'TOPSAIL: MAYBERRY BY THE SEA' AUTHOR OCEANVIEW SEA STAR CONDO W/ JACUZZI, POOL

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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'TOPSAIL: MAYBERRY BY THE SEA' AUTHOR OCEANVIEW SEA STAR CONDO W/ JACUZZI, POOL

Surf City Townhome Rental Photos and Description

Townhome, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

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SURF CITY'S 5-STAR CONDO!

(a sampling from reviews below:)

'5 STARS: Great Beach Townhouse across from the Beach. What we loved about Sea Star was having 4 bedrooms 3.5 bathrooms, loads of balconies, a slightly more upscale kitchen, and being literally right across from the beach.'

'5 STARS: Wonderful place to stay. ... With 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths it was perfect for everyone. ... The pool was great and the beach was perfect. ... The kitchen was roomy and love the granite counters. Thank you for sharing this lovely home with us.'

'5 STARS: Our first night there one of my students said 'I wish this was my house, this is my dream house'. It really was awesome. Loved the view of the ocean, the spacious bedrooms and living space and the updated bathrooms and kitchen. I hope to stay here again. Wireless internet was a bonus!'

'5 STARS: We had a wonderful time. The beach was so close and the view was great from the upper desk. We cooked in 4 nights and had everything we needed. ... We seemed to have more room at this condo in the family room area than the other places in the same complex. ... The condo was beautiful inside. We would love to go back there next summer!'

'5 STARS: Great Location. We enjoyed our stay at Mayberry@Sea Star. Great access to the beach. The photos accurately reflect the property and the owner was helpful in answering our questions.'

'5 STARS: Our Wedding Dream. ... the house was perfectly set up for everyone's needs. The place is decorated very nicely and attention to little details. House was clean and welcoming. We will definitely be back.'

'5 STARS: Condo is great, location wonderful and beach beautiful. ... My granddaughter wishes she lived there. We played on the beach like we were kids again. We also enjoyed sitting and talking on the deck at nite while watching planes fly by and even a few shooting stars!!! Look forward to another visit. '

'5 STARS: We had a wonderful sunny week at the beach. We loved being so close to the ocean. What a view! The children played in the water and looked for seashells and sea glass. ... We look forward to coming again soon.'

'5 STARS: So close to the beach!! Loved having an oceanview. We liked that there was enough room to accommodate our group (8) easily and we weren't crammed as we have been in past condo. Too cold for the pool during Spring Break, so we'll just have to come back this summer =) ... Thanks for a great time!'

'5 STARS: This place is the definition of serenity. The upstairs layout was perfect for our nightly family dinners. We loved having the two master bedrooms and the ocean view was breathtakingly beautiful. We will definitely be back---soon!'

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Topsail Island is wonderfully slow-paced and family-friendly. This beautiful modern luxury condo, with ocean view, community pool, four decks and master-bedroom jacuzzi, is owned by the author and photographer of 'Topsail Island: Mayberry by the Sea.' It is just one-half block from the beach and two decks have views of the ocean. Located in northern Surf City, near North Topsail Beach, the home is 2 miles from the shopping/restaurant center of the island.

The home has four bedrooms, including two master-bedroom suites. One suite includes a jacuzzi-type whirlpool tub and a pool view; the other has an ocean view. The home has two other bedrooms, each leading to a deck overlooking the pool. (Guests have access to the pool.) There are five beds – king, 2 queens, 2 twins – plus a two-person pullout sofa. (You provide towels and bed linens: your own or try either Me and Mom Cleaning or Sunsational Rentals, which deliver/pick up.) Coastal-style furniture, seascape paintings/prints and other island art decorate the home. (No smoking, please.)

A large open living area includes the kitchen and also has an outdoor deck overlooking the pool. Luxury abounds throughout this home, including such items as ceiling fans throughout, nine-foot-tall ceilings, granite counters and tile floors.

Other amenities: keyless electronic door lock; indoor and outdoor dining tables; covered parking for three vehicles; deck chairs and ocean breezes; outdoor shower; high-speed wireless internet; 72-channel cable.

You'll fall in love with both Topsail and this home!

* HAVE MORE/FEWER GUESTS OR HAVE DOGS WHO NEED A FENCED YARD? Be sure to check out our sister property, Mayberry by the Sea, a 3-bedroom home with fenced yard, located just 2-1/2 blocks away. (Property No. 301278 on VRBO.) Large groups renting both homes the same week save 5 percent off rental fees in peak season, 10 percent all other times.

Keywords: Ocean View, Pool, Jacuzzi, Luxury Town Home, Condo, Dogs, Pets, Beach House, Island Home, Wi-Fi, Camp Lejeune

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2010
Speaks english

Ray McAllister is the author of three award-winning North Carolina coastal books, including 'Topsail Island: Mayberry by the Sea,' plus a new book about Ocracoke. Vicki, his wife, is the photographer for the books, as well as for framed prints and note cards.

The Owner purchased this townhome in 2011

FROM THE AUTHOR: 'We bought our first home on Topsail and it's been perfect: a wonderful three-bedroom home with fenced yard. But because it only sleeps 6 (or 8 at the most), it isn't big enough when the extended family comes. So we were looking for a second property in the immediate area.

What we found amazed even us: a luxury 4-bedroom, 3.5-bath condo with incredible amenities, not to mention the Atlantic Ocean half a block away. Just fantastic. It is a joy to be in.

Many, many, many.

Start with ocean views -- from two separate decks.

Then there's a pool -- and two decks look out on the pool.

Don't forget the two master bedrooms (yes, two masters), each with a private deck.

Then there are luxury features throughout -- like a jacuzzi-type whirlpool tub, tile floors, granite counters, high ceilings with ceiling fans, etc. Throw in beautiful furniture and decor, as well as coastal art throughout the home.

It's the perfect place and only a two-minute walk from the beach. Well-behaved pets welcome.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Property Reviews

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'Topsail: Mayberry by the Sea' Author Oceanview Sea Star Condo w/ Jacuzzi, Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
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'Topsail: Mayberry by the Sea' Author Oceanview Sea Star Condo w/ Jacuzzi, Pool
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Surf City Topsail Island
Arllington VA
5

Great Beach Townhouse across from the Beach

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
This is our 3rd year renting a beach house from this wonderful and accomodating owner! This year though we moved from Mayberry by the Sea to Sea Star due to scheduling. The two locations are different but equally great. What we loved about Sea Star was having 4 bedrooms 3.5 bathrooms, loads of balconies, a slightly more upscale kitchen, and being literally right across from the beach. What we missed about Mayberry by the Sea was it's wonderful fenced backyard, old-fashioned laid-back front porch, and its overall feeling of being in a different era (though the house is completely modern).
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 3/3
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'Topsail: Mayberry by the Sea' Author Oceanview Sea Star Condo w/ Jacuzzi, Pool
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Surf City Topsail Island
5

Wonderful Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
This is a great place to stay. Lots of bedrooms and we were able to have family from several different states to join us in a family celebration. The weather was great except couple days of rain but that was a good break from the sun. I would highly recommend staying here. With 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths it was perfect for everyone and nobody was on top of each other. The pool was great and the beach was perfect. We even enjoyed an evening kayaking on the bay. The kitchen was roomy and love the granite counters. Overall a great week and was very comfortable. Thank you for sharing this lovely home with us.
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 3/3
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'Topsail: Mayberry by the Sea' Author Oceanview Sea Star Condo w/ Jacuzzi, Pool
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Surf City Topsail Island
Canada
5

"Wish this was my house, This is my dream house" Incredible!

"Wish this was my house, This is my dream house" Incredible!
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
Recently stayed here with a group of 9 of us. We came from Canada to a attend a leadership conference to build into to lives of my student interns. This place was a refuge for us to recharge and reflect on what we were learning. Our first night there one of my students said "I wish this was my house, this is my dream house". It really was awesome. Loved the view of the ocean, the spacious bedrooms and living space and the updated bathrooms and kitchen. I hope to stay here again. Wireless internet was a bonus!
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 5/5
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'Topsail: Mayberry by the Sea' Author Oceanview Sea Star Condo w/ Jacuzzi, Pool
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Surf City Topsail Island
Mebane, NC
5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
My family and I stayed a week in August. We had a wonderful time. The beach was so close and the view was great from the upper desk. We cooked in 4 nights and had everything we needed. We ate out 3 nights and we ate at some great places. We seemed to have more room at this condo in the family room area than the other places in the same complex that we have stayed at before. The bedrooms were a nice size and the condo was beautiful inside. We would love to go back there next summer. It was a real short walk to the beach and with kids that is a plus and great if you have a pet!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 7/7
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'Topsail: Mayberry by the Sea' Author Oceanview Sea Star Condo w/ Jacuzzi, Pool
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Surf City Topsail Island
Illinois
5

Great Location

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
We enjoyed our stay at Mayberry@Sea Star. Great access to the beach. The photos accurately reflect the property and the owner was helpful in answering our questions. I would recommend this property to friends and relatives.
Helpful votes: 7/7
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Availability & Rates

Surf City Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
EARLY SEASON
Jun 14 2014 - Jun 27 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$1,595
7 nights
 
 
PEAK SEASAON
Jun 28 2014 - Aug 8 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$2,195
7 nights
 
 
TRANSITION SEASON
Aug 9 2014 - Sep 5 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$1,295
7 nights
 
 
VALUE SEASON
Sep 6 2014 - Jan 2 2015
$175
Fri,Sat
$795
2 nights
 
 
OFF SEASON
Jan 3 2015 - Mar 27 2015
$150
Fri,Sat
$595
2 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $195.00 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300.00
Cleaning fee $95.00
Tax Rate 3.0%
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Amenities

Surf City Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Beach View
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Covered Parking
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Catering Available
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 1 - jetted tub
    Bathroom 5 - There are a total of 3-1/2 baths.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • churches
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • miniature golf
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • jet skiing
  • water skiing
  • surfing
  • parasailing
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • rafting
  • cycling
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
Notes:
Luxury features: 2 master bedrooms, jacuzzi, granite counters, tile flooring in kitchen and bathrooms, 9-foot-high ceilings, ceiling fans, 4 decks (2 ocean view, 2 pool view),
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