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Amazing Grace - How Sweet the Sound...

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So close to the dunes...don't drop your drink!!

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Last updated: 08/01/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • 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 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.'
Nannita, Beautancus, NC

'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

'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!'
MH, Pittsburgh, PA

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)

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

            Bring your little buddy. Pet fee $25/day or $150 per week. Your four-legged friend will absolutely love you for bringing them to the beach and not leaving them alone for a week....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

          • Bedroom 1

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 2

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 3

            ...moreless

          • Convertible bed(s)

            ...moreless

          • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) A trundle bed that can pull out and be pushed together like a queen., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) A queen size blow-up mattress....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Microwave
          • Kitchen
          • Refrigerator
          • Ice Maker
          • Dishwasher
          • Cooking Utensils

          Amenities

          • Washing Machine
          • Air Conditioning
          • Covered Parking
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Parking Off Street

          Entertainment

          • CD Player
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Stereo
          • DVD Player

          Communications

              • Wireless Internet

              Outdoor Features

              • Balcony
              • Deck / Patio
              • Outdoor Grill

              Location & View

              • Beachfront:

                Built so close to the beach, that if you drop your drink from the deck, it falls on the beach!...moreless

              • Beach View
              • Oceanfront
              • Ocean View

              Activities

              • Beachcombing
              • Surf Fishing
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Snorkeling
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Pier Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Tennis
              • Swimming
              • Basketball Court
              • Jet Skiing
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Sailing
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Kayaking
              • Surfing
              • Cycling
              • Boating
              • Horseback Riding
              • Miniature Golf
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Shelling
              • Whale Watching
              • Walking
              • Scenic Drives
              • Eco Tourism
              • Bird Watching
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Mountain Biking
               

              Reviews

              Write a review 5
              from 29 traveler reviews
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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              High Season
              Jun 14 - Aug 8, 2014
              7 night min stay

              $2,435
              Mid-August
              Aug 9 - Aug 22, 2014
              7 night min stay

              $1,975
              Warm Fall
              Aug 23 - Sep 19, 2014
              7 night min stay

              $1,435
              Off Season
              Sep 20 - May 8, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $215
              $1,075 $1,800
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Cleaning $100 + tax
              • Peaceof Mind(no Sec Dep) $60
              • Pet Fee $150
              • Tax Rate 13%

              Notes:

              You must sign a rental agreement with the owner before the reservation is final. Please email beach4rent@gmail.com or call 919-454-7701


              Cancellation policy:

              Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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              Last updated: 08/01/2014
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              Location

              30 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Wilmington NC
              0.5 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              210
              North Topsail Beach
              Nearest Beach
              In front of the house!
              1 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Buddy's
              5 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Snead's Ferry

              Car: Recommended

               

              Owner info

              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.'


              Contact us

              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • So close to the dunes...don't drop your drink!!

                So close to the dunes...don't drop your drink!!

              • Amazing Grace living room which looks out double french doors to beach.

                Amazing Grace living room which looks out double french doors to beach.

              • Amazing Grace Master.  It has a private balcony.

                Amazing Grace Master. It has a private balcony.

              • Bring your board and surf the waves.

                Bring your board and surf the waves.

              • How's that for a never ending beach view?

                How's that for a never ending beach view?

              • This is what "staying at the beach" is all about!

                This is what "staying at the beach" is all about!

              • Surf fishing with a cool beer.  It doesn't get any better than this.

                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.

                A perfect place for your kids (real or doggie) to play.

              • Two decks to luxuriate on!

                Two decks to luxuriate on!

              • Amazing Grace Bedroom 2 with QB

                Amazing Grace Bedroom 2 with QB

              • Another Picture of bedroom 3 with trundle bed (pulls into 2 singles)

                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

                Sitting amongst $ million homes, this is not a condo bldg. It's a jewel vacation

              • Beach toes: the best reason to take a vacation!

                Beach toes: the best reason to take a vacation!

              VRBO #113771

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              This listing was first published here in 2007.

              Date last modified - Saturday, June 21, 2014

              $205 - $348 per night (USD)
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              3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 8

              View calendar: Updated 08/01/14
              Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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