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Ocean-view, family-friendly, walking access to charming town and marina

Sleeps13
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

4 bedroom, 3.5 bath with ocean views

Enjoy your Master Bedroom with private bath. Indulge in your European steam shower and marble-tiled, dual-head shower spa. Your separate media room comes equipped with a 42' flat screen TV with Apple TV, a Wii and Wii Fit for gaming enthusiasts, and built-in, custom-carpeted, stadium seating for enjoying with family and friends! Besides enjoying a game, Blue Ray DVD, or your own movies and music via apps like Netflix and iTunes, feel free to enjoy a book, play a board game, or pass an afternoon on the second story outdoor seating area watching the sail and power boats explore the coast. Your custom kitchen, part of a recent hundred thousand dollar renovation, waits just inside, where you can fix anything from French 75's to a pitcher of frozen margaritas-- or gourmet cook to your hearts content-- while drinking in the visual beauty of the Carolina coast or listening to shore birds and the clinking of the ships' rigging... Downstairs, one bedroom is perfect for young children with its two day beds, comfortingly enclosed on three sides. Two roll-out trundles are great for siblings. Or, the bedroom can be put to good use by single friends maximizing space on vacation! Enjoy the back porch swing and two bathrooms from which to choose: one with a custom, marble-tiled shower enclosure with its own water-heater to ensure endless showers or another with a Jacuzzi jetted-tub large enough for couples or young children and their friends! A second bedroom is perfect for couples or siblings with its full-size, handmade solid pine daybed with full-size, roll-out trundle. Both bedrooms also feature sail chairs--comfortable and nearly indestructible-- made locally from up-cycled, racing-grade, boat sail!. The third bedroom, with full-size bed, antique side table and blanket chest, is well-suited to grandparents or another couple. It is also the location of the wireless router which affords high speed internet throughout the home. Your upstairs custom kitchen has bar seating as well as a more formal dining area for eight. In addition to typical amenities, enjoy your Keurig, espresso maker, charcoal grill, and atypical cookware including a pressure cooker favored in many cuban dishes. You'll also find your kitchen basics fully stocked on arrival-- we do ask that you replenish what you use and we welcome suggestions on what you'd like to see added in the future. Outside, enjoy croquet in your yard, stroll through the picturesque neighborhood, or take a swim or a suntan in the in-ground pool. If exploring's your passion, the marina, coastal walk, and historic Southport are just down the street. If bar-life or food are your passions, stroll to six right on the water-- and don't be surprised to watch dolphins play while you eat (or drink!). Jump on your bikes or walk a little farther for the shopping or antiquing which brings day trippers down from Wilmington, Oak Island, or Bald Head. Terrific beaches are easily accessible by car and/or ferry, ranging from minutes on neighboring Oak Island to 30 minutes or so for Wilmington area destinations. Or, with an additional security deposit, fee, and proof of boating experience, use your 19' Grady White with a Yamaha 150, berthed within eyesight of your home, and the entire coast is your playground! Pack a picnic and Pelican Island can be your private beach, and is a 5-minute boat-ride away. Visit Bald Head Island and its miles of pristine beaches, including terrific body-surfing and surfing breaks. Boat the Intracoastal and stop for lunch, dinner, or drinks, wherever you fancy! If golf's your passion, St James Plantation is right around the corner by boat or car. Original art throughout including works by local artists and the Georgia-based, Sandra Sacco. Custom ceiling fans throughout.


Owner
Patrick or Carrie
Member since: 2013
Speaks: french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

About Patrick or Carrie

Carrie first glimpsed picturesque Southport while boating, enroute to attend a fairy-tale wedding on nearby Bald Head Island. It was a few years before she and I could make it a reality, but it's been every bit worth the wait! We take great pleasure in welcoming you, and we hope you'll enjoy making our family home part of your family, year after year. Welcome.

Patrick or Carrie purchased this house in 2013

Why Patrick or Carrie chose Southern Coast

Our family fell in love with this home, literally from the moment we saw it! Our kids compared the Key West colors to Candyland, Carrie loved the antiquing, and we both loved the uniqueness of Southport! Despite living and vacationing in destination locales such as Nantucket Island, MA, Kiawah Island, SC, the Hamptons in New York, and all around Southern California, we have found ways Southport equals or exceeds them all--and we're still discovering new things every time we visit! Come explore, and let us know what you find!

What makes this house unique

If you fall in love with Crazy Birds as we did-- or have some experiences too memorable to forget-- leave a photo! Every year we plan to frame and mount a sample of these, and feature them throughout. So, all together, we'll make Crazy Birds part of our family history!

Amenities

Southport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 11:00 AM
  • /
  • Check-out: 3:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Village ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , European steam shower and marble-tiled, dual-head shower spa
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Custom marble-tiled enclosure and floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Custom-tiled, jacuzzi jetted tub with marble flooring
    Powder Room - toilet , Marble flooring
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 2 - 4 twin/ single , 2 twin daybeds, each with a pull-out, rolling, twin trundle
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , King-sized, custom, platform bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Antique side table and blanket chest
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , 1 baby crib , Full daybed, with pull-out, rolling, full trundle
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Ocean-view, family-friendly, walking access to charming town and marina
average rating of 4.9491525 based on 59 reviews
5

The house was decorated beautifully, it was easy to feel right at home!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Crazy Birds! My kids really enjoyed the movie room, we all snuggled in there every night for a movie!

The Town of Southport was so peaceful and quiet. We enjoyed fishing off the pier and walking around taking in all the sights.

If you're looking for the beach Oak Island is a very short drive from the house. We thoroughly enjoyed Oak Island and everything they had to offer.

Our favorite restaurant during our stay was Fishy Fishy, they had the best calamari I've ever had! Highly recommend them!

Thank you so much for having us at Crazy Birds!!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great vacation at Crazy Birds

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome vacation while staying at Crazy Birds. The location of the house was close to the marina and easy walking distance to Southport. We walked to the pier daily and watched the locals fish for stingray, shark, etc. off the pier. It was fun to watch the ferry boat taking people to/from Bald Head Island and also the barges taking supplies to that island. We saw dolphin swimming in the river near the pier.

Southport has a rich history to read about at the visitor's center and also on various informational stops along the river. There are many beautiful houses to look at as we did our daily walks or bike rides.

We thought that it was strange that Crazy Birds didn't have an actual living room with a couch, chairs, etc. but once we were there for a few days, we understood that it was more important to have more bedrooms and bathrooms than a living area. We spent most of our time in the kitchen/dining area where there was plenty of room for all of us. The second floor deck/porch was also a popular place. The house was very clean and maintained. There was plenty of room for everyone.

Crazy Birds is a great place to stay and we hope to stay there again on future trips. The owners are great to work with and very friendly.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Crazy about Crazy Birds!!!

  • 5 of 5

This vacation home has everything. That's it. It has everything. Right down to two new, beach-cruiser bikes, or the hand-carved quarterboard Crazy Birds sign on the front porch: from big things to little details, Crazy Birds literally has everything we would want in a gorgeous, fun, romantic, family vacation home... Thank you Patrick and Carrie--we'll all be back for sure!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to hear y'all enjoyed yourselves-- and by the time you return, be on the lookout for bocci as well as a custom corn hole set made specially for Crazy Birds! Warmly, Patrick & Carrie
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Incredibly delightful!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a very short few days during the end of June as part of a two week road trip. I had not experienced such a lovely home during our entire adventure! Patrick and Carrie were amazing in helping to make sure we had the best time in the small amount of time we had there and super easy to contact when we had a minor issue while staying. The condo was immaculate as well as bright and cheery (pictures do not do it justice!), the view is spectacular and the roomy living space perfect with enough bathrooms/showers and comfortable beds to please the Queen herself! The small marina was delightful to walk through and the people of Southport are just as kind as you can imagine in a picturesque setting like this! Thank you Patrick and Carrie for this amazing opportunity for my family! Love love loved this stay at Crazy Birds!! Will definitely be back next year as there is still so much to see and do in Southport!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so delighted, Sandra, that you all thoroughly enjoyed Crazy Birds and Southport!! And thank you for your kind compliments. We'll look forward to welcoming y'all back next year! Warmly, Patrick & Carrie
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5

Perfect location and beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Crazy Birds. It was an easy walk to the middle of town and to the water. It was our first visit to Southport and Crazy Birds but don't think it will be the last!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sounds like y'all found exactly what drew us to Crazy Birds too-- park the car for the whole stay, and enjoy restaurants, bars, shopping, homemade ice cream, the salt marsh, the ocean, sunsets over the water, and the marina all by foot... Hope to welcome you and your family back soon, Janda! Warmly, Patrick & Carrie
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Excellent, owners were great with my questions.

  • 5 of 5

The only thing I think the cottage needs is leftover plastic containers to store food in refrigerator.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you thought Crazy Birds was excellent, Ellen, and that we could answer all of your questions! And thank you for your suggestion about food storage containers--after researching it, we've got a full set of Vremi BPA-free ones on the way. Hope you'll come back (and enjoy them) soon! Warmly, Patrick & Carrie
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Wilmington International Airport (ILM)
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Fishy Fishy/Yacht Basin/American Fish Company
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Southport/Ft Fisher/Bald Head Ferries
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
St James Plantation
Nearest Train
84 Miles
Amtrak-- Dillon Station (DIL)
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 211
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Fishy Fishy/Yacht Basin Eatery/Provisions
Nearest Ski
330 Miles
Boone, NC
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Caswell Beach
Car: not necessary

Welcome to your vacation home, situated along the shores of the Cape Fear River and the Intracoastal Waterway, at the river's mouth of the Atlantic Ocean. You've seen Southport in little screen productions including 'Revenge' and 'Dawson's Creek', and big screen features including 'I know What You Did Last Summer', 'Nights in Rodanthe', and 'Safe Heaven'. Come enjoy this picturesque town, founded in 1792, yet still retaining its 'fishing village charm.' Find quiet, restaurants even a foodie would enjoy such as quiet romantic gems like The Pharmacy-- or embrace the bustle and fresh local seafood of Mr. P's-- or grab drinks and dinner on the water, listening to live local bands at Fishy Fishy-- or dine in, feasting on seafood from Potters, Clems, or Haag & Sons, pulled from the waters you see from your vacation home... Enjoy major events such as The North Carolina Fourth of July Festival, the 29th Annual Spring Festival, the 7th Annual Bay Creek Classic Benefit Flounder Tournament, the 5th Annual Southport Wooden Boat Show, or the U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament. Or come on a quiet night or weekend... No need for a car once you arrive, either. Our semi-private pool is a walk across the street. Four waterfront bars and restaurants are 5 minutes away by foot. Downtown shops and restaurants are less than 10 minutes away by foot. Or, ride one of our old-style bikes and whittle your travel time in half... If you choose to, contact us about the use of our 19' Grady White 180 Sportsman. Equiped with a Yamaha 150 HP, GPS and Sonar, and a Fusion sound system, you can sink your toes and beach comb in the pristine sands of Pellican Island in 5 minutes, explore exclusive Bald Head Island in 15 minutes, accept the challenge of off-shore fishing within 30 minutes, or meander the intracoastal stopping to dine in marinas or drop anchor where the mood takes you... On rainy days, relax at home with two flat screen TVs, Apple TV, a Blue Ray player, gaming on your Wii, dabble with a puzzle, or listen to the rain fall on your tin roof from your covered balcony or front porch. Or, explore downtown and sift through countless antique shops, artist show rooms, restaurants and bars. And if the mood strikes you, remember one of Southport's slogans 'we don't have a town drunk; we all just take turns'!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $200

$400 deposit required to hold reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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