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CharmingHistoric Home-Downtown Swansboro Waterview

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Three Bedroom, Two Bathroom - Waterfront and Restaurants in Walking Distance.


More and more travelers are discovering the true coastal ambiance of beautiful, historical Swansboro. Nestled between the waters of the White Oak River and the Intracoastal Waterway, Swansboro offers visitors an unhurried journey through time. Spend valuable time with military family and friends at this unique home in Swansboro, a short drive to Camp Lejeune. Only five minutes from Emerald Isle and spectacular beaches, Swansboro is a popular destination for short and long stays.

From the house you can walk downtown where many fine restaurants and unique shops are located. Swansboro has festivals and activities throughout the year; from the spectacular Fourth of July Fireworks, the Arts Festival in June, weekly Summer Outdoor concerts at the Pavilion, Mullet Festival, and Christmas Flotilla, you never need to get into a car to enjoy the fun.

You can walk down to Ward's Shore where you can launch your boat and take off to explore the true Crystal Coast! Bear Island (Hammocks Beach) is only minutes away. It is truly one of the world's most beautiful and totally undeveloped islands. Do not have a boat? Not to worry, you can take the state-run ferry to the island, or rent a boat, or kayak! Located right up from famous Casper's Marina, you can enjoy the waterfront boating activity from your front porch or stroll down to the docks and see what's going on! Deep sea fishing charters are also available at Casper's Marina. Swansboro is surrounded by nature reserves, salt marshes and small islands ideal for jet skiing and fishing, and has easy access to the ocean for deep sea fishing.

And if you want to explore the area there are many other things to do - 5 world class golf courses are within easy driving distance; take a fishing charter, rent a kayak and explore the sound; watch the dolphins from Ward's Shore (5 minute walk) or swim/kayak with them in the sound; go horseback riding on the beach, visit Historic Morehead City and Beaufort, go para-sailing, water skiing, jet skiing - the list goes on and on!


Our lovely, three-bedroom two story historic home offers you a unique and relaxing atmosphere to enjoy your dream vacation! From the two front porches, you have a view of the intracoastal where you can watch the ships go by. A spiral staircase goes up to a third floor cupola with a spectacular view of both the intracoastal and White Oak River at the same time! There are two bedrooms with double and queen sized beds and a full bathroom on the second floor. The downstairs bedroom has a double bed and comfy couch for napping. All the bedrooms have large ceiling fans. There is a large bathroom complete with shower on the main floor. The living room, dining area and kitchen are decorated to complement the period of the home. Outback is a picnic table, grill, hammock for lounging and knarly oak tree that is great for climbing.

The kitchen is fully stocked, complete with refrigerator, electric stove, microwave, coffee pot and toaster oven. The adjoining utility/mud room has a second sink and washer and dryer.

The house has off street parking.

More Details

Property Manager
Cynthia and Edward Binanay
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, Filipino
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

About Cynthia and Edward Binanay

My husband and I have been married for 40 years. We are blessed with 2 sons and daughters in law and 4 grand children. I work at Duke where I run a global health center and my husband works at UNC at the Center of Excellence for Community Mental Health. As you can see, this home is 'divided'. We love kayaking in Swansboro and the rich and diverse environment of Durham and Chapel Hill. We hope that you enjoy your stay.

Cynthia and Edward Binanay purchased this house in 2004

Why Cynthia and Edward Binanay chose Swansboro

My husband and I love to kayak. It is an easy walk to the waterfront where we can launch our kayaks and then weave throughout the barrier islands and Bear Island in safe, protected waters. The wildlife is spectacular, bring your binoculars. But it is also a GREAT place for our grandchildren since we can walk everywhere!

What makes this house unique

From the two front porches, you have a view of the intracoastal where you can watch the ships go by. A spiral staircase goes up to a third floor cupola with a spectacular view of both the intracoastal and White Oak River at the same time!

Guestbook comments from the manager

The house was wonderful and in a great location! Easy to check in and check out, had everything we needed. Perfect place to come get away for a weekend!
May 2014
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Swansboro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • 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
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Spacious
  • Each bathroom has unique tiling around the sink and mirror area and ceramic tile flooring.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • There are two bedrooms upstair (one with a double and the other with a queen sized bed). The bedroom on the main floor has a double bed and comfy couch. All bedrooms have large ceiling fans.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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CharmingHistoric Home-Downtown Swansboro Waterview
average rating of 4.7391305 based on 26 reviews
New Paltz, NY

Lovely home in cute and friendly Swansboro!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I loved our stay at this charming house! We had a bit of a rainy week but luckily we weren't stuck in a yucky hotel room. Instead, we got to chill out in a nicely decorated home, cooked our own meals and had access to board games and books made available to us... We had some great family time.

And when it wasn't raining (the other 40% of our stay) we were within walking distance to cool shops, cafe and restaurants that we enjoyed! And only 20 mins to Emerald Isle's public beach access... This was truly a deal. I don't think we'll ever do the hotel route again. The kids loved it!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Liwan, Thanks for your lovely review. So glad you enjoyed your stay, we wholeheartedly agree that Swansboro is a very special place! Hope to host you again in the future, All the best, Edward and Cynthia
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Charming historical house

  • 4 of 5

Great location and it's an easy five minute walk to old Swansboro and some great eats. If you are looking for a peaceful place to relax thus is it. If you're looking for all kinds of in home entertainment, then look elsewhere. We came to see the shore, si it was perfect for us and everything works. Wifi was enough to listen to tunes or watch a movie. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house in the friendly city by the sea

  • 5 of 5

2nd time staying here. Great house close to everything. A large kitchen, a lot of decks and the widow's walk is awesome.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic weekend! Wonderful home.

  • 5 of 5

Great location, beautiful and welcoming home.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jennifer, so glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope you'll visit again with us in the future!
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Beautiful home in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here for the 4th of July and could not be happier with this house! The views from the third floor were absolutely spectacular, especially for the fireworks. Pictures do not do this house justice; even though the pictures are lovely, the house itself is even Lovelier. It is Well appointed and very open and spacious feeling. I can't recommend this property enough. And Cynthia, the owner, was so wonderful to work with - Very responsive, accommodating and helpful! Thank you so much for a wonderful stay in your beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Virginia for your kind review, very much looking forward to having you stay with us again in the future!
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Corning, NY

Great house in a great location! Everything was very well kept and clean, would definitely go back!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great long weekend stay. The house has everything necessary. Very well kept. The owners were very responsive although we didn't really need anything from them during our stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Jacsonville NC
Nearest Barpub
Church St Deli, Icehouse
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Hammocks Beach State Park
Nearest Motorway
90 Miles
I 40
Nearest Restaurant
Ice House, Saltwater Grill, Boro Cafe, Yachtclub
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Emerald Isle
Car: necessary

Great kayaking to Bear Island and surrounding areas


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Property Damage Insurance $59

Lock box at front door. Key only works for front door.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.