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Renovated Historic Home in Swansboro NC

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Swansboro - Carl Sanders Ward House

Three Bedroom, Two Bathroom - Waterfront and Restaurants in Walking Distance


More and more travelers are discovering the true coastal ambiance of beautiful, historical Swansboro. Nestled between the waters of the White Oak River and the Intracoastal Waterway, Swansboro offers visitors an unhurried journey through time. Spend valuable time with military family and friends at this unique home in Swansboro, a short drive to Camp Lejeune. Only five minutes from Emerald Isle and spectacular beaches, Swansboro is a popular destination for short and long stays.

From the house you can walk downtown where many fine restaurants and unique shops are located. Swansboro has festivals and activities throughout the year; from the spectacular Fourth of July Fireworks, the Arts Festival in June, weekly Summer Outdoor concerts at the Pavilion, Mullet Festival, and Christmas Flotilla, you never need to get into a car to enjoy the fun.

You can walk down to Ward's Shore where you can launch your boat and take off to explore the true Crystal Coast! Bear Island (Hammocks Beach) is only minutes away. It is truly one of the world's most beautiful and totally undeveloped islands. Do not have a boat? Not to worry, you can take the state-run ferry to the island, or rent a boat, or kayak! Located right up from famous Casper's Marina, you can enjoy the waterfront boating activity from your front porch or stroll down to the docks and see what's going on! Deep sea fishing charters are also available at Casper's Marina. Swansboro is surrounded by nature reserves, salt marshes and small islands ideal for jet skiing and fishing, and has easy access to the ocean for deep sea fishing.

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 horseback riding on the beach, visit Historic Morehead City and Beaufort, go para-sailing, water skiing, jet skiing - the list goes on and on!


Our lovely, three-bedroom two story historic home offers you a unique and relaxing atmosphere to enjoy your dream vacation! From the two front porches, you have a view of the intracoastal where you can watch the ships go by. A spiral staircase goes up to a third floor cupola with a spectacular view of both the intracoastal and White Oak River at the same time! There are two bedrooms with double and queen sized beds and a full bathroom on the second floor. The downstairs bedroom has a double bed and comfy couch for napping. All the bedrooms have large ceiling fans. There is a large bathroom complete with shower on the main floor. The living room, dining area and kitchen are decorated to complement the period of the home. Outback is a picnic table, grill, hammock for lounging and knarly oak tree that is great for climbing.

The kitchen is fully stocked, complete with refrigerator, electric stove, microwave, coffee pot and toaster oven. The adjoining utility/mud room has a second sink and washer and dryer.

The house has off street parking.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
Cynthia and Edward Binanay
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Filipino
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
5 October, 2016

About Cynthia and Edward Binanay

My husband and I have been married for 38 years. We are blessed with 2 sons and daughters in law and 3 grand children. I work at Duke where I run a global health center and my husband works at UNC at the Center of Excellence for Community Mental Health. As you can see, this home is 'divided'. We love kayaking in Swansboro and the rich and diverse environment of Durham and Chapel Hill. We hope that you enjoy your stay.

Cynthia and Edward Binanay purchased this house in 2004

Why Cynthia and Edward Binanay chose Coastal North Carolina

My husband and I love to kayak. It is an easy walk to the waterfront where we can launch our kayaks and then weave throughout the barrier islands and Bear Island in safe, protected waters. The wildlife is spectacular, bring your binoculars. But it is also a GREAT place for our grandchildren since we can walk everywhere!

What makes this house unique

From the two front porches, you have a view of the intracoastal where you can watch the ships go by. A spiral staircase goes up to a third floor cupola with a spectacular view of both the intracoastal and White Oak River at the same time!

Guestbook comments from the manager

The house was wonderful and in a great location! Easy to check in and check out, had everything we needed. Perfect place to come get away for a weekend!
May 2014
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based on 15 holidaymaker reviews

Renovated Historic Home in Swansboro NC
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 18 reviews

The house was just as advertised, in Historic Downtown Swansboro. The house has been nicely restored

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed at stay in Swansboro and the house was within walking distance to restaurants and shops. The house was clean and the owners fulfilled all promises. We liked that my wife's parents could stay on main level as it had a bedroom. We really enjoyed sitting on the front porch talking with a view of the water.

We would recommend this property to our friends and family


  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Historic Home

  • 5 of 5

I brought my husband and four kids here to stay close to my brother and his family vacationing here, and was pleasantly surprised. The historic feel of the home is made even better with the well-equipped details of the house. The whole party of eleven of us were all able to sit down together in the dining room and share a meal together without blinking twice. The house does not lack in character or usefulness. I especially enjoyed the cupola on top of the house.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review and so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Hope to have you back again!
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Great house and a really nice area. We were very happy.

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tired rental

  • 3 of 5

Not up to the usual standard of our holiday bookings through home and away, disappointed with cleanliness of kitchen and mats in bathrooms, too much personal belongings around the house ... Happy if it had been a family friend giving us house for a few days but not to pay rental. Though have to say position of house and swansboro itself was great

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Although we never like to see a negative review, we try to learn from each and make improvements. We have replaced the mats in the bathroom and spoken with our housekeeper. Fortunately, as our other renters can attest, most are very satisfied customers, enjoying a homey rental, rather than a sterile hotel like environment!
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Absolutely perfect stay!

  • 5 of 5

The house was wonderful. The location was perfect. We walked down to the water front every night for dinner, ice cream or to visit the candy store which was a huge hit with the kids. The house had everything we needed and more. The owners were very easy to work with and responded quickly to our only need which was to stay an extra night. Everything in the home was comfortable and it immediately felt like home. And the porches were incredible. We will be back, that is for sure.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Swansboro sweet spot

  • 4 of 5

Generally well-kept historic property with lots of character and all the expected amenities. Good value. We felt very welcome in the neighborhood. Easy walk to restaurants, shops, the waterfront area, etc. Simple for two people to hand-carry kayaks to a nice little launch to access Bear Island, the ICW and much more. Owners were super-responsive and accommodating. Would not hesitate to return.

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Wilmington, NC
Nearest Barpub
Church St Deli, Icehouse
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Hammocks Beach State Park
Nearest Motorway
90 Miles
I 40
Nearest Restaurant
Ice House, Saltwater Grill, Boro Cafe, Trattoria,
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Emerald Isle
Car: necessary

Great kayaking to Bear Island and surrounding areas


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Swansboro, Coastal North Carolina

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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £82
Property Damage Protection £48
Tax Rate 6.5%

Lock box at front door. Key only works for front door.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Swansboro in North Carolina

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Spacious
  • Each bathroom has unique tiling around the sink and mirror area and ceramic tile flooring.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • There are two bedrooms upstair (one with a double and the other with a queen sized bed). The bedroom on the main floor has a double bed and comfy couch. All bedrooms have large ceiling fans.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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