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'Topsail: Mayberry by the Sea' Author Oceanview Sea Star Condo w/ Jacuzzi, Pool

'Topsail: Mayberry by the Sea' Author Oceanview Sea Star Condo w/ Jacuzzi, Pool

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Nov 16, 2014
Townhome, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

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SURF CITY'S 5-STAR CONDO!

(a sampling from reviews below:)

'5 STARS: Loved this townhome and felt immediately at home as soon as we walked in the door. Very well appointed ... The description and pictures were right on - beautiful kitchen with access to a good size dining table and living area. Everything was clean and in good condition.'

'5 STARS: Great Beach Townhouse across from the Beach. What we loved about Sea Star was having 4 bedrooms 3.5 bathrooms, loads of balconies, a slightly more upscale kitchen, and being literally right across from the beach.'

'5 STARS: Wonderful place to stay. ... With 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths it was perfect for everyone. ... The pool was great and the beach was perfect. ... The kitchen was roomy and love the granite counters. Thank you for sharing this lovely home with us.'

'5 STARS: Our first night there one of my students said 'I wish this was my house, this is my dream house'. It really was awesome. Loved the view of the ocean, the spacious bedrooms and living space and the updated bathrooms and kitchen. I hope to stay here again. Wireless internet was a bonus!'

'5 STARS: We had a wonderful time. The beach was so close and the view was great from the upper desk. We cooked in 4 nights and had everything we needed. ... We seemed to have more room at this condo in the family room area than the other places in the same complex. ... The condo was beautiful inside. We would love to go back there next summer!'

'5 STARS: Great Location. We enjoyed our stay at Mayberry@Sea Star. Great access to the beach. The photos accurately reflect the property and the owner was helpful in answering our questions.'

'5 STARS: Our Wedding Dream. ... the house was perfectly set up for everyone's needs. The place is decorated very nicely and attention to little details. House was clean and welcoming. We will definitely be back.'

'5 STARS: Condo is great, location wonderful and beach beautiful. ... My granddaughter wishes she lived there. We played on the beach like we were kids again. We also enjoyed sitting and talking on the deck at nite while watching planes fly by and even a few shooting stars!!! Look forward to another visit. '

'5 STARS: We had a wonderful sunny week at the beach. We loved being so close to the ocean. What a view! The children played in the water and looked for seashells and sea glass. ... We look forward to coming again soon.'

'5 STARS: So close to the beach!! Loved having an oceanview. We liked that there was enough room to accommodate our group (8) easily and we weren't crammed as we have been in past condo. Too cold for the pool during Spring Break, so we'll just have to come back this summer =) ... Thanks for a great time!'

'5 STARS: This place is the definition of serenity. The upstairs layout was perfect for our nightly family dinners. We loved having the two master bedrooms and the ocean view was breathtakingly beautiful. We will definitely be back---soon!'

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Topsail Island is wonderfully slow-paced and family-friendly. This beautiful modern luxury condo, with ocean view, community pool, four decks and master-bedroom jacuzzi, is owned by the author and photographer of 'Topsail Island: Mayberry by the Sea.' It is just one-half block from the beach and two decks have views of the ocean. Located in northern Surf City, near North Topsail Beach, the home is 2 miles from the shopping/restaurant center of the island.

The home has four bedrooms, including two master-bedroom suites. One suite includes a jacuzzi-type whirlpool tub and a pool view; the other has an ocean view. The home has two other bedrooms, each leading to a deck overlooking the pool. (Guests have access to the pool.) There are five beds – king, 2 queens, 2 twins – plus a two-person pullout sofa. (You provide towels and bed linens: your own or try either Me and Mom Cleaning or Sunsational Rentals, which deliver/pick up.) Coastal-style furniture, seascape paintings/prints and other island art decorate the home. (No smoking, please.)

A large open living area includes the kitchen and also has an outdoor deck overlooking the pool. Luxury abounds throughout this home, including such items as ceiling fans throughout, nine-foot-tall ceilings, granite counters and tile floors.

Other amenities: keyless electronic door lock; indoor and outdoor dining tables; covered parking for three vehicles; deck chairs and ocean breezes; outdoor shower; high-speed wireless internet; 72-channel cable.

You'll fall in love with both Topsail and this home!

* HAVE MORE/FEWER GUESTS OR HAVE DOGS WHO NEED A FENCED YARD? Be sure to check out our sister property, Mayberry by the Sea, a 3-bedroom home with fenced yard, located just 2-1/2 blocks away. (Property No. 301278 on VRBO.) Large groups renting both homes the same week save 5 percent off rental fees in peak season, 10 percent all other times.

Keywords: Ocean View, Pool, Jacuzzi, Luxury Town Home, Condo, Dogs, Pets, Beach House, Island Home, Wi-Fi, Camp Lejeune

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Pets welcome
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards

Recent Review

About the Owner

Ray McAllister is the author of four award-winning North Carolina coastal books, including 'Topsail Island: Mayberry by the Sea,' plus books on Wrightsville Beach, Hatteras Island and Ocracoke. Vicki, his wife, is the photographer for the books, as well as for framed prints and note cards.

Speaks:: english

Reviews

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'Topsail: Mayberry by the Sea' Author Oceanview Sea Star Condo w/ Jacuzzi, Pool
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p381922vb
Surf City Topsail Island
Dunn, NC
5

Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5
Our family was at Topsail for a wedding. Mayberry at Sea Star was perfect for us.
It is a wonderful place and a great location. Ray went above and beyond to make our stay perfect.
My grandchildren are already asking when can we go back.
I will definitely keep it in mind for any future visits.
Thanks again for making our weekend perfect
The Smith Family
  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
'Topsail: Mayberry by the Sea' Author Oceanview Sea Star Condo w/ Jacuzzi, Pool
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p381922vb
Surf City Topsail Island
Four Oaks, nc
4

Enjoyed the beach

  • 4 of 5
We really enjoyed our time at the beach. A great price for a great time.
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
'Topsail: Mayberry by the Sea' Author Oceanview Sea Star Condo w/ Jacuzzi, Pool
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p381922vb
Surf City Topsail Island
Wilmington, OH
5

Much needed vacation

  • 5 of 5
Loved this townhome and felt immediately at home as soon as we walked in the door. Very well appointed and thanks to the pay it forward philosophy we had the essentials on hand when we arrived (hand soap, toilet paper, paper towels). The description and pictures were right on - beautiful kitchen with access to a good size dining table and living area. Everything was clean and in good condition. The owner was awesome and responded to my questions very quickly - a customer service focused family for sure. I would recommend this home to my friends and family. Everyone we met was very friendly and we loved that we could bring our furry family members with us this year. The stairs might be a little more difficult for "less young" vacationers. :) We finally made it to the Turtle hospital after many years of vacationing on the island, we also recommend the Aquarium at Fort Fisher, we really enjoyed Cheri's restaurant and would highly recommend Captain James and the Tiki boat tour. We took the sunset trip and it was wonderful. All in all we did not want to come home and thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
'Topsail: Mayberry by the Sea' Author Oceanview Sea Star Condo w/ Jacuzzi, Pool
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p381922vb
Surf City Topsail Island
Arllington VA
5

Great Beach Townhouse across from the Beach

  • 5 of 5
This is our 3rd year renting a beach house from this wonderful and accomodating owner! This year though we moved from Mayberry by the Sea to Sea Star due to scheduling. The two locations are different but equally great. What we loved about Sea Star was having 4 bedrooms 3.5 bathrooms, loads of balconies, a slightly more upscale kitchen, and being literally right across from the beach. What we missed about Mayberry by the Sea was it's wonderful fenced backyard, old-fashioned laid-back front porch, and its overall feeling of being in a different era (though the house is completely modern).
  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Young Children
business
'Topsail: Mayberry by the Sea' Author Oceanview Sea Star Condo w/ Jacuzzi, Pool
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p381922vb
Surf City Topsail Island
5

Wonderful Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5
This is a great place to stay. Lots of bedrooms and we were able to have family from several different states to join us in a family celebration. The weather was great except couple days of rain but that was a good break from the sun. I would highly recommend staying here. With 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths it was perfect for everyone and nobody was on top of each other. The pool was great and the beach was perfect. We even enjoyed an evening kayaking on the bay. The kitchen was roomy and love the granite counters. Overall a great week and was very comfortable. Thank you for sharing this lovely home with us.
  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
'Topsail: Mayberry by the Sea' Author Oceanview Sea Star Condo w/ Jacuzzi, Pool
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p381922vb
Surf City Topsail Island
Canada
5

"Wish this was my house, This is my dream house" Incredible!

"Wish this was my house, This is my dream house" Incredible!
  • 5 of 5
Recently stayed here with a group of 9 of us. We came from Canada to a attend a leadership conference to build into to lives of my student interns. This place was a refuge for us to recharge and reflect on what we were learning. Our first night there one of my students said "I wish this was my house, this is my dream house". It really was awesome. Loved the view of the ocean, the spacious bedrooms and living space and the updated bathrooms and kitchen. I hope to stay here again. Wireless internet was a bonus!
  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Location

From the Owner

FROM THE AUTHOR: 'We bought our first home on Topsail and it's been perfect: a wonderful three-bedroom home with fenced yard. But because it only sleeps 6 (or 8 at the most), it isn't big enough when the extended family comes. So we were looking for a second property in the immediate area. What we found amazed even us: a luxury 4-bedroom, 3.5-bath condo with incredible amenities, not to mention the Atlantic Ocean half a block away. Just fantastic. It is a joy to be in.

Activity and Interests

Books (non-fiction, fiction, island/coastal), Magazines, DVDs

Availability

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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
FALL SEASON
Sep 6 2014 - Jan 2 2015
2 night minimum stay
From
$175
Fri,Sat
$795
 
 
OFF SEASON
Jan 3 2015 - Apr 3 2015
2 night minimum stay
From
$150
Fri,Sat
$595
 
 
SPRING SEASON
Apr 4 2015 - May 22 2015
2 night minimum stay
From
$175
Fri,Sat
$795
 
 
TRANSITION SEASON
May 23 2015 - Jun 12 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,395
 
 
EARLY SEASON
Jun 13 2015 - Jun 26 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,695
 
 
PEAK SEASON
Jun 27 2015 - Aug 14 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,395
 
 
TRANSITION SEASON
Aug 15 2015 - Sep 11 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,395
 
 
FALL SEASON
Sep 12 2015 - Jan 8 2016
2 night minimum stay
From
$195
Fri,Sat
$895
 

Additional information about rental rates

  • Cleaning fee $95
  • Refundable damage deposit $300
  • Pet Fee $195 + Tax
  • Tax Rate 3.0%

Amenities

From the Owner

Many, many, many. Start with ocean views -- from two separate decks. Then there's a pool -- and two decks look out on the pool. Don't forget the two master bedrooms (yes, two masters), each with a private deck. Then there are luxury features throughout -- like a jacuzzi-type whirlpool tub, tile floors, granite counters, high ceilings with ceiling fans, etc. Throw in beautiful furniture and decor, as well as coastal art throughout the home. It's the perfect place and only a two-minute walk from the beach. Well-behaved pets welcome.

Property Type

  • townhome

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • jetted tub

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Ocean View

Attractions

  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3
  • Bathroom 1 - jetted tub
  • Bathroom 5 - There are a total of 3-1/2 baths.
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Convertible bed(s)
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

  • Luxury features: 2 master bedrooms, jacuzzi, granite counters, tile flooring in kitchen and bathrooms, 9-foot-high ceilings, ceiling fans, 4 decks (2 ocean view, 2 pool view),
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