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Island Styled, Family-Friendly, Pet Friendly, Peaceful Beach Cottage

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Last updated: 09/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Surf City cottage description

Hidden treasure is an island style beach cottage situated amongst beautiful old oak trees. The house is located on a quite lane about a block long that has the ocean at one end and the sound at the other. Though we are on an interior lot, it is just steps (approximately 80 yards) to either the private beach access or to the small ramp that you have access to the sound from. The cottage itself was fully renovated in 2008-- the interior was gutted and the entire space was redone. It has an open floor plan for the living and kitchen area and all areas look out to the trees. A screened porch and a rear deck can both be accessed from the main living area. A deck lines one side of the house that leads from the screened porch to the covered front porch. Sitting on the screened porch is like being in a tree house-- branches arch gracefully all around you providing a pathway for squirrels and birds to bound from one to another. You can hear the ocean most days from this spot-- it is relaxation at its best. The cottage is about 900 square feet but feels larger because of the open floor plan and raised ceiling height in the living room. The floors are tile through out-- which is easy to clean. The two bedrooms provide sleeping for four-- one has a queen bed the other has a full size. Again it is hard to describe how wonderful it feels waking up to the sound of birds and the ocean and seeing the tree branches surrounding you. Totally relaxing!! Hidden Treasure is perfect for a family getaway, a couples retreat, or girls week away.

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cottage
  • 900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Pets Considered:

            We will allow pets. Non refundable Pet fee required. Please notify and discuss with owner. $100 for 1 pet and $50.00 for the second....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            Parents with children 3 and under please call owner to discuss....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking only allowed on screened porch...moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


          • Bedroom 2: 1 double


          • Living room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            sofa is a queen size sofa bed. There is not a futon....moreless

          • Beds for 4- one queen size and one full size. Sofa in living room is a queen size sleeper/sofa....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Fully equipped with dishes and silverware for at least 6 people. Pot and pans, blender....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Fully equipped kitchen with a gas range. Large island for seating. Wood counter tops....moreless

          • Microwave:

            microwave in cabinet beside refrigerator...moreless


          • Parking:

            Off street parking - can be covered. Room for three or four vehicles. Street is in very secure area....moreless

          • Living Room seats 6:

            Large open to kitchen. 42' TV. Ceiling fan, raised ceiling. Sofa is sofa bed...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Front load type washer located in the full bath- bring your own soap....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            If requested linens can be provided for a fee....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Towels can be provided for a fee...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Dryer is located down stairs. ...moreless

          • Heating:

            central heating and air...moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            central air...moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board



              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                Rear deck, side deck, screened porch and front covered porch....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Gas grill and charcoal grill...moreless


              • Romantic
              • Family
              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Sports & Activities

              Location & View

                  • Water View:

                    You have a small veiw of the sound from the screened porch (slight because of the trees)...moreless


                  • Churches
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Paragliding
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Golf
                  • Kayaking
                  • Medical Services
                  • Sailing
                  • Parasailing
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Swimming
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Surfing
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Cycling
                  • Hiking
                  • Fishing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Racquetball
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Groceries
                  • Marina
                  • Playground
                  • Restaurants
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Museums
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Laundromat
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Boating
                  • Shelling
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Antiquing
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Walking
                  • Basketball Court


                  Write a review 4.8
                  from 20 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Base Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  Carefree Fall
                  Sep 7 - Dec 30
                  3 night min stay
                  $75 $95
                  Sat, Sun
                  Off Season
                  Jan 1 - May 3
                  2 night min stay
                  $75 $95
                  Sat, Sun
                  Islander Spring
                  May 4 - Jun 7
                  3 night min stay
                  Sunny-Sat. to Sat.
                  Jun 8 - Aug 16
                  7 night min stay

                  Islander Value
                  Aug 17 - Sep 6
                  7 night min stay


                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees and Rental Conditions:

                  • Property Damage Protection $49
                  • Pet Fee $100 + tax
                  • Tax Rate 12.75%


                  Holiday rates at Sat. And Sun. rates. Ask for quote.

                  Pet fee is 100.00 for 1 pet-- 150 for two pets. Please let owner know you are bringing pets and have it approved. Pet fee is non-refundable.

                  Cancellation policy:

                  Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

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                  Last updated: 09/19/2014
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                  35 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Wilmington, NC
                  35 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  80 Metres
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Surf City
                  80 Metres
                  Nearest Beach
                  Surf City
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Surf City

                  Car: Necessary

                  Topsail island is a great place for families and fun in the sun. It is also a wonderful retreat for couples wanting to find some time for relaxation. Our beaches are beautiful and not crowded (at our section)-- perfect for just laying back in the sun or walking and enjoying the surf and a ocean breeze. For an evening out, the area has many fine dining opportunities from seafood to gourmet or take the family out for pizza--we have something to please anyone here. Topsail is a wonderful beach town-- visit the quaint beach shops or take a walk around the walkways at the sound park located at the bridge in surf city. I personally love the walkways on the sound and walk our dog there, the water is beautiful and you can sit and watch people fishing or the boats traveling the sound. If you are in for some adventure take a boat ride on the pirate ship, docked right in surf city. This ship passes by our section of the sound at hidden treasure and it always sounds as if the guests aboard are having a wonderful time. You can also rent bikes if you enjoy biking and ride the bike paths exploring the island at your own pace. Be sure to visit the famous sea turtle hospital or the missiles and more museum, i recommend both especially for the children. So whether you enjoy sunning and just relaxing, fishing on the surf or on one of our piers, or visiting the sea turtle hospital there is something to keep you occupied here on beautiful topsail island.


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2007

                  About the owner: My husband and i own and operate a cabinetry business in Hampstead, NC. We have been in business since 1979. We have two wonderful sons-- both are working with us now. As a family we have always loved the beach and the outdoors in general. My husband taught the boys to fish as soon as they could get in a boat and so we were always at the beach or on the sound as they were growing up. My husband loves fishing and I love the beach so when we found the cottage and bought it-- it became our project together. As a family we have put in many hours working on remodeling and fixing up what was an old and tired place. Now it is a place where we enjoy spending time with friends and family. We have celebrated many milestones at the beach-- everything from a fabulous 70's themed b-day party to a 60th birthday gathering for my husband this past summer. All are wonderful memories. There just is no truer form of relaxation than time spent at the beach. We cherish our time here and always look forward to coming back.

                  Why the Owner Chose Surf City:
                  We came across our home on the island by chance but immediately fell in love with the location. The old live oak trees, quaint street and closeness to both the ocean and the sound made this a one of a kind get away home. The house itself needed work so after purchasing it we remodeled the entire interior and continue to improve the exterior as we can. This cottage has the most peaceful and beautiful setting, it truly gives you that 'tree house' feel. We begin to relax the moment we step out of the car.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                  The house is situated right in the midst of a maritime forest. It is close to both the ocean and the sound. The beach is just 80 yards away down the lane. You do cross over the street to get to the beach access but it is a private access. The unique thing about the beach access is that there are no houses on the beach front right at our beach. This makes it less crowded and really quite private to our street. There is also a ramp to the sound at the other end of the street. This ramp is just right for a jet ski or a kayak. Our area is also perfect for walking or biking as there are sidewalks and bike lanes.

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                  Speaks: english



                  • Hidden Treasure

                    Hidden Treasure

                  • Under the house-- room for grilling or just hanging out.

                    Under the house-- room for grilling or just hanging out.

                  • View from screened porch

                    View from screened porch

                  • The ramp to the sound is at the end of this lane.

                    The ramp to the sound is at the end of this lane.

                  • The beach access is at the end of the road.

                    The beach access is at the end of the road.

                  • Beach view from top of the private beach access.

                    Beach view from top of the private beach access.

                  • Under house

                    Under house

                  • Welcome to the beach

                    Welcome to the beach

                  • Main living area

                    Main living area

                  • Living area with door to back deck

                    Living area with door to back deck

                  • Kitchen is fully equipped- gas range.

                    Kitchen is fully equipped- gas range.

                  • Ramp at the end of street. Perfect for small boat, jet ski, or kayak.

                    Ramp at the end of street. Perfect for small boat, jet ski, or kayak.

                  • Private beach access

                    Private beach access

                  • Seagulls feeding. Pic taken Jan. 5th 2013. Winter at the beach.

                    Seagulls feeding. Pic taken Jan. 5th 2013. Winter at the beach.

                  VRBO #450204

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                  This listing was first published here in 2013.

                  Date last modified - Monday, June 23, 2014

                  $75 - $128 per night (USD)

                  2 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

                  View calendar: Updated 09/19/14
                  Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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