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Oceanfront with Spectacular Views

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Flora's Bluff Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 5)

Blue Moon on Bald Head Island is the perfect Beach House to feel at one with nature.

The panoramic views are unsurpassed.

Look to the left and see the legendary Frying Pan Shoals of Cape Fear.

Look to the right and see unbelievable sunsets and huge ships sailing in and out of port.

Look straight ahead and see dolphins frolicking and pelicans diving for dinner.

Look up and witness a magnificent night sky, frequented by shooting stars and sightings of the Milky Way.

Feel the cool ocean breeze.

Smell the salt air.

Let the sound of the waves lull you to a peaceful night's sleep.

Why fight the swarms of bugs in the maritime forest? The unhindered ocean breeze blows most of them away.

Why load up a cart to haul everything to the beach? If you are thirsty, it is just a few steps back to the house. If one member of your group needs a break from the sun, he can relax in the swing on the lower porch. Baby needs a nap, but you don’t want to leave the beach, hang out on the upper deck and see the ocean while still in earshot. Rather than having to work your way around others at the popular public accesses, you will often find the beautiful stretch of beach in front of the house all but empty.

From the balcony, you can watch the sun rise with your first cup of coffee and watch it set with a cool evening drink. As one guest wrote, 'Your home is beautiful... you have to be here to believe the unforgettable view!'

With vaulted ceilings and a bright cheery interior, the living and dining area is a great place to hang out with the family at the end of the day. The cabinets are stocked with books for both adults and children, games and plenty of movies. The kitchen has all the equipment to prepare your meals, right down to cookbooks and a spice rack. You can even watch the waves crash on the beach as you make dinner. Prepare breakfast and walk right out to the upper deck to enjoy it along with the amazing ocean view.

Downstairs, both the Master bedroom and Queen guest room lead out to a screened-in porch with a swing, rockers, and a picnic table and they offer beautiful views of the dunes and beach. The Master bedroom has a King bed, large closet, sitting area, television and private bathroom. The 3rd bedroom with twin beds is a favorite with the kids and also comes with a closet filled with toys. A 2nd full bathroom is on this floor.

Blue Moon is located on a quiet cul de sac. The kids can bring their skates and scooters or ride the bikes provided without worry of through golf cart traffic. Set closer to the beach than any house in the popular neighborhood of Killegray Ridge, the panoramic views are truly superior and offer amazing tranquility. The other half of this duplex is not a regular rental property (although they will sometimes consider renting to friends of our guests who want to be close to each other but still have their own personal space) and the owners are very quiet if they are there at all. With the beach access directly in front of the house, the beautiful Shoals Club a pleasant walk down the beach or a 5 minute golf cart ride, and the Maritime Market and Bald Head Island Club less than 8 minutes away, you won't find a better location.

The house is perfectly designed for a family, couples or a group of adults just looking to get away from it all. We have great pride of ownership and follow a rigorous maintenance routine to keep Blue Moon in a condition that consistently exceeds our guests' expectations. It is our goal to offer an extraordinary vacation experience. We provide a thorough information packet to help you prepare for and enjoy your trip and welcome any and all questions about Blue Moon and Bald Head Island.

Please note: Saturday to Saturday rentals only from June - August. Four-night minimum for holiday weekends. Three-night minimum otherwise. No pets and no smoking - sorry no exceptions.

Keywords: Beach House

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

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
November 30, 2016
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Oceanfront with Spectacular Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Family with children

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Blue Moon! The house was very well maintened and had everything you would need for a comfortable stay at the beach. They provided plenty of "toys" to keep kids of all ages entertained. The owner was extremely conscientious and easy to work with, even booking our ferry reservations! I would definitely recommend a stay at Blue Moon!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect oceanfront home

  • 5 of 5

We loved Blue Moon. It was just perfect for our family of 4. We loved the floor plan with the kitchen on the top floor. Enjoying oceanfront views for every meal. The stargazing from the upper deck in the evening was breathtaking. The location was perfect. We loved that the owners provided bikes, beach chairs, umbrella and boogie boards etc.. Our kids loved having the bikes available for family bike rides without having to plan to rent any. Everything was in great condition. The owners were great to work with. We will be back again!!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Heavenly BHI House in Perfect Location!

  • 5 of 5

Blue Moon is located in an ideal beachfront spot on BHI about 15 minutes walk from the point with much unspoiled beach just outside your door. The house is smartly decorated and very comfortable. We loved the screen-in porch most of all. It kept the bugs out was the perfect shady spot to enjoy the sound of the ocean and see the sand. The deck upstairs had an amazing sunset view. It was wonderful to have a grill, extra beach chairs for use, and a cart that came with the rental. The owners were very organized, responsive, and helpful. The package they sent with suggestions and instructions was perfect. I highly recommend this house and hope to return myself.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Can't Imagine Staying Anywhere Else!

  • 5 of 5

Our family has been coming to Bald Head Island for seven years, and we have been staying at Blue Moon for six of those years. We have considered staying at other properties, but nothing compares to the comfort, feel, and location of Blue Moon! It is so well kept and very clean each and every time! The decor is soothing and perfect for a North Carolina island. The location is exceptional and tucked away from the main "expressway" of the island. The beach in front is quiet and peaceful. My kids love the reverse floor plan and that they can see the ocean while we are cooking, eating, or relaxing. They like the swing on the screen porch downstairs and the boardwalk out to the beach. The owners are so wonderful and make sure that everything is just right for our stay and are very responsive to any needs while we are there. I feel like we have become friends through Blue Moon. It truly has become part of our family tradition. Thank you for helping us make memories!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect !

  • 5 of 5

These last four days were to be a respite. Anonymity! Bald Head Island and the Blue Moon met and exceed all of our expectations. Helen, the home's owner, goes out of her way to make sure all is well. The description in the listing and the photos are right on; however the beauty of the island can hardy be fully explained. We went to the BHI Club for dinner Saturday evening. Their hospitality and dining was outstanding that night. The ferry ride is about 20 minutes and is efficiently operated, so don't be late. This may have been our first visit to BHI and the Blue Moon, but it will not be our last. Thank you Helen for sharing your home and your special island.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Most amazing beach house!

  • 5 of 5

Blue Moon was the most amazing place we have ever stayed at the beach! The house was in beautiful condition and very clean and had everything that the owners described on their website. Blue Moon has every amenity including high-speed Internet access. The kitchen was very well stocked with all cooking essentials and spices. The dining area is huge and features a grand view of the ocean. The dining area spills into a great room, plenty big for a family.

The layout of the house, with an upstairs living room, was perfect for easy and quick access to the fabulous deck from which you could actually view the beautiful Frying Pan shoals and the huge ships passing from the mouth of the Cape Fear River and entering the ocean. We were fortunate enough to have sun every day and to view every sunset - absolutely breathtaking. We live near town and are not able to see the stars so we appreciated the spectacular night sky. With the screen porch off the bedrooms, it was so pleasant at night to be able to sit in the swing and rocking chair and take in the deer walking through the yard and ocean sounds before retiring right inside the door to bed. It also took less than a minute to get from the porch to the beach itself! We had friends stay with us who are very familiar with Bald Head and visit regularly, several times a year. They were quite impressed with this house and said it is definitely one of the nicest places they have seen on the island.

One thing I would like for others to know which was a real concern of mine before we travelled—the grocery store is well stocked. I did not expect anywhere near the selection. It was just like being in a large grocery store off the island, just smaller. And, we totally loved the option of being able to use the Bald Head Club. We enjoyed sitting on the pool deck with a drink and watching the ships and the fabulous food the restaurant serves.

The experience was everything that we could have hoped for and everything that would make one wish for an extended stay. And, yes, the pictures in the downstairs foyer are of the owners and their children. If you have vacationed in this home before, you know that you want to return. If you have never vacationed on Bald Head Island, this is the place to stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Croquet, Volleyball, Canoeing/Kayaking/SUP, Jogging, Crabbing, Kid's Camps, Playground


Rates & Availability

Flora's Bluff Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off season
Sep 10 2016 - May 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Value Summer
May 20 2017 - Jun 9 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Value Summer
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Off season
Sep 9 2017 - May 18 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.75%

Pre and post visit cleaning and linens included. Temporary memberships to the Bald Head Island Club or the Shoals Club can be purchased for nominal fee. Saturday to Saturday rentals only from June - September.

Please contact us about rates for 5-6 nights stays in the off season as the nightly rate can sometimes be discounted

Personal checks. 50% down with signed contract and balance due plus refundable $500 security deposit 45 days before vacation.

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Flora's Bluff Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Powder room off upstairs living area
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Remodeled in January 2013
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , With private bath and direct access to screened porch
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Shared bath directly outside door, opens to screened porch
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (2) pack n plays
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 5 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
2 row Golf Cart (seats 4-5 average sized adults) with Seat Belts, Outdoor Shower, Grill, Beach Toys, Boogie Boards, Starter dish, laundry and paper supplies

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