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Merritt on Bramble: Ocean view, 5 wks OPEN, book 4 summer fun & sun, check photo

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, OCEAN VIEW on cul de sac w/3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 9)

Tired of arriving at your vacation destination only to find:

• towels are missing and you just stepped out of the shower?

• the springs in the chair sink to the ground and you were hoping for a cozy read?

• the hot water is cold and you’re covered with sand and shells?

• the freon has drained dry in the air conditioning unit and it’s 99+ and sunny INside?

• the kitchen equipment you took camping exceeded what you find in the cabinets?

• the promised transportation doesn’t work and your feet are tired?

902 Bramble Reach, our “home away from home” offers:

• Freedom from the “oh, no” of disappointments mentioned above

• A cheerful, meticulously maintained, well equipped ocean cottage/crofter for families/friends looking for a quiet, relaxing, care-free vacation rental.

• Ocean views of South Beach off the front porch and widow’s deck and the peaceful warmth of the maritime forest as a backyard

• Hardwood floors, freshly painted walls, eclectic art work, colorful dinnerware, games, books, and more…..

• Main home with inverted floor plan: LOWER with 2 BRs (expansive master w/King, large bathroom including tub-shower, 2 sinks, lovely sitting room with 2 overstuffed chair, desk, windows and TV; 2nd BR w/2 twins, bath, TV), washer-dryer; UPPER with living/dining and kitchen, half bath, front porch, and tucked away family room with game table

• Porta-crib and high chair for your little one.

• Kitchen well equipped with spices, griddle, hot pot holders, pizza pan, cook books and other items to enjoy during your stay.

• Crofter with LOWER main floor sitting room including comfortable day bed, trundle, and twin sleeper sofa, TV, and full bath; UPPER Master w/King bed, overstuffed chair, lots of windows and gorgeous views

• Outdoor patio off the beaten path with gas grill and enclosed roomy shower

• TWO GOLF CARTS available: NEW 2017 6 person golf cart and 4 person golf cart with year round maintenance agreements

• 4 beach chairs, 2 boogie boards

• Experienced, private, caring housekeeper whose goal it is to help us insure that your rental is of gold standard quality

• South Beach just a 3 minute walk across the street, East Beach, Maritime Market, BHI Club with access to golf, tennis and swimming pool and Shoal's Club each just a 5 minute golf cart ride

• 14 miles of running on the beach, roads for biking beneath trees in the forest or along the coast

• Temporary membership at Bald Head Island Club (SPORTS level w/opportunity for golfing, tennis, croquet, swimming, exercise room and fine dining) available to purchase.

* AT&T wireless in home.

Keywords: Beach House

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017

Why The Owner chose Bald Head Island

Off South Beach Wynd AND very convenient, Quiet cul-de-sac within several hundred yards of beach walk to South Beach, Home and crofter afford comfortable space to gather with loved ones and escape for time alone


South Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Den- - 1 twin/ single , 1 murphy bed
    Master Bedroom Main House - 1 king
    Bedroom 2, main house - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 Crofter, upstairs - 1 king
  • King size beds one in master BR main house and one on 2nd floor bedroom crofter; NEW Full-Twin Bunk 2nd bedroom in main house; First floor crofter den w/twin day bed and twin trundle; Portable baby crib available upon request.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Merritt on Bramble: Ocean view, 5 wks OPEN, book 4 summer fun & sun, check photo
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews
Richmond, VA

Lovely cozy escape to the beach!

  • 5 of 5

This home was a great vacation for my family which included two young girls. It was a nice walk to the beach and easy golf cart ride for a few excursions around the island. We also had grandparents visit and the only negative was they had to walk down stairs for middle of the night restroom visits. I'm sure this would not be an issue for younger visitors. :-) The home was very clean, has a well stocked kitchen if you choose to cook their, great games and puzzles to choose from, comfortable beds and a clean home. We were very happy with this rental and had efficient responses to two minor issues that came up. I highly recommend this home!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We have vacationed to BHI many times. This was our first stay in Merritt on Bramble. It was our favorite place we have stayed. The house is in a great location and was excellently maintained. My wife and I said we saw things there that we would like to do in our permanent home.

We loved the floor layout and each room was very nice, down to the details (i.e. granite work, bunk bed craftsmanship, etc.). The kitchen had very nice cookware and new higher end appliances. Very nice to prepare meals.

We had one maintenance type of issue that was resolved immediately.

Golf carts were in good running order, and finally, my 13 yr. old son felt like a king in the two story crofter on his own.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your comments exemplify the experience I strive to provide for guests entrusting me with their vacation/holiday lodging while on Bald Head. My family loves to prepare home cooked meals when visiting the Island and the quality of kitchen appliances, cookware, dinnerware & availability of spices contributes positively to our preparation/presentation/enjoyment of meals.. Maintenance issues are inevitable. I am fortunate to have a team of people who understand the irritation of 'problems' and do their very best to resolve any that arise as quickly as possible. Pleased that your 13 year old enjoyed the crofter. It does provide a lovely "get away" that is less than a one minute stretch from the 'happenings' in the main house. Hope you are able to enjoy Merritt on Bramble on future visits to BHI!
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BHI is great!

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at this home many times with friends and family. It has always been comfortable and accommodated us very well but now with the kitchen and bath remodeling it is really lovely and very up to date. The kitchen has lovely granite countertops and backsplash and all new appliances. The baths are also lovely with new granite countertops and showers and a spacious new tub in the master bath. I can't wait to have my grandkids see the new bunk beds-one a full size and the other a twin. I appreciate the sturdy stairs leading to the top bunk. The crofter is the perfect retreat for me when the grandkids get noisy. The deck is a wonderful spot for my morning cup of coffee and an evening glass of wine. As always the house is well equipped with condiments and spices and cookware. There are lots and lots of puzzles, games and movies. We did a 550 piece Old Baldy puzzle on our last visit. The 2 golf carts give a lot of flexibility when the family wants to split up and do different activities. I love the location, close to the beach, Shoals Club and Conservancy.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So appreciate your continued loyalty to Merritt on Bramble. Returning guests are a powerful compliment. You highlighted many of the 'updates' and coupled with the 'behind the scene improvements' including new paint, new sinks/faucets, built in 'baby-toddler' gate to protect little ones from tumbling down stairs, new electrical outlet/cover, new built in lights, etc I hope that others choose to enjoy Merritt on Bramble as their BHI get-away! Thank you for taking time to share your impressions~~Look forward to you returning soon~~
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Far Hills NJ

BHI family place

  • 5 of 5

My family of 5 including 3 teenagers recently stayed at Merritt on Bramble for the first time and our first time on BHI. Picking a place based on a website is tough but we lucked out with Merritt on Bramble. The home is located on the quiet south side of the island yet is a short cart ride away from the restaurants and activities of the harbor. My teenage son loved the crofter and spent the entire 2 weeks there. My wife and I enjoyed breakfast on the terrace overlooking a wonderful view of the ocean. The home provides 2 golf carts and with a very active family that was a godsend. The house was clean and as advertised. We had an issue with the upstairs A/C and it was fixed in 24 hrs. The repairman said they usually don't work on units in the afternoon but the boss pushed them to get to this one. I can only imagine what the owner of Merritt said to the boss to get them over so quickly. Well done. The home is literally a block away from a nice beach access, #32. The beach at this spot is very quiet and spacious with a little less wave action for little kids. If you want more waves its a short ride to East Beach. During our time there we even had a turtle hatching just off the beach path we used every day. Owner is very responsive and her agent/manager lives on the island so there is always someone you can call for assistance. They couldn't be more helpful. Washer/dryer work great. Plenty of pots, pans and utensils. Great ocean views, Usable bikes, 2 golf carts and even some boogie boards and beach chairs. Can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Appreciate the time you spent sharing your experience at Merritt on Bramble with me and future guests. I am fortunate to have excellent team members (AC repair associates, home keeper & others) to help me maintain my homes on the Island. Understanding guests like you, who stay 'cool' in the midst of unavoidable snafus, make our jobs on a barrier Island very rewarding. Thrilled you and your family found BHI & my home to be a fabulous destination. Look forward to you visiting again!
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2015 Bald Head vacation

  • 4 of 5

We have stayed at several house on Bald head Island over the last 25 years and this is one of the best we have had. Well furnished and everything in good working order. An outstanding location to easiliy access all BHI has to offer!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to reply. Appreciate the vote of confidence from a family with 25 years of vacation experience on Bald Head. Merritt on Bramble is convenient to BHI Club, Shoals Club, Maritime Market and across the street from South Beach access. We do our best to keep our home in tip top shape for guests and are always open to hearing from guests when there are concerns that we need to address (and might be unaware of unless guests let us know). Welcome your return visit~~
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Marcia E

  • 5 of 5

My family has stayed at Merritt on Bramble multiple times and we have celebrated many birthdays and holidays there. Lots of wonderful memories!! It's a perfect location on the island, a quiet cul de sac, yet close to the conservancy and the Shoals Club,a 3 minute walk to the beach with a great view of the beach from the 2nd floor porch. It's very well equipped kitchenwise and the garage has 4 adult bikes (with helmets) and one darling little girls' bike that was perfect for my granddaughter. There are also beach chairs, boogie boards, etc. The 2 golf carts come in really handy when some want to climb Old Baldy while others want to go swimming at the Shoals Club. It's very nicely decorated and comfortable. If by chance it storms while you're there there are tons of books, DVDs, games and puzzles to keep you from being bored. The master bedroom and bath are really spacious and the crofter is perfect for grandma to go and have some quiet time away from the kids but would also be great for teenagers. We will definitely return. I really recommend all the activities at the conservancy. We did touch tank, crabbing, reptile roundup and kids' fishing, this time. We've previously done bird watching, turtle walk and Bald Head at night. All are excellent.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences at Merritt on Bramble. As a home owner one of my hopes is to provide a comfortable, clean respite for guests spending time on Bald Head. Your review highlights ways in which I say "thank you" to those trusting me with their choice of 'home away from home' and great suggestions about many of the opportunities awaiting those you visit a very special island~~Hope you are able to return soon!
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Rates & Availability

South Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Rates
Jan 18 2017 - May 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Value Season
May 6 2017 - Jun 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
winter 2017-8
Sep 30 2017 - May 4 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
departure cleaning $225 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

Contracts AND Payment/Security Refund managed by privately hired accountant. NO associated FEES.
HIGH SEASON RENTAL = SATURDAY to SATURDAY, arrival and departure; Departure clean/management fee $225.00, Temporary Club Membership available to PURCHASE BHI $260/wk hi season & Shoal's $180/wk for 2016 (2017 pending) .
MONTHLY rate available October 2016 through April 2017 (SAVE 12.75% TAX if > 90 days)
FOUR DAY MINIMUM Memorial Day, Labor Day week-ends

Personal or Cashier Check OR Bank Transfer OR Wired payment (no credit cards)
•IF >> 45 days to arrival: Deposit and half of total rental required to reserve, remaining amount due 45 days prior to arrival.
*IF << 45 days to arrival, 100% of "TOTAL DUE" must be paid to reserve
*Encourage traveler's insurance

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Three bikes ALL for PAVED road use only......AS IS condition;

Bicycle/helmet Rental, Golf Cart Rental, Surf Board Rental, Kayak Rental, Beach Chair/Umbrella Rental all available Call 910-457-6844 or 910-457-4944.


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