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3 bedroom Oceanfront on one level w/screen porch, pets OK w/fee

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8) King, Queen, double and bunk beds

Relaxing three bedroom, two bath house on the oceanfront. Large screened porch on the beach side. Renovated in 2016 with new living room and bedroom furnishings. All the amenities of a home away from home with master bedroom with bath attached with King bed, second bedroom with queen bed and third bedroom with a double bed and twin bunk beds, ceiling fans in two of the three bedrooms, Free Wifi, 3 color cable TVs, (expanded cable) 2 VCRs, 2 DVD, CD/w AM-FM stereo, fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, and washer/dryer.

Outside the house, it has a beachside deck with a kid/dog gate and beach front screened in porch with porch swing, a picnic table for oceanfront dining and rocking chairs to enjoy the ocean view, outside shower, sun porch and charcoal grill. No smoking. Pets allowed with fee. Linens must be pre-ordered.

Dolphin Watch is located between the towns of Surf City Topsail Beach. Both offer many shopping and dining options. Also about a one hour drive to Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach.


More Details

Greg Craft
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 3, 2018

About Greg Craft

I am a native North Carolinian and always wanted a place at the beach. As you can see from our picture, my family loves Dolphin Watch and we get to the beach as often as we can. Over the past 10+ years over 50% of my renters come back to Dolphin Watch. I keep a clean home and try to update something in the home each off season. I currently live at Kerr Lake but love the water, either at the beach or the lake. Dolphin Watch is a second home to me and to my guests.

Greg Craft purchased this house in 2000

Why Greg Craft chose Surf City

Most of my guests have the same comment, 'Your beach house feels like home'. Every year, I make upgrades to the home based on input from my guests. The kitchen is very well equipped. The home is located on a quiet part of the beach, but a 5 minute ride to the towns of Surf City or Topsail Beach.

What makes this house unique

Screen porch and porch swing-great place to sit and watch the sun rise or to watch the waves roll in. The living area and dining area of the home have sliding glass doors that give guests a great view of the beach.


Surf City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Cancellation Policy: Refunds can be made only if I am able to rent the property on the dates you cancelled at the same rate (same amount of nights)
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom has a king bed, color TV and attached bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , Bedroom has a double and twin bunk beds and TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Bedroom has queen bed
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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3 bedroom Oceanfront on one level w/screen porch, pets OK w/fee
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews

Beautiful view and home like comfortable feeling

  • 5 of 5

My family and I loved this house and it's view from the living room and porch. We felt comfortable and at home our entire stay and were fortunate enough to see why it is called Dolphin Watch. We saw dolphins passing by or even playing and jumping in the water daily. It was an incredible site. A truly relaxing week, and already looking forward to our next visit.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Can’t wait to go back!

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful house was perfect for us. Spacious living and dining area, lovely fenced deck, and oh, so clean. But the highlight was the screened in porch overlooking the beach with complete privacy. We spent a stress-free, incredible week at Dolphin Watch, and can’t wait to do it again.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for us. We enjoyed sitting on the deck and swinging on the porch swing. The kitchen was perfect. Everyone had a restful and peaceful time. The beautiful weather all week definitely was a treat. Thanks for everything Greg.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Trip...

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to Topsail for 12 years. This is our first time staying at Dolphin Watch. It was so easy to communicate with Greg and checking in and out were simple as well. The home is directly on the ocean dune. We loved the covered screened deck, the porch swings, captains chairs for sightseeing and a gated deck that was perfect for our dogs with an automatic latch. Loved walking the beach and spending the whole day outside. Cooked every meal at home and there was everything you could need to use for cooking our meals. We loved our stay. The pups loved their stay as well and we can't wait to return. Thanks Greg!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

Great experience in a wonderful location with an amazing panoramic ocean view. The host Greg, was easy to communicate with and very hospitable. I would without hesitation, recommend this to friends and family and will most likely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing place and we had an amazing time as always!!

  • 5 of 5

5 stars all the way!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Wilmington, NC


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150 + Tax
cleaning $145
Tax Rate 12.75%

I accept checks or I have a Paypal account.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund