• As low as $300/Week
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General Features

  • Books
  • DVD player
  • Games
  • Video library
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 2 per room
  • 3 bedrooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Available in all rooms: WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Internet access
  • Barbecue grill
  • Basketball
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Beach loungers
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Beach towels
  • Birdwatching
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Car recommended
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Cycling
  • Dining table
  • Dining table
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Ecotours
  • Fenced yard
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Fishing
  • Games
  • Garden
  • Garden
  • Golf nearby
  • Golfing
  • Hair dryer
  • Health/beauty spa
  • Heating
  • Highchair
  • Highchair
  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Kayaking
  • Kitchen
  • Limited housekeeping
  • Marina
  • Microwave
  • Microwave
  • Motor boating
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near a hospital
  • Near the sea
  • Note from host: $250 cleaning fee applied if violated
  • Note from host: $250 cleaning fee applied if violated
  • On the waterfront
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Oven
  • Patio
  • Pet friendly
  • Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator
  • Sailing
  • Sailing nearby
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Sleeps 9
  • Smart TV with cable/satellite service
  • Smoke detector
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoke-free property
  • Spices
  • Stair gate
  • Stovetop
  • Surfing/boogie boarding
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Swimming
  • Swimming nearby
  • Unit size: 1400 sq ft (130 sq m)
  • Video library
  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Water skiing
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Water tubing
  • Water tubing nearby
  • Welcoming dogs only
  • WiFi available
  • Wildlife and game walks
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Windsurfing
  • Windsurfing nearby

About this Property

Adorable waterfront bungalow with a private dock on the Davis Canal located 2 short blocks to the beach. Kick up your feet and relax with your family and furry friend. This 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home is conveniently located near the Middleton Avenue bridge so it makes getting to the beach a breeze. It has a sizable back yard that leads to its own dock where you can fish or launch a modest boat, kayak, or paddleboard to discover the handsome, serene and wildlife-filled waterway. We have been told it’s one of the best spots for fishing on the canal! If calming on the beach or playing in the sea is your want, take a fast 5 min. walk across the bridge and you are there. There is a private hot water shower to wash off the sand when you return.

The kitchen has been refreshed for 2021, and is entirely outfitted. The master bedroom features a king bed and an en-suite full bathroom. The middle bedroom has a queen bed and 2 closets. The bunk room has two bunk beds and a huge closet full of games and toys. There is also a pack and play in the bunk closet and a toddler bed in the master closet. Additionally, the sun room has a pull out couch with a full sized bed. All beds have comforters and completely enclosed, zippered bed pads and pillows with covers. Linens and Towels are NOT included.

The bungalow has central HVAC and full sized washer and dryer. Conveniences include intelligent TVs with Netflix and Hulu as well as DVD players and dual band WiFi. There is a charcoal grille and a wagon to haul your beach stuff. The deck and outdoor shower were completely replaced in 2020.

NEW for 2021: a backyard picnic table, updated kitchen and fully fenced in backyard!

Dogs allowed, $150 fee for first dog, $50 for second, max 2 dogs, check with owner regarding breeds prior to booking.

Linens and towels are NOT supplied. They renter can bring their own linens or rent locally from Sharon's Linens.

You will not be disappointed with this rental and will want to keep coming back every year!

Money Saving Strategies

  • Find the tourism bureau in the area you want to travel. Most established tourism bureaus offer printed tourism guides with deals for property management companies, restaurants and tours. Be on the lookout for these guides and discount books, since this allows visitors to enjoy the same great activities with a often considerable discounted.
  • Is it possible to alter your dates? Off-season rates are usually a fraction of maximum prices.
  • Active Duty and veterans of the U.S. Armed forces may qualify for cost savings. Be sure to confirm with property manager to see if your travelling crew qualifies for a rate reduction.
  • Some properties are particularly suited for particular types of visitors. Large event homes are ideal for weddings, receptions and corporate retreats. Some homes appeal to beach bums. Other rentals are situated close to music venues. Make sure that you prioritize your proximity to the outdoor activities and points of interest you are most excited about.
  • Consider obtaining trip insurance together with your rental contract. Trip insurance, which generally add between 1% - 5% of the base rental cost, provides vacationers reimbursement of their vacation costs for any missed as a consequence of medical related emergencies or storms, as well as ensuing additional hurricane evacuation costs or charges, like an unforeseen hotel stay or additional fuel. Trip insurance is definitely a bank account-saver if the unforseen occurs .

The Rental Process

Newcomers are often shocked at the number and selection of short-term rentals available in the Southport area. Rental home accommodations have gained in popularity with the rise of worldwide research sites like Tripadvisor and VRBO.

Rental homes are frequently owner operated or managed by property management companies. For owners not directly engaged in the management of their rental home, management companies are critical in assisting travellers with reserving, checking-in, housekeeping services, as well as repairs and maintenance problems that may arise.

Below are great tips and tricks to help you navigate the rental search and booking process.

Finding and reserving the perfect vacation property:

Do you believe "Dock on Canal, Close to Beach and Dog Friendly with a fenced in backyard!" is the perfect rental for your upcoming trip? Read this checklist to confirm it fits all of your preferences.

The Sooner You Start, The Better The Choices

Southport rental properties book several months (and up to a year) in advance. To find the best selection, begin your planning and search 6-12 months prior to your vacation. Many families prefer to start their search over Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Eve holiday gatherings.

Pick your Town and Travel Week

Agreement can often be complicated between members of the family, but once this challenging part is finished everything will start to drop in place.

Bedrooms and Bed Sizes Matter

How many family members are planning to share your getaway? Be mindful that most rentals list maximum guest capacity, which often includes sofa beds in the living area. You'll need to determine what is acceptable for your family. Most rental home listings will outline each of the unit's specific bedrooms and mattresses.

Establish Your Budget

Does the preferred rental property suit your budget during that preferred Summer week? Make certain to get cost-sharing commitments from company prior to booking a costly rental property. A single individual in your party will have to be in charge of gathering contributions and acknowledging responsibility for the entire rental fee at time of booking.

Vacation home Amenities

What home features is your group interested in? Is a swimming pool reallynecessary?Are you looking for a rental property with open-air dining area? Are you more enthusiastic about wildlife or night life? Are linens included with the rental contract, or do you need to bring your own? Gather a list of prioritized "necessities and wishes" from your group to help filter your search to the most appropriate home.

Special Factors to consider

In some cases the older generation has problems with stairways. Ensure that you remember and ask about wheelchair accessibility, pool lifts and specialized equipment needs..

Your Dog Needs a Vacation, Too

Make sure you include your companion! Animals are welcome at many rental properties, but guidelines can vary. Type of animal, size and dog breeds could be controlled. Be sure to read descriptions and contracts carefully. Additional fees or costs may be applied to your contract. When in doubt, ask the property owner and get it in writing.

Start the Search

Many websites exist to match vacationers with property owners.. In combination with Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we advise searching Google for "Southport local rental properties" for local vacation rental management companies. Local companies frequently have a unique selection of vacation homes daily and weekly.

Negotiate the Price

Re-read the description to make certain that the property has everything you need. If lacking, the rental management company might know of very similar properties that suit your style and budget..

While not true for all properties, many property owners and property managers will negotiate rates. If the price isn't negotiable, the number of nights might be. Off-peak season offers your best chance to make a deal for a lower rate.

Read through the Total Contract

Read through the complete agreement and be certain you are aware who is liable for:

  • Utilities
  • WIFI Access
  • Telephone service
  • Pool Heating
  • Cable and pay-per-view TV
  • Cleaning Fees
  • Trash collection
  • Maintenance (get a phone number)
  • Check in & Check Out Key Exchange
  • Parking Space

Be sure that your quoted fee includes all taxes and fees.

If you'd like to Cancel

Ensure you understand the cancellation policy prior to reserving. Rental management companies and rental owners often offer their clients the option to purchase trip insurance. Trip insurance guards the renter against emergencies and weather events, It gives reassurance should tragedy strike.

Book It

As soon as you feel you've identified "the one", begin the booking process. Remember that most rental agreements will require a significant rental deposit and/or security deposit to protect the home owner.

Keep Your Contact's Info

Be sure you get the property manager's contact phone number and entry/exit procedures for your rental. We suggest storing the contact's details in your cell phone and wallet.

Congratulations! All that is left is enjoying your vacation!

During your Stay

  • Take notes of any damages when you arrive. We also suggest immediately phoning the rental manager with a report of any wear and tear, along with your request for any critical repairs.
  • When there is any ambiguity about vehicle parking, rules of the property, property access, swimming pool functions, etc... we recommend you ask the property manager promptly. A phone call can save several hours of trouble.
  • Remember to be a good neighbor. Locals will be as friendly to you as you are considerate of them. Remember the golden rule and treat others the same way you'd like to be treated by visitors next to your home.
  • Ask a local. Locals are a good source of recommendations. Who better to ask where to get the best chicken wings, have a great night out, or the best areas for night life?
  • Enjoy your stay! Make sure that you protect the rental owner (and your things!) by keeping the vacation home locked up while you are away, exactly like you would at home.

Check Out Time

  • Double-check each room of the rental property to assure you've collected all possessions.
  • Be sure to walk through the rental home one final time and check for damage. Whenever possible, do this walk-out inspection with the property manager present. If the property owner is not available, you'll want to take photos of the property to record its condition.
  • Did you have a good time? Many vacation rental management companies and rental search sites permit customers to provide reviews. If your property and/or property manager was terrific, they will appreciate your compliments. If anything went wrong and they didn't fix it in a practical manner, or if the rental home was not as described, you may want to make it a point in your feedback.

Learn and Improve

Hold a meeting with the people in your group. Did they like the rental choice? If everything was amazing, next year's trip planning will be relatively easy. Otherwise, you have acquired invaluable experience that will help with your next search.

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Victory Beach Vacations

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