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Answer to Prayer- Beachfront and Beautiful

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 1,935 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms 5 bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

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

More Details

Owner
Darlene Thompson
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

About Darlene Thompson

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.

Darlene Thompson purchased this house in 2005

Why Darlene Thompson chose North Carolina

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We just finished a week at Answer to Prayer. The house looks exactly like the photos on the web site and was a comfortable spot to pull our family together. We loved the ocean front location, it made it easy for our multi-generational family to go to and from the water. This was our first visit to Topsail Island and we loved the relaxed vibe. Midway through the week I said to my husband that Topsail was the kind of place where you dress up by putting on your flip-flops. Otherwise we lived in bare feet and swimsuits all week. Thanks for sharing your beautiful place
Jul 2010
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Amenities

Ocean City Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1935 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Waterfront
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Two full bathrooms with tub in one and jacuzzi in the other.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Second floor with attached bathroom
    Sunrise - 1 queen , On the first floor. Bathroom is between the two.
    Sunset - 1 queen , First Floor
    Kids Room - 2 twin/ single , Second Floor
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2).
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Answer to Prayer- Beachfront and Beautiful
average rating of 4.8591547 based on 72 reviews
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Answer to Prayer

  • 4 of 5

More than adequate space with large spacious bedrooms. Several TV's through out the house was nice. This house has a great well stocked kitchen with everything you need to cook any kind of recipe or food. The thing that impressed me most, was the friendliness and availability of the owner Darlene. There was a minor maintenance issue the day we were to arrive, and she called me personally on more than one occasion to make sure it was resolved. She also wanted us to enjoy our stay which we did very much. Loved having steps right down to the beach. Close proximity to town if you want to go out. I would definitely stay here again and recommend it as a rental.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We would love to have you as guests again. Thanks for being so patient.
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5

Wonderful beach home in a great area of the beach

  • 5 of 5

Some highlights of this property are:

1. Clean

2: Appliances and AC worked great

3. Deck with baby gate

4. Great view of the water from the entire first floor and master!

5. Ocean water was a warm temperature in June!

Some things we enjoyed this week:

1. Walk on the quiet road in front of the property

2. Quick trips to many nearby playgrounds. We liked one in Surf City with a salt marsh walk.

3. Lunch at Sears Landing

4. Playing in tidal pools!

Beachfront was worth it especially with a toddler! We already booked for next year! Darlene even called on our first day to ensure that everything was ok!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is nice to have gusts who become repeat guests for years to come. This is your week!! We have one couple who have been coming to this house for 12 years.
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What a blessing this house is.

  • 5 of 5

There's a reason why they called his house answer to prayer. This house is very well organized, comfortable and peaceful. An awesome deck where you can relax and enjoy a cup of coffee while watching shrimp boats or the ocean waves.

We enjoyed going to the fish market for fresh shrimp, fish and crabs. Bubba Crab House and Oyster Bar has some of the best fish & chips. We really in joyed seeing the loggerheads turtles at Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitate Center. (Go early as they get very busy).

I would recommend this home to my friends and family. Our family already wanting to comming back to enjoy this house again.

Thank you Darleen for making your wonderful house available for others to enjoy.

Randy &Sharon

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sharon, We love this place too. Glad you had such a good time. I enjoy the turtle hospital too.
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LOVED BEING THERE!

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable home and great location. Will likely rent this cottage again. Thanks Darlene!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay. It is a great location to the beach Come back anytime.
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What a Blessing Answer to Prayer

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome time. We felt like we had our own private beach. The house is so comfortable. We loved seeing the Shrimp boats from Davis Seafood in Snead's Ferry trolling up and down the coast line for our dinner!! This home has awesome views, coffee on the deck every morning, no better way to start the day!! Thank you Ms. Darlene for providing the best home!!:*)

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you had a good time. Dave's fish market is the best shrimp on the island. I too like watching the shrimp boats from the deck. Hope you can return soon.
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Wonderful vacation home

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time. The property was everything we hoped for and more. We are already planning our next trip back.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love guests like you! come back anytime.
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Map

Nearest Airport
27 Miles
wilmington airport

Only 45 min from historic Wilmington NC.

Tour the WW2 Battleship North Carolina.

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Rates & Availability

Ocean City Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Late Summer 2017
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,400
 
 
Fall 2017
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
 
 
Late Fall 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Nov 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
$1,385
 
 
Winter 2017
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
$995
$1,800
 
 
WInter 2018
Jan 1 2018 - Mar 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
$175
$995
$1,800
 
 
Early Spring 2018
Mar 4 2018 - May 5 2018
3 night minimum stay
$365
$1,300
 
 
Spring 2018
May 6 2018 - Jun 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,595
 
 
Summer 2018
Jun 3 2018 - Aug 11 2018
7 night minimum stay
$3,300
 
 
Late Summer 2018
Aug 12 2018 - Sep 8 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,400
 
 
Fall 2018
Sep 9 2018 - Nov 24 2018
3 night minimum stay
$175
$1,385
 
 
Winter 2018
Nov 25 2018 - Dec 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$175
$995
$1,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$175
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Pet Fee $125
Damage Insurance $59

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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