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THANKSGIVING Avail-Spacious 3 BR, 2.5 BA in Maritime Forest, 2 Kayaks & 8 Bikes

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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 new 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) and flat screen TV. The 3rd bedroom has a queen bed and TV 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 the fully-equipped kitchen with all NEW appliances in 2015, 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 is tastefully-decorated with 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 the island trails, 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 signs the rental agreement be at least 25 years of age and that golf cart drivers be 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.

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2017

About The 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.

The Owner purchased this house in 2009

Why The 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.

Map

Stand Up Paddle Boards, golf carts

Amenities

Bald Head Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 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).
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Two kayaks (single & double), eight bikes, beach chairs, outdoor shower

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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THANKSGIVING Avail-Spacious 3 BR, 2.5 BA in Maritime Forest, 2 Kayaks & 8 Bikes
average rating of 4.892857 based on 28 reviews
5

Outstanding fun rain or shine

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So delighted that you enjoyed your weekend and hope to see you back again soon!
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5

Wonderful house tucked away from it all.

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

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!!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Island Palms

  • 4 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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.
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Oak ridge, north carolina
4

Spacious home, beautifully decorated, owners easy and accommodating

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Maumee, OH
5

Another great stay at Island Palms Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd visit to BHI and we came back to Island Palms Cottage. The size and layout is a great fit for our family of four plus a family of three that joined us for part of the trip. The large "kids" room with four bunked beds and a small sitting area (with TV) between has worked out great both times we've rented and was where the kids lived when we weren't at the beach club. The large screened in porch was where the adults lived much of the time in the home and we found this to be a very peaceful and enjoyable place to read a book or enjoy a glass of wine and conversation. The home is comfortably and tastefully decorated and we took advantage of both the two kayaks and the bikes that were available. Kelly was easy to work with and helpful with suggestions on what was happening on BHI the week we were there.

I'd strongly encourage renters to take advantage of a temporary membership at the beautiful Shoals Club and we used this as a big part of our plans every day. The pool facility is great and the location/access to the beach is the best place on the island to enjoy the beach and ocean, in our opinion. We found the club's complimentary chairs/umbrellas by the beach to be a great service and used these every day as well. Having this club available created an ideal combination for us of being able to stay in the quiet comfort of the maritime forest and still have easy pool and beach access (without paying the much higher rates for a cottage close to the beach).

We found again that Island Palms Cottage was a great place to stay on BHI...thanks Kelly!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $140 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 12.75%

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.

Owner'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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