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Holden Beach beach vacation rentals

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Egret ~ 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 completely renovated with thoughtful amenities. Enjoy the fully stocked kitchen including coffee, condiments, spices, and premium cookware. No stairs to climb, level walkway, and a fully fenced yard are ideal for children, pets (fee paid separately), and older guests. Lots of amenities and beach equipment are provided.
$150 per night
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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, spices, and premium cookware. No stairs, ground-level beach walkway, and fully fenced yard are ideal for children and pets (pet fee collected separately). Lots of amenities and beach items are provided for your comfort and convenience.
$140 per night
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Egret ~ 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, spices, and premium cookware. No stairs, ground-level beach walkway, and fully fenced yard are ideal for children and pets (pet fee collected separately). Lots of amenities and beach items are provided for your comfort and convenience.
$160 per night

Stay near Holden Beach's top sights

Photo of Holden Beach Fishing Pier
Holden Beach Fishing Pier14 locals recommend
Photo of Inlet View Bar & Grill
Inlet View Bar & Grill48 locals recommend
Photo of Castaways Raw Bar & Grill
Castaways Raw Bar & Grill38 locals recommend
Photo of Mermaids Island Grill
Mermaids Island Grill30 locals recommend
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Provision Co46 locals recommend
Photo of Betty's Waterfront Restaurant
Betty's Waterfront Restaurant12 locals recommend

Beach house rentals in Holden Beach

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A Southern Exposure: Beach Front and Lovin' it!
$324 per night
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The Tipsy Tuna
$120 per night
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Home in Holden Beach
Pool, breezy porch, w/ beach access
$200 per night
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Dog-friendly beachfront house with screened porch, AC & W/D
$225 per night
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Marvelous Oceanfront Home w/ Stunning Views
$238 per night
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Beachfront Home w/Two Oceanfront Covered Porches, Free WiFi, Central AC, W/D
$229 per night
Home in Oak Island
Private Oceanfront Home - Oceanview From Anywhere
$188 per night
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Home in Holden Beach
SeaDated: This OCEANFRONT 4BR/3BA Home Sleeps 10!
$191 per night
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NEW! 2nd-Row Holden Beach Abode - Steps to Ocean!
$156 per night
Home in Holden Beach
Intracoastal access,Private Pool,Hot Tub, Dock
$182 per night
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Home in Oak Island
Oak Island Beach House #2
$170 per night
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Home in Holden Beach
Amazing Views from this 4BR 2nd-Row Beach House
$230 per night
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Beach condo rentals in Holden Beach

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Catch a wave at Pipeline
$75 per night
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Condo in Ocean Isle Beach
The HIP-Nautic
$90 per night
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Condo in Oak Island
Rise and Shine!☀️Beach, pool & amazing views!
$119 per night
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Condo in Ocean Isle Beach
OIBs#1 Oceanfront Condo Closest 2BEACH-All NEW
$135 per night
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Condo in Oak Island
The Coastal Coconut: Beautiful Ocean View Condo
$125 per night
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Condo in Ocean Isle Beach
Oceanfront Duplex~ linens included!
$120 per night
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A Little Piece of Paradise at Ocean Isle Beach
$70 per night
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Condo in Ocean Isle Beach
Lovely 1 Bedroom Condo with Pool Ocean Isle Beach
$63 per night
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Condo in Holden Beach
Beachski's Bliss- Ocean views and Beach access
$199 per night
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Condo in Ocean Isle Beach
Oceanfront Ocean Isle Beach Condo
$150 per night
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Condo in Ocean Isle Beach
OIB Oceanfront 3 Bd, 2 Bth with linens!
$130 per night
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Condo in Holden Beach
Second row 4-BD Condo w/Ocean Views & Pool!!
$172 per night
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Beach cottage rentals in Holden Beach

Cottage in Oak Island
Oceanfront Incredible Ibis w private beach access
$165 per night
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"Hooked on Holden" Beach House
$150 per night
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Janet's Retreat
$250 per night
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The Pink Pearl Super CLEAN “Pet Friendly”
$125 per night
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Cottage in Oak Island
Oak Island Beachfront Cottage
$345 per night
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Cottage in Oak Island
Seabright Surf Shack
$125 per night
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Cottage in Oak Island
Suzanne's Cottage By The Sea, Oceanfront House
$153 per night
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Cottage in Oak Island
Cozy Rustic OCEAN FRONT Cottage
$154 per night
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Cottage in Holden Beach
5 STAR! Private Pool! Ocean Views, Festive Decor!
$325 per night
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Cottage in Ocean Isle Beach
Ocean view beach cottage, Second Row, Sleeps 8
$174 per night
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Cottage in Oak Island
Pinch of Peace, Dogs Welcome!
$165 per night
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Cottage in Oak Island
Whimsy Cottage By the Sea, Oceanview, Fenced Yard
$200 per night
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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.