Holden Beach beach vacation rentals

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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 maker, spices, condiments, and premium cookware. No stairs, ground-level are ideal for children, older guests, and pets (pet fee collected separately). Lots of amenities and beach items are provided for your comfort and convenience.
$200 per night
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Beachfront Home w/Two Oceanfront Covered Porches, Free WiFi, Central AC, W/D
 
$211 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 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.
$200 per night

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Stay near Holden Beach's top sights

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Holden Beach Fishing Pier5 locals recommend
Photo of Inlet View Bar & Grill
Inlet View Bar & Grill31 locals recommend
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Castaways Raw Bar & Grill20 locals recommend
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Provision Co28 locals recommend
Photo of Mermaids Island Grill
Mermaids Island Grill14 locals recommend
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LouLous Waterfront Restaurant5 locals recommend

Beach house rentals in Holden Beach

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Serenitee - 138B Ocean Blvd East
$155 per night
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Aqua Haven - Second Street from Beach Home
$222 per night
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Entire home · Oak Island
Southern Sol NC dog friendly updated beach house
$400 per night
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Newly renovated, clean and mere steps to the sand!
$295 per night
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12 Oaks - Comfy well-appointed coastal retreat
$100 per night
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Second-Row Ocean-View Home with Easy Beach Access, WiFi & Central AC
$173 per night
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Toadally Relaxin' / 288A Brunswick Ave West
$136 per night
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Holden Beach Waterway Home
$138 per night
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Salt, Sand and Sudds / 1043 Coquina Cove Drive
$217 per night
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Stylish Duplex Near Ocean with 4 Decks, Fantastic View, Outdoor Shower - Dogs OK
$204 per night
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Tradewinds / 114 Clippership
$160 per night
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Entire home · Oak Island
Del Boca Vista
$217 per night

Beach condo rentals in Holden Beach

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Catch a wave at Pipeline
$198 per night
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Entire condo · Ocean Isle Beach
Oceanfront 3 BD/2 BA OIB Condo - Quiet Beach
$275 per night
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Oceanfront Condo with Bedroom Whirlpool
$201 per night
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Entire condo · Ocean Isle Beach
The HIP-Nautic
$250 per night
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Beachski's Bliss- Ocean views and Beach access
$299 per night
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Entire condo · Ocean Isle Beach
Oceanfront Condo~Pool, Bed & Bath Linens included!
$207 per night
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Island Time
$222 per night
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Entire condo · Holden Beach
Second row 4-BD Condo w/Ocean Views & Pool!!
$209 per night
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Entire condo · Ocean Isle Beach
Ocean Isle Fun & Sun 302
$153 per night
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Cozy Ocean Isle Beach Condo, Steps to the Beach!
$153 per night
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Oceanfront Condo-Pool, Bed & Bath Linens included!
$298 per night
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Entire condo · Oak Island
West Beach Villa 103-A Stone's Throw
$151 per night

Beach cottage rentals in Holden Beach

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"Hooked on Holden" Beach House
$150 per night
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Whimsy Cottage By the Sea, Oceanview, Fenced Yard
$254 per night
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Cozy Rustic OCEAN FRONT Cottage
$343 per night
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Janet's Retreat
$250 per night
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Dog friendly Waterway cottage on Holden Beach
$260 per night
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Entire cottage · Sunset Beach
NEW! Freshly Remodeled Beach House, Steps to Shore
$108 per night
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Entire cottage · Oak Island
Its a "Sweet Little Cottage On Oak Island"
$111 per night
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Pinch of Peace, Dogs Welcome!
$175 per night
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Newly Renovated! Maris Rayne Island Cottage
$173 per night
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Blue Turtle Beach Cottage
$241 per night
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Oceanfront Paradise OKI - movie ONE SUMMER Home
$504 per night
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*SeaSide Cottage!! *Views!! *Amenities!!*We❤️🐶!!
$423 per night

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.