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Spread out at Shoalmates!!

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Bald Head Island House Rental Photos and Description

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
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 5, 2016

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 Coastal North Carolina

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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Spread out at Shoalmates!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

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: Aug 2016
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Spacious, Perfect and a Treasure

  • 5 of 5

We want to rent Shoalmates every summer. If it goes up for sale, we would like to engage in discussions; as we have owned on Bald Head previously. The property is well-maintained and the owner, Kimie, definitely went out of her way to make sure everything was great. For example, our ferry return to Southport on the last day was not recognized in the system for whatever reason. Kimie kindly let us take their golf cart to the ferry with our luggage and leave the cart for her cleaning crew to pick up later.

While I give this property 5 stars hands down for my group, I want to give just one heads up. Shoalmates is right in a prime spot on the BHI golf course to get lots of golf balls shanked your way. We have lived in a similar position on a golf course in Wisconsin so this did not phase us in the least. The group that comes in just needs to be aware of prime golf times and plan accordingly. There are so many porches, decks and areas at Shoalmates to spread out that this is really a non-issue. I just wanted to point it out in case someone wanted to have little children out in the strike zone during prime golf time. Thanks so much Kimie

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Needham, MA USA

Great home for a perfect (multi) family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Shoalmates was the perfect home for our family vacation. We had three families (total of 6 adults and 6 children), and the house had the right amount of room for all of us. It was so well appointed -- the owners have thought of everything we could have possibly needed (and more!). Tons of beach chairs, boogie boards, everything you could ever need in the kitchen (blender, every possible pot/pan), plenty of beach and bath towels, etc! We had a wonderful time and highly recommend Shoalmates!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property, perfect for our 3 families!

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our 3 families, 6 adults, 5 kids in all. The property was well maintained and located perfectly, near the beach and the BHI club. We liked it so much we may rent the same property next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Wonderful week at Shoalmates!

  • 5 of 5

Our family loves BHI and it has been our annual beach trip for the past 5 years. As our family has grown with more grandkids in tow, we select homes that can accommodate our 7 adults (includes my mother) and 3 grand children. Shoalmates turned out to be just right for our group! Great property that provided us just the right accomodations. Layout was perfect for all of us to gather and the 5 bedrooms gave everyone the right amount of privacy. Home is well appointed, expecially in the kitchen, and is clean and well maintained. Kimie, the owner, was especially helpful and hospitable to ensure our stay was memorable. Definitely recommend this lovely home without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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New York, NY

Great house!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful vacation at Shoalmates! The owners went out of their way to ensure a fun and easy stay for us. The house is clean and fully equipped with everything you need for a vacation at BHI. The golf carts are new and include seat belts. The house is conveniently located on the island with easy access to the beach, pools and market. I would recommend this house to my friends and family.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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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

Bald Head Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 12 2016 - Dec 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 2 2016 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Spring Sale
Apr 2 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Pre-summer rate
May 29 2017 - Jun 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 12 2017 - Sep 10 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Pet Fee $200 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.75%

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

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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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.
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 ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
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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