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'At Last': Special Discounts - Unique Beach House – 2min Walk to Beach-Oceanview

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8, Amazing Log Cabin at the Beach!

After years of family trips to Topsail Island and creating wonderful memories, we now have our very own beach house – “AT LAST”!!! It is located on the south end of beautiful Topsail Island and is a two-minute walk to the beach. Appropriately named, “At Last” is truly the perfect beach get away with three roomy bedrooms, two baths, open floor plan, enclosed outside shower and even an outside sink to clean your catch of the day. It is so unique – definitely a beach house like no other. Although siding now covers the logs on the exterior, the house was originally built as a log cabin. Inside, you can still see the hand crafted tongue and grove walls in the living area and master bedroom. In the downstairs bedrooms, the tongue and grove, beamed ceilings give each room such a cozy, warm feeling.

The open living area, with grand vaulted ceiling, includes a kitchen that’s well-stocked with small appliances, utensils, pots, pans, plenty of dinnerware and silverware. The dining area has a table for six and a bar that seats four people. In the unlikely event of rain at the beach, you can enjoy the hundreds of channels on the living room 51” flat-panel HDTV, watch a provided movie on the DVD/Blu-ray player, read a book, play a game or put together a puzzle.

There's a long, covered front porch with rocking chairs and large screened back porch that's surrounded by your own maritime forest of Live Oaks. The private balcony off the large upstairs master bedroom (with king-size bed) is a wonderful place to enjoy the ocean view while having your morning coffee. The master bath, with new tile shower and glass doors, was recently renovated with new flooring, ceiling, sink, fixtures and nautical décor. On the main level, “At Last” has two additional roomy bedrooms with nice flat panel HDTVs and DVD players and another full bath (with new paint, fixtures, mirror and decor.) In the downstairs utility room, you'll find a full-size washer, dryer and extra refrigerator as well as storage for the provided beach chairs, boogie boards, sand buckets, and beach toys. Our home comfortably accommodates a maximum of eight guests with plenty of parking space.

Topsail Island is a beautiful, safe, unspoiled, barrier island with 26 miles of wonderful sandy beaches. “At Last” is located in the family-oriented Topsail Beach community on a friendly, quiet street that’s great for biking, jogging, or strolling down by the water. From our house, it’s just a few steps to the beach where you can relax, soak up the sun, and watch the waves lap onto the wide, sandy shore. Walking down the street, in the other direction, it dead ends into the picturesque waterway where sunsets are magnificent!

We looked a long time to find just the right beach place and know this is it!! Come on down, settle into our cozy home, stroll on the beach, cast a line, enjoy the area and we’re sure you’ll agree that you, too, have found your favorite beach vacation spot – At Last!!!

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

About The Owner

I grew up going to my grandmother's cottage on Topsail Island and loved every minute spent there. That beachfront cottage, however, was taken in Hurricane Fran (1996) and could not be rebuilt. For a very long time, I dreamed of having a house on Topsail Island. I met my significant other, Greg, a few years ago and found that he loved the beach as well. After talking for years, we began planning for a beach house and, of course, it had to be on Topsail!

The Owner purchased this house in 2013

Why The Owner chose Topsail Island

We started looking for a beach place but soon realized it would not be an easy, nor quick, task. For so long, we looked at so many places but it had to be the right location, the right house, and the right "feel". In June, 2013, after two years of searching, we finally found it - "At Last" - thus the name!! It was perfect - right location, right size, unique, and that oh so special "feel"!! We immediately fell in love and love it more every time we go!

What makes this house unique

The uniqueness of a "log cabin" at the beach first got our attention and the beautiful setting among the Live Oaks was icing on the cake! We felt, when we first walked in, that we were "home". And now for the "rest of the story": A year after buying a beach house together and after eight years of being together as a couple, Susan and Greg were married - on the beach, at Topsail. Can you guess what song was playing as the bride walked down the beach? Yes, it was "At Last" of course!!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is our first vacation as a family and also first trip to the beach for me and my son. Topsail is all I could have imagined and then some. The kids enjoyed it so much. Parents enjoyed walks on the beach, playing with the kids and watching my son experience his first visit to the ocean. It rained some but then we went to the Aquarium. They loved it all! We took tons of beautiful pictures. Thank you all so much for sharing your beautiful home with us. The experience has left me anticipating my next visit to Topsail Island. Again, thanks for all the emails and suggestions and Jean is a great help!
Jul 2013
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Amenities

Topsail Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 Main Level - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outside Shower - outdoor shower , Enclosed outside shower with hot and cold water
    Bathroom 2 Upstairs - toilet , shower , Newly renovated master bath with beautiful tile shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , 32' HDTV, sitting area with recliners, ocean-view balcony
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , 29' flat-screen HDTV, DVD/Blu-ray; view toward the ocean
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 32 inch flat-screen HDTV, DVD/Blu-ray; maritime forest view
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

'At Last': Special Discounts - Unique Beach House – 2min Walk to Beach-Oceanview
average rating of 4.8 based on 27 reviews
5

Property was very well maintained and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

It was perfect for a large family beach trip. We all had a great time. It was an easy walk to the beach which was a huge plus!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed a special family July 4th at the beach! "At Last" looks forward to seeing you again.
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Garrison, KY
5

Relaxing & Spacious Home For Our First Beach Trip

  • 5 of 5

I was nervous to book a location for my family's first trip to the beach. After looking for months, I decided on At Last. I was not disappointed!

We loved the spaciousness and cleanliness of the home. We also loved reading and playing chess on the screened, private back porch. Additionally, the kitchen and living room provided an ample amount of space to prepare meals and snacks for our children. Most of all, we loved the location to the beach. Without spending a fortune on beach front property, we enjoyed a minute (or less) walk to the beach! We bought a wagon to carry our kid gear in but didn't even need to use it because the beach was even closer than what I thought!

The beach location was great too. The kids found lots of shells, shark teeth, and even a sand dollar! The beach was clean and not crowded!

Finally, we enjoyed the Turtle Sanctuary close by, Surf City BBQ, mini golf, and an hour drive to see the USS North Carolina battleship in Wilmington.

We couldn't have picked a better home to rent for the week. We loved it and wish to return in the future!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

My family and I rented this home over Memorial Day weekend. It was perfect. I have 3 children. The home had books and games for little kids. It was a block from the beach so it was very easy to run back and forth as needed. It was also super clean. Thank you so much for letting us stay here!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great house in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great weekend in this lovely home. Jean and Sharon were wonderful to work with and very accommodating. It was a short walk to the beach and sound, very clean, and comfortable. We will be back!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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North Carolina
4

fall stay AT LAST

  • 4 of 5

Jean and the owner, Susan, were cordial and very good to work with. Any questions or concerns were addressed promptly. The house was cozy, the beds were comfortable and the location was quiet. Well equipped kitchen, nice front porch, spacious and comfy rooms.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sue, thank you for taking the time to write a review. We just added a new glider and little tables to that front porch - hope you will return and enjoy them also. We were so glad to have all your family and hope that your mother is feeling much better now!
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Statesville, NC
4

Great home to stay in, with all the necessities.

  • 4 of 5

First time to Topsail Island, we loved it. Our stay at "At Last" was very nice. The close proximity to the beach was a plus. It was a little warm upstairs, fans help, but could use a small unit to help cool better. Overall a wonderful experience. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you came to Topsail and now love it as we do but regret that you were warm upstairs. That’s not been a problem with other guests (as long as they keep the blinds closed during the day and leave the fan on.) However, after your comments, we were concerned and called the HVAC folks to come check it out – so glad we did! They found that some of the upstairs ductwork had separated, resulting in “cracks” that allowed much of your cool air to go to the attic. Not only that, it also was allowing the hot attic air to be pulled into the bedroom. Yikes! No wonder you were warm! Over the winter, we have replaced all the ductwork upstairs and downstairs. We hope you will return and see the difference it makes. Thanks so much for your review as it allowed us to learn of a problem and have the chance to correct it.
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Deep Sea Fishing charters, outside shower and fish cleaning station under house; kayak and jet ski rentals, Tour the Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center (only turtle hospital in the state); rent bikes and explore the island.

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Rates & Availability

Topsail Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 4 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,425
 
 
Fall 2017
Aug 5 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$165
$1,050
 
 
Winter 2017-18
Nov 1 2017 - Mar 25 2018
2 night minimum stay
$145
$890
 
 
Spring 2018
Mar 26 2018 - Jun 16 2018
2 night minimum stay
$170
$1,100
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$179
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning-less than 7days $100
Tax Rate 13.0%

Departure cleaning is included for stays of 7 or more nights; add $100 for cleaning if less than 7 nights.
Tax of 13% and Property Damage Protection Plan of $59 should be added to all base rates. VRBO also assesses a service fee which will be paid directly to VRBO/HomeAway, not to the homeowner. It is included and shows in your quote. Please contact owner for any special offers or questions.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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