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Ocean and Sound Views from This Fantastic/Beautiful House-

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

A DELAY IN TIME went on the rental market in 2011 after being made our personal home for the previous four years. If you are looking for a place with views of Topsail sound and views of the ocean then this is the house you want. This second row ocean and second row sound home is located on a very nice/quiet cul-de-sac where only a dozen other homes are located. Perfect for children and pets!

.... Life is GOOD at the BEACH!!!.... SEIZE THE DAY....

PRIVATE beach access is less than a 3 minute walk. We will provide you with a beach cart and beach chairs as you work on your tan! There are decks off of ALL bedrooms and family room so you can enjoy all the sound and ocean views! Top Floor has carpet in bedrooms and ceramic tile in the bathroom. There are two-three bedrooms on the top floor. One bedroom has great sound views, sliding glass doors leading onto a deck and a King size bed. The other 1-2 bedrooms have ocean views, a queen size bed with flat screen TV on the wall along with another area off this bedroom with a large closet, ocean views and 2 twin beds. Perfect for you to keep an eye on the little ones. We created a large bedroom when living in the house out of 2 bedrooms. Both of these rooms have ocean views with sliding glass doors leading out onto decks.

Downstairs you have a large living area with TV, stereo, great furniture, sleeper sofa, hardwood floors, open kitchen with bar seating, breakfast area with table, dining room with table for 6, 18' tile, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, bedroom with Iron double bed, large bathroom with ceramic tile. Kitchen is fully stocked with large side by side fridge, dishwasher, stove, microwave, blender, toaster, coffee maker and all of the kitchen dishes, utensils you will need plus wine glasses for those special moments.

Ground level has outdoor hot/cold shower, parking under the home for 3 cars, great safe area in the yard for kids to play. Cul De Sac that has very little traffic.

Marina is less than 1.5 miles, Fishing pier, fantastic restaurants and shopping are a short walk (less than a mile), with the beach and sound access only a short distance away! This end of Topsail Island is beautiful!!! Walking and biking paths, walk around the point and watch the sunset while you play in tidal pools. During the summer months Loggerhead Turtles lay eggs along the shore that hatch during the warm summer nights. Watch Dolphins play in the surf or go fishing which is outstanding. Go kayaking in the sound, take your family for a sunset cruise on 'The Belle of Topsail', boogie boarding in the ocean or book yourself a deep sea fishing trip and catch your dinner.

We just decided to rent the house and decided not to use a rental agency so we could pass the savings along to your family. We've priced the home hundreds of dollars less than in previous years but with no commission, I can pass these savings on to you. We have not raised our rental rates in 7 years so we can keep the home affordable to those wanting to rent. Everyone is trying to save money and this is one of the best deals on Topsail Beach-- Please make this comfortable beach home yours for a week or a month. Life is short. CARPE DIEM...Seize the day my friends!!! Life is Short.




Check in is at 4PM and check out is at 11AM

Bed Linens, towels, wash cloths are provided for an additional fee of $65.00 per week. This allows us to wash, dry, fold and provide clean fresh linens and towels for you - our honored guest!

Vacation Rental Features

Keywords: Topsail Island, Topsail Beach House, Beach House, Island house, Topsail Beach House, 1161 Monroe Lane.

More Details

Clay McLawhon
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 19, 2017

About Clay McLawhon

When my family gets away to 'A DELAY IN TIME', it is our 'Piece of Paradise'. Whether we are sitting on the deck, laughing with friends, enjoying the views, walking on the beach, riding our bikes or just chillin' on the allows us to escape the stresses of life. Topsail Beach is a wonderful place for vacations. We love the sea birds and the slow, peaceful pace that Topsail offers. You can have Myrtle Beach, Outer Banks, Carolina/Kure beaches, Wrightsville Beach... We'll take Topsail Island.

Clay McLawhon purchased this house in 2005

Why Clay McLawhon chose Topsail Island

After spending many years at Wrightsville Beach and living less than 10 miles away we got tired of dealing with the traffic, attitudes and charges for parking your car. We could almost buy a very nice meal for what it cost us to park for a day. We fell in LOVE with Topsail and once you vacation here you will fall in love also. If you vacation here every year then you know what we mean. A DeLay In Time is on a quiet cul-de-sac which is ideal for your children or your pets. We loved the convenience to the ocean and everywhere on the island.

What makes this house unique

We love our decks. During the summer this is where we live if not on the beach. We enjoy sitting out with the sun in our face, laughing, talking and hearing the birds. We also love our kitchen which is great for cooking...even though...most people don't want to cook when on vacation. You will still cook a meal or two while down so you just as well enjoy it. Buy some steaks, burgers or seafood...throw some on the gas grill or just cook inside. Some of the best food you can get is on the island.


Topsail Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size bed (1), Queen size Bed (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sleeper Sofa that opens into a double bed
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Don't miss the Turtle Hospital.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

Ocean and Sound Views from This Fantastic/Beautiful House-
average rating of 4.8846154 based on 26 reviews

Super convenient and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

We had super convenient access to the beach and sound, with all the amenities for an amazing family beach vacation. The outdoor shower was a surprise. The decks were amazing. The decks were gated which ended up being awesome for the dogs and kids. Overall highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words Amanda. We are so glad you enjoyed the decks and the surprise outdoor shower. It was so nice having your group in the house. Everyone treated the home with great care and it was very clean upon your departure. Hopefully we will have you visit with us again very soon. Clay and Julie McLawhon
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Topsail Island Monroe Lane

  • 5 of 5

And we enjoyed the decks and the views the views of the sound and of the ocean or gorgeous we enjoyed the outside shower and the grill. We walked across the street and fish off the pier in the sound we caught 15 crabs flounder, black drum and a sheepshead fish. The beds were very comfortable all of them the only thing that might could change is the cable channels. The owner was very welcoming and professional. We got there on Mother's Day and had a Bokay of flowers and a happy Mother's Day on the countertop it was a very nice touch. We hope to return next year it was just beautiful.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing our home at Topsail Island. So glad you enjoyed the fishing and catching crabs. We love the decks on our home soooo much. Sit back and have a cup of coffee, glass of wine or just letting your thoughts wander at ease. Glad you enjoyed the flowers that my wife left. Hope to see you next year. Clay and Julie McLawhon
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Anniversary trip

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying here. The house was very accommodating. The views from the decks, especially sound side, were beautiful. Short walk to the beach access was nice. Always nice on the beach in topsail. We've been down the week of July 4th and never a crowded beach. We love it here. Clay was great to work with and always prompt to answer emails and any questions that we had. We definetly recommend this house. Our dog Bella loved it too! Thanks again. We hope to visit again soon!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Racheal. You and your husband were great to work with. Glad you enjoyed the house, the beach and the decks. Also, glad that Bella enjoyed herself. Look forward to seeing you again in the future. Once again, thanks for choosing A DeLay In Time. Clay and Julie McLawhon
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Simply a great place to vacation

  • 5 of 5

The house has everything you need. Plenty of utensils for cooking, appliances, tv's, furniture and beds all good . The rooms throughout are clean and comfortable and just cozy and feel like home. There are views of the ocean and sound from the decks and you can just relax and do nothing but enjoy. The house is tucked away just off the main street by a block so only a short walk to the beach or sound. We also love to go down to the south end of the island at the point where the beach wraps around going over to the sound. There is wide open beach space where we walk our dog and play in the surf and sand. Coming back to the house after some hours in the sun and just chillin-out , that's the life

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Steve, Having your family was just the best. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us but it is was an honor to have such a great family staying. Your family left the home clean, organized and took care of everything. Also look forward to having you back in 2017. It is kinda nice just sitting on the decks in the morning or evening and just chillin'. Thank you for the kind words and see you soon!!! Clay and Julie McLawhon
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Perfect stay in a perfect home

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to Topsail for 15 years and had always stayed at a friend's home. For our 20 year anniversary I decided to surprise my wife with a long weekend trip and a new place. Clay and his family were amazing hosts. The home had everything we needed and was the perfect size. It was close to the beach access and we even had a cart to pull our chairs and toys over with. Covered parking was great since we had a few rainy days. Thank you Clay for working us in last minute and providing us an opportunity to make forever family memories. We can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words Tracy! We certainly did enjoy having you with us for your 20 year anniversary. Glad you enjoyed the things we provide and are excited about seeing you this fall. The home looked great when you left and was well taken care of. You have a great family. Sorry about the outside not being finished from painting but we will have a fresh paint job when you return to stay with us!!! Happy Anniversary and look forward to seeing you again. Clay and Julie McLawhon
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Topsail Has a Beautiful Beach!!!

  • 4 of 5

This was our first time vacationing at Topsail and we really enjoyed ourselves. Clay and Julie's home is in a perfect location with the Ocean and Sound both a few short steps away. The views from the decks are wonderful, and loved that the home had gates on the decks to keep my dogs safe! The home has spacious bedrooms upstairs and comfortable beds. The bedroom on the lower level is a bit smaller, but is definitely adequate, with a full bath that connects to the main living area... so a good set up! Loved the outdoor shower - used it often when returning from the beach. We had everything we needed! The beach is absolutely beautiful; lovely white sand and not crowded at all!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Valerie. Thank you for all of the kind remarks. Topsail Island truly is a special place to get away and relax. The beaches are beautiful. Glad you enjoyed the house, the decks and the views. It is a very nice home and the decks are our favorite part of the house. We practically lived out there when we lived in the house. Look forward to seeing you again next year and thank you for leaving the house sooooo clean. Clay and Julie
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
New Hanover Internation Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Beach shop
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Beach Shop, Breezeway
Nearest Beach
40 Metres
Topsail Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Topsail Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 8 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $80
Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 12.75%

There is a $80.00 cleaning fee. Linens can be rented for $65.00 per stay which includes sheets for 3 beds, 8 towels and 8 wash cloths. Dish towels and dish cloths are provided with all rentals.

Reservations made 30 days in advance will allow payments to made in 3 increments. Reservations made 30 days or less will have 2 incremental payments. Reservations made 15 days or less require full payment upon booking.
Payments can be made with personal check, cashiers check or money. Sorry but no credit cards.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.