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A 5 BR House on Sound W/Pier, Kayaks & 100' from Beach

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Enjoy the best of both worlds. Playground for adults and children. You can enjoy all the activities associated with sound access including kayaking, canoeing,crabbing, (crab traps available), and clamming,etc. The house has a pier on a large marsh bay area that is safe boating for children. The inland waterway is several hundred yards away and while accessible, it is heavily traveled by yachts. Yachts, which are a pleasure to watch and to watch out for while boating. Our bay area averages a depth of 3 ft. which makes it ideal for the young ones. Many variety of birds including osprey, great herons, egrets, pelicans are in attendance at all times. Watch them from the back deck or while relaxing in the hot tub.

On the ocean side, there is walkover to the beach. No walking a good distance to locate a way to get to/on the beach. The beach is never crowded even on holiday weekends. The beach is a jewel waiting to be discovered.

A fully gourment style kitchen with modern Fisher/Paykel appliances is something to be enjoyed and enhanced with 180 degree views of ocean and sound. The spacious kitchen also allows many helping hands to make the experience much easier on the main chef.

Totally remodeled in 2006 to upgrade and provide us with the 'bells and whistles we wanted in a dream house at the beach. The house is really divided into two sections, one for the younger ones to enjoy and escape to watch tv, movies, and video games and one for the adults to sit and relax.

Keywords: Open style kitchen, family room, and dining room afford 360 views of ocean and intracoastal waterway. Near 4 star golf course.

More Details

William W. White, III
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 July, 2017

About William W. White, III

A retired couple who love the beach but have decided to move for a variety of reasons. We have enjoyed Topsail so much we would love to share the beach experience with others. After watching our grandchildren's enjoyment, the wonder of a vacation at the beach is one to be experienced.

William W. White, III purchased this house in 1993

Why William W. White, III chose Topsail Island

We chose this area because it is beautiful, uncrowded, and as yet really undiscovered. We have found the most wonderful people vacation here.

What makes this house unique

4 Star golf course, Watching wildlife, watching dolphins frolic, teaching children the basics of life at the beach without the high cost of wacky golf and amusements parks.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in North Topsail Beach in Stump Sound

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 - Outdoor Shower
  • 3.5
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 16 X 16 Ensuite with bath and master closet.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Great view of ocean
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Cosy nest
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Great large bedroom
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (4)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The house is unique. The property runs from sound to ocean. It allows you to fish, crab, clam, and kayak in the sound then walk 100 feet across a two lane road to sit on the beach and enjoy the ocean. Outside shower and hot tub makes your stay that much more enjoyable. If a beach experience is what you are looking for, Sound Retreat is for you.


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(27 traveller reviews)

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A 5 BR House on Sound W/Pier, Kayaks & 100' from Beach
average rating of 4.888889 based on 27 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This is a great house. The kids never left the pier fishing , crabbing and kayaking. They did not want to go to the beach because they enjoyed the pier that much. The kitchen is large enough to accommodate 10 people cooking and eating together. The deck out back allowed us to see three different lightening storms off in the distance. Mother natures own fireworks. It creates a great family atmosphere.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had the light show. We love our home for the same reasons you described. Thanks for the review
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A Jewel with the Best of Both Worlds-- Ocean and Sound!

  • 5 of 5

Bill and Sandra left no detail overlooked! Their lovely home far exceeded our expectations and literally had everything that we needed to relax and enjoy one of the best family vacations that we've had in years!

The location is amazing-- step out the back door and enjoy a large deck which includes a hot tub and comfortable outdoor seating while you take in the gorgeous sound view and kayak/fish from your private pier. The ocean can be seen from the front porch and we all loved sitting in the rockers and enjoying the ocean view with our morning coffee.

We had young and old, and there was something for everyone! The kids and young men liked having their own living space downstairs equipped with TV, games, refrigerator, books, etc. They found the fishing gear and crabbing cages, and so they spent much of the day on the pier. We had a large crab boil one night from all the crabs we caught in the sound. I enjoyed the kitchen--- wow, it had everything that we needed and I've never stayed in a rental so well-equipped! We had one adult with a shell fish allergy and were surprised to even find a set of EPI-pens in one of the drawers! Thankfully, we didn't have to use them.

Comfortable beds are a must for any stay, and we were not disappointed. All beds were very comfortable with quality bedding. The home was also decorated beautifully with so much loving care--- very cozy and so much character!

Thank you for sharing your home! We hope to return in a future year!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at the White's home on North Topsail beach for 2 family vacations. The house is well appointed with plenty of room for our family. The White's have provided lots of recreational amenities in terms of kayaks, a canoe, paddle boards, etc. They are also extremely easy to deal with and I'm sure we would be friends if we lived in the area.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This home is as advertised - the perfect family get away!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfectly located between the intercoastal and a private entrance to the beautiful beach - best of both worlds. The home had everything we needed to accommodate a large group with kids and grandparents alike. The house was fully equipped with everything we needed. The owners were readily available and were responsive to our questions. We loved our week here!! Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we love our house at the beach and making sure renters enjoy their time there makes us happy. We want people to enjoy it as much as we have.
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  • 5 of 5

Charming with tons of character , extremely well kept with an excellent kitchen and furnishings! The hot tub was so relaxing, especially with that beautiful sound view.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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WOW. This was the best Vacation Home ever rented

  • 5 of 5

As all of the other reviewers have said, this home is well stocked. Leave the Boogie Boards, fishing poles, chairs, etc. home. They are there at the house already for your use. The Butler's Pantry is stocked with everything you have at home and then some. We loved the book that the owners put together explaining everything about the home. If you have a question, the answer is in the book. The kitchen is great - even the knives were sharp! We've rented a lot of beach homes over the years and this one is on top of our list. We'll return here again next year.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
North Shore Golf & Country Club 4 Star course
Nearest Train
90 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Hwy 17
Car: necessary

Golf- a five minute drive to one of 'Golf Digest designated best places to play' 4-star golf courses at semit-private North Shore Coutnry Club. Two Colonial towns are with 75 miles of North Topsail Beach, New Bern, north, 2nd oldest town in NC and home of Tryon Palace, Wilmington, south, live theater, restaurants, shopping, and Colonial Homes provide day trips. The coast is littered with small fishing villages which provide wonderful southern fried seafood.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in North Topsail Beach, Coastal North Carolina

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late Summer
8 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Fall 2017
3 Sep 2017 - 24 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
25 Nov 2017 - 2 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Christmas 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
2 Jun 2018 - 25 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £388.4

The quote includes cleaning, linens, and use of kayaks, canoes, and life vests

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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