Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Dog Friendly Affordable Cape Fear Station

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Nestled in the maritime forest, but only one minute to East Beach and the Shoals Club, this newer home offers the respite couples and small families welcome. Enjoy the quiet or the fun activities on the Common at Cape Fear Station, a great location for tossing the ball with children or the pets! The kitchen is very well equipped.

The house is brightly and professionally decorated and features an adjacent crofter with a queen bed for a separate couple or teens. In the house, two large bedrooms are upstairs, the master with a king bed, small deck, adjoining full bath with walk-in shower, and flat screen TV; and the secondary room with 2 twin beds and adjoining full bath. Relax on the large front porch and eat outside on the screened-in porch in back.

Renters have loved staying at our home because of its proximity to the beach, Shoals Club, the Bald Head Island Conservancy, and Turtle Central, and also because it's in the kid-friendly Cape Fear Station area. We will accept up to two well trained dogs (additional $200 fee required for first dog, additional $50 for the second dog). Sorry no cats. Optional weekly memberships to the Shoals Club and Bald Head Island Club are available.

There is high-speed Internet with WIFI throughout the house. A gas grill and beach chairs are included. There are also two adult bikes available. 7-day rental required in summer. Minimum 4-days in other seasons.

Keywords: Cape Fear Station, Crofter, Beach, Shoals Club, Maritime Forest, dog friendly

More Details

Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2018

About Michael

We've been visiting Bald Head Island for over 15 years and can't think of anyplace we like better. When you leave your car on the mainland and hop onto the ferry, you feel the stresses of work and home slip away. Our two labs can never get enough of running on the beach. But they also love sitting in the golf cart as we drive to and from the stores and restaurants. We love to sit by the pool at the clubs or play Bocci Ball on the beach. We live in Wilmington and get over as often as we can.

Michael purchased this house in 2012

Why Michael chose Cape Fear Station

We believe we have one of the cleanest and well kept properties on the island and want to share its comforts with your family. It's location is terrific since it's in Cape Fear Station, just a minute or so from East Beach, and a short walk to Turtle Central and the Cape Fear Village Green. So it's particularly good for families.

What makes this house unique

We love to cook and we have tried to accommodate our kitchen with lots of items you might need. In fact, many of our guests comment on it!

Guestbook comments from the owner

This house was so perfect for us with our two little kids and my mother coming with us (she was able to stay in the crofter). It's so convenient to get to the Shoals Club where we could all play in the pool. And the special events on the Common in Cape Fear Station around the July 4th holiday were loads of fun. And we were just a short walk. Everything was new and clean and the price very affordable. We've already booked our return trip for this spring.
Jul 2009
  • 1 of 2


Cape Fear Station House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2nd Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom in Crofter - toilet , shower
    Bathroom near Kitchen - toilet
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
  • 3.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Detached Unit - 1 queen , This is the crofter. Also contains its own bathroom.
  • King (1), Queen (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
One 4-passenger golf cart and one 6-passenger golf cart, beach chairs, two adult bikes and screened porch.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

75% Complete
25% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Dog Friendly Affordable Cape Fear Station
average rating of 4.75 based on 14 reviews
Asheville, NC

Beautiful, Clean Home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful trip to Bald Head Island earlier this month! This house was perfect for us. It has everything you need to be comfortable, was very clean when we arrived, and is in an awesome location. We were so happy to find such a nice home that accepted dogs. It was a treat to have our pup with us! The kitchen and dining room were great - large, open, and very functional. The large bedrooms upstairs were perfect for my husband and I and our two kids. My mom stayed in the crofter, which was a nice respite for her when she needed her own space. :) Also, the golf carts and bikes came in very handy. We enjoyed the Shoals Club, the BHI Conservancy programs, and the East Beach, which are all very close to this house. My kids were ready to "live here forever!"

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Tega Cay

Our favorite so far!

  • 5 of 5

We've been visiting and renting on the island for 9 years now and this was by far our favorite house! The owner was extremely responsive and we've never had any other owner or rental company check in on us like he did via email and text. The house was clean, very well appointed and the furniture was all in great shape and very comfortable. The location was walkable/bikeable to the beach and Turtle Central/BHI Conservancy/Mike's Bites :-) Thanks for a great week!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
DC metro area

Another great BHI and Salty Dog experience!

  • 5 of 5

This is our 3rd year staying at Salty Dog and, once again, it was a great stay. The house is always clean and fresh feeling, the kitchen is (still!) well appointed and Michael is always friendly, accommodating, and easy to get in touch with if issues arise. Definitely a great stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Roanoke, VA

Great Island - Terrific house

  • 5 of 5

Many thanks to the owners of this wonderful property. The communication from the start was top notch and totally professional. You would think you were working with a full time management firm.

The house is in a terrific location and it it well equipped and comfortable.

And of course - Bald Head is just terrific place for family vacation.


  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback. We always appreciate feedback that can help us improve our property and the rental experience. It also lets future guests feel comfortable with renting with us.
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Great location

  • 5 of 5

Nicely appointed, well equipped comfortable house. It is situated on a quiet street with very easy access to the beach, Shoal's Club and Conservancy. The owner is quite attentive. This was as fourth rental on BHI and was clearly our favorite. We would gladly return in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your vacation and look forward to your return. We strive to make things as perfect as possible. Michael and Priscilla
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0

Perfect Vacation Getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year staying at the Salty Dog and it is absolutely perfect! The location is great - just 2 minutes on foot or golf cart to the beach. The house has everything you could possibly need: the beds are super comfy and it's on a lovely, quiet street. The beach chairs, bikes and golf carts are all great quality. Michael is wonderful to deal with and takes care of anything that you need immediately. Best of all we could bring our yellow lab Lily and she loved her daily trips to the beach - the outdoor shower is perfect for cleaning dogs and dirty little boys! Thanks for another great vacation, we will most definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0


Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Shoals Club (temp member req)
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
BHI Ferry
Nearest Golf
Bald Head Island Golf
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Bald Head Island Beaches


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Reservation Fee $30 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

Rentals are Saturday (4PM) to Saturday (10AM) with a minimum of 7 night stays. Club membership available as separate purchase: BHI Club Sports Membership $175/week. Shoals Club $175/week (these fees are charged by the clubs and are subject to change). We will accept up to two well trained dogs (additional $200 fee required for first dog, additional $50 for the second dog).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

You might like these similar properties