Stay at our Guest House – La Casita in Swansboro

La Casita in Swansboro

La Casita in Swansboro

La Casita in Swansboro is our guest house in Swansboro, NC…”The Friendly City by the Sea”. La Casita in Swansboro is a very well appointed comfortable home away from home.  The home backs up to Redbay Farm, part of our 47 acres of forests.  Elizabeth and I live in Redbay Cottage right next to La Casita.  La Casita is where our family comes to stay when they visit the area.  When you visit, expect to be treated like family.

La Casita Imagery

In the back yard  watch wildlife and our goats and chickens in a very private setting.  The back yard is fenced with a 7 foot privacy fence on three sides.  The back fence is a 4 ft wire fence which allows a clear view of our small pasture and forest.  The back yard is secure for children. From the back yard It is very common to see a deer, a wood ibis, a great blue heron, a great white heron, ducks and numerous song birds.  Sitting on the covered back porch of La Casita it is easy to forget you are in town! Yet, step out the front door and the Swansboro Municipal Park is just a couple of blocks away…a little over a mile away is downtown Swansboro.

Back Yard of La Casita in Swansboro

Back Yard of La Casita in Swansboro

La Casita is close enough to downtown Swansboro that in the summer you can hear the music from the summer concerts at Pug Pavilion (The corner of Front and Church Street). During the holidays you can hear church bells from the Methodist Church playing traditional Christmas music.  At the same time don’t be surprised to hear the scream of a bobcat, the yip of a coyote or barking of a fox while enjoying evenings with your family around the fire pit.  Of course you’ll hear our rooster Tinker in the morning and from time to time during the day. Don’t worry Tinker stays with his hens in the hen house until I let him out to forage about the yard with “his girls”.

Of course spring and summer are all about the beach, BBQ and boating!  La Casita is only minutes from one of the best beaches on the East Coast.  That beach is Hammocks Beach which is on Bear Island.  The beach is part of Hammocks Beach State Park which is the number one attraction is Swansboro.  The park is only 3 miles from La Casita.  At the park you can take the ferry over to the undeveloped beach.  At the beach imagine Blackbeard the pirate dividing booty, Native Americans Indians foraging for seafood or Union Soldiers and Seamen plotting their attack on the Confederate artillery at Huggins’ Island Fort.  After your day exploring at the beach stop by Clyde Phillips Seafood to pick up the evenings dinner.  Once you get home shower off in our solar warmed shower and then have a great time cooking your meal on our Weber grill and then enjoying a great evening with your family and friends.

Fisherman Holding Red Drum

Fisherman Holding Red Drum

Visiting in the fall or winter?  La Casita is perfect!  On rainy days you’ll enjoy the warmth of the wood stove while watching movies or reading in the family room while your friends and family enjoy a game of pool.  On sunny days go to one of the many trails in the area. There is something for everyone.  The Tideland Trail in Cedar point has paths out over the marsh and is easily walked by almost anyone.  Out in the Croatan National Forest you’ll find more challenging trails that you can follow through a wide variety of typical Eastern North Carolina coastal terrain.  Do you like fishing?  Fall and Winter are perfect!  Hire one of our local guides to take you on a great fishing trip.  Fall and winter are also a great time to enjoy oysters.  We recommend the T&W oyster bar to sample some local oysters.  Try a rooster while you are there!

Anytime of years is an enjoyable time of year to stay at La Casita in Swansboro.  Visit for a few days or a couple of weeks.  We look forward to hosting you and helping you have a memorable stay while you enjoy the company of your family and friends.

How To Book Your Stay

Book your stay using Airbnb, VRBO, Flipkey or Book Direct (for book direct please fill out contact form at the bottom of the page). When you direct book you’ll receive a Paypal Invoice and a contract for your review.  If you are interested in direct booking please fill out the contact form below.  On the form put in the dates for your trip and the price you would like to pay.  We will take a look at our calendar, our current bookings and current market prices and provide you with a response that will answer your questions and provide a quote. Have questions and just want to call: Contact Jim by telephone at 1-910-787-6079 or send us an email at  We look forward to hearing from you!

You’ll find La Casita in Swansboro more inviting than any room you can rent at the Hampton Inn, Best Western or other local hotel chains.  At the same time you’ll find our whole house rental price very very competitive with the hotel rental chains and other furnished home whole house rentals.  Compare our costs and amenities to the Hampton Inn which is about a half mile from La Casita.

More about La Casita


Master Bedroom

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Family Room



What else do you get when you stay at La Casita?  For your convenience you have free access to free high speed WIFI.  For your entertainment you have free access to both Netflix and Amazon Prime for your movie/TV show watching pleasure. The beds are made with high thread count cotton linens and comfy quilts. In the bathrooms you will find shampoo and soap. Also, you will be provided with enough toilet paper, paper towels (and cotton dish towels), kleenex to last the average visitor throughout their stay.  In the kitchen cabinets you will find a full compliment of kitchen ware, dishes, silverware and knives (which are sharpened after every visit).  Families with small children will enjoy having the use of our Pack-n-Play and Evenflow convertible high chair.  All utilities are included in the price: yes, that includes firewood for both the wood burning stove as well as the outdoor fire pit.

Our guest house is a unique suburban home which backs right up to our rural forested property…City in the front-Country in the back. La Casita is just over a mile from downtown Swansboro which provides quick access to downtown Swansboro’s charming restaurants and boutiques. The home is just minutes from the beaches. (about 15 minutes to Emerald Isle and about 8 minutes to Hammocks Beach State Park).

Back Yard Fence at La Casita in Swansboro

Back Yard Fence at La Casita in Swansboro

At La Casita enjoy our private, peaceful and family oriented town and country retreat! We’ll provide a dozen fresh pasture raised eggs in the refrigerator. The kids (young and old) will enjoy feeding the chickens and goats.La Casita is an appealing alternative to more traditional business and leisure lodging options.

At La Casita guests love sitting on the back porch watching the farm animals of Redbay Farm. You’ll see goats grazing, hens marching back and forth eating bugs and our comical guinea fowl. In the morning enjoy the distant crowing of our rooster, Tinker.

Back Yard Scenes at La Casita in Swansboro

Back Yard Scenes at La Casita in Swansboro

Birds are abundant in the backyard, pasture and forest…look forward to maybe seeing an egret or maybe even an ibis at Dragonfly Pond, an osprey, hawk or even Bald eagle circling overhead and wide variety of songbirds. In the spring, summer and fall marvel at the squadrons of dragonflies flitting back and forth in the yard keeping the area nearly mosquito free in a safe, natural and environmentally friendly way.


Help Preserve Clean Air, Water and Wildlife Habitat!

When you stay at La Casita in Swansboro you directly impact the environment in a positive way!  The hard earned money you spend goes directly into helping us to maintain one of the largest undeveloped tracts of property in Swansboro.  When you stay at La Casita …

Your Travel and Stay are Carbon Neutral!

Our 45 acres of forests (Redbay Farm) absorbs roughly 270 metric tons of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere.  Our two homes, the main house and La Casita produce about 20 tonnes of CO2 per year. Make La Casita in Swansboro your carbon neutral home base for exploring Eastern North Carolina.  You can calculate how much CO2 your travel to and from La Casita in Swansboro will produce by visiting Carbon Footprint Ltd.

Help Maintain High Water Quality

In addition to producing clean air you’ll also feel a certain level of pride knowing that your stay contributes sustaining a forest watershed important to the water quality of the White Oak River, Queens Creek and Bogue Sound.  Waters from our forests flow into those bodies of water through the tributaries of Holland Mill Creek and Halls Creek.

Support a Private Wildlife Preserve and Native Plant Habitat! 

Sundew at Redbay Farm

Sundew at Redbay Farm

Redbay Farm, our forest, provides habitat for a wide variety of flora and fauna. The Redbay Farm forest is composed of a variety of forest types which include: pocosin and mixed pine/hardwood forests. As you walk through the pocosin you’ll see wetland plants like sundew and jack-n-the-pulpit, titi and fetterbush.  In the forest you’ll find a variety of oaks, red maple, sweet gum, black gum, sour wood, horse sugar, poplar, dogwoods etc which range in age from 20 to approximately 100 years in age.

We Look Forward Hosting You!

Book your stay at Swansboro’s only Carbon Neutral destination. Eastern North Carolina has so much to offer from history to natural beauty you will find so much to do when you visit.  Follow La Casita in Swansboro on Facebook to find out about local events, destinations and to learn about the flora and fauna found on Redbay Farm. We hope to see you soon!

Call 910 787 6079 or email to get more information. The home is available for private showings by appointment only.

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