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Hidden Treasure

Hidden Treasure Under house Under the house-- room for grilling or just hanging out. Welcome to the beach View from screened porch Main living area Living area with door to back deck Kitchen is fully equipped- gas range. The ramp to the sound is at the end of this lane. Ramp at the end of street. Perfect for small boat, jet ski, or kayak. The beach access is at the end of the road. Private beach access Beach view from top of the private beach access. Seagulls feeding. Pic taken Jan. 5th 2013. Winter at the beach.

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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 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

  • 900 sq. ft.
  • Cottage
  • 1 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • 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:

            25...moreless

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

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 double

            ...moreless

          • 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

          Amenities

          • 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

          Entertainment

          Communications

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

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

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Gas grill and charcoal grill...moreless

              Theme

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

              Location & View

                  • Water View:

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

                  Car

                      • Necessary

                      Activities

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

                      Other Activities

                          • 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. ...moreless
                           

                          Reviews

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                          • Wonderful Quiet Island Getaway

                            Wonderful Quiet Island Getaway

                            • Guest Brent O.
                            • Date of stay 03/21/14
                            • Review Submitted 03/29/14
                            We have stayed at a few properties on Top Sail Island. This one was my favorite. It was cozy with alot of thought put into the outdoor living areas. Wonderful balconies and a wonderfully decorated area under the house to enjoy the outdoors. We woke up to the birds every morning and had just a 3 minute walk to the beach. The place is made to be pet friendly. We took my son's dog up to see him after him not being able to visit home for over a year (he was deployed). Roxi very much enjoyed the house and her walks on the beach. Julie was wonderful to work with. Very comfortable and homey feeling. I will definitely stay here again if given the chance.

                            Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

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

                          • Perfect Getaway

                            Perfect Getaway

                            • Guest Weasleysmom (Archdale, NC)
                            • Date of stay 05/19/13
                            • Review Submitted 01/07/14
                            My husband and our 2 dogs stayed at Hidden Treasure for our anniversary and loved it! The house was perfectly located and really made us feel like we were secluded even though we weren't. The house was also well appointed and very clean, which always makes a vacation that much more enjoyable. We left a couple items accidentally, and the owner even contacted us and was accommodating regarding our picking up the items. I'm hoping that we can return soon.

                            Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • Thanksgiving Weekend Escape

                            Thanksgiving Weekend Escape

                            • Guest Su (Charlotte, NC)
                            • Date of stay 11/27/13
                            • Review Submitted 12/04/13
                            Our stay at Hidden Treasure was great! Perfect place for my husband and I to unwind over the Thanksgiving weekend. House was clean and very well stocked. Quiet street with easy access to beach was wonderful. Hope to visit again!

                            Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • Our Stay

                            Our Stay

                            • Guest Steve Hansen (Newark New York)
                            • Date of stay 11/11/13
                            • Review Submitted 12/01/13
                            Dear Julie, We had a wonderful time at your home. The area was quiet and it was enjoyable seeing nature. The homes blended in nicely together even though you were surrounded by daily living it was like you were by yourselves. We enjoyed our walks on the secluded beach. The wild life was amazing we saw dolphin’s and pelican’s daily and on our last day we had a big surprise we saw a whale. The weather was good. On the day we left it rained, but that was alright. The cottage was well stocked if you wanted to cook or entertain the family. We would recommend the cottage for others. The community was friendly and helpful. It was nice and relaxing. We enjoyed our anniversary stay.

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • Wonderful week

                            Wonderful week

                            • Guest Sue K. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
                            • Date of stay 11/02/13
                            • Review Submitted 11/12/13
                            We had a wonderful, peaceful week! The cottage was perfectly situated between the bay and the ocean. We will return!

                            Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, girls getaway.

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

                          • Lovely get-away

                            Lovely get-away

                            • Guest Catherine K.
                            • Date of stay 10/04/13
                            • Review Submitted 10/29/13
                            Topsail Island has always been a favorite destination of ours, stretching back to 1971, when as a teenager I visited with my family for the first time. Since then, we've visited many times, with small children, teenagers, extended family, and aging parents. Topsail never disappoints! Staying 'among the trees' - a first for us -was a unique experience and utterly delightful! The cottage, situated on a spacious lot on a quiet street, is lovely, homey, and well appointed - a wonderful place to rest, refresh, and re-energize. My husband & I, along with our dachshund, enjoyed a 10 day stretch of laziness and serenity, which is just what we needed. The porch is fabulous with comfy furniture, and is a perfect place to fall asleep with a good book. We loved the outdoor shower, and it was nice to be able to do grilling as well. Beach access is excellent. Our weather was not good, but the comforts of the cottage made up for that! Even though it was overcast and cool a good part of our vacation, we enjoyed many long walks on the beach, and our usual 'exploring.' Topsail Island is the best! We will be back!

                            Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+.

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                          • Great way to end the summer!

                            Great way to end the summer!

                            • Guest Leslie F.
                            • Date of stay 08/24/13
                            • Review Submitted 09/04/13
                            My friend, dog and I traveled down from Ohio to take a week off. It was so relaxing- beach bums! It was one of the first week's of the "off season" so the beaches were empty and the restaurants were easy to get into. The bar scene was very slow though, but we did make it to Sandbar one night. The place was charming and perfect for our needs! We used the screened in porch everyday and the ihome player was a huge perk! It was closer to the beach than I had anticipated and the sound was beautiful! The owner was very easy to work with and quickly responsive to any question I asked. The laundry was very convenient and the kitchen was nicely equipped. The house and deck was very pet friendly, which made my dog's trip just as enjoyable. I will be renting Hidden Treasure again and am counting down the days until next summer already!

                            Recommended for: Pet owners, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway.

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

                          • Relaxing bungalow

                            Relaxing bungalow

                            • Guest amy p.
                            • Date of stay 07/20/13
                            • Review Submitted 07/31/13
                            Our family of 5 had a great time!! Plenty of room inside, great outside space, very short walk to the beach, and a nice quiet neighborhood. Julie was great to work with, house is exactly how it's described. We made lots of memories & can't wait to return.

                            Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • Charming Beach Cottage in Surf City

                            Charming Beach Cottage in Surf City

                            • Guest Sheila W.
                            • Date of stay 07/13/13
                            • Review Submitted 07/23/13
                            This cottage was a charming retreat for a week-long stay in Surf City. The house itself is recently updated, with a lovely color scheme that is relaxing and spa-like. The screened porch was perfect for enjoying coffee in the morning and drinks in the evening without battling mosquitoes. The beach is steps away and wasn't crowded at all. Having a washer and dryer made it easy to keep towels and clothes fresh. Amenities like a high-end coffee maker, high speed internet, gas grill outside, and full gas range inside made our stay an easy one. The owner was even kind enough to mail back two pairs of shoes that were left behind. I would definitely stay at this cottage again!

                            Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • Awesome!!! :)

                            Awesome!!! :)

                            • Guest Kim G.
                            • Date of stay 07/06/13
                            • Review Submitted 07/15/13
                            This cottage was absolutely perfect! We thoroughly enjoyed our vacation here with our two daughters, one who is a Marine stationed at Camp Lejeune and our other daughter who will be leaving for the U S Air Force. This time together was precious since we don't know when or if we will be able to vacation together again. We all felt very comfortable as soon as we stepped in the door. Everything was very clean, decorated perfect and all furniture was comfortable. I have to say the screened porch was my favorite area of the cottage. Listening to all the birds and the ocean with your morning coffee....priceless. The kitchen had absolutely everything needed(we cooked a lot since my Marine daughter no longer gets home cooking). We loved that the beach was a lot closer than it looks in the picture though the cottage is tucked away in the trees, making it feel very private. Perfect. Thank you Julie for sharing this truly "Hidden Treasure"! We hope to stay again next year!

                            Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                           
                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Base Rate
                          2 night min stay
                          $75
                          Off Season
                          Jan 1 - May 3
                          2 night min stay
                          $75 $95
                          Sat, Sun
                          $595
                          Islander Spring
                          May 4 - Jun 7
                          3 night min stay
                          $97
                          $679
                          Sunny-Sat. to Sat.
                          Jun 8 - Aug 16
                          7 night min stay

                          $896
                          Islander Value
                          Aug 17 - Sep 6
                          7 night min stay

                          $679
                          Carefree Fall
                          Sep 7 - Dec 30
                          3 night min stay
                          $75 $95
                          Sat, Sun
                          $595

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                          Fees and Rental Conditions:

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

                          Notes:

                          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.


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                          Last updated: 04/11/2014
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                          Location

                          • Nearest Airport: Wilmington, NC at 35 Miles
                          • Nearest Train: Wilmington at 35 Miles
                          • Nearest Motorway: Surf City at 80 Metres
                          • Nearest Beach: Surf City at 80 Metres
                          • Nearest Barpub: Surf City at 3 Miles
                           

                          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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                          Photos

                          • 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.

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                          Date last modified - Friday, December 27, 2013

                          $75 - $128 per night (USD)
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                          2 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 6

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