New second floor deck added January 2017Relax in the comfortable and bright living room.
Gorgeous BHI Harbour Village Home
Gorgeous BHI Harbour Village Home
10 guests
4 bedrooms
6 beds
3.5 baths
10 guests
4 bedrooms
6 beds
3.5 baths
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Located in the Harbour Village, this 3-story charmer enjoys beautiful marsh, creek, and river views, and is a short walk from the marina and harbor beach, and a golf cart ride to 16 other unspoiled beaches. Home includes two golf carts, BHI Club,kayaks, and bicycles.

The space

Located in the Harbour Village, this 3-story home enjoys beautiful marsh, creek, river and beach views. Sit on the front porch in rockers to watch the kayakers paddle down the river, or lounge on the back porch to get away from it all.

The home is just a short walk to the bustling marina and the harbor beach, and a golf cart ride (on one of the two 4-seat golf carts included with your rental) to 16 other unspoiled beaches, preserved maritime forests and marsh hiking trails. We provide kayaks and bicycles to enable you to discover the beauty of the island.

Your rental of at least three days includes a temporary membership to the Bald Head Island Golf, Tennis and Swim Club. (3-4 night rentals will receive a 3-day membership; 5-7 night rentals will receive a 7 day membership; longer rentals will receive a membership for the length of your stay). If you are joining us for a shorter amount of time we can arrange a club membership at a preferred rate. The BHI Club includes an award-winning golf course (green fees not included), tennis courts, a wonderful kid-friendly pool, a new water 'splash park' for the little ones, a state of the art gym, and formal, informal and poolside dining.

For an additional charge, our guests may also select a temporary membership at the Shoals Club, which we are happy to coordinate for you. The Shoals Club ($250/week; shorter memberships available as well) is located at East Beach in a superb ocean side setting. It offers both a main pool and smaller child's pool with beautiful ocean views, as well as complementary beach chairs and umbrellas. Informal pool side and restaurant dining are available.

Our home includes two golf carts, each seating 4 people. The master bedroom has a king bed, spacious bathroom, and private balcony. The second master on the third floor has amazing views, a king bed, as well as a twin day bed with twin trundle that pops up to make a second king. The third bedroom is all about the kids! It has bunk beds, a smart TV with all sorts of movie and app capabilities, a DVD player, and a Wii gaming system, and is decorated with a children's nautical theme. The fourth bedroom contains a queen bed and beautiful new bedding and decor. There are three full bathrooms upstairs, and a powder room on the first floor. The dining room table seats 8, and the bar between the kitchen and living room has 3 bar stools. For the home theater lover, catch the game or a movie on the big screen after a day at the beach -- this home has a 65" flat screen TV with Apple TV, Blueray DVD player, and a Sound Bar with amazing surround sound.

When you board the ferry for the 20-minute ride to Bald Head Island, you leave your car behind, along with the stress of the mainland world. Transportation here is limited to golf carts, bikes, or your own two feet… resulting in a more relaxed, easy-going pace. Stroll 14 miles of pristine beaches, try your luck on the acclaimed seaside golf course, eat at fabulous restaurants, or climb a 200 year old lighthouse.

It is a place like no other, where you can relax, unwind, and adjust to "Turtle Time" living. We are so excited to be the owners of this wonderful home at a place so very special to us, and we hope you will soon be our guests.

Guest access

You will have access to the entire home, except for one locked dormer and closet containing our personal items. You will have two golf carts (each seat 4 adults). Rental of at least 3 days comes with a temporary membership to the Bald Head Island Club (which has an award winning golf course, tennis courts, large gym, casual and formal dining, swimming pool and poolside bar and eatery, playground, splash/wet playground, croquet, and much more. (3-4 night rentals will receive a 3-day membership; 5-7 night rentals will receive a 7 day membership; longer rentals will receive a membership for the length of your stay).

Interaction with guests

We will be just a phone call away, and our housekeeper and caretaker are on the island every day.

Other things to note

We provide our guests with a detailed packet of information about Bald Head Island and our home. If you haven't received it, send us an email requesting it to (EMAIL HIDDEN)

Wireless Internet

Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $252 NZD
Security Deposit $721 NZD
Weekly Discount: 15%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed, 1 sofa bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 4
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 couch

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 10AM

The Defense Rests is our second home and very dear to us. Thank you in advance for treating it with great care. In general, we ask you treat our home like you would treat your own home.
All linens are provided; cleaning fee included.
On check out you only need to put all dirty dishes in dishwasher and start it, and put all trash in the trash hut outside.
No Pets. No Smoking.
An adult at least 25 years of age must be present throughout the rental term.
No more than 10 occupants permitted.
Trash pick-up is on Mondays and Thursdays.
Please keep bicycles in the side screened porch, particularly if there is rain in the forecast, to prevent rusting.
Feel free to use the spices and other items in the cupboard and the foyer pantry. We just ask that if you use the last of something you replace it.
The weber BBQ Grill is on the lower side deck. All island BBQ must be operated only on concrete/asphalt surfaces, not on decks or wooden walkways. A charcoal grill must be at least ten (10) feet away from any building or deck while in use (in other words, in the street!)
If you have any unanticipated questions or problems with anything with the house or golf carts, please contact Meredith or our local property managers at A Clean Break.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

2 Reviews

Deborah User Profile
September 2017
The owner is very easy to communicate with, the house was very clean and furnished with everything that you may need to get your vacation started! Great location in the harbor town! Would love to come back!

Jennifer User Profile
April 2016
Meredith made this experience absolutely wonderful! She was more than accommodating to our last minute surprise party weekend, she helped make sure we had ample time to set everything up prior to the birthday girl arriving. We've rented vacation homes in the past that weren't as described nor pictured, but not this time. The home was not only beautiful, but clean and had anything and everything you could possibly need. We when had an issue with one of the golf carts, Meredith promptly handle the matter and arranged another golf cart. She was so well organized and provided us with loads of information pertaining to local shopping, dinning and activities prior to arriving. She was a true delight and I wouldn't think about renting from anyone else. Thanks again for making a fun and memorable weekend for us and our friends! Without a doubt we will be returning!
Meredith User Profile
Response from Meredith:
Thank you Jennifer and Jon! You were such gracious guests, and we hope you will visit the Defense Rests again soon.
April 2016

Charlotte, North Carolina, United StatesJoined in March 2016
Meredith User Profile

John and Meredith were married at Bald Head Island in 2003, and have been vacationing there with their three children and extended friends and family ever since. They are excited to now have their own home on the island, and to share it with you.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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