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Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Beach House 4 Bedrooms + 4.5 Baths (Sleeps 8-10)

Stargazing. Done any lately? Become familiar with the exceptional nature of Bald Head Island while allowing yourself time to relax. Enjoy STAR GAZER- our family friendly custom-built home completed April 2009 and nestled in the desirable Cape Fear Station.

With two Master Bedroom Suites, this home is perfect for two families. 'Star Gazer' has a reverse floor plan, which utilizes the second story for cooking, dining, and Great Room gathering while enjoying Maritime Forest views as well as the calming sounds of nearby ocean waves. Each floor offers its own spacious Master Bedroom Suite with king-size bed as well as private screened porch access. The Master Baths have extensive tile work, a Jacuzzi soaking tub and an over-sized shower featuring body sprays for the ultimate in relaxation. There are two additional bedrooms on the first floor. The third bedroom has a queen-size bed while the fourth bedroom has something all children enjoy--a unique full-size bunk bed with a twin trundle able to accommodate four happy sleepers. Both of these two bedrooms include custom tiled en suite baths. All four bedrooms have ceiling fans and flat screen TVs.

Find pleasure in numerous amenities including custom home furnishings, hickory hardwood flooring, a gourmet kitchen featuring upgraded appliances and natural maple cabinetry complemented by granite counter-tops. This lovely home offers a total of five porches, three of which are screened to allow eat-in dining, as well as a 'Star Gazing' deck for sunbathing during the day and stargazing in the evening.

A new infant/toddler crib and high chair are available for use during your stay. There is a laundry room on the first floor and a handy mud room at the rear entryway. An enclosed outside shower sits between the two-cart garage and back entrance, allowing a fun way to get cleaned up after a great day at the beach. The second floor Great Room, a primary gathering space, features a custom sectional couch with generous seating, over 30 new family games and puzzles, and a 46-inch flat screen TV hidden away in a cabinet above the fireplace. Adjacent to the Great Room, a hand-made cherry dining room table able to seat 10 occupies the kitchen/dining room area. Cathedral ceilings in these three rooms allow wonderful lighting throughout the day.

'Star Gazer' encompasses a wooded corner lot, which affords privacy and a distinct sense of closeness to nature. Yet, this special island home is convenient to Bald Head Island's gourmet market, boutique shops, The Shoals Club, Bald Head Island Country Club, The Island Conservancy, and the Marina. 'Star Gazer' is a brief two minute ride on your golf cart to unparalleled East Beach and The Shoals Club, which features dining, two swimming pools, and direct beach access. Included with your rental are two golf carts--a 4-seater and 6-seater, and 4 new bicycles to ensure relaxing travel while exploring uniquely beautiful Bald Head Island.

Keywords: Beach House

More Details

Mimi Leach
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017

About Mimi Leach

After moving to Charlottesville,Virginia from the San Francisco area in 2002, our family longed to be near the ocean. We felt as though we had struck gold when we discovered the beauty of Bald Head Island. Our children and their friends love everything about the island and look forward to every visit.

Mimi Leach purchased this house in 2009

Why Mimi Leach chose Bald Head Island

My husband & I were captivated by the uniqueness of Bald Head Island. After visiting, we decided to purchase land in Cape Fear Station and build a home on the island. We finished STAR GAZER in April 2009 and it was absolutely worth the wait!

What makes this house unique

Together with our children, friends, and family members, we enjoy the pristine beaches immensely, as well as exploring the island on a golf cart, bicycle, or on foot. The brief ferry ride from Southport provides a much needed means to relax and anticipate the joy of what lies ahead.


Cape Fear Station House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • KING BEDS (2), QUEEN BED (1), BUNKBED with a FULL-SIZE BED + SINGLE BED & Pull-Out TRUNDLE which is also a Single Bed. For babies we have a BABY GATE, HIGH CHAIR, & GRACO PAK'N PLAY, ALL 4 Bedrooms have En Suite Bathrooms.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Cart
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Reverse floor plan; two separate & spacious Master Bedroom Suites. All bedrooms have en suite bathrooms. Six porches; 3 are screened-in.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(70 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.9857144 based on 70 reviews

Wonderful Home!

  • 5 of 5

This was our third trip to BHI and Star Gazer is by far the best home in which we have stayed. The location is very convenient to the Shoals Club, Maritime Market and both east and south beaches. Mimi was fantastic to work with throughout the rental process. She even took the time to contact us and mail several articles of clothing that had been forgotten in a dresser drawer.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect house for family gathering!

  • 5 of 5

"Star Gazer" turned out to be exactly the kind of house I was looking for to bring together my children, their spouses, and grandchildren for a Bald Head Island getaway! The house and property are truly charming and we all felt at home. It is beautifully decorated--but comfortable and fun. My two year old grandson and 4 year granddaughter loved their bunk bed room. The master suites were lovely--with great beds and beautifully appointed bathrooms. Mimi is a fantastic and attentive owner--it is obvious that she has given great thought to what is needed in a beach house. We had a couple of days of rain, so it was really helpful to have a full array of games and puzzles. The big open kitchen was fully equipped and fun to cook family meals together in. The house is perfectly located near East Beach--access #39 and the Shoals Club. The beach is the best we've enjoyed anywhere.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Property and a Terrific Vacation

  • 5 of 5

I can only echo many of the previous, excellent reviews. The house is spacious and comfortable (we had 3 adults and 6 kids with age ranges from 6-11); it is well equipped with kitchen utensils, towels, beach stuff, 3-4 bikes, golf carts, gas grill, outdoor shower, etc.; its set in a terrific location - close to the Shoals Club and in my opinion the best beaches; and as previously mentioned, Mimi was wonderful to work with and a very conscientious partner in the quality of our stay. The house is very smartly built, clean and in good condition. We really appreciated the supplemental wine and beer refrigerators. The common space is open and airy, the kids rooms are perfect for the kids, and the dual adult / master rooms are well equipped and exactly what one wants after shutting the door (with the kids on the outside!), with terrific showers and a nice outdoor shower. We have been to BHI for 3 years, and this was by a long shot our best experience thanks to Mimi and Star Gazer.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great, spacious house that is very well equipped. Mimi was wonderful to work with and very responsive. It was so nice to have an attached bathroom with each bedroom and the kitchen had everything you could need. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was first class and delivered as promised.

  • 5 of 5

We spent 2 weeks and couldn't have been any happier with our choice of both property and working with the property owner Mimi. She made me and my family feel like it was our second home. We will definitely be back to stay at this house.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hamilton Family

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in a beautiful home. Mimi was great with communication and making sure we had what we needed to set up ferry, tram, etc reservations. I was also very excited that she had a pack n play and high chair for my little one. The island is beautiful and the home made our vacation the perfect place to relax and enjoy our family!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
33 Miles
Wilmington, NC (ILM)
Nearest Barpub
Bald Head Island Marina
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Deep Point Ferry, Southport, NC
Nearest Golf
Bald Head Island Club
Nearest Restaurant
MoJo's on the Harbor
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
The Shoals Club
Nearest Point of Interest
East Beach
Car: not necessary

Other Activities: kayaking, shelling, SUP- Stand-Up Paddle boarding,

Golf: Bald Head Island Country Club- Highly Rated Golf Course


Rates & Availability

Cape Fear Station House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 2 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 1 2017 - Jun 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 11 2017 - Aug 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 21 2017 - Sep 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.75%

Shoals Club and Bald Head Island Club Temporary Memberships are rAvailable for $225/week during Peak Season to include eveyone staying at Star Gazer. Off Season Club mmerbships are lower.
Holiday Rates May Differ. July 4th Week is $4800+Taxes
$500 Security Deposit Required along with Signed Rental Contract. Fully Refundable after Property Inspection.
Cleaning Fees Paid for by Owner

$1000 Deposit Required to hold the rental. Balance due 30 days prior to arrival. Personal Check or PayPal (w/ 3% Fee)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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