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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
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  • Pets considered:No
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Surf City house description

This home is known as 'Sea-King Refuge' and was new for the 2012 season and is just opening rentals. It is decorated as luxury accommodations. There is a gourmet kitchen featuring over 20 linear ft of Corian countertops. For your cooking pleasure it is equipped with stainless steel 18/8, 3 ply cookware, with Hanckel knives, and Martha Steward kitchen gadgets to delight even the fussiest beach chef. There are ample oak and cherry cutting boards and Corian hot plates so that you can place your hot and warm dishes on the table on the custom solid Brazilian cherry table for serving. The cabinets are stocked with plenty of eating, drinking, serving and adult beverage glasses. We also have an assortment of plastic beverage ware so that you can enjoy your favorite margarita or soda on the beach (as glassware is sticky prohibited on the beach by local ordinance).
The kitchen table seats 10 and there are an additional 4 stools at the kitchen island that can be added to the table or accommodated diners at the island. The 50 inch HD flat screen TV with premium Boston acoustic sound, DVR and Blue Ray DVD can be viewed throughout the second floor common area. The DVR is also a nice treat you won’t find in many rentals. Record your favorite shows or pause live TV so that you can enjoy your vacation on your time, and not have to miss any of your favorite shows or sports events. You can also maximize your vacation time by recording your favorite shows and being able to fast forward through the commercials. This gives you more beach time with you family (usually cutting 15-20 minutes out of a 1 hrs show).

Then in the evenings when the sun is down and you are ready to wind down, sink into the butter soft leather sofa or chair and put your feet up on a leather ottoman and settle in for relaxation. Meanwhile, the kids may be enjoying their favorite shows, DVDs or games in the bunk room (which is fully compatible for them to bring along and hook up their game box).

Since this is one of the highest elevation homes in Surf City, spectacular ocean, sound and town views are available from every window and every angle of this reversed floor plan home. This includes the living, sleeping, cooking and even the bathroom areas. The deck views can only be described as “breathtakingly awesome.” You can literally see all the way in to the Surf City turning bridge from the deck of the home.

Because we know a good vacation can only be good if you can get a good nights sleep, we feature premium bedding with Simmons World Class Beautyrest mattress. Bedding includes:
• One King ocean front with four post canopy bed [romantic 'Swept Away” theme], on lower level with slider to deck and beach, HDTV
• One King on main level with beach theme décor [known as 'the Crab Pot' and sound view, HDTV
• One ocean front Queen with romantic wood and iron and iron poster bed, slider door to deck and beach HDTV [known as 'the Charleston Room']
• Two sets of bunks Twin over Twin and Twin over Full in this Parrot themed room (called the Parrot den' room). Sound view. 32 inch flat screen HDTV with Blu Ray DVR and set for gaming (gaming equipment not provided). Premium sound system. Note these bunk beds have premium bedding so they are comfortable for kids of all sizes!! The bottom bunks are equipped with Simmons Beautyrest mattress. The top bunks are equipped with premium latex tempurpedic type mattresses. This is because top bunk mattresses need to be thinner but we instead we would not drop our standard for quality bedding . What does all this mean? The mattresses in our bunk beds are better than most mattresses you find in as a “no name” king size mattress in most other rental properties you will encounter. That is a fact.
• Because sometimes, despite even the best planning, unexpected friends and family just show up when you have a great place at the beach… there is a queen size sleeper sofa equipped with an up graded, premium quality, no spring latex mattress. [Note: the upgrade to latex springless, not only makes the mattress more comfortable, it also makes the couch more comfortable since springs were really never meant to be crushed and folded over themselves and still be comfortable to sleep and sit on!]

In addition to the mattresses themselves, because we think our guests deserve the very best in a peasant and worry free vacation, we have equipped the bedding in this unit with FDA approved, class 1 medical device bed and pillow covers. What this means to you, is that your bedding is FDA certified to be protected from bedbugs, dust mites, allergens, bacteria, and liquid penetration. This gives you great peace of mind.

It is all about an awesome worry free vacation for our guests. After all, you vacation is an important investment of your time, money and memories. We know those memories will last a lifetime and we want them to be all fantastic! In today’s fast pace lifestyle, there is no room for second best and for the “cross your fingers” strategy to selecting a vacation destination (trust me… been there and made that mistake!) We have put nearly 30 years of learning’s into purchasing and furnishing this beach home to make it a beach rental that will leave you with pure pleasure! While other homes may try to come close in one or two of the cosmetic aspects at the surface level, this one has it all and is a one of a kind rental experience from top to bottom. We are confident that you will agree!

Try the new 5 person hot tub added in October 2012 with fantastic huge 10 ft private outdoor shower!



Keywords: Ocean front, Premium bedding, luxury furnishing, elegant, fully equipped kitchen, walking distance to town and local restaurants, two decks, covered porch, Sound View, Water views from every window, WiFi, HD DVR, Blu-Ray DVD, WiFi, Premium cable, Premium surround sound, Hot tub, Gaming room set up (gaming equipment not provided), Walking distance to town.

Bed Linens are provided for stays of 1 week or more. Beach and personal towels not provided. Personal beach chairs are also not provided.

For large parties we have two ocean side town homes that are equipped to the same high standard. They are located behind this home. Some of our guests have enjoyed family reunions or celebrations by renting 2 or 3 units together. You can visit our other VRBO listings to check them out at number 375692 and number 467705.

Property Type

  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            The home is great for children and young adults. The home has a port-a-crib for infants and baby gates are available upon request. ...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed:

            This is a no-pet property. Guest who bring pets onto the property are subject to eviction without refund and a $500 fine....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            The primary renter must be 25 years of age. No house parties allowed....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            This is a non-smoking property. ...moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13, Beds for 11-13

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Bedroom 2

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          • Bedroom 3

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          • Bedroom 4

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          • Convertible bed(s)

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          • King size beds (2) Simmons World Class Beauty Rest mattresses for world class resort vacation rest, Queen size Beds (1) Simmons World Class Beauty Rest mattresses for world class resort vacation rest, Double Beds (1) Simmons Beauty Rest mattresses for world class resort vacation rest (bottom bunk), Twin or Single Beds (1) Simmons Beauty Rest mattresses for world class resort vacation rest (bottom bunk), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Premium latex mattrex even on the sleeper sofa because even unexpected extra guests deserve to have a great nights sleep!, Bunk Beds (1) Top bunks with premium latex mattresses for tempurpedic like comfort (top bunks) because even your children deserve a great nights sleep!...moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Cooking Utensils:

            18/8 stainless steel cookware, Henkel knives, electric griddle, panini maker, Large and small crock pots, mixer, blender/food processor,...moreless

          • Dining:

            Seets up to 10 at table and 4 at bar counter...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Refigerator with in door water and ice...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            14...moreless

          • Stove
          • Oven
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Dishwasher
          • Kitchen
          • Ice Maker
          • Microwave
          • Seating for 14 people

          Amenities

          • Washing Machine:

            Top of the line HE Maytag washer to get your clothes super clean! Please be sure to ONLY use High efficacy detergent!...moreless

          • Parking:

            parking for two cars at the home with additional parking in the large parking area next tot he home...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            New top of the line hi-efficiency Maytag Dryer to treat your clothes with extra TLC...moreless

          • Covered Parking:

            There is covered parking for two cars and additonal parking next to the unit...moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Zone units allows you to control upstairs and down stairs...moreless

          • Heating:

            Zone units allow you to control upstairs and down stairs...moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            400 thread count premium sheets provided...moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Parking Off Street

          Other Amenities

              • Outdoor shower, High top resin deck furniture including 10 chairs, and 3 tables, Corian counter tops, Crock pot, Panini Grill, electric griddle, food processer, blender, mixer, gourmet kitchen utensils, 3 ply 18/8 stainless steel fry pans and cookware, Henkel’s knives, garment steamer, Premium Commercial technology hi efficiency Maytag washer and dryer , Jetted shower in first floor master, Simmons World Class Beauty Rest Pillow-top luxury Mattresses throughout, Romantic 4 post canopy bed in the master bedroom, Butter soft premium leather furniture, Curtains on the 4 sliders doors to the decks (not vertical blinds) to provide better beach viewing experience. Water views (ocean or sound) out every window in the house (bedrooms, halls and even bathrooms)...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable:

                with DVR. You are on vacation and you don't want to have to have a schedule!..... record your favorite shows and watch when you want to watch them!! Or pause live TV to go watch the sun set!...moreless

              • Television:

                There are 5 flat screen HD TV's in the home. The 50 inch TV in the main living area has DVR to record your favorite shows and pause live TB...moreless

              • Video Library:

                In the unlikely event that you have nothing to do,... we keep a couple classic movies on DVD in the home....moreless

              • Books:

                A good selection of book from novels by Nicolas Sparks to books about the history of Topsail Island ...moreless

              • Games:

                Board games Apples to Apples and Life...moreless

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player

              Communications

              • Telephone:

                Land Line with free long distance calls to North America ...moreless

              • Internet
              • Wireless Internet
              • Broadband Access

              Pool & Spa

                  • Hot Tub:

                    New 4-5 person sunken hot tub with deck, built in seating as well as large private outdoor shower....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    There are three decks on the home. Two decks are covered and lined so that you can sit out and enjoy the ocean even when it is raining....moreless

                  • Balcony

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Romantic
                  • Spa
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Location & View

                  • Oceanfront:

                    One of the highest elevations in Surf City gives you the best views in Surf City...moreless

                  • Water View:

                    View of Intercoastal waterway and sound...moreless

                  • Beach View
                  • Ocean View
                  • Beachfront

                  Activities

                  • Restaurants
                  • Sailing
                  • Golf
                  • Tennis
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Surfing
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Hiking
                  • Swimming
                  • Parasailing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Medical Services
                  • Groceries
                  • Museums
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Antiquing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Shopping
                  • Shelling
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Boating
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                   

                  Reviews

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Summer
                  Jun 14 - Aug 8, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $3,195

                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  late summer
                  Aug 9 - Aug 22, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $2,195
                  Special Value Summer
                  Aug 23 - Sep 5, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $2,195

                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  Fall Season
                  Sep 6 - Oct 24, 2014
                  4 night min stay
                  $315 $395
                  Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                  $1,595

                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay
                  $275 $349
                  Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                  $1,395

                  Changeover Day: Saturday


                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Damage Insurance $49 + tax
                  • Tax Rate 12.75%

                  Notes:

                  Tired of lots of fees??? This property INCLUDES, departure cleaning, INCLUDES bed linens and INCLUDES use of the hot tub saving you hundreds of dollars.

                  This a no-smoking property and no pet property. Guest in violation of no smoking or pet policy will be subject to immediate eviction and will not be eligible for refund.


                  Cancellation policy:

                  Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                  Location

                  30 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Wilmington NC
                  Surf City
                  Nearest Beach
                  At your front door
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Many courses in the 5-10 mile range
                  0.3 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Restaurants within walking distance to short drive

                  The second largest sea turtle hospital in the country is located here on Topsail Island. Come meet the fantastic people who have dedicated their lives to saving these endangered creatures and learn how you can help by watching over the precious nests all along the beaches and sometimes even right here in front of our home.

                  We are also close to Historic Wilmington NC where you will find the battleship North Carolina to tour and museums, many fine restraints and specialty shops to visit.

                  Golf courses abound so don’t forget your clubs! You could easily visit a different course each day!

                  We are walking distance to fine and casual dining as well as to the fishing pier.

                  There is great fishing from the Surf City pier or right on the beach in front of the house. Plenty of light from the fire company’s emergency parking access next door to fish at night too without the aid of any special additional light or equipment.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2011

                  About the owner: We are originally from Kennett Square PA which is near Philadelphia. Debbie grew up in Williamsville NY which is a small town near Buffalo NY and moved to Kennett Square after going to college in the Philadelphia area. Ted grew up and lived most of his life in Kennett Square prior to moving to North Carolina. Teds parents both worked in the school system in Kennett (his father as a teacher and his mother as the school nurse). Ted was a Mushroom Farmer (that region is known for being one of the largest producers of fresh Mushrooms in the world). We both still have family in Kennett Square and in Buffalo but they enjoy coming to visit us in North Carolina (especially in the winter!). Our three children are grown now and one is in Vet School, one is a middle school teacher and the third is studying engineering. We currently live on a small farm outside of Raleigh.

                  Why the Owner Chose Surf City:
                  Our three children have grown up enjoying the beaches here and looking for sharks teeth in the sands of Surf City. We used to travel here from the Philadelphia area because the beaches were so clean and private. We've always felt it was worth the trip and met many who traveled much further than us. Topsail is a wonderful family place but it is also a place where fishermen and surfers can share the beach and enjoy the long season of warm crystal clear water. In the fall we would stay out all night and wait on the beach with our children for the turtle nests to hatch. Vacationing in Topsail has always been worth the trip. We purchased this home in August of 2011. We’ve been renting ocean front homes in Surf City, Topsail Island for nearly 30 years and while they were nice, they always fell a little short in one area or another. We wanted to create a rental that did it right and the opportunity was right for us to purchase ½ of this brand new duplex. The home is located in a residential area on a 25 mph road that is just for ocean front homes. This means the beaches are very private and it is a very family oriented place. There is a very small public parking area next to the home that holds about 10 to 15 cars. It is not often used (mainly on weekends in-season). It is nice because it provides some extra overflow parking for additional guests. We do not own the other side of the duplex. For large parties, there is a set of 5 town houses that sits behind the duplex. We do own one of those ocean side 2 BR townhouses which is furnished and decorated to our same quality standard. For large parties needing additional overflow space, that could be a fun option to expand your enjoyment (you can view the town house in the map image sitting right behind the ocean front). If that option would not work and you and you need larger accommodations we could introduce you to the owners of the other side of our duplex where you could rent an additional 4 BR 3 bath,

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  We love that we can walk to the beach front restaurants and the fishing pier. We also love that we have a great view of the ocean and or sound from every window in the home. The views from deck, while either standing or sitting in the hi-top chairs, is breathtaking and unmatched. We don’t even need to drive into town to see holiday fireworks; best view on the island is from our deck! Nothing beats watching your kids play on the beach right in front of you while you enjoy a cool beverage from the comfort of the deck or the shade of the covered porch (if you are not a fan of the sand). You will love the fact that time has not blemished Topsail and it has maintained its small town charm and feel. It is a warm and inviting place and you will not want to leave! What you should know about Topsail and Surf City....... Topsail is a great place for families and fun. It is a place for quite relaxation, fishing, golfing, shopping sightseeing, or just relaxing and reading on the beach. Enjoy quiet relaxation of the ocean breeze from your kitchen or decks while you drink your morning coffee or share a meal with the family. Watch the surf from the comfy high top resin deck chairs and the kid building sand castles on the beach. See the dolphins playing in the surf and end the day with a moonlight walk on the beach. Fish off the beaches right in front of your home or walk up to the Surf City Pier to see what's biting. You can literally walk for miles on clean white beaches looking for prehistoric sharks teeth (Topsail is one of the few area on the east coast where they are easily found) or gather shells or 'sea beans' (small polished pebbles) for you collection. Visit the famous Sea Turtle Hospital here on the Island or stop at one of our local shops and pick up some fresh homemade fudge, pies or seafood. Take a dinner cruise on the sound or make memories with your family and friends that will last a lifetime!


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                  Speaks: spanish, english

                   

                  Photos

                  • Sunrise from the Master bedroom deck...What a way to wake up!

                    Sunrise from the Master bedroom deck...What a way to wake up!

                  • These photos taken as the sun was coming up. Coffee with sunrise is fantastic!

                    These photos taken as the sun was coming up. Coffee with sunrise is fantastic!

                  • View down the beach from the upper deck. Talk about private beach!!

                    View down the beach from the upper deck. Talk about private beach!!

                  • See the fantastic water views out the window - there is water view everywhere!

                    See the fantastic water views out the window - there is water view everywhere!

                  • Enjoy morning coffee from the high-top resin chairs giving you a fabulous view!

                    Enjoy morning coffee from the high-top resin chairs giving you a fabulous view!

                  • View from the upper deck up the beach and into town- you can also see the sound

                    View from the upper deck up the beach and into town- you can also see the sound

                  • Few places are postioned to give you great sunrise and sunset views on same deck

                    Few places are postioned to give you great sunrise and sunset views on same deck

                  • Upper King bedroom we call 'The Crab Shack'  - View of the sound and surf city

                    Upper King bedroom we call 'The Crab Shack' - View of the sound and surf city

                  • Ocean front King Master bedroom with full bath - step out onto the deck

                    Ocean front King Master bedroom with full bath - step out onto the deck

                  • Ocean front Queen Bedroom - step out onto deck and watch the sun rise

                    Ocean front Queen Bedroom - step out onto deck and watch the sun rise

                  • Wall mounted 32 in flat screen and ready for you to bring your own gaming equip

                    Wall mounted 32 in flat screen and ready for you to bring your own gaming equip

                  • Entrance hallway ... fun decorations from the moment you arrive home!

                    Entrance hallway ... fun decorations from the moment you arrive home!

                  • Sunrise from the master bedroom door... not a bad view to wake up to!

                    Sunrise from the master bedroom door... not a bad view to wake up to!

                  • Enjoy some shade and conversation on the lower deck with great beach views!

                    Enjoy some shade and conversation on the lower deck with great beach views!

                  • Lots of seating in butter soft leather sofa and chair....

                    Lots of seating in butter soft leather sofa and chair....

                  • Huge kitchen w/Table for 8 expands to hold 10 + 4 more chairs at the bar counter

                    Huge kitchen w/Table for 8 expands to hold 10 + 4 more chairs at the bar counter

                  • Enjoy 'Sea-King Refuge' away from all the stress... come and enjoy our view!

                    Enjoy 'Sea-King Refuge' away from all the stress... come and enjoy our view!

                  • Sunset from the upper deck.   It gets even more colorful as the sun drops lower

                    Sunset from the upper deck. It gets even more colorful as the sun drops lower

                  • View from the hot tub on the lower deck

                    View from the hot tub on the lower deck

                  • We call this ocean front room 'the swept away'.... very romantic!

                    We call this ocean front room 'the swept away'.... very romantic!

                  • Watch the sun rise from you bed or step out and enjoy coffee on the deck

                    Watch the sun rise from you bed or step out and enjoy coffee on the deck

                  • We call this room 'The Parrot Room' - it is a fun place for children and adults

                    We call this room 'The Parrot Room' - it is a fun place for children and adults

                  • New hot tub on lower level (3rd level) deck with outdoor enclosed shower

                    New hot tub on lower level (3rd level) deck with outdoor enclosed shower

                  • Home is reversed floorplan - living area on the upper level -stairs to 2nd floor

                    Home is reversed floorplan - living area on the upper level -stairs to 2nd floor

                  VRBO #380882

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                  Date last modified - Tuesday, July 01, 2014

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                  4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 13

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