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OCEANFRONT and MARSHFRONT stunner! Steps to beach, perfect family home!

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,800 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

IGHT ON THE BEACH! 5 Bedrooms, 2 dens, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 9-10)

I have been coming to Holden Beach North Carolina since I was 5 years old. My parents rented a little cottage at the West End of the island for two weeks in the summer every year until I was about 13. The home they rented came on the market and they decided to purchase their first beach property. To this day, they still enjoy every moment at that beach home that has collected so many family memories over the years. In 2004, Chesapeake (this cottage) came on the market and it had always been one of my fathers favorite homes. A weathered wooden gray beach house with tons of character yet tons of space for family and friends. When he went inside and saw the knotty pine ceilings that had weathered over the years and the views from the great room, he knew it was a perfect match for a second beach home on the island we all love so much. I being the eldest daughter (and the one with kids!) have spent the most time in the cottage with my husband and two boys. I have also had many girls weekends in the cottage.

The house is built on stilts so the first livable floor is really the second floor! The underneath of the house is perfect for covered for parking your cars. There is also an enclosed outside shower.

The first livable floor has two bedrooms with private bathrooms Each bedroom has a twin and a double bed in them. There is also a laundry room on this floor. The kitchen/dining/den combo is on this floor as well. Full view of the ocean from this room!

The upstairs consists of two master bedrooms. The first with a private bathroom with a shower (no bathtub) and a King size bed. Access to the covered upstairs porch. The second master has a King size bed and access to the covered porch, but shares a bathroom with another bedroom.

There is another bedroom upstairs with a queen size bed and access to the covered porch.

There is a wonderful second den upstairs with a television/dvd/vcr player and a futon. This room overlooks the marsh on the front side of the house.

Feel free to contact me with any additional questions regarding bedding, sleeping arrangements etc....

Keywords: Oceanfront and Marshfront Beautiful Beach Cottage/Easy access to beach/ Family friendly/

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Elizabeth Fernandez
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 18, 2018

About Elizabeth Fernandez

I live in Charlotte, North Carolina with my two young boys and amazing husband. All four of us love our little place at Holden Beach just about more than anywhere else we have been. It is relaxing, safe, low key and beautiful. We have so many family memories there. My boys have learned how to truly play in a world where video games, movies and television have taken away so many of the simple pleasures of just being a kid. This is one place they can just be kids. My husband and I have been coming here even before we were married-17 years! So we have a lot of history at this beach. We love it.

Elizabeth Fernandez purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Elizabeth Fernandez chose Holden Beach

If you are looking for a 'true secret' beach experience, this is your place!!! Holden Beach does not allow high rises, loud billboards, mobile homes, and other things that make so many beaches overcrowded, loud, dirty, dangerous and downright miserable. Come to Chesapeake to renew, relax, enjoy your family, read, collect shells, and just be. One of the most special things about Chesapeake Cottage is it is one of the last cottages that is a oceanfront cottage and is also fully marsh-front as well. There are NO homes in front of Chesapeake. So even in the high season, there are very few people on your private beach and when you look out front you see the cranes and the tides moving in and out of the grasses. How good can it get???

What makes this cottage unique

The house has an immediate feeling of warmth and relaxation as you sit in the gray rocking chairs on the porch with your coffee in the morning and watch the waves as if you are on your own private island. Or watch the sunsets at the end of the day on the end of the deck with an ' end of the day drink of choice' while the breeze washes away any stresses from home that you might have brought with you on your trip. Head to Captain Pete's, the local Seafood market, and get some fresh seafood to cook in the well stocked kitchen. I love to cook and can promise you that anything you need to prepare a gourmet meal for 15 is there for you to use! Or head up to the second floor covered porch during a storm and watch it come over the ocean. Magnificent! Views from every room on both the front and back of the house. The front looks out over the pristine marsh.

Another huge benefit is the proximity to the ocean from the house. Easy to take your chairs and snacks to beach. But, one can also go back to house easily if they need to go inside for a rest. Great if you have small children.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Holden Beach, North Carolina

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Heating
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • First Floor Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 First Floor - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Upstairs Master - 1 king
    Middle Bedroom Upstairs - 1 double
    Master #2 Upstairs - 1 king
    Upstairs Den/TV room - Sofa
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2) There is a futon in the upstairs den. One person could sleep on it. However, not ideal.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Home includes two televisions. One in main family room and one in tv/den upstairs. Internet included, and smart tv in family room for movies etc.


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OCEANFRONT and MARSHFRONT stunner! Steps to beach, perfect family home!
average rating of 4.652174 based on 23 reviews

Spacious, great kitchen oceanfront spot

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed this property. We had a group of 8-10 adults and 3 baby/toddlers for 3 nights. The kitchen and living area were roomy enough to accommodate our large group. Everything was clean and in good working order. We enjoyed spending a lot of time on the covered porch. You can't beat the value for ocean front property of this size. Thank you Elizabeth!

  • Submitted: 28-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We enjoyed our stay in The Chesapeake.

  • 5 of 5

The home is very comfortable for our family. We had 6 adults and 4 children staying there. The porches on top and bottom have great views of the oceans and the house is definitely "ocean front." This was our 2nd year of staying in this property and we have already booked it for next year. The owners are delightful as well.

  • Submitted: 26-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Tons of room, perfectly ocean front. We made beautiful family memories here. Thank you to the homeowners for sharing your lovely home!

  • Submitted: 18-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home with tons of space right on the beach!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had an amazing week in this home. We used the upstairs den as a 6th bedroom for kiddos and the outside enclosed shower was perfect for keeping sand out of the house. The kitchen is big enough for a few people to cook together while others hang out on barstools at the island and keep the chefs company. The beach was wife open and we had tons of space for bocce ball, corn hole, the tents and all the kids sand toys. No battling for a spot on the sand like at other beaches. Elizabeth, the owner, was kind and attentive to work with too. Very accommodating, down to the lists of instructions of how to use the TVs to the spiral bound planning book she sent us in the mail prior to the trip to help us be organized and prepared. My family would absolutely love to stay here again!

  • Submitted: 21-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Good week

  • 4 of 5

We loved the size and layout of the house and the location is wonderful. The beach area is large and not crowded. Outdoor shower was a hit, and the shower hose on the pier was really nice for sandy feet. Nice to have the marsh across the street to look at, and some of our boys took a hike through it. The kitchen is very well equipped for any kind of meal, we ate at the house every day and night. We had 4 children, ages 4 - 11 and there was plenty of room for all. The downstairs floor is made of non skid material which is great for an ocean front house. Loved that the 3 upstairs bedrooms faced the ocean and had a balcony. All rooms were clean.

The only negative comments I have: we had a little trouble keeping the house cool. One day it reached 84 degrees inside. I realize that the constant opening of the door to the porch affects AC efficiency, we did our best to keep it closed, but it was difficult to bring the temp down a couple of days.

The carpets in the downstairs rooms seemed a little musty from dampness, also difficult to control in a beach house.

I would recommend the house, we had a great time.

  • Submitted: 28-Jun-2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice house, pleasant experience

  • 5 of 5

We were pleasantly surprised when we arrived. The house is very nice and beautifully and comfortably decorated. The kitchen is more than adequately stocked with everything needed. Rooms are spacious and clean. Located really close to the Ocean. There was no need for us to look for other entertainment but we did enjoy a trip to North Myrtle Beach to the Nakato's Japanese Steak House and the show ONE at the Alabama theater. Our small grandchildren never wanted to leave the beach. We loved our stay there and hope to be able to rent again next year!! Elizabeth (Owner) is so great to work with.

  • Submitted: 21-Jun-2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Holden Beach Pier

Cottage is located very close to the Holden Beach pier for those that enjoy fishing. It is a short drive or walk to the pier. In addition, Holden Beach is a short drive (45 minutes) to Myrtle Beach and various other areas for world class golf. Holden Beach is an hour drive to Wilmington North Carolina where you can see the Battleship North Carolina and other wonderful shopping experiences etc.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Holden Beach, North Carolina

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$322.13
Refundable Damage Deposit C$257.7

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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