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Merritt in Middle: CANCELLATION Aug 13-19th, OCEANVIEW, hear waves, feel breeze~

12 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Bald Head Island House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 5)

MAJOR "REFRESHING" w/SIGNIFICANT UPGRADES 2016

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 outside?

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

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

Merritt in the Middle, our “home away from home” offers:

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

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

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

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

• Main home with inverted floor plan: LOWER with 2 bedrooms (master with Queen and TV, large bathroom including tub-shower, 2 sinks, and private screened porch; 2nd bedroom with 2 twins, queen sofa-couch, bath, TV), washer-dryer; UPPER with living/dining and kitchen, half bath, and comfortable front deck-porch with chairs and gorgeous views

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

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

• 6 person golf cart with year-round maintenance agreement

* Two cruiser bikes for PAVED road use ONLY, 'as is' condition

• Experienced housekeeping 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 or the Maritime Market or BHI Club with access to golf, tennis and swimming pool 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 available if you wish to purchase for Bald Head Island Club (options for golf, exercise facilities, tennis, croquet, restaurant) OR Shoal's Club (ocean side pool, restaurants!). BHI high $210week and Shoal's $180.

SAVE big w/ monthly rental $3000/mo mid Sept-mid May (excluding Easter weeks)!!!!

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More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Reviews

4.9
based on 12 traveler reviews

Merritt in Middle: CANCELLATION Aug 13-19th, OCEANVIEW, hear waves, feel breeze~
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews
Spring Lake, MI
5

Perfection in a Smaller Package, Wonderful Mother/Daughter Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

My family has been coming to BHI for 10 years and usually it's a larger group and we rent a big house on the ocean. This trip was a spontaneous mother-daughter weekend in the late spring and so we were looking for somewhere smaller to stay that would give us the same experience -- and this is it! Merritt in the Middle is perfect for a single family - the views of the ocean from the second floor are wonderful! There's a lovely upstairs deck to sit and read or drink a glass of wine, all while gazing at the ocean. Off the master bedroom is another deck with a hammock - and you are so close to the ocean that the sound of the waves crashing is the backdrop. The kitchen is fully stocked and the furniture is comfortable; it's decorated in a beachy, nautical style and it's recently renovated. We spent most of our time at the beach - so many super close beach access points to choose from. Everything you need that you don't want to bring with -- beach chairs, bikes, etc. -- is provided. The owner is super nice to work with and very responsive. We also appreciated the location in that it was convenient both to the Shoals Club/East Beach -- but also super close to the market for our daily trips for coffee and breakfast from the grill. It's always a gamble to rent a place without having seen it, but Merritt in the Middle is as good as it seems! We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So appreciate that you enjoyed Merritt in the Middle and the specialness of mother-daughter holiday~~it is important to me that guests enjoy the ocean views, the peaceful nooks to read/nap/reflect and many of the conveniences (kitchen supplies, bikes, beach chairs, etc) that I try to provide. Look forward to having you as guests again!
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5

Wonderful family stay for Spring Break

  • 5 of 5

We (family of five with three young children) spent a great week at Merritt in Middle and could not have been happier! The views from the freshly updated kitchen could not be beat. I literally could not stop talking about it. We also enjoyed sitting on the top deck with a glass of wine marveling at the night sky. This is the closest we've stayed to the beach on our many trips to Bald Head Island and it was so worth it. You could hear the waves from bed! Great and easy communication with the owner and on-island assistance, if needed. Loved the short walk to the beach, nicely updated master bath and kitchen, bunk beds for kids, pack n play and high chair for baby, gate at the top of the stairs(!), boogie boards, basket of children's books, tons of games and puzzles, turtle light the kids loved and giant stuffed alligator, on and on. We can't wait to return, especially to take advantage of the short bike or golf cart ride to the Conservancy with fabulous programs for kids and fun on East Beach/the Shoals Club. Also convenient location for BHI Club that has an improved play and splash ground since our last trip. Great to get breakfast take-out from there on final golf cart ride the morning of our departure. Highlights include many dolphin sightings and views from the home's terrific location on the hill. Thanks for a terrific get-away. We hope to return soon!!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your review is a positive reminder of why we continue to invest time and resources into our homes on BHI: Merritt in the Middle, Merritt on Bramble and Merritt in the Landing. We want guests to feel welcomed and find a lovely, clean, up to date home away from home. Believing in rest for weary parents and safety for little children the built in gate is meant to offer security for all! Pleased that the convenient location made it easier to enjoy all of the wonders of Bald Head Island. The ocean breeze also discourages mosquitoes from interfering with relaxing moments of stargazing on the deck. Hope you find a way to return soon!
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Wallingford, PA
5

Perfect family home in GREAT location!

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 3 and trying to find the perfect sized house on the island is a challenge, until we found Merritt in Middle that is!! What a perfect house for us! This is our 6th summer on the island and this may be the first summer we spent more time on the beach thanks to such direct access! The ocean view is wonderful from the second floor and actually saw schools of dolphins right from the deck!

We flew this year and worried about what to bring, Merritt had all the amenities we could have needed! Kitchen, laundry and bath products were supplied, beach towels, chairs, grill, not too mention the nice appliances and new w/d! - what else could we need?

Our son loved the welcome gift and a lovely note left by the owner was a wonderful way to start our stay.

Can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Marcia E

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed at Merritt in the Middle several times in the past few years. It is a nice quiet location with a great ocean view from the 2nd floor porch from which I've enjoyed my morning coffee or a glass of wine in the evening. The kitchen is very well equipped and the decorating cheerful and very comfortable. It is just a couple minutes walk to the beach and a very short ride to the Conservancy or the Shoals Club. The master bedroom is very spacious and the other bedroom perfect for the kids. The place is always very clean. I highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Appreciate the vote of confidence. The comfort of sitting on the deck and watching the ocean, the clouds, approaching weather is one of my favorite things about Merritt in the Middle and I am always pleased when others share my view. My goal is to provide a clean, comfortable home with a kitchen that allows guest to prepare and enjoy meals. Thanks for letting me know your experience was positive. Enjoy your summer and know the door is open when you choose to return. KAM
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United States
5

Wonderful well-kept house

  • 5 of 5

I stay at this property a couple times a year and have for years. It's always clean and the owner makes sure everything is well-maintained. You have a beautiful view of the ocean from the second floor balcony just a very short walk to the beach.

The house is very well-equipped so you can just walk right in and enjoy your vacation. It is also in fairly quiet area.

The house is very well-equipped so you can just walk right in and enjoy your vacation. It is also in fairly quiet area.

I highly recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Appreciate your loyalty. Certainly agree that the ocean views from the upper deck are lovely. It is important to me that guests can arrive and find what they need...allows more time to relax and this is good! Enjoy remaining weeks of summer.
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5

Wonderful well-kept house

  • 5 of 5

I stay at this property a couple times a year and have for years. It's always clean and the owner makes sure everything is well-maintained. You have a beautiful view of the ocean from the second floor balcony just a very short walk to the beach.

The house is very well-equipped so you can just walk right in and enjoy your vacation. It is also in fairly quiet area.

The house is very well-equipped so you can just walk right in and enjoy your vacation. It is also in fairly quiet area.

I highly recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Two cruiser bikes for paved roads ONLY provided in 'as is' condition, Please bring helmets!

14 miles of ocean front jogging, surf fishing, trails through maritime forest, bike rental available and more

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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Rates & Availability

Bald Head Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season 2
Jul 9 2016 - Aug 19 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,850
 
 
VALUE SEASON
Aug 20 2016 - Sep 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
$350
$2,350
 
 
WINTER Rates
Sep 17 2016 - May 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$275
$1,800
$2,800
 
 
VALUE SEASON
May 6 2017 - Jun 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
$350
$2,250
 
 
SUMMER-High Season
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,850
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$2,850
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
departure clean $160 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

Contracts AND Payment/Security Refund managed by privately hired accountant. NO associated FEES. TEMPORARY CLUB membership is available for guest to purchase if interested. BHI Club high/low season $210/$105 and Shoal's Club 2016 $180 (both membership fees included all in home).

Minimum age to rent 25 years
HIGH SEASON RENTAL = SATURDAY to SATURDAY, arrival and departure; Departure clean $135.00
MONTHLY rental available Oct 2014 to April 2015
Encourage vacation insurance (google or www.globaltravelshield.com)

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Amenities

Bald Head Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) double sleeper sofa in 2nd bedroom w/bunks, Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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