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Bob or Susan Frank

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

June 4-11 & 11-18 OPEN! Spectacular Oceanfrt! 7bd Pool/Hot Tub/Elevator/ Pets

44 Reviews
Bedrooms 7
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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North Topsail Beach House Rental Photos and Description

7 bedrooms (5 masters),6 full bathrooms, 2 half bathrooms, sleeps 20 all in beds

**** RESERVATION WITH 7 NIGHT MINIMUM. NO NIGHTLY OR WEEKEND RENTALS. All rentals are weekly only, regardless of season.

If NEED more bedrooms..I have a 5 bdrm right next door!!


4500 sq. ft.


Entryway and Elevator Access


3 King bedrooms, each w/ full bath

Bunkroom: 2 sets of bunks including, one w/ pyramid bunk

Hallway full bath w/ bathtub

Laundry Room and Elevator Access


Greatroom Kitchen Dining Area

1 King bedroom w/ full bath

Hall 1/2 bath and Elevator Access

3RD FLOOR: Loft and 2 bedrooms

Loft sitting area

Queen bedroom, also includes a daybed w/ trundle and full bath

2ed Queen bedroom, w/ additional daybed


Tower: sitting area w/ full 360 degree view. On a clear day you can easily see the north end of the island. Beautiful views!!


Ground Level: 2 outdoor hot/cold showers

First floor: 1 outdoor half bath

The Flip Flop Inn is a beautiful oceanfront beach rental house located in North Topsail Beach in the Village of Stump Sound on Topsail Island. This beach house has everything you could possibly want in a North Carolina beachfront rental: spectacular views of the ocean and the sound; direct beach access; community pool and tennis courts; and just about every amenity you can imagine. You will be spoiled in this 4500 square foot luxurious custom built home. The second floor, the main living area, contains the master suite, greatroom, dining room and kitchen. Cypress paneling and TWO-STORY CATHERAL CEILING with tall windows make the great room truly spectacular. At the top in the Widow's Watch Tower Room you will enjoy the breath-taking panoramic views of the island, the ocean, the sound, sunsets and sunrises. The house features ceramic tile flooring throughout and a home theater surround sound system.

Property Features:: The outside of the house is as amazing as the inside. The Flip Flop Inn sits on an Oceanfront-B Lot, with beach access only a few feet away. Beautiful landscaping and ample parking welcome you as you approach the house. A picnic table and built-in charcoal grill make for pleasant outdoor dining. There are six decks/porches totaling over 1650 square feet of outdoor space. Relax on one of these decks and enjoy the glorious views of ocean and sound.

It's easy to rock the day away in one of the many soundside rockers in a beautiful setting as the boats go by on the sound. If you prefer the relaxing roar of the ocean , pick up a few rays in the lounge chairs or take in the sunrise and have your morning latte by the dining table on the oceanside decks. You'll enjoy the audio system throughout the house and on all the outside upper decks. Linens are included with all prime week and mid-season rentals.

Down the street, there is a community pool and tennis courts. It is a 2 minute walk to the pool. by the street or from the beach. Eight seasonal passes are provided, although day passes may be purchased at the pool. You can lounge in one of the chairs provided or sit in the shade with a good book while you enjoy watching your children play in the pool, with bathroom facilities nearby.

You will find our home to be in small subdivision on a quiet , family beach at the end of a cul-de-sac, and a great place for children to ride bikes or have freedom to roam and explore on their own.

You can have it all--ALL the comforts of home, a quiet family beach, spacious enough for large groups to spend special time together, or quiet time alone watching the sunset or the dolphins frolic. Relax in the tower with a book or glass of wine and enjoy the most amazing panoramic views of the island, and all at the 'INN'.

IF YOU'RE TRULY LOOKING FOR MORE THAN YOUR TYPICAL BEACH HOUSE... grab your flip flops and come chill at the Flip Flop Inn!

Check-in/Check-out : Check-in after 4:00- pending cleaning is completed. Please plan your schedule accordingly, to allow our housekeeper this time to do a complete cleaning, so you will better enjoy your stay, Check-out is 10am promptly.

There are 5 golf courses within 30 minutes (one 4 star course-and only one on the east coast), For shopping, there are several shopping malls in nearby Wilmington or Jacksonville and also quite unique little-not to be missed shops in the area. The fisherman in the family can fish on the beach, off the nearby pier, or take a deep sea charter. So you don't miss your workout, you will find a complete exercise facility in Snead's Ferry, or do a few laps in the community pool, during the morning adults only swim. Not to be missed is the Karen Beasley sea turtle hospital, watching the dolpin's frolic or the pelican's diving for food while relaxing on the deck of our quiet, family beach.

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  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Bob or Susan Frank (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english


based on 44 traveler reviews

June 4-11 & 11-18 OPEN! Spectacular Oceanfrt! 7bd Pool/Hot Tub/Elevator/ Pets
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 44 reviews

Fabulous Beach Getaway for a large family!

  • 5 of 5

This property delivered on everything promised. It is the perfect place for a large group with a variety of ages....there were 18 of us from 7 months to 70 years and this home provided lovely views, easily accessible beach, beach equipment, and a fully equipped kitchen. We spent most evenings on the lovely porches that surround the house enjoying a glass of wine, wonderful views and good conversation. Susan and Bob provided all the information anyone could need going to an area they had never been before, and they were very responsive to any inquiries we had before and during our visit. While we did tour around Surf City, and the information packet we received had a plethora of information about restaurants and things to do in the area, most of our group didn't want to leave the house, ocean and pool! We would recommend that you take a couple of hours to visit the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center....the line is always long, but worth the wait to see the work the volunteers are doing there. I assure you if you choose this property for your visit to Topsail, you won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfection at the Beach

  • 5 of 5

We used Flip Flop Inn for a family reunion and had 6 couples staying there. The house was perfect. Each couple had their own bedroom and bathroom, which was perfect. The main living area was large enough and open enough to allow everyone to gather together and watch TV, read, cook, work on puzzles, or chat. Everyone could do what they wanted while still being a part of the group and interacting with each other.

The bedrooms are large and well appointed. The kitchen is so well stocked with dishes, glasses, pots and pans, flatware. There are two dishwashers that made keeping up with 12 hungry people a breeze. The views are wonderful. Each balcony has it's own special view of either the ocean or the waterway. There is a spacious hot tub that got much use. The access to the beach is so close that it takes about a minute to be there. And don't worry about bringing beach chairs, they have plenty. And if you need some away time from the group, the upper floor room is perfect for movie night, reading or taking a nap. We had the opportunity to be at Flip Flop during the eclipse and the balcony off the upper floor loft area was the perfect viewing area. Even with all the rain we had (we did get two great days of sun) it was a wonderful experience for all of us. We had fun hanging out talking and eating and doing a couple of the many puzzles you can find in the house. I can't recommend this place enough! Thank you Bob and Susan for making your beautiful home available.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best house EVER!

  • 5 of 5

Bob and Susan have thought of everything. This house is amazing and we are having a wonderful time. We don't want to leave! Kitchen is so well stocked that our gourmet cooks have been in heaven. We have four generations here and all can't stop talking about this wonderful vacation. We will definitely be back!

Susan has been simply fabulous to work with and has made this the most welcoming of homes.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Southport, NC

Amazing house in North Topsail Beach

  • 5 of 5

We rented this property for our family (12 guests ranging from 2 to 69 years of age) and we could not have been happier with our experience. Sue and Bob were available to help, responsive to our questions, and accommodating in every way, from initial email contact through the completion of our stay in their home.

They have literally thought of everything in this home. The kitchen is well stocked - everything you need is there, and it's well organized so that you can find what you're looking for easily. We "only" had 12 in our party, but this home would accommodate numbers well into the twenties with the available silverware, plates, bowls, glassware, etc.

The views are wonderful - wonderful from almost every room in the home. You can see the ocean right in front of you, and the quiet water and marshland is viewable from the other side of the home. The top floor widow's peak is amazing and a fun place to spend time.

Everything in the home is spotlessly clean, and the bedding, furniture, etc are very comfortable and in excellent condition.

We had one of our best vacations at the Flip Flop Inn, and we would recommend it without hesitation. Thanks, Susan and Bob, for a wonderful week!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Durham, NC

We love the flip flop!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time staying at the Flip Flop Inn. We really love this house. The primary disadvantage is the walk around the other property to the beach, but it was worth it to have the large bedrooms, the great views, the personal touches that this home has. We all feel like this is the house that we would buy and decorate if we had our own beach home.

There's plenty of parking, the house is well maintained, there are more than enough diversions (tv, video games, toys, books, beach accessories) and we had a great time.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Can't compare to Outer Banks

  • 3 of 5

This was our first rental in Top Sail, previously we have rented in the Outer Banks. Water here was warmer and there was less traffic. Unfortunately you could not sit on the beach at high tide. Our bedroom was so small that we had to store our empty suitcases in our car. Limited storage space throughout the house - most cabinets were filled with games and / or puzzles and closet space was minimal. Our family loves to cook but the kitchen was over stocked with many items and lacking with others. The park-like grills behind the house were useless in the wind - we had to buy a grill at Walmart with a cover. There is no direct access to the kitchen after you grill dinner. You either have to walk up one flight and walk through someone's bedroom or walk to the front of the house and walk up 2 flights or take the elevator with your food. The dining area was crowded with 3 small tables instead of 1 large one. Would not use this rental in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: While we are constantly doing improvements to make our house the best rental value on Topsail, we realize our beach house is not for everyone. All items listed by this reviewer are as advertised and viewed in photos on our website, so we are perplexed as to this renter’s complaints and low rating. Past reviews have all been exceptional and we are happy that so many families have made such fond memories at our beach house. Our house is 4700sf, with 6 of the 7 BRs having either K or Q beds. Most 7/8 bedroom houses on Topsail are about 3100sf. All bedrooms have large chests and nightstands for clothes storage. We provide games and puzzles for rainy day activities, which we store below the master bathroom sinks on the main level. Both cabinets in the master bedroom have empty drawers to store clothing and personal items, as well as a closet, armoire, portable storage drawers, and nightstands in the bedroom. Our kitchen is stocked with everything I (and most gourmet cooks) would want, including a large spice selection. We are constantly adding items based on renter feedback, but no specifics are provided. We have two campground grills on our rear patio, as shown on our web site. Yes, our house is elevated and has an inverted floor plan with the kitchen, dining and great room on the second level. We believe the awesome views of the ocean from the great room offset the inconvenience of riding the elevator up two levels with food. We grill frequently, often in high winds, by properly rotating the grill relative to the wind. Our dining area (pictures on web site) is set up to accommodate the advertised 20 guests. We have two standard size tables that seat 6-8 guests, a smaller table that seats 4, and 4 chairs at the counter. None of the large houses on Topsail have a table that seats 20 guests. Most times there is plenty of room to sit on the beach, even at high tide. Unfortunately we are not able to control the tide – the moon, earth’s orbit, and rotation along w/ weather conditions (it was a stormy week) determine how high up the tide comes. Beach re-nourishment scheduled to begin this fall will add 100 ft. Topsail is a great place to vacation and our beach house is a great rental. We’re sorry it disappointed this reviewer, but all issues raised are as advertised on our web site. We will continue to try and make it the best rental value on the island. If you have questions concerning our house, please contact us and we will be glad to answer. Bob and Susan
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Wilmington or Jacksonville
Nearest Beach
Right out back door!
Car: necessary

Topsail Island was used by the U.S. Government as a secret missile test site after WWII and is also known for its landmark swing bridge. Topsail Island is a nesting ground for the Loggerhead Sea Turtle that build their nests from mid-May to mid-August between sundown and sunrise onshore.

Activities include swimming, surfing, hunting for sharks teeth and shells, dolphin watching (fantastic to see from our deck!), or just relaxing on the beach. Nearby you may also play a round of golf or fish on the pier. You may prefer to go bike riding or kayaking.Whatever entertains your fancy, you will enjoy the beautiful island of Topsail as one of North Carolina's best kept secret beaches.


Rates & Availability

North Topsail Beach House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Summer Season 2016
May 21 2016 - Jun 10 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Peak Season 2016
Jun 11 2016 - Aug 12 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2016
Aug 13 2016 - Aug 19 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall 2016
Aug 20 2016 - Sep 9 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Midseason 2016
Sep 10 2016 - Sep 16 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Offseason 2016
Sep 17 2016 - Nov 18 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Week 2016
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 25 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Offseason 2016
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 23 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Holidays 2016-2017
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 6 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Offseason 2017
Jan 7 2017 - Mar 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
OffSeason 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 14 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Easter 2017
Apr 15 2017 - Apr 21 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Offseason 2017
Apr 22 2017 - May 5 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Midseason 2017
May 6 2017 - May 19 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2017
May 21 2017 - Jun 9 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $600
Linens $200 + Tax
Pet Fee $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Pets considered w/ $200 pet fee. Week is reserved only upon receiving immediate return of signed contract and 1/2 of total costs. Final payment due 60 days before check-in.

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North Topsail Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , outdoor
    Bathroom 9 - outdoor shower , hot/cold
    Bathroom 10 - outdoor shower , hot/cold
  • All 5 tiled master bedrooms (4 king, 1 queen) have private baths with benches and easy access. The kids will love the hall bath which is cheerfully decorated with a colorful fish motif. There are also two enclosed outdoor showers with both hot and cold water and 1 half bath located outside the house.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , w/ private bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , w/ private bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , w/ private bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , w/ private bath
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 4 twin/ single , w/ halll bath
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , w/ private bath
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • You Will Have An Amazing Ocean Or Sound View From Every Room In Our House......Every room has an ocean view, except the Master Suite 4 which has a beautiful sound view and the bathrooms. The first floor of the inverted floor plan contains three master suites (three kings) each with their own bath. The children's room includes a pyramid bunk bed a 2ed bunk bed set and a trundle and is cheerfully decorated with a colorful fish motif. The master suite (main floor) is elegantly decorated and contains a king bed, his-and-hers vanities, and a vertical shower spa complete with a rain shower head. Above the great room looms the loft, which provides great views of the beach and ocean. On the loft level you'll find a sitting area, sixth bedroom with queen and daybed (twin w/ trundle), and a seventh bedroom (queen w/ daybed). Above the loft, you will find the Widow's watch with a view of the island. All bedrooms have bedside tables, reading lights, and clock radios.
  • Air Hockey
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Sand Box
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • jetted tub ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The dining area is spacious enough for large groups to dine together. You'll love the gourmet kitchen, which features a Jenn-Air range, two ovens (one convection), two microwaves, warming drawer, two dishwashers, large refrigerator, and a free standing ice maker. There is even an additional medium-sized refrigerator in the pantry. The kitchen is fully stocked, including many extra small appliances, i.e. several crockpots, lobster pot, griddles and waffle maker, etc. Also included is a little people table, chairs, high chair and booster seats. There is a whole house sound system for your listening pleasure. Play with the board games that are in the house or enjoy the PS3 (bring your games and controllers). You'll find baby cribs and high chairs for your tiniest vacationers. Kids young and old will enjoy the air hockey and foosball game tables! There are several board games, including many games for group play and to interact and enjoy family time together.

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