About the property
- House2700 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms. Sleeps 16 (or see prop. ID #185056 for our 12 BDRM)
Located on 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.
Free WiFi extends to all the decks and balconies. Enjoy your music, entertainment, and games where ever you would like, in or outside of our beachhouse!
We provide free linens for your stay! The reason this was important to us was when we were building our house, we had to rent our linens and towels while staying at another property. When I entered that property, there was a black trash bag that contained my threadbare white linens for the week's stay. One towel, one washcloth, and two flat-sheets for the bed I had to make myself - and I paid $30 for this service. It was a great learning experience! Thus, I decided never would any of my guests ever experience the linen ordeal upon their arrival. Our linens are luxurious, our beds are made, and our goal is for you to truly enjoy your vacation!
This is a fully equipped luxury property. Come stay with us and we know you shall come back again and again.
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- May 25, 2018
About Paulette McGrath
We are Jim and Paulette McGrath. Jim was the builder and general contractor of our beautiful oceanfront beach house. Paulette was the designer and is the current property manager who is more than happy to help you book our ocean front beach house. 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 North Topsail Beach
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.
What makes this House unique
Beautifully decorated. Fully equipped kitchen. Magnificent ocean views from all three levels. Penthouse Suite. Only 20 steps from the staircase to the water's edge. Exceptionally clean and well maintained.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
This year I planned a Girl's/Birthday Trip with a few of my closest friends, & we all decided we needed to go to the beach to escape from our busy lives in Dallas, TX. When we first approached this amazing home, I was utterly surprised by its magnificent beauty! The pictures DO NOT give this home the credit it deserves. It has 4 floors and plenty of room for entertaining guests. I remember the words that came out of my mouth when I walked up to the third floor as I was greeted with spectacular views of the beach & ocean. The only thing I could say was, WOW!" Not only are the views amazing, but the owner is very accommodating and thought of everything that we could possibly need from fresh linens, to Tupperware to store your leftovers, to lounge chairs on the patio. The rooms are also very spacious and private, which is a plus when you have a big group staying together. Overall, this has been hands down the best Girl's/Birthday Trip I have ever had, and would highly recommend anyone to visit this relaxing resort!
Beautiful House in a beautiful location
Family reunion with siblings. Plenty of room for games and eating. Great being on the beach for nice walks and watching the waves roll in. Unfortunately we hit a windy period and rain. The other side was occupied while we were there but you couldn't tell anyone was there.
Such an AMAZING vacation home on Topsail Beach!!!
We stayed on the Sunrise side of the home and were so happy with our accommodations. The large granite top kitchen was fully stocked and ready for huge family meals. Our son is stationed at Camp Lejeune which is just a 10-15 min. drive away so it was very convenient. The owners were so accommodating, kind and caring and I will for sure be staying at their beautiful home again. I am so grateful we choose a home that exceeded our expectations for our family vacation.
Beautiful home on the beach
We recently stayed on the sunset side of this beautiful home for spring break. The house had ample space, breathtaking views and was an overall comfortable home. The children had a fantastic time walking on the beach, playing board games and enjoyed having their own space on the lower level. Paulette was a gracious and responsive host who provided plenty of information that helped us enjoy our trip. I would definitely stay here again!
We had a wonderful time. Amazing location! Well stocked. Great views.
Wonderful time, the house was great!
The house is lovely - we were very comfortable. The kitchen is well-stocked with dishes, cookware, and flatware - 3 sinks! We appreciated having the dumb waiter.
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
Additional information about rental rates
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.