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Stories by the Sea

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Type: Duplex View: Water View Area: Topsail Island - North Topsail Beach
5 Beds 4.5 Baths Sleeps 12 No

3874 Island Dr., North Topsail Beach
South Side Upscale Townhouse Duplex

Create your own Stories by the Sea at this warm, welcoming and contemporary beach home in North Topsail Beach! This inviting oceanfront home with panoramic Atlantic ocean views offers seclusion and solitude from life's stresses. Keep your allergies away while you vacation this summer, as the entire house, including bedrooms and stairs are lined with allergy friendly luxury vinyl planks. Listen to your favorite music in the beautiful Great Room through the wireless Bluetooth tower speaker. Have a hard time choosing your room. All 5 bedrooms are bright and breezy with thick, comfortable mattresses to ensure a restful night's sleep. All the closets have non-slip velvet hangers, shoe rack, laundry bag and a sturdy, solid wood luggage rack. His and Hers USB ports on each nightstand, ensure plenty of options to charge your phone at night. Dressers have vanity trays and make-up organizers, while the generously deep drawers are all lined with EZ liner to protect your clothing. There are 4.5 well equipped baths, each with magnifying makeup mirror and hairdryer. Modern kitchen to create savory seaside meals, well-stocked to please any gourmet cook. Calphalon Contemporary pots, frying pans, griddle. Beach pantry with quality complementary spices and barbecue rubs to create memorable family dinners, that can be enjoyed together at the huge rustic dining table for twelve. 5 cable TVs. Can't get away from work or need to post that perfect picture on Facebook or Instagram? Our Spectrum Internet Ultra service provides blazing fast speeds up to 400 Mbps. Game room complete with a Foosball table, magnetic dartboard, Mini-Golf (2 mini golf clubs and balls provided), indoor Horse Shoes, assorted board games for children in the kids room armoire for rainy days, Two oceanfront deck areas as well as two streetside deck areas. Private oceanside deck offers a hot tub to sit, simmer, sip and melt your stress away. A shared walkway to the beach puts you right on the soft, powdery sand! The house provides seven beach chairs with carrying cases and a 10x10 feet beach canopy to cool off under. Galvanized metal tub is provided to keep your drinks ice cold.

5 Bedrooms including loft, 4.5 Baths.
Maximum Occupancy: 12.
Bed sizes: King, King, Queen, Queen in loft, 2 Sets of Twin Bunk Beds. NOTE: Loft bedroom does NOT have door for privacy.
The Bedding and Bath Linen Package for advertised bedrooms and baths with beds made prior to arrival is included! Top bunks are not pre-made.
Central heat & air, ceiling fans, dishwasher, washer/dryer.
Vaulted ceilings throughout the Great Room with lovely ocean views from living, dining, and kitchen!
Modern kitchen with kitchen bar area seating.
Game room complete with a Foosball table, magnetic dartboard, Mini Golf (2 mini golf clubs and balls provided), indoor Horse Shoes, assorted board games for children in the kids room armoire for rainy days.
5 cable digital service TV's including Hulu, Netflix, HBO,Cinemax and On- Demand,Smart TV
Wireless high speed internet access - Spectrum Internet Ultra service provides blazing fast speeds up to 400 Mbps!
Bluetooth tower speaker in Great Room!
Covered and open decks offer privacy and provide furniture.
This home provides a 2 level deck on the oceanfront and streetside!
Hot tub on oceanside deck available mid-May thru September at no additional charge. Hot tub is available October through mid-May at an additional charge of $125 if requested in advance of stay.
Two outside hot showers, one enclosed and one on the private walkway to the beach.
Private walkway to the beach right off the deck (walkway is shared with other side of duplex).
Beach chairs with carrying cases as well as 10 ft x 10 ft pop up beach canopy - stored in game room.
2 car carport parking under property as well as driveway parking in front.
Grilling allowed. Charcoal grill provided.
No smoking allowed in house.
No tenant pets allowed.
Partial week getaways permitted; 3 night minimum stay required. Between April through October and and Holiday weeks including Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years, only 7 night stays Saturday - Saturday permitted in advance - partial week getaways during those times must be booked within 10 days of arrival only and within Saturday-Saturday time frame. November – March with exception of Holiday weeks of Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years, advance partial week getaways are permitted with any arrival/departure day provided those stays do not interfere with Holiday weeks - 3 night minimum stay required.
Ask about an Active-Duty Military Discount for active-duty military or immediate family of active-duty military! (Discount not combined with any other offer or discount. Only one discount per reservation.)
This home may also be available for monthly stays during October to April. Inquire for details.

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Guest Feedback - check out these wonderful reviews of Stories By the Sea:

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5/5 July 2019 Rowe Family
Great home with family friendly games we enjoyed during our stay. Kitchen is so well-stocked. IN all my years of spending time at the beach I have never seen a kitchen with so many pots, pans, and everything else that I could possibly need! The decor is beautiful!

5/5 June 2019 Putnams/Youngs
Great home, weather and beach. Laid on the beach, visited the Turtle Sanctuary, crabbed on the sound, shopped local, enjoyed fireworks for the 4th, and more!

Absolutely perfect!
5/5 June 2019 Fosters
Family vacay! The house was perfect! AC wasn't working and realty office had it fixed in no time. Really great staff! Thank you for sharing your home, story, and family with us - our story is better because of it and we are grateful!

5/5! June 2019 Hayes/Old/Fell
50th birthday celebration for our eldest son & family vacation trip! Perfect weather all week - surfing, beach games, food, fun, and laughter! Sincere appreciation for all the hard work performed on your home after the storm! It is a beautiful home and decorations and bedding very inviting and comfortable. Appreciated personal touches (pictures/quotes) in all parts of the house. We felt welcome and as though we were visiting family. The fully stocked kitchen was amazing. We cooked each day and enjoyed family time. We loved all!

Fabulous home! Exactly what we anticipate.
5/5 Stayed Apr 2018, Linda
Everything about this home was comfortable. The beds were amazing, the sofas were comfortable, the back deck was perfect, and even the counters are sparkly! We loved every moment of our weekend, and cannot wait until we return!

Nice and spacious beach front house.
5/5 Stayed Apr 2018, Jeanne
The house accommodated all 9 of us very comfortably. The view of the beach was spectacular from the decks. A nice family beach.

Nice property for a group
4/5 Stayed Jun 2017, Stacia
We enjoyed our stay. Great size house and proximity to the quiet beach was wonderful. You'll love the house.

A great place on the beach.
5/5 Stayed May 2017, Loren
The property was great and very clean. We had a wonderful time and really enjoyed having the beach right outside and a hot tub to relax in later in the afternoon.

5/5 Stayed May 2017, Donnie
The location of our beach house was a perfect in-between from Surf City and Snead's Ferry. The beach was very private, which was what we wanted. If you want commercial, don't stay here. We did not so we enjoyed it!

The house was well-decorated with the beach theme and was also very clean and comfortable. We hope to stay here again in the future and highly recommend it to others!

Awesome Beach House
5/5 Stayed May 2017
What a wonderful experience. The owner is the nicest person. The house was clean and beautifully decorated. Plus the beach is just out the door. All I can say is awesome!!!

Fantastic family getaway!
5/5 Stayed May 2017, Scott
The house was perfect for our family in town for a wedding. The beach is pristine, the house is very comfortable and views are amazing. Only wish we could have stayed longer. We will be back again. The owner was responsive, and the linen service was great. Thank you!

Good place to stay visiting you Marine at Camp Lejune
4/5 Stayed May 2017, Yvonne
Large bedrooms, great kitchen and nice decks!

So far, the best beach house we have rented!
5/5 Stayed Sep 2016, Beth
The location and convenience of the house is unmatched. We were right on the beach and had a private boardwalk right off of our patio. This was huge for us, especially with having a toddler.
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  • Accessibility: No Elevator
  • Accomodations: Outside Shower - Enclosed, Hot Water
  • Accomodations: Play Room
  • Accomodations: Covered Porch
  • Accomodations: Outside Shower - Not Enclosed
  • Accomodations: No Screened Porch
  • Accomodations: Beach Chairs Provided
  • Accomodations: Breakfast: Not Available
  • Accomodations: Meals: Guest Furnish Own
  • Accomodations: Lunch: Not Available
  • Attractions: Playground
  • Attractions: Museums
  • Attractions: Health Beauty Spa
  • Attractions: Churches
  • Car: Necessary
  • Car: Recommended
  • Entertainment: Television
  • Entertainment: Satellite or Cable
  • Entertainment: Games
  • Essentials: Dryer
  • Essentials: Secured 5G Wireless
  • Essentials: Linens Provided
  • Essentials: WIFI
  • Essentials: Heating
  • Essentials: Private Living Room
  • Essentials: Washer
  • Essentials: Game Room
  • Essentials: Laptop Friendly
  • Essentials: Cable
  • Essentials: Air Conditioning
  • Facility: Exercise Room Not Onsite
  • Facility: Smoking Allowed Outside
  • Facility: Ceiling Fan(s)
  • Facility: Private Hot Tub
  • Facility: Fireplace Not Available
  • Facility: Carport & Driveway
  • Facility: Up to 4 cars
  • Facility: Free Parking
  • Home Safety: Fire Extinguisher
  • Home Safety: Smoke Detector
  • Home Safety: Keyless Entry
  • Kitchen: Dishes & Silverware
  • Kitchen: Refrigerator
  • Kitchen: Dishwasher Provided
  • Kitchen: Microwave
  • Kitchen: Toaster
  • Leisure: Scenic Drives
  • Leisure: Miniature Golf
  • Leisure: Horseshoes
  • Leisure: Wildlife Viewing
  • Leisure: Walking
  • Leisure: Boating
  • Leisure: Sight Seeing
  • Leisure: Shopping
  • Leisure: Beach Combing
  • Local: Massage Therapist
  • Location: Ocean Front
  • Logistics: Advance Partials Permitted
  • Logistics: No Tenant Pets
  • Logistics: Allows Military Discount
  • Logistics: Arrival Day - Saturday
  • Outdoor: Grilling Permitted, Grill Provided
  • Outdoor: Deck(s)
  • Outdoor: Beach Items Provided
  • Sports: Tennis Available
  • Sports: Cycling
  • Sports: Swimming
  • Sports: Pier Fishing
  • Sports: Golf
  • Sports: Fishing - Bay
  • Sports: Basketball Court
  • Themes: Family
  • Themes: Away From It All
  • Themes: Sports Activities
  • Themes: Romantic
  • View: Water View
  • View: Ocean View
  • View: Sound View
  • View: Surrounding Views
  • View: Ocean Front
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