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My house is on the marsh side, in the center of the photo with white roof

My house is on the marsh side, in the center of the photo with white roof Front view at high tide, lots of water in the marsh, wild life is incredible. HAPPY INDENDENCE DAY View from the back deck, it is about 1.5 miles across the marsh to Southport From the deck, view of Oak Island lighthouse and the former life saving station Open dining area, bookcase has lot of beach reading options. Fully equipped kitchen w/ lots of counter space and storage Side by side refrigeration with icemaker. Full size bath w/large walk-in shower,  washer & dryer.  Light house view.

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Last updated: 03/26/2014
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Caswell Beach cottage description

My house has been renovated to include new HVAC, appliances, windows, doors and plumbing. It is a well-appointed and cozy raised cottage with a 360 degree wrap-around deck. It boasts great views of the Oak Island Light House and a panoramic view of the marsh, which includes a view of the Coast Guard Station, Intracoastal Waterway, the town of Southport and the Cape Fear River and Sound.

The location is wonderful, as it is across the street from the beach access and the time to get there is measured in seconds, not minutes. As there is no public parking allowed on our end of the street, only residents have access to miles of pristine beach. At high tide we still have 50 yards of white sand on which to play. There is almost always a sea breeze for your kites and to take the edge off the summer heat.

After a tough day on the beach, fishing, golfing or exploring come back home and shower downstairs in the large private space/dressing room with hot water. There is a hammock for two if you just cannot make it up the stairs yet.

In addition to a complete kitchen, there is a charcoal grill downstairs for that outdoor flavor, just be careful with the coals!!

After dinner, grab a cold drink, sit in one of the rocking chairs and watch the lights come on across the waterway in Southport which will begin to look like a Pirate’s Treasure chest!

You will find a grocery store, an excellent seafood market, and a produce stand on the island. Oak Island Golf Course (one of the top 100 in NC) is less than a mile down Caswell Beach Road (number 14 is tough). Oak Island offers two fishing piers, two public marinas, three boat/canoe ramps, bike paths, and canoe trails.

Across the Intracoastal Waterway, Southport is charming with beautiful live oaks, a waterfront park, historic homes, a public Arts Center, excellent restaurants, galleries, and quaint shops. Take a ferry ride to Bald Head Island for the day (they have a light house too) or an auto ferry to Fort Fisher Aquarium or keep going to explore historic Wilmington.


Keywords: Raised cottage across the street from the beach with a spectacular marsh view from the back deck looking at the quaint fishing village of Southport, Intracoastal Waterway and Cape Fear River.

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            very close to the beach if you are carrying a little one....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Have a pet gate upstairs on the deck to keep Fido safe....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Minimum age of 25....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Fully stocked with all small appliances, cookware and place settings....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Side by side with plenty of room....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils
          • Ice Maker
          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher

          Amenities

          • Covered Parking:

            Park two cars under cover ...moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            Room for a boat or camper...moreless

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Linens Provided
          • Air Conditioning

          Entertainment

          • Satellite / Cable:

            Time Warner Cable with High Speed Wireless Internet...moreless

          • Video Library
          • VCR
          • Stereo
          • DVD Player

          Communications

          • Wireless Internet:

            Password protected wireless Internet available...moreless

          • Broadband Access

          Outdoor Features

          • Deck / Patio:

            Large covered area with hammock for two, with ceiling fan....moreless

          • Balcony:

            Outside Balcony extends all the way around the house...moreless

          • Outdoor Grill

          Location & View

          • Waterfront:

            Panoramic view of the marsh with the Oak Island Coast Guard station, Town of Southport, Intracoastal Waterway and Cape Fear River....moreless

          • Beach View:

            Beach is across the street. Less than 1 minute walk...moreless

          Activities

          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
          • Pier Fishing
          • Snorkeling
          • Parasailing
          • Surf Fishing
          • Deepsea Fishing
          • Medical Services
          • Laundromat
          • Fitness Center
          • Sound/Bay Fishing
          • Massage Therapist
          • Fishing
          • Tennis
          • Cycling
          • Golf
          • Kayaking
          • Swimming
          • Water Skiing
          • Sailing
          • Snorkeling/Diving
          • Jet Skiing
          • Surfing
          • Wind-Surfing
          • Museums
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Restaurants
          • Beachcombing
          • Cinemas
          • Ruins
          • Recreation Center
          • Library
          • Churches
          • Playground
          • Marina
          • Bird Watching
          • Boating
          • Miniature Golf
          • ATM/Bank
          • Hospital
          • Groceries
          • Antiquing
          • Shelling
          • Walking
          • Shopping
          • Wildlife Viewing
          • Sight Seeing

          Other Activities

              • If you call for reservations, you can climb the Oak Island Lighthouse. It is 153 feet high and affords an awesome view....moreless
               

              Reviews

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              • JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED... RELAXATION

                JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED... RELAXATION

                • Guest The Naters (Philadelphia, PA)
                • Date of stay 08/25/13
                • Review Submitted 02/12/14
                This was my second time staying. The first time I was there with the kids only in 2012. Then in 2013 my husband was able to join us. It was very confirmable for the whole family. We love that it has everything I need to cook and relax... Plus, it’s close to the crossover to the beach we don’t have to walk far. It’s close to the shops of Oak Island and Southport. We Love Southport... Best place ever… Highly recommend this house…

                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway.

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

              • Paradise Found & Enjoyed

                Paradise Found & Enjoyed

                • Guest Anonymous
                • Date of stay 10/10/13
                • Review Submitted 11/07/13
                Absolutely wonderful! In a perfect quiet location at the edge of the sound, with the ocean only steps down a boardwalk. Nicely decorated, clean, & well equipped. We spent a lot of time on the wraparound porch watching the wildlife & ships go by in the sound - we even saw deer! It's incredibly scenic & the owner, Mike, is such a pleasure to deal with. Thank you so much! On a side note: The Caswell Beach lighthouse is only a very short walk away & it well worth your time. The view from the top is incredible! You have to make reservations 2 weeks in advance, as it is an all volunteer operation.

                Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+, sightseeing.

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

              • Paradise Found is Right!

                Paradise Found is Right!

                • Guest Katey (Seymour, TN)
                • Date of stay 09/22/13
                • Review Submitted 10/21/13
                My parents and I with both of our boxers had a GREAT time! Mike has set up his home perfectly for those of us who don't want to go on vacation without their four legged furry babies. The wrap around porch with dog gate at the top of the stairs was terrific. They loved making laps in the morning when we were sitting on the porch with our morning coffee. The quick trip to the beach was very conveniant, and to have the beach pretty much to ourselves made it that much better. We found tons of Great shells to bring home and the dogs loved to push the shells on the beach with their noses and bury them in holes. We would recommend Mike's home to anyone looking for a nice place to stay with or without your pet. He really makes you feel at home and we are already planning our trip back next year with our boxers!!! Thank you Mike!

                Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, girls getaway, age 55+, sightseeing.

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

              • great

                great

                • Guest anne p.
                • Date of stay 10/03/13
                • Review Submitted 10/07/13
                The property was very clean and looks just like the pictures which was a wonderful change from other rental propperties I have stayed in. I was grateful to have a pet friendly home that was so nice to stay in. The porch was delightful to sit on for hours watching the wildlife in the marsh. I even saw 6 deers making their way thru the marsh. Mike was great with the booking and checking to make sure all was good after I arrived. I will definitely be back!

                Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+.

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

              • 2ND TIME BETTER THAN THE FIRST

                2ND TIME BETTER THAN THE FIRST

                • Guest Beth (Winston Salem NC)
                • Date of stay 09/01/13
                • Review Submitted 10/01/13
                This was our second time renting Paradise Found. We felt right at home and I do believe our dogs remembered the place!!!! This is definately the best place @ Caswell Beach. The marsh views are without a doubt the icing on the "cake". We will continue coming to this little slice of paradise.

                Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, girls getaway, age 55+, sightseeing.

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

              • Paradise Found Stay

                Paradise Found Stay

                • Guest RB (Richmond, VA)
                • Date of stay 09/15/13
                • Review Submitted 09/23/13
                Second time renting this house. This is a very good rental, location is impeccable. Love the uncrowded conditions of this end of the island, perfect for a quiet, relaxing vacation. With public beach access ramp right across the street, beach access is a snap. Proximity is virtually oceanfront. The house's orientation to the sound offers a great view of AIW and all the boat, vessel traffic in/out of Wilmington, Southport. No complaints whatsoever. Would definitely consider renting in the future.

                Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, sightseeing.

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

              • Lives up to its name!!!

                Lives up to its name!!!

                • Guest j (United States)
                • Date of stay 08/11/13
                • Review Submitted 08/21/13
                Absolutely the most wonderful place to stay!!! Perfect location, attention to detail comforts, amazing views!!! Didn't even mind the rainy days. Our yorkies enjoyed the wrap around covered deck, which was a luxury for us and them.Convenient parking for unloading and loading car. Mike contacted us and made sure we had everything that we needed. Can't say enough good things about this rental. READY to go back.

                Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, age 55+, sightseeing.

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

              • Great Place - Great Location

                Great Place - Great Location

                • Guest Tina (Ohio)
                • Date of stay 07/07/13
                • Review Submitted 07/17/13
                This was our second stay at Paradise Found. We orginally stayed in 2011 and loved the cottage so much that we decided to go again in 2013. I was a little worried that the place would not be as nice as when we stayed two years' ago. Boy was I wrong! The cottage was exactly as I remembered....VERY clean, well equipped and so very cozy! You are steps away from the beach that is NEVER crowded. This cottage is located on a dead end so the traffic is minimal. The beach is public, however, parking is located at the opposite end where Paradise Found is located, so you are basically on a private beach. The cottage is pet friendly, but you would never know. We have taken our dachshund each time, and he just loves having a nice yard to run around in and hitting the beach. If you are on the fench about renting this place, put your worries aside. This is one of the BEST VRBO rentals out there. Now if I could only talk Mike into selling me the place........it's fantastic!

                Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, girls getaway, age 55+, sightseeing.

                Owner response: Thanks Tina, glad you found everything to your liking. Don't stay away so long next time. Best regards, Mike

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

              • Just what we were looking for

                Just what we were looking for

                • Guest JAZ (Dillon, SC)
                • Date of stay 05/26/13
                • Review Submitted 06/02/13
                Great house, great location (love Southport), an excellent, relaxing view. Hopefully we will be back soon to house hunt! The best part...pet friendly, Rocky had a great time.

                Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, sightseeing.

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

              • Wonderful Weekend Getaway

                Wonderful Weekend Getaway

                • Guest Frances P.
                • Date of stay 05/09/13
                • Review Submitted 05/17/13
                This house is perfect! We went to celebrate my first mother's day and we had an amazing weekend. The house was clean and well stocked (it's nice to not have to worry about linens and towels). The veiw of the marsh and waterway is breathtaking. The Hammock downstairs was a perfect touch for full relaxation. I also loved the spacious outdoor shower for washing off after returning from a day on the beach. We were also able to bring our dogs with us, which is very important. They loved the wrap around porch (very pet friendly). Mike is very nice and was quick to answer all of my questions. I would reccomend this house to anyone who is looking for a beautiful quiet getaway. We went to Shagger Jack's (Oak Island) for brunch on our last day and it was the perfect end to our amazing vacation.

                Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing.

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

               
              Jan-Mar .. $775.00/Week (base) + $ 98.81 (tax) = $ 873.81 (total)
              Apr-May .. $975/Week (base) + $124.31 (tax) = $ 1099.31 (total)
              Jun-Aug .. $1175/Week (base) + $149.81 (tax) = $1324.81 (total)(SUN TO SUN ONLY)
              Sep-Oct .. $975/Week (base) + $124.31 (tax) = $ 1099.31 (total)
              Nov-Dec .. $775/Week (base) + $ 98.81 (tax) = $ 873.81 (total)
              RENTAL RATE INCLUDES CLEANING FEE.  A 12.75% NC Sales/Accommodations tax.
              4 night min. rental. Prefer Sun. to Sun. Check out by 10 AM: Check in 3 PM.
              $200 Security deposit (Refundable) Non-refundable Pet Fee: $75.00
              

              Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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              Last updated: 03/26/2014
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              Location

              • Nearest Airport: Wilmington New Hanover Aiport at 40 Miles
              • Nearest Barpub: Duffers Pub and Grill at Oak Island Golf Club at 1 Miles
              • Nearest Golf: Oak Island Golf Club at 1 Miles
              • Nearest Restaurant: Duffers Pub and Grill at Oak Island Golf Club at 1 Miles
               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2000

              About the owner: I have two homes in the local area and I just cannot bear to have this wonderful place sit idle when vacationers from around the globe could experience what I have enjoyed for the last 10 years. Come to Caswell Beach and avoid the crowds for a quiet vacation or take off for the mainland for more activities when the mood strikes. A ferry to Fort Fisher or ferry to Bald Head Island. Or just walk down the block to take in our very own lighthouse.

              Why the Owner Chose Caswell Beach:
              I purchased here because Caswell Beach offers a quiet, relaxing, non-commercial and uncrowded setting. There is no public parking/access to the beach at the eastern end of my street, meaning only residents have access, thereby limiting use and crowds. There is only one block of homes to the east, then a mile of deserted beach.

              The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
              An abundance of peace and quiet found here with spectacular views. You will have quick access to many activities within an easy drive; from Myrtle Beach for more great golf, food, shopping, shows and nightlife to the south, or north to Wilmington's quaint streets, movie sets, museums, aquarium, and riverfront activities. Fishing tours, sunset cruises and sailing are readily available here in the area.


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              Speaks: english

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              Photos

              • My house is on the marsh side, in the center of the photo with white roof

                My house is on the marsh side, in the center of the photo with white roof

              • HAPPY INDENDENCE DAY

                HAPPY INDENDENCE DAY

              • From the deck, view of Oak Island lighthouse and the former life saving station

                From the deck, view of Oak Island lighthouse and the former life saving station

              • Open dining area, bookcase has lot of beach reading options.

                Open dining area, bookcase has lot of beach reading options.

              • Side by side refrigeration with icemaker.

                Side by side refrigeration with icemaker.

              • Front view at high tide, lots of water in the marsh, wild life is incredible.

                Front view at high tide, lots of water in the marsh, wild life is incredible.

              • View from the back deck, it is about 1.5 miles across the marsh to Southport

                View from the back deck, it is about 1.5 miles across the marsh to Southport

              • Fully equipped kitchen w/ lots of counter space and storage

                Fully equipped kitchen w/ lots of counter space and storage

              • Full size bath w/large walk-in shower,  washer & dryer.  Light house view.

                Full size bath w/large walk-in shower, washer & dryer. Light house view.

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              This listing was first published here in 2010.

              Date last modified - Friday, October 04, 2013

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              2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
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