Pelican Watch, Oceanfront, Priv. Heated Pool, Elevator

Carolina Rental by Owners
  • House1800 Sq. Ft.
  • Sleeps8
  • Bedrooms4
  • Bathrooms3.5
  • Minimum Stay3-7

PROPERTY Description

4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths (Sleeps 8)

Holden Beach lifted ban on short-term rentals effective May 8.  We then filled open June/July and Sept dates. Now booked solid until November 1st, heated pool can remain open until late November (pool heat surcharge).    Hold-on-Beach (similar house but NO pool) has more availability from September 20 to October 29th.  

School or business closures calling for telework or online classes could be handled by going to Pelican Watch or Hold-on-Beach (UNLESS you are infected or think you might be).  Both are single family detached homes in lightly developed section of Holden Beach. Fully equiped kitchens allow for meals at the house if needed.  Pelican Watch's private pool heated at 82 degrees makes the Spring and Fall much more enjoyable. We are up and running. Beach strand and both our oceanfront homes are in great shape after NO Hurricane Dorian (or other hurricanes) damage. January/February 2020 brought us a beach renourishment pumping lots of new sand onto beach strand in area of both our homes. Pelican Watch (#1471) has private heated pool.  Our other house is Hold-on-Beach (#1487) doesn't have a pool. We generally rent weekly Sunday/Sunday, but also do some long weekend and short week stays. The East End of Holden Beach is beautiful, lightly developed and in great shape. 

"Peak" summer 2019 and 2020 were fully booked with 7-8 weeks rented to repeat renters. Nice values with dates available this late winter, spring. and summer 2021. Private heated (optional) pool is open March until November, If spring or fall timing works, it's a real deal and fewer people on the beach.

Don't let your dates get taken by someone else. Hold-on-Beach (#1487), our similar home, but NO private pool, also has open weeks (1477) or VRBO 114090 (BOOKING FEES APPLY with VRBO).  Repeat bookings for Summer 2020  are coming in.  

House is very tall with great views, nicely decorated private oceanfront home with elevator, now with many multi-year repeat customers. Spring and Fall are great times to try out Pelican Watch at reduced prices. Enjoy the beach or curl up with book from our extensive library. Call owner for 'couples' and/or multi-week discounts. Solar blanket and southern exposure (w/ heater optional /surcharge applies) will warm the private pool. Take a short walk over dunes to broad beach. Pelican Watch is named in honor of the brown pelicans who fly by on the updrafts from ocean winds off the dune-ridge along the beach.

House has 4 bedrooms, 3 facing oceanfront, 3.5 baths inside, & enclosed outside shower w/ hot/cold H2O. Glass-paneled back deck off small sitting area on main living area offers privacy/protection from ocean breezes and great views of Lockwood Folly Inlet.



Beautiful broad beach just across the dunes, high tide on Atlantic Ocean is about 200 feet off the 2 front decks and broad beach strand. Private pool in fenced enclosure. Small back deck overlooks Lockwood Folly Inlet and large undeveloped parcel. 100 golf courses w/ in 50 miles.

Great broad beach right out front or enjoy the pool tucked in front of house. Parents can watch the kids in pool from pool decks or porches overlooking pool and beach.

Other Activities: Shelling, Sightseeing, Boating, Parasailing

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  • Swimming pool
  • TV
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Satellite or Cable
  • Heater
  • Air Conditioning
  • Washer & Dryer
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 : 1 king, Oceanfront, master suite, lower floor
  • Bedroom 3 : 1 queen, Oceanfront, master suite, top floor is served by elevator.
  • Bedroom 4 : 1 double, 1 twin/ single, Single Trundle bed, lower floor
  • Bedroom 2 : 1 queen, Oceanfront, lower floor (shares bath)
  • Three of the four bedrooms are oceanfront with great ocean views and breezes. 1 double in 4th Bedroom w/trundle underneath.
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 : toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 2 ; toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 3 : toilet, tub, shower
  • Bathroom 4 : toilet
  • Enclosed outside shower with dressing area and hot/cold water by the fenced-in pool.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Oceanfront
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet
  • Filtered Water
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Broadband Access
  • Elevator
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Living Room
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Covered Parking
  • Alarm Clock
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Parking
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Lobster Pot
  • Dishwasher
  • Pantry Items
  • Freezer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Blender
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Dining Area
  • Comfy seating for 7 people
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Wood Deck
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Golf
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Heated Pool
Leisure Activities / Attractions:
  • Restaurants
  • Walking
  • Sight seeing
  • Boating
  • Beachcombing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Swimming
  • Golf
  • Pier fishing
  • Sailing
  • Wind-surfing
  • Parasailing
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Cable/Satellite TV (4): Main TV in living room has 200+/- cable, w/ Hi Definition. 3 TVs in 3 of the 4 bedrooms. Private Pool: Private fenced pool in area below two oceanfront decks. Watch ocean and kids in pool from decks/porches or step in pool. Parki



Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly
Sept 27-Oct 4 Pool Heat recommended 27th September, 2020 to 4th October, 2020

4 nights min stay
$450.00 $500.00 Fri,Sat $2,300.00 -
Aug 15-29, 2021 15th August, 2021 to 29th August, 2021

4 nights min stay
$650.00 $750.00 Fri,Sat $4,300.00 -
Early Peak Summer 2021 6th June, 2021 to 20th June, 2021

4 nights min stay
$800.00 $950.00 Fri,Sat $4,700.00 -
August 30 to Sept 6 30th August, 2020 to 6th September, 2020

3 nights min stay
$650.00 $750.00 Fri,Sat $3,000.00 -
Labor Day Week, Sept 6-13 6th September, 2020 to 13th September, 2020

3 nights min stay
$500.00 $700.00 Fri,Sat $2,700.00 -
Sept 13-27 Pool Heat available 13th September, 2020 to 27th September, 2020

3 nights min stay
$500.00 $600.00 Fri,Sat $2,400.00 $8,500.00
Memorial Day Week, May 23-30, Sat/Sat 23rd May, 2020 to 30th May, 2020

4 nights min stay
$600.00 $650.00 Fri,Sat $3,700.00 -
May 23-June 6 Mem. Day Wk, Pool Heat Available 23rd May, 2021 to 6th June, 2021

4 nights min stay
$600.00 $700.00 Fri,Sat $4,000.00 -
May 2-16, 2021 2nd May, 2021 to 16th May, 2021

4 nights min stay
$450.00 $600.00 Fri,Sat $2,800.00 -
November, Pool heat available $$ 1st November, 2020 to 29th November, 2020

4 nights min stay
$300.00 $450.00 Fri,Sat $1,800.00 $4,500.00
March 13- 27, Pool open, heat optional 13th March, 2021 to 27th March, 2021

4 nights min stay
$400.00 $500.00 Fri,Sat $2,100.00 -
March 27-April 25 27th March, 2021 to 25th April, 2021

4 nights min stay
$450.00 $500.00 Fri,Sat $2,300.00 -
April 25-May 2, 2021 25th April, 2021 to 2nd May, 2021

4 nights min stay
$450.00 $550.00 Fri,Sat $2,400.00 -
Peak Summer 2021 20th June, 2021 to 15th August, 2021

4 nights min stay
$800.00 $975.00 Fri,Sat $4,900.00 -
May 16-23, 2021 16th May, 2021 to 23rd May, 2021

4 nights min stay
$550.00 $700.00 Fri,Sat $3,000.00 -
Additional information about rental rates:
  • Cleaning Fee $ 100
  • Property Damage Protection $ 500
  • Tax Rate 12.75%
Owner's Cancellation Policy :

Basic policy is "if I don't suffer a loss" you don't suffer a loss. I will work with you on a needed cancellation. There is Trip Interuption insurance available in the private market with all sorts of variables to choose from if desired.  Beyond my rather generous policy, if a mandatory evacuation forces you off Holden Beach, you get a refund for the period covered by mandatory evacuation order.

Notes :

All rental rates, cleaning fee and supplemental pool heat (optional) fees are subject to NC sales taxes, plus local occupancy taxes totaling 12.75% (taxes are subject to change). I accept credit cards, but prefer checks for final payments.

We prefer to rent weekly rentals Sunday-to-Sunday. If you request a period which breaks into two separate weeks, you might be quoted a higher rate. We do Sunday/Sunday beciase there is less traffic to / from the Carolina coast on Sunday, house cleaners aren't as busy as Saturday meaning they likely do a better job and more chance of early check-in, and grocery stores aren't busy on Sundays.  During off-season there is more chance of a 3-day weekend being available since we can do a Thursday-Sunday without breaaking into two separate rental weeks.


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James B.

Clean house and beautiful view right on the beach!
This is a very nice place with a great pool for entertaining kids when not on the beach. The ocean is a 30 second stroll from the front door, and there is a great 3rd story deck off the living area with panoramic views up and down the beach. The homeowner is also very easy to work with, and I'd stay here again with my family.

Mary L

Location amazing house was great
We had a wonderful time on our stay at Pelican Watch. The location was perfect just steps from the beach for a young family and for those with mobility issues. I could be tending to our baby watching the waves at the house and see my husband and our son running on the beach or building sandcastles. The pool was great for cooling off after the beach. The house had everything necessary and beyond for a terrific Stay!! The owner was also extremely responsive with questions before and during the stay and he did everything he could to make it great!

Robyne S.

The house was wonderful and our beach vacation was everything we dreamed.
The homeowner was great and quickly responded to any questions we had. The home was well equipped and comfy. The pool was a nice extra and the grandkids loved it!

Sean R.

Fantastic beach house with a wonderful view
We greatly enjoyed our stay. The house is very nice and the pool is a tremendous perk. Highly recommended

Wayne H

York, PA
The property was everything that it was advertised to be. We were extremely happy with our choice!
This is the first time our family had ever done a Sunday to Sunday rental and it was by far one of the best decisions we have made. Traveling both to and from the beach property was so much less stressful than any of our other vacations. With regards to the house itself - it was everything plus than what we expected. The views from all three decks are breathtaking and such a joy to just sit out there and just enjoy regardless what time of day it is. The beach was not all crowded and we felt like we had it to ourselves. It was great to be able to just walk back to the house to grab a sandwich, use the restroom or just to take a nap whenever you wanted (it is so close). Having the pool at the house is a definite plus. So relaxing to come off of the beach, rinse off in the outside shower and then just hang out in the pool for awhile before settling in and getting dinner ready. This vacation definitely ranks up there as one of the best that my family has ever taken. With regards to the owner Irv - it was such a pleasure dealing with him from the beginning of the process to the very end. He was on top of all of my requests and questions and very quick to respond. He was actually there the day we checked in and explained everything that we needed to know. Irv was very concerned with making sure that our vacation was a pleasurable one. I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking to rent a house at Holden Beach.

kelly r.

Beautiful house in beautiful location!!
This property is truly outstanding! It is so close to the beach. There is just a small dirt road separating it from the beach and the road is lightly traveled. We sat on our upper deck nightly overlooking the ocean and staring at the magnificent night sky! The private pool is an awesome amenity. We loved the small town feel and enjoyed some of the local establishments like Betty's on the waterfront and castaways. Also beaches n cream. We will be back!! The money was worth it!!

Scott N

Very Nice house and great location
I think this is the third year we have stayed in this house in Holden Beach. The location is perfect, just a short walk to the beach. Pool to cool off in after you return from the beach and a shower by the pool. The owner is very helpful and was staying at his other house down the street. He came by 2 or 3 times to vacuum and clean the pool for us. We will definitely be coming back each year.

Alecia M.

Wonderful family time!
We thoroughly enjoyed our week! We could not have asked for a better location! The owner was very quick to respond to any questions I had! We fell in love with the area! Thank you for an amazing stay!

Elaine B

Beautiful Home with pool. Great location!
Beautiful home with pool just steps from beach access. Owner was very helpful and knowledgeable about island. Pool was refreshing and lots of pool toys.

Pit H.

Very nice and clean beach house! Very friendly and careing owner!
We had a great stay at this nice beach house! This house is close to the beach and well maintained. It smells fresh and clean, so that you liked to lie in the beds (not quite natural). Also the owner Irv was very friendly and taking much care of us as the hurricane Florance reached the area. We would definitely come back!