• 3 Bedrooms
  • 3.5 Bathrooms
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General Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Balcony
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishwasher
  • Fireplace
  • Fireplace
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Lawn/Garden
  • Lawn/Garden
  • Living Room
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wireless Internet

About this Property

This 105 year old unit once owned by the Swasey Family over a century ago has been thoroughly modernized and is ready for your next Southport holiday!  This home includes classic sophistication with tasteful touches of modern trends creating a warm and inviting mood that matches the vibe in Southport! Each detail with its own inspiration, you'll find something new and elegant during each visit. The brick front steps that lead onto the covered front porch widen as if to say come on in and stay awhile. Inside the Captain's Watch entryway greets you with a soaring ceiling filled with soft natural light finished with shiplap accents. 

Money-saving Tips

  • Find the tourism bureau where you want to travel. Most established tourism bureaus will send you printed travel guide books with special packages for property management companies, dining and attractions. These guides may provide an excellent start to your vacation rental search.
  • Are you willing to modify your travel week? Shoulder seasons offer phenomenal offers.
  • Active Duty and veterans of the US Military may be eligible for unique discounts. Make sure to confirm with property manager to see if your travelling group is eligible for a special offer.
  • Some properties are particularly suited for specific groups of visitors. Event homes are perfect for weddings, receptions and corporate retreats. Some rentals cater to beach bums. Other properties are positioned close to night life. You'll get the best value from a home that most closely matches your ideal holiday setting, regardless if it costs a tad bit more.
  • Think about getting trip insurance together with your leasing contract. Trip insurance, which usually costs anywhere between 1% - 5% of the basic vacation rental rate, provides guests reimbursement of their trip costs for any missed due to personal medical-related emergencies or weather, as well as ensuing additional hurricane evacuation costs or expenses, such as an unforeseen hotel room stay or extra gasoline. Trip insurance can be a bank account-saver if the unforseen occurs .

How to Book a Vacation Home

You might be shocked to discover how many vacation rentals are available at your destination. With such a wide selection, vacationers are sure to find a rental that fits their expectations and budget.

The majority of vacation rentals in Southport are privately owned and many are represented by experienced local property management agencies. Property management companies are well-liked by property owners mainly because they coordinate the advertising and operations..

Here are some tips and tactics to help you understand the rental search and reservation process.

Where to find and book the perfect rental property:

Before you decide to book "The Blue Dog Cottage", read through our brief list of considerations.

Search Early and Frequently

Southport rental homes start booking very early. To guarantee the greatest choice of vacation homes, we advise searching and booking your Southport vacation home 6-Twelve months before your travel dates, whenever you can. Holiday reunions are a great time for families to plan their Summer vacations..

Choose a Community and Time

Agreement can be tricky among loved ones, but the moment this challenging part is finished everything will start to slide in place.

Decide on a Size

Confirm who is joining, and just how many/what particular bedroom configuration you'll need. Be aware that a lot of properties list maximum guest capacity, which often includes sofa beds in the living room space. You'll need to figure out what is most appropriate for your party. Generally vacation home listings will describe each of the unit's specific bedrooms and mattresses.

Have a Spending Limit

Confirm that "The Blue Dog Cottage" suits your budget *during your desired dates*. If multiple individuals or loved ones are sharing the cost, ensure each group knows their obligation and has approved a maximum they are prepared to contribute. Generally speaking, a single person in the group will be in charge of making the complete reservation and recovering each person's share.

Its All About Amenities

What property features is the group searching for? Is a screened deck a necessity? Do you wish to be far from the crowds, or close to civilization? Are mattress sheets offered with the rental agreement, or will you need to take your own? Make a list of priority conveniences to guide narrow your search.

Special Criteria

Frequently the senior generation has problems with staircases. If wheel chair access, elevators, pool lifts or other specialized equipment is necessary, factor that into your search. The majority of vacation rental postings will include a list of amenities.

Paws-Friendly, Please

Are you or other individuals in the group travelling with a family pet? Dog guidelines are different at each rental. Read descriptions thoroughly. A number of restrictions could eliminate a potential vacation property. Examine your contract very carefully! Extra fees or costs may be applied to your agreement. When in doubt, ask the property manager and get it in writing.

The best places to Search

. Besides Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we advise searching Google for "Southport local rental properties" for local vacation home management companies. Local agencies will often have a unique assortment of rental properties daily and weekly.

Negotiate

Re-read the description to be sure the vacation home has everything that you need. If it is lacking, the rental management company may know of comparable properties that fit your style and budget..

Some property owners will negotiate prices, and some won't. If they are hesitant to budge on a highly-desirable week, try asking for an additional night. Your best opportunity for a reduced rate is switching to a less desirable week.

Study the Contract

Discover which of the following is included in your quoted rate:

  • Electric bills
  • Internet
  • Long Distance Phone Service
  • Pool Heating
  • Pay Per View Movies
  • Housekeeping
  • Trash collection
  • Maintenance (get a phone number)
  • Check in & Check Out Key Exchange
  • Parking requirements

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

If you wish to Cancel

Ensure that you are familiar with the cancellation policy prior to booking. You will likely be offered trip insurance. Trip insurance safeguards the renter against emergencies and weather events, It provides peace of mind should catastrophe strike.

Book It

When everything looks correct, it's finally time to sign on the dotted line. You'll probably need to submit a security deposit at time of booking.

Get Contact Info

Put the rental manager's contact information into your cell phone and wallet for quick access to answers during your stay.

Congrats! All that is left is making the most of your visit!

During your Stay

  • Take pictures on your arrival. To ensure that no damages are attributed to your visit, make a record of any problem areas of the property. If you discover problems, or if repairs are required get in touch with the rental manager right away. If there is a dispute about legal responsibility later, having the documented problems and communication attempts could be useful.
  • Ask questions. You may need instructions for a fireplace, Television or jacuzzi. Call your property manager. They are there to help. A quick phone call eliminates many headaches.
  • Please remember to respect your neighbors. . Respecting late-night quiet hours and vehicle parking restrictions can make a visit a good deal more relaxing.
  • Ask a local. Residents are a good source of recommendations.
  • Be sure to protect the property owner (and your stuff!) by keeping the rental home locked up while you are away, exactly like you would in your own home.

When its Time to Leave

  • Make sure that you've packed everything. Check drawers, bath cabinets and cabinets.
  • Once everything is out, do a walk-through of the property to verify no property damage occurred in the course of your stay. If at all possible, do this walk-out review with the property manager present. If the property manager is not available, remember to take photos of the property to record its condition.
  • How was your getaway? Just about all vacation rental management companies and rental websites allow renters to provide feedback. If your property and/or property manager was outstanding, they will appreciate your positive reviews. If anything went wrong, we advise being pleasant but straightforward in regards to your stay. Top owners and managers will work very hard to rectify the problem.

Learn from your Experience

Hold a vacation recap meeting with your family. Did they enjoy their rental? With some luck everything was ideal and you are happy to reserve the rental for next season. Otherwise, you have gained useful experience to aid with another 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