House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6), Fenced Dog Yard
Ray McAllister is the author of four award-winning North Carolina coastal books among the six books he has written, 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. A former long-time newspaper columnist, who then edited a popular magazine, Ray now also publishes the works of other authors through Beach Glass Books.
Owner purchased this House in 2010
Why Owner chose Surf City
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.'
What makes this House unique
--Very large, open main room for family use. --Large, open kitchen adjacent. --Fenced-in backyard ideal for dogs and/or young children. --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. --Inviting beach-house feel.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Pets allowed - Up to 2 well-behaved pets ($175 each).Up to 2 well-behaved pets ($175 each).
Max guests: 6
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
- Pet fees: Up to 2 well-behaved pets allowed w/ fee of $175/WEEK EACH. More than two pets will be approved on case-by-case basis -- contact the owner.
- FLEXIBLE CANCELLATION POLICY. For 2020 and the coronavirus, cancel at least 14 days before check-in and get back 100% of the amount you've paid.
- SUPER-CLEAN: Now EXTRA cleaning and DISINFECTING before each guest arrival by a professional cleaning service.
It was a very good experience ..great property great location! Owner was very nice!
Thanks for a relaxing weekend. Great place to stay. Great beach.
Just what I was looking for. A break from the madness.
Needs a little updating and exterior cleaning but overall good for our needs
Beautiful, Peaceful and Scenic
This is one of the nicest properties we have stayed. It’s cheerfully decorated and well-maintained. Only a short walk to the beach and beautiful views of the canals from the front and rear porches. We really appreciated the quietness of the location. It was great to have a fenced in yard for the dogs. We will definitely plan on staying again our next visit to the Topsail-Surf City area. One of the most beautiful beaches in NC as well!!
Great beach bungalow
We so enjoyed our first visit to Topsail and this beach bungalow was the perfect house for our family of 5 (and our yellow lab). The house was super clean and was located a short walk from the beach and canals. The neighborhood was friendly and the views from the back deck were perfect for our morning coffee. Our one suggestion might be to have a gas grill instead of charcoal for easier grilling. We loved visiting the turtle hospital (go at 11:45 am so you don’t need to wait too long in the hot sun) and we rented jet skis where we got to see dolphins up close! The beaches are gorgeous! We loved every second of our vacation!
Books (non-fiction, fiction, island/coastal), Magazines