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Panoramic Ocean & Golf Views; steps to beach;4 bedroom, 2.5 bath;Remodeled 2017

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedroom, 2.5 bath Ocean & Golf Course view home, remodeled in 2017, 2 carts

Welcome to Apple Berry Cottage your vacation home on Bald Head Island! If you want a well kept, up to date, comfortable home with a short walk to the beach then this is the place for you! Our ocean view screen in porch provides great sunset views. One of the most highly prized time for our guests is spending time on the ocean view deck. Our front entry porch provides great sunrise views along with golf course views.

We have an open concept home with the entry way, living room, dining room and kitchen are all open to each other. The kitchen was totally remodeled in 2015. The bathrooms were remodeled in 2017. The living room has a large 50 inch TV.

The large queen master bedroom and newly remodeled (new cabinets, counter tops, sinks & all plumbing fixtures, lights, mirrors, etc.) in 2017 large master bath (with double sinks, separate shower, separate tub with jets, skylight) are located on the main floor. There is view of the ocean and a door from the master bedroom to the sun deck overlooking the ocean. It has a 45 inch new Visio TV with Samsung DVD player.

There are 2 queen large bedrooms on the 2nd floor in addition to a open bedroom with a double /single bunk bed. There is also another newly remodeled (new cabinets, counter tops, sinks & all plumbing fixtures, lights, mirrors, etc.) in 2017 large bathroom (2 sinks, tub/shower) on the 2nd floor. This bathroom has lots of light with 2 windows + a transom & a view of the golf course.

All the bedrooms have TV's.

The house is a spacious 2,200 square feet more space than many others in our price range. It is a very sunny house with 26 windows and 5 doors to the outside decks.

And there is a spacious outside enclosed private with hot and cold water and a foot wash area also. This wash area is good for washing off our 8 supplied beach chairs when you return from the day at the beach & washing the sand off your feet or taking a shower.

The kitchen has new granite counter tops as of the spring of 2015 & all new stainless steel appliances including a new built in wine cooler. Also new kitchen cabinets just installed in 2015.

In December 2016 and January 2017 we had the 2 full baths remodeled and upgraded. We removed all the wallpaper and popcorn ceilings, repainted the walls, ceiling, We had new cabinets & counter tops installed, put in all new light fixtures, new fans, new towel holders, new sink fixtures, & put in new toilets.

Also in December 2016 we had all other popcorn ceilings scraped and they are all nice and new "ceiling white" paint. The popcorn ceilings are ALL gone in the house now.

All door hinges and door knobs have been replaced also.

Adjoining the kitchen is the kids breakfast room with a small round glass table with 3 chairs. Also it is used as a TV room for smaller children having a 24 inch TV. This room has a view of the 17th fairway and access thru a glass door to the front deck also..

The dining room tables seats 8 & there are also 3 bar stools facing the kitchen with the granite overhang in the dining area. There is a door from dining room to ocean view sundeck with a propane grill.

The house is fully stocked with towels, bed linens, & kitchen towels . Also provided are beach chairs, beach umbrellas, boogie board, beach toys, life vests, canoe, inside and outside games including horseshoes & much more.

Ceiling fans are though out the house in every bedroom, the living room, the 2 full baths, and the kids breakfast room (and the screened in porch also). The house is air conditioned, of course, with 1 zone for upstairs and a 2nd zone for downstairs.

All you really have to bring is you, your family, you clothes and your swimming suits. There is a full service grocery store on the island and open till 9 or 10 PM depending on when you visit the island.

Access to the island is by a "people ferry". There are no cars on the island. What's so unique and peaceful about the island is that everyone gets around the island on golf carts or bikes. Those are provided at our home/rental house with a 4 passenger & a 6 passenger golf cart . Also there is a trailer provided to carry "stuff" to the beach.There are also several adult bikes & a small child's bike provided.

There are over 10 miles of beaches and these beaches are never crowded. It's a peaceful and serene island, away from the mainland. But it has the amenities you need: a large grocery store, several places to eat, gift shops,a hardware store (which you won't need).

Access to the Bald Head Island pool, tennis courts, & gym is available. This is optional for a short term guest membership. I can obtain the Bald Head Island temporary membership for you April thru Oct for 3 days is $90 & for a full week $145 because I have a "Partner" relationship with the club. If you bought the temporary membership directly it would cost twice that amount. The cost for off season $45 for 3 days & $70 for 7 days because the pool is closed.

John Berry

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John Berry
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
9 August, 2018

About John Berry

We have now owned this beach home on Bald Head Island for 18 years and rented it some to friends and let our adult children use if during that time. 3 years ago we made the decision to allow guests, like yourself to come and enjoy our family's "home away from home".

You can see from the pictures that the our home is well maintained and loved by us and we hope you come enjoy it and care for it as we have. We redid the entire kitchen in 2015. In 2017 we TOTAL redid both full bathrooms. Also in 2017 we eliminate all popcorn ceilings and other improvements including some new furniture..

We love it here and we love Bald Head Island and all that it has to offer and we hope you can do so also.

John Berry purchased this house in 1999

Why John Berry chose Bald Head Island

We visited first in 1996 and rented other people's home for the first 3 years trying to decide which home to buy. We did a 6 month lease of a home in the Maritime forest but we could not see the ocean.

The reasons that we bought this home is that is it very open with lots of windows letting in a lot of sunlight, the ocean views are great , the golf course view and the great layout of the house. We love sitting on the ocean view screened in porch every morning having coffee & naps in mid afternoon. It's our 2nd home and you will not feel like you are in a rental cottage when you come as we have it personalized.

We name the house "Apple Berry Cottage". My wife's name is Patricia Apple-Berry & my name is John Berry so I would image you can guess where the name of the cottage came from. :-)

It's on a unique island with no bridge and no cars, just golf carts & bikes and the beaches that go on forever and are never crowded.

What makes this house unique

The views are great and very close to the beach. It has all hardwood floors throughout other than the bathrooms have tile floors. It's a happy house with GREAT colors. We keep the house in great shape!

We have all the all relatively brand new beach chairs, new umbrellas, toys for the days at the beach as we spent time here and use it and have provided the same for you. For inside you will find the house extremely comfortable, inviting and a happy home. We have lots of board and other inside games & many movies on various forms. And TV's in 5 of the rooms & free WiFi. And you will have many happy memories after your stay at our home away from home at the Apple Berry Cottage.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great property

This was our second visit to this house and yes, we did not want to leave. The weather was terrific all week. The house is just perfect for our needs. The screened porch is a dreamy spot. The house is super close to the beach and a short, beautiful golf cart ride to the Market and stores. Loved the new bunk beds upstairs and the kitchen was wonderfully stocked with all the cooking untensils you need. A great vacation, again!!! Thank you!!

Jul 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Bald Head Island in North Carolina

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • I'll let you know where the keys to the house are when I receive the deposit.
  • Please ask the owner or refer to the rental agreement when booking the property.
  • Please ask the owner or refer to the rental agreement when booking the property.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • city centre ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet , & sink. This 1/2 bath was redone in 2015.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , This full bath has been totally upgraded in 2017.
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , This bathroom has been TOTAL upgraded in 2017.
  • We have 2 full bathrooms and a 1/2 bathroom. The 2 full bathrooms were TOTALLY redone early this year (January 2017). The 1/2 bath is just inside the front door and it was renovated in early 2015. We also have an outside shower built in with hot and cold water, a built in bench, with total privacy. It also has a hose for foot washing and near the garage for washing sand off of the beach chairs and other stuff you use at the beach when done.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom #4 open Bunk Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Bunk Bed , This open bedroom has double bed on bottom,twin bed on top
    Bedroom 3 upstairs - 1 Large Double Bed , Faces East
    Bedroom 2 upstairs - 1 Large Double Bed , Faces west
    Bedroom #1 Master on main floor /adjoining master bathroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Master bedroom has access by a door to a beachview sun deck
  • Large Master Bedroom with door to sundeck with large bathroom suite & TOTALLY modeled in 2017 with separate bath tub and separate glassed in shower and double sinks. It has a very ornate Queen bed with Cable 45 inch TV in the room. 2 private bedrooms and 3rd open bedroom on the 2nd floor & big bathroom TOTALLY remodeled 2017 with tub/shower combination and double sink. The ol The 2 private bedrooms upstairs each has a queen sized bed. The 3rd open bedroom has a Bunk Bed with Double bed on the bottom and Single bed on top. This room is not private and can also be a common area for those on the 2nd floor. This room also has a computer desk, free highest speed WIFI that they provide on the island, & a TV stand with dresser & a GREAT ocean view. The 3 bedroom on the 2nd floor have 30 to 33 inch TVs in them. 2 of them have wireless access to them & set up for Netflix. Outside enclosed private hot and cold water shower and foot wash area to get the sand off yourself and the beach.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 5 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Panoramic Ocean & Golf Views; steps to beach;4 bedroom, 2.5 bath;Remodeled 2017
average rating of 4.977778 based on 46 reviews

Updated, well maintained and good location

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic week at Apple Berry Cottage! The house had everything we needed for our stay and we didn’t want to leave. The kitchen was well stocked with all the dishes, pots and pans needed for meals in and we cooked on the grill several nights. The adults especially enjoyed rocking on the screen porch in the mornings and evenings and the kids loved hanging out in the small room off the kitchen. We put the beach chairs, toys, beach towels, bikes, etc. to good use. We really couldn’t have asked for more for our week on BHI and would love to stay at Apple Berry Cottage again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad to hear that you had a fantastic week at Apple Berry Cottage. My wife and I enjoy rocking on the screened in porch in the morning to start the day with a cup of coffee & ending the day watching the sunset out their in evening also. Glad you were able to enjoy all the beach stuff & bikes thatwe have provided. Looking forward to you being out guests again in the future.
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Great property and outfitted with everything you need! We loved our stay! Owners are wonderful to work with as well!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is the third time we have stayed

At this lovely house. We take a family

Vacation with our daughter and her family.

Our 5 and 6 year old grand children say we are going home

because they love it. It is well maintained

And well supplied. If you have a problem or question John is always prompt in replying

We have booked next year!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect beach cottage!

  • 5 of 5

House was perfect for our 2 families - it is very well stocked for enjoying family meals, nice grill and all of the beach accessories you could need! The owners were very communicative and helpful!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Anne, We are pleased that the 2 families enjoyed your week at our home away from home. We hope to have you as our guests again in 2019. John
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St. Paul, MN

Beautifully updated with great views and oceans breezes

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time staying at the cottage for two weeks and were sad to have to leave. Rocking in the chairs on the porch with the ocean breezes is just heaven. The cottage is well kept and nicely updated. We did lots of cooking in the kitchen and on the grill and it had everything we needed from stock pots to muffin pans and grill utensils. We loved being able to take a short walk down to South Beach and watch the sunsets. The kids enjoyed sleeping on the bunk beds upstairs as well. We loved our time there and look forward to coming back next year to try out the new water park they are building at the BHI club. Thanks for the great memories!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad that you and yours enjoyed your 2 weeks there. I think you family goes back the longest in time as being our guests in that you wife and you were there with your father in law before you were married. It's always a pleasure to see you come back and enjoy it so much & to make new memories with your family. You've seen that we did a major redo of the kitchen & all the bathrooms & repainted both the inside and outside of the hours & added new furniture. I'm glad to see you 3 children enjoy the new bunk bed with the double bed on the lower level and the single bed on the 2nd level We look forward to you being our guests in 2019. God bless you and yours,
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Charlotte, NC

Amazing all around!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this lovely home! Bald Head Island is the best, and this was such a great home. The house has a great layout, is clean and updated, and extremely well stocked - both the kitchen and the beach supplies, with plenty of chairs, toys, towels, boogie boards, etc. Great location with a quick drive or walk to South Beach access. Two golf carts were great to have. We loved having breakfast on the screened in porch. John was so helpful both leading up to the trip and while we were there - very prompt to respond to any questions or issues via text and email. Would love to stay here again!!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at our home away from home. We also love it is so handy to the beach & we love spending time on the screened in porch also. We hope to have you stay with us in the future also.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Wilmington has taxi service to ferry landing
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
MoJo's Restruant and Bar
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Bald Head Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Bald Head Island golf course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 211
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Bald Head Club & Peli Deli
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
S. Beach on Bald Head island within 150 steps
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Bald Head Island, North Carolina

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late Summer 2018
12 Aug 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Later summer/early Fall 2018
25 Aug 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
9 Sep 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early 2019
1 Jan 2019 - 24 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Spring 2019
25 May 2019 - 7 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer 2019
8 Jun 2019 - 21 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer Peak 2019
22 Jun 2019 - 10 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer 2019
11 Aug 2019 - 24 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Fall 2019
25 Aug 2019 - 7 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £154.5
Refundable Damage Deposit £386.25

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

There are temporary Bald Head Island Club memberships available for a 3 day pass the cost is $120 & 1 week pass is $190 (during the "In Season" dates of May 22 - October 31st 2018). For earlier in the season before the pool is open (April 1 - May 21st) a 3 day pass is $90 & a 1 week pass is $145. For later in the season after October 31st it is $25 for a 3 day pass & $95 for a week pass.

Shoal's Club temporary memberships are not available in 2018.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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