About the property
- House2800 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
Waterfront 4 BR 3 BA, Sleeps 12, 2800 sq ft, private boat launch, and boat dock
You will love the feel of spaciousness with the home's open floor plan and cathedral ceilings. This custom built home is 2,800 sq feet. It truly is a rare find to have this much living space in a prime beach location. There are 4 large bedrooms (three masters), 3 full baths, and an enormous kitchen with 30 linear feet of granite counter space. Three glass doors open onto your wrap around deck. The ground level features a large entertainment area, bar, full bathroom and a second full kitchen. This entertainment area has access to the yard, and private dock area.
A key ingredient of an enjoyable vacation is GREAT bedding! We feature Simmons World Class Beautyrest Recharge mattress so you can be confident….. a vacation is too precious to take a chance on inferior bedding! We also protect YOU by encasing our mattresses in FDA approved Class I medical device encasements that protect you from allergens, dust mites, bedbugs, or other mattress contaminants.
For those tired of waiting in line at a crowded public boat launch, this water front the home features your own private boat launch, and large newly rebuild dock. We also allow our guests to use our personal Kayaks and our paddle board as well as our crab traps and inflatables.
Water front fun at your backdoor!
An excellent feature of this home is that is has wraparound upper decks as well as a covered lower deck. The wrap around deck also has gates that can be closed to secure children or pets. Because of the way the house is situated, there is always plenty of sun and plenty of shade! There is almost no point in the day when there is not shade on the deck somewhere. And because there is also covered deck areas, you can enjoy sitting outside rain or shine (even fishing off the dock under the covered pavilion in the rain)!
Sitting out on the deck with be a pleasure in the supper comfortable hi-top resin deck furniture. The importance of those high-top chairs is that you sit comfortably ABOVE the railing for an unobstructed view of the water (rather than looking through the railings like prison bars). You can also enjoy sitting on the dock in the assorted rockers and gliders in the shade of your private covered water front pavilion to watch the day fade gracefully to dusk. The outdoor area also features two large round picnic tables so that you can enjoy eating and entertaining outside as well as a hammock so you can sneak in a midday nap.
Fish and crab right in your back yard with the four crab pots provided for the use of our guests. Take an early morning or sunset Kayak ride with one of our 3 kayaks or the paddle board that we make available to our guests. Launching you Kayak is super easy since the home has a private boat launch in the yard. We even have an air pump so that you can bring your favorite inflatable pool or lake floats. Inflate them once and tie them off on the dock for the week! We have seen some impressive inflatables out there. Great fun for the entire family! Then use the pump to deflate them to take them home. We have left some of our favorite inflatables there for guests to use (although we cannot guarantee their availability so best to grab one to bring with you). If you do user ours and damage them, we are grateful if you simply replace it.
For your indoor entertainment:
There are 4 ultra 4K HT flat screen TVs (65 in in living room, 55 inch in lower entertainment area, and 49 inch in two of the master bedrooms). All TVs have DVR so you can record and watch your favorite shows in any room in the house on your own schedule and without commercials!
The entertainment and bar level also has foosball.
Enjoying the neighborhood:
The home is perfectly situated in an upscale residential area of single family homes at the cul-de-sac on a quiet dead-end road that the ice cream truck still visits daily during the spring, summer and fall. It is safe for children, for leisurely walk and bike riding. It is great for the family looking for quiet waterfront relaxation yet still want a property that offers many things to do as well as near-by activities. It is just a short walk to the local arcade, the Friendly Mart grocery store and the infamous Surf City “Trailer Bar” (2 blocks). Want to head to the beach? The home is also a short walk (0.3 miles) to children’s park/play-ground and (0.4 miles) public beach access with bathrooms and showers. A cross walk (at the crossing by the “Friendly Mart”) makes the walk to the beach and the park easy and safe. The children’s park features an adult fitness area so you can get a bit of exercise while the kids play. There is also a bike stand if you chose to ride three and ample parking if you choose to drive.
The home has a large driveway with ample room to park 6 cars (because sometimes when you have a great house at the beach people just show up!). There is also large grass side yard to park your boat trailer (since it is your private launch, you are free to leave your trailer parked right in front of the launch.
And finally, because even the best laid vacations plans still leave us with a need to check in at work or conduct some business, we have set up a 48” desk with dual monitors for the use of our guests.
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- within a few hours
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 18, 2018
Why Ted Waltz chose Surf City
We include the fun! Kayaks, paddle board, crab pots, and a hammock for napping. We even include great sunsets! Try your luck at crabbing off your private dock to catch blue crabs for dinner (with the two crab traps available for guest use). Looking for even more adventure? The home also has 3 Kayaks (2 ocean and one lake) and a paddle board for the use of our guests. Take your camera and glide through the inter-coastal waterway to photograph sunsets and wildlife. The home even has an inflation pump. Bring your favorite inflatable and tie it off on the end of the dock. Don’t have a boat? Boats can be rented from local merchant and delivered to your home for you use during you stay (boat NOT included in your rental and guest must make their own boat rental arrangements). We have been vacationing in Topsail Island for 30 years. Usually we went for ocean front homes until we discovered how much more enjoyable it is to vacation on the canal and intercostal waterway. It is a very quiet, private family experience which much more to do.
What makes this House unique
We love that we can walk to the convenience store(the “Friendly Mart”), playground and beach. The infamous “Trailer Bar” is a popular Surf City Hotspot and the kids can spend some time at the local arcade (both just 0.2 miles from the home). Our favorite thing is to go for an evening Kayak on the intercostal waterway and enjoy the sunset and wildlife. The views of the waterway from the deck are beautiful. The home is in an upscale neighborhood and the homes are well maintained. You will love the fact that time has not blemished Topsail Island and it has maintained its small-town charm and feel. It is a warm and inviting place and you will not want to leave!
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Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Amazing place to stay! Couldn’t be happier.
The house exceeded my expectations. My family had so much space, the decks were amazing, and the boat ramp/dock made our boat trips easy! Ted was so responsive with every question and even offered guidance for fishing. We are already thinking how we can get back to this beautiful home. I highly recommend your stay!
Clean, nice kitchens, comfortable beds
Perfect vacation home for the family
My only complaint was that we didn't stay longer. The house was clean, beautifully decorated and kitchen well stocked with cookware and utensils. We had a wonderful time fishing off deck and my son was excited to catch a stingray. We would definitely stay there again!
Peaceful and relaxing stay
My wife and I stayed here in November. What a great time to be at the beach! We so enjoyed being able to have our dogs with us and take the short walk to the beach to let them play with no crowds. The house is very nice and open with a clean fresh look about it. The kitchen was well stocked for all of our cooking needs. The lower level with a second kitchen was great for us to be able to walk right in from the patio with freshly steamed oysters to enjoy with friends. The dock accommodated our 22 ft. boat no problem and the tide change in the canal was so subtle, we didn't need to use the lift. Ted was very friendly and the guy that does some work on the house for him was so nice to share exactly where to go for the trout action, even pointing the spots out on an inshore chart. That time of year, it was very peaceful. We definitely recommend "Fishing You were Here" and would choose to stay there again.
Perfect All Around!
This house is perfect in every way. My extended family spent a week here and we enjoyed every minute. There were 7 kids and 4 adults and plenty of room for all of us. Mr. Waltz is Terrific and always available. This house is in the perfect location on the inter-coastal side of the island but just a very short walk to the beach. We did choose to drive to the beach a few times just because it was so convenient to park at the city park. When we were not at the beach we spent many hours out back on the newly built dock/deck area. The kids had a blast catching fish all day long. We even caught several blue crabs in the provided crab pots. Inside there are two kitchens, one upstairs and one down. This was very convenient. The three full bathrooms (one on each level) were plenty for our large family and there were plenty of beds as well. We rented our linens from Sweet Dreams ahead of time and they were waiting for us when we arrived as promised conveniently packed in plastic totes. It was very nice to not have to clean a bunch of sheets and towels prior to leaving. I can't say enough good things about this house. This was our fist stay on Topsail and we have already found our favorite vacation rental.....Fishin' You Were Here!
We have been using home away (vrbo) at least 2x yr since 2010 The owner Ted was fabulous and available to answer any questions we had. The home was exactly as it appeared in the pictures. Clean, comfortable, and had any/everything we needed for our stay. We enjoyed the use of his crab pots, kayaks, boat dock, gazebo, grills (gas and charcoal) and hammock. Tvs were upgraded which we enjoyed a lot because of the bad weather lol. Having two kitchens was definitely a plus. I always bring my Chicago cutlery from home but to my suprise I didn't have to unpack them because they had a complete set in the upstairs kitchen Overall an excellent, clean, pet friendly, rental which I would definitely recommend to everyone! Already making plans to return next year! Ps The beds were super comfortable ;-)
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