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Welcome to Down the Shore at Bald Head Island

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3 bedrooms, Internet
3 bedrooms, Internet
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Overview of Welcome to Down the Shore at Bald Head Island

Welcome to Down the Shore at Bald Head Island

3.7/5 Good

Entire home

3 bedrooms4 bathroomsSleeps 8

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationBay Beach1 min walk
  • Popular LocationBald Head Island Conservancy19 min walk
  • Popular LocationKent Mitchell Nature Trail26 min walk
  • AirportWilmington, NC (ILM-Wilmington Intl.)56 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 8
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2
    Bathtub/shower combo
Bathroom 3
    Bathtub/shower combo
Bathroom 4
    No shower or bathtub

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Welcome to Down the Shore at Bald Head Island

Bald Head Island vacation home in South Beach
"Down The Shore" is located in Flora's Bluff with great ocean views and a very short walk to the beach! This completely remodeled home has been nicely appointed and has everything you need for your perfect vacation. Downstairs is a fully stocked kitchen, dining, living room, half bath and laundry room. The middle floor consists of a master king suite over looking South Beach. The same floor has a queen guest room and a bathroom. The top floor is just perfect for the kiddos! There are custom built bunks, which consists of four twin beds total. There is also a full bath and a pull out sofa. As far as outdoor space "Down The Shore" has a great screen porch downstairs where you can enjoy the nice sunset over looking South Beach. The upstairs Master suite has a private balcony, which also over looks South Beach. Enjoy your morning coffee watching the waves crash from your own peace and serenity. We know this lovely home will over exceed your expectations and you will enjoy it as much as we do! The house includes beach gear, wifi and one six passenger golf cart. A BHI Lifestyle membership is available for a separate purchase.
Access to the BHI club with golf is available with a separate purchase directly from the club.
**Linens and bath towels are included in rental

** We DO NOT guarantee bikes and beach towels at any of our properties-There is a place on the island to rent bikes if your rental does not provide them.

**This is a duplex

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

For tram reservations the rental address is 3B Scotch Bonnet
Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations.

Property amenities


  • On the beach


  • Internet access


  • 3 bedrooms


  • 4 bathrooms
  • Shower/tub combination

Things to do

  • Swimming nearby
  • Marina nearby
  • Fishing nearby


  • Sleeps 8

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 25


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Property is also known as

Welcome to Down the Shore at Bald Head Island Bald Head Island

About this area

Bald Head Island

Located in Bald Head Island, this vacation home is on the beach. Old Brunswick County Jail Museum and Fort Fisher State Historic Site are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Carolina Beach and Fort Fisher State Recreation Area. North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport and North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher are also worth visiting. With fishing and swimming nearby, you'll find plenty of adventures in the water.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Bay Beach - 1 min walk
  • Bald Head Island Conservancy - 19 min walk
  • Kent Mitchell Nature Trail - 26 min walk
  • Oak Island Lighthouse - 1 min drive
  • North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport - 19 min drive

Getting around

  • Wilmington Intl. Airport (ILM) - 56 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Rating 5 - Excellent. 3 out of 7 reviews
5 - Excellent 43%
Rating 4 - Good. 2 out of 7 reviews
4 - Good 29%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 7 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 7 reviews
2 - Poor 14%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 7 reviews
1 - Terrible 14%

4/5 Good

We loved the layout of the house. All 8 of us could be in house and feel comfortable.
Main problem with house was mildew/mold in back bedroom and at other places in home. We are sensitive to molds of all kinds so by end of week we had two people on medication and Ill.

1/5 Terrible

Needs a lot of work, shouldn't be rented in current condition.
At first glance this house looks like a great vacation get away on Bald Head, however the pictures are deceiving. As one previous reviewer noted their are an abundance of cosmetic issues with this property related to trim work, painting, etc. The larger issues that we experienced on our are stay included not having hot water available in the two bathrooms on the second floor. The sinks only produced cold water along with the shower in the Master Bath, the other second floor bathroom shower was able to get water that was room temperature (not warm in November). The plumbing fixtures throughout the bathrooms are installed upside down, hanging out of the walls, or missing altogether. The ceiling lights throughout the second floor aren't finished into the dry wall, the outlets in the 2nd floor bedroom are missing and the wiring is hanging out of the walls. Upon check-in small finishing nails were lying in the 2nd floor bathroom, and the air vent is literally hanging from the ceiling. The ceiling fan both bedrooms on the 2nd floor would not operate witch exception to the lights. This house should not be rented in the current condition it is in. Its unfortunate this was our experience as I would have expected the house to be in better condition based on the reputation of BHI.

5/5 Excellent

Great Property
The house was just as it appeared in the pictures. Location was fantastic. Highly recommend this property.

4/5 Good

The water heater needs to be adjusted as the water was not very hot.

2/5 Poor

So much potential but very disappointing
I would like to start this review by saying we love Bald Head Island and go there frequently renting vacation rentals and have even considered purchasing a home there. This rental was for a long weekend over fall break. I typically do not write reviews however, there were so many things wrong with this rental I had to share. The best thing about this property is it’s location and proximity to the beach as well as it’s view of the ocean. It is just a short walk on the boardwalk to the beach. It appears it is still in the process of still being renovated. It is a shame because the materials such as the tile, shiplap and flooring are new however; the installation looks terrible as if not done by professionals. For example, the paint job is horrible where you can see it was not painted in a straight line and the old color is showing through, the tile grout lines are all off, there are sheet rock plastering that has not been finished with paint. Additionally, the most of the faucet fixtures were installed backwards which we had to figure out while taking a cold shower. There are missing fixtures in one bathroom, one faucet is completely loose and there is no plug in one of the tubs. There are no toilet paper holders either. Also an electrical socket has no cover on it with wires sticking out, can lights with no covers on them and lights that do not work. In the 2nd large bedroom there is duct work showing the in closet that has no bar to hang clothes on with no the closet doors. There is only one TV in the house and none in the bedrooms. There were no local channels either so you can imagine how disappointed my Dad and Husband were with access to Sunday night football. The cleaning job was poor with dusty air vent and returns as well as smears on walls and stairs. To top it all off the golf cart could not hold a charge and broke down on me trying to go to church service Sunday and the replacement one that they brought us was rusted out with holes in the back footboard. That was when I lost it as my children could have gotten hurt on the something that dilapidated. We were told to go to the cart company and rent one for reimbursement. There are no window coverings on the first level and the furniture is very worn as well as small. In the bedrooms, there are the most flimsy 1 inch blinds that do not block out the light. Additionally, the air would not adjust up or down beyond 72 degrees. It seems like the neighborhood is in need of re