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Beautiful, spacious, clean beach house

Saltwater Revival is a lovely home with spacious bedrooms and bathrooms. I loved the cleanliness of the home. The amenities of this home were amazing, from the extra large and extra thirsty towels to the soft sheets, both of which are important to me. Everything that I needed was there at my fingertips. There are restaurants within walking distance, and a grill on the large back deck for grilling at home. This was my first visit to Holden Beach and it is so beautiful and private and peaceful. Having just a short walk to the beach was so convenient. After sitting on the beach and relaxing and enjoying the sun, the outdoor shower at the back of the house was refreshing and amazing! I will be staying at Saltwater Revival again and sharing it with family and friends!

Susan C. -  Yadkinville, NC


Great house in Holden Beach! Easy walk to beach, restaurants, waterway!

Saltwater Revival is our favorite house in Holden Beach! It has five bedrooms, two are master suites with king beds and huge bathrooms. The third floor master has a HUGE tile shower with dual showerheads, an ocean view balcony, and a connected room that is set up as a nursery with a crib. The den has a HUGE smart TV. All of the bedrooms have TVs, and the master suites have big TVs. All of the towels and linens are very high quality, as are the mattresses, blankets and comforters. No detail was overlooked. The kitchen is one of the best-equipped I have ever seen in a beach rental. Even the laundry room is well-done with a high-end front loading washer and dryer. Plenty of parking under the house in the shade and there are gravel drives on both sides of the entry. Garden hoses on both sides of the parking area for washing sand off of beach chairs and your feet. There is even a huge outdoor shower on the ground floor (it's very private and has plenty of hooks for your clothes and towels!). We loved this house! All things considered, Saltwater Revival is an incredible house, owned by a great couple who are easy to work with, and a place we will come back to.

Tom M. - Walburg, NC


Perfect speed!

This house has a front porch with rocking chairs. A back porch with an awesome grill and a table big enough to include everyone. And my favorite, a porch on the top floor just off this huge guest room, with a shower as big as a car wash!! We sat and read books before bed and listened to the ocean waves. In the morning we sat and drank coffee and it was so relaxing!

Melissa D. - Atlanta, GA


The PERFECT Holden beach rental!

Our family absolutely LOVED everything about this rental and our stay at Holden Beach! The owner was extremely helpful in answering my questions before booking and got back to me very quickly. The check in/out process was super easy and convenient. Upon arrival we found the house exceedingly clean and furnished to the fullest extent (smart TVs, very high quality furniture and bedding, super nice appliances and cookware, and so much more!). We also loved that the house has not one but TWO master bedrooms with private bathrooms that have huge tiled showers! The location of the house is SOOO convenient! - less than a five minute walk to everything.. the public beach access, several great restaurants, boat ramp and more. All around this rental is perfect! Our family will definitely be back soon!!

Laura M. - Mt. Ulla, NC



We enjoyed our stay at Saltwater Revival so much. It was a wonderful experience. The location is great and the house is just beautiful. We were very close to restaurants and groceries. We had everything we needed and more!! Wonderful experience at Holden Beach!! Within walking distance to the beach and a close access to drive to as well. I would definitely recommend!!

Kim R. - Salisbury, NC


Wonderful house for a trip with extended family

We had a great visit to Holden Beach staying at Saltwater Revival. The house was comfortable for 10 adults and 2 babies. It's not easy to travel with two babies under a year old, but this house was perfect. In addition to the room with a crib, the main floor master bedroom closet was large and ventilated, allowing us to sleep the second baby in a pack n play in that space. All the adults had space to spread out and relax, too. It was great to have a grill for big family dinners. Linda was a very helpful host who responded quickly to all of our questions. This house made our beach vacation one to remember!

Sadie W.  - Raleigh, NC


 We had a great stay at Saltwater Revival

 We had a great stay at Saltwater Revival this weekend!  Upon arrival the home was exceptionally clean and furnished perfectly.  The home has not one, but two master bedrooms with large bathrooms and showers.  All bedrooms were very spacious. with comfortable beds and nice furniture, there are even charging stations on all the nightstands.  Great home for couples with 4 out of 5 bedrooms having king size beds!  The kitchen was fully stocked with everything we needed to cook and enjoy meals.  The house is perfect walking distance to the beach, as well as restaurants and the boat ramp with public dock.  We enjoyed taking the boat with the short drive to the boat ramp.  Plenty of parking for many large vehicles.  We will be back soon!

Patricia G. - Mt. Ulla, NC


Saltwater Revival Offered Everything

Saltwater Revival offered everything that our family needed.  The house is beautifully decorated and is very spacious.  The open floor plan was perfect for our large family.  I loved the location!  The beach is just a short walk away.  Thers's also some awesome restaurants that's within walking distance.  Hats off to Larry and Linda (owners) for sharing their beautiful home!  Our family enjoyed making memories at Saltwater Revival!  We will be back!

Debra G. - Cleveland, NC


Great Stay

House is awesome.  Location is awesome.  Owners were easy to work with, communicative, and hospitable.  Great space, great place, and great time had by all. 

Rick S. - Elliot City, MD


It's the Best Beach Rental Ever!

This home was perfect!  Linda thought of everything and truly went above and beyond to provide her guests with the little extras.  Most hosts make sure not to leave anything that the guests can use.  Linda made sure her guests had everything they could need while there. Every bathroom and the kitchen were fully stocked with all items you could need.  And all appliances were upper-end.  It was truly a relaxing vacation due to the little extras she provded at every turn.

Marley H. - Charlotte, NC


Great stay at Saltwater Revival

Very nice place.  More than expected...fully equipped kitchen, plenty of space, nice area with easy access to restaurants and beach. 

Cynthia T. - St. Louis, MO


Simply Amazing

Upon arrival, the SW Revival house exceeded my expectations.  The pictures on the listing don't do this house justice - it was simply amazing.  The kitchen was very well supplied, including for toddlers.  Everything was just so nice and it was in a great location - just a few short blocks away from the beach and also a less than 5 minute walk to a restaurant.  Will definitely be back! Seth C.


We enjoyed the stay!

The house was beautiful!  My family and I loved it.  It was very comfortable especially with having a big family.  A plus was having the beach around the corner.  Would definitely come stay again!

Marleny S. -  Charlotte, NC


Our Weekend Was Amazing!

Saltwater Revival, our weekend in your home was amazing.  It was the perfect time of year to go, as we felt like we had the island to ourselves.  We can not thank you enought for every aspect of our trip.  From the ease booking, constant communication and up to date information (especially with the hurricane a week before our trip), simple check in, the home's pristine condition, attention to every detail (soap in all bathrooms, makeup remover, charging spots next to the beds, many blankets and pillows in each room, the list goes on), the soft sheets and plush towels, and the many drawers/cabinets to unpack and not have to live out of suitcases.  We loved the different seating areas around the home to relax and unwind.  The huge kitchen table was a great place for evening family board games.  We loved that we could walk to the beach and dinner, and the kids loved walking to the ice cream and candy store.  Thank you Cranford family...we can not wait to go back and make more memories with our family!

Jill A. - Denver, NC 


Perfect Location

Five couples from Greensboro wanted a fun weekend at the beach, and we found the perfect location!!  This house was immaculate, felt brand new and was big enough for all 10 people!  The layout was wonderful, and it was less than a 5 minute walk to the beach!  None of us have children, but the master suite with a baby room attached in addition to the first floor master suite is ideal for a 3 generation family like mine.  Looking to book for a family vacy next year!  Highly recommend!

Mollie K. - Greensboro, NC


Awesome Stay

This property is one of the best we've ever stayed in.  The house is gorgeous.  Everything is labeled and clear, spotless.  Easy to work with.  We were able to check in and out a little early and late which was convenient.

Deborah M. - SC


Amazing Week

We just returned from an AMAZING week at Saltwater Revival…. And it didn’t disappoint! This will be lengthy, but if you have kids and an expectation, it’ll be worth the read. I’d like to highlight some of our family’s unexpected favorites in an attempt to avoid a review you might have seen above.

1. Hello, Gorgeous.  For starters, the photos don’t do this home justice. It is obvious from the time you pull into one of the TWO covered driveways that the owners have though of everything, right down to the shell-embossed stepping stones- and it only gets better when you walk inside.

2. The Colors! I’ve been in rooms that make my eyes jump from place to place…. Rooms full of tacky seashell duvets and awkward wall decor. This isn’t that. As soon as I walked in the door I felt calm. After a 3 hour car ride with 4 kids, it was so appreciated. The color of the interior itself is soft, smooth and relaxing. A literal sigh of relief after many miles traveled.

3. The Roomy Entrance. A crowd of 13 people, including teens, kids and toddlers can cram up a foyer in seconds as they walk inside a beach house. We easily transitioned without feeling on top of each other. The owners have even thought of the home being used as a multi-family space and provided a numbered key retrieval area. Genius!

4. A mom’s dream Laundry area. Directly to your right as you walk in is a guest bathroom as well as a full laundry room with a sink. I love the fact that the restroom didn’t feel like it was in the kitchen or den area. Its far enough away to have some privacy if needed. The laundry room was SO nice to have downstairs as we shucked kids out of bathing suits, and to wash a few things before leaving for home.

5. A Queen’s Kitchen. Or King, depending on who does the cooking in your family… We had ample space to walk around while cooking, socializing and playing board games. There is a huge dining table with 8 chairs, and an additional 4 bar-stool seats. As a mom, I appreciated the fact that the barstools were heavy-duty and easy for my toddler to climb up on without them toppling over. Also in the kitchen was a high-chair, which is so many times a need I didn’t know I forgot from home! The owners supplied SO many things in the kitchen we might have forgotten and saved us a trip to the store a couple times.

6. Back Porch Paradise. We loved hanging out on the back porch. Its huge with a table/chairs, and has a grill. It’s a perfect spot to chill out with a drink while grilling or playing cards. AND the owners made sure there was propane! Another mom-note… safety gates for the littles!

7. Room Size: They’re HUGE and the décor is perfectly taken care of in soft tones. The owners truly want you to feel like you’re on vacation. The attention to detail is absolutely everywhere – even the extra blankets and pillows. My husband loved that the room had a small desk, plenty large enough for him to plug in and work a little at night. The nightstands all have charging ports and additional plug-ins for your electronics (another thing so often forgotten!) The master suite has a book shelf in case you want to read on the beach, which I thought was cool. One of the bedrooms upstairs even has an in-suite nursery with a crib & rocking chair.

8. Access to the Sand. Our family, which includes two kids under 6 appreciated the short, easy walk to the beach. It took less than 5 minutes to have our toes in the sand! 

I hope my review has helped make your decision a little easier. With so many unknowns, especially for large families, I wanted to make sure I wrote a review that spoke to them about the things that are often unmentioned in other reviews- especially when it comes to travelling with small children. The owners have honestly outdone themselves with Saltwater Revival and I cannot thank them enough for providing such a perfect space to spend the week. We will absolutely be back! 

Melissa G. - Indian Trail, NC


Family Beach Week

Linda was such a great host and went out of her way to make sure we had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable. The house was WONDERFUL!! Everything was very clean and organized. You could tell these hosts thought everything through that their guests needed. Instructions were clear in each room. We will definitely be back!

Caroline T. - Charlotte, NC


Wonderful Home

Your home was wonderful! It truly exceeded our expectations and made for a very comfortable vacation. You thought of everything! After having rented several beach houses in years past, this truly was the best. My parents also used to rent out a beach condo, so they know the work involved in maintaining a rental property. Your home was wonderful, THANK YOU!

Christina L. - Ashburn, VA


Perfect Fit

This beach house gave our family the space and features it needed in a beach house . The private baby room , With a crib , located inside the master bedroom was great for the 2 year old. He was able to nap in the afternoon and sleep well at night. The was plenty of room for the other 3 kids in the bunk beds and queen size . The two nice large showers were a nice bonus. Convenient location to the beach. We rented golf cart which made it only a 2 or 3 minute trip to the beach. Kitchen and den space was very adequate. Bar stools were nice space for kids to eat. House was very well kept and furnished with everything we needed.

Debbie E. - Mocksville, NC


Amazing Stay!

This home is amazing! We had a group of 13 and it was perfect. Large, comfortable and beautiful rooms. Well stocked kitchen. Great outdoor shower. Location was a short walk to the beach. We loved the neighborhood. It was quiet, and felt very family oriented and safe. This was my first visit to Holden Beach. Absolutely loved it! Linda is also great!!! You can’t go wrong with this rental.

Sharon Michelle N. - Carthage, NC


Much Needed

With everything going on surrounding COVID-19, we were in need of a quiet getaway that allowed us to stay safe during the Pandemic. We got exactly what we were looking for and much more. The home was fully equipped with everything we could think of to satisfy our needs and wants and in close proximity to a quiet beach. Thanks for a great stay!

Krystal W. - Harrisburg, NC



Wow! This place is amazing. Unfortunately, we were only in town for the weekend. I wish we could have stayed several weeks. If you’re coming to Holden, you better stay here.

Beth M. - Charleston, SC


Perfect for us

This property lives up to the pictures. A gorgeous, clean and wonderful place to stay. We will definitely be back again. It was in a lovely area of Holden, walkable to restaurants and the beach, and just what we needed for a change of scenery after being at home for months! The style of the home and decorations is perfect and we enjoyed every minute of our stay. We look forward to being back soon! Highly recommend this house to all!!!

Jill P. - Hillsborough, NC


Great Stay!

We had a wonderful experience here. Beautiful home with everything we needed and more. Great location and the property owners were super nice and there if you ever needed them. Everything in the house was perfect so we never needed anything fixed or changed, but it’s nice knowing they’re there if needed. Would absolutely recommend to anyone and will come back. Thank you!

Brett W. - Myrtle Beach, SC


Perfect Couples Getaway

We had a wonderful weekend surprising my boyfriend for his 30th birthday. The house was perfect for 5 couples with tons of space and large bedrooms/bathrooms. The kitchen is stocked extremely well and the house has literally everything you could need! Just a short walk away from the beach as well. I also appreciated how clean the house was, especially during the pandemic. It was evident that lots of care was taken to make sure everything was perfect for our stay. 10/10 would recommend this home to anyone!

Brittany N. - Gastonia, NC


Amazing Rental Property

Absolutely amazing home! Well-stocked and extremely clean! Super quiet residential area with friendly neighbors. Public beach access within walking distance. Homeowners were extremely responsive from start to finish. Book this house--you won't regret it!

Chasity M. - Abington, VA


Wonderful house!

We enjoyed staying here so much! The house was spacious, beautiful, and so well appointed. We enjoyed everything about it, and Linda was so accessible and responsive with any questions. We highly recommend Saltwater Revival and hope to return.

Andrea S - .Richmond, VA


We Loved This House

Saltwater Revival was a great spot for our family reunion after a year of being separated from COVID-19. The house was perfect for our week at Holden Beach (our first time visiting the area, and we will definitely be back to visit. We enjoyed the beauty of this beach, it was private, with no commercial attractions. The walk to the beach was convenient. My parents had not been to the beach in years, but they actually allowed us to drive them to the walk way, and they sat on the beach with the family. 

The cleanliness of the place was phenomenal! The place had everything we needed and more. Linda and Larry worked with us on all the arrangements and everything was as promised. The amenities were amazing. We enjoyed sitting on the back and front deck enjoying our morning cup of coffee, or enjoying watching the evening sun set.

We loved this house! Saltwater Revival is an incredible house, owned by a great couple who are easy to work with, and a place we will definitely come back to. We look forward to another beach retreat at Saltwater Revival very soon.

Jeff H. - Troutman, NC


Wonderful Family Home

This beautiful home was the perfect place for our family vacation. There was plenty of space for our family to spread out and the living room and kitchen area was a great place to gather and unwind after a day at the beach. The owners are friendly,accessible

Paula C. - Columbus, OH


Wonderful Vacation Rental!

We stayed at Saltwater Revival as a family for my parents 50th wedding anniversary. We loved this house. Everything was spaced out so nicely, we really enjoyed the king beds in every room but the one. Each family had plenty of space for their things and we all slept very well on the comfortable mattresses. Linda was so accommodating and very easy to get a hold of if we needed anything. We enjoyed our stay so much, we are coming back next year and are really looking forward to the pool that they will be installing during the off-season. I would recommend this rental to anyone who has a larger group of people and need all five bedrooms. House furnishings and bedroom decor/linens were just perfect!

The kitchen is fully equipped as well and we did not need a single thing! If anything, and I mean if anything, maybe the couches could be replaced at some point but otherwise they are comfortable. Just a little worn from I’m sure years of fun usage!! PS. Rent a golf cart, it is so fun to ride around and look at all the houses and the sunset beach views are phenomenal!

Robyn H. - Owosso, MI


We Loved "Saltwater Revival"

Great house with plenty of room for our family vacation.  We had 10 people and still had an extra bedroom that went unused.  Nice backyard for the kids to play when we weren't on the beach.  We rented a golf cart and the ride to the beach and restaurants was under 3 minutes.  Great deck and front porch plus a private balcony off the upstairs master.  Highly recommend this property!

Larry A. - Concord, NC


Wonderful home

We’ve stayed in many rentals. This home, far and away, was the most generously supplied house. Plenty of kitchen items, storage containers, spices, oils, cleaning supplies (if you needed them), etc. Two refrigerators was immensely helpful. Very thoroughly equipped.  The baby crib room was perfect and kept us from having to lug a pack-n-play with us. High chair and booster were available in the kitchen as well.  Plenty of common space to share with family and friends.

Extremely comfortable beds with memory foam toppers.  The back deck is perfect for everyone to grill, eat, and play board games.  Close to the beach, restaurants, and stores in a very nice neighborhood. Highly recommend!

Steve S. - Amherst, OH


Luxurious property!

We really enjoyed our stay at Saltwater Revival! Lovely, modern house with plenty of room for our family.  Great communication with owner.  High recommended!

Anne B. - Orange, VA


Great Time at Saltwater Revival!

Our family of 10 and an infant had a great time at Saltwater Revival! The house was a convenient quick walk to the beach and a perfect location for morning walks and runs. We have rented many homes with several families over the last 15 years and none were as well equipped as this one. Some of the wonderful amenities we appreciated were hair dryers in every bathroom, linens included, trash bags, dishwashing detergent, plenty of dishes and storage containers,  games, books and plenty of outside seating. Our group really loved the separate baby's area with a full crib. My granddaughters first trip to the beach and she got to spend quality time with mom and dad on their private balcony on the second floor! We had lots of outdoor space for our enthusiastic cornhole play and still plenty of parking! 

It was a true pleasure working with Linda. I received an immediate response during the whole booking process and during our visit our few questions were answered promptly! Saltwater Revival is only going to be better next year when they have a pool!  

Kristy E. - Charlotte, NC


Everything You Need

We were so comfortable in this well-equipped beach rental! When this has a pool it will be over the top!

Chapin T. - Fairfax, VA


Wonderful stay

We enjoyed our stay at Saltwater Revival very much! The house was very well organized and stocked with just about anything you could possibly need. Decor was lovely. The owners were quick to answer any questions. Highly recommend!

Kylie L. - Lawndale, NC


Over the top Place to stay

Great house that has everything we could want and all of what we needed (even the cooking spices we needed)! It is an over the top house. Great space, perfect pool, and short walk to the beach, restaurants, and sunset slush.  Highly recommend.

Matt G. - Cornelius, NC


A Week at Saltwater Revival 

Well equipped rental home conveniently located midway between intracoastal and ocean.  Plenty of space for large families.  Nicely landscaped front and backyard with nice pool.

Bill S. - Huntersville, NC


Wonderful stay 

My in-laws have been going to Holden beach for 25 years now and said it was a game changer to have a house in this location with a pool! It's really a perfect place to stay because everything is in walking distance and there is enough space for the whole family including kids.  We had lots of fun and are very grateful to have stayed at saltwater revival.  

Elizabeth B. - Columbus, OH



Perfect house!  Great location! Excellent host!  Our family really enjoyed Saltwater Revival.

Kris B. - Winston-Salem, NC


After Christmas family fun! 

This beach house was absolutely perfect!  I've rented vrbo in the past and the Saltwater Revival is the best!  Everything my family needed was there.  Linda was so easy to email with questions and we were able to have a late check out.  We're looking forward to our next family get away.

Ruby H. - Leland, NC


Most Amazing, Perfect location

We were visiting Saltwater Revival for a family beach wedding.  The Cranford's were most amazing and accommodating.  The house was perfectly located to the beach and to several restaurants making it a very easy walk, we walked everywhere.  The house was perfectly clean and had absolutely everything we could have ever needed.  The pool was spectacular.  Our family was so very comfortable and enjoyed pool and beach time.  Early morning walks, evening walks, good meals, wonderful sleep all that equal a perfect getaway.  Thank you for sharing your beautiful home!

Terri M. - Sanford, NC



Your house is amazing!  Everyone had a great time and really enjoyed the pool.  They were impressed with how warm the ocean is there compared to the Outer Banks where we have gone for the last 20+ years.  We liked that there is no "commercialism" at Holden Beach like there is at the Outer Banks - and I don't think the kids missed it much! Thank you so much for sharing your beach house with us.

Georgia R. - Clarksburg, MD


Perfect family friendly house!

This was the best house we have ever stayed in! (And we have been coming to the area every summer for over 10 years!) It was super clean, a very organized kitchen with many extras: 2 refrigerators was a must with 6 teenagers!, plenty of glasses and dinnerwear, spices to use, 2 griddles that we used for pancakes, books and games, comfortable beds in all the rooms with laundry baskets, makeup wipes in the bathrooms, an amazing outdoor space with a beautiful pool and outdoor tv, which the teenagers used a lot.  The laundry room was large and the washer could accommodate the high volume of laundry we produced.  The owner was super responsive and helpful with any questions, and made you feel a part of her family sharing her home.  The house is in a great location to the beach and Sunset Slush.  The green bike route signs (and one just near the house) made morning runs or walks easy to navigate.  If we are ever back in Holden Beach, we would love to stay at Saltwater Revival.  Thank you again for a great week!

Sarah S. - Leesburg, VA


Wonderful Vacation Home

Saltwater Revival is a gorgeous, comfortable beautiful house that offers everything needed for a great vacation.  All the furniture and beds are comfortable and kitchen and laundry room well stocked.  The pictures say it all.  Linda and Larry's attention to detail made our family vacation perfect.  Everyone loved the saltwater pool and lounging area with a complete bathroom by the pool.  The house is very homey with personal touches that made it beautiful and luxurious.  Plenty of space for our family.  By far the best house we have rented for a family vacation.  Linda was always available and responsive.  Highly recommended and hoping to return!

Bev A. - South Amheirst, OH


Wonderful Vacation Home

We had a great stay at Saltwater Revival.  Beautiful home that was perfect for our family.  It felt like home.  Kitchen waas very well stocked.  Pool was great too.  We will definitely plan to come back.

Carmen M. - Mocksville, NC


Relaxing Getaway House

We had a perfect stay at the Saltwater Revival! The house is beautiful, cozy, well stocked and has all the amenities to keep adults and kids entertained!  The location couldn't be better in terms of access to the intercoastal (where the men liked to escape to go fishing) and the beach.  The pool and the downstairs area was such a bonus on days we didn't want to go to the beach!  It also provided extra space to spread out which was awesome given that we were a a group of 10 adults and 3 kids!  Everyone in our group loved their time at this house - there were many a comment about how it felt more like home and not a rental!  We created some fun memories and will be back for sure!

Lisa M. - Charlotte, NC


Great location for multi-family getaway

We had a wonderful time at The Saltwater Revival! The space was the perfect size for 3 families (6 adults, 6 children ages 6 months-4 years). The house itself was clean and well-organized and we particularly loved the kitchen, which was stocked with all of the basics and more. You also can't beat the location...only a 5-minute walk to the beach and 5 minutes from multiple restaurants and a playground. Linda and Larry were wonderful hosts and even took the time to send us reminders about trash pick-up days. You won't be disappointed with your stay!

Coco E. - Long Island City, NY


Family gatherings

The home was everything it was made out to be. My family enjoyed the location and the furnishings. This home had a warm welcoming feeling that made our vacation complete.

Bernard B. - Fuquay Varina, NC 


Perfect Vacation Home

We have never stayed in a home that paid such attention to details that made our trip absolutely wonderful. Nothing was overlooked by the owners, and the house is spacious, comfortable and in a perfect location on Holden. We plan to be back, as our entire family was blown away by how incredible this rental is.

Brian F. - Charlotte, NC


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