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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 1 - 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
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

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


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Paradise Found, Beautiful Marsh Views And Seconds From A Walk On The Beach
average rating of 4.783784 based on 37 reviews

Wonderfully charming

  • 5 of 5

Super cute, well stocked kitchen great location. Will b back next year!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We had a great relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5

This is a perfect house for four people and their pets. Easy walk to the beach and great views of Southport across the marsh and waterway

Hope to go back soon

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clover, SC

Our vacation at Paradise Found was one of the most enjoyable ever! The Beach House is the best!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed every minute of our stay here. The house is clean and comfortable in every way. If not at the house we were at the beach which is just across the road. We enjoyied the constant cool breeze on the back porch and spent most of our down time there. Our two small dogs really enjoyed the wrap around deck as well. The restaurants and Southport are a short distance drive and we had some terrific seafood dinners. Thank you again Pam for sharing your home with us...hope to be back soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great end of summer vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying at Paradise Found so much - beautiful view of the intercostal waterway and beach access across the street. I liked the house was on a dead end street, therefore not a lot of traffic. We enjoyed going to Wilmington, Southport, the Ft Fisher aquarium and riding the ferry to Bald Head Island- all just a short drive away! Appreciated being able to bring our little dog with us too. Was fortunate to have a turtle nest hatch while we were there.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed staying at "Paradise Found". Very clean and well maintained property. Great location and great views everywhere. No crowds on the beach. The owner is very laid back and easy to work with. Hoping to stay there again soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great view!

  • 5 of 5

Very clean house with a great view. Our family enjoyed our stay. We wish there were rocking chairs out on the back deck as this is where we spent most of our mornings and evenings. Thank you for having us.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • 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




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Cleaning & Linen Fee $80
Refundable damage deposit $200
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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