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Oceanfront And Marshfront Stunner! Great Rates and Perfect Getaway!

Bedrooms 5
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning


About the property

Cottage, 5 Bedrooms + Den, 4 Baths (Sleeps 9-10)

I have been coming to Holden Beach North Carolina since I was 5 years old. My parents rented a little cottage at the West end of the island for two weeks in the summer every year until I was about 13. The home they rented came on the market and they decided to purchase their first beach property. To this day, they still enjoy every moment at that beach home that has collected so many family memories over the years. In 2004, Chesapeake (this cottage) came on the market and it had always been one of my fathers favorite homes. A weathered wooden gray beach house with tons of character yet tons of space for family and friends. When he went inside and saw the knotty pine ceilings that had weathered over the years and the views from the great room, he knew it was a perfect match for a second beach home on the island we all love so much. I being the eldest daughter (and the one with kids!) have spent the most time in the cottage with my husband and two boys.

I have also had many girls weekends in the cottage.

The house is built on stilts so the first livable floor is really the second floor! The underneath of the house is perfect for covered for parking your cars. There is also an enclosed outside shower.

The first livable floor has two bedrooms with private bathrooms Each bedroom has a twin and a double bed in them. There is also a laundry room on this floor. The kitchen/dining/den combo is on this floor as well. Full view of the ocean from this room!

The upstairs consists of two master bedrooms. The first with a private bathroom with a shower (no bathtub) and a King size bed. Access to the covered upstairs porch. The second master has a King size bed and access to the covered porch, but shares a bathroom with another bedroom.

There is another bedroom upstairs with a queen size bed and access to the covered porch.

There is a wonderful second den upstairs with a television/dvd/vcr player and a futon. This room overlooks the marsh on the front side of the house.

Feel free to contact me with any additional questions regarding bedding, sleeping arrangements etc....

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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2017


Holden Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Living Area
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Split-System Heating
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outside - outdoor shower , Enclosed place outside below the house to shower!
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Den with a Futon
  • The two bedrooms on the First Floor each have one single bed and one double bed in them and a private full bath inside each bedroom. Upstairs their are two master bedrooms with King beds in each. There is a 5th bedroom upstairs with a Queen bed. There is also a small Den upstairs with a futon in it.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Sand Box
  • Shed
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Washer- Located on the main floor. Very well stocked kitchen. Plates, glasses and silverware for more than 9 people! One charcoal grill located in shed. Be sure to bring your charcoal! At this time we do NOT offer internet service.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Oceanfront And Marshfront Stunner! Great Rates and Perfect Getaway!
average rating of 4.6 based on 20 reviews

Wonderful home with tons of space right on the beach!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had an amazing week in this home. We used the upstairs den as a 6th bedroom for kiddos and the outside enclosed shower was perfect for keeping sand out of the house. The kitchen is big enough for a few people to cook together while others hang out on barstools at the island and keep the chefs company. The beach was wife open and we had tons of space for bocce ball, corn hole, the tents and all the kids sand toys. No battling for a spot on the sand like at other beaches. Elizabeth, the owner, was kind and attentive to work with too. Very accommodating, down to the lists of instructions of how to use the TVs to the spiral bound planning book she sent us in the mail prior to the trip to help us be organized and prepared. My family would absolutely love to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Good week

  • 4 of 5

We loved the size and layout of the house and the location is wonderful. The beach area is large and not crowded. Outdoor shower was a hit, and the shower hose on the pier was really nice for sandy feet. Nice to have the marsh across the street to look at, and some of our boys took a hike through it. The kitchen is very well equipped for any kind of meal, we ate at the house every day and night. We had 4 children, ages 4 - 11 and there was plenty of room for all. The downstairs floor is made of non skid material which is great for an ocean front house. Loved that the 3 upstairs bedrooms faced the ocean and had a balcony. All rooms were clean.

The only negative comments I have: we had a little trouble keeping the house cool. One day it reached 84 degrees inside. I realize that the constant opening of the door to the porch affects AC efficiency, we did our best to keep it closed, but it was difficult to bring the temp down a couple of days.

The carpets in the downstairs rooms seemed a little musty from dampness, also difficult to control in a beach house.

I would recommend the house, we had a great time.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice house, pleasant experience

  • 5 of 5

We were pleasantly surprised when we arrived. The house is very nice and beautifully and comfortably decorated. The kitchen is more than adequately stocked with everything needed. Rooms are spacious and clean. Located really close to the Ocean. There was no need for us to look for other entertainment but we did enjoy a trip to North Myrtle Beach to the Nakato's Japanese Steak House and the show ONE at the Alabama theater. Our small grandchildren never wanted to leave the beach. We loved our stay there and hope to be able to rent again next year!! Elizabeth (Owner) is so great to work with.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 2 of 5

I read the fluff by the owner and I must say that as someone who has spent almost all my childhood summers staying for the week with family at Holden Beach, this was one of the worst homes we've stayed in. Definitely overpriced.

1. The upstairs air-conditioner is breaking. It went out on us (leaving us with 36 hours of 90 degrees inside) and was "fixed" to get us through the week but barely cooled to 80. The repairman said he'd been there before so it will probably go out on you too as the unit is very old.

2. Dirty. I doubt the owners have stayed there for years. Pillows, covers and shams are all very stained. Carpet is stained. Wall decorations are dusty. They must not have a very good cleaner either as I found trash in two of the rooms on the floor. The kitchen cupboards were dirty and filled with questionable dishes (we re-washed everything).

Not sure what else to say. We had to kill our fair share of bugs. The furniture has seen better days but I wouldn't expect it to be perfect. The beds are extra firm and don't think about using the futon as a bed - super bumpy! The fridge had a hard time keeping our food cold. The photos here and on coastal vacation resorts are outdated. I really doubt the owners have stayed there in a long time.

We've had two homes that were worse, one smaller and tackier and one that had seagulls in the attic that stunk the place up. This home did the job - it was on the beach, good location, and had the beds and baths needed for our crew. I'd like to see the owner take a little more pride in their property or sell to someone who will.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh I am just so sorry that you did not have a pleasurable experience. I really am. I have been renting our home for the last 5 years and had nothing but amazing reviews, phone calls, repeats etc.. I am going to personally check on the cleaning situation myself. I certainly wish you had called me the minute you walked in and it was not clean. I would have gotten a cleaning person over there asap. I am so sorry. Unfortunately, we do have renters from time to time who are very rough on our home. I will say that this home is not advertised as a "new" home. It was built in the 80's and part of what we love about it is the old beach charm. No white furniture, no "beachy" themed stuff everywhere, etc.. I believe I even listed this on my listing. IT IS NOT FOR SOMEONE who wants new construction or pristine house. In addition, having multiple beach properties and having gone my entire life, I can tell you that beach dust is almost like mountain bugs. It is inevitable. I have dusted before and came home in afternoon and dusty again. It is just beach air. In addition, unfortunately, beach air corrodes things in a hurry. We replace our AC units on a regular basis (every 4-5 years) due to the toll the salt air takes on them. I am so sorry that you had a problem with our unit. Once again, I sure wish I had known about it. I pride myself on personal service with people who stay in our home, and unfortunately things do happen. I am so sorry.
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Chesapeake Review

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, had everything that we needed. We are a large family and came to visit our oldest son and his family. We had plenty of room for all of us. It was nice to have a dinner table that actually fit all of us at one time. We enjoyed playing on the beach and watching the waves. We would recommend this house to others.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad that you had a wonderful stay. Please contact me any time to stay in our home again.
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Chesapeake Review

  • 5 of 5

Solid house! Great for your future family vacation. Enough space and room for comfortable living and really close to the ocean!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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In Between Wilmington NC and Myrtle Beach SC;

Cottage is located very close to the Holden Beach pier for those that enjoy fishing. It is a short drive or walk to the pier. In addition, Holden Beach is a short drive (45 minutes) to Myrtle Beach and various other areas for world class golf.

Other Activities: Kayaking, Boating, Biking, Miniature golf, Shelling, Wildlife Viewing.


Rates & Availability

Holden Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off Season Rates
Apr 11 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Season
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Off Season 2017/18 Rates
Sep 16 2017 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $250

$200 Fully refundable damage deposit for every rental.
Non Negotiable Cleaning fee of $250

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