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Bring Your Boat! Canal Front Home Just Steps To The Ocean!

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

This 4 Bedroom Home is Comfortable and Fully Equipped For Fun!

The 'Green Heron' was named for the many green herons that can be seen cruising the canal for their dinner. The views include the intracoastal, the ocean and fantastic sunsets from the sunset/cocktail deck. You can launch your boat nearby and bring it around to your private dock for easy access to fishing, clamming and water skiing.

All the bedrooms have sliding doors to decks with lounging furniture. The lower master has a private bath. The 2 other lower bedrooms have 2 twins each that can be connected to form king-size beds. The upper master has an over-sized closet area that has a portable crib in it. Linens can be rented for $75/week.

The kitchen is completely furnished with all utensils and amenities. There is seating at the breakfast bar as well as at the dining table that seats 8. The living room furniture is comfortable and allows spectacular views. The house is equipped with games, movies and books. All 4 bedrooms have tv's and seating and 2 have computer desks. WIFI is throughout the house! There are plenty of places nearby to rent kayaks, bicycles and surf boards.

The house is located on a quiet road that dead-ends on the waterway. The beach is at the other end of the road with it's own crossover. There is no limit to the fun you can have on our beautiful island. Come join us!!

(Responsible Renter must be 25 yrs or older)

Keywords: Beach House, Canal, Boat, Dogs, Sunsets

More Details

Dawneva Evans
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2017

About Dawneva Evans

As avid boaters and beach goers my family had this house built to give the most comfort and fun for weekly renters. Launch your boat when you arrive and dock it out front ready to use.

Dawneva Evans purchased this house in 2001

Why Dawneva Evans chose North Carolina

This property on the canal was a Queens Grant to my Great Uncle Harvey Jones' family and I spent every summer visiting him on this Island. He owned and operated the Dolphin Pier and many locals have fond memories of fishing there for decades . It was eventually destroyed and the property which spanned from the Ocean to Hwy 17 in Hampstead was developed. The area has a lot of history and one of the Towers from Operation Bumblebee in World War II is visible from the windows.

What makes this house unique

The ease of access to the beach or boat or relaxing decks are one of the nicest features of this house. Whatever your mood, there is something to suit it! And did I mention, the views of the sunset over the sound are incredible?!


Holly Ridge House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master En suite - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private, downstairs
    Hall bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shared by 2 bedrooms
  • Newly painted and decorated
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Upper Master - 1 queen
    Downstairs Master w/ En Suite - 1 queen , Attached private full bath,
    Middle Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 2 Twins can make a King
    End Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , End of hall, 2 twins make a King
  • Queen size Beds (2) 2 Queen beds- one upstairs with hall bath and one downstairs with private bath., Twin or Single Beds (4) 2 Twins each in rooms on lower floor. Shared hall bath., Baby Cribs (1) Small Graco soft sided play pen/sleeping area for small child.
  • Books
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Boat Dock on Property


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Bring Your Boat! Canal Front Home Just Steps To The Ocean!
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
Lebanon, PA

Amazing House and Location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Green Heron and absolutely loved it! It was a home away from home. The location was perfect! We loved having the dock out back and being able to walk a very short distance to the beach. The home is well equipped and comfortable. It really felt like home. We brought our dog with us, which was an awesome experience! She was never on vacation with us before. She was right at home and loved the ocean! Dawnevea was wonderful! Super nice and very quick to respond! We definitely would stay here again! Thanks for opening your home for renters! We can't wait to come back! Topsail is amazing! :)

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location on quiet street - 100 steps from the ocean with boat dock in the backyard

  • 5 of 5

We fell in love with this property immediately! It was a perfect location, plenty large for our family and guests, and in a PERFECT location in Topsail Beach. All the decks gave us an excellent view at all times of the day. Grabbing a nap in the sun on the canal deck and watching the breathtaking sunset from the front deck was a unique feature. The kitchen was stocked with all shapes and sizes of pots, pans, utensils, silverware and glassware. The table was comfortable to seat all our guests after we picked up fresh seafood and cooked it on the gas grill out back. We even used the outside shower to rinse off our furry family member after a romp on the beach. Dawneva is a friendly hostess and owner and quickly responded to any inquiry from us! We highly recommend the Green Heron for your next vacation or get away to Topsail Beach!

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Greer, Sc

Great water views

  • 5 of 5

Nice, spacious house with great water views especially from kitchen table and living area. Owner was very easy to work with and lives nearby. Would definitely choose to rent the Green Heron again.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyed our stay

  • 5 of 5

Very roomy, comfortable, and well-appointed. Easy to feel at home. Layout is nice with common living areas on upper level with great views. Deck off lower bedrooms provides some cool shade in the afternoon. Enjoyed the dock but be careful of the "high" chairs, they're easy to tip over. Outdoor shower was great when bringing sandy kids back from the beach. Electronics and Wi-Fi work well. Foosball was fun. Our family had a great time.

Dawneva was very organized and easy to communicate with!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Vaction House

  • 5 of 5

Great owners, very clean house, everything you need to stay

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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canal perfection

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful comfortable home, well-appointed and clean. Excellent access to ICW and marshes for kayaking and standup paddling. Very short walk across road to beach. Views of water in all directions from multiple decks. Comfortable rooms and beds on quiet street

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Wilmington, NC
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Quartermoon Bookstore and Bar
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Beach Shop and Grill
Nearest Beach
Topsail Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Beach Crossover
Car: necessary

Fishing from the dock, fish cleaning table, hot and cold outside shower, walk to beach, ocean view. The world renowned Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital is just off the Island and makes a great break from the water activities. This is a quaint Island without all the crowds and noise of the beaches to the South. If you're looking for neon lights and loud attractions this is not it! If you want a nice beach and friendly local entertainment you will be in Heaven here. A beautiful place to unwind and let your soul restore it's balance.


Rates & Availability

Holly Ridge House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Season 1
Jan 4 2017 - May 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mid Season
May 20 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
On Season
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
On Season
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Off Season 2
Sep 16 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 5 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Pet Fee $150
Linen Rental (opt) $75
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 13.0%

50% of Total is due within 10 days of mailing date of contract. Balance is due 30 days before rental date. Owner will mail paperwork and checks are accepted. Mastercard and Visa are also accepted.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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