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4 Bed/3+ Ba duplex in Gated community; quiet, exclusive, relaxing, family.

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3 Full, one 1/2 bath each side. Sleeps 8 max or combine to sleep 16

Pristine 4 Bedroom 3 1/2 bath Duplex available to rent as separate or combine to rent the whole house and enjoy 8 bedrooms and 6 full, 2 half baths. Ideal for families. New for 2015 we have added a Linen service for every week. You now just show up and our home is ready for your family. This service is not normal at Holden Beach and will normally be an additional charge.

We would love to share our beach home with you and have you stay in either half of our lovely 8 bedroom half duplex. Holden Beach is an OUTSTANDING family beach that has not allowed lots of commercial development on the island. The beaches are pristine and the West End is a semi-private community with a guard house to limit 'day-trippers'. Our house is well stocked with any amenity that you might need during your stay. There are lots of boogie boards, chairs, and beach toys located in the lockable storage area under the house that have been provided over the years for the enjoyment of others.

'Joy of Flying' has 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. Two rooms have private baths. There is room for the kids to play under the house with swings on each side and lots of room for younger kids to ride bikes or scooters.

FALL UPDATE: The fall season is in full swing. There are many great October weeks still available. The rear grass is really coming in this spring thanks to the added sprinkler system last fall and we now invite your kids to enjoy our large grassy area for soccer, lacrosse or Frisbee. The beach is looking great this year. There is always something happening at Holden Beach, nature can be found in all her wonder. This year the rabbits are plentiful although the deer population seems to be a little more reserved and more difficult to watch.

Come join us for a week in paradise: * One of the best rated, least crowded and most beautiful family beaches found anywhere.

* Very Private, with wonderful ocean-views, decks and yet very close proximity to the beach (2nd row, only feet to private beach access.

* Tasteful, spacious and renovated accommodations with much more space than most single family homes of similar price

* Approximately 40 world class golf courses within a 40 minute radius.

* Pristine & uncrowded wide white-sand beach

* Plenty of great dining choices, shopping and children’s amusements, all within a 5 mile radius. New full service grocery store located just across the bridge on the mainland, now open!

* 24-hour Super Wal-Mart

* Some of the best fishing and boating on the East Coast.

The beaches on the West End of Holden Beach are quiet and wide. There is always room to throw a ball or Frisbee even on the busiest week of the year. Morning and evening walks are peaceful and relaxing. You will escape from your stress at Holden Beach.

Relax and enjoy: Relax and enjoy the rockers on the porch or the swings underneath the house. Inside you'll find a spacious living area (approximately 1800 sq. ft of living space) with updated and tasteful decorations throughout.

Our property is very private, yet you're next to the beach, You will love the location of our house. To walk onto the beach, you simply cross the street on a diagonal and walk down a comfortable wooden walkway to the beach. The beach has been maintained through the years as a family beach with little commercial emphasis.

Holden Beach is still a well-kept secret, perhaps not for long. National Geographic Smart Traveler magazine recently ranked Holden Beach among it's top 10 'Best Family Beaches' category. Additionally, AAA Beach Vacation Travel Journal recently ranked H.B. one of their 'Top 30 Beaches' overall. H.B. offers a great alternative to the crowds and commercialism of nearby N. Myrtle Beach, which is only approximately 30 miles away.

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Art Dozier
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
February 26, 2017

What makes this house unique

We build in 1994 with our own design especially tailored for families that want to vacation together and visit together. But it is nice to get a little bit of space sometimes from those you love. All interior walls are insulated and sound is very well contained. You can have all the kids on one side playing a rowdy board game and it is still quiet enough on the other side, even with the connecting doors wide open, to read or watch a quiet TV show. Normal conversation in the living room/kitchen cannot be heard in the bedrooms. A very nice touch. We tried to think of exactly what we wanted with our family and that is what we provide to yours.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I highly recommend this beach house to anyone. It is a beautiful home and well taken care of. I actually got married at Holden Beach on July 22, 2010. My family rented M and M and Joy of Flying for the week, while my groom and his family stayed at a near by home. We had an awesome week! Our wedding ceremony was on the shore. BEAUTIFUL!! We used the boardwalk across from the beach house as an easy access from the ceremony to the reception. Our wedding reception was held in the backyard-wonderful.
Jul 2010
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Holden Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Master - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Half Bathroom -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 queen
    Queen 1 - 1 queen
    Queen 2 - 1 queen
    Twin - 2 twin/ single
  • Master Bedroom and Twin Bedroom share the upstairs bath. Great for parents with smaller children. The Master Bedroom is very roomy and has extra space for a crib. The twin bedroom has a great airplane ceiling fan that children just love. Both downstairs queen bedrooms have their own private baths attached for privacy. The linens are not included to help keep the costs down. You may bring your own or use one of the many linen services nearby who deliver clean, quality linens for your stay. All interior walls and the floor between floors has been insulated to almost eliminate the noise from others in the house while you are resting in your room.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We have tried to outfit the home with anything you might need during a one or two week vacation. We drew the floor plans and oversaw the entire construction process with the sole intent of building a duplex that our large family could vacation in, either in both sides with the whole group or in a single side if only some can attend. For the last 15 years we have spent every year with our own family vacationing in this home and it is still wonderful. Any time we discover an item we wish we had during our vacation we provide that for our renters. We have balanced providing with keeping cost as low as possible. We would rather have great renters year after year then chase a couple of bucks and provide extras that everyone does not need. Every year we upgrade some item and this year we have provided massive 52 inch HD TVs. The addition is excellent for football and basketball season.


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(1 traveler reviews)

4 Bed/3+ Ba duplex in Gated community; quiet, exclusive, relaxing, family.
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Lovely condo!

  • 5 of 5

Really liked condo set up, worked out great for adult children & their families to have their own space. Well stocked w/kitchen accessories. Overall very clean, some touch up paint needed here & there but think that's normal wear & tear with families coming & going. Contacted owners several times with questions/recommendations about the area as this was our first trip to Holden Beach. They were very helpful. If we return to Holden Beach in the future would definitely like to stay here again!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We will have any spots on the walls retouched as soon as possible. Thanks for pointing that out. We are pleased you had a wonderful time at Holden Beach and hope we will see you again in the future at our beautiful beach house. Holden Beach is an outstanding family vacation destination with numerous activities for kids of all ages and I'm glad you were able to take advantage of many of them. Thank you for taking care of our home during your stay.
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Rates & Availability

Holden Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 4 2017 - May 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 27 2017 - Jun 9 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 1 2017
5 night minimum stay
Sep 2 2017 - Jun 1 2018
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Sec Deposit $150
Cleaning $100
Tax Rate 12.75%

All rentals will be charged State, County and Local taxes as well as cleaning. Towels and Linens are not included but may be added for an additional charge if you are not bringing your own.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Wilmington IAP, quick drive North on 17
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Holden Beach
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Lockwood Folley, best quiet golf course around
Nearest Train
85 Miles
Fayetteville NC gets access to North/South routes
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Hwy 17
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Lots of various, sea food at it's best
Nearest Beach
Holden Beach
Car: necessary

Large duplex in private gated community: Each side has its own 'name' as this is the Holden Beach way. The East side of the duplex is named 'M & M' and the West side is named 'Joy of Flying'. Holden Beach is a quiet un-crowded south facing barrier island halfway between Myrtle Beach, SC attractions and historic Wilmington, NC. Holden Beach is ranked by National Geographic Smart Traveler magazine as a Top Ten family beach and AAA Beach Vacation Travel Journal ranked it in the Top 30 beaches overall. For the golfer, there are 40 world-class courses within 30 minutes. We highly recommend Lockwood Folly Golf Course Each spacious side of the duplex has 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. Two rooms each side have private baths. Each side sleeps 8. There is lots of room for the kids to play under the house with large 'porch' swings on each side and room for younger kids to ride big wheels, skateboards, etc. You will also appreciate the insulated interior walls which helps keep the home quiet and serene.


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