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Darlene Thompson

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Darlene Thompson

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2015
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Answer to Prayer- Beachfront and Beautiful

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Special Offer! April special $150 per night April 18 - May 2

North Topsail Beach House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Answer to Prayer is an airy ocean front home that is just the ticket for enjoying Topsail Island up close and in style.

The house accommodates up to 10 guests with 4 bedrooms and 2 baths. Answer to Prayer is located in North Topsail Beach just over the High Rise Bridge to the island and a short drive to downtown Surf City for shopping and dining. A pet friendly, smoke free refuge for you, your family and friends is waiting.

You'll love the mornings. We like to get up early with a steaming cup of coffee and sit out on the deck. It's so quiet, but the beach is waking up. The waves crash on the shore, sea gulls gawk at one another.

A flock of pelicans come 'floating' on the winds as they cruise the beach looking for breakfast. The morning sun warms us up.

My husband decides he wants to go for a ride on his bike. He heads south on the bike shoulder lane waving at the friendly islanders driving in the early morning. After a good run to the southern part of the island, he gets off at the point to smell the jasmine and salt air.

As he heads back, he stops at Seas the Day, a beach house owned by a friend of ours in Surf City. We have friends staying there who have come to Topsail Island the same week as us. After he greets them and visits for a while, he invites them to the barbeque we are planning that night.

While he is riding on his bike, I decide I will take a quick dip and swim a little. The water is chilly at first, but then the Caribbean kissed waters seem to warm up. After a workout, I climb back on the beach and then to take a shower. I decide that I will lay in the sun later. But first I want to do a little shopping at this absolutely darling clothes shop in Surf City.

I could go on and on about how much you'll enjoy Answer to Prayer, but I invite you to come and make your own vacation.

Keywords: House beach front

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Darlene Thompson (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2015

About Darlene Thompson

Roger and Darlene are from Hilliard, Ohio a suburb of Columbus. Roger is originally from California and Darlene is originally from Indiana.

Growing up without a North Carolina beach. We love Topsail Island. With the stress of life it is great to get away with friends and family.

We have two grown children who also enjoy joining us at the beach.

Darlene Thompson purchased this house in 2005

Why Darlene Thompson chose North Topsail Beach

After sending our daughter off to school at UNCWilmington in the fall of 2005, we decided to look for a vacation rental in the area. Really just out of curiosity. Being from Ohio this beach is a real treat and being an architect I wanted a house that was architecturally exciting. One of our dear friends had purchased a house and a duplex and told us about Topsail Island,and how quiet and not crowded it was. Well I feel in love with 'Answer to Prayer' in September when I came up for a parents weekend. We waited until March to make an offer and it was still on the market ( in 2005 things were moving a lot faster). We really felt our prayer had been answered when price was reduced, we both were in agreement and the house was available. We have had fun painting and decorating and relaxing with our friends on the deck. Many of our families who stay come back year after year, treat the house as it was their own and call it home. We hope you will enjoy our home too.

i hope you will too.

What makes this house unique

The house is kid friendly with gates for the stairs going down to the beach and to the driveway. Also suitable for keeping dogs on the deck.

We provide a high chair and games and DVDs.

Each bedroom has a ceiling fan as well as A/C for upstairs and down.

Turtle watching is also quite common in this section of North Topsail Beach.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We just finished a week at Answer to Prayer. The house looks exactly like the photos on the web site and was a comfortable spot to pull our family together. We loved the ocean front location, it made it easy for our multi-generational family to go to and from the water. This was our first visit to Topsail Island and we loved the relaxed vibe. Midway through the week I said to my husband that Topsail was the kind of place where you dress up by putting on your flip-flops. Otherwise we lived in bare feet and swimsuits all week. Thanks for sharing your beautiful place
Jul 2010
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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 43 traveler reviews

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Answer to Prayer- Beachfront and Beautiful
average rating of 4.883721 based on 44 reviews
Kentucky
5

Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

Well I know I went out on a limb and rented this 20 miles from our sons marine graduation but I would've drove 40miles because it was awesome!:)very clean well maintained and did I mention like a few foot steps from the ocean yea it was cold and miserable outside but the house and the view took all that away the owner was the best and thanks we will rent from u again hopefully soon!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Carrboro, NC
4

Midwinter Weekend Getaway

  • 4 of 5

This was a midwinter long weekend getaway for the two of us and we were quite pleased with the house. Prior to our visit the owner, Darlene, responded to emails within hours and was very accommodating. The house was clean and well maintained. We prepared all our own meals and the kitchen and appliances met all of our needs. The unfamiliar operation of the coffee maker proved a minor nuisance on the first morning and we would have appreciated a supply of coffee filters – or at least their inclusion on the “what to bring” list.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for letting us know to put the coffee filters on the "what to bring list"
5

Rick and Catt

  • 5 of 5

Catt and I had a wonderful time at "Answer to prayer". January on the Carolina coast is a yearly trip for us, even though Catt is from the island and has family there.

The house was perfect and the oceanfront view was very settling and quiet. House is beautiful, well maintained, and all we needed was close at hand.

Day before we left was bright, sun shining, and we videoed dolphins body-surfing waves from the balcony. A perfect week.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a great time, even in the off season. Love to have you back next year.
Martinsburg,WV
5

Family Gathering

  • 5 of 5

Answer to Prayer was exactly that.Our Answer to Prayer.We felt truly blessed to be able to gather children and grandchildren together from three different states in order to spend a wonderful week at the beach.As a family we are so spread out that our time together is truly special.The beach house was absolutely perfect! We enjoyed every day on the beach and had a couple of night storms but the weather didnt interrupt anything we had planned. The house was fully equipped with with everything needed to prepare meals and a laundry room to keep up with the all the wet towels!This beach house was the perfect location. You just walked out onto the back deck and down the steps and you were on on your own private beach.Absolutely beautiful.We hope to be able to return again soon.So many wonderful memories were created and we praise our God for the many blessings we experienced on this vacation.It couldnt have been any better. Many thanks to the owners for all their assistance.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pamila, we were glad you had good weather and a fun time at the beach. It is hard to always find time for everyone to get together, but once you do the memories it creates are precious.
4

Nice home!

  • 4 of 5

My husband, adult children and grandchildren had a wonderful week at North Topsail beach! We have never stayed oceanfront, so Answer to Prayer was "An Answer to Prayer"! The house was very comfortable and was well stocked with most everything you'd need or want at the beach. In the garage there are extra beach chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards and even ladder golf! Other than heavy rain our first 3 days we had a wonderful family vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for nice review hope to see you back again.
Fairfax, Virginia
5

Wonderful House and Beach!

  • 5 of 5

My family recently visited Topsail Beach for the first time in July and had a wonderful stay at Answer to Prayer! We were 11 people ages 18 months to 65 years and we were even able to bring our dog! The house was clean, well maintained and fully equipped with a cooking ready kitchen and comfortable sleeping accommodations. The owner could not have been more helpful. She was always happy to answer our many questions as this was our first time visiting. We enjoyed many dinners out on the outside deck and loved the ease of taking the kids out on the beach just a few steps away. The location of Answer to Prayer made us feel like we had our own private beach. I would highly recommend this house to families with young children and to anyone who enjoys relaxing at the beach! Great house and great vacation! We'd love to go back!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had such a good time we look forward to your return visit.

Map

Nearest Airport
27 Miles

Only 45 min from historic Wilmington NC.

Tour the WW2 Battleship North Carolina.

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Rates & Availability

From $155 Per night

North Topsail Beach House Rental Rates

Special Offer! April special $150 per night

Special Offer From:
Dates Apr 18, 2015 to May 2, 2015

Enjoy a three day or as much as a 10 day get away to Topsail Island, only $150 per day

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Early Spring 2015
Mar 7 2015 - May 8 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,085
 
 
Spring 2015
May 9 2015 - Jun 5 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,495
 
 
Summer 2015
Jun 6 2015 - Aug 15 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,350
 
 
Late Summer 2015
Aug 16 2015 - Aug 28 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,350
 
 
Fall 2015
Aug 29 2015 - Sep 11 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,595
 
 
Late Fall 2015
Sep 12 2015 - Nov 27 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$1,285
 
 
Winter 2015
Nov 28 2015 - Dec 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$180
$1,090
$2,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$175
 

Additional information about rental rates

clean fee $125
Pet Fee $125
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 10.0%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

North Topsail Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1935 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • two full bathrooms with tub in one and jacuzzi in the other.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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