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.
- House2000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Min Stay2 nights
4 bedroom, 3.5 bath with ocean views
Patrick or Carrie
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 14, 2018
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 Southport
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!
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Crazy Birds was everything we hoped it would be and more. Very welcoming and charming home, a great addition to the wonderful town of Southport! Location is perfect, with its own pool nearby and restaurants and downtown within walking distance. Great place to stay!
Great to hear Crazy Birds was everything you all hoped and more, Kristen—we still feel that way after all these years! And despite the recent hurricane (Florence), we are grateful to be able to say Crazy Birds came through without a scratch and the town is already back on its feet—Southport Strong!
Patrick & Carrie
A beautiful house with lots of perks
We enjoyed our stay at Crazy bird! Such a beautiful place to stay-from the well stocked kitchen to the awesome European steam shower!! The kids enjoyed the media room. It was unfortunate that it rained so much during our visit but Southport was still a great location. We loved all the restaurants we tried along the marina. Convenient location and nice neighborhood. Thank you for sharing your home with us!
Thank you, Lisa, for your kind remarks—great to hear your family appreciated so many of the things which our family does too: walking distance to waterfront restaurants and town, the cozy media room with built-in stadium bench seating, and the steam shower! Hope to welcome you all back soon 😊� Warmly, Patrick & Carrie
Southport was a hidden gem! Crazy birds was icing on the cake!
We loved our stay at the crazybirds! Location was beyond great, house had everything we needed plus! Clean and cute! We loved the little things like the bikes, the only thing we would change is we missed the House not having a living room area and didn’t use the media room really at all.. hope to be back one day soon!
Great to hear you enjoyed the little gem—and the icing on the cake—Christena! We feel the same, and will look forward to welcoming y’all back—like many of our other return travelers, year after year! Warmly,
Patrick & Carrie
Great family trip
Crazy Birds was everything it seemed and more. The home was beautiful, location great, very clean and inviting, and we hope to return. Two quick tips for future travelers, past renters have left quite a few food items behind, so if you can, check out what is there before doing your shopping. We duplicated some condiments we didn’t need to. Second, while Patrick and Carrie were great to deal with, we were accused of taking an item we did not take. While I do not blame the owners as there was no good way for them to know the truth of the situation, it does mean someone else with access to the home is a thief, so you might want to take a quick video inventory as you leave.
Thank you for your kind compliments, Melanie, especially given the literally unique situation we each found ourselves in: we have never had any question of theft in all our years managing our properties and, as you mentioned, you’ve never before been questioned regarding taking anything that wasn’t yours. And thank you for your efforts to track down the missing Bose speaker, and when you couldn’t, for paying to replace it. Finally, we did want to confirm that as we promised, we did change all the locks on Crazy Birds just in case someone unauthorized was somehow accessing the property. Warmly, Patrick & Carrie
Can't say enough great things about this home!
Patrick and Carrie are wonderful! They truly have gone out of their way to make their home yours! The location is amazing and so close to everything! I would highly recommend a stay in this warm and inviting town. Oak Island is a short drive (or rent the owner's boat), and is not as populated as other beaches. If you are looking to get away from it all, but being close enough to it, this is the place. Thank you, Patrick and Carrie for allowing us to share your home. I'm looking forward to returning.
So great to hear how thoroughly you and your family enjoyed Crazy Birds and Southport! We will look forward to welcoming y’all back anytime—and the 19’ Grady White will be all gassed up this time 😊�
Patrick & Carrie
this is a great place to stay. the steam shower combination was great. the kitchen was very nice with all the equipment you should need. it is within walking distance of many restaurants and shops. the kitchen is upstairs so if going up and down stairs is a problem this would not be a good rental for you.
Great to hear you really enjoyed Crazy Birds—proximity to shops and restaurants, and the combination steam shower are some of our favorites too! Just wanted to also thank you for mentioning the upstairs kitchen and that the stair-climbing might not be for everyone—we want folks to know as much as possible about Crazy Birds before they make a decision to stay with us! There are SO many great properties on VRBO, that we believe every traveler can find the perfect property. So, if there’s any question if Crazy Birds is right for a particular trip, please give us a call or shoot us an email so we can help you find your perfect match. And in the meantime, Michael, hope to welcome y’all back soon!
Warmly, Patrick & Carrie
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'!
Additional information about rental rates
$400 deposit required to hold reservation.