Come to beautiful, secluded, unspoiled Bald Head Island, North Carolina, a car-free environment that is a safe, peaceful family retreat and a romantic couples getaway. Our home is fully equipped for the perfect vacation. We are a short walk to a white sandy beach via the neighborhood's private boardwalk system. Our beaches are never crowded! The Milliken House has a wrap-around front porch with rockers, a porch swing and hammock for visiting with friends and family. Our rear patio has an outdoor, private, enclosed hot/cold water shower, and a propane grill.
The first floor of our home offers an open floor plan with living, dining and kitchen areas, wood floors, nine foot ceilings, a half bath and a laundry closet with a full-sized washer and dryer. Our large gourmet kitchen has Corian countertops, a breakfast bar that seats four, glass-front cabinets, and a terra-cotta tile floor. The living area has a large-screen internet ready cable TV with DVD player and large supply of DVDs. The dining area features a beautiful, custom-made dining table and seats six.
The second floor also has wood floors and nine foot ceilings, and has two large bedrooms, each with a king sized bed. The master bedroom has a small private deck facing south toward the water, a work area with desk, telephone, a small flat screen internet ready cable TV with a DVD player, a walk-in closet, and a private bath with double sinks and a large tub and shower. The guest bedroom has a king sized bed, a comfortable wing backed arm chair, a full-sized crib complete with crib linens and a bumper in the alcove, and a large closet. A second full bath, with tub and shower, is on the second floor in the hallway next to the guest bedroom.
The third floor, with pickled pine floors and nine foot dormer ceilings, is a large bunk room with ocean views, two built-in twin daybeds under a row of west-facing windows, built-in bunk twin beds, and a futon couch that folds out into a double bed. This floor is set up for kids, with a small flat screen cable TV with DVD player, and lots of children's books, videos and toys. There's a large open area up here where the kids can spread out and play!
We use a linen service in Southport as part of our cleaning service. All bed linens are high quality and professionally laundered, and all bed pillows are down-filled (we have allergenic alternatives available). We also provide professionally laundered large white bath towels. We have two newer four-seat Club Car golf carts for getting around the island. A membership in the Bald Head Island Club is included in the rental, and we can sponsor a membership in the Shoal's Club upon request for an additional fee.
NOTE: If you are planning a large gathering of family and friends and need more space, the other side of our duplex is a beautiful 3 BR, 2.5 BTH house with a separate 1 BR, 1 BTH crofter, sleeps 10, and is also available for rent. See "Lost In The Light" (offered by Tiffany's Rentals on the island).
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