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Family Friendly, New, W/elevator, Steps From The Beach

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Family Friendly, New Home W/elevator, Sleeps 10-12, Steps From The Beach!

Welcome to the “Sand Castle”! This beautiful, new, 2200 square foot home was built in 2013. Be our guest and enjoy this stunning vacation home that has been designed, built, furnished and stocked with the vacationer in mind. It is a wonderful place to relax, and enjoy time with family and friends. The home is a ½ mile south of the heart of Surf City; you will find various activities, the pier, fishing, boat access, fish markets, restaurants, bars, coffee, surf and gift shops, grocery store and multiple playgrounds, to name a few, all within walking distance. The beach is a very short walk with access just steps away. All of the amenities of Surf City are within walking distance but far enough away that the beaches are not crowded. The house sleeps up to 12 people comfortably.

When you enter the home, you will be able to load your luggage and groceries into the elevator and leave your troubles behind you.

As you head up the stairs to the first level, you will find the first of two master bedrooms with queen bed, private bathroom with shower/garden tub and double sink, wall-mounted flat screen TV/DVD, and private deck with views of the ocean and sound. There is a second bedroom with twin beds, wall-mounted flat screen TV/DVD, and deck. There is a third bedroom with twin over full bunk (and a trundle bed), wall-mounted flat screen TV/DVD, Xbox 360 and games (which can be connected to any TV you wish) and deck. A hall bathroom featuring a shower/tub, and a full size, high efficiency washer and dryer are also featured on this level.

As you go up to the second level, this is the main level of the home. The main level features a spacious great room with comfortable, well-appointed furnishings, a 60 inch wall-mounted flat screen TV with Blue Ray DVD player, with ability to connect to your Netflix or other account through the home’s Wi-Fi, and a Bose wireless stereo system. One of the two couches is a queen sleeper. Off the dining area is a wonderfully cozy sitting area that is a great place to read a book, or catch up with friends and family. Off the great room there is a large deck with views of the ocean, the pier, the sound and the swing bridge. Here you can enjoy your morning coffee while watching the sun-rise or a nice beverage while watching the sun set. Also on this level is the dining/kitchen area. The kitchen features granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, and is well stocked for cooking and serving up quick or elaborate meals, it’s up to you! The dining area comfortably seats 15. Off the kitchen is another deck with views of the ocean, pier, sound and swing bridge. This level also has a half bath.

Up one more level and you arrive at the true master suite, which includes elevator access. This level features a king size bed, wall-mounted, 40 inch flat screen TV/DVD, sunken corner tub, shower, and double sink. The master suite has a separate, private office/study, as well as two decks featuring even more amazing views of the ocean, pier, sound and swing bridge. These are some of the best views on the island.

The home is designed to be user and family friendly. The house has central air, Wi-Fi, cable and phone. There is keyless entry to avoid the hassle of “checking in” or getting “locked out”. The elevator, which goes to all four levels, can accommodate persons in a wheelchair or who simply have mobility issues. All six decks are built with Azek composite decking, which means no splinters! We offer a linen service, including sheets, towels and beach towels, for those who wish to travel a little lighter. The house is fully equipped with a pack-n-play, stroller, high chair/booster seat, baby monitor, two baby gates, children’s toys and books, a DVD library, and board games. The kitchen is fully equipped to host large dinner parties with service up to 20, including everything needed to cook and serve your guests. The beach access is a stone’s throw from your doorstep. There is a large outside shower for yourself and little ones coming back from the beach. We also supply beach chairs, beach toys, boogie boards and a wagon for getting it all the short distance to the beach. For outside fun, there is a large back and side yard featuring a grill, corn-hole, horseshoes, ring-toss, children’s swing and outside toys. There is plenty of parking to accommodate up to 5 full size vehicles. The home is professionally cleaned and managed. The owners and the local property manager are always available for any unexpected issues or questions that may arise.

If you have a larger group, you can also rent our larger, beachfront property with pool, which can accommodate up to 20. The two properties are steps away and combined can sleep up to 32 people. Please contact the owner directly to rent both properties.

Our family has been enjoying all that Surf City has to offer for over 30 years. Our hope is that you enjoy your stay and feel as though we have provided everything you need for an amazing vacation. We have taken a lot of time and attention to making this home beautiful, comfortable, clean and family friendly, so that your vacation is as relaxing, and worry free as possible.

This house rents from Saturday to Saturday during the summer.

More Details

Starfish Rentals and Realty; manages my home for me now
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 7, 2017

About Starfish Rentals and Realty; manages my home for me now

My Husband grew up vacationing in Surf City. When he introduced me to Surf City, I fell in love (with him and Surf City). We have been fortunate enough to purchase our own home in Surf City and look forward to many memories here with our own children and extended family who also own homes here.

Starfish Rentals and Realty; manages my home for me now purchased this house in 2013

Why Starfish Rentals and Realty; manages my home for me now chose Surf City

As busy professionals, with small children of our own, we wanted a vacation home where we would not have to expect the unexpected. We were able to modify the builder's plan to our needs, and design it for worry-free maintenance. We made several upgrades to the plan, structure, decks, railings, appliances, kitchen cabinets, flooring, and paint (to name a few). Most of these items would be undetectable to a visitor, but we wanted to build and provide the highest quality vacation home.

What makes this house unique

Location, location, location. This home offers beautiful views of the ocean and the sound. It is so close to the beach and to Surf City's wonderful restaurants, bars, the pier, playground and lots of other activities. We feel that this property offers it all.


Surf City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hall bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Queen Master, double sink, garden tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Main Level, half bath
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , shower , King Master Suite, double sink, walk in shower & sunken tub
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King Master Suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen Master
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 bunk bed , Single over full with single trundle (can sleep 4 children)
  • 4 Bedrooms and One queen sleeper, sleeps 12 in beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Family Friendly, New, W/elevator, Steps From The Beach
average rating of 4.9534883 based on 43 reviews
DeWitt, Michigan


  • 5 of 5

House was perfect for our family gathering- clean, light and beachy! Loved the large kitchen table for games and meals! Location was great- on a side street, just a couple minutes from beach with no busy streets to cross for young kids. I would highly recommend this home- our family loved it!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Gina, Thank you for staying with us at Sandcastle! We are glad you and your family loved our spacious home and it's location. We would love to see you all again for another great vacation next year.
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Fantastic weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

Had a great weekend in the house with near perfect weather. House was very well equipped, clean and well maintained, and good size for 12 of us. Large living/dining area for gathering and each floor/room having it's own porch was very nice! 30 seconds walk from the beach, can't get much more convenient than that. The elevator was a huge help in bringing luggage and groceries up from the second floor. Convenient location to grocery stores and restaurants. Topsail Steamer and Fractured Prune are both excellent food choices and are walking distance from the house. Easy booking process and quick communication back and forth. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! We strive to make sure all of your needs are met in each of our homes. Do let us know when you will be back, as we would love to have you and your family vacation with us again!
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Great location, beautifully maintained.

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect vacation home for a family; lots of space and enough rooms for everyone. We are a multi-generational family and the layout was perfect: the suite on the 4th floor has a small room off the main room where the cribs were placed for the little ones (who are too young for rooms of their own - plus we were able to lay them down to sleep without worrying about disturbing them), while the parents were close enough to hear them during the night. The 3rd floor is the main floor with a combined living and dining room, plus a kitchen. There was plenty of room for all 10 of us to relax. Three bedrooms make up the 2nd floor which were all comfortable and well decorated. The 1st floor is the entry floor with 2 driveways that come right up to the door; we easily parked 4 cars. The is an outdoor shower with warm water, and a conveniently located hose right out front - great for getting the sand off your feet before going inside. Large washer and dryer. There are multiple decks, and each room has it's own private balcony. I would definitely recommend this lovely home!!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Girls Weekend

  • 4 of 5

The house was great. It's a super short walk to the beach. We loved sitting out on the balcony, which offered both views of the ocean and the sound.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay and do hope you will come again!
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Beautiful home...close to beach

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed our stay at your beautiful home! Loved how it was bright and cheerful! Enjoyed all the decks, especially off the kitchen and living areas. Great views of sunrise and sunsets! The steps were quite steep for little ones and older folks who didn't want to ride the elevator! But overall great for getting luggage and groceries up and down. Loved that there were plenty of beach chairs, boogie boards and kids sand toys. We cooked or grilled all of our meals at the house and had everything that we needed to do so. Great get away for a long weekend with family. Thank you for letting us stay at your property and also for getting the refund back so promptly!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlotte mc

Nice week away

  • 4 of 5

Overall very nice home. Conveniently located to beach ( two houses down and across a two lane road). Kitchen had everything you might need. Home was clean, and nicely decorated. Beach chairs, toys, and high chair were available and enjoyed. Issues arose while there with the cable and internet but were promptly taken care of. We also left our chromcast plugged in when we left early due to bad weather and they quickly had it returned. Balconies were on both sides of the house. More furniture on each balcony would have been nice. Hard to gather on the balconies when there isn't anywhere to sit. Also a table to accommodate people to eat outdoors would have been nice as well. They had one table to seat 4 on the balcony which was nice at night for the adults to gather outside. Layout of the home is not convenient with small children. Too many stairs with kids. We were two families, each with two small children. One floor had three bedrooms, then two floors up was the 4th. It Would be a great home with older children. Overall a nice stay, but would not stay here again due to bedroom location set up.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
32.5 Miles
Wilmington International Airport (ILM)
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
North Shore Country Club
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 17
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Admin Fee $45 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $450
Linen Fee $150 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

Shorter mimimum stays will be considered for last minute vacancies. Please contact owner via email or phone.

Linen Service is available for $150.00, which inlcudes sheets, bath towels and beach towels. Please contact owner to add to quote.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund