House - Rating 4.6 (13)

Captain Charlie's 3


Bedroom 3 bedrooms
Bathroom 2 baths
Guests 6 guests
Pets Not Allowed Pets Not Allowed

  • Address: 6606 E. Federal Road
  • Location: Bald Head Island
  • Type: House
  • View: Ocean Front

Location Location

Description Description
The natural wood paneling of this beautiful historic cottage will take you back to the era of its original owner: the beloved, namesake lighthouse keeper. The recent renovations create an attractive contrast with the old-fashioned surroundings. Enjoy a relaxing getaway at this traditional, historic cottage offering panoramic views of the ocean. Sleeps 6 (max.). 3 bedrooms (1Q-1Q-2T). 2 full baths. (1) 4 passenger cart. Direct beach access. Friday / Friday. 5:30 p.m. arrival / 11:30 a.m. departure.

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Amenities 46 Amenities
Accommodations
  • Non-Smoking
Entertainment
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite or Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Essentials
  • Air Conditioning
  • Beach Towels
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Linens Included
  • Living Room
  • Onsite Staff
  • Telephone
  • Towels
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Wifi
Facility
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Electric Vehicle Charger
  • Garage
  • Gym/Fitness Room
Family
  • High Chair
  • Pack & Play Travel Crib
Home Safety
  • Clean with disinfectant
  • Enhanced cleaning practices
  • High touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant
  • Outdoor lighting
  • SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Towels and bedding washed in water that's at least 60sC/140sF
Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Silverware
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Location
  • Beach
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
Logistics
  • Long Term Stays Allowed
Outdoor
  • Deck - Patio
  • Grill
Sports
  • Basketball Court
  • Golf
  • Kayak Canoe
  • Tennis

Reviews Rating 4.6 (13) Reviews
Rating 5
Our favorite vacation rental ever!
Am I nervous to give our honest review? Yes, because selfishly you will all want to book it! : ) Since we can’t stay here year-round, we’ll hope a couple weeks are left for us each year to rent Captain Charlie’s III after this review. We have stayed in many vacation rentals and this now tops our list for several reasons. Captain Charlie’s III is filled with charm, history, and simple luxuries. The beds are incredibly comfortable, new furniture throughout, a stocked kitchen, and I haven’t even gotten to the best part: the VIEW! You cannot beat this location. From the living room, I watched the sun rise and set each day and it was glorious. The kids could run out on the beach from the private pathway and you are right down near South Beach. For our whole family, our visit was a gift. Previous reviews had mentioned the house being rustic and I’d change that to historic. It’s a lovely cottage with - from what we could tell - original restored floors and the best seaside deck. It does need a new microwave and shower curtain, but those are such a small things to mention compared to all we enjoyed. We dined on the deck and celebrated our oldest 10th birthday with the waves lapping on the shore in the distance. We slept in. We collected shells and saw the most beautiful stars with our kids. We wish we could move in! A return visit or 12 will have to suffice. Many thanks to the home’s owners for sharing this special place. Counting the days till our return...
Lara I - Posted: 11/28/2021
Thank you!! We look forward to seeing you back at Captain Charlie's soon!
Intracoastal Rentals staff
Rating 5
The Most Relaxing Weekend
We had the best Anniversary weekend, the house had so much character and charm. The weather was perfect. We have already planned on coming back next year.
Alicia M - Posted: 10/14/2021
Thank you! We look forward to seeing you next year!!
Intracoastal Rentals staff
Rating 5
Perfect vacation location
Adorable oceanfront cottage with lots of history and direct beach access. Comfortable and well appointed. Kitchen has most things you would need. Mike's Bites is right around the corner. Porch overlooking the beach can't be beat day or evening to watch sunsets. Walking distance to Shoal's Club. Can't be beat!
Amy K - Posted: 9/5/2021
We appreciate your comments and review! We hope you all come back soon! Thank you!
Intracoastal Rentals staff
Rating 4
BHI Trip #2
We stayed in Captain Charlie’s 1 our first trip and it was really nice to return to BHI with 2 bathrooms this time. I think the privacy of CC3 vs CC1 is better. The view is good, maybe not as picturesque as CC1 with the walking trail and high dunes but still very nice. Overall I would recommend staying here. It’s an old house and there are old house things such as doors that aren’t tight, older fixtures, etc but it’s hard to beat the view and the location.
Stephen P - Posted: 6/27/2021
Thank you for your review and comments! Come back soon!
Intracoastal Rentals staff
Rating 4
Love the location; house could use a little love
We love the location of CC3. It is perfect for us and our daughter and her family, including a 3-year old grandson. The beach was great and uncrowded even on Memorial Day week. One flaw was the late pickup for the Tram on our departure. It was over an hour late causing us to miss our ferry with no notification that things were running behind. Standing in the hot sun for over an hour was no fun and a bad way to end a lovely trip.

Some things need attention:
- screens are missing from windows or falling down
- no rain "curtains" on the golf cart
- no mat at the front door which would have kept sand out
- washing machine instructions would be helpful, as starting it is quirky
- dishwasher does not clean dishes (a bowl upside down in the top rack was still greasy with nothing blocking water). We tried to see if the jet openings were clear and they appeared to be clogged - one of which had a sharp metal object in it. We struggled with remaining soap on most dishes and had to hand wash them.
- light over the cooktop is not working
- we broke one wine glass and a Mr. Coffee carafe; please advise of any charges to replace these items.
Paul C - Posted: 6/8/2021
Thank you for your comments and feedback! I apologize the trams were running behind, sometimes during inclement weather the ferry has to cancel trips, and the transportation department has to merge the tram reservations. We are looking into the screens for the windows, we have placed new mats at both doors, created laminated instructions for the washing machine, worked on clogged dishwasher, replaced light over cook top and added a new coffee maker. Again, thank you for all your feedback! We hope to see you back soon!
Intracoastal Rentals staff
Rating 5
Captain Charlie's 3
Very nice. Cabin is very quaint with a wonderful view. Everything worked well and was quite comfortable.
John M - Posted: 5/2/2021
We appreciate your comments and review. Come back soon! Thank you!!
Intracoastal Rentals staff
Rating 5
Captain Charlie 3
Excellent house with great views and easy beach access.
George C - Posted: 4/4/2021
Thank you! We hope to see you back at Captain Charlies soon!
Intracoastal Rentals staff
Rating 4
Perfect for 2 People
Captain Charlie's 3 is close to the Shoal's club, it's super adorable and perfect for 2 people. It's very clean and furnished so it feels roomy inside. It's an older home though, without an en suite bathroom for the master. The bathroom for the master is actually the only bathroom on the first/main floor. There are NO curtains or shades in the kitchen and dining area and that area faces the other cottages. Guests will need to cover the windows or cover up if they plan to go to the kitchen and bathroom at night. The stove was very old and finicky, but maintenance came by on our last day to measure for a new one.
Rita T - Posted: 2/17/2021
Thank you for your time and your comments, we hope we love Captain Charlie's 3 as much as we do! We apologize you had issues with the stove, it is good to go now. We hope to see you back on the island soon!
Intracoastal Rentals staff
Rating 5
Magical Spot
Immediately booked for next year before leaving - loved the home and setting.
Trenton S - Posted: 10/19/2020
Wonderful!! We look forward to seeing you next year! Thank you!!
Intracoastal Rentals staff
Rating 5
Captain Charlie's # 3 Cabin -- Best View on the Island
This is a rustic cabin with the best view on the island. We love it and have stayed in the house many times. For a house of its age (over 100 years old) and its exposure to the elements over time, it is in great shape due to careful maintenance. Of the three cabins it is the only one with two full baths (one tub/one enclosed shower). The first floor bedroom with ocean view and its adjacent bath are something that I always like all of the times I have stayed here. Much of the cabin has been revitalized post storm damage, i.e. newly painted, newer furniture, new mattress in first floor bedroom, etc... The kitchen is functional with a new fridge. The kitchen is well stocked with utensils, dishes, glassware, etc... The tub/shower surfaces are slippery so we always bring mats. The front porch is great for viewing sunsets and actually sunrises from the porch corner looking away from the ocean view. The beach is pristine. We had plenty of dolphin, pelican, osprey, deer (biggest buck ever) and boat sightings. Although restaurants were open we chose only to utilize take out from Horizons), i.e. Covid. The Market delivered our Family Meal (fried chicken, highly recommended) with our groceries when we got to the house, so my grandchildren and the rest of us could eat right away. We could never book pool time at the Club, even though we tried for every day we were there. Internet access is limited on the island, even when in the house connected to the WiFi. Cell phone reception is limited as well. Normally this is not an issue as we unplug at Bald Head, but takeout meal orders and recreational reservations are done online now, so make sure you book what you can before you leave home. Our bikes, extra cart, etc... were all done from home and were flawless. We should have booked the pool from home but didn't and that did not work out. But no worries...best beach time of all my stays. Sandcastles and wave splashes with my two little grandchildren!
Susan C - Posted: 10/11/2020
Thank you!! We sure hope to see you back soon!
Intracoastal Rentals staff
Rating 5
Fabulous historic oceanfront cottage
We absolutely loved our stay at Captain Charlie's. The house is comfortable, adorable and well stocked. The location and sunsets are unbeatable. We had a few issues during our stay and property management took care of everything promptly.
Amy K - Posted: 10/2/2020
Thank you!! Hope to see you back soon!
Intracoastal Rentals staff
Rating 5
A Quaint and Peaceful Place
We had a blast at Captain Charlie’s III. Perfect for our family of 5. This quaint home is in the perfect location with unrestricted views of the Atlantic and only two neighbors (Captain Charlie’s I and II). Very short walk to Mike’s Bites (you have to get the Italian Ice)/BHI Conservancy and short drive to East Beach/Shoal’s Club. Very secluded and beautiful location.
Christopher K - Posted: 7/5/2020
Thank you, come back soon!
Intracoastal Rentals staff
Rating 3
Captain Charlies 3
We loved the location and even though we received over 12 inches of rain during our stay, we left ever in love with BHI
Sara H - Posted: 7/2/2020
Thank you! We are so sorry the weather did not corporate. We hope to see you back soon!
Intracoastal Rentals staff
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