• As low as $1,000/Night
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 12
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General Features

  • Books
  • DVD player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue grill
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Beach towels
  • Beach toys
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Blender
  • Car not required
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Cycling nearby
  • Deadbolt lock
  • Dining table
  • Dishwasher
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Fireplace
  • Fishing nearby
  • Fitness center
  • Flat-screen TV with cable/satellite service
  • Golf nearby
  • Golf privileges
  • Golfing on site
  • Hair dryer
  • Hardwood flooring in public areas
  • Heating
  • Highchair
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Ice maker
  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Kayak on site
  • Living room
  • Marina nearby
  • Microwave
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near the beach
  • Near the ocean
  • No pets allowed
  • Onsite parking
  • Onsite parking options include a garage
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Paper towels
  • Power boating nearby
  • Private bathroom
  • Shampoo
  • Shared/communal pool
  • Smoke detector
  • Smoke-free property
  • Surfing/body boarding nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Tennis on site
  • Towels provided
  • Travel crib
  • Washing machine and dryer
  • WiFi available
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

About this Property

  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Private vacation home
  • Approximately 2800 square feet

- Welcome to Life on the Sea -

After renting on Bald Head Island for many years, our family purchased an older home and completely rebuilt/refreshed the home in 2015 and newly refreshed it in 2023.

Professionally decorated and designed to maximize comfort and luxury, Life on the Sea is equipped for a fun and calming vacation for your family and friends.

We have five comfortable and charmingly decorated bedrooms (Two primaries - one downstairs and one upstairs) each with private bath. Four of the rooms are oceanside with decks. The bunkroom offers a fun sleeping arrangement for the kids.

The first floor features a sizable living area with 50-inch, flat screen HD TV and Spectrum TV with huge dining table that seats eight. The entire front of the home is lined with 5 1/2 foot windows (and three skylights) facing the ocean which fills the main living area with loads of natural light and handsome vistas.

The open gourmet kitchen features Thermador appliances, granite counter tops and is flanked on two sides by a breakfast bar that seats a total of five. A dry bar, supplied with a variety of glassware, offers a drink refrigerator and ice maker.

The upstairs loft has a comfortable seating area with 55 inch, flat screen HD TV with Spectrum TV, along with a game table. In addition, window seats in the dormers provide the ideal spot to read a book. Painted wood floors are throughout the home.

A huge laundry room is also on the first floor.

Decking expands the width of the home and is outfitted with numerous adirondak and rocking chairs. Under the home is a enormous, clean, outside shower and multiple beach toys, including body and skim boards. Beach towels are also supplied. The home comes with a 6-seater and a 4-seater golf cart.

Our guests have the opportunity to rent a temporary Lifestyle Membership to the Bald Head Island Club which offers golf, tennis, a exercise club, an broad aquatic area (kid and adult pools) along with casual and fine dining. Pricing varies with time of year.

If you are interested in purchasing a temporary membership, we will supply you the form and you can contact and pay the club directly.

Parties or events are not allowed in the home.

Date of Stay - March 13, 2016
Five Stars! Our event of 10 adored a fabulous spring break week at Life on the Sea! The home offered plenty of room and privacy for our group of 4 adults and 6 college students. The home is definitely a great vacation spot for all ages and occasions! We appreciate to prepare and appreciated the well-appointed kitchen. The beachfront location is ideal and the vistas from the home are lavish. The home was very clean and so generously decorated. It was nice to have two golf carts to discover the island. Lots of fun was had by all! We will definitely be back and will recommend this enchanting home to all our family and friends!

5 Stars!
Date of Stay -Jun 16, 2017
We enjoyed our stay at Life on the Sea! The location is ideal. We were so happy to find nice beach chairs. The layout worked well for us and we appreciated having private bathrooms off of each bedroom and a separate space for the kids to watch movies. The vistas and the light in the home because of its windows and its openness make it an uplifting place to be.

October 2017
We spent a magnificent week here for our daughter's wedding. The home is magnificant! We enjoyed being across the street from the ocean. Our 80-year-old grandmother appreciated having her room on the main floor and she had no difficulty with the steps going to the beach. Interestingly we discovered bioluminescent photo plankton on the beach. Stomping the sand or swishing your foot on the sand at nighttime create a dazzling sparkle show. Amazing. The property manager was so helpful and everything went so smoothly could not have asked for a better place or a better property manager.

About the Area

Located near the beach, this vacation home is in South Beach, a neighborhood in Bald Head Island. Bald Head Island Lighthouse and Old Brunswick County Jail Museum are local landmarks, and some of the area's attractions include North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport and Bald Head Island Information Center. 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 not required for transportation to and from this property

Pet Policy

  • Pets not allowed

Tips and Tricks to get the perfect rental experience:

Sticking to your rental budget:

  • Reserve your vacation rental as soon as possible. Rental schedules generally open 12 months in advance (or in September just after Summer ends). Many groups book their Summer vacations during Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Eve get-togethers. Reserve before these holidays for best selection.
  • Summer months are the most expensive season along the coast of NC. To get the best value, consider changing your family's Wilmington, NC vacation week to the Spring or Fall months. May, September, and October offer warm weather, less crowded beaches, and greatly reduced traffic. Many vacationers use this method to find larger homes within budget, or to book an oceanfront vacation rental that would otherwise be unavailable or unaffordable during the high season.
  • Veterans and Active Duty Military members may qualify for special discounts. Be sure to ask your prospective property manager whether your family qualifies for a price reduction.
  • Booking websites typically offer customers an option to buy vacation insurance. Trip insurance, which generally will cost anywhere between 1% - 5% of the base stay price, offers visitors reimbursement of their vacation costs for any missed trip time as a result of personal medical-related catastrophes or weather, as well as ensuing additional evacuation costs or charges, such as an unexpected hotel overnight or additional gasoline expenses. Trip insurance can be a a bank account-saver if the unforeseen occurs. Ask the property owner for more information.
  • Look for your local visitors guide upon arrival. If your rental doesn't have one, you can find them at local shops and fuel stations. In addition to great articles, visitor guides have money saving offers on nearby restaurants, attractions, and tours.

Planning and choosing the best Wilmington, NC vacation home:

  • Begin by choosing your potential vacation weeks and a maximum budget.
  • Note the number bedrooms and what type of bedroom configuration your family requires. Stunning Oceanfront - Expansive Views - Central Location near Market & BHI Club has 5 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms. If you need a larger or smaller rental, use our Wilmington, NC vacation rental search.
  • Specific descriptions of bedrooms and bed types is commonly accessible on booking websites. If you don't see them listed, email the property owner before booking the property. Remember that most properties list the max. guest capacity, which typically includes sofa beds.
  • Are you traveling with furry, four-legged family members? Although a number of vacation homes allow pets or animals, guidelines and costs vary per property. Type of pet, size and breeds may be limited. Ask your property manager before booking, and study your rental agreement! Additional pet fees or may be applied to your agreement.
  • If there's a specific Wilmington, NC attraction you are enamored with, search for properties that are either nearby, or those that cater especially to your desires.
  • Suitable accessibility amenities can make or break a vacation for guests that require the use of a wheelchair. .

More considerations:

  • Take a copy of the property manager's phone number and entry/exit procedures for your .
  • Ask questions. You may need instructions for a fireplace, intercom or coffee maker. Contact your property manager. They are there to help! A brief phone call prevents lots of problems.
  • Keep the property locked while you are gone! Don't let crooks spoil your trip.
  • Record any issues with the property upon arrival, and immediately e-mail them to the host. We specifically recommend texts and e-mails, as they usually contain built-in time stamps that are very helpful if there is a dispute.
  • Respect the neighborhood. Often times, surrounding homes are occupied by local residents. Respecting noise limits and parking policies is the right thing to do.
  • Don't forget to... Ask a local resident! Locals can frequently help. Who better to ask where to rent beach equipment, have a great night on the town, or the best spots for crabbing?
  • Re-check the vacation property to confirm that you've packed all of your belongings at departure. Make sure to check bathrooms, garages, and back yards for hidden items. Clean the refrigerator and take or dispose of leftovers.
  • Please make sure to walk through the rental one final time and keep an eye out for damages to contents or the property itself. We advise walking through with the property manager whenever possible. If the manager is not available, ensure that you take video of the property to record its condition at check-out.
  • Leave feedback! Hosts rely on good feedback to compel more bookings. They'll be thankful for your review. Alternatively, if something went wrong, other families will will be grateful for your review find their best vacation home. Please be fair with your feedback If something fell short of expectations, consider whether the owner had any control over the issue, and if so, whether they responded quickly to remedy it.

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