The Sweet Escape at North Topsail Beach, NC

This is the Incredible Ocean Front View from the Balcony!Signature Sweet Escape light blue wooden Adirondack chairs!Sofa Sleeper equipped with Queen Air Dream SleeperPrivate Bedroom with Pillow Top Queen Bed.Kids love the bunks in the hallway!Kitchen with an ocean view while preparing food.Condo unit is located at Topsail Reef on the n. end of North Topsail Beach,NC.Layout of Condo
“ Excellent ”
23 Reviews
2196 New River Inlet Rd, North Topsail Beach, NC 28460


Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 6
Type: Condo
Per night: $70 - $90
Per week: $450 - $695
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the North Topsail Beach vacation condo rental
Cozy beach front condo...gorgeous beach! In the spring of 2013 new sand was restored to our beach. If your looking for a quiet family vacation away from it all, this is the place! When approaching the north end of Topsail Island, a beautiful bridge takes you up over the water to this barrier island. The bridge provides the perfect beginning to your coastal experience. As you cross the
bridge, allow yourself to mentally leave the fast pace of life and commit to slowing down and spending quality time re-connecting with yourself, your family, and/or friends.

We're confident this condo will be a wonderful vacation to
share as a couple and offers a tranquil environment for families with children. This condo also provides an ideal place offering peace and quiet for someone traveling alone.

When your trip comes to a close, and as you cross that bridge again after your trip is over, you can allow yourself back into life, career,distractions, etc., but hopefully be able to take a bit of the island with you.

Come experience Topsail Island and North Topsail Beach, NC!

Vacationers typically book well in advance for high season, and Topsail Reef has an appeal on the island for the very reasonable weekly rental rates during peek season with some limited partial week reservations and by-night rates during other seasons.

Bedroom: New Queen Bed
Living Room: Queen Air-Dream Sofa Sleeper (very comfy)
Hallway Bunk: 2 Singles

Sleeps: 6
Area Information
We've lived in North Carolina now for seventeen years.
During this time, we've visited many beaches including Topsail Beach, NC,
Myrtle Beach, SC, Wrightsville Beach, NC, Atlantic Beach, NC along with several Florida beaches.

All beaches have something different to offer, but we settled on purchasing the Sweet Escape at North Topsail Beach, NC because it offers the best in untouched beaches and the best opportunities for us to spend quality time with family and nature. Each time we visit, the beach and ocean have something different to offer.

The Sweet Escape is ideal if you're looking to re-connect with nature and family, but is not ideal if you're looking for hot spots, night life, and Las Vegas charm. The north end of this beach offers an ideal spot for outstanding beach scenery and photography. It's also the ideal place for couples to be alone, and families to feel safe at a beach.

North Topsail beach is next to Surf City which offers small beach town activities such as sea food dining and gift shops. Sneads Ferry, NC is the town where guests can do grocery shopping, and offers some gift and surf shops. For small city, big box restaurants, malls, and movies, you'll need to venture to Jacksonville, NC which is located about twenty minutes from Sneads Ferry, NC and thirty minutes from the Sweet Escape.

The Ocean at North Topsail
Sometimes the ocean is so calm you can bask in it as though you are in a swimming pool. Most times this is in the summer. Other times the ocean is active and it's unwise to venture in the water. Most times, the beach offers great body surfing, and beginners surfing.

The Beach at North Topsail...
This beach is pristine. We have a wide beach which is level which provides an ideal playground for volleyball, sand surfing, tide pool wading, and tanning.

If you're interested in booking the Sweet Escape along with another unit in the same building on the same floor, let me know as I've got several friends on our floor who can rent their unit to you.

Availability Calendar


Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Nov 05 2014 Mar 30 2015 $70 $75 $450 - 2 Nights
Nov 05 2014 Mar 30 2015 - - - $1,200 1 Month
Mar 31 2015 Jun 01 2015 $85 $90 $550 - 2 Nights
Jun 02 2015 Sep 04 2015 - - $695 - 1 Week
Sep 03 2015 Nov 04 2015 $85 $90 $550 - 2 Nights
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 7.8%
Deposits: a $100 damage deposit hold will be placed on your credit card but not charged. This hold is typically automatically released within 10 business days after check-out if no damages claimed/charged. Those paying with check must include extra $100 deposit which will then be refunded within 10 days of check-out.
Payment Options: Mastercard, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: $55 End of Stay Cleaning Towels and linens are not included. These must be supplied by the renter, or may be rented online at tirentals. More details welcome.


  • Beds

  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 2 Twin Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • 1 Crib
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Beachfront
  • High Speed Internet
  • View (Ocean)
  • Balcony
  • Deck
  • Oceanfront
  • View (Water)
  • Beach Chairs
  • Full Kitchen
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Waterfront
  • Beach Towels
  • Heating
  • Parking Included
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Radio
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • CD Player
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Telephone
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Iron
  • Stereo
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
  • Oven
  • TV (Antenna)
  • Activities

  • Beach
  • Surfing
  • Jet Skiing
    (<1 mile)
  • Sailing
    (2 miles)
  • Fishing
  • Tennis
  • Park
    (1 mile)
  • Scuba Diving
    (2 miles)
  • Kayaking
  • Boating
    (<1 mile)
  • Playground
    (1 mile)
  • Water Skiing
    (2 miles)
  • Ocean
  • Canoeing
    (<1 mile)
  • Grocery Store
    (2 miles)
  • Windsurfing
    (2 miles)
  • Snorkeling
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (<1 mile)
  • Parasailing
    (2 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
One guest described this beach as "better than any I've visited from the coasts of Florida to the coasts of California."

It's one of those "untouched" beaches that offers a level beach for basking in the sun, swimming in shallow and slow rolling waves ideal for learning to surf, and frequent body boarding.

This beach is ideal for young children as it offers manageable waves, a family atmosphere, no crowds, and simple activities with nature that offer children natural entertainment. Another guest said "the waves play with my children. You can't get this kind of relaxing and free entertainment at busy theme parks."

Need a change of scenery while visiting the beach?
Just two minutes down the road is the largest fishing peer in the south!

Just five minutes down the road is the N. Topsail Beach public park with a funky playground, basketball courts, walking trail, and kayak and gazebo dock.

Reviews for this vacation condo rental in North Topsail Beach, North Carolina

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Jennifer Hoff

canal Winchester Ohio USA

long weekend

We enjoyed our stay here, literally right on the beach, amazing sunrises and shells everywhere!

Emily Schofield

Owner's reply:

😃glad you had a great trip! Come visit any time.

David Osburn

New Concord, Oh.

sweet escape

I just got back from a much needed vacation, great beach, great weather, and a very nice comfortable condo, would go back and do it again when i get the chance.

Sam Sheafer

Olathe, KS

Great Time!

The only problem we had is that the couch was totally unusable. Everything else was great. Room was right on the beach and the kids loved it. Not to far from grocery store or restaurants. We had a great time and would go again. Owner was apologetic about the couch. I would have given it 5 stars if the couch would have been usable.

Emily Schofield

Owner's reply:

Thank you so much for your understanding about the broken couch. The new couch was delivered as promised the day you checked out on 09/04/2014. We're excited to have it. Sorry we couldn't have gotten it there sooner for your stay. :)


Beverly Bigelow Thomas

Raleigh, NC

location, location location

This is a small but very well equipped condo. Our only problem was the sofa. Not very comfortable. Appears to be broken. The location can't be beat. So nice relaxing on the deck and hearing the waves crashing on the beach a few feet away. We only stayed 2 nights but really enjoyed our stay. Emily is great to work with and if you are looking for a condo on the beach this is the one.

Emily Schofield

Owner's reply:

Beverly, what a lovely guest! Thanks for letting me know. A NEW SOFA SLEEPER is set to be delivered on 9/4! We love when our guests help us be aware of needed repairs.

Shelly Cook Hartley

Caldwell County NC

Sweet Escape July 12 thru 19

Good location, good complex, convenient laundry, price is right, owner easy to deal with and very helpful, overall the condo was nice but small. The only problems were: bed in bedroom squeaked terribly, somebody had left a box with painkillers in the drawer in the kitchen, toliet kept clogging and had to be plunged. Overall the place was nice and the beach was lovelyand I would visit again.

Emily Schofield

Owner's reply:

Thanks for letting me know about the bed squeaking and toilet. Looks like a squeaking bed can come from lots of causes so we're on it. I've got maintenance on it this week and hopefully the toilet repaired/replaced also. I'm glad that you'd like to come again! We'd love our repeat guests and we sincerely appreciate guests' who offer us feedback so we can practice continuous quality improvement with the Sweet Escape.

Kathy Wilson Slinker

Topeka Kansas

Priced right

If you are looking for a reasonably priced place on the beach this condo is for you. The place was clean and comfortable. The condo sits on the bottom floor and is only steps away from the beach. The place has had some updates. The bed was comfortable and we felt at home. The place is quiet and you are able to just relax on the deck while over looking the Atlantic Ocean. The living room furniture is a little dated but who really cares you aren't there for that anyway. It is all about the view with this place and the view is priceless! We had a wonderful time and we definitely will be going back.

Emily Schofield

Owner's reply:

So glad you had a relaxing visit and we'd love to have you back any time! Updates are coming slowly but surely with carpet and paint this year. The sleeper sofa is next on the update list so we'll keep you posted on when we get the new sofa into the unit.


Regina Holloway

Greensboro NC

The Sweet Escape North Topsail Beach NC

Had a wonderful, relaxing vacation at the Sweet Escape. Condo had a beautiful view of the ocean. It was very well equiped and in a perfect location. Will definitely come back again in the future.

Erik Williams

South Bend IN


I am in my office writing this after returning to South Bend Indiana after a REALXING week at the Sweet Escape with my wife and 2 little girls.....we all wish we were still there!!! We could not say more about how well prepared we were based on the info provided by the owner, Emily. The stay was perfectly priced for our growing family to be able to enjoy a nice, lowkey week on the beach, enjoying eachothers company, the friendly locals and PEACEFULLNESS. At times it felt as if we were the only people on the island and we certainly would love to visit Topsail again next year, if not this year!!

Emily Schofield

Owner's reply:

Glad you had a sweet escape! Come again any time.

Jan Ladd

Stokes County, NC

A "Great Escape"

We enjoyed our stay immensely! This was our second year staying here, and most likely will again next September. Some improvements have been made to the condo such as fresh paint and a new slider screen. Really keeps the flys out! Being right on the beach is what decided us to stay there in the firs place.

Diane Swartz

Carlisle, PA

Topsail Reef 369

It is an older unit but was a great price and a haven to come back to after a hot day on the beach. It had what we needed in the kitchen to make various meals and desserts. We actually used the rolling pin! I had forgotten zip lock bags, plastic, wrap foil . . . but was happy to find what we needed in the cupboards.

Nicole Spradling

Lexington, NC

Really was a Great Escape!

We visited the great escape in May of this year and had a wonderful time. The condo was very homey and comfortable. It was amazing to wake up to the waves everyday and to be so close to the ocean. While the condo could benefit from some cosmetic updating it didn't lack any of the necessities and was a wonderful, clean and affordable place to stay.

Emily Schofield

Owner's reply:

Glad you enjoyed the Sweet Escape! We agree it could use some cosmetic updates. A good friend contractor may update the Sweet Escape this fall. So sweet! We'll keep you posted!

Douglas Horton

Apex, NC USA

Great Get Away

We had a great time. There were a couple of bumps with the carpet needing cleaning and wash towels. However, the owner acted promptly and took care of everything we needed. People were nice and quiet at night.(first floor) We were very impressed with how close we were to the ocean especially doing high tide. ( maybe 25 feet from water)It was a little small but for ocean front and the price it super! We will be back!!!!!!!

Emily Schofield

Owner's reply:

Glad you had a great time! Come visit us again.

Valerie Hendricks

Raleigh, NC

Peaceful, Fun, Family Vacation on our Budget!

We just returned from a wonderful week at The Sweet Escape at North Topsail Beach. The beach was fun and the condo provided a convenient and affordable place for our small family to stay with easy beach access and great views! The condo was "as advertised" and well-equipped. North Topsail Beach is one of the cleanest beaches I have ever seen. People were friendly and respectful of each other and of nature! My husband said he had the most fun playing in the ocean he has had in years! My 10-year-old daughter said this was the best time she has ever had at the beach! We picked up shells and sharks' teeth! We did need to keep up with the tide schedule (not much beach during high tide), but that was never a problem. We had plenty of time on the beach. We had morning, afternoon, and early evening hours each day--just at slightly different times. We liked looking at the ocean and watching the changes throughout the day. Shrimp boats in the morning and military Ospreys and helicopters in the late afternoons provided relaxing entertainment/interest too. It was just nice for the tides to be my only time concern each day. The Palm Tree Market and Tiki Bar is convenient across the street. We bought great fresh, local, seafood at the Shrimp Shack in Sneads Ferry (10 minutes away) and in Thomas's in Surf City. The Sneads Ferry Food Lion is an easy drive too! We enjoyed cooking fresh seafood while looking at the ocean. We checked out some local restaurants and the Sea Turtle Hospital. My husband and I stayed here with our kids ages 10 and 4 1/2. This was a truly relaxing family vacation! We have found our new favorite beach!!!! (Two more notes: The Sweet Escape is in building 6 of Topsail Reef, so the new stairs are there-- a huge advantage for this building! The owner is also very detailed in the information she provides for renters--extremely helpful!)

John Matheney

Morrisville NC

Clean and cozy!

Everything was clean and in order. We had a wonderful time. There's a little market and tiki bar just across the street that came in handy. Enjoyed being on the first floor, so no steps to climb. One thing I should mention, beach access is limited at high tide, but fine otherwise. But, you can't control the ocean! :)


cincinnati ,oh


we have a very good time at the sweet escape . lovely view and location .

Emily Schofield

Owner's reply:

Glad you had a good time and hope you got the rest and relaxation you were seeking! Have a great summer and come and visit us again!

Emily Schofield
The Sweet Escape

Jim Porter

Somerset, PA USA

Truly a "Sweet Escape"

We just spent a week at the Sweet Escape, Topsail Beach, NC... It was our honeymoon and we had an awesome time. The beach was perfect and the condo was just exactly as it was described. I can't say enough good things about our experience; the weather was great, beach and water awesome, community and local businesses/restaraunts were very accomodating and top-notch... A very good place to spend your vacation!!!! Thanks,

Teresa Grubb

Boone, NC

Secluded Beach

We really enjoyed the lack of crowds and the oceanfront views.

jan demeyere

port charalotte, florida

great on the ocean

If you like being on the Ocean and watching all the friendly people then this is the place to go

Angela Reed

Dayton OH

Super Location!

We enjoyed our stay at Sweet Escape very much! While a few updates would be good, it was a great beachfront condo for the price. Needs a coffee maker...a necessity for many of us!Would definitely stay again!

Janni Sorensen

Charlotte, NC

great location

This vacation was all about being right on the beach and the Sweet Escape makes that possible on a limited budget. We enjoyed our stay very much and love Topsail Beach!!!



beautiful beach

Location was great....beach was clean and not too crowded. Very pleasant stay.



Great Getaway

We enjoyed our time at the beach. It was a great location. Nothing fancy but perfect for the 2 of us wanting to get away.

Lori Wrench

Willow Spring, NC

Location, Location, Location!

Anytime day or night sit out on the deck and watch the ocean in full view! You can't get any better than that! Direct beach access was wonderful, didn't even need to put on flipflops to go to the beach! The north end of the island is great for walking and collecting shells and when the tide goes out the water pools on the beach which is great for younger kids to play in. The condo was great. Has everything you need for a trip to the beach...except for a coffee pot! I will definately stay here again!

Owner Supplied Testimonials

Sweet Escape Guest Review - May Guest
Thank you and your beautiful family for a wonderful time of rest,and
relaxation. We arrived last Friday about noon and knew right away that
we had arrived at a place that felt like home.. But with not all the hustle
and bustle of lots of work. No yard, only sand, and a beautiful body of
water to soothe and calm every part of spirit ,soul, or the body. Had a
wonderful time,thanks for the use of your Sweet Escape. Well worth the
trip away from every hectic lifestyle.
You are Blessed
Georgia, Pennsylvannia

Sweet Escape Guest Review - August Guest
It was awesome!!! Thanks so much! It was perfect for our family situation - so
close to the beach, so we could handle diaper changes, bottles, naps and
snacks easily. Cameron (4 yrs) loved the bunk beds - his secret little cove. The
pack-n-play was great. All the other families staying nearby were super friendly.
The beach wasn't crowded at all. The weather was perfect. The little store
across the street came in handy for drinks and snacks. I can't think of anything
that would need improvement... It was our first real _family_ vacation (yup, 4
1/2 years since our last vacation!) and it was perfect. We're actually thinking
about moving to Asheville now so we can be closer to the coast. Thanks
again! Hope we left everything in good condition - we followed the check-out
procedures you had in the binder.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I bring my cat or dog to your condo?
A: No. Unfortunately our home owners association at Topsail Reef does not allow renters to have pets in the unit while renting. Those who bring pets anyway, can be fined $100 and ordered to vacate the unit, or place their pet in a boarding facility in town.

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    Highland High School, Utah State University
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    I feel so abundantly blessed! My life is full of joy and challenges that help me grow.
    Each day is a gift with husband Kelly and our three beautiful children Preston (17), Catriona (13), Tristan (6), Alexandra (expected arrival April 2012)
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