USA North Carolina North Carolina Coast Holden Beach Listing #51673

Harley's Better Half - Holden Beach, NC

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20 reviews
Max. occupancy: 6 2 Queen Bed, 2 Twin Bed 3 bedrooms 1 bathroom 2 dog max  (50 lb weight limit) 
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Amazing & Dog-Friendly Beachfront House w/Free WiFi, AC, Private W/D, & Patio

This is a classic beach cottage with knotty pine tongue-and-groove interior siding. It has been modernized to include everything you will need to enjoy a long and fun-filled vacation at the beach. The oceanfront screened-in porch is a great place to relax out of the sun and enjoy the cool ocean breezes. Or you can enjoy the same breezes on the sun deck while getting a tan. This family beach is seldom crowded and the strand is less than 100 feet from the sun deck. You will never need to lug around your chairs or sand toys to enjoy them on the beach. Amenities include living, dining, and kitchen areas, plus central H/A, five ceiling fans, a microwave, a washer/dryer, a dishwasher, a grill, a cable TV, a stereo, high-speed WiFi, a screened-in porch, a sundeck, rockers, and a boardwalk to the beach.

AttractionDistance from home
Holden Beach0.3 Miles
Castaways Raw Bar & Grill0.7 Miles
Provision Co1.3 Miles
Mankins Causeway Cafe1.3 Miles
Macie & Ethel's Kitchen1.6 Miles
Brunswick County ABC Store2.5 Miles
Ocean Aire Travel Park3 Miles





Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Partial AC

House rules


Kitchen & dining






Ocean view


Water view


Beach access





DVD player

Wireless router

Nearby activities & attractions

Boogie board

Golf nearby




20 reviews

Janet S. Aug 2022
Being on the beach!
Jessica B. Jun 2022
The cottage was very clean and comfortable and in a great location. The beach directly behind the house had tons of shells to look for. When we wanted a calmer beach we went to the east end of the island. We tried some good restaurants and ice cream shops, and had a blast at the water park. Everything in the house worked fine and was well supplied with linens. The porch area was pleasant for drinking coffee and sorting our shells. The outdoor shower was very convenient. My only complaint would be the age and condition of all the outdoor walkways and stairs. They seemed a little wobbly and unsafe if you aren’t careful.
Melody A. Jun 2022
I have been coming to HB for 50 years. Over that time the homes to rent have gon from cozy and welcoming to big/sterile/and not beach type housing that just don’t have that warm family atmosphere.
Harley’s is so much like the homes we have rented over the years that just make you smile in the knotty pine living room, in the screened porch or on the deck that connects to the boardwalk that quickly drops you onto the beach.
This cottage has a well stocked with any kitchen item needed to cook meals or snacks.
The shower is very small and hard for a tall person to use BUT I highly recommend you use the shower downstairs next to the laundry room. It’s big, hot water in abundance, outside the house so you can steam up yourself and nothing else.

Only issue is the decking. It has nails/screws coming up. They fixed most while we were there but still more need done. And, the planking is splintering so be sure to wear shoes while on it.

A wonderful little historic cottage that we really enjoyed.
Julie B. May 2022
The cottage is dated but that lends to the charm. The beach is right out the back deck. Both the back screened in deck and outside deck are gated. Perfect for the dogs to enjoy some sun and breeze. We really enjoyed our stay and hope to go back soon.
Susan S. May 2022
Harley's is perfect for a simple relaxing stay, it has everything you need and I love the screened porch.
Deidra S. Apr 2022
Harley’s Better Half was a great beach cottage for our family of four + grandma. The views from the living room and porch were fantastic…especially since it was April and not always warm enough for the ocean breezes. We liked that there was an enclosed porch and also an uncovered porch if we wanted to enjoy direct sunlight. We also loved the large dining/kitchen table for game nights. The living room had a comfortable sofa, loveseat, and 3 swivel chairs so that the 5 of us had ample seating options. The house was clean and well-maintained for an older home. A great beach cottage for a small family!!!!
Shannon H. Mar 2022
Home was very clean. The only issue that concerned us was that the windows would not open and appeared to be screwed closed.
Manager response:
Hi, Shannon! We're glad you stayed with us at Harley's Better Half and hope you enjoyed your stay. The windows do open and close correctly though we discovered, after receiving your review, that the latches are reversed on some windows. We apologize for the confusion. Hopefully we get to see you again!
Greg B. Mar 2022
The beautiful knotty pine inside and the great porch make it so unique!
Karen Q. Feb 2022
Perfect to just relax and do nothing.
JUSTIN P. Jan 2022
What a great place for true beach atmosphere! Cosy little 1940s-50s beach cottage with a perfect view. There is the stuff that comes with renting an older house, such as a quirky stove and an old microwave, but you can't beat the price for the view! Perfect porch, absolutely fantastic trip.
Kenneth B. Oct 2021
This home away from home welcomes us with stained wood just like our cabin in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia. Might be our 5th time to stay her and we'll be back next year.
Diana Z. Oct 2021
The cabin is not new but had everything we needed. The access to the beach and the porch were all we needed for a restful and splendid stay by the ocean.
Charles C. Sep 2021
This was our first time to Holden Beach and will definitely be back next year. Check in was very quick and easy. Property was just as described. Thank you for making things easy. 👌
Lori J. Sep 2021
Location, beach, weather
Manager response:
Thank you for sharing your feedback with us! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and apologize that you encountered some cleanliness issues. Please know that this is not commonplace, and we thank you for calling in so our local staff could promptly resolve these issues. We look forward to your next stay!
Sharon B. May 2021
Location. Access to beach. Dog friendly. Cozy
Suzanne K. Apr 2021
The home was not fancy but was very cozy. I loved the wood walls and ceilings. We loved the screen porch and the direct access to the beach. The only complaint I have is on the porch and the wooded walk down to the beach there were quite a few of nails that were sticking up. It would be very simple to hammer them down and that should be done before someone cuts their foot on them. Expect for that I would give 5 stars. We would definitely come here again.
Manager response:
Hi, Suzanne! We are delighted to read you enjoyed your stay. Maintenance has gone out to hammer any nails popping out of the porch and walkway. Thank you!