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Kristin Wray

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

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

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

Bald Head Island House Rental Photos and Description

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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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Kristin Wray (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)
Gorgeous Views and Steps from Beach Access - perfect for families!
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews
5

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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Perfect for a family vacation.

  • 5 of 5

The Wray's have stocked FishTales with everything necessary for a perfect family vacation. There is plenty of living space for everyone to be comfortable. The kitchen is terrific. Anything you could possibly need for preparing a simple meal to a gourmet feast is provided. It made cooking a real pleasure.

The ocean view from the family room is wonderful and the beach access is just a few steps from the house. The BHI club is walking distance from the house, and we enjoyed having dinner there one night.

The two golf carts enabled us to travel separately when we had different places to go. We all had a good time at the Oyster Toast held at the Maritime Market.

Bicycles, kayaks, and other amenities for outdoor fun are provided with the house. I would definitely recommend Fish Tales as a great place to stay on BHI.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect week

  • 5 of 5

After 10 years we returned to our previous home with our family and had the most perfect week imaginable. Kristin and Peter have turned it into the most beautiful beach house. Everything you could possibly want, including the view is there. We are so grateful to have had a birthday reunion there. Many thanks.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect house!

  • 5 of 5

After staying in countless beach houses up and down the east coast, Fish Tales was one of the best. Wonderfully equipped kitchen, great beach chairs, spacious outdoor shower, comfy beds and phenomenal views. The owners were very attentive and when we had a fan issue, maintenance was there in an hour! We had plenty of room for the 10 people in our party and with 4 teenage girls, that is a must;) Thanks so much for sharing your lovely home with us!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had such a wonderful week. We love feedback and try to improve the home year after year. Hope to see you again!
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Beautiful wedding week at Bald Head

  • 5 of 5

We spent the week before my daughter's wedding at Fish Tale. The house was perfect for 10 people. The kitchen was well equipped, and it was in a perfect location: close to the beach and close to the Bald Head Island club. We had great weather despite a forecast for thunderstorms every day. I thought the owners were very easy to communicate with, and they answered all my questions within a day. Thanks so much for sharing your house with us. I think we'll need to celebrate all of my daughter's anniversaries here.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Wilmington (ILM)

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Rates & Availability

Bald Head Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 5 2016 - Sep 4 2016
7 night minimum stay
$4,300
 
 
Fall
Sep 5 2016 - Nov 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$475
$3,500
 
 
Winter
Dec 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$450
$2,900
 
 
Spring
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
$475
$3,500
 
 
Summer
Jun 3 2017 - Sep 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$475
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.75%

Full departure clean included in rate. BHI Club and Shoals Club memberships both available for an additional fee. These are optional but we have access to both clubs if desired.

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Amenities

Bald Head Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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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