RIGHT ON THE BEACH 5 bedroom, 4 bath accessible elevator pets welcomed
About Larry Martin
I am a self employed architect in Virginia, which has been very beneficial with our great beach house since we have renovated and added additional rooms recently in 2011. Susan and I have six children that were all young when we purchased the house. The house was perfect for our family but now that our family has grown, we expanded and renovated to provide more room. Additional renovations now completed after hurricane Florence with many improvements.
Larry Martin purchased this House in 1994
Why Larry Martin chose Ocean City Beach
We vacationed at North Topsail Beach for two years prior to purchasing and rented our house the summer before we purchased. We love the secluded beach only a few steps from our deck (about as close as you can get). A great place to bring the family for a relaxing LAZY vacation. We love to swim, surf fish, boat and jet ski, fly kites, play in the surf, hunt for shells and sharks teeth of which we have thousands. Other activities include golfing, tennis, biking, etc. The house is on a less traveled street off of the main road (less commercial traffic), but very easily accessible and many conveniences within 5 minutes including several restaurants with affordable prices.
What makes this House unique
We are able to view nature at its finest, watching the dolphins play in the ocean, pelicans and gulls flying in formation, watching loggerhead turtles laying their eggs and watching them hatch at our steps to the beach(which we have done). Views that are spectacular from all rooms, multiple ocean and sound side decks and the PROXIMITY of the house to the ocean. The ELEVATOR which is extremely helpful for the elderly, disabled and moving in luggage. The separate under counter 50# ICE MAKER is a must for plenty of ice for drinks and coolers.
Children allowed - Beach very close to observe children.Beach very close to observe children.
Pets allowed - Dogs only for a fee, no cats allowed. Dogs only for a fee, no cats allowed.
No parties/events - No house parties allowed.No house parties allowed.
No smoking - Only on exteriorOnly on exterior
Max guests: 15
Minimum age of primary renter: 26 - No rentals to minors.No rentals to minors.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Blast at the beach!
We very much enjoyed the house and appreciated the uncrowded beach.
Awesome beach location
The layout is a bit odd but for family and close friends it is manageable. House is adorable and nicely equipped. Elevator a plus!!! Deck and beach amazing!!!
Jody, we are always glad that our guests enjoy their vacation at our home. We always welcome to feedback and strive to always improve our home for our guests. The layout you mentioned was the result of the addition of an elevator to our existing home a few years ago. The elevator has been a blessing to many of our guests especially those in wheelchairs and the elderly and has been a popular amenity. Our decks provide great views of the beach and sound and a lot of room for large families and friends. We have a virtual tour on our listing to help our guests to get a feel for the house and the relationship to the beach. We hope you will return, Thanks for the review, Larry
Larry's Lazy Susan is an amazing property. Not only was it clean and wonderfully decorated, but we got to sit on the deck and watch the dolphins. Can't wait until our next vacation! Thanks for letting us borrow your home!!
Lorenzo, we are glad to hear of your pleasure with our home. We strive to provide a clean property for our guests. We also take pride in our recently redecorated home after hurricane Florence. During the renovations we included upgrades including barn doors, jacuzzi bath, new dining furniture, larger decks, a dune deck on the way to the beach. We do have great views of the beach and the wildlife. We enjoy the dolphins as well. I use my drone to film the dolphins playing in the surf. Please do come again, it was our pleasure to accommodate your family, Thanks, Larry
Beautiful home on the beach
Great property. As described. Directly on beach.
Sean, we are glad you enjoyed your stay at our home. We are very close to the beach as you discovered and as advertised. Our guests really appreciate the closeness to the beach especially with families and children. We appreciate the review and hope you return soon, Thanks, Larry
Quick weekend gathering with family. This place has everything you could possibly need. We love to cook, and the kitchen was stocked with everything needed, even for an advanced meal. Could not be closer to the ocean unless you were swimming in it! Furnishings and decor were perfect. Very spacious house. Pet friendly, pet/child gates on the deck were perfect. Short drive to all the restaurants. Highly recommend Santinos pizza and more. Amazing food and it’s a quick drive near the new bridge. Fresh seafood market near the old swing bridge. Salty turtle brewery and Carolina wings just over the new bridge. Don’t forget quartermasters! Support local! We will be back!
Joe, we a delighted to hear of your wonderful experience with our home and the Topsail surroundings. You are right, we are extremely close to the beach as we advertise “You can’t get much closer”. Our kitchen is well equipped since our family also like to cook and eat. We also have the 50# ice maker which provides enough ice for large groups. Surf City Crab is the fresh seafood market to which you referred, which we also patronize. All the other places you mentioned we also enjoy. Our home just got a new look after hurricane Florence. We just added the front porch gate to complement the existing gates, before you arrived for protection for children and pets. We are glad you will be returning, please do come again, Thanks, Larry
Stayed here for an extended weekend wedding. The location of the house was perfect. The family loved our time together and the views of the beach were beautiful. The house completely fit our needs, we’d love to stay again.
Whitney, we are happy our stay was enjoyable. Our location is perfect for activities in the area including Jacksonville and Wilmington. We are located right on the beach just a few steps ab
The house is located off the main road of the island on a small residential street providing more privacy and less traffic. Located about halfway between Surf City and Sneads Ferry, a short drive to either for shopping, restaurants, marinas, seafood and golf. We also suggest a home cooked meal in our gourmet kitchen by Chef Yogi Paliott, please let us know if interested. Loggerhead turtle watching, great shark teeth hunting, kite flying, crabbing, surf fishing, surfing, swimming and golf.