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Recent Surf City reviews

  • Beautiful home - great vacation!

    "The Beach House was exactly as it was presented to be - maybe even better. We have stayed in other houses on Topsail Island but none were as well kept, clean and comfortable as The Beach House. Having clean linens, a complete kitchen, the foosball table, comfortable beds and all the comforts of home made our stay as enjoyable as we hoped it would be. Our grandchildren loved the foosball table, the pool and of course, the ocean just steps away. Thank you to Shirley who graciously opened this lovely home for our enjoyment. She is a wonderful host."
    Guest: Pamela L. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: July 19, 2016
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  • Lovely beach cottage

    "We spent four days here and we had a great time! The location of this house can't be beat. Literally ON the beach. It was so nice to be able to sit on the deck and watch my daughter play on the beach. It would start to rain and we would just walk up the steps into the house for 10 minutes until the rain passed, then head back out. No need to pack everything you own to walk down to the beach because you are right there! Awesome. As far as the house goes, it's obvious that this is a well loved beach cottage owned by a nice family. The house is older and if you are used to staying in luxury beach homes, you may be surprised when you walk in the front door and realize that this house is not what you might call luxury. The decor is cute and everything is well used and well loved. The spiral stairs are a little difficult to climb up and down due to the fact that they are very narrow. I could barely get up the stairs carrying my baby. I didn't let my toddler go up and down the stairs on her own. If you have an older person in your group or a disabled person, I would think it would be difficult for that person to navigate the stairs. To conclude this review, I would say that I would come back again! The location is so awesome. Best beach view I have ever had!! The only problem we encountered was not really having enough kitchen space to store our food. All cabinets are full and the fridge was halfway full with the owners or maybe previous renters food. Thank you, Nancy, for sharing your cottage with us!"
    Guest: Andrea P. Date of Stay: September 2016 Review Submitted: September 22, 2016
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  • Our needs were more than met!

    "We were more than pleased with the accommodations at Merlin's Magic. I think I slept better than I ever have away from home (and that's a huge accomplishment for me). We loved the location, and I appreciated that the washer/dryer were inside the house. We stayed at another cottage on the island last year and those appliances were under the deck. Not fun in the rain. Merlin's place had everything we needed. We took things that we ended up not needing because there were so many supplies that we could've left ours at home -- paper towels, toilet tissue, detergent, and everything else. It was great to be able to SEE the ocean and hear it! I didn't find anything in disrepair. While it's true that new living room furniture would be nice, what's there is adequate. We have old-school TVs at home and no cable, so it was a treat to have it on vacation. We enjoyed the deck downstairs, and I enjoyed the one upstairs. I had no trouble with the bathroom off the kitchen and thought the shower head worked just fine -- plenty of pressure and it didn't scald me. The washer/dryer work efficiently and do a thorough job. My one suggestion: a couple of new stoppers for the bathroom sinks, just for rinsing out swimsuits. It would have helped me, anyway; no one else reading this review might care about that. I thought this was a superb find, all the way around. Communication from the owners was fast and friendly. I don't think we could have asked for more. We loved Max's Pizza, Sears Landing, and Patio Playground for food."
    Guest: The Beach family Date of Stay: September 2016 Review Submitted: September 13, 2016
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  • Loved Mayberry by the Sea

    "My family and I can't express enough how much we enjoyed Mayberry by the Sea! We all had a marvelous time! Our fur baby also had the time of his life, it was his first time visiting the beach. The sand, sea, and all the new people and pups he met made for a very good time for him. The house is very comfortable, light, and airy! Feels like home away from home! I would recommend Mayberry by the Sea for any occasion! If you have pets this place is a rare find, the fenced in yard is perfect and very secure for your two and four legged children! Ray was a pleasure to work with, very prompt and attentive to our vacation needs! It was a short and pleasant walk to the beach, the view of the canal from the front and back porch was very nice too. You can't go wrong with Mayberry by the Sea! We thank you so much for allowing us the use of your lovely home, and for making our vacation such a pleasure! We definitely will return! The McLamb Family Angier, NC"
    Guest: Paula M. Date of Stay: August 2016 Review Submitted: September 13, 2016
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