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21 Keelson Row, Bald Head Island, NC 28461-5060
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#1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Bald Head Island
You wake up in the morning...and step onto your private deck where sailboats rock gently in the marina. Beyond, you see a wide stretch of blue ocean, and to the side a creek winding through serene marshland. Surrounding the harbour are homes, both quaint and majestic—a scene that has inspired this place to be called "the Nantucket of the South." The Marsh Harbour is a boutique Inn, reminiscent of a grand coastal manor estate, overlooking the Harbour on Bald Head Island. Accommodations include nine rooms and four spectacular suites. A breakfast buffet is served daily in the dining room and a wine and cheese reception is hosted on the weekends. Enjoy sweeping views of the Marina, Atlantic Ocean and the marshes from every room. Golf cart (the only island transportation), breakfast, daily housekeeping is included in your rate. We are the only hotel facility on Bald Head Island. Suites are also available for fractional purchase, offering 4 weeks per year usage.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Business Center with Internet Access
Non-smoking hotel
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AGDTravels wrote a review May 2021
San Francisco, California6 contributions
I imagine this Inn was very nice in years past, but it is showing it’s age. Peeling paint, cracks in walls, no painting hanging level on the wall, pests, etc. We were there to celebrate an Anniversary. Rented room 20 on the first floor. Noticed a dead bug in the small sitting area when we arrived. We were surprised to discover a live bug (roach) crawl in from the hallway on day 2. Was horrified to be awakened by one crawling on my arm in bed during the last night of our stay. Needless to say, we left on the first ferry! Apart from that, the room didn’t offer much privacy and was tiny. Could easily hear conversations from the Inn’s porch and hallway. Upstairs guests were loud and easily heard. We also visited after many COVID related restrictions in the state had been lifted, but the Inn continued it’s no maid service policy and offered no breakfast. There were no reductions in cost or other accommodations made to provide breakfast to guests. The staff we interacted with were nice enough, but no one was around to address the insect situation. And, no one has inquired about our stay since we left. Disappointing.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Room Tip: Choose a room not on the first floor.
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maui1728 wrote a review Jul 2020
Boston, Massachusetts72 contributions69 helpful votes
I was nervous to go with COVID, but I must say this Inn did it all RIGHT! Sarah was amazing! The room I had right off the front patio balcony of the inn allowed me to not have to go inside and enter and exit from my balcony. The golf cart was an added plus, but you could walk to everything near marina including restaurants, the ferry and sunset beach! Sarah provided my kids and I with anything and everything we needed. Bikes, beach chairs, towels, sugar....you name it. She even allowed us to stow our belongings prior to check-in. Nice screened in patio to relax on and watch the boats in the marina. Hands down best stay! Nothing to complain about! Customer service is amazing. Bed was comfortable. I cannot wait to return next summer! Thank you Sarah!!!!
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Date of stay: July 2020
Room Tip: Room with exit out balcony is the best to avoid being inside and around others with COVID etc.
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Irma wrote a review Dec 2018
Raleigh, North Carolina200 contributions13 helpful votes
Marsh Harbour Inn is very clean and welcoming! We’ve enjoyed our peaceful late fall/winter visits. Some things to note: the Inn does NOT have golf cart covers and it has been freezing both times we’ve been. The fireplace wasn’t working and there are like maybe two places open on the island. The market closes at 2pm! That being said, it’s a great option for a work retreat or a romantic getaway (gotta have that cozy fire) and I’ve yet to see prettier sunsets this time of year anywhere. Definitely plan to UNPLUG!
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Bhi_Rentals, Owner at Marsh Harbour Inn
Responded Dec 8, 2018
Thank you for your visit! We have added golf cart curtains to most of our fleet of carts, and we are working on getting the fireplace in the main living room up and running for the holidays! Come back to UNPLUG!
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AKLINNE wrote a review Sep 2018
Kalmar38 contributions1 helpful vote
We arrived late and the personal was so friendly. She showed us the room, the golf cart, the map and the timetable for the ferry. We were so well taken care of. We were recommended some restaurans nearby. The room was facing the marsch in the east so we had a spectacular sunrise. We found the place very eco-friendly. They had really been thinking how to save the environment. No plastic. The breakfast was on real china.
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Date of stay: July 2018
Response from Bhi_Rentals, Owner at Marsh Harbour Inn
Responded Dec 5, 2018
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on the island again soon!
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plmastersong wrote a review Aug 2018
Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts15 contributions2 helpful votes
So exciting to go by boat to get there. It´s a lovely house. Perfect service. This lady was so helpful. The environment is amazing. We had dinner at Mojo´s. A restaurant nearby. Since there are almost no lamp posts you could see the stars. Our corner room with a balcony offered everything you could wish for. The sunrise over marshland was breathtaking. When you have a room there is also a golf cart included. It is really fun to drive around the island. Don't forget your to take a swim in the ocean. Great beaches on the southside.
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Date of stay: July 2018
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Ask for oceanview!
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Response from Bhi_Rentals, Owner at Marsh Harbour Inn
Responded Dec 5, 2018
We are so happy you enjoyed your time, coming by boat is the only way! And the stars really are that amazing with no light pollution.
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$288 - $440 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesNorth CarolinaNorth Carolina CoastBald Head Island
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Frequently Asked Questions about Marsh Harbour Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Marsh Harbour Inn?
Nearby attractions include Southport Pier and RIverwalk (3.0 miles), North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport (3.0 miles), and Bald Head Island Lighthouse (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Marsh Harbour Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Marsh Harbour Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Marsh Harbour Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Burneys Bakery & Ice Cream, Mr. P's Bistro, and Moore Street Market Cafe & Deli.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Marsh Harbour Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Marsh Harbour Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Bald Head Island Lighthouse (0.3 miles).
Does Marsh Harbour Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the bay view available here.
Is Marsh Harbour Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.