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Christine Wallace 01/18/2021

It was wonderful! Cannot wait to return! The staff was wonderful to work with as well! Thank you for making our vacation so simple and enjoyable!


Lindsey Hoeferlin 01/03/2021

Property was great and communication with Proactive was awesome!


Carol Lautier 12/28/2020

The home was beautiful, clean and welcoming. To our delight, there was even a Christmas tree already up when our family arrived! The view was absolutely perfect and the rental company was very helpful. In short, we loved the home and the precious time with family at Holden Beach. We will definitely be back!


Laura Kelly 12/13/2020

Everything was great!! Condo nice and clean – and very well equipped. Great instructions for check in and check out


Melissa King 11/28/2020

What an amazing experience we had this Thanksgiving Holiday weekend at “A Seacret Hide Out” @ 158 OBW. When we arrived the place was Immaculate, the pictures didn’t do the place justice. The house was clean, very spacious, and accommodated all of our needs to make Thanksgiving and our Mother’s 75th Birthday one for the books. The staff at Proactive stayed in touch with me from the time I booked through the arrival, and after checking out. They made sure all our needs were met. Everything exceeded our expectations. We will use them again. Please look them up if you and your family plan to visit the Holden Beach area.


Kathleen Wild 11/08/2020

We are a family of 6 and really enjoyed our stay. Quick beach access, all the amenities. Our youngest loved the foam play blocks. We would stay here again. The management company was also friendly and responsive – we called day 1 about a safety gate that wouldn’t lock and they popped right over and fixed it.


Sherlina Godwin 10/26/2020

I loved and enjoyed every moment, the space was impeccable and service was great. Would rent this property again.


Joshua Hall 10/25/2020

We booked our stay at “Holden Pattern” for a last minute family beach get-away. From the property to the service our trip could not have been more perfect! Our family loved being able to take advantage of the heated pool and enjoy some warm October days. We are very much looking forward to our next trip to Holden Beach and “Holden Pattern”.


Stephen Scott 09/27/2020

Bonnieville property was VERY nice and our stay was so relaxing and enjoyable. Proactive was super! You were very responsive when we called and most importantly our requests were resolved. We certainly use Proactive again.


Robert Mack 09/26/2020

We loved our stay at Livin a Dream! We plan on staying here again. Location was awesome, house was clean and inviting. If you have young kids bring baby gates (we were glad we did). Proactive was easy to work with and very responsive. This has been our favorite place we have stayed on Holden Beach.


Jeff Vann 09/14/2020

There’s so many great things to say about this rental I’ll mention a few because of space. The property was very clean and accommodating inside and out. We really enjoyed the sunrise over the marsh, boat dock with plenty of water (4ft) even at low tide, fenced in back yard, great washer and dryer, silverware, cookware and location to beach. Really can’t think of anything that could’ve made this property better! I’d like to mention also that Proactive was very professional, efficient and accommodating to all our needs.


Ann Wagner 09/10/2020

Service with Proactive was very good. Morgan was helpful in answering a couple questions I had before check in. The house was beautiful and well kept and very clean, all appreciated so much. Thank you for your service. Holden Beach is just lovely. I had forgotten that my family had stayed in Holden Beach 22 yrs ago at 621!


Emma Beckham 09/08/2020

Outstanding leasing company and great home!


Keller Torrey 09/01/2020

We loved this cottage. It is about 4 miles from the bridge on the quieter west end, so there isn’t much traffic in front of the house. The view is wonderful and sitting on the covered porch was a dream. The cottage has 4 bedrooms and 2 baths. For the four of us (sister, myself, our two adult daughters) this was perfect. We would definitely rent this house again and the check in and communication from PROACTIVE was excellent.


James Woods 08/26/2020

Great home, great location, and great service from Proactive!! Thanks.


Katy Breeden 08/25/2020

Great location, cute furnishings, company was easy to work with.


Kevin McDevitt 08/24/2020

Thank you for an excellent stay. The house was clean, the location was great, and the service provided by Proactive was perfect.


Angela Norman 08/24/2020

We had a great stay. Our experience with proactive was very convenient and efficient. The house was well stocked. The pool was fantastic. Thank you so much for a great stay.


Grenville R Day 08/23/2020

5 stars, 10/10, everything about this house and experience was an absolute pleasure! The house and furniture are well maintained, the property management company was attentive and friendly. The location can’t be beat. We have decided to make this an annual trip, and are already looking forward to returning. We very highly recommend this property!


Robert Lee 08/23/2020

Our family absolutely had the best time at Seaside Retreat. Everything was clean and well appointed with tasteful decor. The views are spectacular, and it was so wonderful that we could bring our dog with us as well. PROACTIVE was fantastic to work with. Wish I’d worked with them from the start vs. VRBO. Can’t wait to come back in November!


Robert Hunt 08/17/2020

Proactive vacations did an awesome job keeping us informed and answering our questions following the hurricane. We were not sure we could even go mid week because of storm damage and mandatory evacuation but worked out great and Proactive kept us informed along the way. Serenity by the Sea is beautiful home with tons of space and fantastic views, really nice pool. We had a fantastic week!


Brad Hoffman 08/16/2020

Great get away for our family. My wife and I, our daughters and son-in-laws, and grandkids had wonderful week at this well kept home. Plenty of space and pool and hot tub were key features for us. This gated community allowed plenty of beach space as crowds were limited. We had a wonderful week and would do it again. Proactive team was very pleasant and attentive to our needs.


Joel Newcomb 08/16/2020

We have been staying at Holden Beach since 2002 and this was the first time renting from Proactive. Very Satisfied with the process. Simple Check-in procedures and we had no issues whatsoever. I would not hesitate to rent from Proactive again.


Christine Mckinney 08/15/2020

The house was just as advertised. The rental company was wonderful to work with. Although there were a few minor issues with the pool/house post hurricane, the rental company did the best they could to correct everything, and we appreciate it! We are looking forward to coming back next year.


Julie Williams 08/15/2020

We have been coming to Holden Beach for 20+ years… by far our favorite house in which we have ever stayed. Perfect for our family of four, loved canal location & quick walk to beach. Screened in porch and dock patio were perfect for post-beach happy hours. Brought our pup & she loved the fenced in yard! This was our first time booking through Proactive and they did not disappoint- they were very communicative with post-hurricane updates & check in was a breeze. We are already planning our return in the spring – would return sooner in the fall but no surprise this gem is booked out!! LOVED LOVED LOVED everything about our stay & can’t wait to come back soon!!


Shalea Bartoe 08/08/2020

We didn’t actually get to stay on this property due to hurricane Isaias and the mandatory evacuation order by the Mayor. I would like to say that I was very impressed though with the constant emails we received regarding all the updates on the hurricane and when we could return to the island. Unfortunately, the hurricane kept us from being about to go and enjoy our stay at ol’ salt but I would definitely recommend them and stay at one of their properties in the future due to all the communication we received with them.


Susan Brumley 08/03/2020

Plenty of room in this house for our family. Grandchildren specially enjoyed the pool. Convenient to beach. The kitchen is adequately equipped, but would suggest adding an additional set of silverware. Proactive Vacations was very professional and helpful throughout the whole process.


Richard Gray 08/01/2020

There were three families with three little boys ages 8, 6, 4. We all loved the home and appreciated the decor, cleanliness, well-stocked kitchen, porches and best of all awesome pool and nice decking/area. We used the pool a lot when the beach got the best of us and we needed less wind. It did seem very windy this week but our beach experience was also awesome. Holden beach is a great island and everyone we interacted with was extremely kind! Kudos to holden and our rental company and the owners of the home. Thanks for the opportunity to use it. Hope to visit next year.


Peggy Koonts 07/29/2020

Working with PROACTIVE was the easiest, stress free experience. Will look forward to renting from them in the future! A+++++


Stella Putnam 07/27/2020

This is the second year that we have stayed at Ocean’s Edge on the east end of Holden Beach- we love this house- nice big bedrooms and always clean- PROACTIVE is always helpful with any questions or concerns that we have. Love the easy check in and check out- don’t have to go by the Realty Office which is a big plus- We have reserved it for the same week next year.


Susan Eberle 07/26/2020

We have rented at least 6 different houses in Holden and Algie’s Love is my favorite. I love the short walk to the beach from the home, the large kitchen table where everyone can sit and the 4.5 bathrooms. So nice to have a half-bath on the first floor for everyone to use. There is only one suggestion I have – get a larger coffee maker. We had 7 adults and had to make four pots to service everyone in the morning. Also, this is the first time I have ever booked with Proactive. I was very pleased with responsiveness to questions. We definitely book with them again and NOT GO THROUGH VRBO!


Mark Owens 07/24/2020

I have been renting vacation homes for 25 years and never have I found such a responsive and professional company.


Rebecca Whisnant 07/20/2020

Great house! Great location! Great porch! Great time! Our family really enjoyed this beautiful beach front home. For one week it was ours. We have stayed in Ocean Kiss for several years. We have so many wonderful and fun memories! Whenever I have had to call Proactive everyone is so nice and helpful! Thank you! See you next year!!


Ken Cash 07/13/2020

Plenty of space, well maintained home, easy beach access! This is our second time at Family Footprints and always gives us a great week of memories! This is my first time working with Proactive and I will use them again! The staff was very kind and helpful! I have already recommended them to two different friends! Thank you!


Phil Piazza 07/07/2020

It’s beach homes like this, that make Holden Beach a top family vacation destination. The beach house was well maintained and spotless, just what we were looking for. Thank you Proactive Team. We’ll be back.


Juanita Nall 06/16/2020

Your professional service was greatly appreciated and your response to any questions was quick and appropriate. Thanks.

Dana Banks 05/25/2020

Great customer service
Enjoyed our stay at Endless Views! Views are the best! Loved the pool and hot tub. Proactive was a really great vacation rental company. Very prompt with calling me back when I had questions. Easy checking and check out! Would rent again!


Barbara Campbell 05/17/2020

We had a wonderful stay at Holden Beach. We look forward to renting a home through your agency again. You made the rental process simple and the property was exactly what you promised.

Jennifer Jarrett 05/16/2020

Sol-Mate was the perfect house in the perfect location for our family. This house has everything you need for a trip to the beach. The kitchen is very well stocked with good quality items, the storage area has a ton of stuff for the beach, all of the beds are very comfortable, there are several games for a family game night, and of course an amazing ocean view. Our family left Sol-Mate re-energized, re-freshed, and re-focused. We will continue to visit Holden Beach in the future & hope to spend another week at Sol-Mate. Thank you Proactive for your help & guidance during the uncertain time.
Stephanie Ward 01/05/2020

We found Purpoise to be everything promised and more!! It’s probably the cleanest place that we’ve ever stayed, as far as a rental goes. Highly recommend Porpoise and Proactive Vacations!


Freda Scott 11/04/2019

Nice Place very clean, Cable Box went out on third day But Jackie was quick to Help and Respond she was and Angel Highly Recommend, Thank You Proactive!!!


Courtney Bostic 10/27/2019

Great house and rental company!! Thanks for a great weekend!


Julie Evitt 10/20/2019

This cottage is so cute and perfect for our girls trip!! It was very clean and Proactive answered any questions I had. The walk to the beach is not very far at all. We will definitely being staying here again!


Lynda Mauney 10/14/2019

Beautiful, clean home. Wonderful view. Perfect location to ocean with the added benefit of lighted and heated pool. Amazing rental company gives prompt service for any needs that arise. This is a “Must Return To Rental”.


Nancy Prigga 10/10/2019

A wonderful house & great service! The house was perfect and we enjoyed our stay! Looking forward to next year!


Amanda Lawson 10/09/2019

We loved every minute of our stay and the staff was very helpful! loved the check in and out policy!


Lynda Mauney 10/14/2019

Beautiful, clean home. Wonderful view. Perfect location to ocean with the added benefit of lighted and heated pool. Amazing rental company gives prompt service for any needs that arise. This is a “Must Return To Rental”.


Meghann Hill 09/16/2019

House exceeded my expectations. The home was well maintained, clean, warm and inviting. Plenty enough room for two wild beach bum munchkins (3 adults too) who loved the home and their vacation. Proactive was extremely easy to work with and goodness knows we’d choose the week to come down after Dorian ripped through the area. I will definitely be in touch with these wonderful folks for my next trip down!


Deborah Henderson 09/06/2019

Thanks for another fantastic vacation at Holden Beach! Even though we had to evacuate because of Hurricane Dorian we had a wonderful time staying in Holden Peach. The house was perfect for our family. We had lots of room to relax and enjoy the beach. Proactive Agency was easy to work with. They took great care to ensure of comfort and our safety. We will come back!


Kelly Norris 08/18/2019

The house was perfect and the staff / service were top notch!


Stella Putnam 08/08/2019

Our family has been coming to Holden Beach for 20 years and we have used many rental companies and stayed in various properties. Ocean’s Edge and Proactive Vacations made this year’s stay one of our best. We love the East End of Holden Beach- it is not as crowded and much closer to everything. The house was perfect for our family. There were plenty of spaces for our 3 grandchildren to play without being under our feet. They loved all staying in the “BunkBed” room together- what a treat for them!! The house was clean and neat and very comfortable. Access to the beach was a short walk, which was nice when my 86 year old mother came for the day. All of our dealings with Proactive were good- they answered all of our questions and were very helpful. We loved not having to go by their office to pick up a key. We reserved this house for the same week next year. We are looking forward to it. ***** 5 stars all the way around!!!!!


Charles Sanders 8/03/2019

My family and I have rented many vacation cottages/homes over the years including a number at nearby Ocean Isle and also on the Outer Banks. We rank Algies Love in the upper tier. It was clean, well-equipped, well-maintained and comfortable. We were a group of 6 adults and two kids, but easily could have accomodated a couple of more people. We really liked the big dining table next to the windows facing the beach. It has fantastic balconies on both floors and when we were there (late July) you could read all day on the balcony if you wanted– the sun never drove you out… partly because the beach faces more south than east. We thought this cottage was just the right distance from the beach, with a wonderful board walk, with nice sittting area leading from the unit to the beach. We felt we had a lot of privacy. We also liked it that is has an enclosed outdoor shower under the unit. Proactive Vacations (the property managers) was easy to deal with, both by phone and e-mail. The owner kindly called us while we were there to make sure we were having a good experience and to take suggestions. Holden Beach is really quiet and family-friendly, with a good grocery store, restaurants, and the usual beachwear shops. We saw sea turtles hatch on the beach just a few units away from ours(!)


Dwight & Carol Cartner 8/02/2019

We have just returned home from yet another Vacation at Holden Beach,staying for the week at the beautiful Ocean KISS ,beach front home. We are already looking for suitable dates for 2020. Love this place.. Renting from Proactive Vacations is a pleasure.


Annaruth Branyon 7/24/2019

Our family loved this house and had a great time. The process of checking in and out with Proactive was extremely easy. We hated to leave and will definitely be back again in the future!


Regina Parsells 7/21/2019

Serenity By The Sea is a great beach house rental. Loved the amenities and extras that the owners have added. The walk to the beach is beautiful, yet long and difficult when carrying chairs, umbrellas, etc. Property Management group did a fantastic job with small issues we encountered during our stay. Definitely would consider renting again.


Ginni Mastin 7/20/2019

The real estate company was great to deal with we needed something during our stay and they responded very quickly! The house was great and very well equipped and clean!!!!


Debra Holtz 7/15/2019

All I can say is Lobster Lair was awesome,beautiful, comfortable, and not far from beach! Proactive vacation’s people Are Awesome!


Teri Slentz 6/23/2019

This house was amazing! It had enough room for adults and the kids. Very clean and the views of the sunset were beautiful. Would rent this house again in the future. The property managers were awesome to work with as well!! Holden beach is the best family beach we have visited💕


Kari Bell 6/14/2019

This was our first time using Proactive Realty. This was my 11th trip to Holden Beach and I was incredibly impressed with their services. The house was well-maintained and perfect for our family of four. Decent walk to the beach. Nice kitchen. Everyone had enough space, either together or on our own. Thanks!!


Bernadette Harris 6/01/2019

We had a great stay. The house is beautifully furnished and very comfortable. Loved that all four bedrooms had king size beds and private bathrooms. The oceanfront location was fabulous and sitting just off the bridge made it convenient to everything – park, restaurants, and shops. Proactive Vacations were great to deal with. All in all a perfect week!


Rebecca Wood 6/02/2019

Shell Yeah is a cute salt box bungalow that is the perfect size and location. Cute and cozy with everything you need and nothing that you don’t. We love this rental and highly recommend! Proactive is fabulous to work with as well. Thank you for a great stay!


Marie Walker 6/02/2019

Our stay at Holden Hands was great. The house is beautiful with nice views, well stocked kitchen and very clean. The short walk to the beech is easy. We had rented a beech house at Emerald Isle and 3 days before check in was told the place was not safe to rent. We were scrambling to find a rental over the busy Memorial Holiday week and the staff at Proactive were so easy to work with and accommodating to our requests. Will be renting again from them in the future.


Duane Yoder 5/28/2019

Well maintained home. Proactive is great with communication and handling the check-in/out process. Recommend using Proactive for your vacation rental.


Mildred Steed 5/21/2019

Location was amazing, loved being oceanfront. Chris made a courtesy call to see if everything was to our liking, so we asked for a blind be placed in the family room and that he fix the door lock (afraid we may accidentally break key off in lock). These are things we would not have troubled him about, but he was more than accommodating. Chris and his maintenance team were beyond exceptional. Anytime we had an issue they were quick to resolve them.


David Smith 5/08/2019

The Blue Turtle home is a very clean, comfortable, well equipped oceanfront house we would stay in again. The rental staff was easy to deal with and check in was simple. All of the bedrooms were spacious and comfortable. The house is easy to find and has easy access to the bridge and walking distance to Castaways.


Luke Stauffer 5/07/2019

This little place was perfect for a long weekend getaway for the 4 of us. The beach was a very manageable walk away, and the setting itself was quite peaceful. The road traffic was very minimal, and the layout was perfect for its size. I was pleasantly surprised with how clean and updated the house was considering the economical rental cost of this property. In addition, the staff at Proactive was excellent to work with, and the owners seemed very nice as well. Overall a wonderful stay.


Amber Ramsey 5/06/2019

My family and I had not had a vacation together in over 10 years, this home was beyond perfect for us. Also, my first time being at the beach with my nephews who are ages 5 and 2, full of energy and so much fun. We absolutely loved the location, a minute walk to the beach, the views of the ocean, the march, and of course the home being dog friendly, which was accommodated with latched gates on the front porch. Definite plus. Not to mention, I myself got engaged on the beach to my sweetheart, the second night we were there, a few days before my birthday, which we were also celebrating. I think its safe to say this was the best week of my life so far. Still sinking in how amazing everything was, and how helpful and easy Proactive Vacations made our visit to Beautiful Holden Beach! Thank You!


Sarah Williams 4/23/2019

Proactive vacations was easy to work with and very responsive. The home delivered on everything and more than was advertised. I highly recommend using their services and spending time at Livin in a Dream!


Jeffrey Rosenbalm 4/23/2019

Good location. Would rent again for a long weekend.This is the first time we used Proactive and they were great.


Barbara Bennett 4/02/2019

Lulu Rose is a grand get away. The beach cottage was beautifully equipped. Much more then I expected. The design and care that the owner designed her presentation was very much appreciated by us. The management company did a very professional job of answering our questions and represented Lulu Rose as a million dollar property. Big big thank you.


Rebekah Cobb 11/29/2018

We enjoyed Seven Seas very much, it was well furnished, clean and quiet. Marsh Walk was great. Proactive rentals was a pleasure to work with. It was our first visit to Holden Beach. We definitely will go back.


Diana Miles 11/11/2018

Helpful Property Management at Proactive, clean home in quiet location on Holden Beach.


Martha Davenport 10/27/2018

We always enjoy our stay at The Summer House. The direct number for repairs is great. We called it and Chris came within the hour to exchange/program our tv remote control. Jackie was so helpful with all the reports during Hurricane Florence. We hope to continue to come there: it’s our home away from home.


Terry Crawford 8/19/2018

Proactive Vacations provided us with a superbly clean rental, easy check in/out opportunity, we couldn’t have asked for more!


Frank Howard 7/17/2018

This is the 3rd year we used PROACTIVE for a vacation rental. We returned to the same house rented in the previous years and all was wonderful….not one problem . The house was clean and inviting. We will use PROACTIVE again next year. Also, I am a veteran and they worked with the owner to get me a military discount!


Wendy Warren 6/16/18

We’ve been coming to Holden Beach for almost 20 yrs. This year was our first yr to rent through Proactive and we will definitely be return customers, in fact we have already put a deposit on the house for next year. The house was everything we needed for a reasonable price. We had 2 very minor issues come up during the week and a phone call to the friendly office staff and it wasn’t long before a very nice maintenance man quickly got things fixed. Everyone that works with them are completely customer service oriented and you can’t ask for a friendlier bunch. I highly recommend renting from them.


Susan Greene 5/14/18

Great stay. Great views of the ocean. Absolutely love dealing with the people at Proactive! Best customer service of anyone at Holden Beach. Thank you!


Ann Wright 4/4/2018

Excellent service!


Jennifer Garner 4/2/2018

We stayed at Seas the Day for 4 nights. Probably one of the best vacation rental companies and properties we have visited. We had one very minor issue that was resolved before 10am the next morning. This home was perfect for our family of 4 and the kitchen comes fully equipped with anything you would need. Very short walk to the beach! I would definitely recommend Seas the Day and Proactive Vacations to anyone. Look forward to our next trip.


Tim S. 3/1/2018

Had a great time! Loved the house, great location, and great fishing. The Proactive staff was helpful and responded quickly. Will definitely plan to stay here again in 2017. Thank you for making our vacation a memorable one.


Pamela McCall 12/28/2017

Holden Sands

The service from Proactive was wonderful. The home was comfortable.


Buffy Lowery 10/30/17

Fun Times

“We rent Fun Times for a week every year. The location is perfect. The common areas are open and spacious. The views are amazing. There is nothing that I would change. Also, Proactive is the best vacation rental agent!! We used to go through another company, but we were so impressed with Proactive that we haven’t even considered anyone else since using Proactive. “


Raven Hylton 9/15/2017

Buck Stops Here

“Our stay was almost interrupted by hurricane Irma. The proactive team was great with keeping us informed during the event. We were able to come to the beach and had a great time. The house was clean and nice. We would stay here again.”


Gesele Hall 9/5/17

Our Point of View

“We loved our weekend at Our Point Of View. The house was beautiful and our grandchildren loved fishing off of the pier on the intercostal waterway. No trophies were caught but they loved catching the small ones. Everyone at Proactive were very helpful and friendly. We will definitely vacation with them again.”





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