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Spacious 3 BR, 2.5 BA, overlooking 5th Green, includes 2 Kayaks & 8 Bikes

Bald Head Island, NC, USA
  • House1700 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Our spacious 3BR home is centrally located in the maritime forest and sleeps 8 adults, comfortably accommodating one large family or two smaller families. Two kayaks (one is a 2-seater) and eight bikes are included with your rental.

The large master bedroom has a king bed, a deck overlooking the golf course, TV, and private bath. The spacious bunk room is an ideal retreat for kids of all ages with four full-size beds (two full-over-full bunks). The 3rd bedroom has a queen bed and shares the hall bath with the bunk room. A port-a-crib and high chair are provided.

The spacious living room has two sofas and a 32” flatscreen TV/DVD and offers golf course and forest views. The dining room seats eight, and a fully-equipped kitchen, ½ bath, laundry room, and porch complete the first floor.

Enjoy the central location of Island Palms Cottage on a huge corner lot overlooking the 5th green. Our 1,700+ sq ft 2-story home has a bright and airy floor plan and ALL hardwood floors, plus plenty of outdoor living space. After a day at the beach, kayaking in the marsh, or biking, you can relax on our 300 sq ft wrap-around screened porch, taking in the tranquility of the maritime forest of sable palms and majestic live oaks draped in Spanish moss.

Island Palms Cottage is just a 5-minute cart or bike ride to the beach, Harbor, Maritime Market and Shops at Maritime Way, Creek Access, Old Baldy Lighthouse, and Wildlife Overlook.

Amenities include a 6-seat golf cart, sheets/bedding, bath and beach towels, beach chairs/toys, outdoor shower, charcoal grill, cable, WiFi, games, DVDs, book swap, and starter paper products/toiletries.

During the summer season, weekly rentals are Sunday to Sunday. Check-in time is 3 pm, and checkout is 10 am. A $300 deposit reserves your vacation with final payment due 45 days before check-in. If you cancel more than 45 days out, your deposit is fully refundable. We require that the primary renter who books the property be at least 25 years of age and that golf cart drivers be at least 18 years of age.

Guests have the option to purchase a Temporary Membership for the Shoals Club. The Membership includes everyone in your party and provides access to the pools, towels, a small fitness center, volleyball, bocce, Club dining, and beach access with chairs and umbrellas.



Member Since 2010
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 21, 2018
About Owner

We first visited Bald Head Island in 1994 and have been coming back every year to this peaceful paradise. We look forward to the relaxed atmosphere of BHI and all of the outdoor activities. In addition to the beach, we enjoy biking, running, kayaking, fishing, and stand up paddleboarding in the creeks. Our kids love surfing on East Beach. Here is our son paddleboarding in the marsh over New Years.

Owner purchased this House in 2009

Why Owner chose Bald Head Island

We purchased our vacation home in October 2009 and are thrilled that it has given us so many more opportunities to expolore this beautiful island. We found that we were coming back so regularly and that we always hated to leave the island. The ferry is such a short drive from the Triangle and, once we step aboard, we immediately relax and go into vacation mode -- whether we are going for a week or a weekend.

What makes this House unique

We love being outdoors at BHI and find that, whether we are traveling the island by golf cart, bike, foot, or kayak, it is much more fun than being in a car for a beach vacation. Having access to bikes and kayaks is also very important to us, and we want our guests to know that they are available for their use at no extra charge. The bikes aren't fancy but, having them including in the rental, will save you a bundle on your vacation. It is also important to us to be able to arrive early and stay late in the day and, when available, we offer this to you as well.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
        • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Bunk Beds (4 FULL size mattresses offer roomy sleeping for tall teens), Port-a-crib (1).


        • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath

            Location Type

              • Golf Course Front
              • Near The Ocean
                Our home is located in the maritime forest and is just a 5-minute golf cart or bike ride to the nearest beach. Creek Access for kayaking is just a 2-3 minute golf cart ride. Two kayaks are included.


                  • Away From It All
                  • Family


                      • Guests provide their own meals


                          • Iron & Board
                          • Air Conditioning
                          • Fitness Room / Equipment
                            There is a small fitness center at the Shoals Club, and you must purchase a Temporary Club Membership for access.
                          • Garage
                            Several beach chairs, beach toys, and skim/boogie boards.
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Heating
                          • Internet
                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Linens Provided
                            One set of sheets for each bed: one king, one queen, four full.
                          • Living Room
                            Full size sofa, love seat, arm chair.
                          • Telephone
                          • Towels Provided
                            Bath towels plus a limited number of beach towels.
                          • Washing Machine
                            Detergent is not provided.
                          • Wireless Internet


                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Cooking Utensils
                                Blender, Toaster
                              • Dishes & Utensils
                              • Dishwasher
                              • Ice Maker
                              • Kitchen
                              • Microwave
                              • Refrigerator
                              • Stove


                                  • Child's Highchair
                                  • Dining Area
                                  • comfy seating for 8 people


                                      • Books
                                        We have 30+ books available. Feel free to take one home or leave one you've finished for other guests to enjoy.
                                      • CD Player
                                      • DVD Player
                                      • Games
                                      • Satellite / Cable
                                      • Stereo
                                      • Television
                                      • VCR
                                      • Video Library


                                          • Balcony
                                            Small balcony with two chairs in Master BR.
                                          • Bicycles
                                            Eight 'beach' bikes and one child's bike for approximately age 6-9.
                                          • Deck / Patio
                                            Large screened in porch with table seating four, plus two lounge chairs and two deck chairs. Smaller front porch with two chairs.
                                          • Kayak / Canoe
                                            Two kayaks -- one is a two seater. They can be used in marshes or, if it isn't too wavy, in the ocean. The single is a Yak Board.
                                          • Outdoor Grill


                                              • wheelchair inaccessible

                                                Pool / Spa

                                                  • Communal Pool
                                                    There is a large pool and kiddie pool at the Shoals Club, as well as volleyball, bocce, towels, and beach access with chairs and umbrellas. You must purchase a Temporary Club Membership for access.


                                                      • health/beauty spa
                                                      • museums

                                                        Leisure Activities

                                                          • bird watching
                                                          • boating
                                                          • paddle boating
                                                          • shelling
                                                          • shopping
                                                          • sight seeing
                                                          • walking
                                                          • wildlife viewing

                                                            Local Services & Businesses

                                                              • fitness center
                                                              • groceries
                                                              • massage therapist

                                                                Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                  • kayaking
                                                                  • basketball court
                                                                  • deepsea fishing
                                                                  • fishing
                                                                  • hiking
                                                                  • cycling
                                                                  • sailing
                                                                  • sound/bay fishing
                                                                  • surf fishing
                                                                  • surfing
                                                                  • swimming


                                                                      • Two kayaks (single & double), eight bikes, beach chairs, outdoor shower

                                                                        House Rules

                                                                        Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                        Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                        Cancellation Policy

                                                                        100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                        29 Reviews


                                                                        Latest reviews

                                                                        Outstanding fun rain or shine

                                                                        Kat C.

                                                                        Absolutely fantastic stay on Bald Head Island. Thank you so much for sharing your home. It was a Mother's Day Weekend that I will never forget!

                                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                                        So delighted that you enjoyed your weekend and hope to see you back again soon!

                                                                        Nice convenient property to all the stores and harbor.

                                                                        DAVID h.

                                                                        Nice home on golf course. Good space. Nice bikes. Needs an additional golf cart and upgrade the canopy for the cart. It was worn and did not fit properly. Otherwise good place to vacate to

                                                                        Wonderful house tucked away from it all.

                                                                        Daniel C.

                                                                        The house was perfect for all our needs. The golf cart, bikes, and beach toys were great to have. Great location and beautiful home.

                                                                        Heaven on Earth

                                                                        Wendy R.

                                                                        I just visited Bald Head Island for the first time and I must say, I fell in love! This home was perfect and had everything you could possibly need. We came for my daughters 13th birthday and had the time of our lives!! Kelly was great and very helpful. I will definitely be coming back and wouldn't want to stay anywhere else!!

                                                                        Island Palms

                                                                        Dawson C.

                                                                        We really enjoyed our week at the Island Palms place. Everything was nice and the weather was not bad, although cold. Our only complaint was that the golf cart did not come with a cover and we froze when we rode around. We were told there was a "Parachute-type" cover available, but it seems in the winter time the cart should be already prepared with an appropriate cover. Anyway, we had a good time and would stay there again.

                                                                        The Carrs

                                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                                        So glad you enjoyed your stay at our home and hope you return for a future vacation. I'm sorry for any confusion about the golf cart cover. We keep the cart cover in the cart garage on the shelf next to the cart year-round so that guests have the option to use it as needed for cold temperatures or rain.

                                                                        Spacious home, beautifully decorated, owners easy and accommodating

                                                                        Katie M.Oak ridge, north carolina

                                                                        Our large family spent a week on BHI and loved this home. It is large, comfortable, and peaceful. The owner was quick to respond to my inquiries and very accommodating. Would recommend to friends and family.


                                                                        Bald Head Island, NC, USA

                                                                        Shoals Club Temporary Membership available for purchase through Club. Bald Head Island Conservancy offers year-round activities for families of all ages, http://www.bhic.org/calendar-of-events.

                                                                        Rates & Availability

                                                                        Additional information about rental rates

                                                                        Cleaning Fee
                                                                        Tax Rate

                                                                        Guests have the optional to purchase a Shoals Club Temporary Membership directly from the Club. In 2018, the rates are: March, November, December - $20/day (no minimum) April & October - $275/week or $55/day (no minimum) May-September - $275/week or $165 for 1-3 days The Membership is good for everyone in your rental party and includes access to the pool, fitness center, volleyball, bocce, use of beach chairs/umbrellas at the club beach, and club dining.For details go to www.shoalsclub.com.

                                                                        29 Reviews
                                                                        Wonderful 4.8/5
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