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'Topsail: Mayberry by the Sea' Author Oceanview Sea Star Condo W/ Jacuzzi, Pool

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Half a block from the beach! Mayberry at Sea Star" is midway in the wing to left

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Last updated: 07/27/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Surf City townhome description

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SURF CITY'S 5-STAR CONDO!
(a sampling from reviews below:)
'5 STARS: Great Beach Townhouse across from the Beach. What we loved about Sea Star was having 4 bedrooms 3.5 bathrooms, loads of balconies, a slightly more upscale kitchen, and being literally right across from the beach.'
'5 STARS: Wonderful place to stay. ... With 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths it was perfect for everyone. ... The pool was great and the beach was perfect. ... The kitchen was roomy and love the granite counters. Thank you for sharing this lovely home with us.'
'5 STARS: Our first night there one of my students said 'I wish this was my house, this is my dream house'. It really was awesome. Loved the view of the ocean, the spacious bedrooms and living space and the updated bathrooms and kitchen. I hope to stay here again. Wireless internet was a bonus!'
'5 STARS: We had a wonderful time. The beach was so close and the view was great from the upper desk. We cooked in 4 nights and had everything we needed. ... We seemed to have more room at this condo in the family room area than the other places in the same complex. ... The condo was beautiful inside. We would love to go back there next summer!'
'5 STARS: Great Location. We enjoyed our stay at Mayberry@Sea Star. Great access to the beach. The photos accurately reflect the property and the owner was helpful in answering our questions.'
'5 STARS: Our Wedding Dream. ... the house was perfectly set up for everyone's needs. The place is decorated very nicely and attention to little details. House was clean and welcoming. We will definitely be back.'
'5 STARS: Condo is great, location wonderful and beach beautiful. ... My granddaughter wishes she lived there. We played on the beach like we were kids again. We also enjoyed sitting and talking on the deck at nite while watching planes fly by and even a few shooting stars!!! Look forward to another visit. '
'5 STARS: We had a wonderful sunny week at the beach. We loved being so close to the ocean. What a view! The children played in the water and looked for seashells and sea glass. ... We look forward to coming again soon.'
'5 STARS: So close to the beach!! Loved having an oceanview. We liked that there was enough room to accommodate our group (8) easily and we weren't crammed as we have been in past condo. Too cold for the pool during Spring Break, so we'll just have to come back this summer =) ... Thanks for a great time!'
'5 STARS: This place is the definition of serenity. The upstairs layout was perfect for our nightly family dinners. We loved having the two master bedrooms and the ocean view was breathtakingly beautiful. We will definitely be back---soon!'
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Topsail Island is wonderfully slow-paced and family-friendly. This beautiful modern luxury condo, with ocean view, community pool, four decks and master-bedroom jacuzzi, is owned by the author and photographer of 'Topsail Island: Mayberry by the Sea.' It is just one-half block from the beach and two decks have views of the ocean. Located in northern Surf City, near North Topsail Beach, the home is 2 miles from the shopping/restaurant center of the island.

The home has four bedrooms, including two master-bedroom suites. One suite includes a jacuzzi-type whirlpool tub and a pool view; the other has an ocean view. The home has two other bedrooms, each leading to a deck overlooking the pool. (Guests have access to the pool.) There are five beds – king, 2 queens, 2 twins – plus a two-person pullout sofa. (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.)

A large open living area includes the kitchen and also has an outdoor deck overlooking the pool. Luxury abounds throughout this home, including such items as ceiling fans throughout, nine-foot-tall ceilings, granite counters and tile floors.
Other amenities: keyless electronic door lock; indoor and outdoor dining tables; covered parking for three vehicles; deck chairs and ocean breezes; outdoor shower; high-speed wireless internet; 72-channel cable.

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

* HAVE MORE/FEWER GUESTS OR HAVE DOGS WHO NEED A FENCED YARD? Be sure to check out our sister property, Mayberry by the Sea, a 3-bedroom home with fenced yard, located just 2-1/2 blocks away. (Property No. 301278 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: Ocean View, Pool, Jacuzzi, Luxury Town Home, Condo, Dogs, Pets, Beach House, Island Home, Wi-Fi, Camp Lejeune

Property Type

      • Townhome

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining Area Seats:

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

              Amenities

              • Covered Parking
              • Washing Machine
              • Parking Off Street
              • Air Conditioning
              • Clothes Dryer

              Other Amenities

                  • Luxury features: 2 master bedrooms, jacuzzi, granite counters, tile flooring in kitchen and bathrooms, 9-foot-high ceilings, ceiling fans, 4 decks (2 ocean view, 2 pool view),...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • DVD Player
                  • VCR
                  • Video Library
                  • Satellite / Cable

                  Communications

                  • Telephone
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Pool & Spa

                  • Jetted Tub
                  • Communal Pool

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Balcony

                  Location & View

                  • Beach View
                  • Ocean View

                  Activities

                  • Cinemas
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Sailing
                  • Golf
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Parasailing
                  • Swimming
                  • Surfing
                  • Cycling
                  • Rafting
                  • Fishing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Medical Services
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Boating
                  • Walking
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants
                  • Marina
                  • Churches
                  • Groceries
                  • Surf Fishing
                   

                  Reviews

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  TRANSITION SEASON
                  Aug 9 - Sep 5, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,295

                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  VALUE SEASON
                  Sep 6 - Jan 2, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $175
                  Fri, Sat
                  $795
                  OFF SEASON
                  Jan 3 - Mar 27, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $150
                  Fri, Sat
                  $595
                  VALUE SEASON
                  Mar 28 - May 22, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $175
                  Fri, Sat
                  $795
                  TRANSITION SEASON
                  May 23 - Jun 12, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,395

                  Changeover Day: Saturday

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

                  $1,695

                  Changeover Day: Saturday

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

                  $2,395

                  Changeover Day: Saturday


                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Cleaning fee $95
                  • Pet Fee $195 + tax
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
                  • Tax Rate 3%

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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 07/27/2014
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                  Location

                  Books (non-fiction, fiction, island/coastal), Magazines, DVDs

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2011

                  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 THE AUTHOR: 'We bought our first home on Topsail and it's been perfect: a wonderful three-bedroom home with fenced yard. But because it only sleeps 6 (or 8 at the most), it isn't big enough when the extended family comes. So we were looking for a second property in the immediate area. What we found amazed even us: a luxury 4-bedroom, 3.5-bath condo with incredible amenities, not to mention the Atlantic Ocean half a block away. Just fantastic. It is a joy to be in.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Townhome:
                  Many, many, many. Start with ocean views -- from two separate decks. Then there's a pool -- and two decks look out on the pool. Don't forget the two master bedrooms (yes, two masters), each with a private deck. Then there are luxury features throughout -- like a jacuzzi-type whirlpool tub, tile floors, granite counters, high ceilings with ceiling fans, etc. Throw in beautiful furniture and decor, as well as coastal art throughout the home. It's the perfect place and only a two-minute walk from the beach. Well-behaved pets welcome.


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                  Speaks: english
                   

                  Photos

                  • Half a block from the beach! Mayberry at Sea Star" is midway in the wing to left

                    Half a block from the beach! Mayberry at Sea Star" is midway in the wing to left

                  • The community pool, available for your use, from one of the master bedroom decks

                    The community pool, available for your use, from one of the master bedroom decks

                  • From the kitchen. Through the sliding doors in the middle is a deck w ocean view

                    From the kitchen. Through the sliding doors in the middle is a deck w ocean view

                  • Wide open kitchen, with island. All granite tops, stainless steel appliances.

                    Wide open kitchen, with island. All granite tops, stainless steel appliances.

                  • Upstairs master, with queen bed. Door to left leads into bathroom

                    Upstairs master, with queen bed. Door to left leads into bathroom

                  • Master bath with shower, jacuzzi

                    Master bath with shower, jacuzzi

                  • Master bedroom No. 2, with King bed and ocean-view deck

                    Master bedroom No. 2, with King bed and ocean-view deck

                  • Bedroom No. 3 with queen bed, 6 drawer. Doors lead to deck overlooking the pool.

                    Bedroom No. 3 with queen bed, 6 drawer. Doors lead to deck overlooking the pool.

                  • Living area.

                    Living area.

                  • Kitchen to the dining area

                    Kitchen to the dining area

                  • From the dining table to the kitchen

                    From the dining table to the kitchen

                  • Upstairs master. To the right is a deck overlooking the pool. Behind, closets,

                    Upstairs master. To the right is a deck overlooking the pool. Behind, closets,

                  • Master bath jacuzzi

                    Master bath jacuzzi

                  • Another photo of Bedroom No. 2, a master suite with king bed and ocean-view deck

                    Another photo of Bedroom No. 2, a master suite with king bed and ocean-view deck

                  • Bedroom No. 4, with two Twin beds, pool-view deck, and 6 dresser drawers.

                    Bedroom No. 4, with two Twin beds, pool-view deck, and 6 dresser drawers.

                  VRBO #381922

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                  This listing was first published here in 2011.

                  Date last modified - Wednesday, June 25, 2014

                  $85 - $342 per night (USD)
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                  4 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 10

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                  Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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