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A 5 BR House on Sound W/Pier, Kayaks & 100' from Beach

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Enjoy the best of both worlds. Playground for adults and children. You can enjoy all the activities associated with sound access including kayaking, canoeing,crabbing, (crab traps available), and clamming,etc. The house has a pier on a large marsh bay area that is safe boating for children. The inland waterway is several hundred yards away and while accessible, it is heavily traveled by yachts. Yachts, which are a pleasure to watch and to watch out for while boating. Our bay area averages a depth of 3 ft. which makes it ideal for the young ones. Many variety of birds including osprey, great herons, egrets, pelicans are in attendance at all times. Watch them from the back deck or while relaxing in the hot tub.

On the ocean side, there is walkover to the beach. No walking a good distance to locate a way to get to/on the beach. The beach is never crowded even on holiday weekends. The beach is a jewel waiting to be discovered.

A fully gourment style kitchen with modern Fisher/Paykel appliances is something to be enjoyed and enhanced with 180 degree views of ocean and sound. The spacious kitchen also allows many helping hands to make the experience much easier on the main chef.

Totally remodeled in 2006 to upgrade and provide us with the 'bells and whistles we wanted in a dream house at the beach. The house is really divided into two sections, one for the younger ones to enjoy and escape to watch tv, movies, and video games and one for the adults to sit and relax.

Keywords: Open style kitchen, family room, and dining room afford 360 views of ocean and intracoastal waterway. Near 4 star golf course.

More Details

William W. White, III
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 2017

About William W. White, III

A retired couple who love the beach but have decided to move for a variety of reasons. We have enjoyed Topsail so much we would love to share the beach experience with others. After watching our grandchildren's enjoyment, the wonder of a vacation at the beach is one to be experienced.

William W. White, III purchased this house in 1993

Why William W. White, III chose Topsail Island

We chose this area because it is beautiful, uncrowded, and as yet really undiscovered. We have found the most wonderful people vacation here.

What makes this house unique

4 Star golf course, Watching wildlife, watching dolphins frolic, teaching children the basics of life at the beach without the high cost of wacky golf and amusements parks.


North Topsail Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 - outdoor shower
  • 3.5
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 16 X 16 Ensuite with bath and master closet.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Great view of ocean
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Cosy nest
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Great large bedroom
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (4)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The house is unique. The property runs from sound to ocean. It allows you to fish, crab, clam, and kayak in the sound then walk 100 feet across a two lane road to sit on the beach and enjoy the ocean. Outside shower and hot tub makes your stay that much more enjoyable. If a beach experience is what you are looking for, Sound Retreat is for you.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

A 5 BR House on Sound W/Pier, Kayaks & 100' from Beach
average rating of 4.869565 based on 23 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Charming with tons of character , extremely well kept with an excellent kitchen and furnishings! The hot tub was so relaxing, especially with that beautiful sound view.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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WOW. This was the best Vacation Home ever rented

  • 5 of 5

As all of the other reviewers have said, this home is well stocked. Leave the Boogie Boards, fishing poles, chairs, etc. home. They are there at the house already for your use. The Butler's Pantry is stocked with everything you have at home and then some. We loved the book that the owners put together explaining everything about the home. If you have a question, the answer is in the book. The kitchen is great - even the knives were sharp! We've rented a lot of beach homes over the years and this one is on top of our list. We'll return here again next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A rental that feels like a home!!

  • 5 of 5

The owners are very nice to work with....the property is nicely decorated and has a beautiful is very accessible to the sound and the has so many great amenities with lots of extras that all you need to bring is yourself! We have booked this house for the last 3 summers and are planning to come back next year! We really love it! So much room to spread out and a great place to gather with friends and family!!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our week at this beach house! The pantry, shower, extra space downstairs, the VIEW! That is one gorgeous sunset from that pier. Thank you so much for sharing your beach house with us! We loved it!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hampstead, NC

A perfect beach home and location

  • 5 of 5

Thanksgiving 2015 was made extra special spending it at Sound Retreat. We had 3 generations spend 4 nights in this lovely, clean and well equipped home. We have 40 years of rental experience and we have to say we enjoyed this home and location as one of the best. Our goal was to eat, play and relax and we did just that. The 3 grands (5-8-10) just wanted to comb the beach for shells and shark teeth and they were not disappointed. The 5 year old Paleontologist found a 2 inch megalodon tooth in the surf! We were able to keep our 17 foot Whaler at the dock and took it out to fishing and clamming spots. The surf fishing was great too. We also put in the crab pots and had a wonderful seafood extravaganza the day after Turkey day. The hot tub was a great way to relax after long days. We were blessed with perfect Indian summer weather for our time there too. The temps were so mild and the sunrises and sunsets were like paintings in the sky! The younger ones made good use of the kayaks as well. There was never a dull moment. We especially loved the great room where everyone hung out to eat, watch the game and help with the cooking. Every kitchen item needed was provided -- along with so many extras which is unexpected in a rental. Having the linens and towels provided was an extra bonus. The beds were really comfortable which is a must in my book and the 3 full baths and extra half gave everyone the room and space needed. We just totally loved having the ocean in front and the sound in back. The views from every window were outstanding. Booking directly with Sandra and Bill was a pleasure. They take pride in their home and it shows in the little details. They were just a phone call away for any questions. I loved their personal touch to their service. Everyone in our family agreed that this was the perfect "retreat" for us and we must return!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not a happy camper

  • 2 of 5

This is a very lovely well appointed home. Unfortunately we had a very wet week and the house has water issues, water came in everywhere. The smell in the lower level was unpleasant. I must say that the owners were very apologetic but did nothing to rectify the problems.

I would have a difficult time recommending the house because of the above issues.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Torrential Rain and gusting wind caused roof leaf and water issues. Had roof repaired same day. Renters were most gracious, even refusing partial refund. Renters said they planned on returning next year. Apparently all were satisfied except one.
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
45 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
North Shore Golf & Country Club 4 Star course
Nearest Train
90 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Hwy 17
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Car: necessary

Golf- a five minute drive to one of 'Golf Digest designated best places to play' 4-star golf courses at semit-private North Shore Coutnry Club. Two Colonial towns are with 75 miles of North Topsail Beach, New Bern, north, 2nd oldest town in NC and home of Tryon Palace, Wilmington, south, live theater, restaurants, shopping, and Colonial Homes provide day trips. The coast is littered with small fishing villages which provide wonderful southern fried seafood.


Rates & Availability

North Topsail Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Apr 29 2017 - Jul 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
July 4
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Late Summer
Jul 8 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 3 2017 - Nov 24 2017
5 night minimum stay
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
5 night minimum stay
Jun 2 2018 - Aug 25 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

The quote includes cleaning, linens, and use of kayaks, canoes, and life vests

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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