|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
7 Night Minimum June - August
5 Bedrooms, 5.5 Bath, Oceanview, Single Family Home, Sleeps 14
Bedding: 4 Queens, 2 Bunk Beds, Full Sleeper Sofa
Amenities: Private Pool, Hot Tub, Internet, Jacuzzi
If the house was maintained, it would be a perfect rental. The good things: right by the beach, have to cross the street but it's no big deal (we had 7 young kids) and its only a couple steps and never heavy traffic. the pool and hot tub were very nice. having a bathroom in each bedroom was also a plus since we had 3 large families. beautiful views and the beach isn't crowded. it's near the inlet, so good for fishing or walking in tide pools with kids. the bad: nails sticking up on deck and boards coming loose ( aunt stepped on 1 the 1st day and had to go to er for stitches, wasnt able to get in water for 3 days). refrigerator constantly leaked. we were looking forward to enjoying all the balconies, but only the main one had furniture so the rest werent used. the washer was extremely loud, so you couldn't use it if anyone was sleeping (with little ones we had several nap times). the main door handle fell off everytime the door was opened. the microwave quit working after 4 days (never got a return call about that, so we just did without). we love Topsail and would recommend this area, just not this rental. we have always rented homes where the owner takes pride in the house. unfortunately this one does not.
Three families stayed for the Fourth of July. Location is awesome. We also had our first hurricane experience ever. We have had to have a pool at three previous rentals due to the vicinity of the beach. At this place we just didn't. The beach was right there. But plenty of stairs to get back and forth.
Property was left by previous renters without cable or internet from a storm the week prior so these items needed to be repaired during our stay.
Power outages (more than one) prior to the onslaught of Arthur caused some minor inconveniences but also set off every smoke detector in the place. Not sure why as they are all hard wired as well as battery operated. So we had a couple hours spent dealing with the alarms blaring through the entire house without power and rain bands prior to the hurricane. As the eye passed the winds came in from the west and the bedroom doors that faced that direction did not have tight dead bolts or locks and they had to be shimmed to prevent the wind from blowing through the rooms. The home was pretty well equipped as far as the kitchen and appliances. A second refrigerator/ freezer could have made things easier. We also think that a grill on site would have been used.