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Canalfront & Unobstructed Ocean, Pet Friendly, Pool, Dock, tiki bar, boat ramp

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Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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3 - 7 nights


North Topsail Beach House Rental Photos and Description

Canalfront, unostructed oceam views,House, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 14),

This unique pet-friendly property has the best of both worlds. The front of the home provides wide-open unobstructed views of the ocean while the back of the home overlooks the winding canal and intercoastal waterway. (canal was dredged and dock area in 2016) This uncrowded portion of the beach is accessible just across. Property is situated between 2 public access paths to beach with no obstructions. The property has a private boat ramp and dock that is located on the canal that directly connects to the intercoastal waterway. Steer your boat and be in the deep waters of the Atlantic in just 10 minutes or simply relax and take in the wetlands, wildlife, dolphins, birds and boats from either the front or backyard.

It is an ideal location where you can enjoy the beach and also enjoy your private boat –fishing-crabbing dock, private boat ramp and intercoastal access. It is perfect for boating, canoeing, kayaking, jet skiing or just enjoying the views. Relax in the calm tranquil canal water on a float. There is plenty of parking for cars and boat trailers. There is also a large enclosed PRIVATE POOL 28’ x 14’ with lots of decking, chairs and loungers to relax in. In addition, enjoy a cool drink or a game on TV at the 8-seat fully decorated and equipped TIKI BAR. The bar has views of both the ocean and intercoastal and has everything you need; expanded cable TV, stereo, refrigerator, sink, dart board and lighting. It is fun for everyone. You can also enjoy the HOT TUB that connects to the Tiki bar and also overlooks both the ocean and intercoastal.

There are more than 700 feet of wrap-around decking and 2 private decks off of 2 of the upper bedrooms. This home has 2 living rooms …… great for letting the kids have their own space, There is also a children’s crib, high-chair, children’s gates, enclosed pet area, beach cart, 8 expanded cable TVs, (a TV in every bedroom plus one in both living rooms and one in the Tiki bar). TV' are high definition flat screen 3 smart TVs, Blu-ray player. The fully equipped kitchen has refrigerator with ice maker, oven, microwave, pots and pans, utensils, plates and glasses. The kitchen also has a ice cream maker, crock pot and skillet. The washer and dryer are located on the first floor is separate area.

Kids and adults will have fun with provided amenities such as corn hole, Bacci ball, lots of board games, horse shoes, 3 picnic tables, numerous lounge chairs, Adirondack chairs, covered deck area with patio furniture, washer dryer, stereos, outdoor hot-water enclosed shower, high-speed wireless internet, and, play station 2.

Spend the morning at the beach then relax in the pool. After that fish from the private boat dock, then enjoy relaxing having a cool drink watching the sun set at the tiki bar and/or hot tub overlooking both the ocean and intercoastal. Evenings can be spent roasting marshmallows ( telescopic marshmallow holders at house) and star-gazing at the fire pit in the backyard overlooking the canal.

Private in-ground completely enclosed pool*

Hot tub **

Located directly across the street with from the county owned beach with unobstructed views- there is nothing between you and the beach except the street

Pet friendly (pet fee applicable)

Sleeps 14 plus 1 cot also available

Tiki Bar with 8 bar stools, refrigerator, sink and TV

Private Boat Ramp and Boat Dock****

High-speed wireless internet

8 TVs with extended cable including a 50 High Definition TV

3 Blu Ray player


Central air-conditioning

Outdoor enclosed shower with hot water

Wrap-around deck

High chair

Children's crib and child gate

PlayStation 2 video game

Board games for children and adults

Several picnic tables in the yard and deck

Free long-distance phone

2 Living rooms (for children to have their own 'space')

2 Private decks off two bedrooms on the second floor with ocean and intercoastal views

Plenty of parking

Fire pit/chiminea

5 bedrooms

3 bathrooms

First floor:

Bedroom #1: master with 1 king and private bath

Bedroom # 2: 1 full

Family room

kitchen, dining are

living room

Another bathroom


Bedroom #3: 1 queen with private balcony

Bedroom # 4: 2 Bunk Bed Sets

Bedroom #5: 2 bunk beds with private balcony and 1 twin cot

Bathroom #3

Pool is closed November through March. Hot Tub requires an $80 activation fee in the Mid and off season. We'll see you soon!

Keywords: Awesome, Fun, Tiki Hut, Boaters delight, Waterfront, Canal front, Ocean across Street, Intercoastal, Private boat dock, private boat ramp, Pool, 3 decks, Porch, Games, relaxing

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

John Nilson
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016
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About John Nilson

I live in Charleston, SC. think you will enjoy this place since it has the best of both worlds, canalfront and unobstructed ocean views. Thanks

John Nilson purchased this house in 2004

Why John Nilson chose Topsail Island

Its a great spot. You have the ocean in the front yard and the canal and intercoastal in the back.Kids can go to the ocean during the day and relax in pool or canal in the afternoon. At night the adults can use the fire pit by canal or enjoy a beverage in the hot tub and tiki bar. Tiki bar has 8 chairs, fridge, sink, flatscreen TV and great views. 2 living rooms so adults and kids can have their own space.

What makes this house unique

Pool, hot tub, private boat dock, private boat ramp, hort tub, tiki bar, pet friendly, Ocean steps away and canal in the back yard. Wrap around deck, 2 private balconies, 2 living room areas. 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. Plenty of room for everyone to spread out. Outdoor heated shower, porch, grill, fun decor, gated area for pet enclosure, games, corn hole, horse shoes, fire pit and plenty of chairs to relax in.


based on 7 traveler reviews

Canalfront & Unobstructed Ocean, Pet Friendly, Pool, Dock, tiki bar, boat ramp
average rating of 4.571429 based on 7 reviews

Great location and house layout

  • 4 of 5

The house was clean but not fancy. We had 10 people staying (kids and adults) and there were plenty of separate inside and outside areas so we didn't feel crowded. We had a few minor issues (problem with one of the showers, a cable box was out, etc.). The owner was responsive to all our questions/inquiries. The kitchen was well equipped. One set of bunk beds was rickety - kids complained that it was noisy and felt unstable.

We brought a pontoon boat for the guys to go fishing while the ladies lounged in the pool. Although there is a private boat ramp at the residence, there wasn't enough room to put it in/out at the house. We had to use a public ramp a few miles away. But we were able to keep it docked all week with no issues. We just allowed enough line to accommodate the tides; the wake from passing boats was not an issue. Ramp is perfect for kayaks or anything that doesn't require backing up a vehicle.

The location allowed easy access to the beach. Beaches were very nice. Not crowded at all, which was surprising as we were there in July. There was more activity on the beach at night - lots of shark fishing from the shore.

If we come back to Topsail, I would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Wilmington, NC

Great family Christmas at this house

  • 5 of 5

This is one of the few houses on Topsail that could accommodate all our needs. Pet friendly with a hot tub and a dock on canal for our kayaks. It is not a fancy place but it is clean and comfortable with a nice layout. And I haven't even mentioned the covered tiki bar on the back deck! Our family of 8 stayed for 4 nights over Christmas and it was pretty awesome. The owner was very easy to work with too.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Petersburg, VA

Memories made!

  • 4 of 5

Four generations enjoyed this beach house, some for a night or 2 and a few for the week. Enjoyed hot tub, pool, tiki bar, fire pit, outdoor hot and cold shower, numerous flat screen TV's, screened porch. Short walk across the

street to ocean, no stairs just straight through the dunes! Great relaxing place that holds a crowd without feeling

crowded! John, the owner was a pleasure to work with. We hope to come again!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place

  • 4 of 5

Great Spot. Different since you are on canal and beaxch access. Place was clean and info accurate. Pool was very clean which I am particular about. Had minor problem with garbage disposal but owner sent repairman out right away. I would come back.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you. A new garbage disposal was installed.
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Nice Place with a lot of ammenities

  • 5 of 5

My family went there in the off season. October is less expensive and still very nice weather. This property was everything it advertised. Kids enjoyed the pool and ocean and the men enjoyed fishing off the diock and the bar. You do have to walk accross the street to the beach but its not very far. The house is actually in between 2 town walkways to the beach. Considering the price difference between oceanfront and 2nd row and unobstructed I think it wasa bargain. I would recommend this place. It was clean and had something for everyone.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Raleigh, NC

What a vacation!!!!

  • 5 of 5

I don't think we could have had a better time at your home on North Topsail Beach. It was a great winter get-away and so peaceful/restful. We gave short notice but John still was willing to work with us. It was THE perfect location! The beach was within a short distance (across the street). The canal in the back provided the perfect spot to put our kayak in and the views were incredible. The home was so comfortable and had everything we needed and then some! We made use of the cornhole, the firepit, and some of your games. We especially LOVED the hottub and the TIKI BAR!!! That back deck alone made the trip worth taking. I'm thinking of updating my own back deck :-) The fact that we could bring our furry friends along was great too, they had a blast running on the beach and relaxing at the firepit after a long day. We will definately be telling everyone we know what a great home this was and we will be back for sure. The pool looked great and would be perfect for the summertime. The only trouble we had was with the gas grill, it had no propane and the rental company told us it was our responsibility to fill the tank. Had we known we could have brought a tank from home so we could have grilled out. Another tiny suggestion would be some plastic tumblers for drinks outside and some wine glasses. Besides that, everything was PERFECT in every way. Thanks for everything John, we had a blast! I only wish we could have stayed longer than a week! We will be saving for a trip in the summer season. Thanks again, what a find!!! If you ever want to sell please let us know.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Jacksonville, Wilmington
Car: necessary

Best of both worlds. Canal on intercoastal waterway with great views AND unobstructed oceanviews and beach views. The County owns the property in front of property and is not developed. property sits between two easily public accessible ocean / beach entrances. Quiet, clean and pet friendly beach. Property also has a pool, tiki bar, hot tub, wrap around deck, covered decking sitting area, 2 living rooms, 3 picnic tables, heated outdoor shower, 2 bedrooms have private decks. All bedrooms have expanded cable tvs, as well as tiki bar and living rooms. Washer and dryer. Kitchen has dishwasher, oven, icemaker, microwave, utensils, pots and pans and coffee maker. Too much to list. Lots of room for kids an adults to have own space, New sliding glass door in 2015, new first floor flooring. New paint exterior and new storm doors in 2015


Rates & Availability

North Topsail Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
End October
Oct 15 2016 - Oct 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
Oct 29 2016 - Nov 19 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 20 2016 - Nov 25 2016
6 night minimum stay
November / December
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 21 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas and new years
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 4 2017 - Apr 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
End of April
Apr 22 2017 - Apr 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mid May
May 13 2017 - May 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Spring
May 20 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Beginning Summer
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Third week Summer
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early August
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mid August
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
End of August
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late August
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct 28 2017 - Nov 24 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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North Topsail Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , master bath, 1st floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 1st floor,
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Upstairs bath
  • 3 Bathrooms total plus heated outdoor shower. There are 2 full bathrooms 1st floor and one full bathroom on 2nd floor. There is also a enclosed / covered hot outdoor shower on ground level by pool
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1st floor, with double, faces ocean, flatscreen tv
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , master bedroom with master bath, king bed, 1st floor w/ tv
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed , 2 sets of bunk beds, private deck, intercoastal view, tv
    Bedroom 4 - 2 bunk bed , 2 sets of bunkbeds, flatscreen tv, canal view
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Queen bed, upstairs, tv, private deck, canal/ocean view
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (4) 4 sets of bunk beds. Also have 2 cots for singles
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Fire pit by canal to roast marsh mellows, horse shoes, corn hole game, 2 large coolers, 3 Cots. One couch is a pull out bed for 2.

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