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4 ACES: Ocean Views & Easy Access; Room for Family & PetFriendly Fun

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Gotta LIVE In It to Believe It. But view the pictures & whet your appetite.

Welcome to your salt air paradise. At 4 ACES there is room for the entire family to enjoy your beach vacation and make memories. Enjoy the Ocean views from the porches, rent paddle boards and celebrate the surf.

~ 4 Bedrooms / 3 full Bathrooms / Washer&Dryer

~ In Season rental goes Saturday Arrival and Saturday Departure; the rest of the year is flexible.

Merely a few footsteps across the dead-end street to the beach (maybe 400?-- I lost count as soon as I smelled the Ocean Air and Heard & Saw the waves). Near local restaurants, seafood markets and ice cream! Short drive to grocery stores.

Pet friendly!

More Details

Steve Grocki and (SurfCity Local) Carl Johnson
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

About Steve Grocki and (SurfCity Local) Carl Johnson

Years ago, we left the Rat Race; found a town wherein to add our talents.

Carl & i are business partners and brothers-in-law -- been a part of Down East N.C. for over 30 years. (We owned & operated Surf City Ace Hardware for 24 years since 1988.)

We found The Right Location; YOU TOO are welcome to Visit & Enjoy.


Surf City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • THERE ARE 3 Bathrooms - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , see There ARE 3 Bathrooms
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , see There ARE 3 Bathrooms
  • THREE, each with Tub & Shower (one's tub is a whirpool).
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • THERE ARE 4 BEDROOMS - 1 king , 2 queen , 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - see Bedroom 1
    Bedroom 3 - see Bedroom 1
    Bedroom 4 - see Bedroom 1
  • FOUR BEDROOMS: Master Bedroom is on Top Floor, 3 others are one floor below.
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
It's in an Oceanfront Community in a Culturally Active (within 30 miles) Area. RELAX & Enjoy. This property is 'Second Row' with beach / ocean access. It is NOT OCEANFRONT, but the Ocean is a mere 150 feet away.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

4 ACES: Ocean Views & Easy Access; Room for Family & PetFriendly Fun
average rating of 4.818182 based on 33 reviews

Amazing place!

  • 5 of 5

I talked a lot with the owners via email and phone call, and they're wonderful people. I was very happy with the way I was treated, and felt a personal connection to them. The house is even bigger in person, it was extremely clean and spacious. The upper floor living room leads right into a balcony where you can just smell the sea. It takes only two minutes to get to the beach! We fit 7 people in the house perfectly! We had the time of our lives in this house, and we hope to return this summer! This is where you want to book your trip to topsail! 10/10

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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October is a great time to Visit Surf City

  • 5 of 5

We visited Surf City in October. The weather was fantastic despite a hurricane that hit nearby. We got a little rain and wind, but once it blew out to sea, we had 6 solid days of just beautiful weather.

The house is in a perfect location. It's on a dead end street. Our kids could play out in front of the house without any concerns. The beach access was right across the street and you could walk to the beach in about 90 seconds from the house. I think I counted 155 steps give or take. Shopping, dining, and other interesting things to do were all within walking distance to a very short drive away. The town was still 100% online despite it being the off season. We could get fresh seafood from a nearby dock on the Sound and all of the local businesses were open.

The house itself was great. There were 5 adults and 5 kids in our group. The house was spacious and there was enough room for all of us to sleep and the kids had plenty of room to play without interrupting adult time. The kitchen had just about everything we needed except a good chopping knife. We bought one and left it behind for future visitors. Also pay attention to the welcome email, don't forget your towels and even more importantly, pack at least a roll of toilet paper til you can get to the store for provisions!

Finally, Steve was a very gracious host. We were a little worried about Hurricane Matthew. Steve was more than willing to be flexible with us if we needed to change our dates. We took the chance and went down anyway, we rode out the storm on our first night and it was gone the next day.

This was a great trip. Surf City and the 4 Aces was a winning combo. We had a fantastic time and look forward to visiting the area again in the future!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice beach house to rent and still have a view of

  • 5 of 5

Me my wife and our little Chihuahua were the only ones staying at this very spacious and lovely beach house. The house met our needs and served its purpose with all its modern conveniences of home .The beach is just a short walk across the dead end street with no hassles of traffic or looking for a place to park. We would sit on the upper deck at night and watch the moon rise and listen to the waves crashing onto the shore. It was pure serenity. When it would rain we would sit on the lower porch and still enjoy the quality of life one would expect. There is nothing (IMO) to compare to this serenity as you close your eyes and free your mind of the daily routines of life. We felt very comfortable with all the house had to offer and the convenience of the local shops and restaurants. If you're looking for a beach house and the very friendly and sociable Steve to talk to, this place is for you. We have already booked for 2017 and look forward to our stay. Thank you Steve for all your help and quick damage deposit refund. Douglas, Kim & Lucy.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4 Aces was just what we needed

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at 4 Aces. They layout and design of this house were perfect. The kitchen was clean and very usable. One of our biggest concerns before arriving was crossing the street with children and all of our beach gear to get to the beach, but we were pleasantly surprised at how convenient and easy it was. The street sees very little traffic. We found several places to eat and get coffee within walking distance - it was great.

The owner was available and willing to answer any questions and share his knowledge of the area, and we appreciated that very much. My damage deposit was refunded almost immediately.

Topsail was a beautiful place to vacation, and we will definitely come back! Thank you.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house not far from beach.

  • 5 of 5

It was clean and Steve and Carl are wonderful. Nice private clean beach Would recommend Quartermasters best restaurant. Riverview Cafe not bad. Madison's was horrible.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Charged a pet fee when we had no pets!

  • 1 of 5

Our experience had been positive until we requested our deposit back. We did not bring dogs to that house but the housekeeper claimed b/c there was dog hair under the beds that we must have brought dogs. I'm not sure what's worse--sleeping in a house in which dog hair from a previous tenant remained under the bed or the owner fraudulently charging a pet fee when there were no pets on the property during our stay.

Be careful when renting from this owner and make sure you take photos of every room afterward. Thanks.

Also, there are only 2 tvs in the house and they're about 20 to 25 years old, so there is no HDMI hookup for Roku or Amazon Fire Stick.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This person had a WONDERFUL Vacation. After her departure, she got disgruntled re. her Damage Deposit, which she never requested its return-- no need to, it's virtually automatic unless Housekeeping notifies us of a situation, and there were several. The house needed Extra Cleaning: apparent dog-hair clumps on floor; apparent paw-prints on the walls; but no Pet was indicated during Booking; other items (e.g.: grill was used on upper deck [illegal] and not returned to ground-floor storage room); excessive sand throughout; blinds raised crookedly and not lowered; furniture moved (some kitchen chairs moved to 2nd floor bedrooms & not brought back upstairs); Kool-Aid type stains on tablecloth, floor and outdoor staircase... She (5 Adults, 5 Children) departed on Saturday; she got half her Damage Deposit on Monday; I emailed that once I got pictures from Housekeeping I'd resolve the issue. Most of the balance of Dam.Dep. was returned by Friday, 6 days after departure- Housekeeping charged Extra, which was paid and deducted. After departing, she eMailed or called DAILY; I had advised her (in the beginning) that it would take a few days. There were 5 Adults & 5 Children; after reviewing the pictures: what looked like Pet Damage looked to be more like Children handprints / smudges on walls and the Pet-Hair could have been innards from a child's stuffed toy. NO PET FEE WAS CHARGED. Sadly, this renter seems to create and enjoy her own Drama. Oh well, it was HER Vacation and we went above-&-beyond to do everything we could to make it a pleasurable Vacation; now, she's spoiling the Memories They Made.
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Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Wilmington, NC / Jacksonville, NC
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
North Shore Golf Course
Nearest Beach
0.03 Miles
Across the Street
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Surf City House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2017
Apr 29 2017 - Jun 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall / Winter 2017-2018
Sep 9 2017 - Mar 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $500

Add a $500.00 Refundable "Damage Deposit" with your Payment.
Linens are included. Towels, washcloths, soap and paper goods are not included, nor are condiments.
For 7 day rentals (especially during Summer Season), we prefer Saturday Arrival and Saturday Departure but we're flexible and can discuss further.

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.

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