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Renovated Historic Home in Swansboro NC

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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

Property Manager
Cynthia and Edward Binanay
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Filipino
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 December, 2017

About Cynthia and Edward Binanay

My husband and I have been married for 40 years. We are blessed with 2 sons and daughters in law and 4 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 Swansboro

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Swansboro in Onslow County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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
  • limited accessibility
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Renovated Historic Home in Swansboro NC
average rating of 4.7619047 based on 24 reviews

Beautiful home in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here for the 4th of July and could not be happier with this house! The views from the third floor were absolutely spectacular, especially for the fireworks. Pictures do not do this house justice; even though the pictures are lovely, the house itself is even Lovelier. It is Well appointed and very open and spacious feeling. I can't recommend this property enough. And Cynthia, the owner, was so wonderful to work with - Very responsive, accommodating and helpful! Thank you so much for a wonderful stay in your beautiful home!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Virginia for your kind review, very much looking forward to having you stay with us again in the future!
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Great house in the friendly city by the sea

  • 5 of 5

2nd time staying here. Great house close to everything. A large kitchen, a lot of decks and the widow's walk is awesome.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic weekend! Wonderful home.

  • 5 of 5

Great location, beautiful and welcoming home.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jennifer, so glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope you'll visit again with us in the future!
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Corning, NY

Great house in a great location! Everything was very well kept and clean, would definitely go back!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great long weekend stay. The house has everything necessary. Very well kept. The owners were very responsive although we didn't really need anything from them during our stay!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So Cozy and Charming!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I loved this house!! It was so warm and welcoming. Very clean and very well taken care of for a historic house. We had a great, relaxing weekend! I would definitely rent this house again:)

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Janet, look forward to having you back again!
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Hillsborough, NC

We have stayed at this property before, and this time was as pleasurable as the last time!

  • 5 of 5

The property is comfortable and spacious in a nice neighborhood. We had everything that we needed. The location is great for the beaches that we like to visit. We loved hanging out in the cupola in the evening as the sun went down. We will return!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Jacsonville 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, Yachtclub
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Emerald Isle
Car: necessary

Great kayaking to Bear Island and surrounding areas


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £107.97
Damage Insurance £42.47

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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