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Valentine's, Presidents' Day temps in 60's. Oceanfront, Great Views , Elevator

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 4 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths (Sleeps 8)

Take a few days to Celebrate Valentines's Day or Presidents' Day weekend at Holden Beach. February can be nice, we are already having some 60+ degree days and forecast for V-tines / Presidents' Day weekend look nice. Heated pool re-opens in March. We have good availability for spring and summer 2018.

Don't let your dates get taken by someone else. Fortunately we had no Hurricanes Irma, Jose or Maria damage. Our hearts and prayers go out to those whose lives have been destroyed or interrupted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in this country and the islands of the Caribbean which suffered terrible losses.

We had terrific bookings for Spring, Summer and Fall 2017. Repeat bookings for Summer 2017 were very strong, 7 of 10 peak weeks rented by repeat customers. Great availability for spring and summer 2018 at both our Holden Beach homes. Spring and Fall are great and very affordable with available private pool heated at 82 degrees. If schedule works for you, this is a real deal. Holden Beach is great in the Fall. Private heated (optional) pool stays open until November and re-opens in March.

2017 Summer reservations came in quickest ever for Pelican Watch and Hold-on-Beach (no pool). Year-round Oceanfront home with Private HEATED Pool open March through Thanksgiving. House is luxurious, nicely decorated private oceanfront home with elevator built in 2008, now with many multi-year repeat customers. Spring and Fall are great times to try out Pelican Watch at reduced prices. Enjoy the beach or curl up with book from our extensive library. Call owner for 'couples' and/or multi-week discounts. Solar blanket and southern exposure (w/ heater optional /surcharge applies) will warm the private pool. Take a short walk over dunes to broad beach. Pelican Watch is named in honor of the brown pelicans who fly by on the updrafts from ocean winds off the dune-ridge along the beach.

House has 4 bedrooms, 3 facing oceanfront, 3.5 baths inside, & enclosed outside shower w/ hot/cold H2O. Glass-paneled back deck off small sitting area on main living area offers privacy/protection from ocean breezes and great views of Lockwood Folly Inlet.

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Holden Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • The refund selections offered by Homeaway don't reflect our policy on cancellations. If I don't suffer a loss, you don't suffer a loss.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • Enclosed outside shower with dressing area and hot/cold water by the fenced-in pool.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Oceanfront, lower floor (shares bath)
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Oceanfront, master suite, lower floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Single Trundle bed, lower floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Oceanfront, master suite, top floor is served by elevator.
  • Three of the four bedrooms are oceanfront with great ocean views and breezes. 1 double in 4th Bedroom w/trundle underneath.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 7 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Cable/Satellite TV (4): Main TV in living room has 200+/- cable, w/ Hi Definition. 3 TVs in 3 of the 4 bedrooms. Private Pool: Private fenced pool in area below two oceanfront decks. Watch ocean and kids in pool from decks/porches or step in pool. Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer: Boat /RV parking allowed. NO sleeping/housekeeping allow in RV. Elevator serves top floor only from ground level. Elevator helps with bringing in fresh local seafood and beverages to the kitchen. Serves dining, kitchen, living rm., one Master Bdrm. Covered Parking: Space for 2 to 4 cars under house. No Pets Allowed: Absolutely no pets allowed. Nothing personal, but firm policy. Smoking Not Allowed: If you do smoke outside, properly dispose of cigarette butts, or have part of damage DEPOSIT taken.


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Valentine's, Presidents' Day temps in 60's. Oceanfront, Great Views , Elevator
average rating of 4.9591837 based on 49 reviews

Great property, perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Our whole family had a great time at Pelican Watch...again!! The location could not be better. Really short walk to beach and and at this spot you practically have the beach to yourself!

Kids love the pool and the accommodations were just right for our family.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The family posting review of Pelican Watch are great multi year repeat renters. They always leave my house in good shape and usually make minor adjustments and are good at giving useful suggestions about our beach home. This family is always welcome back. They are among seven repeat renters at Pelican Watch this summer. Thanks again for your care of my home and kind review. Irv
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We loved it

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. My only comment is that rugs on the floor did not have any backing to keep the rugs from moving on the floor. They would slide easily across the floor. The heated pool was wonderful and our parents really enjoyed the view. The house was well furnished and provided everything we needed. Highly recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clemmons, NC

Our slice of paradise...every year! Pelican Watch is truly amazing.

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic owners make this rental our perfect vacation destination since 2011! The views from all rooms in this home are incredible, and we are just steps away from the quiet end of Holden Beach. We've already booked our vacation here again for next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Loved Pelican Watch. Nice quiet location. House was perfect.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is a great property! So many amenities, great views of the ocean and just a few steps away to t

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here. We had everything we needed and we were close to everything. We mainly stayed in because it was so awesome . We hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice house just a short walk to steps to beach with a pool

  • 5 of 5

This is the second year we have stayed at Pelican Watch and will come back again next year. The owner is very accommodating and lets you know if it is possible to check in early if house is available earlier. Nice views of the beach on a quiet street. The beach is great and not crowded.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Irvin Woods
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 10, 2018

About Irvin Woods

I grew up with a family beach house at Edisto Beach, SC. Love the Carolina coast. Holden Beach is not at all like Myrtle Beach. We built this house in 2008 and incorporated improvements on the design of our other very nice house, Hold-on-Beach, vrbo #114090. . We love the East-End of Holden Beach so much, we are now on our third house in the neighborhood. We designed and built Pelican Watch for long-term enjoyment and eventual retirement. Heated pool really extends pleasure to almost 9 months.

Irvin Woods purchased this house in 2008

Why Irvin Woods chose Holden Beach

Special design and open space, visually from glassed back deck to stunning ocean views from both living levels. Elevator serves top floor (main living level) from parking level. Inverted floor-plan. Private heated (optional) pool is open from March to Thanksgiving.

What makes this house unique

Pelican Watch is in very lightly developed area of east end of Holden Beach.


Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Wilmington (ILM) 40 Mi or Myrtle Beach 60 miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Multiple restaurants, bars approx 1 mile
Car: necessary

Beautiful broad beach just across the dunes, high tide on Atlantic Ocean is about 200 feet off the 2 front decks and broad beach strand. Private pool in fenced enclosure. Small back deck overlooks Lockwood Folly Inlet and large undeveloped parcel. 100 golf courses w/ in 50 miles.

Great broad beach right out front or enjoy the pool tucked in front of house. Parents can watch the kids in pool from pool decks or porches overlooking pool and beach.

Other Activities: Shelling, Sightseeing, Boating, Parasailing


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.75%

This house and my other are personally owner managed by me, not a management company with unreasonable fees.
Supplemental Pool Heat at 82 degrees, pool heat rates decrease from $200 per week in March / April to $100 in May and $75 if desired in June. Fall pool heat ranges from $100 in September to $200 in October and November. Supplemental pool heat is OPTIONAL.
Dates available: Year Round
'Couples, 2-people, Multi-week, off-season discounts available
Rentals are generally Sunday-to-Sunday. Also some long weekends.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.