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Oceanfront, sleeps 10 - booking now for Spring and Summer of 2017

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

4 bedroom, 3 1/2 bathroom home on the ocean

Surfs Up is a beautiful oceanfront location tucked in the middle of Flora's Bluff on Bald Head Island. The main home consists of 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths and there is a separate 1 bedroom and 1 bath 'crofter.'

The beach is right across the cul-de-sac with access through a public walkway. Everyone can congregate around the kitchen bar, large dining room table or relax on the comfortable sofas and watch some television. The kitchen is fully equipped with enough utensils, cookware and dishes to make you feel right at home. A large screened in porch with plenty of seating is the perfect spot to relax and feel the ocean breeze.

On the second floor, you will find the master bedroom with a king sized bed, private bath and a private oceanfront balcony. Just down the hallway is a queen sized bed with a shared bathroom. The upstairs has even more accommodations with another queen bed and two twin beds. A fourth bedroom located in the separate guest house called a 'crofter' is the perfect spot for guest(s) that want a little more privacy. With a queen bed and a private bath, your guests can come and go without disturbing anyone in the main house.

Sleeps 10: K/Q/Q/Q/T/T

Two Four-passenger golf carts

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Property Manager
Surfs Up BHI, LLC
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 13, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

just wanted to drop you a note and tell you how much we enjoyed the house. It worked out perfectly for our group with the “bunk room” upstairs. We loved the access to the beach. It was so nice to be able to just walk to the beach without planning a big production to get there, especially with teenagers that don’t wake up early! We grilled fish or steaks almost every night and were very impressed with the nice grill you have. The golf carts were very nice and in top shape. The bikes were fine, my wife and I used them on several occasions. We will certainly keep this house in mind next year when we are looking for a place to stay.
Jun 2015
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Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Oceanfront, sleeps 10 - booking now for Spring and Summer of 2017
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 12 reviews

Lovely beach home for friends and family!

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed at Surf's Up for 2 years in a row and loved it! We filled up the house with 12 people and were comfortable for the whole week. (In-laws included). The owners were responsive to any of our needs or questions. The location is perfect in Flora's Bluff, which is the best place to be on the Island. Located on a cul de sac I felt like we were tucked away in our own little world and just steps from the beach.

We have been coming to BHI for almost 17 years and this has been our favorite home so far!

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, BUT

  • 3 of 5

I don't know what happened to the golf carts between July, the last reviewer's comments and our stay in the middle of August. The first golf cart died while we were out and had to be towed for repairs. The second one had a split front tire . The owners had a new one put on, but that cart also died while we were at the other end of the island. The location is great as far as going to the beach, can't get much closer. The house is roomy, kitchen well stocked with dishes etc. the ice maker in the refrigerator doesn't work, nor does the large ice maker next to the refrig. Bathrooms need updating, curtain rod in the master bedroom was coming off the wall. Carpets badly need cleaning or replacing. Fire alarm started "chirping" at 2 am, no replace,ENT battery to be found, a number of lamps had burned out bulbs. We have stayed every year at a different home on Bald Head and I would say for paying the same price you can probably find a home that is better maintained. The owners response was, you can buy ice, we usually go down after the season and do maintenance. I expected everything to be clean and in working order

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for pointing out these issues. As a result we've addressed all of them and in fact changed the company we use to maintain our carts.
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2 Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here the week of July 4th (two couples and 5 teenagers) and we had plenty of room. The location was great, mid-island with great access to the beach. It had everything we needed to enjoy a worry free week at the beach. The golf carts were in really good shape with batteries that stayed charged the whole day, even with a lot of use (we had friends whose cart always died by sundown). It may not seem like a big deal but it really is. I was amazed at how well the AC worked, it was extremely hot that week and the house was almost too cool sometimes. The home is a duplex but you would almost never know it was, from the inside or out. We never once heard our neighbors.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Surf's up

  • 4 of 5

The home was well appointed and had all the essentials needed to "beach" and cook. We cooked the whole time we were there. The access to the beach made it easy for all family members to use at their leisure. We love BHI and are planning future vacations.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House on the Beach

  • 5 of 5

Four couples stayed at Surf's Up for a wedding and it was a perfect location on the island--half way between both big country clubs--and easy access to the beach across the cul de sac. The house was clean and the owners accomodating. We recommend Surf's Up to families and friends looking for a relaxing vacation at BHI.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relax by the ocean

  • 5 of 5

This was our 4th visit to BHI. Everything was great. The only suggestion I have for future renters, is you might want to bring a frying pan if you are going to try and fry anything. All other pans are great, it just looks like past guests, haven't taken care of there pans very well :)

Besides that everything thing was perfect, enjoyed the soap and shampoo that was left, very nice!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. We appreciate your feedback, as it is the only way we learn how to make the experience better for future guests. We will make sure to purchase a frying pan for future renters. Thanks, The Phillips/Cordes Phillips.
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Car: not necessary

Accessible only by ferry, Bald Head Island is an opportunity to get away from the crowded and congested beach experience. Only golf carts are used as transportation with ample roads for biking and miles of beach for walking.

Listen to the birds or observe a nesting turtle, you chance to escape is here.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $200 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 12.75%

Rates DO NOT include: $200 cleaning fee and Bald Head Island Club and Shoals Club temporary membership fees
If interested in temporary memberships please inquiry since we have memberships at both clubs and our renters can have access to both for an additional fee
If you choose to pay by credit card there is a 2.5% additional fee. You may also pay by check with no additional fee.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Flora's Bluff House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom with private bath w/ jacuzzi tub
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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