Answer to Prayer- Beachfront and Beautiful

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Last updated: 10/21/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Answer to Prayer is an airy ocean front home that is just the ticket for enjoying Topsail Island up close and in style.

The house accommodates up to 8 guests with 4 bedrooms and 2 baths. Answer to Prayer is located in North Topsail Beach just over the High Rise Bridge to the island and a short drive to downtown Surf City for shopping and dining. A pet friendly, smoke free refuge for you, your family and friends is waiting.

You'll love the mornings. We like to get up early with a steaming cup of coffee and sit out on the deck. It's so quiet, but the beach is waking up. The waves crash on the shore, sea gulls gawk at one another.

A flock of pelicans come 'floating' on the winds as they cruise the beach looking for breakfast. The morning sun warms us up.

My husband decides he wants to go for a ride on his bike. He heads south on the bike shoulder lane waving at the friendly islanders driving in the early morning. After a good run to the southern part of the island, he gets off at the point to smell the jasmine and salt air.

As he heads back, he stops at Seas the Day, a beach house owned by a friend of ours in Surf City. We have friends staying there who have come to Topsail Island the same week as us. After he greets them and visits for a while, he invites them to the barbeque we are planning that night.

While he is riding on his bike, I decide I will take a quick dip and swim a little. The water is chilly at first, but then the Caribbean kissed waters seem to warm up. After a workout, I climb back on the beach and then to take a shower. I decide that I will lay in the sun later. But first I want to do a little shopping at this absolutely darling clothes shop in Surf City.

I could go on and on about how much you'll enjoy Answer to Prayer, but I invite you to come and make your own vacation.

Keywords: House beach front

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1935 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Renter must be at least 25 years old...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Dogs yes; Cats No...moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

    Second floor with attached bathroom...moreless

  • Sunrise: 1 queen

    On the first floor. Bathroom is between the two....moreless

  • Sunset: 1 queen

    First Floor...moreless

  • Kids Room: 2 twin/ single

    Second Floor...moreless

  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2).

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Bluray player. You can access Netflix through the player....moreless

  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable only...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console:

    Playstation 2 (stored in upstairs bedroom)....moreless

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    table sits 6 -8 with two places at the counter with bar stools...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker:

    Currently uses basket filters...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub


Write a review 4.9
from 59 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Fall 2016
Sep 10 - Nov 25, 2016
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Winter 2016
Nov 26 - Dec 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$1,070 $1,800
Winter 2017
Jan 1 - Mar 3, 2017
3 night min stay
$995 $1,800
Early Spring 2017
Mar 4 - May 5, 2017
3 night min stay
Spring 2017
May 6 - Jun 2, 2017
7 night min stay

Summer 2017
Jun 3 - Aug 11, 2017
7 night min stay

Late Summer 2017
Aug 12 - Aug 25, 2017
7 night min stay

Fall 2017
Aug 26 - Sep 8, 2017
7 night min stay

Late Fall 2017
Sep 9 - Nov 24, 2017
3 night min stay
Winter 2017
Nov 25 - Dec 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$995 $1,800
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • clean fee $125
  • Pet Fee $125
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 10%


Flexible scheduling is available. Please contact us.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 10/21/2016
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27 Miles
Nearest Airport
wilmington airport

Only 45 min from historic Wilmington NC.

Tour the WW2 Battleship North Carolina.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: Roger and Darlene are from Gahanna, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus. Roger is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area and Darlene is originally from Indiana. Growing up without a North Carolina beach. We love Topsail Island. With the stress of life it is great to get away with friends and family. We have two grown children who also enjoy joining us at the beach.

Why the Owner Chose Ocean City Beach, North Topsail Beach, NC, USA:
After sending our daughter off to school at UNCWilmington in the fall of 2005, we decided to look for a vacation rental in the area. Really just out of curiosity. Being from Ohio this beach is a real treat and being an architect I wanted a house that was architecturally exciting. One of our dear friends had purchased a house and a duplex and told us about Topsail Island,and how quiet and not crowded it was. Well I feel in love with 'Answer to Prayer' in September when I came up for a parents weekend. We waited until March to make an offer and it was still on the market ( in 2005 things were moving a lot faster). We really felt our prayer had been answered when price was reduced, we both were in agreement and the house was available. We have had fun painting and decorating and relaxing with our friends on the deck. Many of our families who stay come back year after year, treat the house as it was their own and call it home. We hope you will enjoy our home too. i hope you will too.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The house is kid friendly with gates for the stairs going down to the beach and to the driveway. Also suitable for keeping dogs on the deck. We provide a high chair and games and DVDs. Each bedroom has a ceiling fan as well as A/C for upstairs and down. Turtle watching is also quite common in this section of North Topsail Beach.

Contact us

Speaks: english

Links to more information:

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • ocean side

    ocean side

  • dining with a view of the ocean

    dining with a view of the ocean

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Master Bedroom - very spacious
with three (3)  five foot wide mirrored closets

    Master Bedroom - very spacious with three (3) five foot wide mirrored closets

  • Master Bathroom Jacuzzi tub

    Master Bathroom Jacuzzi tub

  • 'Morning side' bedroom.

    'Morning side' bedroom.

  • Downstairs bathroom.

    Downstairs bathroom.

  • The sunrise viewed from Answer to Prayer

    The sunrise viewed from Answer to Prayer

  • Moonlight


  • Answer To Prayer from the air!

    Answer To Prayer from the air!

  • View from deck

    View from deck

  • kitchen


  • dining /kitchen

    dining /kitchen

  • Master bedroom with  ocean view.

    Master bedroom with ocean view.

  • Master bathroom with Jacuzzi tub.

    Master bathroom with Jacuzzi tub.

  • 'Kid's' room. 2 single beds.

    'Kid's' room. 2 single beds.

  • 'Afternoon side' bedroom

    'Afternoon side' bedroom

  • Down to the beach!

    Down to the beach!

  • our sign above garage door

    our sign above garage door

  • A view down the beach

    A view down the beach

VRBO #208018

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016

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