Where to stay around Southport, NC?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 2,481 vacation rentals near Southport. From 1,400 Houses to 876 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Southport for a holiday or a weekend are on VRBO.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Southport?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Southport:

  • Long Beach: 936 vacation rentals
  • Tranquil Harbour: 844 vacation rentals
  • Shell Island: 238 vacation rentals
  • Historic District: 92 vacation rentals
  • South End: 331 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Southport?

VRBO offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Southport. From VRBO travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Southport Marina: 2,839 vacation rentals
  • North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport: 2,809 vacation rentals
  • Old Brunswick County Jail Museum: 2,800 vacation rentals
  • Franklin Square Gallery: 2,820 vacation rentals
  • Wrightsville Beach: 1,636 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Southport listed on VRBO where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Southport?

Yes, of course. VRBO has 1,400 Houses in Southport. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Southport include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 876 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 92 rentals available
  • Cabins: 61 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Southport?

Yes, you can select your prefered vacation rental with pool among our 1,096 vacation rentals with pool available in Southport. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    Salt-washed Southport and its maritime draws

    Poking out from the bottom of North Carolina, Southport is a handsome place of boardwalks, bridges, fishing shacks, and bobbing fishing trawlers. With its timber-faced homes and charming maritime character, it’s easy to see why it's been chosen as the backdrop to so many films and television series. Search for Southport vacation rentals to explore this pretty corner of northern Myrtle Beach yourself, flitting between the bustling marinas and overwater fishing piers, the beautiful sands of Bald Head Island and the wetlands along the Cape Fear River.

    It's all about the water in Southport

    It's Southport's location on the edge of the Cape Fear River that keeps so many folks returning for wholesome holidays in the North Carolinian sun. Boating trips across to Bald Head Island, Zeke's Island Reserve, and Caswell Beach are all on the menu, while jaunts to local aquariums and waterfront walkways are also a great way to take in the maritime character. There are a couple of great golf clubs located in the NC coastal plains too, along with a clutch of sites on the National Register of Historic Places to explore, some dating all the way back to the colonial era.

    Colonial history and oceanside enjoyments in Southport

    Hop across the waters of the Cape Fear River to wonder at the wildlife that abounds in this beautiful wetland area on the edge of North Carolina. You could make Fort Fisher your destination, to visit the North Carolina Aquarium, or see military exhibits chronicling famous 1865 sea battles from the Civil War. If you’ve got Southport vacation rentals close to the bustling fishing piers and harbor of the town center, you can also while away your days learning all about the seafaring past of the Cape Fear region in the Southport Maritime Museum, or munching on local seafood delicacies in the chowder kitchens.

    Beach weather at the ready in Southport

    This coastal section of North Carolina is usually at its best between the end of spring and the start of summer. That's when the warmer daytime temperatures kick in, and before the sultry hurricane season brings storms to bear on the Eastern Seaboard. Look for Southport vacation rentals in late April, May, and June to be in with the top beach weather for lazing on the sands of Caswell, and the finest boating weather, for those long trips across the waterways of the Cape Fear River.

    Coastal plains and Atlantic barrier islands in Southport

    Southport town hides behind the barrier islands on North Carolina's Cape Fear. To its back, low-lying coastal plains roll out, while the wide channels of the Cape Fear River delineate the city and its marinas to the south and east. The most remarkable natural wonders beckon on the oceanside, popping up in the form of salt-washed Bald Head Island and its yellow-sand beachfronts, or with the boardwalk-topped sands of Caswell to the south. Meanwhile, the protected reserves of Zeke’s Island are your chance to spot rare white ibises and dunlins between the marshes.