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Oceanfront w/ Private Beach. Only 12 bedrm/12 bth on island. in North Topsail Beach

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Located on the north end of Topsail Island, North Topsail Beach is a barrier island with the Atlantic on one side and the Intra Coastal Waterway on the other. 

Our home has its' own beach on the ocean.  Since North Topsail is primarily residential, the beaches are seldom crowded

In the summer, our weather is usually about 10 degrees cooler than the mainland because of those off shore breezes. 

Since we are only a 2 minute drive to the bridge to the mainland, grocery and other shopping and restaurants are only about a 7 minute drive. 

The home was custom built by the owner in 2007.  It has been elegantly and tastefully furnished and outfitted.

The entire house has been professionally decorated and it is beautiful.

It is a duplex.  Each side has the exact same layout.  Only the furnishings are different.  There are 2 interior connections- one on the first floor and one on the second floor.

The first floor has 8 bedrooms with 6 baths, 2 laundry rooms and 2 outside showers w/change rooms. There are 4 queen size bedrooms with baths on this floor, two bedrooms with twin beds(converts to a couch)each with a TV/DVD,  and 2 bunk rooms that sleeps 12. 

The second floor has 2 king master suites each with bath, TV/DVD, makeup counter & private balcony.  Also, on the second floor are 2 great rooms, 2 kitchens, 2 dining areas, 2 45" flat screen TV/DVD's, 2 fireplaces, those incredible views, wrap around decks, 2 outdoor gas grills,  and 2 half baths.

The 3rd floor has 2 penthouse suites  each with TV/DVD,custom bath, large private deck & fabulous water views. 

All the bathrooms have custom tile, white marble sinks and vanities, and exhaust fans.  4 of the bathrooms(2nd & 3rd floors) have custom glass shower doors.  All of the bathroom and bedroom doors are solid wood to cut down on noise transference.  There is a window in the penthouse suite shower from which you can watch the boats sail up the Intra Coastal Waterway.

A truly stunning ocean front masterpiece, combining the practical and dramatic. This duplex gives the curb appearance of a large single family home. 

Each side provides 2,500 sq ft (for a total of 5,000 sq ft)of living area. There are 2,000 sq ft of decks & balconies with fabulous water views.  Each side has a large 2 car garage & plenty of room for your extras.  There are 2 dumbwaiters to take luggage & groceries from the garage level to the 1st & 2nd floors.

  Besides having great curb side appeal and architectural  beauty, it is the only house where all the bedrooms, because of unique side balconies and decks, have both an ocean view and an intracoastal waterway view.  These private balconies also provide a great place for some quiet time.

All the walls, ceilings, closets, and stairways are insulated to cut down on noise transference.

  This is a fully equipped luxury property. Come stay with us and we know you  will want to come back again and again.

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house rental amenities

•8 out of the 12 bdrms have a bathrm
•all bdrms, except the bunkrm's,  have a private balcony or deck

• 2 Gas Fireplaces
• 2 AC thermostats on ea. floor
• An overhead fan in each room

• Fully outfitted for gourmet cooking & dining
• 2 Gas stoves
• 2 Gas grills off the kitchens
• 2 Microwaves
• 2 Dishwashers
• 4 sinks w/disposals
• 4 Refridgerators

• High speed internet access & cable tv w/50 music stations

• 2 Washer/dryers
• 4 hot water heaters for all those showers

• 6 bedrm flat screen TV’s + 2 45" flat screens in the family rm's
• 8 DVD Players

• Balcony’s & decks on ea. floor

• 4 car garage
• Circular driveway
• 2 Dumbwaiters to bring up luggage and groceries from the garage

• Linens Included

• 2 binders of restaurants and other activities

• Beach chairs, umbrellas, & kiddy toys provided

• Sorry, no pets or smoking allowed

activities and attractions in North Topsail Beach Atlantic Coast

North Shore Country Club is less than a 5 minute drive from the house.  This 4 star golf course is open to the public.

The town park with fishing, basketball, horseshoes, tennis (2 courts w/night lights), and enclosed children's playground  is an 3 minute walk from the house. 

Bring your bike or rent one and travel the separate bike path which passes in front of the house.

The Seaview, longest fishing pier on the East Coast, is a leisurely 20 minute down the beach or a 2 minute drive from the house.  You can rent fishing gear and buy bait.  They will cook your catch!  They have a great little restaurant. 

Good activity for one day-  get your group together for a walk down the beach.  Collect sea shells.  Stop at the Seaview for lunch or brunch.  Pay $1, and walk the pier to see how the fishermen are doing.  

Visit the very unique Turtle Hospital.  A big loggerhead deposited 100+ eggs on our private beach last year.

Go surfing. Our beach is a popular surf spot.

Bring your surfcaster (or rent one at the Seaview) and fish off our private beach for dinner.

Drive to Wilmington and tour several of  the beautiful plantation homes. Enjoy a meal at one of the restaurants on the river and then enjoy a horse drawn carriage ride.

Visit Grants Fish and see the pet alligator while buying fresh local shellfish or fish to bring home to cook.

At sunset, gather for drinks on our 3rd floor deck to watch magnificent sunsets over the Intra Coastal Waterway.

At night, sit out on the bench on the dune crossover and watch the moonbeam or see how many stars you can count.

Sit on the  beach, listen to the rhythmic sounds of the shore break, dig your toes in to the sand, and read that book you've been wanting to read.  Or, watch the precision formations of the pelicans overhead.  Or, take a nap!

vacation rental rates

2013 - 2014 Rates

Sep 7, 2013 - Apr 26, 2014                             $3,590**

Apr 26, 2014 - May 17, 2014                            $4,990  

May 17, 2014 - Jun 7, 2014                              $5,990

Jun 7, 2014 - Jun 14, 2014                               $10,990

Jun 14, 2014 - Aug 16, 2014                             $12,990

Aug 16, 2014 - Aug 23, 2014                            $6,990

Aug 23, 2014 - Sep 6, 2014                              $4,990

Sep 6, 2014 - Jan 3, 2015   $3,590**

**Weeks of Thanksgiving and Christmas              $3,990

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Pictures don't do this House Justice...

Review submitted: April 20, 2013   Date of arrival: April 11, 2013

We were looking for a house with 6 bedrooms for friends/family to come to for a week of fun. After a LOT of research, we decided on the Sunrise side of this property. Upon initial contact with Paulette, she was wonderful to work with. She was prompt and organized with the details and the information that she forwarded to us. After initially planning the trip for a total of 15 guests at the house, Jack and I decided it would be the perfect time to get married. I immediately called and spoke with Paulette about this. She approved the use of the house for the wedding. Paulette responded to each email/phone call/question promptly and we had all documentation in the time frame that she stated to us. We only live 1 1/2 hours away from Topsail and I wanted to look at the house, before-hand, and Paulette and Jim were kind enough to give me a tour on a weekend when they were visiting. On April 11 we finally arrived at the house. When Jack walked into the house, his exact words were, "The pictures on the web don't do this house justice!" and he was REALLY right!! This house has EVERY thing you could ever want! It was like being at home, except BETTER!! The best thing was that linens were included for all 6 bedrooms! Then there is the VIEW of the ocean from the main floor!! It is truly breathtaking!! The kitchen is designed for entertaining, but homey enough to just pad around to whip something up for the family! These owners go the extra mile to make their property special for those staying in it. Each bedroom is roomy, beautifully decorated and makes you want to snuggle down and sleep a little longer. The living room/dining room is cozy with that panoramic view of the Atlantic, with access to decks and walkway to the beach. The "penthouse" bedroom has it's own private deck, with a view of the ocean and the ICW. Two of the bedrooms have private decks with ocean/ICW views also. The last two have access to the lower deck and walkway to the beach. Our beach wedding and reception at this house was PERFECT! Paulette sent out pre-arrival information with interesting things to do in the area, as well as restaraunts. These owners really care about their property AND their guests! I would (and WILL) recommend this house to friends who are looking for a place in N. Topsail. And we will look to return to celebrate our anniversary! Thank you Paulette and Jim for sharing your beautiful home with us! Our wedding was outstanding because it was held in this spectacular house!

Recommended for: age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 1 / 1


Weekend In Topsail NC

Review submitted: December 15, 2012   Date of arrival: September 27, 2012

Dear Paulette,

I want to take a few minutes to tell you about our experience at your beach house last weekend. The house is very beautiful and the view is absolutely outstanding. My daughter actually commented several times that she felt we had our own private beach....and we did. The rooms were quite spacious and we took advantage of everything in the house. It was specially wonderful to have everyone sit at the same table for dinner at night. And it was equally wonderful to wake up to fresh coffee and be able to enjoy it sitting in the deck out-looking the ocean in the morning.

But the real value of spending the weekend in your place went much further than your home: I met my partner Kristina in January of this year. Without question, she is the love of my life. The real value was the gathering of two families and our kids being able to meet each other. As I mentioned to you prior to our stay, our kids are all in their 20s. Before we left the house Sunday morning, each one of them was exchanging contact information with the other. To tell you that they all got along extremely well with each other is a huge understatement. It was as if they knew each other all their lives. It was absolutely wonderful.

I had a goal and purpose for renting your house and you provided the perfect setting for the beginning of a new family.

On behalf of Kristina and myself, thank you very, very much!

With kind regards,


Helpful votes: 0 / 0


Chums Retreat

Review submitted: May 7, 2012   Date of arrival: April 26, 2012

Our social group met at this fabulous home for a three day retreat to celebrate, bond, and do a bit of planning for our upcoming year. From our arrival Thursday until our departure on Sunday, our entire stay absolutely exceeded our expectations. I was worried if we would be able to meet at all as everyone was excited there was so much we could do. From walking the beach, fishing, tennis, jumping rope, we could do as little or as much as we wanted. We rented both sides of the home, and designated one as our eating/social side and the other as our meeting/quieter/movie side. This worked out perfectly as it allowed all 19 members to indulge in whatever fancied them at the time.
The home is absolutely beautiful, well-stocked and everyone was pleased with their rooms and views. We had a number of meal functions that we enjoyed, but our most special was the final night when the men sequestered us to the meeting side so they could prepare a very special dinner for all the ladies....ahhhhh.
When we heard the husbands say they wanted to return, we knew we picked the perfect place to do all we wanted and would leave with special memories.
The home is perfect for couples/friends, social groups, families, in short anyone wanting to have a tremendous experience..and I will say at an extremely reasonable cost.
It was the BEST--- We are already planning 2013!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, families with young children, girls getaway

Helpful votes: 3 / 3


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