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Your Pets Are Welcome at this Cozy Ocean Front Beach Cottage

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 nights

Overview

About the property

5 BR With 2 Baths Just Steps Away From The Ocean

NOTE : Up to 3 dogs allowed - $150/week rent per dog.

The point of this home is to make time for Trivial Pursuits! Welcome to our casual and family-friendly island where special plans are not necessary to enjoy your beachside vacation. This comfortable and charming home offers two levels for your large family. The upper level offers hardwood floors throughout, an open great room area with ocean views and ample seating, and a large bar dining area perfect for family meals. The ground level, accessed via an exterior stairway, is the perfect separate space for additional family or friends and boasts tiled floors throughout, an additional living area, bar dining area, and kitchenette. The large ocean side deck on the front dune offers a place to relax, sunbathe, or just enjoy the area sights and sounds. Just three blocks south of the heart of Surf City, this home is easily within walking distance to local shops, eateries, and the Surf City Fishing Pier.

Please follow the Virtual Tour Link shown in the amenities section of the Home Away Website, or in the Owner's Info area on the VRBO Website

5 Bedrooms, 2 Baths.

Maximum Occupancy: 10.

Bed sizes: Upstairs: Queen, Double, 2 Singles.

Downstairs: Double, 2 Singles.

On two levels with exterior stairs only

Most living areas on 1 level.

Central heat & air, dishwasher, washer/dryer.

Lower level offers living area and kitchenette

Lower Level has 2 bedrooms and 1 bath.

2 cable (expanded service) TVs, 2 DVD players.

Wired and wireless high speed internet access.

Covered oceanfront porch and large sun deck

Enclosed outside shower with hot water.

Grilling allowed. No grill provided.

No smoking allowed in house.

More Details

Owner
Mike Hendy
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 24, 2017

About Mike Hendy

Mike & Judy Hendy are residents of the area and operate a business on Topsail Island.

Mike Hendy purchased this house in 1991

Why Mike Hendy chose Topsail Island

We purchased this property almost 25 years ago. It is one of the original properties on the island (pre-Hurricane Hazel) but of course has been updated over the years. We loved the location of the property and of course Topsail Island in particular. Many things have changed since then, but the underlying charm and 1950's feel still exists.

What makes this house unique

Location is great and within a 5 minute walk to the center of town. Fishing pier is very close as well as the bank, shops, restaurants and the IGA grocery.

Watch the famous Surf City firework display from the front porch if you are visiting during the 4th of July. Or you can easily walk to the Soundside Park and enjoy the entertainment offered during the summertime.

Amenities

Surf City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - Downstairs - toilet , shower
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Fully Enclosed . Hot & Cold Water - Very Enjoyable
  • Bath Towels are not Included. If you would like to rent linens, towels, baby items, or beach items please contact : Me and Mom Rentals (http://www.meandmomrentals.com/), Seaside Linen & Rentals (http://www.seasidelinen.com/), or Topsail Sunsational Rentals (http://www.tirentals.com/)
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Ocean Side - Upstairs - 1 queen
    Middle Bedroom - Upstairs - 1 double
    Street Side Bedroom - Upstairs - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - Downstairs - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - Downstairs - 2 twin/ single
  • Please Note Bed Lines are not Provided. If you would like to rent linens, towels, baby items, or beach items please contact : Me and Mom Rentals (http://www.meandmomrentals.com/), Seaside Linen & Rentals (http://www.seasidelinen.com/), or Topsail Sunsational Rentals (http://www.tirentals.com/)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

Reviews

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Your Pets Are Welcome at this Cozy Ocean Front Beach Cottage
average rating of 4.783784 based on 37 reviews
5

Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our week long stay at the beach house.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great house, with the best deck on the beach!

  • 5 of 5

Great location, and with separate upstairs and downstairs living spaces, it is ideal for two families to vacation together, but still have their own space. We loved our trip, and will be coming back again! Thank you for the hospitality!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Perfect vacation

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at Trivial Pursuit! The deck was amazing!! I was able to come in to prepare lunch and just peek out the living room window to see my kids playing on the beach having a great time. The visibility of the beach/ocean from inside the house and on the deck is the best I've experienced. We have already booked to return next year and couldn't be more excited 😄?

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great beach home with pet access. The Clark Family

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, with our Boston terrier, spent a month in this nicely furnished home. Mike met us the day of arrival and told us to call any time that we needed anything. The first two weeks of weather was wonderful and the last two weeks were very seasonable. We were on the beach every day. The kitchen was well stocked. We highly recommend this home. We would really like to revisit this home.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very at home feeling when you stay at Trival Pursuit.

  • 5 of 5

Mike met us on the day we arrived.....showed us the house and told us to call him for any help we might need. My daughter and I spent a month ......enjoyed every minute, our 3 dogs loved the big enclosed deck overlooking the beach. The kitchen had everything you would need to cook a dinner..........well stocked. We are planning for another vacation at Trivial Pursuit..

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Loved this beach house!!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this beach house!! The location was ideal. We literally spent most of our time on the deck - truly beach-front with its unobstructed view! You don't have to be in the sand to feel like you are ON the beach. Our dog loved the completely gated deck too! We were also close enough to the center street to be able to walk to restaurants and pier rather than drive everywhere. The house itself is well appointed and comfortable. We only used the upstairs area since we had a small family group. The owner Mike was very nice and helpful, and available to answer questions throughout our visit without being intrusive. We will definitely be back to Trivial Pursuit! Thank again Mike!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
31 Miles
Wilmington, NC - ILM
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Buddy's Crab House & Oyster Bar
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
North Shore Country Club, Sneads Ferry
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Daddy Mac's Beach Grille, North Shore Drive, Surf
Nearest Beach
5 Metres
Right outside the back door !!!
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Surf City House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
2017 August On Season
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,800
 
 
2017 Fall Mid Season
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,675
 
 
2017 Fall Off Season
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 27 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,225
 
 
2017-2018 Winter Season
Oct 28 2017 - Mar 17 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
30 night minimum stay
$1,600
 
 
2018 Spring Off Season
Mar 31 2018 - May 25 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,250
 
 
2018 Spring Mid Season
May 26 2018 - Jun 8 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
 
 
2018 JUNE On Season
Jun 9 2018 - Jun 22 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,895
 
 
2018 Summer Peak Season
Jun 23 2018 - Aug 10 2018
7 night minimum stay
$3,195
 
 
2018 August On Season
Aug 11 2018 - Aug 24 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,895
 
 
2018 Fall Mid Season
Aug 25 2018 - Sep 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
 
 
2018 Fall Off Season
Sep 8 2018 - Nov 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,250
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Damage Deposit $500

The house sleeps up to 10 persons. The standard rate applies to occupancy up to this amount. An additional charge of $35 per person per night for guests in addition to 10 will be assessed. Maximum occupancy is limited to 12 people.
Up to 3 Dogs are permitted. Fee is $ 150 for each dog.
Security Deposit will be returned within 10 business days of your departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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