Historic "Methodist Parsonage"
Built in 1905 nestled in the heart of Swansboro on Elm Street. One street away from the water (intercostal waterway) bordering the barrier islands and NC Crystal Coast. Tastefully furnished for comfort and ideal for families or a solo getaway.
The Methodist Parsonage features a classic southern front porch with swings and rockers looking out upon the town and waterway. There is a proper back yard with Sunning deck, mini stage area, and back deck for entertaining. There are 3 large bedrooms uniquely furnished and equipped with tvs (NetflixAmazon/Hulu) and well stocked bathrooms.
There is laundry onsite, high speed wifi, business area, dining room with built in entertaining bar, open kitchen, breakfast nook, large living area with sleeper couch.
Ceiling fans throughout and electric fireplace for winter months. You will find this home boasts the nostalgia Swansboro is famous for but with all modern amenities.
Swansboro is the Gateway to the wonderful Crystal Coast. Just a short ride to Emerald Isle - and the incredible white sands of the other beaches all the way up to Atlantic Beach. Our home provides you with the perfect sanctuary to come back to after a day at the beach, at day fishing or just discovering all the things that are available to visitors to the area.
Make your base at our comfortable home and explore the area.
Just some of the things to do -
Arts By the Sea - This event is held annually on the second Saturday in June each year, featuring arts, crafts, and entertainment. Spend an early summer day walking the waterfront streets of downtown Swansboro and enjoy a glass of homemade lemonade.
July 4th Fireworks - A spectacular display of fireworks over the White Oak River. Swansboro and Cedar Point partner to make this event one your sure to remember. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy music by the sea before the grand event. Food vendors in attendance.
Swansboro Hook and Bones Redfish Open - This event is held annually on the second weekend of August. This is the largest single day Redfish Tournament in North Carolina and is sure to provide a fun-filled day for the entire family. A variety of prizes and cash payout are awarded, including a guaranteed $5,000 1st Place Award.
The Mullet Festival - This annual event begins with a parade down Hwy 24 through Swansboro. Following the parade make your way downtown where vendors of all types line the streets to display their goods. Music is provided at different bandstands throughout the day. Fun for all ages to be had. Arts/crafts, kids area and, of course, a mullet fry. Event dates are the second Saturday and Sunday in October.
Swansboro By Candlelight - Start your holiday shopping in downtown historic Swansboro. Enjoy hot apple cider as you walk along streets lined with luminaries, entertainment and the lighting of the Christmas Tree at Olde Towne Square. Please visit the Swansboro Area Chamber of Commerce website for more information. (URL HIDDEN)
Christmas Flotilla - Don't miss this spectacular parade of lights from the White Oak River. The parade begins at dusk and remember Santa Claus is sure to make his way on deck for a special visit. Held annually on a Friday evening after Thanksgiving. Rain date is Saturday.
The Southern Outer Banks - and especially the Crystal Coast is one of the most incredible areas of the United States. From pristine beaches to turtle preserves there are so many incredible natural wonders in the area. Make Swansboro your home base and explore the area. Our home provides a great location to relax after these activities - whether you enjoy relaxing on the beach, exploring historical sites like Fort Macon, love the outdoors activities like Kayaking - we have all your needs taken care of. Just added an outdoor shower so that you can come in from the beach - rinse off and enjoy a cool drink on one of the decks.
During the season we are only accepting weekly rentals - but you will find that time too short! Once we get past Labor Day we are doing week-end special deals so remember to ask about what is new that week.
Enjoy the beauty of the area by kayak - take the walking tour around Swansboro - our house is on the listing of historic locations - you will be staying in living history!
Book now for the best of coastal living - even though we are at the end of Summer there is so much to do in the Fall - and Swansboro is full of surprises over the Holidays! Christmas and New Year are special at the coast - the town dresses up and so do we!
Located in the historic district of Swansboro, a popular waterfront village on the ICW (Inter Coastal Waterway) at the mouth of the White Oak river, this house is perfectly located. Marine families love to stay here when visiting loved ones at Camp Lejeune - and make the most of the area at the same time! Providing easy access to all beaches, the house is located in downtown Historical Swansboro. With water views (and close proximity to 2 marinas) the house is adjacent to all the restaurants, bars, unique gift and antique shops, fishing piers and boat docks. It is a short drive to Emerald Isle beach - or bring your boat, dock it at the local marina within walking distance and travel by boat to Bear Island to enjoy quiet, unspoilt Hammocks Beach.
Built in 1905 and known as 'The Methodist Parsonage', this home has been lovingly restored and updated to create a welcoming environment with all the comforts of home for both long and short stays, including computer station and WIFI. Swansboro is surrounded by nature reserves, salt marshes and small islands ideal for kayaking, jet skiing and fishing, and has easy access to the ocean for deep sea fishing. It is just a short boat or ferry ride to Bear Island and Hammocks Beach.
Spend valuable time with military family and friends at this unique home in Swansboro, a short drive to Camp Lejeune. With it's well equipped kitchen and large dining room the house is ideal for festive meals and entertaining. The Swansboro/Emerald Isle area is a popular destination for short and long stays.
There are many festive events in Swansboro, when the historic district hosts many festivals and celebrations that take place year round. Starting with special events in the Spring, there is always something going on in Swansboro - the Arts Festival in June, Fireworks on the 4th of July (a treat for the family), and the Mullet Festival is the highlight of the fall - taking place the second week-end of October. Live bands, local delicacies, crafts and unique gifts for sale - there is something for everyone.
And between these special events there is always something to do. Enjoy a cup of morning coffee on the secluded back deck, nestled in a private fenced garden or walk or cycle to the village coffee shop where they serve freshly baked pastries. Spend the day on the nearby beaches or fishing the local waters. Prepare a feast of local seafood in the modern kitchen and share it with friends in the spacious dining room. Enjoy a crisp glass of Chardonnay on the front porch, while the boats pass by on the Intra Coastal Waterway. Make this house your home while you enjoy the true pleasures of Coastal Living.
And if you want to explore the area there are many other things to do - 5 world class golf courses are within easy driving distance; take a fishing charter, rent a kayak and explore the sound; watch the dolphins from Ward's Shore (5 minute walk) or swim/kayak with them in the sound; go horse back riding on the beach, visit Historic Morehead City and Beaufort, go para-sailing, water skiing, jet skiing - the list goes on and on!
For environmentalists and nature lovers there are a myriad of things to do - kayaking, hiking, walking, fishing - the list is endless. One thing to make sure to include is a visit to Bear Island - a short drive and ferry ride from the house. Part of the Hammocks Beach State Park this island will take your breath away. Wide beaches with powdered sugar for sand provide entertainment for all - swimming, shelling or just enjoying the fresh air.
History buffs will enjoy strolling through the area, remember to visit the new Visitor's Center and ask about the walking tour maps now available.(our home is featured on the walking tour) Or take a trip to Morehead City or Beaufort - 20 and 30 minutes away!
If exploration or relaxing and enjoying the water views is not enough, this home offers the modern conveniences of the current millennium. Wireless Internet access, cable TV - the rest of the world is within digital reach.
Discover one of North Carolina's best kept secrets - Swansboro bears the title of 'The Friendly City by the Sea' - and that is just the beginning.
Disponible para huéspedes
You will have full access to house, parking area, and yard.
Atención a los huéspedes
I will not be onsite but will be available for anything you need and have neighbors to assist if you have any issues or questions.
Otros aspectos destacables
This is a antique house so please treat with care. The water heater is tankless and very efficient but works best if one showers occurs at a time.
Please treat our home as you would your own. Make yourself comfortable but please do keep in mind a few things:
Pets are welcome with a pet fee - $200 per pet (negotiable)
Town ordinances - leash law and noise regulations
- 11 pm Town sound ordinance
Please set aircon back to 80 degrees when you leave - we all need to conserve energy
We have provided towels for your use - please use taking into account environmental concerns - use more than once to save laundry
This is an antique house - please treat the old lady with respect
- NO SMOKING inside (if you need to smoke there is a great smoking deck in back yard)
- no pets on furniture
- no rearranging furniture unless pre approved
Born in South Africa - English origins and now living in North Carolina. Have travelled all over the world and enjoy discovering new places and neighborhoods. Have a rental property of my own that I list on so understand what hosts look for when renting out their homes. Respectful guests that are honest about the number in the party - and who take care of the home
Five things I cannot live without are good friends and family, good food, wine, music and sunshine