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New owners with over $180,000 in luxury renovations. 4172 Island drive is a 6 BR + loft oceanfront beach house and a haven for those seeking a luxury peaceful getaway. With an oceanfront location and no homes on either side, Vitamin Sea offers an unparalleled 180 degrees of unobstructed ocean views and direct beach access. Vitamin Sea accommodates up to 18 people with 3 King Bedrooms, 2 Queen Bedrooms, a bunk room, loft with bunk beds and game room with extra sleeping space.
The owners of 4172 aim to make your stay as luxurious and stress-free as possible. Every amenity you can think of is available: linens provided, flat screen televisions in every bedroom, a luxury barbecue grill for evening cookouts, beach chairs and loungers, game tables, Wii console, DVD library, surround sound speakers indoors and outside, spacious Jacuzzi hot tub, kitchen stocked with basics, and so much more.
THE HOUSE WAS PERFECT,THE PICTURES DOES NOT DO IT JUSTICE, THERE WAS 12 OF US WE ALL WANTED A WEEK OF R&R AND NOTHING TO DO BUT WALK ON THE BEACH LOOKING FOR SHELLS,COOKING & EATING SOME GREAT SEA FOOD, THE HOUSE HAD AFEW PROBLEMS WHEN WE FIRST GOT THERE,THEY WERE TAKEN CARE OF WRIGHT AWAY, KITCHEN WAS GREAT FOR COOKING &ENTERTAINING
.THE PROPERTY WAS VERY CLEAN & MAINTAINED WELL
YES I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS HOUSE TO RELATIVES &FRIENDS
Our family has been vacationing in Topsail for the past 8 years. This is by far the nicest beach house we have ever stayed in. We had a total of four families (8 adults and 4 teenagers). There are sooo many wonderful things to say about this house. It is the closest house to the beach which made it so easy to go back and forth for lunch, games, or drinks. There are no houses to the left or right, which makes the view from the main deck and the master deck even more amazing. You feel like you are right on the water because you are :-). It was such a pleasure to have the linens included and not having to worry about packing or washing when we got home. The house is very spacious and the down stairs game rooms were awesome for the kids. The house is equipped with two refrigerators which is a must and the kitchen has a ton of cups, silverware, pots, and pans. Everything was very clean when we arrived and it was extremely nice to NOT deal with a realtor and keys. The private Wi-Fi was a great perk and the fact we didn't need pool passes was a blessing since my child lost his last year and cost me $20 at the last place :-(. We wanted to just thank Lauren and Jonathan for sharing their wonderful beach house. It was one of our best vacations ever.
The house was beautiful. The ocean view was AMAZING. We enjoyed our stay so much we can't wait to go back. There are several restaurants close by, but we perferred to stay in. Grocery stores are close by so you can get everything you need. We LOVED the place and would highly recommend it to anyone.
If you want a fantastic house in a perfect location with wonderful amenities and heplful owners this is the house for you. We've been coming to North Topsail Beach for many years and this house was great. We had 9adults from as far away as Houston TX. Our ages ranged from 15 months to 61 years. Everyone was extremely satisfied. This was our first time rentkng in late Sept and early Oct. We like this beach because even in mid July it is family oriented but it was even less crowded. We certainly highly recommend this house anytime of the year. Fantastic.
Since 2000, we have rented 9 vacation homes at Folly Beach, Tybee, Fripp, and Topsail, but this was our 1st with Vacation Rental by Owner and the 1st with a PROBLEM after departing!
Be aware that there are flooring problems in this home. During our stay, we noticed buckled flooring in the living room, in front of the laundry room, in the 2nd floor breezeway and in the bunkroom on the 1st level. The giant bump in front of the laundry room has gone unrepaired for over a year, as documented in a property review below June 2012, and the owner admitted to having a problem with a “cracked foundation”. Despite all these existing flooring problems, following our departure, we were accused of damage to the floor, yet the owner never provided any evidence of these accusations! Also, be careful when using the glasstop stove! We used the pots-pans provided in the kitchen by the owner, yet they accused us of damage to the glasstop stove, because some of the cookware THEY PROVIDED is not made for a glasstop stove. What a setup! It has been almost 4 months since our departure 6/8/13, and over 3 months since the last communication from the owner 6/21/13. They just quit communicating & arbitrarily kept our very SUBSTANTIAL damage deposit without any explanation/evidence, but ASSURANCES that they would formally respond shortly! We noticed communications with them was difficult early on and struggled for months to get a counter signed-dated contract back for our records; when it finally came, it was signed but not dated! We took many photos around the house before departing for proof of how we left it, always do this when renting! We even sent the owner a 6/8/13 morning photo of the room/floor in question; refuting the claim of extensive floor damage - no response! Don’t let this happen to you! If you choose to rent this house, you must take precautions to PROTECT yourself! We advise you to DEMAND someone check you in/out of the house, thoroughly inspect it with them, take pics, document problems, & immediately contact the owner with your list of concerns! Be PARANOID, it could save you your damage deposit! The fact that the owner would not allow a credit card deposit, which would allow you to dispute problems, should have sent up a BIG RED FLAG! We regret not showing more concern about this when booking the property. We HIGHLY RECOMMEND others SIMPLY TAKE YOUR BUSINESS ELSEWHERE– who needs a headache while you’re on vacation or even worse when you get back!
Had a wonderful Easter with family and friends. House is exactly as described and pictures are accurate. Very clean. Nice area, and with the lots on either side still vacant, felt like our own private paradise. Go to the website to see the room layout and more pictures, it is very helpful. Only two issues (and the first wasn't for us, but could be if staying with other couples that chip in equally...) the only bedroom with an attached bath is the master...all the others require a walk across a hall. The kitchen, which is awesome to cook in and in and of itself perfect, could have used better cookware and knives. We chose to stay in and eat all our meals in the house, including our big Easter feast, I got a little frustrated a few times. I can certainly understand not putting really nice stuff in a rental though, so I should have thought to do this myself, but if you really enjoy cooking, or are planning a big meal: bring your own cookware and knives. Bunk room was great for the kiddos, and everyone loved the game rooms. It was unseasonably cold and windy while we were there so we didn't get much beach time, yet we never got cabin fever or closed in because there was room to spread out and lots to do (movies, games, naps, etc.) Perfect for a big family get together.