Discover a selection of 2,500 vacation rentals in Southport that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and kitchens. Prices start at $129 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Southport. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Destination guide

I know what you're doing next summer vacation

This picturesque harbor town is such a looker that Hollywood keeps coming back to it, whether for rom-coms like Safe Haven or slashers like I Know What You Did Last Summer. And that's before we get onto Dawson's Creek. Pretty as a postcard, a Southport vacation rental will put you smack bang in the middle of one of North America's most stereotypically wonderful maritime spots. Sail, fish, cruise, or stroll, the seaside life is yours for the taking. Southport's got an arty vibe, all packaged up with small-town charm and a dash of briny seafaring charisma.

Things to do

Brush up on history with a visit to Old Baldy

Get a boatload of maritime heritage at the North Carolina Maritime Museum, or go behind bars (temporarily) at the South Brunswick County Jail Museum. There are plenty of cute little art galleries around, with Franklin Square Gallery one of the best known. If you're looking for an excursion that's a bit out of the ordinary, how about taking the ferry across to Bald Head Island? This quirky little island, where most residents buzz around on electric golf carts, is home to North Carolina's oldest standing lighthouse, "Old Baldy." There's a museum, along with historical tours of the island.


Sail off into the sunset with a Southport vacation rental

Water activities take center stage in salty Southport, with sailboats sweeping across the waters and fishermen throwing their lines off the pier. Even if you're not a natural sailor, it seems a shame not to try out your sea legs while you're staying at your Southport vacation rental. Why not start with a sunset cruise or a mackerel-fishing expedition? Stroll along the riverwalk, peruse the little independent shops, or just take yourself down to the pier and watch the boats go by. Come summer, Southport's renowned for its epic July 4th celebrations. Book early if you want to catch them.


Life's a breeze when you're over by the ocean

If a look at Southport's location on the Atlantic coast tells you anything, it's that you might encounter a bit of weather during your Southport vacation rental, but at least it's unlikely to be anything too dramatic. It can get pretty hot in the summer months, and reasonably humid to boot, but fortunately you've usually got that cool Atlantic breeze to take the edge off. Fall is a lot cooler, while winters can be quite cold and windy. And the presence of that big old ocean means there's always a risk of a bit of rain coming in.

Natural features

Teenage turtles out on the idyllic islands

Set on the North Carolina coast, where the Cape Fear river runs into the Atlantic Ocean, the sunsets here are a thing to behold. The area's characterized by a number of islands and beaches, of which gorgeous, sandy Oak Island beach is one of the most popular. Many of the islands are a haven for wildlife, and Bald Head Island in particular is famous for its population of endangered loggerhead sea turtles. In late summer, the tiny hatchlings emerge from their eggs on the beach and make for the water's edge, and the local rangers run (very popular) guided walks.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Southport

Fly into Wilmington, NC (ILM-Wilmington Intl.), the closest airport, located 24.9 mi (40.1 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Myrtle Beach, SC (MYR), which is 54.4 mi (87.5 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Southport?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 2,336 vacation rentals around Southport. From 1,189 house rentals to 898 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent an ocean-view property in Southport?

Crystal clear waters, white sands and cloudless skies as your backdrop. If this sounds like your idea of a vacation, now's your chance to really bliss out. Luckily, there are 1,256 beachside vacation properties to cast yourself away to. Of course, that might not be for everyone. Luckily, Vrbo has loads more options, including:

  • 1,054 beach-view vacation rentals.
  • 1,024 oceanfront vacation rentals.
  • 894 water-view vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house in Southport?

If you want to have an authentic local experience and love a bit of extra space and privacy, renting a whole house is the way to go. There are 1,541 houses available on Vrbo. Prices start at $77 a night. Or perhaps you'd rather one of the area's other sought-after rental types, such as:

  • Condo: 913 vacation homes. Prices start from $40 per night.
  • Townhome: 110 vacation homes. Prices start from $107 per night.
  • Cottage: 50 vacation homes. Prices start from $129 per night.

Can I stay in Southport in a large group?

Vacations with your friends and loved ones can be heaps of fun, particularly when you're staying under the same roof in an awesome new place! If you're visiting with a big group, Vrbo can help. Condo vacation homes are the top option here for large groups of guests. Our international database currently has 401 available. Around this area, the vacation rentals that are suitable for bigger groups include:

  • Looking for vacation homes that can hold 6 guests? We have 653 that will be perfect. Prices begin from just $86 per night.
  • Looking for a place for 8 guests? We have 514 that will work well. You can get one for as little as $100 a night.
  • Going away with 10 guests? We offer 315 vacation homes that will be ideal. Prices start from $106 per night.

You and all your mates will be more than satisfied when you arrange your Southport escape with us!

Where are the cheapest rentals in Southport?

Pint-sized hotel rooms are no place to spend your precious vacation moments! Look through our budget-friendly rentals today and make sure everybody in your group has room to spread out. Historic District is perfect for bargain hunters. And with 93 Vrbo rentals at an average price of $150 a night, it's not difficult to see why. Another 89 Vrbo rentals are on offer in or around Riverfront. With an average price of $154 a night, you're sure to snatch a deal worth boasting to your friends about.

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