About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
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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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
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!
Owner purchased this House in 1983
Why 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!
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Oct at the beach
We had a great time at the Even Keel. Loved the back porch and watching the bay go by!
Quiet Calm Location
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.
Wonderful time at Even Keel
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.
So happy that The Even Keel was a perfect vacation spot for your family! Looking forward to hosting you again in the future!
Williams/ Carmichael family
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!!
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!!!!
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!
Family Beach Home
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!!
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!