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Classic Island Cottage! Beachfront Private Home - Come Enjoy Topsail

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property


3 bed/2 bath- sleeps 8*
High season as 5 BED/3 BATH ONLY- sleeps 12**
ALL RATES QUOTED (except Hot Family Fun season) ARE FOR 3/2 CONFIGURATION.
Outside of the "HOT" season, additional 2 bedrooms/1 bath may be added for $300 per wk
"HOT" season rates are for the 5/3 configuration, only.
Cleaning is included.
Tax & refundable damage deposit are additional.

Classic Carolina OCEANFRONT, PRIVATE home with SCREENED PORCH, & 3 open decks. Your steps are DIRECTLY on to Topsail Island's clean, white sand. Wonderful CLOSE UP views! Our Classic NC beach cottage- the kind you remember from your childhood- is on a stretch of quiet beach with ONLY private homes stretching along the ocean for miles. There is NO PUBLIC ACCESS near the house.

Our home's original knotty pine interior has been lovingly preserved, creating a welcoming, classic cottage atmosphere.

Outside, ENJOY dining, relaxing, ocean and maritime forest sights, sounds & breezes. Our SCREENED PORCH is furnished with lots of seating. Other porches feature a picnic table, OUTSIDE SHOWER, and lounge chairs.
For your enjoyment, we have on hand some beach chairs, beach toys and games, coolers, & grill.

Streetside, we have a large parking area with turn around- no backing into street! Enough room for several cars...

TOPSAIL and SURF CITY are known for exceptionally clean, warm water, (the Gulf Stream is close to shore,) mild/moderate waves, a sandy bottom, and clean, white sand.
In addition, the island offers lots of family-oriented activities.
We are about 45 minutes from historic Wilmington, NC, and only about 2 hours from the golf courses and entertainment venues of Myrtle Beach, SC.

3 BEDROOM/2 BATH- sleeps up to 8
5 BEDROOM/3 BATH- sleeps up to 12
Our 5 bedroom option features separate guest quarters with its own living room and television, kitchen with full size appliances. Great for large families, or families traveling, everyone that bit of extra privacy, and/or extra watch a movie into the wee hours, or to rise early and not worry about making that first cup of coffee!

DISCOUNTS available for one couple, active military, early birds, and prior guests.

Even more wonderful than I imagined!! Last week proved to be the most enjoyable vacation I have ever been blessed to experience. Your place is not only comfortable, convenient, and pretty, but has a warm, at home atmosphere that made every moment special. My favorite room was the big screened porch. Our granddaughters could play at the shore, and we could keep our eyes on them in comfort & peace of mind. It was absolutely grand!! We also enjoyed cooking our meals with the great ocean view. I thanked the Lord every day for allowing us to be there!

Just wanted to say thanks again, the house was beautiful, and so was the town.
Kids cried when we left which was sad but, let us know how much fun they really had.
Every thing you sent us was right on the money. Thanks, too, for your honesty.

We love your Beach Escape!! Being ocean front with its own private deck makes it so easy to & hang out and not worry about our stuff. You are the most pleasant hosts I've ever dealt with. You both make us feel so comfortable, and at home. I could do a live commercial for your wonderful get away. Thank you for your great place, it is truly a treasure.

YOU WONT BE SORRY YOU BOOKED THIS PLACE! Our experience in this home was excellent! It is well cared for & just what we expected from the website. The owners were so easy to deal with that they felt like family. I hope to know them for the rest of my life! They told me what to pack, gave me ideas of things to do and places to eat, and perfect directions. At the house there were packets with restaurant menus (personal notes were written on them as to what is good to order, etc) and points of interest. The screened in porch was a blessing the one day it rained, because we ate our meals out there and played games, but still felt outdoors and near to the ocean. We took our other breakfasts and lunches on the deck picnic table which was awesome. While we were there, we had the beach to ourselves 95% of the time. There were so many shells that we were able to be super picky about which ones we chose (bring a bucket, you will need it). Evenings were great cause you could hear the ocean so well. You really will not be disappointed.


Thank you so much for the opportunity to have a vacation of a lifetime. Your place is wonderful. Everything, and even more than you said. The dolphins were wonderful to watch and we saw them daily. We had perfect weather and being able to spend it so close to the beach & ocean was beyond our wildest dream.

Your house was a wonderful, relaxed family-oriented place to watch the dolphins play as the sun rose. Sitting out was a great way to begin, and end the day, watching the ocean roll in and out. There were turtle nesting areas up and down the beach , the fish were jumping, the pelicans and all the other seabirds swooping down for a stroll along the surf. What more could anyone want!

'A Beach Escape' is just that. It enables me to leave so far behind my daily world that it ceases to exist for me, and that is the primary reason I take vacations: to escape.

Our 3rd visit to 'Beach Escape' It was a good time, as always. We enjoy your personal touch, like menu's with notations, books, games, & info about local happenings.

We love going to A Beach Escape- it is like going to a home away from home. Glad to give a reference but it is a lot like giving away your favorite secret hiding place! (honeymooners-came back for anniversaries),

My husband LOVED sitting in the living room, and looking at the ocean. So restful, and helps recharge all your batteries.

Wonderful place to build memories! Saw my granddaughter's face as she saw her first real sunset! A memory to be treasured! Indescribable week!

How wonderful our time was there. The kids loved every second and my little boy cried for about 5 minutes when we left.. We all feel like we've found a home away from home. I feel truly blessed to have found you. God bless you and your family!

Thoroughly enjoyed your home. I was able to lose all track of time. Took pictures of daybreak & nightfall to remind me of this special place. What a perfect spot, too, for a girlfriend's trip. Renew & relax.

Thanks for your home.We appreciated the unpretentiousness of your home (unlike many on the barrier islands). The location was perfect, and the birds were great, which was a particularly important criteria for us as nature lovers. Thinking about our next trip there already.

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Member since: 2006

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/20/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1800 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 12
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    * 30 for single renters. * No students on break without 2 sets of parents in attendance for duration of rental period, and $1500. ADDITIONAL damage deposit....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Comfortable cottage-style home suitable for all ages! Topsail Island beaches/towns & activities are known for their FAMILY FRIENDLINESS! No Glitz, Glitter or rowdies ;)...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING due to asthmatic & allergic owners....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    ABSOLUTELY NO PETS due to allergic owners....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    TO MAIN LIVING AREA, 13 STEPS. Guest quarters on ground floor IS accessible....moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    posturpedic pillow top Queen...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single, 1 bunk bed

    large bedroom sleeps 4--kids love the sturdy bunk bed!!...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 double

    Lower level "guest quarters"...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 2 twin/ single

    Lower level "guest quarters"...moreless

  • Main floor: sleeps 8* Master bedroom and island side guest bedroom- Queen size beds Main floor 3rd bedroom: Twin Beds( 2) Bunk Bed with twin size mattresses. Extras: Graco Pack n Go bed for baby *Adding guest quarters to reservation adds: Two bedrooms ( 1 full bed, 2 twin beds) for 5 total bedrooms Cottage can sleep 12 in 5 bedrooms ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    closet and medicine cabinet for good storage...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    Lower level "guest quarters". ...moreless

  • Main floor bath: Window with outstanding ocean views Grab bar for tub and shower. Hooks & towel bars. Large linen closet. Exhaust fan. Triple medicine cabinet Access from hall Main floor bath Shower Exhaust can light/fan access from bedroom and main living space Adding guest quarters to reservation adds additional bath: Shower Towel bars Under sink storage Access to outside OUTSIDE SHOWER ON DECK for RINSING OFF THAT CAROLINA SAND! ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Furnished screened porch, deck with picnic table. Two additonal decks include one overlooking coastal forest. Beach toys & chairs. Guest quarters has 2 bedrooms, living room, kitchen, bath. Provides additional privacy for your group....moreless


  • Games:

    board games available...moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable all major channels (ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, CNN, MSNBC, HGTV, HBO, and many more)...moreless

  • Television:

    2 cable color flat screen TV sets main level. 1 DVD player 1 VCR player 1 DVR 1 DVD player w/monitor for games 1 cable color flat screen TV & DVD in guest quarters...moreless

  • Toys:

    beach/sand toys, frisbees...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Nice assortment of videos & DVD's including many children's selections...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach:

    Topsail is known for its very clean sand and water. No rocks, no water shoes needed. Family oriented beach, great for large or small families. Lots of great shells and sea treasures year round....moreless

  • Beach View:

    Views are so relaxing and calming...forget about the everyday world and immerse yourselves in your vacation. Enjoy the breezes, and NO BUGS ON THE SCREENED PORCH...shade is good :) ...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Oceanfront Home, steps DIRECTLY on sand (NO STREETS TO CROSS!) Clean water, uncrowded beach, NO public access. Miles of private homes. Unobstructed, spectacular view of sunrise & set + dolphins!...moreless

  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront:

    Amazing CLOSEUP oceanfront views, from inside and out. Easy oceanfront living. Leave your things out on deck. Eat on picnic table, or on SCREENED porch- a rare LUXURY! Shower station on deck......moreless

  • Water View:

    beach, beach, beach! ocean, ocean, ocean! ...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    did we mention we are located on the beach?...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Oceanfront views of the sea and & marine life--dolphins, pelicans, wading birds, even an occasional sea turtle! Moderate waves for surfing, body and skim boarding. Mild waves for swimming & toddlers....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Main level has extra long and wide counter with ocean views for dining...seats 8 Addt'l dining table for 6. 4 Addt'l tables for 2- main & guest qtrs, screened porch Picnic table on the open deck. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air/heat...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:


  • Garage:

    Not for cars. Only to store your bikes, beach toys, grills, fishing gear, kayaks etc...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central air/heat...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wi Fi internet. (Hot spots work well)....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Duvets, blankets, pillows w/protective covers, mattress foam toppers and waterproof pads provided. GUEST PROVIDES SHEETS/PILLOW CASES* *rental service available...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Spectacular ocean views out all windows. Lots of comfortable seating includes easy chairs. ...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone:

    Reception is good on the island and at the house....moreless

  • Parking:

    Large driveway offers plenty of parking....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Long & wide, roomy driveway set back off road. Accommodates up to 6 cars, and/or boat/trailer/jet skis/camper. Drive has turnaround so NO need to back out on to road....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Roomy driveway fits cars, boat,trailer, jet skis, motorhome, RV camper & trailer etc....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local phone- covers Topsail island, Wilmington & Jacksonville....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    GUEST PROVIDES TOWELS* *Rental service available...moreless

  • Washing Machine:



  • Coffee Maker:

    1 full size in main kitchen 1 full size in guest quarters kitchen Extras in each kitchen 1 french press in main kitchen...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Both kitchens well stocked with cooking utensils, pots, pans, bakeware ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:


  • Dishwasher:

    1 full size in main floor kitchen...moreless

  • Freezer:

    1 each in the 2 refrigerators...moreless

  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Main floor kitchen- well equipped, full size appliances Extra wide & long dining counter seats 8, with great ocean views. Adding guest quarters to reservation adds: 1 kitchen, full size appliances ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    1 in main kitchen 1 in guest quarters kitchen...moreless

  • Oven:

    Stove/Oven combos in both kitchens...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    1 full size in main kitchen 1 full size in guest quarters ...moreless

  • Stove:

    1 in main kitchen 1 in guest quarters kitchen ...moreless

  • Toaster:

    1 toaster oven in main kitchen 1 toaster in guest quarters kitchen...moreless


  • Balcony:

    Front deck over looks maritime coastal forest....moreless

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat:

    Rentals in town (2 miles) for kayaks, Bay Cruises, deep sea or bay fishing....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Unobstructed, SPECTACULAR ocean views... Sun deck: picnic table, deck chairs. SCREENED, SHADED PORCH with lots of seating and 2 person dining. Outside SHOWER and hose on deck...moreless

  • Golf:

    3 courses within 15 minutes, in Hampstead. 1 large course in North Topsail Beach, 25 mins....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rentals in town (2 miles)...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Large SCREENED porch totally SHADED, includes table & 2 chairs for dining, lots of seating, and is adjacent to open decks with picnic table & shower.....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    1 charcoal...moreless

  • Porch / Veranda:

    Oceanfront deck includes large SCREENED porch totally SHADED, table & 2 chairs for dining, lots of seating, and adjacent to open decks with picnic table....moreless

  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway To Water
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Rentals in town (2 miles)...moreless

  • Wood Deck


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 2 - May 27, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

May 28 - Aug 19, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Aug 20 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Sep 3 - Sep 30, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Rate includes cleaning $0
  • Tax Rate 12.75%


ALL RATES QUOTED are for 3 bedroom/2 bath rental with the exception of HOT FAMILY FUN season

Guest quarters (addt'l 2 bedrm/1 bath/kitchen/living) may be added for $300/week.

HOT FAMILY FUN- home rented as 5 BEDRM/3 BATH ONLY




*security and cleaning fee refunded, all other payments are non-refundable unless owner is able to re-rent same time period

Rental Age Minimum- 30

Renters less than 30 years of age must be accompanied by 2 sets of parents plus remit security deposit of $1000. per week.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/20/2017
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20 Miles
Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Surf City
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 minutes
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
HWY 50 or 210. I- 40, connect to I- 95
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 minutes
Surf City, NC, USA
Nearest Beach
The sand at our back door!

Car: Necessary

Deep sea fishing, boating, kayak/canoe rentals; Sea Turtle Hospital open to public (one of only a few in USA) (see endangered sea turtles up close/volunteer to 'sit with a nest ready to hatch/). Missile Museum (where Cape Canaveral originally started); fishing piers, public boat ramp, playgrounds with basketball court; water park, bay side beach, bay boat tours; fresh seafood markets; ocean or bay kayaking;

Community Recreation center (summer week-long programs for adults & children; one day participation, too--tennis, soccer, yoga, zumba, paddle surf boarding etc etc)

Art galleries/antique shops/unique beach shops, great consignment store hunting.


Owner info

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
First must be the unique renewing & de-stressing nature of being so close to the sea. With our unobstructed view, you will feel as though the ocean is your constant companion...and that the everyday world is far, far away. The sound of the waves is ever present, and becomes your own rhythm. We have one of the only screened porches around. We love it for the shade in the day, giving small children and elderly family a protected area with beautiful side & front views of the beach, and of the sea. At night you can sit (without bugs bothering you!) and watch the sea and the stars, which seem so close you feel you can touch them. Sometimes, particularly at full moon, it is as bright as day on the can see the ocean, lit up, all the way to the horizon....incredible! The other unique characteristic of the house is the separate guest apartment. It has a living/entertainment room, as well as two bedrooms, a bath, and an additional kitchen. Our guests have loved the arrangement. It offers additional privacy if some folks want to keep their own schedule, make their own meals or snacks, want to watch something different on TV, play different games, etc. It is perfect for a second family/friends, those early to bed grandparents, or just folks who like to sleep till noon on vacation!! We have a great view of the beach, have seen sea turtles laying nests, and feel like the dolphins & pelicans are close enough to touch. We love having a short boardwalk and just a few steps before stepping right on to the beach. Lastly this is the cleanest beach we've ever been on. White, soft, clean sand that goes right into the water. Exceptionally clean water, too, with no debris, tar or stones. Nice shallows for the little ones, and nice moderate waves for the older ones to body board. A world away, but much to see and do if that's your preference!

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Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/20/2017

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This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Sunday, April 23, 2017

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