About Live Swell

Live Swell Beach Bungalows is a Vacation Rental Company that operates in the Outer Banks of North Carolina and San Diego, California.

Live Swell was created to share the unique & magical experience of living by the beach while feeling at home with friends and family.

Our Team

Michael Hamilton is active and curious person that loves to travel, enjoy surfing, live by the beach and learn. With interest in coastal living along with a strong education and experience in real estate investing Michael decided to get into the vacation rental business. He has been recognized for his achievements and featured as a guest on Cottage Bloggers “Vacation Rental Success Podcast.” He has a Masters Degree in International Business from UC San Diego and an undergraduate Degree from Cornell University.

Maria Feurer is the brains behind the Live Swell Beach Bungalow operations. She leads customer service and is responsible for developing most of business systems involving day to day dealings. Maria enjoys traveling internationally, white wine and yoga. She studied Psychology at the graduate level and has an undergraduate Degree from the University of Delaware.


“The house is adorable and only half a block from the beach. Michael was helpful in answering all of our silly questions. The grill made eating grilled sea food each night a rare treat. I highly recommend this little cottage.”

~ Shanna, New York


“Perfect get-away and great value for those of us on a limited budget. Everything we needed to have a layed back and memorable time at the beach. We would definitely stay here again!.”

~ Anita, Centerville Virginia

“We really enjoyed the bungalow. Comfy and exactly as described. Michael was helpful with any and all questions. Great place, we highly recommend it.”

~ Andras, Hungary


“A wonderful property, great location, fantastic hosts. Michael and Maria really care about their guests and the quality of their visit..”

-Robin, Michigan