Bald Head Island at It's Best

We offer a variety of homes. All are beautifully maintained, immaculately clean, and fully stocked with everything you will need for your stay.


We specialize in providing tender loving care for our owners' homes and their rental guests.

Bald Head Island TLC Rentals is family owned and operated. Anne supervises the housekeeping, and Mike handles the reservations and maintenance oversight.

Our personalized service begins with your first e-mail or phone call. By the time your vacation begins, you’ll feel as if you and Mike are old friends. He will have answered all of your questions about your vacation home and provided information about the Ferry and the Island.

We live on Bald Head, so we’re always available if you have problems or concerns during your stay.


Our houses have everything you need for a day at the seaside from chairs and umbrellas to toys and Boogie boards. Getting around Bald Head Island is half the fun. All of our homes come with their own golf carts to transport you to one of the 42 public accesses leading to the Island’s beaches. Many of our families enjoy biking along the islands winding roads through the Maritime Forest or along scenic shoreline. We oversee homes on and near the beach, at the harbor and in the forest. Each is different, but each includes the following standard amenities:

  • Golf cart(s)

  • Wi-Fi

  • Cable or Direct TV

  • Household Linens

  • Fully-equipped kitchen

  • Beach chairs, toys, towels

  • Non-smoking home

  • Departure cleaning

Purchasing Property on Bald Head Island

Mike is a licensed real estate broker with more than 25 years experience working with buyers and sellers. For the past decade, he has specialized in homes and home sites on Bald Head Island. Whether you are interested in a large oceanfront home or a cozy cottage in the forest, Mike will work with you to find the property that meets your specific needs. And he will oversee every step of the purchasing process from the home inspection, through the assessment to the closing. If you would like to know more about purchasing property on the Island, give Mike a call at 910 470-9500.

All of our houses allow vacationers to purchase a guest membership in the Bald Head Island Club. Click here to learn more.

Getting Here: The Bald Head Island Ferry

Getting to the Island is an adventure. You’ll depart from the ferry terminal at the Deep Point Marina in Southport. Leave your car in the parking lot and board one of the Island’s four passenger ferries. Ferries run to the Island every hour on the hour, except Monday-Thursday when there is no noon ferry. Hours of service vary depending on the season, but you can find information online at . Make your reservations for your trip to the Island as well as for your return reservation online or by calling the ferry ticket office at 910 457-5003. Ferries and Trams become crowded during the summer months, so we advise you to make your reservations as soon as you have booked your housing.

Once you arrive on the Island, you’ll be assigned a tram that will take you and your luggage to your vacation home.

How to Pack

In general, pack as if you were taking an airplane: the lighter the better. No need to bring beach chairs and umbrellas, since all of our houses have those standard items.

All items must be in a covered container, suitcase or zipped bag. Dock personnel does not accept open-topped and unsecured items. Checked items must not require more than one person to safely handle.

All checked baggage must be tagged by the owner before being accepted by dock personnel. To save time, you can print out Bald Head Island Ferry Luggage Tags ahead of time when you make your ferry reservation at . Tags are also available at the dock.

Most large items such as surfboards, bikes, kayaks, etc can be rented on the Island. However, if you plan to bring oversized items, they may be accepted with an Excess Baggage Ticket for $25. Since space on the ferry is limited, it is possible that large items will have to be transported on a different ferry than the one you are taking. Large items cannot be transported to your island home on the passenger trams. They will be held at the Island ferry terminal until you can transport them on the home’s golf cart. When leaving the island, bikes should be brought to the island ferry terminal no later than the evening prior to departure. Otherwise, your departure could be delayed.

Some items are not allowed on the ferry. These include furniture and car top carriers. If you have any questions, call the ferry ticket office at 910 457-5003.

We have hosted hundreds of guest families since we began in 2009.
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