• 3 Bedrooms
  • 3.5 Bathrooms
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General Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Balcony
  • Dining Room
  • Dining Room
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishwasher
  • Heating
  • Heating
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Living Room
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Television
  • Television
  • Towels Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wireless Internet

About this Property

3 bedroom, 2 and a half bath has all the magic you would expect from Historic Southport, NC. Whether you want a peaceful walk on the River Walk, partaking in modest town dining and shopping, or easily appreciating Southport's salubrious winds on the front porch, this bungalow has everything your heart desires.
The master suite is on the lower level with en suite with walk in shower. With two additional bedrooms this home is ideal for families or a couples get-away. Appreciate entertaining on the backyard patio area or inviting on the front porch. With restored pine floors and claw foot tub just add to the cozy bungalow feel. The home is pet friendly with approval.
This home has been thoughtfully prepared for your coastal dream holiday. You are invited to take a virtual tour of this bungalow to really value the fine details.

How to get the best deal on your rental

  • Search for the official tourism bureau in the area you wish to travel. Many established tourism bureaus offer printed tourism guide books with savings for rental properties, restaurants and activities. These guides provide a good start to your vacation rental search.
  • Able to modify your trip week? Off-peak rates are usually a fraction of peak fees.
  • Plenty of rental companies and owners offer discounts for active duty and veteran men and women of the US Armed forces, or returning vacation goers of the same property. Make sure to ask property owner to see if your visiting group qualifies for a price reduction.
  • Some vacation rentals are essentially catered to particular visitors, whether it is oceanside rentals with weekly pier passes, city-center condos with close access to shopping or waterfront homes that have private jetski launching areas. If there's a particular Southport atteaction which you just love, look for properties that cater especially to your needs.
  • Vacation rental companies and individual rental owners commonly offer their guests an option to purchase trip insurance protection. Trip insurance, which generally will cost you somewhere between 1% - 5% of the base rental rate, provides buyers reimbursement of their vacation expenses for any days missed resulting from personal medical related emergencies or weather, and additionally ensuing extra hurricane evacuation costs or expenses, like an unforeseen hotel room stay or additional gasoline. Trip insurance can be a bank account-saver if the unforseen occurs .

The Rental Process

Many people are shocked to learn the number of rental properties can be found in their area of interest. With such a big selection, renters are sure to select a vacation home that suits their expectations and spending plan.

Virtually all rental homes in Southport are privately owned and many are represented by established local property management agencies. For owners not directly engaged in the management of their home, management companies are instrumental in helping families with making reservations, check-in, house cleaning, and any repairs and maintenance problems that may arise.

Seasoned Southport vacationers have discovered a few tips and tricks throughout the years with regards to renting rental homes, however most novices will be delighted to discover that many of these "tips" are in plain sight, if you recognize how to look.

Finding and reserving the best rental home:

Do you think "Mermaid Cove Cottage" is the best rental for your upcoming getaway? Read through this checklist to confirm it fits all of your preferences.

Search Early and Frequently

Southport vacation rentals are reserved many months (and up to a year) in advance. For the best selection, begin your planning and search 6-Twelve months prior to a trip. Holiday reunions can be a popular time for families to plan their Summer holiday escapes..

Pick your Place and Travel Week

Begin by picking which particular area of Southport you prefer to browse, and the determine trip dates.

Bedrooms and Bed Sizes Matter

Take a head count. How many beds and bedrooms will you be needing? Consider that a lot of properties advertise maximum guest capacity, which typically includes sofa beds in the living room space. It is important to figure out what is suitable for the party. Most vacation home listings will summarize each of the unit's specific bedrooms and mattress sizes.

What Are You Willing to Spend?

The majority of vacation homes are presented with a price range. Determine the cost for your desired trip. It might be at the high end of the range. Make certain to get cost-sharing commitments from family and friends prior to booking a costly rental home. In most cases, a single member of the group will be in charge of making the full reservation and collecting each person's share.

Its All About Amenities

What home features is the family trying to find? Is a screened deck a requirement? Does the property need to be beach front, the downtown area, or near wildlife? Are items like beach chairs, gas grills, umbrellas, carts or coolers at your disposal and included with your rental home charge? Make a list of priority features to help filter your search.

Accessability

Elderly guests will appreciate you for not renting a stairs-only condominium on the Third floor. Ensure that you remember and inquire about wheelchair accessibility, pool lifts and special equipment needs..

Take the Dog

Are you or other individuals in the family traveling with a four-legged friend? Dog guidelines are different at each rental. Study descriptions carefully. Type of pet, size and breeds may be restricted. Make certain to read descriptions and contracts carefully. Additional fees or costs may be applied to your contract.

Best places to Search

A number of websites exist to match vacationers with rental owners.. In combination with Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we suggest searching Google for "Southport local rental homes" for local property management companies. Local rental home management companies pride themselves on a first-class vacation experience.

Negotiate

When you've located your dream rental, check to confirm your vacation dates are available.

While not true for all properties, many property owners and property managers will make a deal on rates. If they are hesitant to budge on a peak-season trip, try asking for an extra night. Your best chance for a reduced rate is shifting to a less desirable week.

Study the Total Contract

Read the whole contract and be certain you are aware who is responsible for:

  • Power bills
  • Internet
  • Long Distance Phone Service
  • Hot Tub Heating
  • Pay Per View Movies
  • Cleaning Fees
  • Trash collection
  • Maintenance policies
  • Check in & Check Out Key Exchange
  • Parking Space

Get a total that includes taxes, animal and other extra fees.

What is the Cancellation Policy?

Be sure to are familiar with the cancellation policy before reserving. You will likely be offered trip insurance. Trip insurance, which frequently costs between 1% - 5% of the standard rental home price, provides travellers with reimbursement of their vacation costs (and subsequent vacation property costs) for any nights missed resulting from personal hospital emergencies or weather, and additionally hurricane evacuation expenses, such as a unanticipated hotel stay or additional gas.

Complete the Booking

When everything looks correct, it's finally time for you to sign on the dotted line. Keep in mind that most rental agreements will require a significant rental down payment and/or security deposit to cover the home owner.

Know Who to Call

Put the rental manager's contact information into your smartphone and wallet for quick access to answers throughout your stay.

Good luck on booking your vacation rental! You're on the right path to a terrific vacation!

During your Stay

  • Take pictures on your arrival. Take notes of any property damage soon after you arrive. We also recommend immediately phoning the rental manager with a report of any damage, along with your request for any necessary fixes.
  • You may need instructions for a fireplace, TV or spa. Contact your property manager. They are there to help. A phone call can save several hours of problems.
  • Please be respectful of the local community. Residents will be as friendly to you as you are considerate of them. Respecting late-night quiet hours and parking regulations can make a vacation much more relaxing.
  • Ask a local. Residents are a fantastic source of recommendations. Who better to ask where to get the best nachos, have a great date night, or the best areas for shopping?
  • Enjoy your stay! Make sure you protect the owner (and your stuff!) by keeping the rental locked up while you are away, exactly like you would in your own home.

Checking Out

  • Tidy up a bit. Even when you're spending money on a house cleaning fee, The vacation home should really be in good shape. Kitchen sinks brimming with dirty dishes, substantial sand on the floors and sticky messes ought to be dealt with prior to leaving.
  • Once everything is out, begin a walk-through of the rental to verify no property damage occurred during your stay. We advise walking through with the property manager whenever you can (this may not be possible).. If the property manager is not available, make certain to take photos of the property to record its condition.
  • How was your vacation? Most vacation rental management companies and vacation rental websites allow customers to give feedback. If your property and/or property manager was outstanding, they'll appreciate your compliments. If anything went wrong, we recommend being kind but straightforward with regards to stay. The best property owners and managers will try hard to solve the situation.

Learn from your Stay

Hold a debrief with your family. Did they love their stay? If everything was fantastic, next year's trip planning will be painless. If not, you have acquired invaluable experience to help with your next search.

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Victory Beach Vacations

Visitors who are on the hunt for the postcard-perfect vacation rental in the heart of the Carolina Beach or Kure Beach area will find an enticing selection and plenty of friendly customer service when they rent through Victory Beach Vacations. Based in Carolina Beach in the coastal Cape Fear region, Victory Beach Vacations has more than 100 vacation rentals in all shapes and sizes to ensure that every vacationing family can find their dream home away from home on the beach.   When you book your Cape Fear getaway with Victory Beach Vacations, the fun doesn’t end when you leave the beach, it continues with an array of privately-owned properties outfitted with all of the amenities needed for a fabulous beach vacation.   Jenna Lanier, General Manager, explains that her family first opened the rental and property management business in 2002. At the forefront of Victory Beach operations is Lanier’s mother, Caroline Meeks. Meeks is both the Broker in Charge and co-owner with husband, Buck Meeks, who manages the Field Services team with Lanier’s husband, Scott.   For nearly 20 years, the Victory Beach team has worked tirelessly to establish a network of top-of-the-line rental properties for Cape Fear visitors to enjoy. “As far as our properties go,” explains Lanier, “they are all updated, well-furnished and appointed. “We have always performed post-cleaning inspections and since the pandemic, have put freshly laundered duvets over all of the comforters between rentals.”   Lanier emphasizes how important the guests experience is “we strive to give our guests a relaxing, stress free, memorable vacation.” This emphasis on customer service has led to Victory Beach Vacations having a 4.8 Google rating with over 300 reviews by happy owners and guests.In addition to Victory Beach’s superior sanitation practices, the company offers properties for every type of visitor. Choose from luxury oceanfront houses and condos to more reasonbly priced 2nd row properties with oceanviews. Many properties include pools and hot tubs as well, perfect for outdoor entertaining, and many are dog friendly.   Lanier also notes that all properties are within walking or driving distance to Pleasure Island’s main attractions – Carolina Beach and Kure Beach. The former, as described by Lanier, is the more commercialized of the two destinations and features a boardwalk, outdoor dining options and a plethora of weekly activities including fireworks, live music, amusement park pop-ups, and movies under the stars. Kure Beach offers a more residential feel with its fishing pier, intimate restaurants and family favorite, North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher.More water fun awaits, too. “There is a harbor and a canal that feed into the intercoastal. We have several properties on the harbor so guests can bring their boat, kayak, [or jet ski] and travel between islands,” says Lanier.   A stay with Victory Beach Vacations is an annual pilgrimage for most. “A large percentage of guests are previous guests. Some even reserve the same property for the next year as they’re checking out,” Lanier says. “It’s almost like it’s their personal vacation home.”   Even before guests arrive at their vacation destination, the Victory Beach Vacations’ website greets them with a live beach cam and exquisite aerial footage of both Carolina and Kure Beaches. See for yourself by scanning the QR code and call Victory Beach Vacations at 910.458.0868 to book your Cape Fear getaway. Start making your memories today! —Grace Silipigni