check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand

Joe Carter

Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Rent directly from Owner!! No management fees!

22 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Pay with confidence

When you book through the HomeAway checkout, your booking is backed by our Book with Confidence Guarantee™ offering comprehensive payment protection.

Learn more


Topsail Island House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

This wonderful, traditional cottage is waiting for you. Ten feet from the ocean with breathtaking views from the deck or screened-in porch. Completely refurbished.

This Oceanfront Cottage is just one mile from the center of Surf City, just far enough away, but still close to everything!

Why the Owner Chose Surf City: Topsail Island is one of the last islands that do not have a bunch of high rise condos. It feels like the beaches that I went to as a young child.

The Unique Benefits at this House: Being on the water is wonderful. We sit and watch the dolphins swim up and down the beach. The sunrise each morning is truly a sight to see.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Joe Carter (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Joe Carter

My wife and I renovated this cottage in 2005. It was surely a labor of love.

Joe Carter purchased this house in 2005

Why Joe Carter chose Topsail Island

Topsail Island is one of the last islands that do not have a bunch of high rise condos. It feels like the beaches that I went to as a young child.


based on 22 traveler reviews

Rent directly from Owner!! No management fees!
average rating of 4.909091 based on 22 reviews
Franklin, TN

Amazing House Right on the Beach!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at this house! Perfect location, plenty of space, and very clean. We hope to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Everything Was Just As Described

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Full Timeout (or as we call it "Joe's Place") the whole month of April. The first thing we noticed was how clean and orderly the place was. My wife is over the top when it comes to cleanliness and she was impressed. The rooms are large and very comfortable. The kitchen was very well equipped with everything you need including nice cookware and utensils galore. We always take a couple skillets and good pans just in case, but they were not needed here.

The deck consists of a nice sized screened in room and open deck with plenty of seating. The screened in room was especially nice for the next day after getting a little too much sun or during a shower. The views are spectacular. Walk down the steps and it's toes in the sand. Since the closest public access is at least a 100 yards away, there is always plenty of room on the beach right in front of the house. There is parking for at least 6-8 cars with room to spare. About a 30 min. walk up the beach and you are right in the center of Surf City at the pier.

As nice and functional as the house is I think the biggest asset is Joe (the owner). If you have any questions or problems he is

available by phone or email and gets back to you immediately.

We are already talking to him about our next stay.

Thanks Joe for making our stay amazing!

Barry & Mel Taylor

Bedford, PA

  • Submitted: May 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
5 0

Awesome place and awesome owner

  • 5 of 5

This was the first time renting a vacation home. We rented it as a family getaway. We live locally but it's hard for my siblings and I to get together with our children and mom. This house was perfect for us. We had 10 people comfortably stay there. The house is definitely dog friendly as there is no carpet except for the stairs. Joe was fantastic! we had questions and he would respond quickly even when it was not urgent. We all would recommend This home and Joe! Already figuring out when we can do it again!

Thank you Joe for everything!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
4 0

The Perfect Spot for Our 35th Wedding Anniversary!!!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is perfect in every way! Lots of room, big kitchen, and fantastic views! The best part was our VERY short walk to the beach and the screened-in porch to watch the sun rise!!! The ocean breezes were refreshing and the waves were great for bodysurfing. The local restaurants were wonderful -The Breezeway Restaurant, Sears Landing and especially, Beauchaines 211. Can't wait to return next summer!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 2

Just Perfect

  • 5 of 5

After 20 years at the Outer Banks we decided to try Surf City. We found Full Timeout and it was the most awesome Beach House we have ever stayed. The backyard is the ocean and the house is very clean, roomy and well laid out. It is well worth the longer drive and wish we had discovered this quiet and uncrowded lifestyle earlier. The owner is great and easy to communicate with. This is just what me and my wife were looking for. We never liked the crowds and noise, just a nice peaceful retreat. Full Timeout has everything we have been looking for and more. We will be back next year and for years to come

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
5 0
Pittsboro, NC

Super family gathering spot

  • 5 of 5

This was our very first VRBO experience, and it was a very nice one! Three generations of our family stayed here together, and we all had a lovely time! Although the weather was unusually cold for this area's Spring, the house location literally just steps from the beach meant that we could enjoy the shoreline often for brief periods throughout the day. So, at Full Timeout, we still were able to have fun playing by the seaside--even with the off-season weather! Small note for the novice house renter like me: you need to bring your own toilet paper & paper towels (which totally makes sense, I just had not anticipated this!) Easy & excellent beach access. Pretty views. Lovely, spacious porch & deck. Spacious kitchen for family cooking. We encountered some small maintenance issues in need of repair, and let the homeowner know. The house was very clean & has strong wifi. Full Timeout is a wonderful family friendly gathering spot, and we enjoyed our stay very much!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
3 0


Other Activities: Shopping, Boating, Shelling, Wildlife Viewing, Basketball Court, Mini Golf

Full Timeout


Rates & Availability

Surf City House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 15 2016 - Sep 10 2016
7 night minimum stay
Sep 11 2016 - Apr 15 2017
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125
Property Damage Protection $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Enter dates to see total
Send a Message
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)


Topsail Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , 2 Bunk Beds
  • Convertible Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • bay/sound
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Large Screened Porch

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

Partner Offers

Other Vacation Properties