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 giant windows along the ocean side accepting outstanding 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 huge 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 enormous 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 humongous 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 handsome family beaches found anywhere.
* Very Private, with incredible ocean vistas, decks and yet very close proximity to the beach (2nd row, only feet to private beach access.
* Tasteful, roomy and remodeled 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 savor the rockers on the porch or the swings underneath the home. Inside you'll find a cavernous living area with refreshed and tasteful decorations throughout.
Our property is very private, yet you're next to the beach, You will appreciate 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 included 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. Holden Beach and Ocean Isle Beach reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Planet Fun and Museum of Coastal Carolina. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Know Before you Go
A car is required for transportation to and from this property