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Ocean front private beach house 4 bedrooms. Sleeps 8. Private access to beach

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Situated on a quiet, sandy beach with no public access.

Welcome to the Loggerhead, a fantastic 4 BR, ocean front cottage on a quiet, secluded part of Topsail Island. No public access.

We purchased this cottage in 1988 and have spent 26 years updating and improving. It is named in honor of the sea turtle who laid her eggs in front of the cottage on the day of purchase. You can enjoy walking the beach searching for turtle tracks, visit a sea turtle rehabilitation center, participate in the wait for a turtle nest to hatch. And hunt for fossilized shark teeth millions of years old. Watch beautiful dolphins in the surf and pelicans and other birds.

Early risers can watch the sun rise over the ocean from their personal deck while enjoying your morning coffee without changing out of your pjs. Moon risings are also a treat. A sundeck and furnished covered porch works for the sun worshipers as well as those who prefer a retreat from the afternoon sun. For the beach, sand chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards, sand toys are provided. You’ll have plenty of space to spread out and make the best sand sculpture ever.

Inside, the colorful, beachy décor has many turtle touches. Three flat screen TVs with DVD and VCR access , internet, and WIFI and variety of games, books, videos, and puzzles provide inside entertainment. Four bedrooms sleep eight. Two queen rooms have private access to ocean front porch. Two other bedrooms have twin beds. Two full baths are upstairs and another full enclosed private bath is outside downstairs. And can be a convenient place to use the toilet when sandy. Full size washer/dryer.

The interior of the Loggerhead is 1200 square feet. The colorful beach decor has many turtle touches. You'll find everything you need--completely stocked kitchen with new appliances, washer and dryer in laundry area, a charcoal grill, three cable TVs- including a 40 inch in the living room, WIFI and phone. Four bedrooms sleep eight. The two ocean front bedrooms each have a queen size bed, and the two street side bedrooms have very sturdy twin and XL twin beds. We have 2 full bathrooms as well as a completely enclosed outside hot and cold shower and toilet which is perfect for showering after a sandy day. Our sons spent much time here as they were growing up and now our grandchildren visit. That is a good reason for the outdoor bathroom We also have a portacrib, highchair, lots of games, and children's videos with VCR and DVD players for a rainy day or extra hot afternoon. Of course, you will find boogie boards, sand toys, beach chairs.

The kitchen is extremely well stocked as we have spent winters living here. You’ll even find an array of seasonings for your culinary enjoyment. Maybe you’ll catch a fish or two but, just in case, there are seafood markets that provide a variety of fresh seafood that you can cook on the grill. There is also a variety of privately owned restaurants .

The owner and manager of the Loggerhead live right in town and will be available for any help you may need. No need to worry about repairs, etc. as we keep this cottage top notch! We personally inspect it after each guest leaves.

Topsail Beach is the southern end of Topsail Island, a 26 mile barrier island off the southern coast of North Carolina. The island provides family style beach environment with private beach homes and private businesses. You will find bike paths the length of the island, fishing piers, variety of restaurants, gift shops, tennis courts, and golf courses in the area. When you discover the town of Topsail Beach (a one mile pleasant walk on the beach), you will think that you have time-traveled to the 1950s with a putt-putt from that era and roller skating to 45s spun on a record player. The Missiles and More Museum has displays from the early history of the space age which began with the testing of the ram jet engines on Topsail Island. And Black Beard supposedly buried his treasures here. We’ll provide the shovel if you want to look. Kayaks and bicycles are available locally for rent for more exploration. Fishing trips and boat rides on the Intracoastal are ready for you. Take a pirate cruise.

More Details

Ann and Bill Tumblin
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 3, 2018

About Ann and Bill Tumblin

My husband and I purchased this cottage in 1988 and have worked to improvement it ever since. It has been very popular with guests staying here. When we retired we began to stay at the Loggerhead during the winter months. We decided we liked the life here that we moved here permanently in 2013. We built a house in town so we are available for any help or questions you may have.

Ann and Bill Tumblin purchased this house in 1988

Why Ann and Bill Tumblin chose Topsail Beach

We came to Topsail when we moved to the Raleigh, NC, area and decided we liked the family environment and the friendly atmosphere of the local residents and business owners.

What makes this house unique

Personal reviews of previous renters:

*We have been coming to Topsail for 18 years, vacationing at the Loggerhead for nine. Great place for families with small children.

* Thank you, Ann and Bill. We had a great time as always

*The best beach house we've stayed in. We will hopefully be back next year.

*Great week of sun and fishing.

*We loved the Loggerhead - wish we could stay for 3 weeks. Thanks

*Bill and Ann, we loved spending our vacation in your lovely home.

*I laid on the deck all week like a slug, reading, soaking up the sound of the surf and watching full moon over the waves. Your beach house is so well outfitted that there wasn't one household need that went unused. The decor is warm and inviting

*The Loggerhead is accommodating for visitors. Couldn't ask for anything more! Very enjoyable week.

*Your beach house is a magical, welcoming and nurturing place. We love this location, beautiful oceanfront. Love the cottage and how it is decorated. Perfect vacation.

Ann and Bill, thanks for creating this amazing comfortable space. Every year we come, we love it more. The perfect beach retreat.


Topsail Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Enclosed outdoor hot/cold shower with sink and toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Ocean front with private access to ocean front deck
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Ocean front with private access to ocean front deck
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Sturdy full sized twin beds. Flat screen TV with DVD & VHS
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Sturdy extra long twins with flat screen TV
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Linens not provided but available for rent at local rental groups. Parking for 5 autos


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Ocean front private beach house 4 bedrooms. Sleeps 8. Private access to beach
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews

Lovely Beach Home!

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, great split bedroom set-up, well-stocked and CLEAN! A wise choice!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great week at Loggerhead

  • 5 of 5

We greatly enjoyed our week at Loggerhead. This was the most enjoyable place we have stayed at on Topsail over the years and look forward to returning. The accommodations at this home are superior, very well equipped for anything you would need and a wonderful deck to watch the sunrise and the ocean view.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful view and relaxing week!

  • 5 of 5

Ann and Bill,

Thank you for letting us use your beautiful home! We so enjoyed our stay from coffee out of the back deck with the gorgeous view and walks on the beach. The house was furnished with everything we needed. We had a wonderful relaxing week!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loggerhead is super!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week in Topsail and at the cottage. It was the perfect size for our family and had everything we needed. Kitchen was fully stocked; beach chairs, boogie boards, etc. The house is lovely and the beach access divine. Anne was wonderful. She had lots of insights as to what to do and her recommendations were super. Mostly, we played on the beautiful beach and in the ocean.

I cannot recommend this slice of heaven enough - quiet and peaceful. We definitely plan to return.

Thanks so much for a lovely vacation!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was perfect for 2 families with small children!

  • 5 of 5

The view was awesome and house interior well maintained. The layout was perfect for 2 families. We had 4 children under 4 and were able to enjoy looking at the ocean on the deck when we couldn't be down on the sand all the time. There was a pack n play, high chair, baby bath seat, and kids sand toys already there, which was super convenient for us. Fully stocked kitchen for anything you want to cook. We would rent here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

The best beach house ever! Perfect location on the beach, fully stocked kitchen and immaculate!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home Port Restaurant & Pub -- CLOSED
Patio Playground
Beach Shop and Grill
Breakfast, lunch, and nice dinners.
Breezeway Restaurant
Sound view dining room
quarter moon books and gifts
Books and gifts. Evening music, wine, beer.
Topsail Island Historical Society
Discover the history of Topsail Island where the space age began with the testing of the ram...
Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Wilmington, NC or Jacksonville, NC
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Interstate 40
Car: necessary

Visit the Missiles and More Museum and learn about the early testing of the ram jet engines which led to the space age. Operation Bumblebee was a top secret project in the 1940s. Discover how the cement towers on the island were used for observation.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 12.75%

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. Deposit is refundable IF the cottage is re-rented for the same time period.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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