4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Sleeps 11+
About Brian McNamara
My wife and I were both raised in the North East and spent some time on the West Coast as well. We can understand what it is like to live in a busy city. This is what allows us to fully appreciate the calming pace of the waves with the smiles and laughter of the people in this community.
Brian McNamara purchased this House in 2012
Why Brian McNamara chose Surf City
We decided to become a part of this community more for the people and the history but we were amazed when we found this home. My wife and I both spent a lot of time on this island even before we met, it is poetic that we are a part of the community now. The convenience to shops, the ocean, restaurants, and all the activities are the main reasons.
What makes this House unique
Professional licensed massage therapist will come to the property for private massage and the views from the private hot tub!
Minimum age of primary renter:25
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
Great Beach House!
Great location walking distance to Surf City Pier and shops and restaurants. There is a direct walkway from the downstairs deck to the beach. The upstairs deck has steps down to the downstairs deck, so it’s very easy to get from the house to the beach. Coming back up is a hose and plastic tub to rinse off feet. This was very effective with keeping the sand out of the house. There is also a outdoor shower that is under the house but can be reached from the walkway. There is lots of beach space during low and medium tide. During high tide, there is still plenty of space to access and enjoy the beach. Water was nice - no seaweed or jelly fishes when we were there. You have to swim out pretty far to get to a place where you can’t stand - so it’s a perfect place for kids to enjoy the ocean.
We had two families of 4 and the house was comfortable. It is actually a duplex, but we never heard the people on the other side. The kitchen is well equipped and has a big pantry closet for food and other stuff. The washer and dryer are big and worked great.
Only issues: 1) not as clean as we expected. We told the owner and he refunded our cleaning fee. 2) bathrooms need more places to hang towels and bathing suits. We ended up doing lots of laundry just because we didn’t have a place to hang things to dry.
Most importantly, Brian, the owner, was extremely responsive and professional.
Clean, comfy, and quiet!
We had a great week at this house. The beds were so comfortable and the layout of the rooms was perfect for 3 families with a kids' room. The duplex is next to another duplex and in front of a few more duplexes so the parking area is very congested but this property--on the north edge-- was the furthest removed and therefore more remote feeling. The ocean is right at the bottom of the steps!
Although the kitchen could be a little better stocked with dishes, the major appliances were all handy and working. We had plenty of hot water and cool AC. The one night we had trouble with the hot tub was resolved the next day. Brian was reachable as needed for advice or questions. It's not the most spacious house for 10 people but for the price, I would certainly stay again!
Great week on the beach
Great location. Very nice place. Wonderful place to just relax and enjoy the beach. Close to "downtown Surf City".
Great Week at Beach
We had a great week in Surf City at this rental. The four bedrooms worked well for our large group. The flat screen tv's with netflicks in every room gave us a place to chill out in the evenings. The kitchen was well supplied with pots, pans, baking dishes and utensils. I especially liked the seating in the dining room/great room. Plenty of room for all around the table and the sectional sofa. The beach was just steps away and we enjoyed walks down the beach both day and night. We saw dolphins from the shoreline a couple of days. The pier was a 20 minute slow walk by oceanfront. The teenagers walked to eat and shopping. Great place for families. The owner was easily reached by e-mail. Instructions for check-in and refund of deposit was handled quickly and easily. I would rent this location again.
Easy rentals with drop off and pick-up included. I rented towels, linens, umbrella and cooler. Would rent bikes next time.
Within a mile of shopping, dining, fishing pier, and other local attractions. Wildlife such as seas turtles, dolphin, crabs, pelicans, and more.