After way more hours than I should of spent of searching for an ocean front, dog friendly (2 dogs, larger than the preferred small ;) in a beach that we have not been to before, we have narrowed it down to 2 VRBO rentals. The nicer & slightly cheaper one is in dog friendly North Topsail, the other one in Carolina Beach within a 5 minute walk of the year round dog friendly beach. I was originally looking at Carolina Beach because someone was giving me rave reviews about it but when I started having a hard time finding a rental I then moved my search to other beaches and that is when I found the one in North Topsail. Both are a bit over what we originally planned on spending :( In your opinion is it worth paying about a $100 more (for the week in September) for one not quite as nice to stay in Carolina Beach? When looking at info online, Carolina Beach appeals to me more but my husband really prefers the house in North Topsail. Am I just not finding good info on Topsail... Thanks!