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

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

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

For 2017 we have added a new Frigidaire microwave, 50" smart HDTV, new entertainment table, six new dinning table chairs, 4 new beach chairs, 4 new porch chairs, all new pillows for all beds, new comforter in master bedroom and 32" HDTV in two queen size bedroom.! We have added a Rental Agreement to our reservation process. If you have any questions please let me know. We have been forced to implement a $250 Refundable Security deposit. The quote you will receive includes a $250 refundable security deposit. You will receive the security deposit back as refund in your credit card or e-Transfer payment or if you send a personal check we will send your check back to you. After you check out and our cleaning person cleans the house, we will mail your security deposit check back to you without cashing the check. Be sure to deduct the $250 security deposit from your quote to receive a true cost of the visit.

2016 upgrades: 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. 50' HDTV in the living area (one of the 4 TV's), 32" HDTV in 2 queen bedroom. 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. Linens and towels can be rented at Beach Fun Rentals and Care Linen Service

After reservation request are accepted, reservations are booked based on first payment received bases.

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 2017 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!

Thank you!

More Details

Property Manager
Byron Ritter
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

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.


Holden Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • 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
  • 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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Holden Beach House / Short 5 minute walk to Beach / Perfect Family Vacation Home
average rating of 4.87931 based on 58 reviews

Great house, close to ocean

  • 5 of 5

Mr. Ritter, the owner of this property, has always promptly answered my emails. The house is great, cozy setup for our family of 4 adults, 1 kid and 2 dogs. We found everything we needed there, from plenty of pots/pans/dishes to beach chairs, a kite and a pulling card to haul everything we needed to spend the whole day at the beach. Walking to the ocean is short. We love this, definitely will come back and hope to stay longer next year. Thank you Mr. Ritter.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We very much appreciate your wonderful comments. Our goal is for our guests to have a wonderful and memorable vacation or visit to our house at Holden Beach. We hope our guests will return soon. We also vacation in our house and we look for items that would make the stay more enjoyable. Each year we make improvements to our house. We ask our guests to provide positive suggestions for improvements. We appreciate our guests who make the effort to contribute to what we offer. I would like to thank our guests for adding cooking trays to our large selection of pots and pans for cooking. We reinvest most of the money into our house to help make our guest visit better. Thank you, Byron Ritter
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful beach house with all the amenities that you need!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We aim to have everything a guest needs to have a wonderful vacation at Holden Beach. We appreciate all the recommendations previous guests have made to improve our house. We vacation in our house every year, so when we need something we purchase and make available to our guests. If you have a question about an item you would like to have please inquire and we will consider providing it for our guests. Thank you, Byron
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  • 5 of 5

This is a great house. Mr. Ritter was easy to get in touch with if I had any questions. We did not lack for anything. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your nice comments and hope you will return soon. Communications is important element in an enjoyable vacation. Guests have to become comfortable in the new surroundings. There are always questions and we totally understand it is important to reply promptly to all questions. We are very receptive to guests suggestions for improvements. Again we look forward to Mary and family enjoying another vacation in our beach house. Thank you!
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Rocky Mount, VA

great house

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from Holden Beach. The house was great. The beds were very comfortable and the walk to the beach was very short. The house was very clean and everything was in working order. It was very easy to commmunicate with the owners and all questions were answered quickly. We appreciated the opportunity to rent this property.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate you nice comments and recommendations. We always aim to please. It is important to us to have guests that take care of our house and treat it like it was their on house. We thank you for this. Having our vacation at the house each year gives us a accurate perspective on what is needed and wanted. We appreciate positive constructive suggestions for improvements. We look forward to you returning soon. Thank you, Byron
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  • 5 of 5

Great location, great house!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate the compliments. We are glad you enjoyed your visit to Holden Beach. We look forward to your returning soon and maybe for a whole week? We appreciate all our guests whether their stay is two days or two weeks. We are always open for suggestions for improvements. We have just added new outdoor lights to help welcome our guests when they arrive after sunset. Thank you! Byron Ritter
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Greensboro, North Carolina

Wonderful beach house

  • 5 of 5

Just as described. Short walk to beach. Very clean. Owner was responsive to needs. Nice to have beach chairs to use. Great place to stay at Holden beach. Will return in future!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We very much appreciate your nice comments. We aim to have each guests experience an enjoyable and memorable visit to our house and Holden Beach. Our house is just a short walk to the beach or inland waterway. We have a private walkway over the dunes right on to the beach. We vacation at Holden Beach also so we know feel we have a good idea what is needed for an enjoyable vacation at Holden Beach. We look forward to your returning to our house like many of our guests. Thank you, Byron
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $250

You will receive the security deposit as a refund on your credit card or e-Transfer payment After you check out and our cleaning person cleans the house, if everything checks out we authorize a security deposit refund. Cleaning charge $75 for only December through February.. Cleaning fee included March through November. Guest provides linens and towels. There is a 3% surcharge on Credit Card payments. We prefer electronic transfer payments. 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.
After reservation request are accepted, reservations are booked based on first payment received bases.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.