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

(44 Reviews)

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Last updated: 04/06/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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.

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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 04/06/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 900 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    Parents with children 3 and under please call owner to discuss....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking only allowed on screened porch...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    We will allow pets. Non refundable Pet fee required. Please notify and discuss with owner. $100 for 1 pet and $50.00 for the second....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • 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....moreless

  • Beds for 4- one queen size and one full size. Sofa in living room is a queen size sleeper/sofa....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom


  • Books:

    Childrens and adult books...moreless

  • DVD Player


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Water View:

    You have a small veiw of the sound from the screened porch (slight because of the trees)...moreless

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


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 5 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    central air...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Dryer is located down stairs. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    central heating and air...moreless

  • Internet:

    wireless internet...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large open to kitchen. 42" TV. Ceiling fan, raised ceiling. Sofa is sofa bed...moreless

  • Parking:

    Off street parking - Room for three or four vehicles. Street is in very secure area....moreless

  • Telephone:

    NO telephone ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Front load type washer located in the full bath- bring your own soap....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    cuisenart with coffee bean grinder...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully equipped with dishes and silverware for at least 6 people. Pot and pans, blender. Renters must bring their own groceries to include paper products, soaps and wraps. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:


  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped kitchen with a gas range. Large island for seating. Wood counter tops....moreless

  • Microwave:

    microwave in cabinet beside refrigerator...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    No items for the pantry -- guests bring their own groceries- Paper products - soaps etc. ...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Rear deck, side deck, screened porch and front covered porch....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill and charcoal grill...moreless



Write a review 4.8
from 44 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off season
Jan 1 - Apr 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$81 $95
Sat, Sun
Islander Spring
May 1 - Jun 3, 2017
3 night min stay
Sunny-Sat. to Sat.
Jun 4 - Aug 20, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Islander Value
Aug 21 - Sep 6, 2017
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$81 $95
Sat, Sun

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • 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:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 04/06/2017
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35 Miles
Nearest Airport
Wilmington, NC
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Surf City
35 Miles
Nearest Train
80 Metres
Nearest Motorway
Surf City
80 Metres
Nearest Beach
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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Surf City, NC, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
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.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 04/06/2017

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  • Hidden Treasure

    Hidden Treasure

  • Under the house-- room for grilling or just hanging out.

    Under the house-- room for grilling or just hanging out.

  • View from screened porch

    View from screened porch

  • The ramp to the sound is at the end of this lane.

    The ramp to the sound is at the end of this lane.

  • The beach access is at the end of the road.

    The beach access is at the end of the road.

  • Beach view from top of the private beach access.

    Beach view from top of the private beach access.

  • Under house

    Under house

  • Welcome to the beach

    Welcome to the beach

  • Main living area

    Main living area

  • Living area with door to back deck

    Living area with door to back deck

  • Kitchen is fully equipped- gas range.

    Kitchen is fully equipped- gas range.

  • Ramp at the end of street. Perfect for small boat, jet ski, or kayak.

    Ramp at the end of street. Perfect for small boat, jet ski, or kayak.

  • Private beach access

    Private beach access

  • Seagulls feeding. Pic taken Jan. 5th 2013. Winter at the beach.

    Seagulls feeding. Pic taken Jan. 5th 2013. Winter at the beach.

VRBO #450204

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Saturday, April 22, 2017

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