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.
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!
Such A Treat
About the Owner
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!
4.8 based on 10 traveler reviews
Such A Treat
Wonderful place even in the off-season
Thank you so very much.
Beautiful house, Beautiful beach
Wonderful house to stay at - Will definitely book again.
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
Great view of the ocean and very good location!!!
|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
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
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.
- Away From It All
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Internet ...
- Iron & Board
- Living Room
- Parking ...
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Games ...
- Video Library
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
- Beach View
- Ocean View
- bird watching
- sight seeing
- wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- deepsea fishing
- pier fishing
- sound/bay fishing
- surf fishing
- 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
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
- Guests provide their own meals