About the property
- House1800 sqft
- Separate WC's1
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Home, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
The Doc House, a waterfront property, with Major Upgrades and Renovations in 2018. To enhance this beautiful beachfront property there was extensive landscaping, new paint for the interior and exterior, and new floorings in all the bedrooms. This Oceanfront home is very unique in that it enjoys spectacular 360 views overlooking the Bald Head Shoals, Southport Channel; the Atlantic Ocean, the Maritime Forest and the marsh from inside the home and anyone of the 3 large decks.
The beach is less than 100 yards from the house! Walk down your own private dock to the seashore, set up your chair, stick your feet in the sand and enjoy the sun. You can watch the boats drift by, spot dolphins, birds and in the winter humpback whales chasing bait around the Bald Head Shoals.
This home was custom built by a couple who selected the property for not only the unparalleled views, but it's one of the most convenient locations on the Island. You will be able to easily walk to the harbor restaurants, Old Baldy Lighthouse, coffee café’s, ice cream shops, rentals for carts, bicycles, kayaks, post office, wedding venues, and the marina.
This reverse home plan was built for the views! There are over 60 windows, many full length, so in addition to sitting on the deck and appreciating the views, experience the island from the bedrooms, living room, and kitchen! This home also has a dumbwaiter to help bring groceries and accessories up to the top floor!
Don’t wait, book now and enjoy this unique BHI Beachfront property.
This is a DOG FRIENDLY HOME (up to 30 lbs only). A non-refundable Pet fee of $200 will be added to your rental if you choose to bring your dog.
*The Doc House is available to rent by week, Saturday to Saturday during the peak season and there is a 3 night minimum during the off season. And a 4 night minimum on holidays.
**Linens & Bathroom Towels are INCLUDED with all Rentals!
***NO SMOKING is allowed at this property.
****Please Note: Membership to the Shoals Club or the BHI Club are NOT included with the rental of this home.
- Master Bedroom: Queen Size Bed
- Second Bedroom: Queen Size Bed
- Third Bedroom: Queen Size Bed
- All Linens are Included with your Rental
HOME AMENITIES INCLUDED IN YOUR STAY:
- 1 Golf Cart (seats 4)
- 3 Bikes
- Beach Chairs
- Coffee Maker
- and More!
- Swimming - Ocean
- Paddle Boarding
- Bird Watching
- BHI Conservancy
- and More!
Maximum Occupancy: 6 Occupants - Children must be counted within the maximum occupancy unless they are under the age of two (2) and are sleeping in a crib.
Tenant Requirements: Tenant stated on the Agreement/Booking must be at least twenty-five (25) years of age, and acknowledge that they will occupy the Property during the entire tenancy.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Wedding at the Chapel weekend
Great views from the top floor, and had a great sunset view. Close to ferry and chapel, which allowed anyone to walk if they chose to do so. Golf cart slower and weaker than others on the island. Water stood in the driveway after a heavy rain in 2 spots and grass needed mowing.
Views from the top floor more than made up for any negatives.
Weddings at the chapel are beautiful. We are glad you enjoyed the views at the Doc House. The golf cart is set a safe and secure speed which is the island speed limit. The landscaper has a weekly visit to this home and we will be sure to let them know. Thank you very much and we truly enjoyed having you as our guests. We look forward to having you back real soon!
The house is on the west side of the island just where the Cape Fear River enters the Atlantic Ocean. The house was conviently close to the Marina where there is handful of restaurants. The views from the 2nd level deck were AMAZING! We spent a lot of time watching sail boats, Coast Guard cutters, and huge cargo ships impressively navigate around the shoals to travel up the river to the docks in Wilmington. We were only 100 yards from the beach with a private boardwalk for access. The house was clean and the kitchen well stocked with everything you need to make a nice meal. The only downside was the lower deck was all shade and the trees are overgrown so the view is completely blocked, and we never used it.
Perfect location, lots of light and space
This is a great space and great location. Right on the beach, and walkable to the marina and the lighthouse. Very open with lots of great decks and beautiful views. Would definitely come back!!
We are very glad you enjoyed your stay at the Doc House. We look forward to having you back soon. Thank you!
Great relaxing beach home
Doc House was a great place to spend a quiet, relaxing week at BHI. Although West Beach is the smallest of the three on the island, it is plenty big! We had the beach almost completely to ourselves all week and you can walk as far as your legs can carry you. You cannot beat being beach front! The upstairs deck was fantastic for morning coffee and perfect for sunset drinks and dinner! The lower deck offered shade relief when needed. The home is clean and comfortable. We enjoyed peddling the island daily on the three bikes. The only reason I am not giving this home 5 stars is there are a few improvements that could be made. The water stains in the bedroom carpets are a bit off-putting. The dishes in the kitchen are lovely but the cooking pans need improvement. A few more beach chairs are needed for a home that sleeps 6. There also should be a note in the home description that the most direct route to the beach involves a steep spiral staircase. Although we had no mobility issues, it would be good to be informed.
Everything We Hoped For & More!
We found the Doc House to be everything we hoped and more. It is ideally situated and therefore gave us a 360 degree look at the environment, including the water, the occasional ship going by only about 200 yards offshore, the incredible sunsets, the old lighthouse, the marsh and point at the end of the river only 1000 yards away. Imagine sitting on the upper deck of an east coast home and watching the sun set into the ocean! And the house was lovely with it upside down ingenious arrangements, its very comfortable porches…3 of them! It is very comfortable, even has a perfect spot for children’s TV. Everything is working. The art works is really quite special reflecting the travels of the owners. 5 out 5 stars from us with our thanks for the all the thoughtfulness.
We appreciate the amazing review Brian! The home is lovely and it has incredible sunsets and .... it is, the perfect location. We hope to see you all back very soon. Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We truly appreciate it.
Doc House on BHI
Hi! We had a lovely stay at the Doc House on Bald Head Island. This was our first time at this house but probably our tenth time on the island (renting a 1st row/oceanfront home everytime). I should also mention that we are a family of six: mom, dad, and four kids ages 16, 14, 14, and 12. As with any rental home, there were things we liked and things we would change. Overall, though, the house is lovely. It is nicely decorated and very clean. Everyone felt comfortable here. We liked the upside down floor plan (living areas on the top floor and bedrooms downstairs). Having a dumbwaiter really made things easy -- we could pass groceries upstairs with no problem. Also, their A/C worked really well and kept the house feeling comfortable the whole time. I liked that the kitchen was well stocked with good quality supplies (Pottery Barn dishes, super sharp knives, and even a few AllClad pots). The beach was great. I was concerned that this house would be too close to the marina but I was wrong. While we could certainly see the ferry boats going in and out of the marina, they were far enough away that they didn't matter. Also, we ended up loving being able to walk to dinner or to go to bingo night or whatever. This house is actually in an awesome location. I should add that we were here for the 4th of July week. We were told that it was the busiest week of the year (and our fist visit for the 4th) but, still, the beach was practically empty and we never had to wait for a seat at Mojo's or Delphina's. Also, we were able to see many mainland fireworks displays right from the deck of the house! Super cool. Another thing that we appreciated was the rental managers (iTrip). They were very friendly and quick to answer all of our pre-trip questions. We had a golf cart issue while we were there and they addressed the problem right away and with zero hassle. They were amazing. I'd never heard of iTrip before but I will not hesitate to use them again. As for the negatives...we have two small suggestions for improvement -- and one big one. I'll do the big one first: We choose to pay a premium for an oceanfront house because we love having direct access to the beach and we love love love the beautiful ocean views while we are inside. I also really like being able to look out and see where my kids are whenever they are outside without me. This house has almost no ocean views. There are so many large trees that the only spot in the house where you can see the water is from the top floor and, even then, it is an obstructed view. Yes, you can see water. No, you can not really see the beach (or your kids on it). The view from almost every single window is of trees. Even though we had so many other positive feelings about this house, the landscaping is enough to make me consider a different home next time. Don't get me wrong, the trees are very pretty and my kids loved finding the frogs, lizards, and snakes hiding in them ... but we paid for an oceanfront home and that designation comes with a certain set of expectations. For privacy sake, maybe it would be good to keep the trees on the sides of the house. Heck, even the street-side trees could stay. But, the trees that separate the house from the beach were a big issue for us. We were very disappointed with the view. I heard that they may be doing some landscaping soon. This is awesome news and, if ocean views are important to you, I'd check on this -- and the extent of the landscaping -- before making your decision. Our other suggestions are very small but worth considering: First, this house is the first we've rented without a club membership and we missed it. We like having some extra dining options and we love going to the pool in the evenings. Maybe the owners could consider adding this?Second, this house sleeps six in three queen beds. We knew this coming in and we were fine with it. However, it would have been better to have at least one set of twin beds instead.
We agree with you, the Doc House is in a great location, easy beach access, has a well-equipped kitchen, and everything in the home is working well. The ocean view is being addressed and will be improved in the very near future. Considering the convenient proximity to many activities and oceanfront location we do believe this home is a great value considering other options on the island with the same features. We appreciate the feedback and your thoughts will make a difference. We will have an improved ocean view very soon. Thanks for staying at the Doc House and using itrip vacations to take care of your holiday desires.
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Additional pricing information
Major Credit Cards Accepted. A 50% deposit is required upon confirmation of all reservations. A $150 limited damage waiver will be applied to all bookings in lieu of a security deposit. Local, State & Federal Taxes 12.75%. Book a 4 night stay or more and receive a 15% discount off the daily fee. Stay any consecutive 4 days or more between 9/10/17 and 11/17/17 and receive the discount. All taxes, admin and cleaning fees still apply.