• 3 Bedrooms
  • 4.5 Bathrooms
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General Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Air Conditioning
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Bicycles
  • Blender
  • Blender
  • Children Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Childs Highchair
  • Childs Highchair
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Coffee Maker
  • Communal Pool
  • Communal Pool
  • Deck/Patio
  • Deck/Patio
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Area
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishwasher
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Garage
  • Garage
  • Golf
  • Golf
  • Grill
  • Grill
  • Hair Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Internet
  • Kettle
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Linens Provided
  • Linens Provided
  • Microwave
  • Microwave
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Oven
  • Oven
  • Parking
  • Parking
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Smoke Detector
  • Smoke Detector
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Television
  • Television
  • Toaster
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wireless Internet

About this Property

Shrimp 'n Grits is under new ownership and newly underwent stimulating updates to become your holiday utopia! Located on cloistered Bald Head Island with no cars (golf carts only), and a nature preserve, it is an ideal hideaway. The home is mins. from the marina, BHI Club and a beach access (500 feet) on the western side by the Cape Fear River. Located on a cul-de-sac, it is a peaceful location, great for little ones who want to practice their bicycle riding skills!

You can see our proximity to the beach on the aerial photo. (Our favorite beach accesses for children and swimming are also not far away, on the southern side near the BHIC) This website gives a great breakdown of your beach options! http://units.coastalurge.com/bald-head-island-beach-guide/

Ride over on the pedestrian ferry and you will feel rapidly casual as you get off at Bald Head Island and board a tram to Shrimp 'n Grits. 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths with an bounteous 1300 square feet of porches, this unit has it all for your family!

Here are a few of the updates newly finished in the home:

• Two new HVAC units
• Installed a whole home dehumidifier
• New Australian Cypress hardwoods replacing carpet
• An refreshed kitchen with new appliances, new cabinets and quartz counters!
• A entirely supplied kitchen with new pots, pans, plates, platters, etc.
• Opened wall to create a walk through kitchen
• Smoothed ceilings downstairs
• Tongue and groove wood ceilings upstairs
• Extensive landscaping removal of vines and growth
• Fresh paint throughout
• All new furnishings!
• New stone bathroom vanities
•. New tiled bathroom floors
• All new lighting
• New artwork and décor
•. New water heater
•. Cleaned A/C vents
•. Exterior security cameras
• New intelligent TVs in bedrooms and living room
• A keyless entry system
• Alarm clocks with USB
• A new cleaning company
• Professionally laundered linens
• A trauma kit and defibrillator in case of emergency

The massive master bedroom has a king bed, enormous dresser, desk and direct porch access.
The second bedroom has bunk beds and queen bed, dresser and direct porch access.
The third bedroom has bunk beds and queen bed as well, dresser, and a sizable walk in closet. The 2nd and 3rd bedrooms are the exact same dimensions.
Each bedroom has an alarm clock with USB charging ports and a mounted intelligent TV.
2 four seat golf carts, beach toys and 2-3 bicycles included. (Additional bicycles are available for rent on the island). An outdoor shower, fish washing station and modest charcoal grille are also available at the home.

The top floor living area includes an updated kitchen with quartz countertops, coffee bar, Berkey water filter, a long dining table, and screened porch dining for 8. There are two roomy seating areas on the top floor, along with a generous T.V. for those movie nights! The living area opens up to a second porch.

You may buy a temporary membership under our Lifestyle membership at both the Shoals Club and Bald Head Island Club. We strongly recommend you look into the clubs as they have very phenomenal comforts. Shoals Club sets out beach chairs and umbrella for members, and offers pools and eateries. Bald Head Island Club has sports like croquet, tennis, golf, etc., great pools for children and eateries. This is a separate buy that you coordinate directly with the club.
Once you have booked the home with us, go to these respective links to request a temporary guest membership with the club of your choice. Do not wait as they process these in advance and will cap temporary memberships! We will need to authorize your temporary membership under our full Lifestyle membership. Accordingly, you are responsible for any damages or infractions at the Clubs. Be sure that you submit the form to the club in advance, as there may be a fee for requests with less than 5 days notice.
Bald Head Island Club- https://www.bhiclub.net/guest-memberships (this one is finished online)
Shoals Club- https://shoalsclub.com/documents/10180/1332699/2021+Temp+Member+Form (this one you will print, complete and send to us for signature before submitting to Shoals Club)
A few notes about Club changes for 2022. They have changed dates when renters can access the clubs. Some dates/times are for permanent members only. Also, they capped how many temporary rental memberships are available, so request this ASAP before they sell out! Payment is now based on per person instead of per bedroom. Lastly, they are now capping the number of individual temporary members per home, and our home's cap is 8. If you have more than 8 visitors, not all can use the club. I strongly suggest contacting the club to ask your questions and get clarification. Unfortunately, we do not know all of the details, and phoning or emailing the club is your premium bet.

Visit the club websites and the BHI Conservancy to learn more about the island's various pools, golf, children camps, children dissection classes, nature walks and more! Our family has very appreciated their niceties. The historic Old Baldy light home also offers a chance for a feathered friends eye view of the island, while water crafts are also an option for those who savor sailing, kayaking and more.
www.shoalsclub.com, bhiclub.net, bhic.org

If you are looking to rent numerous homes for a bigger group, we can help connect you with our two neighboring homes, essentially renting the private cul-de-sac for your group. (Several families in need of bigger space choose to rent out 2-3 of the homes for the week)

*Notes*
Rent the tram early as prime times are taken quickly!! For reservations, your address is 7 Spikerush Court.
A modest starter kit with a roll of paper towels, toilet paper for each restroom, 1-2 dishwasher and laundry pods, is supplied.

This is a non-smoking unit. The homeowner has serious allergies to tobacco products, and therefore we can not accept any smoking or vaping on the unit (indoors or outdoors). Thank you for understanding how important this is for us.

We currently give two 4-person golf carts, for a total of 8 riders. (If you have 10 visitors, you may need to make a second trip or ride bicycles).

We have two exterior audio/video cameras for added safety of visitors and security while the home is vacant. One covers the garage entry and a second covers the front door.

We support our military, and as a modest token of appreciation, we will give a 10% discount to the first 2 military families bookings per year (proof of ID mandatory). Thank you for your service!

Unfortunately, dogs and cats are not allowed. The owner's doodles do occasionally visit.

Items available at the home (note this inventory is taken at the beginning of the season. Since we have renters, we can not guarantee condition or even that they will still be there): Pack and play, booster seat, infant gate, beach towels, 5 beach chairs, beach umbrella, sand toys, bicycles, crab pot

Our family hopes that you will adore Shrimp 'n Grits as much as we do! Please let us know what questions we can answer about Bald Head Island to make your stay more fun! Follow our Facebook page for updates and photos https://www.facebook.com/shrimpngritsBHI

Money Saving Strategies

  • Many management companies and vacation properties provide Southport area traveller discount catalogs which feature money-saving promotions, either offered individually by merchants, or by way of a relationship between the property management company and the local merchant itself. Keep an eye out for these books and discount books, since this allows visitors to experience those fantastic attractions at a frequently considerable discounted.
  • In a position to change your travel week? The off-peak shoulder seasons generally offer terrific rates on daily rental properties.
  • Are you a armed forces veteran? Some property management companies provide discounted rates to vets and active-duty servicemembers. Be sure to ask property manager to see if your visiting crew is eligible for a discounted rate.
  • Is there a specific activity you are mainly getting excited about during your stay? You will definitely get the most value from a home that most thoroughly satisfies your ideal holiday setting, regardless if it costs a bit more.
  • Vacation rental companies and individual rental owners typically offer customers an option to purchase trip insurance protection. Trip insurance, which usually will cost you between 1% - 5% of the basic vacation rental rate, provides buyers reimbursement of their rental expenses for any days missed as a result of medical emergencies or hurricanes, in addition to ensuing extra hurricane evacuation costs or expenses, like an unplanned motel stay or extra gas. Trip insurance can be a bank account-saver if the unforseen occurs (heaven forbid!).

How to Book a Rental Home

You might be pleasantly surprised to uncover how many vacation rentals are available at your destination. With such a wide selection, guests are certain to select a property that fits their expectations and price range.

Virtually all rentals in Southport are privately operated and many are represented by established local rental management agencies. Property owners typically select management companies to manage internet marketing, house cleaning services and maintenance tasks.

Seasoned Southport vacationers have identified several tips and tricks over the years when it comes to renting vacation rentals, however most beginners will be happy to discover that many of these "tricks" are in plain sight, if you know how to search.

How to find and book the right rental home:

Do you think "Your Bald Head Island 3 bedroom, newly renovated paradise, Shrimp n Grits!" is the perfect rental home for your next trip? Read this checklist to confirm it fits your preferences.

Search Early and Often

Southport rental homes start booking very early. Booking your rental 6-12 months in advance is highly recommended, whenever possible. Many families decide to begin their search over Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Eve gatherings.

Choose your Area and Travel Week

Sometimes, the most challenging part of preparing for your vacation is deciding on where to go, and when. As soon as the big decisions are tackled, everything else will be simpler.

Pick a Size

Take a head count. How many beds and bedrooms will you need? Remember that that many properties advertise maximum guest capacity, which typically includes sofa beds in the family room. You will need to figure out what is acceptable for the family. Specific descriptions of bedrooms and beds are commonly accessible online. If not, contact the property manager before you book.

Stay on a Budget

Many vacation homes are marketed with a cost range. Confirm the cost for your preferred trip. It may be at the high end of the range. If many individuals or relatives are sharing the cost, be certain that each group knows their responsibility and has agreed to a maximum they are willing to pay. Most rental contracts call for a single person to be liable for the full reservation.

Its All About Amenities

What amenities is the family interested in? Are you looking for a vacation property with outside dining area? Do you want to be away from it all, or close to civilization? Are items like beach chairs, grills, umbrellas, buggies or coolers at your disposal and included with your rental payment? Make a list of prioritized "necessities and desires" from your group to help narrow your search to the most appropriate home.

Special Criteria

Do members of your group have specialized needs? Be sure to remember and ask about wheel chair accessibility, pool lifts and special equipment needs..

What About Furry Family Members?

Make sure you include your furrry friends. Pets are welcome at a number of rental homes, but policies can vary. Many restrictions could dismiss a prospective rental property. Read your contract very carefully! Additional fees or costs may be applied to your contract. If in doubt, ask the property manager and get it in writing.

Start the Search

. Together with Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we advise searching Google for "Southport local vacation rentals" for local vacation rental management companies. Local companies often have a unique assortment of rental homes daily and weekly.

Negotiate

Re-read the description to be certain the vacation rental has everything required. If it is something is missing, the property management company may know of very similar properties that better fit your preferences and budget..

Although not true for all rental properties, many owners and property managers will negotiate rates. If the rate isn't negotiable, the number of nights may be. Your best possibility of a reduced rate will be changing to an off-season week.

Read the Entire Contract

Read the complete agreement and be certain you understand who is liable for:

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

Be sure that your quote includes all taxes and fees.

If you must Cancel

Be sure you are familiar with the cancellation policy prior to reserving. Many rental property contracts include an option for trip insurance. Trip insurance protects the renter against emergencies and weather events, It offers reassurance should disaster strike.

Reserve It

When everything looks right, it's finally time for you to sign a rental agreement. You will likely be required to submit a security deposit at time of booking.

Get Contact Details

Put the property manager's contact information into your smartphone and wallet for quick access to answers throughout your trip.

Congratulations! All that is left is making the most of your visit!

During your Stay

  • Take pictures at your arrival. To ensure no damages are attributed to your stay, make a record of any trouble spots of the rental. Call the property manager immediately to report your observations. This may protect against disputes during checkout.
  • You may need instructions for a gas fireplace, Television or jacuzzi. Contact your home manager. They are there to help. A phone call can save several hours of hassle.
  • Don't forget to be a good neighbor. Often times, surrounding homes are occupied by permanent locals. 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. Local residences can frequently point you in the right direction. Who better to ask where to order the best pizza, have a great night out, or the best areas for shopping?
  • Enjoy your stay! Make certain to protect the rental owner (and your stuff!) by keeping the home secured while you are away, exactly like you would in your own home.

Check Out Time

  • Double-check every room of the rental to ensure you've collected all possessions.
  • As soon as everything is out, begin a walk-through of the property to make sure no damage occurred in the course of your stay. We recommend walking through with the property manager whenever feasible (this may not be possible).. If the property manager is not available, you'll want to take photos of the property to record its condition.
  • How was your getaway? Most rental home management companies and rental search sites permit travellers to offer feedback. If the rental and/or property manager was excellent, they'll appreciate your compliments. If anything went wrong, we suggest being understanding but genuine with regards to rental experience. Top property owners and managers will work hard to rectify the situation.

Learn from your Experience

How did they like the rental choice? If everything was perfect, next year's family vacation planning will be painless. If the rental wasn't perfect, and you will better understand how to refine your search next time.

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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