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** $198 OCT. 3-6 @ BEACH !!! ** - TREE SPIRIT RETREAT

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


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

Christine Mealey
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 23, 2017


Surf City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • 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
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Indoor Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Outdoor Shower & Footbath - outdoor shower , Front of house
    Outdoor Bath - combination tub/shower , Back of house/enclosed
  • 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.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • 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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
Tree Spirit shares private beach, and private deep water boat accesses with the surrounding neighborhood.


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** $198 OCT. 3-6 @ BEACH !!! ** - TREE SPIRIT RETREAT
average rating of 4.571429 based on 56 reviews
Boulder, CO

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 ( 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 ( 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 ( 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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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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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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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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Quiet, relaxing, exceeded expectations.

  • 5 of 5

I was over the moon when we turned down the street this house is on. Well established trees shadowing the streets. It was relaxing. Very short walk to the beach and to the sound. The house was unique and the owner obviously takes pride in it. Great kitchen. We didn't eat out one time. The bath tub outside was a nice touch. The back yard was spacious and great for a cookout. I hope to stay again soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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


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
Late Summer 2017
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
Late Fall 2017
Oct 15 2017 - Nov 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winter 2017-2018
Nov 26 2017 - Feb 15 2018
2 night minimum stay
Early Spring 2018
Feb 16 2018 - Apr 14 2018
2 night minimum stay
Late Spring 2018
Apr 15 2018 - May 25 2018
2 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2018
May 26 2018 - Jun 15 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $150

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

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