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NEW LISTING! Waterfront w/pirate boat launch, dock, 3 Kayaks, Pet Friendly!

People12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Waterfront 4 BR 3 BA, Sleeps 12, 2800 sq ft, private boat launch, and boat dock

You will love the feel of spaciousness with the home's open floor plan and cathedral ceilings. This custom built home is 2,800 sq feet. It truly is a rare find to have this much living space in a prime beach location. There are 4 large bedrooms (three masters), 3 full baths, and an enormous kitchen with 30 linear feet of granite counter space. Three glass doors open onto your wrap around deck. The ground level features a large entertainment area, bar, full bathroom and a second full kitchen. This entertainment area has access to the yard, and private dock area.

A key ingredient of an enjoyable vacation is GREAT bedding! We feature Simmons World Class Beautyrest Recharge mattress so you can be confident….. a vacation is too precious to take a chance on inferior bedding! We also protect YOU by encasing our mattresses in FDA approved Class I medical device encasements that protect you from allergens, dust mites, bedbugs, or other mattress contaminants.

For those tired of waiting in line at a crowded public boat launch, this water front the home features your own private boat launch, and large newly rebuild dock. We also allow our guests to use our personal Kayaks and our paddle board as well as our crab traps and inflatables.

Water front fun at your backdoor!

An excellent feature of this home is that is has wraparound upper decks as well as a covered lower deck. The wrap around deck also has gates that can be closed to secure children or pets. Because of the way the house is situated, there is always plenty of sun and plenty of shade! There is almost no point in the day when there is not shade on the deck somewhere. And because there is also covered deck areas, you can enjoy sitting outside rain or shine (even fishing off the dock under the covered pavilion in the rain)!

Sitting out on the deck with be a pleasure in the supper comfortable hi-top resin deck furniture. The importance of those high-top chairs is that you sit comfortably ABOVE the railing for an unobstructed view of the water (rather than looking through the railings like prison bars). You can also enjoy sitting on the dock in the assorted rockers and gliders in the shade of your private covered water front pavilion to watch the day fade gracefully to dusk. The outdoor area also features two large round picnic tables so that you can enjoy eating and entertaining outside as well as a hammock so you can sneak in a midday nap.

Fish and crab right in your back yard with the four crab pots provided for the use of our guests. Take an early morning or sunset Kayak ride with one of our 3 kayaks or the paddle board that we make available to our guests. Launching you Kayak is super easy since the home has a private boat launch in the yard. We even have an air pump so that you can bring your favorite inflatable pool or lake floats. Inflate them once and tie them off on the dock for the week! We have seen some impressive inflatables out there. Great fun for the entire family! Then use the pump to deflate them to take them home. We have left some of our favorite inflatables there for guests to use (although we cannot guarantee their availability so best to grab one to bring with you). If you do user ours and damage them, we are grateful if you simply replace it.

For your indoor entertainment:

There are 4 ultra 4K HT flat screen TVs (65 in in living room, 55 inch in lower entertainment area, and 49 inch in two of the master bedrooms). All TVs have DVR so you can record and watch your favorite shows in any room in the house on your own schedule and without commercials!

The entertainment and bar level also has foosball.

Enjoying the neighborhood:

The home is perfectly situated in an upscale residential area of single family homes at the cul-de-sac on a quiet dead-end road that the ice cream truck still visits daily during the spring, summer and fall. It is safe for children, for leisurely walk and bike riding. It is great for the family looking for quiet waterfront relaxation yet still want a property that offers many things to do as well as near-by activities. It is just a short walk to the local arcade, the Friendly Mart grocery store and the infamous Surf City “Trailer Bar” (2 blocks). Want to head to the beach? The home is also a short walk (0.3 miles) to children’s park/play-ground and (0.4 miles) public beach access with bathrooms and showers. A cross walk (at the crossing by the “Friendly Mart”) makes the walk to the beach and the park easy and safe. The children’s park features an adult fitness area so you can get a bit of exercise while the kids play. There is also a bike stand if you chose to ride three and ample parking if you choose to drive.

The home has a large driveway with ample room to park 6 cars (because sometimes when you have a great house at the beach people just show up!). There is also large grass side yard to park your boat trailer (since it is your private launch, you are free to leave your trailer parked right in front of the launch.

And finally, because even the best laid vacations plans still leave us with a need to check in at work or conduct some business, we have set up a 48” desk with dual monitors for the use of our guests.

More Details

Owner
Ted Waltz
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2018

Why Ted Waltz chose Surf City

We include the fun! Kayaks, paddle board, crab pots, and a hammock for napping. We even include great sunsets! Try your luck at crabbing off your private dock to catch blue crabs for dinner (with the two crab traps available for guest use). Looking for even more adventure? The home also has 3 Kayaks (2 ocean and one lake) and a paddle board for the use of our guests. Take your camera and glide through the inter-coastal waterway to photograph sunsets and wildlife. The home even has an inflation pump. Bring your favorite inflatable and tie it off on the end of the dock.

Don’t have a boat? Boats can be rented from local merchant and delivered to your home for you use during you stay (boat NOT included in your rental and guest must make their own boat rental arrangements).

We have been vacationing in Topsail Island for 30 years. Usually we went for ocean front homes until we discovered how much more enjoyable it is to vacation on the canal and intercostal waterway. It is a very quiet, private family experience which much more to do.

What makes this house unique

We love that we can walk to the convenience store(the “Friendly Mart”), playground and beach. The infamous “Trailer Bar” is a popular Surf City Hotspot and the kids can spend some time at the local arcade (both just 0.2 miles from the home). Our favorite thing is to go for an evening Kayak on the intercostal waterway and enjoy the sunset and wildlife. The views of the waterway from the deck are beautiful. The home is in an upscale neighborhood and the homes are well maintained. You will love the fact that time has not blemished Topsail Island and it has maintained its small-town charm and feel. It is a warm and inviting place and you will not want to leave!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We were pleasantly surprised by the quality and the comfort of the home. We were the first guests in this new rental and the owners were making several upgrades at the time of our arrival (adding wonderful high top resin deck chairs and installing new flat screen TVs). The beds were super comfortable and all the rooms are spacious and nicely furnished. The home was incredibly quiet. We loved watching the moon rise over the water from the comfort of our deck. We even used the crab pots to catch crabs for dinner off the dock. We love Surf City and enjoyed the short walk to the beach and to local attractions. At the same time we loved getting away from the traffic and noise and being on our quiet dead end residential street.
May 2017
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Surf City in Stump Sound

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , First floor bathroom that opens to living area and Master BR
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bathroom opens to the upstairs hall and 2nd floor Master
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , This bathroom is on the entry level entertainment level
  • Three full bathrooms with one being on the entertainment level with easy access from the yard and dock area
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - First Floor Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , This room has french door to deck with water front views
    Bedroom 2 - Second floor Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2nd floor master BR has a balcony with water views
    Bedroom 3 -Entry level master - 2 Large Double Bed , This bedroom on entry level and has attached full bath room
    Bedroom 4 - Second floor bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Double Bed , Features Simmons Word Class Beautyrest mattresses
  • This 4 bedroom home features 3 masters bedrooms. The fourth bedroom/third master added in January 2018. Home also has new leather furniture (2018) in lower level kitchen, bar and living area. Now everyone has a great bedroom! Also, granite new counter-tops and tile backslashes.
Entertainment:
  • Table Football
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Great place to bring your large inflatables. We have an air pump for our guests to use to inflate their inflatables and also to deflate them to travel home.

Reviews

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NEW LISTING! Waterfront w/pirate boat launch, dock, 3 Kayaks, Pet Friendly!
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
5

Amazing place to stay! Couldn’t be happier.

  • 5 of 5

The house exceeded my expectations. My family had so much space, the decks were amazing, and the boat ramp/dock made our boat trips easy! Ted was so responsive with every question and even offered guidance for fishing. We are already thinking how we can get back to this beautiful home. I highly recommend your stay!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Clean, nice kitchens, comfortable beds

  • Review Submitted: 18-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Peaceful and relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here in November. What a great time to be at the beach! We so enjoyed being able to have our dogs with us and take the short walk to the beach to let them play with no crowds. The house is very nice and open with a clean fresh look about it. The kitchen was well stocked for all of our cooking needs. The lower level with a second kitchen was great for us to be able to walk right in from the patio with freshly steamed oysters to enjoy with friends. The dock accommodated our 22 ft. boat no problem and the tide change in the canal was so subtle, we didn't need to use the lift. Ted was very friendly and the guy that does some work on the house for him was so nice to share exactly where to go for the trout action, even pointing the spots out on an inshore chart. That time of year, it was very peaceful. We definitely recommend "Fishing You were Here" and would choose to stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect vacation home for the family

  • 5 of 5

My only complaint was that we didn't stay longer. The house was clean, beautifully decorated and kitchen well stocked with cookware and utensils. We had a wonderful time fishing off deck and my son was excited to catch a stingray. We would definitely stay there again!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect All Around!

  • 5 of 5

This house is perfect in every way. My extended family spent a week here and we enjoyed every minute. There were 7 kids and 4 adults and plenty of room for all of us. Mr. Waltz is Terrific and always available. This house is in the perfect location on the inter-coastal side of the island but just a very short walk to the beach. We did choose to drive to the beach a few times just because it was so convenient to park at the city park. When we were not at the beach we spent many hours out back on the newly built dock/deck area. The kids had a blast catching fish all day long. We even caught several blue crabs in the provided crab pots. Inside there are two kitchens, one upstairs and one down. This was very convenient. The three full bathrooms (one on each level) were plenty for our large family and there were plenty of beds as well. We rented our linens from Sweet Dreams ahead of time and they were waiting for us when we arrived as promised conveniently packed in plastic totes. It was very nice to not have to clean a bunch of sheets and towels prior to leaving. I can't say enough good things about this house. This was our fist stay on Topsail and we have already found our favorite vacation rental.....Fishin' You Were Here!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing/ relaxing/comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We have been using home away (vrbo) at least 2x yr since 2010 The owner Ted was fabulous and available to answer any questions we had. The home was exactly as it appeared in the pictures. Clean, comfortable, and had any/everything we needed for our stay. We enjoyed the use of his crab pots, kayaks, boat dock, gazebo, grills (gas and charcoal) and hammock. Tvs were upgraded which we enjoyed a lot because of the bad weather lol. Having two kitchens was definitely a plus. I always bring my Chicago cutlery from home but to my suprise I didn't have to unpack them because they had a complete set in the upstairs kitchen Overall an excellent, clean, pet friendly, rental which I would definitely recommend to everyone! Already making plans to return next year! Ps The beds were super comfortable ;-)

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Surf City's famous "Trailer Bar"
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Several courses within a short drive
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
10 plus nice restaurants within short drive
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Surf City's beautify uncrowded beaches
Car: recommended

Come visit the sea turtle hospital and meet Animal Planet's woman of the year who has dedicated her life to protecting our endangered sea turtles right here in Surf City NC

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Surf City, Coastal North Carolina

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Spring
31 Mar 2018 - 18 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
£871
for 4 nights
From
£193
From
£241
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,017
£2,477
 
 
Early Summer
19 May 2018 - 8 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,079
for 4 nights
From
£242
From
£303
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,259
£3,084
 
 
Summer
9 Jun 2018 - 17 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,311
for 7 nights
£2,311
 
 
Late Summer
18 Aug 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,907
for 7 nights
£1,907
 
 
Special Value
25 Aug 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,583
for 7 nights
£1,583
 
 
Fall
8 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,079
for 4 nights
From
£242
From
£303
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,259
 
 
Quiet Season
27 Oct 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
£871
for 4 nights
From
£193
From
£241
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,017
£2,477
 
 
Thanksgiving
17 Nov 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
£871
for 4 nights
From
£193
From
£241
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,017
£2,477
 
 
Get Away
25 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
£871
for 4 nights
From
£193
From
£241
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,017
£2,477
 
 
Christmas/New Year
22 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
£871
for 4 nights
From
£193
From
£241
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,017
£2,477
 
 
Get Away
3 Jan 2019 - 29 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
£581
for 3 nights
From
£177
From
£223
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£936
£2,315
 
 
Spring
30 Mar 2019 - 17 May 2019
4 night minimum stay
£1,079
for 4 nights
From
£242
From
£303
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,259
£3,084
 

Additional pricing information

Security Waiver £49.52
Tax Rate 12.75%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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