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Family Friendly, New, W/elevator, Steps From The Beach

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Family Friendly, New Home W/elevator, Sleeps 10-12, Steps From The Beach!

Welcome to the “Sand Castle”! This beautiful, new, 2200 square foot home was built in 2013. Be our guest and enjoy this stunning vacation home that has been designed, built, furnished and stocked with the vacationer in mind. It is a wonderful place to relax, and enjoy time with family and friends. The home is a ½ mile south of the heart of Surf City; you will find various activities, the pier, fishing, boat access, fish markets, restaurants, bars, coffee, surf and gift shops, grocery store and multiple playgrounds, to name a few, all within walking distance. The beach is a very short walk with access just steps away. All of the amenities of Surf City are within walking distance but far enough away that the beaches are not crowded. The house sleeps up to 12 people comfortably.

When you enter the home, you will be able to load your luggage and groceries into the elevator and leave your troubles behind you.

As you head up the stairs to the first level, you will find the first of two master bedrooms with queen bed, private bathroom with shower/garden tub and double sink, wall-mounted flat screen TV/DVD, and private deck with views of the ocean and sound. There is a second bedroom with twin beds, wall-mounted flat screen TV/DVD, and deck. There is a third bedroom with twin over full bunk (and a trundle bed), wall-mounted flat screen TV/DVD, Xbox 360 and games (which can be connected to any TV you wish) and deck. A hall bathroom featuring a shower/tub, and a full size, high efficiency washer and dryer are also featured on this level.

As you go up to the second level, this is the main level of the home. The main level features a spacious great room with comfortable, well-appointed furnishings, a 60 inch wall-mounted flat screen TV with Blue Ray DVD player, with ability to connect to your Netflix or other account through the home’s Wi-Fi, and a Bose wireless stereo system. One of the two couches is a queen sleeper. Off the dining area is a wonderfully cozy sitting area that is a great place to read a book, or catch up with friends and family. Off the great room there is a large deck with views of the ocean, the pier, the sound and the swing bridge. Here you can enjoy your morning coffee while watching the sun-rise or a nice beverage while watching the sun set. Also on this level is the dining/kitchen area. The kitchen features granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and is well stocked for cooking and serving up quick or elaborate meals, it’s up to you! The dining area comfortably seats 15. Off the kitchen is another deck with views of the ocean, pier, sound and swing bridge. This level also has a half bath.

Up one more level and you arrive at the true master suite, which includes elevator access. This level features a king size bed, wall-mounted, 40 inch flat screen TV/DVD, sunken corner tub, shower, and double sink. The master suite has a separate, private office/study, as well as two decks featuring even more amazing views of the ocean, pier, sound and swing bridge. These are some of the best views on the island.

The home is designed to be user and family friendly. The house has central air, Wi-Fi, cable and phone. There is keyless entry to avoid the hassle of “checking in” or getting “locked out”. The elevator, which goes to all four levels, can accommodate persons in a wheelchair or who simply have mobility issues. All six decks are built with Azek composite decking, which means no splinters! We offer a linen service, including sheets, towels and beach towels, for those who wish to travel a little lighter. The house is fully equipped with a pack-n-play, stroller, high chair/booster seat, baby monitor, two baby gates, children’s toys and books, a DVD library, and board games. The kitchen is fully equipped to host large dinner parties with service up to 20, including everything needed to cook and serve your guests. The beach access is a stone’s throw from your doorstep. There is a large outside shower for yourself and little ones coming back from the beach. We also supply beach chairs, beach toys, boogie boards and a wagon for getting it all the short distance to the beach. For outside fun, there is a large back and side yard featuring a grill, corn-hole, horseshoes, ring-toss, children’s swing and outside toys. There is plenty of parking to accommodate up to 5 full size vehicles. The home is professionally cleaned and managed. The owners and the local property manager are always available for any unexpected issues or questions that may arise.

If you have a larger group, you can also rent our larger, beachfront property with pool, which can accommodate up to 20. The two properties are steps away and combined can sleep up to 32 people. Please contact the owner directly to rent both properties.

Our family has been enjoying all that Surf City has to offer for over 30 years. Our hope is that you enjoy your stay and feel as though we have provided everything you need for an amazing vacation. We have taken a lot of time and attention to making this home beautiful, comfortable, clean and family friendly, so that your vacation is as relaxing, and worry free as possible.

More Details

Starfish Rentals and Realty; manages my home for me now
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2017

About Starfish Rentals and Realty; manages my home for me now

My Husband grew up vacationing in Surf City. When he introduced me to Surf City, I fell in love (with him and Surf City). We have been fortunate enough to purchase our own home in Surf City and look forward to many memories here with our own children and extended family who also own homes here.

Starfish Rentals and Realty; manages my home for me now purchased this house in 2013

Why Starfish Rentals and Realty; manages my home for me now chose Topsail Island

As busy professionals, with small children of our own, we wanted a vaction home where we would not have to expect the unexpected. We were able to modify the builder's plan to our needs, and design it for worry-free maintenance. We made several upgrades to the plan, structure, decks, railings, appliances, kitchen cabintes, flooring, and paint (to name a few). Most of these items woudl be undetectable to a vistor, but we wanted to build and provide the highest quality vacation home.

What makes this house unique

Location, location, location. This home offers beatuful views of the ocean and the sound. It is so close to the beach and to Surf City's wonderful restaurants, bars, the pier, playground and lots of other activities. We feel that this property offers it all.


Surf City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hall bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Queen Master, double sink, garden tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Main Level, half bath
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , shower , King Master Suite, double sink, walk in shower & sunken tub
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King Master Suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen Master
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 bunk bed , Single over full with single trundle (can sleep 4 children)
  • 4 Bedrooms and One queen sleeper, sleeps 12 in beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

Family Friendly, New, W/elevator, Steps From The Beach
average rating of 4.974359 based on 39 reviews

Beautiful home...close to beach

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed our stay at your beautiful home! Loved how it was bright and cheerful! Enjoyed all the decks, especially off the kitchen and living areas. Great views of sunrise and sunsets! The steps were quite steep for little ones and older folks who didn't want to ride the elevator! But overall great for getting luggage and groceries up and down. Loved that there were plenty of beach chairs, boogie boards and kids sand toys. We cooked or grilled all of our meals at the house and had everything that we needed to do so. Great get away for a long weekend with family. Thank you for letting us stay at your property and also for getting the refund back so promptly!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlotte mc

Nice week away

  • 4 of 5

Overall very nice home. Conveniently located to beach ( two houses down and across a two lane road). Kitchen had everything you might need. Home was clean, and nicely decorated. Beach chairs, toys, and high chair were available and enjoyed. Issues arose while there with the cable and internet but were promptly taken care of. We also left our chromcast plugged in when we left early due to bad weather and they quickly had it returned. Balconies were on both sides of the house. More furniture on each balcony would have been nice. Hard to gather on the balconies when there isn't anywhere to sit. Also a table to accommodate people to eat outdoors would have been nice as well. They had one table to seat 4 on the balcony which was nice at night for the adults to gather outside. Layout of the home is not convenient with small children. Too many stairs with kids. We were two families, each with two small children. One floor had three bedrooms, then two floors up was the 4th. It Would be a great home with older children. Overall a nice stay, but would not stay here again due to bedroom location set up.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Space, Nicely Appointed, Very Close to the beach!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here! The house is beautifully decorated yet comfortable and practical in it's appointments. Tv's everywhere, most (if not all) with built in dvd players. Furniture is comfortable, even the mattresses! Nice and plentiful bathrooms. Kitchen is fully stocked and we found everything we needed. Nice touches like a full cabinet of dvds and board games/coloring books as well as a play station and a basket of toys in the kids' rooms.

The walk to the beach is short. This house is on a side street that intersects with the oceanfront street. Beach access is right at the end of this side street so you walk over a few houses, cross the road and you're there.

The location is great. Close to shops and restaurants in Surf City. Our favorite was the Fractured Prune (made to order donut shop within walking distance!!)

If I have to find something to criticize, if only to give my review a little credibility, the only thing I could think of that might not add to the 5 star rating is the view. The house is situated between the sound and ocean which is nice! Sound view is pretty good but there is one industrial looking building that kind of takes away from it. And with the oceanfront houses getting taller and taller, the oceanview is just ok, too. But honestly, it was good enough for us and I sure wouldn't turn down an opportunity for happy hour on that deck again! :)

Overall it was a great vacation and we would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for 8

  • 5 of 5

This is a clean, thoughtfully decorated, new home. It's a great beach house with nice porches and very close and convenient to the beach and the sound. It's also convenient to dining and other commercial needs. The best restaurant I've been to in Surf City and Topsail is Bouchaines, which is easy walking distance from the house. It's a great house for kids of all ages and each gender. I would highly recommend this property. Tad Clodfelter

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This home was PERFECT in so many ways. It began with the ease of booking and the personal communication with the owner. Followed by the keyless entry which made our initial arrival effortless. We had 33 family members with us. (Not all in this house.) Having the ability to just give them the access code and not having to worry about keys was very convenient. The house is also equipped with an alarm/door bell system so you are aware when someone enters or exits the home. The beach access was just a very short walk away and also had the fewest amount of steps we've every had in years of going to Topsail/Surf City. Also a very short walk away is fresh hot doughnuts!! As previously mentioned, this was a large family vacation. Out of the three houses we rented for the week, this home was the cleanest, best supplied, and most comfortable. I'm glad I was in it.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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After our third visit....

  • 5 of 5

...we still love this place. It is well maintained, well stocked and so comfortable! The owner is very sweet and easy to work with. There are wonderful restaurants in the area, nice grocery stores and wonderful fresh seafood places. It meets every need that our family likes on vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
32.5 Miles
Wilmington International Airport (ILM)
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
North Shore Country Club
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 17
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
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
Mar 25 2017 - Apr 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Spring
Apr 29 2017 - May 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 20 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Sep 23 2017 - Oct 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 28 2017 - Mar 23 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $450
Linen Fee $150 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Admin Fee $45 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

Shorter mimimum stays will be considered for last minute vacancies. Please contact owner via email or phone.

Linen Service is available for $150.00, which inlcudes sheets, bath towels and beach towels. Please contact owner to add to quote.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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