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Domenic Mendicino

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

"The Palms" is nestled on a secluded half acre in the forest.

18 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

*Beautiful forest home with hardwood floors through-out

*Complete Gourmet Kitchen with Granite Countertops

*Spacious screened porch, deck and balcony

*Deluxe bathrooms

*Temporary membership in the Shoals Club is available

*Two 4 seat golf carts included

*Central location - convenient to beach & market

*High-speed internet connection

You'll have the time of your life when you and your family vacation in 'The Palms'. This delightful home is filled with casual, comfortable furniture. It sits on a spacious 1/2 acre forest lot in the center of Bald Head Island: just minutes by golf cart from the beach, Harbor Village and the Maritime Market shopping area.

Bald Head is accessible only by passenger ferry or private boat. Visitors and residents travel around the island by golf cart, bicycle or on foot.

Two golf carts, canoe access, and bicycles are included in your rental fee


The spacious, open floor-plan provides plenty of room for up to 10 guests. The first floor living room opens into the dining area with the deluxe kitchen just beyond. The kitchen is equipped with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and all the equipment you need.

Double doors open from the dining area to the large screened porch and the deck area equipped with a propane grill. The first floor bedroom and bathroom suite is furnished with a queen bed and can be closed off from the rest of the downstairs area.

The master bedroom has a king size bed. It opens onto a private balcony with a tree house view of the maritime forest. The third bedroom is furnished with two twin beds. The fourth bedroom contains a queen and set of bunk beds. Each bedroom is decorated in a beach cottage motif. The bathrooms are finished with granite countertops and custom tile work.

'The Palms' is stocked with books, videos, games and puzzles in case a rain cloud passes by.


Your vacation will have a temporary membership in the Shoals Club available. The Club has a full-size pool, fitness center. It also has a poolside snack bar and a more formal restaurant. Beach chairs, towels, and umbrellas are available as part of the membership. We highly encourage all renters to take advantage of this impressive club.

Bald Head Island's 14 miles of beaches can be accessed at any of the 42 public beach entrances. We provide everything you need for a day of fun: boogie boards, beach toys, beach chairs and umbrellas, and beach towels.

You can also rent kayaks to explore the Island's creeks, bicycle to the Harbor for an outdoor lunch at MOJO's, take a hike along one of the Island's nature trails, or enjoy a relaxing day at the newly-opened Spa next to the Maritime Market. You'll be just minutes away from all of the amenities by golf cart.

Our home is a non-smoking home and pets are considered.

Contact us for more information. We look forward to helping you make memories of a wonderful Bald Head Island vacation.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Domenic Mendicino (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

About Domenic Mendicino

My two kids and I currently live in the Pittsburgh area and are huge Steeler fans. We always look forward to our next trip to our favorite place! BHI

Domenic Mendicino purchased this house in 2011

Why Domenic Mendicino chose Coastal North Carolina

We looked for a vacation home along the entire North Carolina coast and fell for Bald Head Island as we are sure you will too.

What makes this house unique

Our home is located conveniently in the center of the island for quick access to the market area or beach by foot or cart. We love to spend days at the beach and return to our cool comfortable forest home.


based on 18 traveler reviews

"The Palms" is nestled on a secluded half acre in the forest.
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 18 reviews
Clemson, SC, USA

Well-Appointed, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay at The Palms. The house had a great layout (there were 8 of us from 3 families) with all of us feeling like we had our own space. Located on a quiet street so my son could ride his bike up and down the street all by himself. The house is central to everything on the island - we loved the location as we were only 5 minutes from most anywhere. We had a few minor issues that were quickly remedied by the owner. I would recommend this house to families and extended families and most everyone. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay! Come back soon and thanks for the kind words.
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Birthday/Anniversary weekend

  • 5 of 5

My husband, mother and stepson stayed here for a quick weekend getaway. The house was comfortable and convenient to store, beaches. We enjoyed the maritime forest. It was very peaceful. The kitchen was well stocked with whatever you needed to cook a meal.We have no complaints except the weekend went to quick. I would stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed the island, hope to have you a little longer next time. :)
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Very pleased with the Palms.

  • 5 of 5

I rented the Palms five days for a family get together this past Easter (2016). I needed a place for several of us to be comfortable and in a good location. The Palms is near the market which we visited several times. Also the harbor is not far with some great restaurants. The Palms was a perfect choice. Everything was as advertised, clean and neat, and we felt right at home. I called the manager with questions and she was more than helpful. The carts ran great and we used the bicycles which was a lot of fun. No unfortunate surprises and my family and I had a terrific time. I would recommend the Palms!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Easter is one of my favorite times on the island! So glad you enjoyed it too, see u next time. :)
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Raleigh, NC

Wonderful stay, felt like home!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for letting us stay in your lovely home. We had a wonderful NYE. Everything was seamless. It was so welcoming to come in to lights turned on (almost too welcoming as we thought maybe someone was there, ha ha) and the temperature adjusted. The location is so perfect! Super close to the market AND the beach. We got really lucky with a warm December trip and took several trips to walk on the beach. I've stayed in many VRBO properties and I hate to admit that this is the first time I've taken the time to write a review. But I love to say it's because we were just that happy with our stay, I had to share.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. I have to give a lot of credit to our house manager Brandy who prepares the home for guests arrival and deals with any issues during the stay. Come back soon!
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Christiansburg, VA


  • 5 of 5

We had a great time on Bald Head Island. This is our second year renting this property. Everything was great. We had a few unavoidable issues come up but the property manager took care of them quickly and efficiently.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Appreciate the kind words, hope to have u again next year!
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Loved, Loved, Loved The Palms!

  • 5 of 5

This house really delivered EVERYTHING it promised! Lots of space, great location, bikes that actually WORKED, beach equipment, access to a kayak... And Domenic was so helpful with all of my questions before and during our stay. We will DEFINITELY rent The Palms again!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks and so glad you enjoyed the house! Come again anytime.
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Old Baldy Lighthouse
"Oldest lighthouse in NC. Wonderful island views if you make it to the top."
Shoals Club
"Spectacular oceanfront club with two eateries, pool, volleyball, boccie, gym, and awesome vi..."
Bald Head Island Chapel
"Beautiful timber framed church right on the marsh."
Mojo's on the Harbor
Maritime Market Cafe
Bald Head Island Conservancy
Car: not necessary

Other activities:



wildlife viewing


health/beauty spa



Rates & Availability

Bald Head Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Peak Summer
Jun 4 2016 - Aug 20 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Aug 21 2016 - Oct 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200 + Tax
Shoals Club membership (optional) $200
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.75%

Shoals Club temporary membership is charged at a flat rate of $25/ day

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Coastal North Carolina House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • 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
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , and a bunk bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Temporary membership in the Shoals Club is available. It offers two dining options, pool, oceanfront beach access with chairs, towels, and umbrellas available. We also have a canoe located at the public docs that is available for renters use.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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