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Larry Martin

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Larry's Lazy Susan-Elevator 5BR Fall openings Very Beachfront COME SEE HOW CLOSE

87 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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North Topsail Beach House Rental Photos and Description

5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 14 sleeps, 15 max





FALL weeks open for 2016, BOOK IT NOW !!!

Elevator goes from the ground to all levels above and is wheelchair accessible, any questions please call or email.


We also can recommend a private chef to prepare a meal for you in our gourmet kitchen, please let us know if you are interested, see our Facebook page for more information.

Come and try the 'Larry’s Lazy Susan Experience' at Topsail Beach for a Lazy relaxing refreshing vacation which our guests have enjoyed for 20 years. Larry’s Lazy Susan has been recently expanded and renovated by myself an Architect to provide you with a relaxing home to experience the beauty and wonderful sights and sounds of the Atlantic Ocean.

Your family will enjoy Larry’s Lazy Susan a peaceful Lazy getaway at our beach house only a short drive from shopping, dining, golf, fishing and other activities. The house is located on a secondary street off the beaten path great for jogging and cycling. You will feel like you are literally on the beach with only a few steps, COME SEE HOW CLOSE!!

Larry’s Lazy Susan has two wonderful oceanfront decks for your family and friends to enjoy. An intimate upper deck allows you a panoramic view of the beaches below. Enjoy sitting up here and relaxing in the warm Carolina sun. The lower deck offers a cooler, shaded retreat to sit on while watching your children play in the sand.

Bring your fishing poles and try surf fishing, you may catch something great for dinner! Our house accommodates up to 15 guests with 5 bedrooms and 4 baths.

Larry’s Lazy Susan is a short drive to downtown(approximately ( 5 miles)

A typical day for us includes morning coffee on the ocean side deck watching the shrimp boats just off shore dragging their nets, birds flocking behind feeding on the left over shrimp and fish. The dolphins trailing behind and the pelicans are floating in formation along the shore.

After a walk on the beach looking for shells and sharks teeth, we decide to set up our beach chairs and umbrella for a day of sun bathing and swimming in the surf. We take a break to play some beach games, volleyball and fly a kite.

After a fun filled beach day and as the sun begins to set on the sound side, a beautiful view is afforded from the three decks on the street side. After dinner is prepared in the kitchen which has a view of both the ocean and the sound, the dining room which seats 8 at a square table has a wonderful view of the setting sun across the sound, the breakfast/dining area has ocean view dining seating 6 at a rectangle table where you can enjoy the ocean breeze. Having this dining area located off of the living area provides the gamers in the family a great place to play games, put together puzzles!

The kitchen also has bar seating for three on bar stools where the family can join in on the preparation of dinner.

Come, enjoy and make your own memories at Topsail Island and Larry’s Lazy Susan. You will LOVE the 'LAZY SUSAN EXPERIENCE'

Keywords: House,topsail beach, fishing, oceanfront, sound view, elevator, handicap accessible, king beds, queen beds, decks, balconies,kayaking, surfing,tourist attractions, Wilmington, Jacksonville,restaurants, seafood ,sunset, dolphins, scuba, golf, shells, sharks teeth

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  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Larry Martin (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

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..

Larry Martin purchased this house in 1994

Why Larry Martin chose North Topsail 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.


based on 87 traveler reviews

Larry's Lazy Susan-Elevator 5BR Fall openings Very Beachfront COME SEE HOW CLOSE
average rating of 4.8390803 based on 87 reviews

Perfect oceanfront home....You could not ask for more!

  • 5 of 5

My family, consisting of parents with grown children, their spouses, baby and their pups had an amazing time at Larrys Lazy Susan. Well designed home provided space for everyone and fabulous living spaces for relaxing on deck during the day or night, evenings spent preparing meals with multiple wanna be chefs and plenty of space to enjoy those home cooked meals from the grill and then hanging out at night enjoying the company. Being only steps from the beach provided easy access back and forth with our ocean kayaks, bicycles, beach games and of course long walks on the beach with the pups and games of Frisbee:) A quick drive to the local country club kept the golfers in the group very happy. and picking up fresh local peaches on the way back was an awesome treat as they were the best peaches ever! If you are looking for an oceanfront home on a quiet beach set among the friendly people of the North Carolina Coast then you cannot go wrong with Larrys Lazy Susan on North Topsail Island, NC.

Thank you Larry for communicating with me every step of the way from the 1st inquiry until we reluctantly packed up to go home. Especially, thank you for sharing your home with us:)

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Rental!!

  • 5 of 5

Great property to stay in North Topsail Beach, this exceptional home that has been well maintained.

The home is clean and well equipped. I highly recommend renting this property.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Marques, we try to keep our house clean and well maintained. We also try to keep the house equipped with all of the essentials necessary for a great vacation. The kitchen should have most of the essentials required to prepare most any meal for large groups. We appreciate your comments, recommendations and hope you will return, Thanks, Larry
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Clean and well maintained.

  • 5 of 5

Great view of the ocean and easy access to the beach. We had a great time.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pam, we do have great views and great access to the beach from our house. As we say on our listing "IF YOU WANT TO BE ON THE BEACH, WE GOT IT, YOU CAN'T GET MUCH CLOSER !!! ". This best describes the experience we provide at our house. We also do strive to continually mainain our house to the highest standard. We are glad you had a great time again, please come again, Thanks, Larry
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Great Wheelchair Accessible Home

  • 5 of 5

The house is amazing, especially the panoramic ocean views. It's hard to find a beach house that accommodates my dad's needs as he is in a wheelchair, the elevator and handicap accessible master suite worked beautifully for him. The only suggestion he had was to have the bathroom door swing out if possible, he was unable to close the door because he couldn't get it past the wheelchair. But that's it, we will definitely be back, thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Anne, our house does have great panoramic views of the ocean and the beach. We are right on the beach as we advertise, about as close as you can get. Being a self-employed architect, dealing with handicapped accessibility on a daily basis, I have tried to make accommodations to provide for wheelchair accessibility. I am glad it worked for you, we will consider the suggestion regarding the bathroom door, if possible we will try to re-swing if it works for other functions in the bedroom. The elevator serves all floor levels and has worked great for many other wheelchair using guests We are always looking for feedback and suggestions. Thanks for the review and please come again, we love repeat guests, Larry
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Happy Happy Happy Spring

  • 5 of 5

After an almost 4 yr. absence from staying at Larry's Lazy Susan it was wonderful to be able to stay/vacation again. When I had confirmation that all was a go with us staying there, I actually cried a few tears of happiness. We are still able to vacation on Topsail twice a year Spring and Fall but at different properties, but Larry's Lazy Susan is my favorite/best home and location. The home is very well maintained, and several new additions since the last visit, Pella doors/windows, 55 inch TV in the living area which I understand had just been installed the Sunday before our visit, some new deck furniture, and dressing table in Master bedroom.

We had outstanding weather, higher than normal temps several days in the high 70's/low 80's and zero rain. We enjoyed the beach/ocean and nature.

There were several days it was as though we were the only ones around to enjoy the beauty. We enjoyed cooking and eating out on the deck...I made some soup one day and wind was blowing enough to blow it off my spoon. We always have to have treats from Sugar Island Bakery, a sandwich or two from the NY Deli and pizza from Long Island Pizza and Tuesday's we travel to Kinston to the Chef and Farmer's Boiler Room. All and all is was a perfect vacation except for it ending. Thank you Larry for making it happen and hopefully it won't be our last time at Larry's Lazy Susan.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Debbie, It was wonderful to hear from you again wanting to return to our house for vacation. It has always been a pleasure to have you as a guest in our home. We are glad you had a great time and enjoyed all the things Topsail and our great beach has to offer. We are always making improvements to our home to hopefully provide our guests with the best experience and vacation ever. Glad you liked our recent additions. You have been wonderful repeat guests to our house for several years, we always enjoy your return. We appreciate all repeat guests and please come again, just don’t wait as long. We really appreciated the goodies from Sugar Island Bakery you provided to us. We will recommend highly to our guests to patronize this bakery business only a short distance from the house. Thanks for the review, Larry
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Winter day at the beach!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the spacious room of the house and the quick access to the beach. The house stayed at a nice warm temperature regardless of how cold it got outside.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Robert, we are glad you had plenty room for the family. Our house with the 5 bedrooms and 4 baths does provide adequate sleeping for a group of 15. The large living/great room also provides great views of the beach. As we advertise, we are extremely close to the beach which is great for keeping watch of the children on the beach. Winter is also a great time for the beach and our house is well equipped for any season. Please come again and thanks, Larry
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Daddy Mac's Beach Grille
"Good food overlooking the beach "
Emr Wings
"Good wings and great onion rings."
Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes, & Fries
"Very good cheese steak"
Rick's Restaurant & Sports Bar
Green Turtle
"Great food with nice view of the waterway."
Red Pepper
North Shore Country Club
"Great golf, well maintained, beautiful and challenging course. "
Sneads Ferry
Clam Digger Restaurant -- CLOSED
Riverview Cafe
Max's Pizza
Beauchaines 211
Andy's Burgers Shakes & Fries -- CLOSED
Mollie's Restaurant
Quarter Master's Restaurant
Island Delights
Sears Landing Grill & Boat
"Great seafood, views of the waterway, boat slips and docks."
The Crab Pot
Long Island Pizza
Batts Grill -- CLOSED
Buddy's Crab House and Oyster Bar
Sand Bar Saloon
Mainsail Restaurant
Crabby Mike's
New York Corner Deli
Castle Bay Golf
"Good links course, very open "
Domino's Pizza
Food Lion
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Wilmington, NC
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Rick's Restaurant and Sports Bar
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
NorthShore Country Club, Sneads Ferry, NC
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Interstate I 40
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Rick's Restaurant and Sports Bar
Car: necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

North Topsail Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Prime 2016
Jun 18 2016 - Aug 12 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2016
Aug 13 2016 - Aug 26 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2016
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 9 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Getaway Fall 2016
Sep 10 2016 - Nov 25 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2016
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
Holidays 2016
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 6 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Getaway Winter 2017
Jan 7 2017 - Mar 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Getaway Spring 2017
Mar 4 2017 - Mar 24 2017
4 night minimum stay
Early Spring 2017
Mar 25 2017 - Apr 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
Spring Special 2017
Apr 29 2017 - May 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2017
May 20 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer Special 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer Prime 2017
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Getaway Fall 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Nov 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Cleaning $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Linens (sheets & towels) not included, available for rental from or

We offer linen and bed making service for a fee, please let us know if you are interested.

We offer Early Check In at 1 PM for a $50 fee plus 10% tax. Pet fees are $150 per pet (dogs only no cats allowed) per week plus 10% tax. Just let us know if you wish to add pets or early check in.

All rates are subject to change until booking confirmation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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North Topsail Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Split-System Heating
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 17 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 First Floor Bedroom 1 - toilet , shower , Shared with Great Room
    Bathroom 3 Second Floor Bedrooms 2&3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shared between bedrooms 2&3
    Bathroom 4 Queen Suite Second Floor Bedroom 4 - toilet , shower , Second Floor Queen Private Suite
    Exterior Shower - outdoor shower , Hot & cold water on beach deck
    Bathroom 1 Master Suite First Floor - toilet , shower , HC assessible shower with seat and grab bars, toilet grabbar
  • All bathrooms have porcelain tile floors, vanities, showers or tub showers and faux finish walls, beautifully decorated.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 First Floor - 1 queen , First floor, shared full bath 2 with great room
    Bedroom 2 Second Floor - 1 king , Second floor, shared full bath 3 with bedroom 3
    Bedroom 3 Second Floor - 2 queen , Second floor, shared full bath 3 with bedroom 2
    Bedroom 4 Queen Master Suite Second Floor - 1 queen , Second floor, private bath 4, private deck sound view
    Great Room Sofa Bed Living Area - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Great Room: Queen sleeper sofa, elevator access
    Second Floor Loft DBL Futon - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Second floor, Loft with double futon
    Master Bedroom Suite First Floor - 1 king , First floor, private bath-makeup, covered deck, sound view
  • Bedrooms tastefully decorated with ceiling fans, flat screen cable televisions, telephone, alarm clocks and very comfortable bedding. SEE FLOOR PLANS IN PHOTOS SECTION
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Elevator provides handicapped accessibility from ground level to all floors above with wet weather access from covered parking. Ramp access to beach front deck from parking area. Kitchen has buffet with under counter 50# per day ice maker in addition to ice maker in refrigerator. Telephone unlimited local and long distance (US), Hot cold water exterior shower. NO WAITING in line at Realtors office for a key at check-in.

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