based on 31 reviews
Kingsport, TN

Relaxing Beach House

  • 5 of 5

This house is wonderfully maintained and provided a relaxing place right on the beach. The house had HDTV with a flat screen, wireless internet access, and awesome views of the sunrise and sunset. We loved it here and would recommend it to anyone.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2009
  • Stayed: Nov 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review. The south-facing beach (and house full of oceanfront windows) really do allow the sun to bask in off the ocean from sunrise-to-sunset from October to early April. We like the neighborhood so much, we built a new house down the street and plan to retire there. Irv
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Amazing vacation home.

  • 5 of 5

This was your second time staying at Irv and Nancy's beautiful beach house. We love coming to Holden Beach and this house. The ocean view is fabulous, with 2 ocean front decks plenty of room for our family . The house has all the comforts of home. Well stocked kitchen for dining in. Could ask for Any better. Thanks to the Wood family for this

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Terrific property with a terrific owner

  • 5 of 5

My wife and children and parents came down to Hold-on-Beach for New Years. First, the owner Irv is absolutely fantastic. If there was a way he could make our trip better, even at his cost, he did it. He is absolutely amazing. We got there after dark and woke up to a beautiful sunrise over looking the ocean. This house is just a few yards from the beach. Sitting on the top deck having breakfast overlooking the water was amazing. It was a blessing to our whole family. It was a 5 Star experience and we would definitely go back; a perfect place for wonderful family times. God bless you Irv!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad this family enjoyed their winter stay at one of our two homes. Since extra days were available, I gave them (free) an extra day on front-end and back-end of their paid stay. Try that with a "management company." VRBO and Homeaway renters who come to the websites expecting to deal directly with caring owners need to be careful, as there are loads of management company properties on these site. Always look for "owner" mananged. Thanks, Irv
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Wilson, NC


  • 5 of 5

My husband and I love Holden Beach and have taken our family there for years. They are all grown, but when we want to take a break, it's the beach we think of first. I have wanted to stay at Hold-on-Beach for years because of its ocean front situation and its seclusion on the East Beach end of the island. We were not disappointed in any way. The house had everything we needed to rest and enjoy our stay to the max. I called Mr. Woods once to make a special request in regards to the television viewing selection, and he acted immediately. He was very accommodating from the get-go. Since it was just the two of us and during October he gave us a rate we could live with. On another note, the weather was outrageously gorgeous for our entire stay. . .in fact, we had not packed enough items from our summer wardrobe. I would highly recommend this place for a couple's get-away (definitely more house than you would need) or for a small group or one or more families. Thank you, Mr. Woods, for making your home available to us!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great! This renter has been talking with me for at least 3 years, and finally schedules came together. I'm glad Hold-on-Beach seemed to be worth the wait. We will be glad to have her back at either Hold-on-Beach or Pelican Watch (private heated pool). Irv
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Perfect and Peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

My group of ladies had a fantastic time during our stay. Everything was just as pictured and described and was very clean and in great shape. We had a spectacular sunrise looking to the Left from our deck and an equally beautiful sunset to the right, both over the water, of course, the view of the ocean and beach was unobstructed and perfect. I even watched one sunrise from my bed, without moving an inch (except to open the blinds). We cooked 1/2 our meals from the fully equipped kitchen. The location was peaceful and quite, no traffic noises or any noise during the night. You couldn't ask for a better retreat from everyday life. Oh yes, the elevator did come in handy, we didn't expect to use it but ended up loving it after two three mile beach walks and a 5K event!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good customer service with a great view.

  • 4 of 5

Hold-on-Beach was a perfect place for our stay. We enjoyed the view of the ocean and beach area as well as the location to other places on and off the island.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
42 Miles
Wilmington (ILM) & Myrtle Baech
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Mermaids Cafe, Castaways, Captain Pete's1
Nearest Ferry
27.3 Miles
Southport to Fort Fisher
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Mermaids Cafe, Captain Pete's, Castaways
Nearest Beach
70 Metres
200 feet in front of house, crossover dunes
Car: necessary

Holden Beach is approximately 35-40 miles from Myrtle Beach & Wilmington.

Other Activities: Most important activity is enjoying lightly developed, beautiful beach.


Rates & Availability

Holden Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
February-March 5
Feb 20 2017 - Mar 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early March 5-19
Mar 5 2017 - Mar 18 2017
4 night minimum stay
March 19- April 1
Mar 19 2017 - Apr 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
April 2-6, 4-night Special
Apr 2 2017 - Apr 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
Easter Week, short wk
Apr 11 2017 - Apr 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
April 16 (Easter)-Apr 30
Apr 16 2017 - Apr 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
April 30-May 4, 4-nt Special
Apr 30 2017 - May 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 7-14
May 7 2017 - May 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 14-21
May 14 2017 - May 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Just-Before-Peak '17
May 21 2017 - May 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
Early Peak, June 4-11
Jun 4 2017 - Jun 11 2017
4 night minimum stay
Peak Summer 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 13 2017
4 night minimum stay
Just-Past-Peak, Aug 20-27
Aug 20 2017 - Aug 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Aug 27-Sept 3
Aug 27 2017 - Sep 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
Labor Day Week
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 9 2017
4 night minimum stay
Sept 10-17
Sep 10 2017 - Sep 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
September 17-24
Sep 17 2017 - Sep 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sept 24 - Oct 8
Sep 24 2017 - Oct 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
October 8-22
Oct 8 2017 - Oct 22 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $80
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.75%

$1250-$3500/wk (2014 peak)
Rentals are Sunday-to-Sunday, negotiable in off-season, Couples and Snow-bird specials off-peak.
Call for Snow-bird deals.

Rates subject to change until confirmed. We accept checks. Credit cards only for short-notice stays. We don't have some fees and charges of management company handled houses. We own and personally operate our two houses and offer much more consumer-friendly provisions than most houses managed by professional management companies. Some VRBO and Homeaway listing which show "owner managed" aren't.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Holden Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Half Bath - toilet
    Bathroom 5 - outdoor shower , H/C water
  • Private outside shower (hot & cold) and water. Also, hoses are great for washing off beach sand. Very important to not track sand into house or clog inside tub/showers with sand. Thanks (owners and cleaners)
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Top floor, Oceanfront master bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Lower floor, Oceanfront, shares bath with back bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Lower floor, Oceanfront, Master BR, French doors to porch
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Lower floor, 2 singles, shared bath
  • Three of the four Bedrooms are Oceanfront, w/ Great Views
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Balcony
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer. Minimum Age Limit for Renters. New (May 2012) efficient front-loader washer and dryer.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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