• As low as $1,008/Night
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 10
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General Features

  • 4 bathrooms
  • 4 bedrooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue grill
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Carbon monoxide detector not reported (host has not indicated whether there is a carbon monoxide detector on the property; consider bringing a portable detector)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Cycling nearby
  • Dining table
  • Dishwasher
  • Fishing nearby
  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Garden
  • Golfing on site
  • Hair dryer
  • Highchair
  • Hiking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Kayak on site
  • Living room
  • Marina nearby
  • Microwave
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near the beach
  • Near the sea
  • No pets allowed
  • Onsite parking options include a garage
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared/communal pool
  • Smart TV with cable/satellite service
  • Smoke detector not reported (host has not indicated whether there is a smoke detector on the property)
  • Smoke-free property
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Stovetop
  • Surfing/body boarding nearby
  • Tennis on site
  • Toaster
  • Towels provided
  • Unit size: 2314 sq ft (215 sq m)
  • Washing machine and dryer
  • WiFi available
  • Windsurfing nearby

About this Property

  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Private vacation home
  • Approximately 2314 square feet

Located in cozy Cape Fear Station, The Royal Tern offers convenient access to the beach, The Shoals Club and island shopping. Luxury, comfort and convenience are offered in this chic four bedroom, four bathroom Bald Head Island Home.

Guests to The Royal Tern will appreciate the reverse floor plan and a huge kitchen and living room area, broad outdoor porches with ample sitting for everybody. Featuring two primary en suite bedrooms with direct access from both onto the outside porch. With one primary bedroom located on the first floor with a queen bed, and the second primary with a king bed located on the second floor guests traveling together will have added privacy. Additional guest bedrooms are located on the first floor including a bunk room with four comfortable beds as well as a bedroom offering a queen size bed. The additional guests rooms share a hall bath.

Gilling made simple with an outdoor propane grille, cooking is a breeze in the well supplied kitchen and entertainment includes a Intelligent TV as well as bicycles and beach chairs. The outside furnishings is as cozy as the inside furnishings and make appreciating the fabulous outdoors a special treat. The sizable back yard is ideal for games and spotting the island's wildlife like deer. The detached garage is located behind the home with a boardwalk connecting it to the main home. An outdoor shower is located by the garage.

Temporary Memberships to the Bald Head Island Club and the Shoals Club are available with the rental of this home for an additional fee. Registration for both or either to be finished by the renter on the clubs websites.

Sleeps 10 (max.). 4 bedrooms (1K-1Q, 4 bunk beds-1Q). 3 full baths. 1 half bath. (1) 4 passenger cart and (1) 5 passenger cart. Three mins. to beach access. Peak season arrival/departure day is Sunday with a 4:30 p.m. arrival/10:30 a.m. departure.
Past Reviews:
Reservation ID #HA-GQT3SQ
Wonderful stay! We will be back next year! May 2022
Reservation ID #HA-NYQWVB
The home was just impressive. It was clean with great furnishings and supplies. The kitchen was ideal for cooking and eating take out. I was so thankful for the condiments, coffee, plastic wrap and starter supply of household items. The location was a short walk, bicycle ride or golf cart ride to the beach. We adored the Shoals Club most days which was close by. The neighborhood was very peaceful and we appreciated it. This was our first visit th BHI and we will certainly be back. June 2022
We adored this home! Not a detail was overlooked. Kitchen was completely supplied with everything you could possibly need! Beds and pillows were super comfortable and the linens were very nice. We will be back! July 2022.
Reservation ID #HA-ZJ2C92
This was our first time staying at the Royal Tern, second time in BHI. The home was fantastic- from the enormous and airy kitchen and main living space, to the bedrooms, down to the littlest beachy details. The outdoor shower, screened in porch with fan and the bespoke bunk beds were also giant pluses. Comfortably slept our family of 4 and our friend’s family of 3. We’re also humongous fans of the location - the home is a few min.’s ride to Shoals, mike’s bites (iykyk) and the Bald Head Island Conservancy. We had a little health scare with my 4 year old son and they were super helpful with recommendations on and off the island Highly recommend! August 2022.
Reservation ID #HA-0PCJBW
Royal Tern is a great property if considering a short or long term get away . Residence and its layout was ideal for our family and our girls friends. More than enough space to share or escape as desired . Screened in porch was ideal for morning coffee and entertaining at nighttime . All necessities for a weeks stay were on hand kitchen wise . Great property if looking for a property with character and close proximity to east beach . July 2022.
Reservation ID #HA-PJQBTB
Our two families fell in appreciate with this appealing home. It was gorgeously decorated, yet comfortable enough for our kids to make themselves at home. Edie and Katie made sure we had everything we needed to be well-prepared for our first trip to Bald Head Island. We appreciated reading on the porch, playing games around the dining room table, driving the golf carts around the island, and flying the kites at the beach. We can't wait to return! August 2022.
Reservation ID #HA-GQT3SQ
Wonderful stay! We will be back next year. 2022

About the Area

Located near the beach, this vacation home is in Cape Fear Station, a neighborhood in Bald Head Island. Smith Island Museum of History and North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Kent Mitchell Nature Trail and The Clubs at St. James. North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher and Bald Head Island Information Center are also worth visiting. 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

Pet Policy

Pets not allowed

Finding the best Bald Head Island rental home experience:

Get the most from your spending budget:

  • The earlier you can reserve a vacation rental, the easier your search will be. The best properties are booked early. Booking your rental six to twelve months before your travel dates is recommended. Holiday gatherings are excellent times to plan and reserve your rental home.
  • To book the most suitable vacation home within your budget, we strongly suggest booking in the Fall or Spring shoulder seasons. You'll enjoy lower rental rates, greater selection, beautiful weather and the absence of large crowds at Wilmington, NC restaurants, beaches, and activities.
  • Veterans and Active Duty Military members may be qualified for special discounts. Be sure to ask your prospective property manager or host if your vacationing group qualifies for a special rate.
  • Property management companies usually offer customers an option to add vacation insurance protection. Trip insurance, which commonly costs between 1% - 5% of the base stay price, offers visitors reimbursement of costs for days missed as a result of medical-related catastrophes or weather, as well as ensuing additional hurricane evacuation charges, such as an unanticipated hotel overnight or additional gasoline expenses. Trip insurance might be a a bank account-saver if the unforeseen occurs. Ask the property owner for program terms and fees.
  • Look for your local visitors guide upon checking in. If your rental property doesn't have a copy, you can find them at local grocery stores and visitor centers. In addition to great local stories, visitor guide magazines have discounts for nearby shops and restaurants.

Filter your search:

  • Begin by choosing your a vacation week and a max budget.
  • Note the number bedrooms and the bed configuration your group requires. The Royal Tern. Gorgeous Cape Fear Station Home Near the Ocean has 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms.
  • Specific descriptions of bedrooms and bed types is almost always accessible on booking websites. If not, call the property owner before you book the vacation home. Note that most properties list maximum guest capacity, which often includes pull-out couches and bunk beds.
  • Traveling with pets? 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 rental agreement! Extra fees or charges may be applied to your agreement.
  • If there's an individual Wilmington, NC destination you simply love, keep an eye out for homes that are either nearby, or those that cater especially to your requirements.
  • Suitable accessibility amenities can make or break a vacation for persons with disabilities. Make certain to ask about wheel chair entry, pool lifts and specialized equipment needs.

During your stay:

  • Review arrival and departure procedures before traveling. Add a note with the instructions to your phone, and take a printed backup.
  • Ask questions. You may want instructions for a garage door opener, television set or coffee maker. Contact your host. They are there to help! A brief call prevents many concerns.
  • Protect the property owner (and your stuff!) by locking the property while you are away, just like you would at home.
  • At Check-in, note any issues with the rental property and immediately alert the property manager. Record all coorespondence.
  • Be a good neighbor! You wouldn't like troublesome visitors disrupting your quiet neighborhood. Apply the golden rule for common sense. Happy residents may even recommend great beaches and scenic spots you would've never otherwise known about!
  • Don't forget to... Ask a local resident! Local residents can usually help. Who better to ask where to find the best bike paths, have a great night on the town, or the best spots for fishing?
  • Re-check the vacation property to make sure that you've packed everything at departure. Re-check dressers, closets, and bathrooms for hidden items. Remove everything from the refrigerator and take any leftovers home.
  • Document the condition of the property at check-out. We recommend taking a video during your final walk-through.
  • Did you have a terrific stay? Most rental websites make it easy for vacationers to provide reviews. If your rental property and/or property manager was terrific, they will likely appreciate your kind words. If anything was out of order and they failed to correct it in a reasonable manner, or if the vacation rental wasn't as described, you'll want to make it a point as part of your comments.

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