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VRBO: Beautiful House w/ 3 Boat Slips/Launch; $99/NT DEALS AVAILABLE IN MAY

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, sleeps 9


MAY 1-4 (3 nights): $99/night

MAY 7-11 (4 nights): $99/night

MAY 21-26 (5 nights): $125/night

May 30-JUNE 3 (4 nights): $155/night

For discounted rates, quickest response time and most up-to-date availability, we recommend you contact us either by phone or email ( before submitting a reservation request.

Our beautiful, spacious four bedroom, three bath beach house, Slip Away, is located on Topsail Island and provides the best of both worlds. A ninety second walk will take you to the ocean. A less than one minute walk in the other direction will lead you to the sound where you can watch spectacular sunsets. Bring your boat (30' limit) or jet ski and launch it using our private neighborhood boat ramp; then dock it for the duration of your stay at one of our 3 slips in the nearby canal. Lunch at the picnic table then enjoy sunbathing on the upper deck of the house or read a favorite book sitting in the porch swing in the shade of the lower deck.

PLEASE email or phone us with your questions BEFORE you click "Request to Book" on the reservation page. Look for the "Send a Message" link below the "Request to Book" link to email us or phone us at either 336-978-2451 or 336-946-0105. Having contact with our tenants allows us to be more responsive to your needs. References are available upon request.

Avoid the hassles and heartaches of dealing with a commission based real estate agent. With Slip Away, you speak directly with the owners as we are a true "Vacation Rental By Owner". Most listings you see on this site are handled by commission based agents who manage dozens if not hundreds of properties and thus can devote very little time to any one property.

More About the House: The 2400 sq. ft. reverse floor plan includes three bedrooms and two baths on the first floor as well as a laundry. The second floor consists of the living / dining / kitchen area and a fourth bedroom and bath. There are hardwood floors in the dining & kitchen areas, Berber carpet in the living room and bedrooms, and tile in the bathrooms. Lots of ceiling fans and windows provide beautiful views and breezes.

There are five TVs in the house: one in the living room with a DVD player, and one in each bedroom. There is a second DVD player in one of the first floor bedrooms.

Activities:: There are many activities for the entire family nearby: surf & pier fishing; charter boat fishing, both near-shore and deep sea; crabbing & clamming; miniature golf, golf courses on the mainland; lots of shopping including several very nice art galleries; Internet cafes; roller skating; surf board, jet ski, & kayak rentals; bicycle rentals (the towns of Surf City and Topsail Beach have paved bicycle lanes); and a wide variety of restaurants from very casual to elegant. Local events that may interest you include: the Kiwanis Sun Fest (May), July 4 Fireworks, the King Mackerel Tournament (Aug.), the Snead's Ferry Shrimp Festival (Aug.), Autumn with Topsail (Oct.), & the Holiday Boat Flotilla (Nov.). During the summer visit the Sea Turtle Hospital, one of only a few such facilities in the US that cares for & rehabilitates injured sea turtles. Twice yearly you may observe the staff as they return rehabilitated turtles to the sea.

Area: Topsail Island is a family oriented beach. Visitors enjoy Topsail, returning year after year, because of the many miles of uncrowded sandy beaches. Perfect for swimming, walking, sunbathing, fishing, or simply relaxing. You will fall in love with the island. Our neighborhood is located on the southern end of Topsail. But don't limit yourself to the beach. Be sure to spend some time enjoying the sound where you will see interesting wildlife.

More Details

Martha and Dale Brown
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

About Martha and Dale Brown

Martha has been coming to Topsail since 1958 when her parents built a 'cottage' on the island not far from Slip Away. She remembers practicing how to tie shoes while the family moved in the furniture. So naturally, when Martha and Dale began dating in 1977, she brought Dale to the island. In 1985 Martha and Dale, Mr. and Mrs. Brown by then, bought that little cottage from Martha's mother, but by 2003 they decided it was time for something more modern and larger for themselves and their two teenagers, so they moved a short distance down the road to BeachBreeze.

Martha and Dale Brown purchased this house in 2011

Why Martha and Dale Brown chose Topsail Island

In 2011 the opportunity arose to purchase Slip Away and the Browns jumped at the chance. Slip Away is located in one of the nicest neighborhoods on the Island. Few neighborhoods have access to both the ocean and the sound. In addition to that, Slip Away has its own private boat slip and a boat launch just a few steps from the front door. Located on a quiet street with only one other rental home, this is the perfect location for a family vacation.


Surf City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master bath - toilet , shower , two sinks
    1st floor bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , two sinks
    Upstairs Master bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , two sinks
  • All three bathrooms are very spacious with lots of vanity space, drawers, cabinets, and linen closets. The master bedroom has an en suite bathroom with shower, two sinks and a separately enclosed toilet. The bunk bedroom and the middle bedroom share a bath which has a tub/shower combination along with two sinks and toilet. The fourth bedroom which is located on the top floor also has an en suite bath with a tub/shower combination, two sinks and toilet.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master - 1 queen
    Bunk bed room - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , bunk beds
    Upstairs Master - 1 queen
    Middle Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Slip Away has a reverse floor plan. Three bedrooms and two baths are located on the first floor as well as the laundry. The master bedroom has a queen bed, 32 inch flatscreen TV and a large walk-in closet. The second bedroom has a set of bunk beds with a double mattress on the bottom and a twin mattress on the top, a walk-in closet, and a 32 inch flatscreen TV with a DVD player. The third bedroom on this floor (known as the "middle" room and which is located between the master and the bunk bedrooms) has a queen bed and a 32 inch flatscreen TV. The fourth bedroom is located on the top floor with the kitchen, dining, and living areas. It also has a queen bed with a TV and an en suite bathroom. All beds have pillows and blankets or comforters. You will need to bring sheets, bath towels, and beach towels. If this is not convenient, we can recommend a local rental company which will conveniently provide your linens!
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes: Wireless internet and phone are provided. There is sufficient parking for two cars under the house and two cars in the driveways (or any combination of four cars & boat trailers.) No other parking is allowed.


5/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

VRBO: Beautiful House w/ 3 Boat Slips/Launch; $99/NT DEALS AVAILABLE IN MAY
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

We came to Topsail for a short family vacation. This home was perfect for our needs. Everything was easy. Easy to access the beach and the sound. Easy to gather in a clean neat orderly well stocked home. We enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Central North Carolina

Quick walk to the beach and boat slip a bonus

  • 5 of 5

This is a clean and well stocked home with a quick walk to the beach and a boat slip. We had a great time with friends in the large kitchen. Plenty of room for everyone. The 2 covered parking areas were great for the jet skis. We saw dolphins in the sound. Great rental and the owners are easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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July Stay at Slip Away

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from our second stay at Slip Away, 2011 & 2012. The house continues to be exceptionally well maintained, well equipped with many amenities such as cooking provisions, pillows, plenty of comfortable furniture, and the PERFECT location to both nearby beachfront and ICW access just a few steps away. Quiet private neighborhood, nearby shops and stores. We discovered a couple of different restaurants this trip: Breezeway (Seafood) Restaurant in southern tip of Surf City, fresh seafood typical of the Carolinas, GREAT! We also found a local Italian restaurant, Engleses, where we stopped to order pizza to go, but they have a varied menu, while shopping at local grocery store.

Great Stay, look forward to our next stay.

Topsail Beach Lover

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Spring Break

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to spend Spring Break. We lived in the Topsail area for years, until a job relocation forced us to move away last year. This spring we decided to come back and connect with friends and family and to get our boat back in the water. We were able to launch our 21' Carolina Skiff at the boat ramp and had plenty of water in the canal to get in and out to the ICWW.

Great house with a great location on Topsail Island. Close to the beach and great sound access (if you have a boat).

The owners are super nice and easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Place, Great Location!! Good Value!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed for one week 6/11 - 6/18/11. The Location was Perfect; just a few steps to the Ocean access and boat launch along the Inter coastal waterway. House immaculate; all amenities, cooking, cleaning, paper products, etc. Kitchen well stocked. Like New! Great for family. Lots of privacy & deck space and AMPLE PARKING!! Owners very responsive to any questions/needs. We definitely will rent again. Conveniently located to Topsail Island, grocery stores and other amenities. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Topsail Island is located between Morehead City and Wilmington. In addition to the beach activities available on the island, you will find many interesting activities along the coast of North Carolina. In the Wilmington area consider a visit to the WW II era USS Battleship North Carolina and the NC Aquarium. Both great fun for children of all ages. History buffs will enjoy visiting Ft. Fisher, Brunswick Town, and the historic homes of Wilmington including Orton Plantation. Traveling north to the Morehead area you can visit the NC Maritime Museum and the 2nd of the state's three aquariums. New Bern, NC's pre-colonial capital, is home to Tryon Palace and additional homes dating to the 1700's. Are you a lighthouse buff? Visit the Cape Lookout lighthouse near Morehead and the Bald Head Lighthouse in Southport. Contact us for more information about these and other possible day trips in the Topsail area.

Other Activities: kayaking, shopping, jet skiing, dolphin watching


Rates & Availability

Surf City House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 16 2017 - May 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 20 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Week or Weekend
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
Early June
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
July 4th Week
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late August
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day Week or Weekend
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
4 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Dec 1 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150

PLEASE NOTE: We suggest you contact us prior to submitting a reservation request to confirm our calendar is current and the dates you are seeking are available. TAXES ARE INCLUDED in the on line reservation quote. Also, we ask for only a 25% deposit for FULL week reservations at the time the reservation is made with the balance due 3 weeks prior to arrival. The on-line reservation system indicates a 100% payment when the reservation is made which only applies to partial week reservations. We do apologize for any inconvenience.


SPRING AND AUTUMN RATE ADDENDUM: 2 or 3 nights: $495; 4 nights: $620; 5 nights: $740; 6 nights: $840; full week: $900
MARCH RATE ADDENDUM: 2 or 3 nights: $450; 4 nights: $570; 5 nights: $690; 6 nights: $750; full week: $800
WINTER RATE ADDENDUM: 2 or 3 nights: $375; 4 nights: $475; 5 nights: $575; 6 nights: $650; full week: $700

IMPORTANT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: A nonrefundable deposit of 25% ($200 minimum) is required to hold your reservation of one week or more. The balance is due 3 weeks prior to your arrival. For partial week or weekend reservations, FULL payment is required at the time of the reservation unless otherwise agreed. Rates do NOT include tax and cleaning and are nonrefundable.

Only Saturday to Saturday weekly rentals beginning June 3, 2017 through September 1, 2017. One person in each group must be age 25 or older.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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