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Carpe Diem, Beachfront, Fun Game Room, Outdoor Hot Shower, Linens Included

People14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Space 2,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 28 nights

Overview

About the property

6 bedrooms and 3 baths, large kitchen, game room, hot outdoor shower.

Autumn in Topsail weekend now available! October 21 to 22.

7 day minumum, $200 for additional days. Flexible check in and check out dates.

Smaller group? We can offer a $200 per week discount for groups of 8 or less. The 2 bedrooms and bath on the lower level will be closed giving you 4 bedrooms and 2 baths on the main level. You will still have access to the game room on the lower level.

Unwind and leave the world behind as you step into Carpe Diem. Relax in the ambiance of a true Carolina beach cottage with wood walls, charming beach-themed furnishings and expansive ocean views. The beds in your spacious bedrooms will be made, and bathrooms will have towels. Step out on the deck on the way to the ocean, passing the full hot/cold enclosed outdoor shower with dry changing area, and the large outdoor fish cleaning station. The gate at the top of the stairs keeps your furry family members enclosed in the deck area. Conveniently situated in Surf City, south of the bridge, Carpe Diem allows easy access to fun and shopping, both on and off the island.

Family and friends will lounge comfortably on the spacious deck furniture overlooking the surf. Enjoy meals prepared in the modern, open plan kitchen which is fully equipped with everything needed to create beach side feasts. Grill your catch of the day downstairs or put a cake in the oven for your oceanfront celebration, while you watch the dolphins play in the surf!

In the evening as light fades through the great room skylights, gather to play your favorite movies, TV or music in the surround sound equipment. Little ones can enjoy their own DVD entertainment, relaxing in their rooms. High speed Internet keeps everyone in touch with the folks back home. Access the hall closet for a variety of “fun and games”. Work on jigsaw puzzles, or take a trip through Candy Land, Park Place or Board Walk. If the little ones get too ‘board’ with the games, head downstairs to start your own Foosball, or Ping Pong tournament! The future young NBA stars can practice their moves with the Pop-A-Shot! Browse the downstairs closet of beach toys. Build the sandcastle of your dreams. Boogie board or try your luck with horseshoes or cornhole games on the beach. Whatever you imagine for your beach side vacation, Carpe Diem will help you make it come true.

With most living areas on one level stair climbing is reduced. The main level is a split plan with four bedrooms ( 2 king beds, 1 queen, and a pair of twins), two baths, the center of the house is a great room. Seating for eating includes a kitchen island with 3 bar stools, a 8 place dining table and a 4 place game table in the family room. We regularly host dinners with friends and neighbors. Feeding large groups is easy at Carpe Diem. Send your Barbecue heroes to the large gas grill to do some of the cooking in the patio at the front of the house.

The lower level will be happily taken over by the younger generation. There you will find two bedrooms, one with 3 twin beds and one with a queen size bed and a twin bed, as well as a full bath. The bedrooms open onto the garage which is converted into the fully equipped game room. In the game room you’ll find ping pong, foosball, pop-a-shot, a large TV, loud stereo, card table, mini fridge, built in counter and stools, game closet with beach toys, balls, bingo, etc. Please note that the lower level is connected to the main level only by the outside steps on the front entry to the house. Use the intercom on the cordless phone to call them for dinner. Maybe the kids will invite you down to challenge you to a game.

* Bed sizes: King, King, Queen, 2 Singles, Queen and 1 Single, 3 Singles.

* On 2 levels with exterior stairs only - no interior stairs between levels.

* Most living areas on 1 level.

* Central heat & air, ceiling fans, dishwasher, washer/dryer.

* 7 cable (digital service with HD programming and movie channels) flat panel TVs; home theater sound system, Blu-Ray player, 2 DVD players.

* Wired/wireless high speed internet access

* Oceanfront open deck with built-in seating, safety gate, lounge chairs, and other furniture.

* Fish cleaning sink located conveniently on beach access walkway.

* Garage provides ping pong table, foosball table for your enjoyment as well as storage space for your beach items. This area has A/C.

* Enclosed outside shower with hot water.

* Grilling allowed. Gas grill (gas provided).

* No smoking allowed in house.

* Up to 2 dogs allowed - $150/week plus tax pet rent per dog.

* Partial weeks not allowed.

* Storage room and workshop off garage not available.

Please feel free to call the owners if you have any questions. 910 541 4212

More Details

Owner
Kevin Rahl
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
13 October, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

It was a joy, you thought of everything, we loved your beach house ... home. The colors and decorations are so cute.
Jun 2015
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Location

Nearest Airport
33.6 Miles
Wilmington Airport
Nearest Golf
12.2 Miles
Belvedere Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Beauchaines 211
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
On the Surf City Beach
Car: necessary

Just walk down your steps to fish at the beach or go to one of the fishing piers within a couple of miles. Charter a fishing boat. We had a great trip with a boat out of Snead's Ferry. Clean your fish at your fish sink on the walkway to the beach.

Family trips to the Missiles and More Museum tells the history of the Topsail Island. We love the Turtle Hospital tour.

For a little small town fun try rollerskating in the rink above the Topsail Beach Post office. There's some island history there where they spin vinyl records to skate to.

Close by grocery stores include IGA, Food Lion, and Harris Teeter.

Golf Courses are available just off the island.

Lots of Pelicans, Ospreys and other seabirds to see from your deck. The Dolphins make regular appearances. If you want to see even more take a kayak tour on the sound-side in Surf City.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Surf City in Topsail

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • North Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    South Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jack and Jill from South bedrooms, Outside door to side deck
    Outside Shower - Outdoor Shower , Enclosed hot shower with dry dressing area.
    Downstairs Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jack and Jill for downstairs bedrooms. Door to outside.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • King North - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Sliding Door to Deck, Large Closet, TV, 2 Rocking Chairs
    Queen South - 1 Large Double Bed , Room for a portable Crib, TV, Jack and Jill Bath
    King South - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Sliding Door to Deck, Large Closet, TV, Jack and Jill Bath
    Upstairs Twin - 2 Single Bed , TV
    Downstairs Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed , TV, Large Closet, Jack and Jill Bath
    Downstairs Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , TV, Large Closet, Jack and Jill Bath
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Carpe Diem, Beachfront, Fun Game Room, Outdoor Hot Shower, Linens Included
average rating of 4.96 based on 28 reviews
5

The house was great. The owner was extremely helpful and responsive!

  • 5 of 5

Careful consideration must have gone in to the planning and furnishing of the house. The things we needed were right where we needed them! It is truly a home away from home.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well Pleased

  • 5 of 5

As the title said we where well pleased with the condition and cleanliness of the Carpe Diem house, I have used VRBO many times and this was the first time the pictures and description live up to expectations. The communication was great with the owner (Kevin), the home was stocked with everything you would need. The outside shower made it nice when coming off the beach to wash off sand, I even took my nightly showers there before going out. I own a dog and took her with me, I am very picky about staying at pet friendly homes, no worries here, you would never know it was pet friendly, very clean. The kitchen and living area are huge, great for hanging out when it rains as it did the first day we got there. The beach is not crowed, we set up tents at the bottom of deck steps daily, very convenient to house. I plan to return next year.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Relaxing Week

  • 5 of 5

Carpe Diem is very well stocked and has plenty of room for a large family. It is decorated very nicely and has a wonderful layout for families. The outside shower with hot water was a big plus for us. The children thought it was the best thing ever. The owner was very accesible, pleasant and accomodating. Even though there was no interior stairs, the layout still worked good. The kids had a blast in the playroom. We will definitely try and come again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best place in Topsail!

  • 5 of 5

Everything you could want or need is at Carpe Diem! No need to look any where else, this is the place to stay. We cooked in every night, the house is fully equipped and bedroom are perfect. Game room was fabulous and the location is the BEST! Owners are great to work with.

Amy Adams

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great family place

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in this home for the last couple of years and plan to do so again next year. Its the perfect size for my extended family. The kitchen is well stocked with everything you need. Its a plus that I do not have to pack linens. Beds are comfortable, except for one king size mattress that my son said hurt his back. The kids stay down stairs and love it that they can separate themselves from the older adults.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best family beach trip ever!

  • 5 of 5

Carpe Diem is a wonderful home on a wonderful beach! Owner is very responsive and attentive. The house is very well maintained, exceptionally and is well stocked with everything from board games to beach chairs. The house is roomy, well maintained. nicely decorated, appliances are modern and conveniences abound such as the enclosed outdoor shower and the proximity of the beach. The views from the front rooms are breathtaking! The deck with it's many comfortable chairs and loungers is a big plus! The house is so well organized, especially the kitchen which is well stocked with anything you need to prepare meals or drinks. Loved having the linens provided including bath towels and not having to make the beds.The downstairs game room was a lot of fun and provided much entertainment for the entire family. A big plus is the option to have dogs!

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
 
Fall Off
23 Sep 2017 - 17 Nov 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,668
for 7 nights
£1,668
 
 
Holiday
18 Nov 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,839
for 7 nights
£1,839
 
 
Winter Long Term
7 Jan 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
28 night minimum stay
£2,270
for 28 nights
£605
 
 
Spring Off
31 Mar 2018 - 4 May 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,754
for 7 nights
£1,754
 
 
Spring On
5 May 2018 - 11 May 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,839
for 7 nights
£1,839
 
 
Spring Prime
12 May 2018 - 25 May 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,095
for 7 nights
£2,095
 
 
Memorial Day
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,266
for 7 nights
£2,266
 
 
Early Peak
2 Jun 2018 - 8 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,693
for 7 nights
£2,693
 
 
Pre Peak
9 Jun 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,290
for 7 nights
£3,290
 
 
Peak
16 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,546
for 7 nights
£3,546
 
 
4th of July
30 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,717
for 7 nights
£3,717
 
 
Prime
7 Jul 2018 - 3 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,632
for 7 nights
£3,632
 
 
Late Peak
4 Aug 2018 - 17 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,290
for 7 nights
£3,290
 
 
Fall On
18 Aug 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,351
for 7 nights
£2,351
 
 
Fall Mid
8 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,924
for 7 nights
£1,924
 
 
Fall Off
22 Sep 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,754
for 7 nights
£1,754
 
 
Holiday
17 Nov 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,924
for 7 nights
£1,924
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£3,717
for 7 nights
£3,717
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £113.58 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £227.16
$1500 Damage Protection £44.67 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

We are accepting checks and e-checks in order to keep our rates low. If you need to use a credit card there is a 2.9% credit card fee, please let us know if you need to use a credit card. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Refunds for Cancellations will be based on our ability to re-rent the week. When the week is re-rented we will refund your payment less $100 cancellation fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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