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Brand New! Gorgeous Clear Oceanviews! Family-Friendly on Quiet Street

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Last updated: 05/18/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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Welcome to Himmelstrand! Heaven's Beach!

We are delighted to welcome you as one of the very first guests to enjoy a stay at our beautiful, brand new 2200 square foot home. Finished in the fall of 2013, Himmelstrand is a beach home that captures the very essence of a beautiful beach retreat: easy, immediate access to the beach, great wide open and unobstructed views of the ocean in a newly-furnished 4 bedroom home with well-equipped gourmet kitchen. This beach home is as friendly to families as it is to couples or friends looking for a getaway to the beach.

Our beach home was built in the summer of 2013 and is newly furnished. We've put a great deal of care and attention to furnishing the home, making it comfortable and fun for all of our guests. Each of the well-appointed bedrooms has comfortable beds, flat screen TVs, ceiling fans, and plenty of closet space to tuck away your suitcases and clothes. We even have a pack-n-play available and high-chair available upon request.

The open floor plan of the 3rd floor maximizes the sights and sounds of ocean and surf either from the full wall length windows or out on the wide deck. After a fun day on the beach, you can relax in front of the brand new 55' smart TV to watch a favorite movie, watch a game, or hook up your Xbox. If you're like our family, you'll take full advantage of the high speed Internet (up to 50 Mbps down and 5 Mbps up) for any devices you bring along. You'll find family games, cards, and a few books in the shelves and cupboards of the beautiful built-in entertainment center. We even have a Wii and an Xbox 360 available upon request (including a few of our favorite games).

The beautiful kitchen with granite countertops and all new appliances is designed so that you rarely have to look away from the beautiful ocean or sky. We've left a large panty open for your use and have ample dishes, utensils, and cookware: everything you need for cooking a gourmet meal or throwing together a big pancake breakfast. The table seats 8 with an additional pub table that seats 4.

Himmelstrand comes with two decks (3rd and 2nd floor) that look out on wide, open views of the ocean and beach. When you come back from the beach, you can use the enclosed outdoor shower with hot and cold water. And there is plenty of parking for up to four cars in driveway.

Bedroom Layout:
Top Floor: 2nd master bedroom with queen bed and full bath, sleeper sofa.
Middle Floor: Master with king bed and private bath, bedroom with twin bunk and full, and bedroom with queen bed with shared bathroom.

We absolutely love the location. Our beach home sits on a sleepy, quiet stretch of beach about a mile and half north of Surf City proper. We knew the beach location was perfect when we found it last summer because right across from the house was a sea turtle nest! If a sea turtle loves this stretch of beach, then so will you! You'll find beautiful sand and great surfing out the front door, fun shell and sea glass hunting heading north, or a nice walk to the Surf City Pier heading south. We've watched pods of dolphins from the deck and been fascinated by the lines of pelicans skimming the wave tops. If you like to surf fish, you'll be in fishing heaven for sure!

If you're ready for some landside fun, Himmelstrand is ideally situated. Our house is on a low-traffic, quiet road on the beach. It's great for going out for a jog, a bike ride, or walk to catch the sunset. You can take an easy walk a block away to a great city park where the kids will have tons of fun. Or you might visit the Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center. There is biking, kayaking, kite flying, boating, paddle boarding, charter fishing… You name the activity, and you can find it nearby.

Or if you're looking for a simple, peaceful place to retreat from the hustle and bustle of life, you'll have found the right place. We're a quick two hour drive from Raleigh or less than 30 minutes from the Wilmington Airport. When you arrive, you'll find that you've come to a simpler place, a peaceful place made for the perfect beach vacation.

Why the name Himmelstrand? We've had the good fortune to live and vacation in Norway where we came to appreciate the wonder, beauty, and peace of nature. The pace of life there was slower, easier, more relaxed, more in tune with the world's rhythms. We also came to appreciate the challenge of a cold, snowy, dark winter and the longing that it brings for sunshine, sand, and the beauty of a beach experience. On our very first visit to Topsail, we said, 'Wow! This is heaven!' And there it was: Himmelstrand which means 'heaven's beach' in Norwegian. We think you'll say the same when you get here!

We think you'll absolutely love our beach home! We have been vacationing at the beach for years now and have found here on Topsail Island the ideal blend of qualities that make for a fantastic beach vacation.

If you have any questions at all about Himmelstrand or Topsail island, please don't hesitate to contact us!

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 25 years or older....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 11-12

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games:

    Xbox 360 and Wii available upon request....moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Beautiful, unobstructed views of surf, sand, and sea....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Beautiful, unobstructed views of surf, sand, and sea....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    High speed Internet w/ download speeds up to 50 Mbps and upload speeds up to 5 Mbps....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Covered parking and driveway accommodate up to 4 cars....moreless

  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Early Mid Season
May 2 - Jun 12, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,100
Summer
Jun 13 - Aug 22, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,900

Changeover Day: Saturday

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$285
$2,000

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $125 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $600
  • Tax Rate 12%

Notes:

Rates are subject to change until confirmation is received. Linen service included in price during summer season and for week-long rentals. Additional for-fee linen services available upon request.


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Photos

  • Dolphin pod, Thanksgiving 2013.

    Dolphin pod, Thanksgiving 2013.

  • Beautiful wide open views from spacious 3rd floor great room.

    Beautiful wide open views from spacious 3rd floor great room.

  • Sit back and relax on the 3rd floor deck!

    Sit back and relax on the 3rd floor deck!

  • Master w/ King and private bath.

    Master w/ King and private bath.

  • Master bath walk-in dual-head shower.

    Master bath walk-in dual-head shower.

  • 2nd floor, middle bedroom.

    2nd floor, middle bedroom.

  • 2nd floor bath.

    2nd floor bath.

  • City park 1 block away.

    City park 1 block away.

  • Sea turtle nest, August 2013.

    Sea turtle nest, August 2013.

  • Some sunrises are beautiful even when they mean rough seas ahead.

    Some sunrises are beautiful even when they mean rough seas ahead.

  • Himmelstrand, built summer of 2013.

    Himmelstrand, built summer of 2013.

  • Beautiful gourmet kitchen.

    Beautiful gourmet kitchen.

  • Diving birds feasting just offshore, Christmas 2013.

    Diving birds feasting just offshore, Christmas 2013.

  • Master bath.

    Master bath.

  • Rocking chairs at dawn on the 2nd floor deck.

    Rocking chairs at dawn on the 2nd floor deck.

  • Queen on 2nd floor.

    Queen on 2nd floor.

  • 3rd floor master w/ queen bed.

    3rd floor master w/ queen bed.

  • Summer beach, 2013.

    Summer beach, 2013.

  • Brand new, plenty of parking, outdoor shower.

    Brand new, plenty of parking, outdoor shower.

  • Come enjoy the sunset from heaven's beach!

    Come enjoy the sunset from heaven's beach!

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Speaks: english, swedish, danish, norwegian
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