This beautifully designed and well-appointed oceanfront home has a spacious, reverse floor plan. Sweeping ocean views and exquisite furnishings make this a perfect island retreat. Upon entering the home open spaces and a commanding staircase set a tone of relaxed grandeur. While the house sleeps twelve, each of the four bedrooms in the main house offers sleeping for four lending guests the flexibility of bringing along extended family and friends, as extra privacy for groups or additional room for couples. Renovated in 2014 and open for occupancy in May, the home has been transformed into a luxury urban-like beach rental. The expansive kitchen and unique dining room arrangement provide ample room for entertaining and the expansive windows allow guests to enjoy each other's company while taking in the views of the Atlantic Ocean. Including the separate and adjacent crofter the home features five bedrooms. An added bonus includes a mini-kitchen and sitting area in the crofter making this space an excellent private apartment. The Crofter, known as Grande's View, is included with the main house, Sandbagger, rentals during season. Couples may enjoy renting Grande's View during the months of November-March without renting the main home. This option creates an unique and quaint Bald Head Island accommodation alternative. Expansive views, gracious living spaces and newly renovated interiors, Sandbagger along with Grande's View is a not- to- be- missed vacation experience. Sleeps 12 (max.). 5 bedrooms, including one bedroom in crofter (2Q-2Q-2Q-2Q-1K,1S). 5 full baths. 1 half bath. (2) 6 passenger carts and (1) 4 passenger cart. Fireplace. High speed internet. Direct beach access. Sunday/Sunday. 5:30 p.m. arrival/11:30 a.m. departure.
Sandbagger was built collaboratively to create an illustion of navigating a dangerous cape while creating beauty in defiance of fear. The navigation table on the first deck and the helm at the top of the stairs look out at what lies ahead. A ship inspired design by George Graves gives occupants of Sandbagger the feeling of being at sea. Preserved and expanded barrier dunes provide an opporounity to appreciate the natural habitat and reflect upon life. Sandbagger is well suited for entertaining and houses crews in five double suites each with a private deck. Grande's View is of the Frying Pan Shoals, birds, sea life and the Maritime Forest.
Special thanks to Matt Baldiga and Susan Herward for their collaborative success with Sandbagger's upgrades and new custom interior.