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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

Overview

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?

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

Owner
Steve Morrison
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

Why Steve Morrison chose North Carolina

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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Amenities

Ocean City Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance
  • Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
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 ...
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.

Reviews

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A Breath of Fresh Aire - the beach is 2 feet from your deck!!
average rating of 4.87234 based on 50 reviews
5

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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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: Aug 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: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for being our guests. Please visit us again.
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The location was amazing!

  • 4 of 5

Perfect for our kids and dogs. Beautiful beach, remote yet close.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location

  • 4 of 5

The house was perfect for our needs. The location was great too. We enjoyed the back deck and walking right on to the beach. I know we will rent again when we come back to North Topsail Beach.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house was comfortable, well maintained and had a spectacular view! Great location!

  • 5 of 5

It was the perfect place to celebrate my husband's 60th. Steve(the owner) was great to work with. We brought along our dog and in the house waiting for her was 2 dog bowls and treats. We spent every opportunity sitting on the deck enjoying the incredible views . Saw dolphins almost everyday we were there. A definite place to stay again.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you as our guest. Please come visit us 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

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $110
Pet Fee $150

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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