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Condo · Holden Beach
Catch a wave at Pipeline
Have fun with the whole family at this stylish and centrally located two-bedroom, one bath condo just steps away from Holden Beach. Newly renovated top to bottom- fresh flooring, paint, bathroom, HVAC, and all new furniture. Our second floor condo unit comes ready for you to relax and unwind, and a fully stocked kitchen. In the summer, you can enjoy our gorgeous and fun community pool, and the shared (but free!) laundry space is just steps away.
Dec 7 – 14
$89 per night
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Home · Lockwoods Folly
Fulford Estate at the Beach
Located in the Heart of the Holden Beach mainland is the Fulford Estate. The coastal cottage is less than 5 minutes drive from world famous best of family beaches winner Holden Beach. Whether its a relaxing day at the beach or an adventure offshore fishing this property is smack dab in the middle of everything Holden Beach has to offer. The estate is located on 9 wooded acres that boast some of the areas last undeveloped maritime forest.
Nov 12 – 19
$72 per night
Cottage · Holden Beach
Sandpiper~ Beachfront Cottage (pet-friendly)
Original beachfront cottage on Holden Beach, just steps from the sand and water. Enjoy the dolphins and shorebirds from the rockers on the covered porch. Cozy studio has been renovated with thoughtful upgrades. Kitchen is fully stocked including coffee maker, spices, condiments, and premium cookware. No stairs, ground-level are ideal for children, older guests, and pets (pet fee collected separately). Lots of amenities and beach items are provided for your comfort and convenience.
Feb 8 – 15
$170 per night

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Stay near Holden Beach's top sights

Photo of Holden Beach Fishing Pier
Holden Beach Fishing Pier5 locals recommend
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Inlet View Bar & Grill31 locals recommend
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Castaways Raw Bar & Grill20 locals recommend
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Mermaids Island Grill14 locals recommend
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Provision Co28 locals recommend
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LouLous Waterfront Restaurant5 locals recommend

Beach house rentals in Holden Beach

Home · Holden Beach
Pool, breezy porch, w/ beach access
Apr 7 – 14
$375 per night
Home · Holden Beach
Egret ~ Beachfront Cottage (pet-Friendly)
Sep 21 – 28
$210 per night
Home · Holden Beach
The Tipsy Tuna
May 11 – 18
$269 per night
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Home · Holden Beach
Beachfront Home w/Two Oceanfront Covered Porches, Free WiFi, Central AC, W/D
Dec 7 – 14
$200 per night
Home · Supply
Holden Beach Waterway Home
Feb 14 – 21
$144 per night
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Home · Oak Island
Private Oceanfront Home!! - Ocean View From
Feb 9 – 16
$151 per night
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Home · Holden Beach
Coastal Calm
Dec 31 – Jan 7
$921 per night
Home · Holden Beach
"Trips+1" - Newly renovated CANAL Front Home!
Nov 12 – 19
$179 per night
Home · Holden Beach
Large and roomy house across from the beach with WiFi, W/D, central AC, and deck
Nov 3 – 10
$91 per night
Home · Holden Beach
Beautiful home ~ Private beach access & ICW pier!
Apr 12 – 19
$446 per night
Home · Holden Beach
Kid friendly home w/ huge pool, marsh views
Jan 16 – 23
$268 per night
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Home · Holden Beach
Attractive & Dog-Friendly Beachfront House w/Private W/D, AC, Free WiFi, & Patio
Oct 28 – Nov 4
$137 per night

Beach condo rentals in Holden Beach

Condo · Sunset Beach
Sunset Beach Effy
Dec 16 – 23
$47 per night
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Condo · Ocean Isle Beach
The HIP-Nautic
Dec 9 – 16
$125 per night
Condo · Oak Island
Rise and Shine!☀️Beach, pool & amazing views!
Dec 4 – 11
$125 per night
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Condo · Ocean Isle Beach
A Little Piece of Paradise at Ocean Isle Beach
Sep 12 – 19
$102 per night
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Condo · Ocean Isle Beach
Jinx River OIB! Linens included!
Nov 15 – 22
$114 per night
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Condo · Crescent Beach
Oct 10-15 Sale Direct Oceanfront Balcony $99
Jan 25 – Feb 1
$79 per night
Condo · Ocean Isle Beach
Ocean Isle Fun & Sun 302
Feb 5 – 12
$98 per night
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Condo · Ocean Isle Beach
Oceanfront Condo-Pool, Bed & Bath Linens included!
Jan 29 – Feb 5
$176 per night
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Condo · Kure Beach
Beachfront Condo, Steps to the Beach
Dec 11 – 18
$152 per night
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Condo · Kure Beach
Oceanfront Third Floor Condo with Pool
Feb 22 – Mar 1
$103 per night
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Condo · Carolina Beach
Oceanfront 1 bedroom condo with pool
Dec 8 – 15
$165 per night
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Condo · Carolina Beach
Amazing ocean views! | Really nice | Best location
Nov 8 – 15
$147 per night
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Beach cottage rentals in Holden Beach

Cottage · Holden Beach
"Hooked on Holden" Beach House
Dec 17 – 24
$150 per night
Superhost
Cottage · Holden Beach
The Pink Pearl Super CLEAN “Pet Friendly”
Oct 3 – 10
$185 per night
Superhost
Cottage · Ocean Isle Beach
Dolphin Cove - Whole WATERFRONT House with Pier
Jan 7 – 14
$84 per night
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Cottage · Oak Island
Its a "Sweet Little Cottage On Oak Island"
May 22 – 29
$123 per night
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Cottage · Oak Island
Beach vibes, quaint island getaway
Oct 24 – 31
$83 per night
Cottage · Oak Island
Oceanfront Paradise OKI - movie ONE SUMMER Home
Dec 23 – 30
$425 per night
Cottage · Oak Island
Whimsy Cottage By the Sea, Oceanview, Fenced Yard
Nov 1 – 8
$239 per night
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Cottage · Oak Island
Oak Island Beachfront Cottage
Sep 11 – 18
$439 per night
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Cottage · Sunset Beach
Rob’s Doghouse by the Beach
Dec 17 – 24
$84 per night
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Cottage · Oak Island
Charming 2 BR 2BA beach cottage ~walk to beach!
Dec 1 – 8
$176 per night
Cottage · Oak Island
Starfish Cottage~ walk to park, splashpad & ocean
Oct 23 – 30
$89 per night
Cottage · Oak Island
Pinch of Peace, Dogs Welcome!
Jan 6 – 13
$148 per night
Superhost

Your guide to Holden Beach

Introduction

Sandwiched between Oak Island and Ocean Isle Beach, Holden Beach is a slip of an island that separates the Intracoastal Waterway from the Atlantic Ocean. Home to fewer than 700 residents, it’s one of the mellower North Carolina beach towns of Brunswick County. For years, Holden Beach forbade the construction of buildings taller than 35 feet, so it retains a small-town feel and has long been a favorite choice for quiet family beach getaways in the summertime. With Shallotte Inlet to the west and Lockwoods Folly Inlet to the east, this barrier island is rife with coastal waterways just begging to be explored by boat or kayak: you may spot nesting sea turtles, shorebirds fishing for their lunch, and even the occasional dolphin. When you’ve had enough of the water and white-sand beaches, there are some 125 golf courses within an hour’s drive.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Holden Beach?

Summer days in the North Myrtle Beach area are hot, humid, and breezy, with average highs in the upper 80s Fahrenheit. The water temperature is not far behind, reaching a bathtub-like 82 degrees in August. Summer is also the region’s wettest time of year: Holden Beach gets nearly half its annual rainfall in August and September alone, and it’s always a good idea to be mindful of tropical storms during hurricane season, which runs from June to November. Spring and fall are ideal times to stay in one of the area’s vacation rentals, when temperatures are mild and it’s not too humid. Winter nights can be downright cold, so pack something cozy. When swimming, always be careful of dangerous rip currents.


What are the top things to do in Holden Beach?

Holden Beach and Fishing Pier

Holden Beach’s eight-mile strand offers simple pleasures: sunbathing, swimming, surfing, crabbing, or just taking a leisurely sunset stroll. Be mindful of sea turtles nesting in the sand dunes. Anglers can cast a line off the pier (fishing licenses and live bait are sold on-site). If you’re thinking of traveling with your dog, note that pets are not allowed on the beach during peak season (May to September) except after 5 p.m., and they must be leashed at all times.

Intracoastal Waterway

On the back side of the island, the Intracoastal Waterway offers a whole different vibe, with waterside restaurants and marshy ecosystems that are fun to navigate by kayak or paddleboard. You can also fish the ICW from a fishing pier at the end of Jordan Boulevard.

Golf

Brunswick County is home to more than 30 championship golf courses, including nearby Lockwood Folly Country Club and Carolina National Golf Club.