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Spread out at Shoalmates!!

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom suites with nautical bunk room. Close to beach with golf priviledges.

This modern beach home is a great place to gather the ones you love! There is a large well stocked kitchen and generous dining room to build memories around. The open aired screened in porch is large enough to accommodate your whole party.

Shoal Mates doesn't just sleep 12 comfortably, it lives with 12 comfortably! This unique home gives you the space you need to gather with the people who mean the most to you, while also offering room to spread out and get some down time. This home features 4 suites and a nautical bunk room. It's deluxe master suite has a wet bar, mini fridge and coffee maker. There are 4 sliding doors off the master to a sports deck that has a great view of the 17th hole. Shoal Mates has 2 wood burning fireplaces(one in the master suite), a large sunroom with wicker seating and a corner desk to return emails, a lower level complete with a table to play card/board games, a flip flop shoe drop, a bunk room with bean bag chairs and a large HD tv/DVD and full cable. The home sports 3 large HD TV's with Blu Ray DVD and satellite. It has a well equipped and large gourmet kitchen, large kitchen island seating 6, There is a separate dining room seating up to 12 with two walls of windows and a bar cabinet. Shoal Mates has WiFi. There is a huge back deck with a table tennis set. There are a total of three decks and a southern porch to welcome passers by. It's a 5 minute walk to the beach! Have fun cruising the island on two golf carts (4 and 6 seaters) Rental rate includes BHI temporary membership with GOLF privileges/cleaning fee/peace of mind policy. Shoals Club can be added for an additional fee.

We choose to rent only a few weeks each summer so we enjoy the process and getting to know our guests. Being a privately owned home we are more than willing to spend time to make sure your trip goes well for your group!

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Kimie

We live in Ohio and have been coming to Bald Head for 10 years now. We found it searching on Google Maps believe it or not. One afternoon here and we knew BHI was different than any other place we had been. We may live 11 hours away but there is no place on earth we would rather be!

Kimie purchased this house in 2012

Why Kimie chose Bald Head Island

We watched this home online for a while. We had no idea the views it had, the way the decks open to the golf course, they are a part of the hole as it curves around the water features. We love the way it is a large home but it still feels cozy. We love the modern flair in the steel railings and bamboo floors yet the warm colors and fabrics make us feel right at home. This house is unique and special and we are happy to share it so others can enjoy it too!

What makes this house unique

The huge deck that opens to the living area was what captured our attention about this house. It's great opening up the glass doors and listening to the kids play table tennis, while we visit or have a cold drink on the deck watching golfers go by. We have stayed in some wonderful places in our lives, but Shoal Mates offers the best in terms of comfort, livability, location and amenities.

Guestbook comments from the manager

This home was ideal for our group. With three families, there was lots of room to spread out. Also had an amazing family room to bring everyone together which opened out onto a huge screened in porch. House was well stocked with everything we needed in the kitchen, beach toys for little ones, ping pong table and DVDs for the older kids.

Great location- close to the market, BHI Club and the beach!

Look forward to coming to BHI again!
Sep 2013
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Bald Head Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Golf Course Front
  • Golf Course View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • King guest suite - toilet , combination tub/shower , King guest bath has lots of storage!
    Queen Guest Bath - toilet , shower
    Twin Guest Bath - toilet , shower
    Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , This bathroom has a great soaking tub and double sinks.
  • There are four full baths, two with tub/showers and two with showers. There is an outdoor shower, it's open, directly next to the front door. There is no bathroom for the bunk room, must share with parents.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Suite - 1 king , Master Suite includes small kitchenette and fireplace
    Queen Guest Suite - 1 queen , This suite has the large sunroom attached
    King Guest Suite - 1 king , Brightly colored guest suite with walk-in closet/full bath
    Twin Guest Suite - 2 twin/ single , Surf themed twin guest suite with full bath
    Bunk Room - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , Nautical bunk room with folding futon sofa beds
  • We have a new pack and play for little ones. This home offers 4 bedroom suites and 1 nautical bunk room that sleeps 6 in beds. 2 folding futon sofas (2F) and 2 twins. No separate bath for the bunk room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Shoal Mates has been recently remodeled. We have tried to think of everything that would make for a wonderful stay and visit to BHI. We think we have provided the perfect hang out to provide room for both gatherings and quiet space to enjoy the beauty that is just outside your window! It sleeps 12 in beds, but upon approval there is a possibility to stretch it with inflatable beds etc. This home is great for large family gatherings, multiple family vacations or a couples retreat. There is room to be together and room to take some time alone. Bald Head Island is unlike any place you have visited before. Visit for more information.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Fantastic Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The island was remote and peaceful with limited access but still had nice amenities such as restaurants, well stocked grocery store, Ice cream, pizza, swimming pool, etc. The beaches were great. The house was clean and comfortable. The owners were great to deal with and very responsive. Our family had a wonderful time. We give this our highest rating.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to have you! Hope you have great memories :)
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  • 5 of 5

Kimie was wonderful to work with and the house suited our needs for a quick jaunt to the beach! Thanks so much!!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Summary of stay at Shoalmates

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at our stay at Shoalmates. The house was lovely and perfect for our family. We had everything we needed for our stay. It was also convenient for us to get to the wedding and other events on the island via the golfcarts that were provided. We would rate this property and the availability of the owner as excellent.

Jackie Hunt

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Great island. Great house. Great owners. = Great vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Saint Marys, GA, USA

Shoal Mates provided our family a perfect home for our week on Bald Head Island!

  • 5 of 5

This home worked beautifully for our combined family of twelve. The kitchen and great room are so spacious and comfortable, and everyone could sit together at the double-length dining table. We all played ping-pong, and the younger kids really improved their skills during the week! By adding a couple of rental bikes to the ones the owners provided, we all got lots of peddling exercise, but the golf carts were comfy and reliable when we needed to travel more speedily. The owner is easy to work with, and the home is filled with comfortable, sturdy, quality furnishings that made us feel relaxed. Rent Shoal Mates if you can: you won't regret it!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved our week at Shoalmates

  • 5 of 5

Shoalmates created such a comfortable place for our vacation! We shared the house with another family. The kitchen and living room areas are open and provide a wonderful space for gathering. We had everything we needed in the kitchen and even more than we expected! The outdoor space on the porches was wonderful. We were sad we didn't get to enjoy it more simply because the weather was very hot and humid during our stay. The owners were amazing to work with. They were very responsive, provided answers to all of our questions and provided me with more information than I realized we needed in order to make our stay the best it could be. There are lots of extras they have provided in the house to make the time at the beach less stressful for planning. Overall, we had a great experience and enjoyed the location and comfort of the house!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Wilmington Airport
Car: not necessary

Bald Head Island is a golf cart only island with something for everyone. Enjoy quiet beaches, a great golf club, Everything from fine to casual dining, light resort shopping and nature programs, outdoor wonderland with creek/marsh, ocean and maritime Forrest with bird sanctuary. There is a stunning beach club with panoramic views. You must take a bike ride along beach road at sunset!! One of our best memories is hunting down turtle hatching on the island. It is well worth the wait to see the little turtles emerge and head to the sea! Go to the conservancy and get a schedule while you are on the island!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200
Damage Insurance $99
Damage Deposit $500

We ask all of our guests to purchase the property protection policy. We also offer Shoals club membership for an additional $240.00/week upon request.
Due to the special circumstance that golf carts are included with the rental of the home, we ask for a credit card card information in the unlikely event a cart's damage exceeds or is excluded by the $5,000.00 Property Damage Protection policy.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund