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Island Styled, Family-friendly, Pet Friendly, Peaceful Beach Cottage

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 & 1/2 Baths, Beach Cottage Steps Away From Private Beach Access

Hidden treasure is an island style beach cottage situated amongst beautiful old oak trees. The house is located on a quite lane about a block long that has the ocean at one end and the sound at the other. Though we are on an interior lot, it is just steps (approximately 80 yards) to either the private beach access or to the small ramp that you have access to the sound from. The cottage itself was fully renovated in 2008-- the interior was gutted and the entire space was redone. It has an open floor plan for the living and kitchen area and all areas look out to the trees. A screened porch and a rear deck can both be accessed from the main living area. A deck lines one side of the house that leads from the screened porch to the covered front porch. Sitting on the screened porch is like being in a tree house-- branches arch gracefully all around you providing a pathway for squirrels and birds to bound from one to another. You can hear the ocean most days from this spot-- it is relaxation at its best. The cottage is about 900 square feet but feels larger because of the open floor plan and raised ceiling height in the living room. The floors are tile through out-- which is easy to clean. The two bedrooms provide sleeping for four-- one has a queen bed the other has a full size. Again it is hard to describe how wonderful it feels waking up to the sound of birds and the ocean and seeing the tree branches surrounding you. Totally relaxing!! Hidden Treasure is perfect for a family getaway, a couples retreat, or girls week away.


Owner
Julie Johnson
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 11, 2017

About Julie Johnson

My husband and i own and operate a cabinetry business in Hampstead, NC. We have been in business since 1979. We have two wonderful sons-- both are working with us now. As a family we have always loved the beach and the outdoors in general. My husband taught the boys to fish as soon as they could get in a boat and so we were always at the beach or on the sound as they were growing up. My husband loves fishing and I love the beach so when we found the cottage and bought it-- it became our project together. As a family we have put in many hours working on remodeling and fixing up what was an old and tired place. Now it is a place where we enjoy spending time with friends and family. We have celebrated many milestones at the beach-- everything from a fabulous 70's themed b-day party to a 60th birthday gathering for my husband this past summer. All are wonderful memories. There just is no truer form of relaxation than time spent at the beach. We cherish our time here and always look forward to coming back.

Julie Johnson purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Julie Johnson chose Surf City

We came across our home on the island by chance but immediately fell in love with the location. The old live oak trees, quaint street and closeness to both the ocean and the sound made this a one of a kind get away home. The house itself needed work so after purchasing it we remodeled the entire interior and continue to improve the exterior as we can. This cottage has the most peaceful and beautiful setting, it truly gives you that 'tree house' feel. We begin to relax the moment we step out of the car.

What makes this cottage unique

The house is situated right in the midst of a maritime forest. It is close to both the ocean and the sound. The beach is just 80 yards away down the lane. You do cross over the street to get to the beach access but it is a private access. The unique thing about the beach access is that there are no houses on the beach front right at our beach. This makes it less crowded and really quite private to our street. There is also a ramp to the sound at the other end of the street. This ramp is just right for a jet ski or a kayak. Our area is also perfect for walking or biking as there are sidewalks and bike lanes.

Amenities

Surf City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , There is not a tub
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , sofa is a queen size sofa bed. There is not a futon.
  • Beds for 4- one queen size and one full size. Sofa in living room is a queen size sleeper/sofa.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Island Styled, Family-friendly, Pet Friendly, Peaceful Beach Cottage
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 52 reviews
5

Great house to experience Topsail Beach and Surf City.

  • 5 of 5

Great place to relax! Near the ocean and the sound.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ennice, North Carolina
5

Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

So relaxing and convenient to beach and sound . Neighbors were so nice second time there and will stay from now on

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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harrison city, pa
5

clean,comfortable, convenient

  • 5 of 5

cottage is first class. fully shaded all day. wonderful screened in porch. wrap around deck with gates at top of each stairwell. front and side porch. short walk to beach. quiet neighborhood. the area under the cottage has grill,picnic table,other table and chairs. outside shower under the cottage, hose to spray off bottom of stairs. looking forward to s return visit

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbus Ohio
5

Comfortable clean and cozy

  • 5 of 5

Homey, very clean comfortable cottage. Tucked away in the live oak trees yet steps to the beach and sound. Everything you need is in the cottage; furnishings and finishes are terrific. We love sitting out in the screen porch or out on front deck. We love this place!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfection

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place for a relaxing week at the beach. This cottage has everthing you need for a great time. The quiet street is perfectly located to enjoy both the beach and the bay.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great, private beach house

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house! It's about half a block from the beach, has an unexpected amount of privacy, and was super comfortable. The only thing that might discourage us from renting again is the state of the mattresses. The queen mattress was very soft and sloped down toward the middle, which made sleep a bit more challenging than we'd like on vacation. Otherwise a perfect place to stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you enjoyed your stay at Hidden Treasure. We hope you will come again! The new mattresses arrived and were installed this weekend-sorry you missed them. We picked firm ones but I will add a pillow top cover so our guest can have options.
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Wilmington, NC
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Surf City
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Wilmington
Nearest Motorway
80 Metres
Surf City
Nearest Beach
80 Metres
Surf City
Car: necessary

Topsail island is a great place for families and fun in the sun. It is also a wonderful retreat for couples wanting to find some time for relaxation. Our beaches are beautiful and not crowded (at our section)-- perfect for just laying back in the sun or walking and enjoying the surf and a ocean breeze. For an evening out, the area has many fine dining opportunities from seafood to gourmet or take the family out for pizza--we have something to please anyone here. Topsail is a wonderful beach town-- visit the quaint beach shops or take a walk around the walkways at the sound park located at the bridge in surf city. I personally love the walkways on the sound and walk our dog there, the water is beautiful and you can sit and watch people fishing or the boats traveling the sound. If you are in for some adventure take a boat ride on the pirate ship, docked right in surf city. This ship passes by our section of the sound at hidden treasure and it always sounds as if the guests aboard are having a wonderful time. You can also rent bikes if you enjoy biking and ride the bike paths exploring the island at your own pace. Be sure to visit the famous sea turtle hospital or the missiles and more museum, i recommend both especially for the children. So whether you enjoy sunning and just relaxing, fishing on the surf or on one of our piers, or visiting the sea turtle hospital there is something to keep you occupied here on beautiful topsail island.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.75%

Holiday rates at Sat. And Sun. rates. Ask for quote. Christmas- Thanksgivings-Easter- New Years - Memorial and Labor Day holiday bookings require a minimum of four day rental.

Pet fee is 100.00 for 1 pet-- 150 for two pets. Please let owner know you are bringing pets and have it approved. Pet fee is non-refundable.
June 4th for 2016 will begin the 7 day min. stay. This runs through Aug.
Saturday to Saturday rental during our week long rentals for the summer season.
Check in time for summer weeks is 4 PM.
Linens are not included - they are available to rent - ask owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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