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.
- Cottage900 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Min Stay3 - 7 nights
2 Bedroom, 1 & 1/2 Baths, Beach Cottage Steps Away From Private Beach Access
- Calendar last updated:
- Oct 17, 2018
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.
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My favorite place on the island!
This property is well-maintained, beautifully furnished, comfortable, and situated in a unique grove of live oaks, giving it a tree-house-by-the-beach feel. It's just adorable, as well as beautiful. The beds are very comfortable, and all the amenities are there -- outdoor shower, platform to rinse your feet, spacious outdoor dining, generous porch seating both screened and unscreened, and all the comforts of home inside. The attention to detail is obvious. This is my go-to rental -- when it's available! So please, don't rent it, so that I can go more often :-)
Truly a beach treasure
Perfect house tucked in the live oaks between the ocean and the sound. Everything you need is there at the house, which is vey clean and very comfortable. Favorite part: sitting out on the large screen porch tucked under the beautiful trees, rain or shine, is so relaxing. This was our third year here and we will definitely be back.
perfect for our needs
My 80+-year-old parents and I we’re visiting Topsail and Surf City for the first time to attend my niece’s beach wedding. Hidden Treasure was perfect for us. We were close enough to the beach and all the wedding activities on the beach, but able to retreat to our “treehouse” for peace and quiet time. The house is full equipped with everything we needed, the beach is easily accessible, and I really appreciated that it was pet friendly!
Hubby and I enjoyed our stay at this amazing cottage. Kitchen was well-stocked with everything we needed which is hubby's most important concern. For me it was the wide-open space, the super comfortable bed, the amazing outdoor shower, and the short walk to the beach and sound. We would definitely recommend this cottage to others and hope to stay again soon.
We had a wonderful time at Hidden Treasure! It was the perfect little beach house for my boyfriend & I! So close to the beach & not too bad of a drive anywhere we wanted to go. We even drove down to Wilmington for a day. Already started checking the calendar for when this house is available for next year! Thank you for a wonderful place to call home for a few days Julie!
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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.