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FREE CLUB MEMBERSHIP August 12 & 19 Weeks! - Unwynding on Bald Head Island

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Den, 4.5 Baths (Sleeps 8-10)

Our Bald Head Island cottage sits on the 11th Fairway. The reverse floor plan allows for breathtaking views of the golf course. 'Unwynding' was custom built and professionally decorated. The second floor features a great room that opens to a screened porch and sun deck. Second floor also has large private bonus room with queen sleeper and powder room. The first floor features 3 bedrooms, (2 Queens, 2 Twins)each with a private bath. Also on the first floor, a full laundry, open foyer, front and rear porches. The private Guest Cottage (crofter) bedroom/bathroom (Queen)sits above the golf cart garage and also has a private deck. The setting is very private and quiet but just a 2 minute golf cart ride to the ocean or shopping.

4 TVs (including a flat screens in the Great Room, MBR and guest BR). DVD & CD player with surround sound on second floor. Two 4-passenger Golf Carts and bicycles.

Memberships to either or both the Bald Head Island Club (with golf privileges) and Shoals Club beach club are available.

Keywords: Beach House, Golf Course,

More Details

Tom Mercolino
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 17, 2017

About Tom Mercolino

We are a family of 4 from Chapel Hill, NC. 'Unwynding' on Bald Head Island is our favorite pastime.

Tom Mercolino purchased this house in 2011

Why Tom Mercolino chose Coastal North Carolina

Unwynding is about the nicest home of its size on the BHI golf course. The reverse floor plan and siting of this home make it sunny and bright, with views typically not available among BHI forest or golf course homes. Unwynding is centrally-located to the Marina, BHI Club, the Maritime Market, and other shops. It is just a short walk or cart ride to the beach.

What makes this house unique

There is always something to do on Bald Head or you can just relax and do nothing!


Bald Head Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (3) 3 Queen Beds, all with private baths / 1 Queen Sleeper in Den, Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 Twin Beds in bedroom with private full bath, Baby Cribs (1) Pack-n-Play with bedding, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen Sleeper Sofa in Private Den sleeps 2
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 5 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
2 screened in porches, 3 additional decks/porches with plenty of high quality new furniture, water purification system, outdoor shower, high chair, 2 golf carts,sunny but very private too!


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FREE CLUB MEMBERSHIP August 12 & 19 Weeks! - Unwynding on Bald Head Island
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews

Can't wait to return!!!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing property. Very clean and spacious. Beds were comfortable with nice linens. Kitchen was very well equipped. Was so nice to not have to worry about towels/beach chairs or bikes. All were provided and very nice. Would definitely return!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Shannon! We are so happy that you appreciate the care we take to make sure that our guests find the best amenities at Unwynding. Our key hospitality indicator is that every guest express an interest in being a return renter, just like you have!
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Chapel Hill, NC, US

Perfect Getaway.

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't ask for anything better. A world of it's own. The house was awesome. Quiet. Easy to get to all parts of the island. I'm very jealous that you can visit this outstanding location at all times of the year.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Randy! The Summer shoulder season is a perfect time to enjoy Unwynding and a perfect getaway. Summer 2017 is already filling up fast!
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Raleigh, NC

A fantastic facility, visit and island.

  • 5 of 5

Could not have been more pleased with our stay at Unwynding on Bald Head Island. The house was perfect from its presentation, to its comfort, to its very fully equipped kitchen, to its absolutely quiet forested location (on the 11th fairway). The owners were wonderful to deal with and their smooth operation added to the relaxed enjoyment of the weekend. The golf course was absolutely beautiful from its perfect condition, to its vistas (lots of water), to its plentiful wild life. Everyone at the golf club and the Shoals Beach Club made us feel right at home as if we were long term members. The fully paved cart roads all over the island make it perfect for bike riding and exploring. The two golf carts that come with the house added extra fun. Even the short ferry ride to the island makes one feel like you've passed through some sort of "portal" to a location of full peace and tranquility. We are going back as soon as we can.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Pete! It is always a pleasure having guests like you and your family who appreciate what a special place Unwynding is. Our objective is to have every guest want to return for their next BHI vacation,
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Great location on BHI

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week on BHI. The owners were easy to work with and answered all of our questions. The house was clean and in good shape. It's a great location off of a main road, making it easy to get to the Ferry, Market or any beach. The Internet is top notch and the golf carts are in great shape. They have seatbelt, blinkers and even a speedometer!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Sam! We pride ourselves in providing our guests with the best amenities, and it is a pleasure to have a guest recognize as much. We hope to have you back for your next BHI vacation!!
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Richmond Va

Great choice!

  • 5 of 5

Well maintained, great location. Will definitely check this place out again!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dublin, Ireland

Irish Visitor

  • 5 of 5

My family were bowled over by this beautiful house. We attended for a wedding on the island and required accommodation for 9 adults and a small child. The house was perfect and is an extremely well maintained property. Decor is exquisite and all the furniture and appliances are of the highest quality. The location, on the edge of the golf course, is spectacular. We will definitely pay another visit to 'Unwynding'

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for appreciating the care with which we maintain Unwynding for our guests! We hope to have more international guests like you to experience the truly unique opportunity that Bald Head Island provides. Where else can you find a luxury accommodation like Unwynding, and see all around expanse of untouched shoreline, maritime forest, and salt marsh? We would welcome you and your family back for a return stay!!
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Wilmington, NC (ILM)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Palm Room, BHI Club; MoJo's, Delphina's
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Bald Head Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Bald Head Island Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
BHI Club; MoJo's, Delphina's
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
any direction
Car: not necessary

Temporary membership to each of Bald Head Island Country Club (with Golf privileges) and to Shoals Beach Club available for additional charge, Nature trails for walking or biking, BHI Nature Conservancy provides Guided Kyaking trips and Loggerhead turtle walks on the beach.


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 2017
May 13 2017 - Sep 15 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Late Summer/Early Fall
Sep 16 2017 - Oct 27 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Off-Peak Season
Oct 28 2017 - Mar 17 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750
Tax Rate 12.75%

HOLIDAY WEEK RATE (MEMORIAL DAY, JULY 4TH, LABOR DAY) IS SUMMER 2017 RATE PLUS $295. BHI Club and Shoals Club available at each club's posted rates. Unwynding has 2x4 passenger carts; GUEST PARTIES >8 REQUIRE ADDITIONAL CART RENTAL BY OWNER ON BEHALF OF GUESTS. Cleaning fee for stays less than 7 days is $250. A convenience charge of $150 will be added for rent payments by credit card.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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