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================================== SURF CITY'S 5-STAR CONDO! (a sampling from reviews below:) '5 STARS: Loved this townhome and felt immediately at home as soon as we walked in the door. Very well appointed ... Description and pictures were right on - beautiful kitchen with access to a good size dining table and living area. Everything was clean and in good condition.' '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.' '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.' '5 STARS: Great Location. ... 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!!! ' '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. ... 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!' ================================== 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.
NEW FOR 2015: Luxury carpeting in halls and on stairways, TVs in both master bedrooms, drapes in all three bedrooms on middle floor.
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
TRANSITION SEASON Aug 15 - Sep 11, 2015 7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
FALL SEASON Sep 12 - Jan 8, 2016 4 night min stay
$205 Fri, Sat
OFF SEASON Jan 9 - Apr 8, 2016 2 night min stay
$175 Fri, Sat
SPRING SEASON Apr 9 - May 27, 2016 4 night min stay
$195 Fri, Sat
TRANSITION SEASON May 28 - Jun 17, 2016 7 night min stay
EARLY SEASON Jun 18 - Jul 1, 2016 7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
PEAK SEASON Jul 2 - Aug 19, 2016 7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Additional information about rental rates
Pet Fee$175 + tax
Refundable Damage Deposit$300
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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.