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Cool Change's' South Beach location is convenient to all the island amenities.
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Cool Change's' South Beach location is convenient to all the island amenities. Brand new full size beds The upper balcony view looking to the right. The upper balcony view looking toward Cape Fear. Enjoy al fresco dining on the balcony off the main living area. Bright, airy and newly repainted with comfortable seating for everyone. Get ready to watch some of your favorite TV shows or movies on this new 40' HDTV Let the little ones pick out their favorite sea creature bar stool. The open floor plan keeps the family together. The Bald Head Island Club. Cool off in the Club's pool The Bald Head Island Club has a wonderful golf course Tennis anyone? Stay in shape at the Club's fitness center The casual Tiki Bar adjoins the 'big pool' at the Shoals Club. The little ones love this pool at The Shoals Club Crabbing in the creek and fishing from shore are popular past-times. Climb to the top for a spectacular view of the Island. Beautiful South Beach Bald Head Island offers 14 miles of beach with 39 access points. The serene Bald Head island Chapel As they say, 'getting there is half the fun'!
 
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House Name: Cool Change

12 Scotch Bonnet
Bald Head Island , NC, 28461

If you come to the beach to be AT THE BEACH then Cool Change is the place for you. This delightful two bedroom Carolina cottage gives you beach views from every room. And you are just steps away from the sand and surf.

This bright, airy home has been repainted and we have installed new carpet in the bedrooms. The hardwood floors and steps have just been refinished and look great!

The reverse floor plan features an upstairs living area that includes a generous-sized living room filled with comfortable stuffed chairs and sofa. Here you’ll find a brand new 40’ flat screen HDTV with DVD and a CD player. The dining area and fully-equipped kitchen are adjacent and open on to a large ocean-facing balcony with a table and chairs for outdoor dining.

The two bedrooms are on the ground level. One features twin sized beds and is next to the hall full bath. The other has a queen sized bed and adjoins the master bath with double sinks and a large shower. Each bedroom has its own TV and each opens onto the downstairs covered porch.

Cool Change’s front door opens on to a small private courtyard ringed by three homes. In the garage you’ll find a four-seat golf cart, beach chairs and beach toys. Linens and departure cleaning are included in your rent. So is a temporary membership to the popular Shoals Club or BHI Club (for week-long rentals). Daily memberships are available for the Clubs’ fee.

The Shoals Club is located at the eastern point of the island. It features two pools, one for small children. The Club has a private walkway to the beach. It provides towels, beach chairs and umbrellas for use at the shore or by the pool. Enjoy a light fare at the outdoor cafe adjacent to the pool. Or reserve a table inside for a more elegant meal.

The Bald Head Island Club has a wonderful 18 hole golf course, swimming pool, state-of-the-art fitness center and several dining venues.

If you’ve been to Bald Head Island, you’ll know that Cool Change is perfectly located in Flora’s Bluff along South Beach, just minutes by golf cart from the Club, the Maritime Market, and the ferry.

If this is your first visit, you’re in for a real treat. Bald Head Island is rich in history and is a nature-lovers paradise. You’ll want to visit Old Baldy, the oldest lighthouse in North Carolina. Take the tour to hear tales of the pirates who used to sail these waters. And stop at the Bald Head Island Conservancy for information on a variety of nature programs.

Bicycles, sailboats, and kayaks are all available for rent, and some outfitters offer lessons.

Cool Change is a no-smoking home and pets are not allowed. We’ll love to have you spend some vacation days with us. On-Island manager is available to help should any issue arise.

Features And Amenities

Property Type

  • 1500 sq. ft.
  • House

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters: 24
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen
  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1)

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

Kitchen & Dining

  • Dining Area Seats: 6
  • Oven
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher

Perfect anniversary getaway

GUEST
DATE OF STAY

June 2018

REVIEWED ON

07/13/2018

RECOMMENDED FOR

extra amenities, wide beach

My husband and I had such a wonderful visit at Cool Change on Bald Head Island. It was the perfect getaway. The house was clean, well stocked and in a perfect location. We loved sitting on the back deck looking at the ocean while we had our morning coffee. Loved how close the beach was, just steps away. Had a great time exploring the island on the golf cart. Also enjoyed the membership to Shoals Club that came with the house. I cannot forget to mention, Mike, the gentleman in charge of the house. He was so responsive to all our questions and requests. We will definitely be back. May even bring the kids next time.

great house & perfect location - definately recommended!

GUEST
DATE OF STAY

Sept-2018

REVIEWED ON

10/4/2018

RECOMMENDED FOR

Families with young children, Sightseeing, Girls getaway, Tourists without a car, Adventure seekers, Age 55+, Romantic getaway, Families with teenagers

My husband and I stayed here for a few days in late Sept /early October. It was great. The house was just like the photos - even better in person. We enjoyed having breakfast on the top deck with the beach and ocean right in front of us and enjoyed the beautiful views from all the windows in the house! The beach access right in front of the house was perfect. And it was nice to just about have the beach to ourselves. We arrived a little early and that was no problem at all, and even left a couple hours later with Mike's approval. The golf cart was in good condition and we also used the 2 bikes to explore. Everything is there that you need - and food and coffee is easily purchased at the market nearby. We love Bald Head and will definitely be back! Mike was excellent to work with - he made everything so easy and was super responsive.


A Wonderful weekend getaway

GUEST
DATE OF STAY

1/1/2018

REVIEWED ON

1/27/2018

RECOMMENDED FOR

Sightseeing, Girls getaway, Romantic getaway

My fiancé and I stayed here for a long weekend this month and enjoyed every part of it. The location was fantastic along with the views from all locations inside the home. The house is beautiful. We had the whole beach to ourselves which was wonderful. We will be back, for sure!
Mike is wonderful, we had a question when we first arrived and he responded to the call and answered the question immediately!


Cool Change is 5 stars

GUEST
DATE OF STAY

9/15/2018

REVIEWED ON

10/4/2018

RECOMMENDED FOR

extra amenities, wide beach

We had a great visit at Cool Change on Bald Head Island. The house was clean and comfortable with extra amenities. Lots of towels and especially beach towels were provided. The kitchen had everything you could need from hand soap to sharp steak knives. The beach chairs were in good shape as well as the bicycles and out door furniture. Any questions I had were answered promptly, golf cart was also in good condition.

The house is located steps from the beach and maybe a mile from the shoals. The beach was clean and really wide.

We had a great stay and will hopefully be able to return soon.


Our favorite place to stay!

GUEST
DATE OF STAY

6/14/2018

REVIEWED ON

6/28/2018

RECOMMENDED FOR

Adventure seekers, Girls getaway, Tourists without a car, Sightseeing, Families with teenagers, Families with young children, Romantic getaway

We have rented this house for the past two summers. It is the perfect place to stay and we look forward to coming back as soon as we leave. The location is fantastic being just steps to the beach which makes staying with a family with young children especially nice. The house itself is perfectly outfitted and the description and photo's accurately reflect what is advertised. The house itself is very clean, updated and very well maintained. The furnishings and decor are bright, cheerful and current. The owner is very helpful, answers questions promptly and is very responsive. We look forward to staying at the same house again next year! Our Bald Head Island vacations are looked forward to by everyone in our family. We spend most of our time on the beach, but also enjoy the Shoal's Club pool (and poolside snack service), climbing Old Baldy, enjoying the restaurants (and nightly ice cream sandwiches), and driving around the island on the golf cart. Thanks for providing such a clean, well-maintained, perfectly located house with all the amenities to make vacation on an island a breeze (washing machine, dryer, dishwasher, towels, etc).


Home Away From Hom...

GUEST
DATE OF STAY

5/13/2018

REVIEWED ON

7/7/2018

RECOMMENDED FOR

Romantic getaway, girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, families with young children, sightseeing.

We just returned to Cool Change for our third year in a row and had another outstanding visit to the island.

Cool Change is a fabulous location, with beautiful views of the ocean from the porch, kitchen and living room. It has two porches on the ground floor and another balcony upstairs, that is perfect for eating meals ocean-side.

The house comes equipped with everything you need to have a great week on the beach with a young family. What's most unique about Cool Change is its Manager, Mike Boozell. We arrived one day early this year (over Memorial Day weekend) and Mike picked us up from the house to transport us back to the ferry, helped me hide my luggage under the porch, waited while I packed overnight bags for the entire family and then helped me pick up the other half of my family at the market. He stored our bikes/skateboards at his own house on the island and dropped them off the next day for us. What could have started off as the world's worst vacation was just a minor inconvenice with Mike's help. If that wasn't enough, our blender died the last day of our vacation and Mike ran a new one over to us within hours of our call.

I simply don't have enough positive things to say about the house. It's clean, well equipped with linens and in a great location to enjoy all the ammenities the island has to offer (bikes, boogie boards, blenders, cork screws, BHI/Shoal's Club, etc.). Mike Boozell is always within reach and is working hard to ensure Cool Change receives at least one or two upgrades each year. We were pleasantly surprised to find the floors had been refinished this year and a flat screen TV had been added upstairs.

Overall, we highly recommend Cool Change on BHI for a care-free vacation.

A wonderful and relaxing week

GUEST
DATE OF STAY

9/7/2018

REVIEWED ON

10/4/2018

RECOMMENDED FOR

Romantic getaway, age 55+.

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our first trip to Bald Head and our stay at Cool Breeze. The cottage was delightful; clean, beautifully decorated, centrally located and a fantastic beach. We arrived in mid-September, so there were very few people on the island. Dining options are somewhat limited that time of year, but all of the meals we had were good. It was a great place to kick back and relax. We would definitely return.


Awesome house on Bald Head

GUEST
DATE OF STAY

6/24/2018

REVIEWED ON

7/30/2018

RECOMMENDED FOR

Romantic getaway, girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, families with young children, sightseeing.

I generally dont write reviews but had such a great experience at this house that I felt the need to write this. Especially after reading the unfair negative review in which it seems we stayed at the house the following week.

I was looking for a place to celebrate my 50th birthday with my family and spent many hours looking for the right place. We had visited Bald Head before so we were familiar with the island and its logistics. First I feel like the photos don't do the place any justice, not that the photos are bad but the place is even nicer than the photos. The house is immaculately clean and well equipped with anything you might need for your vacation. The most important thing to me is finding a place that is clean as that can ruin a vacation. There were plenty of chairs outside and we spent all of our mornings eating breakfast on the upper floor deck watching the spectacular ocean views. The golf cart was older but not in the shape the other reviewer commented. We rented a second one from the local beach shop and found that we used the one from the house more because it was faster, all of the rentals have the governor adjusted. There were bikes but we did not have any extra time to do that, I guess we will do that on our next trip. I would definitely return to this house on our next visit. I should also comment on the contact person for this house. His name is Mike Boozell and he was above and beyond helpful. Before we arrived I had many questions and he was quick to respond and helped us to make a few decisions about things to do while we were there. He also called us while we were there to see if we needed anything.

I look forward to the next stay at Cool Change!!!


Great Escape!

GUEST
DATE OF STAY

6/27/2018

REVIEWED ON

8/20/2018

RECOMMENDED FOR

Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, families with young children.

This was our first visit to Bald Head Island. Our long-weekend retreat was great. The house was exactly as pictured, very comfortable, clean and an outstanding location. Easy beach access, fabulous views. There are plenty of activities on the island to keep you busy. The house is bright, relaxing and easy to be in. Everything was in good working order, plenty of supplies in the kitchen, extra linens, everything you need. Mike is a great host and very responsive to questions and full of information about the island!

Fantastic property!

GUEST
DATE OF STAY

9/27/2018

REVIEWED ON

10/2/2018

RECOMMENDED FOR

Romantic getaway, girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, families with young children, age 55+, sightseeing.

This was our first visit to Bald Head Island, and we were incredibly impressed by this rental property. It was immaculate and immediately surpassed our expectations--the pictures on this website don't do it justice! Both bedrooms, bathrooms, and the upstairs dining/entertainment areas are spacious; the decor is charming; and the decks offer spectacular views of the ocean (which is less than a minute's walk from the back porch). The golf cart is speedy and reliable. The garage is also well-stocked with comfy beach chairs, bicycles, and sand toys. This property is obviously well-maintained, and it's a real bargain at this price. We didn't need to contact the manager for any issues during our stay, but prior to our arrival he responded very quickly to all our inquiries by email. Can't say enough positive things about this house and the management; we'd love to return one day and stay here again!

Perfect Retreat

GUEST
DATE OF STAY

10/3/2018

REVIEWED ON

10/8/2018

RECOMMENDED FOR

Romantic getaway, girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, age 55+, sightseeing.

My family has many great memories of spending time together at this lovely beach house.This is the perfect place to stay for a fantastic vacation. The home is beautiful and clean and has everything we could possibly have needed. The location is ideal--from the beach just steps away to shopping and dining just a short drive away through the Maritime forest. It is perfect for families, couples or just a group of friends. We're spoiled now--we'll never want to stay anywhere else! Thank you!

House Rates 2019

SUNDAY TO SUNDAY

SummerJun 10 - Aug 26$3,400 per week, $425 per night
Value SummerMay 6 - Jun 9, Aug 27 - Sep 23$2,750 per week, $425 per night
Off season Jan 1 - May 5, Sep 24 - Dec 25$2,250 per week, $350 per night
HolidayMemorial Day, Easter, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years$2750/wk, $425/nt.

Rates do not include parking or ferry tickets. Add 12.75% for lodging tax.

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Ocean Views - Steps to Beach

  • Ocean View
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 baths
  • Sleeps 4
  • Sun to Sun
  • 1 golf cart
  • BHI Club available
  • Shoals Club available
Cool Change's' South Beach location is convenient to all the island amenities. Brand new full size beds The upper balcony view looking to the right. The upper balcony view looking toward Cape Fear. Enjoy al fresco dining on the balcony off the main living area. Bright, airy and newly repainted with comfortable seating for everyone. Get ready to watch some of your favorite TV shows or movies on this new 40' HDTV Let the little ones pick out their favorite sea creature bar stool. The open floor plan keeps the family together. The Bald Head Island Club. Cool off in the Club's pool The Bald Head Island Club has a wonderful golf course Tennis anyone? Stay in shape at the Club's fitness center The casual Tiki Bar adjoins the 'big pool' at the Shoals Club. The little ones love this pool at The Shoals Club Crabbing in the creek and fishing from shore are popular past-times. Climb to the top for a spectacular view of the Island. Beautiful South Beach Bald Head Island offers 14 miles of beach with 39 access points. The serene Bald Head island Chapel As they say, 'getting there is half the fun'!
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