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Special thru 6/20/15- 50% off! Only $2995 vs $5995 p/wk. 6 bedrms. Oceanfront.

Paulette McGrath

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 6
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Special thru 6/20/15- 50% off! Only $2995 vs $5995 p/wk. 6 bedrms. Oceanfront.

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


North Topsail Beach House Rental Photos and Description

6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms. Sleeps 16 (or see prop. ID #185056 for our 12 BDRM)

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, who was the general contractor, in 2007. It has been elegantly and tastefully furnished and outfitted.

The views are even more breath taking from the second floor. The great room, kitchen, and dining areas were designed with an open plan to maximize the views. Similarly, the corner fire place, with a 45' flat screen TV/DVD above, is situated for viewing from anywhere in the kitchen or living area. The master king bedroom suite with custom bathroom and private balcony is on the second floor. The half bathroom is also on this floor.

The third floor has the penthouse suite with a queen size bed and full custom bathroom. From your private balcony, you can see down the beach for miles, enjoy a fabulous sunrise or sunset, or watch the sailboats transiting the intracoastal waterway.

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

Please visit our website for pictures and information.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Paulette McGrath (Owner)
Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english
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About Paulette McGrath

We're Jim and Paulette McGrath. Jim was the builder and general contractor of our beautiful oceanfront duplex in 2007.

Jim built it much stronger and insulated it much better, for sound reduction and climate extremes, than building codes required.

Paulette McGrath purchased this house in 2007

Why Paulette McGrath chose North Topsail Beach

Jim wanted an oceanfront house ever since he was 10 years old. That was when his parents rented a house on the beach facing the Atlantic Ocean in Long Beach, NY. He fell in love with the sounds of the shore break, the cool breezes, playing in the waves and building sand castles.

About 13 years ago, Jim found Topsail Island. It wasn't as busy as Myrtle Beach or the Outer Banks. But, the quality of the uncrowded sandy beaches and caribbean-like, always changing ocean colors, caught his eye. Also, he liked that the climate was more moderate than the steamy more southern states and the average ocean temperatures were much warmer than the colder northern states.

Thankfully, it is still the same today.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Paulette,I can’t tell you how wonderful your home was. It was so accommodating, warm and homey. The pictures on the website just doesn’t do it justice. It is easy to see that this house was built with love and thoughtfulness. The kitchen was well used this weekend as we cooked lots of Cajun food. I loved all of the upgraded appliances and can’t just say enough about the granite bar and countertops. We made amazing memories there this weekend. Thank you for making this sad time a little easier with a home that felt like “home”.We hope to be able to rent again when my son returns from Afghanistan.God Bless and Thank youTracye
Oct 2009
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Bedrooms 6
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Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Special thru 6/20/15- 50% off! Only $2995 vs $5995 p/wk. 6 bedrms. Oceanfront.
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews

This was a true vacation- total relaxation!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 4 women thoroughly enjoyed our stay at your beach house. The plan was to relax, cook together, walk the beach, savor the scenery and take pictures! And that is exactly what we did. North Topsail Beach met all our expectations. Our favorite part of the house was the Kitchen/Dining room/Living room/Deck area. A common area to hang out, cook, talk, sun and take in the views. The weather was gorgeous. The beach was amazing, we walked it twice a day picking up treasures along the way. We especially entertained by the many species of birds and the dolphins. We were quite content to stay at the house. Only day did we travel to Wilmington to tour the USS North Carolina WW II Battleship which gave us a new appreciation for our servicemen. We also made a quick trip to Surf City and found a quaint shop called "The Gift Basket". It was a pleasure to get to meet the owners, Paulette and Jim, and Godson Joe. Thanks for great memories - Jane, Kathy, Betty Lou and Pat

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway

Best decision!!!!

  • 5 of 5


Our four-night stay over the New Year holiday was THE BEST decision we made all year!! The house is AMAZING, the beach beyond gorgeous and the soothing (and healing) of the salt water/air was much needed!!! We had a group of three generations plus a couple of visitors (also in those categories) and a fantastic time was had by all. I would not hesitate to do this as an annual event!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Thrilled with our move south on this coastal area!

  • 5 of 5

We were really excited to hear the house was available, especially since we had waited so late to book the last minute decision family vacation. The owner, Paula, was in constant communication! Our experience throughout the entire process up to vacation time was superb. We really could not have asked for a better owner/hostess!!

The pictures really do an injustice for the space! It's a beautifully laid out space with a warm and inviting, beachy color pallate, decor, and furniture. We had grandparents, parents, and children. The layout was perfect for what we needed. The pictures on the owners website really helped us in our decision. Thank you so much for such great info!

As we progressed through the week, you could really tell the owners put a lot of thought into putting this house together. The kitchen was soooo spacious! We had planned dinners at the house, and dinners out. But, literally, we made all of our meals in this kitchen. It was easy to have four and five people in the space, with easy movement around to prep, rest, chat, have a glass of wine or cocktail.... We abslutley loved the round table for dinner. Everyone was able to see the others and have conversations with everyone involved (instead of the long rectangular, and people having conversation between the few people you're sitting around). The deck(s) were fantastic, each having a hose and/or a outdoor shower to wash sand away before entering the house. With the exception of the bunk room (for obvious reasons, thank you), each room had and outdoor space to enjoy - Luv! The deck downstairs has an amazing view of the ocean from either room, and is covered. The upstairs deck has beautiful panoramic views of the beach and ocean! It was a pleasure to walk into the kitchen, and then to the the deck and have such amazing, beautiful veiws from both areas. We were also able to put the three different families on the three different levels.

The beach was directly in front of the home. The walk way from the house to the beach in the evenings, the ocean touches the last steps at high tide! So amazing! During the day, we were able to enjoy low tide, the luls in the sand (our three year old so loved!) and peacefull quiet bliss.

This was a beach house we were truly content, peaceful and felt right at home in! Thank you so much for extending your home to us. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Birmingham MI

Great Experience

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at SunRise in May with another couple and we had a wonderful experience. This property is beautifully maintained and very well appointed. The kitchen had everything you could possibly want. We took advantage of the wonderful local seafood markets and cooked several meals at home. For those not interested in cooking, there are also wonderful restaurant options in the area. All of the bedrooms were nicely furnished, with great views of either the Ocean or the intercostal, so you don't have to worry about someone getting the short straw. The beach is absolutely beautiful and the sunrise and sunsets are spectacular. There is really no reason to leave once you have arrived. Paulette and Jim have created a wonderful paradise on Topsail.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Beautiful house, beautiful views, beautiful sand!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures don't say enough about the view! My fiance and I were looking for a large house to rent for a small wedding of about 25 people, and we rolled the dice on this house having never been to NC---and we couldn't have been happier! Guests were surprised when they pulled up and we often heard gasps when they got to the top of the second floor stairs and saw the view out the glass doors/deck. It's exceptional! The bedrooms are all large enough and gave us great flexibility in being able to allocate larger bedrooms/bathrooms to larger people (his family has a penchant for being 6'2" or taller and well built, so this was a huge feature!). The dumbwaiter was also amazing, especially for the amount of groceries and other supplies that needed to come through the doors to feed 25 people for a week worth of BBQs. The house location is perfect, because it's a very close distance to groceries, a CVS, etc. It's a slightly longer distance to the local bars, but it turned out that no one ever wanted to leave the house anyway, so it was never a problem! Highly recommended! By the time we left, at least half of the group was talking about coming back next year to rent again! Thank you to Paulette for making our stay as stress-free and simple as possible. She truly is a selling feature for the house rental! If you're thinking of this house, I recommend you go for it.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

The Pictures Don't do this House Justice...

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway


Car: recommended

The ocean is in your backyard and less than a 5 minute drive from the house is a Four Star Golf Course. You can enjoy deep sea fishing on one of the local charter boats or fish off the longest pier on the east coast. 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. Shop at the mall or at the quaint shops in the area. Bring the kids to the Turtle Hospital or to the Aquarium. There is so much to do and so many places to explore.

Or, sit on the beach, dig your toes in, enjoy the breeze and views, sip a cold drink and read that book you've been wanting to read.

Other Activities: The ocean is in your back yard; a park( tennis, basketball, playground)is a 5 minute walk; & the golf course & fishing pier are a 5 min drive.


Rates & Availability

From $256 Per night

North Topsail Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Pre Summer
May 23 2015 - Jun 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
Almost Summer
Jun 6 2015 - Jun 12 2015
7 night minimum stay
Pre Prime
Jun 13 2015 - Jun 19 2015
7 night minimum stay
Jun 20 2015 - Aug 14 2015
7 night minimum stay
Post Summer
Aug 15 2015 - Aug 21 2015
7 night minimum stay
Price Break
Aug 22 2015 - Sep 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
Fall Fun
Sep 5 2015 - Oct 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
Get Away
Oct 31 2015 - Jan 2 2016
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $600.00
Cleaning $245.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes * The rental rate for the weeks of Thanksgiving and Christmas is $1995.
When renting the entire house (12 bdrms) double the weekly rental rate. This home is a duplex and we do offer a 2nd unit which is available at the same price. For large groups such as weddings and family reunions, rent the whole 12 bdrm house. You can rent one side or the entire house with 12 bdrms, sleeps up to 32 people.

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North Topsail Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dialup Access
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , 2 sinks+makeup counter+window w/sound view
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , window w/sound view
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , 2 windows w/sound view
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet
    Outside shower - shower , w/change room
    Outside shower - shower , near beach
    Half Bathroom -
  • All the bathrooms have custom tile, white marble sinks and vanities, and exhaust fans. 2 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.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , full bath + priv. balcony w/ 2chairs & table
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , full bath + priv. balcony w/ 2chairs & table
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , full bath + priv. deck w/ 2chairs & table
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , full bath + priv. balcony w/ bench
    Bedroom 5 - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , bunk room
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , deck w/2 chairs + table
  • The entire house has been professionally decorated and it is beautiful. The first floor has 4 bedrooms with 3 baths, a laundry room and an outside shower w/change room. There are 2 queen size bedrooms with baths on this floor, one bedroom with twin beds (converts to a couch)with a TV/DVD, and a bunk room that sleeps 6. The second floor has a king master suite with bath, TV/DVD & private balcony. Also, on the second floor is the great room, kitchen, dining areas, 45' flat screen TV/DVD, fireplace, those incredible views, wrap around decks, outdoor gas grill, and a half bath. The 3rd floor is the penthouse suite with TV/DVD, large private deck & fabulous water views.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
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. There is 1,000 square feet of additional deck and balcony living areas. 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. There is aat t dumb waiter he garage level to carry groceries and luggage to the first and second floors. There are 2 over-sized water heaters for all those showers. Each floor has its own thermostat cooling and heat control. Large storage area in garage to safely house your bikes, motor cycles and other large items. An outside shower with change room is on the first floor, conveniently located near the beach crossover.

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