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 bedrooms...one 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
Spotess, well furnished home
About the Owner
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.
4.6 based on 8 traveler reviews
Spotess, well furnished home
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.
Comfortable home and neighborhood
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.
Home away from home
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.
Relaxing, with one exception
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 cockroaches...one 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.
Compfy, Cozy and Clean
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!
Felt like we had been here before
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.
Activity and Interests
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Additional information about rental rates
|Pet Fee||$150 + Tax|
|Cleaning fee||$75 + Tax|
|Booking fee||$45 + Tax|
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
- Available arrival
- Available stay (no arrival)
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Fireplace ...
- Hair Dryer
- Internet ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- non smoking only
- pets considered ...
- wheelchair accessible ...
- recreation center
- winery tours
- bird watching
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness center
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- basketball court
- deepsea fishing
- fly fishing
- pier fishing
- sound/bay fishing
- surf fishing
- water skiing
- Bathroom 1
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
- Bedroom 2 - 1 double
- Deck / Patio
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
- Guests provide their own meals
- 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.