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A Breath of Fresh Aire - the beach comes right up to your deck!!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,428 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

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

A cute on-the-beach cottage with 3 bedrooms - and not a "Mc-Mansion" with 10 bedrooms that no one can afford? Yes, your dream has come true!

THIS GORGEOUS BEACH DUPLEX IS PET-FRIENDLY - AND IN BEAUTIFUL SHAPE. You will not believe such a beautiful house allows your pet, but we find that our guests at A Breath of Fresh Aire have been very conscientious about their four legged family members.

NOW MY WIFE SAYS I TALK TOO MUCH. She told me to shut up and let our guests tell the story. So here they go:

'Our family can't wait until July this year - we have stayed at Amazing Grace for the last three years - this year we will stay at Breath of Fresh Air - A wonderful ocean-front duplex - very nice and owner is a delight to deal with. A great deal here at Topsail!!!'

Tim & Carol, Alexandria, Va

'Our humans brought us to watch them unwind at this wonderful house on the beach. We got long walks on the water's edge and saw turtle nests and lots of crabs and dolphins. We also got peaceful naps to the sound of the surf. We had such a good time watching our humans uncoil and become fun companions that we did not want it to end. Thanks for making us feel like puppies again.'

Your 4-pawed buddies, Kapi and Rufus

'Our family has stayed at A Breath of Fresh Aire about 4 times over the past 3 years. We obviously LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!! We keep coming back! It's always clean and comfortable, and Steve the owner is a pleasure to deal with. It has everything we need and absolutely Beautiful views! And it's on a great section of the island too.'

Chrissy, Atlanta, Ga

'A Breath of Fresh Aire is just that... what a wonderful week of sun and fun on TopSail island, NC. We couldn't have been more impressed with this wonderful ocean-front home. It is so rare to find a beach home vacation rental that not only has all the amenities of home, but accepts pets too! We'll definitely be back.'

Scott & Carolee, Wake Foest, NC

And it goes on and on. Our guests love the place and you will too.

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.

A Breath of Fresh Aire 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?


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


Well, one of our repeat guests told us:

'Delightful Cottage and good location. Our golden loved the beach. I would not hesitate to rent this cottage again. The owner, Steve, made everything simple and straightforward. We made some great memories there. Thanks!!'

Linda O, Chester, Va

Won't you be our guest?

IF THIS PLACE IS BOOKED CHECK OUT AMAZING GRACE NEXT DOOR by clicking on 'All my Rentals' below the calendar on this page. I think Amazing Grace is prettier than A Breath of Fresh Aire!

Keywords: Duplex (Left Side)

More Details


Ocean City Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1428 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
There is a community dock on the sound side perfect for fishing or a shallow boat.


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A Breath of Fresh Aire - the beach comes right up to your deck!!
average rating of 4.88 based on 53 reviews

Awesome! Closest to the water I’ve ever been in a house.

  • 5 of 5

This house is right on the water. Probably a 300-ft walk from front porch to high tide water. House has everything you need. Host was very accommodating and responsive.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you as our guests. Please come again.
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  • 5 of 5

Spent all my time on the deck overlooking the sea.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for being our guest. Please come again.
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Amazing location!

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at multiple beachfront locations, but this is the closest to the beach I have ever been. The views from the two decks are spectacular. This was my first trip to Topsail Beach, so I had no idea what to expect, but I was not disappointed. A Breath of Fresh Aire is located in a quiet area of Topsail. This home is pet friendly and kid friendly. The kitchen was well equipped with everything we needed. Two of the three bedrooms had access to the upper level deck. Even though there was a family staying on the other side of the house, it was very private. We loved our week at A Breath of Fresh Aire and look forward to returning!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you as our guests, please come visit us again.
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Excellent Location

  • 3 of 5

Our beach home was the perfect location. It was steps to the beach. The owner of the home was very accommodating and his customer service was excellent. The home does need some updating, however, it fit our needs.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kim for the suggestion. We do a major project each winter. Two winters ago, we remodeled the en suite bathrooms, last winter, we rebuilt the lower and upper ocean side decks. It's a cute beach bungalow that is so close to the beach that if you spill your drink on the deck, it will land on the dunes.
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Great location, house was clean and had everything

  • 5 of 5

House is is a great location right on the beach. Beach was not crowded. The house was very clean and had everything we needed to cook for the week.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for being our guests. Please visit us again.
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We LOVE 'A Breath of Fresh Aire'

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year to return to A Breath of Fresh Aire and Top Sail Island, NC. The scenery from the deck is breathtaking and peaceful. We will be back next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you back as a guest! I hope you liked our new wide deck overlooking the wide beach and the crashing waves.
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Steve Morrison
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2018

Why Steve Morrison chose Ocean City Beach

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Kim decided to book a week in September 2014 with us through VRBO. She wrote me and said: ""Your electronic method of rental proved to be very easy, in spite of my limited computer skills. Possibly I looked like I knew what I was doing!"

We do try to make it as easy as possible so you can have the most hassle-free vacation
Feb 2014
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Wilmington NC
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Trailer Bar
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Just off the deck!!
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $110
Peaceof Mind(No Sec Dep) $60
Pet Fee $150
Tax Rate 13.0%

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

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

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