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Cottage in Southport
Happy's Place Downtown Southport
This is my uncle Happy's place. It is in historic downtown Southport. Walking distance from restaurants, shopping, and the Cape Fear river. Located on a quaint alley just off the Main Street of town. This happy little cottage is nestled amongst large live oaks and in the shadow of Southport's iconic water tower. The home has one bedroom with a queen bed. The living area has a twin bed and two chairs. There is a full kitchen and small bathroom. Southport’s beautiful waterfront and parks await.
$106 per night
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Condo in Southport
Coastal Marsh Condo in St James - King Bed & Porch
Welcome to Coastal Marsh Condo in St. James! King Bed, Rainfall Shower, & Screened Porch on ground level with easy parking just outside your door. Our condo is a cozy mix of modern comforts & contemporary coastal charm. Southport (8 miles ~ 15 min) is a delightful coastal town where the river meets the sea and provides an abundance of fresh seafood, charming shops, alluring local artist galleries, & stunning water views. Oak Island (6 miles ~ 15 min) has an amazing wide beach for you to enjoy!
$139 per night
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Cottage in Southport
Southport's Canary Cottage
Southport's Canary Cottage is a newly renovated southern, cottage located in a small, historic town along the Cape Fear River! Canary Cottage is located 1 mile from Southport, 2 minutes from the ferry's at Deep Point Marina & 20 minutes to the Oak Island beaches! While in Southport, enjoy the shops, the majestic Live Oaks, dine at fabulous cafes & restaurants with water views, take a carriage ride, watch the boats go by, go on a ghost walk or tour a museum. Southport has something for eveyone!
$131 per night
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Stay near Southport's top sights

Photo of Waterfront Park
Waterfront Park18 locals recommend
Photo of Fishy Fishy Cafe
Fishy Fishy Cafe116 locals recommend
Photo of Provision Company
Provision Company109 locals recommend
Photo of Oliver's on the Cape Fear
Oliver's on the Cape Fear49 locals recommend
Photo of Frying Pan
Frying Pan27 locals recommend
Photo of Southport Smoke House
Southport Smoke House15 locals recommend

Southport house rentals

Home in Southport
☆Yacht Basin Getaway☆ Seconds To The Waterfront
$150 per night
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Home in Southport
River Hideaway Retreat
$229 per night
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Home in Southport
Cozy Southport Cottage
$121 per night
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Home in Oak Island
Oak Island Beach House #2
$91 per night
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Home in Southport
The Uncorked Cottage - Only 3 Blocks From Downtown
$285 per night
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Home in Southport
Coastal, Walkable Home in Historic Southport!
$145 per night
Home in Oak Island
Cozy Cottage 10-15 min scenic walk from the beach!
$89 per night
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Home in Southport
Coastal Southport Bungalow w/ Hot Tub & Fire Pit!
$134 per night
Home in Southport
Downtown Southport Cottage
$143 per night
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Private room in Southport
Southport's Historic Nathan Windsor House
$94 per night
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Home in Southport
The Mad River Cottage
$292 per night
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Home in Oak Island
Private Oceanfront Home!! - Ocean View From
$166 per night
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Southport beach vacation rentals

Cottage in Southport
Captain's Cottage: The heart of downtown Southport
$231 per night
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Condo in Southport
Charming Condo in Downtown Southport - with Pool!
$149 per night
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Rental unit in Southport
Port at Captain's Bridge
$222 per night
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Guesthouse in Southport
Stuart's Sea Side Bungalow
$65 per night
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Guesthouse in Southport
Southport Tree Escape * King Studio Near Downtown
$126 per night
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Condo in Southport
Stones Throw to downtown Southport
$115 per night
Guest suite in Southport
Southport Serenity, Entire full studio apartment
$81 per night
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Loft in Southport
Southport Cozy Downtown Apartment
$99 per night
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Condo in Oak Island
The Coastal Coconut: Beautiful Ocean View Condo
$125 per night
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Condo in Oak Island
Rise and Shine!☀️Beach, pool & amazing views!
$108 per night
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Condo in Southport
"Breathing Space" Relax and Unwind *Pool, Bikes
$145 per night
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Condo in Southport
Southport Condo Near Marina! Gorgeous Cape Views!
$165 per night
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Southport condo rentals

Condo in Saint James
Egret's Nest in Saint James - A Cozy Retreat
$75 per night
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Condo in Southport
Newly renovated, clean & spacious condo
$106 per night
Condo in Southport
Southport’s Sweet Caroline
$157 per night
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Condo in Kure Beach
Peach on the Beach
$112 per night
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Condo in Carolina Beach
Oceanfront 1 bedroom condo with pool
$73 per night
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Condo in Southport
Coastal Marsh Studio w/Rainfall Shower in St James
$99 per night
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Condo in Saint James
Peaceful Escape
$89 per night
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Condo in Saint James
Heron's Perch in Saint James
$85 per night
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Condo in Southport
Lovely efficiency with pool- 15 min to beach!
$73 per night
Condo in Saint James
NEW! St James Condo w/ Marina & Beach Club Access!
$119 per night
Condo in Carolina Beach
Dune Our Thing! With an amazing view!
$88 per night
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Condo in Southport
Spacious 2-Bedroom Condo in St. James Plantation
$99 per night
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Your guide to Southport

Welcome to Southport

Southport is a sleepy coastal town perched along Cape Fear River, due south of Wilmington. Southport was established in 1792 and was a harbor for pirates in the early 18th century. Today, it’s a popular vacation destination for those looking for less crowded beaches along the North Carolina coast. Flanked by Oak Island to the west and Bald Head Island to the east, Southport’s rugged, marshy environment lends its commercial area a relaxed charm. There you’ll find plenty of fish shacks, dive bars, and open-air restaurants overlooking the water, many of which have attached boat docks. A popular way to explore the flora and fauna in and around Cape Fear River is by kayak and paddleboard. Several outdoor outfitters in Southport offer equipment rentals and guided tours. In Southport’s historic district, live oak trees draped with moss frame the old homes, many of which have stood tall for more than a century — and some since 1800.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Southport?

Spring (from March to May) and fall (September to November) bring the best weather to Southport and its neighboring North Carolina beaches. Although summer can also see its fair share of pleasant weather, be prepared to deal with some crowds. When booking your stay, always be mindful of hurricane season, which for the Atlantic Ocean, can start in June and run through November, with the biggest storm months being August and September. Southport’s temperatures are often warm enough to enjoy the beach through late October. October is also a big time for annual festivals such as Riverfest in Wilmington and NC Oyster Festival in Shallotte, 25 miles away.


What are the top things to do in Southport?

Bald Head Island

At just three miles long and less than a mile wide, Bald Head Island — a quick ferry ride from Southport — is bursting with wildlife. Expect to see dolphins, egrets, bald eagles, and even the occasional alligator. History buffs can check out the 90-minute island tour, which covers the island’s former status as a hunting ground for wild pigs and the British fort it housed during the Revolutionary War.

The Museum of Coastal Carolina

Science-based experiences are the name of the game at this Ocean Isle Beach museum, located 33 miles west of Southport. Part natural history exhibit, part dry aquarium, the Museum of Coastal Carolina educates visitors about the rich nature in this area through dioramas and interactive exhibits. The Ingram Planetarium in nearby Sunset Beach, owned by the same organization, schedules a wide array of educational programming, including a classic-rock laser show.

Oak Island Lighthouse

Guarding the entrance to Fort Caswell, the concrete Oak Island Lighthouse was built in 1958. It’s open for self-guided tours for those who want to ascend the 131 steps to the lantern gallery, which offers unobstructed views of the surrounding Brunswick Islands.