5 bdrms (4 bdrms Oceanfront). Double deck & sitting area beachsid
Mike and Stephanie Gates
About Mike and Stephanie Gates
We live just outside Charlotte NC with our 2 kids Taylor (21) and son Mitchell (18). Taylor and Mitch attend Liberty University in Virginia and love it. We were introduced to Topsail Island several years ago and was hopeful that we would be blessed enough to buy. We were, we did and now you can share in the blessing. Topsail was selected as the "Best Little Beach Town" and we love the slow pace on the Island. We love it here and hope you do too!
Mike and Stephanie Gates purchased this House in 2016
Why Mike and Stephanie Gates chose Surf City
We fell in love with this house when we saw the 2 large decks and that 4 of 5 bedrooms were amazingly oceanfront. We imagined ourselves and our guests waking up to these spectacular views. Also you are only a 30 min walk on beach to pier and shops! These are close enough for convenience but far enough away for some solitude!
What makes this House unique
You will love the views, the sand only steps away and the setup of the house is outstanding for families. You can watch the kids from either deck or from the sitting area between house and beach giving adults a little well deserved break! No lugging of chairs, toys, etc plenty of sitting and lounging areas for some quiet time if you chose.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
NOT ALLOWED inside or outside
Sorry no exceptions to this rule!
High Chair & Pack n Play on-site
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Signed rental agreement must be submitted within 90 days prior to stay!
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Well-equipped vacation house with exceptional owners
We recently had a Navy reunion with our friends at the Sassy Sandcastle. The house is a perfect size; there is plenty of room to gather in the living areas or to have quiet time on a deck. The layout of the house is well designed, and we loved that 4 bedrooms have ocean views. The kitchen is well equipped, and the table is large enough to accommodate a big group. The house is nicely decorated and comfortable as well. There are beach chairs and toys/games available to use, making packing for the trip much easier.
We have rented many vacation properties over the years, and the owners were hands down the best we have ever booked with. They were always prompt with responses and extremely accommodating - you won't find better owners to work with!
Beautiful home steps away from the beach! It is very well equipped with dishes, pot, pans, glasses etc. and is nicely decorated. Big master bathroom with a jetted tub. We had plenty of room for our family of eleven.
This house is perfect! Two great decks for ocean viewing and just steps away from being right on the sand! Great week with our family.
Holtz Family Vacation
We have never been asked to wash bath mats or empty dishwasher before leaving, we feel we paid to have those duties performed. You have four queen beds listed and there are three. We are not being critical but being in business for 40 years I’ve always wanted the truth because that is the only way to improve your business. Overall our stay was wonderful and we pray Gods blessing on you and your family business.
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We will verify the bed size as we have never gotten that feedback and queen sheets fit the bed. (No intentions to mislead) Also on the bath mats and kitchen towels we will update the welcome binder to remove Thanks and have a wonderful summer.
This is a beautiful home, very close to the water. It is well maintained and the owners went out of their way to be helpful. I would most definitely rent again. Topsail Island is the perfect location for our family. Thank you for allowing us to make memories with our children and grandchildren that we will never forget.
Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so happy you enjoyed Sassy Sandcastle and all that Topsail Island and Surf City have to offer!! Have a wonderful summer.
Arrived Saturday evening to a great location, house was close to the beach and well laid out with 4 of the bedrooms having an ocean view and sound of the surf was great. Enjoyed the decks with the hirise chairs, viewing the sunrises in the mornings, grandkids playing on the beach and evening sunsets. Ocean was rough and windy Sunday but calmed down and was a beautiful blue and green, enjoyed the waves, surf fishing, building sandcastles, finding shells and sharks teeth and walks on the beach. Played golf at a local country club and was able to take the grandsons who were able to putt on the greens but they enjoyed the putt putt more. Girls enjoyed the local craft show and shopping. Beach had about a 2 foot drop off this year but still enjoyed a lot of wave jumping. Really enjoyed the house, decks and outdoor hot showers were great, highly recommend this location, owners were great to work with, only drawback is this location is already booked for the summer of 2020
Thank you for your kind review. The VRBO calendar opens up 1 year in advance so that might be why it shows booked but as a week passes and another week opens. We have booked only one week next year in June. We do book up very early so if you want a particular week just let us know and we will book it for you. Have a wonderful summer and see you again next year.
Short drive to USS Wilmington - Battleship used in WW2. Scenic downtown Wilmington is nice to walk some of the cobblestone streets by waterway or take a carriage ride