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Now Booking Summer '17! OCEANFRONT, 6BR+2 Qn Alcoves, 2 Kit, 2 Liv Rms, 4FB, 2HB

Bedrooms 8
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

OCEANFRONT 6BR+2 Queen Alcoves 2 Kitchens+4Full BA+2Half BA, Rooftop Deck

'Up On The Roof' is an oceanfront full duplex offering plenty of room for vacationing with extended family and friends. The two adjoining units provide the perfect opportunity to be together, but separate when needed. Put the early birds on one side and the night owls on the other. Or your family on one side and the in-laws on the other - you decide what works best for you! You'll all enjoy the options you have in this special property.

Up On The Roof has new interior furnishings & patio furniture and well-equipped kitchens for preparing gourmet feasts from the land or sea.

The units have identical floorplans (just reversed) with the following features:

Enter either unit from the carport on the ground level. Here you will find 'The Alcove' with a queen size bed and TV with Netflix.

Up one flight of stairs is the open great room which includes the well-equipped kitchen with granite countertops and island with 3 barstools, dining room with table for 8, powder room and the living room with a 60" Smart TV and plenty of comfortable seating including a queen sleeper sofa. The adjoining doors between the two units are just off the kitchen. The oceanfront door in the living room opens to the first of 3 oceanfront decks - this level has outdoor dining and, most importantly, the walkway to the beach!

Up the next flight of stairs are the three bedrooms. The oceanfront master bedroom has a King bed, TV and private bathroom with shower. The 2nd bedroom has a queen bed and TV and the Bunk Room has 2 sets of bunk beds and a TV for the kids. These bedrooms share the hall bathroom with tub/shower. The second oceanfront covered deck is accessed from the hallway on this level and has steps up to the rooftop deck for sunbathing and gorgeous 360 degree views of the ocean and intracoastal waterway.

In the carport of each unit, on the ground level, is an enclosed outdoor shower and a grill for grilling fresh catch. There is also a hose on the main level deck to rinse off the sand before heading in from the beach.

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Amy Spraker
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

About Amy Spraker

We've been coming to Topsail for years. We got engaged and married in North Topsail Beach and are so excited to have our vacation home there. We hope you will fall in love with Topsail just like we did and return year after year!

Amy Spraker purchased this house in 2013

Why Amy Spraker chose Topsail Island

We are so excited to add Up On The Roof to our Topsail Island rentals! We admired it for many years before the opportunity to purchase it became available.

What makes this house unique

The rooftop deck has breathtaking views of the ocean and intracoastal waterway! We also love the fact that Up On The Roof gives you two houses in one, allowing you to vacation with a crowd, but still enjoy some privacy when needed.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Now Booking Summer '17! OCEANFRONT, 6BR+2 Qn Alcoves, 2 Kit, 2 Liv Rms, 4FB, 2HB
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews
Richmond VA

Great Location with Disappointments Related to House and Owners

  • 4 of 5

We had a great week at the house with 23 family members staying in both sides of the duplex, however there were many problems with the house. The location and beach could not be better. This was fantastic. However, the week was riddled with daily communication with the owners of the property, as the a/c was not working properly in one side and the temperature was borderline manageable at night. We worked with hvac people who came and we were helpful and supportive to the owners. The problem was not fixed well and temp increased during our stay. Additionally, the sleeper sofa in that same unit (Stars) was broken and not useable, which was problematic for the number of people we had. We needed this sleeping option because the Alcove bedroom was too hot for the adults who were staying there. This was not fixed or replaced and impacted our stay. Anyone staying here needs to fully understand what "Alcove" bedroom is not a proper bedroom with a door. It is essentially the entryway of the unit n the ground level and the owners have put a bed in there. So, it is open, not much privacy. This is not clearly stated on the listing, so our family would recommend that you not plan on anyone staying down there, except for a teenager perhaps. It is absolutely not acceptable as a bedroom for adults. The bathroom that "Alcove" bedroom guests must use is the powder room upstairs next to the kitchen on the main floor. There were some other issues with maintenance/upkeep in the house but these were many and fairly minor in our view. The last thing that is important to add is that the owners appeared to be helpful and in contact with us - until we asked for a discount for Stars unit for the week and we wanted to resolve this. Amy told us she would discuss this with Greg, and would get back to us, but never did. From this point on, they would not respond to our communications, which was very disappointing considering how much communication (friendly we thought) during the week we had and all the time we spent w the issues. It was clear to us that they were really not committed to resolving the issues to completion. We, ourselves, are landlords and find this very hard to understand, and unacceptable. We will not stay in this property again for this reason and the only reason we give 4 stars is for location and beach. Disappointing way to end a stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As she stated, this guest and her large family had a wonderful week at Up On The Roof. She reported two issues during her visit: 1) She reported the sofa bed was broken two days after her arrival (we can only assume the damage occurred during her visit). We had two roll away beds delivered the same day - July 4th, no less. 2) She reported the AC on one floor of one side of the duplex was not reaching the set temp. HVAC repairman arrived the next morning, ordered and replaced a part. She requested a refund at the time of check out and, when denied, she posted this review. We handled her issues promptly and this is the first complaint we have had at Up On The Roof. Please see all our other positive reviews on this property and our other properties listed on VRBO.
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Perfect for a large family vacation

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our large family-10 grandchildren ages 3-21, and 8 adults. Very well equipped, fantastic location, and worked so well for all of us to have a wonderful week celebrating my parents' 50th anniversary.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for choosing Up On The Roof for your family's vacation! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit. Please come again!
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Perfect Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Love the easy and close access to the beach. The layout of the house and dual kitchens worked perfectly for our large family gathering as well. Netflix was a real hit for all kids (ranging from 6 to 19)! House was clean and had all the necessary items for a truly enjoyable week away. Location was central to many day excursions for those that wanted to explore the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Place for a Large Family Beach Week

  • 5 of 5

Sun and Stars worked beautifully for my family of 18, ranging in age from 1 year to 83 years. The adjoining kitchens were very convenient and stocked with large cooking pots appropriate for cooking for a crowd. Having two living rooms was perfect -- the 8 children camped out in Sun in the evenings and the adults relaxed in Stars. The private walkway to the beach got us from the house to the beach in less than 30 seconds, making it easy to run back and forth to the house during the day. Hoses on each back porch to spray our feet and spacious outdoor showers with hot and cold water kept sand outside and not in the house. The large washer and dryer in each unit was going almost full time with clothes, suits and towels, and never missed a beat. This will definitely be our place on our next family beach week!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit and had everything you needed for a great family beach week. Please do come back again!
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Summer family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had three generations coming from various locations and kids ranging from 7-17. We really liked that we could open or close doors between the Sun and Stars kitchens to either allow everyone to pass freely or provide additional privacy as needed. The house was clean and ready when we arrived and met all of our needs. The Smart TVs and Netflix, etc. helped made entertaining easier than expected when we were inside. Everyone liked the easy access to the beach, but the dune has "grown" over several stairs at the beach access stair and made getting up and down those stairs difficult for some of our group during our visit. That is really our only nit to pick, though. Overall, we had a great trip, really enjoyed the house, and would certainly consider returning to this location again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for visiting Up On The Roof! We're happy to hear that your family enjoyed your visit. The flexibility of the adjoining doors is great when you have a big group. Please come again!
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Pinehurst, NC

Great escape!

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable, nicely decorated beach house with fabulous views from the multiple decks and only steps away from the ocean.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
39 Miles
Wilmington International Airport
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
Southport Ferry
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
North Shore Country Club
Nearest Motorway
24 Miles
Nearest Beach
North Topsail Beach
Car: necessary

Just a few steps down the private walkway and you're on the beach! Enjoy beautiful views of the ocean from the 3 oceanfront decks, including the rooftop deck with views of the ocean and intracoastal waterway. There is not a public beach access within a mile of Up On The Roof, so this section of North Topsail Beach is not crowded even in peak season. You'll enjoy swimming, surfing, boogie boarding, shell-seeking, sand castle building and just basking in the sun. Start your day with a beautiful sunrise over the ocean and your evening with a gorgeous sunset over the intracoastal waterway.


Rates & Availability

North Topsail Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off Season 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Apr 1 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 27 2017 - Jun 9 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Peak Summer 2017
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 11 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
September 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $200
Pet Fee $200
Tax Rate 12.75%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. No refunds within 90 days of arrival. Refunds prior to 90 days of arrival are subject to $150 cancellation fee. Date changes prior to 90 days of arrival are subject to $150 change fee. Check in 4pm, check out 10am. No smoking permitted inside or outside the property. Maximum occupancy 12 overnight guests. No events. Minimum age for renters is 25 yrs. old. Small to medium dogs permitted with owner's approval and applicable pet fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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North Topsail Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3350 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • 'Sun' Powder Room - toilet , Main level of north unit, 'Sun'
    'Sun' Master Bath - toilet , shower , Private master bath in 'Sun' Master Bedroom
    'Sun' Hall Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , 'Sun' Hall bath on top level with tub/shower
    'Sun' Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Enclosed outdoor shower in 'Sun' carport
    'Stars' Master Bath - toilet , shower , 'Stars' Master bath with shower
    'Stars' Hall Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , 'Stars' Hall Bath on top level with tub/shower
    'Stars' Powder Room - toilet , 'Stars' Powder Room on main level
    'Stars' Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Enclosed outdoor shower in 'Stars' carport
  • Each unit has 2 full baths, 1 half bath and an enclosed outdoor shower
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • #1 - Master Bedroom - 'Sun' - 1 king , The north unit, 'Sun', has a TV and private bath with shower
    #2 - Queen Bedroom - 'Sun' - 1 queen , The 2nd bedroom in the 'Sun' unit has a queen bed and TV
    #3 - Bunk Room - 'Sun' - 2 bunk bed , The 'Sun' Bunk Room has 2 sets of bunk beds and TV
    #5 - Master Bedroom - 'Stars' - 1 king , The south unit, 'Stars', master w/TV & private bath w/shower
    #6 - Bunk Room - 'Stars' - 2 bunk bed , 'Stars' Bunk Rm w/2 sets bunk beds & TV for the kids
    #7: Queen Bedroom - 'Stars' - 1 queen , 'Stars' Queen BR with TV
    #8 - Alcove - 'Stars' - 1 queen , 'Stars' ground level Alcove w/Qbed & TV tucked under stairs
    #4 - Alcove - 'Sun' - 1 queen , 'Sun's' ground level Alcove w/Q bed & TV tucked under stairs
    Sleeper Sofas - 2 queen , There is a queen sleeper sofa in each living room
  • 6 bedrooms on top level (3 in 'Sun' unit & 3 in 'Stars' unit) and 2 Queen Beds in Alcoves on ground floor of each unit. There are 2 sleeper sofas - one in each living room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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