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A Breath of Fresh Aire - the beach is 2 feet from your deck!!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

Description

Ocean City Beach House Rental Photos and Description

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.

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?

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.

CAN YOU GUESS WHY WE HAVE SO MANY REPEAT GUESTS?

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
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 8, 2016
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Why The Owner chose North Topsail 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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Reviews

Exceptional! 4.9/5 -
(40 traveler reviews)

A Breath of Fresh Aire - the beach is 2 feet from your deck!!
average rating of 4.95 based on 43 reviews
5

Wonderful vacation home

  • 5 of 5

I've have stayed at this property many times. Great location, views are wonderful. The county did a great job replenishing the beach. Steve is always very prompt answering any questions or taking care of any problems you may have. Great family spot. If you want a quiet family/dog friendly beach vacation this place is it!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The county did do a great job of widening the beach. It's so great to walk off the deck and then sink your toes in that silky white sand. It's so soft.
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5

Christmas Trips to the Beach - Highly Recommended

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed twice at Steve Morrison's houses - once at Breath of Fresh Aire and once at Amazing Grace (they are side-by-side, right on the beautiful beach. Both houses are in a great location, right on the beach, well furnished and well maintain. Everything is just as promised. We go over Christmas when the crowds are gone and you have miles of beach practically to yourselves and your dogs (OK, you can swim due to cold water but everything else is great at this time of year). Steve has always been very accommodating. prompt and easy to work with. First class all the way.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time to Topsail Island and we loved it. We stayed at A Breath of Fresh Air. It is everything and more that was promised. I love the location to the beach. The owners let us bring our fur babies and the deck has nice gates on it so they could hang out on it. We loved the view and when we weren't on the beach we were on the deck. Thanks also for the restaurant reviews! We hope to come visit again! Thank you again for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am convinced that taking your dog on vacation, is like taking your kids. We also clean the carpet 4 times during the summer season so that it is fresh for any non-pet people to come and enjoy their stay.
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MOST Excellent!!!

  • 5 of 5

The minute we got there and sat down on the deck, my husband said "We have to come back in September. This is a great place!" Our two Springer Spaniels loved how dog friendly the beach was for them and our neighbors. It was just the four of us to distress from Northern VA. The pups and the humans loved snoozing on the deck, hearing the surf and just veggin' out. Heaven!

The home looks exactly how the pictures are displayed. Beautiful! Highly, highly recommend. The owner was quite thorough and detailed w/directions, restaurants, what to see and do and other info. We definitely want to rent this place again.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words. My wife and I are always thrilled to hear that people loved their stay at a Breath of Fresh Aire. And your little 4 legged friends are always welcome. We do charge a pet fee, but we use the money from that to clean the carpets 4 times during the summer, so that it is fresh for every guest, whether they have a dog or not. A Breath of Fresh Aire is right on the beach and right next to heaven!!
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Breath of Fresh Aire

  • 5 of 5

Great property, a quick walk down steps had you on the beach, that was great. A very dog friendly house, with gates on the deck so our dogs could hang out with out worry. Five of us had plenty of room. One of my favorite features was the upstairs deck right outside 2 bedrooms, it was incredible. Easy access either north or south to plenty of restaurants and stores. We were there right after Christmas so plenty of sales on high end summer wear. We'll be back next year.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The holiday season is one of the great times to come and enjoy the serenity of the ocean and beach. It can be a special time with your loved one. We hope you come back and visit us again.
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The house was very nice, but the view was amazing!

  • 5 of 5

I have been to many beaches but this is my favorite by far! The sunrises and sunsets were breathtaking! We made some great family memories walking the beautiful beach and watching the waves. No doubt we will be back.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you as our guests. It is very lovely at the ocean. It is so invigorating. Please come again.
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Wilmington NC
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Buddy's
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
210
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Several
Nearest Beach
Just off the deck!!
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Ocean City Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Off Season
Sep 17 2016 - May 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,400
 
 
Mid May
May 6 2017 - Jun 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
 
 
Early June
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 16 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,975
 
 
High
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 11 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,700
 
 
Mid August
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,300
 
 
Warm Fall
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,700
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$2,700
 

Additional information about rental rates

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

You must sign a rental agreement with the owner before your reservation is final. 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.

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Amenities

Ocean City Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
There is a community dock on the sound side perfect for fishing or a shallow boat.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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