• As low as $328/Night
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 10
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General Features

  • Books
  • Games
  • Table tennis
  • 3 bathrooms
  • 4 bedrooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue grill
  • Bathtub
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Bicycle on site
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Car required
  • Carbon monoxide detector not reported (host has not indicated whether there is a carbon monoxide detector on the property; consider bringing a portable detector)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Cycling nearby
  • Dining table
  • Dishwasher
  • English
  • Fenced yard
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Fireplace
  • Fishing nearby
  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Free WiFi
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • Hiking nearby
  • Ice maker
  • In a village
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Jet skiing nearby
  • Living room
  • Microwave
  • Near a hospital
  • Near laundromat
  • Near the beach
  • Near the sea
  • On the lake
  • On the river
  • Onsite parking
  • Onsite parking options include a garage
  • Oven
  • Pet friendly
  • Playground
  • Refrigerator
  • Sailing nearby
  • Smart TV
  • Smoke detector installed (host has indicated there is a smoke detector on the property)
  • Smoke-free property
  • Stovetop
  • Surfing/body boarding nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Toaster
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Windsurfing nearby

About this Property

  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Private vacation home

Carolina Beach Rental close to Hiking at the Carolina Beach State Park 

Accepts Short Stays

4 Bedrooms / 3 Bathrooms / Sleeps 10

Welcome to Starfish Cove, where you will relax in a peaceful neighborhood in the trees! Public Boat Ramp access is only a few blocks away and our yard will accommodate your boat trailer.  Your furry friend will appreciate jaunts to the beach and the famed Carolina Beach Boardwalk just 1.6 miles from home. This Boat Friendly location has no issues or restrictions for boat parking on driveway or on grass on the side of the home that faces Otter Rd.  The Carolina Beach Mooring Field is close by, and the beach is just around the corner. There's something to adore for every family member at Starfish Cove: This attractively decorated home provides modern furnishings, a roomy entertaining area, user friendly intelligent TVs, and multiple outdoor porches to relax and appreciate the coastal breeze. Golf Cart units are no problem, or just take a bicycle ride to the island stores and eateries. 
Special: Free Pet Fee for Summer of 2024!
Ground Level:
Garage with Ping Pong Table, Private Driveway, Outdoor Shower, Delightful landscaped front yard and fenced in backyard, Stairs to Entry Porch
Beach items available to use including chairs, umbrellas, toys, and body boards. 

Level 2:  This is a two story single family home.
Covered Front Porch: Seating for two
Living Room -Sectional couch, 2 chairs, ottoman, ceiling fan, TV, access to back patio and front patio.
Kitchen - Full kitchen with stainless steel appliances.
Dining Room - Substantial table with seating for 8.
Screened in Back Porch- Dining TAble with Seating for 6, Side Seating for 4 with beverage tables.
Guest Bedroom 1: Full size bed, ceiling fan, TV.
Guest Bathroom 1: Single Vanity, Walk-in shower
Laundry Room with New Giant Capacity Washer and Dryer

Level 3:
Primary Bedroom Suite: Queen size bed, ceiling fan, En-suite bathroom has Double Vanity, Garden Tub, Walk-in Shower, Access to deck
Deck: Partially covered
Guest Bedroom 2: Queen size bed, ceiling fan, TV, access to deck
Hallway Guest Bathroom 2: Bathtub with Shower, Vanity with Quartz countertop
Guest Bedroom 3: Two twin bunk beds (4 beds total), ceiling fan, wall mount flat screen TV.

Level 4:
Captains Walk with peak a boo Oceanview!

4 car parking in the driveway. Trailered Boats OK!

Rental Policies:
In response to increased incidence of credit card fraud, a valid government photo ID will be required for every reservation. A signed rental agreement is required: accepting House Rules on any online travel agency requires reading and acceptance of our rental agreement.

Summer Check-Ins (June-August) begin at 4pm and are guaranteed by 6pm
Off Season Check-Ins begin at 3pm and are guaranteed by 5pm
Check Out is by 10 am.
We adhere to this policy so please do not arrive early early or plan to delay your departure.

Electronic Lock entry.

House Rules:
No events such as weddings, bachelor/bachelorette events, sororities/fraternities
No Smoking
You must be at least 25 to rent this unit.
Pet Policy: Dogs Under 60 pounds Only. First dog fee is supplied, each additional dog incurs additional pet fee. Carolina and Kure Beaches are pet friendly, but you must follow town guidelines.

Cancellation Policy:
- Free cancellation within 48 hours of booking
- After 48 hours of booking and more than 60 days out from arrival, a full refund will be processed less a $300 cancellation fee
- After 48 hours of booking and within 60 days of arrival, there will be no refund processed unless the dates are re rented. If premises are re rented, a refund will be processed less a $300 cancellation fee.

Things To Do:

Adventure awaits. Discover aquatic wildlife and vegetation at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher or savor a calming ferry ride across the Cape Fear River to a cozy little shopping town called Southport. Take a trip back in time at the Fort Fisher State Historic Site and Museum which features live oak covered trails and bunkers from the American Civil War. Stroll through the marsh to visit the home of the famed Ft. Fisher Hermit. Or wind down with nature at our two state parks, sure to provide a memorable experience with hiking, fishing, and water activities such as paddle boarding and kayaking and search for a Venus Flytrap which is native to NC only. As one of North Carolina's most undeveloped beaches, the island offers a unique opportunity to see many diverse coastal wildlife, including pelicans and loggerhead sea turtles, in their natural habitat. Whether it’s exploring activities on the island, appreciating the ocean vistas, or enjoying a drink by sunset from your own private balcony, Pleasure Island offers diversion for every enthusiast!

Explore the treasures of Carolina Beach, ranked one of the top 10 boardwalks in the country by Food & Wine magazine. One of the last remaining beach boardwalks on the East Coast, it includes a variety of eateries, arcade, stores, ice cream, Famous Britts Donuts, bars, and more! During the summer months, the Boardwalk is bustling with the sound of music, carnival rides, bingo, family nights, and events like the weekly fireworks and concert series. Rent a Jeep, bicycle, or golf cart as the most convenient ways to navigate the island. Annual off- season events include the Cape Fear Kite Festival, Christmas by the Sea, and the Island of Lights Festival.

We look forward to you visiting us!

About the Area

Located in Carolina Beach, this vacation home is on a river. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Carolina Beach and Wrightsville Beach, while Carolina Beach Boardwalk and North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher are popular area attractions. Traveling with kids? Consider Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park, or check out an event or a game at Legion Stadium. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

Special Instructions

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Know Before you Go

A car is required for transportation to and from this property

Pet Policy

Note from host: Dogs Only Unless Otherwise Stated in Listing

Tips and Tricks to get the best Southport vacation property experience:

Sticking to a spending budget:

  • Reserve your vacation home as soon as possible. Rental schedules usually open twelve months in advance (or in September just after Summertime ends). Many families book their Summer rental homes during Thanksgiving and Christmas gatherings. Book before these holidays for best selection.
  • Summer time is high season in the Southport area. To book the best vacation home within budget, we suggest booking in Spring or Fall. You'll enjoy lower rental rates, greater selection, warm weather and the absence of large crowds at the beach and popular Southport attractions.
  • Active Duty and veterans of the US Armed forces may qualify for special discounts. Be sure to ask your prospective property management company or host if your family qualifies for a discount.
  • Property managers typically offer customers an option to buy trip insurance. Trip insurance, which normally costs 1% - 5% of the base booking price, offers visitors reimbursement of costs for days missed as a result of personal medical-related catastrophes or weather disasters, as well as ensuing additional hurricane evacuation costs or charges, such as an unexpected hotel stay or extra gas expenses. Trip insurance can be a a welcome relief if the unforeseen occurs. Ask your host for program terms and fees.
  • Look for your local Southport visitors guide upon checking in. If your rental home doesn't have one, you can find them at local shops and fuel stations. In addition to great local articles, visitor guide magazines contain coupons for nearby tours, shops, and attractions.

Make a plan and pick the best Southport vacation home:

  • Choose vacation dates and maximum budget.
  • Note the number bedrooms and what type of bedroom configuration you need. Special: Free Pet Fee for Summer of 2024! has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. If you need a larger or smaller rental, use our rentals search.
  • Specific information about bedrooms and bed counts & types is usually available online. If not, call the host before you reserve your home. Note that most properties list the maximum guest capacity, which often includes pull out couches in living rooms.
  • If your family is bringing pets, search for a rental that allows animals. Get specifics on breed, weight, and type requirements. Often, property managers charge pet deposits and fees.
  • Are you looking for unique amenities? Most rental search websites include amenity lists and search filters. Filtering by amenity will allow you to quickly find the perfect rental home.
  • Suitable accessibility can make or ruin a vacation for guests that require the use of a wheelchair. .

Know before you go:

  • Review check in & check out procedures before traveling. Take a printed copy, and save the directions to your phone.
  • Property managers are available to help! Don't be shy to ask questions during your stay.
  • Lock your vacation home while you are out and about. Protect the owner's property and your things!
  • Upon arrival, record any issues with the property and immediately contact the owner. Record all coorespondence.
  • Be a good neighbor! You wouldn't like troublesome vacationers disrupting your peaceful home. Employ the golden rule for common sense. If they like you, locals might even recommend great restaurants and places you would have never otherwise known about!
  • Speaking of neighbors... Ask a local! Residents can usually help you find exactly what you're looking for. Who better to ask where to see a beautiful sunrise or sunset, have a great night on the town, or the best spots for crabbing?
  • Don't leave anything behind! Just before departing, walk through the rental to reconfirm you've collected all personal items. Check garages, decks, and cabinets for hidden items. Clean the refrigerator and take any leftovers home.
  • Go through the property a final time and look for damages to contents or the property itself. We recommend inspecting the property with the property manager whenever possible. If the property manager isn't available, take photos and video of the rental to record its condition.
  • Did you have a wonderful vacation? Many rental home management companies make it easy for vacationers to provide reviews. If your property and/or property manager was fantastic, they would love to hear it. If anything was imperfect and they failed to fix it within reason, or if the vacation rental wasn't described correctly, you'll want to make it a point as part of your feedback.

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