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

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

Why The Owner chose Bald Head Island

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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
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


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Maritime Forest Condo Nr the Beach & Pool - Dog Friendly!
average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews

Beach and dogs!

  • 4 of 5

Perfect getaway for nice quiet evenings, walks on the beach......and with the dogs. Big bonus. We loved our 4 Fall nights.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love having guests like this nice couple who appreciate the peacefulness of Bald Head, walks on the beach, and sharing the whole adventure with their dogs!
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Great place for Family of Four

  • 5 of 5

We had a great visit to Bald Head Island. We picked this condo because it included the three things we wanted, a golf cart, bikes and allowed pets. The condo was very clean, well stocked and had everything we needed during our stay. Margaret was quick to answer our questions when needed. Would love to come back and visit again soon. Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed a weekend get together for some wedding planning. The hospitality of the owners was wonderful! The condo was perfect for our trip and we will definitely visit again!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great weekend vacation!

  • 5 of 5

I really enjoyed our stay here! It is a nice little apartment off the golf course and about half a mile away fron the beach! We went on a beautiful bike ride and the comute to the market center and the port were easy! Marty was extremely helpful during this experience and was available if anything was needed. I would recommend this place to my family and definitely would come back! Thanks again Marty!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, but not fancy

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I really love Bald Head Island and enjoyed our stay. The condo has all the basics and is comfortable but not fancy. There were some internet issues, but the owner was able to resolve them fairly quickly. Only one of the bikes was in working condition, but we were able to get around the island using the golf cart.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent value on BHI

  • 5 of 5

This was a very clean condo in a great location. The price is quite reasonable for Bald Head. The best part, however, was working with the owner, who was so helpful and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very fortunate to get nice renters and I always like to help people get the most out of their stay on Bald Head Island! These renters were super easy to work with from start to finish!
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Damage Deposit $200

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.