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Sound front TOPSAIL TIME, dock, pet friendly, awesome view, a secret treasure

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


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 baths, H/C outside shower, great porch & awesome views! Sleeps 6-8

TOPSAIL TIME is sure to become a favorite get away!! With a PRIME sound front location only blocks away from the quaint village of downtown Topsail Beach on the desirable south end of Topsail Island, you're within an easy stroll of shops and restaurants but away from the hustle & bustle of seasonal traffic. Cottage is nestled in around a well manicured, beautifully landscape lawn. TOPSAIL TIME is tops in location, views and charm!!

TOPSAIL TIME is truly a secret treasure!

Even though beach access is within a couple of blocks, you'll find yourself feeling settled and right at home on the porch swing or rocking chair, perfect for reading, relaxing and sunsets; or on a lounge chair on the dock, perfect for sunning; or sitting in a beach chair just unwinding, all the perfect place to gather friends for a peaceful afternoon socializing while watching boats or dolphins! The dock also provides access for a boat, a cleaning table to clean the day's catch and a large round picnic table to enjoy a meal or evening cocktails. The covered porch setting is hard to beat and offers front row seating to spectacular sunset water views! Although the cottage is located on the sound of Banks Channel it also provides wonderful marsh views that separate us from the easily accessible Intercostal Waterway.

The cottage itself is full of charm and character! A knotty pine ceiling invokes that cozy, warm cottage feel while the colorful, comfortable decor provides a welcoming atmosphere to put your feet up and relax! A glass front of wall to wall windows overlooks the waters of Banks Channel that even on a rare rainy day will lift your spirits! Because of this spectacular view the inside still has the feel of the outside!

All of the living area is located on one floor, with a storage room and washer/dryer under the cottage. The master bath has a queen size bed with it's own bathroom with shower. Their are two other bedrooms, one with a queen bed and the other with sturdy bunk beds. The hall full bathroom has a tub with shower. There is also a new green foldout sofa (queen) in the back living area. The front living area has two comfy couches and two club chairs with ottomans so lots of seating is available! The dining room table sits 6 and there is a kitchen bar with 4 barstools. The kitchen is fully stocked with dishes, utensils and cooking items. There is a washer / dryer located in a storage room under the house. An outside shower with hot and cold water provide a perfect addition to your 'I'm at the beach!' experience!

TOPSAIL TIME is a well behaved pet friendly rental... out of necessity there is a PET FEE of $150 per week for one pet and $200 for two pets. Please ask first if you have any questions about this!

Also if your plans change at the last minute and you decide to bring a pet just let us know, or if you decide not to after you've paid the pet fee, again let us know and we will adjust your account accordingly!

*** We ask that pets NOT be on the furniture or beds unless you've brought a large blanket to totally cover any area they will lay on. This is asked out of respect for our home AND respect for your fellow cottage guests.

TOPSAIL TIME is tucked down a gravel path away from the busyness of life and provides a wonderful, welcoming get away! The grounds are beautifully landscaped and well maintained. Owners are often next door and are happy to answer any questions you may have and respond quickly to any unforeseen issues!

*** We start accepting bookings in JANUARY of each year to give folks time to firm up their vacation schedules.

Book early... you don't want to miss out on some TOPSAIL TIME!!

More Details

Edna Dougher
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018


Topsail Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 full baths: 1 with shower only, 1 with tub/shower combo (Outside shower with hot/cold water also available.)
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed
  • 3 bedrooms: 2 with queens beds, 1 with twin bunk beds (Foldout available also.)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
"Topsail Time" does NOT include bathroom towels / washcloths or sheets for the beds. You may bring your own or use a linen rental service for your linen and beach equipment needs. Some will even make up the beds for you! The following companies service the Topsail Island area:


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Sound front TOPSAIL TIME, dock, pet friendly, awesome view, a secret treasure
average rating of 4.870968 based on 31 reviews
Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania

Amazing week!

  • 5 of 5

My family had an amazing week at Topsail Time. It is the perfect location. We had never stayed on the sound side before and we discovered that we loved it! The views are so beautiful and calming. The dock and beach area were perfect for swimming and kayaking. The use of the kayaks was an added bonus and we used them to kayak to the sandbar almost every day. We saw many interesting creatures on the sandbar including live sand dollars! The house is so nicely decorated and we felt at home. It was clean and well maintained. The open kitchen and living area made the house seem so spacious and comfortable. The bedroom arrangement suited our family perfectly and the beds were comfortable. It was wonderful having Edna next door. She is very accommodating, easy to contact and it was great to occasionally chat with her and visit with Bailee. We really enjoyed walking (and riding bikes) into town for mini golf, ice cream, smoothies and shopping. Topsail Time is the best of both worlds: a 5 minute walk to the beach for fun in the sand and surf and the quiet tranquility of the sound. We enjoyed watching the shorebirds, observing the dolphins and relaxing on the spacious deck for coffee and quiet in the mornings and beautiful sunsets at night. We had a very memorable week and we look forward to visiting again.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful views and great location!

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed the beautiful views, dolphin watching, walking to shops, restaurants and coffee shop/wine bar, kayaking on the intercoastal and strolling to the beach. Great place!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5



  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Time at Topsail Time

  • 5 of 5

This summer our family had the opportunity to stay at Topsail Time for our vacation! We absolutely loved it! The view of the sound from the living area was breathtaking! Topsail Time is nestled in a great location in a quiet little area, yet, it was close to restaurants and shops. The owner, Edna Dougher is such a gracious host. We loved the fact that it was pet-friendly. We hope to have the opportunity to stay there again next summer. I highly recommend Topsail Time if you are planning a beach vacation on Topsail Island!!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Decent house if you like stating next door to homeowners. ..

  • 3 of 5

Clean, nicely equipped kitchen. Nice decor, comfy beds, perfect location to everything in topsail beach, except we did not like being adjacent to homeowners. ...nice people, just made it feel not like our own.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It clearly states in our listing that "the owners are often in their home next door", and quite a few of our reviews mention our family so these guests should have been totally aware of this fact prior to booking the cottage. We always look at anyone staying at TOPSAIL TIME as “neighbors” and not “renters”. We even consider many of our repeat renters now as “friends”. This review is slightly ironic to me though, as I immediately picked up on the fact that they did not want to be “neighborly” and therefore made a concerted effort to avoid this family as much as possible. I was uncomfortable enough to the point of even staying inside a lot during their week to have minimal interaction with them at all, so I do find it disappointing and am sorry that our limited presence as neighbors interfered with their vacation enjoyment. I think we can agree that this was not the right cottage and situation for their family, nor for ours.
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Chapel Hill NC

We need more Topsail Time!!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our week with family in this beautiful bungalow on the sound. We loved paddle boarding and kayaking right off the dock and walking to the shops ( Especially Quarter Moon to grab books and delicious smoothies).

The 5-7 minute walk to the beach was easy peasy too.

If you have a large family, Edna can give you contact info to rent the house beside it as well. Our parents enjoyed being right next door!!

We are counting down the days to our next visit.

Thanks, Edna!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This cozy cottage is located within walking distance of the quaint village-feel town of Topsail Beach. You can easily walk or bike to several popular restaurants like the Beach Shop, Breezeway Restaurant or Homeport, several shops, bookstore, post office, miniature golf, and ice cream shop. Within blocks is also the Assembly Building, which is host to numerous events including a weekly summer program by the North Carolina Aquarium. The Jolly Roger Pier provides access for ocean fishing. Emma Anderson Memorial Church is located right down the road. They offer terrific, uplifting weekly programs all summer for kids of all ages, along with two worship programs each Sunday! For more information go to, or look for their brightly colored flyers placed in business all over the south end of Topsail!

SURF CITY and surrounding areas:

There are several highly rated golf courses within minutes from the cottage, along with even more gourmet and family style restaurants. Grocery stores, party boats, fitness centers and so much more are easily accessible. There are also several additional churches in the area.


Wilmington is about 30 minutes south of the island and has great attractions like the USS North Carolina Battleship and NC Aquarium, along with historic museums, parks, gardens, tours and theaters.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Booking fee $35
Pet Fee $150
Cleaning fee $90
Tax Rate 6.0%

This property is a Sunday to Sunday rental. Check-in is 3:00 pm and check-out is 11 am, unless other arrangements have been made.

We are pet-friendly but do note there is an additional pet fee charged.

Linens are not provided but there are companies in the area that will provide these things if you do not want to bring them from home. Some companies will even make the beds up for you! They also can provide lots of beach equipment as well. Check out: (Sensational Rentals)

No smoking in house please.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations must be made 61 days prior for full refund. If not there is a $400 cancellation fee for cancellations made 31-60 days prior and a $600 charge for cancellations made within 30 days of your visit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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