Spacious Kitchen/Dining opens onto large back deckEveryone walks the dogs
Beach Forest Retreat--Holden Beach Mainland, NC
Beach Forest Retreat--Holden Beach Mainland, NC
11 guests
4 bedrooms
7 beds
2.5 baths
11 guests
4 bedrooms
7 beds
2.5 baths
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Play in sand & waves & relax on 3 quiet acres 7 min. from Holden Beach. Perfect for Summer/Fall beach or country walks, Winter holidays or quiet New Year days to rest, reflect, share with family/friends, indoors or out. NC's coast is lovely year round. DwnStairs - lg living area w/ tv, roku, wifi, adjoins spacious kitchen/dining, deck, grill, patio for dozing/ listening to ocean through the pines. Upstairs- 4 BR (2 queen beds,2 full sofa beds,2 twin beds,1 twin sleeper), 2 baths, large den.

The space

The kitchen is fully equipped: fridge, dishwasher, electric stove, microwave, crock pot, cookware, coffee pots, utensils and dishes for cooking/serving 12 guests. Breakfast counter seats four and table seats six, plus two folding tables and six folding directors chairs ( in DR closet & upstairs). Please bring directors chairs inside if raining.

Guest access

Guests may use all areas upstairs and downstairs, indoors and out, except the owners' private Master Suite, which will be locked. Wifi is available throughout the home and grounds, with desks upstairs and down. The remainder of the home is available to guests, including kitchen, DR, LR, Laundry room and 1/2 bath downstairs, plus 4 BR ( 2 queen beds, 2 twin beds, 3 full sleeper sofas, and 1 twin sleeper), 2 baths and large den upstairs as well as front and back porches. The large lawn in front and back are perfect for lounging in the sun, reading, nature-watching or playing badminton, volleyball, kickball, croquet, and for children running, hiding and playing.

Interaction with guests

We are not there often, but can be in 45 minutes to an hour, if needed and always just at the other end of the phone via call, text or email.

Other things to note

There are no neighbors visible, but one home behind some trees. Their two black dogs are very friendly and will wander over to sniff around, then go home. At night, we often see deer from the front porch as they walk along the creek from the right front of the house, to the back, then return. We've also seen fox, red tailed hawks, ibis, egrets, cardinals, and have a new family of bluebirds in the backyard. And... the fireflies are back. Bicycles, umbrellas, carts, and more can be rented locally on the beach. If Family Dollar, Dollar General, or one of the thrift stores or flea markets don't have what you need, there's also a Big Lots and a WalMart in Shallotte, which is about 15 minutes away, and a sweet little town with one main street.

Wireless Internet

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 4
2 single beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 1PM

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) live in the house


11 Reviews

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Summer User Profile
October 2017
We had an amazing time! This house has a very welcoming feel, perfect for a big family like ours. It’s not too far from the beach, restaurants or shops. Thank you again for the nice stay.

C And J User Profile
October 2017
Great to work with. Very comfortable home! Plenty of room inside and out to accommodate large families. Easy to locate from Holden Beach.

Jenn User Profile
September 2017
We had such an awesome time and wished we didn't have to leave. The home and location was perfect.

Dylan User Profile
August 2017
If you're looking for getaway in seclusion with reasonable distance to the beach, this house is for you!
Susan User Profile
Response from Susan:
Thank you, Dylan! Yes, that's one of the things we love about it.. quite and private, yet so close to the beach. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at Beach Forest Retreat! Thank you! Susan and Clark
August 2017

Steven User Profile
August 2017
Susan's home was practically a home away from home while my friends and I were in town for vacation. The house was beautiful, and Susan provided us with amazing hospitality and always kept a great line of communication with us.
Susan User Profile
Response from Susan:
Thank you, Steven! You and your friends were so respectful of our home, and left everything just as we'd asked, including starting the laundry! We're so glad you enjoyed Beach Forest Retreat, and felt that our communication was good... Best, Susan
August 2017

Jessica User Profile
August 2017
Susan, was amazing from the to
Susan User Profile
Response from Susan:
Jessica, we loved hosting your family at Beach Forest Retreat! You left our home in perfect, spotless condition! I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay here, back in your home town! Best, Susan and Clark
August 2017

Trisha User Profile
July 2017
Great place to relax with the family and be close to the beach. The hosts were very nice and communicated well.

Wilmington, North Carolina, United StatesJoined in August 2015
Susan User Profile
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

About the home

When you stay in an Airbnb, you’re staying in someone’s home.

This is Susan’s place.
Clark helps host.

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