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45% OFF SPECIAL- NOW- 12/31/16. $199 vs $359 p/nite for 6 bdrms + Free linens

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Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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North Topsail Beach House Rental Photos and Description

6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms. Sleeps 16 (or see prop. ID #185056 for our 12 BDRM)

Located on the north end of Topsail Island, North Topsail Beach is a barrier island with the Atlantic on one side and the Intra Coastal Waterway on the other. Our home has its' own beach on the ocean. Since North Topsail is primarily residential, the beaches are seldom crowded. In the summer, our weather is usually about 10 degrees cooler than the mainland because of those off shore breezes. Since we are only a 2 minute drive to the bridge to the mainland, grocery and other shopping and restaurants are only about a 7 minute drive. The home was custom built by the owner, who was the general contractor, in 2007. It has been elegantly and tastefully furnished and outfitted.

The views are even more breath taking from the second floor. The great room, kitchen, and dining areas were designed with an open plan to maximize the views. Similarly, the corner fire place, with a 45' flat screen TV/DVD above, is situated for viewing from anywhere in the kitchen or living area. The master king bedroom suite with custom bathroom and private balcony is on the second floor. The half bathroom is also on this floor.

The third floor has the penthouse suite with a queen size bed and full custom bathroom. From your private balcony, you can see down the beach for miles, enjoy a fabulous sunrise or sunset, or watch the sailboats transiting the intracoastal waterway.

This is a fully equipped luxury property. Come stay with us and we know you shall come back again and again.

Please visit our website for pictures and information.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Paulette McGrath
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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October 21, 2016
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About Paulette McGrath

We're Jim and Paulette McGrath. Jim was the builder and general contractor of our beautiful oceanfront duplex in 2007.

Jim built it much stronger and insulated it much better, for sound reduction and climate extremes, than building codes required.

Paulette McGrath purchased this house in 2007

Why Paulette McGrath chose Topsail Island

Jim wanted an oceanfront house ever since he was 10 years old. That was when his parents rented a house on the beach facing the Atlantic Ocean in Long Beach, NY. He fell in love with the sounds of the shore break, the cool breezes, playing in the waves and building sand castles.

About 13 years ago, Jim found Topsail Island. It wasn't as busy as Myrtle Beach or the Outer Banks. But, the quality of the uncrowded sandy beaches and caribbean-like, always changing ocean colors, caught his eye. Also, he liked that the climate was more moderate than the steamy more southern states and the average ocean temperatures were much warmer than the colder northern states.

Thankfully, it is still the same today.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Paulette,I can’t tell you how wonderful your home was. It was so accommodating, warm and homey. The pictures on the website just doesn’t do it justice. It is easy to see that this house was built with love and thoughtfulness. The kitchen was well used this weekend as we cooked lots of Cajun food. I loved all of the upgraded appliances and can’t just say enough about the granite bar and countertops. We made amazing memories there this weekend. Thank you for making this sad time a little easier with a home that felt like “home”.We hope to be able to rent again when my son returns from Afghanistan.God Bless and Thank youTracye
Oct 2009
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45% OFF SPECIAL- NOW- 12/31/16. $199 vs $359 p/nite for 6 bdrms + Free linens
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews

On top of the world in North Topsail

  • 5 of 5

North Topsail Beach is the kind of low key destination we were looking for this year and the Sunset Unit at the McGrath home was just the ticket. It has a great floor plan, plenty of space and the views from the unit are wonderful. Paulette is a pleasure to work with and makes the rental process easy.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Enjoyable stay at the McGrath's ocean front home.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I and our friends have just had a very enjoyable stay at the McGrath's beautiful ocean front home. It was a wow from the booking to the departure!

When we have booked a beach rental in the past, we have always used a local rental agency. The agency person usually had never been to the house. So they could never answer all my questions. When I booked with Paulette, the owner, she was so pleasant and accommodating. It was obvious she herself loved staying there too.

We ended up talking several times ( I always think of more questions later on). By the time we were ready to start our rental, I felt like Paulette and I were old friends.

When we arrived, we were immediately taken with the architectural beauty of the house from the street. When we walked up to the main level and stepped into the living room area, the panoramic views of the ocean, blue skies, and white sandy beaches were breathtaking.

The pictures on the website, although very nice, does not do the house justice.

The furnishings, decorations, art work, etc. must have been professionally done. The quality of the interior design, trim work, kitchen/dining room layout, fireplace and mantle setup, and bedroom suites, were above average. The house was very clean and well maintained especially considering the damage a salt air environment does to a house. Everything worked!

We loved the size and number of the deck and balcony areas where we spent a lot of our time. And, because there were balconies on the side of the house, those of us who were not in an ocean facing room but in a sound facing room, still had ocean views too.

All the beach homes we stayed in previously, required us to either bring our own linens or pay for linen service which was usually meant 2 skimpy towels each for the week and make up our own beds. Paulette provides nice linens and the beds are made, for no extra charge.

We all loved the large size of the kitchen with 2 separated sinks and miles of granite countertop space so several of us could be comfortably in there at the same time. The grill, with piped-in gas, on the deck outside the kitchen, was so convenient.

We all agreed this was our "come back to" beach house. Can't wait for next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Better than the photos!

  • 5 of 5

Our experience in this beautiful home could not have been better! The home is extremely clean and highly maintained with beach views from every window. We couldn't have imaged a better location. Jim and Paulette were very responsive and kind with each communication . . . and they were right . . . we all wanted to stay longer! Thank you again for sharing your beautiful home!

  • Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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4th Annual Kellum Baptist Women's Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This is our 4th annual women's retreat in your home and it was fabulous as usual! The home is always immaculate, well kept and gorgeous. We never worry about pots or pans because everything is here for us. It's conveniently located and has every amenity available. The beach is just steps away. The parking is plenty.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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  • 5 of 5

The property was wonderful, the perfect place for our family's annual thanksgiving gathering. The houses were equipped with any and everything we needed, especially the kitchens: pots, pans, dishes, crockpot, plates, glasses, coffee pot, EVERYTHING! I'm a southern girl, loved having the cast iron pan. :-)

The house was equipped with washers and dryers; enough bathrooms and space for all of us.

The beach is right there at the back door; I enjoyed long walks each morning.

There were stores just minutes away.

We're considering the property for future family gatherings. The experience was awesome!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Our Third Stay at this Lovely Home

  • 5 of 5

This is the third time that we have rented this lovely house for our multigenerational family beach vacation and when we arrived at the house, it felt like we were coming home!

My family has been vacationing on the coast of North Carolina for over 30 years. We've rented this house for our past three vacations. Paulette is super responsive before, during and after each stay, providing both practical information and recommendations to make your stay trouble free and fun!

The house itself is extremely clean and comfortable, with lovely common spaces, a well equipped kitchen and comfortable bedrooms to escape to when we need some quiet time. The views from the living areas and decks is beyond beautiful. The beach is steps away. We love to see the shrimp boats and dolphins as we drink our coffee on the deck in the morning. Paulette provides plenty of beach chairs, umbrellas and toys for your days on the beach.

On our most recent trip, there was a turtle nest just down the beach from the house, and the "turtle people" camped out by the nest each night waiting for the little loggerheads to hatch. Members of our family joined them each evening, but the little turtles decided to wait a little longer to hatch.

This is a beautiful home on a gorgeous stretch of beach that provides a magical experience. I wish I could give it a few extra stars, and I recommend it to you for your beach vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Car: recommended

The ocean is in your backyard and less than a 5 minute drive from the house is a Four Star Golf Course. You can enjoy deep sea fishing on one of the local charter boats or fish off the longest pier on the east coast. Drive to Wilmington and tour several of the beautiful plantation homes. Enjoy a meal at one of the restaurants on the river and then enjoy a horse drawn carriage ride. Shop at the mall or at the quaint shops in the area. Bring the kids to the Turtle Hospital or to the Aquarium. There is so much to do and so many places to explore.

Or, sit on the beach, dig your toes in, enjoy the breeze and views, sip a cold drink and read that book you've been wanting to read.

Other Activities: The ocean is in your back yard; a park( tennis, basketball, playground)is a 5 minute walk; & the golf course & fishing pier are a 5 min drive.


Rates & Availability

North Topsail Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall Fun
Sep 10 2016 - Oct 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
Get Away
Oct 29 2016 - Apr 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
price break
Apr 29 2017 - May 12 2017
4 night minimum stay
spring fling
May 13 2017 - May 19 2017
4 night minimum stay
Pre Summer
May 20 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Almost Summer
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer Fun
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
Post Summer
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Price Break
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Price Break Too
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall Fun
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall Fair
Oct 7 2017 - Oct 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Get Away
Oct 28 2017 - Apr 26 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $335 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $600
Tax Rate 10.0%

When renting the entire house (12 bdrms) double the weekly rental rate. This home is a duplex and we do offer a 2nd unit which is available at the same price. For large groups such as weddings and family reunions, rent the whole 12 bdrm house. You can rent one side or the entire house with 12 bdrms, sleeps up to 32 people.

We do run specials, for 3 nights or more, during the non-summer months. Please check with us. We usually advertise the special rate in the headline.

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North Topsail Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dialup Access
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , 2 sinks+makeup counter+window w/sound view
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , window w/sound view
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , 2 windows w/sound view
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outside shower - shower , w/change room
    Outside shower - shower , near beach
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
  • All the bathrooms have custom tile, white marble sinks and vanities, and exhaust fans. 2 of the bathrooms(2nd & 3rd floors) have custom glass shower doors. All of the bathroom and bedroom doors are solid wood to cut down on noise transference. There is a window in the penthouse suite shower from which you can watch the boats sail up the Intra Coastal Waterway.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , full bath + priv. balcony w/ 2chairs & table
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , full bath + priv. balcony w/ 2chairs & table
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , full bath + priv. deck w/ 2chairs & table
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , full bath + priv. balcony w/ bench
    Bedroom 5 - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , bunk room
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , deck w/2 chairs + table
  • The entire house has been professionally decorated and it is beautiful. The first floor has 4 bedrooms with 3 baths, a laundry room and an outside shower w/change room. There are 2 queen size bedrooms with baths on this floor, one bedroom with twin beds (converts to a couch)with a TV/DVD, and a bunk room that sleeps 6. The second floor has a king master suite with bath, TV/DVD & private balcony. Also, on the second floor is the great room, kitchen, dining areas, 45' flat screen TV/DVD, fireplace, those incredible views, wrap around decks, outdoor gas grill, and a half bath. The 3rd floor is the penthouse suite with TV/DVD, large private deck & fabulous water views.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Besides having great curb side appeal and architectural beauty, it is the only house where all the bedrooms, because of unique side balconies and decks, have both an ocean view and an intracoastal waterway view. There is 1,000 square feet of additional deck and balcony living areas. These private balconies also provide a great place for some quiet time. All the walls, ceilings, closets, and stairways are insulated to cut down on noise transference. There is aat t dumb waiter he garage level to carry groceries and luggage to the first and second floors. There are 2 over-sized water heaters for all those showers. Each floor has its own thermostat cooling and heat control. Large storage area in garage to safely house your bikes, motor cycles and other large items. An outside shower with change room is on the first floor, conveniently located near the beach crossover.

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