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'Nana's Dream' Easy Access to Beach (WIFI)

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 nights


Surf City House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 7-8)

Beautiful beach house, with lots of porches for outdoor living and open living so the whole gang can be together with pently of room.

Surf City is a thriving beach community located at the heart of historic Topsail Island. The beaches are gorgeous and always a wonderful way to spend the day. 'NANA'S DREAM' BEACH HOUSE is located just a short walk to the beach access. Topsail Beach and North Topsail Beach are located on the island within easy access. For those with a flare for the bigger city, both Jacksonville and Wilmington are within a half hours drive.

The master bedroom and the living room have color cable TVs with DVD players. There is also a TV in each of the other bedrooms. There are jigsaw puzzles to work and books to read.

Keywords: House

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Lynne Dillard
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
October 11, 2016

About Lynne Dillard

Hello, I am 'Nana's' daughter. I live in Graham, NC which is about 3 hours from the beach. My husband and I are continuing 'Nana's Dream'. We have one daughter who is married and one son who is engaged. We also have a wonderful grandson and beautiful granddaughter. We love spending time at the beach with the family. Nana isn't able to come as much now and we do miss her being with us. Her favorite thing to do while at the house was to read while sitting on the top porch and catching the breezes and watching the ocean.

Why Lynne Dillard chose Topsail Island

We feel in love with Surf City more than 40 years ago, when there wasn't very much on the island. My mother always dreamed of owning a house here. She sold her family home to by this beach house and when looking we knew right off that it was the one for her. Her family home was the Jones family home and this beach house sits at the end of Jones St.

What makes this house unique

Along with my family and friends, I love to spend lazy days on the beach or reading a good book on one of the porchs. I hope that you will love to spend some lazy days enjoying my second home as much as I do.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

'Nana's Dream' Easy Access to Beach (WIFI)
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Great Beach Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Nana's Dream last week. The house was open, clean and well maintained. The kitchen had everything we needed. It is a very short walk to the beach and we had great beach weather! My family enjoyed our stay immensely. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and we are so glad that you had a great time and enjoyed your stay.
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Lovely, Light-filled Beach Home

  • 5 of 5

Nana's Dream was the perfect spot for our long weekend at the beach. The rooms were light-filled, clean and tastefully decorated. Nice bedspreads, silverware and quality cookware are important to me when I choose a rental and Nana's Dream did not disappoint. The only problem we had was deciding which view to enjoy, the marsh or the ocean. Sunsets over the marsh were a highlight. Thanks for sharing your lovely home.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words and we hope you will return to stay with us in the future.
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Long Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the house Thursday to Sunday for a long weekend. We loved the house! It is very spacious, clean and inviting. It is in a perfect location. Quick and easy walk to the beach and short drive to the restaurants. We cooked one night and everything we needed was supplied. Best fresh seafood is from the Surf City Market!

The best part of the house is the Yellow Chairs on the porch with the view of the beach! We were out there every evening for hours!! Would recommend this house to anyone!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much and I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay.
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Late summer get-a-way

  • 5 of 5

Nana's Dream was just as described - a short walk to the beach, clean, comfortable and well supplied for a family's needs. We enjoyed watching the sunrises and sunsets while relaxing on the porches. Loved the open floor plan and the large kitchen (some of the utensils need replacement) This was our first time renting a house for our annual vacation and now it's the only way to go! Thanks for a good experience and if we return to Surf City we would love to stay at Nana's Dream again.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and I am glad you enjoyed your stay. I am working on getting new kitchen utensils. Thanks for the reminder.
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Great Mini Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Nana's Dream is just that! Great location, clean, "homey", spacious, "all included". We were able to see the fireworks at the Surf City Park easily from the front porch. We didn't need a thing. Working with "Nana" was super easy and very enjoyable. My husband and two children, 14 and 11, had a great time and hope to return soon. Thanks for making our last days of summer fantastic!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you enjoyed your stay for those final days of summer.
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Burlington, NC

Mollie Smith

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time staying at Nana's Dream! The home was nice and clean and had plenty room for our family. There was a easy access to the great beach that Surf City has to offer. We will would love to return to Nana's Dream some day for a weekend beach trip!!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay! Hope to have you back in the future.
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Rates & Availability

Surf City House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Fall
Oct 22 2016 - Dec 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

Check In 3:00pm Saturday
Check Out 10:00am Saturday
Unless otherwise negotiated

50% of rental due @ booking
Payment in full shall be due within thirty (30) days of the check-in date

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Surf City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1344 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs 1/2 Bath - toilet
    Enclosed Outside hot/cold Shower - outdoor shower
  • 2.5 plus hot/cold outdoor enclosed shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Living Room - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (1) In the Master Bedroom, which is on the back side of the house with a wonderful view of the Intercoastal Waterway, Double Beds (1) One double bed in one of the front bedrooms and Queen size Bed (1) in the other front bedroom. Each of the bedrooms open onto a covered porch on the 3rd level with wicker furniture and a view of the ocean, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queensize sleeper sofa in livingroom. Twin Bed (1) in the livingroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
two covered porches with furniture and swing on ocean side, open deck with eating table on sound side, ceiling fans, hot/cold enclosed outside shower,

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