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Beach living off season

We were down to assist in hurricane recovery efforts. Met lots of nice people facing high stress... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Joseph D
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Clifton, New Jersey
Beautiful place!

Spent a long weekend in Surf City and had a great time. The walks on the beach were amazing. Very... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Angel O
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were down to assist in hurricane recovery efforts. Met lots of nice people facing high stress personal circumstances, yet maintaining the famous Southern hospitality. We rented a house just off the beach, with great sunrises and sunsets, even with the particles from the far...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Joseph D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a long weekend in Surf City and had a great time. The walks on the beach were amazing. Very impressed with the clean up efforts from the hurricane.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Angel O
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Ward realty is a dishonest company we had a reservation with them and also travel Insurance with them there was a mandatory evacuation we never got one day there and they refuse to refund our 1,134.58 be aware before you contact them they told me...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

We rented Sellers canal front house on Topsail Island. Due to the hurricane, the island was completely closed during the time of our vacation. The owners of the home refused to refund ANY of our money (a group of siblings own the house and each...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank 3boysVirginia
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Beware of your choice of owners when renting for vacation even through realty co. We lost nearly $2000. And the owners don't care. I did not have the travel insurance but now after reading it's fine print it is garbage as well. Realty co. Are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Patty L
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Our family has been all over the NC coast and we like Topsail Island the most. We like the wide beach, no traffic, clean oceanfront, many oceanfront options, and especially the peacefulness. There aren't too many restaurants but our family mainly dined at home so...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank yeulife
Reviewed 2 October 2018

They have been lying to us and holding our vacation money hostage for 3 weeks. Continually telling us to call back when our vacation is only 2 weeks away . Knowing full well the island is closed to all vacationers & is still under a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank Usmc1040
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

It’s a quiet area at the north end. Beautiful sunrise and sunsets! Lots of crabs and shells to see. There was people shark fishing while we were there too.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank CS1234567891
Reviewed 19 September 2018

We were very pleasantly surprised on our first visit to Topsail. Beautiful island. Great beach walking. Loved being able to have no restrictions for taking dogs on the beach, which is one reason we decided to visit. Stayed for a week and had great weather.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Carmen H
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Spent 4 days there, beautiful beaches and quiet. Nice restaurants, it was a great trip. Our rental house right on the beach was nice and very affordable.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Angela C
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637lorio
12 August 2018|
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Response from DRLaskeyTrips | Reviewed this property |
There is some of a beach left yes. During high tide it can get tight if many people on the beach. A layer of shells shows you where tide doesn’t hit. Basically right up against the fence for the dunes.
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artconcentrated
30 July 2018|
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Response from MargaretK1120 | Reviewed this property |
There is a sea turtle hospital that children love. You can go fishing on a guided boat or rent kayaks. There are plenty of places to eat. Wilmington is not that far away if bigger-scale entertainment is needed, Go crab... More
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momwinslow
14 July 2018|
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Response from indianafarmgirl2015 | Reviewed this property |
Topsail Beach is for you! I think there is a small putt putt there! That is about it. Town people are friendly and ready to answer any questions! We were considered north topsail, which was basically 12 minutes away from... More
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