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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 getaway with your family and friends. This sunny end-unit 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 2 sundecks, 2 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 (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 (1 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.

More Details

Marshall Geiger
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

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 to those that rent and 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.

Marshall Geiger purchased this house in 2013

Why Marshall Geiger chose Topsail Island

We looked up and down the southern 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-unit beach house is new, 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 20 houses - not hundreds of units. 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Escape to great views of the ocean & sound in this sun soaked reverse plan home
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

The Sand Dollar Blessing sets the bar high

  • 5 of 5

This is the beach house other beach houses should aspire to be. Most of the other beach houses I have stayed at do not come close. You should stop reading reviews now and go book before someone else beats you to it.

From the beginning Marshall was easy to communicate with, able to answer all our questions and booking went smoothly. Once we arrived it was obvious that Marshall puts a lot of thought and care into this house. The house was clean, well furnished, and well decorated. We cooked in several nights, and the kitchen was well equipped. The kids enjoyed the pool, which was never crowded while we were there. The beach access was a short walk and the beach was very nice. My personal favorite feature was the new marsh walk behind the property, we were able to catch enough blue crabs for a feast one night. (buy a 10 day NC Fishing Licence if you will be crabbing or Fishing).

You should check out the Sea Turtle Hospital while you are here. The kids really enjoyed learning about the turtles.

There is plenty more I could write, but along with the other reviews you should get the point. Go ahead and book, you will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Judy, Thank you for your review. We are glad that you and your family enjoyed our house and your stay in Surf City! We also love the pool and the new pier out through the wetlands to the Inter Coastal Waterway. In fact, we enjoyed it for our stay two weeks after you were at our place. I also think that Sue has done a great job decorating. I really should update some on the pictures to show all of her nice touches throughout the house. Let us know if you ever want to come back, we would love to have you! Take care, Marshall
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Loved the beach-themed decor in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Sandollar Blessings. The house is a great location. The beach-themed decor is lovely and well done. Home was as pictured. The layout is great with lots of sleeping options. The living room area is not huge but the built in bench seating at the dining table gives other options for gathering all together. Would definitely rent again.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Tammi - we would definitely love to have you as guests again! We are glad our house fit your needs and that you enjoyed your stay. Keep us in mind for the future! Thanks again, Marshall
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Fantastic place, Great Host !! We'll be back !

  • 5 of 5

Let's start with first impressions, Marshall was a great host, quick to reply and very attentive. The cleaning crew did a great job. The place was very neat and clean. Pretty much everything you need as far as home goods is there. A nice surprise was that there were already beach chairs and a nice cart to use to get your stuff to the beach. Beach access was very close and easy to get to. There are plenty of shops and stores within a mile and a few more within 2 miles. Would definitely recommend this place perfect for 2 families to share. We had 4 adults and 6 kids and were not overcrowded.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mark, Thank you for your review and thank you for staying with us. I am glad you enjoyed our house and had a great stay in beautiful Surf City! You are welcome back anytime! You were great guests and I would love to have you back again whenever you want! Take care and thanks again, Marshall
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A serene and relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

This was one of the most beautiful and relaxing places we have ever stayed. The decor was so inviting and the layout was perfect for our 2 family long weekend vacation. The place was very convenient to all restaurants and shoppes. We would highly recommend this place and would love to visit again.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Amy, I am glad that you enjoyed your stay and that both of your families had a relaxing time. Thank you for taking good care of our home. You are welcome back any time! Marshall
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Awesome late Summer stay!

  • 5 of 5

Opened the door to the most beautiful vacation home ever! The kids blasted through the house to stake their claim on the prettiest beach decorated kids rooms ever. As for we adults we drew straws for beautiful beach theme decorated rooms that were spectacular. Kitchen was so fully stocked with anything and everything needed to to make even the most challenging culinary dish. Spacious eating area for a large family. Roomy bathrooms with excellent shower with really good pressure and fabulous hot water. Awesome views from each and every deck. Deck furniture very pretty and very comfortable too. Close to stores and restaurants. Truly relaxing and fun family getaway home. We will book again. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Melisa. You were great to have at our beach house. I am glad you enjoyed your stay! And yes, we love the beach in Sept & Oct. Warm water and still great weather! Sue has done a great job with the decorations in the house. I am glad you liked them too. Think of us if you get back here again! Marshall
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Robin B

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year staying at this impeccable home. It's beautifully decorated, the kitchen is well stocked & the views are incredible. We love the location as much as we love the house!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Robin, Thank you for your review, and your repeat rental. I am very glad that you continue to enjoy your stays in our beach house. We agree - we love our house and our location on the island! Even though it is new and well appointed already, we try to make improvements and additions each year for our repeat guests like you! I look forward to having you and your family stay at our beach house again in the near future. Thanks again, 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

Surf City House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Season
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
Sep 16 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov 27 2017 - Mar 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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