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Overview

Bedrooms:
16
Bathrooms:
18
Sleeps:
60
Type:
House
Pets allowed:
No
Wi-Fi available:
Yes

Description from owner

16 Bedrooms, 18 Bathrooms - Sleeps up to 60 ('Southern Grace')

Be among the first to experience this lavish, beachfront house, loaded with high quality amenities and more than enough living space for your whole family.

Welcome to Southern Grace. Opening its doors in May, 2015; Southern Grace is an extravagant, newly constructed manor which simply takes your breath away. One of the largest beachfront rentals in the country, this house has a unique design through and through, evident when you first approach. However, once you really take a look around, the magnificence of it becomes clear. Outside, you will enjoy the Tiki Bar, in-ground pool, dance floor, and ample covering from the weather's elements-perfect for shade in the summer time or providing the covering for your wedding. Don't worry about privacy; Southern Grace is built on over an acre of land, making private parties or family fun that much more intimate.

The house is nothing short of a dream away from home. With plenty of parking outside (40+ cars) and able to sleep up to 60 guests a night, you're sure to feel accommodated for any family or social outing. The house features two magnificently oversized suites overlooking the ocean, along with 5 additional suites with king sized beds and lavish décor. Seven fully furnished bedrooms housing double queen beds compliment Southern Grace's living experience. Two additional rooms contain bunk beds, making it an absolutely perfect haven for your kids to have fun, enjoy their stay, and sleep tight. Let them play in the oversized room, outfitted with double queen beds along with the popular double queen built in bunk beds, while the others enjoy their time in a room equip with double queen beds and one twin bunk bed.

With 18 bathrooms, it's a guarantee that everyone gets their fair turn at a hot shower. Don't worry about lines or complaints, this house accommodates everyone sufficiently. There's even four showers outside! Furthermore, there's a bedroom within the manor which is handicap accessible, including a handicap bathroom as well.

Just when you thought this dream house couldn't get any more convenient, it boasts a large, residential elevator to help with moving in and out and just to enhance your stay.

The living spaces in this house are nothing short of breathtaking. With two giant living spaces on each floor in addition to a second living room on the second floor, you will find it hard not to sink deeply into the comfort the house provides. Lining the rooms is a wide array of luxurious windows, bringing in the natural light from outside and only adding to the sumptuous ambiance. If you aren't tempted to spend all your time in the great room, venture to the separate movie/game room, featuring a prodigious HDTV, a game table, and a foosball table for additional entertainment and fun.

While we're talking about entertainment, let's talk about the 19 brand new television sets placed throughout the complex. There are massive TVs installed in the common areas, with smaller sets in each of the bedrooms, making it ideal for everyone to have something to watch at any time. CCTV provides a premium cable service, allowing you access to your favorite television shows, while an in-house collection of over 30 DVDs lets you catch a late night hit movie with friends and family. Need internet? Not a problem. Lightning fast 60 Mbps of WI-FI access is indeed available at your fingertips. This makes it all too perfect for the late night work horse or internet surfer.

If you're in the movie/game room and find yourself getting parched, please enjoy the kitchenette equipped with microwave, sink, and drink refrigerator. This is an absolute fun palace for the kids or kids at heart, or a convenient oasis for club or church meetings. If you're really starting to feel peckish, take your appetite to the extra, extra-large, luxurious kitchen area, where 3 refrigerators, 3 state-of-the-art ovens, 2 microwaves, and a 10-burner cooktop make you feel like you're on the set of a Kitchen Network show. After dinner, explore the popular beverage serving area. Enjoy cocktails, coffee, or just some juice with your little ones.

While you're kicking back, take advantage of the large, private heated pool (extra fee to heat). If the sun isn't for you, or if you've just simply had enough, venture over to the covered area on the colossal pool deck and relax in the comfort of some shade while still being part of the fun. Once the nighttime arrives, take advantage of the Tiki Bar and showcase your dance moves on the dance floor. Perfect for fun family nights or club meetings where you just need to get loose and enjoy life. The area under the house has stained concrete for a ballroom feel.

There is something for everyone here, as you can play basketball with friends and family while preparing burgers and hotdogs on one of the two gas grills available to you. The entire complex is specifically designed for large group gatherings, so don't be afraid to invite some extra friends!

This house is about luxury, convenience, and overall quality of life. The inverted floor plan places the main living area on the second floor, giving you the absolute perfect view of the ocean. Throw in cathedral ceilings and you have yourself a palace you won't want to leave.

Let's face it-house work needs to happen sometimes. Don't worry, because with 2 full-service laundry rooms complete with washers and dryers make it that much easier to get it done so you can get back to enjoying your stay.

Perfect for a family vacation, retreat, reunion, church event or club getaway, this complex urges you to take a load off, relax and enjoy the sand and surf from one of the double level decks on either side of the house. You deserve to be pampered and made to feel like royalty at Southern Grace-so enjoy a vacation on this 8,500 square foot chateau for less than the price for a high-end hotel. Ocean included!

If you would like to see reviews, ask me as I keep them on another listing site.

Sunday to Sunday rental during prime season (great so you don't hit the typical Saturday rental turnover traffic). Mid week or Saturday check-in okay in the off season.

Beds: 9 King Beds, 20 Queen Beds, 2 Twin Beds

TripAdvisor Property ID: 6823652

About the area

And if this house isn't enough to enjoy, here are some things within walking distance: restaurant on the beach (a beautiful view 7 stores up), local bar, small market, putt putt and sand volleyball. A 5 minute drive gets you to the town park which has two hardcourt tennis courts, sand volleyball, basketball, kids playground and nature walk.

Owner profile

Greg E.
Years listed:
2

Languages spoken: English

Amenities

Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Parking Included
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Sea view
  • Waterfront
  • Wheelchair users

Appliances

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Iron
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Video player
  • Washing machine

Activities

  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Games room
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding

Reviews

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

Our family of 25 is always looking for 5 star properties for our annual vacation and Southern Grace did not disappoint! Aside from the plentiful 16 BR / 16 Bath accommodations, the amenities are top notch. Everything was in working order, and we didn't want for anything! Multiple cooking ovens inside, two large BBQ propane grills outside, a lovely pool, two huge decks facing the ocean, plenty of space inside and out to chill, play games or just get away from the gang. The elevator was a huge plus for some older members of the clan and to schlep our overpacked bags to and fro and the walkway to the ocean made it the easiest trip with beach gear in awhile. The kids loved the double bunks in the Coral Room and foosball table - they slept like a charm and entertained each other all week. The quality of furnishings were noteworthy and the quiet, uncrowded N. Topsail Beach contributed to a most relaxing time. Greg, the owner, is hugely responsive and it is clear that he manages this property exceedingly well. We'd book again in a heartbeat. Book it, you'll be glad you did.
Dani M. Stayed Aug. 2016

Written by a family from NJ that has been renting yearly for the past ten years up and down the coast of NC and SC. No relation to owner. I head up Customer Relations for one of the worlds largest pharma companies....so my expectations are high when it comes to good service. Greg (the owner) was great to deal with and very responsive. If you are planning a trip with a large group - whether it be family, friends, golfers outing, a church group or even an office....this is the perfect rental for you. Our relatively small group (in comparison) of just under 20 wasn't nearly as large as the 60 person maximum, so we had lots of unused bedrooms. We literally discovered two new bedrooms we didn't know existed until mid-week. This should give you an idea on just how much space there really is. Largest house on the island for sure. When they say 60 person, they really mean it. Couches or pull out bed are not counted. Everything from bedding, kitchen seating, living room seating to an endless number of outdoor rockers, tables and lounge chairs. Don't stress over who will get which bedroom as they are all perfect. Draw out of a hat and I promise no one will be disappointed. There is no fighting for a lounge chair like at many resorts. We brought amenities such as an extra blender and a few other things just in case....didn't need them. Everything was in the house you could possibly need and most things came in multiples. The home is beautifully decorated. If you have a group of kids (cousins or friends), they will love the awesome bunk rooms which can accommodate some pretty fun slumber parties. The pool was kept at just the right temp. and was a much better size that you get at most rentals. Plenty of space around the pool for games, dining outdoors. The tiki bar and big comfy chairs made for nice lounging around the pool. The outdoor showers are huge with lots of room for changing that you won't even want to shower indoors. The beach area was very clean and quiet so there is no such thing as fighting for your space on the sand. If you love to go shelling, this beach had tons of shells without walking beyond the front of your property. Rain or shine don't worry about that, just be sure to bring lots of activities. If needed, there is a huge covered 1st fl where you could literally organize just about any activity you could imagine. Plenty of parking with a beautiful long and private driveway. Book early to guarantee the week you want. Enjoy!
Stayed July 2016

We had our annual ladies retreat at this beautiful home this year for the first time. We have stayed in many houses and I cannot say enough about how well thought out this house was when it comes to having this many people stay in one house. We had 50 ladies there at one time and we had a blast. They layout is such that those who wanted to go to bed early could without being bothered by those who wanted to stay up and play cards or talk. The majority of the bedrooms are at the back of the home or on the lower level and they all seemed to be well insulated. This was the first year I did not receive complaints about not being able to sleep because of noise. The ladies were so thrilled that we could all fit in the living area for our Bible study and singing with room to spare and Everyone had a comfy seat. The kitchen and dining is so large that feeding 50 ladies was the easiest it has ever been. We were not tripping over each other to get our food or drinks. Like I said, the lay out and the way the kitchen was put together was so well thought out that is made the job of organizing this retreat so very easy. The owner was so easy to work with and quick to communicate with. The home was decorated beautifully and the furniture very comfortable. We were there early in spring so while the sun was out, it was cool and windy so we didn't get on the beach much but we didn't miss it because the porches on this house had views that went on forever. A cup of coffee and a rocking chair on that ocean side porch was just the most peaceful way to start the day. We have stayed in many houses over the years and this is the first time that I didn't have one lady complain about anything about the house and that is saying a lot when you get 50 together at one time, I did, however have many ladies tell me to be sure to book it for next year. There was nothing but praise and amazement at how blessed we were to be there. If you have a big crowd, this is the house you want.
Hannah B. Stayed April 2016

Southern Grace = great beach house, wonderful family experience! For one week our 4 generations (aged 3 mos. to 90 yrs) found space for all of us to come together for memorable meals and fun, as well as space to separate when honoring family and generational gatherings. No complaints- - beach, house, pool, parking, kitchen, views, and near-by golfing (North Shore Golf) and fresh seafood (Surf City Crab Fresh Seafood Market) were all good! My 90-yr old mother was concerned there were no chairs in the bedrooms – but beds were comfortable, décor was bright and cheery, closet and drawer space was plentiful – and there were plenty of spaces and chairs for relaxing on decks and comfy corners of living room, rec room, and quiet area. Owner Greg could not have been more accommodating. Tracy Lawhone’s shopping service was an added boon – she stocked refrigerators and freezers before we arrived with brews ready to pop, and lasagnas, salad and ice cream ready to serve the moment we 1st crossed the threshold and opened the elevator doors. With 9 children under 10, the two laundry rooms were particularly handy. The kitchen was a joy both for our gourmands and our quick-order cooks. Everything came in threes! making it fun and easy to cook, collaborate, serve, clean-up and celebrate. Highly recommend - we’re eager to go again!
Jarrett M. Stayed Oct. 2015

We rented Southern Grace from Thursday to Thursday for our wedding. We had approximately 40 people and everyone could not stop talking about how amazing this house was! Fully stocked kitchen, beautiful decor, and Greg was great to work with. Very spacious floor plan with multiple lounging areas and every bedroom has a full on-suite bathroom so our guests had privacy, but everyone was together...perfect for the wedding we envisioned! The poolside Tiki Bar was a hot spot for our family and friends :) A local resident suggested Sears Landing in Surf City for the best seafood and it did not disappoint! We also had the Beach Shop and Grill cater our wedding and the food was delicious! Knot Too Shabby Events out of Wilmington helped plan our special day - she was great to work with! We hope to come back soon and enjoy this beautiful home and explore more of the local restaurants and shops!
Meri M. Stayed Sept. 2015