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Caswell Beach -- Charming Cottage with Beach and Marsh Views

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

You have never heard of Caswell Beach? You are not alone, because it is one of the East Coast's best kept secrets! Caswell Beach is a 100% residential community with only one road. Located on the eastern tip of Oak Island, the wide, uncrowded beach has stunning views of Bald Head Island to the east and spectacular sunsets to the west. The expansive dunes topped by glistening seagrass are home to 80 or more loggerhead turtle nests each season. Walk to the pristine, undeveloped beachscapes on the tip of the island and spot dolphins, seabirds, and beautiful shells along the way. Continue around the point and you have views of Fort Caswell by land and the Cape Fear River, Southport, and the Intracoastal Waterway by sea.

Located one mile from historic Fort Caswell and the Oak Island Lighthouse, the Even Keel is across the road from easy boardwalk access to the ocean. Just step into the Great Room of this newly re-decorated cottage and you will be drawn to the views accessed by wall-to-wall glass sliding doors. Open these doors onto the full-length screened porch, cooled by ceiling fans, and settle into the rockers to view the birds and boats plying the Cape Fear River, Southport, and the Intracoastal Waterway. Dine on the porch or adjoining large indoor table seating 6-8. Cook in a kitchen equipped with gourmet appliances. Relax in the colorful and comfy seating of the living room area with access to cable TV, CD, VCR, DVD, and Wi-Fi.

Three carpeted bedrooms and a full bath open from the tiled hallway. The master bedroom with private bath has a queen bed and opens on to the full-length front deck with beach views. The second bedroom, with large windows opening to the front deck, is furnished with a queen and a twin bed. A bunk bed and twin bed with a crisp and cozy cottage decor make up the third bedroom. Downstairs, guests have access to an outdoor hot & cold shower with changing area, a deck for grilling, and a storage room with beach chairs.

Convenient to the cottage are grocery stores, an excellent seafood market, and a produce stand. A golf course is less than a mile down Caswell Beach Road. Oak Island offers four fishing piers, two public marinas, three boat/canoe ramps, bike paths, and canoe trails. Nearby Southport is charming with beautiful live oaks, a waterfront park, historic homes, a public Arts Center, excellent restaurants, galleries, and quaint shops. Possible day trips include ferry rides to Bald Head Island and the Fort Fisher Aquarium or exploration of historic Wilmington. Calabash with its famous seafood restaurants and Myrtle Beach are just forty minutes to one hour south.

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
November 14, 2017

About The Owner

We love the outdoors and enjoy both coasts. We rent our favorite get-away so you can enjoy it while we do a bit of exploring!

The Owner purchased this house in 1983

Why The Owner chose Caswell Beach

We chose Caswell Beach on Oak Island to build our cottage because of its beauty, seclusion, and intimacy. With a 100% residential community and only one road, it is extremely safe and friendly. Upon driving in on Caswell Beach Road, populated by bikers and walkers, we immediately relax each time we arrive. Our kids grew up shark-tooth hunting, turtle watching, crabbing, boogie-boarding, fishing, taking swim lessons at the Fort Caswell pool, biking, and boating. Middleton Park on Oak Island provided basketball and tennis courts. With all the necessities and amenities within a 15 minute driving distance, the pace of life is always easy. Southport is a naturally charming, old-fashioned small town. It happens to be the headquarters of the NC Fourth of July celebration. The parade, fireworks, and extensive craft fair are not to be missed! Even after years of ownership, we have not had time to explore all that there is to see and do in the area!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Loved the rocking chairs again this year. Lots of fishing in Southport. We visited Ft. Fisher & N.C. aquarium.

Loved our week of rest, reading, sunning, fishing, and card playing!
Jul 2010
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Caswell Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Bunk Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Full-length screened porch with views of the marsh, Cape Fear River,& Intracoastal Waterway;outdoor hot shower


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(9 traveler reviews)

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Caswell Beach -- Charming Cottage with Beach and Marsh Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Wonderful time at Even Keel

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for our long weekend. The beach was perfect. We played games that were there. Didn't even play any that we brought. The kitchen had everything we needed. The home was very comfortable. We will return.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy that The Even Keel was a perfect vacation spot for your family! Looking forward to hosting you again in the future!
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Oct at the beach

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the Even Keel. Loved the back porch and watching the bay go by!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet Calm Location

  • 5 of 5

This was a charming cottage rental at a great price - it was not fancy, but it had wifi, cable and views to Southport from a relaxing screened in porch. The beach access was very close and convenient. The home is not far from restaurants and other amenities. The master shower was small but for a beach home rental where you don't want to worry about messing up anything, this is perfect.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Williams/ Carmichael family

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time once again at your beach cottage. We love the screened in back porch. We ate dinner, breakfast, and lunch most days on the porch watching the birds and the boats coming into southport. Thank you again for another wonderful beach vacation. When we plan our next trip, we will definitely be renting your house again. Thanks so much!!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sandyville WV

Excellent location

  • 5 of 5

Caswell Beach is now our new favorite beach! No crowds, Had the beach to ourselves.

This house is great! One of the cleanest beach houses we have ever rented. Very short walk to the beach and the views are breathtaking. We loved sitting on the screened back porch watching the ships come into Southport. We saw dolphins twice during our trip. We also loved being able to see two lighthouses from the beach. The view of Bald head Island was beautiful. We are already planning our next trip and plan to rent this house again. Thanks so much!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you for your kind words and for taking such good care of the cottage. So glad you love this special place as we do. Be sure to keep it a secret!
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Statesville, NC

Family Beach Home

  • 5 of 5

Great family vacation home, love the screened in porch and marsh view. Clean beach cottage had everything we needed for family meals and days at the beach. Outdoor shower was awesome and kept us from tracking sand indoors. Will most certainly stay here again. The only thing we would add is a swing downstairs to enjoy the nice breezes in the morning and evenings. Thanks for making our week wonderful!!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2012
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for this lovely review and so glad you had a wonderful time. The new landscaping (with palms and perennials gracefully curved behind post made from pier pilings) and the refurbished decking was our project for this year. Maybe a swing can be a priority for next year!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $85 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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