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Brand New! Gorgeous Clear Oceanviews! Family-friendly On Quiet Street

Brand New! Gorgeous Clear Oceanviews! Family-friendly On Quiet Street


Property Details

Updated: Apr 12, 2015
Newly Built 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath With Clear, Unobstructed Ocean And Surf Views

Welcome to Himmelstrand! Heaven's Beach!

We are delighted to welcome you as one of the very first guests to enjoy a stay at our beautiful, brand new 2200 square foot home. Finished in the fall of 2013, Himmelstrand is a beach home that captures the very essence of a beautiful beach retreat: easy, immediate access to the beach, great wide open and unobstructed views of the ocean in a newly-furnished 4 bedroom home with well-equipped gourmet kitchen. This beach home is as friendly to families as it is to couples or friends looking for a getaway to the beach.

Our beach home was built in the summer of 2013 and is newly furnished. We've put a great deal of care and attention to furnishing the home, making it comfortable and fun for all of our guests. Each of the well-appointed bedrooms has comfortable beds, flat screen TVs, ceiling fans, and plenty of closet space to tuck away your suitcases and clothes. We even have a pack-n-play available and high-chair available upon request.

The open floor plan of the 3rd floor maximizes the sights and sounds of ocean and surf either from the full wall length windows or out on the wide deck. After a fun day on the beach, you can relax in front of the brand new 55' smart TV to watch a favorite movie, watch a game, or hook up your Xbox. If you're like our family, you'll take full advantage of the high speed Internet (up to 50 Mbps down and 5 Mbps up) for any devices you bring along. You'll find family games, cards, and a few books in the shelves and cupboards of the beautiful built-in entertainment center. We even have a Wii and an Xbox 360 available upon request (including a few of our favorite games).

The beautiful kitchen with granite countertops and all new appliances is designed so that you rarely have to look away from the beautiful ocean or sky. We've left a large panty open for your use and have ample dishes, utensils, and cookware: everything you need for cooking a gourmet meal or throwing together a big pancake breakfast. The table seats 8 with an additional pub table that seats 4.

Himmelstrand comes with two decks (3rd and 2nd floor) that look out on wide, open views of the ocean and beach. When you come back from the beach, you can use the enclosed outdoor shower with hot and cold water. And there is plenty of parking for up to four cars in driveway.

Bedroom Layout:

Top Floor: 2nd master bedroom with queen bed and full bath, sleeper sofa.

Middle Floor: Master with king bed and private bath, bedroom with twin bunk and full, and bedroom with queen bed with shared bathroom.

We absolutely love the location. Our beach home sits on a sleepy, quiet stretch of beach about a mile and half north of Surf City proper. We knew the beach location was perfect when we found it last summer because right across from the house was a sea turtle nest! If a sea turtle loves this stretch of beach, then so will you! You'll find beautiful sand and great surfing out the front door, fun shell and sea glass hunting heading north, or a nice walk to the Surf City Pier heading south. We've watched pods of dolphins from the deck and been fascinated by the lines of pelicans skimming the wave tops. If you like to surf fish, you'll be in fishing heaven for sure!

If you're ready for some landside fun, Himmelstrand is ideally situated. Our house is on a low-traffic, quiet road on the beach. It's great for going out for a jog, a bike ride, or walk to catch the sunset. You can take an easy walk a block away to a great city park where the kids will have tons of fun. Or you might visit the Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center. There is biking, kayaking, kite flying, boating, paddle boarding, charter fishing… You name the activity, and you can find it nearby.

Or if you're looking for a simple, peaceful place to retreat from the hustle and bustle of life, you'll have found the right place. We're a quick two hour drive from Raleigh or less than 30 minutes from the Wilmington Airport. When you arrive, you'll find that you've come to a simpler place, a peaceful place made for the perfect beach vacation.

Why the name Himmelstrand? We've had the good fortune to live and vacation in Norway where we came to appreciate the wonder, beauty, and peace of nature. The pace of life there was slower, easier, more relaxed, more in tune with the world's rhythms. We also came to appreciate the challenge of a cold, snowy, dark winter and the longing that it brings for sunshine, sand, and the beauty of a beach experience. On our very first visit to Topsail, we said, 'Wow! This is heaven!' And there it was: Himmelstrand which means 'heaven's beach' in Norwegian. We think you'll say the same when you get here!

We think you'll absolutely love our beach home! We have been vacationing at the beach for years now and have found here on Topsail Island the ideal blend of qualities that make for a fantastic beach vacation.

If you have any questions at all about Himmelstrand or Topsail island, please don't hesitate to contact us!

More Details
  • Sleeps 12
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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Guestbook comments from the owner

I wanted to write and thank you for a memorable, wonderful trip to

Himmelstrand. The weather was wonderful and your home was gorgeous. We truly enjoyed every aspect! Your hospitality and concern was very much appreciated. We hope to come back again and stay often. It was fantastic! And the kids loved the toys that you left for them to play with!
Apr 2014
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Brand New! Gorgeous Clear Oceanviews! Family-friendly On Quiet Street
+1 -919-225-8526
Surf City Topsail Island
Charlotte, NC

Such A Treat

  • 5 of 5
We had a chaotic backstory to our visit. We were staying at another VRBO home when a beach restoration project began and continued 24/7 and denied access to the beach, therefore, we had to scramble to make alternative arrangements. Pam and Chad were lifesavers. They quickly made arrangements to have their home cleaned and readied for our family on VERY SHORT NOTICE. The home was well-appointed, comfortable, and directly across from beach access. We would absolutely return to this house. It was a great home at a great location.
  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Brand New! Gorgeous Clear Oceanviews! Family-friendly On Quiet Street
+1 -919-225-8526
Surf City Topsail Island

Wonderful place even in the off-season

  • 5 of 5
My family (6 adults and 4 children) kept saying they didn't want to leave and when can we come back. Not sure who loved it more the kids or the adults I think it is a tie. We were really surprised to see so many dolphins this time of year. We enjoyed being at the beach and the views and being together as a family in such a wonderful place at this non-beach time of the year. We have used VRBO for many stays between Florida and NC but I must say Pam and Chad are the most gracious and helpful host/owners we have had the pleasure of meeting. They were always available to us by email or phone, answering all of our questions. They really have it all covered -- from the gourmet kitchen with plenty of dishes and cookware, great dining space for all, super TV's, the deck furniture, games for the kids, binoculars, very comfortable beds and furniture and to that you add the incredible views and location with such easy access to the beach. We sure picked a winner when the unanimous decision was Himmelstrand. Highly recommend this as a summer/winter retreat. November 2014
Thank you so very much.
  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words! We're so glad your trip was great and are excited to hear that the dolphins are still enjoying Topsail too! We hope you'll come back to make even more wonderful memories at Himmelstrand!
Brand New! Gorgeous Clear Oceanviews! Family-friendly On Quiet Street
+1 -919-225-8526
Surf City Topsail Island
Mount Vernon Ohio

Beautiful house, Beautiful beach

  • 4 of 5
The beach house was very accommodating for our family. It is tastefully decorated with a open air feel. The beach was very clean with a lot of shells for the kids to enjoy collecting as well as sharks teeth. We enjoyed checking out the turtle nesting area to see if any had hatched out daily.
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Brand New! Gorgeous Clear Oceanviews! Family-friendly On Quiet Street
+1 -919-225-8526
Surf City Topsail Island

Wonderful house to stay at - Will definitely book again.

  • 5 of 5
Our whole family loved staying at this house this August (2014). The house is located right accross from the ocean, right next to the path to the beach. It is also really awsome to be in a a smaller community. My family enjoyed relaxing on the beach but also going swimming, surf boarding, shelling,bird watching, off-shore fishing, and jet skiing. There is so much wild life around! My kids had dolphins right next to them! Beautiful view from house top deck. Inside the house is really pretty, modern, comfortable and clean. Lay out is very practical and really well thought out to make cooking, cleaning, and going in and out of the house easy. Lots of storage space, first level entrance foyer very convenient to leave beach items and not take sand to living levels. Outdoor hose and shower a huge plus after the beach. The linen and house items service company working with this place is also outstanding. Owners were a pleasure to work with and really welcoming and helpful. We actually can't wait to be able to go back!
  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are SO glad you had a great stay at Himmelstrand! And thrilled you got to see the dolphins! Did you see this year's turtle nest on the beach in front of the house?! We were thrilled to see another nest this year. Two years in a row! You were such great guests, we would love to share this bit of "heaven's beach" any time!
Brand New! Gorgeous Clear Oceanviews! Family-friendly On Quiet Street
+1 -919-225-8526
Surf City Topsail Island
Lund, Sweden


  • 5 of 5
....... is a correct word for this fabulous place!
We had a wonderful time at Himmelstrad, the house is perfect and the kitchen is made for a chef, it has got everything!! Pam and Chad make sure that everything is all right and if we had any questions they were always happy to help us. We went home with a lot of nice memories from the wonderful beach, waterskiing for miles together with dolfins, fishing, funny and interesting people at the trailerbar (will never forget that experiance !!!), fresh fish from the fishmarket (we have never eaten so much!!!). Our children will never forget THE FUDGE, unfortunately they don´t ship to Sweden.

We had a fantastic stay even though the weather was bad sometimes and we will always remember Surf city with a big smile.
Tank you for letting us rent your house
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had such a memorable trip to Topsail and a great stay with us at Himmelstrand! It really is a special place. Our only regret was that we couldn't come down to Himmelstrand to meet you! Maybe someday we'll connect in Sweden! Tusen takk!
Brand New! Gorgeous Clear Oceanviews! Family-friendly On Quiet Street
+1 -919-225-8526
Surf City Topsail Island

Great view of the ocean and very good location!!!

  • 5 of 5
We really enjoyed our stay at this house. It was very clean upon arrival and the location is fantastic. The views were wonderful from the top floor with the beach just a very short ways away!!! Location is also fantastic in Surf City with many places to eat, visit, etc. nearby. Our family really enjoyed our stay and the owners were wonderful to work with.
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us. We enjoy the location too: such a nice balance of all the things you want for a great beach vacation. We hope you stay with us again. You were such wonderful guests!



From $250 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 1 2015 - May 1 2015
3 night minimum stay
Early Mid Season
May 2 2015 - Jun 12 2015
7 night minimum stay
Jun 13 2015 - Aug 22 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
  • Refundable damage deposit $600
  • Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are subject to change until confirmation is received. Linen service included in price during summer season and for week-long rentals. Additional for-fee linen services available upon request.

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Updated: Apr 12, 2015


Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Ocean View


  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 2200 sq. ft.


  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet, shower
  • 2nd Floor Bath - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • 3rd Floor Bath - toilet, shower


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master, 2nd Floor - 1 king
  • Bedroom 2, 2nd Floor - 1 double, 1 bunk bed
  • Bedroom 3, 2nd Floor - 1 queen
  • 2nd Master, 3rd Floor - 1 queen


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals

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