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

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 8, 2017

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 North Carolina

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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Ocean front private beach house 4 bedrooms. Sleeps 8. Private access to beach
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews
Clemmons, NC

Another fabulous stay!

  • 5 of 5

This is our third time at the Loggerhead, and this visit was just as perfect as the first one. Ann has thought of anything you could possibly want. Everytime we though of something we wish we had brought with us, we spent a few minutes and found it tucked away in a cabinet somewhere in the house! The weather was great, the fishing was awesome, and the beach was beautiful!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Great vacation experience

  • 4 of 5

After many visits to Topsail, my wife and I think our recent stay at the Loggerhead may have been the best. It has a great location on the south end of Topsail. Its layout was perfect for the two of us but would also work well for families with children. There is a great ocean side deck with a short walkway to a wide section of beach. Most importantly the owners are a pleasure to work with.

We highly recommend this beach house.


Jim F.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Awesome home for kids! Very well designed!

  • 5 of 5

Loggerhead is the perfect house! The layout is fantastic. Showers and hoses everywhere. The beach was beautiful and water temperature was great. We had a wonderful stay. The house has everything you need. Ann was very accommodating and accessible. With any luck we'll be here next year!!! Loved it.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Loggerhead Cottage is perfect!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a beachfront property this is perfect. Steps away from a beautiful beach. House is lovely. Kitchen has every tool, pot and pan you can want. Plenty of beach chairs and toys for young ones. A great selection of reading material and plenty of TVs for a rainy day. House was very clean upon arrival. Cottage is on a quiet section of beautiful Topsail Beach. Good restaurants nearby but plenty of room and amenities for cooking in, too. Property owners were very accommodating to our needs.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Perfect Beachfront House!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful back porch with both a covered and uncovered area. Plenty of porch chairs with extra cushions in case some get wet. Clothes lines, hot and cold outdoor shower, multiple foot washing stations, kids books and toys, an outdoor grill.... I could go on. It is evident that the owners live at the beach and have thought of all the little things that make a beach vacation great. This is a beautiful, clean, well equipped house with a killer view. I highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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  • 5 of 5

This is a great beach house. Convenient, well equipped, comfortable. This house has everything you need. Name something: its there. We are many time visitors to TI and this house was/is the best.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Wilmington, NC or Jacksonville, NC
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Interstate 40
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
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

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter - Spring
Feb 4 2017 - Apr 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Apr 30 2017 - Jun 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late summer
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 16 2017 - Dec 2 2017
7 night minimum stay

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.

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Holly Ridge House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
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
  • 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 ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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