• As low as $309/Night
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 7
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General Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Carbon monoxide detector not reported (host has not indicated whether there is a carbon monoxide detector on the property; consider bringing a portable detector)
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden
  • Heating
  • Living room
  • Onsite parking
  • Property does not allow children
  • Service animals only (pets not allowed)
  • Smoke detector not reported (host has not indicated whether there is a smoke detector on the property)
  • Smoke-free property
  • Towels provided
  • Unit size: 1800 sq ft (167 sq m)
  • WiFi available

About this Property

  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Private vacation home
  • Approximately 1800 square feet

This 105 year old property once owned by the Swasey Family over a century ago has been completely modernized and is ready for your next Southport vacation!  This home features classic sophistication with tasteful touches of modern trends creating a warm and inviting ambiance that matches the vibe in Southport! Each detail with its own inspiration, you'll find something new and beautiful 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. 

Pet Policy: Up to two well behaved dogs, $50/dog.
*3-Nighttime Minimum Stay*

About the Area

This vacation home is located in Southport. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Carolina Beach and popular attractions include North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher and Carolina Beach Boardwalk. North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport and Bald Head Island Information Center are also worth visiting.

Special Instructions

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

Pet Policy

Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Our top Rental home tips:

When to go & When to book:

  • June, July, and August are high season in Southport. Booking your vacation home in Fall or Spring months is a great way to save on your vacation. Rates are lower, and you'll find a larger selection of suitable properties.
  • In the Southport area, The sooner you can book a vacation rental, the better your selection will be. The most desirable rental homes are reserved early. Reserving your rental six to twelve months before your vacation dates is recommended. Holidays such as Christmas and Thanksgiving are excellent times to search for and book your vacation rental.
  • Hosts sometimes offer discounts for veterans and active duty military. Remember to ask your property manager if special offers are available for your family.
  • Booking websites usually offer customers an option to buy trip insurance protection. Trip insurance, which commonly will cost you 1% - 5% of the stay price, offers visitors reimbursement of their vacation costs for any missed time as a result of personal medical-related catastrophes or weather, as well as ensuing additional hurricane evacuation costs, such as an unexpected hotel stay or additional gas expenses. Trip insurance can be a a bank account-saver if the unforeseen occurs. Ask your property manager for additional information.
  • Many property management companies supply Southport area visitors guides which will include money-saving offers, either offered independently by local businesses, or by way of a partnership between the rental management company and the business itself. You can also find Southport visitors guide magazine and coupon books at local gas stations and shopping centers.

Filter your rental search:

  • Select a group leader, select your vacation week, and choose a maximum budget.
  • Note the number beds and the configuration your group needs. The Blue Dog Cottage has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.
  • Precise information regarding bedrooms and bed types is normally available on booking pages. Otherwise, reach out to the property manager before you reserve the rental. Note that most listings specify the max. guest capacity, which usually includes sofa beds and bunks.
  • Are you visiting for a specific event or attraction? Use a map search to find nearby properties.
  • Appropriate accessibility can make or ruin a vacation for those with limited mobility. .
  • Are you bringing the family pet? Many vacation homes allow animals, but guidelines and restrictions apply. Type of pet, size and breeds may be limited. Remember to ask your host before booking, and study your agreement thoroughly! Additional fees or charges might be applied to your contract.

Additional considerations:

  • We recommend storing the host's contact information in your smartphone and wallet.
  • During check-in, document any damages to the rental property and immediately contact the owner. Record all correspondence just in case a dispute arises.
  • Ask questions. You may need instructions for a fireplace, intercom or thermostat. Contact your property manager. They are there to help! A brief call prevents lots of issues.
  • Be a good neighbor! You wouldn't like unpleasant visitors disrupting your home life. Employ the golden rule for best judgement. Happy residents may even recommend great local food and scenic spots you would have not otherwise known!
  • Don't forget to... Ask a local! Residents can often point you in the right direction. Who better to ask where to order delicious takeout, have a great night out, or the best spots for shopping?
  • Lock your vacation home while you're out. Keep your property safe!
  • When it's time to leave, take a walk-through to confirm you have not forget anything. Remember to check dressers, closets, and bathrooms for hidden items. Clean out the refrigerator and take or dispose of leftovers.
  • Please make sure to walk through the rental one final time and look for damage. We suggest walking through with the property manager whenever you can. If the host isn't available, remember to take video and pictures of the rental to record its condition.
  • Remember to leave feedback! Property managers rely on good ratings to stimulate future reservations. They'll be grateful for your review. Alternatively, if something went wrong, other families will appreciate that you share your review and help them have the best future vacation. Remember to be objective. If something fell short of expectations, consider whether the owner could control the issue, and if so, whether they responded expeditiously to solve it.

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