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Delightful Island Beach Cottage- Family and Dog-Friendly

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Pleasant Views Cottage offers unobstructed sound views, with access to both the beach just one block away. This smartly decorated cottage asks you to come in and be at home in a bright, open and beachy atmosphere. Covered decks on both the sound and ocean side to sit and enjoy the sunrises, sunsets and wonderful breezes! Drive under parking with enclosed shower and storage. Quiet neighborhood and plenty of room to play!

A perfect vacation home with 3 bedrooms (queen, queen, 2 twins) and 2 full baths. 2 covered porches with rockers provide wonderful views. Watch birds soar and dolphins play and enjoy the year-round beauty of Topsail Beach.

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Erica Orsini Winstead
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

About Erica Orsini Winstead

We are a married couple whose primary residence is in Raleigh, NC. We fell in love with Topsail Beach! After vacationing at Topsail for many years, we wanted a place of our own that we could enjoy when we have time off.

Erica Orsini Winstead purchased this house in 2015

Why Erica Orsini Winstead chose Topsail Island

We purchased 1301 Carolina Blvd. in January 2015 as it immediately struck us as being a charming cottage in a great location. A quintessential Topsail Beach bungalow, the original design has been maintained, while many updates have been made, including bamboo floors and new furnishing throughout.

What makes this house unique

Pleasant Views sits at a quiet area of the island, a short walk or bike ride to the village of Topsail Beach for shopping, a meal, the Museum and the Pier. Bike along the Sound to Serenity Point and walk from Sound to Ocean on Topsail Island's wide, sandy southern-most beach. Great fun for families with young children and a perfect setting for couples seeking time together.


Topsail Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Jack and Jill bath accessed by both bedrooms 1 and 2
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , accessed through Master bedroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , Shares a Jack and Jill bath with Bedroom 2
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Shares a Jack and Jill bath with Bedroom 1
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Master bedroom with tv/dvd and private full bath
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Delightful Island Beach Cottage- Family and Dog-Friendly
average rating of 4.8541665 based on 48 reviews

Great trip

  • 4 of 5

We loved staying at Erica's beach cottage! It was so close to the beach and that view of the sound is amazing! A couple of times just sitting on the porch looking at the sound, we got to see dolphins! We had a slight mishap with the AC, but Erica jumped right on it and got it taken care of very quickly! Overall, we had an amazing time! We will definitely try to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Huntersville, North Carolina

Awesome Week

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for letting us stay in your lovely home.

We went as a family and had a great time. Will definately return next year.

Thank you

Jo Burton

Charlotte, N/C

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Asheville, North Carolina

Perfect Weekend Getaway

  • 4 of 5

We are a family of three and our little pup. This house was perfect. So close to the sound and the beach. Although Topsail has really grown over the years, it is at the southern end of the island and pretty quiet. Great sunsets from the back porch. Well stocked kitchen for cooking, which given there aren't many restaurants around, you will definitely need. Erica was very responsive and checked in with us as soon as we arrived.

Perfect for a family. My only sadness is that June is already booked.

General tips. Bring sheets, they aren't supplied or reach out to a rental company. Get your groceries on your way. It's not a long drive back to the grocery store, but why waste valuable beach time.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wilson, NC

Quiet Time at a Great Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The first of March in the town of Topsail Beach is about as peaceful as you can find anywhere. There are few businesses open and at night you could stand on the front or back porch of this adorable cottage and notice maybe one or two of the homes with lights on. The rest were dark and quiet.

This home is a throw-back to the original cottages that existed on the island as I remember them from my 1960s childhood. Loved the layout and the openness. Beautiful views from either the front or back decks and close to the sound for sunsets and the ocean for long walks (at least until the water warms up and swimming can commence). We prepared all of our meals and had everything we needed for cooking. The wi-fi worked well and the television had a bountiful number of channels. Beds were comfortable and so was the den.

The owner made everything come together seamlessly and arrival and departure went well. I highly recommend Pleasant Views and plan on returning, hopefully in the near future. South Topsail Island is a great location and this is a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful location between the beach and the sound

  • 5 of 5

Lovely little home on a very quiet beach. The location of the house is wonderful between the sound and the beach. The beach is beautiful and very quiet. The only negative is it seems like a long distance to the nearest grocery store and restaurants. Overall a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, TX

Great beach cottage on southern Topsail Island, NC

  • 5 of 5

Southern Topsail has more atmosphere and prettier landscapes than northern Topsail and has been occupied by houses for a longer time This classic cottage is an example that has plenty of windows and natural light. It is clean and well equipped with kitchen gadgets and a good selection of herbs and seasonings. The knives actually are functional so that I only needed to bring some special ones for oysters and clams. Not an opulent place, but the house is sparsely and pleasantly decorated and very functional and comfortable. I would be happy to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Nearest Airport
39 Miles
Wilmington Airport
Car: necessary

Topsail Beach is truly a special place, where vacationers of all ages can find just what they are looking for: Swimming, biking, fishing, boating, or golfing on nearby courses. Walk on the beach, search for shells and sharks teeth, watch birds soar and the dolphins play, enjoy brilliant sunrises over the Atlantic Ocean and stunning sets sunsets over Topsail Sound. Shop in the delightful small shops and eat at the excellent area restaurants. Be sure to make time for the Missiles and More Museum, ghost crab hunts, and a visit to the Turtle Rescue Center in Surf City.


Rates & Availability

Topsail Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jun 10 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Nov 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Fall 2017 / Winter 2018
Nov 11 2017 - Mar 9 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $150
Damage Insurance $59

The instant quote provided by the VRBO system is preliminary and adjustments may apply.

There is a $100 cleaning fee that is automatically included in the instant quote. The cleaning fee is waived for stays of 7 or more nights. The fee will be removed from the final quote by the owner.

A pet fee of $150/week is automatically included in the instant quote for guests bringing furry family members. Up to two dogs are welcome to stay at the cottage if the following requirements are met:

- Dogs must be housebroken and current on shots and flea/tick treatment.
- Dogs are kept off the furniture.
- Owners clean up after their dogs on the property and on the beach.

For rentals less than 7 nights, a pet fee is $25/night will be applied. The final quote will be adjusted by the owner.

You may opt out of the VRBO Damage Protection Plan automatically included in the instant quote and instead elect to provide a refundable damage deposit. Please provide your preference in your booking request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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