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Your Pets Are Welcome at this Cozy Ocean Front Beach Cottage

Bedrooms 5
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 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:
June 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.


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 -
(34 traveler reviews)

Your Pets Are Welcome at this Cozy Ocean Front Beach Cottage
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 34 reviews

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
  • 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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Lynchburg, Virginia

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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Warrenton, VA

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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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

Surf City House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2017 JUNE On Season
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 23 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2017 SUMMER Peak Season
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 11 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2017 August On Season
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2017 Fall Mid Season
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2017 Fall Off Season
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 27 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2017-2018 Winter Season
Oct 28 2017 - Mar 30 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
30 night minimum stay
2018 Spring Off Season
Mar 31 2018 - May 25 2018
7 night minimum stay
2018 Spring Mid Season
May 26 2018 - Jun 8 2018
7 night minimum stay
2018 JUNE On Season
Jun 9 2018 - Jun 22 2018
7 night minimum stay
2018 Summer Peak Season
Jun 23 2018 - Aug 10 2018
7 night minimum stay
2018 August On Season
Aug 11 2018 - Aug 24 2018
7 night minimum stay
2018 Fall Mid Season
Aug 25 2018 - Sep 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
2018 Fall Off Season
Sep 8 2018 - Nov 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

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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