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Holden Beach

Ocean View Blvd, Holden Beach, NC
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family friendly low stress island right across the ditch

it's true that they roll up the sidewalks at dark here. most folks wouldn't have it any other way... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gainesville, Georgia
Mc DIARMID HOUSE RENTAL from coastal vacation resorts NOT GOOD

Moldy, damp 1st floor with dungeon feel and some roach activity,mobile window air conditioning... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Charlotte, North Carolina
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  • Average3%
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“family beach” (32 reviews)
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Ocean View Blvd, Holden Beach, NC
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Reviewed 1 week ago

it's true that they roll up the sidewalks at dark here. most folks wouldn't have it any other way. we usually stay in a canal home and are able to dock the boats right behind the house. other prefer the beach and enjoy one of...More

Thank Bbqman3341
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Moldy, damp 1st floor with dungeon feel and some roach activity,mobile window air conditioning unit; 2nd floor had no kitchen pantry to store food, no closets in bedrooms, no televisions in bedrooms. Kitchen and dining area very tight, bedrooms and bathrooms very very small. You...More

Thank maymichelle
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Been visiting here each year for 30 years, renting a different house each year. Have never had a bad experience. Houses are usually well kept and clean. Only a couple of small condos on the island and no motels, which keeps the density of people...More

Thank J1a2c3k
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Very beautiful, well-kept beach area. The houses in this community are gorgeous and colorful. It's quiet because everyone renting these houses are hanging at the beach most of the time. The beach area is nice and clean. The ocean is breath-taking. The streets are flat,...More

Thank Educatdhorses
Reviewed 10 August 2017

It is a nice quiet beach town. A great place to watch the boats and birds. The beach has little holes with water in them for the kids to play in.

Thank Keith G
Reviewed 7 August 2017

I just love the NC barrier islands! Soft sand, lots of sea shells, natural sand dunes, plenty of waves, and best of all - no crowds. I visited here late June and again late July, and found lots of room to roam both times. Most...More

Thank mdFoxes
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

The beach and city is clean family friendly. This is our second year. There is not much of a crowd so finding a spot on the beach is easy. It's great for smaller kids as the water stays waist deep for pretty far out. Renting...More

1  Thank Amanda S
Reviewed 26 July 2017

We loved the beach. Even in July there was lots of room for everyone and great waves for playing in and a constant breeze to keep things cool(ish). Once you cross the bridge to the beach it becomes mostly residential with a few low-key businesses.

1  Thank Anne S
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

We loved this place! Holden beach is quiet, non commercial beach!! We had plenty of fun playing on the beach and in the waves all day!!

1  Thank loretta u
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Good place for a restful family vacation. Not a big selection of restaurants or nighttime activities but also means less expensive than myrtle beach and others. On the flip side, we have been going there for over 30 years and the powers that be do...More

1  Thank donecooking
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Laura C
4 August 2017|
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Response from markfarner58 | Reviewed this property |
Holden is pretty similar to Ocean Isle Beach. I never wear sand shoes, but my wife always does. If you think you need them at OIB you should plan on needing them at Holden, too.
Laura C
4 August 2017|
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Response from loretta u | Reviewed this property |
We didn't need water shoes, it's sandy but as tide goes out the was about 10-15 foot of shells, from what I understand is the brought sand from anoth island and has yet to settle in!! We didn't use shoes or get cuts from... More
Karl M
15 July 2017|
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Response from MaryLTRN | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, didn't go there.