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Amazing Grace - How Sweet the Sound...

(45 Reviews)

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Beachside at low tide. Amazing Grace is on the right side.

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Last updated: 01/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

NOTE: THERE IS ONLY A 3 DAY MINIMUM STAY UNTIL THE SUMMER SEASON, SO COME ON DOWN FOR A LONG WEEKEND. SPECIAL $1800 MONTHLY RATE FOR OUR NORTHERN VISITORS FOR JANUARY, FEBRUARY, AND MARCH.

MY WIFE THINKS THAT OUR GUESTS SHOULD TELL YOU ABOUT THIS PROPERTY AND I SHOULD SHUT UP! So we compromised. I'll let our guests tell you about Amazing Grace first (these all are on the comment page), then I'll sneak in a word:

'We have been coming to North Topsail for over 10 years. Last year we stayed at Amazing Grace for a week in July. It was the most pleasant of all the duplexes we have rented.'

'Amazing Grace is truly a great find! The location is gorgeous, just steps from a quiet spot on the beach, and you can hear the ocean from every room in the house. We found ourselves wanting for nothing during our stay, with the exception of another week!'
Brenda, Alexandria, VA

'We stayed in Amazing Grace for a week with our daughter's family - Our close friends stayed in the duplex beside us with their son's family - So our children and grandchildren spent a week becoming closer friends. This is the 2nd time we have taken a family vacation at the beach and Amazing Grace was the perfect place to stay. It was nicer than the description online and the way it is laid out is wonderful for a family trip. We actually cooked a pig underneath the carport and invited friends and family down for the day on Wednesday. The view was awesome! I took many pictures of beautiful sun rises, sun sets, rainbows, dolphins swimming by and my grandchildren enjoying the beach! The house was in awesome shape and everything in it worked as it should. The owner was awesome - answered all our questions and made us feel like our trip and the enjoyment of it was a priority of his. I recommend Amazing Grace to anyone who enjoys a week at the beach and I hope to stay again every summer.'
Nannita, Beautancus, NC

'We spent 4th of July at Amazing Grace and it was wonderful! The house was very comfortable. We stayed with 4 adults and 2 kids and had plenty of room! The kitchen is well stocked with appliances/utensils and it was great to have a washer/dryer for all of the sandy towels!! The owner is very responsive and easy to communicate with . . . hopefully this will become an annual vacation for our family!'
Melissa, Avon, IN

'We had a wonderful stay at the beach house!!! We spend hours sitting on the deck… and my husband and I loved to wake up and have this view over the ocean. The kids enjoyed running back and forth to the beach.
So thank you very much for having us. We are thinking about coming back next year!'
MH, Pittsburgh, PA

There's more great comments on our electronic guestbook, but now it's my turn.

THIS GORGEOUS BEACH DUPLEX IS PET-FRIENDLY - AND IN BEAUTIFUL SHAPE. Some of our guests bring their four footed members of their families and they absolutely love it.

Imagine shrimp on the grill, kids on the beach, and a cold beverage in your hand as you sit on the deck above the dunes. The wide beach invites you to stay all day long.

Amazing Grace is BEACH FRONT. It is not a piano lot, or a view between two houses, or in a condominium complex. It is a real OCEANFRONT house. Sit on the beach or sit on a marvelous deck just a few feet away from the crashing waves.

Do you like to bike or run? There is a bike shoulder on the main road the entire way from the north to south. The island is like 22 miles long, so you can get a good work out.

You can even bike for fun (like I do). Recently I rode my bike to the south end, and the smell of Jasmin and ocean air was unbelievable. I stopped on the far south point of the island and walked around the beach on the undeveloped point. I then rode back to Topsail Beach city hall and said hi to the ladies who worked there. (They had kindly sent me an invitation to pay real estate tax in their city even though my house is not in their city. I graciously declined :-) but they were very pleasant!) I then rode back to Surf City and promptly bought an ice cream cone at DQ just to make sure I hadn't burnt off too many calories, then leisurely rode back to the beach house.

Believe me, this place is fun.

And I haven't even told you about Giligan's, just before the bridge on the mainland side and it's hilarious karaoke nights, or about Sears Landing and its award winning clam chowder made with sherry, or Indigo Marsh - the best restaurant overlooking the sound that you will ever find. Oh, and how about the fresh fish market (I mean right off the boat) behind the Crab Pot where you can get shrimp, flounder, shark or whatever they have been catching and take it back and grill it.

Or you can play 18 holes at Coastal Carolina's only four-star golf course, North Shore Golf and Ocean Club (as per Golf Digest). Perhaps you would like to deep sea or surf fish...or maybe spend an hour with your son or daughter fishing off the sound dock just steps from your beachfront villa. And did we mention riding jet skis on the nearby sound?

FOR MY RESTAURANT REVIEWS AND THINGS TO DO ON THE ISLAND, LOOK BELOW THE CALENDAR ICON FARTHER DOWN ON THIS PAGE. ABOUT 1 INCH BELOW THAT THERE IS A LINE THAT SAYS 'CLICK HERE - CLICK HERE for more photos and information'. CLICK THERE AND IT WILL TAKE YOU TO MY RESTAURANT REVIEWS AND THINGS TO DO PAGES.

Wi-Fi wireless broadband internet and free long distance calling available.

WHY DO WE HAVE SO MANY REPEAT GUESTS? Well, I let one of our guests tell you:

'We absolutely loved our stay at Amazing Grace. The property was very clean and well maintained. The double balcony views were spectacular. We're so glad we found this place and will definitely be staying here again in the future.'
Gregory, Apex, NC

WON'T YOU COME STAY WITH US AND FIND OUT WHY SO MANY PEOPLE LOVE IT?

Keywords: DUPLEX (right side)
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Owner

Member since: 2007

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/22/2017

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Bring your little buddy. Pet fee $25/day or $150 per week. Your four-legged friend will absolutely love you for bringing them to the beach and not leaving them alone for a week....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3

    ...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s)

    ...moreless

  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) A trundle bed that can pull out and be pushed together like a queen., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) A queen size blow-up mattress....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront:

    Built so close to the beach, that if you drop your drink from the deck, it falls on the beach!...moreless

  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    AC 3150 Wireless MU-MIMO Gigabit Router. 5GHz...moreless

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.9
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Season
Sep 17 - May 5, 2017
3 night min stay
$225
$1,400
Mid-May
May 6 - Jun 2, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,600

Changeover Day: Saturday

Early June
Jun 3 - Jun 16, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,975

Changeover Day: Saturday

High Season
Jun 17 - Aug 11, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,700

Changeover Day: Saturday

Mid-August
Aug 12 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,300

Changeover Day: Saturday

Warm Fall
Sep 2 - Sep 29, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,700

Changeover Day: Saturday

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$2,700

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Peaceof Mind(no Sec Dep) $60
  • Cleaning $110
  • Pet Fee $150
  • Tax Rate 13%

Notes:

1. We have a no refund cancelation policy. We will try to re-rent for you and if we do we'll pay you the amount received net of costs for re-renting. 2. You must sign a rental agreement with the owner before you get access. 3. The week before and after Easter, we only rent by the week, Saturday to Saturday, but we only charge the very low off-season rates. Note on Monthly rate: This only applies to January, February, and March.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 01/22/2017
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Location

30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Wilmington NC
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Buddy's
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Snead's Ferry
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
210
Ocean City Beach, North Topsail Beach, NC, USA
Nearest Beach
In front of the house!

Car: Recommended

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: I grew up in the mid-west and my wife grew up in Annapolis. She introduced me to sailing, water skiing, and a real love for the beach.

Why the Owner Chose Ocean City Beach, North Topsail Beach, NC, USA:
We absolutely love Topsail Island. Being on an island, the ocean breezes, the salt air, and the wonderful people make this a great place to be.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Jimmy Buffett sings it best 'But there's booze in the blender and soon it will render, that frozen concoction that helps me hang on.'


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/22/2017

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Photos

  • Beachside at low tide.  Amazing Grace is on the right side.

    Beachside at low tide. Amazing Grace is on the right side.

  • Living room with dining table that seats 6 and breakfast bar that seats 2.

    Living room with dining table that seats 6 and breakfast bar that seats 2.

  • Dining room table seats 6 and 2 more at the breakfast bar.

    Dining room table seats 6 and 2 more at the breakfast bar.

  • Another view from the main deck.

    Another view from the main deck.

  • The deck is right above the dune and close to the water when the tide is high.

    The deck is right above the dune and close to the water when the tide is high.

  • Queen bed in the 2nd bedroom.  This bedroom is street side.

    Queen bed in the 2nd bedroom. This bedroom is street side.

  • 3rd bedroom looking at TV and upper deck.

    3rd bedroom looking at TV and upper deck.

  • The deck view from the master and 3rd bedrooms.

    The deck view from the master and 3rd bedrooms.

  • Both the master and 3rd bedrooms open up to the upstairs deck.

    Both the master and 3rd bedrooms open up to the upstairs deck.

  • Sea gulls during their happy hour at the beach. Sea turtles hang out here also.

    Sea gulls during their happy hour at the beach. Sea turtles hang out here also.

  • Amazing Grace on the right set back about 2 feet with a privacy wall between.

    Amazing Grace on the right set back about 2 feet with a privacy wall between.

  • The street side as you pull in.  Amazing Grace is on the left.

    The street side as you pull in. Amazing Grace is on the left.

  • Open floor plan.  Note we have a new table that seats 6.  See next picture.

    Open floor plan. Note we have a new table that seats 6. See next picture.

  • Large main deck, brand new in 2017.

    Large main deck, brand new in 2017.

  • Upper and lower deck, new in 2017.

    Upper and lower deck, new in 2017.

  • Master bedroom with an attached bath remodeled in 2016.

    Master bedroom with an attached bath remodeled in 2016.

  • 3rd bedroom with a trundle bed.  That's a twin bed with a twin underneath

    3rd bedroom with a trundle bed. That's a twin bed with a twin underneath

  • Beachy decorations in the 3rd bedroom.

    Beachy decorations in the 3rd bedroom.

  • Another view from the upstairs deck.

    Another view from the upstairs deck.

  • The beach right in front of the house at sunrise - so wide and beautiful.

    The beach right in front of the house at sunrise - so wide and beautiful.

  • Surf fishing with a cool beer.  It doesn't get any better than this.

    Surf fishing with a cool beer. It doesn't get any better than this.

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This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Monday, January 23, 2017

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