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$100 Off any week prior to 6/1/17, 3 bedroom Oceanfront w/screen porch, pets OK

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 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, Wireless Internet, 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.


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Greg Craft
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

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 Topsail Island

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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

$100 Off any week prior to 6/1/17, 3 bedroom Oceanfront w/screen porch, pets OK
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews

Amazing place and we had an amazing time as always!!

  • 5 of 5

5 stars all the way!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful Topsail Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This place was wonderful! The screen porch and sun deck is where we spent most of our days and nights. We saw dolphins swimming and playing on 4 days of our week-long stay! Bring binoculars for an even better view of those amazing creatures. We read on the porch in the captain's chairs. I could watch the kids playing from there if I chose not to sit on the beach. The shells are amazing and my son enjoyed surf fishing. We grilled dinner every night and never left the house except to replenish our groceries. The view from the living room/dining room/kitchen was breathtaking. I hope we are able to return next year and bring the kayaks!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our Favorite Beach House!

  • 5 of 5

If you are interested in enjoying an amazing and peaceful respite in a lovely and clean beach house that is as close to the ocean as possible then you have discovered this treasure! Dolphin Watch is the most relaxing and soothing place to be with it's fantastic sunrises/sunsets, lulling ocean waves, beautiful beach, dolphins (We saw 6!), and breath-taking ocean views. We were fortunate enough to spend 2 weeks in this wonderful beach cottage and we left feeling refreshed and relaxed and ready to resume our daily lives again. My husband and I and our son loved the built-in captain chairs on the deck and the screened in porch with the picnic table. Why make dinner reservations? We had the best view ever for our evening dinners AND for watching amazing lightning or just reading on the porch swing on a rainy day but in such close proximity to the ocean. It was ALL good! Greg, the owner, was very receptive to our needs and he is willing to go above and beyond to help make your vacation the best ever! It WAS the best and we thank you, Greg! After staying at several other ocean front beach houses on Topsail in previous years, we have finally found a true treasure! See you next summer!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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edna & lilly (my dog)

  • 5 of 5

Love this house. Love, Love , Love this porch. Dolphin watch it is! Sunrise, calm waters, thunderstorm, rough waters, rainbow, great walks on the beach, full moon!!! We were there for 10 days and it hurt my heart to have to leave. The house is clean, comfortable and well equipped. We had 16 people for a family reunion on Saturday afternoon and more than enough room for them. Kitchen is spacious, making cooking a pleasure. The pictures do not do this house justice. By the way, the sound system is awsome. Greg was great and very responsive to our needs. We will be back in the fall.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Always a GREAT place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Discovered the Dolphin Watch about 4 or 5 years ago! Best place ever. Always clean, comfy, my doggies LOVE it and the best beach house for the WHOLE family! The open concept makes for great fresh seafood feast. Cook more on vacation than I do when I am home! The screened in porch is fabulous as is the deck and the comfy captains chairs! Very budget friendly and working with the Craft's has been a very okeasant experience. Highly recommend you give it a try! Better book early though! It is a GREAT place to enjoy Topsail Islampnd!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Two Happy People

  • 5 of 5

Hard to find the right word(s) to describe what a wonderful experience we had while staying in this delightful cottage. You will not find a better view of the ocean and easier access than here, miles of beach right at the back door in both directions and constant waves right in front of you. The porch area is the best arrangement we have ever experienced anywhere. The cottage was clean, very comfortable, easy to get to. We had no complaints and will absolutely want to return.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Wilmington, NC


Rates & Availability

Surf City House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off Season
Jan 5 2017 - Mar 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Season
Mar 25 2017 - Apr 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring Season
Apr 23 2017 - May 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 28 2017 - Jun 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 11 2017 - Aug 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
Warm Fall
Aug 20 2017 - Sep 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Sep 17 2017 - Nov 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Nov 5 2017 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150 + Tax
cleaning $125
Tax Rate 12.75%

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Surf City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • 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)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • 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
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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