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Darlene Thompson

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

Answer to Prayer- Beachfront and Beautiful

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Ocean City Beach House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Answer to Prayer is an airy ocean front home that is just the ticket for enjoying Topsail Island up close and in style.

The house accommodates up to 10 guests with 4 bedrooms and 2 baths. Answer to Prayer is located in North Topsail Beach just over the High Rise Bridge to the island and a short drive to downtown Surf City for shopping and dining. A pet friendly, smoke free refuge for you, your family and friends is waiting.

You'll love the mornings. We like to get up early with a steaming cup of coffee and sit out on the deck. It's so quiet, but the beach is waking up. The waves crash on the shore, sea gulls gawk at one another.

A flock of pelicans come 'floating' on the winds as they cruise the beach looking for breakfast. The morning sun warms us up.

My husband decides he wants to go for a ride on his bike. He heads south on the bike shoulder lane waving at the friendly islanders driving in the early morning. After a good run to the southern part of the island, he gets off at the point to smell the jasmine and salt air.

As he heads back, he stops at Seas the Day, a beach house owned by a friend of ours in Surf City. We have friends staying there who have come to Topsail Island the same week as us. After he greets them and visits for a while, he invites them to the barbeque we are planning that night.

While he is riding on his bike, I decide I will take a quick dip and swim a little. The water is chilly at first, but then the Caribbean kissed waters seem to warm up. After a workout, I climb back on the beach and then to take a shower. I decide that I will lay in the sun later. But first I want to do a little shopping at this absolutely darling clothes shop in Surf City.

I could go on and on about how much you'll enjoy Answer to Prayer, but I invite you to come and make your own vacation.

Keywords: House beach front

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Darlene Thompson (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

About Darlene Thompson

Roger and Darlene are from Gahanna, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus. Roger is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area and Darlene is originally from Indiana.

Growing up without a North Carolina beach. We love Topsail Island. With the stress of life it is great to get away with friends and family.

We have two grown children who also enjoy joining us at the beach.

Darlene Thompson purchased this house in 2005

Why Darlene Thompson chose North Topsail Beach

After sending our daughter off to school at UNCWilmington in the fall of 2005, we decided to look for a vacation rental in the area. Really just out of curiosity. Being from Ohio this beach is a real treat and being an architect I wanted a house that was architecturally exciting. One of our dear friends had purchased a house and a duplex and told us about Topsail Island,and how quiet and not crowded it was. Well I feel in love with 'Answer to Prayer' in September when I came up for a parents weekend. We waited until March to make an offer and it was still on the market ( in 2005 things were moving a lot faster). We really felt our prayer had been answered when price was reduced, we both were in agreement and the house was available. We have had fun painting and decorating and relaxing with our friends on the deck. Many of our families who stay come back year after year, treat the house as it was their own and call it home. We hope you will enjoy our home too.

i hope you will too.

What makes this house unique

The house is kid friendly with gates for the stairs going down to the beach and to the driveway. Also suitable for keeping dogs on the deck.

We provide a high chair and games and DVDs.

Each bedroom has a ceiling fan as well as A/C for upstairs and down.

Turtle watching is also quite common in this section of North Topsail Beach.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We just finished a week at Answer to Prayer. The house looks exactly like the photos on the web site and was a comfortable spot to pull our family together. We loved the ocean front location, it made it easy for our multi-generational family to go to and from the water. This was our first visit to Topsail Island and we loved the relaxed vibe. Midway through the week I said to my husband that Topsail was the kind of place where you dress up by putting on your flip-flops. Otherwise we lived in bare feet and swimsuits all week. Thanks for sharing your beautiful place
Jul 2010
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(58 traveler reviews)
Answer to Prayer- Beachfront and Beautiful
average rating of 4.8965516 based on 59 reviews
5

Perfect place to get away

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect place for our family to vacation. Close to shopping and places to eat. We loved being right on the beach. It was a quiet location and perfect for us all around. Thanks for sharing your home Darlene.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your house on the beach. We hope you return again soon
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4

Wonderful week with the best view

  • 4 of 5

Answer to Prayer was perfect for a week away at the beach. Great location with plenty of space. The gated deck was perfect for basking int he sun and it made it so easy to have our dog with us. The kitchen was well stocked for cooking which we did most nights. Darlene's list of what to bring helped tremendously as I am not used to bringing bath towels and sheets. Only things I would add would be trash cans in the bathrooms/bedrooms and bath mats. We wound up buying cheap towels to use as bath mats.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best of the Best

  • 5 of 5

The house is perfection situated right on the beach. Quiet location even though there were people staying right next door never heard anything. Located near Three major grocery stores, a natural store, fabulous cup cake shop!!!

The beach is glorious. goes on forever in both directions.

Perfect place for a quiet family get away!!!! A home away from home!!!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a good stay and you found the cup cake shop. Our favorite place for key lime pie!!!!!
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5

perfectly lovely home for a beach vacation

  • 5 of 5

Answer to Prayer was a delightful place for our family to stay. The house was sparkling clean when we arrived. The kids and grownups alike loved the fact that the beach was just a very short walk away, and the views from the house were glorious. It is located on a quiet side street, and we found all the neighbors to be very friendly and nice. The kitchen is well equipped and perfectly organized, and the furnishings are attractive and comfortable. All in all, we were most grateful for the opportunity to stay there and would go back in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We would love to have you as our guests again.
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5

Spent the Month of Feb

  • 5 of 5

We stayed the month of Feb. It was perfect right on the beach. The beach is closer than the pictures show. The deck worked well for our Boston Terrier. With gates closed she could spend all the time she wanted outside. We had all kinds of weather from stormy to perfect which made it fun. The saying that NC has all four seasons all in one day is true. One of the things we enjoyed the most was watching the Dolphins play in surf right in front of the house. We were walking on the beach one day and they showed up about 20 yards from us. The house was well equipped. The sunrises were magnificent. Darlene was very helpful in letting us know what we needed and answered all our questions.

Thanks Bob, Nancy and Maddie

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Heavenly Christmas at the Beach!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at Answer to Prayer to find the most wonderful house with all the things needed to make our stay comfortable and relaxing. We loved the décor, the well outfitted kitchen, a large oceanfront deck with gates so our dog babies could lie out there and watch the world. Throw in weather in the upper 70's, a wedding on the beach directly in front of us, dolphins breaching each day in the surf, and finding a prehistoric megaladon shark tooth among many other beautiful specimens ... and our week was just divine!

Thank you Darlene for providing such an amazing venue for our Christmas Vacation! We will return!

Brad, Carla, Bella, & Lexie

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
27 Miles
wilmington airport

Only 45 min from historic Wilmington NC.

Tour the WW2 Battleship North Carolina.

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Rates & Availability

Ocean City Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall 2016
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 9 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,625
 
 
Late Fall 2016
Sep 10 2016 - Nov 25 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,385
 
 
Winter 2016
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$180
$1,070
$1,800
 
 
Winter 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
$995
$1,800
 
 
Early Spring 2017
Mar 4 2017 - May 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
$1,300
 
 
Spring 2017
May 6 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,585
 
 
Summer 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,400
 
 
Late Summer 2017
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,400
 
 
Fall 2017
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,625
 
 
Late Fall 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Nov 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
$1,385
 
 
Winter 2017
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
$995
$1,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $125
clean fee $125
Tax Rate 10.0%

Flexible scheduling is available. Please contact us.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Ocean City Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1935 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Two full bathrooms with tub in one and jacuzzi in the other.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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