43 reviews

1 / 21 Fall sunset on the beach in front of the house is amazing!



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Description from owner

Wonderful oceanfront beach cottage in beautiful North Topsail Beach NC. This is an incredible house right on the beach that has been recently remodeled and refurnished including brand new mattresses, fresh paint and window treatments throughout. A brand new bathroom remodel including new tub and tile. During the winter and spring, there is only a two night minimum, and early check in and late check outs can be arranged! Rentals during the summer months are from Saturday - Saturday in peak season. Check in time is 3:00 p.m. and check out is 10:00 a.m. See the calendar and fee schedule below for details or contact us!

This sunfilled, two bedroom, one bath home is ideal for a small family, a get away for a few friends or for a couple's vacation. The cottage is non-smoking. We do consider small pets so email us about your furry family member! We do charge a non-refundable pet fee of $100.

North Topsail Beach is a relaxing, quiet, family oriented beach. Enjoy your morning coffee with your favorite book from the upper deck or look for seashells on the powder sand while watching the sunrise. Dolphins play in the waves nearby and the pelicans will soar right overhead! The beach cross-over is 100 ft. from the deck, so you have easy access by a short sand path for bringing over your chairs and everything you will need for an afternoon of sun, surfing, boogie boarding and building sand castles! Reading a good book under the beach umbrella with your toes in the sand will work too! A glass of wine or a cold drink on the deck to watch the sunset while you grill your dinner will be the perfect end to your day!

We are the owners of the beach house and do not go through an agency. We have the home cleaned between guest stays. You will get personal attention to anything that you need!

To book, just email us your dates and we will email you a lease agreement. Renter pays 1/2 lease amount up front and the $250 REFUNDABLE security deposit plus the other 1/2 of lease amount is due 30 days prior to your lease start date. If booking within 30 days, full payment plus deposit is required with signed lease. Deposit is returned within 14 days of your lease end date, assuming cottage was picked up with everything accounted for and no damages beyond reasonable wear and tear.

Home Description:

2 Bedrooms - 1 Queen Bed, 2 Twin beds and one queen sized sleeper sofa.

Hardwood Floors

One bathroom with shower/tub

Ceiling Fans

Central A/C

Wireless Internet Access

Flat screen TV with DVD player and cable in family room

Small flat screen tvs with cable in each bedroom

Large Decks (2 tiers)

Carport with gravel driveway and parking

Washer & Dryer

Electric Stove, Refrigerator and Microwave

Small appliances include toaster and coffee maker

Basic Pots, Pans, Dishes and Utensils

Charcoal Grill with grilling tools

Outdoor Enclosed Shower

Beach chairs, boogie boards and sand toys are available in storage area

Some movies, games, books and playing cards are available for evenings or rainy days!

There is not a dishwasher available but there is a dish drying rack;)

Local Attractions:

Excellent Golfing in the area (North Shore Country Club 3 miles)

Historic Downtown Wilmington (35 min. drive)

WWII US Battleship North Carolina (35 min. drive)

Fishing and Diving excursions

Boat, jet-ski, bike and kayak rentals (Surf City..5 min. drive)

Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Hospital (open for tours in Surf City)

Camp LeJeune Marine Corps Base (20 minutes north)

Fabulous Local Restaurants and Bakeries

Beautiful Local Art Galleries and Displays

Miles of quiet and clean beach

We will keep you posted about the many local festivals with food, music and art, as well as farmer's markets, local shops and other island attractions!

This beach house is non-smoking inside and pets are allowed after individual consideration. Let us know more about your furry family member!

All you need to bring are linens, beach towels and personal care items. Linens can be provided for an extra charge.

We do accept personal checks but credit card payments are preferred.

Beach House Address:

3794 Island Drive (Hwy. 210)

North Topsail NC 28460

Beds: 1 Queen Bed, 2 Twin Beds, 1 Sofa Bed

TripAdvisor Property ID: 4823768

About the area

Beautiful clear water and quiet beaches on this barrier island just 35 minutes from Wilmington NC and 20 minutes from Jacksonville NC (Camp LeJeune Marine Corps Base).

Owner profile

Matt & Ally S.
Years listed:

Languages spoken: English



  • Air conditioning
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included
  • Pet Friendly
  • Sea view
  • Waterfront


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


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding

Reviews (43)

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43 reviews

“Great Experience”

Reviewed 8 May 2016

The information provided about the cottage was very accurate. Yes, It is right on the ocean. With the windows open in the bedroom one can fall asleep to great sounds of ocean. Up early and walk on the beach. The little town is very nice with several nice places to eat. Not 5 star but people are great and food great. The owners were very involved and seemed interested in making sure we enjoy the stay. Yes, there are nicer places but none that provide a small intimate place to read, meditate, and enjoy the moment. I will return. Jeff

“Cozy beach cottage”

Reviewed 2 Apr 2016

Beautiful and clean beach cottage right on the water. Beach access was only 100 feet from the cottage and the cottage's outdoor shower made clean up a breeze. It was the perfect size and location for our vacation with 2 kids under age 5. The owners were always prompt and polite and left us a fun to do list during our stay. We collected shells aplenty, saw many bird species and even saw dolphins from the deck once. The superb local restaurant experience only added to our flawless stay. We will definitely be returning for years to come!

Owner's reply: Thank you for staying with us! We hope you come back to Topsail soon!

“The most AWESOME beach cottage ever!!!”

Reviewed 21 Sep 2015

Ally and Matt have the best of all the cottages on North Topsail. The privacy and at home feeling is more than can be put into words. Tastefully decorated, spotless and everything you need to make you feel at home. So very close to the beach, fantastic outdoor shower and the best view from upper deck ever! Thank you for your welcome gift too, so sweet. We will definitely be staying here again very soon!

Owner's reply: So glad you enjoyed your stay! We appreciate your kind review and hope you will come stay with us again soon!:)

“Relaxing days on the beach.”

Reviewed 3 Sep 2015

We have stayed in this house in the past and it was great being back. The house is just right for a couple or a small family. It is well stocked and comfortable. The best thing about the house is the proximity to the beautiful North Topsail Island Beach. Just a short walk to the wooden walkway over the dunes and you're on the beach. It literally takes 3 minutes to walk to the beach. Another great feature of the house is the high deck where you can relax with your morning or evening tea or coffee and watch the beautiful sunrise or sunsets.

Owner's reply: Thank you John! We loved having you and your wife stay at the beach cottage and look forward to your next visit soon!:)

“Perfect oceanfront cottage”

Reviewed 14 Jul 2014

We arrived Saturday following Hurricane Arthur. Not only did the owners keep us informed of the island's conditions leading up to and following the hurricane, but when we arrived to the cottage, the owner was up on the roof repairing shingles following the hurricane, and was just finishing up. Truly, you could not even tell there had been a storm by looking at the cottage and surrounding grounds. Stepping into the beach cottage, I knew we had chosen the perfect place for our vacation. The home was clean, the decorations and furnishings were tasteful and comfy, and the owners were attentive/helpful. Though there is an indoor bathroom with full shower tub, the outdoor shower was amazing. We were able to keep sand out of the cottage all week with very little effort and never needed to use the indoor shower. We thoroughly enjoyed the large selection of videos available in the cottage and spent most evenings, after dinner and beach combing, watching a movie as a family. The air conditioner keeps the home very cool and the ceiling fans are refreshing too. I loved having access to the washer/dryer. If I go back, I'll take half of what I brought this trip lol! The utility room also offers access to needed beach items, including chairs, boogie boards, buckets, toys, umbrellas, etc. So, to sum up our review, we loved the cottage and the beach and would return to this adorable oceanfront cottage.


Reviewed 23 Jun 2014

Had a great stay this June. Property was as advertised, clean comfortable, and with most any convenience you could ask for. Short walk to walkover was so convenient. Will stay again, maybe this tear if possible.

“This rental is incredible!”

Reviewed 8 Jun 2014

SO MUCH FUN and such a relaxing vacation! This little cottage seems so private compared to others. It is clean, comfortable and was perfect for my husband and our two kids ages 5 and 6. This is the second time we have stayed and again it was 5 stars. While we were there, a bottom piece broke off one of the deck chairs on the sundeck. It was still usable.... it could have waited ... we only told the owner so they would be aware.... but Jayne's husband came the very next day and fixed it in a flash. They wanted to make sure we were safe and comfortable. IMPRESSIVE! Can't say enough about the hospitality. One of the best things about this cottage is the heated and enclosed downstairs shower. We never used the upstairs shower once the entire week. And it kept sand out of the cottage. We love this rental.

Owner's reply: Awww, shucks Tracy! Thank YOU for such a kind review. So glad your family was able to have another relaxing week at the beach.

“Much needed getaway”

Reviewed 25 May 2014

I spent two weeks searching online for a perfect oceanfront cottage for my husband and I. I came across the Emmas beach cottage and knew this was the place. Jayne was excellent in helping make available to us 3 wonderful nights. The cottage was very clean, convenient, and such a beautiful view from the top deck. We would definitely go back again!

“Awesome cottage for spring break!”

Reviewed 14 Apr 2014

Three middle school teachers needed a quiet, comfortable and immaculate place to rejuvenate and relax. We found this oceanfront home just perfect. The owners were extremely accommodating and the amenities made this a wonderful experience. We have stayed here several times and it never disappoints.

Owner's reply: Thank you Gail! Look forward to having you back. 😎

“Just what we wanted and needed-relaxation!”

Reviewed 11 Feb 2014

My husband and 2 little boys (2 & 5) spent a week here and we LOVED it! Coffee every morning on the deck watching the sun coming up, afternnons relaxing on the quiet beach and evenings cooking fresh seafood and enjoying Topsail. The house is just what we needed-all the amenities of home, cozy and safe. We made memories with our boys that we will never forget-they still talk about the dolphins we saw 2 different days and the sand and ocean. We would love to come back now that we know the area and what to expect and knowing we are getting exactly what is advertised. Thanks Jayne!

Owner's reply: Awe! Thank you Cassie. That warmed my heart on this cold icy day. Summer can't come fast enough. See you again.

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