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A Perfect Beach Getaway @ Surfside Retreat

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

Charming Beach Cottage, Topsail Island, NC

This charming beach cottage offers a perfect blend of nostalgia and modern finishing. It is conveniently located on the 2nd row across the street from the beach on South Shore Drive , Topsail Island, NC. Public beach access is approximately 150 feet away. The home offers a partial view from the spacious, relaxing front deck. This affordable beach vacation can sleep up to 8 people comfortably, including children.

The master bedroom has a queen size bed with a private bathroom; the 2nd bedroom has a queen bed and a twin size bed while the 3rd bedroom has a pyramid bunk with a twin on top and a standard size bed at the bottom. There is also another twin bed bedroom number 3.

The large kitchen is well-stocked with pots and pans, dishes etc to provide a pleasant experience for those who wish to prepare meals at home. The house has been remodeled with ceramic tiles in the common areas and beautiful engineered hardwood in the bedrooms.

The enclosed outside shower is equipped with hot water for washing the sand off from the beach. There is ample parking for up to 6 cars. Beach chairs are provided

Surf City/Topsail Beach offers a family-oriented beach vacation. There are locally owned restaurants and a few beach shops, bike, surf board rentals etc. There is an IGA, Food Lion, Walmart market with a Publix supermarket is coming soon. Surf City is convenient to Camp LeJuene in Jacksonville, NC

What makes this house special is that I manage it myself which means I go there regularly to clean and make sure everything is well organized and in work order. I provide little extras to get you started such as dish powder, hand soap, kitchen towels, paper towels, toilet paper, trash bags etc. My goal is for my guests to have a great experience at my cottage by providing a home that is clean, comfortable and well equipped with necessities so you can have a great vacation.

More Details

Minnie Katwaru
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

Why Minnie Katwaru chose Surf City

This property is owner managed and we try to take good care of it. We would like you to treat the property as if it was your own.

What makes this house unique

This property is just a few steps to the ocean that it is like being oceanfront without paying the high price


Surf City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • No Smoking on premises
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 full bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Bunk has twin + double and there is a 2nd twin in this room
  • 2 queen, 3 twin, 1 full beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(17 traveler reviews)

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A Perfect Beach Getaway @ Surfside Retreat
average rating of 4.7058825 based on 17 reviews

Clean and had everything we needed. Close to the store and restaurants/ice cream shop

  • 5 of 5

I wish we had stayed longer. Clean home and a quite beach was exactly what we needed. Kids and our dog had a great time. I'm sure they'll remember this trip as one of the greatest ones.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pittsburgh, PA

The house had all that was described.

  • 4 of 5

Minnie was responsive to all concerns.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Royalton, Ohio, USA

Perfect spot for a family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We were first time renters and a bit nervous about getting the right house for our family vacation but we were very excited when we arrived. The house was exactly as pictured and in a great location for access to the beach. We had 6 adults and there was plenty of space for everyone. House comes with everything you need. Minnie was great to work with and she responded very quickly to all of my questions before we went. I can see a return trip in the future. Thanks Minnie for making our vacation so nice!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

This house was exactly what we wanted for our family vacation! It has been recently renovated so is very clean and the beds are very comfortable. It had everything we needed for the week! We will definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just what we wanted!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying at this home. It was exactly as the description stated and exceeded our expectations. We have stayed at other places that appear large-but it was just very good photography. No surprises here and Minnie was very accommodating. The pictures show it all! Thank you Minnie!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Granbury, Tx

Family Gathering

  • 5 of 5

We have used this site for several family vacations from coast to coast. Ms. Minnie provides a wonderful home on the beach with everything you need - a true (HOME AWAY FROM HOME) Very clean and neat with all you need. She makes the process effortless and will work with your vacation dates. Owner has a wealth of knowledge about the area, where to eat, fish, play etc. Ms Minnie Thank You for your home. We highly recommend this home to other families and when we return to the area will look at re-renting. The community was quiet and accommodations comfortable. A very relaxing area. Beach chairs are provided to enjoy the Carolina sunrises.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Wilmington, NC
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $90 + Tax
Pet Fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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