Southport's row of beautiful, waterfront homes stretch along Bay Street at the confluence of the Cape Fear River, Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal Waterway. At the 'anchor' of Southport's row you will find The Cape Fear House, the home of Thomas Mann Thompson Jr. Built in 1868 and located at 216 W Bay St, Thomas Mann Thompson was a successful river pilot and Civil War blockade runner...and he had wonderful taste! 216 W. Bay offers 5 spacious and airy bedrooms, tons of natural light, boasts original heart pine floors, double front porches, and the only ''Widow's Walk'' and cupola in Southport. The home's panoramic views are arguably the best in all of downtown, overlooking the Cape Fear River, Oak Island, Battery Island, and Bald Head Island. Updated in 2015, this home offers modern features, while keeping the integrity, elegance and character of an historic landmark home. The current owners have offered up this historic gem for various film and TV productions and also utilize it as a rental property for vacationers. You're steps from the best restaurants, boutiques, cafes AND the beach! In fact, this one-of-a-kind property offers deeded beach front access right outside your front door - a rare Southport 'treasure.' Contact us today to schedule your exclusive, private showing.