• As low as $323/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
  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue grill
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Bicycle on site
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Car recommended
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Cycling nearby
  • Deadbolt lock
  • Dining room
  • Dining table
  • Dishwasher
  • Fenced yard
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Firepit
  • First aid kit
  • Free WiFi
  • Garden
  • Golf nearby
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • Highchair
  • Hiking nearby
  • 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
  • Paper towels
  • Pool
  • Power boating nearby
  • Refrigerator
  • Smart TV with cable/satellite service
  • Smoke detector
  • Smoke-free property
  • Spa tub
  • Stair gate
  • Stovetop
  • Swimming nearby
  • Tennis on site
  • Toaster
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided
  • Travel crib
  • 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 striking 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 enormous waterfront park in Southport is outstanding.
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 modren home.
As you enter the bungalow from the front porch, the first room is a game room, complete with pool table, sizable 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 huge and completely equipped kitchen with stainless appliances and a high-end gas oven and stove. Fridge with ice maker, mounted microwave, water filtration system, dishwasher, roomy counters, tons of cabinets, and huge 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 entirely 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 amazing Southport adventure.
After the kitchen is a full-sized laundry room with additional sizable 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 appealing 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 cavernous 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 conveniently 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 superb 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 appreciate Southport, our location, and the 205 E. Brown Cottage. We adore it, and you will, too.

About the Area

Located in Southport, this cottage is in the city center and by the sea. Fort Fisher State Recreation Area and Kure Beach reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport and Bald Head Island Information Center. Traveling with kids? Consider North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher and Carolina Beach Boardwalk. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

Special Instructions

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Know Before you Go

A car is recommended for transportation to and from this property

Pet Policy

  • Pets not allowed

Strategies to get the perfect Southport rental experience:

Get the most from your rental budget:

  • In the Wilmington, NC area, The sooner you can book a rental home, the easier your search will be. The best vacation rentals are booked very early. Booking your vacation property 6-12 months before your vacation dates is recommended. Holidays such as Christmas and Thanksgiving are excellent times to search for and book your rental home.
  • Summer months are high season in the Wilmington, NC area. Reserve your vacation in Spring or Fall to get the benefit of warm weather while saving money and avoiding crowded roads, restaurants, and activities. Speaking of the off-season, don't overlook Winter holidays for a Wilmington, NC vacation! Who wouldn't love a holiday on the coast? Christmas, Thanksgiving, and New Years Eve are great times to gather with loved ones at the beach.
  • Property managers sometimes offer discounts for veterans and active duty military. Ask your host or property manager if special offers are available for your group before you book.
  • Property managers often offer their guests an option to add vacation insurance protection. Trip insurance, which normally will cost 1% - 5% of the booking price, offers visitors reimbursement of costs for any days missed as a result of personal medical-related catastrophes or weather, as well as hurricane evacuation costs or charges, such as an unanticipated hotel overnight or additional gas expenses. Trip insurance can be a a welcome relief if the unforeseen happens. Ask your property manager for program terms and fees.
  • Many rental management companies supply Wilmington, NC area travel guide magazines that include special deals, either offered directly by local businesses, or through a partnership between the management company and the business itself. You can also find Wilmington, NC area magazine and coupon books at local gas stations and shopping centers.

Planning and choosing yourrental home:

  • First, have your group choose dates and a maximum budget.
  • Decide how many beds and the configuration you need. Loaded Luxury Large Historic Cottage-Heart of Historic District-Near Waterfront has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.
  • Specific descriptions of bedrooms and bed types is generally accessible on booking websites. Otherwise, contact the host before you reserve the home. Remember that most properties list the maximum guest capacity, which frequently includes pull out couches in living rooms.
  • If your family is bringing pets, you will need a property that allows animals. Make sure to ask for information on breed, weight, and type restrictions. Some property managers require additional pet deposits and fees.
  • Are you visiting for a specific event? If so, use a map search to find nearby properties.
  • Suitable accessibility can make or break a vacation for persons with disabilities. Make certain to ask about wheel chair entry, pool lifts and specialized equipment needs.

Know before you go:

  • Get the owner's contact number and arrival/departure procedures for your . Put the manager's information in your smartphone and wallet.
  • Hosts are available to help! Feel free to ask questions during your stay.
  • Lock your rental property while you're away! Don't let burglars ruin your vacation.
  • Record any issues with the rental at check in, and immediately contact the owner. We specifically recommend e-mails and text messages, as they usually contain time stamps that can be very helpful if there is a dispute.
  • Be a good neighbor! You wouldn't like disagreeable visitors disrupting your life at home. Practice the golden rule for best judgement. If they like you, locals might even recommend great local food and scenic spots you would've not otherwise known about!
  • Speaking of neighbors... Ask a local! Residents can frequently point you in the right direction. Who better to ask where to book the best tours, have a great night on the town, or the best spots for fine dining?
  • On check-out day, complete a final walk-through to confirm you didn't forget any personal items. Re-check bathrooms, garages, and back yards for hidden treasure. Clean out the refrigerator and take any leftovers home.
  • Record a video to document the condition of the property.
  • Leave a review! Hosts rely on good ratings to inspire more bookings. They'll be grateful for your review. Alternatively, if something went wrong, other vacationers will appreciate that you share your experience find their best vacation home. Remember to be objective. If something fell short of expectations, consider whether the host had any control over the issue, and if so, whether they responded reasonably to fix it.

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