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Master Bedroom with view of the sound.

Master Bedroom with view of the sound. Living, dining area. View from top deck overlooking the sound and Intercoastal Waterway. Bedroom with a double bed. The beach is a short walk across the street. View of the sound from the deck. Dock for fishing and launching kayaks. Bedroom with a double bed. Living room area with kitchen in the background. Kitchen and dining area.

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Last updated: 04/02/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

North Topsail Beach house description

A comfortable beach house duplex with three and a half baths is located on beautiful Stump Sound at North Topsail Beach, North Carolina. Public beach access is 500 feet away. A few steps over the dunes and you are on some of the best, cleanest, least populated beaches on Topsail Island; great for swimming, surfing, fishing, and miles of beach for bicycle riding and walking.

The private dock is a perfect entry spot for sea kayaking, canoeing, bird watching, oystering, crabbing, or reading a book under the shade of the Live Oak tree. Two decks offer amazing views of sunsets over the marsh and the inland waterway.

Sounds Good is only moments from the causeway to the mainland and historic Snead's Ferry fishing village. Fresh catch of the day is available at a local seafood market in Surf City or Sneads Ferry and at some of the best seafood restaurants in the area.

This large duplex offers a fully equipped kitchen, washer/dryer, central heat/air, three color TVs, DVD and VHS players, dishwasher, and microwave. No pets, no smoking. See owner's Web page in the links for more information section for additional photos.

Keywords: Duplex

Property Type

  • 1480 sq. ft.
  • House
  • 3 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                A great place to launch kayaks and swim on the beach....moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Minimum age for renters is 21....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                Fully furnished with dishes, pot and pans etc....moreless

              • Stove:

                Four burner electric stove with oven....moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                6...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils
              • Microwave
              • Toaster
              • Coffee Maker
              • Refrigerator
              • Dishwasher
              • Oven
              • Dishes & Utensils

              Amenities

              • Garage:

                Boogey boards, beach chairs, beach accessories available in the garage. also, possible to rent beach chairs, umbrellas, kayaks etc on the island....moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                Bath towels provided in all bath rooms. Beach towels ARE NOTprovided....moreless

              • Living Room:

                Dining and living room are joined together....moreless

              • Covered Parking:

                Parking in closed garage under beach house....moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                Linens for 3 queen beds and 1 std. futon...moreless

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                Parking for Boat Trailer in driveway....moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                Parking on private driveway....moreless

              • Parking:

                Parking in driveway....moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • No Pets, no smoking

                  Entertainment

                  • Television:

                    4 TVs with internet hookup on the second floor main living room ...moreless

                  • Books:

                    Many novels available in bedrooms and living room area....moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    TV's with VCR and DVD in three bedrooms...moreless

                  • Video Library:

                    Some VHF movie tapes available...moreless

                  • Games:

                    Assortment of family games....moreless

                  • Stereo
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • VCR

                  Communications

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Golf:

                        Golfing at several local golf courses and nearby North Shores CC...moreless

                      • Balcony:

                        Full decks off the 1st and 2nd floors overlooking the sound....moreless

                      • Lawn / Garden:

                        Private lawn area in the back yard...moreless

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Decks off first and second floors...moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        Charcoal grill in the garage....moreless

                      Theme

                      • Budget
                      • Tourist Attractions
                      • Family
                      • Away From It All

                      Location & View

                      • Ocean View:

                        Ocean view visible from the kitchen window. Private dock overlooking the sound and intercoastal waterway....moreless

                      • Oceanfront:

                        Across the street...moreless

                      • Beach View

                      Activities

                      • Golf
                      • Surfing
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Kayaking
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Tennis
                      • Swimming
                      • Pier Fishing
                      • Golf Privileges Optional
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Cycling
                      • Sailing
                      • Basketball Court
                      • Fishing
                      • Groceries
                      • Live Theater
                      • Restaurants
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Walking
                      • Library
                      • Churches
                      • Playground
                      • Museums
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Paddle Boating
                      • Shopping
                      • Shelling
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Boating
                      • Antiquing
                      • Beachcombing
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • Jackye(Claudia) & Steve

                        Jackye(Claudia) & Steve

                        • Guest Jackye C.
                        • Date of stay 08/03/13
                        • Review Submitted 08/10/13
                        Sounds Good should be named Sounds Great... We just returned home from a week in North Topsail with our three adult children, one of their spouses and my grand daughter and her friend. The home was perfect for us. Plenty of room, an awesome veiw, very well equiped kitchen and more.....

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

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                      • Great week at Sound's Good

                        Great week at Sound's Good

                        • Guest richard w.
                        • Date of stay 07/06/13
                        • Review Submitted 07/17/13
                        We've stayed in oceanfront houses in the past and we found this rental to be a much better value, with beautiful views of the sunset. Also, it is nice to have a porch in back which is sheltered from the wind and sun. I think the price is especially competitive and the house was clean and comfortable. Highly recommend.

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

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                      • "Sounds Good" is excellent value

                        "Sounds Good" is excellent value

                        • Guest Keener and Karen (Idaho Falls, Idaho)
                        • Date of stay 06/23/12
                        • Review Submitted 07/06/12
                        We just recently returned from our stay at "Sounds Good" and enjoyed our stay immensely. The view of the sound is great and we enjoyed renting a kayak and paddling from the unit's private dock around the bay. We caught crabs off the dock - but they were small - but it was still very fun. The short walk to the beach across the road was only a little bother - but the cost savings from staying at "Sounds Good" in comparison with staying a places on the beach makes up for it (costs about 1/3 of a beach place). Having three bathrooms in the unit is great, easily accommodating our kids and their families. Since we came from the western US, Lou, the owner was very accommodating in arranging linens for us at a very low price. I highly recommend "Sounds Good" and would rent it again if we return to Topsail.

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

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                      • "Sounds Good" Earns Its Title

                        "Sounds Good" Earns Its Title

                        • Guest B (Newark,OH)
                        • Date of stay 03/24/12
                        • Review Submitted 03/31/12
                        We could not have asked for better accommodations! The house was clean and comfortable with everything we needed for our stay. The hosts were extremely gracious and we were grateful that we had the opportunity to meet them. The views from the back of the house are breathtaking and bring a relaxing feel to the experience of "Sounds Good." We even had the opportunity to catch some of the "critters" living beneath the dock. To make the location even more appealing, the ocean is just a short walk from the front of the property. We were able to see the waves from the kitchen window each morning while preparing breakfast. My children could not have asked for a better vacation! We are already eagerly planning out next annual trip to North Top Sail as it has easily become a favorite destination for our family. We will certainly share our experience with friends and family and hope to bring them along the next time. I would highly recommend "Sounds Good" as a place to get the most out of your vacation as we did!

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

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

                      • Tom & Mary

                        Tom & Mary

                        • Guest Tom & Mary (Fredericksburg, VA)
                        • Date of stay 07/25/11
                        • Review Submitted 08/05/11
                        We were planning a beach vacation to celebrate our 20th anniversary. Due to an unexpected change in circumstances, we found ourselves with only one week to make it all happen. After a long and frustrating search, we found "Sounds Good" on the VRBO site. We made a contact with Mr. Kucera who readily assisted us in making all of the necessary arrangements. We could not have asked for a more pleasant or helpful person to deal with - it seemed more like a transaction between friends than a business deal. The stay at "Sounds Good" was all we were looking for and more. The location is ideal with the back of the duplex overlooking the sound and the front of the duplex facing the ocean - a short walk across the street and over the dunes and you are there. The beauty of the sound is visible from every room - what an awesome sight to wake up to each morning. The sunsets provide another visual feast each evening. It had been our wish to go to a beach that was not commercialized or crowded. When we crossed the dunes, we found that our wish had come true. We walked the beach, enjoying the sights and sounds, and picking up shells. There always seemed to be a gentle breeze blowing. As for the house itself, "Sounds Good" is definitely a home away from home - well appointed but comfortable. It had everything we needed and more - books, games, charts of the tides, the sunrises and the sunsets, information about local stores and restaurants . . . We did do some sightseeing but we were always anxious to get back to the peaceful serenity of the house. It was with regret, that we left this vacation get-a-way after a six day stay. It is with anticipation, that we think of returning.

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

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

                      • Sounds Good

                        Sounds Good

                        • Guest Greg & Paula (Northern Cambria, Penna.)
                        • Date of stay 07/09/11
                        • Review Submitted 07/25/11
                        We had a wonderful two weeks in this beautiful, well maintained, clean beach house. The awesome sunsets over the intercoastal waterway are the best you'll see anywhere. Louis is a great person and very nice to deal with. There is so much to say about Sounds Good, but I would only be repeating what the other renters have all ready said. We will definetly be renting this beach house again.

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

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                        • Guest James and Sandy (Wilmington, NC)
                        • Date of stay 06/18/08
                        • Review Submitted 06/18/08
                        What a wonderful week we had! Waking up every morning to gorgeous sunrises over the ocean, kayaking all day in the sound and intercoastal waterway from our own private dock and then ending each day relaxing on the dock with a margarita watching some of the most beautiful sunsets we've ever seen. The views are excellent from every window...you don't even need to get off the couch or out of bed to enjoy them! "Sounds Good" was like a home away from home for us (only better). We wanted for nothing. It was very clean and well equipped for all our needs. There was even a crab trap for us to use! The enclosed garage was a big plus for storing the kayaks and keeping our car cool and salt free. We'd recommend "Sounds Good" to anyone that's ready for a memorable vacation! We look forward to our next visit...thank you for sharing it with us Lou! FYI - there are kayak rental shops on the island that will deliver and pick up free of charge if you do not have your own.

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                        • Guest Freda & Scott Parker (Inman,SC)
                        • Date of stay 07/31/07
                        • Review Submitted 07/31/07
                        We have just returned from our stay at "Sounds Good". We were there for 4 days prior to our son being deployed to Iraq. The place was absolutely wonderful, providing us with plenty of space and everything we needed to make our stay very enjoyable. The view out back is really awesome. We had alot of fun crabbing and fishing off of the dock and the beach was just a short walk away. We were fortunate enough to meet the owners who happened to be staying on their private side of the duplex. Louis and Marti were so friendly and such a pleasure to meet. They were also very helpful in teaching us how to cook and clean crabs. We will definetly be returning to stay at this duplex again in Feb. when our son returns home. You won't be disappointed in renting this unit. Scott & Freda Parker Inman, SC

                        Owner response: There is now cable hook-up on the first and second floors of the beach house. Lou

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

                        • Guest Sharon9 (Indianapolis, IN)
                        • Date of stay 07/24/07
                        • Review Submitted 07/24/07
                        "Sounds Good" is in a great location for the beach, a beautiful area and is super clean. I stayed here with 3 sisters and the 3.5 baths were wonderful! The house if very roomy and very well equipped with any kitchen items you might need! This is a very peaceful, relaxing area on a beautiful beach with lots of shells! I hope I am able to return and stay here again! The ONLY disappointment was no cable so trying to watch the news wasn't easy; however, I should have realized that from the info provided so it was no fault of the owner! The owner was easy to contact and quickly respnded with answers to questions we had prior to our stay. I highly recommend "Sounds Good" for a wonderful vacation!

                        Owner response: Dear Scott and Freda: Thank you for your kind and thoughtful comments. We enjoyed meeting you and having you as our guests at Sounds Good. We look forward to your return in February and send our best wishes to Jason. We are all proud of him for the great job he is doing. May he have a safe return home. Regards, Lou and Marti. P.S. We now have cable hook-up on the 1st. and 2nd. floors in the beach house. Lou

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

                       
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                      My Standard Rate
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,290

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
                      • Taxes Included

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                      Last updated: 04/02/2014
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                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2005

                      Why the Owner Chose North Topsail Beach:
                      A fully furnished family beach house with open decks and a panoramic view of the intercoastal waterway and breath taking sunsets. The sandy beach area is not crowded and great for walking, swimming, surfing and finding unique sea shells.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      Unique features include a wide open beach, grass covered back yard, open back decks overlooking the intercoastal waterway and private dock to catch fresh crabs in season and launch your kayaks, canoe and small John boat.


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                      Speaks: english

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                      Photos

                      • Master Bedroom with view of the sound.

                        Master Bedroom with view of the sound.

                      • View from top deck overlooking the sound and Intercoastal Waterway.

                        View from top deck overlooking the sound and Intercoastal Waterway.

                      • The beach is a short walk across the street.

                        The beach is a short walk across the street.

                      • Dock for fishing and launching kayaks.

                        Dock for fishing and launching kayaks.

                      • Living room area with kitchen in the background.

                        Living room area with kitchen in the background.

                      • Living, dining area.

                        Living, dining area.

                      • Bedroom with a double bed.

                        Bedroom with a double bed.

                      • View of the sound from the deck.

                        View of the sound from the deck.

                      • Bedroom with a double bed.

                        Bedroom with a double bed.

                      • Kitchen and dining area.

                        Kitchen and dining area.

                      VRBO #91711

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                      This listing was first published here in 2006.

                      Date last modified - Saturday, April 19, 2014

                      $1,290 per week (USD)
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                      3 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

                      View calendar: Updated 04/02/14
                      Minimum stay: 7 nights
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