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Byron Ritter

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Holden Beach House / Short 5 minute walk to Beach / Perfect Family Vacation Home

28 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Coastal North Carolina House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, sleeps 9, central heating and AC, 1 block to beach

We have added a brand new sofa and loveseat in the living area. In January 2015 we replaced all four queen size beds with new premium mattresses and box springs. On your next Holden Beach vacation enjoy our new premium mattresses. New Keypad entry system. No keys needed. We have new AC Heat pump. Heat & AC controled by one central thermostat. Family home ideal for one or two families. Comfortably sleeps 9.  Master bedroom with queen bed, single bed and half-bath, one bedroom with queen bed, one bedroom with two queen beds. Dining space for 10 with 6 at table and 4 at bar. Fully equipped kitchen. Living area comfortably seats 6. Two covered porches with chairs and/or rockers. View of beach on one porch and view of inland waterway on other porch. Full garage accommodates 2 cars parked bumper-to-bumper. Enclosed outdoor shower with hot/cold water, washer and dryer, 4 color TVs with expanded HD cable. DVD player. 32' HDTV in the living area (one of the 4 TV's). Beautiful new floor in living area. Carpet in 3 bedrooms replaced in 2013.

New for 2013 :New carpet in all 3 bedrooms. Porch railing painted.

Pets welcomed with a pet charge.

Additional rooms close by: Do you have a larger group coming?  There is a duplex directly across the street that sleeps 8 and it is also listed on HomeAway as property 220585.  This is ideal for a family reunion or large gathering that needs additional space.

Check out 11 am

Check in 4 pm

Guests provide linens and towels

Best family beach

For a “laid-back” atmosphere, Leatherman favors Holden Beach, N.C. (pop. 575). On a tiny barrier island, the town is primarily residential, and traffic and crime are minimal. “When I look at the family beaches, safety is a very big issue,” Leatherman says.

In our photos we have a schedule of the Holden Beach Concert Series. Look at what concerts are scheduled when you are staying in our house. Enjoy!

Come stay in our house at Holden Beach!

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Byron Ritter (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

About Byron Ritter

Our parents built this house in 1979. They lived in it from 1991 until 2008. The house and property is well maintained. The house is now owened by the three brothers families. We live in the Piedmont Triad of North Carolina. We vacation in our house each year so we know what is expected for a vacation home.

Byron Ritter purchased this house in 1979

Why Byron Ritter chose Coastal North Carolina

We have new premium mattresses and box springs on all four queen size beds.This property is a great location for walking to the beach or the inland water way. You can see both the ocean and the water way from the porches. The ocean is only a short 5 minute walk from the house. There is a private walk way over the dunes we help maintain that is part of the walk over to the beach.

What makes this house unique

We have an enclosed downstairs with outside and inside showers downstairs. There is room for two cars in the inclosed downstairs. You can have dinner downstairs great for hosting neighbors. We have charcoal grill provided.


based on 28 traveler reviews

Holden Beach House / Short 5 minute walk to Beach / Perfect Family Vacation Home
average rating of 4.892857 based on 28 reviews

Perfect, Affordable Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This home was the perfect mental health getaway from the busy life I lead! The home could definitely use some updated decor, but it was clean, comfortable, functional, affordable, and felt like home for the few days I was there. I was especially pleased that my two furry family members were welcomed (and even encouraged) to join me. The walk to the beach took only a few minutes and I was pleased to see that I even had an ocean view from the living room! I can 100% guarantee that I will reserve this home again. I do recommend bringing a dog gate for the front and back decks, as it would have been nice to allow my pets to sit outside with me without the leash. (Random sidenote: I have never experienced such great water pressure in my life! That shower was amazing!) Thank you for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Spring Break!

  • 5 of 5

6 of my sorority sisters and I wanted a nice relaxing place to go for an all girls spring break this year and this place completely exceeded our expectations. The whole house is so cute and well taken care of. The beach chairs and boogie boards were amazing to bring to the beach which is so close. The water and the waves were great! We didn't need multiple keys or anything since they have a pass-code lock. Beaches N Cream was the best ice cream I've ever had. Also if there's any One Tree Hill fans, the city where they filmed all the seasons, Wilmington, NC is just about 30min north of the house. We visited there and myrtle beach. Overall it was an amazing stay for all of us and I'd highly recommend it for any family or group!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you had an enjoyable time. While we do not usually rent to college students, you went the extra mile and provided a damage deposit, Rental Agreement and a list of all guests and their parents name. I would like to compliment you on being so organized in making the arrangements and working through the necessary qualifications we requested. We hope you will visit again. Thank you!
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Wonderful Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful stay at this cottage! We loved Holden Beach and the convenience of the cottage's location, as well as the fact that we could bring our pup with us. The cottage was fully equipped and very comfortable. We hope to visit again very soon!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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House was great for our weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

Overall the house was great for our weekend getaway! Everything worked good. House was decently clean (little bit of dust on top of things, but I'm fairly tall at 6' 6" and I notice things differently then other people not so tall)

Loved the short walk to the beach! My home away from home is usually Oak Island, but If I were to come back to Holden I'd certainly stay here again! If your looking for a reason to stay in Holden, the sea shells here are the best of any beach I've been on! During this trip the first night walking the beach found a large Conk shell washed up fully intact! This was my reason for this trip!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

Even though the weather was cold, we had a nice time. The house was cozy and warm. Very clean.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate you choosing our house. We aim to please. We are glad our house met your expectations. We hope you will return soon and the weather will be wonderful. Thank you!
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Raleigh, NC

Very comfortable 3 bedroom home at Holden Beach

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this very comfortable home at Holden Beach for the weekend. We are a family of four with two teens. We found if very cozy. The beds were so comfortable. It was clean and the owners thought of everything to make our stay comfortable. Real short walk to the beach. Thinking of going back for a week in the summer.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Wilmington NC
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Provisions Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Lockwood Folly GC
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
US Hwy 17
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Blackbeard or Provisions
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Holden Beach
Car: recommended

Holden Beach is a Family beach with wide sandy beaches. There are many golf courses in the area. It is only 3/4 hour 's drive from Myrtle Beach with a variety of theme parks, great outlet shopping, and wonderful restaurants or historic Wilmington which offers sightseeing, good shopping, great restaurants, and UNC Wilmington.


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
Spring 2016 no cleaning fee
Apr 1 2016 - Jun 3 2016
2 night minimum stay
June 2016 no cleaing fee
Jun 4 2016 - Jul 1 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
July 4th no cleaning fee
Jul 2 2016 - Jul 8 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
July-August 2016 no cleaning
Jul 9 2016 - Aug 26 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall Sept-Nov 2016 no cleaning
Aug 27 2016 - Nov 30 2016
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.75%

Cleaning charge $65 for December through February only. Guest provides linens and towels. There is a 3% surcharge on Credit Card payments. We prefer electronic checks or personal checks. Pets are encouraged with a pet charge. Pet charge is $25 for 2 days, $50 for 3-4 days, $75 for 5-6 days, $100 7 days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Coastal North Carolina House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , upstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , downstairs
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , beside master bedroom
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower , Outside shower on side of house. Excellent for quick showers
  • There is also an outside enclosed shower with hot/cold water for a quick shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen
  • All queen beds are comfortable. Master bedroom has queen bed plus twin bed. TVs are in all bedrooms. Ceiling fans are in all bedrooms, kitchen and greatroom. Windows in all bedrooms. Carpet replaced in 2013 for all bedrooms. AC / Heat pump replaced August 2013
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Home is built 1 level above ground and is accessible only with stairs. All rooms are on the same level, with the exception of one full bath with large shower and toilet on the ground level.

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