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Special $200/Nt Beg. October 3rd through May 27th!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,633 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 7)


*Beautiful Sunny Home in desirable location with temporary BHI Club Sports Membership available!

*Only 3 minutes to South Beach access and 5 minutes to the BHI Club

*Home is well maintained and very updated.

*Spacious with 1,600 square feet of living space - 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths and 1 half bath.

*Lovely balcony, outdoor deck, screened-in sun porch, and outdoor shower.

*One 4 passenger golf cart.

*Television with cable and DVD player in living room, wifi internet access, and unlimited long distance in the continental US.

* 2 Adult bicycles, 1 boogie board, board games, and beach toys!

Our home is a wonderful, sunny home within the vast maritime forest of Bald Head Island, bordering the 6th Hole of the Bald Head Island Club's golf course. Loggerhead turtles come to lay their eggs on the beaches of BHI. The Island is the northern limit of the subtropics, where native palm trees grow. There are 12,000 acres of permanently preserved maritime forest, 14 miles of beach and vast expanses of undisturbed marshes and creeks. There are no crowds, no cars and no traffic on Bald Head Island. All travel on the island is by foot, bicycle or electric golf cart. Our home comes equipped with one four passenger electric golf cart and a temporary Sports membership to the Bald Head Island Club (included for all weekly rentals and available for rental periods less than 1 week). Please refer to the BHI Club website for details on the BHI Club's rules and regulations.

Our home is a two story home with a reverse floor plan that has been tastefully decorated with the feel of a beach home, not a rental property. The first floor includes the master bedroom with a queen sized bed, television and full bath. The master bedroom opens onto a screened porch so you can enjoy the night air before retiring for the night. The second bedroom on the first floor includes one double bed, and one single-sized trundle bed and a bureau. This bedroom also opens onto the screened porch. The third bedroom includes a queen sized bed. The first floor also includes a second full bathroom as well as the washing machine and dryer.

The second floor of our home is a bright and sunny great room which includes a full kitchen with a stove, oven, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher, coffee maker, toaster, and breakfast bar. The kitchen opens into the living room which has a couch, love seat, and chair as well as a large coffee table perfect for entertaining. The living room also has an entertainment center with a television and DVD player and our video library. Adjacent to the living room is the dining room with a large table, which seats six. The second floor also includes a half bath, a gate at the top of the stairs, and access to a balcony, with seating, that overlooks the 6th hole of the Bald Head Island Golf Course.

The outside of our home is surrounded by palm trees, so you hear the soft rustling of the palm fronds in the breeze. Our home has a golf cart garage and a private open air deck with an outdoor shower and a gas grill. Our neighborhood is quiet and friendly and great for taking walks and riding bikes.

Additional amenities include cable, wireless internet, unlimited long distance, use of 2 adult bicycles, 2 16' children's bicycles (helmuts not included), a boogie board, beach toys, 6 beach chairs.

We welcome you to our home and wish you a fantastic vacation!

Saturday to Saturday Rentals.

Keywords: Golf Course View, Temporary BHI Club Sports Membership available, house, maritime forest, beach house

More Details

Dana Smith
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2017

Why Dana Smith chose Coastal North Carolina

For our vacation home, we wanted a place that had just the right feel; a feeling we could not describe, but knew when we found it. On our first trip to Bald Head Island, the ferry had not even finished pulling into the harbor and we knew that we had found our home away from home. The minute we docked, the island had just the right smell of cedar, pine, woods and water. The air had the right mixture of humidity and warmth with a refreshing ocean breeze. We immediately felt our minds and bodies relax into the calm of the island and we slipped into the camaraderie of Southern hospitality. The fact that no cars are allowed on the island adds to the ambiance. The golf carts are not only fun to drive, but are also quiet, so you hear only the sounds of nature instead of the hum of motors. Nature abounds on Bald Head Island. In our first two visits we saw several foxes, a variety of shore birds, deer, turtles, raccoons, small (and harmless) lizards and crabs. When we first saw the beaches of Bald Head Island, we could not believe the beauty. The long sandy beaches offer the perfect waves for swimming, an abundance of shells, tidal pools and ocean life. The water temperatures, even in late April, are warm enough to swim. During the day, there are plenty of activities offered through the Bald Head Island Club, such as tennis, croquet, golf, swimming, beach volley ball, play grounds, dining, etc. The Shops at Maritime Village offers shopping, a grocery store, ice cream shop, and spa. It caters to all tastes. The harbor restaurants are also excellent and offer a variety of food and fun. Bald Head Island offers something for everyone. At night, there is nothing like looking at the stars. Because the island is away from the lights of the mainland, the stars are abundant and bright. If you have not been to the island before, we know you will love Bald Head Island as much as we do. If you have been here before, you know exactly what we mean.

What makes this house unique

11 Dowitcher Trail is uniquely situated on the island. Our home is located on the 6th hole of the Bald Head Island Club golf course with views of the course from our deck, screened porch and balcony. The house also offers proximity to the beach, ferry, island restaurants, Bald Head Island Club, Old Baldy, and shopping. Our home is approximately 3 minutes from the Ferry terminal, so you are close to Eb & Flo restaurant and to the River Pilot Café for some excellent dining experiences in the marina. Our home is a 3 minute golf cart ride to South Beach and roughly a 10 minute golf cart ride to the East Beach. The Bald Head Island Club and all of its amenities are approximately five short minutes from our home. When you rent our home, we provide use of our 4 passenger golf cart included with the rental. We will also make a temporary Sports membership to the Bald Head Island Club available to you. This allows you to use the club and all of its amenities; however, you must pay greens fees to pay golf. The Bald Head Island Club offers swimming, croquet, golf, tennis, beach volleyball, a playground, and dining. Stay with us and we will give you the keys to fun and relaxation!


Bald Head Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1633 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This is the bedroom in the master bedroom.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , This is the upstairs bathroom off of the living room.
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower , We have an outdoor shower on the deck attached to the garage
  • The master bedroom includes a spacious full bathroom with a combined tub/shower, and his and her sinks.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Includes direct access to the screened in porch.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Includes a television with cable.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Includes a master bath, access to the screened in porch, TV
  • Queen size Beds (2): There are two bedrooms with Queen-sized beds and full bedding is provided for each of the beds. Twin or Single Beds. Each of these bedrooms includes televisions. The master bedroom has a master bath and direct access to the downstairs screened in porch. (2): There is one bedroom that has two twin beds and full bedding is provided for each of the beds. This bedroom has direct access to the downstairs screened in porch. Child Beds (1): There is a Pack-n-play in the closet of the master bedroom and we also have a high-chair booster seat for your little one.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 beach chairs
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
This home also includes the use of: 4 person golf cart, a Temporary Sports Membership to the Bald Head Island Club is included for all weekly rentals, and available at your cost for rental periods less than one week. The temporary membership to the BHI Club allows you to use all of the club's amenities. You must, however, pay for greens fees if you choose to golf. There are also two adult bikes, 2 16' children's bikes (helmets not provided), 2 fishing poles, a boogie board, beach toys for sand castle making, 2 beach shovels, 6 beach chairs, and board games for family entertainment.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Special $200/Nt Beg. October 3rd through May 27th!
average rating of 4.7391305 based on 23 reviews

Cozy Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We were just visiting for the weekend to attend a wedding, but I wish we could a have stayed for longer. The house met our needs perfectly and was exactly as described. It was clean and cozy and a perfect house for 3 couples. I would definitely rent again!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chapel Hill, NC

Great service despite having our trip being canceled by a hurricane

  • 5 of 5

We were due to go in October 2015, but a hurricane changed everything. The owner (Dana) was great about giving us a refund when it was unsafe to go to the island. Would love to go some other time, though!

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Raleigh, NC

Perfect 2nd trip to home!

  • 5 of 5

This home has everything needed for a very relaxing stay. So much so, we returned for a 2nd visit!

The home is perfectly sized for 6 people, 1 bed per room (not counting the trundle). The location is excellent to be close to beach, market, and marina.

All amenities were as described, A/C is ice cold when needed, and the screened porch and 2nd floor deck are perfect for quiet escapes.

I would not hesitate to rent here a 3rd time!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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larchmont, ny


  • 5 of 5

house was wonderful. the setting is magical. the whole island is a special place.

takes some effort to get there but totally worth it.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Raleigh, NC

Comfortable, clean, and inviting

  • 5 of 5

This house is well-maintained, feels very welcoming, and the owners have clearly gone out of the way to make sure that everything you could possibly need is right at your fingertips. Not once did we ever say, "Gee, I wish this house had a ____," because whatever we needed was always right there! The beds were very comfortable, the house was clean, and it has a very nice washer and dryer (didn't appreciate that until we used it!). The kitchen had every tool we needed to make our meals at home. There was plenty of seating in the living area for everyone to "have their own space." The owners clearly put some thought into maximizing the use of space! Also, the house is positioned in a great location on the island. It is tucked away on one of the more private "streets", but still close to the marina and to the market. Getting to the beach only took a few minutes on the golf cart. The owners themselves were very responsive to all of our questions and also provided us with useful tips regarding the island itself. Overall, it was a great stay and we would definitely stay at this house again.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Mill, SC

Perfect home away from home

  • 5 of 5

The Mermaid Cottage was charming, perfectly appointed, and nicely decorated. It had everything we needed for an extended weekend. We very much appreciated the child gate, and other baby items stored in the cottage. The cottage itself was centrally located and we had easy access to everything. We would absolutely try to rent it again, should we ever go back to BHI.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our home is located within 5 minutes of the Bald Head Island Club and all of its amenities, the lighthouse affectionately known as 'Old Baldy', the ferry terminal, Eb & Flow Restaurant, The River Pilot Cafe, and the Shops at Maritime Village. We are appoximately 10 minutes from the Bald Head Island Conservancy, Turtle Cove and East Beach.


Rates & Availability

Bald Head Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 6 2016 - May 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 27 2017 - Sep 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning fee $125
Tax Rate 12.75%

BHI Club Temporary Membership included at no additional cost for all weekly rentals, and available for purchase for rentals less than one week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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