• 8 Bedrooms
  • 7.5 Bathrooms
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General Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Basic Soaps
  • Beach Chairs
  • Books
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Children Welcome
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Deadbolt Lock On Entryway
  • Deck / Patio
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Emergency Exit Route
  • Family
  • Fire
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet
  • Kitchen
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Lobster Pot
  • Medical
  • Microwave
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Lighting
  • Oven
  • Parking
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Police
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Wireless Internet

About this Property

LARGE DUPLEX IN PRIVATE GATED COMMUNITY: Each side has its own 'name'. The Eastside is named 'M & M' and the Westside is named 'Joy of Flying'. This is your opportunity to stay in a alluring 4 bedroom half of the duplex or 8 bedrooms when renting the entire home. The home has a huge open floor plan main living area with the kitchen, dining and living area all occupying the majority of the main floor. There are humongous windows along the sea side accepting outstanding vistas and tons of light. There is a huge interior doorway between the two sides making it ideal for family gatherings. Walk down the brief hallway and you are now in the open floor plan of the other side. However, if the children want to play games on one side, just close the doors and with all the interior soundproofing, they are now peaceful (as far as you know). Each side on the main floor has two guest suites each with their own enormous bath including a tub/shower. The second floor is designed as a 'family' suite with a giant master bedroom sharing a family bath with a room with two twin beds. Every room has multiple windows to accept the light to flow into the home.

With the need to protect the home from tidal storm surges, the home is constructed upon generous pilings which gives an unintended magnificent area for the children to play. A smooth concrete floor gives a tremendous amount of skateboard, cycling, and soccer room to play. Pull the cars back into the driveway and the children have room to play. Join them downstairs and relax in the two-person wooden swing. When it's time for the beach, there are tons of body boards, chairs, and beach toys located in the lockable storage area under the home that have been included over the years by renters for their appreciation and the appreciation of others. Take what you want out to the beach.

The exactly most gorgeous part of visiting here at Joy of Flying and M&M is the beach. A very brief walk across the street and either left or right a couple home down will give you two choices for beach locations. Our home is the one with two options for beach access so close. The beach on the West End is always peaceful and there is plenty of room for your family. If your idea of a beach is hoping you can find room for your towels, think again. Holden Beach West is sparsely populated, so even in the peak of summer you still have plenty of room to play Frisbee, or throw the football. We've had many soccer and lacrosse games on the beach over the years.

A number of our renters come with numerous families and appreciate the complete living, dining, and kitchen of both sides. Each voluminous side of the duplex has 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. Two rooms on each side have private baths. Each side sleeps 8. The interior walls have been insulated to keep the sounds to a minimum which helps get a good nighttime's sleep or an afternoon nap. There is room for the children to play under the home with swings on each side and tons of room for younger children to ride big wheels, etc. The home is well-maintained and you might even feel that you are staying in a brand new home. We have renters who have been with us for fifteen years and they keep coming back because it feels like home.

One of the monstrous benefits of renting our holiday home is we accept the right of first refusal for the following year to the current year rental family. Once you rent with us, you always have right of first refusal on that week for the following year at the end of your week of leisure at Holden Beach. This accepts you the ability to have your own personal time-share without the costs.

One of the few homes on Holden Beach that give linens with the rental. Instead of requiring families to either bring their own linens or rent linens from commercial agencies like most other homes; we have decided to give our own linens for our visitors. Now when you show up to holiday, the beds will be made, there will be towels in the bathrooms and you can get right to visiting. We hope that with time, our new policy will be adopted everywhere on the beach. Relish.

Note: Do you need a smaller space?. Contact us for costs and details to rent just one side of this duplex.

Unfortunately, due to multiple occurrences of damage to our home or yard, we no longer accept weddings or receptions to be held in our home. This policy may change in the future as we have had a number of modest superb weddings held at our home in the past. You may contact us with your proposal and ideas, but we are most likely to decline the opportunity.

Recently upgraded kitchen remodel showcase fresh granite countertops and decorative backsplash. We also upgraded the WiFi range and bandwidth for better streaming. The rear grass is very coming in this spring thanks to the added sprinkler system last fall and we now invite your children to adore our sizable grassy area for soccer, lacrosse or Frisbee.
Recent additions include 52 Inch massive HD TVs. Additional updates include kitchen gadgets, wall hangings/decor, and new roof.

Come join us for a week in utopia. Here’s why:

* One of the most exemplary-reviewed, least busy and most polished family beaches found anywhere.
* Very Private, with incredible sea vistas, decks and yet very close proximity to the beach (2nd row, only feet to private beach access.
* Tasteful, huge and referbished accommodations with much more space than most single-family homes of similar price
* Approximately 40 world-class golf courses within a 40-min. radius.
* Pristine & uncrowded wide white-sand beach
* Plenty of great dining choices, shopping and children’s amusements, all within a 5-mile radius. New full-service grocery store located just across the bridge on the mainland, now open!
* 24-hour Super Walmart
* Some of the choice fishing and boating on the East Coast

Unwind and savor the rockers on the porch or the swings underneath the home. Inside you'll find a roomy living area (roughly 1800 sq. ft of living space) with renovated and tasteful decorations all through.

Our unit is very private, yet you're next to the beach, You will appreciate the location of our home. To walk onto the beach, you easily cross the street on a diagonal and walk down a peaceful wooden walkway to the beach. The beach has been maintained all over the years as a family beach with little commercial emphasis.

Holden Beach is still a well-kept secret, perhaps not for long. National Geographic Intelligent Traveler magazine newly ranked Holden Beach among it's top 10 'Finest Family Beaches' category. Additionally, AAA Beach Holiday Travel Journal newly ranked H.B. one of their 'Top 30 Beaches' overall. H.B. offers a great alternative to the hordes and commercialism of close by N. Myrtle Beach, which is only roughly 30 miles away.

*Linens arrangement: 3 queen beds, 2 twin beds sleeper couch in the main living area for additional sleeping.

**Additional indoor photos gladly supplied upon e-mail request.

Keywords: Duplex, sea vistas, family beach, beach, fun, 8 bedrooms, Golf

Money Saving Rental Tips

  • Find the tourism bureau in the area you wish to travel. Most tourism bureaus will send you printed guide books with savings for lodging, restaurants and activities. Keep an eye out for these books and promotional books, because this allows visitors to experience the very same terrific attractions with a often substantial discounted.
  • Willing to switch your travel dates? The off-peak seasons frequently offer incredible rates on rental properties.
  • Active Duty and veterans of the U.S. Armed forces may be able to get financial savings. Make sure to check with property management company to see if your visiting crew qualifies for a rate reduction.
  • Is there a specific experience that you are most getting excited about during your stay? You'll get the best value from a rental which most closely suits your ideal vacation setting, even if it costs a bit extra.
  • Give thought to investing in trip insurance together with your lease agreement. Trip insurance, which usually costs anywhere between 1% - 5% of the base rental rate, provides travellers reimbursement of their trip costs for any missed as a consequence of personal health related emergencies or weather, and additionally ensuing extra hurricane evacuation costs or charges, like an unexpected motel stay or extra fuel.

General Rental property Tips & Tricks

Newcomers tend to be shocked at the range and variety of weekly vacation rentals available in the Southport area. With such a big selection, clients are sure to come across a rental home which fits their expectations and price range.

Nearly all rental properties in Southport are privately owned and many are represented by experienced local property management companies. For owners not directly involved with the management of their properties, management companies are instrumental in helping guests with reserving, checking-in, cleaning, as well as repairs and maintenance issues that may occur.

We've constructed a short guide to help you get the most from your rental experience.

Finding and reserving the best rental home:

Before you book "8 BR/6+ BA 2nd Row: Gated Community. Beautiful Family House, vacation in style", review our brief collection of points to consider.

Begin Your Search Early

Like many renowned vacation spots, In Southport the best rental properties are booked early. For the greatest selection, start your planning and search Six-Twelve months in advance of your vacation. Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Years are excellent times to plan and book your vacation home..

Find your Area and Choose Dates

Start by determining which particular area of Southport you want to explore, and the approximate dates you'll be vacationing.

Just How Much Rental home Do You Really Need?

How many relatives are joining your getaway? Try to remember that most rental homes advertise maximum guest capacity, which typically includes sofa beds in the living room space. You'll need to determine what is most appropriate for the family. Generally rental home listings will describe each one of the unit's specific bedrooms and mattress sizes.

What Exactly Are You Willing to Spend?

Most rentals are advertised with a cost range. Determine the price for your preferred stay. It may be at the high end of the range. If many individuals or relatives are sharing the cost, ensure each group understands their responsibility and has approved a maximum they are willing to contribute. Most rental agreements call for a single individual to be responsible for the full reservation.

Property Features

What home features is your group interested in? Are you looking for a rental property with outdoor dining area? Will the unit need to be beachfront, downtown, or in close proximity to shopping? Are items like beach chairs, gas grills, beach umbrellas, buggies or coolers at your disposal and included in your rental home rate? Gather a list of prioritized "needs and wishes" from your company to help filter your search to the most suitable rental.


Suitable accessibility can make or ruin a vacation for the less-mobile. Be sure to remember and ask about wheel chair access, pool lifts and specialized equipment requirements..

Your Puppy Deserves a Vacation, Too

Remember to include your best friend! Although quite a few vacation rentals allow animal friends, guidelines and costs fluctuate per property. Study your agreement thoroughly! Service fees may apply when pets are added.

Start your Search

Several websites exist to match clients with rental home owners.. Besides Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we recommend searching Google for "Southport local rental properties" for local property management companies. Local rental management companies proudly offer a top-quality vacation experience.


When you've located the rentalhome of your dreams, check to confirm your trip dates are available.

Some rental owners will negotiate rates, and some won't. If the rate isn't negotiable, the number of nights may be. Off-peak season offers your best opportunity to negotiate a lower rate.

Read the Entire Contract

Read through the complete contract and be sure you understand who is responsible for:

  • Power bills
  • Internet
  • Long Distance Phone Service
  • Hot Tub Heating
  • Pay Per View Movies
  • Cleaning Fees
  • Trash collection
  • Maintenance policies
  • Key exchange
  • Parking Space

In addition to the normal charge, travelers will need to pay local taxes when booking "8 BR/6+ BA 2nd Row: Gated Community. Beautiful Family House, vacation in style", as well as any other additional fees which might be required depending on their situation, including a dog charge, earlier check-in or late check-out fee, or a pool heating fee for private swimming pool usage during the fall or spring months.

Cancellation Policies

Cancellation policies vary for each property. You will likely be offered trip insurance. Trip insurance, which generally costs between 1% - 5% of your base vacation rental price, can provide vacationers with reimbursement of their vacation costs (and subsequent rental home costs) for any nights missed as a consequence of personal health care emergencies or weather, in addition to hurricane evacuation costs, such as a unanticipated hotel stay or additional gas.

Complete the Booking

When you believe you've found "the one", begin the reservation process. You will probably have to submit a security deposit at time of booking.

Where to Get Assistance

Make sure you get the manager's contact telephone number and entry/exit procedures for your vacation property. We suggest saving the contact's details in your phone and wallet.

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

During your Stay

  • Photograph at your arrival. Take notes of any property damage as soon as you arrive. If you find problems, or if fixes are needed call the rental manager immediately. This can prevent disputes during check out.
  • You may need guidance for a gas fireplace, Television or hot tub. Call your home manager. They are there to assist. A phone call can save several hours of difficulties.
  • Remember to be a good neighbor. . Remember the golden rule and treat others the same way you'd like to be treated by visitors next to your home.
  • Ask a local. Locals are a great source of tips.
  • Enjoy your stay! Make sure you protect the rental owner (and your things!) by keeping the vacation home locked up when you are away, just like you would at home.

Checking Out

  • Double-check each space of the vacation property to ensure you've collected all possessions.
  • Make a point to walk through the rental one final time and look for damages. We suggest walking through with the rental manager whenever you can (this isn't always the case).. If the property owner is not available, remember to take photos of the property to record its condition.
  • Did you have a blast? Most rental home management companies and vacation rental websites allow renters to provide comments. If your property and/or property manager was top notch, they will appreciate your positive reviews. If something went wrong, we advise being pleasant but honest about your stay. The best owners and managers will work hard to correct the issue.


Did they enjoy their vacation? If everything was exceptional, next year's trip planning will be quick. Maybe the rental home wasn't perfect, and you'll better recognize how to filter your search for the next vacation.

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