North Topsail's most beautiful home is at last for rent. Everything needed for the perfect family vacation is here: Topsail's spectacular wide, pristine, sandy and uncrowded beach and beautiful blue-green ocean are at your doorstep; a beautiful heated 30-foot swimming pool is set in a lush private garden; and a full-scale dedicated theater is equipped with stadium seating recliners and a 110 inch screen with HD and surround sound for movie nights or rainy days. There is a full library of books from "beach reads" to classics, as well as extensive collections of dvds and cds.
Beyond-the-Blue's award-winning design is accentuated by splendid decor. This house was not designed or built to be a "beach rental." Step through custom doors and onto the gleaming antique heart pine flooring. The old floorboards were reclaimed after lying for 200 years on the bottom of the Cape Fear River. The first floor entry gives you your first view of the ocean. Two corridors provide private entry to each bedroom and to the wrap around porch with direct access to both the pool and ocean. Comfortable white rockers line the porch invitingly, offering a shady respite from the sun. Three of the four bedroom suites on this floor have direct private access to the porch, hot tub, pool and beach, and all have custom built in closets with drawers, baskets and hanging space. The two master suites have king size beds, and one is fully handicapped friendly.
The" "yellow" bedroom has a queen bed. The "blue" bedroom is a kid's retreat with a media center and two trundle beds, where four children can sleep with no danger of falling out of bunks. There is a large laundry facility with oversized whirlpool appliances and ironing center. Just off the laundry a half bath is conveniently located with direct access to the porch, pool and beach.
The third floor is the main living, dining and entertainment area, with a floor to ceiling window wall offering spectacular views in every direction. The kitchen is a gourmet's delight with huge windows offering a spectacular view over the marsh to the Inter Coastal Waterway. Beautiful granite countertops surround a convivial area with a Dacor commercial range with six gas burners and griddle, two electric ovens, a built-in Sub Zero refrigerator with icemaker, a Sub Zero wine cooler, and Miele ultra-quiet dishwasher. Double sinks look out to the ocean, and the big user-friendly island holds a vegetable sink island with heavy duty disposal.
What is the best way to sit at dinner? It's at a round table, where everyone can see and talk to everyone else. Our dining table seats 12 in casual comfort with beautiful ocean views for everyone.
The main sitting area is beautifully furnished for conversation or watching TV on the large, flat screen TV above the fireplace. This room has built-in surround sound and there is an extensive CD collection. If you wish more tranquil pleasures, then a beautiful oceanside sun porch awaits with wicker glider, rocker and recliner and cabinet full of games and cards.
The piece de resistance is the spectacular theater room with 110' screen and eight-speaker surround sound. Stadium seating with electrically reclining leather lounge chairs seat seven big people. Small people snuggle in. Just off the theater room is a fully appointed wet bar, with refrigerator and ice maker. If you tire of watching any of the extensive collection of DVD's, just slip out onto the sunset porch for a peaceful and serene view across the marsh and evening sky.
The stairway to the fourth floor takes you to a special adult retreat, with a library wall of books on one side and an expansive view of the marsh and Intercoastal Waterway on the other. There is a "morning" kitchen with granite countertops, stainless sink, refrigerator and microwave. Take a breath as you pass through the door to the Master Suite. A kingsize bed faces a wall of windows with incredible ocean views. Double doors open onto a private porch. The Master Bath is the essence of luxury, with huge glass walled shower with two shower heads and body sprays. When you climb the marble steps and sink into the large Jacuzzi tub, you are surrounded by nothing but ocean views. Don't worry, the windows are above all the other houses, so no one will be getting a peep but the gulls and pelicans. The study (6th bedroom), adjoining the master bedroom, also has a great ocean view, a full bath with shower, as trundle bed sofa, computer connections and a large flat screen TV, DVD and player. The 6th bedroom is perfect for a family with small children, as it is only accessible from the master suite. Speakers in the ceiling of the master bedroom and bath allow music to flow wherever you like.
When you ascend in the glass walled elevator, you alternate between successively higher views of the marsh and ICW with enchanting painted scenes which you might encounter when rising from the bottom of the ocean to the top. Carolyn Kayler, also painted the main floor powder room is painted like a sunset.
What you don't need to bring to Beyond the Blue: Beach chairs, boogie boards, sun shelterss; and, in prime season, those bulky beach towels. What else do you need but don't wish to pack or rent? How about a baby "Pack and Play," and high chair. In the kitchen we have deluxe kitchen cookware, sharp knives, a pantry full of spices (why do those other houses throw them away when they're so expensive?), and oversized pots, pans and steamers.
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26 miles of beachfront for walking.
Swimming and surfing in the blue-green ocean.
Extensive collections of books, dvd's, cd's, and games.
Golf directly across the bridge at Northshore Country Club.
Watching surfers or browsing shops at Surf City.
Tennis at community courts.
Sightseeing and shopping in Colonial Wilmington.
Visiting Fort Fisher, historic Civil War site.
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My Standard Rate
Feb 1 2014 - Feb 1 2015
1 night minimum stay
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (US Dollar) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.