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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!

*** 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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2017


Topsail Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
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:


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Sound front TOPSAIL TIME, dock, pet friendly, awesome view, a secret treasure
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 23 reviews

Great Time at Topsail Time

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Topsail Time was fantastic. It was very clean at move in and made you feel at home with all the personal decorations. This brought back many memories after growing up visiting that area during childhood. Edna and John were very accommodating in making sure all the essentials were met. It is a great place for responsible pet owners. Bailee ( owner's dog ) and Tugg ( our dog) really hit it off. OH, and don't let me forget "the view." A thumbs up for a wonderful vacation!!! The Warren family.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Durham, NC

Loved this place - location style and owners!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house. The view is to die for, the location is supreme - your own private dock and two blocks down a sleepy beach street to the ocean. Plus you can walk to "town" - a small town but has a place for coffee, minature golf, even live music! (saturday night!) The house itself is pretty simple (no dishwasher) but the decor is fun and really well done and for me that made a difference. Plus, something I have never required before but found I appreciated - the landscaping AROUND the house is really nice. It's just a very beautiful place to spend a vacation. The owner also is very attentive and available. I highly recommend this rental!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fuquay Varina, NC

This was the perfect place for our family to relax and refresh! Outstanding view of sound!

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful vacation for the whole family! The cottage is adorable, the view is fabulous, and the owners next door are very helpful and kind. Their sweet dog, Bailee was also a hit! We plan to reschedule another vacation at this place.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chapel Hill NC

Loved our TOPSAIL TIME!!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Topsail Time many times and each time we leave wanting more!! Waking up to that magnificent view never gets old and the gracious hostess and her family next door are always so nice!

This time we rented stand up paddle boards for the two weeks and really got lots of use out of them on the sound.

Thanks, Edna and family, for another fabulous Topsail Time!!! :)

Sondra and the family :)

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect beach vacation week!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 4 had a fabulous time in Topsail at Topsail Time. We loved that we could bring our boat and enjoy the sound. The kids liked that they could swim right at the end of the dock. We walked to shops, restaurants and even putt putt. The neighborhood is great for walking and biking. The public beach access is 2 blocks away and the beach is beautiful and not crowded. Edna was a gracious host. The home is a traditional older beach house, but it has everything you need for a relaxing week. The landscaping is phenomenal. The kids especially liked her dog Bailee! We can wait to return for more Topsail time!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was our first time staying on the sound and we loved it! We stayed June 12-19, 2016. The cottage is comfy and has a great porch to enjoy morning coffee and sunsets in the evening. The yard is gorgeous and very well maintained. Edna, the owner, lives next door and she is so gracious. The cottage is within walking distance of a few restaurants and shops. Great area for riding bikes too. We had an awesome time and hope to make this an annual vacation. Thank you Edna!!

The Beck Family

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • 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

Topsail Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 2 2017 - May 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 28 2017 - Jul 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
4th of July
Jul 2 2017 - Jul 8 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
High Peak
Jul 9 2017 - Aug 5 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 6 2017 - Sep 9 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 10 2017 - Oct 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Oct 15 2017 - Oct 29 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Cleaning fee $90
Booking fee $35
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

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