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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house

Overview

About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

This wonderful, traditional cottage is waiting for you. Ten feet from the ocean with breathtaking views from the deck or screened-in porch. Completely refurbished.

This Oceanfront Cottage is just one mile from the center of Surf City, just far enough away, but still close to everything!

Why the Owner Chose Surf City: Topsail Island is one of the last islands that do not have a bunch of high rise condos. It feels like the beaches that I went to as a young child.

The Unique Benefits at this House: Being on the water is wonderful. We sit and watch the dolphins swim up and down the beach. The sunrise each morning is truly a sight to see.

More Details

Owner
Joe Carter
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2017

About Joe Carter

My wife and I renovated this cottage in 2005. It was surely a labor of love.

Joe Carter purchased this house in 2005

Why Joe Carter chose North Carolina

Topsail Island is one of the last islands that do not have a bunch of high rise condos. It feels like the beaches that I went to as a young child.

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Other Activities: Shopping, Boating, Shelling, Wildlife Viewing, Basketball Court, Mini Golf

Full Timeout

Amenities

Topsail Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , 2 Bunk Beds
  • Convertible Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Large Screened Porch

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.8461537 based on 26 reviews
4

Great house, Great location!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed this house. The kids were on the first floor and adults on 2nd floor.

It had everything that we needed. Screened porch was terrific. The only thing I would change would be the carpet on the porch. It holds to much sand.

We had a fantastic vacation. Joe is the greatest to work with.

Thanks so much Joe!

NC from Pa

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Incredible value! The kitchen is completely stocked with anything you may need. Pots and pans in abundance. You can't possibly get any closer to the ocean. We watched dolphins from the deck on Saturday and on Sunday we watched pelicans feeding for over 2 hours directly in front of the cottage. The screened in porch was a plus. Can't wait to go back when it's available!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Efland, NC
4

Beach Stay

  • 4 of 5

Very clean and great beach access. Loved the screen porch and the outside deck overlooking the beach. A very nice bedroom with large windows to let the sounds of the ocean in while sleeping. Very comfortable. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Downers Grove
5

An Owner who cares about his guests!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned home from a week long stay at Full Timeout. From the time of arrival to the time of departure we had an amazing time! The house was being cleaned on arrival, so we waited on the deck and the ocean. Once inside, everything was as promised! Clean, fresh, and ready to go. The reason we picked this house was: 1. it is ON the beach 2. It is PET friendly! You'd never know that other pets have stayed there either, it is that clean!

We traveled with teenagers and my retired parents. The house was perfect for all 6 of us with 1 extra bedroom and 2 extra bunk beds to spare.

The kitchen was refreshed this spring with new counters, drawer fronts, and cabinet doors. The bedrooms have new beds (and they are comfortable)!

The kitchen was stocked with everything you would need, including a blender, deep fryer, tons of pots and pans, and plenty of silverware and other kitchen utensils. As Joe states, you must rent linens, and there are a couple places available to do that.

On the deck we noticed some boards that had holes in them, and others that frankly needed to be replaced. I wrote to Joe about them, and said he may want to think about doing that soon, so a small child didn't step in the hole and get hurt. THE NEXT DAY the boards were replaced by his crew! Tony and John are amazing!

On Thursday of our week, the dryer started to smell like smoke. I reported this to Joe immediately and the next day he replaced the unit with brand new full size washer and dryer! Again, Tony and John were great! Professional, honest (could have left the house with them in it and not worried at all).

The beach is amazing. A fresh water shower to rinse off after the beach. A great deck to watch the sunrise or dolphins play. One of a FEW houses on the beach that has a SCREENED IN PORCH AND A FINISHED lower level!

Location of this house is great as well, as it's not close to the public access, so the beach is less crowded than other spots.

The only improvement I'd like to see is a better internet service. We had multiple devices and only 2 phones and 1 computer would connect to it. Joe said he hadn't had any other issues with guests.

I cannot say enough about this property and the owner!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Franklin, TN
5

Amazing House Right on the Beach!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at this house! Perfect location, plenty of space, and very clean. We hope to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Everything Was Just As Described

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Full Timeout (or as we call it "Joe's Place") the whole month of April. The first thing we noticed was how clean and orderly the place was. My wife is over the top when it comes to cleanliness and she was impressed. The rooms are large and very comfortable. The kitchen was very well equipped with everything you need including nice cookware and utensils galore. We always take a couple skillets and good pans just in case, but they were not needed here.

The deck consists of a nice sized screened in room and open deck with plenty of seating. The screened in room was especially nice for the next day after getting a little too much sun or during a shower. The views are spectacular. Walk down the steps and it's toes in the sand. Since the closest public access is at least a 100 yards away, there is always plenty of room on the beach right in front of the house. There is parking for at least 6-8 cars with room to spare. About a 30 min. walk up the beach and you are right in the center of Surf City at the pier.

As nice and functional as the house is I think the biggest asset is Joe (the owner). If you have any questions or problems he is

available by phone or email and gets back to you immediately.

We are already talking to him about our next stay.

Thanks Joe for making our stay amazing!

Barry & Mel Taylor

Bedford, PA

  • Submitted: May 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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