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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

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 Living area. From the kitchen. Through the sliding doors in the middle is a deck w ocean view Kitchen to the dining area Wide open kitchen, with island. All granite tops, stainless steel appliances. From the dining table to the kitchen Upstairs master, with queen bed. Door to left leads into bathroom Upstairs master. To the right is a deck overlooking the pool. Behind, closets, Master bath with shower, jacuzzi Master bath jacuzzi Master bedroom No. 2, 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. 3 with queen bed, 6 drawer. Doors lead to deck overlooking the pool. Bedroom No. 4, with two Twin beds, pool-view deck, and 6 dresser drawers.

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Last updated: 04/11/2014
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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

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

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

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining Area Seats:

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

              Amenities

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

              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

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

                  Communications

                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Telephone

                  Pool & Spa

                  • Jetted Tub
                  • Communal Pool

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Balcony

                  Location & View

                  • Beach View
                  • Ocean View

                  Activities

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

                  Other Activities

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

                      Reviews

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                      • Great Beach Townhouse across from the Beach

                        Great Beach Townhouse across from the Beach

                        • Guest MCW (Arllington VA)
                        • Date of stay 08/10/13
                        • Review Submitted 08/30/13
                        This is our 3rd year renting a beach house from this wonderful and accomodating owner! This year though we moved from Mayberry by the Sea to Sea Star due to scheduling. The two locations are different but equally great. 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. What we missed about Mayberry by the Sea was it's wonderful fenced backyard, old-fashioned laid-back front porch, and its overall feeling of being in a different era (though the house is completely modern).

                        Recommended for: Pet owners, families with young children.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                      • Wonderful Place to Stay

                        Wonderful Place to Stay

                        • Guest Anonymous
                        • Date of stay 06/15/13
                        • Review Submitted 06/28/13
                        This is a great place to stay. Lots of bedrooms and we were able to have family from several different states to join us in a family celebration. The weather was great except couple days of rain but that was a good break from the sun. I would highly recommend staying here. With 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths it was perfect for everyone and nobody was on top of each other. The pool was great and the beach was perfect. We even enjoyed an evening kayaking on the bay. The kitchen was roomy and love the granite counters. Overall a great week and was very comfortable. Thank you for sharing this lovely home with us.

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                      • "Wish this was my house, This is my dream house" Incredible!

                        "Wish this was my house, This is my dream house" Incredible!

                        • Guest Greg from Canada (Canada)
                        • Date of stay 01/31/13
                        • Review Submitted 02/11/13
                        Recently stayed here with a group of 9 of us. We came from Canada to a attend a leadership conference to build into to lives of my student interns. This place was a refuge for us to recharge and reflect on what we were learning. 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!

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                      • Wonderful

                        Wonderful

                        • Guest Skeeter (Mebane, NC)
                        • Date of stay 08/11/12
                        • Review Submitted 09/28/12
                        My family and I stayed a week in August. 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 ate out 3 nights and we ate at some great places. We seemed to have more room at this condo in the family room area than the other places in the same complex that we have stayed at before. The bedrooms were a nice size and the condo was beautiful inside. We would love to go back there next summer. It was a real short walk to the beach and with kids that is a plus and great if you have a pet!

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, pet owners, age 55+, families with young children, sightseeing, adventure seekers, girls getaway.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                      • Great Location

                        Great Location

                        • Guest Kathy (Illinois)
                        • Date of stay 07/28/12
                        • Review Submitted 09/18/12
                        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. I would recommend this property to friends and relatives.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                      • Our wedding dream

                        Our wedding dream

                        • Guest Beach lovers (Butler, PA)
                        • Date of stay 08/18/12
                        • Review Submitted 09/01/12
                        We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at your house. We got married at the Belle of Topsail and it was just down the street. We had guests and 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. Thanks again, we all had a great time.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, adventure seekers, girls getaway, tourists without a car.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                      • Summer Vacation 2012

                        Summer Vacation 2012

                        • Guest Leo (Lumberton, North Carolina)
                        • Date of stay 08/04/12
                        • Review Submitted 08/11/12
                        Our family truly enjoyed being at Mayberry at Sea Star. condo is great, location wonderful and beach beautiful. Our 2 sons and granddaughter age 6, loved it. My granddaughter wishes she lived here! My sisters came and spent the nite. 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.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                      • Spring Break 2012

                        Spring Break 2012

                        • Guest Carolyn (Richmond)
                        • Date of stay 04/07/12
                        • Review Submitted 05/26/12
                        My daughter and I brought our friends to Topsail for spring break this year. 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. One lovely day, we visited all the shops in town. The food at the local restaurants was delicious and family friendly. We look forward to coming again soon.

                        Recommended for: Pet owners, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, adventure seekers, girls getaway.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                      • We'll be back =)

                        We'll be back =)

                        • Guest Rocky Mount Visitor (Rocky Mount)
                        • Date of stay 04/01/12
                        • Review Submitted 05/25/12
                        So close to the beach!! Loved having an oceanview. We liked that there was enough room to accomodate our group (8) easily and we weren't cramed 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!

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, pet owners, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway, tourists without a car.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 6/6

                      • Ah-mazing!

                        Ah-mazing!

                        • Guest TI lover (Rocky Mount)
                        • Date of stay 01/20/12
                        • Review Submitted 02/10/12
                        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!

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, adventure seekers, girls getaway, tourists without a car.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 7/7

                       
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      EARLY SEASON
                      Jun 14 - Jun 27, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,595

                      Changeover Day: Saturday

                      PEAK SEASAON
                      Jun 28 - Aug 8, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,195

                      Changeover Day: Saturday

                      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

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

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

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                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2011

                      About the owner: Ray McAllister is the author of three award-winning North Carolina coastal books, including 'Topsail Island: Mayberry by the Sea,' plus a new book about 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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                      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.

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                      This listing was first published here in 2011.

                      Date last modified - Wednesday, April 09, 2014

                      $85 - $314 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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