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🐶friendly Holden Beach! Make your reservation for 2018 now!

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,270 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedroom, 2 bathroom close to beach with room for pets

This completely renovated 4 bedroom 2 bath house is located on the west end of Holden Beach. It is pet friendly with covered and gated front and back porches. Hard wood and laminate dog friendly floors throughout with tile bath floors. This comfortable house sleeps 8 with 1 king, 2 queen and 2 single beds. It has a Jack and Jill arrangement with bedrooms on 4 corners and baths in between. The well stocked kitchen, dining area and den are located in the center of the house. All rooms are on one floor which is accessed by front and back stairs. If you are looking for big and flashy, this is not your house. It is well decorated and charming. House is located on the second row on a corner lot and the beach access is across the street and one house over. The street that runs beside the house is Seagull. There is parking for 3 cars in the yard and 1 car under the house. The back porch has an eating/sitting area with washer/dryer in closet space. Often deer can be seen walking up the gravel road next to the house. Holden Beach is an island and the deer swim across the waterway and wander out to the beach regularly. There is a swing downstairs and an outside shower with hot and cold water under the front staircase. The front porch is covered with multicolored rocking chairs and has peekaboo ocean views. One of the interesting features of Holden Beach is the tall curved bridge which joins the island to the mainland. A Pawleys Island hammock is available for long afternoon naps. The island is great for bicycling, walking, jogging and strolling. It has a family friendly atmosphere, is never overcrowded and there are no high rise units permitted at this beach. The city has added a dog park and great workout stations in the center of the island. There is a playground just behind city hall near the bridge. Great care has been taken to nourish the beach and dunes and the beach is wide. There is a putt-putt golf course on the island and Beaches and Cream serves up some of the most delicious ice cream you have ever eaten. Holden Beach was named one of the top ten family beaches in the US. Bring your family and pets to a REAL beach house where a fantastic vacation awaits!

Amenities: Cable TV (2), high speed internet, telephone, DVD, central HVAC, dishwasher, microwave, washer/dryer, outdoor shower, pet friendly, beach chairs, beach umbrella, bikes and peace and quiet.

RENTS WEEKLY SUNDAY TO SUNDAY between Memorial Day and Labor Day, off season rental requires a 2 night minimum.

*Our house is closed during December, January and February due to likelihood of frozen pipes in laundry room. Please visit us before winter freeze or after spring thaw!*

More Details

Penny M Nobles
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

About Penny M Nobles

We had spent a weeks' vacation at Holden Beach with our 3 children every summer for 15 years before deciding that we had found the perfect house on the island. We live in South Carolina and grew up going to South Carolina beaches. We found in Holden a beach like we used to visit as children, none of the traffic and push and shove found in the Myrtle Beach area. We love the quiet atmosphere on Holden. Our dogs love the beach as well as long walks through the neighborhoods.

Penny M Nobles purchased this house in 2009

Why Penny M Nobles chose Holden Beach

Our house is not a giant new 6 bedroom place. It is a comfortable, clean, charming real beach house which has character with soothing off white beadboard walls and beautiful wood ceilings. The second row corner location on the west end of the beach gives us quick access to the beach and a quiet side street which leads to the inland waterway.

What makes this house unique

Holden Beach has been voted one of the top 10 family beaches in the US. It is close enough to ride down to Myrtle Beach if you need some excitement or to The Outlets for shopping or north to Wilmington or Southport. Our home offers front porch rocking, a wooden swing downstairs, back porch eating and lounging or a nap in our Pawley's Island hammock under the back porch. There are several wonderful seafood stores so you can get the fresh from the ocean fish and shrimp and cook at home or you can visit one of the local restaurants for a great meal. Calabash, one of our favorite spots, is a few miles south and has a large choice of seafood restaurants. We love Holden Beach and know you will too!


Holden Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1270 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • If you open windows for ocean breeze, please cut off air conditioner.
  • Do not use grill under the house, pull out into open area.
  • Have a wonderful stay!
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 full baths with tub and shower adjoining two bedrooms on either side of the house.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King bed, 2 queens and two singles in 4 bedrooms
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 3 bicycles
Onsite Services:
  • Massage


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🐶friendly Holden Beach! Make your reservation for 2018 now!
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Lovely, clean home close to the beach access

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great week at 'What the Shell'. The house was comfortable and clean and our three kids and dog all had plenty of room to enjoy our stay. The beach access is just across the street and there were plenty of chairs, umbrellas, and sand toys for us to use. The owner was easy to reach and quickly responded to any of our questions. We love Holden Beach and look forward to staying at this home again in the future!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy that you had a good week at Holden! Hope to see you again soon!
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Comfortable and dog friendly!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a long weekend here. The house is cute and comfortable. Convenient beach access across the street, and lots of amenities included. We had a problem with the door lock upon arrival, but the owner took care of it immediately. So happy to have found such a great property that’s dog friendly!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Well maintained house with easy acces to the beach.

  • 5 of 5

Owner was responsive and easy to work with. House was clean and had everything we needed for an enjoyable week at the beach. Would stay here again on our next trip to Holden Beach.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you and your family had a good week at What The Shell. Come back soon.
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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $125
Tax Rate 12.75%

Your pets are welcome and we ask that you treat them for fleas prior to your visit so we don't develop flea problems!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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