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.
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.
|Zip Code: 29681|
|Nearest Airport||ILM||60 miles|
|Nearest Bar||Castaways||1 miles|
|Nearest Beach||Holden Beach||50 feet|
|Nearest Ferry||Southport-Fort Fisher||18 miles|
|Nearest Golf||Lockwood Folly Golf Club||5 miles|
|Nearest Restaurant||Castaways||1 miles|
|Nearest Route/Highway||Highway 130||50 feet|
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.
3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
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.
|-||Nightly rate||Weekly rate||Monthly rate||Min. Stay||Change-over|
|Rate summary||$175 - $195||$995 - $1,795||-||2 Nights||-|
|Cleaning for less than weekly rental||Required||$60||One time|
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
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
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
Great stay in March. Weather was outstanding and the accommodations were very good.
Stayed February, 2018
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