|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
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“A Great Escape” it truly is! This amazing four bedroom duplex is located on the quiet shores of North Topsail Beach. Sleeping up to 10 people, this home is ideal for medium sized families or groups of friends. Just imagine sitting on the back deck listening to the ocean and having the convenience of walking to the beach on your semi-private beach access.
The main level has a great open floor plan allowing for easy communication from the kitchen to the deck. The kitchen is spacious with the dining area just off of it and additional seating at the bar area. The cozy living room is complete with three couches – one of which folds out into a queen-sized bed.
The master bedroom leaves little to be desired. It has a queen-size bed, a walk-in closet,private bathroom, and a private deck overlooking the Atlantic. Bedrooms 2 and 3 are on the street side of the second floor and both have queen-size beds. Bedrooms 2 and 3 share a bathroom on the second floor. Bedroom 4 is located on the main level on the street side of the home and also features a Queen bed.
“A Great Escape” is in a superior location when it comes to spotting dolphins, finding shark’s teeth, and kicking back for a day of relaxation!! The only thing that this home is missing is YOU!
“A Great Escape” is a duplex with a mirror property next door “Almost Heaven”. Together they can sleep 20!!!
Don’t forget your linens! Unless otherwise indicated, linens are not provided during your stay. You are welcome to bring your own linens or we provide a linens rental service for your convenience.
Also, our vacation homes do not have many of the consumable items in stock for guest use (i.e. toilet paper, paper towels, soap, etc.). Once you book your vacation, we’ll provide you with a list of items that you may want to consider bringing with you on your vacation. This list can also be viewed on our website:
We found this property on VRBO but rented it through Access Realty. It was a pleasure to work with Access Realty from booking to check in. They were always helpful, friendly and quick to respond to an email or telephone call. The owner was great to work with too, but we did it through Access.
The property was as described, no surprises. It was clean and everything worked but the ice maker and it may have been cut off for the winter. The rooms are small but we had 7 adults and had plenty of room for a 4 day stay. There is a nice concrete drive way and parking area. We felt that it was the smallest amount of steps to get into a property and also down to the beach. It is on the main road through North Topsail but in November there was very little traffic. The kitchen furnishings are minimal but adequate..we had a traditional turkey dinner with no problem.
The carpets are new and the property very neat. We would certainly consider it again and we will certainly check with Access for availability on properties to fit our needs.
I recently stayed in "A great escape" and was highly disappointed in our stay. I had planned for a great girls weekend for my friends and found that the unit was very unclean (dishes were dirty, carpet was stained everywhere) as well as NO AC was functional on the first floor. Although I do commend the realty staff for bringing fans and a portable AC unit our first night, I am disappointed that I had to call numerous times on Saturday to see if the maintenance worker had come to service our unit. It wasn't until I had made the last call (around 3pm) when I found out our AC needed a new part and was not going to be fixed during our stay. I am upset that during my beach day on Saturday, I had to call numerous times and was not kept updated by the staff. My friends that were sleeping in the bedroom on the first floor, in 80 degree temperatures (even with the fans running) did not have an enjoyable stay and I find this unacceptable.
The unit did not provide any toilet paper, no hand soap, no salt or pepper. Dish detergent was provided, but the dish washer did not work well at all and we found ourselves hand washing the dishes we used.
The carpets are VERY stained and should be replaced. The walls are dirty and need a new coat of paint.
The one positive is the location. It is beach front and super easy/short walk down the walkway to the beach. There is an outdoor shower to wash the sand off - which is a plus.
I am rating this unit as "poor" based on the AC not working on the first floor (temp remained 81 all weekend), the carpets are extremely stained/dirty, walls are dirty, dishwasher does not work. This unit has potential, but it needs work!