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$100 off any week, 3 bedroom Oceanfront w/screen porch, pets accepted w/fee

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 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.


Surf City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
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
  • 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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$100 off any week, 3 bedroom Oceanfront w/screen porch, pets accepted w/fee
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews

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: Apr 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: Mar 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: 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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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Wilmington, NC


Rates & Availability

Surf City House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Fall
Sep 17 2017 - Nov 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Nov 5 2017 - Jan 5 2018
3 night minimum stay
Off Season
Jan 6 2018 - Mar 23 2018
2 night minimum stay
Early Season
Mar 24 2018 - Apr 20 2018
7 night minimum stay
Spring Season
Apr 21 2018 - May 25 2018
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 26 2018 - Jun 8 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jun 9 2018 - Aug 17 2018
7 night minimum stay
Warm Fall
Aug 18 2018 - Sep 14 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

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