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Ocean Front! Enjoy Fun, Sun & Relax in Your Family Friendly 2 Bed, 2 Bath Castle

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Last updated: 05/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4-6 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Sandie's Sand Castle is a large, 2 bed, 2 bath condo with spectacular Ocean View

Welcome to Sandie's Sand Castle! Although a quiet peaceful beach, there is much to do. Besides the norm of beach fun, shopping and food.
For the golf lover… North Shore Golf Club- a 4 star rated club in Golf Digest, is just a mare 6 miles away in Sneads Ferry. It is open to the public, not only for a round of golf. They will also host your wedding as well as other special event ceremonies. Check out their website! If North Shore does not appeal to you... There are several other courses within a 20 minute drive.

The Belle of Topsail, which docks in Surf City (about 20 minutes away), is a 55 foot replica of an 1880’s turn of the century riverboat. Captained by, Captain David Luther. They offer everything from a simple sunset cruise to a Pirate themed dinner, to corporate events and weddings. Lots of fun for young and old.

North Topsail Beach is well known for being a turtle sanctuary. An educational and fun thing for the kids, would be to visit the turtle hospital in Surf city. It is a non profit and all the workers there are volunteers. For the small admission price- you will learn a lot and realize the importance of not littering on the beach.

A fun day trip would be to visit 1 of the beautiful N.C. Aquariums… Past Wilmington at Fort Fisher in Kure Beach, about 61 miles to the South. Or head in the other direction, towards the Crystal Coast of Atlantic Beach. About 65 miles to Pine Knoll Shores. You can’t go wrong at either of these destinations!

Jacksonville is a bit closer to North Topsail then Wilmington, NC. It boasts all your favorite store 's, your home town most likely has. Such as Kohl's, Dick's Sporting Goods, Best Buy, Bed, Bath and Beyond and the list goes on. There are 2 movie theaters featuring the latest movies. Carmike 16 on Western Blvd- I have personally attended and found it to be very nice with up to date seating, a clean and family friendly atmosphere. Also on Western Blvd- many chain restaurants, a variety to fit any budget , a few yogurts shops, and a nice mall if you just want to browse.

This will be my 3rd season on VRBO… I would like to thank all my wonderful guests for booking with me in the past. Too all my new comers... I bought my condo in December of 2013. It is a 2nd floor oceanfront condo unit at Shipwatch Villas. It has a pool and beautiful ocean view, and is only steps to the beach. As you enter Sandie’s Sand Castle… You will be greeted by a warm and inviting beach décor. You will immediately feel that this is your beach home! That is my hope... The 2 bedroom, 2 bath unit is a clean, spacious 1220 square feet. Furnishing’s in the living and dining room are new in 2015. The living area features a queen sleeper sofa and matching love-seat, a comfy chair. A new 42 inch flat screen TV with cable, HBO, DVD player, along with internet and WIFI. A new desk-in case you have a little work to do, completes the room. The dining room has a table that seats 6 as well as a set of barstools at the counter area. Your kitchen is well equipped… The stainless steel fridge has an icemaker and water dispenser. Both bedrooms feature new queen mattresses in 2015 and quality linens, pillows, blankets, etc. on all the beds. The master bedroom also has a flat screen TV, with cable and a DVD player.

Sandie’s Sand Castle has been updated to include in 2015, a new hot water heater, completely new master bath, all new Jeld-Wen windows and both sliding glass doors, new washer, new light fixtures and ceiling fans, new quality laminate wood flooring (carpet in bedrooms), and fresh paint and hardware. In 2016, I replaced the carpet and furnishings on the outside patio. Along with some minor cosmetic changes that enhanced the look of my Sand Castle. For 2017, I have just finished some upgrades to the kitchen. Quartz counter-top, freshly painted cabinets with new hardware, new sink, faucet and back-splash. The living area will also be getting a face lift to include fresh paint and new moldings.

The property itself is well taken care of… There are 2 elevators, accessed by a ramp to the 1st floor. There are also several sets of staircases, for your convenience. The pool area is meticulously kept. Shipwatch HOA’s do not allow pets (except for owners). Every guest gets 6 pool passes and 2 car parking passes! There are no exceptions! There are no boats or RV’s allowed in the parking lot! A $50.00 fee will be charged to me and therefore charged to you if any of the passes are lost or not returned.
I hope you will visit my Sand Castle and make it your Castle for your stay!
Thank you for your interest,

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Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 2
  • 1220 sq. ft.
  • Details:

    Elevator : There is a ramp to the 1st floor elevator or several sets of staircases for your convenience...moreless

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    28 is the minimum age to rent my condo....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    There is not a crib there at this time, but you are welcome to bring a portable crib....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Shipwatch HOA's does not allow guests to have pets accompany them. ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    While the property does not have extra wide doorways. It does have a ramp to the 1st floor elevator....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single


  • Queen sofa bed in living room.

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Master bath is all brand new, features a frameless shower door with Moen fixtures. Guest bath has shower/tub in one. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • At Sandie's Sand Castle ... beach chairs and towels are provided. Along with a market umbrella and stand to take to the pool if you desire. A medium playmate carry cooler as well as a larger cooler on wheels is there for your use. Some beach toys for the little ones. There is a Food Lion grocery store about 5 miles away in Sneads Ferry. A Walmart (grocery only) and several other grocery stores are in Surf City....moreless


  • Games:

    There are a few puzzles as well as a game or 2....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Both TV's have an upgraded cable package, which includes HBO. The living area TV has DVR capabilities....moreless

  • Television:

    TV in Living room TV in Master Bed room...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    The dining area has a table that seats 6 and 2 additional barstools for counter kitchen area....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator:

    There is a ramp to the 1st floor elevator or several sets of staircases for your convenience...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    There is internet and Wi-Fi. Upgraded cable with HBO and DVR ....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All bed have mattress pads, pillow case covers and all linens are of quality. ...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    You are given 2 parking passes which must be displayed in your vehicle. There are no boats, RV's etc. allowed to park on parking lot....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    There is a total of 8 -10 sets of bath towels. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Washing machine is a couple of years old. Please follow instructions at condo for best results....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    A keurig as well as a regular coffee maker are supplied....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    There are 2 sets of dishes as well as some plastic bowls and plates for the kids. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    This kitchen is well equipped. All appliances are Stainless Steel and are less then 3 years old. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    There is a built in microwave over the 4 burner electric stove....moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    The refrigerator has an ice maker and water dispenser. ...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    There is only 1 balcony. It is fairly large. It is accessed from either the Living room sliding glass doors or the Bedroom sliding glass doors. It has seating for 6 + 2 small toddler chairs....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    North Shore Golf Club is open to the public and is about 5 or 6 miles away....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    There is a Kayak rental place about 8 or 9 miles away in Surf City....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    There are 2 outdoor charcoal grill areas at Shipwatch. Grilling is not allowed on Decks!...moreless

  • Tennis:

    There are public tennis courts less then 4 miles away....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    There is a jet ski rental place, close by in Sneads Ferry. As well as several places to rent Kayaks towards the surf city area. You can even hire a tour guide....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool

Building Type

  • Building


from 20 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 - May 31, 2017
5 night min stay
Prime Season-2017
Jun 1 - Sep 2, 2017
6 night min stay
Late Summer
Sep 3 - Oct 1, 2017
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 10%


If you need to cancel your reservation 30 days or more before your intended arrival date. Your Money will be returned. With the exception of the credit card fee that is usually about $15.00 - $20.00. If you need to cancel within 30 days of your arrival date, your deposit will be forfeited unless I can rent your spot. Then I will refund your Deposit as well as any other money you paid. With the exception of the credit card fee if you paid online through VRBO. A tax of 10% is not included in rates. But please figure this in when calculating your balance.

A $200.00 refundable Damage Deposit is due in the form of a personal check 30 days prior to check-in. The check will be held and returned within 10 days of vacating property, if no damage is done and all passes are accounted for at time of vacating property.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 05/23/2017
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46 Miles
Nearest Airport
Wilmington International
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
North Shore Country Club
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Inlet 790 Grill & Bar

Car: Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: As you have probably figured out by now... My name is Sandie and my sidekick's name is JJ. As a little girl, growing up in Baltimore. Ocean City Md., was just a 3 hour car ride away. I always loved the beach, with a dream of someday, living there. While that's not possible right now... I am just a hair away from that same 3 hour car ride to my little peace of heaven. I live in Raleigh, NC. I Bought my unit December of 2013. I have worked hard to make it a place, I hate to leave when that Sunday night rolls around. It is my Sand Castle and I hope you will consider it yours during your stay.

Why the Owner Chose North Topsail Beach, NC, USA:
I bought on Topsail Island because it is a quiet beach. Many times through the years I have traveled to Myrtle Beach. While it is great for lots and lots to do. I just wanted to enjoy a more peaceful quiet environment. I choose this property at Shipwatch... Not only for the Beautiful Ocean Front View, But because it is a well kept property. The elevator is a definite plus and the pool area is scenic and also well taken care of.

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Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

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  • View from balcony.

    View from balcony.

  • Seating for 2 at bar area. New quartz countertops.

    Seating for 2 at bar area. New quartz countertops.

  • Welcome to my Sand Castle!

    Welcome to my Sand Castle!

  • Enjoy your large living space.

    Enjoy your large living space.

  • New desk area.

    New desk area.

  • Master bath en suite!

    Master bath en suite!

  • Master Bedroom with adjourning bath.

    Master Bedroom with adjourning bath.

  • Seating for 6 adults on large Balcony.

    Seating for 6 adults on large Balcony.

  • Long hallway to 2nd Bedroom & Bath for privacy.

    Long hallway to 2nd Bedroom & Bath for privacy.

  • Cute nautical themed guest room.

    Cute nautical themed guest room.

  • Room features queen & twin beds.

    Room features queen & twin beds.

  • Welcome to Shipwatch!

    Welcome to Shipwatch!

  • Entering my Sand castle.

    Entering my Sand castle.

  • Dining & Kitchen area.

    Dining & Kitchen area.

  • Looking out from living area.

    Looking out from living area.

  • Sofa is queen sleeper.

    Sofa is queen sleeper.

  • Room has fresh paint & moldings.

    Room has fresh paint & moldings.

  • Master bath is all new!

    Master bath is all new!

  • Enjoy your sunrise!

    Enjoy your sunrise!

  • Large hall bathroom w/ double sinks, next to guest bedroom

    Large hall bathroom w/ double sinks, next to guest bedroom

  • View of intracoastal waterway.

    View of intracoastal waterway.

  • As the sun-sets

    As the sun-sets

  • Sand Castle is 2nd floor balcony with garland & lights.

    Sand Castle is 2nd floor balcony with garland & lights.

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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