Harley's Better Half - Classic Holden Beach Oceanfront Cottage

Cottage in North Carolina, Coastal North Carolina, Holden Beach, NC
  • Maximum Guests
    6
  • Sleeps in Beds
    6
  • Bedroom(s)
    3
  • Bathroom(s)
    1 full, 0 half

Description

This is a classic beach cottage with knotty pine tongue and groove interior siding. It has been modernized to include everything you will need to enjoy a long weekend, week or more at the beach.

The oceanfront screen porch is a great place to relax out of the sun and enjoy the cool ocean breezes. Or you can enjoy the same breezes on the sun deck while getting a tan.

This family beach is seldom crowded and the strand is less than 100 feet from the sun deck. You will never need to 'lug' your chairs, sand toys, etc. a long distance to enjoy them on the beach.

The beach has been renourished and is wider than ever.

Owner/Manager



About The Owner

My parents bought this cottage in 1954 and I lived here every summer until I went to college. My wife and I bought it from them in 1983 and raised our children here. We have a number of renters who have raised their families here as well and their children are now coming back.

Bob Harley purchased this cottage in 1983

Why Bob chose Holden Beach

We love the family atmosphere at Holden Beach. There are plenty of things to do here on the island. It is within a 45 minute drive of Myrtle Beach or Wilmington if more action such as amusement parks, more nightlife, etc. are desired. There are many golf courses within 30 miles. Surf fishing, pier fishing and deep sea charter fishing are all available here as well.

What makes this cottage unique

Holden Beach is one of the few developed islands in this area with no high rise, high density housing. You can stroll along the beach without having to dodge other people constantly and never have a problem finding a place to sit on the beach.

Location

Address: 247 Ocean Blvd. West, Holden Beach, NC
Zip Code: 29681
Nearest AirportILM60 miles
Nearest BarCastaways1 miles
Nearest BeachHolden Beach50 feet
Nearest FerrySouthport-Fort Fisher18 miles
Nearest GolfLockwood Folly Golf Club5 miles
Nearest RestaurantCastaways1 miles
Nearest Route/HighwayHighway 13050 feet

Additional Location Information

This cottage is on a delightfully quiet small barrier island on the southern coast of North Carolina. Because the island is oriented east to west the ocean is usually calm. There is a very wide, uncrowded strand. The shape of the strand provides a long shallow area making it ideal for young children and adults alike to enjoy the ocean. There are a few putt-putt courses and a waterslide nearby but the island itself is basically non-commercial. There are a number of seafood and other restaurants both on and off the island. And it is situated about half way between Myrtle Beach and Wilmington which provide many activities as well as shopping and restaurants. On the island you will find charter boats, pier fishing, jet ski rental, bike rental, kayak rental and guided trips and a number of other things to do.

Accommodation, Features

Property Type
Cottage, 1,000 sq. ft.
Bedroom(s)
3 Bedroom(s), 6 Maximum Guests
Queen: 2
Twin / Single: 2
Bathroom(s)
1 Bathroom(s)
Outdoor Shower: 2
Walk-In Shower: 1
Location Type
Beach View
Beachfront
Ocean View
Oceanfront
Resort
Water View
Waterfront
Themes
Adventure
Away From It All
Budget Friendly
Family Friendly
Romantic
Sports & Activities
Access & Parking
Private Car Lot
Stairs
Popular Amenities
Air Conditioning
Dining Area
Outdoor Grill
Telephone
Wireless Internet
Indoor
Activities / Restaurant Guide
Alarm Clock
Blender
Coffee Maker
Cooking Utensils
Dishes & Utensils
Dishwasher
Ice Maker
Internet
Iron & Board
Kitchen
Living Room
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stove
Toaster
Outdoor
Deck / Patio
Outdoor Charcoal Grill
Outdoor Furniture
Porch / Veranda
Entertainment
Books
CD Player
DVD Player
Games
Satellite / Cable
Stereo
Television
Toys
VCR
Activities & Adventure
Beachcombing
Boating
Cycling
Deep Sea Fishing
Diving
Fishing
Golf
Jet Skiing
Kayaking
Miniature Golf
Pier Fishing
Sailing
Shelling
Sight Seeing
Snorkeling
Sound/Bay Fishing
Surf Fishing
Surfing
Swimming
Tennis
Volleyball
Walking
Water Skiing
Wind Surfing
Nearby Attractions
Aquarium (30 miles)
Marina (1 miles)
Miniature Golf (1 miles)
Movie Theaters (10 miles)
Outlet Shopping (40 miles)
Water Parks (1 miles)
Winery Tours (15 miles)

Additional Property Information

3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single

1 Bathroom
Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bathroom 2 - outdoor shower , This is an enclosed outside shower with hot and cold water.

Ceiling fans in every room, screen porch on oceanfront, elevated walk way to the beach. Private outside shower provided.

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Rates

-Nightly rateWeekly rateMonthly rateMin. StayChange-over
WeekWeekend
Rate summary $175 - $195 $995 - $1,795 - 2 Nights -

Fees, Taxes, Deposit

TypeTypePriceCharge Type
Cleaning for less than weekly rentalRequired $60One time
TaxesRequired 12.75%One time

Policies

Check in: 04:00 PM / Check out: 11:00 AM
Payment options
Checks
Policies
Pets are allowed with prior permission. Cleaning is included with weekly rentals. There is a $60 cleaning fee charged for less than weekly rentals.
Additional Info
A signed rental contract is required.
Cancellation Policy
A deposit of half the rent is required at the time of the reservation. This deposit is non-refundable unless we are able to rent the cottage again for the time that was originally reserved. The rest of the rent, taxes, etc. is due 30 days before the rental date.
Suitability
Pet Friendly: Some pets, please inquire
Smoking: No smoking
Children: Yes, great for kids
Long Term Rentals: No
Seniors: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Suitability Details
Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
Max. occupancy: 6
Minimum Age Limit for Renters: 25
pets considered ...
children welcome
non smoking only

10 Reviews

A peaceful retreat

Harley’s Better Half was exactly what we were looking for as a beach cottage. It was perfect waking up to the sound of the ocean waves and sipping coffee on the back porch. Everything was clean and comfortable and the kitchen provided us the opportunity to cook and dine together and spend more time relaxing at the beach. My husband and I both enjoyed reading about the history of the cottage and hope to return again in the near future. Thank you again for allowing us to stay at your wonderful cottage.

Stayed April, 2018

Cozy cottage!

Cute, cozy rustic beach cottage, just as described! Rented it hoping to enjoy the oceanfront screened-in porch but it was 50 degrees, windy and rainy. We did enjoy walking on the wide, clean beach. Would rent it again! Thank you, Harley family, for sharing your home!

Stayed April, 2018

Clean, cozy, quaint.. Perfect for a small family.

Loved the oceanfront view from the porches. Shrubbery in front of cottage obstructed the view (to the left) somewhat, definitely could have been a much more breathtaking view if not for the shrubbery. Otherwise, this cottage was perfect for us! Loved it!

Stayed March, 2018

Beach trip in March

Great stay in March. Weather was outstanding and the accommodations were very good.

Stayed February, 2018

This was our 2nd winter stay at Harley's Better Half.

It's a simple, comfortable bungalow, with a wonderful screen porch & deck leading to the very wide beach. Our little dogs loved it too. One of our favorite beach houses- we hope to return in the future.

Stayed December, 2017

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