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Great Ocean Views! Steps to Beach!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

If you come to the beach to be AT THE BEACH then "Cool Change" is the place for you. This delightful two bedroom Carolina cottage gives you beach views from every room. And you are just steps away from the sand and surf.

This bright, airy home has been repainted and we have installed new carpet in the bedrooms. The hardwood floors and steps have just been refinished and look great!

The reverse floor plan features an upstairs living area that includes a generous-sized living room filled with comfortable stuffed chairs and sofa. Here you’ll find a brand new 40' flat screen HDTV with DVD and a CD player. The dining area and fully-equipped kitchen are adjacent and open on to a large ocean-facing balcony with a table and chairs for outdoor dining.

The two bedrooms are on the ground level. Each opens onto the downstairs covered porch. One features twin sized beds and is next to the hall full bath. The other has a new king sized bed and adjoins the master bath with double sinks and a large shower. The master bedroom also has its own flat screen TV.

'Cool Change’s front door opens on to a small private courtyard ringed by three homes. In the garage you’ll find a four-seat golf cart, beach chairs and beach toys. Linens and departure cleaning are included in your rent. So is a temporary membership to the popular BHI Club (for week-long rentals). Daily memberships are available for the Club's fee. You can also purchase a temporary membership to the Shoals Club if you wish.

The Shoals Club is located at the eastern point of the island. It features two pools, one for small children. The Club has a private walkway to the beach. It provides towels, beach chairs and umbrellas for use at the shore or by the pool. Enjoy a light fare at the outdoor cafe adjacent to the pool. Or reserve a table inside for a more elegant meal.

The Bald Head Island Club has a wonderful 18 hole golf course, swimming pool, state-of-the-art fitness center and several dining venues.

If you’ve been to Bald Head Island, you’ll know that "Cool Change" is perfectly located in Flora’s Bluff along South Beach, just minutes by golf cart from the Club, the Maritime Market, and the ferry

If this is your first visit, you’re in for a real treat. Bald Head Island is rich in history and is a nature-lovers paradise. You’ll want to visit Old Baldy, the oldest lighthouse in North Carolina. Take the tour to hear tales of the pirates who used to sail these waters. And stop at the Bald Head Island Conservancy for information on a variety of nature programs.

Bicycles, sailboats, and kayaks are all available for rent, and some outfitters offer lessons.

"Cool Change" is a no-smoking home and pets are not allowed. We'll love to have you spend some vacation days with us.

On-Island manager is available to help should any issue arise.

Keywords: Beach house, Ocean view

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018


Flora's Bluff House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Catering Available ...
  • 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 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • New King size Bed (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Crib (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Great Ocean Views! Steps to Beach!
average rating of 4.617647 based on 34 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had a pleasant and relaxing stay at this house. It was equipped with everything we needed and is located literally steps from the beach. We enjoyed the view of the ocean at every meal, and took advantage of the many beach toys available in the garage. Truly perfect.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's always nice to hear that our guests have had a good experience and enjoyed the house and it's beach location.
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Relaxing escape!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our vacay here! The house is very convenient, clean, and a great spot! We tested out the chairs upstairs based on previous comments and you can totally see the ocean sitting in each one of them :) . Thanks to Mike for having someone help us out within 24hrs when the air conditioning wasn't working properly, and high five for the coolest golf cart on the island by far!! We will definitely be returning hopefully sooner rather than later!!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location with great views of ocean and easy walk-up access to the beach.

  • 5 of 5

This was our 9th stay on Bald Head Island and this is a property that we will return to. The house has a reverse floor plan and we ate dinner several nights on the elevated outdoor deck, which provides great breezes, views of the ocean and the sunset. There is a house immediately in front of this house, but there are views of the ocean on both sides of it. The short walk to the beach doesn't require the use of the golf cart. The house is well furnished and overall we highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Relaxing stayi

  • 4 of 5

We had very relaxing stay at Cool Change and really enjoyed Bald Head Island. The house had everything that you would need. We also enjoyed Bald Head Island Club and found the food wonderful. We can't wait to visit again.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful views and great area!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay on Bald Head Island! Cool change was perfect for our family, everything we needed was at our fingertips and the house was clean and roomy!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house.

Here are some of the highlights:

1. Literally steps from South Beach with great outdoor shower at the entrance to the path. There are lots of public beach access sites across the island but none of them have a fresh water shower. Being able to walk to the beach and have easy access to a shower made it easy to get to the beach even for a short time. It's much less work than loading up a golf cart and heading off to a public beach access site.

2. Reverse floor plan means that the living area /kitchen is bathed in light throughout the day and the bedrooms are not super-bright at 6 AM.

3. Upstairs deck has great ocean views and is perfect for watching the sunset in the evening or the stars at night.

4. Downstairs deck provides a shady place to rest outside during the mid-day heat while the strong ocean breeze keeps you cool. (There were days when we spent several delicious hours just relaxing on the downstairs deck).

5. Perfect location on the island. It's a five-minute golf cart ride to East Beach and the Shoals Club and a five-minute ride to the Maritime Market.

This house was the perfect size for my wife and I and would be comfortable for four people.

Hope you get a chance to enjoy it!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $99

Rent includes: a fully equipped ocean front home, one golf cart, a temporary membership to the BHI Club, all linens and towels and departure cleaning.

Memorial Day, Easter, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years - $2750/wk, $425/nt.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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