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Larrys Lazy Susan-Elevator 5BR Very Beachfront COME SEE HOW CLOSE Booking 2016

Larry Martin

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Larry Martin

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Larrys Lazy Susan-Elevator 5BR Very Beachfront COME SEE HOW CLOSE Booking 2016

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


North Topsail Beach House Rental Photos and Description

5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 14 sleeps, 15 max


Some fall weeks open for 2015, we are pre-booking 2016, BOOK IT NOW !!!


Come and try the 'Larry’s Lazy Susan Experience' at Topsail Beach for a Lazy relaxing refreshing vacation which our guests have enjoyed for 20 years. Larry’s Lazy Susan has been recently expanded and renovated by myself an Architect to provide you with a relaxing home to experience the beauty and wonderful sights and sounds of the Atlantic Ocean.


Your family will enjoy Larry’s Lazy Susan a peaceful Lazy getaway at our beach house only a short drive from shopping, dining, golf, fishing and other activities. The house is located on a secondary street off the beaten path great for jogging and cycling. You will feel like you are literally on the beach with only a few steps, COME SEE HOW CLOSE!!

Larry’s Lazy Susan has two wonderful oceanfront decks for your family and friends to enjoy. An intimate upper deck allows you a panoramic view of the beaches below. Enjoy sitting up here and relaxing in the warm Carolina sun. The lower deck offers a cooler, shaded retreat to sit on while watching your children play in the sand.

Bring your fishing poles and try surf fishing, you may catch something great for dinner! Our house accommodates up to 15 guests with 5 bedrooms and 4 baths.

Larry’s Lazy Susan is a short drive to downtown(approximately ( 5 miles)

A typical day for us includes morning coffee on the ocean side deck watching the shrimp boats just off shore dragging their nets, birds flocking behind feeding on the left over shrimp and fish. The dolphins trailing behind and the pelicans are floating in formation along the shore.

After a walk on the beach looking for shells and sharks teeth, we decide to set up our beach chairs and umbrella for a day of sun bathing and swimming in the surf. We take a break to play some beach games, volleyball and fly a kite.

After a fun filled beach day and as the sun begins to set on the sound side, a beautiful view is afforded from the three decks on the street side. After dinner is prepared in the kitchen which has a view of both the ocean and the sound, the dining room which seats 8 at a square table has a wonderful view of the setting sun across the sound, the breakfast/dining area has ocean view dining seating 6 at a rectangle table where you can enjoy the ocean breeze. Having this dining area located off of the living area provides the gamers in the family a great place to play games, put together puzzles!

The kitchen also has bar seating for three on bar stools where the family can join in on the preparation of dinner.

Come, enjoy and make your own memories at Topsail Island and Larry’s Lazy Susan. You will LOVE the 'LAZY SUSAN EXPERIENCE'

Keywords: House,topsail beach, fishing, oceanfront, sound view, elevator, handicap accessible, king beds, queen beds, decks, balconies,kayaking, surfing,tourist attractions, Wilmington, Jacksonville,restaurants, seafood ,sunset, dolphins, scuba, golf, shells, sharks teeth

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Larry Martin (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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About Larry Martin

I am a self employed architect in Virginia, which has been very beneficial with our great beach house since we have renovated and added additional rooms recently in 2011. Susan and I have six children that were all young when we purchased the house. The house was perfect for our family but now that our family has grown, we expanded and renovated to provide more room..

Larry Martin purchased this house in 1994

Why Larry Martin chose North Topsail Beach

We vacationed at North Topsail Beach for two years prior to purchasing and rented our house the summer before we purchased. We love the secluded beach only a few steps from our deck. A great place to bring the family for a relaxing LAZY vacation. We love to swim, surf fish, boat and jet ski, fly kites, play in the surf, hunt for shells and sharks teeth of which we have thousands. The house is on a less traveled street off of the main road, but very easily accessible.

What makes this house unique

We are able to view nature at its finest, watching the dolphins play in the ocean, pelicans and gulls flying in formation, watching loggerhead turtles laying their eggs and watching them hatch at our steps to the beach(which we have done). Views that are spectacular from all rooms, multiple ocean and sound side decks and the PROXIMITY of the house to the ocean. The ELEVATOR which is extremely helpful for the elderly and moving in luggage. The separate under counter 50# ICE MAKER is a must for plenty of ice for drinks and coolers.

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Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Larrys Lazy Susan-Elevator 5BR Very Beachfront COME SEE HOW CLOSE Booking 2016
average rating of 4.850746 based on 67 reviews

Great property for a beach vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Very much appreciated the house! We were here in the winter, and it was very much appreciated that the heater worked well, the water was hot, and the property was obviously cared about. Larry was a very thoughtful owner and called to check in on us, which was very much appreciated. The king bed I slept in on the first floor was very comfortable, and I appreciated having a vanity desk to blow dry my hair. My only regret was that I didn't stay longer! Thanks again for a lovely stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jen, we appreciate your review and glad you had a great time. We do very much care about our home and want all of guests to be completely satisfied. I call our guests to be helpful and I am glad you feel we were helpful. Susan is responsible for the makeup vanity in the master bedroom, which I know is a great amenity for women. Next time try to stay longer, Please return, Thanks, Larry

Ladies Scrapbooking Getaway

  • 4 of 5

Larry's Lazy Susan was perfect for our group of lady scrapbookers. With 11 women we never ran out of hot water using the many bathrooms. The views were spectacular from the living room we watched a dolphin pod travel up shore and glorious sunsets. The kitchen was roomie for all our cooks and they even had sharp knives! The elevator was the life saver in helping load and unload. Most of all working with the owners was excellent as he called to check on us when we arrived and answered any questions I had promptly. We hope to stay again.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Renee, we are glad you had a wonderful time and our house met all your needs. Being so close to the beach has it's advantages such as great views and only a few steps to the beach and water. We also believe in having good quality sharp knives along with all the other needs for a well equipped kitchen. The elevator is definitely a convenient amenity. We always call our guests and try to provide any assistance possible. Glad to help, please come again, Thanks, Larry

Two Weeks at Christmas

  • 3 of 5

My husband & I rented this house over the Christmas holidays for 2 weeks.

There are great things about this house - the elevator makes it easy for older folks. It's RIGHT on the beach with a great view. The beds are decent and the kitchen has a good supply of utensils and cooking tools.

When we arrived, all seemed to be in order, but as we proceeded into our stay we found a few things that were not to our liking. The house was definitely not as clean as it could have been. While the toilets,sinks,frig,microwave, etc. were all spotless, there were a lot of things that were not. All but one bathroom had mold-covered shower liners. There was a thick layer of dust visible on most ledges, base-boards, blinds, etc. In some places there were dust bunnies stuck the walls, cabinets, pictures. There were dead flies around windows on the main floor. There were also a lot of smudges and scuffs on the walls in two of the bedrooms, as well as a missing closet door. As we made up beds, we did need the extra blankets that were provided, but we had to wash all as they were not fresh.

We went out and purchased $43 in cleaning supplies (NONE in the house) and cleaned. I got frustrated so called Larry to help remedy the situation. He did send over his cleaning guy, but it wasn't until 6:45pm the next day. It would have been best for Larry to hire a cleaning service to come in and not send his 'friend' who cleans for him. He was very clear in who this person was and that he was coming from a second job. It made us feel pretty bad that this guy had to come do this at night and right before the holidays. I don't think the guilt trip was intended by any means, but it wasn't a fuzzy feeling for sure. The cleaning guy did an OK job, but it needed more. We ended up vacuuming, changing shower curtains,scrubbing a bathroom and dusting. Elbow grease is what it needed.

Lastly, we had heavy rain one day that very quickly filled the sliding glass door wells, which explained the mold in them. One door leaks, perhaps from upstairs? Definitely had to use the storm blinds. Only 2 of the 4 doors are functional. Lots of signs of prior leaks around skylights, etc.

I would like to offer perspective. My family and I have been renting beach houses up and down the SC/NC coast since 1978 and I've used Homeaway for countless trips. We don't believe our expectations are above the norm. Again, not a bad house, it just needs cleaning TLC.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Louise, we appreciate the review and we take all reviews seriously. Our house is right on the beach with all of the amenities you mentioned. We are very concerned we did not meet all of your expectations which we strive to do for all our guests. The cleaning issues we did try to resolve by sending our cleaner back to perform some minor cleaning which we were happy to do as soon as possible. We do not use a cleaning company because of poor performance which we have experienced for the past 18 years when we had a realtor managing the house. We have chosen a friend who is very familiar with our house and what requirements we expect as the owner. He has cleaned the house for the past three years with success and with a personal touch, which we have not gotten in the past from other cleaning companies. We do not feel our guests should have to clean when they arrive, this is not acceptable to us as the owner. We try to maintain some cleaning supplies for guests use, but occasionally these will be depleted. We did offer to pay for the supplies you purchased. Blankets are provided as a courtesy only since we do not provide linens. We expect guests to provide linens as they require. The sliding glass doors are already scheduled for replacement within the next month during the off season. These will have integral blinds between the glass and hopefully solve the problem with windblown rain. The reference to mold is incorrect, this is lubricant used to help the doors slide and with possibly some collection of sand. The skylights do not leak but will be checked. We always call our guests after arrival to see if all is acceptable as we did when you arrived. We want our guests to feel welcomed and appreciated for their patronage. We will utilize your input to help us make improvements to the service we provide. We feel based on the other reviews of our house and the service we provide is a better assessment of our commitment to our guests. Thanks for your comments, Larry --- P.S. The sliding glass doors have been replaced now.

Awesome Staycation!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I gathered for a weekend getaway not far from home! Living so close to Wrightsville Beach I often forget how Wonderful and FUN Topsail Island can be! Larry's Lazy Susan topped it off for us! Larrys beach house is perfect for a family gathering! We had about 12-15 stay and we definitely had enough space for fun and relaxation! Plenty of parking and the most gorgeous view of the beach! My favorite part was watching the meteor shower last night and seeing all the dolphins swimming! Mother nature definitely put on a show for us this weekend!!! Oh and I can't forget all the beautiful pelicans that flew by throughout the day. Larry's porch was a wonderful place to hang out and enjoy the scenic view! I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a family getaway!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michelle, we are glad you had a wonderful time at the "Lazy Susan" a great place to be lazy. Our beach is wonderful with great views of the ocean and great for watching the birds, dolphins and turtles. Our beach side deck is a great spot for all of these and so close to the beach. Our house does have a lot of room for family gatherings and plenty parking. Some times great spots to visit are close to home. Please come again, Thanks, Larry

Roomy, well-organized, welcoming house

  • 5 of 5

"Lazy Susan" is a wonderful oceanfront property for large or small groups -- clean, very well laid out, all desired amenities, very convenient to area attractions, easy access to Wilmington, NC and Jacksonville, NC. The owner was very responsive on a few glitches we encountered when we first arrived, and all was taken care of quickly. The elevator was a great bonus (esp. with elder dogs!). I would strongly recommend this property to anyone looking for a great beach vacation!

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Liga, glad you had a wonderful time enjoying the "Lazy Susan Experience", the elevator is useful for elder dogs and people as well. We take pride in keeping our house in excellent condition and clean for all of our guests. The house is great for families and groups. The main level is handicapped accessible and provides wheel chair accessibility to all necessary areas. We do try to be responsive to all our guests and resolve any problems that may arise. I hope you will return some day, we love repeat guests, Thanks, Larry

Great Location!!!

  • 5 of 5

Great Home - Great Location!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Josh, that says it all !! Almost, we do have a great location on a fabulous beach on a secluded street away from the crowds. Great house for a family vacation with a lot of amenities. Thanks and please come again, Larry


Daddy Mac's Beach Grille
"Good food overlooking the beach "
Emr Wings
"Good wings and great onion rings."
Andy's Burgers Shakes & Fries
"Very good cheese steak"
Rick's Restaurant & Sports Bar
Green Turtle
"Great food with nice view of the waterway."
Red Pepper
North Shore Country Club
"Great golf, well maintained, beautiful and challenging course. "
Sneads Ferry
Clam Digger Restaurant
Riverview Cafe
Max's Pizza
Beauchaines II
Andy's Burgers Shakes & Fries
Mollie's Restaurant
Quarter Master's Restaurant
Island Delights Restaurant
Sears Landing Grill & Boat
"Great seafood, views of the waterway, boat slips and docks."
Crab Pot
Long Island Pizza
Batts Grill
Buddy's Crab House
Sand Bar Saloon
Mainsail Restaurant
Crabby Mike's
New York Corner Deli
Castle Bay Golf
"Good links course, very open "
Domino's Pizza
Food Lion
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Wilmington, NC
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Rick's Restaurant and Sports Bar
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
NorthShore Country Club, Sneads Ferry, NC
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Interstate I 40
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Rick's Restaurant and Sports Bar
Car: necessary

The house is located off the main road of the island on a small residential street providing more privacy and less traffic. Located about halfway between Surf City and Sneads Ferry, a short drive to either for shopping, restaurants, marinas, seafood and golf. Loggerhead turtle watching, great shark teeth hunting, kite flying, crabbing, surf fishing, surfing, swimming and golf.


Rates & Availability

From $210 Per night

North Topsail Beach House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Summer 2015
May 23 2015 - Jun 5 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2015
Jun 6 2015 - Aug 14 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2015
Aug 15 2015 - Aug 28 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2015
Aug 29 2015 - Sep 11 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Getaway Fall 2015
Sep 12 2015 - Nov 27 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2015
Nov 28 2015 - Dec 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
Holidays 2015
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 1 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150.00 + Tax
Pet Fee $150.00 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59.00
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Linens (sheets & towels) not included, available for rental from or
We offer Early Check In at 1 PM for a $50 fee plus 10% tax. Pet fees are $150 per pet per week plus 10% tax. Just let us know if you wish to add pets or early check in.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 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:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Split-System Heating
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 First Floor Bedroom 1 - toilet , shower , Shared with Great Room
    Bathroom 3 Second Floor Bedrooms 2&3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shared between bedrooms 2&3
    Bathroom 4 Queen Suite Second Floor Bedroom 4 - toilet , shower , Second Floor Queen Private Suite
    Exterior Shower - outdoor shower , Hot & cold water on beach deck
    Bathroom 1 Master Suite First Floor - toilet , shower , HC assessible shower with seat and grab bars
  • All bathrooms have porcelain tile floors, vanities, showers or tub showers and faux finish walls, beautifully decorated.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Master Bedroom Suite First Floor - 1 king , First floor, private bath 1, covered deck,sound view
    Bedroom 1 First Floor - 1 queen , First floor, shared full bath 2 with great room
    Bedroom 2 Second Floor - 1 king , Second floor, shared full bath 3 with bedroom 3
    Bedroom 3 Second Floor - 2 queen , Second floor, shared full bath 3 with bedroom 2
    Bedroom 4 Queen Suite Second Floor - 1 queen , Second floor, private bath 4, private deck sound view
    Great Room Sofa Bed - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Great Room: Queen sleeper sofa, elevator access
    Second Floor Loft - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Second floor, Loft with double futon
  • Bedrooms tastefully decorated with ceiling fans, flat screen cable televisions, telephone, alarm clocks and very comfortable bedding. SEE FLOOR PLANS IN PHOTOS SECTION
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Elevator provides handicapped accessibility to all floors with wet weather access from covered parking. Ramp access to beach front deck from parking area. Kitchen has buffet with under counter 50# per day ice maker in addition to ice maker in refrigerator. Telephone unlimited local and long distance (US), Hot cold water exterior shower. NO WAITING in line at Realtors office for a key at check-in.

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