The Marlin House is updated, 3 Bed 2 bath waterfront, short walk to beach, Pet Friendly, quiet&safe



3 bedrooms
6 guests max.
2 bathrooms


Washing machine
Air conditioning
No smoking
Coffee machine
Suitable for events
Queen-size bed
Beach access
Smoke alarm
Carbon monoxide detector

Safety and hygiene measures

Contactless check-in/-out
Disinfected between stays
Use of highly effective cleaning agents to sanitize surfaces

What's nearby

50 yd to water
2 bedrooms
1 large double bed
1 bedroom
1 bunk bed
Additional rooms
2 bathrooms

NEW to PROACTIVE VACATIONS! "The Marlin House" located on the canal and just a short walk away from the sand and sea! This charming 3 bedroom 2 bathroom PET FRIENDLY home has recently been updated boasting coastal vibes and comfort. Enjoy swimming, sunbathing, or fishing from your very own private dock, don't forget to bring the boat!

"The Marlin House" boasts natural lighting and coastal decor throughout. The kitchen offers updated appliances allowing for the chef in your family to cook delightful meals. Head into the living room to enjoy a cozy movie night or family game night. Relax from your beach day on the canal facing deck with your go to ice cold beverage.

Accommodating up to 6 guests you will find each room is tastefully decorated with your comfort in mind! Bedroom 1 offers a queen bed, TV, and balcony access with canal views. Bedroom 2 offers a queen bed and TV. Bedroom 3 has a twin / twin bunk bed and TV. You will also find a shared hall bathroom with a shower / tub combo. On the ground level you will find a second bathroom (outdoor access only) with a shower / tub combo.

In the afternoon sun enjoy time on the dock fishing, or taking in the colorful sunset views! The nearby beach access allows for easy walks along the shore with your furry friend, or swimming in the warm Atlantic. The enclosed outdoor shower makes for a seamless transition from outside to inside, mess free! "The Marlin House" is sure to become one of your favorite vacation destinations!

This Property is Located at 143 Marlin Dr

Pet Friendly: $250 Non-refundable pet fee is required and is limited to a single dog up to 20 pounds. Guests must crate pet when they are left in the home unattended. Click Here to View PROACTIVE Vacations Pet Policy & Resources.

NOTE: Boat lift or Boat Ramp is not available for guest use. Guests may use the private dock and tie boats off at the dock as much as they would like. There is a public ramp nearby.

Know Before You Book

Property policy: the primary guest must be at least 25 years old

House rules
Smoking not allowed
The offer is provided by a professional host. This host has committed to providing products or services that comply with the applicable rules of Union law.

143 Marlin Drive

28462 Holden Beach, NC, United States

"I adored this stay! Everything was in great condition and the house is right on the canal. I literally spent hours on the dock fishing. The house was convenient to multiple restaurants and just a short walk down the street to a public beach access. Not to mention the amazing view from the back deck of the sailboat docked across from this location. I had an amazing time and I hope to rent from this location again in the near future!"
Reviewed on 03/30/2024
"Highly recommended! Check-in was seamless, and there was a nice little gift waiting for our arrival. The house was super clean, comfortable and furnished/designed well. The beach was a very short walk. We loaded the two included beach chairs into the included beach cart. The public beach accesses at Holden Beach are very spread apart, so we felt very lucky that The Marlin House has a beach access right at the tip of the street. Less steps to the beach and more convenience! The decks are large and have comfortable outdoor seating area to have dinner or a drink overlooking the water and palm trees. We cruised around the island on the two included bicycles at dusk and enjoyed sight seeing and the ocean breeze. The surrounding homes are well kept and the island feels VERY safe, a true hidden gem and I suppose the perfect little island home get-away. We will definitely be back!"
Reviewed on 03/30/2024
"We came to The Marlin House for a quick Fall Break trip and it was just what my college age kids and I needed to reconnect. The house is right on the water and you can fish from the dock. You are a short walk from the access to the beach. The kitchen had everything we needed for the simple meals. We could wash off from the beach right outside. The neighbors are super nice and it was a great time of year to go because it was not crowded, but everything was open for business. The cottage had everything we needed and it was super clean. We took a day trip to USS Carolina and the Aquarium. We will definitely come back."
Reviewed on 03/30/2024
"We had a wonderful stay at the Marlin House. All the linens/towels were provided fresh. The home was incredibly clean, and were presently surprised at how cute and well decorated the home is. The kitchen has a Keurig, and had all the kitchenware we needed to make lunch/ dinner right there without having to bring everything. For rainy days the kids could stream TV/movies in their room from our accounts. Geographically, it's perfectly situated on the West side of the island away from car noise/ traffic but still on the same street as the beach access, as we noticed there were not a-lot of public accesses on the island. They provided 2 beach chairs and a beach cart in the downstairs room as well, so we did not bring them. The rear deck/dock is literally on the canal, and from the front deck you can also see some of the bigger boats sail by through the ICW in the distance, while you have drinks or snacks. It all felt very safe as well and I suppose was the very definition of a perfect little Holden Beach Island getaway. We're looking forward to our next trip already!"
Reviewed on 03/30/2024
Holden Beach, Lockwoods Folly, United States
Holden Beach, North Carolina