Being beach lovers, the easy access to the ocean was a HUGE selling point for the house. This was our first time to Holden Beach and we are so glad we came! The sand at the beach is delightful...super soft, white sand, with still lots of shells to be found. The beach was never crowded and super family friendly. We had great luck fishing from the beach, wonderful waves for boogie boards, and the water was pleasantly warm all week. There is a general store just up from the house where you can get bait and other basic needs, super convenient. The neighborhood for this house was really quiet, neighbors very friendly. We are boaters so having the house on the canal was a BIG selling feature. It is super tidal there so be aware of that. We would not have been about to launch or dock at low tide with our boat but that was not a problem. We have a 23 foot Sea Doo Wake Edition so with the jet engines we only need about 18 inches to float but that risks sucking up mud running. For us, it was under 2 feet at the dock edge. But a few hours on either side of low tide was fine. There are great restaurants on the water on the Intracoastal...we went north one day up to top end of Oak Island and another day we went south all the way into northern Myrtle Beach...great cruising water! The town of Holden Beach has some great local shops, a Food Lion, and some restaurants. If you need anything closer or bigger like a Wal-Mart there is one only 20 minutes away...they also have a movie theater near the Wal-Mart we went to one night...easy drive. The funnest part for our kids was driving over the bridge that spans the Intracoastal...crazy high! The best feature of the house though is the deck overlooking the marsh...seeing the sun set there and the week were there Jupiter was shining bright in the early night sky...amazing views! The house is super comfortable, clean, well kept, kitchen well stocked...just as advertised. That's not always the case but it certainly was here...so appreciate the owners working so hard to make other people's vacations memorable! They were easy to contact, super knowledgeable about the area, responsive and timely with booking and such! This house is an amazing value...don't miss out!
"Footprint on the Marsh" On canal with dock. Quick walk to beach/waterway; Wi-Fi