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CALYPSO - Charming cottage in the heart of Southport

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 6 Sleeps

This sweet little home is located in the heart of Southport. Calypso has been transformed into an ideal getaway with lovely furnishings and all the comforts you want. Conveniently located near the Cape Fear River - and nestled in the shade of this residential community, the quiet will be very noticeable!

The Calypso has a full kitchen , large bathroom w/laundry facilities and roomy clean queen, one full.

Enjoy morning coffee on the sunny rear deck and your evening beverage in a rocking chair on the front porch!

If you need to spend a little time in the office, bring your laptop - wireless service & wireless printer ready for you to use.

Walk or bicycle to local shops and excellent restaurants. Fish from the pier. Watch the boat traffic and birds. For beach goers, - Oak Island is only about seven miles away. Both Fort Fisher Beach and Bald Head Island are a scenic ferry ride away...and yes, you can ride your bicycle from here!

Nightlife, shopping and restaurants of Wilmington are only a 30-minute drive.

NOTE FOR CURRENT & RETURNING GUESTS: After eight years of working with Allen Phillips as our property manager, we regret that Allen passed away in September. We miss our friend! But we have transitioned our property management to Coastal Vacation Resorts of Oak Island, a fully staffed professional management firm. Aleta Murray there will be happy to help you with any questions: 910-278-5405. Thanks for your business and understanding as we make the transition. -- Helena Peterson, Owner

More Details

Property Manager
Calypso Rentals
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 12, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

We enjoyed our stay at Calypso. We wish we could've stayed longer. The house was the perfect "home away from home" for a weekend girly get-away! We will definitely be returning to Calypso for our next Southport adventure.
Apr 2015
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Southport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Wireless service & wireless printing capabilities - currently no fax - sorry. Cable TV in living room and master bedroom DVD player, stereo system. Two bedrooms - 1 queen/ 1 full & 1 full bath /sleeper sofa. Nice antiques throughout and clean, clean, clean! Full kitchen - laundry facilities in large bathroom. Fenced back yard & deck - covered front porch with rockers! Gas fireplace. Grill on the back deck. Beach chairs, towels, umbrella and small cooler.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

CALYPSO - Charming cottage in the heart of Southport
average rating of 4.625 based on 21 reviews

Spotess, well furnished home

  • 5 of 5

This house was very well furnished, impeccably clean and perfect for the two of us with our dog. The house had everything that we could have wanted and more than we expected from a rental. We enjoyed Southport very much and will be returning soon. Next time we will bring bicycles to ride to the Southport waterfront without needing to drive. The neighborhood is very quiet and friendly. The house is 10 minute drive to Oak island or the ferry docks. Southport's waterfront is beautiful with great restaurants and shopping, or perfect to just sit and watch the boats in the intercoastal waterway. We had a great time and will come back to Calypso soon.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Comfortable home and neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

We felt very comfortable there. The cleaning crew does a great job so it was very clean. It is well decorated too. I wasn't able to bring my dog because he doesn't like to travel but I really appreciate any rental that allows that. And there really weren't signs of animals left behind such as hair. I'm very prone to feeling uncomfortable in rental houses but here I felt at ease. We did ride our bikes to the ferry and it was an easy ride. We would return here in the future without a doubt.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I love this cottage. Everything was charming and clean. We felt at home as soon as we opened the door. Southport is awesome and we will return to this cottage in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing, with one exception

  • 2 of 5

I love Southport, NC! The house was located close to town and in a very quiet neighborhood. It was great for riding our bikes downtown. The house was comfortable, but there were three drawbacks. 1. We had to spray for bugs after we found 2 in the master bedroom and one on the kitchen counter (that one really got to us). 2. The living room sofa smelled and needed a cleaning. 3. The owner was not responsive in a timely manner, which left me feeling insecure about my rental arrangement. Those 3 things are easily fixed and would make a big difference in the ease of doing business, and the comfort of the stay. For the amount of money I paid, I felt let down because of these problems.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to review your stay. We were not aware of the bug issues until we arrived this week...all taken care of. We now have a contract for regular services with Brunswick Pest Control. Also, before we saw your post we had already stripped the couch and living room chair cushions off and washed them and dried them in the sun. We're also doing some landscaping work, bought new sheets, bought new cushions for the outdoor furniture, etc. As out of state owners, we rely on our guests to keep us informed on all the details. We want your stay here at Calypso to wow you! -- Helena & Bob, owners
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Oak Hill, VA, USA

Compfy, Cozy and Clean

  • 5 of 5

Charming Cottage...ABSOLUTLY! My husband and I stayed in this lovely little cottage on a recent visit to Southport. Perfect location on a quiet side street but within a few minutes walk to the main street shops, restaurants and waterfront. We felt at home immediately. Very comfortably furnished and appointed with everything you need. We will return for sure!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Advance, NC USA

Felt like we had been here before

  • 5 of 5

As soon as we walked in the door we knew we had made the right choice. It felt like were were walking into a relatives home. It was very comfortable and clean. We will rent this cottage again when we vist South Port. We were able to walk easliy all over the downtown and to restaurants. We loved walking throught the cemetaries that were close by. It was a very short drive to Oak Island and several wonderful golf courses.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Fishing.

* Shopping for antiques and art.

* Bicycling.

* Watching birds and boats on the river.

* Lounging on a 9-mile long pristine beach!.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Grilling burgers on the back deck..

* Bird and boat watching..

* A day at the beach..

* Riding bikes around town..

* Checking out historic sites and museums..

Top Thing to do in Family:.....

Southport was listed as #1 "Happiest Seaside Town" by Coastal Living Magazine in June 2015! WOW!

Spring and early summer is nesting season for thousands of white ibis on Battery Island -- right across from Southport's waterfront park. You'll also see herons, egrets, oystercatchers, and the occasional gannet. Bird lover paradise!

Sidewalks & bike paths for all to enjoy. Walk to local shops and excellent restaurants. Fish from the pier. Watch the boat traffic and birds. Historic sites and parks abound.

For beach goers, - Oak Island is only about seven miles away. Both Fort Fisher Beach and Bald Head Island are a scenic ferry ride away. Nightlife, shopping and restaurants of Wilmington are only a 30-minute drive.

Boat access is convenient at the Southport Marina with boat slips available. The

Calypso has room to park your boat if daily launch is preferred.


Rates & Availability

Southport House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
H. Prime
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 8 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 30 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Booking fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.75%

We provide the option to purchase Travel Guard All Seasons Travel Insurance, please inquire when making your reservation.

Your 1st payment for approximately ½ the total is due no later than 10 days from your reservation date. Any remaining balance is due in full 30 days prior to your arrival date.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.