Ocean front 4/5 BR 4 ½ bath, Elevator, Swiming Pool, Walk town, park, marina
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About Ted Waltz
We are originally from Kennett Square PA which is near Philadelphia. Deb grew up in Williamsville NY which is a small town near Buffalo NY and moved to Kennett Square after going to college in the Philadelphia area. That is where Ted and Deb first met, fell in love, and got married back in the early 1980’s. Ted first discovered Topsail Island when he was serving our country in the 82 Airborne division of the military after high school. Ted grew up and lived most of his life in Kennett Square prior to moving to North Carolina. Ted’s parents both worked in the school system in Kennett Square (his father as a teacher and his mother as the school nurse). Ted was a Mushroom Farmer while he lived in PA (that region is known for being one of the largest producers of fresh Mushrooms in the world). We both still have family in Kennett Square and in Buffalo, but they enjoy coming to visit us in North Carolina (especially in the winter!). Our three children are grown and married now. One is a Veterinarian, one is a middle school teacher and the third is a mechanical engineer. We currently live on a small farm outside of Raleigh. Our three children have grown up enjoying the beaches here on Topsail Island and looked for sharks teeth in the sands of Surf City. We used to travel here from the Philadelphia area because the Topsail Island beaches are so clean and private. We've always felt it was worth the trip and met many who traveled much further than us and shared that view.
Ted Waltz purchased this House in 2018
Why Ted Waltz chose Surf City
Topsail is a wonderful family place but it is also a place where fishermen and surfers can share the beach and enjoy the long season of warm crystal clear water. In the fall we would stay out all night and wait on the beach with our children for the turtle nests to hatch. We purchased this home in November of 2017. We had been renting in Surf City, Topsail Island for nearly 30 years and while the homes we rented were nice, they always fell a little short in one area or another. We wanted to create a rental that did it right and the opportunity was right for us to purchase this outstanding, recently built, ocean front home in the heart of Surf City, Topsail Island, North Carolina. Elevator, Location, Premium Bedding, great deck furniture, Pay-it-forward pantry items and towels, private Community Pool all make it easy to relax and meet new friends. Walk to Surf city restaurants, grocery store and attractions. For even larger parties or family reunions, we have other rental options that we can refer you to (that are 2 to 9 bedroom beach and Intercoastal water front options also in Surf City including in this same grouping of homes as this one). This is great for groups needing additional overflow space or wanting to vacation together but separate. The Marina is walking distance from the home Don’t have a boat? Boats can be rented from local Marina or bring your own boat and rent a slip for your stay.
What makes this House unique
We love that we can walk to the beach front restaurants and the fishing pier. We also love that we have a great view of the ocean and or sound from every window in the home. The views from deck, while either standing or sitting in the hi-top chairs, is breathtaking and unmatched. We don’t even need to drive into town to see holiday fireworks; best view on the island is from our deck! Nothing beats watching your kids play either playing at the beach, surfing, paddle boarding or swimming in your own private pool while you enjoy a cool beverage from the comfort of your deck or the shade of the covered porch (especially if you love the ocean but are not a fan of the sand). You will love the fact that time has not blemished Topsail and it has maintained its small-town charm and feel. It is a warm and inviting place and you will not want to leave! What you should know about Topsail and Surf City....... Topsail is a great place for families and fun. It is a place for quite relaxation, fishing, golfing, shopping sightseeing, or just relaxing and reading on the beach. Enjoy quiet relaxation of the ocean breeze from your kitchen or decks while you drink your morning coffee or share a meal with the family. See the dolphins playing in the surf and end the day with a moonlight walk on the beach. Fish off the beaches right in front of your home or walk up to the Surf City Pier to see what's biting. You can literally walk for miles on clean white beaches looking for prehistoric sharks teeth (Topsail is one of the few area on the east coast where they are easily found) or gather shells or 'sea beans' (small polished pebbles) for you collection. Visit the famous Sea Turtle Hospital here on the Island or stop at one of our local shops and pick up some fresh homemade fudge, pies or seafood. Take a dinner cruise on the sound or make memories with your family and friends that will last a lifetime!
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The house was great! There was plenty of room for the 9 of us that came. We didn’t even use the room on the first floor.
The location was amazing. On the beach and close to the pier! It was so nice to just take a short walk and grab dinner, ice cream, or check out one of the beach shops. Plus the New Touch Aquarium was a big hit with the kids! It’s not huge but the employees are very informative and really good and patient with the kids.
A couple small complaints, which would Not keep me from staying in this house again. When we arrived we had to make all the beds, even though they appeared to be made. It was nice to know the sheets were clean however the blankets and pillow shams clearly were not. Then we had to tear the sheets off and “make the beds” before leaving. Which we thought was strange considering a cleaning crew was supposed to be coming after we checked out. The fridge was leaking. We had to keep towels on the floor so no one would slip. We were told that a new refrigerator had been ordered it just hadn’t arrived yet. We were unable to use the bedroom on the first floor because it has an outside door. While it has bunk beds it just wasn’t kid friendly(3, 8, and 11 year olds). The hose outside in the carport was leaking so the ground was ALWAYS wet and slippery.
The owner was easy to work with and our vacation was Amazing. We will be back!
Great Vacation Spot
This home has just about everything a large family could want. Super clean home, perfect beach location, an elevator for your convenience to all floors. Our family of 10 really enjoyed it here. Very comfortable with everything you need to enjoy a great vacation. We enjoyed the deck with endless people watching. The beach was perfect with tons of shark teeth for the hunter as well as the proximity to the pier.
The owner (Ted) was more than hospitable, going the extra mile to insure your enjoyment. A must to return to in the future. When you get there, park your car.... It's all within walking distance.
In the middle of everything!
The only thing I didn’t like was being next door to the restaurant. The view from downstairs was less than inviting.
Summer vacation 2019
My family totally enjoyed our time here. Ted was extremely helpful and responsive. He made everything so easy. The beach was literally at our back door and we could walk everywhere in the town. We would definitely stay again. Thanks for such a relaxing week.
Great location !
Great home & great location. Owner was easy to get ahold of. Overall a clean home but could use a good deep cleaning. A few small repairs need to be done but nothing that prevented us from using anything.
Would definitely stay there again!
Best Vacation Ever!
I can't say enough great things about my family's vacation at this property. But above that, the owner Ted was awesome to work with. He was so accommodating and helpful with everything that we needed and we would definitely rent from him again.
As far as the house goes, it was top notch. You could probably fit comfortably 3-4 families. The views are amazing with steps to the beach. The beds are extra comfy and everything we needed was there. Walking steps to eating and shopping (literally a restaurant right beside) but it was never noisy which was a plus. If you're looking for a quiet, relaxing place to stay in Topsail, this is your place!
The second largest sea turtle hospital in the country is located here on Topsail Island. Come meet the fantastic people who have dedicated their lives to saving these endangered creatures and learn how you can help by watching over the precious nests all along the beaches and sometimes even right here in front of our home.
We are also close to Historic Wilmington NC where you will find the battleship North Carolina to tour and museums, many fine restraints and specialty shops to visit.
Golf courses abound so don’t forget your clubs! You could easily visit a different course each day!
We are walking distance to fine and casual dining as well as to the fishing pier.
There is great fishing from the Surf City pier or right on the beach in front of the house.