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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. Maximize your vacation by recording your favorite shows and being able to fast forward through the commercials so you can enjoy 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 some of your favorite shows by fast forwarding through the commercial interruptions on playback. 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 and sound view, HDTV
• One ocean front Queen with romantic wood and iron and iron poster bed, slider door to deck and beach HDTV
• Two sets of bunks Twin over Twin and Twin over Full in this Parrot themed 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 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. These are obviously very expensive so while you may find pillow or bed covers, it would be rare to find owners that have gone to this level to protect the bedding and the guests. What this means to you, is that your bedding is FDA certified to be protected from bedbugs, dust mites, allergens, bacteria, and liquid penetration. Isn’t that nice to know? Do you have that confidence in other units you are staying in? Again 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 not provided but available at additional charge for 2013. 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 by renting 2 or 3 units together. You can visit our other VRBO listings to check them out at number 375692 and number 467705.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13, Beds for 11-13
- 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:
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- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Ice Maker
- Washing Machine:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Covered Parking:
- Air Conditioning:
- Parking Off Street
- Outdoor shower, High top resin deck furniture including 10 chairs, 2 tables and 2 rockers, 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
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
- Video Library:
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Wireless Internet
- Broadband Access
Pool & Spa
- Deck / Patio
Location & View
- Water View:
- Ocean View
- Beach View
- Water Skiing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Basketball Court
- Jet Skiing
- Massage Therapist
- Scenic Drives
- Paddle Boating
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Miniature Golf
- Horseback Riding
- 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. ...moreless
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The place was great and I'm glad it was because the weather was lousy.We did use the hot tub which was very nice.I hope to rent it again just hope the weather is better next time.
- Guest Jim (Pittsburgh Pa.)
- Date of stay 10/06/13
- Review Submitted 10/21/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children.
Absolutely tremendous location! Beautiful Views up and down the beach!
Absolutely tremendous location! Beautiful Views up and down the beach!
We spent two weeks here and I cannot express how wonderful this rental was. Everything was well-maintained and spotless. The outdoor shower was huge and was used more than the inside showers. The hot tub was used every night after a day on the beach. The views from the upper deck were stunning! The owners were always available for questions. I am hoping to return next year!
- Guest Beach bums! (Pottstown, PA)
- Date of stay 06/15/13
- Review Submitted 08/27/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway.
Best Vacation Yet
Best Vacation Yet
We just got back from a week at the beach and this was by far our best vacation yet. We've been to Surf City/Topsail the last few years and other beaches up and down the coast. This was our first stay in this house and it was hands down the cleanest, most well stocked, and decorated with the best furniture and décor of them all. We were fortunate enough to see 3 turtles released next to the home at the public beach access right from the comfort of the deck. The outdoor shower is HUGE and was one of the best features of the house. In fact, we didn't use any of the showers in the house the entire week which kept the floors clean. The new hot tub is in a great location with views of the ocean. Shopping, restaurants, and the pier are all 2-3 minutes away. We will definitely be staying here again in the years ahead. The owners are extremely responsive and will answer any questions that you have. Thank you Ted and Deb!
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 07/27/13
- Review Submitted 08/04/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children.
Every year I have rented a beach house for my entire family during Memorial week. I have stayed in some very nice places, but I have to say this is the best one so far. My children and grandchildren had a wonderful time. The house is in a perfect place for walking to the pier, riding a bicycle and finding the extra things you may forget to bring along. The beds were perfectly laid out for us, with a King, Queen and bunk bed rooms on the second floor which was ideal for my sons and their families. My husband and I stayed in the King on the top floor which was great for us. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook up some nice meals. Beds were very comfortable for everyone. I saw stingray in the water and lots of propoise really close in. Don't forget to bring towels, washcloths and beach chairs as you will need these.
- Guest Jover (Raleigh, NC)
- Date of stay 05/24/13
- Review Submitted 06/06/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, families with young children, girls getaway.
Perfect! Comfortable, clean & fun!
Perfect! Comfortable, clean & fun!
What a great Spring getaway! The house was probably the cleanest rental home we've been in. The beds were super comfy & some of the softest sheets in a rental. Even our 8 year old commented on how nice & quiet the bunk beds were! You can't get away from views of the beach & ocean & we were able to keep the windows open which made it even nicer. The hot tub was such a nice addition & was very private with a direct view of the beach/ocean. Perfect. The house is the ideal distance to the pier; an easy 10-15 minute stroll on the beach. Well stocked kitchen, great TV's in all rooms & most of all great renters!! My boyfriend proposed during our stay, which was a wonderful surprise, and we even received an engagement gift from the owners... who does that?!? Thanks so much, Ted & Debbie, for allowing us the use of your home & for making it an extra special time. Obviously, your home will always be our favorite & I suspect we'll be returning as often as possible! Thanks so much!!
- Guest Melanie L.
- Date of stay 05/01/13
- Review Submitted 05/12/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.
Just as described and reviewed - Perfect!
Just as described and reviewed - Perfect!
I feel so fortunate to have rented the Waltz's beachfront home for our stay. The house was as described, immaculate, well appointed and perfectly situated. We had six people, four adults and two kids. We were all comfortable in our rooms and really appreciated that there were three full bathrooms. I was so happy to be right on the beach, no long walk through the dunes and the views were spectacular. We felt safe letting our 14 yr olds walk into town for icecream and back on their own. We were there before the spring/summer crowds so it felt as if we had the beach to ourselves. If we are lucky enough to vacation in the area again, we would absolutely stay here and I have already recommended it to friends. Thank you Ted and Deb for being great owners and so responsive to any question I had.
- Guest teri (Burke VA)
- Date of stay 03/25/13
- Review Submitted 05/01/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, families with young children, girls getaway.
Right on the beach!
Right on the beach!
When the the description says "Oceanfront", you expect to be relatively close, with some dunes, etc. in between you and the water, but that is NOT the case with this rental! The ocean is so close, in fact, that even in the two bedrooms that don't face the ocean, you can hear its wonderful sound. And if that's not enough, the beds are ultra comfortable, every room has a TV, and the decks are spacious for enjoying the fabulous views! There is also a HUGE outdoor shower, although we didn't get to take advantage of it since it was holiday time, and there is a lovely hot tub as well. Bottom line, the duplex is homey and well-equiped, and it was plenty roomy for our family of 8-10 (10 when the older teens decided to join us). We had a lovely Christmas and New Year there--our only complaint is that even 10 days wasn't enough! I highly recommend this rental for a stay in Topsail. Ted and Deb, the owners, were a pleasure to work with and responsive to our every need--we would definitely go back!
- Guest Toni and family (Maryland)
- Date of stay 12/22/12
- Review Submitted 01/10/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, families with young children, girls getaway.
A taste of heaven
A taste of heaven
This was by far the most relaxing vacation we have ever taken. At first we were a bit overwhelmed by all the choices to rent in Surf City but one email and conversation with Ted and Deb and we knew this was the choice to make. This home is awesome. Everything was just as I imagined and more. Words can't describe the view and sleeping in a super comfortable bed listening to the sound of the ocean was medicine for the soul. We had everything we needed, the check in and out process was effortless, it was clean and the kitchen was fantastic. Most nights we bought fresh fish from a local marina and cooked at home enjoying the wonders of each new sunset. We walked for miles on the beach, sat on the deck watching the dolphins, and elevated our vitamin D levels each glorious day. A highlight was rescuing a baby loggerhead one evening and the next day hearing it was at the turtle hospital getting stronger for its next journey. Nearly every day now I look on surf website just to get a glimpse of Surf City beach. We can't wait to go back and someday hope to bring the kids and grandbabies to this house as it would more than accommodate our family. I highly recommend this home! Thank you Deb and Ted!
- Guest Colleen (St.Charles, il)
- Date of stay 10/21/12
- Review Submitted 11/17/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
Family Trip to Topsail
Family Trip to Topsail
We had a wonderful week in this gorgeous oceanfront home. We spent more time out on the decks watching the waves roll in and the dolphins playing than we did inside. The view is breathtaking morning, noon, and night! The decorations inside the home were classy, the furniture was nice (loved the soft leather sofa and big, comfy chair . . ), the bedding was great (no broken down beds or boggy mattresses). First year I can remember, where we didn't argue over who gets the nicest bedroom . . . ALL the bedrooms were great! Kitchen was nicely stocked and everything was very accessible. Delicious fresh seafood was just a nice walk down the beach. September was a wonderful time to be there . .. very quiet and subdued. This was one of the best trips we've taken since the boys have become grown-ups! It's a great place to take a family!
- Guest Cindy Lou (Hudson, North Carolina)
- Date of stay 09/22/12
- Review Submitted 10/09/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.
Amazing Beach Property!!
Amazing Beach Property!!
Beautifully decorated, clean, well stocked beach home just steps from the ocean! We thoroughly enjoyed our week at the beach. Looking forward to next year! Highly recommend this property. The Waltz's were so nice and easy to work with. Thank you for sharing your amazing beach home!
- Guest Cajunfamily (Apex)
- Date of stay 07/07/12
- Review Submitted 09/23/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children.
Spring Season 4/26/14-5/24/14 $1595.00 7 night night minimum for holiday weeks Value Season 5/24/14-6/7/14 $2395.00 7 night night minimum for holiday weeks Summer Season 6/7/14-8/9/14 $3195.00 7 night minimum Value Season 8/9/14-8/23/14 $2395.00 7 night minimum Special Value 8/23/14-9/6/14 $2195.00 7 night night minimum for holiday weeks Fall Season 9/6/14-10/25/14 $1595.00 7 night night minimum for holiday weeks 2014 Base Rate $1395.00 7 night night minimum for holiday weeks Rents Sat to Sat-Departure cleaning & Bed linens included in 2014 on weekly rental
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Year Purchased: 2011
About: 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 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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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!
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!
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
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
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
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!
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!
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
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
View from the hot tub on the lower deck
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
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
Home is reversed floorplan - living area on the upper level -stairs to 2nd floor
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