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Paradise Found - Oceanfront Home Sleeps 18 W/ 2 Livingrooms

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 14-18)

Gracing the sandy beaches of Topsail, this fabulous beach home offers two living areas, beautiful furnishings, and two spacious oceanfront decks. Enjoy the breathtaking, sunrise over the ocean with an early morning cup of coffee. After sunrise, watch the surfers and kite flyers appear or spend the day playing in the surf and sand.

Ground Level: Parking outside for up to 4-6 cars and covered parking under the house that will accommodate 2-4 vehicles. Also under the house you will find a gas grill, great for cooking up fresh seafood.

First Level: Upon stepping inside Paradise Found you will find a large family and game room. This space is filled with two tawny leather sleeper sofas, a TV and a bookshelf filled with games and toys for the kids. A large laundry room holds a full size washer and dryer and a bathroom is accessible through this room.

Off of this space there are three bedrooms and a bath. The first bedroom offers guests two queen size beds with soft seashell comforters, wicker furniture and a sliding glass door that leads to the lower oceanfront deck. This would be a great retreat for older children.

The next bedroom offers accommodations for four smaller kids, with two twin bunk beds. Each bunk bed is covered in a sea foam green and dark blue comforter. This room sits on the sound side of Paradise Found.

The third bedroom is one of the two master bedrooms. This first master bedroom offers guests a king size bed and wood furnishing. This bedroom has a ceiling fan. A sliding glass door opens to the lower oceanfront deck, where you can slip outside early in the morning for a sunrise walk on the beach. A private bathroom is available to guests, staying in this room. One of the unique features this bath has is a door that leads to the deck. Step off the sandy beach and rinse off in your own bathroom.

Second Level: The hand painted walls take you upstairs, leading you into the deep blue sea. Upstairs you will find an open living space, two bedrooms and a full size bathroom.

At the top of the stairs is the fourth bedroom. This room offers a queen size bed with a colorful sea themed comforter, white washed furnishings and ceiling fan. Across the hall is a full size bathroom.

The second master bedroom is accessible through the living room, and has a door that leads into the bathroom. This master bedroom, sits on the sound side of Paradise Found and offers a king size bed and white washed furnishings. This room also has a TV and ceiling fan.

The living room is filled with creamy white furniture, two navy blue leather sofas and colorful directors’ chairs. The room is surrounded by large picture windows with beautiful views of the ocean, just beyond the deck. The living room has a 46' flatscreen TV with DVD player and a large library of books for the whole family to read and watch.

From the living area you can head out to the sunny upper deck through the sliding glass door. From up here you have wonderful views of the sunny beach. Relax and watch the family play in the surf, while you lounge under the warm Carolina sun.

The dining area, surrounded by ocean view windows, holds a hand painted dining table filled with sea life. With enough seating for 8, gather everyone around the table for family style seafood dinners.

The open kitchen has granite countertops and wood cabinets and tile floors. This room includes a refrigerator with icemaker, dishwasher, microwave, blender, coffeemaker, toaster and more. Four green stools sit at the bar, a great place for morning coffee or a quick snack, before heading back out to the beach.

Keywords: Oceanfront, beachfront, Paradise Found, Vacation, Beach, Direct, beach, access, fantastic ocean views

More Details

Larry Spears
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, a little French and German
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2018

About Larry Spears

We designed and built Paradise Found to provide fun for our family and friends.

Larry Spears purchased this house in 1996

Why Larry Spears chose Ocean City Beach

Topsail Island has something for every beach goer. The location makes it one of the easiest to access from the majority of the Eastern US. Warm water temperatures make this a year round destination, and Paradise Found is regularly used for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and many off-season family gatherings as well as the main summer months.

What makes this house unique

With 2 Living rooms, one on each level, families have a way to co-exist in peace. The kids play on the video games downstairs while the adults soak in some of the tranquility upstairs.


Ocean City Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 sleep sofa /futon , 2 Queen Leather sleep sofas in lower LR
    Bedroom 5 - 4 bunk bed , 2 sets of bunk beds in bunk room
  • King size beds (1) 2 MBR Kings, Queen size Beds (1) 3 Queens, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) 2 Leather Queen sleeper sofa beds, Bunk Beds (1) 2 Sets of Bunkbeds
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Paradise Found - Oceanfront Home Sleeps 18 W/ 2 Livingrooms
average rating of 4.736842 based on 19 reviews
United States/Canton, PA

December at the shore

  • 5 of 5

Our family got together for our grandson's wedding and had Christmas together. It was a memorable time. The house fit our 9 adults and 5 children. We cooked our Christmas dinner, saw dolphins, saw sunrises, able to play on the beach, and were able to visit with each other. There were 4 generations present. The owner was quick to respond. We rented the linens. The price was reasonable. We had family members from Wisconsin, Kansas City, Atlanta, and Pennsylvania. One of the events we will all remember.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent place for a multi-family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time at Topsail yet again! We had 4 generations staying at the house and had a great time! Larry was very accommodating, even changing out a faucet that was too difficult for my grandmother to turn on! The kitchen was well stocked with various cooking tools and the beds were quite comfy! We will definitely consider staying in the house again.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise Found

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week at Paradise Found. The house is great! We loved the 2 living rooms. With the viedo gamers upstairs it gave the others a place to enjoy quiet. The foot bath and outside shower were awesome. The kitchen was well stocked and the boogie boards were great for the kids. We had a rainy week and being right on the ocean able to move in quickly and enjoy the waves from the storms from our house was incredible. The windows upstairs are awesome. Cannot get over the view from inside. Loved it, highly recommended. Thinking of going back again if we all return to the beach next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bev thanks for making us aware of the broken carafe and your efforts to replace it. If only all the guests at the beach were so thoughtful! So glad you enjoyed your stay! Larry
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  • 5 of 5

We loved the house and the beach was private! Great place for a family vacation where you just relax and enjoy the ocean!!! My kind of place!!! Anything you need right up the road!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jodi We are always happy when someone recognizes how much the beach feels like your own private slice of heaven. Glad your stay was great! Larry
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Beautiful, Convenient, Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We took a group of 8 adults and 5 kids (1 to 5 yrs old) to Paradise Found in early May. We knew the weather would be a bit cooler and that the ocean temp would also be cool. However, the timing for all of us lined up to this timeframe. The location being only a few steps in the sand along with a lower than average price were both drawing factors.

Each room was adequately equipped and the kids bunk room was nice for the two 5yr olds. Several of the rooms were large enough to accommodate pack n plays for the two 1yr olds. Kitchen was stocked with pretty much all you could ask for. Laundry was nice to have as long as you aren't picky on having a front loader. Two family room areas were perfect for conversation, games, and NHL playoffs :-)

Decks were a good size though having an engineer and contractor as a part of the group led to much discussion of the way it was built. It will definitely work so don't get me wrong, it is just that there were a few things we'd change to make it a bit more sturdy. Plenty of parking; we had five vehicles and no issues.

The owner is very responsive. He gave me peace of mind since we were making a significant amount of travel plans across multiple families.

I would suggest that if you have anyone with mobility issues (not good with stairs primarily) that you look elsewhere. We were a young group averaging about 35 yrs old among all of us so that was not an issue for our group even with carrying sleeping kiddos back from a crazy day at the beach. Speaking of the beach, it is incredibly flat when the tide goes out. Gives you a nice surface to take long walks on compared to other beaches I've been on. Minimal traffic; a few fishermen posted to the north but they were kind and aware of our small children.

Shopping for misc trinkets/gifts was pretty good. Only about 3-5 miles from the location. Shopping for groceries was also pretty close and had all we needed to feed 13. We only ate out once and it was great. I think it was called Mac Daddy's. Right on the beach and had great service for such a large group.

I would definitely go back.

One thing to note, plan your showers. It is a small thing, but will keep people in your group happy if you can come up with somewhat of a schedule as the water heater is a bit small. Truly one of the only things I would even 'complain' about.

Happy hunting for your vacation spot!


  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joseph Thanks for the thorough review. It is always good to let people know more about the house than just how nice the stay was for your group. Thanks! Larry Spears
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Oceanfront luxury with a small town feel.

  • 5 of 5

The pictures do not do the house justice. This secluded stay was a welcome surprise for our large family. It is close enough to Wilmington to see tourist attractions, and come back to your house for a home cooked dinner. The kitchen and other amenities in the house were all superb. We loved the outside shower and sitting on the deck. We look forward to making Paradise Found a yearly family tradition.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You and your family are all so gracious! I loved getting a chance to meet you all and hope to see you again soon Thanks Larry
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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $110 + Tax
mandatory ins waiver $45 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

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