Blackbeard's Return

5% Off Fall/Winter Discount! Updated Home, Shoals & BHI Club access, Golf, Dogs OK, Ocean Views

4 BR
3 Baths
Sleeps 10

Blackbeard’s Return is a spacious BHI home in a perfect island location. Enjoy being close to the beach, Marina, restaurants and BHI Club, it’s a perfect location for the entire group to enjoy the island's amenities.

With over 2,000 square feet of living space, a large vaulted ceiling, 3 decks and plenty of windows, Blackbeard’s Return is very spacious, with updated floors, appliances, kitchenware, furniture, linens/towels and much more. With temporary memberships, available to purchase both Shoals Club and BHI Club you will have access to many amenities, golf and restaurants.

Blackbeard’s Return has 2 bedrooms considered the owner suites on the 1st floor for those that need to have easy access. A large screened in porch is also on the 1st floor with views of the golf course. The top floor deck has views of the ocean and beach. Blackbeard’s Return also comes with two, 4 seat golf carts, a large outdoor shower and plenty of beach chairs.

Don’t hesitate, book your vacation at this spacious BHI home with all amenities soon before all the popular dates are gone!


Location: 6 Water Thrush Ct, Bald Head Island, NC 28461 ; Right near the BHI Club

Condo or Home: 4 BR / 3 BA / Sleeps 10/ Beds / 2,084 sq ft.


*Bedroom 1: King size bed

*Bedroom 2: Queen size bed

*Bedroom 3: Bunk bed, 1 Full, 1 twin

*Bedroom 4: King size bed

Pullout bed in the loft that is full size

*King (2), Queen size Beds (1), Full Beds (2), Twin beds (1)

*Beds are all made with clean linens upon your arrival.


-Central location: close to restaurants, marina, the beach

-Screened in porch!

-Dog friendly! (with pet fee)

-Access to purchase Shoals Club or BHI Club (fees do apply)(for more details please see the policies/rules below)

-Access to purchase Golf! (fees do apply)

-2 four seater golf carts!

-Large outdoor shower!

-Linens (beds made arrival)

-Top floor deck has views of the ocean and beach



-Gas and charcoal grill



-Microwave and Toaster

-Mr. Coffee Pot


-Pack n' Play

-Keurig - Bring your own pods!

-Wifi and Internet

-Bath & Beach Towels

-A small starter kit of toilet paper, paper towel, detergents and hand soap is also provided


**We do our best to ensure that all items are there for your visit; however we cannot guarantee condition and quantity due to guest use**


***At "Blackbeard's Return" there is access to Shoals Club or Bald Head Island Club Temporary Memberships. You must join as a temporary member. Temporary membership fees will apply.

**Please keep in mind the BHI CLUB is now capping registration for their guest memberships. If you wish to attend the club during your stay please apply ASAP. Please visit the BHI Club website to see and review their NEW rules and fees for the 2022 year. Keep in mind there are new rules regarding what days you can attend the club and what activities guest members can use, please refer to their site or call them for more details****

Contact the club directly or go on their sites for any questions. We do not control club rates, rules, or restrictions. No discount or refund will be provided if club membership is restricted or denied.

Please check club websites to verify all temporary membership pricing as rates may change

***You have access to Golf with the membership if you pay additional fees, please contact BHI Club directly for more detailed information***

***NO SMOKING allowed at this property.

***This is a DOG FRIENDLY HOME: A non-refundable Pet fee of $250 will be added to your rental if you choose to bring your dog. And for 2 Dogs the Pet Fee is $350

**Please make yourself aware of our cancellation policy. Insurance is highly recommended.

**Maximum Occupancy: 10 Occupants - Children must be counted within the maximum occupancy unless they are under the age of two (2) and are sleeping in a crib.

**Tenant Requirements: Tenant stated on the Agreement/Booking must be at least twenty-five (25) years of age, and acknowledge that they will occupy the Property during the entire tenancy.***

* Manager and owner of the rental property are not responsible for citations received while staying at the property.

* Be respectful of the house and contents - it is someone's home. Respect the neighbors and neighborhood.

* No events or parties- If determined that a party/event is taking place at property, management has the right to evict

tenants and guests with no refund given.

*Bikes are available but not guaranteed

* If determined that a party took place on any of the nights reserved, reservation guest will be charged $500, no exceptions!

* No uninvited guests without permission

***Each reservation includes applicable taxes, a cleaning fee, and a Limited Damage Waiver Fee***

Bald Head Island Activities:

-Rent a bike at Coastal Urge or Riverside Adventure Company.

-Rent a stand up paddle board or kite board from Coastal Urge as well!

-Climb Old Baldy Lighthouse by visiting the Smith Island Museum.

-Go on a historic island tour from the Old Baldy Foundation.

-Take a ghost walk, sail, surf, or kayak with the Sail Shop.

-Take a hike on the M. Kent Mitchell Nature Trail.

-For a guided hike, guided kayak, or guided canoe trip visit the Bald Head Island Conservancy.

-Visit the Island Retreat Spa and Salon for all your relaxation needs.

6 Water Thrush Ct Bald Head Island, NC 28461

Sleeping Arrangements

Owner's Suite #1 King
Owner's Suite #2 Queen
Bedroom 3 Bunk Combo
Bedroom 4 King
Loft Sofa Full

Bathroom Configuration

Owner Suite #1 Private Bathroom: Shower
Owner Suite #2 Private Bathroom: Shower
Jack and Jill Bathroom: Combo Tub Shower

Property Rules

Check In: After 4pm
Check Out: Before 10am
Smoking: Not Allowed


Air Conditioning
BBQ Grill
BHI Club
BHI Club Temporary Golf Packages
Bbq Area
Beach Access
Beach Chairs
Beach Essentials
Beach Toys
Beach View
Bed Linens
Bed linens provided
Big Screen TV
Bird Watching
Carbon Monoxide Detector
Channel Views
Charcoal Grill
Children welcome
Clothes Dryer
Coffee Maker
Community Pool
Cooking Basics
Covered Patio
Deepsea Fishing
Dining Room
Dining Table
Dishes And Silverware
Dishes Utensils
Dog Friendly
Extra Pillows and Blankets
Family Friendly
Fire Extinguisher
Flat Screen TV
Free Wifi
Full Kitchen
Garden Or Backyard
Gas Grill
Gourmet Kitchen
Hair Dryer
Hot Water
Ice Maker
Internet Access
Iron Board
Iron and Board
Jet Skiing
Keyless Entry
King Sized Bed
Living Room
Lock On Bedroom Door
Near Ocean
Ocean Front
Ocean View
Open Patio
Outdoor Furniture
Outdoor Shower
Pack 'n Play
Pack N Play
Paddle Boarding
Patio Or Balcony
Pets Considered
Private Beach Access
Pull Out Couch
Satellite or Cable
Screened Patio
Self Check-In
Shoals Club
Smart TV
Smoke Detector
Washing Machine
Water View
Wide Hallway
Wireless Internet
Accessible Height Bed
Car Not Necessary
Cleaning Disinfection
Coin Laundry
Common Surface Disinfectant Cleaned
Enhanced Cleaning Practices
Fishing Bay
Fishing Surf
Health Beauty Spa
Horseback Riding
Jewelry Store
Pier Fishing
Scuba Or Snorkeling
Self Checkin Checkout
Shoe Store
Shopping Mall
Skiing Water
Water Parks
Water Sports
Whale Watching
Wildlife Viewing
Wind Surfing
Winery Tours
Enhanced Cleaning
Gift Shop
Grocery Or Supermarket
Point Of Interest



Frequently Asked Questions

Our cancellation policy is below. We don't do any refunds unless the property re-books for that same time or if it's 60 days or more before the trip. The 60 day policy is below. If the property rebooks, you would get a refund less the cancellation fee ($350). The cancellation fee covers our credit card processing charges.

We recommend getting trip insurance. We partner with a great company called Rental Guardian and they offer a “cancel for any reason” policy or a “standard” policy. The standard policy can cover for illness, injury, death, job loss, hurricanes, and much more. We send out all the information about insurance after you book. You can add insurance up to 30 days before your trip. 
Special addition: 60 day policy. If you cancel 60 days or more before your stay, you will get a refund less the cancellation fee of $350. If you cancel 60 days or less before your trip there is no refund unless someone else rebooks the same dates. Then you will just pay the cancellation fee of $350. Let me know if you have further questions about that

Cancellations: Cancellations must be in writing and received by Agent via the mailing address, fax number or email address, all of which are located within this Agreement. No REFUND will be given in the event of unforeseeable cancellations, unless expressly provided for herein. In the event of a cancellation by Tenant, Tenant shall receive a refund of all payments made by Tenant, less an administrative fee of $350, and any discounts/expenses required to re-rent the property, Travel Insurance Premium and any applicable taxes, if the Property is re-rented by Agent on the terms set forth herein. Refunds will be processed upon receipt of final payment of the new reservation. If the Property is not rerented on the terms set forth herein, Tenant will not be entitled to a refund of any rent payment made hereunder, and any unpaid rental amount, including taxes and all applicable fees stated on the Agreement, shall be due and payable to Agent. Tenant agrees to pay the balance due upon notice of cancellation.

Please don't hestitate to reach out about additional questions.
  • Outside of Airbnb rules and restrictions, all guests will have to agree to the iTrip Vacations NC Beaches Vacation Rental Agreement
  • Child / Family Friendly
  • Registered Guests must be 25 years or age or older
  • Bookings created by guests under 25 years of age will be cancelled without refund
  • Maximum Occupancy: Each property’s maximum occupancy is stated within the Agreement and located in the Property Description;  If at any given time, the maximum occupancy is exceeded, the tenant will be in material breach of the lease and grounds for expedited eviction will apply in addition to a fine.
  • No Student Groups, Weddings, or Parties
  • No more than 4x Minors per adult
  • No Smoking Permitted
  • Pets are not allowed in properties that are not Pet Friendly
  • Travel Insurance is highly recommended.


Family Gathering Spot
5/5 stars
We six came from across the country to celebrate my 80th birthday and others birthdays also. Fabulous house with great amenties. Because we are a golfing family, the location was IDEAL to the BHI club and course. Our final day was literally a washout, so we traveled the island shopping and taking in the scenery all the way out to Cape Fear lookout. LOve the idea of golf carts everywhere...there is a quiet and quaint feeling about the island. I would recommend both this particular house and island to folks seeking a fabulous getaway spot.
- Yvonne

Yvonne, Thank you so much for your review. Our team agrees the golf carts and this property both have some ideal qualities. We love the quietness of the Island too. We welcome you back anytime and we thank you for choosing iTrip!

- Manager Response
Blackbeard’s Return
5/5 stars
Great house as advertised.
- Mark

Thank you for your review, Mark! We hope to have you back again. Thanks for trippin' with iTrip!

- Manager Response
Great house & location
5/5 stars
We visited for some pre-construction meetings on the island. We requested to extend our trip 3 different times and iTrip was very responsive and accommodating. House had everything we need plus nice ocean views from the top deck. The proximity to the BHI Club was great and we even walked there several times.
- Todd

Todd, our team is so happy to hear that 'Blackbeards Return' had everything you needed and that you enjoyed the beautiful ocean views, and the close proximity to BHI Club. As a small family business, our quick responsiveness and providing a personable experience is important to us. We hope to have you back again, and thanks for choosing iTrip!

- Manager Response
Blackbeards Return 7/2022
5/5 stars
Have been to BHI yearly since 2017. have stayed in multiple places. Very pleased with the place. It's secluded so neighbors weren't an issue. Most locals are cool but there are enough there to run into some rude ones LOL. The distance to the beach was the biggest issue but not a big issue. BHI club close by but I stopped using that service years ago. Great location for Marina/shops. Kids had a great time. Minor issues with the house and golf carts but iTrips were very easy to work with to get them resolved. Plan to rent again next year.
- Murat

Murat, thank you for the 5-star rating! It is wonderful to hear that you had a nice experience at Blackbeard's Return, and that everything you needed was nearby. As a small business, we strive for strong communication with our guests and are delighted that our team was able to assist you throughout your stay. We appreciate you choosing iTrip to book your vacation and look forward to having you back next year!

- Manager Response
iTrip Review
5/5 stars
- Leigh

Thank you for the 5-star review, Leigh! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and appreciate you choosing iTrip for your vacation booking!

- Manager Response
Bald Head Island - Blackbeards Revenge
5/5 stars
My family had an amazing stay at this home. The location was great, close to the gold club and close to the beach, and the house was fantastic. Very updated with a great kitchen. Beds were comfortable. The owners were very flexible and let us check in early when when we were able to catch an earlier ferry. I will absolutely stay here again!
- Scott

It is great to hear that you had a fun time at 'Blackbeard's Return'! Thank you for your feedback! We are happy that you enjoyed the location, home appliances, comfort, and the assistance from our team. We love taking the ferry and soaking in all of the views, and are glad that we were able to accommodate you! Looking forward to having you and your family back soon!

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iTrip Review
5/5 stars
ITrip vacations goes above and beyond and they made everything so easy. The house was completely spotless. Very well stocked and furniture was even new since the pictures! Awesome location, and love BHI. Will definitely use this company again because they were amazing!
- Bethany
Relaxing time
5/5 stars
We had a wonderful, relaxing time at Bald Head. Fantastic way to celebrate my 50th Birthday, as well as my best friends birthday the day before. Thanks for the memories!
- Christy

Thank you for choosing to book with iTrip for your special celebration! We are glad that you enjoyed all of the fun on Bald Head Island, and that some sweet memories were made. We look forward to having you stay with us again in the future!

- Manager Response
Blackbeard's Return
5/5 stars
Wonderful House. Very clean. Always responded quickly to questions and inquiries. We have been coming to BHI for over 20 years and have rented through many different companies. This was among the very best.
- Scott

Thank you for the review Scott! Our team is honored to hear that iTrip gave you such a positive experience. We hope to have you back the next time you stay on BHI!

- Manager Response
Amazing Beach House
5/5 stars
We have been vacationing at Bald Head Island for the last 15 years. We have stayed at multiple rental properties, and this is by far our favorite! We have rented this house three times in just over the last year. The homeowners have thought of everything to make this a great rental property and allow their renters to have an amazing beach vacation. The house is very kid and pet friendly. The kitchen is fully stocked with anything that you could need during your trip to the beach. There are plenty of bicycles for the whole family to enjoy. They provide both indoor and outdoor games to play. There is a very nice screened in porch to allow you to enjoy the outdoors without getting bothered by bugs. The house also allows you to get memberships to both of the clubs on the island. The baldhead Island club is within view of the house and is a very short walking distance from the house. We have enjoyed every stay at this house so far, and will definitely be back again!
- AJ
Amazing stay
5/5 stars
My family - including our dogs! - loved our time at this beautiful spot! Such a well-cared for home and everything is well done there... didn't feel like an over-used rental. This was our first time to Bald Head Island - it is such a special place. Hopefully we will be back!
- Jennifer

Jennifer, I am so glad everyone in the family loved their stay! It's great you enjoyed the home and your first time on BHI. We would love for you to return again anytime. Thanks for trippin with iTrip!

- Manager Response
Amenities galore!
5/5 stars
This is one of the most well stocked houses we’ve stayed in on BHI. Kitchen tools, games for all ages, beach towels and toys, and so much more! The listing very accurately reflected the property. Walk to BHIC and the house is just a short cart ride to beach access. Highly recommend!
- Jennifer

Jennifer, I am so glad you had a wonderful time on BHI! It's great to know you enjoyed the convenient location and stocked amenities. We hope to have you back soon. Thanks for trippin with iTrip!

- Manager Response
Great vacation stay
5/5 stars
This home is clean, spacious and in a great location near the club and the beach. ITrip property managers were great. Everything they offered was available and they were very responsive. The home was very clean when we got there and we felt comfortable. Would definitely rent with them again!
- Leigh

Leigh, thank you for your review of Blackbeard's Return. We are so glad you felt comfortable and enjoyed the cleanliness, location, and our customer service. We are a small, local, family business and we take pride in our communication skills and responsiveness to ensure your stay is as pleasant as possible. We would love to have you back again anytime. Thanks for trippin with iTrip!

- Manager Response
Great stay on Bald Head
5/5 stars
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Blackbeard's Return on Bald Head Island. Excellent home with all the necessities. The home was well maintained and was stocked with games and videos (via HD connected to main TV). Good location on the island and some truly beautiful sunrises from a large screened porch. The only downside to location was noise, the house was located across a small pond from the golf course and early morning you had engine noises from the grounds keepers and noise from the tennis courts in he afternoon. The upstairs deck was quiet and had great views of the ocean which made up for the small interruptions early in the morning. This was not an issue for us but if you had small children using the bunk bedroom you had to access the upstairs deck though that room.
- Brenda

Brenda, thank you for your 5 star review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Blackbeard's Return and its location. I could not agree more- the sunrises on the island are unbeatable! We appreciate your feedback and would love to have you back in the future. Thanks for trippin with iTrip!

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Beautiful Vacation Getaway
5/5 stars
We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Blackbeard's Return on Bald Head Island. Excellent home with all the needed necessities. Great location on the island and some truly beautiful sunrises on a wonderful screened porch!
- Mandy

Mandy, thank you for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay! I agree the place has everything you need and a great location. We would love to have you back again. Thanks for trippin with iTrip!

- Manager Response
Blackbeard’s Return Review
5/5 stars
Great house. We love the layout. Super clean and well stocked with board games and puzzles. The picture clarity on the TV's was exceptional. And our Yellow Lab loved that he had a short walk to the pond beside #9 green for his daily swims. Easy walk to the beach. We didn't want to leave and we will definitely come back. The one little issue with the dishwasher was IMMEDIATELY tended to by your maintenance crew. Thanks.
- Mark

Thank you Mark for your 5 Star Review of Blackbeard's Return on Bald Head Island. iTrip is glad to hear you enjoyed the home and that we were able to take care of your maintenance issues immediately. We are delighted to hear your lab was able to enjoy his time on the island. Bald Head Island is a great place for all family members. We look forward to having you back.

- Manager Response
Great Choice
5/5 stars
Blackbeard"s Return was a perfect choice for our first BHI visit as it provided great logistics to all locations-shops-beach-dog walking-clubs-ferry etc. The house worked well for 7 adults and 3 dogs. I have noted per my VRBO review that I would recommend "tick" repelent be available as ticks were plentiful.In addition,I noted that the first floor "kink" br toilet would run. I also recommended that the outdoor shower stall have hooks inside for towel and clothing. Madison is a great asset to your "family" biz and I wish you continued positive health and success. Clark Moore
- Clark

Clark, thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We'll make sure to let other renters know the ticks are bad while taking the dogs for a walk. We have recently fixed the master bathroom toilet and have gotten some new hooks for the outdoor shower. We appreciate your feedback and hope you book with us at this property or the many others that we manage as well. Thank you for supporting a local family business. Thanks for tripping with iTrip!

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Wonderful House
5/5 stars
We loved our little getaway. It was a wonderful house plenty of room for five adults and two young children. The only thing we wished was if the house had a closer beach access or a better view of the ocean. The management company was awesome. They gave us a refund for the pet fee since we didn’t end up bring the dogs and for us helping clean out the outside trash cans with out us even asking! I would love to stay at the house again but would love to stay with any house iTrip has because of their wonderful customer.
- Jaime

Jaime, thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the house. We really appreciate that you felt we were awesome! We take pride in our customer service and making sure our guests have a wonderful stay. We would love to have you back again at any of our properties. Thank you for supporting a local family business and thank you for tripping with iTrip!

- Manager Response
3 star rating
5/5 stars
ITrip did a great job in keeping in touch prior to our visit as well as during our stay at BHI. Our biggest disappointment was the view from the terrace onto a field of dead trees being hauled in daily by big trucks which was not shown in the pictures. The location of the house was great but the noise from the trucks and the club was not relaxing. Also the upstair bedrooms had no mirrors or lamps for reading except a light in the fan. The positives that it was clean, kitchen was well equipped and the golf carts made it easy to access the island. After getting a feel for the island, I will be renting from ITRIP again but a different home. Claire
- Claire

Claire, thank you for your review! We appreciate your feedback on your stay at Blackbeard's Return and sincerely apologize for the noise and view of the workers removing brush during your stay. Unfortunately, this happens after having a hurricane, and they will be done soon. We know this kept you from fully relaxing, but we are happy you still had an enjoyable time with a well-equipped kitchen and golf carts to easily get around Bald Head Island. We would love to have you book with us again. We manage many other properties you may be interested in for next time. Thanks for tripping with iTrip!

- Manager Response
Awesome Experience
5/5 stars
We have been vacationing to Bald Head Island for over 13 years. Blackbeard’s Return was one of the best experiences we have ever had on the island! We vacationed shortly after hurricane Isaias, and everything was wonderful. The island was still cleaning up from the hurricane, but Blackbeard’s return was ready for our arrival without any issues. Everything in the house is well labeled and the house is very well laid out. We have small children, and the house had ample room for them to play and have a great time. The kitchen was well stocked, and by far the BEST kitchen we have ever had in a rental. Every appliance you could ever need was available and well cleaned. There were plenty of enough towels for everyone. The house has amazing views of the ocean and golf course. It is within walking distance to the BHI club, making it very easy to walk back and forth with small children. There were 2 awesome golf carts that worked well for our family. The house gives you the opportunity to join both the BHI Club and Shoals Club. itrip vacations was very easy to work with and made this an awesome experience for the whole family. Overall, we had a blast! We HIGHLY recommend Blackbeard’s Return and itrip vacations! We will definitely be back!!!
- Alex

Hello, Alex! Thank you for your 5 star review. We are delighted that Blackbeard's Return was one of the best home rental experiences out of your visits to Bald Head Island over the years with plenty of room for your children to play, a well-stocked kitchen, enough towels, amazing ocean and golf course views, easy access to the Clubs, and awesome golf carts. It was a pleasure working with you as well! We would love to have you back again any time. Thanks for tripping with iTrip!

- Manager Response
Awesome Week at Blackbeard’s!
5/5 stars
We had a fantastic week and stay with a group of our friends. The house was very clean and well stocked with all the necessities (We left deciding that we needed the Ninja Air Fryer / Instapot combo that they had in the kitchen!). Great location next to the beach and BHI Club, easy to access to main roads for bike rides/running/walks, and great porches for coffee in the AM and chatting about the day over drinks at night. Would recommend over and over, and are already planning our next trip to the island!
- Kaitlyn

Hello, Kaitlyn! Thank you for your review. We are delighted you and your group of friends had a fantastic stay at Blackbeard's Return with plenty of necessities (including a Ninja Air Fryer and Instant Pot), easy access to the beach and BHI Club, great porches and more. We would love to have you back again. Thanks for tripping with iTrip!

- Manager Response
Great management
5/5 stars
We had a great time in BHI. The management team was excellent! They always checked on us to see if we needed anything, were available by text at any time, and when our golf cart broke down they offered their own until they could get ours fixed. Five stars all the way!
- Nadia

Hello, Nadia! Thank you for your 5 star review of Blackbeard's Return. We are delighted you had a great stay on Bald Head Island and that we could be there when you needed us. As a small, local family-owned business, we take pride in our communication skills. We apologize again for your golf cart breaking down but are happy it did not keep you from enjoying your vacation. We would love to have you back any time. Thanks for tripping with iTrip!

- Manager Response
Great stay at Blackbeard’s Return!
5/5 stars
A wonderful house with great use of space and perfect for our 2 families! Everything seemed new and clean. Bathrooms were renovated and spacious and kitchen is updated with everything you will need. Porches allowed for a variety of views and screened in porch was our favorite spot to drink coffee in the morning or wine at night. It is super close to the BHI club and the kids would just walk there regularly for a swim. Two golf carts are in great condition and easy to drive with no battery issues. We loved the outdoor shower and everyone showered there throughout our stay. Highly recommend this house!!
- Margaret

Margaret, thank you for your 5 star review. We are so happy you had a wonderful stay at Blackbeard's Return. Coffee and wine at that screened-in porch sounds like it was delightful. We would love to have you back again. Thanks for tripping with iTrip!

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