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A Breath of Fresh Aire - the beach comes right up to your deck!!

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 1,428 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

A cute on-the-beach cottage with 3 bedrooms - and not a "Mc-Mansion" with 10 bedrooms that no one can afford? Yes, your dream has come true!

THIS GORGEOUS BEACH DUPLEX IS PET-FRIENDLY - AND IN BEAUTIFUL SHAPE. You will not believe such a beautiful house allows your pet, but we find that our guests at A Breath of Fresh Aire have been very conscientious about their four legged family members.

NOW MY WIFE SAYS I TALK TOO MUCH. She told me to shut up and let our guests tell the story. So here they go:

'Our family can't wait until July this year - we have stayed at Amazing Grace for the last three years - this year we will stay at Breath of Fresh Air - A wonderful ocean-front duplex - very nice and owner is a delight to deal with. A great deal here at Topsail!!!'

Tim & Carol, Alexandria, Va

'Our humans brought us to watch them unwind at this wonderful house on the beach. We got long walks on the water's edge and saw turtle nests and lots of crabs and dolphins. We also got peaceful naps to the sound of the surf. We had such a good time watching our humans uncoil and become fun companions that we did not want it to end. Thanks for making us feel like puppies again.'

Your 4-pawed buddies, Kapi and Rufus

'Our family has stayed at A Breath of Fresh Aire about 4 times over the past 3 years. We obviously LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!! We keep coming back! It's always clean and comfortable, and Steve the owner is a pleasure to deal with. It has everything we need and absolutely Beautiful views! And it's on a great section of the island too.'

Chrissy, Atlanta, Ga

'A Breath of Fresh Aire is just that... what a wonderful week of sun and fun on TopSail island, NC. We couldn't have been more impressed with this wonderful ocean-front home. It is so rare to find a beach home vacation rental that not only has all the amenities of home, but accepts pets too! We'll definitely be back.'

Scott & Carolee, Wake Foest, NC

And it goes on and on. Our guests love the place and you will too.

Imagine shrimp on the grill, kids on the beach, and a cold beverage in your hand as you sit on the deck above the dunes. The wide beach invites you to stay all day long.

A Breath of Fresh Aire is BEACH FRONT. It is not a piano lot, or a view between two houses, or in a condominium complex. It is a real OCEANFRONT house. Sit on the beach or sit on a marvelous deck just a few feet away from the crashing waves.

Do you like to bike or run? There is a bike shoulder on the main road the entire way from the north to south. The island is like 22 miles long, so you can get a good work out.

You can even bike for fun (like I do). Recently I rode my bike to the south end, and the smell of Jasmin and ocean air was unbelievable. I stopped on the far south point of the island and walked around the beach on the undeveloped point. I then rode back to Topsail Beach city hall and said hi to the ladies who worked there. (They had kindly sent me an invitation to pay real estate tax in their city even though my house is not in their city. I graciously declined :-) but they were very pleasant!) I then rode back to Surf City and promptly bought an ice cream cone at DQ just to make sure I hadn't burnt off too many calories, then leisurely rode back to the beach house.

Believe me, this place is fun.

And I haven't even told you about Giligan's, just before the bridge on the mainland side and it's hilarious karaoke nights, or about Sears Landing and its award winning clam chowder made with sherry, or Indigo Marsh - the best restaurant overlooking the sound that you will ever find. Oh, and how about the fresh fish market (I mean right off the boat) behind the Crab Pot where you can get shrimp, flounder, shark or whatever they have been catching and take it back and grill it.

Or you can play 18 holes at Coastal Carolina's only four-star golf course, North Shore Golf and Ocean Club (as per Golf Digest). Perhaps you would like to deep sea or surf fish...or maybe spend an hour with your son or daughter fishing off the sound dock just steps from your beachfront villa. And did we mention riding jet skis on the nearby sound?


Wi-Fi wireless broadband internet and free long distance calling available.


Well, one of our repeat guests told us:

'Delightful Cottage and good location. Our golden loved the beach. I would not hesitate to rent this cottage again. The owner, Steve, made everything simple and straightforward. We made some great memories there. Thanks!!'

Linda O, Chester, Va

Won't you be our guest?

IF THIS PLACE IS BOOKED CHECK OUT AMAZING GRACE NEXT DOOR by clicking on 'All my Rentals' below the calendar on this page. I think Amazing Grace is prettier than A Breath of Fresh Aire!

Keywords: Duplex (Left Side)

More Details

Steve Morrison
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 August, 2018

Why Steve Morrison chose Ocean City Beach

We absolutely love Topsail Island. Being on an island, the ocean breezes, the salt air, and the wonderful people make this a great place to be.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Kim decided to book a week in September 2014 with us through VRBO. She wrote me and said: ""Your electronic method of rental proved to be very easy, in spite of my limited computer skills. Possibly I looked like I knew what I was doing!"

We do try to make it as easy as possible so you can have the most hassle-free vacation
Feb 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Ocean City Beach in North Topsail Beach

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1428 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
There is a community dock on the sound side perfect for fishing or a shallow boat.


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A Breath of Fresh Aire - the beach comes right up to your deck!!
average rating of 4.87931 based on 61 reviews

An AWESOME week with family!

  • 5 of 5

This unit was so clean and nicely decorated! We had rented both sides for a family reunion to honor my Mother who passed in 2017. She loved Topsail Island! Steve Morrison and his wife are wonderful homeowners and take great care of their units! We will definitely do this again!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for being our guests. Please come back.
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Our family and 2 pups greatly enjoyed this ocean front home!

  • 4 of 5

The house had everything we needed even bowls for the dogs! It was wonderful for my elderly dad to just walk down the steps right onto the beach! We didn’t have the best weather so having the deck with lots of chairs ended up be a blessing!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Durham NC

Another great week

  • 5 of 5

We've been coming back to this house for several years now and have really enjoyed our stays. This year was no different. We stayed in Breath of Fresh Air and it was perfect for our family of four plus two dogs.

  • Review Submitted: 19-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love having you Sean. Keep coming back.
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  • 5 of 5

This was our first time to Topsail and A Breath of Fresh Aire was absolutely all we had hoped for. The house was very clean and had everything we needed. We did most of our cooking there as we did not want to leave. My husband went to the dock everyday and bought fresh shrimp and fish. I didn't leave until on our way out of town and did stop in a few shops. One of my daughter's friends owns a bakery there, not only excellent and yummy baked goods but a very unique store. The place was right on the ocean and we spent most of our time on the deck. While we were there we got to see the sunrise everyday and there was a full moon during our stay so got to see beautiful moon rise's every night if that makes sense. The place was also pet friendly. We will absolutely be going back again. The only thing that we would have really enjoyed would have been a lounge chair or 2 and maybe a small table to eat on the deck, it was so nice out there. One of the most relaxing vacations we have had. I also want to say that all the local people that we met were very friendly. Deb Sprague

  • Review Submitted: 16-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you as a guest. Please come back!
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Horseheads, NY USA

We loved our stay and would definitely come back!!!

  • 5 of 5

A Breath Of Fresh Air was clean, quiet, and the perfect location! We loved being right on the beach! The house had everything we needed and we enjoyed great family time. We may very well be back next year for Spring break! The girls are anxious to continue their shark tooth hunting! Thank you so much for a great vacation!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you as our guests. Please come back and visit us again.
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  • 5 of 5

We loved our time at A Breath of Fresh Aire. It was right on the beach. It was very nice and relaxing. I will be looking to stay again in the future. Thanks for everything.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Wilmington NC
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Trailer Bar
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Just off the deck!!
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Ocean City Beach, Topsail Island

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Warm Fall
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Off Season
27 Oct 2018 - 3 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid May
4 May 2019 - 7 Jun 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
8 Jun 2019 - 21 Jun 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
22 Jun 2019 - 9 Aug 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid August
10 Aug 2019 - 23 Aug 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £115.88
Peaceof Mind(No Sec Dep) £46.35
Cleaning £84.98

1. We have a no refund cancelation policy. We will try to re-rent for you and if we do we'll pay you the amount received net of costs for re-renting. 2. You must sign a rental agreement with the owner before you get access. 3. The week before and after Easter, we only rent by the week, Saturday to Saturday, but we only charge the very low off-season rates. Note on Monthly rate: This only applies to January, February, and March.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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