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Island in the Sun ~ Best Time of Year to Visit! Lowest Rates, and Quiet Beaches.

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Aerial view shows you just how close you are to private beach and calm sound.

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Last updated: 11/28/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:Townhome
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath NO PET weekly rental with Beach and Sound access, and views.

Welcome to the beach! 'Island in the Sun' is our privately owned, professionally managed end unit town home at Shipwatch Villas. You are a two minute walk from a private beach access out front, and right out the back door is the sound (Intercoastal Waterway). Inside you'll still know you're at the ocean, with colorful island decor that's casual and comfortable.

Shipwatch Villas is a 28 home community with only a handful of rental units, and an uncrowded beach. Our 3 bedroom/2.5 bath home has a new whole house A/C, hot water tank with comfortable, coastal furnishings. Parking is right in front of the unit. Underneath is a fully decked area with private hot and cold outdoor shower and room to hang towels. Here you will find a charcoal grill to use out back, beach supplies and a new picnic table for cook outs. Walk thru to a gazebo where you can launch a kayak, fish or enjoy a drink at sunset. There's even a grassy back yard where the kids can play.

The first floor has a front porch with seating, a freshly updated entry hall, an ocean side bedroom with two twins plus a trundle twin and flat screen HD TV. There is a full bath with shower, full size laundry, sound view bedroom with Queen bed and a covered deck. Every room has a ceiling fan if you prefer ocean breezes.

Up one level is the main living and dining area with banquette dining, roomy kitchen, and half bath. There is a large comfy sectional with 42' flat screen cable HD TV, wireless internet, chromecast, games, DVDs and fully equipped kitchen with vaulted ceilings and double USB cell phone charger. Dine inside or out on the sound side deck and enjoy the views, or have coffee on the oceanview deck off the kitchen each with tall chairs for better ocean views. You will enjoy all the charming, beachy touches and hand painted accents.

The private, coastal master suite is on the top level with the 5th deck, tall chairs and amazing sound views. You will sleep well in the Select Comfort dual control KING sized bed after enjoying the large flat screen HDTV. You also have a private, full master bath with double sinks and cathedral ceilings. There is also a supplemental extra a/c unit on the top floor to keep you comfy on the hottest summer nights.

If you're over 25, we hope you will consider our smoke free, family home. You will enjoy the proximity of the beach, the views, and the ocean front feel without the ocean front price! SHIPWATCH VILLAS HOA DOES NOT ALLOW RENTERS TO BRING PETS, SORRY. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Manager

Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 11/28/2016

Property Type

  • Townhome
  • 1490 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 and up...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Our HOA does not allow renters to bring pets, sorry....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Too many stairs, sorry....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

  • Oceanview Bedroom 1: 3 twin/ single

    1 twin, 1 daybed with twin trundle on lower level of home....moreless

  • Sound view Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Queen sound view bedroom on lower level of home....moreless

  • Private king Bedroom 3: 1 king

    King master suite on top level with Select Comfort mattress....moreless

  • Oceanview bedroom has flat screen HDTV, closet, dresser, and nightstand. Queen bedroom has large closet, dresser, and private deck. Master suite has private bath and deck, flat screen TV and large closet. Master has additional a/c and all rooms have ceiling fans....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Full bath on lower level...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    Middle level powder room...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Master bath on top level, cathedral ceilings, double vanity...moreless

  • Shower, vanity, toilet, hair dryer, towel hooks, storage

Other Amenities

  • For those with 4 wheel drive, there is beach access a short drive down our street where the ocean and sound meet. You can drive out on the beach, park and enjoy fishing, sunning, and exploring....moreless

Entertainment

  • Games:

    board games, puzzles, family games, cards...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    3 cable flat screen HDTV with chrome cast....moreless

  • Toys
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    beach access directly across street, less than a 2 minute walk....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    view the ocean from front porch or deck....moreless

  • Water View:

    Water visible from every direction...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Intercostal Waterway right out our back door....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    Placemats, salt & pepper, dining table with chairs and banquette seating plus two stools at counter...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air, plus additional a/c unit in top floor master bedroom for use on hottest summer overnights....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room:

    Big comfy sectional and flat screen cable HDTV, sound views, games, Dvds and chrome cast....moreless

  • Parking:

    In front and under house...moreless

  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Large, high ceilings, ocean view, deck, fully equipped, kitchen island, stools, toaster oven, microwave, storage...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Electric...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    5 decks with tall chairs...moreless

  • Golf:

    Nearby golf course - North Shore Country Club...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Neighborhood sound side gazebo for launching kayaks, picnics, fishing, sunsets...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large grassy area out back for games, picnics...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    New charcoal grill (cannot be used on decks or under house, must pull out front or back) and picnic table....moreless

Building Type

  • House

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.8
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Season
Jan 2 - Apr 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$155
$595 $1,100
Spring
May 1 - May 19, 2017
3 night min stay
$170
$695
Value
May 20 - Jun 2, 2017
3 night min stay
$275
$1,095
Summer
Jun 3 - Jun 16, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,195
Prime
Jun 17 - Aug 11, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,595
Summer
Aug 12 - Aug 18, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,195
Value
Aug 19 - Sep 8, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,095
Fall
Sep 9 - Sep 29, 2017
3 night min stay
$170
$695
Off
Sep 30 - Dec 20, 2017
3 night min stay
$155
$595
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$155
$595
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Damage Protection $40 + tax
  • Booking fee $45 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13%

Notes:

There is a $45 booking fee from our rental company, and an optional travel protection plan that they will offer when you make your reservation. We don't live nearby, so using them provides our renters faster local service if they have a problem during their stay.

Our rental company calculates required taxes and fees, and sets dates for deposits and final payment. We have set up this online quote the closest we can, but it could be off by a small amount. They also handle keys and cleanings plus address concerns during your stay, since we don't live locally. We will put you in contact with them when you are ready to book.


Manager's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Location

5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
North Shores Country Club
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Ricks, Cancun, Denoia,
North Topsail Beach, NC, USA
Nearest Beach
across street less than 2 minutes

Car: Recommended

Relaxing family friendly beach town with restaurants nearby, biking paths, tennis, fishing, the sound out back and the beach directly across the street!

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2011

About: Lifelong beach lovers we finally had the opportunity to buy a home at the ocean. We've visited NC beaches for years, but wanted a place with things to do without crowds. Ocean views and close proximity from beach to house was required, but a gorgeous sound view was a bonus! We hope our family will enjoy it for years to come. We are dog lovers, too. Unfortunately our HOA does not allow renters to bring them to Shipwatch. You can look for Pet Friendly rental or kennel instead.

Why North Topsail Beach, NC, USA:
Loved the old town feel of Topsail Island, but discovered the spread out, more polished feel at North Topsail. A short walk to the beach was a must, and the sound was a big bonus! Oh, and did we mention the gorgeous sunsets out back?

The Unique Benefits at this Townhome:
When we rented beach houses over the years, we always thought of the decorative touches they should have, so we decorated ours to feel like we were at the beach inside and out. You will enjoy all the tropical colors and beachy decor, even some hand painted touches by the owner. It's a beach cottage feel with all the comforts of home.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 11/28/2016

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  • Aerial view shows you just how close you are to private beach and calm sound.

    Aerial view shows you just how close you are to private beach and calm sound.

  • Newly updated cheerful entry to bedrooms, bath & laundry.

    Newly updated cheerful entry to bedrooms, bath & laundry.

  • First floor ocean view bedroom with daybed with trundle, plus twin (sleeps 3).

    First floor ocean view bedroom with daybed with trundle, plus twin (sleeps 3).

  • Queen first floor bedroom with covered deck and sound views.

    Queen first floor bedroom with covered deck and sound views.

  • Living room with sound view balcony, flat screen tv, DVD, and comfy sectional.

    Living room with sound view balcony, flat screen tv, DVD, and comfy sectional.

  • AMAZING sunsets!  New tall deck chairs for viewing.
Gazebo for fishing, kayaks.

    AMAZING sunsets! New tall deck chairs for viewing. Gazebo for fishing, kayaks.

  • Spacious ocean view kitchen.

    Spacious ocean view kitchen.

  • Coffee on the deck off of kitchen with 4 tall chairs for ocean breeze & views.

    Coffee on the deck off of kitchen with 4 tall chairs for ocean breeze & views.

  • Private master with full bath, deck, fan, tv, and king bed.

    Private master with full bath, deck, fan, tv, and king bed.

  • Covered picnic area with grill, perfect for a fish fry or crab feast!

    Covered picnic area with grill, perfect for a fish fry or crab feast!

  • Private beach access directly across the street.

    Private beach access directly across the street.

  • How about a walk?

    How about a walk?

  • End unit townhouse on right with parking spots right in front.

    End unit townhouse on right with parking spots right in front.

  • Oceanside bedroom with two twins and a trundle plus TV and closet.  Sleeps3

    Oceanside bedroom with two twins and a trundle plus TV and closet. Sleeps3

  • Hand painted, beachy decorative touches in queen bedroom with large closet, deck

    Hand painted, beachy decorative touches in queen bedroom with large closet, deck

  • The sound and grassy space right out the back door.

    The sound and grassy space right out the back door.

  • Quiet dining on the deck off the living room with sound views, plus tall chairs.

    Quiet dining on the deck off the living room with sound views, plus tall chairs.

  • Dining with banquette window seat.

    Dining with banquette window seat.

  • Large kitchen with ocean view deck

    Large kitchen with ocean view deck

  • Sound view king size master suite with attached full bath and select comfort bed

    Sound view king size master suite with attached full bath and select comfort bed

  • New tall deck chairs to enjoy the sunsets from the master suite.

    New tall deck chairs to enjoy the sunsets from the master suite.

  • Back view of home on left.

    Back view of home on left.

  • That could be your chair and umbrella waiting just for you.

    That could be your chair and umbrella waiting just for you.

  • Here's your beach!

    Here's your beach!

VRBO #474681

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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