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AMAZING JAN FEB MAR SPECIALS-Oceanfront! + Master Spa Suite + Pool 4 Fireplaces

Bedrooms 8
Space 5,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 8 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 7 Baths, (Sleeps 20)


VRBO/HA is requiring all owners to enable the book it now button… HOWEVER, for full disclosure… we are VERY reluctant to trust our guest’s financial information to THEIR payment processor as the processor VRBO/HA uses was hacked in the recent past. The processor that we use on our own is MUCH more secure and trustworthy and it is a much more secure process to rent directly through us. We strongly urge you to contact us directly to start ANY rental as we start every rental with a nice phone call so we can all get to know each other. Carol 603 524 4000


(We have a few weeks in May and one in July open as of today for summer 2018)

This immaculate pool and luxury oceanfront home is directly on the beach..Come enjoy our NC Idyll!*****

CONTACT OWNER: If you use the 'send email' form on this website, your request may not reach us in a timely manner (delays are sometimes 6 hours, or more). If you don't mind that delay, that is OK, but for faster service, call the owner at 1-603-524-4000, or send an email to 'vrbo at idyllrentals dot com' (changing 'at/dot' to their symbols). Both methods reach the owner's smartphone.

INSTANT QUOTE: The "Get an instant quote" on this site is NOT accurate. Please contact the owner (paragraph above) for an accurate price quotation.

OCEANFRONT: This immaculate luxury oceanfront home, directly on the beach, in North Topsail Island, North Carolina is called Idyll-by-the-Sea Two. This island is bridged to the mainland, by a lovely new high rise bridge. Idyll Two features 8 bedrooms, all with Anichini Italian linens, featherbeds, down pillows, robes, and televisions, and 7 baths. The top floor is a MASTER SPA SUITE.

ELEVATOR: Fully accessible handicapped suite with another fireplace and roll in shower on main living area as well.

LUXURY: Idyll-by-the-Sea Two will sleep up to 20 folks. The house features four fireplaces, almost 6000 sq feet of heated and cooled space, floor plan, a private oceanfront pool and hot tub, an outside kitchen and game area with ping pong table and pool table, as well as two outside showers, over 2700 square feet of porches and decks, a great room and several extra game and TV rooms and high speed internet access. All furniture is antique or custom designed for the house. As always, well-behaved dogs are welcome.

FLOORPLAN... Looking for a floorplan? Our personal website (link lower in the listing) features an AMAZING virtual tour that is joined to a interactive floorplan... It shows how how each room and porch and deck is designed...

NOTE: The VRBO calendar is sadly buggy and despite our repeated attempts to work out the bugs with VRBO support, the calendar is not always 100% accurate. Please write or call to confirm dates. Thanks!

Keywords: House, Dog Friendly, Pet Friendly, Oceanfront , Private Pool , Fireplace, Luxury, 5 star, Hot Tub, Steam Shower, Outdoor Fireplace, Linens Included, Family friendly, Reunion , Boutique Wedding Packages

More Details

Member since: 1999
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 8, 2018

About Carol

We have owned multiple high end vacation rentals (VRBO #1782, #34444, #93225, #125959, #226904, #232445, #487661, #764962), for over 19 years and have tried to incorporate all our experiences into our rentals. Our philosophy is that we want guests to feel like they are staying in the well-appointed vacation home of an absent friend.

Carol purchased this house in 2007

Guestbook comments from the owner

The house was absolutely PERFECT for our family. Everything was exactly as you said it would be on the website. Your attention to detail is phenomenal! All the extras you provided were fantastic — beach chairs, beach towels, toys, bed rails, large pot for a great low-country boil, internet, pool and beach toys, etc., etc. I could go on and on. Thanks for the great memories you helped to provide to our Family. It is greatly appreciated!
May 2014
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Ocean Sound Village House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5800 sq. ft.
  • 4 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Master Spa Suite Bathroom - w/ steam shower, dry sauna, jetted tub, whirlpool footbath
    Second Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub , handicapped accessible: roll-in shower, toilet grab bars
    Bedroom 1 Bathroom - toilet , shower , also with children's sized toilet
    Bedroom 2 Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bedroom 3 Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bedroom 4 Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Boy's Bedroom Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Master Spa Suite - 1 king
    Master Two - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Boy's Bedroom - 3 twin/ single
    Girl's Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Pack n Play - 4 baby crib
  • TOTAL: 2 King, 2 Queen, 1 Double, 7 Twin, 4 Pack 'N Play baby cribs
  • Books
  • CD Player ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Toys
  • VCR ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna
  • jetted tub ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Spa Suite with Sauna, Steam Shower with Whirlpool Footbath, Four woodburning firepalces inlcuding on sunset porch overlooking the intracoastal waterway


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AMAZING JAN FEB MAR SPECIALS-Oceanfront! + Master Spa Suite + Pool 4 Fireplaces
average rating of 5.0 based on 42 reviews
Great Falls, Virginia

Exceptional choice for a beach house rental

  • 5 of 5

As a luxury vacation home owner who also rents, I can be somewhat "picky" when it comes to choosing a vacation home for my family. I think my opinion may perhaps matter more than some.

Idyll by the Sea is certainly the finest beach house I have ever rented. Exceptionally well-equipped, in fact stunningly well equipped, the house is likely your best choice in the area for a large, luxury rental. Beautifully situated directly on the beach, Idyll is well laid out, lovingly maintained, and perfect in virtually every way.

Most importantly, you may rest assured the house is not only as good as advertised, but even better than you expect when you arrive. I strongly suggest a visit to their website prior to making your decision. A VRBO ad can only go so far in showing a house's features. Theirs is a comprehensive website well worth the visit.

The owner is very helpful, easy to work with and a font of good information.

I have, literally, not a single complaint about my stay at Idyll by the Sea, and plan to return.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We sooo appreciate your taking the time to write - thank you! We work very hard to make the house wonderful and exceed expecations... This is our real vacation home like yours is, and we spend as much time as possibly keeping it up and finding more and more ways to improve the guest experience... You were simply wonderful guests , and we can not to welcome you back to Idyll by the Sea again soon! Carol
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Boston region

Great house in a great spot

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family of 14 had a wonderful time here over the long MLK weekend in January. The consensus view was that this was the best of many houses that we’ve rented over the years. It has wonderful views, nice decor, great common spaces, a wonderful kitchen, lovely hot tub and, as we hoped, a layout that worked well for our 90-year old matriarch. The house is full of lovely and unexpectedly delightful touches from a bedroom and bathroom that are really handicapped accessible to the lovely solar powered tea lights on the deck and the wonderful outdoor couch on the top floor porch. Even the somewhat less than great weather couldn’t put a damper on a great time.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind and much appreciated review! We wish wonderful weather for every guest, but take care to make sure that there are oodles of activities and a warm and wonderful environment in the event of inclement weather.... We can't wait to welcome your lovely family back to Idyll by the Sea again soon!
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Raleigh, NC

The Nicest House in Topsail!

  • 5 of 5

We had our wedding/honeymoon at Idyll By The Sea in North Topsail, and we had the time of our lives. The home has to be the nicest home on Topsail - 8 bedrooms, huge kitchen/family room, heated pool, hot tub, top floor master suite all by itself, oceanfront, the list goes on and on. Carol was a joy to deal with and made us feel at home. Speaking of feeling at home, since Carol and her family use this house frequently, it has the feel of being in a "home" as opposed to a "rental", with beautiful décor throughout. We loved every aspect of this home and would love to revisit this spot in the future. This home is also pet-friendly, and needless to say our dog loved it there! Highly recommended for anyone looking for the best large home luxury rental on the island!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Herndon, VA

Our HOME Away From Home!

  • 5 of 5

You are in for a real treat with this gorgeous house!! Our family has been coming back for many years, and feel truly blessed to stay in such a lovely well-cared for home! This feels like a home you are sharing—and you are! There are so many places to hang out and relax, and we’ve enjoyed them all! My favorites are hanging out under the porte cochere while the kids ride bike or do chalk drawings, watching sunsets from the screened in porch outside of the playroom, reading on the fabulous deck chaise lounges, and enjoying the warmth of the fireplace in cool weather. There is so much to keep everyone occupied that you have no desire to venture anywhere else! There are tons of games and puzzles, movies, cookbooks and novels for young readers and adults, and a fully outfitted kitchen for any kind of baking or cooking you can dream up!! The fresh seafood available nearby is a must! And there are even fresh herbs by the pool to use! The owners certainly have an eye towards pampering their guests! (Down beds, coffee, luxurious robes…) There are so many whimsical decorative touches as well to make you smile. If you go near the holidays you will even find the place extensively decorated! The location is absolutely perfect, with easy access to the beach, and groceries nearby for creating those family meals and special treats. From morning runs on the beach to shark teeth hunting and long afternoon walks, to late night sparklers, the beach is spectacular in all the seasons we’ve visited! Our last trip involved boogie boarding and catching the waves--that’s how you make a grown up giggle! And of course the pool! The pool is large enough to really swim, play volleyball, or whatever games the kids think up. It feels very private and sheltered from the wind, and has a nearby ping pong table, pool table, and ice maker. Follow that up with time in the hot tub, and you feel like life couldn’t get better! Thanks so much for sharing your spectacular home with us!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Des Moines, IA

Perfect - Blissful - Beautiful - Simple

  • 5 of 5

I spent a week with six (6) friends/professional colleagues at this beautiful home. We spent nearly a year planning for our stay; communication with the owner was excellent and very accommodating. Each one of us had our own room; the main living areas are spacious/open/airy. And, the unique and treasured perk of immediate access to the ocean via a few steps from the property provided the serene environment needed for a bunch of busy professionals from the Midwest! The time spent at Idyll by the Sea Two was, by far, the BEST vacation I've had in my 57 years of life. I am looking forward to my next-scheduled trip in 2016!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL


  • 5 of 5

My favorite place EVER!! We had a family reunion in this beautiful home that everyone will be talking about for years to come. This rental is the best stocked lodging we have ever stayed...multiple sets of dishes, every kitchen gadget, plenty of toasters & coffee makers, two dishwashers and plenty of counter space...great cooking kitchen for a crowd. The pool area was spacious with plenty of toys for the kids/teens. The beach is accessed by your own walkway and the view is amazing. There is also a well stocked game room. The top floor is a spa with a sauna and steam shower. We brought our dog which added to our peace of mind. There was even a dog run, dog dishes, waste bags and treats provided by the hosts. We also got a gift bag with beach toys and other fun gifts from the hosts. The beds were comfy and most were ensuite. There were plenty of washers and dryers...a set on every level. The accessible Master bedroom on the main floor was perfect for our relative with MS. Most of our time was spent around the pool, walking the beach or on the decks enjoying the family. We did force ourselves to leave the "resort spa" for dinner a couple of nights and to shop the fresh fish markets nearby. But we all agreed that just "chilling' at home" was the most fun of the vacation. We hope to return each year.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
OAJ - Albert J. Ellis Airport (Jacksonville, NC)
Nearest Barpub
2.4 Miles
Rick's Restaurant & Sports Bar
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
North Shore Golf (Golf Digest 4-star)
Nearest Train
117 Miles
Amtrak Station - SSM (Selma, NC)
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2.4 Miles
Rick's Restaurant & Sports Bar
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Directly in front of the house!
Car: necessary

Idyll-by-the-Sea Two is located in the 'Ocean Sound Village' gated community, in an amazing location just over the high rise bridge, so you don't have to fight traffic on the island.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

• Rates are for Sat-Sat weekly stays, and subject to change until a firm booking is made.
• Rates for midweek to midweek stays may be higher.
• There is an additional $450 cleaning fee for stays of less than 5 days.
• Pool Heat is included in June, July, and August. For other months, heat is optional and can be added for $100 plus $35/day
• Hot Tub access is included in the prime seasons. Out of season, hot tub access is optional and can be added for $150
• We DO accept credit cards! VISA, MC, AMEX

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.