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Hot Tub! Ocean Front, New Furniture, Ultra-Premium, Pristine!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 11)

This home is known as 'Sea-King Refuge' and was refurbished new for the 2016 season and is just opening rentals. It is decorated as luxury accommodations. Click on the link below for a virtual tour (or cut and paste into an internet browser)

About the home.... There is a gourmet kitchen featuring over 20 linear ft of Corian counter tops. For your cooking pleasure it is equipped with stainless steel 18/8, 3 ply cookware, with Hanckel knives, and Martha Steward kitchen gadgets to delight even the fussiest beach chef. There are ample oak and cherry cutting boards and Corian hot plates so that you can place your hot and warm dishes on the table on the custom solid Brazilian cherry table for serving. The cabinets are stocked with plenty of eating, drinking, serving and adult beverage glasses. We also have an assortment of plastic beverage ware so that you can enjoy your favorite margarita or soda on the beach (as glassware is sticky prohibited on the beach by local ordinance).

The kitchen table seats 10 and there are an additional 4 stools at the kitchen island that can be added to the table or accommodated diners at the island. The 50 inch HD flat screen TV with premium Boston acoustic sound, DVR and Blue Ray DVD can be viewed throughout the second floor common area. The DVR is also a nice treat you won’t find in many rentals. Record your favorite shows or pause live TV so that you can enjoy your vacation on your time, and not have to miss any of your favorite shows or sports events. You can also maximize your vacation time by recording your favorite shows and being able to fast forward through the commercials. This gives you more beach time with you family (usually cutting 15-20 minutes out of a 1 hrs show).

Then in the evenings when the sun is down and you are ready to wind down, sink into the butter soft leather rocking reclining sofas. Meanwhile, the kids may be enjoying their favorite shows, DVDs or games in the bunk room (which is fully compatible for them to bring along and hook up their game box).

Since this is one of the highest elevation homes in Surf City, spectacular ocean, sound and town views are available from every window and every angle of this reversed floor plan home. This includes the living, sleeping, cooking and even the bathroom areas. The deck views can only be described as “breathtakingly awesome.” You can literally see all the way in to the Surf City turning bridge from the deck of the home.

Because we know a good vacation can only be good if you can get a good nights sleep, we feature premium bedding with Simmons World Class Beautyrest mattress. Bedding includes:

• One King ocean front with four post canopy bed [romantic 'Swept Away” theme], on lower level with slider to deck and beach, HDTV

• One King on main level with beach theme décor [known as 'the Crab Pot'] and sound view, HDTV

• One ocean front Queen with romantic wood and iron and iron poster bed, slider door to deck and beach HDTV [known as 'the Charleston Room']

• Two sets of bunks Twin over Twin and Twin over Full in this Parrot themed room (called the Parrot den' room). Sound view. 32 inch flat screen HDTV with Blu Ray DVR and set for gaming (gaming equipment not provided). Premium sound system. Note these bunk beds have premium bedding so they are comfortable for kids of all sizes!! The bottom bunks are equipped with Simmons Beautyrest mattress. The top bunks are equipped with premium latex tempurpedic type mattresses. This is because top bunk mattresses need to be thinner but we instead we would not drop our standard for quality bedding . What does all this mean? The mattresses in our bunk beds are better than most mattresses you find in as a “no name” king size mattress in most other rental properties you will encounter. That is a fact.

In addition to the mattresses themselves, because we think our guests deserve the very best in a peasant and worry free vacation, we have equipped the bedding in this unit with FDA approved, class 1 medical device bed and pillow covers. What this means to you, is that your bedding is FDA certified to be protected from bedbugs, dust mites, allergens, bacteria, and liquid penetration. This gives you great peace of mind.

It is all about an awesome worry free vacation for our guests. After all, you vacation is an important investment of your time, money and memories. We know those memories will last a lifetime and we want them to be all fantastic! In today’s fast pace lifestyle, there is no room for second best and for the “cross your fingers” strategy to selecting a vacation destination (trust me… been there and made that mistake!) We have put nearly 30 years of learning’s into purchasing and furnishing this beach home to make it a beach rental that will leave you with pure pleasure! While other homes may try to come close in one or two of the cosmetic aspects at the surface level, this one has it all and is a one of a kind rental experience from top to bottom. We are confident that you will agree!

Spend your evenings in the 5 person hot tub and enjoy the huge 10 ft private outdoor shower with hot and cold water!

Keywords: Ocean front, Premium bedding, luxury furnishing, elegant, fully equipped kitchen, walking distance to town and local restaurants, two decks, covered porch, Sound View, Water views from every window, WiFi, HD DVR, Blu-Ray DVD, WiFi, Premium cable, Premium surround sound, Hot tub, Gaming room set up (gaming equipment not provided), Walking distance to town.

Bed Linens are provided for stays of 1 week or more. Beach and personal towels not provided. Personal beach chairs are also not provided.

For large parties we have three ocean side town homes that are equipped to the same high standard. They are located behind this home. Some of our guests have enjoyed family reunions or celebrations by renting 2 or 4 units together. You can visit our other VRBO listings to check them out at number 375692, number 467705. and number 626041. For even larger parties visit our other home that is approximately 1 mile from these homes (number 792056) which sleeps up to 23.

More Details

Ted Waltz
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

About Ted Waltz

We are originally from Kennett Square PA which is near Philadelphia. Debbie grew up in Williamsville NY which is a small town near Buffalo NY and moved to Kennett Square after going to college in the Philadelphia area. Ted grew up and lived most of his life in Kennett Square prior to moving to North Carolina. Teds parents both worked in the school system in Kennett (his father as a teacher and his mother as the school nurse). Ted was a Mushroom Farmer (that region is known for being one of the largest producers of fresh Mushrooms in the world). We both still have family in Kennett Square and in Buffalo but they enjoy coming to visit us in North Carolina (especially in the winter!). Our three children are grown now and one is in Vet School, one is a middle school teacher and the third is studying engineering. We currently live on a small farm outside of Raleigh.

Ted Waltz purchased this house in 2011

Why Ted Waltz chose Topsail Island

Our three children have grown up enjoying the beaches here and looking for sharks teeth in the sands of Surf City. We used to travel here from the Philadelphia area because the beaches were so clean and private. We've always felt it was worth the trip and met many who traveled much further than us. Topsail is a wonderful family place but it is also a place where fishermen and surfers can share the beach and enjoy the long season of warm crystal clear water. In the fall we would stay out all night and wait on the beach with our children for the turtle nests to hatch. Vacationing in Topsail has always been worth the trip. We purchased this home in August of 2011. We’ve been renting ocean front homes in Surf City, Topsail Island for nearly 30 years and while they were nice, they always fell a little short in one area or another. We wanted to create a rental that did it right and the opportunity was right for us to purchase ½ of this brand new duplex.

The home is located in a residential area on a 25 mph road that is just for ocean front homes. This means the beaches are very private and it is a very family oriented place. There is a very small public parking area next to the home that holds about 10 to 15 cars. It is not often used (mainly on weekends in-season). It is nice because it provides some extra overflow parking for additional guests. We do not own the other side of the duplex. For large parties, there is a set of 5 town houses that sits behind the duplex. We do own one of those ocean side 2 BR townhouses which is furnished and decorated to our same quality standard. For large parties needing additional overflow space, that could be a fun option to expand your enjoyment (you can view the town house in the map image sitting right behind the ocean front). If that option would not work and you and you need larger accommodations we could introduce you to the owners of the other side of our duplex where you could rent an additional 4 BR 3 bath,

What makes this house unique

We love that we can walk to the beach front restaurants and the fishing pier. We also love that we have a great view of the ocean and or sound from every window in the home. The views from deck, while either standing or sitting in the hi-top chairs, is breathtaking and unmatched. We don’t even need to drive into town to see holiday fireworks; best view on the island is from our deck! Nothing beats watching your kids play on the beach right in front of you while you enjoy a cool beverage from the comfort of the deck or the shade of the covered porch (if you are not a fan of the sand). You will love the fact that time has not blemished Topsail and it has maintained its small town charm and feel. It is a warm and inviting place and you will not want to leave!

What you should know about Topsail and Surf City.......

Topsail is a great place for families and fun. It is a place for quite relaxation, fishing, golfing, shopping sightseeing, or just relaxing and reading on the beach. Enjoy quiet relaxation of the ocean breeze from your kitchen or decks while you drink your morning coffee or share a meal with the family. Watch the surf from the comfy high top resin deck chairs and the kid building sand castles on the beach. See the dolphins playing in the surf and end the day with a moonlight walk on the beach. Fish off the beaches right in front of your home or walk up to the Surf City Pier to see what's biting. You can literally walk for miles on clean white beaches looking for prehistoric sharks teeth (Topsail is one of the few area on the east coast where they are easily found) or gather shells or 'sea beans' (small polished pebbles) for you collection. Visit the famous Sea Turtle Hospital here on the Island or stop at one of our local shops and pick up some fresh homemade fudge, pies or seafood. Take a dinner cruise on the sound or make memories with your family and friends that will last a lifetime!


Surf City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 10:00 AM / Check-out: 1:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Fully enclosed private outdoor shower
  • 3
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • King size beds (2) Simmons World Class Beauty Rest mattresses for world class resort vacation rest, Queen size Beds (1) Simmons World Class Beauty Rest mattresses for world class resort vacation rest, Double Beds (1) Simmons Beauty Rest mattresses for world class resort vacation rest (bottom bunk), Twin or Single Beds (1) Simmons Beauty Rest mattresses for world class resort vacation rest (bottom bunk), Bunk Beds (1) Top bunks with premium latex mattresses for tempurpedic like comfort (top bunks) because even your children deserve a great nights sleep (and we know that sometimes these not always children sleeping in these beds when you have a great house at the beach)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Outdoor shower, High top resin deck furniture including 10 chairs, and 3 tables, Corian counter tops, Crock pot, Panini Grill, electric griddle, food processer, blender, mixer, gourmet kitchen utensils, 3 ply 18/8 stainless steel fry pans and cookware, Henkel’s knives, garment steamer, Premium Commercial technology hi efficiency Maytag washer and dryer , Jetted shower in first floor master, Simmons World Class Beauty Rest Pillow-top luxury Mattresses throughout, Romantic 4 post canopy bed in the master bedroom, Butter soft premium leather furniture, Curtains on the 4 sliders doors to the decks (not vertical blinds) to provide better beach viewing experience. Water views (ocean or sound) out every window in the house (bedrooms, halls and even bathrooms)


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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

This is our family's 2nd year staying at this lovely beach front home. We will most certainly return!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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House is nicely taken care of; busy location

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful week and enjoyed our stay. The house met our needs and is nicely cared for. The only drawback for us was the busy location.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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House was very nice.

  • 4 of 5

Had an issue being next to public access. There was a group of young adults on sat that got really drunk and we had to pick up all there trash! Freezer issue. Odd that linens were provided but not bath towel. Either offer or don't. Also, why no beach chairs? Awesome array of kitchen utensils and pots and pans!!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The most wonderful place to stay in all of Topsail! Well maintained and perfect for a week away from home. From the hot tub to comfy leather couches to the outdoor shower and well stocked kitchen, the owners do all they can to make sure that your vacation is a truly memorable. Can't wait for our stay next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property w/ all amenties, beautiful views from deck & hottub!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time at this property and would recommend it to anyone! The property is beautiful and has every amenity you would every need! The hot tub is awesome and the view from all the decks is so amazing! This property is right on the beach and so perfect for a vacation! We would come back to this property in a heartbeat and plan to if our schedules permit next year!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our family had a great time AGAIN at this property great accommodations j!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great vacation the location is at a prime location right on a beautiful beach hope to go back in a couple years. Great stay the owners do a great with keeping this property looking great. Very relaxing vacation!!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Wilmington NC
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Many courses in the 5-10 mile range
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Restaurants within walking distance to short drive
Nearest Beach
At your front door

The second largest sea turtle hospital in the country is located here on Topsail Island. Come meet the fantastic people who have dedicated their lives to saving these endangered creatures and learn how you can help by watching over the precious nests all along the beaches and sometimes even right here in front of our home.

We are also close to Historic Wilmington NC where you will find the battleship North Carolina to tour and museums, many fine restraints and specialty shops to visit.

Golf courses abound so don’t forget your clubs! You could easily visit a different course each day!

We are walking distance to fine and casual dining as well as to the fishing pier.

There is great fishing from the Surf City pier or right on the beach in front of the house. Plenty of light from the fire company’s emergency parking access next door to fish at night too without the aid of any special additional light or equipment.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $79

Tired of lots of fees??? This property INCLUDES, departure cleaning, INCLUDES bed linens and INCLUDES use of the hot tub saving you hundreds of dollars.

This a no-smoking property and no pet property. Guest in violation of no smoking or pet policy will be subject to immediate eviction and will not be eligible for refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.