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Oceanfront Town home "On a Wing and a Prayer" BOOKING NOW FOR 2018!!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Townhome, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

You will absolutely fall in love with this oceanfront Town home with 3 Bedrooms and 2 1/2 Bathrooms. Beautifully decorated, loaded with charm and all the luxuries of home. This beauty is situated DIRECTLY ON THE BEACH and only steps from the beach access from one of the oceanfront bedrooms. Each Bedroom has a Deck for enjoying the amazing views.

The main level has a Soundside Bedroom with a Queen bed and roll out twin sized trundle and a flat screen TV, 1 Full Bath, an OCEANFRONT Bedroom with Queen Bed and flat screen TV and laundry area. On the second level, you will find the cozy living area with new 39' flat screen TV, Full Dining, Fully Appointed Kitchen and powder room. You will be amazed by the views from both the Oceanfront Deck off the Living Room, as well as, the Soundside Deck off of the Kitchen. Upstairs is the Master Bedroom with new California King bed, Walk-in closet, flat screen TV, Full Bath with double sinks and a Deck where you will enjoy the most incredible sunrises and views of the beach and ocean.

Please note: This is a NON SMOKING, FAMILY UNIT. Not available to persons under 25 years of age. WE WILL NOT RENT TO GRADS. Sorry - NO PETS allowed. Saturday to Saturday rentals only during peak season

Many of our prior guests have enjoyed their vacations and have shared wonderful comments of the great times and memories. Here is what some of them had to say in our guest book.

'The whole experience is one we'll never forget! What a lovely home, thanks for sharing it with us.

'It is a lovely home, we will definitely be back'

'This place is wonderful'

'Your beach home is wonderful. We admired it the moment we walked in... well kept, clean, decorated in a cheerful manner and the location is perfect. Thank you for sharing'

'Details in the house decor have so much care behind them - little proverbs here and there... kitchen very well equipped for a rental...and the collection of fine wine corks that is beginning to appreciation of those before us in a calling card so to speak...Thank you for this wonderful space'

'The place is beautiful'

Dear Melanie....

From our entire family, we wanted to Thank You!! Your home was beautiful and so welcoming. We had the best vacation that we've ever had there and appreciate all the time and effort that you put into the home. We had absolutely NO COMPLAINTS!!! It just made it so much better with seeing our son and him being able to come back to a HOME and a real bed after being in Afghanistan. We hated to leave!! I hope that when we have to come back down for him, we would be able to stay again!

Again, Thank You and God Bless You!

The Malone's


We had a great time at your home. The place looks like you are a professional decorator. It is beautiful. I kayaked on the sound every day. On the last day, I saw a pod of dolphin. It was fantastic. Thanks again.

Vince Warner


We have been back for a week now from our vacation and miss it so much. Your townhome was absolutely beautiful. We all felt right at home from the minute we walked into it. It was so clean and nicely decorated. Not to mention the kitchen was very well equiped since we do eat in during our vacation. Mike and I loved the place so much that we would like to come back next summer some time towards the beginning of July. Please keep us posted as to if you and your husband are going to rent out your townhome next vacation season or not. Like I said we would love to come back to North Topsail and would really love to stay in your townhome.

:) Brigette Schilling


Just a note to tell you how much we loved your place. It was so beautifully

decorated with all the nice touches and supplied with everything we needed..

It was actually bigger than I had imagined too! We had a great time and even

found over 200 sharks teeth. And I love to search for the little white

stones. The weather was beautiful and watching the sunsets at the sound

gazebo was great! Did you know at sunset that fish jump out of the water???

Maybe they are being chased by a bigger fish, whatever the case it was

amazing to watch!! Thanks so much!! We will definately consider staying with

you again next summer!


LOVE THE HOUSE!!! We are never leaving! Gonna have to evict us! The pictures don't do it justice at all! If I had this house I would decorate it the same way. Every where I look I see another cute thing. The kitchen is so well stocked, I could have a dinner party! So happy we found you!


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Melanie Samakow
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

Why Melanie Samakow chose North Topsail Beach

We vacationed in Topsail with our family for years before we were fortunate enough to buy our home on the Island. Relaxing, uncrowded beaches were something not found until we found the best kept secret of Topsail Island, North Carolina. We look forward to every visit and dread leaving when the time comes. Our family has made many wonderful memories here and we are happy to share with the wonderful guests so far and hope to share with many more. Be our guests and create your own unforgettable memories!

What makes this townhome unique

You will enjoy some of the most incredible views of both the ocean and the sound from our home. The sunrises over the ocean are so worth waking up early to watch especially when the shrimping boats are getting started. Birds and dolphin join in and make quite a show! The sound sunsets are equally amazing and can be watched on the community gazebo area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The weather was: Hot and sunny every day except our last day.

Some wonderful things we did: We saw dolphins on a cruise from Topsail, rode a horse drawn carriage in Wilmington, did lots of shopping.

Whate we saw and discovered: Unfortunately the turtle hospital was closed.

Moments & glimpses & little details that mattered: A wonderful time of year to be here! Beautiful, quiet. We loved our time here.

Some other thoughts: Thank you for sharing your wonderful home with us.
Sep 2009
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North Topsail Beach Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Powder room with sink and toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master bathroom with double sinks
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , With twin roll out trundle
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , California King
  • King size beds (1) California King bed in the top floor oceanfront master bedroom!, Queen size Beds (2) Oceanfront main level bedroom w/Queen bed., And the street/soundside bedroom has a new Queen size bed with a twin size roll out trundle bed
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
outside enclosed shower, steps away from beach access, sound access with Gazebo, outside entertaining area under the Townhouse with Picnic Table, many games and books for rainy days.


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Oceanfront Town home "On a Wing and a Prayer" BOOKING NOW FOR 2018!!
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 31 reviews
Stephens City VA

Perfection by the sea!!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have been vacationing on Topsail Island for almost 30 years. On a Wing and a Prayer is one of the best places we've stayed. The beach access and views cannot be beaten. The location is fabulous, we loved the uncrowded beach. The house? Well, I just don't know where to begin. It's beautifully decorated, clean, well maintained, and fully equipped with everything you need for a week of fun in the sun.

We loved it so much we've already booked it for 2018. I can't give a higher rating than that. Thank you Terry and Melanie.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh wow - Thanks so much!! We are so glad your family enjoyed your stay and that you've decided to return next summer!! Please share with your friends and family. We have enjoyed building a repeat clientele and have met some amazing people over the years!!
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Everything was great

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, wonderful wonderful !!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second trip to North Topsail and our first time staying here. We love the island and how secluded and quiet the beaches are, but we absolutely loved Melanie and Terry's place. From the views and quick access to the ocean, we couldn't have had a more convenient and useful place to stay. The beach facing decks were perfect for morning coffee and evening sunsets. The kitchen was spacious and well stocked with whatever one might need for meal prep. The master bedroom and bathroom were nicely located on the top floor - away from living area and other bedrooms - and afforded an incredible view. Loved the decor throughout and how warm and welcoming you feel. Truly feels like home away from home. We took my mother in law and she had her own "space" on the first floor where she could escape to the beach for early morning walks right out her bedroom without disturbing anyone's sleep. Kids stayed on same floor in a nicely furnished bedroom. The beach was expansive. Even at high tide there was plenty of space to plant your umbrellas and chairs! If you're the adventuresome type, trips to Surf City and places such as the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue Center are easy and close by. We got to see one of their famed Turtle Release Parties which made a rainy day at the beach not so bad after all. All in all, Melanie and Terry are professional, friendly, and super easy to work with. Would definitely consider a return trip and definitely recommend you tag this as a favorite.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow!! Thank you so, so much for this awesome review. We are very happy to hear that your stay was relaxing and enjoyable for the entire family! We have not yet experienced a turtle release party but that sounds amazing. I have helped with a turtle hatching last August and am hooked. One day I hope to be a turtle volunteer and participate in more of the efforts of the Karen Beasley Rescue Center and the passionate people that are so giving of their time to protect and rehabilitate these awesome creatures! Terry and I thank you for staying and we certainly hope to add you as repeat guests for creating more lasting memories!
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Winston-Salem, NC

Just as good the second time around

  • 5 of 5

This was our second ladies mini vacation, and we couldn't have been more pleased. Melanie and Terry are great owners, and their home has all you need for a great stay. The decks facing the ocean afford a great view and when not on the beach, we were quite comfy on the deck. There is great storage for beach chairs and floats (and chairs are provided). There is an enclosed private outdoor shower with hot/cold water--great for showering after riding waves. The beds are comfortable, and there is plenty of room for all to have seating for tv or movies. We cooked our meals and had all we needed in the spacious kitchen. I see a return trip in our future. Thanks to Melanie and Terry for making others so welcome to their home.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a million Amy for being such a great guest! It's been a pleasure having you and your friends enjoy your island time at "On a Wing and a Prayer". We would love to hear from you again!! Repeat guests are the ultimate compliment!! 😊
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Best rental experience ever!

  • 5 of 5

I'm often reluctant to book properties without a friend recommendation, so I took a chance on this one. Am I ever glad I did! What a treasure of a place. Melanie is the most organized and amazing owner I have ever had the pleasure of working with. She sent me multiple pages of information before our rental week so that we could be prepared for any adventures we might like to do. However, with such a beautiful beach with such each access we ended up staying in all week. We had the delight of seeing baby logger head sea turtles make their adventure to the ocean - something I never thought I would get to see. The condo is decorated beautifully and we loved having the outside shower on the bottom level, along with the nice beach chairs that we took out with us every day. I would HIGHLY recommend this rental!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Lisa for this awesome review! I really appreciate your kindness and we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay. We have been blessed with so many amazing families such as yours and love sharing our "slice of paradise" where others can create lasting memories. We hope to hear from you again!
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Winston-Salem, NC

Rootin tootin rip roaring good time

  • 5 of 5

Melanie and Terry made renting their home so easy. We so appreciated their accessibility and information regarding the area. The home is well laid out and perfectly situated in a quiet part of North Topsail. Our group particularly enjoyed all three decks. With no lights on the beach side star gazing was most enjoyed from the top deck. The gazebo on sound side was a great spot for sunsets, and watching dolphins from middle deck was wonderful. The kitchen is well equipped with plenty of room for groceries. We highly recommend this place for families and friends who need a quiet, beautiful place to retreat.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure throughout the rental process working with you! We are so lucky and blessed to share our home with amazing families such as yours. It's so awesome that your time was enjoyed and hope to gear from you again.
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Short drive to the Turtle Hospital - a local attraction you won't want to miss! Nearby Wilmington, NC has many attractions, including the Battleship North Carolina and Historic Wilmington, not to mention the many restaurants. Camp Lejune in Jacksonville, NC is only 35 minutes away - Greet your loved ones with open arms and share hours relaxing and catching up! Great shops and restaurants in Surf City and Sneads Ferry too!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning & linen rental $115 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.75%

Prime Rental Weeks are Saturday - Saturday. Check-in times are 3:00 PM and Check-out is 10:00 AM.
$300.00 Refundable Security Deposit is required with signed rental agreement. Payments accepted by way of personal check, money order and PayPal. Any PayPal fees assessed will be renters responsibility at time of payment or reduced from security deposit upon return.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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