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55% OFF SPECIAL- 5/13- 5/27/17. $598 vs $1,318 p/nite for 12 bdrms + free linen

Bedrooms 12
Space 5,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

12 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms. Sleeps 32( or see prop ID #163979 for our 6 BDRM)

The only 12 bedroom/12 bath oceanfront on the island.

This home gives the curb appearance of a large single family home while providing 5,345 square feet of side by side duplex. In the center, there is one white, sweeping, Cinderella staircase rising up to the front porch. Inside, there is a vestibule with entrance to each side. This is a wonderful home for family reunions and weddings.

The entire house has been professionally decorated and it is beautiful. The first floor has 8 bedrooms with 6 full baths, 2 laundry rooms and 2 outside showers. There are 4 queen size bedroom suites on this floor, two bedrooms with twin beds, and 2 bunk rooms that sleep 6 in each room. The second floor has 2 king master suites, with private balconies. Also, on the second floor are 2 living area great rooms, 2 fully equipped kitchens, 2 dining areas, 2 gas grills & 2 half baths. On the third floor are 2 penthouse suites with huge private balconies that over look the ocean.

The views are even more breath taking from the second floor. The great rooms, kitchens, and dining areas were designed with an open plan to maximize the views. Similarly, the corner fire places, each with a 45' flat screen TV above, is situated for viewing from anywhere in the kitchen or living area. The master king bedroom suites with custom bathroom and private balconies are on the second floor. 2 half bathrooms are also on this floor.

The third floor has the two penthouse suites with a queen size beds and full custom bathrooms. 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.

More Details

Paulette McGrath
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

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, then 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

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 you
Sep 2009
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North Topsail Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 32
  • Max. adults: 32
  • Min. age of primary renter: 27
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Dialup Access
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • 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
  • seating for 25 people
  • 12 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 9 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 10 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 11 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 12 - toilet , shower
  • All the bathrooms have custom tile, white marble sinks and vanities, and exhaust fans. 4 of the bathrooms(2nd & 3rd floors) have custom glass shower doors. All of the bathroom doors are solid wood to cut down on noise transference.
  • 12 Bedrooms, Sleeps 32
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , full bath + priv. balcony w/ 2chairs & table
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , full bath +priv. balcony w/ 2chairs & table
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , full bath +priv. balcony w/ 2chairs & table
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , full bath +priv. balcony w/ 2chairs & table
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , full bath +priv. balcony w/ 2chairs & table
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , full bath + priv. balcony w/ 2chairs & table
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen , full bath +deck w/ 2chairs & table
    Bedroom 8 - 1 queen , full bath +deck w/ 2chairs & table
    Bedroom 9 - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , bunk rm
    Bedroom 10 - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , bunk rm
    Bedroom 11 - 2 twin/ single , deck w/ 2chairs & table
    Bedroom 12 - 2 twin/ single , deck w/ 2chairs & table
  • Besides having great curb side appeal and architectural beauty, this is the only 12 bedroom house on the island. It is also 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 2000 sq. ft. of furnished decks and balconies with fabulous water views. 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.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 16 garden chairs
  • 16 beach chairs
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • water 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
There are 2 dumb waiters at the garage level to carry groceries and luggage to the first and second floors. There are 2 oversized water heaters for all those showers. Each floor has its own thermostat cooling and heat control. There is a 4 car garage with automatic doors and plenty of room to store your bikes, motor cycles and other large items. There are a good supply of beach chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards, and kids beach toys.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

55% OFF SPECIAL- 5/13- 5/27/17. $598 vs $1,318 p/nite for 12 bdrms + free linen
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews

Stunning home with breathtaking views

  • 5 of 5

This home is the place of many fond memories for my family. My first step inside of this beautifully crafted home, it was very clear that it was designed with comfort, relaxation and elegance. The views are incredible from every room, the kitchen layout is perfect for entertaining any size family and the location is prime. I felt at home and the second I sat down my stress melted away. We are already planning our next trip back and cannot wait to be on the beach seeing the dolphins again!! If you're looking for a magnificent place to stay where you can create lasting memories and unwind from your daily grind, look no further!!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Thanksgiving Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

Our family celebrated Thanksgiving and a family reunion at this property. It was absolutely fabulous! The house was big enough to handle our large crowd of 34 people. It was roomy, comfortable, very well equipped, and wonderfully decorated. Everyone loved the views and the location. The weather was perfect and we all got to enjoy walks on the beach, shell collection, and playing in the surf on the warm days. We could not have asked for a more perfect Thanksgiving. The week was the most perfect time our family has had at a reunion. One of the great-nephews told me that this was the greatest time of his life. And we owe it all to you, Paulette, and this wonderful property. Thanks for making our stay so memorable.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paulette & Jim ROCK!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first stay at the Sunrise & Sunset home. We had a group of 33 women for our annual church ladies' beach trip. The view on the main floor is beautiful. I never knew you could see the distinct ocean colors from a NC beach but you sure can from this home. Paulette has furnished the home with tasteful furniture and decorations. We especially liked the blue and yellow theme on the Sunrise side (I want that yellow fish)! This home had everything we needed. Plenty of kitchen utensils & cookware. The linens were nice. Plenty of bath towels and beach towels. I don't believe there was anything we had to actually go out to purchase. But, the REAL treasure is found in Paulette and Jim. After we arrived I had a few questions. They ALWAYS answered the phone and made me feel like they genuinely wanted to help. In a society where customer service is becoming a thing of the past, I can promise you, it will not be the case here. All of my questions & concerns were met with an answer & a solution immediately. The beach is clean and not overrun with vacationers . The pier is a short walk away. We enjoyed a steam bucket at the Topsail Shrimp House which also offered a fabulous view. We enjoyed our time and would definitely stay here again. Thank you Paulette and Jim for sharing your beautiful home with us. :)

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Christmas Stay at the Beach

  • 5 of 5

This house is great and the owner, Paulette was extremely responsive when we were organizing our stay. She was so easy to work with and made us feel comfortable the moment we talked to her over the phone. She greatly relieved our worries and doubts about renting from a place we had never been or seen. We had our family Christmas with 24 people, including 6 under 11 years old and 2 teenagers. We were worried that we would be tripping all over each other but this house is large, spacious and well-designed. On the main floor, there is plenty of sitting area inside, not counting the kitchen (where people usually hung out), plus a large deck that we enjoyed. In fact, the 2nd floor was the main attraction. The view from every deck was beautiful you could see the sun rise and sun set (hint- the name of the house) as well you could see the intercoastal waterway. We enjoyed being right on the beach as we could watch the children play. We never felt crowded, and although the children were loud, there was always a quiet place somewhere to get away and relax. The kitchen has plenty of room for several people to work at the same time, and the dinner table easily seated us as well as the long kitchen bar/counter top which has an awesome view of the beach. The dishes, glasses, and cooking necessities were plentiful and we enjoyed the fireplace to knock the chill off. The bedrooms were spacious and the beds were comfortable and we all enjoyed the luxury of having a private bathroom. Ease of access to the house as well, directions are simple and parking was ample . It was great having everyone under one roof, and it was by far the nicest house we have rented. The house is conveniently located near grocery stores and shopping, I highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Home with Spectacular Views

  • 5 of 5

Simply AMAZING!! Our family chose this property at Topsail Beach to spend our 2015 thanksgiving gathering. As soon as we arrived at the property, we could only imagine what awaited us inside; for the appearance of the property was so inviting. We rented the entire unit (12 bedrooms) for a week, and it was breathtaking!! There was ample space for our large family, and it truly made us feel like we were home away from home! The views of the ocean were spectacular, and nothing was better than being able to walk a few steps down to the beach...right at your back door! Paulette (the owner) was so nice and accommodating. She was a jewel to work with and made sure our stay was a memorable one. We loved it!! My family is already making plans to return in 2016!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Our third time renting this lovely home

  • 5 of 5

This is the third time that we have rented all 12 bedrooms of this lovely house for our large 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, well equipped kitchens 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 recommend it to you for your beach vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Just 3 minutes from house is a 4 star golf course
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
In my back yard
Car: recommended

You have the ocean and porpoises in your backyard and great views of the Intra Coastal Waterway from the front. Less than an eight minute walk from your front door are 2 lighted tennis courts, a basketball court, a volleyball court, horseshoe area, an enclosed children's playground, a lovely covered picnic area, and pier that takes you out on the intracoastal to watch all the boats going by or to try your luck at crabbing or fishing.

Bring your bike and travel for miles on the bike path that runs in front of the house.

For the golfer, there is a four Star Course that is a 6 minute drive from the house. There are four other courses in the area to explore.

Within a 15 minute walk, you can fish off the East Coasts longest fishing pier. There is a good little restaurant there as well. They will even cook your catch.

You can enjoy deep sea fishing on one of the local charter boats.

Drive to historic Wilmington and tour several of the beautiful plantation homes.


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
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
7 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 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 24 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 27 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,200
Cleaning Fee $670 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

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

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