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*** 5 NIGHTS $256 @ BEACH - TREE SPIRIT RETREAT!!! ***

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

Description

Surf City Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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 for 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. 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 you stay at Tree Spirit Retreat, we ask that you treat it as a visit to a friend’s home. Please leave things as you 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.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Christine Mealey
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 5, 2016
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Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(41 traveler reviews)

*** 5 NIGHTS $256 @ BEACH - TREE SPIRIT RETREAT!!! ***
average rating of 4.487805 based on 41 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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Raleigh, NC
5

Peaceful retreat from it all

  • 5 of 5

Second visit to Tree Spirit. Love to get off the grid. This cabin has rustic charm yet all the conveniences to cook meals and relax. Just love it.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Fall weekend at Tree Spirit

  • 4 of 5

Had a beautiful early fall weekend at Tree Spirit Retreat. The house made it through hurricane Mathew the week before

in good order. We enjoyed the warm weather and the Topsail craft show.

The house is perfect for a getaway. It was nice to escape the electronic world for a few days.

Thanks Christine

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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durham nc
4

This is a sweet welcoming home. I found it charming.

  • 4 of 5

I enjoyed my stay at Spirit Tree. I really was looking for a place for refection and peace. I enjoyed sitting out on the screened in porch as the day was ending and hearing the ocean waves and feeling a breeze it was so lovely. The bed was very comfortable and I slept well and awoke refreshed the beach was close and I spent a great day there.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Tree Spirit is a great location at a great price!

  • 4 of 5

Tree Spirit is a quaint cottage located in a quiet neighborhood with lots of trees. It is a perfect location for walking to the beach or sound. It is well stocked with everything you need. Don't expect perfection. Enjoy it as a cabin with charm! The only reason I give it four stars is it really needs a new shower base and shower curtain. Had plenty of hot water and loved the rain shower head. The beds were very comfortable and plenty of hangers in the closets. No drawer space in the bedrooms and could use a mirror in each bedroom to use when someone is in the bathroom.

Very impressed with the dishes, pans and cooking utensils. Loved the restaurant sink and extra little fridge for drinks. Coffee pot, toaster oven, and stove top worked great. The AC unit was amazing!! If there during the rainy season, be sure to check the outside sink in the back. It was full of water due to leaves stopping up the drain and the mosquitos were happy to see us. We were very pleased with our stay and did not want to leave. The Tree Spirit really grows on you and welcomes you with unique charm! It is one-of-a-kind if you are looking for a great new beach retreat:) Thanks Chris for allowing us to stay a little longer on our last day. It was a fun and relaxing week for us and we really enjoyed working with you and getting to know Tree Spirit.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have replaced the shower curtain & liner and refurbished the shower floor. We urge guests to let us know upon arrival if any items-such as the sink in back of the house- have not been addressed by our checker. We will immediately correct any such issues upon communication.
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Great Place to Get Away

  • 4 of 5

Tree Spirit Retreat is off the main road in a quiet neighborhood with private access to a less-crowded section of beach between Surf City and the town of Topsail Beach. Beautiful old oaks shade the cottage from the midday heat. Though rustic, the cottage has comfortable beds and a well-stocked kitchen. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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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

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Rates & Availability

Surf City Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter 2106-2017
Nov 27 2016 - Feb 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
$55
From
$95
Fri,Sat
$430
$870
 
 
Early Spring 2017
Feb 17 2017 - Apr 13 2017
2 night minimum stay
$64
From
$98
Fri,Sat
$450
 
 
Late Spring 2017
Apr 14 2017 - May 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
$80
From
$115
Fri,Sat
$545
 
 
Early Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Jun 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
$635
 
 
Summer Peak 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 18 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$695
 
 
Late Summer 2017
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$635
 
 
Early Fall 2017
Sep 14 2017 - Oct 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
$80
From
$115
Fri,Sat
$545
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$55
From
$95
Fri,Sat
$430
$870
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 12.75%

*This week 4 nights for $192. Mon-Fri 10.31-11.4 (4th night free).
*Weekday Special Offer: w/ 4 week day nights get 5th free [Sun. pm -Fri. am]. May be combined.
*Practitioners in energetic healing receive 10% discount year round.
*Writers & Artists Retreat 10% discount Oct. 15- March 15.
*Payment by electronic check receive 2.5% discount.
*Negotiable rates mid- & off- season for visits of 10 nights or more.
4 day minimum Christmas & Easter weeks/3 day minimum Thanksgiving

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Amenities

Surf City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 765 sq. ft.
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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • 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.

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