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Time to Get Back to the Beach - Come to the Crystal Coast

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Discover Swansboro - the ultimate historic fishing village at the Crystal Coast

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

There is so much to do at the Crystal Coast.
Make your base at our comfortable home and explore the area.
Just some of the things to do -
Arts By the Sea - This event is held annually on the second Saturday in June each year, featuring arts, crafts, and entertainment. Spend an early summer day walking the waterfront streets of downtown Swansboro and enjoy a glass of homemade lemonade.

July 4th Fireworks - A spectacular display of fireworks over the White Oak River. Swansboro and Cedar Point partner to make this event one your sure to remember. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy music by the sea before the grand event. Food vendors in attendance.

Swansboro Hook and Bones Redfish Open - This event is held annually on the second weekend of August. This is the largest single day Redfish Tournament in North Carolina and is sure to provide a fun-filled day for the entire family. A variety of prizes and cash payout are awarded, including a guaranteed $5,000 1st Place Award.

The Mullet Festival - This annual event begins with a parade down Hwy 24 through Swansboro. Following the parade make your way downtown where vendors of all types line the streets to display their goods. Music is provided at different bandstands throughout the day. Fun for all ages to be had. Arts/crafts, kids area and, of course, a mullet fry. Event dates are the second Saturday and Sunday in October.

Swansboro By Candlelight - Start your holiday shopping in downtown historic Swansboro. Enjoy hot apple cider as you walk along streets lined with luminaries, entertainment and the lighting of the Christmas Tree at Olde Towne Square. Please visit the Swansboro Area Chamber of Commerce website for more information. http://swansborochamber.org/

Christmas Flotilla - Don't miss this spectacular parade of lights from the White Oak River. The parade begins at dusk and remember Santa Claus is sure to make his way on deck for a special visit. Held annually on a Friday evening after Thanksgiving. Rain date is Saturday.



The Southern Outer Banks - and especially the Crystal Coast is one of the most incredible areas of the United States. From pristine beaches to turtle preserves there are so many incredible natural wonders in the area. Make Swansboro your home base and explore the area. Our home provides a great location to relax after these activities - whether you enjoy relaxing on the beach, exploring historical sites like Fort Macon, love the outdoors activities like Kayaking - we have all your needs taken care of. Just added an outdoor shower so that you can come in from the beach - rinse off and enjoy a cool drink on one of the decks.
During the season we are only accepting weekly rentals - but you will find that time too short! Once we get past Labor Day we are doing week-end special deals so remember to ask about what is new that week.

Enjoy the beauty of the area by kayak - take the walking tour around Swansboro - our house is on the listing of historic locations - you will be staying in living history!
Book now for the best of coastal living - even though we are at the end of Summer there is so much to do in the Fall - and Swansboro is full of surprises over the Holidays! Christmas and New Year are special at the coast - the town dresses up and so do we!
Located in the historic district of Swansboro, a popular waterfront village on the ICW (Inter Coastal Waterway) at the mouth of the White Oak river, this house is perfectly located. Marine families love to stay here when visiting loved ones at Camp Lejeune - and make the most of the area at the same time! Providing easy access to all beaches, the house is located in downtown Historical Swansboro. With water views (and close proximity to 2 marinas) the house is adjacent to all the restaurants, bars, unique gift and antique shops, fishing piers and boat docks. It is a short drive to Emerald Isle beach - or bring your boat, dock it at the local marina within walking distance and travel by boat to Bear Island to enjoy quiet, unspoilt Hammocks Beach.

Built in 1905 and known as 'The Methodist Parsonage', this home has been lovingly restored and updated to create a welcoming environment with all the comforts of home for both long and short stays, including computer station and WIFI. Swansboro is surrounded by nature reserves, salt marshes and small islands ideal for kayaking, jet skiing and fishing, and has easy access to the ocean for deep sea fishing. It is just a short boat or ferry ride to Bear Island and Hammocks Beach.

Spend valuable time with military family and friends at this unique home in Swansboro, a short drive to Camp Lejeune. With it's well equipped kitchen and large dining room the house is ideal for festive meals and entertaining. The Swansboro/Emerald Isle area is a popular destination for short and long stays.

There are many festive events in Swansboro, when the historic district hosts many festivals and celebrations that take place year round. Starting with special events in the Spring, there is always something going on in Swansboro - the Arts Festival in June, Fireworks on the 4th of July (a treat for the family), and the Mullet Festival is the highlight of the fall - taking place the second week-end of October. Live bands, local delicacies, crafts and unique gifts for sale - there is something for everyone.

And between these special events there is always something to do. Enjoy a cup of morning coffee on the secluded back deck, nestled in a private fenced garden or walk or cycle to the village coffee shop where they serve freshly baked pastries. Spend the day on the nearby beaches or fishing the local waters. Prepare a feast of local seafood in the modern kitchen and share it with friends in the spacious dining room. Enjoy a crisp glass of Chardonnay on the front porch, while the boats pass by on the Intra Coastal Waterway. Make this house your home while you enjoy the true pleasures of Coastal Living.

And if you want to explore the area there are many other things to do - 5 world class golf courses are within easy driving distance; take a fishing charter, rent a kayak and explore the sound; watch the dolphins from Ward's Shore (5 minute walk) or swim/kayak with them in the sound; go horse back riding on the beach, visit Historic Morehead City and Beaufort, go para-sailing, water skiing, jet skiing - the list goes on and on!

For environmentalists and nature lovers there are a myriad of things to do - kayaking, hiking, walking, fishing - the list is endless. One thing to make sure to include is a visit to Bear Island - a short drive and ferry ride from the house. Part of the Hammocks Beach State Park this island will take your breath away. Wide beaches with powdered sugar for sand provide entertainment for all - swimming, shelling or just enjoying the fresh air.

History buffs will enjoy strolling through the area, remember to visit the new Visitor's Center and ask about the walking tour maps now available.(our home is featured on the walking tour) Or take a trip to Morehead City or Beaufort - 20 and 30 minutes away!

If exploration or relaxing and enjoying the water views is not enough, this home offers the modern conveniences of the current millennium. Wireless Internet access, cable TV - the rest of the world is within digital reach.

Discover one of North Carolina's best kept secrets - Swansboro bears the title of 'The Friendly City by the Sea' - and that is just the beginning.

Keywords: House, Historic Home - on historical walking tour
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Member since: 2006

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/04/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Renters must be over 21 - this is not a suitable property for a Spring Break gathering...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Fenced back yard and quiet neighborhood. Off street parking - walk everywhere!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Pets can be accommodated on the condition that they adhere to local leash laws and are contained when in the house. Non-refundable fee applies....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    The back deck and lower floor can accommodate a wheelchair - however there is a small step up to back deck and back door...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Bedroom 2

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  • Bedroom 3

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  • Convertible bed(s)

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  • Queen size Beds (1) Hotel quality queen beds in all rooms, Pack and play available for use, Baby Cribs (1) Can be provided if needed, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sleeper couch in living room and small sleeper in bedroom 3...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Gourmet Kitchen (just updated) with Glass-top Range, 2 Sleeper Sofas, breakfast room, fenced back yard and ample parking (a luxury in Swansboro)...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Board games and books...moreless

  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable:

    TV with cable in all bedrooms and living room...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    HDTV in all rooms with Cable and Netflix. Upstairs bedroom has DVD and video collection Netflix available to guests....moreless

  • Toys:

    Beach boards and some toys - also dog toys...moreless

  • Video Library:

    selection of videos in living room and family bedroom...moreless

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Historic Swansboro - walk anywhere...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    views of Swansboro harbor and white oak river from bedrooms and first floor. Partial views from front porch and garden area...moreless

  • Village:

    Historical Village - shrimp boats and buildings dating back to 1700s - Great restaurants and shops - each one is different...moreless

  • Water View:

    View of sound and Emerald Isle - one road from water...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    central heat and air on both floors - plus ceiling fans in all rooms...moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    laundry area...moreless

  • Computer Available:

    computer with internet access and guest e-mail account in ground floor bedroom. Wireless through out house for use of laptops brought by guests...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    electric fireplace - cosy in the winter time...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    electric fireplace with faux logs...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heat and electric fireplace - extra space heaters and electric throw to keep everyone comfortable...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wireless internet access...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Beds made up and ready for your arrival. Also have pack and play with linens if needed....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large comfortable living room - separate dining/bar room with large farmhouse table...moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking pad off street as well as street parking....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    parking pad for up to 4 cars - this is a major plus as there is a shortage of parking in Swansboro - especially in the Historic District...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Parking is sufficient for smaller boat and trailer - Marina at end of street for larger craft...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    All bath towels and bath and shower amenities....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    laundry area off downstairs bathroom...moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    Local restaurants with delivery options...moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    As most of my guests like to cook we try to provide extra items not normally found in seasonal accommodations...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    We have equipped the home to enable our guests to cook up a feast with local fish - and for special holidays like Thanksgiving...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    bistro table and chairs in breakfast room...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Separate pantry area with refrigerator - ...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    front porch with swing and rocking chair...moreless

  • Bicycles:

    Tricycle provided - adult size!...moreless

  • Boat:

    Boat docking amenities within short walk Caspers is a commercial and full service dock and there is a brand new public dock one street down...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    sunning deck and second entertainment deck...moreless

  • Golf:

    Many golf courses in area...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Perfect place for kayaks - bring your own or rent a couple of blocks down the road. Facilities available in Swansboro for launching kayaks...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Pergola on back deck and back yard - great breezy area...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Fenced back yard...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda:

    Front porch with swing...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Eco-tours on the water, other options for hiking and walking/water tours. See the dolphins from Wards Shore of the fishing dock down the road...moreless

 

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$220 $250
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$1,550 $5,250
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Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • cleaning $200
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Pet Fee $200

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Location

  • Icehouse Waterfront Restaurant

    "Great family restaurant right on the water - variety of food and a full bar"

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20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Jacksonville
Swansboro, NC, USA
Nearest Barpub
Irish Pub
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Bear Island
Swansboro, NC, USA
Nearest Motorway
24
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
Emerald Isle

Marina within walking distance - perfect for larger boats - great facility with store and berthing hourly or overnight/longer term.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: I literally spend most of my time travelling the world so consider myself a global citizen! My parents moved to South Africa from England and I was born in Johannesburg. Since my early childhood I have had a wanderlust - in fact I recently found a travel journal that I kept when I was 10 years old, and traveling in Mocambique. As a child we had a family 'week-end escape' - a historic country home that had once been an old school house, an asparagus farm and later a week-end retreat . I have fond memories of family gatherings there for holidays and special occasions - as well as simple moments sitting by the river and watching the local birds. We also had a seaside retreat at one time - again, a place for friends and family to get away together and enjoy each other's company. Since those early days I have literally traveled around the world many times, (That is me in Rio - the one in black) always attempting to find accommodation at small hotels, bed and breakfast and guest houses that reflect the local population and cultural differences of the location. Based on my experiences I have tried to create a 'home from home' for the guests that choose to stay in my house in Swansboro. My goal it to establish a setting in which everyone feels comfortable to put up their feet, relax and unwind - recreating the wonderful escapes of my early youth.

Why the Owner Chose Swansboro, NC, USA:
Since relocating to North Carolina in 1990 I have enjoyed the wonderful coastline this state offers. I discovered Swansboro at the end of the 1990's and vowed to secure a piece of this living history. I was fortunate to acquire the 'Methodist Parsonage' in 2000. At that time the almost 100 year old building was faded and worn. Since then I have spent many years restoring the house - and updating it to meet the needs of the 21st Century. I love the atmosphere of this small coastal fishing village - at the gateway to the Crystal Coast. I appreciate the views across the sound, with the passing watercraft serving as a reminder that this is a gateway to many other locations accessible through the Intercoastal Waterway. The close proximity of the beaches of Emerald Isle, Salter Path and Atlantic Beach are another attraction. And then there is the never-ending process of discovering new gems along the waterways - for example, Bear Island with its pristine beaches and turtle nesting grounds, kayaking between the tiny islands of the sound, walking down to Ward's Shore to watch the dolphins - or casting a fishing line. Every day holds a new adventure and surprise - even for those who have called Swansboro home for many years. And then there are the ongoing Festivals - music and art events, Thanksgiving and Christmas, July 4th festivities. Every month has something to look forward to.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
One of my favorite things about the house in Elm Street is the proximity to everything. I literally park my car, throw down the keys, and walk everywhere for the time I am down there. The variety of restaurants is surprising for such a small area - Mexican fare with water views, fresh seafood at the Ice House or Captain Charlie, Gourmet Coffee and great sandwiches at the Church Street Deli, a glass of wine at the Irish Pub - or an 'on tap' beer. And across highway 24 - a short walk under the bridge - yet another selection of restaurants with water views and a choice of Italian, American and Family Fare. And even the men in my family like coming down here - while the women folk explore the many fascinating shops they walk down to the pier with their fishing rods, enjoy a cigar at the local Cigar Lounge or catch up on sports activities with cable TV. Last - but not least - I love to buy some fresh seafood from Phillips Seafood - a walk across the bridge - and cook up a feast in the modern kitchen - or on the grill in the private back yard.


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Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/04/2017

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  • Discover Swansboro - the ultimate historic fishing 
village at the Crystal Coast

    Discover Swansboro - the ultimate historic fishing village at the Crystal Coast

  • We have integrated local art and antiques into the comfortable living room

    We have integrated local art and antiques into the comfortable living room

  • The kitchen was updated in 2014 and is a great place to prepare meals

    The kitchen was updated in 2014 and is a great place to prepare meals

  • The bar and dining are have hosted many family reunions over the years

    The bar and dining are have hosted many family reunions over the years

  • Or enjoy the outdoors in a hammock or recliner

    Or enjoy the outdoors in a hammock or recliner

  • Upstairs bathroom has been updated but retains historical charm

    Upstairs bathroom has been updated but retains historical charm

  • Each of the bedrooms has a theme - Nautical Room has local art

    Each of the bedrooms has a theme - Nautical Room has local art

  • Downstairs Botanical Bedroom with private bathroom

    Downstairs Botanical Bedroom with private bathroom

  • Take a stroll down to fishing pier - fish are biting!

    Take a stroll down to fishing pier - fish are biting!

  • Discover the area by boat - bring your own or take a charter or tour

    Discover the area by boat - bring your own or take a charter or tour

  • Ferry takes you to Bear Island - pristine white sandy beaches and calm seas

    Ferry takes you to Bear Island - pristine white sandy beaches and calm seas

  • Sunset on the Sound - The end of a perfect day in Swansboro

    Sunset on the Sound - The end of a perfect day in Swansboro

  • Back yard- plenty of space for sunning and relaxing

    Back yard- plenty of space for sunning and relaxing

  • Breakfast area adjacent third bathroom and deck area

    Breakfast area adjacent third bathroom and deck area

  • Past guests left corks from their wine bottles that we compiled into a memento

    Past guests left corks from their wine bottles that we compiled into a memento

  • The large living room with TV, Soundbar and lots of options - indoor retreat

    The large living room with TV, Soundbar and lots of options - indoor retreat

  • Plenty of outdoor spaces for eating at home - or try local options

    Plenty of outdoor spaces for eating at home - or try local options

  • The Nautical Bedroom - all rooms are large with sitting areas and desks

    The Nautical Bedroom - all rooms are large with sitting areas and desks

  • Tuscany Bedroom - spacious, light and airy - with a desk if needed

    Tuscany Bedroom - spacious, light and airy - with a desk if needed

  • Downstairs bedroom has a Botanical theme - and home comforts

    Downstairs bedroom has a Botanical theme - and home comforts

  • Discover the local shrimp boats - and bring some home to cook on the grill

    Discover the local shrimp boats - and bring some home to cook on the grill

  • The ferry from Hammocks Beach is 4 minutes from our house - wonderful experience

    The ferry from Hammocks Beach is 4 minutes from our house - wonderful experience

  • Take a shower on back deck after a day at the beach

    Take a shower on back deck after a day at the beach

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This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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