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'Captain Andy's' Beachfront Family Vacation Perfection

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10

Ideally located on quiet Ocean Blvd. on the spectacular south end of Topsail Beach, one of the best beaches on the East Coast and as far from the public access as you can get.

Freshly renovated and tasteful interior so your time inside will be as pleasant as your time on the beach. All 4 beachfront bedrooms have great ocean views, 37 or 39 inch flat screen wall mounted TVs with Blue Ray/DVD/CD/ Smart TV capability & comfortable beds. Living room features new 60 inch flat screen TV with sound bar & sub-woofer for great movie nights.

On the top floor you will find the master bedroom with a king-sized bed, comfortable living room, dining area and a fully-equipped kitchen all with fabulous views. Downstairs are 3 more bedrooms: 2 with queen-sized beds and the third with a great new twin over full bunk bed with pullout twin trundle to sleep all the kids.

The house features two levels of oceanfront decks, two porch swings, deck furniture and unparalleled 180 degree views.

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Andy Law
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

About Andy Law

Ocean loving North Carolina family by way of Hawaii. The Wyland dolphin picture in the living room was given to me by my wife before we were married and I finally found the perfect place for it.

Andy Law purchased this house in 2013

Why Andy Law chose North Carolina

We shopped for just the right beach home for several years and this one was by far our favorite. We love the quiet location, the views, the layout & design and being 50 feet from the blue ocean.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

'Captain Andy's' Beachfront Family Vacation Perfection
average rating of 4.935484 based on 31 reviews

Views were spectacular.

  • 5 of 5

I apologize for the late feedback. Life keeps us busy. My family and I enjoyed our stay at Captain Andy’s very much. The location, the home and the views were spectacular. When one is traveling with kids having access to a neighborhood Walmart is essential, and we could appreciate having one only 15 minutes away. A bonus for us was a Redbox at the neighborhood Walmart to get movies to watch most evenings. The kitchen was fully loaded with everything that one may need for cooking. The living areas were clean and comfortable. The laundry room was perfect to wash our clothes; it’s especially needed when you have young children. The owner was very responsive, usually within a 24-hour window. He was helpful and very accurate about the several questions that I had. If you have any doubts about renting this property, don’t. We are avid renters throughout the year, and this property ranked as one of the top ones. The views you get from this property is one of a kind – day and night, it was relaxing and beautiful with the start shining bright most evenings. We will definitely be back next year!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This was the seventh house we've rented in Topsail Beach and we all agreed that instead of trying new ones, we will return to this one in the years to come. The house was as advertised and the owner is very responsive (we had an issue with the upstairs AC unit and it was fixed within a few hours). The location can't be beat as the house is as far away from public access points as can be. From the updated TVs and Blu-ray players in each room to the stocked kitchen, this house has all the amenities you need. The storage room downstairs is packed full of beach chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards, beach toys and grilling tools - we typically rent a lot of this stuff so this is above and beyond most houses we've rented in the past. Bottom line - book the house as it's amazing and we cannot wait until next year!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I'd give it 10 stars if possible!

  • 5 of 5

Captain Andy's beach house was absolutely amazing. I am not kidding you! The house was in excellent condition when we arrived, sparkling from top to bottom. The pictures really don't do the home justice (even though they were great pictures)! The entire home exceeded our expectations. Every room has a sliding glass door to the porch and a full ocean front view. There's even a little patio deck on the sound side of the home to watch the sunset! The interior of the home was equipped with quality electronics, furniture and decor. You can tell the owners take pride in the home and put lots of love and care into the upkeep of it. We were able to ride our bikes to the pier to fish, play putt putt & eat ice cream! Expect to find yourself immediately relaxed from check in to check out. I am home from our vacation and don't feel like I need another one, haha!! We cannot wait to come back next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Celebrating Family Time !

  • 5 of 5

This was all that was advertised....lovely home, well equipped, fabulous views, easy beach access and much more. Topsail is a quiet area that is perfect for family time away from all of the commercial activities of many other beaches. Captain Andy is easy to work with and offers a lovely "home away from home". Our family had a great week !

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks again for choosing my home for your family vacation. Please come again. Best, Andy
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  • 5 of 5

Captain Andy's was a beautiful home away from home. It was clean, quiet, comfortable and had all of the amenities that you will need and extras that we didn't expect (New beach chairs, umbrellas boogie boards, two fishing rods etc...) The views from both decks were awesome and only steps from the beach. Capt. Andy was easy to deal with and made the process stress free. We've stayed at other homes on Topsail but Capt. Andy's was hands down the BEST!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Gerard! Let me know when you are ready to come again. It would be my pleasure. Best, Andy
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A great beach home in a fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

Captain Andy's is a lovely beachfront home on Topsail Island, right on the ocean with its own private beach access.

On the top level there is a spacious living area with two couches, a dining table for eight and a well equipped kitchen. Patio doors lead onto the upper deck with fantastic views of the beach and the ocean. On this level there is also a double bedroom and a bathroom, and at the back there is a small deck facing towards the mainland for those who prefer sunsets to sunrises.

On the lower level there are three further bedrooms, two of which have direct access to their own bathrooms. Each bedroom on this level has doors to the lower deck. All the rooms are well sized and comfortably furnished with plenty of storage. There is also a washing machine and dryer.

The whole house is very clean and in good condition. There is a large screen TV in the main room, plus TVs in each of the bedrooms. The wifi signal is strong throughout the house and the connection is fast enough for multiple users.

On the ground level there is parking for two cars under the house and two more on the driveway. A storage room contains plenty of chairs, umbrellas and other beach equipment and there are two outdoor showers - an open one at the end of the deck and an enclosed one under the house.

The beach is long, wide and clean and was never busy during our stay. The sand is soft with no stones and no seaweed. The beach slopes gently so you can walk out quite far without getting too deep, but there are enough rollers to try a bit of surfing.

The house is located 5 minutes walk from a couple of bars and restaurants and a few shops located near the pier. The town is laid back and friendly and has a old fashioned small town feel. Give the museum in the old assembly building a visit to learn about the history and wildlife of the island.

Andy is a great host. Our questions were answered quickly and the check in and out process is simple. Being split over different levels I'd say that the house is more suited to adults and teenagers than families with young children, but I definitely recommend Captain Andy's and I would love to return to Topsail and Captain Andy's one day.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
15 Metres
Topsail Beach
Car: necessary

Quiet Ocean Blvd. location. Perfect family getaway.


Rates & Availability

Holly Ridge House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Value Season 2017
Jan 7 2017 - Feb 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Spring 1 - 2017
Feb 25 2017 - Mar 10 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Spring Break 2017
Mar 11 2017 - Mar 24 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early Spring 2 - 2017
Mar 25 2017 - Apr 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Spring 1 - 2017
Apr 29 2017 - May 5 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2 - 2017
May 6 2017 - May 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
High Summer 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
July 4th Week 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
High Summer 2017
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 18 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 30 2017 - Nov 17 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late 2017
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 22 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Holidays 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $130 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.75%

Rate does not include the 6.75% NC state sales tax, 6% local accommodations tax and mandatory cleaning fee. Call with any questions.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Holly Ridge House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Upstairs - Oceanfront
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Oceanfront
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Oceanfront
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Oceanfront
  • All king & queen bedrooms have direct access to full baths.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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