A Breath of Fresh Aire - the Beach is 2 Feet from Your Deck!!
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- Pets allowed:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
A Gorgeous Beach Duplex That is Pet-Friendly. You will not believe such a beautiful house allows your pet, but we find that our guests at A Breath of Fresh Aire have been very conscientious about their four legged family members.
NOW MY WIFE SAYS I TALK TOO MUCH. She told me to shut up and let our guests tell the story. So here they go:
'Our family can't wait until July this year - we have stayed at Amazing Grace for the last three years - this year we will stay at Breath of Fresh Air - A wonderful ocean-front duplex - very nice and owner is a delight to deal with. A great deal here at Topsail!!!'
Tim & Carol, Alexandria, Va
'Our humans brought us to watch them unwind at this wonderful house on the beach. We got long walks on the water's edge and saw turtle nests and lots of crabs and dolphins. We also got peaceful naps to the sound of the surf. We had such a good time watching our humans uncoil and become fun companions that we did not want it to end. Thanks for making us feel like puppies again.'
Your 4-pawed buddies, Kapi and Rufus
'Our family has stayed at A Breath of Fresh Aire about 4 times over the past 3 years. We obviously LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!! We keep coming back! It's always clean and comfortable, and Steve the owner is a pleasure to deal with. It has everything we need and absolutely Beautiful views! And it's on a great section of the island too.'
Chrissy, Atlanta, Ga
'A Breath of Fresh Aire is just that... what a wonderful week of sun and fun on TopSail island, NC. We couldn't have been more impressed with this wonderful ocean-front home. It is so rare to find a beach home vacation rental that not only has all the amenities of home, but accepts pets too! We'll definitely be back.'
Scott & Carolee, Wake Foest, NC
And it goes on and on. Our guests love the place and you will too.
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.
A Breath of Fresh Aire 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.
CAN YOU GUESS WHY WE HAVE SO MANY REPEAT GUESTS?
Well, one of our repeat guests told us:
'Delightful Cottage and good location. Our golden loved the beach. I would not hesitate to rent this cottage again. The owner, Steve, made everything simple and straightforward. We made some great memories there. Thanks!!'
Linda O, Chester, Va
Won't you be our guest?
IF THIS PLACE IS BOOKED CHECK OUT AMAZING GRACE NEXT DOOR by clicking on 'All my Rentals' below the calendar on this page. I think Amazing Grace is prettier than A Breath of Fresh Aire!
Keywords: Duplex (Left Side)
- Vacation Rental
- Pets Considered
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Convertible bed(s)
- King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
- 2.0 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
Kitchen & Dining
- Ice Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Parking Off Street
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Covered Parking
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Air Conditioning
- DVD Player
- CD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Free Long Distance
- Wireless Internet
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
Location & View
- Beach View
- Ocean View
- Basketball Court
- Water Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Surf Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Roller Blading
- Pier Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Miniature Golf
- Whale Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Eco Tourism
ReviewsWrite a review
Steve is awesome!
Steve is awesome!
Unfortunately, my family and I were not able to stay at this house because my husband was not able to get that week off, after we thought he could. We contacted Steve right away. He was very willing to help, and within weeks , he had it re-rented for us. He was very willing to help and didn't act like I was a bother to him. He could have very easily took our deposit and ran, but he did not. He was able to refund our whole deposit!! We are saddened that we are not able to stay in this house this year, but we are definitely going to try for next year. Wonderful to work with, will not hesitate to deal with him again.
- Guest I love labs
- Date of stay 03/19/13
- Review Submitted 04/08/13
Recommended for: Pet owners.
Owner response: Amy, I'm sorry you couldn't make it this year. We do have a no refund policy, but I will try to re-rent it if I can, and if I do, then I refund your money. I treat people the way I'd want to be treated.
Easy booking and great value
Easy booking and great value
I have rented beach properties for over 15 yrs and i am a thorough comparison shopper. I have probably looked at every 3-4 bedroom property on the island. Breath of fresh Aire and amazing grace are great values. For the location, space,amenities these are the best for your money. I just booked for this July and the process was quick and easy. I contacted the owner by email and within 48 hours I had a signed rental agreement, entry instruction and directions. All done electronically using docusign via email. I am excited at the thought of turning left off the bridge and heading right to the property. No more heading to the realty office with the masses to find a parking spot and waiting in line for keys. July cannot come soon enough!
- Guest Colleen
- Date of stay 01/12/13
- Review Submitted 01/12/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway, families with young children, pet owners.
Owner response: Thanks Colleen. We try to make the booking as easy as possible. We do use Docusign so that you can electronically sign the rental agreement and get a signed copy quickly. We can also accept credit cards through PayPal.
3 Paws Up @ Breath of Fresh Aire
3 Paws Up @ Breath of Fresh Aire
This was the best beach vacation we've ever had! The beach is beautiful. The owner was great to deal with. Our three-legged dog had a terrific time walking the beach and swimming between sand bars! Lots of nice shells! A mama Loggerhead sea turtle laid her eggs in front of Breath of Fresh Aire and we got to watch turtle patrol move the nest! What a fantastic experience of a lifetime. We can't wait to stay again!
- Guest Kelly
- Date of stay 07/07/12
- Review Submitted 07/16/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway, families with young children, pet owners, adventure seekers.
Owner response: Kelly - we loved having you as a guest. I have two dogs and they LOVE the beach. We clean the carpet about 4 times during the season, but we have never had a problem with our 4 legged friends.
4 Paws Up
4 Paws Up
We had a wonderful time at this absolutely "oceanfront" duplex. It was clean, convenient, and located on a beautiful part of the beach. We went fishing, lounged by the ocean, and ate out...all very relaxing. Our little white schnauzer ran in the waves and gives it a 4 paws up!!! We hope to visit again soon!
- Guest Cyn
- Date of stay 05/05/12
- Review Submitted 05/29/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, families with young children, pet owners, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.
Owner response: Thanks for the "4 Paws Up." My dog, Junior, absolutely loves the beach. All the neat smells, barking at crabs walking sideways, and running through the waves.
We could not have asked for a better place for short a stay. The house was clean and best of all right on the beach. Steve was wonderful to deal with and promptly responded to any questions. Being pet friendly was at the top of our list and this beautiful home is truly perfect for those who travel with their four legged friends. We had 3 days of absolute bliss and wonderful dining at local eateries. My wife and I can't wait to return. Thanks Steve.
- Guest Bella
- Date of stay 03/22/12
- Review Submitted 03/26/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, pet owners, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.
Owner response: Thanks Gerald. We hope you can come visit again.
Review by a Child GuestGuest comment entered by owner
Review by a Child Guest
A young child left this note in A Breath of Fresh Aire: "If you find this note I would like to say that I came here on 10/30/11 and this place is awesome" This was followed by a big smiley face. If I could figure out how to post a JPEG picture of the note, I would, because it's my favorite review ever.
- Guest Sarah
- Date of stay 10/29/11
- Review Submitted 12/06/11
Lives up to its name and more!
Lives up to its name and more!
Our family rented this property last year for our family vacation. We were attracted to the area because it is so quiet and peaceful. This property had everything that we were looking for and more. They are not kidding when they say beachfront! Everything was clean and well maintained. My family loved having the beach so close and the deck was always a great place for a break from the sun. Our Australian Shepard loved her first trip to the beach too. We have already rented it again for the upcoming summer. The owners have been very easy to work with and called us after our arrival to make sure everything was ok. If you are looking for a peaceful family vacation,,,A Breath of Fresh Aire may be the perfect choice for you too.
- Guest Kim
- Date of stay 12/02/11
- Review Submitted 12/02/11
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing, families with young children, pet owners.
Owner response: Kim - We love having you back. Nothing is more relaxing than a beach vacation. We're glad you enjoyed A Breath of Fresh Aire.
Great Beach House
Great Beach House
Wonderful location on the beach. Owner is a great host. Tha house house very comfortable with a great deck. We have been there several times and always a good time had by all !
- Guest Beachbums
- Date of stay 09/25/10
- Review Submitted 10/19/11
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing, families with young children, pet owners, romantic getaway.
Owner response: Lee - We love having you and your family as our guest. Your stay was actually September 25, 2011 (not 2010 )- but I think you stayed last year too. I know you also saw the turtles hatch in the the sand nest on the dunes. That must have been exciting. Please come again.
I'm 55 years old and have been staying in Breath of Fresh Aire off and on since 2002. Sometimes we have rented both sides of the large house, enabling us to have 6 bedrooms, sometimes not. I am well traveled, having visited beaches in Europe, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Florida, Cape Cod. Grew up on the wide beaches in NJ, Beach Haven (near Atlantic City), and Seaside Heights, long before they were crowded beaches. The surf on Topsail is reminiscent of the NJ surf - sometimes lovely 5 - 6 foot waves, and generally a peaceful, easily swum surf. Breath of Fresh Aire is simply a marvelous beach experience. The owner is easy to deal with, the water is so close to the oceanside deck (due to the house being in front of the dune), the beach is wide (complete with pelicans and dolphin sightings sometimes daily!), the restaurants are lovely - seafood is fabulously fresh. Great family atmosphere, great amenities, very quiet, low commercialism (glad to escape the constant vendors on and near the beach!) Of all the beaches I've travelled to, this Topsail experience is my favorite, I've returned with my family and friends going on 7 years now and it's better all the time.
- Guest Barb Bliss
- Date of stay 09/21/09
- Review Submitted 09/21/09
Owner response: Barb - you are always welcome!! She leaves the house in a better condition than when she came. She often comes in a group that rents both sides of the house and Answer to Prayer, a house I help my friend rent about 1/2 mile down the beach. What a great time she has.
What a spectacular view and a great time. The home is very cozy and idealy located between the North Top Sail Pier and town. Even with the chilly weather we were able to catch some rays and relax. My greatest moment was seeing a whale off the pier, what a magnificant site.
- Guest Linda D.
- Date of stay 03/31/09
- Review Submitted 03/31/09
Owner response: Hi Lilly - I'm glad you had such a great time. Thanks for the picture of the whale breeching the surface! He must have been feeding on the shrimp that live along the ledge about 1/4 mi off shore. Maybe he/she was just waving hi to you.
1/1 - 5/14 $1075/wk $215/ni 5/14- 6/8 $1,325/wk $265/ni 6/8 - 6/15 $1,925/wk weekly only 6/15 - 8/10 $2,335/wk weekly only 8/10 - 8/24 $1,925/wk weekly only 8/24 - 9/14 $1,325/wk $265/ni 9/14 - 12/31 $1075/wk $215/ni The pet fee is $150 ( or $25 per day) and there is a cleaning fee of $100
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- Nearest Airport: Wilmington NC at 25 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: 210 at 0.5 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Just off the deck!! at North Topsail Beach
- Nearest Barpub: Buddy's at 1 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Several at 1 Miles
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.
- Primary: (919) 454-7701 (North Carolina, USA)
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A Breath of Fresh Aire on the left side. A wide beach & open lot next to it.
The beautiful living room looks out over the ocean
Dining room and breakfast bar.
Dad can fish the surf while the kids sleep in on their vacation
Master bedroom with private bath
Bring your jetski (or rent nearby) and ski the warm sound just a few blocks away
2nd bedroom with QB
Man, don't you just hate it when you sit on the deck this close to the sea? ;-)
A beautiful open aire living room with double doors to the deck and beach.
Kids love the beach! They'll remember this vacation their entire life.
A full service kitchen with oven, microwave, dishwasher & W/D
The lower deck. You can't legally build this close to the ocean anymore!
The upper deck - just in case you want to see farther down the beach!
Darn, a master bedroom that looks out over the ocean! ;-)
3rd bedroom with trundle bed (pulls out for 2 singles)
Don't drop a drink from the deck. It'll land on the dunes!
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