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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 4 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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 13, 2017

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 Topsail Island

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.


Arcade, Sea Turtle Hospital, Topsail Island Missiles and More Museum, paddle boat & bicycle rentals, skating


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 4.909091 based on 11 reviews

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: Aug 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: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Raleigh NC

Just what we were looking for :)

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Paradise Found!. The location is perfect. With so many windows and the location being directly on the beach, you can see, hear, and feel the beauty of the ocean from practically anywhere in the house. Edward was a great host and very easy to work with and had a quick response time. He made sure we had all the information we needed to have a great vacation. The house is great. It is clean and well cared for. The house even had good cookware (often that is not the case in may VRBO rentals). Thanks Edward! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Anderson sc

Paradise found

  • 5 of 5

My family just spent a awesome week at paradise found. The owner was very helpful. Had one issue and he called me back within thirty minutes. I would recommend anyone to stay here. I will stay here every year from now on. Thanks for making our family vacation so comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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On The Beach!

  • 4 of 5

My family and I really enjoyed our beach stay in this home. That deck was incredible! When the tide comes in, the ocean literally is UNDER the house! We had fun figuring out the tides! I loved that my kids could play in the tidal pools at low tide and we could keep an eye on them from the covered deck. You just have to be very careful taking that last, long step onto the sand! We had a few minor issues: some ants (bought some spray), a leaky toilet (that was supposed to be fixed before we arrived), and some housekeeping issues, but overall we really loved this place. The owner was very responsive to our needs and very helpful. I'll never be able to get my parents or husband to stay somewhere that's NOT on the ocean again!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise Found For Sure!

  • 5 of 5

The name is quite appropriate for this wonderful beach house. We were definitely in paradise here during our stay in April. The house has all the comforts of home and the ocean will lull you to sleep at night. Thoroughly enjoyed sitting on the deck and gazing at the ocean, getting to see beautiful sunrises and dolphins in the morning and walking on the beach picking up shells. Would definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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