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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
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 12, 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 Ocean City 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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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 -
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Answer to Prayer- Beachfront and Beautiful
average rating of 4.839506 based on 82 reviews
5

Great place

  • 5 of 5

Great location!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ocean Front

  • 5 of 5

This home was very comfortable and enjoyable. It was great to kick back and sit on the deck and watch the ocean and the sea life. We also enjoyed walking out the back door and strolling along the beach.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you got to enjoy the simple things in life. We enjoy strolling down the beach too!! Hope to see you back again.
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Girlfriends getaway

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was clean, beds super comfortable, and whole place nicely decorated. Just steps away from the beach yet felt very private. It would have been nice to have some basic supplies already there (one roll of toilet paper, dish soap, etc) but the view helped us overlook our need to bring those. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I have toiled with leaving toilet paper out at least but the cleaners would have to supply it. It makes for them one more thing to do. Glad everything else was good. maybe I can put it in the letter to have a roll in your purse. I feel the same way and the girls still don't provide a roll for me. Glad you will be back. Darlene
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5

Great!

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: October 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: September 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: September 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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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

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.