• As low as $310/Night
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 7
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General Features

  • Arcade/game room
  • Books
  • DVD player
  • Games
  • Music library
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Stereo
  • Video library
  • 2 bedrooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue grill
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Bicycle on site
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Blender
  • Car recommended
  • Carbon monoxide detector installed (host has indicated there is a carbon monoxide detector on the property)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cycling nearby
  • Deadbolt lock
  • Dining room
  • Dining table
  • Dishwasher
  • Fenced yard
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Firepit
  • First aid kit
  • Free WiFi
  • Garden
  • Golf nearby
  • Griddle
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • Highchair
  • Hiking nearby
  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In the city center
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Kitchen island
  • Living room
  • Marina nearby
  • Microwave
  • Near a hospital
  • Near laundromat
  • Near outlet shopping
  • Near the bay
  • Near the sea
  • No pets allowed
  • Onsite parking
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Oven
  • Power boating nearby
  • Refrigerator
  • Smart TV with cable/satellite service
  • Smoke detector installed (host has indicated there is a smoke detector on the property)
  • Smoke-free property
  • Spa tub
  • Stair gate
  • Stovetop
  • Swimming nearby
  • Tennis on site
  • Tile flooring in public areas
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided
  • Travel crib
  • Unit size: 2650 sq ft (246 sq m)
  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby

About this Property

  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Cottage
  • Approximately 2650 square feet

Southport is located where the Cape Fear River meets to the Atlantic Ocean. The harbor of Southport is protected by Bald Head Island and Oak Island, both of which have nice lighthouses that are great tourist spots. The town of Southport is frequently ranked in national publications as one the most beautiful modest coastal towns and best walkable communities. Search these terms on the web and you will find articles from USA Today, Only in Our State - NC, TravelMag, Southern Living, and others. The town is modest and filled with boutique stores and great eateries as visitors to the surrounding beaches all make Southport a must-see stop. There are no high rises or big hotels in Southport. The downtown waterfront area is mostly residential and has many historic homes. Southport’s historic appeal continues to remain strong. Walking tours of the historic sites or picnicking and watching the boats and freighters come and go from the harbor are favorite activities of both the residents and Southport visitors. The huge waterfront park in Southport is marvelous.
The 205 E. Brown St. Historic Cottage is ideally centrally located to savor all Southport has to offer. Located on a side street in a peaceful neighborhood and just 70 yards from N. Howe St., the 205 E Brown Cottage is also just a 5-min. walk (4 short blocks) to the E. Bay St. waterfront park. 205 E. Brown is just a few yards away from Franklin Square Park, the local museum, and public tennis courts.
When you arrive at the 205 E. Brown St Cottage, you have parking for up to 3 cars immediately in front of an inviting picket fence and a few steps away from the full side-to-side Coastal Cottage front porch. 205E Brown is huge with 2650 square feet and 2 levels. It is a shotgun-style home. This is a historical home and the local Historical Marker puts it at circa 1893. The Cottage has Heart of Pine floors throughout (both levels), 10’ ceilings on the main level, and door styling and trims that are true to the bungalow’s historic roots. Everything else in the home is modernized to today’s standards for an fresh home.
As you enter the bungalow from the front porch, the first room is a game room, complete with pool table, enormous HDTV and nice seating. A bedroom with Queen Bed is just off to the right of the game room, with a full bath (shower/tub combo) close by.
Just past the game room is a very sizable and entirely equipped kitchen with stainless appliances and a high-end gas oven and stove. Fridge with ice maker, mounted microwave, water filtration system, dishwasher, cavernous counters, tons of cabinets, and sizable cast iron sink are all features of the kitchen. The kitchen cabinets include spices, crock pot, griddle, and all the other silverware and tools you would expect in a completely outfitted kitchen. Kitchen includes a bar with chairs.
From the kitchen, and on the other side of the shotgun walkway is a room with stairway to 2 upper level bedrooms, the full bath for the adjacent bedroom. There is also a comfortable sitting area in this room, ideal waiting place for that family member who is always ready on time while he/she waits on the others to finish getting ready for the group’s next outstanding Southport adventure.
After the kitchen is a full-sized laundry room with additional huge capacity washer and dryer. Laundry room includes a folding table and an iron and ironing board. It has a ceramic tile floor. The laundry rooms and the bathrooms all have ceramic tile floors. All of the other living areas of the bungalow have heart of pine floors.
The next room is the dining room, which has a impressive dining table comfortably seating 6, plus 2 overflow chairs close by, and plus high chair. To the right of the dining room and also next to the kitchen is a private deck, which is where we keep the gas grille- very convenient to both the kitchen and dining room. Great space with seating, private, and a good spot to appreciate the drink of your choice.
The last room on the main level is the living room. It is roomy with sectional couch and other seating and includes a 55” HDTV. There are 2 exits with glass sliders- one to the back deck and one to a large screened porch to the side of the home. There is also a stairway to the privately accessed master suite for the bungalow. The attached screened porch on the side of the home is large and has a nice couch and 2 lounge chairs and ceiling fan. The covered porch to the rear of the home includes a hot tub located in a spot where you can effortlessly see the living room HTDV or overlook the courtyard-style back yard.
The upper level Master Suite is not connected to the other 2 bedrooms on the top level. Both areas are accessed by separate stairways and are completely private to one another- a great feature of the bungalow. The Master Bedroom is large, has a king bed and large closet, and is en suite. The Master Bathroom includes 2 sinks and a shower/tub combo. This bedroom includes a private balcony overlooking the courtyard.
The other 2 upper level bedrooms are nice-sized and share a hall bath with walk-in shower located on the short hallway just outside of these 2 bedrooms. One of the bedrooms has a queen bed and the other 2 twins.
The courtyard behind the home is getaway-like and is surrounded by a 6’ privacy fence (10' in some places). Canopied evergreen foliage, flowers along the perimeter, picnic table, chairs, and hot tub all contribute to the courtyard’s charm and appeal.
The 205E Brown bungalow cools gorgeously with 3 separate central A/C units- one for the main level, one for the upper level 2-bedroom section and one for the upper level Master bedroom. Propane heat on main level and heat pumps upper level, 2 bicycles, games, nice library, DVD players, nice stereo, hair dryers, and many other nice touches to the home to make it a comfortable place to stay. The 205 E. Brown is modernized throughout.
The 205 E. Brown Cottage, although very close to the business district, is in a peaceful residential neighborhood. Our neighbors live full-time, and the homes are close together in the historic district. After dark, our guests are expected to use "peaceful voices" outside, and keep that in mind when using the fire pit, the hot tub, or general activity in our great hardscapes courtyard in the back.
Regarding our hot tub, we have had great experiences with it with our guests. We service it weekly. The hot tub is a recent high end Hot Springs Spa in magnificant condition. The Hot Tub is not for kids. Age 18 and up. If the hot tub has issues such that it would not be available (we have not had that happen yet), please contact us and we will do our best to get it back in service ASAP; however, it may not be practical, and if that is the case, we would not do a refund for the first 36 hours after the problem is reported. After that, we would rebate $30/day for any full day not available up to $150 for a week.
We searched for a long time in Southport before we found this gem property. Each hour we are there, as we hear the church chimes play hymns as it the old church clock strikes each hour, we are reminded how much we have come to adore Southport, our location, and the 205 E. Brown Cottage. We appreciate it, and you will, too.

About the Area

Located in Southport, this cottage is in the city center and by the sea. 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. Traveling with kids? Consider North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport and Bald Head Island Information Center. 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 recommended for transportation to and from this property

Pet Policy

Pets not allowed

Tricks and tips to get the best vacation property experience:

Getting the best rental home value:

  • In the Wilmington, NC area, The earlier your group can reserve a home, the easier your search will be. The most desirable rental homes are reserved very early. Booking your rental up to 12 months before your travel dates is recommended. Holiday gatherings are excellent times to plan and reserve your rental property.
  • To book the largest rental within budget, we recommend reserving in the Spring or Fall. You'll enjoy lower rental rates, better selection, gorgeous weather and the absence of giant crowds at Wilmington, NC restaurants, tours, and activities.
  • Veterans and Active Duty Military members may qualify for special discounts. Be sure to ask your prospective property owner or host whether your vacationing group qualifies for a price reduction.
  • Booking websites frequently offer guests an option to buy trip insurance protection. Trip insurance, which generally costs anywhere between 1% - 5% of the base booking price, offers visitors reimbursement of their vacation costs for any missed trip time as a result of medical-related issues or weather disasters, as well as ensuing additional evacuation charges, such as an unanticipated hotel stay or extra gas expenses. Trip insurance might be a a welcome relief if the unforeseen occurs. Ask your host for details.
  • Many property management companies and vacation rental houses supply Wilmington, NC area visitors guide magazines that include coupons, either offered directly by local companies, or through a relationship with the rental management company and the business itself. You can also find Wilmington, NC area magazine and coupon books at local shops and grocery stores.

Selecting the best rental in the Wilmington, NC area:

  • To start, have your group decide on trip dates and a maximum budget.
  • Note the number beds and the configuration you need. Loaded Luxury Large Historic Cottage-Heart of Historic District-Near Waterfront has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.
  • Precise information regarding bedrooms and bed counts & types is normally available on booking pages. If not, email the property manager before reserving the home. Note that most property listings specify the maximum guest capacity, which usually includes pull-out couches and bunk beds. You'll need to establish which bed configuration is optimal for your family.
  • If your family is traveling with pets, search for a rental that allows animals. Get details on breed, size, and type restrictions. Some property owners require additional pet deposits and fees.
  • If there's a particular Wilmington, NC attraction you long to visit, search for properties that are either near by, or those that cater especially to your requirements.
  • Proper accessibility amenities can make or break a vacation for guests that require the use of a wheelchair. Confirm all required amenities are available and included before booking.

Additional considerations:

  • Review check in & check out procedures before leaving home. Save the directions to your phone, and take a printed backup.
  • Ask questions. You may want instructions for a fireplace, stereo or WIFI setup. Contact your owner. They are there to help! A brief phone call prevents lots of issues.
  • Keep the property locked while you are gone! Don't let burglars ruin your holiday.
  • Upon arrival, make note of any damages to the rental property and immediately alert the owner. Record all coorespondence.
  • Respecting quiet hours and parking policies can make a stay significantly more pleasurable. Be a good neighbor. You'll enhance your chance to make local friends, and resident neighbors are often an excellent resource to find the best local scenic spots.
  • Speaking of neighbors... Ask a local resident! Local residents can frequently help you find the best spots in town. Who better to ask where to book the best tours, have a great night on the town, or the best spots for shopping?
  • Don't leave anything behind! Just before you drive away, walk through the rental property to reconfirm you've collected all personal items. Check bathrooms, garages, and back yards for hidden treasure. Clean out the refrigerator and take or dispose of leftovers.
  • Go through the rental a final time and keep an eye out for any damage. We suggest walking through with the property manager whenever possible. If the property manager is not available, take photos and video of the property to record its condition at check-out.
  • Did you have a excellent stay? Many rental management companies make it easy for travelers to provide feedback. If your property and/or property manager was fantastic, they would love to hear about it. If anything was amiss and they failed to fix it within reason, or if the vacation rental wasn't as described, you'll want to make a note as part of your feedback.

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