It’s time to leave for your vacation, but you aren’t sure what to pack. If you follow a few simple tips, then you can pack everything that you need for your stay at one of the many Bald Head Island rentals without leaving anything behind or purchasing anything other than basic necessities when you get to your destination.
Try to take as few bags and suitcases as possible. This will leave more space in the vehicle for a pillow or two or something to keep the kids occupied on the drive. Pack toiletries for the rental. Most homeowners will provide a few rolls of toilet paper or paper towels, but it’s usually not enough to last for the entire trip. Since you’re not staying at a hotel and won’t have access to these things delivered by a maid, then you’ll need to take them with you or get them when you arrive.
Most beach rentals have a full kitchen, which means that you can cook more meals instead of going out to eat all the time. Take coffee filters and coffee as well as bread, sandwich items, and ingredients that are needed to prepare the meals that the family will enjoy. However, try to eat lightly since you’ll probably be swimming or walking on the beach a good bit. If you eat heavy meals, then you might not want to swim, and if you do, then there is a possibility that you’ll get a cramp. There are usually linens provided in the home, but you can take your own if you don’t want to use someone else’s. Most rental homes have a washer and dryer as well, making it easy to keep your clothes clean so that you don’t have to take everything back home after the trip. Don’t forget to pack enough outfits for each day as well as a few extra pieces in case you plan on going out to eat or visiting an attraction while you’re on the island.