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Watercolor oceanfront 4BR/3BA Bald Head Island with hot tub!

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Sleeps 10

Visit Watercolor and begin to paint your own picture of a perfect vacation. Located right on the Atlantic on South Beach, Watercolor is ideally situated between the Maritime Market and the Shoals Club. This is an immaculate three bedroom home whose open loft (perfect for children) creates four sleeping areas.

'Spacious' will be your first thought upon entering this sunny ocean-side retreat. The bright open floor plan, soaring vaulted ceilings, loads of windows and skylights, warm exotic hardwood floors and cozy gas fireplace come together to give you an exquisite and relaxing atmosphere. Snuggle in the gathering space while listening to the fully integrated sound system or enjoy a movie on the flat screen. Forgotten a movie? Enjoy one of many the homeowner has supplied.

Beyond the sitting area is the kitchen of your dreams! Channel your inner Emeril Lagasse in this fully equipped chef's nirvana. The kitchen features custom cherry cabinets, plenty of granite counter tops for prepping, an oversize island with its own small sink, a six-burner Wolf range, a breakfast bar that seats six and a Sub Zero fridge. There's even an additional refrigerator in the garage.

Just across from the kitchen is the dining room. Enjoy meals under the magnificent chandelier as you are seated at the beautiful table that comfortably accommodates eight. The dining room also houses the home's wet bar. (FYI-In the bar cabinet is the controls for the sound system. Whether enjoying some music cooking in the kitchen, outside in the hot tub, or even upstairs watching the sunset from the master bedroom balcony, you will have the audio to keep your vacation frame of mind. Each zone has its own wall-mounted volume control to adjust accordingly.)

From the living room and kitchen, walk directly onto the covered porch and grab one of the many rocking chairs or lounges so you can enjoy the sounds and views of the water. If you prefer, step into the hot tub located on the porch-relish the relaxing water while you savor your view of the ocean! Down a few steps from the porch is the home's private oceanfront deck with a large teak table that seats at least eight people. This comes in handy when the hot dogs and hamburgers you fix are ready from the adjacent large gas grill. From here, it's just a hop, skip and jump down the home's private boardwalk access to the beach's soft sand and sparkling water.

Two of Watercolor's bedrooms are on the first floor. They each feature a queen bed. The one located on the ocean side of the house has its own private ensuite bathroom and entrance to the front porch. The other bedroom is located just across the hallway. Its bathroom is conveniently located just outside its door. Both bedrooms come complete with their own flat screen televisions, DVD player and VHS cassette player.

Upstairs the open loft is equipped with two twin trundle beds. These twin beds are amply large enough for an adult. The loft also houses a sitting area with a large flat screen television, VHS/DVD player and games for everyone to enjoy on the large sofa.

Next to loft is the master bedroom. This exquisite sanctuary will make anybody leave all of their worries behind as they awaken to a panorama of the Atlantic at the foot of their bed. Enjoy the view without stirring from under the covers or open the two sliding glass doors and walk out onto the private covered balcony attached to the bedroom. This spacious suite also boasts its own TV/VCR/DVD and the walk-in closet is so large, it even houses a full-sized crib. The en suite master bath features his and hers sinks and vanities as well as an oversize shower with a stunning ocean view and rain shower head and normal shower wand.

Additional amenities included with this property are an outdoor shower, internet access, bikes, two golf carts (a four-passenger and a six-passenger) and temporary membership to the Bald Head Island Club (with golf privileges). A Shoal’s Club membership is available for an additional fee.

(4BR - one is a loft room, 3BA, 1K / 2Q / 2Tw with trundles, Sleeps 10)

More Details

Property Manager
Wendy Wilmot Properties
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

We absolutely love Watercolor. We plan on staying there at least once in the spring and once in the fall every year, if possible...
Sep 2011
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South Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 3
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • 1 King bed, 2 Queen beds, 2 Twin beds, 2 Other beds
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • tennis
BHI Club Membership (including in rental rate) with Golf Privileges, Optional Shoals Club Membership Available for an additional fee, Two Golf Carts (One Four-Passenger and One Six-Passenger)


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Watercolor oceanfront 4BR/3BA Bald Head Island with hot tub!
average rating of 4.7826085 based on 49 reviews
Southport, NC

An absolutely wonderful house

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We had a great weekend and loved the home. It was well appointed and kept in great condition. Our only issue is we wish the internet was a little better. All in all, it was well worth the money.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Troy- So glad Watercolor worked so well for you. Internet is an issue on several places on the Island and is actually being worked on by the Village. I hope by your next stay, it will be faster! F.A. McLeod Marketing WWP
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Raleigh, NC


  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

This was a birthday weekend for two couples. The house was wonderful. The house was beautifully decorated. Very clean and the kitchen had all the little items that you needed. the location was just right for enjoying the sunset. the only thing I would like to see is an updated golf cart. It was very slow and the headlights so bad that driving at night was very difficult.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Beth- Glad this amazing home helped make the birthday weekend even more special. I am concerned about what you told me about the carts and am passing this info onto the Rentals Mgr. to be addressed. Thanks for the insight! F.A. McLeod Marketing WWP
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Great BHI rental for a family with kids

  • 5 of 5

We just went for the weekend, myself, husband and 4 kids 7 and under. We decided at the last minute to go, and the rental agency was very accommodating. The house was very clean, well stocked, had lots of dishes, glasses, etc that sometimes are skimpy in rental homes. The view was amazing, and we loved sitting in the hot tub looking at the ocean. We also really enjoyed the old VHS tapes for the kids to watch movies up in the loft, and the game closet to keep us busy during the rain. We will definitely return to this house!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Leslie- So glad your family enjoyed a great time on the Island. Thanks for the great review! F.A. McLeod Marketing WWP
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Durham, NC

We keep coming back!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this house with our family (2 young kids, us, and grandparents) as well as with other friends. It is perfect for both. There were plenty of comfortable beds, there are cribs, baby gates, the kitchen has everything, and the hot tub is very relaxing. There are tons of games, books, and movies (my kids discovered a love for the Berenstain Bears on our first visit that has lasted through the years). We have returned many times and will continue to do so. The beach is right there, and there are golf carts (one big and one small) to go anywhere. We only used the pass for the club once, because there are so many other things to do at the house and around the island. It truly is a retreat away from everything that continues to draw us back.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, relaxing, peaceful, perfect.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I were looking for a quiet, peaceful spot to spend some time away with our two children. Watercolor on BHI was exactly what we where looking for! Only saw six people on the beach our entire stay. When people say you have the beach to yourself, they mean it. It truly was the most relaxing spot we have ever been to.

The accommodations were perfect. Direct private beach access. The porch on this house is a wonderful place to sit, eat or just relax and listen to the ocean. Inside has everything a family or any group may need. Perfect bedrooms, wonderful living space, and we just loved the kitchen. There were bikes and carts for exploring the island.

We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jeremiah- Thanks for your five-star review. The weather was perfect for a beach visit this January. Glad your family came to Bald head. F.A. McLeod Marketing WWP
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Athens, GA

Plan to return often

  • 5 of 5

BHI and Watercolor accommodate so well whatever wants and needs a family, a group of friends, a couple, or even just an individual might be looking for. Watercolor is on the beach, with a walkway directly off the back deck -- great for children. There are bikes and electric carts to explore the island quietly, seeing wildlife very often (deer, rabbits, birds, and others), plus walking trails into the nature preserve where one sees trees of great size and shapes. For sports, the island offers both golf and tennis, with the tennis pro one who is an accomplished player and a solid instructor. We enjoy kayaking, and found the options of kayaking throughout the marsh to be a different experience for ones who typically do rivers or the ocean. We also found the food at several locations to be both varied and accommodating to the tastes of both children, teenagers, and adults. Mornings offered quick trips via electric cart to get both good coffee (varied selections), a light breakfast, or a more full one -- all each morning very good.

The house itself, Watercolor, was very comfortable. We found it very clean and ready for our arrival, the carts ready for exploring, the rocking chairs on the back deck looking out to the ocean beckoning immediately, and our locating very quickly where things were (cooking utensils, towels, etc.). The house is very open for guests, with a large sitting area with lots of windows facing the ocean, and the bedrooms each offering privacy. We have been there twice, once with several others and once just as a couple, finding both times to be most enjoyable, and the house set up so that guests can be with others or can have time to be more alone. The hot tub was clean, worked well, and became the standard ending of each day.

Although we brought our own books to read, the selection of books and videos was varied and one could find books and videos of interest for most any taste.

Finally, although there is everything one might want on the island and at Watercolor, the ferry ride back to the mainland is quick and enjoyable, and the town there offers shopping at a variety of quaint and unique stores.

We recommend this property highly, and will return again later this year of 2017.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Something for everyone... Climb Old Baldy Lighthouse and see it all, visit the Maritime Museum, Conservancy, many activities across all ages throughout the year, stand up paddle boarding, golf cart & bike rentals, and much more! Before you book, call us at 910.470.0000 to find out if there is a special package on this property and learn how you can save on your trip to Bald Head Island!!


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