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Special thru 6/20/15- 50% off! Only $5990 vs $11990 per/wk. 12 bedrm. Oceanfrt.

Paulette McGrath

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 12
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Special thru 6/20/15- 50% off! Only $5990 vs $11990 per/wk. 12 bedrm. Oceanfrt.

Bedrooms 12
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


North Topsail Beach House Rental Photos and Description

12 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms. Sleeps 32( or see prop ID #163979 for our 6 BDRM)

The only 12 bedroom/12 bath oceanfront on the island.

This home gives the curb appearance of a large single family home while providing 5,345 square feet of side by side duplex. In the center, there is one white, sweeping, Cinderella staircase rising up to the front porch. Inside, there is a vestibule with entrance to each side. This is a wonderful home for family reunions and weddings.

The entire house has been professionally decorated and it is beautiful. The first floor has 8 bedrooms with 6 full baths, 2 laundry rooms and 2 outside showers. There are 4 queen size bedroom suites on this floor, two bedrooms with twin beds, and 2 bunk rooms that sleep 6 in each room. The second floor has 2 king master suites, with private balconies. Also, on the second floor are 2 living area great rooms, 2 fully equipped kitchens, 2 dining areas, 2 gas grills & 2 half baths. On the third floor are 2 penthouse suites with huge private balconies that over look the ocean.

The views are even more breath taking from the second floor. The great rooms, kitchens, and dining areas were designed with an open plan to maximize the views. Similarly, the corner fire places, each with a 45' flat screen TV above, is situated for viewing from anywhere in the kitchen or living area. The master king bedroom suites with custom bathroom and private balconies are on the second floor. 2 half bathrooms are also on this floor.

The third floor has the two penthouse suites with a queen size beds and full custom bathrooms. 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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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, then 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

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 you
Oct 2009
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Bedrooms 12
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Special thru 6/20/15- 50% off! Only $5990 vs $11990 per/wk. 12 bedrm. Oceanfrt.
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
Maysville NC

Absolutely Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We held our 3rd Annual Women's Retreat in this gorgeous house and could not have been more pleased! It's always immaculate and ready for us. There's nothing that is spared from the most comfy beds and designer bedding to every imaginable kitchen utensil known to man. It's always warm and inviting and there's really just something special about this home. It's great I just can't say enough about the place and the owners are fabulous to work with. Thank you for everything! I highly recommend to everyone!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Alexandria, LA

Wonderful house/wonderful vacation

  • 5 of 5

For large family get-togethers, it is often challenging to find one house that meets everyone’s needs – accommodates all age groups, offers equal parts shared space and privacy, allows for ease in eating-in and dining-out, and is in a location that provides activities for those who want to sight-see versus those who simply want to relax. We recently stayed at this property and were quite pleased to find that this house pleasantly met – and exceeded – our every expectation. We plan on returning!

The floor plan lends itself to large families. A big selling point for renting the duplex is how easy it was to go between the two units. Also, the wall between the two sides of the duplex is sound-proof – and sometimes large families can be loud! The house is beautifully maintained with what I would term “casually elegant” furnishings. This distinguishes it from other beach-side properties and is an added treat. The living space is comfortable and homey, and on chilly nights, we had a fun time turning on the fireplace. The house is designed for entertaining, with ample room in the kitchen for multiple people to be involved in helping to do the prep-work for meals. For those interested in grilling, we very much enjoyed going to the local fish market and experimenting with cooking new types of fish.

As stated before, the house offers a good balance between communal space and privacy. We especially loved the “penthouse” suite on the top floor. The balcony adjoining the penthouse suite has one of the most beautiful views in the house, and we enjoyed congregating there to watch the sunset. Equally fun, the walkway out to the ocean has a couple of benches, which made for same great late-night conversations and stargazing.

The beach itself was beautiful and well-maintained. While more crowded on the weekends than on weekdays, we never found it to be too crowded. In fact, we very much enjoyed watching other people use the beach – it was great fun to watch people playing and exercising – and we even spotted one engagement photo session!

Last, we found the quality of customer service provided by the owner Paulette to be that magic ingredient that makes a family get-together truly memorable. You can tell she and her husband truly care about their guests’ stay – both in the house and on the island. In summary, we couldn’t have asked for a more pleasant experience. Many thanks to Paulette in providing visitors with a beautiful, elegant, well-designed home.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Jarrettsville, MD USA

Especially nice large house for big group

  • 5 of 5

We have rented adjoining houses 5 times previously just north of Surf city for our extended family group, consisting of 7 married couples and older children ( currently most of the kids are in their 20s!). We loved this duplex because we had plenty of room to spread out with all the bedrooms - everyone had their own bed and every couple had their own bedroom with a private bath. Being a duplex, the convenience of easily getting to the other side was a big plus- much easier than traveling from 2 adjacent houses. Moving from one duplex to the other was possible on the 1st floor ( bedroom floor) at the foyer and also on the 2nd floor ( main living area/kitchen) through a doorway on ocean deck. The walls were well insulated not only between the duplexes, but within each one, making sleeping great. We were very pleased to find that the beds were all made up when we arrived. Previous houses required that we sort the linens and make our own beds. The kitchens were well thought out and well appointed. Almost any tool or pan necessary to cook with was available. We usually have gone out to dinner on previous visits to the island. Cooking was so pleasant and easy, we had dinner at the house every night. The owners provided all that they promised and the house was in very good condition - clean and well maintained. The owners were easy to contact and they spent time carefully explaining details. The views were amazing from the decks. Since the house is north of the north bridge, the beaches were not at all crowded and during the weekdays, we almost had the beach to ourselves. As an aside, there is good shopping just over the north bridge - you don't have to fight the drawbridge traffic on the south side of the island!

This was our first time renting a home from a HomeAway listing. We were nervous at first, but this was a good experience. We plan on coming back to this rental in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway

Weekend In Topsail NC

  • 5 of 5

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,


  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Charleston SC

Chums Retreat

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway


Car: recommended

You have the ocean and porpoises in your backyard and great views of the Intra Coastal Waterway from the front. Less than an eight minute walk from your front door are 2 lighted tennis courts, a basketball court, a volleyball court, horseshoe area, an enclosed children's playground, a lovely covered picnic area, and pier that takes you out on the intracoastal to watch all the boats going by or to try your luck at crabbing or fishing.

Bring your bike and travel for miles on the bike path that runs in front of the house.

For the golfer, there is a four Star Course that is a 6 minute drive from the house. There are four other courses in the area to explore.

Within a 15 minute walk, you can fish off the East Coasts longest fishing pier. There is a good little restaurant there as well. They will even cook your catch.

You can enjoy deep sea fishing on one of the local charter boats.

Drive to historic Wilmington and tour several of the beautiful plantation homes.


Rates & Availability

From $284 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
Per 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 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
Fall Fun
Sep 5 2015 - Oct 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
Get Away
Oct 31 2015 - Dec 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 3 2016
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,200.00
Cleaning $550.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes * The rental rate for the weeks of Thanksgiving and Christmas is $3990.

We do run specials, for 3 nights or more, during the non-summer months. Please check with us. We usually advertise the special rate in the headline.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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North Topsail Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Dialup Access
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • 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
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 25 people
  • 12 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 9 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 10 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 11 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 12 - toilet , shower
  • 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 doors are solid wood to cut down on noise transference.
  • 12 Bedrooms, Sleeps 32
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , full bath + priv. balcony w/ 2chairs & table
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , full bath +priv. balcony w/ 2chairs & table
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , full bath +priv. balcony w/ 2chairs & table
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , full bath +priv. balcony w/ 2chairs & table
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , full bath +priv. balcony w/ 2chairs & table
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , full bath + priv. balcony w/ 2chairs & table
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen , full bath +deck w/ 2chairs & table
    Bedroom 8 - 1 queen , full bath +deck w/ 2chairs & table
    Bedroom 9 - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , bunk rm
    Bedroom 10 - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , bunk rm
    Bedroom 11 - 2 twin/ single , deck w/ 2chairs & table
    Bedroom 12 - 2 twin/ single , deck w/ 2chairs & table
  • Besides having great curb side appeal and architectural beauty, this is the only 12 bedroom house on the island. It is also 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 2000 sq. ft. of furnished decks and balconies with fabulous water views. 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.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 16 garden chairs
  • 16 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
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
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • 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
There are 2 dumb waiters at the garage level to carry groceries and luggage to the first and second floors. There are 2 oversized water heaters for all those showers. Each floor has its own thermostat cooling and heat control. There is a 4 car garage with automatic doors and plenty of room to store your bikes, motor cycles and other large items. There are a good supply of beach chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards, and kids beach toys.

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