• As low as $800/Night
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 15
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General Features

  • Games
  • 2 per room (up to 50 lbs per pet)
  • 3 bathrooms
  • 4 bedrooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Bicycle on site
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Blender
  • Car available
  • Charcoal grill
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Deposit: USD 500
  • Desk
  • Desk chair
  • Dining table
  • Dishwasher
  • English
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Fishing nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Heating
  • Highchair
  • Ice maker
  • Limited housekeeping
  • Living room
  • Microwave
  • Near the beach
  • Next to a golf course
  • Onsite parking
  • Onsite parking options include a garage
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Oven
  • Pet friendly
  • Pets stay free
  • Pool
  • Power boating nearby
  • Refrigerator
  • Security system
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Sleeps 15
  • Smart TV
  • Smoke-free property
  • Soap
  • Sofa bed
  • Spices
  • Stair gate
  • Stovetop
  • Surfing/body boarding nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Tennis on site
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided
  • Travel crib
  • Unit size: 2600 sq ft (242 sq m)
  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Welcoming dogs only
  • WiFi available

About this Property

  • Sleeps 15
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Private vacation home
  • Approximately 2600 square feet

Just finished renovations!!! Overlooking the 9th tee box on the golf course with south beach access #9 on the other side of the home just across the street.

Tern Back Time is Located on the secluded Bald Head Island with no cars (golf carts only), and a nature preserve, it is an ideal hideaway. The home is mins. from the marina/harbour, BHI Club and a beach access #9 on the western side by the Cape Fear River. Located on a cul-de-sac, it is a peaceful location, great for little ones who want to practice their bicycle riding skills!

You can see our proximity to the beach on the aerial photo. (Our favorite beach accesses for kids and swimming are also not far away, on the southern side near the BHIC) This website gives a great breakdown of your beach options! http://units.coastalurge.com...

Ride over on the pedestrian ferry and you will feel immediately casual as you get off at Bald Head Island and board a tram to "Tern Back Time". 4 bedrooms and 3 baths with 3 porches, this property has it all for your family with an open concept with bedrooms on the other end of the home!

Here are a few of the updates newly finished in the home:

• Brand New Flooring
• An refreshed kitchen with new appliances, new cabinets and quartz counters!
• A completely outfitted kitchen with new pots, pans, plates, platters, etc.
• Opened wall to create a walk through kitchen
• Extensive landscaping removal of vines and growth
• Fresh paint throughout
• All new furnishings!
• New bathroom vanities with quartz countertops
• All new lighting
• New artwork and décor
•. Cleaned A/C vents
•. Exterior security cameras
• A keyless entry system and Nest Thermostat

-The giant master bedroom has a king bed, sizable dresser, desk and direct porch access.

-The second bedroom has bunk beds and queen bed.

-The third bedroom has bunk beds and 2 full size beds, dresser. The 2nd and 3rd bedrooms are the exact same dimensions and share a walk in closet that could be joining or locked separetely.

-The fourth bedroom has a queen bed and a pull out couch bed, desk and dresser.

We have a 4 and 6 seater golf cart available with new batteries, 5 bicycles included. (Additional bicycles are available for rent on the island). An outdoor shower (not enclosed), and grille are also available at the home.

The top floor living area features an updated kitchen with quartz countertops, a long dining table that seats 10, 6 countertop stools, and a outdoor dining table that seats 6. There are two cavernous seating areas on the top floor, along with a enormous T.V. for those movie nights! The living area opens up to porches on both sides of the home. One side is facing the 9th hole tee box on the impressive golf course and the other side faces the ocean where you can get a modest glimpse which has across the street beach access. We have a gas and charcoal grille available to guests too.

You may purchase a temporary membership under our Lifestyle membership at Bald Head Island Club. Bald Head Island Club has sports like croquet, tennis, golf, etc., great pools for kids and eateries. This is a separate purchase that you coordinate directly with the club.

Once you have booked the home with us, go to these respective links to request a temporary guest membership with the club of your choice. Do not wait as they process these in advance and will cap temporary memberships! We will need to authorize your temporary membership under our full Lifestyle membership. Accordingly, you are responsible for any damages or infractions at the Clubs. Be sure that you submit the form to the club in advance, as there may be a fee for requests with less than 5 days notice.

Bald Head Island Club- https://www.bhiclub.net/guest-... (this one is finished online)
A few notes about Club changes for 2022. They have changed dates when renters can access the clubs. Some dates/times are for permanent members only. Also, they capped how many temporary rental memberships are available, so request this ASAP before they sell out! Payment is now based on per person instead of per bedroom. Lastly, they are now capping the number of individual temporary members per home, and our home's cap is 10. If you have more than 10 guests, not all can use the club. I strongly suggest contacting the club to ask your questions and get clarification. Unfortunately, we do not know all of the details, and calling or emailing the club will be best at lobby@bhiclub.net. Once you make guest membership then you can contact diningres@bhiclub.net to make dining reservations during your stay.

Visit the club websites and see if the BHI Conservancy to learn more about the island's various pools, golf, kids camps, kids dissection classes, and more! Our family has really adored their amenities. The historic Old Baldy light home also offers a chance for a birds eye view of the island, while water crafts are also an option for those who savor sailing, kayaking and more.https://www.bhic.org/
*Important Notes*

Book the tram early as prime times are taken quickly!! For reservations, your address is 12 Royal Tern Court.

A modest starter supply kit with a roll of paper towels, toilet paper for each restroom, a few dishwasher and laundry pods are supplied.

This is a non-smoking property. The homeowner has serious allergies to tobacco products, and therefore we can not allow any smoking or vaping on the property (indoors or outdoors). Thank you for understanding how important this is for us.

We provide (1) 4 seater golf carts and (1) 6 seater golf cart.

We provide 5 bicycles and 8 beach chairs.

Animals are allowed upon request only (up to two mature dogs only). There will be a $500 non-returnable pet deposit if family pets are allowed.

Clean linens and bath towels are supplied.

Items available at the home (note this inventory is taken at the beginning of the season. Since we have renters, we cannot guarantee condition or even that they will still be there): 1 Pack n play, infant high chair, beach towels, 8 beach chairs, 5 bicycles.

Our family hopes that you will adore Tern Back Time as much as we do! Please let us know what questions we can answer about Bald Head Island to make your stay more enchanting! Follow our Facebook page for updates and photos https://www.facebook.com/Tern-...

We hope you choose to stay with us!

About the Area

Located in Bald Head Island, this vacation home is next to a golf course and near the beach. 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. Traveling with kids? Consider Bald Head Island Information Center and North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Looking to get your feet wet? Motor boating, surfing/body boarding and fishing adventures can be found near the property.

Special Instructions

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Pet Policy

  • Pets stay free
  • Dogs only
  • 2 per room (up to 50 lbs per pet)

Strategies for getting the best vacation home experience:

When to book a Wilmington, NC rental & When to go:

  • In the Wilmington, NC area, The earlier you can reserve a vacation rental, the better your selection will be. The best vacation homes are reserved very early. Booking your vacation home up to 12 months before your vacation dates is recommended. Holiday gatherings are excellent times to plan and reserve your rental.
  • June, July, and August are the most expensive months in Bald Head Island. To find the best value, shift your group's vacation week to the Spring or Fall shoulder seasons. May, September, and even October offer excellent temperatures, fewer crowds, and reduced traffic.
  • Some hosts offer special rates for veterans and active duty military. Remember to ask your property manager if rate reductions are available for your group.
  • Property management companies usually offer renters an option to buy trip insurance. Trip insurance, which generally will cost you between 1% - 5% of the stay price, offers visitors reimbursement of their vacation costs for any missed days as a result of personal medical-related emergencies or weather disasters, as well as hurricane evacuation costs or charges, such as an unanticipated hotel overnight or extra gas expenses. Trip insurance might be a a welcome relief if the unforeseen occurs. Ask your host for additional information.
  • Often, rental management companies supply Wilmington, NC area visitor guide magazines which often include coupons, either offered directly by local companies, or by way of a partnership between the management company and the business itself. You can also find Wilmington, NC visitors guide and coupon books at local shops and grocery stores.

Selecting the best rental in the Wilmington, NC area:

  • Start by choosing vacation dates and a max budget.
  • Decide how many bedrooms and the configuration you need. Bald Head Island Beach House overlooking golf course (Sleeps up to 15) has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.
  • Specific information regarding bedrooms and bed counts is commonly available on booking pages. Otherwise, email the property owner before you book the property. Note that most properties list the max. guest capacity, which usually includes sofa beds in living rooms. You will need to determine what is optimal for your family.
  • Some properties allow pets, but some don't. Allowable types of pet, weight and breeds may be restricted, and additional costs may apply. Ask the host about allowable breeds and types before booking.
  • If there's a certain Wilmington, NC destination you love, browse properties that are either close by, or those that cater to your needs.
  • Appropriate accessibility amenities can make or break a vacation for those with limited mobility. .

Additional considerations:

  • Add the owner's contact info to your smartphone. Understand and take a copy of check in/check out procedures.
  • Ask questions. You may need instructions for a hot tub, elevator or washer/dryer. Contact your host. They are there to help! A brief text message can prevent a lot of problems.
  • Lock your rental property while you are gone! Don't let burglars spoil your vacation.
  • Note any damages to the rental during check in, and immediately send them to the owner. We specifically recommend e-mails and text messages, as they usually contain time stamps that are beneficial if a dispute is filed.
  • Be a good neighbor! You wouldn't like unpleasant vacationers bothering your peaceful home life. Employ the golden rule for best judgement. Happy residents may even recommend great restaurants and places you would've not otherwise known about!
  • Speaking of neighbors... Ask a local! Neighbors 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 BBQ?
  • Double-check every room of the rental property to make sure that you've packed all personal items on check-out day. Make sure to check garages, decks, and cabinets for hidden items. Remove everything from the refrigerator and take or dispose of leftovers.
  • Document the condition of the property at check-out. We recommend taking a video during your final walk-through.
  • Did you have a wonderful vacation? Many rental websites make it easy for clients to provide reviews. If your rental property and/or property management company was wonderful, they would love to hear it. If anything was out of order and they failed to correct it within reason, or if the vacation rental wasn't as described, you'll want to make a note as part of your feedback.

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