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Pet Friendly 4 Br / 2 Ba Oceanfront In Topsail Beach With Screened Porch

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,444 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms (Sleeps 8 - 10)

Some people have called this 'your grandma's cottage'. It is the classic H-plan with four bedrooms (2 oceanfront) and 2 full baths all on one level. The ocean side deck is a screened in porch with four tall adirondack chairs and a table, as well as a lower gliding rocker with gliding ottoman and two rocking chairs. There is a lower deck that has an outside shower for rinsing off after your beach time or for enjoying the sunshine. The two oceanfront rooms have king beds and the two back bedrooms each have two full beds. Three of the four bedrooms have small flat-screen tvs with high definition antennas (no cable tv in the bedrooms). Depending on how comfortable your travelers are at doubling up in the full beds, the home would sleep 8 -12 (2 each in the kings and 1 -2 each in the fulls) although I limit occupancy to 10. Be advised that there is no sleeper sofa and no rollaway or trundle in the home, nor do I stock cribs or playpens for babies.

The living room has comfy slipcovered furniture and there is a flat screen TV as well, with HD cable and a blu ray player. We have strong WiFi for all of your internet needs and there is an iPod docking mini stereo if you'd like to play music (fits older iPhones, for iPhone 5 and newer bring your dongle!). The kitchen is equipped with the normal conveniences in addition to a blender, a regular coffee maker, a Keurig (K-cups!), a toaster and a microwave. On the ground floor of the home is a laundry room that also has a full hot and cold water enclosed shower, a third toilet and a utility sink. I have this listed as a third bathroom on VRBO but it's really more of a last resort bathroom since it's on the ground floor.

Please note that between Memorial Day and Labor Day this is a 7 day, Saturday-to-Saturday only rental. Check in is typically 5pm Saturday with check out the following Saturday morning at 10 am. In March, April, May, September and October I may consider renting for periods less than or more than a week based on availability, or allowing early check in or late check out. Stays of a week or more incur no extra cleaning fees however stays of shorter than five days will incur a $100 cleaning fee.

In addition to providing a competitive price I also try to stock some things that most rentals don't - namely toilet paper, bath soap, trash bags, dishwashing gel, and laundry detergent. I do my best to keep stock of these on hand all year but in the deep summer months availability may be limited or completely depleted so I cannot promise the house will be fully stocked with the previously mentioned items. But what's there you can use. The laundry room is also stocked with a large assortment of kids beach toys (buckets, shovels, sandcastle molds, etc) for your little ones to use.

I do not provide linens or towels, or any beach items like chairs or umbrellas. Linens may be rented from any one of several local companies.

I am striving to keep the home pet friendly, and I am allowing one dog (under 50 pounds) to visit with you for a non refundable fee of $100. If you have a larger dog, or more than one please inquire.

I have a local cleaning crew and handyman on the island, so you don't need to worry about anything if something comes up regarding a repair or cleaning issue. My response time, and theirs, if faster than any realty agency on the island.

There are three grocery stores within a 15 minute drive of the home (IGA on the island in Surf City, Food Lion on the mainland and Harris Teeter near Highway 17).

I sincerely hope you enjoy your stay at our home - every time I leave I want to turn around and go right back!

More Details

Bryan Simmons
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2018


Topsail Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1444 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , The third bathroom is in the groundfloor laundry room.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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Pet Friendly 4 Br / 2 Ba Oceanfront In Topsail Beach With Screened Porch
average rating of 4.9649124 based on 57 reviews

We love this beach house !!

  • 4 of 5

We have stayed here several times and always enjoy our time there. The owner is very courteous and is well stocked with those basic needs, we will never stay anywhere else !!’

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much. We love having you as our guest.
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Relaxing, comfortable Beach House

  • 5 of 5

Love the house. We have been going to Topsail over 20 years now. This house meet all our needs. Kitchen was well stocked, comfortable furniture, nice bathrooms and the beds were so comfortable as well. We loved the screened in porch, such a great view! Hope to go back especially since Hurricane Florence shortened our stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ann Arbor, MI

Great family place! Rooms for everyone. Plenty of space. A large stock of supplies. Great location!

  • 5 of 5

We all had a great time. Everyone loved the screened in porch and outside deck. Steps to the sand and ocean were perfect!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wake Forest,NC

Wonderful home at Topsail!

  • 5 of 5

Tip-Sea Turtle is a wonderful beach house. Our family of five adults and two children enjoyed the convenience of the house to the beach. We especially appreciate the screen porch for visiting, watching the sun rise, and listening to the waves. This house is spotless when we arrive and welcoming with a well equipped kitchen. We are already looking forward to our beach week next year at Tip-Sea Turtle!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Second stay here

  • 5 of 5

This house has a great layout, all on one floor with two beds and a bath on each side of the house – 4+2 total. It is well supplied and clean. The owner is very attentive and interested in assuring that you have a great stay. This part of Topsail Beach is so uncrowded, it was hard to believe it was late June. In mid morning, we were often the only people on the beach as far as you could see.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Another great visit

  • 5 of 5

We just enjoyed our second visit to Tip Sea Turtle. We love the cottage and Topsail Beach. They are both just what we enjoy about going to the beach. We plan to make it an annual affair. The owner is great to deal with. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: May 13, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for being our guest at The Tip Sea Turtle!
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Nearest Airport
36 Miles
Wilmington International Airport
Nearest Beach
Topsail Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $300

Cancellation policy: If Guest wishes to cancel the reservation, any amounts paid toward the rental will be refunded in full, less a $200 cancellation fee, if the week is eventually booked by another guest. If the week is not booked then the initial payment of $500 is forfeited. For refunds due to named storms, please see the rental agreement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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