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Oceanfront with Spectacular Views

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Owner
Helen Broder
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 14, 2017

About Helen Broder

Having lived and worked in the busy DC area for many years and cherishing our special getaways to Bald Head Island, we realized that we really wanted to live in coastal NC and finally made the big move to Wilmington in 2014. We can now easily pop over to Bald Head for long weekends and for regular maintenance checks to ensure the house stays in top shape for our guests. Our twin sons cherish the memories of vacations at Blue Moon.

Helen Broder purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Helen Broder chose Flora's Bluff

We fell in love with Bald Head Island on our first vacation in 2002 and knew immediately that we had to have a second home there. After an extensive search of the many options available for purchase at the time, we walked into Blue Moon and new it was The One. Not only was it obviously well-cared for, adorably decorated and the perfect size for our family, the view took our breath away.

What makes this cottage unique

Blue Moon is special because of the immediate access to the beach, spectacular panoramic views (I could spend the whole day just reading on the upper deck with the view and sounds of the ocean) and quiet private location. This house is like a member of our family and we go to extra lengths to keep it in top condition for ourselves and our renters to enjoy.

Amenities

Flora's Bluff Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 5 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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

Reviews

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Oceanfront with Spectacular Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
5

Lovely View, Great Owners

  • 5 of 5

We spent 1 1/2 weeks at Blue Moon and had a great time. Lovely ocean view, great views of sunrises and sunsets. Great Beach for relaxing and walking. Great sleeping with the background of the ocean waves. The owners provided great assistance and were very supportive. If available next year, we shall return next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Blue Moon was fantastic. Quiet, clean, comfortable, and the view is amazing! We enjoyed watching beautiful sunsets, and with 3 kids, the direct access to the beach was so convenient. The owners are easy to work with and have furnished this beautiful home well. We would not hesitate to stay here again. We have been coming to Bald Head for many years, and Blue Moon is definitely one of our favorites!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Blue Moon is Heaven

  • 5 of 5

Blue Moon is one of the best places on Bald Head Island in Flora's Bluff, and I have stayed in many places on the island over the years, with family and friends. Access to the beautiful beach is just steps away. The owners have created such a homey feel. It's so comfortable. Any questions we had were answered quickly. We arrived right after the hurricane, so some of the supplies had not been refilled. Their cleaning crew came out the next day with the few items we needed. This is an "upside down" house (meaning the bedrooms are down and the living area is up), so if stairs are a problem, I don't think this layout is for you. We loved the upper deck for watching boats and dolphins, and the gorgeous sunsets. I agree with other reviews. Beds are so comfortable. We've already booked for this coming Fall.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Our most favorite place

  • 5 of 5

Blue Moon introduced us to the wonderful world of Bald Head Island. Our family has come to think of it as "our place" on BHI for the last few years we've vacationed there. The owners have taken into account every possible thought in making life comfortable on vacation. The beds and bedding are incredible - so comfortable and inviting and just perfect. My husband and I always look forward to the bed in the master bedroom and wonder how we can replicate it post-vacay! My kids love their rooms while we're there too. The kitchen has every possible thing you might need to make your dining at home perfect - we grill most evenings while there. The upper deck is so peaceful in the mornings with a cup of coffee and at sunset and at night by the stars. The sunsets are once in a lifetime!

We always feel so lucky for our own personal beach access when we see all those golf carts parked at the public access points. The living room is comfortable and spacious and just perfect for relaxing. The location of Blue Moon is ideal - right in the middle of the island so close to the Market and the Shoals Club and the restaurants along the harbor. There are tons of bikes and toys and beach chairs all available as well. I can't think of anything that could be added to the mix. It's perfection on a perfect island.

Also, the owners are amazing and responsive with any need. As an example, we had a flat tire on the golf cart one day on our way to the pool. Within 20 minutes, we had a new tire and were on our way with just one call to the owner. It made for a great story - and a great demonstration of the level of customer service you receive in staying at Blue Moon.

Don't hesitate - you'll never regret staying at Blue Moon. It's a haven. We've made many memories there over the years and look forward to our next visit.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Car: not necessary

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

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

10% off June 2017 rates $0
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 an additional fee. Saturday to Saturday rentals only from June - September

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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