Great family vacation home!
We just returned from 1 week at Holden Beach and were thilled with the "The Great Escape". The house had plenty of space for our family of four (our kids are 4 & 5 years old). The toys were wonderful and provided some additional entertainment while we got meals ready. The beach is <5 minute walk from the house and the beach cart in the storage area to haul all the beach items back and forth was great. The local restaurants are also within walking distance (~5 minutes). On Sunday night we went to the free concert in the gazebo (~5 minute walk) and the kids enjoyed dancing with many of the other kids on the island. The open floor plan on the top floor was great for meals and having fun with the family in the evening. The beach is beautiful and was not too crowded. We especially enjoyed the shower stall located under the house (hot and cold water). It was great to be able to wash off the sand and salt water before going into the house. The beach house is about a 30-45 minute drive to Wilmington (USS North Carolina) and about a 30 minute drive plus short ferry ride to the NC Aquarium in Fort Fisher. The house is in the perfect location to access the beach, local restaurants, or local activities. We would absolutely return to Holden Beach and definitely would stay at "The Great Escape" again.
Come Relax and enjoy some peace and quiet at Holden Beach