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Paradise Found, Beautiful Marsh Views And Seconds From A Walk On The Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Grassy yard, enclosed wraparound deck, water views, 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths

Paradise Found has undergone a facelift. She has a fresh coat of paint throughout as well as brand new carpet, refrigerator, and outdoor furniture! The cozy, raised cottage is well appointed with updated furnishings. She has a 360 degree wraparound deck/covered porch with great views of the Oak Island Lighthouse, the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, town of Southport, and the Cape Fear River.

The cottage is just across the street from a beach access walkway, so only a minute’s walk is required to get on the sand. There is no public parking allowed on this end of Caswell Beach Road, so only residents have access to the beach.

After a day on the beach, one can relax on the deck and then prepare dinner in the full kitchen or on the gas grill. At any time, feel free to grab a cold drink, sit in one of the comfortable chairs and watch the lights come on across the waterway in Southport.

Oak Island offers two fishing piers, two public marinas, three boat/canoe ramps, bike paths, and canoe trails. A grocery store, multiple seafood markets, cafes, bars and restaurants are also on the island and within a few minutes’ drive. Oak Island Golf Club is less than two miles down Caswell Beach Road.

Across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, you’ll find the town of Southport. Southport is a charming southern coastal community with beautiful live oaks, a waterfront park, historic homes, a public arts center, excellent restaurants, galleries, and shops. You can also take a ferry ride to Bald Head Island for the day or an auto ferry to Fort Fisher Aquarium or keep going to explore historic Wilmington.

More Details

Jan Cox
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 19, 2017

About Jan Cox

We love our pets and know you love yours too. That is why we decided to provide a place where your entire family can come and vacation! This cottage is a dream come true for our family. When the previous owner decided to sell, there was no question that she had to be ours. Caswell Beach is a hidden treasure and for those who are lucky enough to visit here, a "paradise found". We invite you to discover this little house known as "Paradise Found" and the beach she sits on!

Jan Cox purchased this cottage in 2014

What makes this cottage unique

Paradise Found is a cozy little cottage with a lot to offer. She sits on the marsh and is just across the street from a beautiful and quiet beach. You can view the sailboats, motorboats, and big cargo ships from her covered porch as they travel up and down the Cape Fear River and Inland Coastal Waterway. A two minute walk will bring you to the soft sand where you can stroll along as you watch the Dolphins play sometimes less than 50 feet from the shore. The water is very calm most days and offers an excellent place to paddle board, kayak, boogie board,or just swim. We think that a visit will have you realizing why we know her as "Paradise Found".


Caswell Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Full washer and dryer in bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - outdoor shower , Enclosed outdoor shower and dressing area
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Queen Sleeper Sofa in Living Room
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Paradise Found, Beautiful Marsh Views And Seconds From A Walk On The Beach
average rating of 4.75 based on 28 reviews

Loved our stay !

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay ! Great views and had everything we needed. Amazing place to get away !

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Laid back and relaxing. Easy access to the beach and close enough to restaurants and activities.

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed the stay.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5's Paradise Found

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time to stay at "Paradise Found". Beautiful house, very clean, beautifully decorated and easy beach access. Loved watching birds in the marsh and boats/ships on Cape Fear River from the back deck. Love this area and hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

My mother, sister and I came to the area to explore because I am looking to move to Wilmington/Southport. We could not have asked for a better place to stay. It was quaint and quiet, and literally steps away from the beach! Having morning coffee while looking over at the sun rising above the marsh, and watching the boats drive by was amazing. Talk about peace and serenity. We would love to come back! Don't forget to visit the town of Southport while you are here only about 10 minutes away where many movies were filmed! Thank you so much for your hospitality. And Jan you were sweet as can be! I highly recommend this little gem. :).

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quaint, clean, older property in beautiful quiet setting

  • 3 of 5

Backyard overlooking the marsh is beautiful and peaceful. Especially cool at high tide when the birds come in. Beach access across the street was super convenient. And the beach itself was nice and secluded. Surf Fishing (for red drum) produced several monsters close to 40". We thoroughly enjoyed our week here.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Place!

  • 5 of 5

This is my second visit to Paradise Found. It's a wonderful place! It is clean and cute and the location is perfect. The interior has so much charm with the exposed beam ceilings and old hardwood floors. The wrap-around, enclosed porch was great for my dogs and the view of Southport from the back of the porch is fabulous. Access to the beach is super easy and the location on this end of Caswell means the beach isn't crowded and perfect for long walks. Thanks, Jan! I hope to come back soon!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Wilmington International Airport (ILM)
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Duffer's Bar and Grill
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Bald Head Island
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Oak Island Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Duffe'rs Bar and Grill
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Caswell Beach
Car: necessary

You can email for reservations to climb to the top of Oak Island Lighthouse at It is 153 feet high and affords an awesome view.

There are many restaurants within a short drive

Kayaks and rafting tours are available


Rates & Availability

Caswell Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
May 28 2017 - Sep 3 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 4 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2017-2018
Nov 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning & Linen Fee $80
Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $75
Tax Rate 12.75%

Tax is NC Sales/Accommodations at 12.75%
Three night minimum rental excluding June-August which requires 7 nights with a Sunday changeover
Owner accepts payment by paper check, e check, or credit card. If paying by paper check reservation will be held one week to allow for mailing time. If reservation is made less than thirty (30) days from arrival payment must be by credit card.
A deposit of 1/2 the total rent amount (less the security deposit) is required to secure a reservation. The remaining 1/2 (plus security deposit) is due 30 days prior to arrival date
Check in 3:00 PM
Check out 10:00 AM

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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