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10 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights


Holden Beach House Rental Photos and Description

4 BR 4.5 baths, inverted open floor plan, 2 family rooms, elevator

This beautiful oceanfront home is located in the gated exclusive west end of Holden Beach. The inverted floor plan boasts 4 bedrooms (2 king ensuites, a queen room, and an ensuite with full over full bunk bed set with trundle), 4.5 baths, a den, a well-equipped kitchen and capacious dining/living room. There is also a queen sleeper sofa in the downstairs family room. 3 of the 4 bedrooms can directly access the rear decks.This home is equipped with an elevator for your convenience when loading and unloading. Ceiling fans throughout. For the really young folk, there is a port-a-crib, as well as a high chair. There are covered upper and lower decks that span the length of the house, as well as an open deck for sunbathing. A wrap-around front porch gives breathtaking views of the marsh and intracoastal waterway. A 16 x 32 swimming pool has been built in the back, as well as a generous deck. A 12 x 12 pergola has been constructed which hosts a pub table with 4 bar chairs to look over the pool area. There is an enclosed outside shower and foot wash under the house. There are several chairs, lounge chairs and a dining table on the deck as well as a hammock on the lower patio. In addition to the ocean and beach, you will find games, puzzles, and books for your enjoyment.

Holden Beach is close to many area golf courses, including Lockwood Folly which was designated by Golf Digest as a 4-star 'Places to Play, an Arnold Palmer designed course along the Shallotte River called Rivers Edge and a Fred Couples designed golf course called Carolina National which has 27 holes.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Debbie Banning
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2016

About Debbie Banning

We have been married for 37 years and have 3 children and 6 grandchildren. We also have 2 black lab/german shepherd dogs. We grew up in the Northern Virginia/Maryland area and are currently living in the mountains of Virginia.

Debbie Banning purchased this house in 2002

Why Debbie Banning chose Coastal North Carolina

We built this home in 2002 after renting many times at Holden Beach and other beaches with our 3 children. We decided it was time to build. We chose the west end of Holden Beach because of its wide and uncrowded beach and its location to the inlet for exploring. The sunsets are breathtaking!

What makes this house unique

We fell in love with the location of our lot due to its privacy, but most importantly because of its views from every window and porch. We can see the ocean, intracoastal waterway and marsh. There is a widow's walk going up from the top deck where you can see over the rooftop for a 360 degree view.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a really lovely time at the beach and enjoyed your beautiful home. Thank you for sharing it with us. It completely exceeded our expectations. We made every effort to leave it in the same condition as when we arrived.
May 2016
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based on 10 traveler reviews

average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Great Place To Relax!

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and comfortable with all the amenities we needed. Wonderful views from both the front and back of the house and you can take it all in from the rooftop deck. This end of the beach is a private gated community so its even more peaceful than the rest of family friendly Holden Beach. Although it is a wonderfully laid-back place to relax you can find pretty much anything you would want in the area. There is some shopping and a few solid restaurants on and off the island. We really enjoyed being able to buy fresh local seafood and grill it up right at the house.

The owner, Debbie, was very easy to work with in getting all the arrangements made. This was a stop on our honeymoon and she showed her thoughtfulness with a card, flowers and bottle of wine.

We generally like to visit new places but this is definitely one we would come back to.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jared, thank you for taking the time to write a review. It's the only way for perspective guests to know what it's like. I am so glad you and your new wife enjoyed your honeymoon at Coast Watch and surely look forward to a return visit. T Best wishes to you both! Debbie
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The perfect vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a fantastic time at Coastal Watch last week. The property was very clean and well maintained. The layout of the house was perfect for us. The views of the ocean and the intercoastal waterway were spectacular. Everybody loved hanging out at the pool and Gazebo. We had a toddler, teenagers. parents and grandparents , and everyone loved it!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Martha, for taking the time to write a review. I am thrilled you and your family had such a wonderful time and I look forward to your return.
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Great vacation destination!

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful week at Holden Beach!!! The house was a very comfortable place to stay and we were able to enjoy the pool and beach all week. The kitchen was well equipped with everything we needed and the lower level den/tv area was a great place for the kids to hang out in the evenings or if they needed a break from the sun!! The house was very clean and the bedrooms were spacious and comfortable. I would definitely recommend this house for anyone who loves to enjoy ocean views and private beaches!! We definitely plan on booking again!!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Stephanie, for your wonderful review. I am so glad you had a great stay at Coast Watch and I look forward to having you stay again.
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Charleston, SC

Best house yet!

  • 5 of 5

We had a super time. Thank you so much. We vacation with the same two families every year (8 years now) and always go to different places (Outer Banks, Key Largo, Anna Maria, Pine Baron . . .). We always have a great time but this is the first time I've heard any other family say they want to come back to the same house. I believe we are going to forget our trip to Destin next year and come back to Holden. Yeah!!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Tuck and Kathy, for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. We are so glad you had a great time and welcome you back for a return visit next year.
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We would've loved to have stayed longer!!

  • 5 of 5

We have nothing but rave reviews about our stay at Coast Watch!! The house was wonderfully spacious, fully equipped with everything you need and the pool was awesome. The owners are great in their communications before your stay, Ken was very nice to deal with & we had no problems while we were there. If you are looking for a vacation spot Coast Watch is the place for you!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful home with us.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Southwest Virginia

We loved it! Coast Watch was great.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the spacious great room on the top floor, and the two master bedroom suites since my husband's parents vacationed with us. I liked the color schemes and beach décor throughout the house. We were emailed a lockbox code to access a key to get into the house, so there was no check-in or waiting in line anywhere. We contacted Ken, the property manager, by phone and he said to call if we had any questions or needed anything - we never had to call again. Everything was very clean and worked well. Linens were folded on the ends of each bed. The kitchen is huge and well stocked with dishes, utensils, pots, pans, blender, 3 coffee pots, electric griddle, electric fry pan, cutting boards, etc. The A/C worked well with different thermostats for each floor. The elevator made getting the groceries to the third-floor kitchen much easier. The house is exactly as pictured. The views are fabulous. The beach is very wide and there are a lot of shells -- I recommend wearing some kind of beach shoe or flip-flops to walk through the dunes and across the shells to the wide, sandy beach. There were so few people I could hardly believe it. It was still a bit early in the summer season. We paid for a tank of propane to heat the pool, and it was worth it. We spent more time in the pool than anywhere -- all 3 generations of us. But there's no shade on the pool or pool deck, so we used a beach tent there. It worked out very well. We also enjoyed the pergola near the pool. I would recommend Coast Watch to anyone looking for a relaxing vacation with lots of privacy. Debbie, the owner, was great to work with and everything fully met or exceeded our expectations.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Holden Beach is a sea turtle sanctuary. For those that are interested, there is a 'Turtle Talk' each week during the summer. The local 'Turtle Patrol' combs the beach looking for turtle hatchings and counting the nests. They mark the nests to protect them. The Turtle Patrol has asked to please keep flood lights off.


Rates & Availability

Holden Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 4 2016 - Oct 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2016 - Mar 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
Mar 18 2017 - Apr 7 2017
4 night minimum stay
Spring Holiday
Apr 8 2017 - May 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
Late Spring
May 6 2017 - May 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Memorial Holiday
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer Prelude
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer Wind Down
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 8 2017
4 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
Oct 7 2017 - Nov 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov 4 2017 - Mar 16 2018
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.75%

All rates include departure cleaning and linens for the beds.

When agreement is reached, a lease will be emailed to guest. The guest will have 7 days to return a signed copy of the lease, along with 50% deposit to hold reservation. The remaining balance, as well as a refundable security deposit, is due 60 days prior to arrival.

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Holden Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , 1 twin/ single , A set of full over full bunk beds with a trundle (sleeps 4)
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) port-a-crib. Queen sleeper sofa. There are also 2 pull-out ottomans in downstairs family room just big enough for 2 small children. Bunk Beds (1) a set of full over full bunkbeds w/ trundle - sleeps 4
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
high chair, rocking chairs, lounge chairs, games, books, puzzles. hammock sand toys

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