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Ocean Front East Beach / 40 Acre Private Nature Preserve

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Welcome to East Wind.

When I was a teenager in the mid 70's we would boat over to Bald Head Island, up Cape Creek and go ashore near Bluff Island. It was a quick hike on a path first made in the Civil War, thru the maritime forest to body surf on East Beach. We had so much fun playing in the emerald green waters. The waves were perfect, a beautiful Conch found with even a short walk down the beach. Bald Head Island was undiscovered country: beautiful, wild, an adventure!

Guests are amazed by the privacy and beauty of our ocean front property. A 500 foot driveway leads you to East Wind. Once there you will be surrounded by the natural beauty of Bald Head. East Beach to the front, Cape Creek to the back and a 40 acre private nature preserve for your exclusive enjoyment. You'll see expansive natural views like one would see visiting a ranch out west, except it's at the Beach!

Watch the sunrise over East Beach, enjoy a glass of wine while the sun sets over Cape Creek, or if you are so bold, take the private nature trail and see the Bald Head I grew up with in the 70's: beautiful, wild, an adventure.

The beach experience at East Wind is unmatched. With private beach access you're just steps away from the best beach on Bald Head, East Beach. The prevailing currents on East Beach keep the muddy Cape Fear water to the south, making the waters on the beach a beautiful emerald color on most days. Also, the prevailing southwesterly wind during the summer make for beautiful wave action. The wind blows against the waves holding the crest longer. Since East Wind is at the end of East Beach drive, our property provides the most private beach experience on Bald Head Island. It's amazing.

If you like antiques you will feel right at home at East Wind. Our cottage is decorated with period antiques and has an extensive seashell collection. A cannon from 1525 guards the driveway (earliest known example of a bronze cast cannon recovered from a new world wreck. Seen in picture below). Four bedrooms, each with a private bathroom, are decorated in soft pastel colors. Three bedrooms have a queen bed. One bedroom has a double bed. Each bedroom occupies a corner of the house and provides both ocean and marsh views! The middle of the house has an open floor plan with a kitchen overlooking Cape Creek, a dining room in the center of the house, and living area with a large flat screen TV overlooks East Beach.

A bonus downstairs playroom makes for a great place to land in between trips to East Beach. The downstairs area has twin beds, a large bathroom, living area with large flat screen TV, and foosball table. This room was designed to have fun in! (Bonus playroom is connected to the house by outside stairs so it is suitable for older children or supervised younger children.)

East Wind has three golf carts, two 4 passenger golf carts, and one two passenger golf cart 'truck' great for grocery store runs, four bikes, 8 beach chairs, paper products, linens, wine / drink refrigerator etc. and your choice of a temporary membership in the Shoals Club or BHI club.

Keywords: Ocean Front, East Beach, Private, Nature preserve

More Details

Ron Capel
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2018


East Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Ocean Front East Beach / 40 Acre Private Nature Preserve
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Awesome vacation place!

  • 5 of 5

Our second visit to East Wind was just as great as we remembered our first being. Probably the best location on the island with beach front a few steps away and your own private marsh access to kayak from. The house is appointed with many thoughtful extras that make your vacation that much more effortless! Thanks to Ron for his responsiveness and hospitality!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding Location

  • 5 of 5

Our first trip to Bald Head Island was for the beach; we keep coming back for the marsh. Wake up to the sunrise on East Beach and watch the gorgeous sunsets over the marsh. This home is comfortable and well stocked with everything you need for the beach. We have loved every home we have rented at BHI, but the location of this one brought us back for a return visit.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Huntington, WV

Location, location, location...

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic location! Lovely home...beautiful property! Excellent attentive owner! By far...the best house I've ever rented on Bald Head Island!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Southington, CT

Amazing Property and Great owner

  • 5 of 5

We had a truly wonderful week stay on Bald Head Island at East Wind. The house's pristine location and direct connection to the nature preserve make it an "exclusive" stay that we will never forget. Ron's easy going nature and quick to help demeanor made the whole rental process easy and stress free. The house has more of the feeling of going to a relative's to stay rather than simply a furnished rental, everything gives you the impression that a family story lies behind each item and decoration. The walks on the nature trail and the fishing from the pier made my son very happy. The walks along the secluded beach made me very happy. We have stayed on Bald Head a number of times over the years but this will be the most memorable stay we have ever had.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Anacortes, Washington


  • 5 of 5

Our family was privileged to stay at East Wind in early April. From the first phone contact with Ron until the last moment we were there, the experience was beyond expectations. Ron was friendly, informative and completely reliable in his communications. Very assuring when renting sight unseen from across the country. We walked into an immaculate, lovingly furnished home with the warmth and coziness of a favorite relative's home. It was full of interesting shell collections, books about local history and nature, and very cool antiques. Our daughter prepared a scavenger hunt for her 10, 8 and 6 year olds based on the notebook the owners had compiled about the wonderful nature trail. The ocean! Magnificent! The beach walks were heaven. A few short steps from the house. The listing and photos do a good job of representing the home, but it's even better "in person". The local food market is well stocked. "Old Baldy" was fun to visit with a beautiful view at the top of its 108 stairs. The turtle conservancy is a great place to visit, both for kids and adults. The foosball table was fun, and we all appreciated and enjoyed the golf carts. It felt like a lot of thought and consideration went into meeting the needs of vacationing families, and the house was well supplied. It was with reluctance that we said good-bye to this very special place, and we hope to be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2013
  • Stayed: March 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Darnestown, Maryland

Great week in July!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at East Wind this summer! The beach was wonderful, the house amazing. We loved the antiques and the seashell collection. Everything about the house made you realize how many fun summers were had there. It was even more beautiful than in the pictures. Our 4 children adored the nature preserve. They explored daily and saw pelicans, egrets and a host of other animals in their natural habitat. A great sight for those of us usually stuck in the city. It was our 9th summer at Bald Head and East Wind made it the best one yet!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Private Nature Preserve - Guest of East Wind have exclusive access to our 40 acre private nature preserve. Our nature trail takes you down Cape Creek, thru Bluff Island, and ends with a beach walk back to our home! This is a one of a kind experience.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.75%

Rate includes choice of BHI or Shoals club. For no club option, deduct $250 from summer or value summer rates, deduct $200 from fall/spring rate.

8 person maximum in group.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund