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Your Pets Are Welcome at this Cozy Ocean Front Beach Cottage

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

5 BR With 2 Baths Just Steps Away From The Ocean

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.

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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.

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

More Details

Mike Hendy
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 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.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

Your Pets Are Welcome at this Cozy Ocean Front Beach Cottage
average rating of 4.757576 based on 33 reviews

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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Laid back!

  • 5 of 5

Mike met is at check in. Showed us around and let us know about the best places to eat. This is one of the original 1940's beach cottages. Don't expect everything to big, shiny and new. This was one of the most comfortable places I've stayed at. The deck is awesome. I will say again, the deck is awesome! Comfortable, clean, well stocked and free wifi. We liked it so much that before we left we booked it again for next year! Great place for the dogs. All of the deck is gated. Dog friendly beach. Great laid back vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house was cozy with a lovely view of ocean .the deck was a huge plus..very big

  • 5 of 5

The island is really nice and fun to explore. The house had a beautiful view and a great deck.

the house was very cozy and the separate apartment downstairs worked great for our guests

We will be back

Thanks Mike

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Wonderful Family Vacation

  • 4 of 5

A very nice, simple beach cottage. We traveled with our 2 children (1 & 4) and 2 dogs and found our stay to be very enjoyable. The incredibly close proximity to the beach made it a breeze to spend as much or as little time on the sand as we liked without having to haul tons of stuff back/forth. The back deck offered beautiful sunsets and the gated entrances were perfect to keep the dogs contained while out with us. It was just a short beach walk to the pier, which the kids really enjoyed.

The additional accommodations on the lower level offered a great space for friends to come visit us for part of the week.

The homeowner, Mike, met us on our arrival to show us around the house. He was very pleasant and was available during the week for any questions or concerns we might have.

We would definitely stay here again and highly recommend this home for anyone traveling with small children or dogs.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Comfortable, clean, cosy

  • 5 of 5

We loved our second time there as much or more than the first time. We are looking forward to booking again

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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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

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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.
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Surf City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
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 ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • 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

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

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