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Escape to great views of the ocean & sound in this sun soaked reverse plan home

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,590 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Stunning & well appointed 4 BR & 3 BA reverse plan very close to beach with pool

Escape to this brand new (completed in Dec 2013) beach house in the Live Oaks of Topsail Island neighborhood for a well-deserved beach getaway with your family and friends. This sunny end-lot home is well-appointed, spacious and beautifully decorated that features the popular reverse floor plan to showcase the views of the Atlantic Ocean, the Intracoastal Waterway as well as the sparkling neighborhood swimming pool. There is plenty of outdoor living space with a sundecks, 3 covered porches and a ground-level deck to soak it all in. Anywhere you go, you’ll be able to enjoy this wonderful vacation home.

On the top floor of the Sand Dollar Blessing is the main living area with an open layout that will bring your family together. You will instantly love the look and feel of this coastal paradise with its gorgeous overstuffed furnishings and great architectural details including vaulted ceilings, wainscoting, upgraded kitchen cabinets and more! The queen sleeper sofa is here for your mid-week guests. Gather for a movie on the 46' flat screen TV, play board games and get comfortable on the furnishings as you settle in for a memorable evening of great conversation.

The kitchen, dining area and eat-in bar are just steps away from the open living room. The gorgeous well-stocked kitchen is a great place to prepare fresh seafood feasts for your family. The granite countertops, stainless appliances, butcher’s block will make everyone want to be a part of the day’s meals. Use the oversized pantry to keep your groceries and other belongings tucked away. Gather at the eat-in bar and dining table when your food is just right. Your family will always remember these delicious meals because of the fun and conversations around the table with the stunning ocean views in the background.

When you want to take in a breathtaking sunset over the Intracoastal Waterway or continue to admire the ocean, step outside to the covered porch on the front of the home. This is a great spot where everyone will want to gently sway back and forth in the rocking chairs or enjoy the cafe chairs and table, no matter what time of day. Also on this floor is a full bathroom and a wide sun deck out back with great views of the ocean and the community swimming pool. Watch your children frolic in the pool and take in a view of the ocean. You’ll feel on top of the world here!

When the day is done and sleep is the only thing on your mind, there are four bedrooms here to accommodate everyone in your group. On the top floor is a queen bedroom with a flat screen TV and access to the sun deck that overlooks the pool.This is a great spot for those wanting to limit the steps in their daily routine. Head downstairs to the first floor to find the other three bedrooms. You will fall in love with the master bedroom that features a new luxurious king bed, flat screen TV, writing desk and private bathroom (with 2 sinks!). Rest and relaxation will be easy here! When you are looking for a little privacy, head out to the private covered porch for Sound views and the smell of salt air. You are home now! On the back side of the home there are two bedrooms that the kids will love. On the west side of the home there is a twin/double bunk bed with trundle. The pale shades of green are relaxing and the comfort is all there. There is a flat screen TV here as well as access to the covered deck that overlooks the swimming pool. The final bedroom has another twin/double bunk bed, a flat screen TV and private access to the covered deck. The nautical feeling with the reds and blues will be a hit for the kids. Completing this floor is a full size washer/dryer for your convenience and the main entry.

When it’s time to head to the beach, gather your chairs and toys (we also have some avail. for your use in the ground floor storage) and walk south on S. Topsail Drive to the junction of S. Shore Drive at the “S-Curve”. Continue down South Shore Drive until you reach Windward Drive and cross the street to enter the beach access located just before 1318 S. Shore Drive.

Featured amenities include central air/heat, 5 color cable TVs, 5 DVD players (DVD in Family room is Blue Ray), wireless internet access, dishwasher, microwave, washer/dryer, ceiling fans, enclosed outdoor hot/cold shower, carport w/wet weather entry, gas grill, 2 ocean & ICW view porches and 2 pool view porches - all with well appointed deck furniture.

Access to the professionally serviced community swimming pool. Pool is typically open from mid-May to October 1.

The inside of our house is smoke and pet free.

Based on past experience, we prefer to rent to families with the minimum age of 25 for the responsible party. If you have any questions, please call me at 804...437...1940. Thank you and enjoy your stay! Marshall

More Details

Marshall Geiger
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Marshall Geiger

2015 is our first year listed on HomeAway and VRBO. We first listed through a local rental agency but felt it kept renters at too far a distance from us - the homeowners! So, with advice from friends, we are now listing our beach home property ourselves. In the process we hope to maintain better oversight of our beautiful beach home, as well as provide a better welcome and stay for our guests. In the process we will get to know you a little in order to provide you with the things you might need in order to ensure you have a great stay at our home. Based on past experience, we prefer to rent to families, with the minimum age of the responsible party being 25 or over. Please call me if you have any questions! Marshall 804...437...1940

Marshall Geiger purchased this house in 2013

Why Marshall Geiger chose Surf City

We looked up and down the entire NC coast until we found a place with just the right mix of location and amenities for our family. And we found it here in Surf City (even the town name is cool!)!! Our end-of-street beach house offers great views and is almost new, very bright and only a short stroll to the beach, and right next to the community pool. It has a great beach vibe with its great ocean views and unmistakable cottage feel. The upper living floor is open concept with extra windows on the ocean side to capitalize on the great ocean views. There are 4 separate bedrooms, each with a 32' flat screen TV and DVD player so that everyone can have their own space. The MBR also has a desk in case you need to make sure things are okay back at work while you are enjoying your ocean vacation.

What makes this house unique

Great sunny house location as the end-unit with wonderful ocean views. Classic beach cottage feel! Next to the uncrowded beach and Surf City shops and restaurants. Use of beautiful neighborhood pool shared by only about 20 houses - not hundreds of units - so it is never too crowded. New community pier out to the ICW, that is great for kayaking, fishing, crabbing, sunsets, etc.... We try to anticipate your needs and meet or exceed them. Just a restful place to spend time at the beach and with family and friends.


Surf City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1590 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Upstairs bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Master bath - oversized soaking tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , First floor bath
    Bathroom 4 - shower , outdoor shower , Outdoor hot & cold shower
  • Three bathrooms and hot/cold o/s shower. Master Bath has two sinks and soaking tub w/shower. Hall bath has tub/shower unit. Upstairs bath has a shower unit.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upstairs Queen BR
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , Single over double bunk
    Bedroom 4 - 1 bunk bed , Single over double bunkbed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master BR
  • FOUR BEDROOMS -- 1 King bed in MBR on 1st floor, 1 Queen bed upstairs BR, 2 twin/double bunk beds. Plus 1 Queen sleeper sofa in Family Room. All bedroom have flat screen TVs and DVD players. MBR also has a writing desk.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Neighborhood pier out to the Inter Coastal Waterway -- brand new in 2017! Easy to launch kayaks & paddleboards, fish and watch the beautiful sunsets off the end of the pier! Contact the owner for additional ideas on things to see and do in the area.


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Escape to great views of the ocean & sound in this sun soaked reverse plan home
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews

Lovely place in Surf City..

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful place between the intracoastal and ocean—the best of both worlds! You can tell the owners love their place. Everything is attended to with the utmost consideration. I would definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Shelly, We are glad that you liked our beach house and yes, we do love our place!! As you can tell, we use it too - I am actually writing this response on the desk in the master BR on a beautiful sunny fall day at the beach!!! We also love the location as well. Great views and easy beach access, plus the new pier to the intercoastal make it really nice. We are glad you chose to stay with us and we would love to have you stay again whenever you are back in the area!! Take care, Marshall
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By far the cleanest and most well kept place I have ever rented.

  • 5 of 5

Kudos to the owners for a beautifully decorated house. The kitchen was fully stocked with all of the small appliances.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Leslie, We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and that you found our beach house exceeded your expectations. We are glad you chose to stay with us. You treated our house like it was your own. Thank you for that! Think of us whenever you are back in the area. We would love to have you stay again. Thanks again and take care, Marshall
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Raleigh, NC


  • 5 of 5

This was our third year to stay at this condo. We love it. Everything you need is there. Clean, up-to-date, well situated. We will definitely rent again next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Maxine. It was great to have you stay again this summer! I am glad we are still meeting your expectations. Thanks for looking out after our house as well. We appreciate it and look forward to having you again next year! Thanks again, Marshall
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quebec, canada

La perfection !

  • 5 of 5

La maison est tout simplement parfaite.

Impeccable, il y a tout le matériel nécessaire dans la cuisine.

La décoration est digne des revues.

Le salon est confortable et il y a amplement d'espace pour 6@10personnes.

La terrasse à l'extérieur avec ses grandes chaises bleues est très agréable, les soirs pour prendre un verre en famille.

On peut marcher jusqu'à la plage, ça prend environ 3minutes. On n'a qu'à traverser 2rues et c'est très accessible.

Je ne trouve rien de négatif à dire sur cette maison et c'est bien tant mieux.

Je la recommande fortement à tous. C'est certain que vous ne serez pas déçus.

Nous étions 2familles avec des enfants entre 7et 12ans.

Merci aux propriétaire de partager leur belle maison !

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We absolutely love sand dollar blessing ! The views from the kitchen table of the ocean are great.

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year at this property. It is well kept and maintained. The owners are fabulous to work with! This year there was a pier added to the Intercoastal Waterway so that the homeowners can go out for crabbing ,bird-watching or just to view the fireworks on the 4th. The house is well furnished. It always looks brand new as if it was just built. It is extremely clean and comfortable . We love the pool and the beach is only a short walk to access. There are multiple decks on the house. Each bedroom has access to a deck. The upper decks have views of the ocean. One deck on the top is covered for those who dont need extra sun. The other is not covered for the ultimate sun bather. The kitchen is nice and spacious. All of the appliances are top notch (I'm sort of jealous they are better than mine at home). Plenty of serving dishes,baking pans, Tupperware, etc. Beds and mattresses are all great. Nothing, absolutely nothing in this home looks worn or used. Every detail has been taken care of by the owners. There is a washer and dryer that we used. There is a gas grill that is well kept. There are also beach items for use if needed (chairs, bodyboards, etc). Overall, this has been one of the best and cleanest homes we have ever stayed at. We have stayed at homes up and down the North Carolina coast for over 9 years. We will definately be returning to this home again. Thanks to the owners for such detailed care of this beautiful place!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: David, Thank you for your review of our beach house, and your repeat stay with us!! You and your family are always welcome - I know you treat our house just like your own. Thank you for that. Yes, we really do try to keep it well maintained both for our guests as well as ourselves (we love to get to the beach too!). Sue does an amazing job of decorating and her touches here and there make it nice for everyone that comes. It really is our shared beach home, not just some rental property we are trying to make money off of - and I think it shows. We try to add something new each the upstairs porch rockers this year. We do enjoy the new pier! The activities it allows are a great addition (fishing, crabbing, kayaking, paddle boarding, etc.) and views of the sunsets are unbeatable! Well, thanks again and let me know what week you want for next year! Take care and enjoy the rest of your summer, Marshall
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Another great week at Sand Dollar Blessing

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year staying at Sand Dollar Blessing and it was as fantastic as we remembered from last year. Clean, beautiful house with enough room for our group-5 adults, two children. Plenty of dishes, pots etc for cooking-we love to get fresh seafood from Surf City Crab. Easy walk to the beach. Love having access to a pool which was never too crowded. Love the views from the porches. We would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Liz, I am happy that you chose to stay with us again this year. And glad you had a great week at the beach! We aim to maintain the house as nice as we can so that you can enjoy yourself and know that everything is going to be fine once you get here. Sue and I are pretty particular about our beach house!! We want it nice for us and our guests. It helps that our guests also take care of our house once there are here. Thank you. You and your family are welcome any time! Enjoy the rest of your summer. Marshall
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Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Topsail Island
Car: recommended

Wonderfully located within a short stroll to the uncrowded beach or a bike ride to shops, restrurants, groceries or Surf City Crab for fresh seafood


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $500

Our community just added a new pier in 2017 out to the ICW for fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding etc!!!

Please contact the owner of the property for any additional rental information and to make arrangements for renting. Renters must sign and return a rental agreement directly to the owner. Rental rates listed are for cash payments. On-line booking and credit card surcharges may apply. Contact owner to pay directly and avoid extra fees - 8044371940.

There is a minimum of 4 night stay for holidays - Easter weeks, Memorial Day, Labor Day & Thanksgiving.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.