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BALD HEAD DIAMOND:Perfect Jewel for a Couple's Getaway!!!

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Petite, cutest, fully adorned single stand-alone home on Bald Head Island

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Our home is ready and willing to host couples wanting to getaway and have a fully furnished private cottage on Bald head Island. We have a completely stocked kitchen, 2 full baths, screened porch and living area on the lower level; upstairs balcony off the master with views of the Bald Head Creek. The master bedroom has a new Pottery Barn King size bed for our guests. This Island jewel has been completely renovated in 2013 with Pottery Barn furniture, accessories and linens. We have a new 4 seat golf cart for your transportation needs.

Our home is located in The Harbor Village district of BHI. Many amenities are available by a short walk. The Village is the center of recreational activities, such as stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, and canoeing. There are several restaurants, Old Baldy our resident lighthouse, The Bald Head Island Chapel, and beach accesses 1,2, and 3. Views of the goings on in The Harbor can be taken on conveniently placed benches located around The Harbor.

A short drive will allow you to visit several fine shops and our fabulous Maritime Market. From that container of 1/2 and 1/2 to fully prepared meals and everything in between, Claude Pope's fine staff will have you convinced that you don't have to bring anything..they have it. They can even get freshly caught selections of seafood if you will give them a morning order and can usually have it on the afternoon ferry for your evening meal.

More Details

Hugh Powell
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

Why Hugh Powell chose Bald Head Island

Totally unique for this Island. To look at it you would swear you were on Cape Cod or Martha's Vineyard. The home was built and designed by the Boston based, Dan Costa the go-to architect when the Island was first being formed into a thriving community. He also has designed 'The Tijuca Tower' sitting across the Harbor and was the architect for The Shoals Club.

We love it for its completeness but its compact nature. It is a complete home and hard to believe it is only 500 square feet. You will swear someone measured wrong when you are inside and see its completeness. The stairs to the sleeping level are very, very unique and those who are challenged to walk are dissuaded from being our guests.

They are 'boat house steps' and somewhat difficult to first traverse. After your first try its a piece of cake. Check out the pictures. They are alternating steps.

What makes this cottage unique

Being in The Harbor was a quest that this little jewel, our 'Diamond', gave us. It is just so cozy and intimate we really feel good to just go and sit on the upper balcony and sip a cool drink. From this vantage we can see where the bald eagles nested this past spriing, watch kayakers, and stand up paddle boards go by on the Bald Head Creek.

It is named 'Bald Head Diamond' because when the earliest homeowners came there was, of course, no electricity. Therefore whenever a load of ice made it to the Island it was judged to be 'diamonds' that everyone gathered to use to keep their afternoon cocktails more perfect. Ice was as valuable as diamonds then during the time of the 'Generator Society' that made what little electricity they could from gasoline driven generators. Hence, 'The Generator Society' and their 'diamonds' have become our 'Bald Head Diamond'. Just as unique and precious to us. But we have electricity, wireless internet, Cable TV, and a land telephone line. We're so modern!


Bald Head Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • The Upstairs bath adjacent to the Master Bedroom has granite countertop with white ceramic sink and tiled floor. Tiled white ceramic shower has peek a boo window. Two windows in bath give natural lighting. From bathroom mirror Old Baldy lighthouse is viewable.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , New King from Pottery Barn
  • The Master Bedroom is a lofty space overlooking the airy living room. The king size Pottery Barn linen bed with pewter nailheads faces three windows from which a balcony porch has views of the tidal creek. Abundant luxury linens and pillows are complimented by mirrored table and silver picture frames along with silk botanicals. The exterior balcony features wicker table, 2 chairs, and umbrella. Beadboard walls and ceiling in pure white make the space light and breezy with ceiling fan to circulate a gentle cooling.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews

Romantic. Small but efficient and luxurious. Conveniently located. Perfect island getaway for two.

  • 5 of 5

Loved it. Recommended for romantic couple.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adorable bungalow!

  • 5 of 5

We reserved Bald Head Diamond for my boyfriend's parents' two-day trip to BHI. This was their first time on the island, and Bald Head Diamond could not have been a more perfect place for them!

The house is absolutely adorable - the decor is so fresh, warm and cozy! And the views from both the top deck and first floor porch are unparalleled!

The owner is wonderful - he is extremely responsive and detailed. I would highly recommend staying at Bald Head Diamond, whether you are a BHI veteran or a first-timer!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pinehurst, NC, USA

Truly a beautiful diamond

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful, unique small home for 2 at the marina on Bald Head Island. We had a very pleasant stay and the owner had thought of every thing you might need. The location for a fisherman could not be beat. We hope to stay again.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, well appointed, well cared for and great location

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home. In the village, walking distance to marina restaurants and shopping. The home is very well designed and outfitted. Hugh and Rebecca were marvelous hosts.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very well suited for a couple and a long weekend!

  • 4 of 5

Location within walking distance of the shops and restaurants at the marina is perfect. Lots of nice little touches and beautifully decorated.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Escape!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely LOVE your place! My husband and I come to Bald Head a few times a year and are trying to find a place to buy. We joked and said that if you guys ever consider selling please keep us in mind, we would love to buy it as is. 😊 It seriously is the most quaint and lovely little escape. Plus, your wife and I are kindred spirits in the decor department. Pottery barn is my fave! Everything was perfect and we will definitely be renting from you guys again if you will allow. Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bald Head Island Conservancy
Old Baldy Lighthouse
Shoals Club
Maritime Market Cafe
Bald Head Island Chapel
Mojo's on the Harbor
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Wilmington, NC
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Mojo's On The Harbor
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Bald Head Island Harbor
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Bald Head Island Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Bald Head Island, 14 miles of beaches
Car: not necessary

Bald Head Island is a Barrier Island located in the southernmost part of North Carolina. The Island is only accessible by ferry or private boat. There are no autos on The Island and transportation is by foot, bike, golf cart or our wonderful Tram Service. The vegetation is deemed semi-tropical and is the northernmost range naturally of Sabal palmetto. Our beautiful forest of live oak are adorned with Spanish moss and we have 10,000 acres of undeveloped nature preserve and 2000 acres to be developed and used by us humans.

We have 14 miles of beaches facing the east, south and the west beaches are facing the Cape Fear River. All beaches are accessible by all visitors.

There are The Bald Head Club and the Shoals Club. Both Clubs are private and are accessible by guests of properties holding memberships

This property owns Membership at The Shoals Club allowing our guests to purchase a Temporary Guest Membership.With optional Guest Membership at The Shoals Club

1-3 days $120 (2017)

4-7 days $200 (2017)

The Shoals Club is a relaxed, family-focused beach club, built for the enjoyment of Bald Head Island property owners and their guests. Overlooking the legendary Cape Fear Point, the Shoals Club takes its name from the sandy “Frying Pan Shoals” that extend some 20 miles from the cape. From the club’s extraordinary vantage point, members and guests enjoy fine and casual dining, swimming, direct beach access, and a host of activities for children and adults.

Our Island is home to The Bald Head Conservancy. The Barrier Island Study Center (BISC), is the first community-based barrier island research and education facility in the nation. The project was awarded LEED Gold Certification by the US Green Building Council, one of 71 gold projects in the state and one of only six gold certified projects in southeastern North Carolina for new construction. This 5,000 square foot facility will host research specific to Bald Head Island and relevant to all barrier islands and provide scientists, student and researchers with the labs, library and facilities needed to conduct high-level research. The Center will allow the BHI Conservancy to expand educational opportunities to the public and provide the BHI community with the information needed to make lasting decisions regarding sustainable living on BHI.

Efforts to protect the habitats and activities of sea turtles on Bald Head Island go back to 1980. Since its inception in 1983, the Bald Head Island Conservancy has coordinated and sponsored the Sea Turtle Protection Program, in cooperation with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission and the National Marine Fisheries Service. As one of NMFS's 'index beaches', Bald Head Island is nationally recognized for its sea turtle nesting activity, and for the Conservancy's efforts to protect this resource.

Each summer, the Conservancy funds and houses six interns to conduct field work for the Sea Turtle Protection Program, under the direction of our sea turtle biologist. The interns are typically undergraduates majoring in natural interns resource related fields. This internship opportunity is both unique and demanding. The interns not only conduct nightly patrols of the beach, but also experience the full range of job functions associated with running a small nonprofit organization.

Bald Head Lighthouse, known as Old Baldy, is the oldest lighthouse still standing in North Carolina. It is the second of three lighthouses that have been built on Bald Head Island since the 18th century to help guide ships past the dangerous shoals at the mouth of the Cape Fear river. It is open for tours and private walks.

Maritime Market has everything you need to satisfy your hunger, thirst and cravings. Leave your coolers behind, and leave it to the Market - from fresh local NC seafood, USDA Prime Meats and local produce, to an extensive wine collection and seasonal Ice Cream Shop, you'll find just what you're looking for and more.

Savor one of the gourmet creations at the Maritime Market Cafe or grab a delicious breakfast or lunch on the go. With a little advance notice, the Market can customize take-out appetizers or complete meals for the entire family. Make it even easier for yourself by pre-ordering your groceries and meals online and have them delivered to your home just before you arrive.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Insurance $59

Cancellation policy: Once this property is booked there will be a 10% re-booking fee IF THE PROPERTY CAN BE RE-BOOKED FOR THE SAME TIME AND PRICE. Cancellation requires written request to cancel booking.
With optional Guest Membership at The Shoals Club
1-3 days $120
4-7 days $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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