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

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
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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, strum the guitar, 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.

Patrick or Carrie
Member since: 2013
Speaks: french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 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!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(49 traveler reviews)

Ocean-view, family-friendly, walking access to charming town and marina
average rating of 4.9387755 based on 49 reviews

Crazy Bird

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful condo and a great location. Wewere able to walk downtown and to all the resturants. The rooms were well decorated and met our needs perfectly. Price was more than reasonable and will book again when we travel to the area again.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fuquay Varina NC

Wonder Girls weekend

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, clean, nicely decorated house. The pictures do not do it justice. It feels much larger than it looks, and has so many personal touches that make you feel at home. The upstairs deck was my fave spot, as it got cooler in the afternoon and you could sit and watch the boats come in. The swinging hammock was a dream. It is a nicely appointed house. The house is very close to the water; just across from the Marina. It was the perfect place for a waterfront run in the morning. The master bedroom was SO comfortable and the master bedroom shower was a dream. It is walkable to couple fun restaurants. The walk may be too far for elderly or anyone with hip pain (like my Mom). We would definitely return there again. Hope to take my whole family back next time.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to hear there were so many things about Crazy Birds and Southport that you all enjoyed, Heather! We'd love to welcome you back, Patrick & Carrie RENOVATION 2017: Master bedroom and bathroom, including steam shower with custom marble tile enclosure, will be reinvented in 2017. All carpeting removed throughout; hardwood flooring in bedrooms and marble tile in bathrooms and custom kitchen.
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Wilmington, NC

Fantastic place!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of girls for a laid back bachelorette party and it was perfect!!! The place is even cuter in person!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Emily, One of us (Carrie :) especially appreciated that y'all thought Crazy Birds was "even cuter in person!" And who doesn't want a bachelorette party to be special!! We hope to welcome you back soon just for a regular visit, Patrick & Carrie RENOVATION 2017: Estimated completion by March 2017.
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Crazy birds was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean and has a well stocked kitchen, and the location cannot be beat. We walked to shops and restaurants and truly had a relaxing time in Southport.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to hear, Terri--and we hope to welcome you back soon! Warmly, Patrick & Carrie RENOVATION 2017: New Quartz countertops, custom cabinetry, and marble flooring for all bathrooms and kitchen!
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Crazy birds = happy travelers

  • 5 of 5

Crazy Birds was a wonderful place to stay while in SE North Carolina. Close enough to fabulous eating place (can't say enough good things about Fishy Fishy: best seafood since I lived on the coast in TX 35 years ago!) to walk to and enjoy the evening, sit on the waterway and take amazing pictures of family and all of the marine life. Southport is a central location to visit: the NC Aquarium, Ft. Fisher, multiple beaches, light houses. We are not into the "night life" but certainly enjoyed the pool available to us, the jacuzzi bath, and the porch (wish we had had time to bike ride). We enjoyed walking the area in the early mornings, including the salt marsh walkway. There is plenty of shopping available if one wishes to do that; the shops are creative and fun. Highly recommend the house and the location. As my husband says: it was marvelous! Highly recommend to families and small groups. Property well maintained and stocked to cook in.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Anne, for such a kind and detailed review! We don't have much to add except we hope you'll return soon--and if you enjoyed the seafood at Fishy Fishy (we do too!), you've got to try Mr P's on North Howe Street and for a view, a new place called Oliver's on West Bay Street. To quote your husband: "marvelous"! Warmly, Patrick & Carrie RENOVATION 2017: Crazy Birds will increase from 3 BR 3 BA to 4 BR 3.5 BA.
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Beautiful home in a great location

  • 5 of 5

My family had a wonderful week at Crazy Birds. The restaurants, marina and pool are all in walking distance. You can stay here all week without a car. We biked and walked all over town. We rented the Grady White boat from the owners and it was a blast. We got to see parts of the ocean most folks never experience. Nature is everywhere in Southport. We will be back and stay at Crazy Birds. Great vacation. Patrick and Carrie were awesome! Thanks guys.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Elizabeth, We're thrilled you and your family had such a wonderful trip! Y'all enjoyed three of our family's favorite things about Crazy Birds: 1) once you arrive, driving is completely optional; 2) nature is everywhere in Southport; 3) and playing in the ocean whether by boat, body, surfboard, etc! We hope to welcome you back soon, Patrick & Carrie And another RENOVATION 2017 update: Crazy Birds will be converted to an upside down flooor plan to maximize water views from open kitchen and dining area on second floor. Outdoor dining and seating area on second floor balcony as well.
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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'!


Rates & Availability

Southport House Rental Rates

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Summer Season
Apr 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 10.75%

$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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Southport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 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
  • 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
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • 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

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