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Great Views and Great House! 5 BR Oceanfront Home with Elevator and Private Poo

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 4.5+ Baths, Sleeps 15

Beautifully Furnished Oceanfront Beach House...

Walk only 80' from the back door and you're on the beach, or sit on the third floor deck and watch the dolphins and the ocean roll-in. After a day on the beach, relax pool-side. The pool is open from April 1st and closes October 31st for the season. The pool will be heated before Memorial Day and after Labor Day.

The floor plan is a non-traditional design. The Great Room, Kitchen and Master bedroom are on the third floor. Thus taking advantage of both the ocean front and sound views from both sides of the house. It also has an elevator that serves all three floors, making the trip up/down a little easier. This non-smoking home features four bedrooms on the second floor, with a shared bathroom with shower and a jack & jill bathroom with tub. Our newest addition is our Margaritaville blender machine to make your favorite frozen concoction for the young and old.

The great room has generous seating for 10 overlooking the ocean with a fireplace for cooler weather. There is plenty of seating in kitchen and bar area to eat. The modern kitchen is fully equipped and has an additional stand-alone ice maker for those hot days! The house has plenty of games and books for down time. This bright and fresh beach home has hardwood floors and area carpets. There is a private hot and cold shower outside.

If you like an uncrowded beach and all the modern amenities that a house can offer, you will fall in love with this location. A 20-minute walk takes you to the recreation park which has a playground, lighted tennis courts and basketball courts. Putt-Putt Golf is just a few miles down the road and the area's premier 4-star rated golf course is 5 minutes away by car and is one of Golf Digest's 'Best Places to Play' 2008-2009. If you're feeling more adventurous, visit the USS North Carolina Battleship in Wilmington (35 miles south) or the North Carolina Aquarium in Pine Knoll Shores (35 miles north). For more information, see the packed information guide in our home and/or click the link below. (Topsail Chamber)

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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
June 27, 2017

About Suzanne

Phil and I grew up in Delaware and have been here in Raleigh since 1998. We have enjoyed North Carolina so much we decided to stay and make it our home. We then visited some of the beaches in the area and fell in love with North Topsail Island! That's when we decided to build. We are a family of five and wanted a place to create memories and enjoy our future grandchildren some day there.

Why Suzanne chose Topsail Island

We saw this location and loved the peacefulness and the fact that it wasn't too far from things to do, but just far enough to enjoy it's natural surroundings.

What makes this house unique

North Topsail Island reminds me of the beaches I use to visit when I was a child. It is not over run with tall hotels and building and a lot of traffic and chaos. It is somewhat quiet and undisturbed. We love the fact that the momma sea turtles come up to our end of the Island to hatch there eggs! There is also a sea turtle museum and turtle rescue on the Island.


North Topsail Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • 1King in Master(top floor), 2nd floor: 1 King oceanfront, 1 queen oceanfront, 1 queen street side, 1 Queen with loft above with 2 singles head to toe street side, Baby pack and play crib (1), Queen Sleep Sofa (1), Twin Roll away bed(1), also a side gate to put on bed.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Great Views and Great House! 5 BR Oceanfront Home with Elevator and Private Poo
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews

Great location for quiet, great house for a group

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 8 travelers enjoyed Terrapin Station so much. The house is laid out well for get-togethers upstairs, and it also offers nice privacy across multiple levels and bedrooms. The pool is super, but mostly we preferred the fun waves, hunting shells, and sitting in beach chairs under the EZ-Up on the sand instead. This is really a wonderful environment, with no crowds whatsoever.

Lots of coffee was consumed on the upper deck in the mornings, and the surf is the perfect audio backdrop to that. The ocean is truly RIGHT there (and if it's a full moon, as it was for us, the view is spectacular).

North Topsail is quiet-- which encouraged us to stay put (after a short -- and daily-- trip to Food Lion in Snead's Ferry for provisions) and to really embrace the beach and the setting. We cooked on the grill (not so convenient as it has to stay down on the driveway for fire safety) and then made trips into Surf City to satisfy our need for more "action" and a bit of shopping (and gourmet popcorn at MM8).

Plan on sunrise walks and maybe a jog the opposite direction to the pier (beware-- 6 miles round trip). Speaking of the pier, the casual restaurant there is a pretty sweet breakfast spot-- affordable and friendly.

House stuff: The elevator proved finicky (we had to re-set it multiple times) and the ice maker was uncooperative. Certainly our older folks would have liked to avoid the many stairs, but it wasn't the end of the world. Everything else was functional and comfortable. It's nice to have a W/D (so you can pack lightly) and a kitchen big enough to spread out and make meals in.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! What a great and thorough review! We thank you so much! My only regret is that you did not contact my handyman who was posted on the refrigerator he would have been able to help you with our elevator! That elevator is is pretty reliable! Someone before you may have gotten it off track! Sorry about that. The ice maker is tempramental this may be its last year! Have a great rest of 2017!
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Perfect for a Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our family, 8 adults and 3 children, would absolutely recommend this home for your vacation. We were very comfortable for our week stay. The house had everything we needed, sans food! The pool was perfect, clean, and warm, perfect for the little ones who aren't quite ready for the ocean! The views from the top deck couldn’t be beat, we’d sit out on the top deck and get a beautiful view of the sunrise and boats on the horizon. The rooms and common areas were all clean and in great shape, subtle signs of wear on the furniture and permanent fixtures, but that’s to be expected! The elevator was a lifesaver! Really helped get the luggage and groceries to the upper floors! The area was quiet, not too much commotion, perfect for a relaxing stay! We recommend going to Lo-re-lei’s Pub and Grill for lunch – amazing food, laid-back atmosphere, and attentive staff and don’t forget to stop by Bada-Bing for ice cream!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to give us a wonderful review! We are so happy you had such a great time! We would love to have you again in the future! Have a great rest of 2016!
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Great House in a Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for a great time at Terrapin Station. The size of the house for the 7 of us (5 adults, 11 yr old and 14 yr old) was great. Probably had more space than we needed but we really liked it. The views from the top deck were amazing and something we will treasure about our vacation. Went fishing from the beach right in front of the house and loved the quiet beach as it was full of only other house guests nearby. The margarita maker was fun and we made drinks in it every evening. Also loved the massive game collection and the private pool, especially our nephew who was not so fond of the sand. What a great property for a multi-generational family visit! North Topsail is a great location that is quiet enough to relax and enjoy but close enough to nearby things. Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review we truly appreciate your thoughts and love to hear about how much fun you and your family had! We hope you think of us again in the future! Take care and have a great rest of 2016! Terrapin Station :)
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We had a wonderful week- it was the perfect house.

  • 5 of 5

House in excellent shape and right on the water. Great place to swim. Well equipped home and clean nice pool. Elevtor such a big help.

Pronlems-weak wifi, ice machine frozen, no beach chairs

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the great review! We love it that our guest let us know how they feel about staying at our home away from home! We also appreciate the constructive criticism! It helps us continue to improve on the house and make your stay even more enjoyable! Sincerely the Owners
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Wonderful family home!

  • 5 of 5

Our family (8 adults & 6 young children) had a marvelous week at Terrapin Station. Being right on the ocean with your own private pool is the best! We'll never go back to anything less again. The house was fantastic. We all enjoyed our rooms & the living/kitchen area comfortably accommodated all of us for cooking, eating, playing games or watching TV. Golfing was nearby which was especially important to a few there. Everything we needed was close by. Suzanne was a pleasure to work with. We'd love to come back again, but our family is growing & we need a bit more room. I wish I could rent from Suzanne again. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Terrapin Station was everything plus more!!! We had three families with six young children and everyone loved it!!! You couldn't get much closer to the beach and it was pretty much a private beach which was absolutely wonderful! Then when coming up from the beach there was a nice rinse area for feet right on the deck or even better down by the pool a wonderful outdoor shower to rinse before getting into the nicely kept pool. The house is also not too far from surf city which is such a cute beach town to visit we went into town a few times to buy fresh seafood which was wonderful and to do some shopping!! Which the house had everything we needed to cook all our meals. Our first trip to TI and we definitely spoiled ourselves with this house!!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We cannot thank you all enough for such a great review of the house! We truly appreciate your input and thoughts. It helps us keep up the good work! We love it just as much as you did! Take care and we hope you will come back again! The Owners :)
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Wilmington, NC
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
North Shores
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Rick's Bar and Restaurant
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

North Topsail Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2017 Prime Season
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
Post Summer
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Price break
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall Getaway
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 8 2017
4 night minimum stay
Fall Value
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 30 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
3 night minimum stay
Fall Season
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 2 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
3 night minimum stay
2018 Prime Season
Jun 9 2018 - Aug 11 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $135
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.75%

Typically when you receive your contract you will have 10 days to sign it and return the original back with your deposit check. We usually ask for a little less than half of the total and then your balance is due 30 days before arrival. We do not charge for the VRBO Service fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.