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Spectacular views of ocean & beach. Only 12 bedrm/12 bath. Free Linens & Wifi

Bedrooms 12
Space 5,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

12 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms. Sleeps 32( or see prop ID #163979 for our 6 BDRM)

The only 12 bedroom/12 bath oceanfront on the island.

This home gives the curb appearance of a large single family home while providing 5,345 square feet of side by side duplex. In the center, there is one white, sweeping, Cinderella staircase rising up to the front porch. Inside, there is a vestibule with entrance to each side. This is a wonderful home for family reunions and weddings.

The entire house has been professionally decorated and it is beautiful. The first floor has 8 bedrooms with 6 full baths, 2 laundry rooms and 2 outside showers. There are 4 queen size bedroom suites on this floor, two bedrooms with twin beds, and 2 bunk rooms that sleep 6 in each room. The second floor has 2 king master suites, with private balconies. Also, on the second floor are 2 living area great rooms, 2 fully equipped kitchens, 2 dining areas, 2 gas grills & 2 half baths. On the third floor are 2 penthouse suites with huge private balconies that over look the ocean.

The views are even more breath taking from the second floor. The great rooms, kitchens, and dining areas were designed with an open plan to maximize the views. Similarly, the corner fire places, each with a 45' flat screen TV above, is situated for viewing from anywhere in the kitchen or living area. The master king bedroom suites with custom bathroom and private balconies are on the second floor. 2 half bathrooms are also on this floor.

The third floor has the two penthouse suites with a queen size beds and full custom bathrooms. From your private balcony, you can see down the beach for miles, enjoy a fabulous sunrise or sunset, or watch the sailboats transiting the intracoastal waterway.

Free WiFi extends to all the decks and balconies. Enjoy your music, entertainment, and games where ever you would like, in or outside of our beachhouse!

We provide free linens for your stay! The reason this was important to us was when we were building our house, we had to rent our linens and towels while staying at another property. When I entered that property, there was a black trash bag that contained my threadbare white linens for the week's stay. One towel, one washcloth, and two flat-sheets for the bed I had to make myself - and I paid $30 for this service. It was a great learning experience! Thus, I decided never would any of my guests ever experience the linen ordeal upon their arrival. Our linens are luxurious, our beds are made, and our goal is for you to truly enjoy your vacation!

This is a fully equipped luxury property. Come stay with us and we know you shall come back again and again.

Please visit our website for pictures and information.

More Details

Paulette McGrath
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About Paulette McGrath

We're Jim and Paulette McGrath. Jim was the builder and general contractor of our beautiful oceanfront duplex in 2007.

Jim built it much stronger and insulated it much better, for sound reduction and climate extremes, then building codes required.

Paulette McGrath purchased this house in 2007

Why Paulette McGrath chose North Topsail Beach

Jim wanted an oceanfront house ever since he was 10 years old. That was when his parents rented a house on the beach facing the Atlantic Ocean in Long Beach, NY. He fell in love with the sounds of the shore break, the cool breezes, playing in the waves and building sand castles.

About 13 years ago, Jim found Topsail Island. It wasn't as busy as Myrtle Beach or the Outer Banks. But, the quality of the uncrowded sandy beaches and caribbean-like, always changing ocean colors, caught his eye. Also, he liked that the climate was more moderate than the steamy more southern states and the average ocean temperatures were much warmer than the colder northern states.

Thankfully, it is still the same today

Guestbook comments from the owner

It was so accommodating, warm and homey. The pictures on the website just doesn’t do it justice.

It is easy to see that this house was built with love and thoughtfulness. The kitchen was well used this weekend as we cooked lots of Cajun food.

I loved all of the upgraded appliances and can’t just say enough about the granite bar and countertops.

We made amazing memories there this weekend. Thank you for making this sad time a little easier with a home that felt like “home”.We hope to be able to rent again when my son returns from Afghanistan.

God Bless and Thank you
Sep 2009
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North Topsail Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 32
  • Max. adults: 32
  • Min. age of primary renter: 27
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No Pets or smoking. No BBQ/Smoker Grills No College Students/Groups We do not rent to anyone under the age of 28.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Dialup Access
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 25 people
  • 12 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 9 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 10 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 11 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 12 - toilet , shower
  • All the bathrooms have custom tile, white marble sinks and vanities, and exhaust fans. 4 of the bathrooms(2nd & 3rd floors) have custom glass shower doors. All of the bathroom doors are solid wood to cut down on noise transference.
  • 12 Bedrooms, Sleeps 32
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , full bath + priv. balcony w/ 2chairs & table
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , full bath +priv. balcony w/ 2chairs & table
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , full bath +priv. balcony w/ 2chairs & table
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , full bath +priv. balcony w/ 2chairs & table
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , full bath +priv. balcony w/ 2chairs & table
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , full bath + priv. balcony w/ 2chairs & table
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen , full bath +deck w/ 2chairs & table
    Bedroom 8 - 1 queen , full bath +deck w/ 2chairs & table
    Bedroom 9 - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , bunk rm
    Bedroom 10 - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , bunk rm
    Bedroom 11 - 2 twin/ single , deck w/ 2chairs & table
    Bedroom 12 - 2 twin/ single , deck w/ 2chairs & table
  • Besides having great curb side appeal and architectural beauty, this is the only 12 bedroom house on the island. It is also the only house where all the bedrooms, because of unique side balconies and decks, have both an ocean view and an intracoastal waterway view. There is 2000 sq. ft. of furnished decks and balconies with fabulous water views. These private balconies also provide a great place for some quiet time. All the walls, ceilings, closets, and stairways are insulated to cut down on noise transference.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 16 garden chairs
  • 16 beach chairs
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • 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 are 2 dumb waiters at the garage level to carry groceries and luggage to the first and second floors. There are 2 oversized water heaters for all those showers. Each floor has its own thermostat cooling and heat control. There is a 4 car garage with automatic doors and plenty of room to store your bikes, motor cycles and other large items. There are a good supply of beach chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards, and kids beach toys.


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Spectacular views of ocean & beach. Only 12 bedrm/12 bath. Free Linens & Wifi
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 27 reviews
Charleston, SC


  • 4 of 5

OMG!!!!! Words can’t even express the AMAZING time my family had at this beautiful beach house. Very clean and very well accommodating for everything we needed. Very spacious. If I had a flaw with the house it would just be the fact that it didn’t have a elevator for the older family members. But we would definitely stay at this house again. Thanks so much......

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Perfect place for a family gathering

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family had a fantastic time in this house. Thanks to the hurricane we had two days of rainy weather, but the house is divided into two separate homes. Everyone had plenty of room to come together for games and socializing, but also had plenty of space to have downtime and quiet. Importantly (at least for our family) almost every bedroom has a deck and a view of the ocean (no disputes about who gets which room). The owners are very easy to work with and provide plenty of beach chairs and beach towels.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Property and Location

  • 5 of 5

I'm not sure where to even begin, from the very beginning Paulette was extremely easy to work with and very responsive to all my questions. My husbands family had been going to Topsail Island for at least 25 years so we are very familiar with the area and have stayed all over the island. We had 26 people and rented both sides of this property. We loved that they were connected at both the front and back. It made it super easy when we wanted to all be together. The house was very clean and the kitchen had everything we needed. We loved the amount of common area space we had and that there were TV's in most of the rooms. The beach was fantastic and we found some really neat shells that we've typically never found on this island before. The grocery store is only 5 minutes away which is VERY convenient. The weather was perfect and we would recommend this property to anyone. I highly recommend for a large groups!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning home with breathtaking views

  • 5 of 5

This home is the place of many fond memories for my family. My first step inside of this beautifully crafted home, it was very clear that it was designed with comfort, relaxation and elegance. The views are incredible from every room, the kitchen layout is perfect for entertaining any size family and the location is prime. I felt at home and the second I sat down my stress melted away. We are already planning our next trip back and cannot wait to be on the beach seeing the dolphins again!! If you're looking for a magnificent place to stay where you can create lasting memories and unwind from your daily grind, look no further!!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Thanksgiving Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

Our family celebrated Thanksgiving and a family reunion at this property. It was absolutely fabulous! The house was big enough to handle our large crowd of 34 people. It was roomy, comfortable, very well equipped, and wonderfully decorated. Everyone loved the views and the location. The weather was perfect and we all got to enjoy walks on the beach, shell collection, and playing in the surf on the warm days. We could not have asked for a more perfect Thanksgiving. The week was the most perfect time our family has had at a reunion. One of the great-nephews told me that this was the greatest time of his life. And we owe it all to you, Paulette, and this wonderful property. Thanks for making our stay so memorable.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clover, SC

Paulette & Jim ROCK!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first stay at the Sunrise & Sunset home. We had a group of 33 women for our annual church ladies' beach trip. The view on the main floor is beautiful. I never knew you could see the distinct ocean colors from a NC beach but you sure can from this home. Paulette has furnished the home with tasteful furniture and decorations. We especially liked the blue and yellow theme on the Sunrise side (I want that yellow fish)! This home had everything we needed. Plenty of kitchen utensils & cookware. The linens were nice. Plenty of bath towels and beach towels. I don't believe there was anything we had to actually go out to purchase. But, the REAL treasure is found in Paulette and Jim. After we arrived I had a few questions. They ALWAYS answered the phone and made me feel like they genuinely wanted to help. In a society where customer service is becoming a thing of the past, I can promise you, it will not be the case here. All of my questions & concerns were met with an answer & a solution immediately. The beach is clean and not overrun with vacationers . The pier is a short walk away. We enjoyed a steam bucket at the Topsail Shrimp House which also offered a fabulous view. We enjoyed our time and would definitely stay here again. Thank you Paulette and Jim for sharing your beautiful home with us. :)

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Just 3 minutes from house is a 4 star golf course
Nearest Beach
In my back yard
Car: recommended

You have the ocean and porpoises in your backyard and great views of the Intra Coastal Waterway from the front. Less than an eight minute walk from your front door are 2 lighted tennis courts, a basketball court, a volleyball court, horseshoe area, an enclosed children's playground, a lovely covered picnic area, and pier that takes you out on the intracoastal to watch all the boats going by or to try your luck at crabbing or fishing.

Bring your bike and travel for miles on the bike path that runs in front of the house.

For the golfer, there is a four Star Course that is a 6 minute drive from the house. There are four other courses in the area to explore.

Within a 15 minute walk, you can fish off the East Coasts longest fishing pier. There is a good little restaurant there as well. They will even cook your catch.

You can enjoy deep sea fishing on one of the local charter boats.

Drive to historic Wilmington and tour several of the beautiful plantation homes.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $670 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,200
Tax Rate 10.0%

We do run specials, for 3 nights or more, during the non-summer months. Please check with us. We usually advertise the special rate in the headline.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund