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Unique Ocean-Facing Home with Ship Watch & Elevator.

35 Reviews
Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Surf City House Rental Photos and Description

House, 7 Bedrooms, 6.5 Baths, (Sleeps 14-16)

My family, who has had a decade-long love affair with sleepy Topsail Island, searched high and low for the perfect beach house here. As soon as we crossed the threshold of this 7-bedroom, 6.5 bathroom home in Surf City, we knew we’d found it.

So, what drew us to our “Jewel of the Isle”?

We love that it feels breezy, open, and expansive. Huge windows let in beams of North Carolina sun and views of the glittering blue green sea. In fact, there’s a water view, of either the ocean or the sound, in every single room of the house.

Plus the layout—with three floors, including a big, bright, lofted living area—provides plenty of room (the space is perfect for our large family—we bet it would be for yours, too!). The outdoor space also took our breath away, with its multilevel decks, sparkling, private swimming pool, and a hot tub on the second-floor deck, where you can watch rolling waves, leaping dolphins, and the occasional shrimp boat passing through. It’s also a great spot in evening, with the ocean bathed in the orange and pink hues of sunset.

And we loved the house’s one-of-a-kind architectural elements, like the ship watch perched on top of the house—its four windowed walls, one at each compass point, give an unparalleled view of the Atlantic and the sound. We decided this room would be best as a bedroom and outfitted it with a queen-sized bed. Just a warning: your group may fight over claim to this unique, fourth-floor sleeping space!

The third-floor living area has sweeping ocean views, and features a grouping of comfortable sofas and chairs, plus eating space for a whopping 16 people (with a breakfast nook, formal dining area, and bar stools in one common area)—all on top of glossy, Brazilian cherry wood floors.

The kitchen is a chef’s dream in stainless steel, granite counter tops, and spacious cabinetry, plus a breakfast bar with 4 bar stools. Pour a few glasses of wine and keep the cook company!

Add an elevator to make hauling your luggage easy, two king-sized master suites with ocean views and attached baths (one with a Jacuzzi tub), three more bedrooms with their own en suite baths, a kid’s bedroom with two twin trundle beds, flat-screen televisions in every single bedrooms, a laundry room, linen service in peak season, and a day dock for boat rentals, and you have one perfect beach house to call yours for a week.

Our guests are as consistently pleased with this house as we are—in fact, we often hear that it exceeds even their high expectations! We hope to count you among our happy guests.

Give us a call today to book your getaway!

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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based on 35 traveler reviews

Unique Ocean-Facing Home with Ship Watch & Elevator.
average rating of 5.0 based on 35 reviews

Beautiful, spacious home. Best house we've rented

  • 5 of 5

We rented this in the off season for a girl's beach weekend. This is the best home we've ever rented and Lisa was great to deal with. Very responsive. I would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home by the sea

  • 5 of 5

We came to attend a wedding and hoped to find a home away from home where all of us could have plenty of room for relaxing, cooking, beaching, sleeping, and hanging out. We found all that in this great home close to the ocean with a pool. And being able to rent from Tues-Tues instead of Sat-Sat or Sun-Sun made attending the wedding worry-free.

We hated to leave this morning...

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed every feature of this wonderful house. The view, the beach, the pool, the hot tub, and of course the beautifully decorated and maintained house. That third level porch is wonderful every evening with a comfortable breeze and rocking chairs. The seven bedrooms allowed seven adults and three preschoolers plenty of privacy, but we all ate meals together around the big table. The best house we've rented over many years and many North Carolina beach locations!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice and well kept

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful, very adequate home for a four generation family which we were; ages ranging from 1 1/2 yrs. old to 79!  It had easy access to the beach and with the outside showers, we were able to keep the house pretty sand free.  The pool made for a nice retreat after a day on the 

beach and was adequate for most of the family to enjoy.  The owners were quick to respond to a pool problem that we did not even realize that we had!!  The way the house is laid out made it nice with most of the bedrooms on the second floor and with the kitchen (which was very well 

stocked with  plenty of good quality dishes, etc. ) on the upper floor and plenty of space in the living and dining area.  We would definitely recommend this house for a family  reunion, vacation, etc. and would return to it if we were to get together as a family again.  Lisa was so quick to respond to any questions and was a great help.  

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best family vacation ever!!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our family. The fact that almost every bedroom had a bathroom was perfect for our families. The view has spectacular and the house finishes were top of the line. Our family rents a house every 3 years for a big vacation and this by far was the best house we have ever stayed in. There was even room outside for our traditional corn hole tournament. I would highly recommend this house to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful family vacation home

  • 5 of 5

This property is the perfect place for a family get away. The open layout of the kitchen, dining area and living room was wonderful for all of us to gather around at meal times without being closed in. The bedrooms were all good size and beautifully decorated with plenty of bathrooms too. The only challenge we had was deciding who got which room! The decks look out over the ocean and we spent many hours visiting and enjoying the views. Having the private pool was huge with us having smaller children, especially when they decided they had enough of the beach. Being so close to the beach we were able to see the sun rise each morning, or enjoying evening walks, and even some late night crab hunting. The channel is a short walk away to watch the sunset and perfect for kayaking. This home is in the perfect spot to be able to do so many things and I would definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Surf City House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall Winter 2016
Sep 17 2016 - May 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
May 6 2017 - Jun 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 11 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Aug 27 2017 - Sep 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Sep 18 2017 - May 12 2018
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Departure Cleaning $175 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $99
Linens $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

Please contact me for current pricing. Thank you. 910-620-3994

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Surf City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 - shower , jetted tub , Master
    Bathroom 7 - toilet
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 4 twin/ single , 2 twin trundle beds
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king , Master
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen , Loft
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Day dock available for community use on sound next to Intracoastal Waterway.

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