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. Wedding Plans? Gracious Southern Home With Carriage House & Pool

. Wedding Plans? Gracious Southern Home With Carriage House & Pool


Property Details

Updated: May 6, 2015
Villa, 9 Bedrooms + Bunk Room, 7.5 Baths (Sleeps 30)( VRBO 236913)

Uncrowded,sit by the fire Contact the owner to create a special Long Weekend or Week.

Book your Spring and Autumn Weddings now, as this spot has been discovered as an exceptional venue for your wedding or other event. Exceptionally great beaches and warm water through September and October.

Salt water chlorine added...softens water, less salty than a tear !

If your time is your own, take advantage of the great rates. Pool opens Memorial Day and is open until the end of October, ambient temperature permitting.

A Grand Southern Home with a romantic Carriage House! Property goes to the tide line!, and includes the use of the day dock! Oleander Court - Southern Nights.

At the entrance to the hidden enclave of Bland Shores is an amazing home just awaiting your family and friends! Self contained, private, and unique! Please Check Calendar For Available Dates.

Overlooking its very own beach is a family compound consisting of a main house, plus, a complete carriage house over the second double garage. This, all surrounded by lawns, palms, a maritime forest of ancient oaks with delightful wild creatures, a very private heated pool, and over 2500 sq/ ft. of decks with ocean and sound views. At the end of the street is a private day dock where one may while away a lazy afternoon, fish for dinner, launch a kayak, hop a SeaDoo, or tie up the boat for the day.

In the main house, a chef’s kitchen with granite counters, Italian accents, natural hickory cabinetry with a large, Bosch five burner gas cook top and Bosch electric, convection oven, Bosch dishwasher, Amana refrigerator and microwave, Blanco sinks and Grohe fixtures await the gourmand. Everyone will want to congregate in this room! We know!

The game room has another full size refrigerator/ice maker for overflow and beverages, along with its own wet bar and microwave for making snacks while watching one of the three Large Panasonic flat screen TVs on the property! Tournament ping-pong tables

Challenge someone to a rousing Foosball game on a tournament table, or, play pool on a beautiful Brunswick slate table!

Ping Pong added ! Two competition tables in the lower garages are proving very popular....

The attached cottage, sometimes referred to as “the carriage house” also has a complete fully equipped kitchen for all dining needs. It is also equipped with a 42in Panasonic plasma TV. The great room is enhanced by a gas fireplace (for shoulder and winter seasons.) Another 42in Panasonic flat screen TV and true surround theater sound. Sink into deep leather furnishings and enjoy a movie or sporting event.

The bedrooms are spacious, with two master suites, one with its own Jacuzzi and accessible shower en suite. Two family suites accommodate even the largest assemblies. Everyone has a proper bed – no sofa-beds in this house. Wrap around, covered porches in the Southern tradition are a feature of each and every bedroom. The carriage house has a delightful private porch with ceiling fan, nestled into the treetops to enjoy soft Southern Nights.

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  • Sleeps 30
  • 8 Bedrooms
  • 7 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access

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About the Owner

We love this beach!. We invite your family to enjoy our special home. The sunrises are a spectacular way to greet the day in the tower with a steaming cup of coffee!

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Our 5th year back!

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. Wedding Plans? Gracious Southern Home With Carriage House & Pool
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Surf City Topsail Island
Palm Springs, FL

Best Reunion Ever

  • 5 of 5
Our family (my husband and I , 6 kids and 17 grandchildren) so look forward to our reunions because we are scattered in 6 different states and getting everyone together doesn't happen easily. I was a little concerned with planning this last get together because we now have lots of teenagers (14) who are a little harder to entertain than the younger children but this house and it's location did it. The beach was so private that we had no worries about them disturbing others as they rode and surfed the huge waves. Then at night we hardly saw them as they kept busy with the pool, the sauna, the ping pong table, and the pool table.
As for the adults the beach was perfect for long walks both day and evening and the house left nothing to be desired ( well equipped kitchen, enough beds for all, and extremely clean). We couldn't get over the fact that even though the house is not "on the beach" when sitting on the decks or even looking out the windows it felt like we were. On the day of departure the term I heard over and over was "Best reunion ever". Thank you Mike and Suzanne for the use of your beautiful home for our family reunion.
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
. Wedding Plans? Gracious Southern Home With Carriage House & Pool
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Surf City Topsail Island
Frederick, MD

Fairy Tale Wedding

  • 5 of 5
It's been a long standing tradition in our family to vacation on Topsail Island during the summer months and over the years our family has come to know it as our "second home". When our eldest daughter decided that she wanted to get married there, we couldn't have been more happy! Our greatest challenge, however, was finding the perfect venue. Without hesitation, we can say that Mike and Suzanne's beach home at 99 Oleander Court was an idyllic spot! Their beautiful and spacious floorplan allowed for us to easily accommodate the bride and groom's immediate family members, provide a wonderful rehearsal dinner venue in the main house as guests flowed out onto the wrap around porches, and, of course, create a beautiful backdrop for the wedding ceremony on the private beach. The wedding reception was held around the pool area. We were able to arrange tables/chairs to comfortably accommodate 70 guests in addition to a dinner buffet and DJ! Immediately following dinner, we broke down 2 tables to allow room for dancing which worked beautifully. The wedding far surpassed our expectations in every way and over and over again we heard from our guests that it was the best wedding they have ever attended! We owe much of the success of the day to Mike and Suzanne who accommodated our every request as we prepared for this event from our home in Maryland! Their gorgeous beach home and gracious hospitality will forever be a special part of our daughter's wonderful wedding memories...
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words
Suzanne & Mike
. Wedding Plans? Gracious Southern Home With Carriage House & Pool
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Surf City Topsail Island
Martinsburg WV

Full of energy

  • 5 of 5
This is the most amazing place to stay on Topsail Island. With my normal crew of 20 close friends...we find ourselfs talking about this vacation home at least once a month. We cannot wait till the next year when it will be time to stay in this gorgeous home again. The rooms are perfectly laid out in addition to everything you may need to include a quick dip in the pool, or a relaxing evening in the hot tub. I would encourage anyone to rent this beautiful home for a vacation never to forget.
  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
. Wedding Plans? Gracious Southern Home With Carriage House & Pool
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Surf City Topsail Island

Wonderful home with tons or room!

  • 5 of 5
Beautiful home, wonderful owners to work with. Very clean and lots or room to spread out. Across the street from the beach with easy access. Views of the ocean and the inter coastal waterways.
  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly
Owner's Response: Come back and see us !
. Wedding Plans? Gracious Southern Home With Carriage House & Pool
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Surf City Topsail Island
Florida, friends came from around the country

Beautiful property! We had a great week!

  • 5 of 5
This beautiful property is the perfect place for a group to get together and spend a week at the beach. We filled it to capacity the first week of September, and had no problems. Any questions to Mike were promptly answered. We were a mixed group of family and friends from different parts of the country, arriving late after a wedding. We found everything to be as stated. Everyone totally enjoyed all the amenities, beautiful clean rooms, great kitchen, playing foosball & pool games, swimming, or just sitting and chatting in the living room and on the balconies enjoying the views. We played on the beach, in the pool, caught fish off the private dock, and some even surfed in the ocean. From the balcony we also saw the biggest group of dolphins we’ve ever seen! There were also grocery stores and restaurants just a short drive away. Guests comments were "what a great house," "the perfect place for the whole bunch of us," "we had so much fun," "we don't want to leave," and last but not least, "fabulous house!" We couldn't have found a better place for all of us to be together and have a truly fun time at the beach!
  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: You are valued guests, and welcome back anytime!
. Wedding Plans? Gracious Southern Home With Carriage House & Pool
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Surf City Topsail Island
Tucson, AZ

Perfect for Large Family Vacations or Reunions - Great Owners!!

  • 5 of 5
We rented from Mike and Suzanne in August 2011 for our family reunion and it was perfect. I can't imagine a better fit for our gathering. From the moment we called to ask about the house, to the day we left, the owners were incredibly gracious and helpful.
The layout of the house works really well for a large family or friend gathering, as everyone has their own 'space' - bedrooms & bathrooms being on each side of the house. The game room was not used a whole lot, so I can't say much about it; the Living Room, the cupola (360 degree views!!!!) and the kitchen were where we spent most of our time.
The kitchen appliances are all top-notch - we cooked for 26 every night and never had a problem. The dining area seating is set up for 20, which was not enough for us, but the deck space is so large that we were able to use it for overflow while the kids ate, and then the adults would sit and eat and kids would go back to whatever they were doing. The restaurants on Topsail were the one disappointment, so think about doing your own cooking.
The pool is a great respite from the beach (temps were in the high 90's all week with 90% humidity) and the hottub was a treat at night. The carriage house is also a great additional perk for anyone who needs a little extra solitude from the main house - perfect if you have infants or toddlers who need to take it down a notch from time to time. The stairs in the mainhouse are steep, so keep that in mind if there are little ones who are still learning. There is an elevator, which was great because one of our party has limited mobility.
Anything we needed, no matter how small, was either provided by Mike or he put us in touch with folks who could help us. The owners are just wonderful people - I can't say enough about them. I am confident that they really strive to work with people to ensure that they have a great time at the house.
The location is great too - the only thing that would be better is if the house was right on the beach because you have to cross the road to get to it. This wasn't a big deal (even in August), but it does mean setting ground rules with the kids so they know to watch before they cross when going to the beach.
The beach itself is beautiful - only a few houses have access there so it feels like a private beach.
We had an incredible time there and you should definitely give Mike & Suzanne a call if you're heading to Topsail.
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway


From the Owner

Topsail Island is a destination, featuring both the Atlantic, and the Intracoastal Waterway. Fishing, wildlife viewing, kayaking, jet skiing, parasurfing, golf, miniature golf, bicycling and deep sea fishing......I'm sure I've left out something. Very much a family resort with friendly people.

Activity and Interests

Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, boating, wildlife viewing, miniature golf


From $839 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Week 20 - 2015
May 16 2015 - May 22 2015
4 night minimum stay
Weeks 21-22- 2015
May 23 2015 - Jun 5 2015
4 night minimum stay
Week 23 - 2015
Jun 6 2015 - Jun 12 2015
7 night minimum stay
Weeks 24-25 - 2015
Jun 13 2015 - Jun 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
Weeks 26-31 - 2015
Jun 27 2015 - Aug 7 2015
7 night minimum stay
Week 32 - 2015
Aug 8 2015 - Aug 14 2015
7 night minimum stay
Week 33 - 2015
Aug 15 2015 - Aug 21 2015
4 night minimum stay
Week 34 - 2015
Aug 22 2015 - Aug 28 2015
4 night minimum stay
Weeks 35-36 - 2015
Aug 29 2015 - Sep 11 2015
4 night minimum stay
Week 37 - 2015
Sep 12 2015 - Sep 18 2015
4 night minimum stay
Weeks 38-5 - 2015-2016
Sep 19 2015 - Feb 5 2016
4 night minimum stay
Weeks 6-17 - 2016
Feb 6 2016 - Apr 29 2016
4 night minimum stay
Weeks 18-19 - 2016
Apr 30 2016 - May 13 2016
4 night minimum stay
Week 20 - 2016
May 14 2016 - May 20 2016
4 night minimum stay
Weeks 21-22 - 2016
May 21 2016 - Jun 3 2016
4 night minimum stay
Week 23 - 2016
Jun 4 2016 - Jun 10 2016
7 night minimum stay
Weeks 24-25 - 2016
Jun 11 2016 - Jun 24 2016
7 night minimum stay
Weeks 26-31 - 2016
Jun 25 2016 - Aug 5 2016
7 night minimum stay
Week 32 - 2016
Aug 6 2016 - Aug 12 2016
7 night minimum stay
Week 33 - 2016
Aug 13 2016 - Aug 19 2016
4 night minimum stay
Week 34 - 2016
Aug 20 2016 - Aug 26 2016
4 night minimum stay
Weeks 35-36 - 2016
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 9 2016
4 night minimum stay
Week 37 - 2016
Sep 10 2016 - Sep 16 2016
4 night minimum stay
Weeks 38-5 - 2016-2017
Sep 17 2016 - Feb 3 2017
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $600.00
  • Pet Fee $200.00
  • Tax Rate 12.75%

$600 to book your week. 50% within 10 days with your returned guest agreement. Balance due at least 60 days prior to your reservation.
Visa, MasterCard, personal checks,. Proof of purchase of PDP insurance also due at this time.

GUEST requirement to purchase PDP insurance directly for $5000 coverage, current pricing $89.00
Pool is open Memorial Day to Labor Day

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Updated: May 6, 2015


From the Owner

Unique Carriage House, Completely Self Contained & Private Included in Rental.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Private Chef


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront


  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower, jetted tub
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 5 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 6 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 7 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 8 - toilet


  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 30
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Bedroom 6
  • Bedroom 7
  • Bedroom 8


  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck


  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website


  • Catering Available: Barbecue, Deli, Restaurants, Pizza. Cooks may be hired by prior arrangement. Garage: Up to five garage spaces with automatic openers to park your cars. Off Street Parking: Plenty of parking in the garages and the driveways. Garage: Up to five garage spaces with automatic openers to park your cars or a boat. Off Street Parking: Plenty of parking in the garages and the driveways. Elevator: Excellent for moving in luggage and groceries. Also perfect for someone who has slowed down a bit, or who might be in a wheel chair or scooter. Handicapped Accessible (may have limitations): 'Handicapped friendly' Large shower in the master bath. Wheelchair Accessible (may have limitations): Elevator. Wide doors throughout. Balconies and decks are accessible. Kid Friendly: Great places for kids to enjoy. Pool is ideal in the afternoons when the adults may want to pull in and enjoy a beverage or a rest.

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