• As low as $450/Night
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 8
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General Features

  • Books
  • DVD player
  • DVR
  • Games
  • 4 bathrooms
  • 4 bedrooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Beach towels
  • Beach toys
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Carbon monoxide detector installed (host has indicated there is a carbon monoxide detector on the property)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Cycling nearby
  • Deadbolt lock
  • Dishwasher
  • English
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Fishing nearby
  • Fitness center
  • Flat-screen TV with cable/satellite service
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • Highchair
  • In a village
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Living room
  • Marina nearby
  • Microwave
  • Near the beach
  • No pets allowed
  • Onsite parking options include a garage
  • Oven
  • Porch or lanai
  • Refrigerator
  • Sailing nearby
  • Slippers
  • Smoke detector installed (host has indicated there is a smoke detector on the property)
  • Smoke-free property
  • Stovetop
  • Surfing/body boarding nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Toaster
  • Towels provided
  • Travel crib
  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Water dispenser
  • WiFi available
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby

About this Property

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Private vacation home

BEST FEATURES!

Centrally located and close to the Maritime Market
Private crofter access
Entirely supplied kitchen
2 screened in porches

The Fortress of Solitude is our family's private getaway in the Maritime Forest on remote and gorgeous Bald Head Island. It is our home away from home and where we feel the most casual. We know you will, too. Centrally located on the island, you can take a 5 min. walk (kids or groceries fit well in the wagon) to the Maritime Market for breakfast or groceries or a 3 min. cart ride to one of the convenient, charming, and empty beaches.
This new home looks like a Pottery Barn dream home. It features an open kitchen and living area. The kitchen has handsome granite countertops, bespoke cabinets, and stainless steel appliances. We pride ourselves on how well-supplied the kitchen is - equipped for most any prepare, and the dining room is bright and roomy. The living areas have beautiful bamboo floors. The master bedroom with king bed is also on the main living level. The bath features tile and granite with a enormous walk-in shower. Upstairs are two additional bedrooms, one queen and one with two full/twin bunk beds, plus a bathroom and full-size laundry. The crofter has a fourth queen bedroom and a full bath with its own private entrance, ideal for any Cousin Eddie in your life. Two great screen porches - one dining, one calming - give you choices in outside fun while still wearing your bedroom slippers. As described in more detail below, we have two golf carts, and a number of non-motorized transport options, including adult bicycles, kid bicycles, and a younger kid's scooter.
The Fortress of Solitude will also appeal to the entertainment enthusiast in the family. It features a sizable flat screen TV in the living room, complete with surround sound, a pair of speakers on each porch, AirPlay, a blu-ray player, and Wifi throughout the home and crofter. There are plenty of blu-rays or DVDs to choose from, but feel complimentary to bring your favorites with you. There are additional TVs in the master bedroom and also the crofter. We are Dish Network people, and you'll appreciate the viewing choices - never miss the game with the whole home DVR that accepts you to watch a recorded show on any of the TVs.
More than the cooks and home theater lovers among us, this home is made for kids. The bunk room upstairs has two sets of bunk beds, a modest table and chairs, buckets of legos, blocks, cars, brio trains, puzzles, books, and dolls. There are even a couple of empty toy buckets made just for the toys from home of the more organized youngsters among us. Pack n play and highchair are de rigeur. The kitchen sports kids plates, cups, and cutlery; there are loads of kids movies to watch and stacks of family games in the hall closet. The garage has kids bicycles, wagons, beach toys, kites, a scooter, and other outdoor toys. And, did we fail to mention the family of miniature lizards who like to sun on the outside decking? Hours of enjoyment. In short, relax... the half of your trunk you devote to non-essential kids' stuff when you go on vacation - leave it at home.
Spend pleasant days outside on the porches - one with comfortable seating for a morning coffee or afternoon wine glass and one dining porch that also features additional cooler space. Deer, birds and osprey have been spotted from the porches, so keep your eyes peeled.
There are two four person golf carts for exploring the island. There are adult bicycles for 'splorin', short for exploring, a favorite Island activity. There are also beach chairs and a beach umbrella.
If you prefer, you can arrange your rental to include temporary membership at the Bald Head Island Club, which features a fun and serene pool (imagine water slide AND comfortable sun chairs), top of the line tennis facilities, and the exercise center. There is a new splash pad playground, Also in the Summer, Club activities for kids are a highlight, and the club dining options are ideal for mid-vacay date nighttime or dressy family brunch. We simply pass the weekly temporary membership fee directly on to you as the renter, if you choose. If not, there are miles of beaches waiting for some bare feet and numerous other eateries to choose from - Mexican cantina, anyone?
The Fortress is our family home, and we have decorated and outfitted it as such. It is not a rental. It is most assuredly your relaxing home away from home in a beautiful and nearly magical setting. Come discover (or 'splore) it.
**We cannot guarantee ice makers or water dispensers to be operable in the rental
Tram Reservation Address: 133 Edward Teach


Turn Date in PEAK SUMMER SEASON: SUNDAY

Club Option for separate purchase: BHI Social (EVERYTHING BUT GOLF)

**Club memberships are different for every home and depends on dates. For club prices please contact the clubs directly or go on their websites. We do not control club rates or availability

Animals: No

Golf Cart: (2) 4 pass golf cart

Coffee Maker: Regular Coffee Pot & Keurig

Grille Type: Gas

Bikes: 3 Adult, 1 Child** We DO NOT guarantee bicycles, beach towels, beach umbrellas or beach gear

Crockpot: Yes

Highchair or Booster and Pack and Play will be supplied with this home

Beach Chairs: 4

WIFI: Spectrum highspeed internet (Password information will be located on refrigerator)


Interested in Units?

**Riverside Adventure Company provides bicycles, beach chairs, kayaks, & beach umbrellas for units (910.457.4944) http://www.riversideadventure.com

**Coastal Urge provides bicycles, SUP paddle boards, Skateboards, body boards, and surf boards units (1800.383.4443) https://coastalurge.com

**Cary Cart Company provides golf cart units (910.457.7333) https://www.carycartco.com/bald-head-island-units/


**Linens and bath towels are supplied in rental

**Please see club membership notes:

It is expected that the club memberships will sell out for summer dates and holidays, so we do encourage you to make arrangements with the clubs as soon as you book your rental. All club memberships must be purchased directly with the club. Bald Head Island Services is not able to answer club related questions or coordinate your club memberships for you. Links and how to sign up with both clubs will be sent upon booking your rental.

About the Area

Located in Bald Head Island, this vacation home is near the beach. Smith Island Museum of History and North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport are cultural highlights, and some of the area's attractions include North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher 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

Pet Policy

Pets not allowed

Tips to get the best Wilmington, NC vacation rental experience:

How to get the best rental value:

  • Book your rental as soon as possible. Rental schedules often become available a year in advance (or in September just after Summer ends). Many groups book their Summer vacation rentals during Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Eve get-togethers. Reserve before these holidays for best selection.
  • June, July, and August are the most expensive months along the coast of NC. Booking your vacation rental in Spring or Fall is a good way to save on your vacation home. Rental rates are lower, and you'll find a better selection of acceptable properties. Many vacationers use this method to reserve larger homes, or to book a beach front rental that would otherwise be unaffordable during the high season. Speaking of the off-season, don't overlook Winter holidays for a Wilmington, NC vacation! Who wouldn't love a holiday vacation near the ocean? Christmas, Thanksgiving, and New Years Eve are great times to gather with loved ones at the beach.
  • Property managers sometimes offer rate reductions for veterans. Ask your host or property manager if special discounts are available for your family.
  • Management companies and individual rental owners typically offer their guests an option to buy vacation insurance. Trip insurance, which normally will cost you 1% - 5% of the booking price, offers visitors reimbursement of costs for missed vacation time as a result of medical-related emergencies or weather disasters, as well as ensuing additional hurricane evacuation charges, such as an unanticipated hotel stay or extra gasoline expenses. Trip insurance can be a a bank account-saver if the unforeseen happens. Ask the property owner for program terms and fees.
  • Often, property management companies and vacation rental houses supply Wilmington, NC area visitor guide magazines which often include coupons, either offered directly by local businesses, or through a relationship with the property management company and the business itself. You can also find Wilmington, NC area magazine and coupon books at local grocery stores, shopping centers, and visitor centers.

Use filters to narrow your rental search:

  • Select a designated group leader, choose your trip dates, and choose a maximum budget.
  • Decide how many bedrooms and what type of bedroom configuration your family requires. Great family home with crofter, located middle of island! has 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. If you need a larger or smaller rental, use our search.
  • Specific descriptions of bedrooms and bed counts & types is normally available on booking pages. If you don't see them listed, reach out to the property manager before booking your rental. Note that most property listings specify the max. guest capacity, which oftentimes includes sofa beds in living rooms.
  • Remember to include your furry companions! 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 host before booking, and study your agreement! Extra fees or costs applied to your invoice.
  • Visiting for a single attraction or event? If so, use a map search to browse nearby properties.
  • Proper accessibility can make or ruin a vacation for guests with disabilities. Remember to confirm all necessary amenities are available and included before reserving a rental

More tips for your visit:

  • Review check in & check out procedures before traveling. Add a note with the instructions to your smartphone, and take a printed backup.
  • Ask questions. You may want instructions for a garage door opener, elevator or WIFI setup. Contact your host. They are there to help! A brief call can prevent a lot of issues.
  • Lock your rental property while you're out! Don't let burglars spoil your holiday.
  • During arrival, record any damages to the property and immediately contact the host. Keep records of all coorespondence.
  • Be a good neighbor! You wouldn't like obnoxious visitors bothering your peace. Apply the golden rule for best judgement. If they like you, locals might even recommend great restaurants and attractions you would have not otherwise known!
  • Don't forget to... Ask a local! Local residents can frequently help. Who better to ask where to get the best breakfast in town, have a great night out, or the best spots for fine dining?
  • Just prior to departing, complete a walk-through to make sure you have not forget anything. Check dressers, closets, and bathrooms for hidden items. Clean out the refrigerator and take any leftovers home.
  • Please make sure to walk through the rental one final time and keep an eye out for any damage. We suggest walking through with the property manager whenever possible. If the host isn't available, remember to take photos and video of the rental to record its condition.
  • Leave feedback! Property owners rely on excellent feedback to drive future bookings. They'll be thankful for your review. Alternatively, if something went wrong, other families will be thankful you shared your review find their best vacation rental. Please be fair with your feedback If something fell short of expectations, consider whether the manager could control the issue, and if so, whether they responded expeditiously to solve it.

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