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Harper Peterson

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, spanish

Morning Light - Featured Home in 2010 Haven Magazine

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Bald Head Island House Rental Photos and Description

Large 5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths home with incredable views into the maritime forest

Morning Light is a craftsman style home completed in May 2009 that will be the featured residence in Bald Head Island's annual magazine, Haven. Whether for family re-unions or for a romantic or personal escape this open and inspired floor plan, with a modern kitchen of mahogany cabinets and concrete counter tops, exotic wooden floors, abundant screened porches, hand crafted furniture, custom baths with open showers and soaking tubs, with a view, will transform your well deserved vacation into a breathtaking experience and lasting memory. Let these photographs better introduce this design and executed masterpiece.

There are 2 golf carts for guests' convenience: 1 x 4 passenger and 1 x 6 passenger.


  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Harper Peterson (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish

About Harper Peterson

We have been enjoying Bald Head Island since its inception and we have enjoyed watching it grow. Our family has grown up spending summers and holidays enjoying the majestic scenery and all the Bald Head has to offer. We chose to purchase and build in the Maritime Forrest for its privacy and calming affect. We've accumulated ideas and artifacts throughout our travels that have inspired our design for the home and we hope you will enjoy as much as we have.

Why Harper Peterson chose Coastal North Carolina

The Maritime Forrest is quietly nestled near the center of the island and offers beautiful privacy while being in close proximity to the beaches and all that Bald Head has to offer. This home and property certainly is a "must see"!


based on 8 traveler reviews

Morning Light - Featured Home in 2010 Haven Magazine
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

This one-of-a-kind custom home is second to none in luxury, attention to detail, an amenities!

  • 5 of 5

The previously posted reviews of Morning Light perfectly describe this incredible home. The website photos and video convinced us this was the perfect place to book our end-of-summer family vacation. Our experience in this unbelievable home was outstanding. We look forward to our next stay here already! To wake up every morning in this home in the forest was a treat in itself. Everyday we discovered something new and unique to love about this home. The screened living areas and screened sleeping room offer boundless visual and physical beauty. This peaceful, spa-like home is sited amidst ages-old trees; a small clearing provides an intimate spot for watching baby fawns graze grass. The convenient outdoor shower compares to an outdoor spa with rain head shower faucet and a dressing area conveniently located. You are clean and refreshed from the salt and sand before stepping indoors to a wide open kitchen equipped with everything you need to entertain. The office/TV room stores a huge choice of games for all ages. The large beautifully crafted dining table is the perfect place to enjoy games and to enjoy a freshly cooked meal with friends and family. Planted potted herbs are freshly abundant. The large luxurious leather sofa seats a large group and makes the perfect place for charades, or just relaxing after a busy day. The reading nook is sunny and welcoming - encouraging one to pick up a book from an eclectic selection of reads. Peaceful, soulful, restful and invigorating - this home makes one feel alive and in touch with nature and with one another. Morning, noon and evening offers different points of view with sunlight filtering through the trees, into the strategically placed windows/sunroof spotlighting the rich woods and quality hardwares used throughout. The staircase is a work of art. The bedrooms had extremely comfortable beds and linens and tasteful, understated elegant and unique accompaniments. No shortage of blankets and throws either!

The owner personally picked up the first of our party (who arrived by boat), helped to unload, and introduced us to Morning Light. We learned on our trip that he is a very active business owner on BHI. He is a friend to all and works as hard as any employee to ensure guests at Morning Light and to the island itself enjoy a quality vacation. Morning Light is truly a treasure! 10 out of 10!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our Happy Place

  • 5 of 5

For the second year in a row this magical property provided our family and friends with a wonderful close to the summer season. Morning Light and its tranquil surroundings invite you to slow down and enjoy what's important -- whether it's reading in a quite nook flooded with natural light or playing board games with family under giant live oaks. The house itself is a work of art; with too many exotic details to list, yet, still invokes an inviting spa-like approach throughout the entire house. While secluded it's remarkably close to area amenities and a short ride to the beach via bike or golf cart. The owners are terrific as well. Yes - this is our happy place :)

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing House

  • 5 of 5

Not enough words to express the beauty and peacefulness of this home. The windows, woodwork and attention to detail in Morning Light were truly beyond our expectations. We cannot wait to come back to Bald Head and stay in the house again!!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Great Place

  • 4 of 5

Impressive property. We had a great time. Bald Head is always first class and so was Morning Light. Loved waking up in the coastal "jungle" and then taking a short walk, run, or cart ride to the beach. Almost like two vacations in one!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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  • 5 of 5

We loved this home! Great location, quite secluded area and close to the market and beach. One of the nicest homes we've stayed at on the island! Would definitely recommend to others and would stay again!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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A relaxing enchanting stay amongst the trees

  • 5 of 5

This beautifully decorated asian spa inspired beach house is nestled in a secluded area of the Maritime Forest and very central in location: Close to beaches, the marina and very close to shopping (which is a "great" convenience). This house is very large, sprawling and would accommodate up to 10 comfortably; there are also several cozy spots to get away and enjoy a book.

This home has a very large, well stocked gourmet kitchen, with a high end feel.

Great open floor plan with plenty of seating for a large group (13 foot dining tables both inside and out). The tranquil bedrooms are spacious as well as generously spaced, allowing for privacy. Gorgeous well appointed spa like bathrooms with top end spa quality toiletries. Large/tall floor to ceiling windows across the back of the home overlooking private secluded woods, with natural wood used throughout the inside of the home gives you the feeling of never being inside…it's wonderful!

This home has been lovingly built with attention to every detail, it is well maintained with no evidence of wear and tear. The owners have thought out every detail for the needs of their guests. They are there on the island and available if needed, a plus (although we had no issues).

My husband and I "highly" recommend this property, whether you are looking to escape for a romantic week/weekend for two or for a large family get together-this home has it all and should be at the very top of your list!

Bald head island is a very special place for us. We have had several great stays (both ocean front and forest) over the years and I have to say this home is at the very top of our list. We look forward to returning this summer for sailing, kayaking, bicycling, golfing, hanging at the beach and most importantly "just relaxing" in seclusion.

The Bartholomew's

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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Nearest Airport
33 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1.8 Miles
Will o the Wisp
Nearest Ferry
1.9 Miles
Bald Head Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
1.7 Miles
Bald Head Island Club
Nearest Restaurant
1.8 Miles
Delphina Cantina
Nearest Beach
0.7 Miles
South Beach, BHI
Car: not necessary

Bald Head Island, Southern Coast, Coastal, North Carolina, USA (30 Miles from Wilmington, North Carolina, USA) --- Perched on an abundant sized forest lot, this Japanese inspired home co-exists and interacts with an incomparable stretch of maritime forest, highlighted by a three hundred year old live oak, bamboo and palm trees. Enjoy all the excitement and adventure that Bald Head Island has to offer: minutes from beautiful remote beaches, golf, sailing, nature trails, kayaking, fishing, historic landmarks, surfing, boutique shopping, and more... then retire to Morning Light; a secluded and relaxing retreat. There are 2 golf carts at Morning Light for your convenience: 1 x 4 passenger and 1 x 6 passenger.

Other Activities: shopping, boating, kayaking, wildlife viewing, health/beauty spa


Rates & Availability

Bald Head Island House Rental Rates

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Summer 2017
May 25 2017 - Sep 4 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,500
Cleaning Fee $250
Tax Rate 12.75%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Bald Head Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Macintosh Computer
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Downstairs Powder - toilet
    Downstairs Master - toilet , tub , shower
    Upstairs Master - toilet , tub , shower
    Upstairs Guest bath - toilet , shower
    Crofter - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Upstairs Master - 1 king
    Guest Room - 2 twin/ single , 2 twins are convertible to king bed
    Bedroom/Office - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , 2 - Built in Day Beds
    Crofter - 1 queen , Very Private with private Bath - see floor plan
    Downstairs Master - 1 queen , Views of the forest and private bath.
    Tree House - 1 double , Covered, Screened Porch with 1 Double Bed
  • * King Bed * Queen Bed (2) * Double Bed * Twin/Single Bed (2) * Convertible Bed * Crib
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 bicycles
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • bay/sound
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
There are 2 golf carts available for guest use while staying at Morning Light: 1 x 4 passenger and 1 x 6 passenger.

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