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Beautiful 'Mayberry by the Sea' Author Home - Fenced Dog Yard

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"Mayberry by the Sea" Beach Home in Surf City

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Last updated: 09/10/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Surf City house description

SURF CITY'S 5-STAR HOME!
(a sampling from reviews below:)

'5 STARS: Great place to relax and enjoy the beach. ... and the beautiful new floor.'
'5 STARS: We found perfection. ... a perfect place for a family with a dog.'
'5 STARS: The house is beautiful and very comfortable. ... Thank you for a perfect trip.'
'5 STARS: Very nice and clean. The front porch is wonderful and the dog loved the fenced-in backyard.'
'5 STARS: Like home only better with the beach so close by and the sound of the waves as we slept!'
'5 STARS: Absolutely Wonderful!!!! ... I cannot say enough about the house and location.'
'5 STARS: This rental was everything it said it was.... It was perfect.'
'5 STARS: It doesn't get any better. ... Don't miss this great rental!! 6 Stars'
'5 STARS: Beautiful and comfortable home. Very clean and in a nice neighborhood.'
'5 STARS: It had everything we needed and more.'
'5 STARS: Great place. ... Very pleasant, clean, and well maintained.'
'5 STARS: Highly recommend. Perfect for anyone with a pet....Very clean, well kept, well appointed.'
'5 STARS: Fantastic Vacation Home!!!... You will not be disappointed!'
'5 STARS: Having a fenced yard was great for our dog.'
'5 STARS: Very comfortable and steps away from the beach.'
'5 STARS: Living area is huge.... The beds were VERY comfortable.'
'5 STARS: Great home in a great location. ... Recommend highly!'
'5 STARS: My Wife and I are planning to make this one of our annual vacation spots.'
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Topsail Island is wonderfully slow-paced and family-friendly. This beautiful modern beach home is owned by the author and photographer of 'Topsail Island: Mayberry by the Sea.' It is in a residential neighborhood in northern Surf City, near North Topsail Beach. The home is one-and-one-half (1½) blocks from the beach and just one-half (½) block from one of Surf City's scenic canals, lined with boats and large homes and visible from the decks. It is 2 miles from the shopping/restaurant center of the island.

The one-level home has a large, spacious living/dining room with vaulted ceiling. A big kitchen opens to it. There are three bedrooms, including large master suite with king bed, all with ceiling fans, and two full baths. All new beds. (You provide towels and bed linens: your own or try either Me and Mom Cleaning or Sunsational Rentals, which deliver/pick up.) Coastal-style furniture, seascape paintings/prints and other island art decorate the home. (No smoking, please.) New Pergo Boathouse flooring is in the living areas.

THE BACKYARD IS FENCED, a Topsail rarity. This is perfect for anyone with young children or pets (up to two well-behaved dogs are allowed). Other amenities: keyless electronic door lock; large covered front deck with porch swing, rockers and ocean breezes; two long driveways, partially covered; outdoor shower; grill on back patio; ceiling fans inside throughout; high-speed wireless internet; 72-channel cable.

You'll fall in love with both Topsail and this home!

* HAVE MORE/FEWER GUESTS? Be sure to check out our sister property, Mayberry at Sea Star, a 4-bedroom, 3-1/2-bath luxury town home, located just 2-1/2 blocks away. (Property No. 381922 on VRBO.) Large groups renting both homes the same week save 5 percent off rental fees in peak season, 10 percent all other times.

Keywords: Beach House, Island Home, Fenced Yard, Pets, Dogs, Wi-Fi, Camp Lejeune

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

            Up to 2 well-behaved pets ($150 each). Fenced-in yard....moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only

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

          • Bedroom 1

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 2

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 3

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          • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3) Two new standard twin beds, plus a twin standard "rollaway" foldup bed. (A full-length sofa can sleep one additional.)...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Catering Available:

            --Topsail Island Caterers, 508 Roland Ave., Surf City, 910-328-5001. --Under the Sun Catering, 404 Roland Ave., Surf City, 910.328.0010 (or on-site at the Mainsail Restaurant, same address and phone). --Daddy Mac's Beach Grille (on site), 108 North Shore Drive, Surf City, 910.328.5577. --Subway, 998 N.C. Hwy. 210, Sneads Ferry, 910.327.3222....moreless

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

          Amenities

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

          Other Amenities

              • Fenced-In Backyard, 53 x 47 feet, with shade trees

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player
              • Video Library

              Communications

              • Telephone:

                Local, toll-free and emergency calls....moreless

              • Wireless Internet

              Outdoor Features

              • Balcony
              • Deck / Patio

              Location & View

                  • Water View:

                    Direct view of one of Surf City's beautiful canals....moreless

                  Activities

                  • Museums
                  • Swimming
                  • Surfing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Sailing
                  • Rafting
                  • Kayaking
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Golf
                  • Fishing
                  • Cycling
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Shopping
                  • Shelling
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Boating
                  • Antiquing
                  • Restaurants
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing
                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review 5
                  from 45 traveler reviews
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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  FALL SEASON
                  Sep 6 - Jan 2, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $165
                  Fri, Sat
                  $750
                  SPRING SEASON
                  Apr 4 - May 22, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $185
                  Fri, Sat
                  $850
                  TRANSITION SEASON
                  May 23 - Jun 12, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,150

                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  EARLY SEASON
                  Jun 13 - Jun 26, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,450

                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  PEAK SEASON
                  Jun 27 - Aug 14, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,950

                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  TRANSITION SEASON
                  Aug 15 - Sep 11, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,350

                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  FALL SEASON
                  Sep 12 - Jan 8, 2016
                  2 night min stay
                  $195
                  Fri, Sat
                  $950

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                  • Pet Fee $150 + tax
                  • Cleaning fee $75
                  • Tax Rate 3%

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                  Last updated: 09/10/2014
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                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2010

                  About the owner: Ray McAllister is the author of four award-winning North Carolina coastal books, including 'Topsail Island: Mayberry by the Sea,' plus books on Wrightsville Beach, Hatteras Island and Ocracoke. Vicki, his wife, is the photographer for the books, as well as for framed prints and note cards.

                  Why the Owner Chose Surf City:
                  FROM AUTHOR: 'Topsail Island is wonderful, and we all know that. But when we were looking for a beach home on Topsail, we had to go up and down the island with a Realtor, visiting dozens that might be within our price range, to find even a few that were both clean and modern. But the clincher was this: Only this home -- and I do mean only -- also had the perfect layout. When we first walked in, we were struck, as everyone is, by how large and open the main room is and by how large and open the connected kitchen is. Finally, we had found a house that was designed for the way families on vacation actually use a beach house. It is a joy to be in.'

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  --Very large, open main room for family use. --Large, open kitchen adjacent. --Fenced-in backyard ideal for dogs and/or young childre. --Short walk (1-1/2 blocks) to the ocean. --Shorter walk (1/2 block) to scenic canals. --Residential area, but only 2 miles from shopping/restaurants. --Modern, inviting beach-house feel.


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                  Photos

                  • "Mayberry by the Sea" Beach Home in Surf City

                    "Mayberry by the Sea" Beach Home in Surf City

                  • View from the front door

                    View from the front door

                  • Entertainment/Display Wall

                    Entertainment/Display Wall

                  • Large, Open Kitchen

                    Large, Open Kitchen

                  • Master bedroom, to the bath and hall

                    Master bedroom, to the bath and hall

                  • 3rd bedroom, with 2 new twin beds

                    3rd bedroom, with 2 new twin beds

                  • Fenced Backyard with Shade Trees

                    Fenced Backyard with Shade Trees

                  • Public beach access one-and-one-half (1-1/2) blocks from home

                    Public beach access one-and-one-half (1-1/2) blocks from home

                  • Large living area (partial view)

                    Large living area (partial view)

                  • Viewed from the dining area. New Pergo "Boathouse" flooring

                    Viewed from the dining area. New Pergo "Boathouse" flooring

                  • Dining table and kitchen

                    Dining table and kitchen

                  • Master suite with King bed

                    Master suite with King bed

                  • 2nd Bedroom with New Queen Bed

                    2nd Bedroom with New Queen Bed

                  • Fenced Backyard with Shade Trees

                    Fenced Backyard with Shade Trees

                  • One of Surf City's scenic canals, viewed from back deck

                    One of Surf City's scenic canals, viewed from back deck

                  • Beach from steps of access.

                    Beach from steps of access.

                  VRBO #301278

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                  This listing was first published here in 2010.

                  Date last modified - Wednesday, September 10, 2014

                  $84 - $279 per night (USD)
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                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

                  View calendar: Updated 09/10/14
                  Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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