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Beautiful Ocean Front 2 bed, 2 bath! Read reviews! No cleaning or laundry fee's!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,220 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


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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Sandie Fisher
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2017

About Sandie Fisher

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.

Sandie Fisher purchased this condo in 2013

Why Sandie Fisher chose Topsail Island

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.


Nearest Airport
46 Miles
Wilmington International
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
North Shore Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Inlet 790 Grill & Bar
Car: necessary


North Topsail Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1220 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Queen sofa bed in living room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
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.


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Beautiful Ocean Front 2 bed, 2 bath! Read reviews! No cleaning or laundry fee's!
average rating of 4.9310346 based on 29 reviews

great place

  • 5 of 5

great place, clean and everyone is so friendly.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Robert, So glad you enjoyed my condo. Yes- everyone is pretty friendly at Shipwatch. Please tell Your wife - thank you for her kind words in my guest book. The effort that I put into my Sand Castle is worth the hard work when my guests tell me thank you for renting to them. I thank you for choosing my place. I know there are many to choose from. So glad you enjoyed the wedding and your relaxing stay. Take Care, Sandie
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Wonderful, Relaxing Time!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful week we had. Sandie's Sand Castle provides the perfect beach get away for two couples, looking to relax and escape life for a few days.

From the outside entrance to each and every room is tastefully decorated to give the beach feeling while also provoking thoughts as you view through the "port holes" that line the hall way.

Sandie has provided so many quality things for your comfort and relaxation! The bed and bath linens are very nice and plentiful so you won't need to do laundry daily if you don't wish.

The kitchen is well stocked with utensils, kitchen equipment and many day to day needs. Even with the list she provided I still over packed and brought home almost everything except the wine. The sand box has great chairs, umbrellas, a few beach toys and paddle game and the balcony that has a fabulous view of the ocean and pool is just as the pictures portray on the vrbo site.

The area of North Topsail is a quiet area and if your going seeking to be entertained you will have to look hard or plan to travel. If you are looking for buffets, long lines or lots of things to do then head further south but North Topsail is a perfect place to relax and have a real beach vacation!

Noise was minimal from the upstairs neighbors and reminder it is a condo - you will experience some noise.

Sandie thank you for the wonderful time and we will definitely be sharing our experience with others. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!! Five Star PLUS - Sandie is great to work with and responds quickly to every inquiry we had.

Mike & Carey ; Bob & Becky

Let's Go - Mountaineers!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Carey, What a nice review! Thank you so much! You touched on all the aspects that I would be curious about if I was renting a beach condo. I had to smile when I opened the silverware drawer and found it perfect. I'm a little OCD about some things and the kitchen being in perfect order is one of them. You left the whole condo in such good shape-I got to enjoy a couple hours on the beach. I am so glad that you, Mike, Bob & Becky had some relaxing time at Topsail. It was truly a pleasure to work with you and appreciate you choosing my Sand Castle. I know it was a long drive but hope you will visit again. Thank you for writing in my guest book as well as this review. Take Care, Sandie
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Book this condo NOW! Well appointed and amazing host!

  • 5 of 5

I was so happy with our visit. Sandy is amazing. She is a quick and thorough communicator. Her place has all that you need for fun, plus many extra things that other places do not. She provided amazing beach supplies, had all of the little items in stock too--TP, paper plates, soap, detergent, foil, etc. She even left gifts for our kids. If we return to the area, I would not hesitate to book here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jessie, So glad you enjoyed your stay. You were a pleasure to work with from start to finish. Thank you, as well for being a good communicator. Some basic essentials I provide, such a little thing for me, can go a long way in convenience for my guests. Glad that your children made use of the kite-thought it would be a fun time for them. A long drive, I know. Thank you for choosing my Sand Castle and taking the time to write a nice review for me. I hope to see you again! Take Care, Sandie
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Family friendly, beautiful beach, great condo

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful week in Sandie's sandcastle. She was a pleasure to deal with from our first inquiry to following up with us after our departure. The condo is very well equipped and was spotlessly clean on our arrival. Sandie has taken such care to bring her personal touch to the space and make this a real beach getaway. The building is very family friendly and tucked on a quieter part of the island. There are many units in this building but during the peak summer week we stayed there, the pool was never crowded and we always found our own space to spread out on the beach. We were surprised by how warm the ocean is here and delighted by the soft sand and abundance of shells. The beach and grounds were also very clean- people here are obviously very conscious of keeping litter off the beach. Thank you Sandie for making this such an enjoyable stay. It's a long trip for us but we hope to come back some day!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Erin, You, as well were a pleasure to deal with! I'm thrilled that you and your girls recognized the small touches that I put effort into, making my Sand Castle a true beach getaway. I know you came a long way and so appreciate that you choose my place. Thank you for leaving it in such good shape- makes my transition to next guest much easier. You are welcome back at anytime. I know your a busy Mom- thanks for writing me a review. Enjoy the rest of your summer! Warm regards, Sandie
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Beautifully decorated and provides everything you could need for a beach visit or cooking.

  • 5 of 5

The property was clean with a great view of the pool and ocean. Easy access to the beach as well. The kitchen was fully loaded with everything you could think of needing to prepare meals. Even the beds were comfy with ceiling fans in each room.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lindsay, It was nice to meet your sweet family upon your arrival! I'm happy that you enjoyed your time and made note of my efforts to provide everything you needed to make your vacation effortless. Having easy beach as well as pool access is a feature, I enjoy as well. I know there are many places to choose from. Thanks for choosing my Sand Castle and taking the time to write a review - I know you are a busy Mom! Enjoy the rest of your summer, Sandie
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Very clean and well stocked.

  • 5 of 5

Sandie was great to work with and had everything we needed for a great stay on Topsail Island! She was very responsive and answered any questions we had promptly. Could not have asked for a nicer place to stay and would definitely book again!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jason, It was so nice to meet you and your nice family. So glad you had a good week and liked my Sand Castle! Seems the weather was on your side. Your prompt responses along the way made things easy for me. You are welcome back anytime. Thank you for choosing my condo for your vacation. Have a great summer, Sandie
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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