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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)

2017 SPRING SPECIAL: book a full week for stays between February 24, 2017 and April 8 and get one night free - you'll pay for 6 nights, not 7!

VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: Prior to booking, please contact me either through VRBOs messaging system, call or text, or at simmons.bryan1 at gmail dot com to find out how you can save money on your next booking.

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, paper towels, 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).

One of the perks is you won't need to deal with keys or checkout. The home is on a keypad system and you and your family will get your own code (one of your choosing) that will work from the day you enter until the day you leave. I sincerely hope you enjoy your stay at our home - every time I leave I want to turn around and go right back!

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Bryan Simmons
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017


Topsail Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1444 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes 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 ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(42 traveler reviews)

Pet Friendly 4 Br / 2 Ba Oceanfront In Topsail Beach With Screened Porch
average rating of 4.9761906 based on 42 reviews

Wonderful Vacation Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I & our two dogs just enjoyed a fabulous week at Tip-Sea-Turtle. The cottage is very comfortable & the kitchen is well-stocked. I don't think we've ever stayed in a place with more convenient beach access. It is just what we like a beach cottage to be. The owner has been very responsive & easy to deal with. As a matter of fact, we've already signed up foe same time next year!

P. Kerr

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely house right on a beautiful beach!

  • 5 of 5

Great week in a beautiful house. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tipsea Turtle

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a place to stay in Topsail Beach, look no further. This house has everything, great immenitys, comfort & charm. You will not be disappointed with the Tipsea Turtle!!! Worth every penny. Jim & Heather.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just found our fav place @ TI

  • 5 of 5

Had a great week at the Tipsea Turtle. Cottage is in great shape inside and out with a well appointed kitchen. Had everything we needed for a comfortable week at the beach. Place was very clean which was super important. Simply and tastefully decorated. Saw porpoises and whales!! Great weather. We will return in 2017.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thanksgiving at the beach

  • 5 of 5

Just returned home from 5 days at the tip sea turtle.

What an awesome place to spend thanksgiving. The house was perfect for our group.

It was very clean and one of the best stocked kitchens of any rental I have ever stayed at.

The owner also stocks garbage bags, paper towels and toilet paper. This was a great perk . The beach was awesome as always but the best house I've stayed at on topsail.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful place to stay! The house is right on the beach which is key with kids. It is very well stocked and the owner was very helpful and communicative. We would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Topsail Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2017
Apr 22 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Spring 2017
May 27 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
Peak Summer 1 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Independence Week 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
Peak Summer 2 2017
Jul 15 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 29 2017
5 night minimum stay
Late Fall 2017
Sep 30 2017 - Nov 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Jan 1 2018 - Mar 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
Early Spring 2018
Mar 3 2018 - Mar 23 2018
4 night minimum stay
Easter 2018
Mar 24 2018 - Apr 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Apr 7 2018 - May 4 2018
4 night minimum stay
Late Spring 2018
May 5 2018 - May 25 2018
5 night minimum stay
Summer 1 2018
May 26 2018 - Jun 8 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2 2018
Jun 9 2018 - Jun 22 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer 3 2018
Jun 23 2018 - Jun 29 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer Independence 2018
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 13 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer 4 2018
Jul 14 2018 - Aug 17 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer 5 2018
Aug 18 2018 - Sep 28 2018
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall 2018
Sep 29 2018 - Oct 26 2018
5 night minimum stay
Late Fall / Early Winter 2018
Oct 27 2018 - Dec 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 12.5%

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

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