Amazing Grace - How Sweet the Sound...
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
North Topsail Beach house description
MY WIFE THINKS THAT OUR GUESTS SHOULD TELL YOU ABOUT THIS PROPERTY AND I SHOULD SHUT UP! So we compromised. I'll let our guests tell you about Amazing Grace first (these all are on the comment page), then I'll sneak in a word:
"We have been coming to North Topsail for over 10 years. Last year we stayed at Amazing Grace for a week in July. It was the most pleasant of all the duplexes we have rented."
"Amazing Grace is truly a great find! The location is gorgeous, just steps from a quiet spot on the beach, and you can hear the ocean from every room in the house. We found ourselves wanting for nothing during our stay, with the exception of another week!"
Brenda, Alexandria, VA
"We stayed at Amazing Grace during the first week of June 2006. We loved the house, it was very clean and there was plenty of room for everyone. Wonderful beach. Dolphins swam by on the last day we were there. It was great, thank you again!"
R. Clark, Connecticut
"We spent 4th of July at Amazing Grace and it was wonderful! The house was very comfortable. We stayed with 4 adults and 2 kids and had plenty of room! The kitchen is well stocked with appliances/utensils and it was great to have a washer/dryer for all of the sandy towels!! The owner is very responsive and easy to communicate with . . . hopefully this will become an annual vacation for our family!"
Melissa, Avon, IN
There's more great comments on our electronic guestbook, but now it's my turn.
THIS GORGEOUS BEACH DUPLEX IS PET-FRIENDLY - AND IN BEAUTIFUL SHAPE. Some of our guests bring their four footed members of their families and they absolutely love it.
Imagine shrimp on the grill, kids on the beach, and a cold beverage in your hand as you sit on the deck above the dunes. The wide beach invites you to stay all day long.
Amazing Grace is BEACH FRONT. It is not a piano lot, or a view between two houses, or in a condominium complex. It is a real OCEANFRONT house. Sit on the beach or sit on a marvelous deck just a few feet away from the crashing waves.
Do you like to bike or run? There is a bike shoulder on the main road the entire way from the north to south. The island is like 22 miles long, so you can get a good work out.
You can even bike for fun (like I do). Recently I rode my bike to the south end, and the smell of Jasmin and ocean air was unbelievable. I stopped on the far south point of the island and walked around the beach on the undeveloped point. I then rode back to Topsail Beach city hall and said hi to the ladies who worked there. (They had kindly sent me an invitation to pay real estate tax in their city even though my house is not in their city. I graciously declined :-) but they were very pleasant!) I then rode back to Surf City and promptly bought an ice cream cone at DQ just to make sure I hadn't burnt off too many calories, then leisurely rode back to the beach house.
Believe me, this place is fun.
And I haven't even told you about Giligan's, just before the bridge on the mainland side and it's hilarious karaoke nights, or about Sears Landing and its award winning clam chowder made with sherry, or Indigo Marsh - the best restaurant overlooking the sound that you will ever find. Oh, and how about the fresh fish market (I mean right off the boat) behind the Crab Pot where you can get shrimp, flounder, shark or whatever they have been catching and take it back and grill it.
Or you can play 18 holes at Coastal Carolina's only four-star golf course, North Shore Golf and Ocean Club (as per Golf Digest). Perhaps you would like to deep sea or surf fish...or maybe spend an hour with your son or daughter fishing off the sound dock just steps from your beachfront villa. And did we mention riding jet skis on the nearby sound?
FOR MY RESTAURANT REVIEWS AND THINGS TO DO ON THE ISLAND, LOOK BELOW THE CALENDAR ICON FARTHER DOWN ON THIS PAGE. ABOUT 1 INCH BELOW THAT THERE IS A LINE THAT SAYS "CLICK HERE - CLICK HERE for more photos and information". CLICK THERE AND IT WILL TAKE YOU TO MY RESTAURANT REVIEWS AND THINGS TO DO PAGES.
Wi-Fi wireless broadband internet and free long distance calling available.
WHY DO WE HAVE SO MANY REPEAT GUESTS? Well, I let one of our guests tell you:
"We absolutely loved our stay at Amazing Grace. The property was very clean and well maintained. The double balcony views were spectacular. We're so glad we found this place and will definitely be staying here again in the future."
Gregory, Apex, NC
WON'T YOU COME STAY WITH US AND FIND OUT WHY SO MANY PEOPLE LOVE IT?
Keywords: DUPLEX (right side)
- Vacation Rental
- Pets Considered:
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Parking Off Street
- Covered Parking
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Air Conditioning
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Wireless Internet
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Ocean View
- Beach View
- Basketball Court
- Jet Skiing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Whale Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Wildlife Viewing
- Miniature Golf
- Horseback Riding
ReviewsWrite a review
We absolutely loved our stay at Amazing Grace. The property was very clean and well maintained. The double balcony views were spectacular. We're so glad we found this place and will definitely be staying here again in the future.
- Guest Gregory Stevenson (Apex, NC)
- Date of stay 10/01/07
- Review Submitted 10/04/07
Great retreat for rest, relaxation, and communing with nature.
Great retreat for rest, relaxation, and communing with nature.
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our week at Amazing Grace. Good seating area. Plenty of closet space. You almost step onto the beach just by walking out the back door. The balcony off the master bedroom allows one to awaken to the sunrise and go to sleep while gazing at the stars and that awesome ocean. We would gladly recommend this for your next beach retreat.
- Guest Jenny (Clemmons, NC)
- Date of stay 09/07/13
- Review Submitted 10/23/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thanks Jenny. This house is right on the beach, not some long walk away! I love the beach and my favorite time is the fall because it's toasty warm in the day but not as crowded.
We stayed in Amazing Grace for a week with our daughter's family - Our close friends stayed in the duplex beside us with their son's family - So our children and grandchildren spent a week becoming closer friends. This is the 2nd time we have taken a family vacation at the beach and Amazing Grace was the perfect place to stay. It was nicer than the description online and the way it is laid out is wonderful for a family trip. We actually cooked a pig underneath the carport and invited friends and family down for the day on Wednesday. The view was awesome! I took many pictures of beautiful sun rises, sun sets, rainbows, dolphins swimming by and my grandchildren enjoying the beach! The house was in awesome shape and everything in it worked as it should. The owner was awesome - answered all our questions and made us feel like our trip and the enjoyment of it was a priority of his. I recommend Amazing Grace to anyone who enjoys a week at the beach and I hope to stay again every summer. We enjoyed the house and view so much that we did not leave much. We had several activities each day for our little ones - we made wind chimes out of shells we picked up, we painted seashells, we took plastic beach toys and froze in a block of ice and let them carve it out, had spa day for the girls, - but our favorite was Brownie Waffle Sundae treats! We went to Riverview Cafe and ate supper one nite, went to Tropical Delights for ice cream and walked across to the sound to take some wonderful family photos. My daughter took the kids to Waves and a couple of the other stores to buy souvineers. It was an awesome vacation at an amazing place.
- Guest Nannita (Beautancus, NC)
- Date of stay 07/06/13
- Review Submitted 10/17/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: Wow, Sharon, your vacations seem like a blast. I bet your kids and grandkids loved it!! You are welcome anytime.
We had a wonderful stay at the beach house!!! We spend hours sitting on the deck… and my husband and I loved to wake up and have this view over the ocean. The kids enjoyed running back and forth to the beach. So thank you very much for having us. We are thinking about coming back next year!
- Guest MH (Pittsburgh)
- Date of stay 08/10/13
- Review Submitted 09/05/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, pet owners.
Owner response: I'm glad you had a great time. One nice aspect is that the deck is so close to the beach, you can easily watch your kids (except very young ones that can't swim) from the deck. In fact the deck is right over the dune! I hope you do come back and visit with us.
Amazing Grace is better than ever!
Amazing Grace is better than ever!
This was our second visit to Amazing Grace, and we were pleasantly surprised by some of the updates that were made. New flooring, carpeting, painting and furnishings spruced things up... the place looks great! The reason we went back was not only for the great accommodation, it was for the incredible views from all balconies, and for the relaxed atmosphere Topsail Island offers. We walked up and down the beach for miles, with very few people in sight. Quiet, clean and relaxing... exactly the trip we were looking for. We're already looking forward to our next visit to Amazing Grace!
- Guest Renee G. (Waxhaw, North Carolina)
- Date of stay 02/22/13
- Review Submitted 03/26/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, pet owners.
Owner response: There is nothing like being on the island. Time slows down and you can hear yourself think. Thanks for noticing the new paint and carpet. We also put on a new roof, and we just re-did the landscaping. We have some more ideas for next year. It's your precious vacation time. We try to make it the best.
Just returned home from our stay at Amazing Grace. We had a wonderful weekend. The house was very clean and one of the most well maintained beach homes I've rented. The house was well represented in the pictures and descriptions although I believe there have been upgrades to the home since the photos. Beautiful views from both decks. We were lucky enough to enjoy meteor showers both nights we were there! Our (adult) children enjoyed fishing on the surf and my dog & I enjoyed long walks on the beach. I highly recommend this rental!
- Guest Patti (Granite Quarry NC)
- Date of stay 10/19/12
- Review Submitted 10/22/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, pet owners.
Owner response: We really enjoyed having you as guests. Please come again.
Great times had by all!
Great times had by all!
My family had a great time at Amazing Grace again! (repeat renter!) The updates to the house are wonderful and made an already awesome house even better! We would recommend this house for sure! Great times were definitely had by all!
- Guest Chrispylou (Baltimore, MD)
- Date of stay 09/01/12
- Review Submitted 09/20/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, families with young children, girls getaway, pet owners.
Owner response: Christine - I'm glad you like what we did with Amazing Grace. We painted it, bought new living room furniture, bought flat screen TVs, and spruced it up. We love having you as a guest. Please come again.
Amazing Grace is just that...Amazing! We had a wonderful time and plan on returning next summer. Loved the decor! The house was clean, and we really enjoyed spending time on the beautiful deck and the view was outstanding. Being so close to the beach is the only way to vacation. Kids loved it too! It was tough to come back to Ohio.
- Guest SEH (Akron, OH)
- Date of stay 08/06/12
- Review Submitted 08/13/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, pet owners.
Owner response: Susan - I'm so glad you had a great time. Amazing Grace is built so close to the ocean, the deck is right over the dune! New houses have to be built way back. This is truly a beach vacation.
A great choice
A great choice
Amazing Grace met all of our expectations!!! Nicely furnished with the beach theme! And the sand is right down the back steps! Kitchen has all the necessary equipment. Owner is prompt to respond to any problems. We had a great time......................
- Guest ronbec (Leesburg, FL)
- Date of stay 07/14/12
- Review Submitted 07/30/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway.
We had a fantastic week and Amazing grace was a wonderful house for our family. I would definatly go back.
- Guest summer girl (Munhall PA)
- Date of stay 07/07/12
- Review Submitted 07/17/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children.
Owner response: Thank you Tracy for being our guests. If you want to come down for a 3 day get-a-way in the off-season, I have special deals for guests that stayed with us in the summer. The rate is discounted from the already low off-season rate - and you can change your weekend at the last second if the weather turns bad. Some restrictions apply, but we try to make you very happy.
1/1 - 5/10 $1075/wk $215/ni 5/10- 6/7 $1,435/wk $265/ni 6/7 - 6/14 $1,975/wk weekly only 6/14 - 8/9 $2,435/wk weekly only 8/9 - 8/23 $1,975/wk weekly only 8/23 - 9/20 $1,435/wk $265/ni 9/20 - 12/31 $1075/wk $215/ni The pet fee is $150 ( or $25 per day) and there is a cleaning fee of $100
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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- Nearest Airport: Wilmington NC at 30 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: 210 at 0.5 Miles
- Nearest Beach: In front of the house! at North Topsail Beach
- Nearest Barpub: Buddy's at 1 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Snead's Ferry at 5 Miles
Year Purchased: 2004
About the owner: I grew up in the mid-west and my wife grew up in Annapolis. She introduced me to sailing, water skiing, and a real love for the beach.
Why the Owner Chose North Topsail Beach:
We absolutely love Topsail Island. Being on an island, the ocean breezes, the salt air, and the wonderful people make this a great place to be.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Jimmy Buffett sings it best "But there's booze in the blender and soon it will render, that frozen concoction that helps me hang on."
- Primary: (919) 454-7701 (North Carolina, USA)
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So close to the dunes...don't drop your drink!!
Amazing Grace living room which looks out double french doors to beach.
Amazing Grace Master. It has a private balcony.
Bring your board and surf the waves.
How's that for a never ending beach view?
This is what "staying at the beach" is all about!
Surf fishing with a cool beer. It doesn't get any better than this.
A perfect place for your kids (real or doggie) to play.
Two decks to luxuriate on!
Amazing Grace Bedroom 2 with QB
Another Picture of bedroom 3 with trundle bed (pulls into 2 singles)
Sitting amongst $ million homes, this is not a condo bldg. It's a jewel vacation
Beach toes: the best reason to take a vacation!
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