• 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
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General Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Balcony
  • Basic Soaps
  • Basic Soaps
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Bicycles
  • Blender
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Books
  • Children Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Coffee Maker
  • Deck/Patio
  • Deck/Patio
  • Dining
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Table
  • Dining Table
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishwasher
  • Fenced Yard
  • Fenced Yard
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Wifi
  • Games
  • Games
  • Garage
  • Garage
  • Golf
  • Golf
  • Grill
  • Grill
  • Hair Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Heating
  • Housekeeper Included
  • Housekeeper Included
  • Ice Maker
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Iron & Board
  • Kayak/Canoe
  • Kayak/Canoe
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen Island
  • Kitchen Island
  • Linens Provided
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Living Room
  • Lobster Pot
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Microwave
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Play Area
  • Outdoor Play Area
  • Oven
  • Oven
  • Paper Towels
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking
  • Pets Considered
  • Pets Considered
  • Porch/Veranda
  • Porch/Veranda
  • Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator
  • Shampoo
  • Shampoo
  • Smart TV
  • Smart TV
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Television
  • Television
  • Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Toaster
  • Toaster
  • Toilet Paper
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Wifi Speed
  • Wifi Speed
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wireless Internet

About this Property

IMPORTANT BOOKING NOTE: From Memorial Day weekend through the week after Labor Day this home ONLY rents BY THE WEEK from SUNDAY to SUNDAY. All renting requests for reservations during the last week of May, JUNE, JULY, AUGUST and the week after Labor Day must be for a SUNDAY TO SUNDAY renting or the reservation request will not be considered for approval.

During NON-summer months AFTER Labor Day weekend UNTIL Memorial Day weekend the home will be available for minimum 6 or 7 day units only. We never rent for just “weekend stays” of two to three days.

BEST OF BOTH WORLDS, the beauty & serenity of being tucked into the edge of the maritime forest right before the forest transitions into beach topography AND a fast 3 to 4 min. walk to arguably the premium beach access on Bald Head Island. This is the last non-private beach access before the developed portion of Bald Head Island transitions from a dozen or so homes north of the beach access into miles and miles of undeveloped beach. BEST OF BOTH WORLDS is also near the Shoals Club. A 4 and a 6 seat golf cart to discover the island are supplied in the rental.

I'm Tom and my background is Design-Build and interior design and my "better half" is Lindy and her background is interior design and international furnishings sales. We are SuperHosts on the "other site" and Premier Hosts on this site for the 6 bedroom holiday rental we do on our farm near Chapel Hill NC and have adored hosting Vacation Rental By Owner visitors on our farm so much that we bought this home on Bald Head Island to do our "design and construction magic" and open it up to Vacation Rental By Owner families to appreciate.

Here is what differentiates our Bald Head home from the typical Bald Head home:

1. A peaceful and shaded maritime forest setting where the maritime forest is beginning its transition into beach topography yet only a speedy 3 to 4 min. walk to arguably the most superb beach access on Bald Head
2. The modern and comfortable design flair of the interior
3. Grand "getaway style" bedrooms that are well-separated (no two bedrooms or bathrooms share a common wall) and give folks a chance to get away from the group and have privacy when they want some autonomy.
4. Two over-sized screen porches as well as an open outdoor space , pergola and patio, all on the sunny south side of the home including a myriad of options for outdoor living .

Finest of Both Worlds is located on a peaceful street in the edge of the maritime forest yet so close to the sea the sounds of the breaking waves can lull you to sleep at nighttime.

Enter the beach access that is only a speedy 3 to 4 min. walk from our home and turn to your left and walk past the handful of remaining homes on the island and then you could literally walk for hours and see nothing but nature and the undisturbed beauty of miles and miles of untouched undeveloped Atlantic sea front. No homes. No roads. No artificial dunes. Just literally miles and miles of nature and the Atlantic Sea taking its course and sculpting the topography without man's interference.

Tips to Save Money on your Rental

  • Many rental owners and vacation rental houses supply Southport area travel books which feature coupons, either offered independently by merchants, or by a partnership between the property manager and the business itself. These guides may provide an excellent start to your rental home search.
  • Are the vacation dates changeable? Off-season rates are usually a fraction of peak fees.
  • Many vacation rental companies and owners offer discount rates for active and veteran men and women of the US Military, or repeat individuals of the same rental. Be sure to confirm with property management company to see if your vacationing gang is eligible for a special offer.
  • Some homes are primarily suited for particular groups of travellers. Large event homes are perfect for weddings, wedding receptions and corporate escapes. Some properties appeal to beach bums. Other homes are positioned close to nightlife. If there's a certain Southport atteaction you simply love, search for rentals that cater especially to your needs.
  • Management companies and individual rental owners often offer their guests an option to buy trip insurance protection. Trip insurance, which usually costs between 1% - 5% of the base term cost, provides vacationers reimbursement of their trip costs for any days missed as a consequence of personal health related emergencies or storms, as well as ensuing additional hurricane evacuation costs or expenses, such as an unforeseen motel stay or additional fuel. Trip insurance is definitely a bank account-saver if the unforseen occurs .

How to Book a Vacation Home

You may be shocked to find out how many rental homes are available at your destination. Rental accommodations have gained in popularity with the rise of online research sites like Tripadvisor and VRBO.

Virtually all rental properties in Southport are privately operated and many are represented by well-known local property management agencies. Property owners often choose management companies to facilitate web advertising, house cleaning and maintenance tasks.

Below are some tips and strategies to help you navigate the rental home search and reservation process.

Where to find and book the perfect vacation rental:

Do you think "BEST OF BOTH WORLDS: Beach AND Maritime Forest" is the perfect rental property for your next vacation? Look over this checklist to confirm it fits all of your needs.

The Earlier You Start, The Better The Choices

Like many renowned vacation spots, In Southport the best rental homes are booked early. To guarantee the best choice of homes, we recommend searching and booking your Southport getaway 6-12 months before your travel dates, whenever feasible. Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Years are excellent times to plan and book your vacation rental home..

Find your Spot and Determine Dates

Quite often, the hardest part of organizing your trip is figuring out where to go, and when. Once the big decisions are resolved, everything else becomes easier.

How Many Bedrooms?

Take a head count. How many beds and bedrooms will you be needing? Be mindful that most homes list maximum guest capacity, which usually includes sofa beds in the living room. You will need to determine what is suitable for the family. Generally rental home listings will summarize each one of the unit's specific bedrooms and beds.

What Are You Willing to Pay?

Most vacation homes are marketed with a cost range. Confirm the cost for your preferred trip. It could be at the top end of the range. Make sure that you get cost-sharing commitments from company well before reserving a pricey rental property. Generally, a single person in the group will be responsible for making the full reservation and collecting each party's share.

Let's Talk Amenities

What amenities is your family interested in? Do you want a rental with outside lounge? Are you more enthusiastic about wildlife or amusements? Does the unit have bicycles and beach toys available for use during your stay? Make a list of priority amenities to facilitate filter your search.

Accessibility and Special Concerns

Do people in your group have specific needs? If wheel chair access, elevators, pool lifts or other special devices are needed, factor that into your search. Almost all property listings will include a list of amenities.

What About 4-Legged Family Members?

Be sure to include your best friend! Even though quite a few rental homes permit household pets, guidelines and costs vary per property. Type of animal, size and dog breeds could be limited. Make sure that you read agreements and contracts carefully. Extra fees may apply when pets are included. When in doubt, ask the property manager and get it in writing.

Start your Search

Once the location, dates and people are decided, search multiple sources for the very best rental selection. Together with Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we suggest searching Google for "Southport local vacation homes" for local rental management companies. Local rental home management companies proudly offer a superior rental experience.

Negotiate the Price

Re-read the description to make certain that the rental home has everything that you need. If something is missing, the vacation rental management company might know of comparable homes that suit your desires and budget..

Some property owners will negotiate rates, and some will not. If they are hesitant to budge on a peak-season stay, try asking for an additional night. Off-peak season offers your best opportunity to negotiate a lower rate.

Read the Entire Contract

Read through the whole contract and make certain you are aware who is responsible for:

  • Utilities
  • Internet Connectivity
  • Phone service
  • Pool Heating
  • Pay Per View Movies
  • Cleaning services and housekeeping
  • Trash Pickup (and which day?)
  • Maintenance policies
  • Check in & Check Out Key Exchange
  • Parking requirements

Be sure that your quoted fee includes all state taxes and fees.

Cancellation Policies

Cancellation policies are different with each rental. Many rental contracts include an option for trip insurance. Trip insurance, which typically costs anywhere between 1% - 5% of your standard rental cost, can provide vacationers with reimbursement of their vacation costs (and subsequent rental home costs) for any days missed resulting from personal medical-related emergencies or storms, and additionally hurricane evacuation costs, such as a unanticipated hotel stay or extra gas.

Reserve your Rental

When everything looks correct, it's finally time to sign on the dotted line. Do not forget that most rental contracts require a considerable rental down payment and/or security deposit to safeguard the rental owner.

Get Contact Details

Make sure to get the property manager's contact number and entry/exit procedures for your rental. We recommend storing the contact's information in your smart phone and wallet.

Good job on booking your rental home! You're on your way to a fantastic vacation!

During your Stay

  • Photograph at your arrival. To ensure that no damages are linked to your visit, create a record of any problem areas of the property. If you discover damages, or if fixes are needed get in touch with the property manager straight away. This can protect against disputes during checkout.
  • Ask questions. You could need guidance for a gas fireplace, TV or hot tub. Contact your home manager. They are there to assist. A quick phone call eliminates many problems.
  • Remember to be a good next-door neighbor. . Remember the golden rule and treat others the same way you'd like to be treated by vacationers next to your residence.
  • Ask a local. Local residences can frequently point you in the right direction. Who better to ask where to order the best nachos, have a great date night, or the best areas for night life?
  • Enjoy your stay! Ensure you protect the property owner (and your things!) by keeping the property secured when you are away, just like you would in your own home.

Check Out Time

  • Check to make sure you've packed all of your possessions. Sweep all the rooms in the house for forgotten possessions. Inspect bathrooms, the garage, kitchen cupboards, patios, the swimming pool area, and anywhere else your gear might "hide".
  • Make sure to walk through the rental one last time and look for damage. Whenever possible, do this walk-out review with the property owner present. If the property manager is not available, ensure that you take photos of the property to record its condition.
  • How would you rate your experience? Just about all rental home management companies and rental websites allow renters to provide comments. If the vacation rental and/or property manager was first-rate, they will likely appreciate your recommendations. If something went wrong, we advise being kind but sincere with regards to your stay. Top property owners and managers will try hard to solve the issue.

Learn from your Stay

Hold a meeting with your traveling companions. Did everyone have a good time? If everything was outstanding, next year's trip planning will be painless. Maybe the rental wasn't ideal, and you'll better understand how to perfect your search for the next time.

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Victory Beach Vacations

Victory Beach Vacations

Visitors who are on the hunt for the postcard-perfect vacation rental in the heart of the Carolina Beach or Kure Beach area will find an enticing selection and plenty of friendly customer service when they rent through Victory Beach Vacations. Based in Carolina Beach in the coastal Cape Fear region, Victory Beach Vacations has more than 100 vacation rentals in all shapes and sizes to ensure that every vacationing family can find their dream home away from home on the beach.   When you book your Cape Fear getaway with Victory Beach Vacations, the fun doesn’t end when you leave the beach, it continues with an array of privately-owned properties outfitted with all of the amenities needed for a fabulous beach vacation.   Jenna Lanier, General Manager, explains that her family first opened the rental and property management business in 2002. At the forefront of Victory Beach operations is Lanier’s mother, Caroline Meeks. Meeks is both the Broker in Charge and co-owner with husband, Buck Meeks, who manages the Field Services team with Lanier’s husband, Scott.   For nearly 20 years, the Victory Beach team has worked tirelessly to establish a network of top-of-the-line rental properties for Cape Fear visitors to enjoy. “As far as our properties go,” explains Lanier, “they are all updated, well-furnished and appointed. “We have always performed post-cleaning inspections and since the pandemic, have put freshly laundered duvets over all of the comforters between rentals.”   Lanier emphasizes how important the guests experience is “we strive to give our guests a relaxing, stress free, memorable vacation.” This emphasis on customer service has led to Victory Beach Vacations having a 4.8 Google rating with over 300 reviews by happy owners and guests.In addition to Victory Beach’s superior sanitation practices, the company offers properties for every type of visitor. Choose from luxury oceanfront houses and condos to more reasonbly priced 2nd row properties with oceanviews. Many properties include pools and hot tubs as well, perfect for outdoor entertaining, and many are dog friendly.   Lanier also notes that all properties are within walking or driving distance to Pleasure Island’s main attractions – Carolina Beach and Kure Beach. The former, as described by Lanier, is the more commercialized of the two destinations and features a boardwalk, outdoor dining options and a plethora of weekly activities including fireworks, live music, amusement park pop-ups, and movies under the stars. Kure Beach offers a more residential feel with its fishing pier, intimate restaurants and family favorite, North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher.More water fun awaits, too. “There is a harbor and a canal that feed into the intercoastal. We have several properties on the harbor so guests can bring their boat, kayak, [or jet ski] and travel between islands,” says Lanier.   A stay with Victory Beach Vacations is an annual pilgrimage for most. “A large percentage of guests are previous guests. Some even reserve the same property for the next year as they’re checking out,” Lanier says. “It’s almost like it’s their personal vacation home.”   Even before guests arrive at their vacation destination, the Victory Beach Vacations’ website greets them with a live beach cam and exquisite aerial footage of both Carolina and Kure Beaches. See for yourself by scanning the QR code and call Victory Beach Vacations at 910.458.0868 to book your Cape Fear getaway. Start making your memories today! —Grace Silipigni