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Great Location, 2nd Row, Walking Distance to Everything and Amazing Ocean Views

Bedrooms 4
Space 176 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 2nd row house w/Ocean views and easy Beach access

Steps from the Beach with BEACH ACCESS RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET!!! This well maintained 4 bedroom, 2nd row house, at 256 Ocean Blvd West, will not disappoint you with two upper and two lower bedrooms plus two separate living areas. Tastefully decorated, this cozy beach cottage offers open concept living, kitchen, and dining areas overlooking the front porch with unobstructed views of the Atlantic Ocean.

The main level of the home includes the living room with TV, well equipped kitchen with large breakfast bar, and dining room. Also on the main floor are two bedrooms (one with two twin beds and the other with a king bed) and full bathroom.

The second level of the home includes a 2nd living space, great for the kids to play and hang out with TV and DVD player. The master bedroom (king bed) with private full bath is on this floor, as well as another bedroom (queen bed), and full bathroom.

There is also WiFi, an outside enclosed shower, a picnic table, lots of rocking chairs, easy beach access (directly across the street) and within walking distance to holden beach bridge, fishing pier and restaurants.

Linens and towels are not provided. There are pillows, blankets, bedspreads and mattress pads on all beds.

Fun and adventure on Holden beach

Holden beach is “named best family beach in the united states by Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman, also known as “Dr. Beach,” Holden beach offers small-town charm and unspoiled beauty”. It is a family oriented beach and is the perfect place to relax, read, jog and bike. “navigate a kayak or canoe along the picturesque intracoastal waterway, and keep watch, for you may glimpse endangered loggerhead sea turtles as they surface for air. In this naturalist’s and wildlife haven, you’re sure to find something to delight your whole family—from spotting dolphins in the surf to playfully chasing ghost crabs with flashlights during an evening stroll. Have lunch on-the-deck at one of several restaurants that sit beside the intracoastal waterway. Here, you can watch shrimp boats cruise by as they make their way to and from the ocean.”

More Details

Doris and Phil Evans
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Doris and Phil Evans

Currently living in the Charlotte, NC area.

Doris and Phil Evans purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Doris and Phil Evans chose Holden Beach

We purchased this cottage at Holden Beach because we found this to be the only beach that had that true family atmosphere and it is also very quiet and relaxing. We've visited many of the other beaches but we always ended up back at Holden Beach.

What makes this cottage unique

We knew this house was 'the one' when we experienced the Ocean views - they are just breathtaking from both balcony levels! And beach access right across the street!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We want to thank you & God for this beautiful beach house with the comfortable BEDS! We loved it! We had a wonderful time, had good food and got plenty of Sun. The weather was perfect all week; we caught fish and enjoyed every minute of it! Thank you so much and we will be looking forward to doing this again."
Aug 2013
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Holden Beach, North Carolina

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 176 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bathroom (3) - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master Bathroom has double vanity.
    Outdoor Shower (4) - outdoor shower , Enclosed outdoor shower on ground level.
  • 3 Full Bathrooms containing shower/tub, sink, toilet and lots of storage. Enclosed outdoor shower on ground level.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Master Bedroom (4) - 1 king , Master Bedroom has a private bathroom.
  • All Bedrooms have a dresser, nightstand and spacious closet. Master Bedroom has private bathroom.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Conveniently located within walking distance of restaurants, a fishing pier and grocery store. Beach access directly across the street!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Great Location, 2nd Row, Walking Distance to Everything and Amazing Ocean Views
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Mint Hill NC

Wonderful Home!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Doris & Phil for sharing your wonderful home with us. Our family absolutely loved it ... it was Impeccably clean, well-stocked kitchen, very comfortable beds, easy beach access. Highly recommend. We can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Accommodations

  • 5 of 5

Change in Attitude was exactly as presented online. We had a great time, and a great stay.

  • Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

This home had everything to make our stay wonderful. The kitchen was well stocked. There was a very large dining room table and bar that more than accommodated our family. The bedrooms were large and we all loved the beds. Extremely comfortable. The two decks were used to watch the one storm we had and the many beautiful sunsets. The additional living room outside the master bedroom was a bonus addition. This house is truly a perfect beach house.

  • Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was our third time at Changes in Attitude and as previous, the house was great. It's super convenient to the store and the bridge and more importantly, the kitchen is well stocked. Beach access is just across the street! Owners are very accommodating and so easy to work with- respond to email quickly! - not sure I can go back to using a real estate agency for our beach house rentals. Looking forward to our next beach vacation already!

  • Submitted: 12-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cary, NC

Changes in Attitude

  • 4 of 5

Lovely home, well maintained. Close to beach and shops at bridge. Would definitely consider renting again!

  • Submitted: 30-May-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Am so glad you and your family enjoyed your stay at our beach house. And glad we were able to help you out with sending your son's skateboard remote back to you. We look forward to hearing from you again as you plan next year's vacation! Take care!
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Great Place

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this home several times and always find it to be comfortable and well equipped. Always enjoy our times at Holden Beach.

  • Submitted: 6-Mar-2017
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey there! Thx much! Look forward to having you visit again soon!
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Car: necessary

Turtle watching - may through oct offers nesting and hatching of sea turtles along the beach.

Bald head island - the state's oldest remaining lighthouse is open for tours daily.

Historic southport - a unique historic district that offers plenty of antique stores, excellent restaurants, gift shops, art galleries and marinas.

Just up highway 17 to Wilmington is the immortal showboat, the USS North Carolina. She survived every major pacific naval offensive of WWII and earned 15 battle stars.


Rates & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2018 Off Season
Dec 30 2017 - Apr 6 2018
2 night minimum stay
2018 Low Spring Season
Apr 7 2018 - Apr 27 2018
2 night minimum stay
2018 Mid Spring Season
Apr 28 2018 - May 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
2018 Prime Summer Season
May 26 2018 - Aug 24 2018
7 night minimum stay
2018 Mid Fall Season
Aug 25 2018 - Sep 7 2018
3 night minimum stay
2018 Low Fall Season
Sep 8 2018 - Sep 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
2018 Off Season
Sep 29 2018 - Dec 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
2019 Off Season
Jan 1 2019 - Apr 5 2019
2 night minimum stay
2019 Low Spring Season
Apr 6 2019 - Apr 26 2019
2 night minimum stay
2019 Mid Spring Season
Apr 27 2019 - May 24 2019
3 night minimum stay
2019 Prime Summer Season
May 25 2019 - Aug 23 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2019 Mid Fall Season
Aug 24 2019 - Sep 6 2019
3 night minimum stay
2019 Low Fall Season
Sep 7 2019 - Sep 27 2019
2 night minimum stay
2019 Off Season
Sep 28 2019 - Dec 31 2019
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection C$75.59
Tax Rate 12.75%

Tax Rate - 12.75%
2 Night minimum stay during Low and Off Seasons
3 Night minimum stay during Mid Season
Long Term Rental available from Oct to Apr - Contact owner for rates

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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