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Classic Island Cottage! Beachfront Private Home - Come enjoy Topsail

Bedrooms 5
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property




3 bed/2 bath- sleeps 8*

High season as 5 BED/3 BATH ONLY- sleeps 12**

ALL RATES QUOTED (except Hot Family Fun season) ARE FOR 3/2 CONFIGURATION.

Outside of the "HOT" season, additional 2 bedrooms/1 bath may be added for $300 per wk

"HOT" season rates are for the 5/3 configuration, only.

Cleaning is included.

Tax & refundable damage deposit are additional.


Classic Carolina OCEANFRONT, PRIVATE home with SCREENED PORCH, & 3 open decks. Your steps are DIRECTLY on to Topsail Island's clean, white sand. Wonderful CLOSE UP views! Our Classic NC beach cottage- the kind you remember from your childhood- is on a stretch of quiet beach with ONLY private homes stretching along the ocean for miles. There is NO PUBLIC ACCESS near the house.

Our home's original knotty pine interior has been lovingly preserved, creating a welcoming, classic cottage atmosphere.



Outside, ENJOY dining, relaxing, ocean and maritime forest sights, sounds & breezes. Our SCREENED PORCH is furnished with lots of seating. Other porches feature a picnic table, OUTSIDE SHOWER, and lounge chairs.

For your enjoyment, we have on hand some beach chairs, beach toys and games, coolers, & grill.

Streetside, we have a large parking area with turn around- no backing into street! Enough room for several cars...

TOPSAIL and SURF CITY are known for exceptionally clean, warm water, (the Gulf Stream is close to shore,) mild/moderate waves, a sandy bottom, and clean, white sand.

In addition, the island offers lots of family-oriented activities.

We are about 45 minutes from historic Wilmington, NC, and only about 2 hours from the golf courses and entertainment venues of Myrtle Beach, SC.

3 BEDROOM/2 BATH- sleeps up to 8

5 BEDROOM/3 BATH- sleeps up to 12

Our 5 bedroom option features separate guest quarters with its own living room and television, kitchen with full size appliances. Great for large families, or families traveling, everyone that bit of extra privacy, and/or extra watch a movie into the wee hours, or to rise early and not worry about making that first cup of coffee!

DISCOUNTS available for one couple, active military, early birds, and prior guests.


Even more wonderful than I imagined!! Last week proved to be the most enjoyable vacation I have ever been blessed to experience. Your place is not only comfortable, convenient, and pretty, but has a warm, at home atmosphere that made every moment special. My favorite room was the big screened porch. Our granddaughters could play at the shore, and we could keep our eyes on them in comfort & peace of mind. It was absolutely grand!! We also enjoyed cooking our meals with the great ocean view. I thanked the Lord every day for allowing us to be there!

Just wanted to say thanks again, the house was beautiful, and so was the town.

Kids cried when we left which was sad but, let us know how much fun they really had.

Every thing you sent us was right on the money. Thanks, too, for your honesty.

We love your Beach Escape!! Being ocean front with its own private deck makes it so easy to & hang out and not worry about our stuff. You are the most pleasant hosts I've ever dealt with. You both make us feel so comfortable, and at home. I could do a live commercial for your wonderful get away. Thank you for your great place, it is truly a treasure.

YOU WONT BE SORRY YOU BOOKED THIS PLACE! Our experience in this home was excellent! It is well cared for & just what we expected from the website. The owners were so easy to deal with that they felt like family. I hope to know them for the rest of my life! They told me what to pack, gave me ideas of things to do and places to eat, and perfect directions. At the house there were packets with restaurant menus (personal notes were written on them as to what is good to order, etc) and points of interest. The screened in porch was a blessing the one day it rained, because we ate our meals out there and played games, but still felt outdoors and near to the ocean. We took our other breakfasts and lunches on the deck picnic table which was awesome. While we were there, we had the beach to ourselves 95% of the time. There were so many shells that we were able to be super picky about which ones we chose (bring a bucket, you will need it). Evenings were great cause you could hear the ocean so well. You really will not be disappointed.


Thank you so much for the opportunity to have a vacation of a lifetime. Your place is wonderful. Everything, and even more than you said. The dolphins were wonderful to watch and we saw them daily. We had perfect weather and being able to spend it so close to the beach & ocean was beyond our wildest dream.

Your house was a wonderful, relaxed family-oriented place to watch the dolphins play as the sun rose. Sitting out was a great way to begin, and end the day, watching the ocean roll in and out. There were turtle nesting areas up and down the beach , the fish were jumping, the pelicans and all the other seabirds swooping down for a stroll along the surf. What more could anyone want!

'A Beach Escape' is just that. It enables me to leave so far behind my daily world that it ceases to exist for me, and that is the primary reason I take vacations: to escape.

Our 3rd visit to 'Beach Escape' It was a good time, as always. We enjoy your personal touch, like menu's with notations, books, games, & info about local happenings.

We love going to A Beach Escape- it is like going to a home away from home. Glad to give a reference but it is a lot like giving away your favorite secret hiding place! (honeymooners-came back for anniversaries),

My husband LOVED sitting in the living room, and looking at the ocean. So restful, and helps recharge all your batteries.

Wonderful place to build memories! Saw my granddaughter's face as she saw her first real sunset! A memory to be treasured! Indescribable week!

How wonderful our time was there. The kids loved every second and my little boy cried for about 5 minutes when we left.. We all feel like we've found a home away from home. I feel truly blessed to have found you. God bless you and your family!

Thoroughly enjoyed your home. I was able to lose all track of time. Took pictures of daybreak & nightfall to remind me of this special place. What a perfect spot, too, for a girlfriend's trip. Renew & relax.

Thanks for your home.We appreciated the unpretentiousness of your home (unlike many on the barrier islands). The location was perfect, and the birds were great, which was a particularly important criteria for us as nature lovers. Thinking about our next trip there already.

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What makes this cottage unique

First must be the unique renewing & de-stressing nature of being so close to the sea. With our unobstructed view, you will feel as though the ocean is your constant companion...and that the everyday world is far, far away. The sound of the waves is ever present, and becomes your own rhythm.

We have one of the only screened porches around. We love it for the shade in the day, giving small children and elderly family a protected area with beautiful side & front views of the beach, and of the sea. At night you can sit (without bugs bothering you!) and watch the sea and the stars, which seem so close you feel you can touch them. Sometimes, particularly at full moon, it is as bright as day on the can see the ocean, lit up, all the way to the horizon....incredible!

The other unique characteristic of the house is the separate guest apartment. It has a living/entertainment room, as well as two bedrooms, a bath, and an additional kitchen. Our guests have loved the arrangement. It offers additional privacy if some folks want to keep their own schedule, make their own meals or snacks, want to watch something different on TV, play different games, etc. It is perfect for a second family/friends, those early to bed grandparents, or just folks who like to sleep till noon on vacation!!

We have a great view of the beach, have seen sea turtles laying nests, and feel like the dolphins & pelicans are close enough to touch. We love having a short boardwalk and just a few steps before stepping right on to the beach.

Lastly this is the cleanest beach we've ever been on. White, soft, clean sand that goes right into the water. Exceptionally clean water, too, with no debris, tar or stones. Nice shallows for the little ones, and nice moderate waves for the older ones to body board.

A world away, but much to see and do if that's your preference!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time at the house and already want to come back, next year!
Jul 2015
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Surf City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , closet and medicine cabinet for good storage
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Lower level "guest quarters".
  • Main floor bath: Window with outstanding ocean views Grab bar for tub and shower. Hooks & towel bars. Large linen closet. Exhaust fan. Triple medicine cabinet Access from hall Main floor bath Shower Exhaust can light/fan access from bedroom and main living space Adding guest quarters to reservation adds additional bath: Shower Towel bars Under sink storage Access to outside OUTSIDE SHOWER ON DECK for RINSING OFF THAT CAROLINA SAND!
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , posturpedic pillow top Queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , large bedroom sleeps 4--kids love the sturdy bunk bed!!
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Lower level "guest quarters"
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Lower level "guest quarters"
  • Main floor: sleeps 8* Master bedroom and island side guest bedroom- Queen size beds Main floor 3rd bedroom: Twin Beds( 2) Bunk Bed with twin size mattresses. Extras: Graco Pack n Go bed for baby *Adding guest quarters to reservation adds: Two bedrooms ( 1 full bed, 2 twin beds) for 5 total bedrooms Cottage can sleep 12 in 5 bedrooms
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Furnished screened porch, deck with picnic table. Two additonal decks include one overlooking coastal forest. Beach toys & chairs. Guest quarters has 2 bedrooms, living room, kitchen, bath. Provides additional privacy for your group.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Classic Island Cottage! Beachfront Private Home - Come enjoy Topsail
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
Salem, WV

TopSail Island Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was excellent. The house was clean and exactly what we were looking for. The beach was quiet and we were able to walk it everyday and collect shells. The island itself is a treasure!

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2007
  • Stayed: Sep 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best Vacation Ever! L. Cruz

  • 5 of 5

Loved this beach house. So comfortable and relaxing. Everything you need is there, games, movies, beach umbrellas, chairs, toys, even beach hats. The piano was nice too, our daughter was able to practice her lessons. The cottage is nicely decorated. Our children loved the kids bedroom. They have already said they want to go back next year. I have never felt so rested after a vacation before. I'm normally exhausted. The Grocery store is close by, you can ride your bike there. The restaurants in the area are also really good.Thank you for renting this lovely cottage.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments, we're so glad you enjoyed a relaxing week at Easthaven! We look forward to welcoming you and your family back again.
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Wonderful Week!

  • 5 of 5

What a magical cottage, a rare gem! My daughter and I spent a wonderful week at Easthaven. We were so excited to find this authentic beach cottage. It brought back memories of my childhood vacations. I wanted her to experience the nostalgia and she loved it. Oceanfront couldn't be closer, no long walkways or elevators. Morning coffee on the screened porch was a delight. Easthaven is very clean, cozy and comfortable. Everything is organized and well thought out. The whole week was restful and rejuvenating. If I could give Easthaven 10 stars, I would! Thank you for allowing us to stay in your beautiful cottage!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you had such a wonderful week! We agree, there is nothing better than our screened porch :) Hoping you will find time to visit us, again, in the future....'til then....think beach!
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Best Ever

  • 5 of 5

This was my first ever beach front rental and by far my best vacation ever. The owners were extremely helpful and I knew if I had any question they were readily available by phone. We had 7 adults and 2 kids and everyone had plenty of room. The cottage is cozy and has a stunning view of the ocean in the main living area which has beautiful wood paneling. The screened porch is great for relaxing after (or before) a day on the beach. The beach itself is quiet and has plenty of shells. We found over 200 shark's teeth total in our party after we figured out what to look for. Due to ordinances ocean-side lights are turned off which makes for some great stargazing and moonlight beach walks. Everyone in our group agreed that we would like return to the beach and cottage.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Raleigh, NC

Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

The Beach Escape Home is just that, a vacation escape from the routines of everyday life. I call it my "Home Away From Home" I feel at home. I have thoroughly enjoyed escaping to Topsail at this home for the last five years. I started with taking my elderly Godparents who just wanted to be close to the beach; and it went from that to an annual escape with family and girlfriends. Sitting on the screen porch and watching the dolphins bob up and down is so relaxing also the porch is a great place to watch the sunrise and well as sunset. The owners are so fabulous. They are sincere and concerned that you enjoy your stay. They are very pleasant and helpful to address any need you have during your stay. They provide a wealth of information for the Topsail area as well as eating locations and suggestions left by previous guest. I appreciate the opportunity to have use of their beach home. I look forward to continued opportunities to escape there.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Greensboro, North Carolina

A Beach Escape-is perfect for all ages! My 3yr old had as much fun as her 63yr old grandmother!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our week long stay in May of 2014 so much we have already booked our dates for 2015! We have rented a dozen homes along the east coast from North Carolina to the Keys and I have never been more impressed. The kitchen was actually stocked with everything we needed to prepare meals for our large group, which has never happened before. We saw dolphins from the deck on three different occasions and the kids found shark teeth daily. The location is perfect. The beach is isolated enough we were comfortable allowing the kids to run with their kites but were also just a 5 minute car ride away form some great restaurants, Putt Putt and a grocery store. We are in love with the island & will keep coming back. Thanks Mary Ann.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Surf City
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
10 minutes
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
HWY 50 or 210. I- 40, connect to I- 95
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
5 minutes
Nearest Beach
The sand at our back door!
Car: necessary

Deep sea fishing, boating, kayak/canoe rentals; Sea Turtle Hospital open to public (one of only a few in USA) (see endangered sea turtles up close/volunteer to 'sit with a nest ready to hatch/). Missile Museum (where Cape Canaveral originally started); fishing piers, public boat ramp, playgrounds with basketball court; water park, bay side beach, bay boat tours; fresh seafood markets; ocean or bay kayaking;

Community Recreation center (summer week-long programs for adults & children; one day participation, too--tennis, soccer, yoga, zumba, paddle surf boarding etc etc)

Art galleries/antique shops/unique beach shops, great consignment store hunting.


Rates & Availability

Surf City Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 2 2017 - May 27 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
May 28 2017 - Aug 19 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Aug 20 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Rate includes cleaning $0
Tax Rate 12.75%

ALL RATES QUOTED are for 3 bedroom/2 bath rental with the exception of HOT FAMILY FUN season
Guest quarters (addt'l 2 bedrm/1 bath/kitchen/living) may be added for $300/week.
HOT FAMILY FUN- home rented as 5 BEDRM/3 BATH ONLY


*security and cleaning fee refunded, all other payments are non-refundable unless owner is able to re-rent same time period

Rental Age Minimum- 30
Renters less than 30 years of age must be accompanied by 2 sets of parents plus remit security deposit of $1000. per week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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