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Oceanfront Cottage Huge Deck w/ Private Stairs to Beach, WiFi, 3 King Beds

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 6-7)

Updated bath for 2015. Updated and enlarged kitchen in 2013.

Our beautiful, Carolina coastal home is the perfect family getaway! North Topsail Beach is very quiet and undeveloped compared to most other beaches in the area, but is just a 15-minute drive from Surf City or Snead's Ferry. That is right, just a short drive in either direction on Route 210 from our home and you have great shopping, restaurants, family attractions, grocery stores, bike rentals, etc. And there is a little night life to be found too.

But the real charm of the place is the location. It is a quiet and beautiful escape from your hectic daily lives. The beach in front of the house is never crowded, although there is a public area with bath houses and concessions about a mile down so if you are in the mood to be around people you are just a short walk away.

Convenience is a major attraction as well. You can literally get up, grab a towel, and descend 16 steps to the beach. Getting thirsty or need to go to the bathroom? You are right there! No more crossing streets and hiking back for a bathroom break! And do not miss the sunrise over the ocean - a truly magnificent display of color and beauty!

There is an outdoor shower with hot and cold water you will just love when returning from a day of sand and surf. The deck is great - partially covered for those who like a little shade. There are four sliding glass doors that open onto it - two off the great room and one off each of the ocean side bedrooms affording spectacular views and easy access.

Each bedroom has a king sized bed (linens not included) with a different beach theme in each room. Ceiling fans are in the living room and all 3 bedrooms.

A $200 refundable security deposit is required.

Rents Sunday to Sunday; Check-in 3:30PM, Check-out 11:00AM

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More Details

Edward Wider
Member since: 2004
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Edward Wider

We are just an average married couple from Raleigh, uniquely blessed with this charming coastal cottage. We really enjoy sharing it with other families who appreciate it as we do.

Edward Wider purchased this house in 2004

Why Edward Wider chose North Topsail Beach

While vacationing on Topsail Island in April 2004, we passed this cute little brown cottage a couple of times of day during our walks and one day met the owners. It turned out they were thinking of selling the place and a month later it was ours. It is a beautiful location full of quiet beauty and the peaceful sound of the surf.

What makes this house unique

Being right on the ocean the convenience of just walking down the steps and being on the beach is unbeatable. Even on rainy days, you can sip your coffee in the morning or your wine in the evening on the covered part of the deck and enjoy the sights and sounds of the ocean. Pelicans fly right by the deck as they cruise up and down the shore. Pods of dolphins jump and twist right past your eyes along the watery horizon. And it's never really crowded.

Although convenient to both Wilmington and Jacksonville (about 45 min) we rarely feel the need to venture far since the towns of Sneads Ferry and Surf City are no more than 15 minutes away and have groceries, pharmacy, restaurants and anything else we might need. Believe me, if you were staying here you wouldn't want to go too far for too long either.


North Topsail Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - Located in laundry room
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , Hot and cold shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • All bedrooms have a king sized bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Oceanfront Cottage Huge Deck w/ Private Stairs to Beach, WiFi, 3 King Beds
average rating of 4.733333 based on 15 reviews

Great Location, Extremely Clean, Outside Shower w/ HOT and cold water a HUGE bonus for kids!!!

  • 5 of 5

This rental was fantastic, especially for families with small kids. Huge deck with locking gates to the stairwells, and the outside shower was a huge help, no interim steps to get the kids cleaned up, straight to the outside shower with hot and cold water, soap em up and off to PJs.

The beach here is great, long/wide beach at low tide. As a fisherman, the beach lacks a lot of structure here, but i managed to land a keeper flounder when fishing activity up and down the beach was very slow. Convenient to both the Onslow County #2 access, as well as the high rise access a few minutes north for launching a kayak.

Overall, the interior is impeccably clean and tidy. Working TVs in all bedrooms and living room. Cooking utensils were top notch for rental properties, had everything we needed and then some.

Will stay here again for sure!


  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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If you like to be right on the water, this beach house is for you.

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this place. Nice and clean, comfortable furniture and beds, all the conveniences of home. But unlike home, this place is as close to the water as anyone could want. I fished every day within a few steps of the house. The owner was very nice and was easy to reach. Perfect stay. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic location!

  • 5 of 5

This house has everything you need for a wonderful stay on the beach. The deck is a huge plus, and this section of the beach is not crowded. The kitchen is well-equipped with a full-size fridge. The beds are very comfortable, as is the living room. Beautiful views out the front and side windows. The location is perfect.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Could be awesome.

  • 2 of 5

Location/deck on the beach is the best feature. The house needs more attention, basics like working light bulbs in several areas would have been nice. Big black bugs were unwelcome. All bedrooms need to be updated, furniture is old, lamps need to be replaced. Fans and air conditioning vents were dirty. The outside shower was filled with stuff. The deck was the place to be at this house. The house was the right size for us but dump some $$ into it and it would get more stars. We found by chance a binder with menus but on our last day. We won't be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was expecting a negative review from this person. They were scheduled to check in a couple of days before hurricane Irma was to hit Florida, and so called to say he wanted to switch his week to an open one in October. I explained we operate like a time share rather than a hotel that you can cancel the day before and, being unable to accommodate his request, apologized. He persisted to argue while raising his voice and tone, and even made a loud “Pssh“ sound when I pointed out that October was still hurricane season and that Irma was unlikely to impact the NC coast (which it did not). While he had insurance, he said it only paid if there was a mandatory evacuation, and he did not want to travel from NY if there was to be inclement weather. After not getting his way he said something disparaging about me forming his negative opinion about the state of No. Carolina, then hung up. It was very upsetting to me to be spoken to in such a manner, and I am truly sorry if they did not enjoy their stay. We work very hard to keep the cottage clean and up to date, and spend money every year on upgrades. Our guests’ comfort and happiness is very important to us; well over half the families who choose to vacation at Paradise Found are return guests that come back each year b/c they love it as we do: it is our intention to continue this trend. I hope everyone reading this review will consider my reply to it, and read the other reviews, before making their decision.
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Lovely house, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful beach home. We had a wonderful time, despite some rain. We loved being right on the beach. The water was warm, the sand was beautiful, and the beach was not too crowded. We had stayed in Surf City previously, and this house was a little more out of the way, but still close to whatever we needed. Edward was a great host and was helpful and responsive. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location-great owners!

  • 5 of 5

This place was absolutely perfect for us. We didn't have to haul a metric ton of stuff to and from the beach, when the kids were hungry or needed the restroom, they went right up, and the outdoor shower and hose kept the majority of the sand outside. The technology setup is better than advertised; Netflix, DVD player, and loads of channels (for downtime). The owners are highly responsive and helpful. But the very best part is the hundreds of shark teeth right outside, waiting to be found. Thank you guys so much!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Arcade, Sea Turtle Hospital, Topsail Island Missiles and More Museum, paddle boat & bicycle rentals, skating


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75
Tax Rate 3.0%

The check-in / out day during months from May to August is Sunday, and only reservations in increments of 7 days will be accepted. This means our weeks run Sunday to Sunday, and no stays other than 7, 14, 21, etc., will be accepted.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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