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Island In The Sun $595-695/wk. thru May 18! Summer: FULL weeks only NO PETS!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath NO PET 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 newer 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 room to hang towels, and some beach gear. Here you may find a charcoal grill to use out back, beach supplies and a new picnic table for cook outs. Walk thru to a gazebo with a new ladder to 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 new supplemental a/c unit on the top floor to keep you comfy on even 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.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Judi

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.

Judi purchased this townhome in 2011

Why Judi chose North Topsail Beach

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?

What makes this townhome unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the manager

The house itself was amazing. Absolutely loved it. My friends and I love topsail island. It isn't over crowded and the beach is clean and relaxing. I would choose to come back again over any other place I've been to. It was a wonderful time. Can't wait to go back in August.
Mar 2014
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North Topsail Beach Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Full bath on lower level
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Middle level powder room
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master bath on top level, cathedral ceilings, double vanity
  • Shower, vanity, toilet, hair dryer, towel hooks, storage
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Oceanview Bedroom 1 - 3 twin/ single , 1 twin, 1 daybed with twin trundle on lower level of home.
    Sound view Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen sound view bedroom on lower level of home.
    Private king Bedroom 3 - 1 king , King master suite on top level with Select Comfort mattress.
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
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.


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Island In The Sun $595-695/wk. thru May 18! Summer: FULL weeks only NO PETS!
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Island in the sun

  • 4 of 5

Nice and quiet. Fabulous sunsets. Close to beach. I would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! We really appreciate you taking the time to review us, and we are thrilled it was a good trip for you, too!
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Great location, beautiful place, fun for all!

  • 5 of 5

Just arrived home after a week at Island in the Sun. It was our first time on Topsail Island. For my wife and 5 little ones, it was the perfect week away. We loved the house inside and out. Out the front door and it was a 100' or so to the beach, and out the back was the sound to canoe and kayak on. House was nicely decorated as a beach house and very cozy. Thanks for opening up your home for us to enjoy! Adam

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was very good!

  • 4 of 5

Email with owner was very good! Reasonable rates. Picking up key code and etc. after hours went without a hitch. Location of townhouse was great; beautiful beach! Townhouse is very spacious and the beach décor is nice. Everything was clean, not immaculate but clean. Only one issue but it was not a problem. Master bathroom toilet leaked out the tank when flushed. I let the owner know and she offered to have someone come out to fix it; but because it was Thanksgiving weekend we didn't ask for someone to come and repair it as there were other toilets we could use. I was surprised that linens aren't supplied, but we knew ahead of time and brought our own. We decided at the last minute to spend another night and because it was the off season there were no guests coming in behind us and all went well with the transaction. I would stay again and I would recommend it to others. My grandson is at New River Marine Base about 30 minutes away and the townhouse gave us a homey atmosphere to spend Thanksgiving with him. Our stay was fabulous! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location between sound and beach!

  • 5 of 5

Almost oceanfront, just a short walk from the front door to beach access, and the bonus of being just as close to the sound ICWW out back, with wonderful sunsets. The house is comfortably decorated like a beach cottage. Loved the outdoor shower, and private master suite. Enjoyed coffee and dining on the decks. The community is nicely cared for, and has a gazebo on the sound side, and an area to rinse off coming off the beach.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great fun in the sun!

  • 5 of 5

The location is perfect!The sound was beautiful in the mornings and across the street the ocean. The villa was clean and well stocked. It had lots of room to sit and relax after a long day at the beach.We loved the private shower area under the villa.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The property is beautiful, quiet, and close enough to the beach and town. Lots of things to do in the area or just hang out and enjoy the sound side. Definitely a winner.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the feedback! We are happy to hear you enjoyed it, and so pleased that you took the time to review. That's so helpful to us! Please spread the word, and come visit again!
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Nearest Golf
5 Miles
North Shores Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Ricks, Cancun, Denoia,
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!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Protection $40 + Tax
Booking fee $80 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

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 if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.