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If you are looking to extend your summer a little longer, the most logical step is to book a vacation at the beach. The summers, even in cooler climates, just seem to last longer, in part because of the sand and sea, but also in part to the carefree vibe that goes hand in hand with the salt air. Holden Beach in North Carolina has captured the feel of eternal summer and although we can’t make it last longer in your neck of the woods, we can offer the perfect spot to gather up those last rays and beach days and because comfort matters, we at PROACTIVE Vacations also provide the ideal beachy escapes! Filled with creature comforts, modern conveniences, and often, a peek at the beaches you have come to explore, our properties will make your vacation that much sweeter! Looking for that perfect time to plan your Holden Beach Labor Day getaway? Labor Day is just around the corner and now is the best time to book your home-sweet vacation homes! Explore all these exciting, fun, and relaxing activities over the long weekend (or make it longer and stay a week!) and come home every night to the serene spaces that welcome tired travelers!

Holden Beach Summer Concert Series, September 3, Holden Beach Pavilion

Celebrating summer and the long holiday weekend has never been as sweet as it is when listening to the smooth sounds of North Tower Band. Providing the backdrop for parties for over 40 years, their blend of funk, oldies, and, of course, beach tunes will fit in nicely with your Holden Beach holiday escape! This is the last of the summer concert series events, so bring your chair and be ready for a good time; dancing, singing along, and clapping is highly encouraged! Starting at 6:30 and continuing through 8 pm, attendees will also get to witness a sunset that might outshine the music and as you relax and enjoy, with the notes drifting off into the sky and toes buried in the sand (when not dancing) you probably won’t remember another concert you have enjoyed more!

Oak Island Farmers Market, SE 49th Street on Oak Island

Another typical way to enjoy a summer’s day is with a visit to a Farmers Market and nearby Oak Island Farmers Market offers everything you need for a Labor Day celebration in your Holden Beach holiday hideaway! Explore grassy aisles under shiny skies, plucking fresh produce from the stands, enjoying samples from merchants who provide them, and maybe find a small thank-you gift for the nice teenager who is walking your dog and getting your mail while you are enjoying your one last summer vacation in North Carolina! Also offering sauces and hand creams, baked goods, and crafty things, the Farmers Market is a simple joy you will greatly appreciate.

The Beach Awaits

Of course, the ultimate way to enjoy a summer holiday is with a day at the beach! Put on those new swimsuits you purchased specifically for this vacation, load up your beach gear, and head to the white sand beaches that have drawn you to this North Carolina adventure! Some of you won’t have far to travel, having chosen a Holden Beach escape located on the beach and others may have a little commute, but however long it takes to arrive at the sandy shores, it will be worth it! Laying under colorful beach umbrellas watching seabirds seek out their food in the waters that ebb and flow, building sandcastles with your kids at the shore’s edge, or walking along the water, enjoying the views of turquoise waters, colorful cottages, and children playing. Even if you never enter the salty waters, your beach day is guaranteed to be a huge success!

At Home with PROACTIVE Vacations

The best way to celebrate your Labor Day getaway may be found in the comforts and amenities offered in our PROACTIVE Vacations holiday havens! Labor Day is dedicated to all the hardworking Americans who help keep our country going and sleeping in late is one of the first ways you will begin your celebration, knowing that the alarm clock won’t be rudely awaking you! After that, it’s all up to you! Enjoy a pool party with your family in our properties with pools, grilling freshly caught fish or your favorite burgers and hot dogs while more beach music is streaming from your phone. Watching summer-themed movies on state-of-the-art televisions, creating a new holiday-themed cocktail in our fully equipped kitchens, or playing board games at large family tables, savoring these moments when family rules! All of these activities could be enjoyed anywhere in the world, but in Holden Beach, they take on a greater glow! Reserve your favorite holiday hideaway today!


Summer is Mother Nature’s gift to people from colder states and when you come to the beach, your memories of cold, ice, and gloom will become distant ones, especially during your summer escape to Holden Beach! Offering lazy days filled with sunshine, salt air, and adventures that will feed your soul, the only thing better than a summer vacation to Holden Beach is a summer vacation in Holden Beach spent in the comfort and luxury of our PROACTIVE Vacations seasonal sanctuaries! And because we want to ensure that you receive the full Holden Beach experience, we have created this guide to the top summer Holden Beach events taking place in our section of paradise!

Holden Beach Turtle Talks, Wednesdays in July and August, 107 Rothschild Street

Sea turtles are sadly endangered, and it is our responsibility to do what we can to help with their continued existence, and the Holden Beach Turtle Talks are one way to learn how to do our part. Costing nothing (although donations are appreciated) the talks are fascinating and the movies they show offer an interesting depiction of the lives of these shy and sweet sea creatures, they also offer Children’s Turtle Time for kiddos from 3-6 years of age on select Wednesdays. The Turtle Talks start at 7 and Children’s Turtle Time begins at 4 pm. Turtle Patrol Tee Shirts can also be purchased during the talks.

Summer Concert Series, Sundays Through September 4, Holden Beach Pavilion 

Summer and music go together like peanut butter and jelly and our summer concert series takes the music to the next level by adding sand and sea to the mix! The music starts at 6:30 and every Sunday features a new performer, giving your summer nights a glow you will never forget. The music is hot, the vibe is chill, and we dare you to find a better way to end a summer day than this! The sounds of the sea accompany the music perfectly and if you don’t find yourself singing and dancing along to the music, you may not be a music or beach person, but that’s ok. There are plenty of other events that will keep your interest during your summer escape to Holden Beach!

Southport Summer Market, Wednesdays Through August 30, 105 E West Street in Southport

 Nearby Southport is home to the Southport Summer Market, offering a diverse selection of produce, food, and craft items that will make perfect gifts for yourself or others. Mature oak trees provide shade and Southern appeal and as you wander through the aisles examining fragrant bouquets of flowers, sweetly delicious baked goods, and a variety of other items, the peace you seek will be found!

The Market on Mulberry, Saturdays through July 26, Mulberry Street Park in Shallotte

You could probably spend an entire summer in the Holden Beach area traipsing from market to market, exploring fresh produce, handmade crafts, and delicious baked goods until you can’t fit anymore into your PROACTIVE Vacations summer escape, so this will be the last market we discuss, one with a name that could have come from a Dr. Seus title! Oh, the items you will find at the Mulberry Market and the joy you will receive with every purchase; the produce will taste especially delicious in the homemade meals you create in our fully equipped kitchens!

Labor Day Weekend, September 2-4

Here’s the thing about Labor Day weekend. This celebration that honors all our hardworking Americans is, in its very essence, one where everyone should get to rest and relax. There are no Labor Day Parades and if any fireworks are seen, it will be unsanctioned shows that you may still enjoy, but are, totally not allowed!

With that being said, there will be some amazing sales in local shops ensuring you can purchase some great souvenirs. Grab an ice cream cone and play a game of miniature golf at Fantasy Isle Ice Cream and Mini Golf, located at 3354 Holden Beach Road SW. Or simply stay at home in your PROACTIVE Vacations summer sanctuary, sipping cocktails on your balcony overlooking the beach, building sandcastles at the water’s edge, and taking a nap as open windows bring in salty breezes and the sounds of the sea, lulling you into the best nap of your life.

Enjoy a home with a pool, throwing a family barbecue on this day of fun, swimming, sunning yourself, and devouring hamburgers, hot dogs, or freshly caught seafood grilled to perfection with the minimum of energy. Rent a boat and take a sunset cruise that will add romance and beauty to your summer vacation and when the sun sets and you return home to your vacation paradise, you will know that there is no better way to spend Labor Day of 2023! Reserve your favorite today!

We all expect to leave a legacy behind for our children, wanting them to have a better life than we did, but what we leave behind doesn’t always involve money or property. The best legacies are the memories we have given them while we are still right here in the next room! The times we took them out of school unexpectedly for a free day of play and fun. The moments we held them as they cried over hurts that run deeper when young. The moments we spent in the audience of their various events watching them succeed, knowing that our faces were the first thing they would seek when their time to shine arrived.

And perhaps the best memories are the ones we made on vacations, opening up the world to them and teaching them that play is as important as hard work! Your upcoming Holden Beach vacation is the perfect time to continue the tradition and we at PROACTIVE Vacations would like to present a little LegaSea of our own to add into your legacy. This charming beachfront cottage located on the beaches of our barrier island offers 4 bedrooms filled with charm and serenity, 3 baths to ensure each of the 8 guests staying within have plenty of private space. The carefree beach vibe will enhance the memories, and the legacy, you leave behind. Your escape to North Carolina is destined to be the one you wish could carry on forever!

The Siren Call of the Sea Answered

The serenity of the sea calls to all of us and when answered with a stay in LegaSea, the opportunities for fun, comfort, and relaxation will be endless! Charming guests from the ground floor to the rooftop, we may not have enough words to get the entire story to you! Step into rooms where wood floors create pathways to rooms filled with comforts and views and nothing feels too fancy!

LegaSea living area

The living room, furnished with chocolate-hued leather sofas, a state-of-the-art smart television, and decorated with sea-themed accessories that remind you of the proximity to the beach will be a popular hangout during your stay. When not watching tv or reading, the dining area offers an ideal spot to play games, build puzzles, and enjoy family meals will help make happy memories, as will the fully equipped kitchen located just off the dining room in a space tucked away in a corner of the home.

Updated appliances, a unique light, and cabinets painted the color of a sunny day keep this room feeling cheerful and more sea-themed accents continue the beachy vibe. Outside the main living area, a cherry red stacked laundry unit provides the important duty of keeping your clothes clean in between beach adventures, ensuring you can pack light and leave room for the souvenirs you purchase in downtown shops.

Time to Play 

From the crystal clear pool and outdoor shower located on the ground level, to the multiple decks with patio furnishings perfectly situated for sea views, to the rooftop deck where occupants will celebrate their time away from real life close to the heavens, LegaSea is designed to provide fun and entertainment throughout your stay! Rock yourself into a state of beautiful lethargy in electric blue rockers, enjoy a burger and a beer as you watch the ebb and flow of the sea from the “bar” fronted with 4 bar stools on the rooftop deck, or laze in the sun on lounge chairs perched against a painted sunrise. Swimming in the pool on a hot summer’s day will bring laughter and excitement to your stay day and night and a furnished sunroom offers the perfect spot to nap, read, or converse with your fellow travelers! An outdoor shower on the bottom layer helps keep the sand from nearby beaches OUTSIDE where it belongs, and covered parking ensures that your rental car will stay cozy and dry!

Happy Dreams Happen Here

Finally, it is the bedrooms of LegaSea that may bring you great joy. Offering comfortable beds in a variety of configurations, more of the sea-themed décor, and a gentle peace that will do wonders for your soul, these rooms are built to make happy dreams! TV’s in all the rooms help ease the transition from awake to asleep, and although only two of the four bedrooms offer ocean views, we can assure that each bedroom will offer something special! Private entrance to the balcony off one room, a full office set up in another, an ensuite bath in the primary bedroom, and twin beds in the final bedroom give each guest their own place to relax after a long day of North Carolina adventures! Contact us to reserve LegaSea today and add to the legacy you bring your family!

As the summer holidays roll in, Holden Beach comes alive offering ways to celebrate that always include a day at the beach and this Holden Beach 4th of July celebration will be no different. Providing sunny days, exciting events, and, when you choose one of our PROACTIVE Vacations holiday hideaways, all the comfort your tired body can handle! Independence Day is a special one here in the South, especially with North Carolina being not just one of the original 13 colonies (number 11 to be exact!) but also being the first state that instructed their delegates to vote for independence! You might even go as far as to say that without North Carolina, we may have been one of the countries whose symbol was embroidered on the dress Kate wore to the coronation this year! In any case, 4th of July is very important to us here in Holden Beach and as you live the good life, perhaps even enjoying cake in our nation’s honor, coming home to the comforts and luxuries found in our Holden Beach havens is destined to make this getaway one you will wish could go on forever!

Fill Up for Fun

As you go about your day of patriotic celebrations, you’re going to need your energy and even though our PROACTIVE Vacations escapes offer fully equipped kitchens, on this bright and beautiful day you are going to want to fill your empty tanks with an all-American breakfast at The Scoop! Located at 3425 Holden Beach Road and offering the most amazing selection of waffles, a red, white, and blue breakfast is destined to be your second favorite thing you purchase from Scoops! Try their red velvet waffles stuffed with white chocolate chips and order a side of blueberries, or their blueberry waffles with whipped cream and a side of strawberry sauce! Also offering classic egg breakfasts for those who need a little extra dose of protein, be sure to come back later in the day for a scoop (or three!) of ice cream! Nothing is more traditional than an ice cream cone enjoyed on a hot summer’s day and Scoops has all the flavors that will make your taste buds sing!

Red, White, and Beach!

A day at the beach is one of those all-American family traditions, making 4th of July the perfect time to enjoy and our beaches, offering golden sands, turquoise waters, and a lifetime’s supply of serenity and fun! Don your favorite red, white, and blue swim wear, grab some beach gear and stake your claim on a piece of the beach; what you do from there is all on you! Building sandcastles with your kids, walking along shore’s edge and peeking at the cottages that are perched higher up, even if you just read, nap, and sing along to the music playing in your ear buds; there is no wrong way to celebrate the 4th at the beaches of Holden Beach!

Red, White, and BOOM!

While there is no formal fireworks display in Holden Beach and there will probably be no unsanctioned displays, there are plenty of shows going on in the towns surrounding us, so why not take a small road trip and finish up your day with a bang? In past years, the Ocean Isle Beach Pier has been the spot for red, white, and boom! Oak Island has historically offered a great 4th of July show and is just over 21 miles away, giving our vacationing guests multiple opportunities to enjoy the show!

At Home with PROACTIVE Vacations

Spending the holidays with family and friends is our favorite tradition and when you choose PROACTIVE Vacations, you are choosing properties that will enhance the quality of your 4th of July celebration! Offering homes with pools, barbecues, and views of the water, your outdoor celebration is destined to be a memorable one as family and friends play the way our forefathers wanted us to be free to do so; wholeheartedly and with lots of laughter and love involved!

Inside, your holiday sanctuary will offer bright spaces filled with comfy furniture, modern conveniences, and quite possibly blenders for creating delicious 4th of July cocktails! Watch the movie Independence Day on state-of-the-art televisions, sip a holiday sparkler on a balcony that looks over the sea or Intracoastal, and toast the sunset as it lights up the sky with a kaleidoscope of colors! Reserve your favorite PROACTIVE Vacations holiday hideaway today and celebrate hard and play even harder knowing your sleep will be deep, peaceful, and restorative in our premium beds!

When you dream of long, lazy days at the beach, sunrise or sunset strolls along shore’s edge spent watching the fire that takes over the sky, and family moments that remind you of how lucky you are to be a part of this family, you know it is time to start planning your annual vacation to Holden Beach! And because we know what travelers like, we provide the base for all your beach adventures, giving comfort, style, and seaside views to all who step inside our beautiful homes, including one of our more popular ones, A Blue Monkey! Offering 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths and that beach lifestyle that makes everyone forget that real life is just a plane ride away, up to 10 people can cohabit peacefully within its walls and today, we at PROACTIVE Vacations want to take a few minutes to give you a closer look! Blue Monkey shines bright in its perch in an exclusive gated community and your vacation journey will shine brighter when you choose this colorful escape for your home sweet Holden Beach vacation home!

Leave your Troubles at the Door 

The South is always welcoming and A Blue Monkey shares in this calming trait, inviting guests to step inside and begin a journey filled with comfort, joy, and breathtaking views. Offering an inverted floor plan with all but one of the bedrooms located on the first floor, our tour is actually going to begin on the second level, with a walkthrough of the public spaces. The open-concept floor plan is filled with light, thanks in part to walls of windows, sliding glass doors, and a series of skylights that can help a rainy day seem more romantic as the raindrops tiptoe gently across their surfaces.

Creamy-hued walls complement the walnut floors, and vaulted ceilings add drama to the simple décor below. A leather sofa in chocolate leather and two matching chairs with ottomans anchor the floorplan of the living room, placed to maximize the views of the water just outside. The state-of-the-art television is tucked away in the corner opposite, while just beyond, lies two large dining tables, pushed together to create one large area for dining, playing games, and relaxing in between adventures.

Maybe this is the spot you will leave a partially constructed puzzle spread out, taking spare moments to push little pieces of cardboard into their correct spaces, or maybe you will use the table for morning conversations shared with coffee as you prepare to begin each day. The fully equipped kitchen lying off to the side ensures that meals won’t have to be carried far to be enjoyed. A modern space offering a farmhouse appeal, the kitchen is roomy enough for multiple chefs to share the space, working together to create the family meal.

Throughout the home, constant reminders that the sea is within close proximity can be found in the artwork and décor, but is it really necessary when you can catch glimpses of the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal waterways through nearly every window on this level. Step out onto the wood deck that is lined with brightly colored rocking chairs, perfectly aligned to enjoy views of the sea and the pool and hot tub located on the lower level. Yes, dear travelers, this beautiful escape offers its own private pool and hot tub, ensuring that every day of your stay will be filled with water choices!

View of the deck of A Blue Monkey vacation home

Hang out with your toes buried in the soft sands of Holden Beach feeling sea breezes kiss your cheeks as the music of ocean waves bring peace to your soul. Or, spread out a colorful beach towel on the wood deck and bask in the warmth of the North Carolina sun, in between dips in the coolly refreshing waters of the crystal clear pool. The hot tub is perfect for use any time of the year, adding romance and warmth to your getaway and helping keep muscles loose as the jets ease any aches or pains. 

It Just Keeps Getting Better!

A Blue Monkey offers all the comforts of home and nowhere is that more apparent than in the 4 bedrooms it provides. Light filled when you want them to be, but still offering the ability to close out the sun and sleep later in the mornings, each room provides that something extra that encourages sleep and respite. The private baths attached to each of the 4-bedrooms help to lessen morning traffic jams and ensure that each guest has privacy, while the master bath is anchored by a deep jetted tub that will come in handy when the hot tub on the deck is in use by others.  Three of the four bedrooms offer balconies where you will want to enjoy a cup of coffee in the mornings, one provides a king bed and ocean views, and one guest room promises to be the delight of your children, furnished with two sets of bunk beds from which secrets will be shared, whispers will be a little too loud, and giggles will be uncontrollable!

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The longer days and warmer temperatures serve as a reminder that summer, and the holidays that accompany this most wonderful time of the year, isn’t that far off. As a matter of fact, by now you may be already starting to think about where you want to spend the first of those summer holidays, especially Memorial Day! You may be imagining sandy beaches and sunsets over the sea, long days spent frolicking and relaxing, and nights that bring comfort, rest, and deep sleep in soft beds. And because if you know, you know, those daydreams may be pointing in the direction of one of North Carolina’s most idyllic barrier islands, Holden Beach. Our golden beaches have been making dreams come true for decades and discerning travelers have discovered that their most comfortable dreams come true when they choose PROACTIVE Vacations for shelter during their Memorial Day getaway! This guide to spending Memorial Day on Holden Beach may start pointing your dreams in the same direction!

Feel the Peace

Beaches have always brought peace and tranquility to our souls and our beaches offer the perfect example, but it’s more than sand and sea that has that effect, it’s the island itself. Feel your shoulders loosen, your troubles dissipate, and all your cares melt away within seconds of arriving on the island. The quiet serenity of Holden Beach, as opposed to other islands that may offer a more frenetic atmosphere, burrows its way into your soul. As you begin to relax and settle in for the start of a fun-filled Memorial Day escape, it will be easy to forget that this special adventure will not be one that lasts forever.

This Way to the Beach

After you unpack your luggage and stock the pantries and refrigerators in our fully equipped kitchens, it will be time to begin your vacation in earnest and what beach vacation would be complete without at least one day spent at the beach? Having chosen one of our PROACTIVE Vacations oceanfront sanctuaries, you won’t have far to walk and as you cross the wooden boardwalk that leads to golden sands dragging your gear behind you, the day stretches out in front of you, filled with promise. Stake your claim on the segment of beach closest to your home marking your territory with a colorful umbrella and beach chairs that match, perhaps offering a cheerful red, white, and blue color scheme in honor of the holiday! At this point, we suggest you slather on the sunscreen before going any further, but we promise, this is the last activity you will have to do. The rest of this day will be filled with adventures that are tailored to your personality, even if those adventures involve nothing more than a magazine, a beverage, and earbuds filling your ears with the music you love, proving once again there is no wrong way to celebrate the Memorial Day holiday!

Shop the Sales

This holiday is famous for its sales and when you spend some time dipping in and out of the shops of Holden Beach, you are sure to find the perfect gift at a really good price! Our favorite part of our vacations is the souvenir shops in the towns we are visiting and if you are of like mind, we can promise you are going to have the time of your life! Drop by Beach Mart, 3368 Holden Beach Road SW, and shop till you drop; they also offer beach gear should you need to supplement your collection of toys, umbrellas, or swimsuits. Some of the best gifts for all those folks back home who are collecting your mail, feeding your dogs, and watering your plants, can be found at the Coastal Gem Beach House, featuring beach stuff, souvenirs, and a host of other gifts you won’t want to pass by! And although there are plenty more shops to explore, there is nothing more American than enjoying an ice cream cone on a beautiful almost summer day! Step inside Beaches N Cream, 3316 Holden Beach Road SW, and give your sweet tooth a sweet treat that is handmade and created in small batches right there in the shop. Every day offers a new flavor to taste to discover, so multiple visits might be in store!

Memorial Day with PROACTIVE Vacations

As you shop, beach, and explore all that Holden Beach has to offer, some of your favorite memories will be created at home with us! Keeping your beer chilled to the right temperature in our high-end appliances, watching Memorial Day themed movies on smart televisions offering pictures so clear you may find yourself saluting the Colonel when he walks into the scene on the screen, and planning a family barbecue to commemorate this very special holiday in the backyard of your very special PROACTIVE Vacations beach house! Reserve your favorite escape today!


It may be just a product of our overactive imaginations or simply a sign of how much we love our hometown in Holden Beach North Carolina, but it feels as if the sun shines brighter here. Offering a warmth that we hold close to our hearts, your upcoming vacation to our favorite place on earth will help you see things the way we do, especially when you choose our Proactive Vacations Sweet Carolina for your home sweet Holden Beach vacation home. Offering 4 serene bedrooms, 3 spacious baths, and the laidback beachy lifestyle that will calm your soul and quiet the noises in your brain, Sweet Carolina is built to handle the demands of up to 8 people, ensuring your North Carolina getaway will help bring you closer to the ones you love! Located just across the street from the ocean, briny scented breezes will tickle your fancy and the sounds of waves crashing against sandy beaches will lull you into a state of joy and serenity you will wish could last forever! This guide to the charms and comforts of Sweet Carolina will give you a sneak peek into one of our most popular homes, giving you a little something extra to look forward to as you cross off the days on your calendar!

Sweet Carolina living area

Welcome Home to Paradise!

Standing high on the street, the mint green exterior of Sweet Carolina may have you craving an ice cream cone of the same flavor, but unlike the ice cream, this home will stand strong no matter how bright the sun’s rays. Take a few minutes to enjoy the views from the covered porch, sinking into one of the rockers that line up against the railing, temporarily leaving your bags at the doorstep of your Holden Beach escape and waiting until the serenity of the scene you are staring at sinks into your soul.

Finally opening the door to beauty and calm, it’s time to follow the path of engineered hardwood floors (designed to resemble the driftwood on the beach) into spaces filled with light and warmth. The colors of the sea are vibrant ones that are reflected in the décor of Sweet Carolina, including sky blue painted walls, the red of coral in the art work, and an assortment of other sea themed hues that help keep the beach near, even as sea themed art reminds you that the beach is “just over there!” The living room is a vibrant space, offering tropical prints on the white painted wicker furniture and a state-of-the-art television that carves out its own perch in a book shelf fully loaded with art, games, books, and movies, with the latter of which being intended for use by our guests.

An open concept floor plans lets visitors stay connected as they do their own thing leads visitors to the next room on the tour, the dining room that is situated directly behind the living area. Anchored by a farmhouse-style table surrounded by red chairs and a charming bench, this is where games will be played, meals will be devoured, and important conversations will be held. The kitchen of Sweet Carolina is a modern room, filled with painted white cabinets topped with granite countertops, and offering a large breakfast bar that is the perfect spot to enjoy donuts in the mornings, a glass of wine in the evenings, or leftovers by the light over the microwave.

The garage areas that are downstairs from the main living space offer more places to play. A ping pong table, a billiard table, and even a poker table make this space entertainment central, as does the large television mounted to the wall. The backyard of this charming beach cottage offers another cool surprise in the form of a crystal clear pool, surrounded by wood decking and wicker lounges that are sure to make the white-fenced backyard one of the most popular spaces in the home! An outdoor shower can also be found out here, ensuring that the sand from your day at the beach stays in the great outdoors where it belongs.

Sweet Dreams

Each of the 4 bedrooms is designed to give occupants the best night’s sleep of their lives. Offering premium beds topped with the silkiest of linens, the paint on the walls continues the ice cream theme on the exterior and televisions that help make the transition from wide awake to sound asleep an easy and fun one. Shut the doors to the chaos of real life and let the serenity of the day sneak into the dreams you enjoy in these rooms and wake up every morning feeling rested and ready for a new day of Holden Beach adventures!

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Your North Carolina vacation deserves all the comfort this beautiful home provides! Contact us to reserve Sweet Carolina today!

The beauty of spring is clearly upstaged by the beauty of the smile on your Mom’s face when she receives the best Mother’s Day gift of all, a trip to Holden Beach in our favorite state of North Carolina! Offering peace, tranquility, and the most stunning sunsets in the world, there are many different options as to how best she will enjoy this most deserving gift and we at PROACTIVE Vacations want to take a few minutes out of your very busy day to discuss what Holden Beach vacation will work best for the first woman you ever loved or, as is often the case, for the special mom in your life, perhaps the mother of your children! This guide to a restful and exciting getaway to Holden Beach and a stay in our PROACTIVE Vacations holiday hideaways is destined to earn you the prize of best gift giver ever!

Our Moms, Our Heroes

Our moms have shown us the beauty of unconditional love, support, and protection from the first moments spent outside the womb and they deserve something really special on the day dedicated to all moms everywhere. Holden Beach, a barrier island off the coast of North Carolina, may not be the only place worthy of a Mother’s Day vacation, but we can promise it will bring out the shining excitement in your mom’s eyes! It may have been a while since Mom was actively parenting you and your siblings and vacation with everyone, the original nuclear family plus spouses and the grandchildren that complete her world will bring her back to those wonderful days of your childhood when all her ducklings were housed under the same roof.

Choose a beachfront home with enough bedrooms for the adults to have their own space, letting the cousins bunk together and build a bond that will last a lifetime, a sight that will bring tears of joy to Mom. Mornings can start with solo walks along sandy shores as the rest of the family slowly awakens and evenings enjoyed from the deck of the home, watching the sunset over the sea with a glass of wine in hand will bring moments of peace and serenity. Inside, mom can choose a seat at the breakfast bar, imparting tips on how to make your favorite meals to her standards in our cheerful kitchens, she can choose the shows she wants to watch on the state-of-the-art televisions in the living rooms, and she can end every day in peace and quiet in her own bedroom retreat. Playing games with the whole family at the dining room table is a popular rainy day activity and on days when the sun is shining brightly, mom can help the grands build sandcastles at the water’s edge; many properties offer outdoor showers to ensure that sand stays outdoors where it belongs!

The Mom in Your Life

Moms who are in the active parenting stage of their life may want an entirely different type of Holden Beach vacation, maybe even an intimate getaway with you, their co-parent in life! Our PROACTIVE Vacations’ smaller cottages will provide the idyllic vacation she deserves and an opportunity to relax, recharge and revel in beachy adventures. Enjoy an ice cream cone from The Scoop, 3425 Holden Beach Road on a warm spring afternoon or grab a quart of her favorite flavor from the Holden Beach General Store and let her savor it on the deck of your holiday haven, watching the activities going on at the beach below.

Living rooms with comfy sofas provide the perfect place for a mid-afternoon nap (no one deserves a nap more!) and the dining tables will give mom a beautiful and restful spot to enjoy a cup of coffee as she scrolls through her favorite social media sites every morning of her stay! High-speed internet ensures that Skype calls with the kids are crystal clear (this may have been the longest time she has spent away from your sweet children!) and also provide easy streaming of your favorite music; choose a channel that plays slow music and dance together at sunset, letting the serenity of the sea and the beauty of the moment create a memory she will never forget! At night, quiet bedrooms are havens of tranquility, some offering ensuite baths that invite moms to sink into their depths and relax even further. Televisions in the bedrooms of many offer a way to ease the transition from wide awake to happily asleep, generously sized windows provide views of the sea, and curtains or blinds that can be drawn shut to keep the sun out on mornings mom wants to sleep in!

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Give Mom a Mother’s Day she will never forget with a beach vacation to Holden Beach!

When you want your Holden Beach vacation to be absolutely perfect, smart travelers know that the best vacations begin and end with the sanctuary they choose to shelter them. Not satisfied with a beach vacation near the beach, you want a beach vacation ON the beach, offering the laid-back waterfront lifestyle and the serenity of the sea to fill your every moment. Our Pop’s Inn property at PROACTIVE Vacations will meet and exceed your every desire! Offering four tranquil bedrooms, two spacious baths, and room for up to eight travelers to live together in peace and harmony, this charming seaside cottage will brighten your vacation days and embrace you during your vacation nights! Today, we are shining the spotlight on Pop’s Inn, building up your anticipation of a beach vacation you will never forget.

Filled with Light and Warmth

This cottage is warm and welcoming, and when you step into its light-filled spaces for the first time, you will fill instantly at home. Built on stilts, the clapboard-sided structure stands high, providing excellent views of the sea in its backyard, and as you dash up the steps, knowing your vacation is about to begin for real, the sounds of waves crashing against the sandy shores will provide a serene background to the start of your most favorite chapter in your personal autobiography!

The living area of Pop's Inn

Follow the paths made of wood to the first stop on our tour of beauty, the living room of Pop’s Inn. Here is where family or friends will lounge on colorful and soft sofas and chairs, all precisely placed so as to enjoy views of the state-of-the-art television mounted to the wall in the corner and the star of this vacation show, the sea that lies just beyond the oversized sliding glass doors that lead out to the balcony. Keep these doors open and let the scents, sights, and sounds of the water be a constant companion to your interior adventures or simply spend as much time as you can on the white-painted rocking chairs that are lined up on along the rails. This outdoor space will be your favorite, and if you do nothing more than sit out here with your favorite tropical beverage in hand, toasting the sun as it sets beautifully day after day, then we think you can consider this vacation a complete success!

But for now we are going to take this tour back inside, visiting all the rooms left unexplored up to this point. Throughout Pop’s Inn, the sea is a constant theme, apparent in the hues of sky, sand, and sea that adorn all the surfaces, in the paintings of whimsical heron hanging on the wall behind the cobalt blue sofa, and in the materials used for pillows, blankets, and more. The dining room in the open concept floor plan features a long wood table surrounded by cushioned wicker chairs and enjoys the same views as the living room, making it the perfect place to play games, build puzzles, and daydream over a cup of coffee and a snack. (You can eat here too, of course!) The kitchen is a spacious room gleaming white and featuring granite countertops, painted white cabinets, subway tile backsplash, and stainless steel appliances that might just encourage you to prepare a meal every once in a while! Also offering a full-sized laundry set, this kitchen is a multipurpose space that the family will love to hang out in, and with five wood stools bellying up to the breakfast bar, it’s the ideal spot for morning bowls of cereal.

The bedrooms of Pop’s Inn each offer something special that makes them stand out, ensuring that no guest feels slighted. There are flatscreen televisions in every room except one, but the one without the television is an oceanfront space with two twin beds and incredible views. The bedroom with a king bed offers street views and shared access to one of the baths, (as do all the bedrooms) but often, instead of choosing this as a master suite, tired parents seeking peace will enjoy the comforts of the queen bed in the oceanfront bedroom, where multiple sets of windows can be opened to let in the light and the sights and sounds of the ocean. The last bedroom is another twin room, also offering two twin beds, a colorful mural of an octopus in snorkeling gear, and its own television. All bedrooms are comfortable, serene, and spacious, ensuring that every night’s sleep will be deep and filled with happy dreams.

Reserve Pop’s Inn Today

The perfect North Carolina beach vacation deserves this idyllic vacation beach house. Reserve Pop’s Inn today and discover a world in which peace, relaxation, and comfort are the norm and chaos and stress are kicked to the curb!