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Maritime Forest Condo Nr the Beach & Pool - Dog Friendly!

Bedrooms 2
Space sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Covered Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

Car-free Bald Head Island, located on one of North Carolina's southernmost islands where the Cape Fear River meets the Atlantic Ocean, is just 35 miles south of Wilmington, NC. Accessible only by passenger ferry or private boat, Bald Head Island’s quiet, stress-free pace helps visitors appreciate the beauty of its 10,000 preservation acres of maritime forests and saltwater marshlands, and the 14 miles of spectacular beaches. Sabal palms grow naturally on the island thanks to the subtropical environs. Moreover, because of the island’s geography with eastern, western and southern beaches, it is possible to see the sun rise and set over the water from Bald Head Island.

Tucked away in the maritime forest, just a few minutes golf cart ride from the beach, the ferry and the Old Baldy lighthouse, are the Royal James condominiums.

The comfortable two bedroom condo at Royal James 1D is perfect for a simple, quiet time away. Royal James 1D is steps away from the refreshing swimming pool and a quick golf cart (a four passenger golf cart is at your service) or bike ride from the beach. Sit on the back balcony/deck and watch the birds and ospreys in and around the lagoon, or admire golfers on the course, or perhaps kick back with a novel while enjoying the shade of the live oak on one of the two shaded decks.

In addition to all of the fun activities on the miles of uncrowded, pristine beaches, the marshlands are accentuated by a beautiful meandering tidal creek that is perfect for kayaking or canoeing. Enjoy hiking and cycling all over the island or climbing up the historic 1817 lighthouse for a bird’s eye view of the island. Hike or bike the island and spot fox, deer, ospreys and other wildlife. Take an evening stroll on the beach and look for giant loggerhead sea turtles laying their eggs or the baby turtles hatching and crawling into the sea. The Nature Center offers guided nighttime turtle walks and other nature programs.

You may book your ferry reservation at (910) 457-5003 and inquire about the Ferry and Parking Fees.

Keywords: condo,

fairway view,

Maritime forest

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 30, 2017

Why The Owner chose Coastal North Carolina

We love Bald Head Island since we first visited in the early 1970s. Since then, we have owned property, visited and at one point, even lived on the island for a almost a decade.

The peaceful pace of the island where everyone cycles or rides in golf carts, the miles of open, clean uncrowded beaches, water to swim, kayak, surf or fish in all over the island, sunrises and sunsets over the water, and all the wildlife make Bald Head Island a special place.


Bald Head Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Maritime Forest Condo Nr the Beach & Pool - Dog Friendly!
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Wonderful Island Home - Cozy & Affordable

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Bald Head Island. We highly recommend this place for anyone looking for an affordable and clean place to stay on the island. Our time on the island was short but sweet. We unfortunately had to leave the island a day early due to the hurricane. However, the owner of this unit was wonderful to work with and even gave back our money for the night we were not able to stay. Just because of the hospitality and willingness to work with us, I would absolutely stay here again. Its also a bonus that we were able to have our dog with us without any issues.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Island Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Super comfortable home-away-from home for a great weekend at the beach. Condo was clean and had everything we needed to cook full meals. All beach gear was provided and golf carts were in good working order. The owner was very nice and accommodating to work with. The pool was nice in the evening and had public grills to cook out. Of note, the island is surprisingly easy to navigate if you have crutches or a cane (I injured my knee the day before out trip). The ferry lets you on/off first and helps you to the dock and the locals let you use their boardwalks that go directly to the beach AND The Peli-cattessin Café gives you free ice cream if you crutch your way in :). We love this friendly, beautiful island and we appreciate the condo owner for sharing their home with us. Thank you!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Raleigh, NC

A Magical Vacation on BHI! :)

  • 5 of 5

It was a wonderful, magical trip and this condo was perfect for our family of four and dog. The condo was lovely, comfortable, and well-kept with inviting views of the front pool and golf course in back. We really liked having two porches, front and back, and multiple sliding glass door access for a full island-breeze effect throughout. Sons (two big teenagers) slept comfortably in trundle bed in second bedroom. Appliances, ceiling fan, lights, air conditioner unit - all in good working order. We enjoyed having two golf carts (one a hard cab, very convenient in light rain and when other cart was charging). This condo is in a great location and convenient to the Marina/restaurants and Maritime market and shops, as well as the beaches and Turtle Conservancy. We packed in some full, adventurous days and allowed for some relaxing time just reading or watching the sun set. We saw island birds, deer, and a huge turtle! Our dog had plenty of canine friends to bark with around the island.

As many of the other reviews mentioned, Marty was a sincere pleasure to deal with and one of the reasons we chose this condo. We truly appreciate all of her many informative emails, notes, suggestions, etc. Renting from her has been seamless and stress-free. We look forward, more than we can say, to our next visit to the island and this condo will be our first choice. Wonderful, wonderful experience. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlotte, NC

Wonderful first vacation!

  • 5 of 5

The condo was absolutely perfect for my family's first vacation with our dog and 9 month old daughter! It was centrally located between the marina and the east end, while also being very easily accessible to the south beaches. There is also a great spot to see alligators nearby (from a safe distance). Only down side were the Mosquitos. Bring bug spray!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peace and Comfort

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We were looking for a place that was quiet and peaceful for Memorial Day weekend, and we were not disappointed with our stay. Marty, the owner, was wonderful. She was extremely accommodating and totally on top of the issue when we realized one of the golf carts was not working. The condo is close to both the beach and the Maritime Market, and the view of the golf course and lake from the balcony is quite relaxing. The upstairs neighbors were also very friendly and kind.

The food and service at both Delphina's and Mojo's, the main restaurants on the island, was quite delicious. They are located near the ferry and only a short drive away from the condo in the golf cart.

I would definitely recommend this condo to anyone looking for a nice, peaceful, clean, and inviting place to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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BHI is paradise!

  • 5 of 5

The condo was fabulous for our 3 night stay at BHI. The condo was equipped with anything we needed and it was located centrally on the island. My husband, our small dog, and I had a wonderful trip and the owners of this condo are excellent to work with. Very responsive and helpful! We hope to go back again soon!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Bald Head Island Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 18 2017 - May 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer Value
May 13 2017 - Jun 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 4 2017 - Oct 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

dogs wkly $150 $1
dogs $12.50 nightly $1
Pet Fee $25
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 12.75%

Rates are subject to change until the booking is confirmed.
The rates for dogs is $25/night but this rate can be adjusted based on the length of stay & the size of the dog

By check or PayPal. Half is due at the booking & the balance (as well as any pet fees) is due 30 days before the rental begins

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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Car: not necessary


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