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*** 15% OFF TIL NOV 15 @ BEACH !!! *** - TREE SPIRIT RETREAT

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 765 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 bath

Tree Spirit, a sweet, rustic, beach cottage attuned to receive Reiki energy, nestles among live oaks a short walk from deeded ocean and sound accesses on Topsail Island.

No tv, no phone, no clock. Come to 'be there.'

Tree Spirit Retreat is all about sharing healing energy. We welcome all who wish to bask in healing energy and nature.

Barrier islands shift, creating an auspicious environment inner change. Topsail Island’s abundant natural attributes feature pelicans, dolphins, and constantly moving sandbars. Friends have enjoyed it and have been refreshed by their time there. We welcome new friends.

~Pet guests welcomed on a case by case basis~

Welcome to Tree Spirit!: Enter Tree Spirit through the screened porch into a great room, with bedrooms in the rear.

Tree Spirit sleeps 2 to 4 best, with total indoor space measuring approximately 750 square feet, but can sleep up to 6 if needed. The master bedroom contains a queen sized bed, and the second bedroom a full sized bed. If additional beds are needed, the great room provides a fold out sofa.

Practitioners in energetic healing and related fields receive a discount.

Highlights, Sundries & Views: Appointed chiefly with hand built and recycled furniture & appliances, Tree Spirit features a nicely equipped kitchen with stainless steel coil-burner stove and restaurant sink. Kitchen utensils include a fondue pot, shrimp/pasta pot, crock pot, and other sundries.

A funky outdoor bathhouse with Japanese lines and cast iron tub highlights bathing facilities, complemented by outdoor shower and foot bath in front & bathroom with shower inside.

Trees come into view from most windows. A second entrance in the kitchen area leads onto an east-facing deck looking out at an enormous maritime oak with three trunks.

Reiki Attunement, The Beach & The Sound: The earth beneath and around the house as well as the house itself have been treated energetically over a period of two years, culminating with attunement. Walk one or two hundred yards in either direction to reach the beach or the sound.

When stay at Tree Spirit Retreat, we ask that treat it as a visit to a friend’s home. Please leave things as found them - we do not charge a cleaning fee. In the fashion of the traditional beach bungalow, assorted light beach gear can be found on the premises.

More Details

Owner
Christine Mealey
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2017

Map

Car: recommended

3.9 miles south of the Surf City stop light,

just before the Topsail Beach town line.

Other Activities: kite surfing, kayak, sea turtle hospital, movie theater & bowling alley building in process at time of writing

Golf: golfing about 20 minutes from Tree Spirit

Amenities

Surf City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 765 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Sofa Bed
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Indoor Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Outdoor Shower & Footbath - outdoor shower , Front of house
    Outdoor Bath - combination tub/shower , Back of house/enclosed
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Second Bedroom - 1 double
  • A fold out sofa in the great room offers sleeping space for 2 more.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Tree Spirit shares private beach, and private deep water boat accesses with the surrounding neighborhood.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.5789475 based on 57 reviews
Boulder, CO
5

Sweet Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful week at Tree Spirit in December and I can't think of a better way to restore and attune and exhale before the busy holidays and new year. The retreat is exactly as described, except the kitchen is even better outfitted. We cooked several meals a day very comfortably. The location is just perfect--so close to the beach and the Intercoastal, and bike/walking to the things you need while still feeling like you're "getting away". We saw dolphins on 5 of our 7 days here, and a meteor shower on our first night. This is a really special place!

Also, BRING YOUR BIKE or rent one there. The island is totally bikeable and we used our bikes for all our errands and adventures. Flat, paved, easy riding for cyclists of all experience levels.

Some of our highlights and recommendations:

--Surf City Crab (508 Roland Avenue, Surf City, NC 28445): Great place to buy fresh seafood. Ask for the local stuff if that's what you want. We had fresh local shrimp, flounder and swordfish and cooked it up at Tree Spirit. My husband is a chef and he was really impressed with the fish. (This is not associated with the Crab Pot restaurant that shares the parking lot.)

--Swingbridge Beer and Wine (http://www.swingbridgebeerandwine.com/): Good craft beer selection (lots of NC brews) and wines for all price points. The owners are delightful and really knowledgeable about Topsail Island history (and the pirate lore!). Lots of beer on draft and wine in the enomatic so you can sip and shop.

--Quarter Moon Books (http://quartermoonbooks.com/): A gem of a shop with a sunny patio and sweetheart owner and staff. They have live music, a nice selection of used and new books and a charming little wine bar (craft beer selection, too).

--Herring Outdoor Sports (http://www.herringsoutdoorsports.com/): A nicely-supplied shop that rents bikes, kayaks, fishing gear, sells licenses and tackle as well as a lot of fun souvenirs and clothing/shoes (and not just touristy stuff: it's like a mini-REI store. High quality). The owners got us all set up for surf fishing and were really helpful and friendly.

Chris was very responsive and accommodating, very kind to work with. We can't wait to come to Tree Spirit again!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, everyone, for all of the great reviews! And extra thanks for the tips on places to go and things to do! Sending good vibes your way always. Namaste.
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5

great deal for the price and location.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our week retreat at the beach at Tree Spirit. Especially enjoyed being "off the grid" in such a lovely wooded ( live oak) enclave with dual access to both wonderful ( deserted ) beach and the sound. The beds were very comfortable and the kitchen was well equipped. We love "camping" and this was a like "high end" camping. For those who must have TV and Wi-Fi and those kinds of amenities this is not for you, but for a relaxed, minimalist place with "Feng Shi" vibe this can't be beat. It was nice that it had AC that worked extremely well. Only complaint = dead leaves on porch and on floor of outside bath. We cleaned up these leaves since it hadn't been done and we feared "mold" would affect our grand son who has some allergies. Other than that, it was a great visit and IDEAL for a e-z beach trip. We ended up not bringing a dog but any dog would love this place. Great for our 3 year old grand son who enjoyed the porch and all the shells decorating it. Will book again ( if available !)

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Guests are encouraged to let us know right away if anything is amiss upon arrival. If so we will address it immediately
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5

Beautifully simple, welcoming and quiet

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Tree spirit Retreat was just wonderful. The house is sweet, with everything needed. My husband and i were needing to disconnect from the web and reconnect to ourselves, each other and our family and this house was just the right space for it. The short and beautiful walk to the beach, the magic trees surrounding the property, the comfy couch to read books with our daughter in the afternoons... Thank you so much. We are ready to come back really soon

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Love the quiet vibe of Treespirit. Live oak trees, great porch and sweet kitchen to cook in!

  • 5 of 5

Had a very relaxing 6 nites of peace

And ocean fun!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The property was very nice and and loved that it wasn't far from the beach or sound.

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at the rental home. It was very peaceful and everyday there was something to do.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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First time staying at Tree Spirit Retreat, June 3-10, 2017

  • 4 of 5

I really enjoyed staying at Tree Spirit. It was quiet and quaint, just as I had hoped. There is plenty of room, in which the picture does not justify. The house is perfect for 4 -6 people. We did use the fold-out couch, and it was clean and suitable for our needs. I LOVED the fact that the beach is within walking distance, however, the amount of stairs to the beach were hard on my worn-out knees! But that didn't stop me. The screened-in porch was a relief from the mosquitos, and a great place to leave our shoes and items we did not want to get wet by the rain. The only issues I ran across, was the lack of a can opener, in which was brought to us upon a simple phone call to Christine, and then the vacuum cleaner didn't work. So that issue was also addressed and taken care of. Christine is an awesome person to respond as quickly as she did. So if you run across a concern, don't be afraid to contact her, she is kind and gracious. The other thing I would like to comment on, is the availability of the crab cage. My son and I tried it out at the sound dock and actually caught 4 crabs, but we threw them back. My daughter wouldn't let me cook them, LOL... I would have loved to use the Japanese bathhouse, except it wasn't cleaned around the tub and there were spiders and mosquitos. I did use it once to rinse off from the beach. Otherwise, I would love to return to Tree Spirit. I had a great time at Topsail Island.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Guests are encouraged to let us know right away if anything is amiss upon arrival. If so we will address it immediately. Thanks for letting us know about the bath house; it has been attended to. On barrier islands most beach accesses have stairs, as dunes form the islands. However, on the south end of Topsail Island, on the sound side, there is a sandy beach with wave-free swimming and no stairs.
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 12.75%

DISCOUNTS & SPECIAL OFFERS:
$220 Sun. pm Nov. 12-Fri. am Nov. 17.
Weekday Special Offer: w/ 4 week day nights get 5th free [Sun. pm -Fri. am]. Mid & off season only.
Practitioners in energetic healing receive 10% discount year round.
Writers & Artists Retreat 10% discount Oct. 15- March 15.
Negotiable rates mid- & off- season for visits of 10 nights or more.
4 day minimum Christmas & Easter weeks/3 day minimum Thanksgiving

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund