Discover a selection of 2,500 vacation rentals in Topsail Island, NC that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and private pools. Prices start at $147 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Topsail Island. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Beach fun in Topsail Island vacation home rentals

The serene beaches and small-town charm of Topsail Island make it an ideal spot for a laid-back beach getaway. Whether you’re looking to explore maritime forests, get out into the water, or experience the dining and shopping in town, Topsail Island vacation home rentals put you close to all you need for a coastal retreat.

Things to do

Best excursions near Topsail Beach vacation homes

From outdoor adventure to coastal shops and culture, Topsail Beach has a diverse range of attractions to suit any traveler. Vacation rentals are available near such sites as the Surf City Ocean Pier, Inc., a premier fishing spot on the edge of the island, and the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, a wildlife facility that focuses on the huge population of sea turtles in the area. Soundside Park, a quaint area with a playground, fishing pier, picnic shelters, and boat launch, is great for families, and the Seaview Pier has some of the best fishing spots on the island.

Outdoor activities

Outdoor adventure near Topsail Island vacation homes

With its beautiful waters, diverse landscape, and long stretches of shoreline, Topsail Island offers a range of outdoor recreation opportunities for both land and sea. Swimming, kayaking, canoeing, boating, waterskiing, and paddleboarding are popular options for the water, while nature walks, hiking, biking, and outdoor sports are great on land. With the abundance of fish in the area, Topsail Island is a premier destination for anglers.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Topsail Island

Travelers enjoy Topsail Island for its island views and seaside. Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Topsail Island. These are some of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Figure Eight Island (20.8 mi / 33.5 km)
  • Airlie Gardens (26.8 mi / 43.2 km)
  • Wrightsville Beach (27.6 mi / 44.4 km)
  • Southside Park (5.2 mi / 8.3 km)
  • Surf City Beach (13.4 mi / 21.6 km)
  • Hammocks Beach State Park (21.5 mi / 34.6 km)

Best beaches near Topsail Island vacation homes

Topsail Island and its neighboring towns have beautiful stretches of shoreline for playing, sunbathing, and swimming near your summer rental. Sea Haven Beach, an Outer Banks strand with white sand and numerous seaside shops and amenities, is a lovely spot for an ocean retreat, and West Onslow Beach, a quiet spot with gentle surf and soft sand, is ideal for families. Ocean City Beach, a historic area near a Marine Corps base, is a popular spot for swimming and sightseeing. North Topsail Beach Town Park is a family-friendly destination with a sandy shore, calm waters, a playground, and picnic areas.

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in Topsail Island?

Punching far above its weight when it comes to charm and innovation, a tiny house vacation rental in Topsail Island puts you on the doorstep of big adventure. Unplug all your tech and switch your focus to nature at one of these fun-sized stays:

  • Escape from the world and disappear to "Upscale 1926 C And O Train Caboose Tiny House Minutes To Waynesville And Asheville". This getaway in Waynesville packs plenty of conveniences into its small space, such as a washing machine and towels.
  • "Tiny House Downtown New Bern" comes with plenty of conveniences, such as coffee and tea making facilities and heating. Located in New Bern, you'll be able to live big in this small but well-designed home.

Can I find log cabins to rent in Topsail Island?

You most certainly can! From simple hideaways to luxurious escapes, you'll find a broad range of log cabins to rent in or near Topsail Island. If you're seeking adventure, consider these options:

  • "Cozy Lakefront Log Cabin Retreat With Pier And Kayaks": This is the ideal base to experience the fabulous outdoor activities this area has on offer, including cycling and tennis.
  • "Creek Front Log Cabin. Quiet And Charming. Public Boat Ramp Minutes Away": Stay in and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere or try some of the fun activities nearby, including golf and fishing. Idle or active, the choice is yours.

Are there one-bedroom vacation rentals in Topsail Island?

From cute cottages to enormous houses and everything in between, Vrbo has properties in all sizes and shapes. If you don't need much room, one of our one-bedroom vacation rentals might be ideal for you:

  • Go by yourself or hang out with the fam at "Romantic Waterfront Carriage House In Heart Of Edenton's Historic District" in Edenton. When you're not out exploring the area, take advantage of a firepit and a nearby waterfront.
  • "Cabin - Romantic Getaway 15 Min To Lake Lure" in Rutherfordton is another enticing choice where you can stay, play and sleep in comfort. Top amenities here include a nearby river and a firepit.