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Soundfront, Deep Water, Boatdock/Pier Gorgeous Sunsets!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 9-11)

Three bedrooms, country kitchen, dining area, 1.5 bath( newly remodeled), enclosed outside shower, large screened porch for viewing breathtaking sunsets, ground floor home at one of the best and safest family beaches in the southeast, large pier with fish and shrimp cleaning, floating dock for 30' boat, 2 blocks to ocean access, 1/2 mile to Topsail Inlet, large family room with 2 queen futons and recliners.

The SeaRooster is our family home away from home. Continuously owned and well maintained by our family for over 40 years.

Keywords: Deep-Water Sound-Front Home

More Details

Nancy Pippin
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 31, 2017

About Nancy Pippin

This photo shows three generations of the Bone/Pippin/Johnson family. We've loved the Sea Rooster for a longggg time! Come on down. We're sure you'll love it as much as we do!

Calvin and Nancy Pippin

Nancy Pippin purchased this cottage in 1966

Why Nancy Pippin chose Topsail Island

Back in the 60's my parents took a day trip to the beach and the rest as they say 'is history'!

The curtains were blowing in the wind (no AC back then!) and my mom fell in love with the house. We've been enjoying it ever since!

What makes this cottage unique

Relaxation, relaxation, relaxation! Take a snooze on the futon after your book falls out of your hand. Enjoy your first cup of morning coffee in the rocking chairs on the porch while watching the world come alive. Watch the most beautiful sunset in the world in the same rockers in the evenings. Swim out to the sandbar right in front of the house. Tie your boat or jet ski up in deep water at the pier in your own front yard. Gather around the large kitchen table for food and fellowship. Take a short two block walk to the ocean. Bring or rent bikes and pedal around the island. Discover the shops and quaint Putt-Putt and skating rink near by. Take a cruise to a dockside dinner in Surf City or Wrightsville Beach. Visit the only Sea Turtle hospital around. We could go on-but you get the picture so come on down!


Topsail Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Recently remodeled. Hand rails by toilet and in shower.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Toilet, sink and washer and dryer
  • Outside shower can be accessed from outside and inside through main bathroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Queen, in living area
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Ample Parking, No Pets


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(21 traveler reviews)

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Soundfront, Deep Water, Boatdock/Pier Gorgeous Sunsets!
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
Wilson, NC

Love this place

  • 5 of 5

I absolutely love this place. My family has had the pleasure of staying here the past two summers and we are already looking forward to next year. This place has everything you could want....Its roomy and extremely clean, has a private pier, floating dock, dock fenders, screened in porch, awesome sun sets, etc....... On top of this, the owners are an absolute pleasure to work with. We are looking forward to spending many more summers at the Sea Rooster.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your nice review! Looks like what started as taking a last minute piece of a vacant week last year may lead to many yearly returns for your family! We are glad that our home works well for you.
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Harrisonburg, VA

Delightful soundfront cottage

  • 5 of 5

Our family has stayed at the Sea Rooster most summers since 1998, and each time, it's a delight. The house is just right already, but the owners make improvements every year, anyway. We spend a lot of time in the sound--swimming to the sandbar, sailing, and paddling kayaks. And it's a short walk to the ocean. We sure hope to come back next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review! We are so glad that you get to continue to enjoy the Sea Rooster each year! Nancy
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Sanford NC

Another Wonderful Family Week at The Sea Rooster

  • 5 of 5

This was our third stay at this wonderful soundfront cottage at Topsail Beach.

Once again, our family was able to unwind and enjoy some of the Good Lord's handiwork!

The place is neat and clean, and on the ground level (no steps to climb).

I am a boater and there is a wonderful dock and floating dock to keep your boat at your backdoor.

The walk to the beach is short and scenic.

This place has such a feel of home and family.

Nothing fancy, but just what we look for in beach place.

Nancy is wonderful to work with.

We'll certainly return to this little slice of paradise!

Buck & Katie Harris

Sanford NC

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your response. It warms our heart that others can enjoy the Sea Rooster as much as we do. We too are sound people. We know the ocean is over there but sometimes we never see it as we spend our time on the sound. It really spoils you to be able to walk out the door and onto the boat! Thanks also for the nice note through USPS. Glad that you noticed and enjoyed the new windows, blinds, paint job, TV and queen beds! Even though it's old, we work very hard to keep the house in great shape! Hope you get to return next year! Nancy
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Tennessee Family

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at the Sea Rooser in June and were so pleased with the clean and comfortable home. We were fishing off the dock every night and had great luck and fun - caught a variety of fish. The proximity to the public beach access was an easy and quick walk. The neighbors were quiet and seldom seen. We appreciated the well-stocked kitchen and the laundry facilities. The screened porch with swing and rockers made our time in the shade fun, too. We have been visiting Topsail for several years (first time at Sea Rooser) and keep returning because of the quiet community, great shelling at the end of the island, and especially love the way a vacation in such an area 'forces' one to relax. We had time to enjoy each other as a couple and reconnected with our college-age son. We hope to bring more family members with us next year to this blessed place. Note: The family picture collages were so special, as were all the signed paintings - pictures and on furniture - and made us feel as if we were being welcomed by extended family!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this review! We try hard to keep our home up well so that our family and others can enjoy it. As for the painted furniture and pictures; it was kind of you to mention them. They are bittersweet as many of the folks who painted the furniture or are in the pictures are either no longer able to come or no longer with us. Our home has been loved so far by 3 generations of family with the 4th on the way! We hope you get to come and bring your dad next year!
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Relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the Sea Rooster in May and really enjoyed it. It was just the two of us, but there is room for lots more people. We loved the screened porch facing beautiful sound and the private pier & dock. The beach is just a couple of minutes away across the street. In my opinion, Topsail has the best beach for walking, playing and shell collecting down at the end of the island. The home is beautifully maintained and clean with a fully stocked kitchen, washer dryer, comfortable beds, indoor games for those rainy afternoons, and much more. We hope to get to go back in the early fall. Nancy is friendly and easy to communicate with. I would recommend this place for anybody who wants a comfortable, relaxing, fun vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind review. We do try to maintain our home well so that we and others can continue to enjoy it! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you return!
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Sanford, NC

Perfect Family Stay

  • 5 of 5

We have now stayed at the Sea Rooster twice, and hope to come back again. Great down-to-earth kind of retreat. The place sits on the Topsail sound (ground level, one story) with some of the most gorgeous sunsets you will ever see. The screen porch on the sound side is a great reading and relaxing spot; complete with rocking chairs and porch swing. We are boaters and the floating dock was perfect for our 18 foot boat. And the beach is only a couple of blocks to bike or walk. Very comfortable cottage. With good communications with the owners; very nice folks. Perfect family stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Buck. We are glad that your family could enjoy our home. We hope that you also got to play on the sandbars and watch the dolphins swim by! Nancy
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Nearest Point of Interest
1422 Carolina Blvd

Loggerhead turtle museum and rescue, sandbars nearby, 30 miles from US North Carolina battleship memorial, swim or boat in sound directly in front of home, screened front porch, nearby restaurants, shopping, community church. 2 short blocks to wide renourished beach at the ocean. Great place to bring your bike for riding. 30 minute boat ride to restaurants in Surf City and Wrightsville Beach.


Rates & Availability

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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