• As low as $400/Night
  • 8 Bedrooms
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 16
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General Features

  • Books
  • DVD player
  • Games
  • Music library
  • Video library
  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue grill
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Car required
  • Carbon monoxide detector not reported (host has not indicated whether there is a carbon monoxide detector on the property; consider bringing a portable detector)
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Cycling nearby
  • Deadbolt lock
  • Dining table
  • Dishwasher
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Fishing nearby
  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Free WiFi
  • Garden
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • Hiking nearby
  • Ice maker
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Living room
  • Lobster/crab pot
  • Microwave
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near a hospital
  • Near a zoo
  • Near laundromat
  • Near outlet shopping
  • Near the beach
  • Near the sea
  • No pets allowed
  • Onsite parking
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Oven
  • Phone
  • Playground
  • Power boating nearby
  • Refrigerator
  • Smoke detector installed (host has indicated there is a smoke detector on the property)
  • Smoke-free property
  • Soap
  • Stovetop
  • Toaster
  • Towels provided
  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • Unit size: 3400 sq ft (316 sq m)
  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Water park
  • Water sports equipment
  • Water tubing nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

About this Property

  • Sleeps 16
  • 8 Bedrooms
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • Private vacation home
  • Approximately 3400 square feet

LARGE DUPLEX IN PRIVATE GATED COMMUNITY: Each side has its own "name". The East-side is named "M & M" (in honor of our late great aunts) and the West-side is named "Joy of Flying" (in honor of the pilots in our family). This is your opportunity to stay in a splendid 8 bedroom 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 ocean side accepting amazing vistas and tons of light. There is a sizable interior doorway between the two sides making it ideal for family gatherings. Walk down the short hallway and you are now in the open floor plan of the other side. However, if the kids want to play games on one side, just close the doors and with all the bespoke interior soundproofing, they are now peaceful (as far as you know). Each side on the main floor has two guest suites each with its own enormous bath including a tub/shower. The second floor is designed as a family type suite with a master bedroom sharing a "Jack and Jill" bath with a room with two twin beds. Every room has multiple windows to allow the light to flow into the home.

With the need to protect the home from tidal storm surges, the home is constructed upon huge pilings which gives an unintended benefit of a marvelous area for the kids to play. A smooth concrete floor gives a tremendous amount of skateboard, cycling, corn hole or even a modest soccer game room to play. Pull the cars back into the driveway and the kids have room to play without playing in the street. Join them downstairs and relax in the two-person wooden swings. 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 supplied over the years by us and by other renters for their enjoyment and the enjoyment of others. Take what you want out to the beach.

The definitely best part of visiting here at Joy of Flying and M&M is the beach. A very short walk across the street and either left or right a couple of homes down will give you two choices for beach access 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 at 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. While in the spring and fall there is room to practice with your long irons on the beach, the town asks that we not practice our golf swings on the beach so we can protect the ocean from the occasional slice.

Two queen bedrooms 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 kids to play under the home with swings on each side and tons of room for younger kids 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 twenty plus years and they keep coming back because it feels like home.

One of the giant benefits of renting our vacation home is we allow the right of first refusal for the following year to the current year's rental family. Once you rent with us, you always have the right of first refusal on that week for the following year at the end of your week of relaxation at Holden Beach. This accepts you the ability to have your own personal time-share without the costs. As long as you let us know prior to checkout you want the same week the next year it stays yours. We usually have a wait list for summer weeks, so if you do not rebook the week might go to someone else. Prime summer weeks have families who have rented for decades.

One of the few homes on Holden Beach that provide 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 provide our own linens for our guests. Now when you show up to vacation, 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. Appreciate.

Note: Do you need a smaller space?. Contact us for prices 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 allow weddings or receptions to be held in our home. .

2023 Upgrades to upstairs King Bed and all bedrooms have new bed sets. We also upgraded the WiFi range and bandwidth for better streaming. We now have on-site under-home security cameras for added protection and security. Two large 4-burner propane grilles allow full summer grilling.

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

* One of the best-rated, least busy and most enchanting family beaches found anywhere.
* Very Private, with fabulous ocean vistas, decks and yet very close proximity to the beach (2nd row, only feet to private beach access.
* Tasteful, cavernous and modernized 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 kids’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 (not sure why I listed that)
* Some of the best fishing and boating on the East Coast

Unwind and appreciate the rockers on the porch or the swings underneath the home. Inside you'll find a roomy living area with refreshed and tasteful decorations throughout.

Our property is very private, yet you're next to the beach, You will adore the location of our home. To walk onto the beach, you simply cross the street on a diagonal and walk down a comfortable wooden walkway to the beach. The beach has been maintained throughout 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 freshly ranked Holden Beach among it's top 10 'Finest Family Beaches' category. Additionally, AAA Beach Vacation 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 in the main living area for additional sleeping on each side of the home.

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


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

About the Area

Located in Holden Beach, this vacation home is near theme parks and near the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Holden Beach and Ocean Isle Beach. Traveling with kids? Consider Planet Fun and Museum of Coastal Carolina. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

Special Instructions

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Know Before you Go

A car is required for transportation to and from this property

Pet Policy

Pets not allowed

Tips for getting the perfect Wilmington, NC vacation home experience:

Sticking to your budget:

  • Reserve your vacation home as early as possible. Rental schedules often open a year in advance (or in September just after the Summer season ends). Many families book their Summer rentals during Christmas and Thanksgiving get-togethers. Book before these holidays for best selection.
  • Summer is high season in Holden Beach. Booking your vacation rental in the Fall or Spring shoulder seasons is one of our best tips for saving money on your vacation rental. Rates are lower, and you'll find a larger selection of acceptable homes. Many vacationers use this method to find larger homes within budget, or to book an oceanfront rental that would otherwise be unavailable during the Summer.
  • Some hosts offer discounts for veterans and active duty military. Ask your host or property manager if discounts are available for your group before you book.
  • Management companies and individual rental owners frequently offer their guests an option to add vacation insurance. Trip insurance, which commonly will cost between 1% - 5% of the base stay price, offers visitors reimbursement of their vacation costs for missed time as a result of personal medical-related issues or weather disasters, as well as ensuing additional evacuation costs, such as an unanticipated hotel or extra gas expenses. Trip insurance might be a a bank account-saver if the unforeseen happens. Ask the property owner for more information.
  • Look for your local Wilmington, NC visitors guide magazine when you arrive at the rental property. If your rental doesn't have one, you can find them at local grocery stores and visitor centers. In addition to great local information, visitors guides have deals for nearby accommodations and attractions.

How to choose the best vacation rental in Holden Beach:

  • Select vacation dates and max budget.
  • Note the number bedrooms and the bed configuration your family needs. 8 BR\/6+ BA 2nd Row: Gated Community. Beautiful Family House, vacation in style has 8 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms.
  • Precise information regarding bedrooms and bed counts & types is usually available online. If not, email or call the property management company before booking the rental. Note that most property listings specify the max. guest capacity, which typically includes pull out couches in living rooms. You will need to establish what configuration is best for your vacation group.
  • Some rentals allow pets, and others do not. Allowable types of dog or cat, weight and breeds may be restricted, and additional charges may apply. Ask the host about your furry family members before booking.
  • Does your group require unique amenities? Most rental websites include search filters for amenities.
  • Appropriate accessibility can make or break a vacation for the less-mobile. .

More considerations for your visit:

  • Be sure you get the host's phone number and check in/check out procedures for your rental property. Store the manager's information in your smartphone.
  • Ask questions. You may want instructions for a fireplace, stereo or thermostat. Contact your host. They are there to help! A brief telephone call can prevent quite a few difficulties.
  • Lock your rental home while you're out and about. Keep your property safe!
  • At Check-in, document any issues with the property and immediately alert the owner. Record all correspondence in case a dispute arises.
  • Respect the neighborhood. Often times, surrounding homes are filled by permanent residents. Respecting late-night quiet hours and parking policies is the right thing to do.
  • Speaking of neighbors... Ask a local! Locals can usually help you find exactly what you're looking for. Who better to ask where to find the best seashells, have a great night on the town, or the best spots for fine dining?
  • Re-check every room of the rental property to make sure that you've packed everything on check-out day. Check bathrooms, dressers, and closets for hidden treasure. Clean out the refrigerator and take any leftovers home.
  • Inspect the rental a final time and look for damages to contents or the property itself. We advise walking through with the host whenever possible. If the property manager isn't available, ensure that you take video and pictures of the property to record its condition at check-out.
  • After your trip, leave a review! Hosts rely on good reviews to drive new bookings. They'll be thankful for your feedback. Alternatively, if something went wrong, other vacationing families will appreciate that you share your experience and help them have the best future vacation. Please be objective. If something fell short of expectations, consider whether the manager could control the issue, and if so, whether they responded expeditiously to solve it.

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