• As low as $500/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
  • Blender
  • Car required
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cycling nearby
  • Deadbolt lock
  • Dining table
  • Dishwasher
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Free WiFi
  • Garden
  • Golf nearby
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • Ice maker
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Kayaking nearby
  • 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
  • Refrigerator
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Smoke detector
  • Smoke-free property
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Soap
  • Stovetop
  • Towels provided
  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Water park
  • Water sports equipment
  • Wildlife and game walks 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 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.

Special Instructions

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

Pet Policy

  • Pets not allowed

Rental property booking tips and tricks:

How to get the best rental home value:

  • The sooner you can book a rental home, the easier your search will be. The best rental homes are booked early. Booking your rental home up to twelve months before your vacation is recommended. Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Years Eve are excellent times to plan and book your rental.
  • Summer is the most expensive season in the Wilmington, NC area. To get the most suitable rental home within budget, we strongly suggest reserving in Fall or Spring months. You'll benefit from lower rates, better selection, warm weather and the absence of large crowds at restaurants, beaches, and activities.
  • Veterans and Active Duty Military members may qualify for special discounts. Be sure to ask your prospective property owner whether your group qualifies for a special rate.
  • Property managers usually offer guests an option to purchase trip insurance. Trip insurance, which will generally cost 1% - 5% of the booking price, offers visitors reimbursement of costs for missed trip time as a result of personal medical-related emergencies or weather, as well as ensuing additional hurricane evacuation costs or charges, such as an unanticipated hotel overnight or extra gas expenses. Trip insurance can be a a life-saver if the unforeseen occurs. Ask your property manager for specifics.
  • Often, rental management companies supply Wilmington, NC area visitors guides that include coupons, either offered directly by local businesses, or through a relationship with the management company and the business itself. You can also find Wilmington, NC visitors guide magazine and coupon books at local gas stations and shopping centers.

How to choose the best vacation home in the Wilmington, NC area:

  • Start by having your group select dates and a budget.
  • Note the number bedrooms and what type of bedroom configuration your group needs. 8 BR/6+ BA 2nd Row: Gated Community. Beautiful Family House, vacation in style has 8 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms.
  • Precise descriptions of bedrooms and bed counts is often accessible online. If you don't see them listed, contact the property management company before booking the rental. Note that most properties list the maximum guest capacity, which oftentimes includes pull-out couches.
  • Do your family pets travel with you? Many vacation homes allow animals, but guidelines and restrictions apply. Type of pet, size and breeds may be limited. Make sure to ask before booking, and study your agreement! Pet fees or charges applied to your contract.
  • Are you visiting for a single event? Try a map search to locate nearby rentals.
  • Appropriate accessibility amenities can make or break a vacation for guests with disabilities. Remember to confirm all required amenities are available before booking

More considerations for your visit:

  • Store the manager's information in your smartphone and wallet.
  • Property managers are available to help! Feel free to ask any questions during your stay.
  • Keep your rental home locked while you are gone! Don't let burglars ruin your holiday.
  • Make a record of any damages to the rental upon arrival, and immediately send them to the host. We specifically recommend e-mails and text messages, as they usually contain time stamps that are valuable if damages are assessed.
  • Respecting late-night quiet hours and parking rules can make a stay significantly more pleasurable. You will magnify your chance to make local friends, and resident neighbors are usually a terrific resource to find the best local beaches.
  • Don't forget to... Ask a local resident! Local residents can often help you find exactly what you're looking for. Who better to ask where to order the best nachos, have a great night out, or the best spots for BBQ?
  • Don't leave anything behind! Before you drive away, take a walk through the rental property to make sure you've collected all personal items. Check garages, decks, and cabinets for hidden treasure. Clean out the refrigerator and take any leftovers home.
  • Go through the rental a final time and keep an eye out for any damage. We suggest inspecting the property with the property manager whenever you can. If the host isn't available, ensure that you take pictures of the property to record its condition.
  • Did your group have a great vacation? Most rental management companies make it easy for clients to provide comments. If your property and/or property manager was terrific, they will likely appreciate your kind words. If anything was inoperable and they failed to fix it within reason, or if the vacation rental wasn't described correctly, you'll want to make it a point as part of your comments.

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