A bright sunlit carbon neutral cottage. 2000sf (~180 sq mtrs) with 520sf (~48 sq mtrs) covered porch/patio that expands the living area. The private and secure fenced backyard overlooks our pasture, outbuildings and forest. The friendly goats and poultry will entertain. An adventure base or a relaxing getaway. Emerald Isle beaches 15 minutes away. Nearby Hammocks Beach State Park and Bear Island invite exploration. We specialize in helping families with small children and senior guests.
We live next door in our little family oriented neighborhood. Therefore, we have a few rules to preserve the quality of the home and to be considerate of our neighbors. Please clearly communicate with us. If you have any questions please ask before you book your stay. During your stay you can expect a daily "How's it going?" text message or a visit from us to assure you have everything to make your stay perfect.
^We host many young families. Our rule for kids is...Have a great time! We have a Pack in Play, a high chair and a selection of toys suitable for small children. We also have a collection of Disney Movies for your childs enjoyment plus of course the goats, chickens and guinea fowl...always a hit with the kids. Finally, your children will be safe in our large fenced back yard.
^ Only registered guests are allowed in La Casita. We host many families who enjoy all of the complimentary amenities and services we provide. However, please remember our home paying guest use only. It is not for social gatherings or parties. If you want to have a guest or two over please ask us beforehand.
^ La Casita is located just down the street from the Swansboro Municipal Park our guests can take advantage of the pavillions and recreation center kitchen/conference room for large meet ups or parties. If you need some help coordinating your event with the Swansboro Recreation Center staff please let us know!
^ Only two cars are allowed in the driveway. Cars are not allowed to park in the Cul-de-Sac. We welcome one boat/or jetski on a trailer in addition to two cars. After that our driveway parking is pretty well maxed out. So, if you have a boat or jetski please bring it...the closest public boat ramp is about 2 miles away. We have many other boat rams just a short drive away. I can provide details. Some of our visitors have docked their boats at Dudley's Marina or Casper's Marina. Please see the guidebook for more information.
^ No pets are allowed due to family allergies and extra cleaning requirements. Of course certified service dogs are welcome!
^ We request you remove your shoes when you enter La Casita. Bring your house shoes, some nice socks or just go barefoot. We won't nag about this but cooperation is certainly appreciated! We just love the feel of a clean floor on bare feet. You will too!
^ When I was a kid I picked tobacco in the fields around Swansboro (in fact I picked tobacco in a field that is now the current location of Swansboro's Hampton Inn hotel. I had many a "drink and a nab" under the large pecan trees behind the hotel). However, we would like you to not smoke on the property...but if you just have to smoke a cigarette or cigar please do so outside in the back yard. An ashtray is provided...please don't leave a mess and be discrete!
^ We use rosemary from the bush at the entry to give La Casita a nice clean and fresh smell. However some smells like cigarettes and incense are awfully hard to remove. No smoking or incense please in the house. While you may like the smell of a cigar, cigarette or incense other guests may not. If we find you have allowed smoking in La Casita you'll be charged a $200 cleaning fee.
^My goats are friendly but please do not go outside the fenced area of the back yard. The goats are not mean but the get excited and may accidentally trip or bump you if you go outside the fence. Please don't.
^Please do not leave the doors open. Even though the local guinea fowl are pretty good at keeping the bug population down (palmetto bugs, June bugs and stink bugs) but if you leave the door open the bugs will come in...not to mention the heat or cold going out!
^Everyone enjoys our pool table! However, do not put drinks on the pool table or allow little children to use the pool table as a play area.
La Casita is a special place; we thank you for helping us keep it special!
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.
I am retired from the military and Elizabeth is a school teacher, I'm a Swansboro native. Elizabeth is from Puerto Rico. We have a wide range of interests that are evident in La Casita, it’s yard and gardens and the tree farm we call Redbay Farm. We enjoy hosting and want to provide you and your family with a warm and welcoming home.
As a Swansboro native I want you to enjoy the best this area has to offer. Take a look at our guidebook entries for some great destinations. While you are here ask me about restaurants, destinations and things to do…you will have a great time!
La Casita is where my family stays when they visit. Everyone in my family has contributed to making La Casita what it is today. In La Casita you will find items that chronicle our travels, items which were made by members of my family, even the paint colors were selected by another member of my family. La Casita is our little family place.
Book your stay and enjoy.
We look forward to being your host.