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Answer to Prayer- Beachfront and Beautiful

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 1,935 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms 5 bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

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 8 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

More Details

Owner
Darlene Thompson
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 14, 2017

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 Carolina

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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Amenities

Ocean City Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1935 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Two full bathrooms with tub in one and jacuzzi in the other.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Second floor with attached bathroom
    Sunrise - 1 queen , On the first floor. Bathroom is between the two.
    Sunset - 1 queen , First Floor
    Kids Room - 2 twin/ single , Second Floor
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2).
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:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(78 traveler reviews)

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Answer to Prayer- Beachfront and Beautiful
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 79 reviews
5

Great!

  • 5 of 5

Great location, gorgeous view of beach, nice and responsive owners!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed our beach. Come back and stay a week next time. Darlene
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5

My best days this year

  • 5 of 5

Very nice beach house. Comfortably situated oceanfront in a quite location.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Second visit and it was wonderful again!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four loved this place and our vacation! Thanks for a great place to stay on the beach!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad to have repeat guests like you we hope you will come back again!
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Beach front view was key

  • 3 of 5

Overall, I would rate this place a 3/5. I gave it a 3 primarily because of the beach front access. As far as inside the house, there were many flaws that I was surprised about including how clean the house actually is. As an example, we wiped down the toilet seats and our clorox wipes were brown with filth. Given how strict the policy is (out by 10am, cannot arrive any earlier than 3pm) I would assume the cleaning crew would do something as simple as cleaning off toilets but they weren't. When we spilled water on the floor in the kitchen and wiped it up, our towels turned brown. There were a few large roaches and lots of flies. The bathroom upstairs has a vent that pushes air conditioning directly down on you after getting out of the shower (which may have contributed to me getting so sick). The only thing special about this place to me (and collectively from my friends) was the beach front access. Everything else wasn't great or spectacular to warrant an above and beyond rating. All and all, Topsail Island is still one of my favorite beaches and I will be back but I can't say I would be interested in rebooking at this house unless there were some renovations and changes to the cleanliness.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow I have never had a review that was not satisfied with the cleanliness. I wish I had known, because my cleaning staff would have gladly come over and cleaned the kitchen floor and the toilets. My cleaning staff takes pride in their work. That is not that easy to find.i have never had cock roaches only flies. I get my house spayed for bugs etc. once a month. That keeps things under control. The AC has a vent you can adjust so it will not be blowing on you.i hope you will give us a second chance if you come back to Topsail. Darlene
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5

Oceanside wonder

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay in an uncrowded beach community. Steps away to the sand. Convenient, clean, and comfortable. Will definitely try to book again.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed our house. I think it is quiet because it is our secret private beach. Hope you can make it back next year.
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5

Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year staying at Answer to Prayer, and it is just that, an answer to our prayers for a great location for our family vacation. Our entire family had a fabulous time at the beach. We really enjoy the location and the comforts of home at the beach. We have already booked our vacation for next year at Answer to Prayer. Our family has decided this is where we want to stay every year!! The owner is very friendly and helpful as well!!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad to have you enjoy our house too. This is the first year we haven't come in September to the beach house . I miss it already and people like you make it all worthwhile.
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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

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

clean fee $125
Pet Fee $125
Property Damage Protection $59
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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