"A Beach Escape" cottage.  Step on to Topsail's best clean beach.
"A Beach Escape" cottage.  Step on to Topsail's best clean beach.miles of uncrowded beachOcean views out all windows, lots of comfy seatinglarge kitchen, counter seats 8, great viewsCheery Bright bedroom, posturpedic queen, DVDScreened shady porch, dining & lounge furnitureGuest apt bright & cheery living room.  TV/DVD/VCROceanfront bedroom, queen bed, TV/DVDLarge bedroom with 2 twins & bunk bedGuest apt bright & cheery bedroom..Guest apt bedroomLong driveway, parking for 5 cars, jetskis, boatOur backyard: body surf, sun, shell, fish RELAX
2 Reviews
1346 S Shore Dr, Topsail Beach, NC 28445
5 bedrooms
12 guests
No min stay

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 12
Type: Home
No rental rates available - please contact the owner
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Topsail Beach vacation home rental
S A L E Early Bird Discount available NOW!

Tax & refundable damage deposit additional.

YOU DESERVE 'A BEACH ESCAPE.' Spectacular unobstructed views in a 'True' OCEANFRONT cottage DIRECTLY on quiet, family friendly beach with no public access. Deck steps go right onto the white sandy uncrowded beach.

Our charming cottage with SCREENED SHADED PORCH, furnished sitting decks, outside shower, lots of comfy seating, long drive-lots of parking.

Cottage is decorated in Bahama Island style and is highly recommended for those who want the convenience of a private oceanfront home with splendid views at a reasonable price.

OFF SEASON : an extremely affordable getaway for a couple or two, or 2 small families and friends. (Sept until mid MAY):
the home with 3 bedrooms, screened porch & deck can be rented with or without the guest apartment (which is kept closed, or can be added to the house rental if desired)..

PEAK SUMMER weeks (mid June - mid Aug) home rents as a 5 bedroom home ONLY, (sleeps 10 -12). Great for family reunions and sets of families or friends, particularly those wanting to use the overflow guest apartment on the first floor for extra privacy.


Discount for couple & military, early booking, prior guests
Rates include cleaning.
Tax and Refundable damage deposit are additional,

Mary A Capone

Area Information
PRIVATE Stand Alone HOME is Located on southern third of Topsail Island, 20 miles north of Wilmington NC, and 20 miles south of Jacksonville NC. (2 hours from Myrtle Beach)

Topsail is a 26 mile long barrier island with miles of beach with only private homes and limited access. It is known for its clean white sandy beach, clean clear water and moderate waves. Being a narrow island there is access to the sound and bay swimming (no waves and good fishing.

Activities and Attractions close by: Endangered Sea Turtle Rescue & Rehabilitation Hospital, Missile & Rocket Museum, NC Aquariums, 6 GOLF courses,
6 Ocean and bay fishing piers, Charter fishing, Scenic bay tour boat rides, Water park, water sports rentals, Mini golf, Basketball court, Bay front Park/swings/slide
Restaurants/gift shops/food shopping 1-2 miles. Antiquing, historic home tours, winery tours,farmers markets, riverfront walk/restaurants/shops.
Camp Lejeune tour, Battleship NC tour; Ferry to unspoiled Bear Island at Hammock State Park.

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Reviews (2)

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Jacqueline Carey


Jacqueline Carey

Newfoundland, Canada


March 20, 2013

My family stayed at "A Beach Escape" for two weeks at the end of February, beginning of March for my Mom's 65th birthday. There were eight of us in total, including my two little nephews who are 2 and a half and just 3 months old! The house was well appointed with everything we needed and we spent most of our time on the covered porch or building sandcastles on the beach. We loved watching the dolphins and pelicans play on the coast and had many cups of tea just sitting by the water. This place is a little piece of heaven on earth! There are wonderful grocery stores and restaurants close by and the Inis spa is a special place to get some beauty treatments. Overall, our whole family LOVED our holiday and would go back in a heart beat. As for me, I still dream of the ocean and "Carolina House" as my little nephew calls "A Beach Escape." Such a healing holiday. Thanks for Mary Ann for being so wonderful and helpful - it was such an easy and good experience working with her to make this happen. If you're thinking you want to get away from it all - this is the spot.

Suzanne Sievert

Wonderful Winter Beach Break

Suzanne Sievert

Houston, TX

Wonderful Winter Beach Break

March 7, 2012

We had a wonderful week at this oceanfront house. We would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a beach vacation.

Owner Supplied Testimonials

My second stay at the beach house. I enjoy the "homey" atmosphere of the home and the view is more than wonderful. I really enjoyed my time there. The weather during my stay was wonderful. I could not picked a more perfect time to be here. (Oct-Nov 2011) The home is very accomodating with many extras. The home allows you to enjoy the beach from both inside and outside.
Mary Ann & John are fabulous, friendly and available. They provide helpful suggestions, as well as contact with former renters, with places to dine, visit and beach tips. You will thoroughly enjoy renting from them.

Each day was pure enjoyment. I could not have given myself a better retirement gift and the greater joy was to be able to invite family and friends and share this with them. My friends truly enjoyed the visit so much so, we would like to be one of your annual visitors". Looking forward to our 2012 visit which we have already planned" (& booked).Annette, Raleigh, NC. 2011
"Came to Celebrate my friend's retirement. It is awesome here--sunny & warm--watched the sun rises and the dolphins. Enjoyed the beach ,dolphins, spa treatments, manicure & pedicure". Especially enjoyed the thrift stores, especially "Have to Have IT"--Rosa; --Doretha & Tammy.

Thank you again for your hospitality. You really made us feel welcome while visiting our Marine son at Camp LeJuene over the New Year Holiday. The weather was amazing for our few days and we spent a lot of time on the beach. Walking in the morning and leaving the first foot prints was my favorite time. Becky & family, IL. Dec. 2011.

"An Honest and Wonderful Escape"
This home was exactly what we were looking for and more. It exceeded all our expectations for cleanliness, warmth, beauty. The rush of the waves drew us to the shore to experience not only the water, but the smooth flow of the dolphins swimming by and the pelicans in their glory. Make sure you bring a camera as the sunrises are spectacular and the sand is so soft. Mother nature leaves lots of shells and smooth stones for you to examine and retrieve. We loved everything about our stay from the time we initially contacted our hostess until she confirmed we returned safely to our home. Ontario, Dec, 2011

PERFECT FAMILY VACATION!" This cottage was perfect for our family vacation! The description is spot-on and you feel comfortable instantly upon entering. The property was well kept and had a nice lived-in feeling. The owners are so very thorough and the customer service they provide is above and beyond anything you would expect. Being on the beach was wonderful with two small children and the few people we saw were so friendly! The area is beautiful and the wait staff and service at every restaurant is phenomenal! Be prepared to become addicted to hunting shark teeth and combing the beach for gorgeous shells to take home. I can't say enough good things about this home or the experience but go ahead and book it! You won't regret it at all and I would definitely recommend it to any one of my friends and family...and can't wait to return! Tatiana & family,Roanoke, VA, 2011

"BEST VACATION EVER" Ocean Front, Huge screened porch, Washer and Dryer, Close to grocery store, the pier and shops ,plus a great price! What more could you want?? The house is roomy with large kitchen with dishwasher and eat in bar. I love the living room with its huge window looking out on the beautiful ocean. Also the screened porch viewing the ocean is perfect for morning coffee and watching the sun set. The cold shower outside on the boardwalk it great to rinse off before entering the house. We have been going to Topsail Beach for 30 years and "The Beach Escape" is the perfect place for us. Thank you Mary ann and John for sharing your wonderful home with us. I will recommend your Beach Escape to everyone. PAM & STEVE, 2011

A Beach Escape was even more wonderful than I imagined!!
Last week proved to be the most enjoyable vacation I have ever been blessed to experience.
Your place is not only comfortable, convenient, and pretty, but has a warm, "at home" atmosphere that made every moment special. Of course, my favorite room was the big back porch. Our granddaughters could play at the shore, and we adults could keep our eyes on them in comfort and with peace of mind. It was absolutely grand!! We also enjoyed cooking our meals with the great ocean view. I thanked the Lord every day for allowing us to be there! And thank you so very much for sharing with us! Sandra & family,

"We loved: the privacy of the beach; cleanliness of the beach & sand; crabbing at night, seeing dolphins, walking on the pier, going to Fort Fisher and the Aquarium, our grandchildren's wonder; eating out, (and in) in your comfortable house convenient to everything. And the views, views, views!!! Karol & Earl, May 2011"

Every thing you sent us was right on the money. Just wanted to say thanks again, the house was beautiful, and so was the town. Kids cried when we left which was sad but let us know how much fun they really had. Again, thanks for everything, and please book us for next year. Dan & Jaime, Illinois"

" Your windows are amazing !
We saw dolphins several mornings --quite the treat, too. Thanks Mary Ann for a quiet, relaxing vacation home. The private beach experience was awesome. Having a place right on the beach was a life saver with a 2,4 and 6 year old that never tired of the water and sand.. A great time was had by all from the youngest to the oldest... Thanks to for being so accomodating too and providing a place lending to such fantastic memories. "

"We love your Beach Escape!! Being ocean front with its own private deck & beach access makes it so easy to "hang out," and not worry about our "stuff" being bothered. You are the most pleasant "hosts" I've ever dealt with. You both make us feel so comfortable and at home. I could do a live commercial for your wonderful "get away." My family has been going to Topsail for many years and we were so glad to have recently found this hidden treasure. Thank you John and Mary Ann for your great place, it is truly a treasure. Steve & family, NC "

"Wanted to tell you what a great time we had at the beach!!!---Granny had a great time--when she couldn't be on the screened porch she would sit and look out the windows.
The fishing was really good--we caught a lot, but only kept a few flounders and pomano to eat--the BIG news is I caught a HUGE black drum right in the shallow water of the surf!! It's the biggest fish I've ever caught and from what the "fishermen" said on the beach its the biggest black drum caught in the surf out there---I WAS EXCITED I am sending you the picture!! Again thanks for a wonderful time at the beach!!---we are from Charlotte.NC"

OWNERS NOTE: this family has returned this year 2011 and are having their daughter's wedding here in spring 2012"

"We had a great time! Your home was perfect for our family. All of the information you provided was helpful. It was great to have the downstairs apartment for my sister. We did bring shells home and sand. We found sharks teeth. The girls had an easy time finding those. We were at the beach everyday. Everyday, I walked on the beach, carrying 2 bags, 1 for trash and the other for shells. We saw dolphins one morning. Most mornings were cloudy, but we finally got one good sunrise it. We did go the the sound side beach one afternoon and enjoyed our afternoon there. We saw a fox on the beach there. Went to Wilmington for an afternoon ( to the historic district). Also went to the farmers market on Wednesday at the Plantation. On Friday night we attended the Turtle Auction at the (Missile) Assembly Building to benefit the Turtle Hospital. We met so many nice, friendly people there, along with some of the artists. We were the successful bidders on one of the turtles, "Sea Queen".
Rory's favorite part was "all week". We all agreed with the smart 4 1/2 yr oild. I can't say enough great things about your home, Topsail Island, and the people there. Thanks for a great place for us to enjoy and make long lasting memories. We will be back! J & G, INdiana, Sept, 2011".

"This was our third visit, we had to come back, we are hooked on this home! We had an amazing time again, even with some rain. We swam, played in the sand, fished off the pier and ate "a lot"!
I caught my first spot "all on my own" and almost dropped it back in the water. Left ort son's clothes behind, thank goodness for the thrift shops.
Loving this place more and more very year we come, wish we had one more week. Thank-you so much for letting us use your home again. We just can't wait to come back again, hopefully next September." Becky & The Clan, NC. 2011"

"We had the best time. The view out the picture window, across the lanai, over the dune and right into the sea is priceless. I missed it so much on the way home. The dune was literally outside of the screened porch! From there we were right on the beach and surf. The beach combing (shelling & night time crabbing) was a blast! My niece found an arrow head at low tide at night! Let us know if you want to see a picture. It even has one notch still on it!
Finally - you are right on about which resturants--Thanks! We'll be back. JD & family, IL July 2011"

" Everything and even more than you said. Thank you so much for the opportunity to have a vacation of a lifetime. Your place is wonderful. The dolphins were wonderful to watch and saw them daily. We had perfect weather and being able to spend it so close to the beach was beyond our wildest dream. We will be talking about this one for a long time. Once again thank you for everything from the wonderful home to all the information that you left for us. Went to Mollie's and the turtle shelter but it was hard leaving the beautiful beach. Maureen/Vince & family, MA"

"Your house was a wonderful relaxed family oriented place to watch the dolphins play as the sun rose. Sitting out was a great way to begin and end the day, watching the ocean roll in and out. There were turtle nesting areas up and down the beach , the fish were jumping, the pelicans and all the other seabirds swooping down for a stroll along the surf - what more could anyone want ? Katherine & family, NC"

"A Beach Escape" cottage. Took my family there 4 years ago, and have been at the same place every year since, If you need to relax, theres no better place to relax and enjoy some awesome waves and scenery. The house is always clean and in perfect order when we show up. It really is heaven on earth".

"A Beach Escape" is just that. Mary Ann & John, enable me to leave so far behind my daily world that it ceases to exist for me, and that is the primary reason I take vacations: to escape. Ron & family, Ohio"

"We had a great time! What a beautiful location! When tide was in we felt like we were right on top of the ocean. Had beautiful weather-walked on the beach, sunbathed on the beach and overall had a great relaxing time. When we got back to Minnesota, we still had a lot of snow on the ground. If we make it to North Carolina again, we will be back.. Thanks again for letting us stay in your home. Jackie, Tom & family, Minn., March 2011"

"We have just returned from our 3rd visit at your "Beach Escape" It was a good time, as always. We enjoy your personal touch, like having menu's with notations about selections and service, books and games, and information about local happenings, especially about the sea turtles and the rescue hospital down the island. Thanks for making "A Beach Escape" possible! Bobbi & Paul"

"We love going to A Beach Escape! With the quiet area, private beach and the warm hospitality, it is like going to a home away from home. Glad to give a reference but it is a lot like giving away your favorite secret hiding place! Rick & Tanya, Illinois
owners note: (honeymooners- who then returned for anniversaries) 2011."

"We love the beach house. It has plenty of privacy, plenty hot water & very clean. Easy access to everything there on the island. The owners always keeps us informed of what is going on the beach. We love animals so we always watch for turtles & large fish. At night we comb the beach for all it's treasures. And John & Mary Ann help it all along with there Great Hospitality! Thank you,
Matt, Diana & family, Raleigh, NC"

We are back from a lovely time. thank you so much for letting us stay. It is so much like one we used to stay in at topsail .. inside so much like yours. My husband LOVED sitting in the living room swivel chair and looking at the ocean. So restful and helps recharge all your batteries. we did so enjoy your place. thx again for letting us come on such short notice. felt so homey!!!!!! Angela & John, NC"

"Wonderful place to build memories! Saw my granddaughter's face as she saw her first real sunset! A memory to be treasured! Indescribable week!
Goldie & Christina (age 4), Missouri"

"Everything was just great! Can't tell you how much we enjoyed your home away from home. My sister-in-law had never been to the ocean and she was just thrilled with everything. She could not get over everything she saw, I think she took a least 50 pictures of the beach and the surf as well as the homes and of course the local wild life. We enjoyed ourselves just being on the beach. It really was a great time for all, my grandson, who is just 14 months old loved the sand and the a matter of fact, I think we will have to"water-proof" him for next year. Mary, Rich & family, Penn. July, 2010"

"hi Mary ann! just wanted to tell you how wonderful our time was there. The kids loved every second they spent on the beach and my little boy cried for about 15 minutes when we left that morning. We all feel like we've found a home away from home with your beach house and we are definitely hoping to make many repeat visits. I have shared our pictures and your site with several friend and family members so don't be surprised to hear from some of them. Hopefully, Lord willing, by next year my husband will be more fully recovered from his accident and we can stay longer!! here's a pic for u. of the beautiful moon over the ocean. I hope to talk to you again to make arrangements for a future stay. I feel truly blessed to have found you. God bless you and your family!! Rhonda & family, NC"

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