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Bedrooms 6
Space 2,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

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.

Please visit our website for pictures and information.

More Details

Paulette McGrath
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 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.

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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North Topsail Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Max. adults: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • NO Smoking No barbecue smokers or hot oil smokers Refund policy is 60 days before check in there is a 50% refund. We do NOT rent to college students.
  • We do not rent to anyone under the age of 28.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dialup Access
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • 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
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • 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
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • 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 a dumb waiter at the 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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Relaxing Resort

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. Amazing location! Well stocked. Great views.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful time, the house was great!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Spring Break

  • 5 of 5

This house provided my family and I with a great place to call "home" during our last minute Spring break getaway. We have two small children and the second floor gave us plenty of room to relax and cook while our toodler played right in eye sight. The house was very clean and comfortable. There are many stairs to climb but the view of the sunset over the ocean was worth it! Also, Paulette was great to work with and made the renting process easy.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oceanfront views and gorgeous sunsets

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for the perfect peaceful and serene beach house escape, this is it! From the spacious layout of the house to the beautiful view from every window in the house, you can't go wrong.

Additionally, I knew the other side was rented out at the same time so naturally we were concerned about the noise. However, we never heard a peep from the family next door (who happened to have a few small children). It was quite impressive.

The kitchen was fully stocked with utensils for any chef and the bedrooms and bathrooms were comfortable and very clean.

This home is built to make memories. We will most certainly be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: September 2016
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Rick's Restaurant & Sports Bar
North Shore Golf
Seaview Fishing Pier & Restaurant
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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $600
Cleaning Fee $335 + Tax
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund