House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)
***Easter week SPECIAL - 8 days for the price of 7!!! Arrive Saturday, April 15th and check out Sunday, April 23rd. Cost will be $945.00 for 8 days!***
A DELAY IN TIME went on the rental market in 2011 after being made our personal home for the previous four years. If you are looking for a place with views of Topsail sound and views of the ocean then this is the house you want. This second row ocean and sound home is located on a very nice/quiet cul-de-sac where only a dozen other homes are located. Perfect for children and pets!
.... Life is GOOD at the BEACH!!!.... SEIZE THE DAY....
PRIVATE beach access is less than a 3 minute walk. We will provide you with a beach cart, boogie boards and beach chairs as you work on your tan! There are decks off of ALL bedrooms and family room so you can enjoy all the sound and ocean views! Top Floor has new carpet in bedrooms and ceramic tile in the bathroom. There are two-three bedrooms on the top floor. One bedroom has great sound views, sliding glass doors leading onto a deck and a King size bed. The other 1-2 bedrooms have ocean views, a queen size bed with flat screen TV on the wall along with another area off this bedroom with a large closet, ocean views and 2 twin beds. Perfect for you to keep an eye on the little ones. We created a large bedroom when living in the house out of 2 bedrooms. Both of these rooms have ocean views with sliding glass doors leading out onto decks.
Downstairs you have a large living area with TV, stereo, great furniture, sleeper sofa, hardwood floors, open kitchen with bar seating, breakfast area with table, dining room with table for 6, 18' tile, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, bedroom with Iron double bed, large bathroom with ceramic tile. Kitchen is fully stocked with large side by side fridge, dishwasher, stove, microwave, blender, toaster, coffee maker and all of the kitchen dishes, utensils you will need plus wine glasses for those special moments.
Ground level has outdoor hot/cold shower, parking under the home for 3 cars, great safe area in the yard for kids to play. Cul De Sac that has very little traffic.
Marina is less than 1.5 miles, Fishing pier, fantastic restaurants and shopping are a short walk (less than a mile), with the beach and sound access only a short distance away! This end of Topsail Island is beautiful!!! Walking and biking paths, walk around the point and watch the sunset while you play in tidal pools. During the summer months Loggerhead Turtles lay eggs along the shore that hatch during the warm summer nights. Watch Dolphins play in the surf or go fishing which is outstanding. Go kayaking in the sound, take your family for a sunset cruise on 'The Belle of Topsail', boogie boarding in the ocean or book yourself a deep sea fishing trip and catch your dinner.
We just decided to rent the house and decided not to use a rental agency so we could pass the savings along to your family. We've priced the home hundreds of dollars less than in previous years but with no commission, I can pass these savings on to you. We have not raised our rental rates in 7 years so we can keep the home affordable to those wanting to rent. Everyone is trying to save money and this is one of the best deals on Topsail Beach-- Please make this comfortable beach home yours for a week or a month. Life is short. CARPE DIEM...Seize the day my friends!!! Life is Short.
IF YOU ARE NEEDING 2 HOUSES THIS SPRING OR FALL FOR A LARGE GROUP OF PEOPLE THEN WE HAVE 2 HOUSES WITHIN 200 FEET OF EACH OTHER SO YOU COULD SLEEP A TOTAL OF 18 PEOPLE WITH EASE. THIS IS IDEAL FOR FAMILY REUNIONS, EXTENDED FAMILY GET TOGETHERS.
E-MAIL OR CALL FOR MULTI-WEEK DISCOUNTS IN LOW OR MID-SEASON!
PLEASE NOTE: RENTAL IS FROM SATURDAY TO SATURDAY
Check in is at 4PM and check out is at 11AM
Bed Linens, towels, wash cloths are provided for an additional fee of $65.00 per week. This allows us to wash, dry, fold and provide clean fresh linens and towels for you - our honored guest!
Vacation Rental Features
Keywords: Topsail Island, Topsail Beach House, Beach House, Island house, Topsail Beach House, 1161 Monroe Lane.
First time beach rental
About the Owner
About Clay McLawhon
When my family gets away to 'A DELAY IN TIME', it is our 'Piece of Paradise'. Whether we are sitting on the deck, laughing with friends, enjoying the views, walking on the beach, riding our bikes or just chillin' on the beach...it allows us to escape the stresses of life. Topsail Beach is a wonderful place for vacations. We love the sea birds and the slow, peaceful pace that Topsail offers. You can have Myrtle Beach, Outer Banks, Carolina/Kure beaches, Wrightsville Beach... We'll take Topsail Island.
Clay McLawhon purchased this house in 2005
Why Clay McLawhon chose North Carolina
After spending many years at Wrightsville Beach and living less than 10 miles away we got tired of dealing with the traffic, attitudes and charges for parking your car. We could almost buy a very nice meal for what it cost us to park for a day. We fell in LOVE with Topsail and once you vacation here you will fall in love also. If you vacation here every year then you know what we mean. A DeLay In Time is on a quiet cul-de-sac which is ideal for your children or your pets. We loved the convenience to the ocean and everywhere on the island.
What makes this house unique
We love our decks. During the summer this is where we live if not on the beach. We enjoy sitting out with the sun in our face, laughing, talking and hearing the birds. We also love our kitchen which is great for cooking...even though...most people don't want to cook when on vacation. You will still cook a meal or two while down so you just as well enjoy it. Buy some steaks, burgers or seafood...throw some on the gas grill or just cook inside. Some of the best food you can get is on the island.
(21 traveler reviews)
Topsail Has a Beautiful Beach!!!
This was our first time vacationing at Topsail and we really enjoyed ourselves. Clay and Julie's home is in a perfect location with the Ocean and Sound both a few short steps away. The views from the decks are wonderful, and loved that the home had gates on the decks to keep my dogs safe! The home has spacious bedrooms upstairs and comfortable beds. The bedroom on the lower level is a bit smaller, but is definitely adequate, with a full bath that connects to the main living area... so a good set up! Loved the outdoor shower - used it often when returning from the beach. We had everything we needed! The beach is absolutely beautiful; lovely white sand and not crowded at all!
First time beach rental
Hi, just wanted to send a big thank you for sharing your home to my family. I am Nonna, you corresponded most to my daughter. I was quite surprised by what a stocked kitchen ment., thanks so much all pans, glasses utensils, plastic silver ware and certain kitchen utensils. The bedrooms were awesome, loved the twin beds adjacent to queen. Your house has an atmosphere that I feel the residents like leaving something behind. Hope others enjoy. We enjoyed the decks. Thanks for leaving TV instructions. The pics of the site were perfect and other reviews helpful. If I could add anything helpful, we were so overwhelmed by how nice it was I was not sure of where our beach access was. We explored, and found and used what we thought was ours. Ants seem be an issue this year, thanks for taking care of that but not sure all gone. In respect of your house and what you offer, the outside grill should not be over looked. I went to grill out, couldn't light, grease pan filled, I cleaned. To others who share your wonderful home be respectful.Thanks for a wonderful vacation.
Super nice! Can't wait to return!
This was our last shot at using VRBO but all hope has been restored! We have not stayed at a nicer place! The location was great and had wonderful views. The home was super clean and had everything we need to call it home. We cook a lot and the kitchen was stocked well. Our five year old loved the outdoor shower the best. I am super happy and owners are the nicest we have ever rented from. Thank you letting us rent your home.
Awesome property. LOVED IT
Good morning! We are on the road after a great time at your home. Thanks for sharing it with us! the washer is running a load of dish towels. The dishwasher is running the last of the dirty dishes. All doors are locked and the keys were left under the mat on the Oceanside. The fresh flowers, games, books and puzzles were a nice touch.
We noticed some things around the house we'd like to share with you but are by no means complaints. The electrical panel cover on outside may have been damaged by the storm and we saw shingles on the ground after storm. Not sure if they are from your home or another home.
Again, thank you so much for offering your home. We had a relaxing, enjoyable family vacation.
The Hayes Family
Hello Clay and Julie,
I just want to tell you that we had a great time at your place, weather was great your beach access was very convenient. Your home worked out very well for us. I just want to say having gates on the front and back deck worked out well for our dog, she had a great time also, she loves the beach along with the rest of us. We took a fishing charter out and did pretty well, caught a few amberjacks, shark and some sea bass.
We want to say thanks for all your help and we would consider staying at your beach home again, Topsail is a " Diamond in the Rough" that's for sure.
Jack, Lee and Family
Wonderful house, great decks, convenient to everything
What an amazing time. We vacationed with 2 other families and the home was perfect. This house was better than our own personal home. We usually vacation at the Outer Banks or in Myrtle Beach and this was such a great change. Not all of the traffic but some really good restaurants and neat little shops. Beaches are beautiful and husbands caught some nice fish which excited him. We would highly recommend this beautiful property.
From the Owner
“After spending many years at Wrightsville Beach and living less than 10 miles away we got tired of dealing with the traffic, attitudes and charges for parking your car. We could almost buy a very nice meal for what it cost us to park for a day. We fell in LOVE with Topsail and once you vacation here you will fall in love also. If you vacation here every year then you know what we mean. A DeLay In Time is on a quiet cul-de-sac which is ideal for your children or your pets. We loved the convenience to the ocean and everywhere on the island.”
Activity and Interests
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 21 2017 - May 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 20 2017 - Jun 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 8 2017
5 night minimum stay
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Additional information about rental rates
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
There is a $80.00 cleaning fee. Linens can be rented for $65.00 per stay which includes sheets for 3 beds, 8 towels and 8 wash cloths. Dish towels and dish cloths are provided with all rentals.
Reservations made 30 days in advance will allow payments to made in 3 increments. Reservations made 30 days or less will have 2 incremental payments. Reservations made 15 days or less require full payment upon booking.
Payments can be made with personal check, cashiers check or money. Sorry but no credit cards.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
- 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
From the Owner
“We love our decks. During the summer this is where we live if not on the beach. We enjoy sitting out with the sun in our face, laughing, talking and hearing the birds. We also love our kitchen which is great for cooking...even though...most people don't want to cook when on vacation. You will still cook a meal or two while down so you just as well enjoy it. Buy some steaks, burgers or seafood...throw some on the gas grill or just cook inside. Some of the best food you can get is on the island.”
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Covered Parking ...
- Linens Provided ...
- Parking Off Street
- Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet ...
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Dining Area
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
- children welcome ...
- pets considered ...
- smoking allowed ...
- Beach View
- Near The Ocean
- Ocean View
- Water View
- health/beauty spa
- miniature golf
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- basketball court
- deepsea fishing
- jet skiing
- pier fishing
- scuba diving or snorkeling
- sound/bay fishing
- surf fishing
- water skiing
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Convertible bed(s)
- King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sleeper Sofa that opens into a double bed
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
- Guests provide their own meals