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Chad & Pam Kearsley

Member since: 2014
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Speaks: english, swedish, danish, norwegian

Brand New! Gorgeous Clear Oceanviews! Family-friendly On Quiet Street

22 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Surf City House Rental Photos and Description

Newly Built 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath With Clear, Unobstructed Ocean And Surf Views

Welcome to Himmelstrand! Heaven's Beach!

We are delighted to welcome you as one of the very first guests to enjoy a stay at our beautiful, brand new 2200 square foot home. Finished in the fall of 2013, Himmelstrand is a beach home that captures the very essence of a beautiful beach retreat: easy, immediate access to the beach, great wide open and unobstructed views of the ocean in a newly-furnished 4 bedroom home with well-equipped gourmet kitchen. This beach home is as friendly to families as it is to couples or friends looking for a getaway to the beach.

Our beach home was built in the summer of 2013 and is newly furnished. We've put a great deal of care and attention to furnishing the home, making it comfortable and fun for all of our guests. Each of the well-appointed bedrooms has comfortable beds, flat screen TVs, ceiling fans, and plenty of closet space to tuck away your suitcases and clothes. We even have a pack-n-play available and high-chair available upon request.

The open floor plan of the 3rd floor maximizes the sights and sounds of ocean and surf either from the full wall length windows or out on the wide deck. After a fun day on the beach, you can relax in front of the brand new 55' smart TV to watch a favorite movie, watch a game, or hook up your Xbox. If you're like our family, you'll take full advantage of the high speed Internet (up to 50 Mbps down and 5 Mbps up) for any devices you bring along. You'll find family games, cards, and a few books in the shelves and cupboards of the beautiful built-in entertainment center. We even have a Wii and an Xbox 360 available upon request (including a few of our favorite games).

The beautiful kitchen with granite countertops and all new appliances is designed so that you rarely have to look away from the beautiful ocean or sky. We've left a large panty open for your use and have ample dishes, utensils, and cookware: everything you need for cooking a gourmet meal or throwing together a big pancake breakfast. The table seats 8 with an additional pub table that seats 4.

Himmelstrand comes with two decks (3rd and 2nd floor) that look out on wide, open views of the ocean and beach. When you come back from the beach, you can use the enclosed outdoor shower with hot and cold water. And there is plenty of parking for up to four cars in driveway.

Bedroom Layout:

Top Floor: 2nd master bedroom with queen bed and full bath, sleeper sofa.

Middle Floor: Master with king bed and private bath, bedroom with twin bunk and full, and bedroom with queen bed with shared bathroom.

We absolutely love the location. Our beach home sits on a sleepy, quiet stretch of beach about a mile and half north of Surf City proper. We knew the beach location was perfect when we found it last summer because right across from the house was a sea turtle nest! If a sea turtle loves this stretch of beach, then so will you! You'll find beautiful sand and great surfing out the front door, fun shell and sea glass hunting heading north, or a nice walk to the Surf City Pier heading south. We've watched pods of dolphins from the deck and been fascinated by the lines of pelicans skimming the wave tops. If you like to surf fish, you'll be in fishing heaven for sure!

If you're ready for some landside fun, Himmelstrand is ideally situated. Our house is on a low-traffic, quiet road on the beach. It's great for going out for a jog, a bike ride, or walk to catch the sunset. You can take an easy walk a block away to a great city park where the kids will have tons of fun. Or you might visit the Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center. There is biking, kayaking, kite flying, boating, paddle boarding, charter fishing… You name the activity, and you can find it nearby.

Or if you're looking for a simple, peaceful place to retreat from the hustle and bustle of life, you'll have found the right place. We're a quick two hour drive from Raleigh or less than 30 minutes from the Wilmington Airport. When you arrive, you'll find that you've come to a simpler place, a peaceful place made for the perfect beach vacation.

Why the name Himmelstrand? We've had the good fortune to live and vacation in Norway where we came to appreciate the wonder, beauty, and peace of nature. The pace of life there was slower, easier, more relaxed, more in tune with the world's rhythms. We also came to appreciate the challenge of a cold, snowy, dark winter and the longing that it brings for sunshine, sand, and the beauty of a beach experience. On our very first visit to Topsail, we said, 'Wow! This is heaven!' And there it was: Himmelstrand which means 'heaven's beach' in Norwegian. We think you'll say the same when you get here!

We think you'll absolutely love our beach home! We have been vacationing at the beach for years now and have found here on Topsail Island the ideal blend of qualities that make for a fantastic beach vacation.

If you have any questions at all about Himmelstrand or Topsail island, please don't hesitate to contact us!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Chad & Pam Kearsley (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Speaks: english, swedish, danish, norwegian

Guestbook comments from the owner

I wanted to write and thank you for a memorable, wonderful trip to

Himmelstrand. The weather was wonderful and your home was gorgeous. We truly enjoyed every aspect! Your hospitality and concern was very much appreciated. We hope to come back again and stay often. It was fantastic! And the kids loved the toys that you left for them to play with!
Apr 2014
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4.9
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Brand New! Gorgeous Clear Oceanviews! Family-friendly On Quiet Street
average rating of 4.909091 based on 23 reviews
5

Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Chad & Pam, Wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay at your beautiful beach home. the ocean view was beautiful, thank you so much for a wonderful week.

Bonnie Chambers

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

Splendid place for my family

  • 5 of 5

The home was beautiful, very comfortableand very roomy for all of us. The view of course is the best part of staying here. The owners were very responsive whenever I communicated with them. Hoping Togo back next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shreveport, LA
5

Clean and new house, amazing location, a WONDERFUL place to stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our time at Himmelstrand was FANTASTIC! It was our first time staying in Surf City and we will most definitely be returning. The house is new, fresh, clean, tastefully decorated and comfortable. The ocean views are spectacular! Beach access is wonderful with a short and simple walk to the shore. There was plenty of space in the house for the 4 adults and 7 kids in our group.

The owners, Pam and Chad, were so organized with the information they provided prior to our arrival and their accessibility to answer any questions during our stay. While playing at the beach was our very favorite activity, the house is close to other family-friendly activities like miniature golf, fishing, boat rentals, etc. There are also lots of choices of places to eat ranging from local restaurants to McDonald's. The Walmart is only a 5 minute drive from the house which proved to be very convenient for groceries and other supplies. The cable and wifi were great to have during our non-beach times.

We had NO complaints whatsoever and look forward to staying at Himmelstrand again!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're always so happy when we hear from our guests how great their visit was and how many good memories they made! It confirms for us again how much this little stretch of the coast is "heaven's beach." You are always welcome back!
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5

Excellent!!😀

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time at the beach house. Everything is very nice especially the wonderful equipped kitchen. If you have a cook in the family they will be very pleased. Beds were comfortable, view was great and there were sand toys for the grandkids.

We use rentals all over the world and this place tops our list as a favorite!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are SO glad you had a great time at Himmelstrand! We're especially glad you enjoyed the kitchen! We love cooking too, so we've tried hard to make sure all the things you might need are there! We hope you'll come again!
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Thanksgiving/80th birthday Celebration

  • 5 of 5

What a way to spend both occasions. House is beautiful and we'll appointed. Comfy and cozy with attention to detail. Views are stunning. Would and will highly recommend to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ahh, you are too kind! We're so happy that you had a memorable time to celebrate and build memories together! Those times are always a gift and Topsail is such a beautiful setting! All the best!
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Burlington, Ontario
5

Perfection!

  • 5 of 5

Over the years, my husband and I have rented a few different homes at "Topsul." This is our second year renting for a full month and we think we've found a perfect fit in Himmelstrand. Tastefully furnished and decorated, Pam & Chad have ensured their guests have everything needed, from a fully (and well) equipped kitchen, including plenty of wine glasses. :-) Beds are super comfy too! And the view.....! If you are looking for a "turnkey", drop your suitcases and hit the beach house rental, whether 1 week or 1 month, Himmelstrand is hard to beat!

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sounds like you had a GREAT time at Topsail and at our stretch along its beautiful beaches! Thx for being such great guests! We hope you come again!
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Rates & Availability

Surf City House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,600
 
 
Winter
Jan 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,600
 
 
Early Mid Season
May 1 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,100
 
 
Summer
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 19 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,850
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$285
$2,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $600
Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are subject to change until confirmation is received. Linen service included in price during summer season and for week-long rentals. Additional for-fee linen services available upon request.

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Amenities

Surf City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
    2nd Floor Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    3rd Floor Bath - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master, 2nd Floor - 1 king
    Bedroom 2, 2nd Floor - 1 double , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 3, 2nd Floor - 1 queen
    2nd Master, 3rd Floor - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

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