• 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
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General Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Air Conditioning
  • Coffee Maker
  • Coffee Maker
  • Deck/Patio
  • Deck/Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishwasher
  • Heating
  • Heating
  • Housekeeper Included
  • Housekeeper Included
  • Ice Maker
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Linens Provided
  • Microwave
  • Microwave
  • Porch/Veranda
  • Porch/Veranda
  • Smoke Detector
  • Smoke Detector
  • Toaster
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

About this Property

3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | Sleeps 8
1 King | 1 Queen | 1 Twin | 1 Single over Double Bunkbed

Appreciate the alluring vistas overlooking the marshland, Intracoastal Waterway and G.V. Barbee Bridge during your stay at Matthew's Serenity.

This charming waterfront home is filled with unique nautical décor, from a replica of a life boat from the Titanic to bespoke carvings all handcrafted by the owner of the home. Each piece has a story and an interesting piece of history.

In the living area you will find the life boat replica hanging from the upstairs railing as well as handmade replicas of the stern on a rustic ship, among other carvings and sculptures. You will be able to take it all in as you relax on the copious seating.

The living area flows into the huge kitchen and dining room, with seating for eight, where you can whip up a delicious meal and appreciate it together while overlooking the Intracoastal. Following dinner you can slip onto the screen porch with a glass of wine for a appealing evening as the sunset fades.

Down the hallway you will find a a bedroom overlooking the marsh supplied with a queen bed and plenty of closet space. Across the way is a ideal hideaway for the little ones with a twin bed along with a single over double bunkbed.

Upstairs includes the master suite with a king bed, private bathroom and private balcony with extraordinary vistas.

An elevator is available for special circumstances (call to inquire). The ground-level is occupied long-term. Though this holiday rental does not accept guest family dogs and cats, the owner's dog is present during owner bookings.

Money Saving Rental Tips

  • Many rental managers and vacation homes provide Southport area travel guides that feature money-saving coupons, either offered individually by vendors, or via a partnership between the management company and the local store itself. These guides provide a great start to your rental home search.
  • Are your trip dates flexible? Off-peak times offer up remarkable discounts.
  • Are you a armed forces veteran? Plenty of vacation rental companies provide discounts to veterans and active-duty military. Make sure to check with property owner to see if your visiting crew is eligible for a rate reduction.
  • Some properties are primarily suited for particular groups of vacationers. Large event homes are ideal for weddings, receptions and corporate escapes. Some rentals cater to wildlife enthusiasts. Other homes are situated close to nightlife. If there's a certain Southport activity you simply love, search for rental properties that cater especially to you.
  • Rental companies and individual property owners generally offer their clients an opportunity to purchase trip insurance coverage. Trip insurance, which usually will cost you between 1% - 5% of the basic term cost, provides travellers reimbursement of their vacation costs for any nights missed as a result of personal medical related emergencies or hurricanes, in addition to ensuing extra hurricane evacuation costs or charges, such as an unanticipated motel stay or additional fuel. Trip insurance is definitely a bank account-saver if the unforseen happens .

How to Book a Rental Home

You may be surprised to find out how many vacation rentals are available at your destination. With such a big selection, vacationers are certain to come across a vacation home that fits their wishes and budget.

Vacation homes are often owner operated or managed by property management companies. Property management companies are popular with owners because they coordinate the promotion and operations..

Here are some tips and methods to help you understand the vacation home search and reservation process.

Where to find and reserve the best vacation rental:

Before you start to book "Matthew's Serenity: Elegant Home Overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway", read through our short checklist of things to consider.

Start Your Search Early

Southport rental properties are reserved many months (and up to a year) in advance. To get the best selection, begin your planning and search 6-12 months before a trip. Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Years are excellent times to plan and reserve your rental home..

Choose a Community and Time

Start by choosing which specific area of Southport you prefer to explore, and the choose dates you'll be vacationing.

How Many Beds?

Keep a list of attendees. How many beds and bedrooms will you be needing? Remember that that many homes list maximum guest capacity, which oftentimes includes sofa beds in the home's living room. It is important to determine what is acceptable for your party. Generally vacation home listings will summarize each one of the unit's specific bedrooms and mattresses.

What Are You Willing to Pay?

The majority of rentals are advertised with a cost range. Determine the cost for your preferred trip. It could be at the high end of the range. If multiple groups or families are sharing the cost, ensure each group knows their obligations and has approved a maximum they are willing to chip in. A single individual in your party will have to be in charge of gathering payments and accepting responsibility for the complete rental cost at time of reservation.

Vacation home Amenities

What amenities is your group searching for? Do you just desire a home with a pool, hot tub or beach volleyball court? Will the property need to be beach front, downtown, or in close proximity to shopping? Does the unit have bicycles and body boards for use throughout your stay? Build a list of priority conveniences to facilitate narrow your search.

Accessability

Grandpa and Grandma will appreciate you for not renting a stairs-access-only condo on the 3rd floor. If wheel chair access, elevators, pool lifts or other special equipment is required, factor that into your search. The majority of vacation rental postings include a list of amenities.

Your Dog Deserves a Vacation, Too

Make sure you include your companion! Even though quite a few vacation rentals permit family pets, guidelines and costs fluctuate per property. Type of pet, size and breeds can be limited. Study your contract very carefully! Additional fees or costs may be applied to your contract. When in doubt, ask the property manager and get it in writing.

It Is Time to Search

Several websites exist to match guests with rental owners.. In combination with Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we recommend searching Google for "Southport local vacation homes" for local rental management companies. Local vacation home management companies pride themselves on a superior vacation experience.

Negotiate

When you've found the rentalhome of your dreams, check to confirm your travel dates are available.

Some property owners will negotiate rates, and some will not. If the rate isn't negotiable, the number of nights may be. Negotiating rates is most effective during the off-peak season when many rentals sit empty.

Go Through The Contract

It is advisable to know which services are included:

  • Utility bills
  • Internet
  • Long Distance Calls
  • Pool and hot tub heating
  • Pay Per View Movies
  • Cleaning Fees
  • Trash collection
  • Maintenance (get a phone number)
  • Key exchange
  • Parking requirements

Make sure your price includes all state taxes and fees.

If you wish to Cancel

Be sure you are familiar with the cancellation policy before booking. Many rental home agreements include an option for trip insurance. Trip insurance guards the renter against emergencies and weather events, It offers peace of mind should disaster strike.

Complete the Booking

When everything looks right, it's finally time for you to sign a rental agreement. You will likely have to submit a security deposit at time of reservation.

Where to Get Assistance

Put the rental manager's contact info into your phone and wallet for quick access to answers throughout your trip.

Congrats! All that is left is enjoying your vacation!

During your Stay

  • To ensure that no damages are linked to your visit, create a record of any problem areas of the rental. Contact the rental manager immediately to report your observations.
  • If you have any ambiguity about parking, policies of the property, house access, swimming pool operations, etc... we advise you ask the property manager promptly. A quick phone call avoids many problems.
  • Don't forget to respect your neighbors. Local people will probably 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 residence.
  • Ask a local. Residents may point you in the right direction. Who better to ask where to order the best nachos, have a great date night, or the best places for shopping?
  • Remember to protect the rental owner (and your stuff!) by keeping the rental home locked up while you are away, just like you would in your own home.

At the end of your stay

  • Tidy up a bit. Although you're spending money on a house cleaning fee, The rental really needs to be in good condition. Sinks brimming with dishes, surplus sand on the floor and sticky messes should be remedied prior to leaving.
  • Make sure to walk through the rental one final time and look for damage. We suggest walking through with the rental manager whenever possible (this isn't always the case).. If the property owner is not available, ensure that you take photos of the property to record its condition.
  • Did you have an enjoyable time? Virtually all rental property web sites ask for testimonials after your stay . Rental owners and property managers will thank you for favorable critiques. If something went wrong, we suggest being pleasant but genuine with regards to your experience. The best owners and managers will try very hard to correct the situation.

Iterate

Did they love their rental? If everything was exceptional, next year's vacation planning will be relatively easy. If not, you have acquired useful experience to aid with the next search.

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