Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Your Pets Are Welcome at this Cozy Ocean Front Beach Cottage

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


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

Mike Hendy
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2018

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 Surf City

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.


Surf City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • 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 ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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 (, Seaside Linen & Rentals (, or Topsail Sunsational Rentals (
  • 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 (, Seaside Linen & Rentals (, or Topsail Sunsational Rentals (
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(42 traveler reviews)

78% Complete
19% Complete
2% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Your Pets Are Welcome at this Cozy Ocean Front Beach Cottage
average rating of 4.7619047 based on 42 reviews

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Warm inviting and cozy!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Nice area. Loved the deck. Beds need updating. Didn't realize there was no inside access to the down

  • 3 of 5

Loved the area. Loved the deck. Beds could use updating in some of the bedrooms. Kitchen very well stocked. Ice maker didn't work but we were ok. We brought a portable countertop ice maker with us so we used it. Didn't realize before arriving that there was no inside access to downstairs.

Close to groceries and shops which was really convenient. Enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and comments. I'm sorry there was any confusion on the stairs and access to the lower level. I specifically state in the 1st paragraph of the property description that the ground level rooms are accessed via an exterior stairway. I'll try to emphasize that more clearly in the description. Concerning the ice maker, I don't know what the problem was. I finally got over to the property today, and the ice bucket was full!! Perhaps the lever was in the off position when you arrived, or maybe an intermittent problem exists. I'll have it checked out. If you had called me when you discovered the problem I would have gotten someone there very quickly to determine what was wrong, and fix the problem. Yes, some of the bedding needs updating . That is on our list for the winter off season maintenance update. Thanks again for staying with us.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

The view was amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was clean and just as it should be. We had a great time.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Lynchburg, Virginia

My home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Even with Irma and Jose coming through still had a wonderful time

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Amazing location, deck and views at Trivial Pursuit

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from another amazing stay at Trivial Pursuit. We have stayed here multiple times and have always enjoyed the large deck that leads to the ocean. It is the best deck on the whole island. You feel as if you are on the beach when you are sitting on the deck. We also like that the house is just outside of the busy area. We could easily walk to stores, restaurants, playgrounds and the pier. We loved walking and riding bikes in the area. Especially loved the sunsets and having our Boston Terrier with us for vacation. We are thankful that the deck had gates so it was easy to have her out there with us. The house is cozy, but the best part is the deck and the location. Also we went to fish market often to buy fresh seafood. The shrimp and clams were fantastic and it was only a few minutes drive from the house. We always make a trip to the end of the island to explore and to the Turtle Rescue. We love this area. There is a lot to do but it isn't as crazy as some beaches are.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our week long stay at the beach house.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 1


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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

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.

You might like these similar properties