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Gracious Southern Home With Carriage House, Pool & Spa. Ocean just steps away

Bedrooms 9
Half Baths3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa, 9 Bedrooms + Bunk Room, 9 Baths (Sleeps 30)( VRBO 236913)

Uncrowded,sit by the fire Contact the owner to create a special Long Weekend or Week.

Book your Spring and Fall events now. Exceptionally great beaches and warm water through September and October.

Salt water chlorine added...softens water, less salty than a tear !

If your time is your own, take advantage of the great rates. Pool opens Memorial Day and is open until the mid October ambient temperature permitting.

A Grand Southern Home with a romantic Carriage House! Property goes to the tide line!, and includes the use of the day dock! Oleander Court - Southern Nights.

At the entrance to the hidden enclave of Bland Shores is an amazing home just awaiting your family and friends! Self contained, private, and unique! Please Check Calendar For Available Dates.

Overlooking its very own beach is a family compound consisting of a main house, plus, a complete carriage house over the second double garage. This, all surrounded by lawns, palms, a maritime forest of ancient oaks with delightful wild creatures, a very private heated pool, and over 2500 sq/ ft. of decks with ocean and sound views. At the end of the street is a private day dock where one may while away a lazy afternoon, fish for dinner, launch a kayak, hop a SeaDoo, or tie up the boat for the day.

In the main house, a chef’s kitchen with granite counters, Italian accents, natural hickory cabinetry with a large, Bosch five burner gas cook top and Bosch electric, convection oven, Bosch dishwasher, Amana refrigerator and microwave, Blanco sinks and Grohe fixtures await the gourmand. Everyone will want to congregate in this room! We know!

The game room has another full size refrigerator/ice maker for overflow and beverages, along with its own wet bar and microwave for making snacks while watching one of the three Large Panasonic flat screen TVs on the property! Tournament ping-pong tables

Challenge someone to a rousing Foosball game on a tournament table, or, play pool on a beautiful Brunswick slate table!

Ping Pong added ! Two competition tables in the lower garages are proving very popular....

The attached cottage, sometimes referred to as “the carriage house” also has a complete fully equipped kitchen for all dining needs. It is also equipped with a 42in Panasonic plasma TV. The great room is enhanced by a gas fireplace (for shoulder and winter seasons.) Another 42in Panasonic flat screen TV and true surround theater sound. Sink into deep leather furnishings and enjoy a movie or sporting event.

The bedrooms are spacious, with two master suites, one with its own Jacuzzi and accessible shower en suite. Two family suites accommodate even the largest assemblies. Everyone has a proper bed – no sofa-beds in this house. Wrap around, covered porches in the Southern tradition are a feature of each and every bedroom. The carriage house has a delightful private porch with ceiling fan, nestled into the treetops to enjoy soft Southern Nights.

More Details

Suzanne Frueh
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2018

About Suzanne Frueh

We love this beach!. We invite your family to enjoy our special home. The sunrises are a spectacular way to greet the day in the tower with a steaming cup of coffee!. Please call me or text me at 831-229-4808 or email me at

Suzanne Frueh purchased this villa in 2006

Why Suzanne Frueh chose Surf City

Topsail Island is a destination, featuring both the Atlantic, and the Intracoastal Waterway. Fishing, wildlife viewing, kayaking, jet skiing, parasurfing, golf, miniature golf, bicycling and deep sea fishing......I'm sure I've left out something. Very much a family resort with friendly people.

What makes this villa unique

Unique Carriage House, Completely Self Contained & Private Included in Rental.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family enjoyed staying at your place very much. There was plenty of space for all family members, with the kitchen, eating area as the meeting place. Weather was super all week. It was a week to be long remembered, since our 6 kids, and 13 grandkids are spread out in 5 states [FL, N.J., S.C., Mn., and Ut.] and can't all get together on a regular basis.

Thanks again for the use of your vacation house. Al
Jul 2015
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Surf City Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 30
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 3 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 8 - toilet
    Bathroom 9 - toilet , Located in the garage
    Bathroom 10 - toilet , Located in Carriage house
    Bathroom 11 - shower , Two outside showers
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 30
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 7 twin/ single , Three sets of bunk beds
    Bedroom 5 - 2 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 2 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 7 - 4 twin/ single , First floor bunk room - two sets of bunk beds
    Bedroom 8 - 1 queen , Carriage house
    Bedroom 9 - 2 twin/ single , Carriage house twin with trundle bed
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Catering Available: Barbecue, Deli, Restaurants, Pizza. Cooks may be hired by prior arrangement. Garage: Up to five garage spaces with automatic openers to park your cars. Off Street Parking: Plenty of parking in the garages and the driveways. Garage: Up to five garage spaces with automatic openers to park your cars or a boat. Off Street Parking: Plenty of parking in the garages and the driveways. Elevator: Excellent for moving in luggage and groceries. Also perfect for someone who has slowed down a bit, or who might be in a wheel chair or scooter. Handicapped Accessible (may have limitations): 'Handicapped friendly' Large shower in the master bath. Wheelchair Accessible (may have limitations): Elevator. Wide doors throughout. Balconies and decks are accessible. Kid Friendly: Great places for kids to enjoy. Pool is ideal in the afternoons when the adults may want to pull in and enjoy a beverage or a rest.


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Gracious Southern Home With Carriage House, Pool & Spa. Ocean just steps away
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 16 reviews

WOW - what a wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this lovely beach house. There was something for everyone to do. The views from every room are amazing!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for staying; it was a pleasure having you as our renter
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Great vacation home

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a week at this home. There was plenty of room for the 20 of us. The kids loved the pool and the beach access was great. There were plenty of pots and pans and dishes to cook for the whole group. We had a few issues and the owner was very responsive in addressing them. This is a great place to stay with a large group.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Combination for a Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

This will have been the 5th property I have rented for my immediate family (15-20 attendees) in as many years. Far and away this was the best maintained property we have stayed at, and the array of amenities is really impressive. Being both on the beach, with your own pool and hot tub were really added pluses. Each of the upper floor bedrooms also gets a great view of the sunrise and sunset.

We have people from 4yo to 75yo. There is ample room for everyone to have their own space, but the living room and wrap around patio on the 2nd floor is really the hallmarks of the gathering. Surf City is also just about the right speed, you basically has the beach to yourself if you wanted to build sand castles or even setup a volleyball net.

The detached cottage is great as either a quiet place for an afternoon nap, or the after-hours club for the 20 somethings that seem to want to stay up until dawn.

It was a pleasure to work with Suzanne and this trip came off without a hitch. I can't believe how fast the week went.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much - it was a pleasure to have you as a guest and I look forward to your return.
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Wonderful House with Just a Few Negatives

  • 4 of 5

This is a wonderful house with just a few negatives. The main reason I am not giving it 5 stars is the poor quality of the single/twin/bunk mattresses. Because of our family configuration, several adults slept in these beds and complained about poor support, springs poking them in the backs, etc. They slept miserably for the entire week. One adult slept on the sofa because it was more comfortable than the beds. This is an very high quality, expensive house, and we expected better in this area.

Other negatives:

* no Wifi service in the carriage house or lower floor of main house

* oven door will not stay shut so it stops heating. We had to prop a chair against the door in order to cook dinner.


* One of the best views we've ever had of the ocean!

* Beautiful, well-kept home

* Lots of dishes to serve a large crowd

* Plenty of porches with a variety of views

* We were able to use the upper "crows nest" as a bedroom for two teenage boys

* Several in our party were worried about not being ocean front and having to cross a street to reach the beach. However, traffic was not heavy and we rarely had to wait to cross.

* Beautiful pool. However, it was not clean when we arrived and the pool cleaner did not arrive until Wednesday.

* We loved the ping pong and pool tables! This is a real plus for evening entertainment and on rainy days.

* We had 20 adults and 6 children under the age of three. The "family" rooms were perfect for parents of small children.

In short, we loved this house and hope to return in the future. However, we do wish that the single beds were more comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for being our guest: I do apologize for the bunk bed mattresses and will definitely replace them this year.
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Herndon, VA

Great House!

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at 99 Oleander Ct. The house is spacious and has wonderful amenities; we really enjoyed the close proximity to the beach, the saltwater pool, hot tub, and ping pong tables. We were a group of 13, so for us, the bedroom configurations were a little odd - we could have used a queen bedroom instead of one with three sets of bunk beds. However, for a larger group, this totally makes sense.

The views from the balconies are beautiful and the proximity to the sound at the end of the neighborhood street is great. Even though the house isn't oceanfront, it's very close and it's pretty easy to bring things on to and home from the beach.

I will say that the kitchen/dining room/living room is a little small given the number of people the house can accommodate. Also, the WiFi does not seem to extend to the guest house, and is weak in some places. It's also good to note that the main house and guest house are not actually connected internally - you have to go outside at some point, though only for a few steps, to travel in between.

Suzanne was wonderful to work with and made renting the property a breeze. I didn't personally get to Topsail, but Surf City is very cute and we really enjoyed the Daily Grind coffee shop and Daddy Mac's, in particular. Don't miss the Surf City farmer's market!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Alex for your kind words; it gives me a great deal of pleasure to know that you and your family thoroughly enjoyed yourselves!
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Palm Springs, FL

Best Reunion Ever

  • 5 of 5

Our family (my husband and I , 6 kids and 17 grandchildren) so look forward to our reunions because we are scattered in 6 different states and getting everyone together doesn't happen easily. I was a little concerned with planning this last get together because we now have lots of teenagers (14) who are a little harder to entertain than the younger children but this house and it's location did it. The beach was so private that we had no worries about them disturbing others as they rode and surfed the huge waves. Then at night we hardly saw them as they kept busy with the pool, the sauna, the ping pong table, and the pool table.

As for the adults the beach was perfect for long walks both day and evening and the house left nothing to be desired ( well equipped kitchen, enough beds for all, and extremely clean). We couldn't get over the fact that even though the house is not "on the beach" when sitting on the decks or even looking out the windows it felt like we were. On the day of departure the term I heard over and over was "Best reunion ever". Thank you Mike and Suzanne for the use of your beautiful home for our family reunion.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Jack and Marguerite for you kind words; we are so pleased that you all thoroughly enjoyed yourselves. Mike and Suzanne
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Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, boating, wildlife viewing, miniature golf


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $600
Pet Fee $200
Property Damage Protection $99

GUEST requirement to purchase PDP insurance directly for $5000 coverage, current pricing $89.00
Pool is open Memorial Day to Labor Day

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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