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INCREDIBLE- Ocean Front View w/o Ocean Front Price!

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps 10 - 4 Bedroom, 3 Full Bath with outdoor shower. Beach views

Located in the heart of Surf City and directly across the street from the beach. Gorgeous views and private beach access. Sip your coffee and watch the sunrise from bed or your balcony. In the evening, sip cocktails and watch the sunset with views of the Intercoastal waterway. Ample parking for all guests and outdoor shower! Why rough it at the beach when you could be Livin' the Dream. This property offers guests a Foosball Table, Dart board, Puzzles, Ping Pong Table and Board Games to use during their stay.

Livin' the Dream is a reversed floor plan beach home with the main sleeping area on the first floor and the living area on the top floor. On the first floor you will find 3 of the 4 bedrooms, laundry and storage. The laundry room has a stacked washer and dryer for the guests to use.

Bedroom One: The first bedroom has two twin beds covered in bright teal, green and white striped bedding. This room has sand colored walls, white drapes and street side/ocean view deck access. Bedroom Two: The second bedroom has two twin beds that are covered in a blue with white floral print comforters. This room also has sand colored walls and has the same street side/ocean view deck access. These two bedrooms share a full bath with dual sinks located across the hall from bedroom two.

Bedroom Three: The third bedroom on the first floor has a King bed, Ocean views, private bath and a TV for the guest. The King bed is covered in a cool teal bed spread with white furniture. Sand colored walls bring the beach feeling indoors. The attached bath has dual sinks, shower and a walk-in closet in the bath.

The top floor has the living area, kitchen, dining, fourth bedroom and an ocean view deck. The Kitchen has all upgraded appliances and cabinets. There is a black countertop that compliments the black bar stools at the breakfast bar. The breakfast bar seats 4. The kitchen is a U shaped kitchen that opens into the dining and living areas. Just off of the kitchen there is a small island view deck.

Living Area: The living area has a flat screen TV and phone resting on a white entertainment/wine cabinet, Queen sleeper sofa and ocean view deck access. The dining area is located just off of the kitchen and living area.

Bedroom Four: The fourth bedroom is off of the living area and sits ocean side of Livin’ the Dream. This room has a wicker bed with salmon bedding, high ceilings and a TV. There is ocean view deck access and a shared bath with a shower. The bath is accessible from the hall off of the kitchen and the bedroom. Hardwood floors and crisp light blue walls run throughout the top floor.

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Surf City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Outdoor Shower - shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Perfect Beach Rental

  • 5 of 5

This house was the perfect rental for the 8 of us. We had 2 families each with 2 kids. It was the perfect set-up for us. Very clean, beautifully decorated and located directly across from the beach. It was so nice to have a private beach access to use. The owner was super nice and easy to work with. We would definitely stay here again. Thanks for a wonderful week!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Beth, I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay. Would love to have you back again soon!
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Beautiful Beach House

  • 5 of 5

My family and I fell in love with this beach house as soon as we walked through the door. This house is beautifully decorated, clean, and well equipped. The ocean view from the top deck is amazing - it's where we hung out most of the time, especially in the morning with our coffee. Loved the private gate to the beach - kept our area on the beach less congested with crowds. Owner is very friendly, accommodating, and quick to respond to your questions. It was our first time visiting Surf City and we loved the area. Beach house location is close to everything - we will be returning next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you all enjoyed your stay and the house! Let me know when you want to return.
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  • 5 of 5

This house is beautifully decorated and by far the cleanest rental house we have ever stayed in! It looks brand new! The two front decks provide awesome views, so you can still enjoy the ocean and the sun if you have little ones that need midday naps! The house is equipped with EVERYTHING you will need....lots of dishes, plastic storage for leftovers (a whole drawer full), knives and pots and pans. There are tons of games, puzzles and other pong, darts and foosball to keep children entertained. And you are so close to everything....local grocery store, restaurants and shops! The beach access is directly across the street and is gated so you don't have big crowds on the beach. The owner was a breeze to work with...We will definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Debbi, Am so glad that you enjoyed your stay and that you love the house as much as I do! It has been my life long dream to own a beach house and I want my guests to feel like they are at home when they are there. Thanks for your feedback and kind words. Regards.
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Kernersville, NC

Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I loved the place - clean, roomy, comfortable, easy beach access. The ocean view from the top deck was fantastic - great place for morning coffee or late afternoon margaritas! Plan on staying there again next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ed, Am so glad you and your family enjoyed your stay! Look forward to having you again next summer!
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Canton, NY


  • 5 of 5

This home has everything you could ask for in a vacation rental. It looks like it was decorated for the owner, not as a rental. Decor is beautiful, comfortable and functional.

I hope to have another opportunity to rent this beautiful home.

The stairs are a necessary evil of making this home magical, if you have mobility issues this is not the home for you.

Thanks for sharing your beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Marie, Am glad you found our home to be comfortable for you and your family. I do agree about the stairs but the height is what gives you the great ocean views! Also, you can count that as your workout for the day!
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Best beach house ever!

  • 5 of 5

Most everything you want in a rental property is at Living the Dream. The beds are great as is all the furniture; not the cheap stuff found in so many rentals. The kitchen is outfitted nicely with lots of pots and pans, plates, mugs, bowls, utensils; even plastic storage containers for leftovers. The knives are the best I've had ever in a rental. There were no shortcuts on outdoor furniture either.

A big deal for us was proximity to the beach. It is a very short walk diagonally across the street and onto the boardwalk straight to the beach...awesome! Although the house sits one lot back from beach, the view is fantastic, from both out on the decks and inside the living area. I could stand at the kitchen counter cutting up veggies and look out at the ocean.

The owner was very accessible via cell phone and email. Responses to my questions were nearly immediate. Bottom line...a fantastic beach house that we will be returning to sometime in the near future.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dave, I am so glad that you all enjoyed your stay and found the house comfortable. Honestly, when I bought the house it was because I have always wanted a beach house. So there was no way I was going to cut costs and put "cheap" stuff/furniture in it. I use the house off season and I want all the comforts of home! Thanks for all your suggestions and I hope that you come back soon!
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Susan Wadsworth
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 11, 2018

About Susan Wadsworth

Being a committed beach bum, I always dreamed of owning a beach house. In 2013, my dream finally came true. Topsail has been the perfect vacation spot for my family.

For more info on the house, please contact me at 434.770.0644.

Susan Wadsworth purchased this house in 2013

Why Susan Wadsworth chose Surf City

When we decided to buy a house in Topsail, we looked and looked for the perfect spot. We found it in Livin' the Dream.

The house was built in 2013, has all new appliances and amenities. The three decks offer amazing water views of both the ocean and the intercoastal waterway. Beach access is just steps away. The house has been perfect for our family as everyone can come and go as they please. We hope that you and your family enjoy it as much as we have!


Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Wilmington, NC
Nearest Motorway
37 Miles
Rt 40


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $350

Payment by credit card will incur a $90 additional charge

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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