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Gorgeous Views and Steps from Beach Access - perfect for families!

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Fish Tale is the home on Bald Head that you will rent year after year. Just ask our guests! Walk through the front door, take in the sweeping views of the Atlantic from almost every window, and relax instantly on the huge sofa in the wide open floor plan. You will soon be sharing your own 'Fish Tales' with friends about your adventures on Bald Head Island.

Bald Head Island Club membership included in rental price. Shoals Club available at an additional fee.

This home is perfect for two-three families or 3 couples, with 2 master suites (king beds), a queen bedroom, and a bunk room with full twin bunks, built in bunks suitable for teens and younger (not quite twin size mattress) and full size crib. Additional sleeping is available on the pull out in the sunroom and in the second full size crib stored in the master suite. Dining in? No problem! The kitchen is very well stocked (many families say they will always rent for Thanksgiving due to many pots, pans, appliances, serving ware, etc). Add to that a large round dining table that easily seats up to 10 with spectacular views of the ocean!

The open floor plan with a soaring ceiling makes living in Fish Tale most enjoyable. The living area is open to the kitchen, dining area, and sunroom. Although it is open, the bedrooms are tucked privately off the open living area. There are also several sitting areas to read, puzzle, enjoy coffee, or just admire the view. The most popular places to relax however, are the sunroom to view the sunrise and the deck to soak in the sunset. Just gorgeous!

Fish Tale truly has something for everyone. We provide free Wi-Fi and unlimited long distance. There are TVs in every room except the bunk room. The living area TV also has a DVD, XM Radio, and stereo. Although this is not a new home, it sure has fun, updated furnishings and linens. All guests comment on the comfortable and high quality beds, pillows, and linens.

We are extremely kid and beach friendly! Home includes a high chair, booster chair, 2 full cribs, pack and play, toys, books, bikes and beach and pool toys and floats/boards. You will enjoy the quality beach chairs, beach towels, beach bags, and private outdoor shower. Our goal is to be sure all amenities are in working order and ready for you! We provide access to one double kayak as well. Let the exploring begin!!

Fish Tale is conveniently located on South Beach just steps from a beach access. We are close to the Bald Head Island Club, the Maritime Market, and a short drive to the Shoals Club. Two 4-seater golf carts are available for your use. A full departure clean is included in your rate.

Keywords: beach house, beach home, ocean view home, open floorplan

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Kristin Wray
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 6, 2017

About Kristin Wray

Kristin and Peter live in Charlottesville, Virginia with their 3 boys - Peyton, Simon and Oliver. We love this college town and the beautiful mountains, but we treasure our time on Bald Head Island! We especially love introducing BHI to our friends and family.

Kristin Wray purchased this house in 2005

Why Kristin Wray chose Coastal North Carolina

We were married in the Bald Head chapel in 2000. We had discovered the island only months before. Once we visited, we were hooked and knew we would one day love to own a home here. Bald Head is truly a unique environment and such a well preserved barrier island. So, in 2003 we pulled the plug and bought a home in the forest. We were sure we would keep it forever. Then we had our first child and realized how much MORE space children require! So we moved into Fish Tale in 2005 and plan to enjoy all it has to offer for many years.

What makes this house unique

There are 2 things that our guests always comment on regarding Fish Tale. First - the view is spectacular. No, we are not on the sand, but we have unobstructed views of the ocean with only one home in our line of sight. As a result, you are forced to relax the minute you step in the home and take in the beautiful panoramic ocean view. Second - the open floor plan makes group living very comfortable. There are ample seating and common areas, but plenty of quieter spaces for privacy. It really 'works' for a group.


Bald Head Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (2) 2 master suites., Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (2) Full size - not pack and play. One crib is always assembled and the other is easily assembled with no screws if needed. , Bunk Beds (2) One set of bunks hold twin size mattresses. Other set is built in to large closet area and holds custom mattresses suitable for teens or younger.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Open floor plan, large pantry, huge library for beach reading, 2 full size cribs, 2 golf carts, many beach and pool toys, beach towels, bikes, 1 double kayaks


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Gorgeous Views and Steps from Beach Access - perfect for families!
average rating of 4.969697 based on 33 reviews

Amazing place!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a wedding and could not have picked a better place. The views are great and the beach access is so close! The open living space is perfect. The kitchen is well stocked with everything you need. The beach towels are really nice, as are the beach chairs. We loved the overall beachy, family friendly feel. The beds were comfortable as well. We will come back in the future! Thank you for opening your home to us and being over accommodating.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Clean and Comfortable, Family Friendly

  • 5 of 5

This is a great family place that is stocked to the brim with everything you could need to visit. If you show up with nothing but a suitcase then you'll be fine. The owners clearly work hard to keep this place comfortable and convenient. The couches were great napping couches and the beds were comfortable too. Loved our time there and would return anytime.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect family fall weekend

  • 4 of 5

Your home is lovely and met the needs of our family and grandchildren for a fall weekend for my nephew's wedding. The grandkids loved the toys and child-friendly environment, including the decks. We all loved riding around on the golf carts and spending time on the beach and visiting with other family. it was just what we were looking for!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious rental and perfect for children

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at fish tale for a wedding weekend and I was blown away at all the great toys and kid friendly options Kristen has ready for families in their great home! First and foremost, living room, kitchen, eating area and toy room are all one big open space that was very convenient for us parents to keep eyes on the little ones. Kristens toy room is stocked full of basket filled toys, books and puzzles accommodating ages from babies to pre-k. If you should have a rainy day no fear, there is plenty to do inside! Kitchen was also stocked with kid friendly plates, silverware and sippy cups. We didn't have to worry about a thing! Making packing and your ferry experience that much easier! Bedrooms were great and spacious. Plenty of room to spread out. Everything was clean and comfortable for the perfect beach experience.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Girls' weekend! Perfect location, beautiful home, wonderful amenities! Everything you need! Cannot wait to come back!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had visited BHI for a day trip in June 2015 and fell in love with the island. We wanted to vacation there with our family, which included our daughter, son-in-law and 18 month grandbaby. If you have small children, you will not need to pack toys!! Fish Tales was the perfect place for our family. All on one level yet the layout lends itself well to multiple families feeling they have their own space. The location is great, being in between the market and BHI club. The view is amazing and we loved watching the ships move through the channel from the deck. Kristin was great to work with and very responsive to our questions prior to our trip. We will definitely return to Fish Tales.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Wilmington (ILM)


Rates & Availability

Bald Head Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 3 2017 - Sep 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.75%

Full departure clean included in rate. BHI Club included in rental rate. Shoals Club membership available for an additional fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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