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Surf 116-Direct Oceanfront Updated --Magnificent Views

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Every Inch Is Maximized For Comfort And Convenience. You Focus On Fun And Sun!

A complete and thoughtful renovation in 2010 makes this oceanfront unit one of a kind in an already great condo complex.

The expected: Standard bedroom--this one with a super cozy and comfortable king-sized bed. Storage space for suitcases under the bed and plenty of drawers and hanging space. Full kitchen with all new cabinetry and appliances, plus a full pantry able to hold lots of supplies. Loads of living room seating and a 47' HDTV, DVD player and sound bar. Oceanfront deck with bar stools and table for 2 and 2 rockers.

The unusual: Two full baths (NOT 1 1/2) with loads of storage. No bunk beds! Rather, we have 2 XL twin Murphy (pull down from the wall) beds in the living area. Each bed has a storage armoire next to it with hanging space and 4 drawers. Free Wi-Fi. Exclusive use of covered parking under the unit for two cars. Adjacent to the carport, there is storage/changing space filled with beach games and equipment for guests' use. Linens for bed, bath and beach are provided as are tokens for the laundromat in case you want to wash or dry the towels after a day on the beach.

The thoughtful renovation of this small space creates very functional interiors allowing for big-time gourmet meals, quiet reading, watching movies, getting good sleep and playing family games. The super location makes it easy to set up a shade shelter on the beach to spend the day in the surf, playing corn-hole and ladder golf, building sand castles and taking cat naps with the surf swirling around your ankles. We think it's a perfect vacation and believe that you will too!

More Details

Jack and Zane Creamer
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 12, 2018

About Jack and Zane Creamer

We are empty-nesters with three grown sons who live out of town. Jack has worked at Square D for 20+ years in Marketing and Zane has recently retired from working in their church as director of the women's ministry. Jack travels a lot with work so Zane enjoys spending time with their cavapoo puppy, Echo! The beach is our favorite spot for family gatherings.

Jack and Zane Creamer purchased this condo in 2010

Why Jack and Zane Creamer chose Surf City

Upon our move to Raleigh, NC in 1990 we started coming with our young family to Surf Condos. The timing was right in 2010 to buy a unit for ourselves, and with the help of our now grown boys, to renovate it in a way that works for the whole family to enjoy. For us, it has been a dream come true and we are waiting for the day when we can share it with our grandchildren!!

What makes this condo unique

We love the ease of Topsail Island: plenty of things to do, but not a lot of distractions (arcades,outlet malls, boardwalk, etc.).

We love the ease of Surf City: Center part of the 26 mile long island, so no long commutes on and off the island. Restaurants, shops and churches are close enough to walk or bike.

We love the ease of the condo: Just big enough to hold us, it has everything we need, much of what we want, and none of the clutter that seems to stick around in the primary home.


Surf City Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , Plenty of storage in the sink + rack for hanging clothes.
    Hall bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Storage at the sink and plenty of towel bars.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
  • Comfortable bedroom with king bed. Plenty of storage and a private bath.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Surf 116-Direct Oceanfront Updated --Magnificent Views
average rating of 4.9310346 based on 29 reviews

As Pictured!

  • 5 of 5

Nothing like this view! During high tide, being on the balcony makes you feel like you are at the waters edge. Very quite in the off season, but the locals are friendly.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review! So glad to have you back for another visit, Jene.
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Jackie Hogan

  • 5 of 5

We have been going to Surf City for about 47 years and have stayed at the Surf for many of those years. We were delighted to share your condo and loved the renovations. It certainly doesn't have that "70-80's" look that we used to see. Thanks for sharing with us.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad your stay was as expected! We hope you will continue to celebrate the beauty of Topsail Island with us!
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Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

Clean, nice place to stay! My family enjoyed our stay at the condos

The view was great as well!

Pool was great too along with the staff!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words. We are glad your vacation was memorable and hope you will return again!
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Absolutely Wonderful!!

  • 5 of 5

This condo was amazing! I really can't imagine a more perfect place for our family to have stayed. We had 2 littles ones, so the *very* quick and easy access to the beach and the pool was soooo nice. The pool has a huge 1ft area for little kids, so it was awesome. I do wish it had more shade available, it only has 2 places with shade...but honestly I'm nitpicking, overall it was great.

The condo was beautiful and well stocked with anything we could have possibly needed. (and very clean upon our arrival) Can't say enough good things about this place, we will definitely be booking it again!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review! We are always happy when folks enjoy our unit as much as we do.
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Nice little condo for a family vacation

  • 4 of 5

This condo has to be the best one in the whole development! First floor, so not too many steps to climb with all your stuff. Beachfront with amazing views and right next to the dune crossover (I didn't even wear shoes from the condo to the beach!). And covered parking! Not to mention the condo is beautifully decorated and has pretty much anything you could want for your stay. The owners are awesome to deal with, very speedy with communication and very nice. You can feel how much they love their family in the condo.

We loved that chairs, umbrellas, and beach towels were provided and the storage closet was awesome for keeping sand out of the condo. It was also so nice and thoughtful to be provided with tokens for the laundry mat since there are no machines in the condo. The laundry mat was huge and very nice, and it was great to be able to do a couple loads of clothes midweek. The pool looked nice and had a shallow end perfect for the little ones, but between lots of rainy days and wanting to spend what sunny time we had on the beach we didn't get to use it. The beauty of this condo is that even on rainy days, you are front and center on the beach so you can watch the storms roll in off the ocean. It also meant we could still watch the waves without the baby getting sandy!

The condo would be great for a family with some older kids. I could totally see kids loving the murphy beds in the living room, and this would be a great condo for a cheaper family getaway. My son is sleeping in a pack and play. There was room for it in the bedroom, but it blocked one side of the bed. We found out it fit in the hall bathroom, which gave the baby his own dark, quiet room which was perfect for us!

Being the lowest floor condo means you'll hear the people in the condo above. Usually this wouldn't bother me, but with the baby it did. The people above us woke the baby up early every day and from several naps during the week, leading to a cranky baby. There isn't much to be done about it, you can just hear them walking around, opening the sliding door, opening cabinets in the kitchen, flushing the toilet, etc. You can also hear people going up and down the stairs outside the bedroom, but we wear earplugs to sleep so this wasn't an issue. Also, at high tide there is barely any beach, so be prepared to be a bit crammed. Low tide is a nice wide beach!

All in all, this condo was perfect for our family's vacation and we would rent again if we ever return to Topsail!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very grateful for your thorough and generous review! Truly, if there is one drawback to our unit, it is the noise above and on the stairs. We have simply come to accept that the convenience of fewer steps and the covered parking below are reasonable trade-offs! Hope you will visit us again in the future!
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Very nice unit. Look forward to a return visit next year!

  • 4 of 5

Unit was very well stocked. Only one problem - there were three of us but was supplied with just two beach towels. Otherwise, everything was great!!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Less than 100 steps to the Atlantic Ocean
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.0%

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.