La Casita in Swansboro - A Carbon Neutral Stay

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Welcome to our sunlit one level ~2000 sf suburban home. Beaches are 15 minutes away. The rivers and sounds, with boating, kayaking and sightseeing are closer. Our game room offers foosball, darts, and a pool table. There are two flat screen TVs. Outdoors a covered porch and patio expand the living area. The fenced back yard is private. Complimentary 16 ton carbon offset. Perfect for friends, visiting relatives or a family: 2 car max, 4 guest max, parties not allowed. Kids under 12 free.

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Turning into our neighborhood, across from the town park, you'll drive about a quarter mile. At the very end of the street, on a cul-de-sac, you'll find La Casita. When you arrive you'll be greeted by a well lit entry. You'll likely find music playing. On the coffee table you'll find a binder filled with information about the house along with all sorts of recommendations about places to eat and many area destinations.

La Casita in Swansboro is a very unique destination combining suburban living with guided access to our 40 acre forest (scroll to bottom to read how our forests will make you carbon neutral...for no additional cost!). In the home you'll find touchstones to the past. Artifacts and historical books can be found throughout the home as well as an ever growing collection of vintage and modern wood products collected and produced from our forest. La Casita Sawmill operates discretely and quietly away from the home and is an integral part of our forest management program. Look up La Casita Sawmill dot org to keep up with our forest activities.

But wait! You are coming to experience a great place to stay and enjoy Swansboro and the beaches! Or, maybe you are coming for work or you'll be moving. Or, maybe you're visiting family. In every case La Casita is a great place to stay! After you arrive and as you explore La Casita you'll find the single family home is private, quiet, clean, organized, comfortable, modern and close to almost everything. You'll notice the home is all one level except for one step down to the game room. In the game room you and your guests can enjoy playing pool, foosball or darts all while enjoying your favorite movie.

[Travel notes:
Amtrak: You can travel to Swansboro via Amtrak! By train you'll arrive in Wilson, NC and then by Amtrak Connector bus you'll travel to Swansboro. You'll arrive at the Speedway Station on which is about a half mile from La Casita. Uber is available and there is a Wendy's restaurant at the location. The bus arrives/departs around 9:30 Am.
EV charging station: There is an EV charging station at our town hall...less than a mile from La Casita. While charging your EV you can walk to downtown to shop, eat or just enjoy the scenery.]

At La Casita you'll enjoy what we enjoy...quiet, convenience, shopping, parks and restaurants all within walking distance. Area beaches (Emerald Isle and Hammocks Beach State Park) are just a short drive from the house. During your stay you may want to visit nearby White Oak River/Bogue Sound parks, Crystal Coast beaches, Croatan National Forest hiking trails, Ft Macon State Park, the Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores and many other excellent local attractions. In the house binder you'll also find the locations to over 40 area water access spots. Play pickle ball? There is a very active pickle ball club that plays almost daily at the town park (1/4 mile away).

If you are visiting a military member or are in the service you'll find the home is within an easy 30 minute or less drive to all of the USMC installations of the main side Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base complex. Be advised that occasionally you'll hear gunfire and bombings over a Camp Lejeune. Don't worry it is just the US Marines and US Navy practicing.

Finally, as you enjoy the clean fresh air and water, you'll be pleased to know you are helping maintain the 47 acre pine and hardwood forest that makes La Casita Swansboro's only carbon neutral destination. Our tree farm, Redbay Farm, is also one of the largest tracts of undeveloped forest land in the Swansboro city limits (see aerial photos). Our forest becomes more important every year as development rapidly encroaches. I'm usually out every day working on the tree farm...logging, milling or constructing...If you want to come out and check on what I'm doing and get a short tour of the property just let me know (please see the NC Agritourism Note**** below. Maybe while you are here you'll see a hawk, eagle, great blue heron, a deer or even a coyote as you sit on the back porch enjoying your morning cup of coffee or tea. When you get back home you can savor those memories while knowing that 'your' Swansboro forest is washing away your personal or family's carbon footprint just like the beautiful Atlantic ocean washed away your footprints as you walked down the beach.

**For your convenience I've provided excerpts from literally over a hundred guest reviews**
• "This is a terrific example of what an Airbnb should be: a wonderful, warm home that provides a unique lodging experience. It was a home away from home for all of us!"
• "Home away from home. A wonderful property that I would recommend and return to without hesitation."
• "We had a great time and everything was wonderful, just as all the other reviews say. One thing that really stood out to us were all the little things that make your stay better like toys, games and movies for kids and adults a well as all the kitchen staples like coffee, sugar and all the essential spices you need for everyday cooking. I would definitely recommend staying here."
• "This is a great place to stay in the Swansboro/Emerald Isle area. We have been visiting Emerald Isle for more than 20 years during the summer. This was our first visit off-season and La Casita was the perfect place for us. It was cozy, clean and very nice. The beds were comfortable and we enjoyed the porch. Although we did not have time to enjoy all the amenities, La Casita has Wi-Fi, Amazon movies and Alexa was helpful. Jim gave us some good suggestions for things to do and the Lady Swan boat cruise which he suggested was fun. And the goats are cute."

Bottom line? As one guest puts it, "This place (La Casita) is a jewel!"
We thank all of our guests for their gracious reviews!

La Casita is perfect for casual living. A guest from California said..."This (La Casita) is a beautiful house...the house was actually much more modern than I expected from the description, very new, clean, and nicely designed. We loved the game room with the massive TV, pool table, and wood burning stove." (owner note: La Casita was built in 2004, renovated in 2008 and again in 2014 with new paint and flooring, game room renovated (Post Hurricane Florence) 2018)

Enjoy...
• 46" and 40" flat screen HD smartTVs with complimentary Netflx and Amazon Prime plus more
• Complimentary WIFI
• Basic cable TV channels are offered via Roku using the Spectrum Cable Company App.
• Enjoy the comfort of our wood stove during the winter with complimentary firewood provided from the our own 47 acres of forest...guest comment, "We spent most of the time in the huge family room (now our game room) playing pool, watching TV or just reading by the wood stove."
• Pool table...guest comment, "The family room with pool table was a big hit. I would recommend this home to anyone traveling to the area."

The Bedrooms and Bathrooms...enjoy clean comfortable beds, linens and facilities! How nice are the beds? A British guests said, "The bedrooms, beds and bedding were spotlessly clean and made us feel right at home."
• The master bedroom has a queen bed, private en-suite bathroom with a large walk in shower and walk in closet.
• The second bedroom has another very comfortable queen sized bed and a very large closet.
• The third bedroom, the "stained glass room", has two full sized beds. It is a lovely room for children of all ages.
• The colorful second bathroom has a great tub and shower combo handy for bathing young children.

The living room
• Enjoy a comfortable recliner and very nice leather sofa.
• Watch TV (Netflix, Prime and local TV)
• Listen to some music on our stereo
• Read one of our many books

The family/game room
• Relax on the full sized leather covered futon.
• Enjoy a nice game of darts, pool or foosball
• All while watching the latest movies

Have small children/toddlers/babies?
• Parents traveling with a baby or toddler will enjoy using our Pack 'n Play, high chair and baby bath.
• Young children will enjoy the security of a bed rail.
• We supply a variety of children's toys, games, and crayons

The Kitchen
In the kitchen you will find all of the dishes, silverware and utensils necessary for cooking. We even provide a nice collection of complimentary spices. If there is that little something you need to prepare the perfect meal it's likely we have it at La Casita or in our home...You simply won't find very many vacation getaways with such a well stocked and equipped kitchen. As a guest from the Raleigh area said, "The kitchen was the best stocked of any rental I've had."

The Laundry Room
Our washer and dryer aren't fancy but they are clean and ready to make those chores as painless as possible. We provide laundry detergent and dryer sheets. You'll find the ironing board and iron in the laundry room.

Enjoy the Outdoors!
The back yard is extremely private and fenced, the yard features mature trees, flowers, fruit trees and even grape vines. There are no homes in view from the backyard all you will see is our small pasture, outbuildings, our private forest/nature preserve, and of course the goats.
• On the back porch and patio and yard you will find a comfortable seating, a gas grill, and hammock.
Conveniences for our guests
There is room for two guest cars in the driveway. La Casita is equipped with an electronic lock on the front entry door to make access very simple (you will be provided a personal and private code for the front door after booking). You will love not having to worry about keeping track of keys!

You will be very comfortable at La Casita, with its welcoming casual ambiance and convenient amenities. We have La Casita listed for times when it would be available for your exclusive use, so you have the run of the house (no one else will be sharing). Elizabeth and I are available to answer any questions you may have about our special little house. You'll have access to the entire home. Your privacy is our priority but I'll be close by to answer any questions and provide assistance during your stay!

Your trip here may be full with family visits or outdoor activities...but always waiting for you will be the beautiful La Casita ... an oasis of calm and serenity for your rest and relaxation. We look forward to your visit!

***Packing tip: We provide towels, linens, beach towels, a small boogie board, a large boogie board, a beach umbrella, pots and pans ... etc. Packing is always a hassle...before you pack that unique little something ask us if we have one you can use. We might be able to save you some space in your bags or in your car.***

Would you like to become carbon neutral for a year?
Then stay with us! Recently our total of 47 acres of forest (we have another separate parcel) was assessed for C02 sequestration by Silviaterra via satellite. We learned that our forests sequesters over 480 metric tons of C02 per year. Instead of selling this carbon capture on the open market we went another way. We think sharing our excess carbon credits, about 400 metric tons, with our Airbnb guests is the right thing to do. Our gift to our guests is a one year 16 metric ton carbon credit...enough to make many households C02 neutral for a year. If you visit terrapass dot com you can compute your carbon footprint. This is complimentary gift has a value of about $160. Finally, as always, your travel to and stay at La Casita is carbon neutral!

Want to take a short guided hike in the forest? Read this. Yes, I'll have you sign a liability waiver.

If you want to take a walks in the forest read below....and don't forget ticks, chiggers (if you don't know look them up), tripping hazards, poison ivy and of course poisonous snakes (primarily copperheads). I strongly recommend suitable footwear ... sturdy waterproof boots.

****WARNING
Under North Carolina law, there is no liability for an injury to or death of a participant in an agritourism activity conducted at this agritourism location if such injury or death results from the inherent risks of the agritourism activity. Inherent risks of agritourism activities include, among others, risks of injury inherent to land, equipment, and animals, as well as the potential for you to act in a negligent manner that may contribute to your injury or death. You are assuming the risk of participating in this agritourism activity.****

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私人後院(四周都有圍欄)

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Swansboro、北卡羅來納州、美國

La Casita is located in the Deer Run neighborhood. Deer Run is a modest quiet family oriented suburban neighborhood within about 1 mile of downtown Swansboro, about 15 minutes from Emerald Isle beaches and about 3 miles from Hammocks Beach State Park. We are right on the edge of the city limits so it isn't unusual to see and hear wildlife (deer, turkey, all sorts of birds, coyotes and maybe even a bear). Of course you'll see our goats that live in the pasture behind the house and visit the back garden fence in hopes of getting a snack!

We are a genuine town and country destination: city in the front/our out of city limits 40 acre nature preserve in the back. After enjoying the touring the country or a day at the beach you might want to enjoy one of our local restaurants. We have a nice collection of great restaurants available for your dining pleasure. Guests from France gave me rave reviews about their dining experience at the Riverside Steak and Seafood Restaurant...the restaurant is less than a mile from La Casita and is highly rated in Trip Advisor! For breakfast consider with it's 1950's decor and great food. The Ice House restaurant was destroyed by a hurricane however, the owners and their staff are currently operating an open air restaurant called The Boro Restaurant and Bar...our favorite downtown place to eat. In Emerald Isle we recommend Katherine's Martini Bar. Elizabeth enjoys a chocolate martini and I prefer an old fashioned. We enjoy dining on anything on their menu.

There are some nice restaurant choices just a short walk away. For some really great Mediterranean food try the Olea Mediterranean Grill near the post office...just walk through the park toward Walgreens and cross Old Hammock's Beach road and the restaurant will be in the second across from the Taco Bell. Another less expensive recommendation is El Cerro. This restaurant serves Mexican food. Walk straight through the park past the park playground. You'll find the restaurant on the left in the large commercial building as you enter the parking area.

In the summer on a Sunday evening why not enjoy a free concert. On Sunday evenings Swansboro hosts free concerts (May - September) during the summer at the Pug Pavilion. Get yourself a beer at the Church Street Pub or maybe even a great Cigar from George at the cigar shop right behind the pavilion. Enjoy a lovely evening in Swansboro, "The Friendly City by the Sea"!

The #1 thing to do in Swansboro according to Trip Advisor is to go to Hammocks Beach State Park (ferry runs start on Saturday April 2, 2016). The park is only about 3 miles from La Casita. Walk on the trails in the forest of Hammocks Beach State Park. Or, Take the pontoon passenger ferry over to Bear Island and enjoy one of the few undeveloped barrier islands in North Carolina. Our guests love the park! Enjoy forests? Our 40 acres of forest is part of about a 200 acre tract that is a remnant of the thousands of acres of privately owned farms and forests that surrounded Swansboro. I selectively log, mill lumber and enhance wildlife habitat in our forest. If you want to take a walk in the forest let me know. It is complimentary. It is just a walk away out of the back garden gate.
Bottom line: La Casita is a great location or as one recent guest says, La Casita..."is a great hub for exploring the natural beauty and towns in the area." There is so much to do here. As our British guest says, "We were never at a loss for things to do. The beaches on the Crystal Coast and on Bear Island are among the best we've been to in the USA and are just a few minutes drive away."
Come to Swansboro and stay at La Casita. Enjoy our clean comfortable home and the wonderful natural attractions of Eastern North Carolina. We look forward to your visit and listening to your stories about your adventures!

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I am retired from the military and Elizabeth is a retired school teacher, I'm a Swansboro native. Elizabeth is native of 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 providing 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.
I am retired from the military and Elizabeth is a retired school teacher, I'm a Swansboro native. Elizabeth is native of Puerto Rico. We have a wide range of interests that are evi…

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Our typical interaction is messaging during the booking process and a greeting if I see you while doing chores. During your stay you'll receive periodic text messages just to check to see that your stay is meeting your expectations.

We live next door and are available around the clock to provide assistance during your stay! Just knock or call and we'll be right over to assure you have everything you need to have a great stay at La Casita!
Our typical interaction is messaging during the booking process and a greeting if I see you while doing chores. During your stay you'll receive periodic text messages just to chec…

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