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WATERFRONT Beauty! 4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Canal Home sleeps 10 comfortably and offers Gorgeous Canal & Marsh Views!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Canal Home That Sleeps 10 People!

"HOLDEN HANDS" has some of the best features of any home on Holden Beach. From any of the 4 balconies, screened porch or crows nest, you'll experience breath taking views of the canal leading to the Intracoastal Waterway, and vast Marshlands. The front of the house faces the south, providing unobstructed sunset views over the marsh. Enjoy the afternoon shade on the canal, picnic area and pier side. BE SURE TO BRING your boat, kayak or fishing pole! Public beach access is a short .4 mile walk from this home. Holden Beach Sailfish Park is just a short stroll away, located on the Intracoastal Waterway, and is a great place to fish and enjoy the park. This home offer a great space for outdoor relaxing and entertaining. Convenient hot and cold outdoor shower with dressing area at ground level. Plenty of deck chairs, BBQ grill, beach toys, over sized picnic table and cozy porch swing. Private pier, and shaded sitting area. This beach house is located on a quiet dead end street with minimal traffic. Inside, you will find a reverse floor plan with tons of windows, capturing some of the best views on the West End! The kitchen overlooks the canal and features a huge dining table. beautiful granite counter tops and is fully stocked for meal preparations. Just off the kitchen is a large deck that's perfect for outdoor dining. This canal front home features tasteful nautical decor, hardwood flooring and ceramic tile in all common areas, vaulted LR ceiling, and the unique "turret room" which is great for playing games, reading or just gazing out at the Coastal Marshland. Central Air & ceiling fans throughout, Direct TV, wireless internet, currently 5 TV's, 48 inch smart TV in living area, board games in living room chest. With over 2000 square feet of indoor space along with wonderful outdoor options, you can enjoy some privacy during your vacation. The master bedroom features a screened porch with a hammock, TV, Queen Sealy Posturpedic mattress and a ornate claw foot tub. The upstairs bedroom is huge and has 2 queen beds, TV and overlooks the marsh with access to deck. The third bedroom has a queen bed with tv and the forth bedroom has 1 full bed with tv. For those who enjoy outdoor living with plenty of privacy and relaxation, this is the perfect choice on the West End of Holden Beach!

50% of total payment due is required to secure reservation. Remaining 50% is due no later than 45 days prior to check-in. Security deposit is refundable, assuming no damage is caused by guests. Departure cleaning & linens are included in weekly rentals only. Guests are responsible for their own towels, toiletries, paper towels, etc. unless otherwise noted.

Partial weeks may be available during non-summer seasons, or as last-minute bookings during the summer, based on availability. Vacation Cancelation Insurance is highly recommended! Beach Cabana rentals are available upon request. Early check-in and/or Late check-out may be available for an additional fee.

More Details

Property Manager
Proactive Vacations
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within a day
Calendar last updated:
19 September, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

Wonderful house for a family vacation. Very comfy, home-like and well stocked. The views are fabulous.
May 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Holden Beach around the Lockwoods Folly

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • near the sea
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area ...
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , 1st flr, shared hall bath
    Master bath - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , 1st flr, private, free standing tub, canal view
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , 2nd flr, shared
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • 1st flr, 1 full, canal view, ceiling fan, tv - 1 Double Bed
    1st flr, 1Q, street side, marsh view, TV - 1 Large Double Bed
    1st flr, 1Q, street side, marsh view, screened porch area, - 1 Large Double Bed
    2nd flr, 2Q, street side, marsh view, fan, TV - 2 Large Double Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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WATERFRONT Beauty! 4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Canal Home sleeps 10 comfortably and offers Gorgeous Canal & Marsh Views!
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Wonderful house!

  • 5 of 5

Great house- kitchen is well stocked and beds are comfy. Lots of outdoor decks and a wonderful screened porch. Suggest bringing bath mats for floors and need kitchen towels and potholders. Definitely recommend this house!!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jan, and thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your experience at Holden Hands. When your review was received, we made our housekeeping supervisor aware that items such as kitchen towels, potholders and bath mats seemed to be missing during your stay. We are so sorry for this inconvenience; we would have been happy to bring those over to you, had we known at the time that they were missing. We appreciate your overall positive feedback about the home, and we hope to welcome you back to Holden Hands in the future! Kindly, The PROACTIVE Vacations Team
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we had a great week in this comfortable, spacious house in a beautiful location.

  • 5 of 5

The house was very comfortable and so spacious. We loved the well-equipped kitchen and the huge dining table. The location was perfect: beautiful views of the marsh (with front decks perfect for watching the sunset), the canal in the back, and the beach an easy bike ride away. The crows nest on the roof was a lovely spot for an evening happy hour.

The washer and dryer were clean and new and were much appreciated. All the beds were comfortable and had good mattresses. Several of them just need to have the frames and headboards tightened up, however. They seem to be kind of wobbly.

The master bathroom is huge and beautiful. I would suggest, however, some towel bars or rings. There wasn’t a single place to hang a towel in there and we ended up using a quilt rack from the bedroom.

One other suggestion: go through all the extra blankets and quilts piled up in various closets and get rid of the raggedy stuff. There was too much extra, grungy looking bedding in the house.

All in all, it was a great house for our family and we loved our week there. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Plenty of room, great for boating, nice walk to the beach, big kitchen, TVs in bedrooms!

  • 5 of 5

Nice upgrades through the house. Enough room for everyone to spread out. We had a lot of fun just staying in the house. It rained every day on us. We played games at the kitchen table. We would certainly consider it again.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Harrisburg, NC

Met our needs

  • 5 of 5

We usually rent a beachfront home but decided to rent on the canal and rent a pontoon boat, we had a blast! The home had a constant breeze off the marsh across the street. We had pets and was pleased to see a small park at the end of the dead end road. How convenient! Spacious, well supplied with the daily needs. The only thing we considered negative was the living area on the top floor. Meant a two story trip up stairs from outside. But hey it was a good way to burn off the extra calories being taken in by the vacation food, lol. Lovely house and wonderful rental agent. Greeted us at check in and returned deposit within two weeks!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate you vacationing with us and for the nice review. Reviews are very helpful when other guest are looking for a vacation rental. Please come back to visit with us. I enjoyed meeting you both! Steve
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Charlotte NC

Peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

Our family has stayed in many beach house rentals but Holden Hands was the best yet. Everything you need for a relaxing beach experience was there, the kitchen was awesome. They have every appliance, gadget, pot, pan, dish, glass or utensil you can imagine and the best part, all the cabinets and drawers were labeled, a real time saver. The views are breath taking anytime of the day and each evening we were visited by four deer in the open area across the street. The only drawback was the distance from the beach but we drove to either the pier or the ice cream shop each day and you can park there, walk a few steps to the beach. The house is walking distance from a park on the inter-coastal great for fishing, picnicking, and sunning

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Beach
Holden Beach
Car: necessary


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