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Paulette McGrath

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Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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SPECIAL! $259 P/N VS. $359. NOW TILL 5/3/14. OCEANFRONT. PRIVATE BEACH.

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.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Paulette McGrath

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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

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.

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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SPECIAL! $259 p/n vs. $359. NOW till 5/3/14. Oceanfront. Private beach.
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
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SPECIAL! $259 p/n vs. $359. NOW till 5/3/14. Oceanfront. Private beach.
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North Topsail Beach Topsail Island
5

Beautiful house, beautiful views, beautiful sand!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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.
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5

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

The Pictures Don't do this House Justice...
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 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+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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North Topsail Beach Topsail Island
Frazee, Minnesota
5

Minnesotan's LOVED IT!

Minnesotan's LOVED IT!
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
Absolutely loved this home! Very well kept and the view was absolutely breath taking. The owners were wonderful to work with. We hope to get back there soon, this house that is definately worth the money!
IT WAS AWESOME!
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Helpful votes: 1/1
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North Topsail Beach Topsail Island
Georgia
5

One Week in the Surf and Sun

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
A delightful time...relaxing on the decks and walking and playing in the surf. Absolutely beautiful beach location---from the deck watched porpoises entertain for an entire morning. Accommodations were attractive and comfortable and the owner was so, so helpful with directions, ideas, and prompt to answer all phone inquiries. Enjoyed good food at Christopher's; Rick's Bar and Grill; Sears Landing Grill; and Bistro at Just Baked.
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers
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North Topsail Beach Topsail Island
central Maine
5

Dreams do come true.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
Sometimes our expectations are so lofty that reality,once realized,falls short and we are disappointed.How incredibly joyous was I to find that, in this case, the reality exceeded the fantasy !This was the beach house of my dreams !
The atmosphere of this house wraps you in a welcoming sense of "coming home "-even to a new comer . This spacious ,three level-6 bedrooms ,5 1/2 bathrooms ,home has an intimate feeling, though , because of the central grandroom.Looking out through the massive windows at the magnificent Atlantic Ocean-waves rolling onto the beach-took my breath away ! A fireplace in the living room will keep you cozy if you need to take the chill off. The dining area is open and roomy and the double kitchen is amazing ! Making a meal there is a HAPPENING !
We took long walks on an almost desserted beach. We lounged in the sheltered warmth of the porch-toasting our good fortune to have stumbled upon this beautiful home by the sea.Growing up in Maine,I spend as much time as possible on our wonderful coast. I love it there. I am, however, profoundly smitten now by North Topsail and the local area.
Wanting to make every moment the most it could be-we got up before dawn our first morning in Nirvana,made a great pot of coffee and stood watching the eastern sky as the sun rose illuminating the water and revealing the dolfins surfing in the waves,just like the owners described.It was beautiful !
It is a very romantic place -you could make a movie there-oh,yeah,they did ! Nightcaps on the deck of the penthouse level, looking at a star filled sky -what a way to end the day.
This place is a dream come true ! It knocked me out. Paulette was so accomadating and available. The house was spotless. We wanted for nothing ! I can't wait to go back ! See you soon "my " beautiful beach house !
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 9/9
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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.

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Availability & Rates

North Topsail Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Get Away
Dec 1 2013 - Apr 25 2014
$359
$1,795
3 nights
 
 
Price Break
Apr 26 2014 - May 16 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$2,495
7 nights
 
 
Pre Summer
May 17 2014 - Jun 6 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$2,995
7 nights
 
 
Almost Summer
Jun 7 2014 - Jun 13 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$5,495
7 nights
 
 
Prime
Jun 14 2014 - Aug 15 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$6,495
7 nights
 
 
Post Summer
Aug 16 2014 - Aug 22 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$3,495
7 nights
 
 
Price Break
Aug 23 2014 - Sep 5 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$2,495
7 nights
 
 
Get Away
Sep 6 2014 - Jan 2 2015
$359
$1,795
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $245.00 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $600.00
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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Amenities

North Topsail Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Garage ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Dialup Access
  • Broadband Access
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Iron & Board
  • PC
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • Cooking Utensils
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 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
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis Court
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Gazebo ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseshoes
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • equestrian events
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • hunting
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
  • golf privileges optional
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
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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