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Stories by the Sea

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Type: Duplex View: Oceanfront Area: North Topsail Beach
5 Beds 4.5 Baths Sleeps 12 No

3874 Island Dr., North Topsail Beach
South Side Upscale Townhouse Duplex

Create your own Stories by the Sea at this warm, welcoming and contemporary beach home in North Topsail Beach! This inviting oceanfront home with panoramic Atlantic ocean views offers seclusion and solitude from life's stresses. Keep your allergies away while you vacation this summer, as the entire house, including bedrooms and stairs are lined with allergy friendly luxury vinyl planks. Listen to your favorite music in the beautiful Great Room through the wireless Bluetooth tower speaker. Have a hard time choosing your room. All 5 bedrooms are bright and breezy with thick, comfortable mattresses to ensure a restful night's sleep. All the closets have non-slip velvet hangers, shoe rack, laundry bag and a sturdy, solid wood luggage rack. His and Hers USB ports on each nightstand, ensure plenty of options to charge your phone at night. Dressers have vanity trays and make-up organizers, while the generously deep drawers are all lined with EZ liner to protect your clothing. There are 4.5 well equipped baths, each with magnifying makeup mirror and hairdryer. Modern kitchen to create savory seaside meals, well-stocked to please any gourmet cook. Calphalon Contemporary pots, frying pans, griddle. Beach pantry with quality complementary spices and barbecue rubs to create memorable family dinners, that can be enjoyed together at the huge rustic dining table for twelve. 5 cable TVs. Can't get away from work or need to post that perfect picture on Facebook or Instagram? Our Spectrum Internet Ultra service provides blazing fast speeds up to 400 Mbps. Game room complete with a Foosball table, magnetic dartboard, Mini-Golf (2 mini golf clubs and balls provided), indoor Horse Shoes, assorted board games for children in the kids room armoire for rainy days, Two oceanfront deck areas as well as two streetside deck areas. Private oceanside deck offers a hot tub to sit, simmer, sip and melt your stress away. A shared walkway to the beach puts you right on the soft, powdery sand! The house provides seven beach chairs with carrying cases and a 10x10 feet beach canopy to cool off under. Galvanized metal tub is provided to keep your drinks ice cold.

  • 5 Bedrooms including loft, 4.5 Baths.
  • Maximum Occupancy: 12.
  • Bed sizes: King, King, Queen, Queen in loft, 2 Sets of Twin Bunk Beds. NOTE: Loft bedroom does NOT have door for privacy.
  • The Bedding and Bath Linen Package for advertised bedrooms and baths with beds made prior to arrival is included! Top bunks are not pre-made.
  • Central heat & air, ceiling fans, dishwasher, washer/dryer.
  • Vaulted ceilings throughout the Great Room with lovely ocean views from living, dining, and kitchen!
  • Bluetooth tower speaker in Great Room
  • Spectrum Internet Ultra service provides blazing fast speeds up to 400 Mbps
  • Modern kitchen with kitchen bar area seating.
  • Game room complete with a Foosball table, magnetic dartboard, Mini Golf (2 mini golf clubs and balls provided), indoor Horse Shoes, assorted board games for children in the kids room armoire for rainy days.
  • 5 cable digital service TV's including Hulu, Netflix, HBO,Cinemax and On- Demand,Smart TV
  • Wireless high speed internet access.
  • Covered and open decks offer privacy and provide furniture. This home provides a 2 level deck on the oceanfront and streetside!
  • Hot tub on oceanside deck available mid-May thru September at no additional charge. Hot tub is available October through mid-May at an additional charge of $125 if requested in advance of stay.
  • Two outside hot showers, one enclosed and one on the private walkway to the beach.
  • Private walkway to the beach right off the deck (walkway is shared with other side of duplex).
  • Beach chairs with carrying cases as well as 10 ft x 10 ft pop up beach canopy - stored in game room.
  • 2 car carport parking under property as well as driveway parking in front.
  • Grilling allowed. Charcoal grill provided.
  • No smoking allowed in house.
  • No tenant pets allowed.
  • Partial week getaways permitted; 3 night minimum stay required. Between Memorial Day week and Labor Day week and Holiday weeks including Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years, only 7 night stays Saturday - Saturday permitted in advance - partial week getaways during those times must be booked within 10 days of arrival only and within Saturday-Saturday time frame. However, from the week after Labor Day in September to the week prior to Memorial Day in May with exception of the Holiday weeks of Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years, advance partial week getaways are permitted with any arrival/departure day provided those stays do not interfere with Holiday weeks - 3 night minimum stay required.
  • Ask about an Active-Duty Military Discount for active-duty military or immediate family of active-duty military! (Discount not combined with any other offer or discount. Only one discount per reservation.)
  • This home may also be available for monthly stays during October to April. Inquire for details.

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    Fabulous home! Exactly what we anticipate.
    5/5 Stayed Apr 2018, Linda
    Everything about this home was comfortable. The beds were amazing, the sofas were comfortable, the back deck was perfect, and even the counters are sparkly! We loved every moment of our weekend, and cannot wait until we return!

    Nice and spacious beach front house.
    5/5 Stayed Apr 2018, Jeanne
    The house accommodated all 9 of us very comfortably. The view of the beach was spectacular from the decks. A nice family beach.

    Nice property for a group
    4/5 Stayed Jun 2017, Stacia
    We enjoyed our stay. Great size house and proximity to the quiet beach was wonderful. You'll love the house.

    A great place on the beach.
    5/5 Stayed May 2017, Loren
    The property was great and very clean. We had a wonderful time and really enjoyed having the beach right outside and a hot tub to relax in later in the afternoon.

    5/5 Stayed May 2017, Donnie
    The location of our beach house was a perfect in-between from Surf City and Snead's Ferry. The beach was very private, which was what we wanted. If you want commercial, don't stay here. We did not so we enjoyed it!

    The house was well-decorated with the beach theme and was also very clean and comfortable. We hope to stay here again in the future and highly recommend it to others!

    Awesome Beach House
    5/5 Stayed May 2017
    What a wonderful experience. The owner is the nicest person. The house was clean and beautifully decorated. Plus the beach is just out the door. All I can say is awesome!!!

    Fantastic family getaway!
    5/5 Stayed May 2017, Scott
    The house was perfect for our family in town for a wedding. The beach is pristine, the house is very comfortable and views are amazing. Only wish we could have stayed longer. We will be back again. The owner was responsive, and the linen service was great. Thank you!

    Good place to stay visiting you Marine at Camp Lejune
    4/5 Stayed May 2017, Yvonne
    Large bedrooms, great kitchen and nice decks!

    So far, the best beach house we have rented!
    5/5 Stayed Sep 2016, Beth
    The location and convenience of the house is unmatched. We were right on the beach and had a private boardwalk right off of our patio. This was huge for us, especially with having a toddler. The ease of coming and going without having to get in a car or pack everything constantly was wonderful! We were there with our extended family and everyone had their own space inside, including their own bathroom. It was a quiet beach with warm water and dolphin sightings. It isn't right in the middle of commercialism and attractions, which was a plus for us, but not a far drive from activities or restaurants. Also the beds were quite comfy.

    Great house for a large group!
    4/5 Stayed Sep 2016, Jason
    We had a large group. It was a great success. The house is beautiful (hot tub, pool table, out door shower). The house is actually incredibly sound proof from one side to the other as there is a very thick wall between the sides.
    Nice big house with a great view!
    4/5 Stayed Sep 2016, Lisa
    Our family as well as 2 others had a great week here. All of us fit easily. Nice and clean. Plenty of space. Right on the beach with a lovely view. Also fun to have a pool table and hot tub! Just a warning ahead of time there are a LOT of stairs! I would recommend this house for a nice stay on Topsail Island.

    Great house for multi-family beach vacation!
    5/5 Stayed Jul 2016, Liz
    We really enjoyed our week in Topsail Island. This house was right on the beach, well furnished, comfortable. Having three rooms with en-suite bathrooms was really nice and the beds were good quality (a problem we've had with other rentals in the past). Great duplex!

    Perfect Beach House
    5/5 Stayed Jun 2016, James
    Great place to stay, right on the beach. Far enough away from the hussle and bussle to fully relax, but close enough for dinner out or a run to the grocery. We had 6 adults and we had plenty of room for every one. Thank You for a very relaxing week with family and friends.

    A wonderful family vacation!
    5/5 Stayed Jan 2016, karen
    Our family had a great stay. We took amazing photos and saw so many Dolphins. One day there were dozens all day long. It was incredible. Despite it being cold and our stay in January my kids put wetsuits on and went surfing! Thanks for such a memorable vacation. The kids asked if we could go back the following weekend! Thank you!!

    Nappy New Year
    5/5 Stayed Dec 2015, Leslie
    New Years Eve is best when spent with friends! This house was perfect for 3 couples to get together and have a quiet, albeit fun, start to the New Year. The linen service was able to make the beds up before our arrival, allowing us to experience our vacation immediately. The beach is right out the door and we did a lot of walking. Most of our meals were cooked in the home's kitchen and everything we needed was available. We really enjoyed the view from the living/dining areas. Topsail is a great place to be "off season" . There is a nice, slow pace. Although there are no crowds, plenty of places are open to eat and shop. This house was close to it all and we would definitely stay there again.

    Great family getaway!
    5/5 Stayed Nov 2015, Amy
    We rented the beach house for just a short visit of three days. The house was very nice and up to date. The kitchen was stocked with everything we needed for all of us. The view was amazing and we even saw dolphins one morning. We had six kids with us under the age of 15, and each one had a blast and kept themselves entertained on the beach or hiding away in a room listening to music. Definitely plan to visit this house again in the future.

    5/5 Stayed Apr 2015, Sarah
    All was exactly as described! My family had a wonderful time! Great beach and views! Cant wait to go back!

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    • Air Conditioning: Central heat/air
    • Arrival Day: Saturday
    • Beach Chairs: Beach Chairs
    • Beach Items: Beach Items
    • Bedding & Bath Pkg: Included
    • Bedding 1: King
    • Bedding 2: King
    • Bedding 3: Queen
    • Bedding 4: Queen
    • Bedding 5: 2 Sets of Bunks
    • Ceiling Fans: Throughout house
    • Covered Porch: Covered Porch
    • Deck: 4
    • Dishwasher: Dishwasher Provided
    • Extra Room: Play room
    • Game Room: Game Room
    • Grill/BBQ: Grill Provided
    • Grilling Permitted?: Grilling Allowed
    • Hot Tub: Private
    • Laundry: Washer & Dryer
    • Luxury Rental: Luxury Home
    • Outside Shower: Enclosed, Hot Water
    • Parking: Carport & Driveway
    • Parking Spaces: Up to 4 cars
    • Partial Weeks: Partials permitted
    • Partials Policy: 3+Nts, NonPeak Times
    • SmartHome: Keyless Entry
    • Smoking: Allowed Outside
    • Stories: 3
    • TV: 5 cable TVs
    • View: Oceanfront
    • WIFI: WIFI
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