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"Mayberry by the Sea" Beach Home in Surf City

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Last updated: 10/28/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Please note: Memorial Weekend begins one-week rental requirements -- still at reduced rates!

SURF CITY'S 5-STAR HOME!
(a sampling from reviews below:)

'5 STARS: Great place to relax and enjoy the beach. ... and the beautiful new floor.'
'5 STARS: We found perfection. ... a perfect place for a family with a dog.'
'5 STARS: The house is beautiful and very comfortable. ... Thank you for a perfect trip.'
'5 STARS: Very nice and clean. The front porch is wonderful and the dog loved the fenced-in backyard.'
'5 STARS: Like home only better with the beach so close by and the sound of the waves as we slept!'
'5 STARS: Absolutely Wonderful!!!! ... I cannot say enough about the house and location.'
'5 STARS: This rental was everything it said it was.... It was perfect.'
'5 STARS: It doesn't get any better. ... Don't miss this great rental!! 6 Stars'
'5 STARS: Beautiful and comfortable home. Very clean and in a nice neighborhood.'
'5 STARS: It had everything we needed and more.'
'5 STARS: Great place. ... Very pleasant, clean, and well maintained.'
'5 STARS: Highly recommend. Perfect for anyone with a pet....Very clean, well kept, well appointed.'
'5 STARS: Fantastic Vacation Home!!!... You will not be disappointed!'
'5 STARS: Having a fenced yard was great for our dog.'
'5 STARS: Very comfortable and steps away from the beach.'
'5 STARS: Living area is huge.... The beds were VERY comfortable.'
'5 STARS: Great home in a great location. ... Recommend highly!'
'5 STARS: My Wife and I are planning to make this one of our annual vacation spots.'
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Topsail Island is wonderfully slow-paced and family-friendly. This beautiful modern beach home is owned by the author and photographer of 'Topsail Island: Mayberry by the Sea.' It is in a residential neighborhood in northern Surf City, near North Topsail Beach. The home is one-and-one-half (1½) blocks from the beach and just one-half (½) block from one of Surf City's scenic canals, lined with boats and large homes and visible from the decks. It is 2 miles from the shopping/restaurant center of the island.

The one-level home has a large, spacious living/dining room with vaulted ceiling. A big kitchen opens to it. There are three bedrooms, including large master suite with king bed, all with ceiling fans, and two full baths. (You provide towels and bed linens: your own or try either Me and Mom Cleaning or Sunsational Rentals, which deliver/pick up.) Coastal-style furniture, seascape paintings/prints and other island art decorate the home. (No smoking, please.) New Pergo Boathouse flooring is in the living areas.

THE BACKYARD IS FENCED, a Topsail rarity. This is perfect for anyone with young children or pets (up to two well-behaved dogs are allowed). Other amenities: keyless electronic door lock; large covered front deck with porch swing, rockers and ocean breezes; two long driveways, partially covered; outdoor shower; grill on back patio; ceiling fans inside throughout; high-speed wireless internet; 72-channel cable.

NEW FOR 2016: Luxury carpeting in all three bedrooms.

You'll fall in love with both Topsail and this home!

* HAVE MORE/FEWER GUESTS? Be sure to check out our sister property, Mayberry at Sea Star, a 4-bedroom, 3-1/2-bath luxury town home, located just 2-1/2 blocks away. (Property No. 381922 on VRBO.) Large groups renting both homes the same week save 5 percent off rental fees in peak season, 10 percent all other times.

Keywords: Beach House, Island Home, Fenced Yard, Pets, Dogs, Wi-Fi, Camp Lejeune

Owner

Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 10/28/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1302 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Up to 2 well-behaved pets ($175 each). Fenced-in yard....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3

    ...moreless

  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2). (Also, a twin standard 'rollaway' foldup bed (1) can sleep one additional. A full-length sofa (1) can sleep one additional.)...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Fenced-In Backyard, 53 x 47 feet, with shade trees

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Video Library

Attractions

  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Water View:

    Direct view of one of Surf City's beautiful canals....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    Local, toll-free and emergency calls....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    --Topsail Island Caterers, 508 Roland Ave., Surf City, 910-328-5001. --Under the Sun Catering, 404 Roland Ave., Surf City, 910.328.0010 (or on-site at the Mainsail Restaurant, same address and phone). --Daddy Mac's Beach Grille (on site), 108 North Shore Drive, Surf City, 910.328.5577. --Subway, 998 N.C. Hwy. 210, Sneads Ferry, 910.327.3222....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
FALL SEASON
Sep 10 - Jan 6, 2017
3 night min stay
$155 $225
Fri, Sat
$1,050
SPRING SEASON
Apr 15 - May 26, 2017
3 night min stay
$150 $215
Fri, Sat
$950
TRANSITION SEASON
May 27 - Jun 16, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,250

Changeover Day: Saturday

EARLY SEASON
Jun 17 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,750

Changeover Day: Saturday

PEAK SEASON
Jul 1 - Aug 18, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,150

Changeover Day: Saturday

TRANSITION SEASON
Aug 19 - Sep 8, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,250

Changeover Day: Saturday


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Cleaning fee $75
  • Pet Fee $175 + tax
  • Tax Rate 3%

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

Books (non-fiction, fiction, island/coastal), Magazines

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: Ray McAllister is the author of four award-winning North Carolina coastal books, including 'Topsail Island: Mayberry by the Sea,' plus books on Wrightsville Beach, Hatteras Island and Ocracoke. Vicki, his wife, is the photographer for the books, as well as for framed prints and note cards.

Why the Owner Chose Surf City, NC, USA:
FROM AUTHOR: 'Topsail Island is wonderful, and we all know that. But when we were looking for a beach home on Topsail, we had to go up and down the island with a Realtor, visiting dozens that might be within our price range, to find even a few that were both clean and modern. But the clincher was this: Only this home -- and I do mean only -- also had the perfect layout. When we first walked in, we were struck, as everyone is, by how large and open the main room is and by how large and open the connected kitchen is. Finally, we had found a house that was designed for the way families on vacation actually use a beach house. It is a joy to be in.'

The Unique Benefits at this House:
--Very large, open main room for family use. --Large, open kitchen adjacent. --Fenced-in backyard ideal for dogs and/or young childre. --Short walk (1-1/2 blocks) to the ocean. --Shorter walk (1/2 block) to scenic canals. --Residential area, but only 2 miles from shopping/restaurants. --Modern, inviting beach-house feel.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 10/28/2016

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Photos

  • "Mayberry by the Sea" Beach Home in Surf City

    "Mayberry by the Sea" Beach Home in Surf City

  • Large living area (partial view)

    Large living area (partial view)

  • Viewed from the dining area. New Pergo "Boathouse" flooring

    Viewed from the dining area. New Pergo "Boathouse" flooring

  • Dining table and kitchen

    Dining table and kitchen

  • Master bedroom, with king bed

    Master bedroom, with king bed

  • Master suite with King bed

    Master suite with King bed

  • 2nd bedroom, with double windows to front porch & single window to side yard

    2nd bedroom, with double windows to front porch & single window to side yard

  • 3rd bedroom, with 2 twin beds

    3rd bedroom, with 2 twin beds

  • Fenced Backyard with Shade Trees

    Fenced Backyard with Shade Trees

  • One of Surf City's scenic canals, viewed from back deck

    One of Surf City's scenic canals, viewed from back deck

  • Beach from steps of access.

    Beach from steps of access.

  • full-sized washer and dryer

    full-sized washer and dryer

  • Large front porch with swing, rockers, chairs -- great rain or shine!

    Large front porch with swing, rockers, chairs -- great rain or shine!

  • Entertainment/Display Wall

    Entertainment/Display Wall

  • Large, Open Kitchen

    Large, Open Kitchen

  • Master bedroom, to the bath and hall

    Master bedroom, to the bath and hall

  • 2nd bedroom with queen bed

    2nd bedroom with queen bed

  • 2nd bedroom

    2nd bedroom

  • 3rd bedroom

    3rd bedroom

  • Fenced Backyard with Shade Trees

    Fenced Backyard with Shade Trees

  • Public beach access one-and-one-half (1-1/2) blocks from home

    Public beach access one-and-one-half (1-1/2) blocks from home

  • The heritage of Topsail.

    The heritage of Topsail.

VRBO #301278

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Thursday, December 01, 2016

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