Welcome to Holden Beach! Hobbs Realty is located at 114 Ocean Boulevard West. When you come over the Holden Beach bridge, turn left, and we are the second building on the left. You'll see our office as you come over the bridge.
Monday - Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Extended Saturday Hours: June, July & August
Vacation Rental Act
The North Carolina Vacation Rental Act applies to all Hobbs Realty rental agreements.
All Hobbs Realty Vacation properties rent from Saturday to Saturday. Rates are clearly noted in the description of each property. Senior Citizen and Small Family Rates are offered in many properties during the low and value season for families of four persons or less for a full week rental.
We offer partial week rentals during value season in a limited number of properties. All rentals require a 3 night minimum. We take nightly reservations 2 weeks prior to your arrival and 5 days prior to holidays.
Please add Sales and Occupancy Tax of 12.75% to all advertised rates in this website. This includes a 6.75% NC sales tax, a local 5% Holden Beach occupancy tax and a 1% Brunswick County tourism tax. Tax rates subject to change without notice by governmental agencies.
Saturday check-In time begins at 4PM. Hobbs Realty will diligently work to ensure that all properties are clean and ready for occupancy by 4PM however, in certain situations, it may be necessary to delay occupancy until the property is ready. There are no refunds for occupancy after 4PM. For homes that require entry keys,please do not go to the property before checking in at Hobbs Realty. If you are staying in a Hobbs Realty Smart Home with keyless entry,your unique code and detailed check-in instructions will be emailed to you a few days before your arrival. A limited number of early 1PM check-ins is available for $100.00 plus tax on select homes. Please call our reservation staff for more information regarding our early check-in policy.
Check-out is 10 a.m. on check-out day. A limited number of late check-outs (12 noon) in participating homes will be offered for a fee of $100.00 plus tax. Your cooperation is appreciated with check-in and check-out times as our staff needs adequate time to make sure each property is in good condition for our vacations. Please return all keys to Hobbs Realty.
Holden Beach Town Hall Beach Equipment Ordinance
All unattended beach equipment should be removed from the beach daily between the hours of 6PM and 7AM as the Town may pick these items up and dispose of them. All questions and concerns should be directed to the Town Manager, David Hewett at 910-842-6488.
Make your reservation here online, or if you prefer, you may call us toll-free at 1-800-655-3367, locally at (910) 842-2002 or stop by our office at 114 Ocean Boulevard West.
1. All reservations require half deposit at time of booking by Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or eCheck. Payments are handled by Instant Processing, a third party vendor, and credit card payments are subject to a 2% surcharge during the payment process. eChecks are accepted at no charge. Final balance due 30 days before arrival.
2. After you have made your reservation online or with one of our reservationists, you will receive an email with GuestWeb login instructions. We had GuestWeb, our special guest web portal designed to make your reservation process as simple and easy as possible. Here, you will e-sign your contract make reservation payments and view your account info. We even provide a secure email section right in your account!
All reservations require a $100 nonrefundable processing fee due with your initial deposit. This fee is not applied toward rent and is non-refundable and non-transferable.
Reservations made 30 days or less before arrival require full payment by Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or eCheck. All CC payments require a 2% surcharge. We also accept eChecks at no charge.
If your family is planning a wedding or event, please note the following:
1. All such events must be disclosed to Hobbs Realty and approved by the owner of the property.
2. An increased rate of $750.00 will be added to the advertised rental rate.
3. A refundable Security Deposit of $3,000.00 is required on all event rentals. This security deposit is due with your final balance and if no damage is found upon your departure, it will be refunded to the guest of record in the form of a mailed check. We mail all checks by regular USPS mail.
Tentative Advance Year Reservations
Hobbs Realty loves repeat guests! This year's guests have priority for the same home/same week for next year. In order to secure your Tentative Advance Year Reservation for the same week next year, you must make your Tentative Advance Year Reservation by 5PM on the Wednesday of your stay. On Thursday morning, other guests will have the opportunity to book on a first come basis. Tentative Advance Year Reservations require a $60.00 non-refundable, non-transferable Tentative Advance Year Reservation Fee. This is strictly a holding fee and does not apply to your rent. Tentative Advance Year Reservation Fee refunded ONLY if the owner selects same week.
If you must change your confirmed reservation to another cottage for any reason, your confirmed week must be re-rented before your deposit is transferred. In addition, a transfer fee of $100 + tax will be applied to your reservation.
Final Rental Payment
The balance of all rent, tax, security deposit and other charges is due and payable to Hobbs Realty 30 days prior to your check-in day. Please allow 7 days mail time for your final payment to reach our office. Personal checks are accepted for all advance rental payments received 30 days or more prior to your arrival. Returned checks and declined credit cards are subject to a $53.50 NSF/Decline fee. A late fee of $53.50 will be assessed to all accounts not paid in full 30 days in advance. All accounts including any late fees MUST be paid in full prior to check-in and occupancy of the premises. On check-in day only certified funds will be accepted. ALL RENTAL MONIES WILL BE HELD IN AN INTEREST BEARING ESCROW ACCOUNT AT FIRST CITIZENS BANK OF SHALLOTTE, N.C. WITH INTEREST PAID TO HOBBS REALTY, INC.
Number of Occupants
Overcrowding will not be permitted. Extra bedding is for the convenience of the owner and not for additional guests. Hobbs Realty, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnic background or national origin, sex, age or mental or physical disability. Hobbs Realty, Inc. will not rent property to anyone under the age of 24, nor will Hobbs Realty, Inc. permit anyone under the age of 24 to take possession of any rental premises without the physical presence of a responsible party who is at least 24 years of age. Hobbs Realty, Inc. will rent to non-family groups (persons who are not related by blood or marriage) only if group obtains approval from Hobbs Realty, Inc. prior to taking possession and adequate adult supervision is maintained at all times. No House Parties are permitted at any time. Hobbs Realty, Inc. reserves the right to terminate the rental, without refund, if any renter or occupant violates any of these criteria.
Hobbs Realty strongly urges each guest to purchase the optional Trip Interruption Insurance offered. Cancellation of a reservation is required by guest of record in writing. If the property is re-rented for the full period of the cancelled reservation and confirmed with a paid deposit, a refund to the guest of record will be issued by check, less fees incurred. Cancellation fee is $250.00. Processing Fee, Insurance Premiums and all elected fees are non-refundable. If the property is not re-rented for the full time period of the cancelled reservation, all monies paid will be forfeited due to the availability of Travel Insurance. The Hobbs Realty cancellation policy does not refund monies for any reason. Hobbs Realty reserves the right to cancel overdue payment reservations without notification.
Trip Interruption Insurance
Hobbs Realty is pleased to offer CSA Travel Protection Insurance. This insurance is available at a rate of 6.95% of your total rental amount. For full benefits, this insurance is due with your initial rental deposit payment. Although this insurance is optional, Hobbs Realty strongly urges you to purchase this protection, as our cancellation policy does not allow the refund of rental monies for hurricane evacuations,inclement weather nor for the period of time the island may be closed after a hurricane or any other natural catastrophe. Acceptance of this insurance offers financial protection of your valuable vacation time.
Hobbs Realty cannot guarantee air conditioning, pools/spas or other major or minor appliances. There will be no refunds on air conditioner, TV, cable, DVD, pool, spa/hot tub or appliance failures including any loss of utilities: electrical, water or phone services. Please notify our office at once concerning any problems and we will have the repairs made as quickly as possible. However, there are limited service contractors in our area and your patience will be appreciated. NO REFUNDS will be issued for delayed check-in or voluntary early check-outs, damage to guests’ personal belongings due to malfunctioning appliances or inclement weather including mandatory evacuation. Due to our tropical environment and constant traffic through open doors and windows we do not issue refunds for unwanted pests (i.e. bugs). Substitutions, transfers and refunds will not be made upon arrival for any reason. We will make every effort to correct any problem reported upon your arrival. No refunds for pools/spas operational down time.
Departure Cleaning is included with your rental of the home; however, the Guest is responsible for the following items prior to departure:
- Remove all food and trash from rental home and place in outside roll-out carts provided, trash left in homes will result in forfeiture of the Security Deposit paid.
- Wash all dishes and replace them in the original cabinets.
- Return furniture to the original position to avoid being charged for missing items.
- Lock all windows and doors and return keys to Hobbs Realty.
A Security Deposit is required on ALL rental properties. You can chose pay a refundable $1000 refundable cash security deposit or Hobbs Realty offers a Non-Refundable Vacation Rental Damage Protection Plan (DPP). Hobbs Realty understands that Guests do not intentionally set out to damage or break things in the home but accidents happen. Opting for this alternative does not release the Guest from liability for damage due to the following:
- Intentional, willful, reckless, or malicious acts of Guest or others on the premises during the tenancy.
- Damage by pets.
- Theft from the premises of either Owner’s property or property belonging to Guest.
- Gross negligence of Guest or intentional misuse of furnishings, appliances, equipment, or other amenities provided with the home.
- Damage caused while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- Damages to real property resulting from operation of any motorized vehicle by Guest.
Vacation Rental Damage Protection (DPP) includes the Guest of Record and all members of Guest’s party and guests thereof. All damages must be reported to Hobbs Realty before checkout. This alternative is not available for tenancies of 30 consecutive days or more or large groups such as weddings, reunions, corporate retreats, or in some rental homes, etc. Guests in this category, when approved, will be required to pay a refundable security deposit. This Vacation Rental Damage Protection plan covers unintentional damages to the rental unit interior that occur during your stay, provided they are disclosed to management prior to check-out. The policy will pay a maximum benefit of $3,000. Any damages that exceed $3,000 will be the responsibility of the Guest of Record. If, during your stay at one of our rental properties, an Insured person causes any damage to real or personal property of the unit as a result of inadvertent acts or omissions, the Insurer will reimburse the Insured for the cost of repair or replacement of such property up to a maximum benefit of $3,000. Certain terms and conditions apply. Full details of the Vacation Rental Damage Protection coverage are contained in the Certificate of Insurance or Insurance Policy. The Rental Unit Damage Protection can be purchased up to and with final balance paid. By submitting payment for this plan, you authorize and request CSA Travel Protection and Insurance Services to pay Hobbs Realty Inc. directly any amount payable under the terms and conditions of the Rental Unit Damage Protection.
Opting for Vacation Rental Damage Protection instead of paying a refundable $1000 cash security deposit does not negate your responsibility as a tenant; see GUEST RESPONSIBILITIES. Agent may deduct from this deposit any actual damages caused by tenant as permitted under the Security Deposit Act. The tenant is responsible for any and all damages and missing items that occur during their stay, not limited to the amount of the Security Deposit paid. Agent shall apply, account for or refund tenant's security deposit by check within 45 days of departure. Smoking in a non-smoking home will result in forfeiture of the refundable security deposit paid or a $300 charge due by the Guest of Record.
Most homes have landline telephones for guest convenience and emergencies. There is no charge for local calls or toll free numbers.
Items Left Behind
Hobbs Realty, Inc. is not responsible for personal items left behind in cottages. At your request, items that can be located will be returned at your expense by:
The UPS Store
120 Shallotte Crossing Pkwy
Shallotte, NC 28470
Guests will need to provide shipping and credit card information to the shipper directly. Items left behind and not claimed within 30 days will be donated to a local charity.
All of our rental units include Departure Cleaning on check-out day for both weekly and nightly rentals.
Bringing Your Pet to Holden Beach
Hobbs Realty is happy to provide you with our "Bring Your Pooch" Program. In participating homes, you may bring your small family dog along on vacation to Holden Beach for a non-refundable $250 Pet Rent Fee. Dogs must be on a leash at all times, according to local Town Ordinance. Please take a minute to read the following concerning town regulations for pets on Holden Beach. Click here for additional Town of Holden Beach information.
NO PARKING is allowed within the right-of-way of Ocean Boulevard. The Police Department will issue parking citations to anyone parked along Ocean Boulevard. Please limit vehicles to 1 per bedroom to avoid any parking difficulties.
As our island grows, construction is inevitable. Hobbs Realty cannot be responsible for noise or other disturbances from nearby construction sites. New construction may also alter views from some homes.
Homes For Sale
If the home you are renting is for sale, Hobbs Realty, Inc. reserves the right to show the property to potential buyers. We will make every effort to schedule the showing at a convenient time so as not to interrupt your vacation.
Hobbs Realty is not responsible for the distance from oceanfront properties to the high water mark due to tide changes, erosion, accretion or any beach renourishment projects.
None of our homes are ADA-approved. However, some are handicap-friendly. (i.e., elevator or ramps from the ground floor.) Please call our office for more details and with any specific needs/requests.
Amenity and Appliance Operation and Services
No refunds will be provided due to inoperable appliances, pools, hot tubs, elevators, etc. in Rental Property although Hobbs Realty will make every reasonable effort to assure that such appliances will be and remain in good working order. Also, no refunds will be given due to power blackouts, water shortage, flooding, construction at adjacent properties, or mandatory evacuation of the area by Brunswick County officials due to hurricanes or other potentially dangerous situations.
If a hot tub or pool is provided at the Rental Property, it will be prepared and tested for proper and safe chemical levels by a Certified Pool and Spa Operator, prior to or on the day of occupancy. If any of the following conditions exist at any time during your occupancy, call Hobbs Realty immediately and discontinue use until the contractor has serviced the tub or pool and notified Guest it is safe for use: a) Water clarity is milky or bottom of tub/pool is not visible; b) Foam forms on surface when using jets; c) Misuse of tub/pool by spilling foreign substances (a Service Call Charge applies in this instance). Under no circumstances are pets allowed in pools or hot tubs. Violation of this provision shall be grounds for expedited eviction. Unless noted specifically in the Hobbs Realty brochure or website, pools do not include free heat. Heat may be available at an additional expense for some pools.
We reserve the right to switch reservations in emergencies. We will make every effort to provide comparable accommodations with notification in advance when possible. Although every precaution has been taken, this website may contain errors. Photos of cottages herein may be different than the actual landscape due to owner improvements or changes as a result of natural occurrences. No misrepresentation is intended. We reserve the right to make necessary corrections or changes.