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Short Walk To The Beach Or The Sound! Kayak Launch And Kayaks! Off The Main Road

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath, Ocean And Sound View Beach House

Topsail Treehouse is located on a quiet street in the vacation town of Surf City, NC. Nestled in a maritime forest, the house provides views of both the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway and the Ocean. Private beach access is a short walk where you will find a wooden boardwalk that safely crosses the dunes. A short walk in the other direction reaches the kayak launch where 3 kayaks are available for use. Guests are welcome to bring their own kayaks and SUP's to explore the tranquil sound and spoil islands.

After a fun day on the water and beach sit back and relax on the expansive decks surrounded by shade. Everyone will appreciate the enclosed outdoor shower and the tankless water heater, so no one runs out of hot water! put your groceries into the dumb waiter, press a button, and it will be waiting for you in the kitchen. Grill out and then enjoy the sunset from the deck off the master suite where you can watch the beautiful sunset.

The master bedroom on the top floor has a private deck with expansive, unobstructed views. When relaxing on the deck you feel as if you are sitting in the canopy of a forest. The master bedroom has a king size bed and a spa inspired bath complete with large shower and oversized Jacuzzi tub. The Jacuzzi is surrounded by windows on two sides.

The first guest bedroom has a full under twin bunk bed and opens onto a deck with rocking chairs, perfect to relax in. Across the hall is the second guest bedroom which is furnished with a queen size bed. Both bedrooms share a full bath and a sitting area with a bay window.

More Details

Emily Mabry
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

About Emily Mabry

Emily has lived at the beach since 1998 and realized her dream of owning her own Beach House in 2007. She sketched out Topsail Treehouse on the back of a napkin and found an architect to make her idea of the perfect Beach House a reality. Throughout 2007 she spent all her free time completing work on Topsail Treehouse and moved in later that same year. Emily's attention to detail is apparent in the finer touches, custom kitchen, spa like master bath, built in dumb waiter, and a large outdoor shower with hot water.

Emily lives in nearby Wilmington and enjoys the beach either boating on the local waterway or at her family's Beach House. She also enjoys the opportunity to get back to Topsail Treehouse in the off season.

Emily Mabry purchased this house in 2007


Surf City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower , Large enclosed outdoor shower with hot water
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Short Walk To The Beach Or The Sound! Kayak Launch And Kayaks! Off The Main Road
average rating of 4.869565 based on 23 reviews

Beautiful house!! Close to the beach and sound! So much fun!

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely wonderful time at Topsail Treehouse for our beach vacation. The house was clean and beautiful with so many creative details. The outside shower was convenient with outside steps leading to the first and main levels. The kitchen had everything we needed and then some. The master bedroom and bath were beautiful and deck was perfect for enjoying morning coffee and evening sunsets over the sound.

The house is in easy walking distant to the beach which was perfect every day we were there.

We hope to visit again in the future!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very glad you and your family enjoyed your stay! It was a pleasure having you :)
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Great house and location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the Topsail Tree house! It was relaxing and quiet, just what we were looking for! Location was great, easy walk to the beach even with all of our beach gear. The house was clean with nice appliances and upgrades, master bed was comfortable, and our guest said the queen size bed was also. There are bunk beds in the 3rd room. Our older son didn’t appreciate the lower rack, but our 9 year old faired just fine on the top. Plenty of restaurants, a park, and shops that are just a few minutes drive from the house. It was great for our family, nothing negative to say! I will point out though, if you don’t do stairs, this is not the house for you. I think there are 6 sets of stairs from the main door to the top floor, which is where the master suite is. And, as with any vacation rental, make sure you pack a roll of toilet paper to have on hand when you arrive, there was a smidgen on a roll that saw us through the night until we got to the store the next morning. The view of the sunrise and sound side is beautiful from the master suite, but remember that this is the Topsail Tree house, so there is not a view of the beach or ocean from the 1st and 2nd floor. We only emailed and text with the owner Emily Mabry, but she was friendly and easy to work with:) We would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun house

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed this unique home. It is a short walk to the beautiful and uncrowded beach. The owners responded very quickly and are nice to communicate with. The trees give privacy and we loved the outdoor shower.

Unrelated to the home but just FYI, waits at local restaurants are incredibly long. Don't go hungry!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Such a great beach house!!!

  • 5 of 5

Great host, beautiful home, wonderful spot. Emily’s home is clean, bright, and well stocked!! Porches galore! She’s awesome and so is her this house!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful property tucked away in the trees, yet super close to the ocean.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this property. Everything was perfect. The location was perfect for us, on a quiet road. It was just a short walk to both the beach and the sound. Greatly enjoyed the use of the kayaks that came with the property as well. The house itself was lovely and had everything we needed for our stay. The kitchen was well appointed and we cooked all our meals in. There was plenty of outdoor furniture to enjoy all the decks. The master suite was perfect, with a large picture window above the bed, a deck to view the ocean and a beautiful bathroom with a walk in shower. We didn't have any problems at all, but the owner was very responsive to my questions and kept in touch before our stay. Would love to stay here our next trip to Topsail!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the beautiful description! I’m so glad you enjoyed your stay. - Emily
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Nice house, convenient to the beach and sound.

  • 4 of 5

Nice house, convenient to the beach and sound.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable Damage Deposit $250

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.