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Ocean Front! Enjoy Fun, Sun & Relax in your Family Friendly 2 bed, 2 bath Castle

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 - 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
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Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 23, 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Ocean Front! Enjoy Fun, Sun & Relax in your Family Friendly 2 bed, 2 bath Castle
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

Absolutely Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

What an impeccable sandcastle Sandie has! From the tasteful decorations to the comfort of home away from home we loved every second of our stay. My mother and I visit the beach annually and we both agreed that this was by far the best trip and will be staying in this castle again in the future. We loved the fact of how quiet it was and calm on the beach. The balcony gave amazing views of the sunrise and sunset over the beautiful beach waves that will be burned into our brains for a lifetime. Thank you Sandie for making our getaway absolutely perfect!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Marie, Please forgive my tardy response for your nice review. I've been making some changes to the condo and staying very busy with it. I'm so glad you and your nice family enjoyed your stay. It was nice to meet you at your departure. You are welcome back at anytime. Thank you for taking the time to write a review and your kind words in my guest book! Hope you enjoy your Holiday Season! Sandie
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Very professional, accommodating, great quality, great decorations, very clean

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was as beautiful as the pictures on the website. Host has thought of everything. Would stay there again, only negative comment I have is the fact that there are not many restaurants in the area, we had to drive a distance to find some decent restaurants, very quiet at that end of the island.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Edith, Please forgive my tardy response to your review. Thank you for taking the time to write it. I'm happy that you found the condo to your liking and all your needs were met. You are welcomed back at anytime. The kitchen will be like new! Happy Holidays to you and your Family! Thank you for choosing my Sand Castle, Sandie
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Far exceeded expectations!

  • 5 of 5

It is so rare to find a place that not only meets your expectations but in many cases exceeds them and we found that at Sandie's. The condo was impeccably clean and beautifully furnished. We had plenty of room for our family of four. The balcony was a really nice place to unwind. The remodeled master shower was so refreshing after a day on the beach. All needs were taken care of with all that is supplied with this condo. Everything you could think of is in the kitchen. Having both plenty of bath towels and beach towels was such a luxury. We used the beach chairs and cooler each day. We loved to take the market umbrella down to the pool area to have a shaded lunch at one of the tables. We met other really friendly families staying at this resort and there is such a nice relaxed vibe here. The beach and grounds were really well maintained and always clean. There were small quirks that were very forgivable based on the many pluses of this condo, such as a noise temperamental washer and some not so respectful folks above us who were running back and forth it always seemed at 1 in the morning! We will surely return as well as recommend this condo to others.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Rita for such a nice review! I'm sorry the neighbors were loud. I will talk to the homeowner upstairs about her renters. It's really hit or miss for who is up there. About the washer- temperamental, a female for sure, but the clothes are clean. I'm glad you made use of everything that I have at my Sand Castle. Makes my efforts worth while. I am so glad that your family enjoyed your stay. Thank you for choosing my place as well as taking time to write a review for me! I look forward to your return in 2017. Warm Regard, Sandie
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  • 5 of 5

Lovely, Clean, Quiet

Nice view of ocean

Great for our family of 4

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Place to stay in North Topsail!

  • 5 of 5

Look no further than Sandie's Sandcastle! We've traveled the coast of North and South Carolina for 20 years. Sandie's Sandcastle at North Topsail is by far the best, most well stocked, cleanest place we've ever stayed. We truly did not want for a thing! From the top quality linens, to the abundantly stocked kitchen we were truly spoiled!

The fact that the condo is oceanfront and has a pool made our stay perfect for the adults and children. The complex is clean, quiet and beautiful. The scenery breathtaking.

We've already booked our stay for next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Christy & Family, Thank you so much for your glowing review of my Sand Castle! I'm truly delighted that you were so pleased with everything. Looking forward to your stay in 2017. I am anxious for you to see the changes that will be made before your arrival. We will keep in touch! Sandie
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Fantastic location & immaculate condo

  • 5 of 5

We rented this beach front condo the week of July 4. The condo was very well stocked with all we needed and the furnishings and decor were fresh, clean and updated. Nirth Topsail is a quieter beach but close enough to a grocery store, activities and restaurants if you need them. The condo complex was nice with a great pool. Sandie was great with communication and answering questions. She even bought a new blender before we arrived to ensure we had one that would do frozen drinks! Would definitely rent again from Sandie! Top notch all around!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you April for your nice review. I'm so glad you choose my Sand castle for your family vacation. Glad that you liked our pool area and complex. And found all your needs were met. You are welcome back anytime! Enjoy the rest of your Summer! Sandie
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Nearest Airport
46 Miles
Wilmington International
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
North Shore Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Inlet 790 Grill & Bar
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

North Topsail Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Prime Season-2017
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 2 2017
6 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 1 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%

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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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.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • 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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