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

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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!

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Last modified on 08-22-2014 at 9:56 PM.

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Chad & Pam Kearsley 919-225-8526

house rental amenities

  • Property Type
    • house
    • floor area 2200 sq. ft.
  • Meals
    • guests provide their own meals
  • Location Type
    • beach view
      • Beautiful, unobstructed views of surf, sand, and sea.
    • ocean view
      • Beautiful, unobstructed views of surf, sand, and sea.
  • Theme
    • away from it all
    • family
    • romantic
  • General
    • internet
      • High speed Internet w/ download speeds up to 50 Mbps and upload speeds up to 5 Mbps.
    • air conditioning
    • heating
    • washing machine
    • clothes dryer
    • parking
      • Covered parking and driveway accommodate up to 4 cars.
    • living room
    • iron & board
  • Kitchen
    • kitchen
    • refrigerator
    • stove
    • oven
    • microwave
    • dishwasher
    • dishes & utensils
    • pantry items
    • coffee maker
    • toaster
  • Dining
    • dining area
    • child's highchair
  • Bathrooms
    • 3 bathrooms
    • master bath: toilet, shower
    • 2nd floor bath: toilet, combination tub/shower
    • 3rd floor bath: toilet, shower
  • Bedrooms
    • 4 bedrooms, sleeps 12, beds for 11-12
    • 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
  • Entertainment
    • television
    • satellite / cable
    • video library
    • video games
      • Xbox 360 and Wii available upon request.
    • games
    • books
  • Outside
    • deck / patio
    • balcony
    • outdoor grill
  • Suitability
    • children welcome
    • non smoking only
    • wheelchair inaccessible
    • pets not allowed
    • minimum age limit for renters
      • Must be 25 years or older.
    • long-term renters welcome

activities and attractions in Surf City Atlantic Coast

  • Attractions
    • churches
    • marina
    • playground
    • restaurants
  • Leisure Activities
    • beachcombing
    • bird watching
    • walking
    • boating
    • shelling
    • wildlife viewing
    • shopping
    • sight seeing
  • Sports & Adventure Activities
    • sailing
    • deepsea fishing
    • pier fishing
    • sound/bay fishing
    • surf fishing
    • kayaking
    • swimming
    • surfing
    • cycling
    • fishing

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  • owner Chad & Pam Kearsley
  • phone 919-225-8526

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vacation rental rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
Late Mid Season
Aug 17 2014 - Sep 20 2014
7 nights
Sep 21 2014 - Dec 31 2014
3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 nights

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $600
Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
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.
Tax Rate 12.0%

Cancellation Policy

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traveler reviews for this surf city house rental

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

Review submitted: August 21, 2014   Date of arrival: August 9, 2014

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.

Recommended for: families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, tourists without a car, romantic getaway

Owners 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!

Helpful votes: 0 / 0


Perfect Family Beach Get-Away

Review submitted: July 14, 2014   Date of arrival: July 5, 2014

We had a lovely stay. The house was spacious for two families to enjoy each other's company and have time away from each other. :-) We loved the two decks to enjoy the ocean view and the covered deck to enjoy in the hot afternoons. The house was wonderfully equipped with everything we needed including the 'little' items of puzzles and binoculars. The beach access was great and made for easy trips to and from the beach during the day. Great beach destination!

Owners response: Thank you so much for staying with us! We're very glad "the little things" helped. We've tried hard to make the experience as comfortable and fun as we enjoy ourselves when we stay at Himmelstrand.

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Delightful stay at the beach.

Review submitted: June 29, 2014   Date of arrival: June 21, 2014

Just returned form a week at this beautiful home. Chad and Pam have thought of everything! The kitchen is so well appointed and a joy to work in. The beds were comfy as well. It is a short walk across the street to a very nice stretch of beach which was not crowded when we were there. My multitude of questions were always answered promptly and politely no matter how mundane they may have been! Our family would recommend this lovely home to anyone that is looking for a comfortable, spacious and beautifully decorated home.All the furnishing were top of the line. Everything was move in ready!

Owners response: You are so kind! We are thrilled you had such a great stay at Himmelstrand. By the way, we loved your questions! We welcome questions from our guests because it helps us to improve the experience for you and for others vacationing at Himmelstrand. We're so excited you want to come back next year and look forward to it!

Helpful votes: 0 / 0


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This vacation rental has been listed since 01/2/2014.