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“The Ultimate in Topsail Beach vacation”
Oceanside of south side of duplex
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Oceanside of south side of duplex
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Oceanside of south side of duplex
Aerial view showing duplex
Living area
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Dining area
Kitchen
The kitchen as seen from the living area
Bedroom 1 with queen bed
Bedroom 2 with queen bed
Bedroom 3 with queen bed
Bedroom 4 with queen bed
Bedroom 5 with double futon
Upper deck with hot tub
Street side of duplex
Ocean view from upper deck
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Holiday Rental House -
5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9
North Topsail Beach, Topsail Island, North Carolina

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Jennifer...
Stamford
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“A house in sad state of decline”
Reviewed 31 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017

This house is a great size for large families and solidly built. The beach in front is wide - even at high tide, which is rare for North Topsail. The house is, however, in a sad state of disrepair and is clearly being used as a cash cow while owners try to sell.
Most sliding doors are barely operable. My elderly parents and in laws are unable to access the decks off of their rooms because they lack the brute force required to open them. Most disappointing for us, however, is that the adjoining deck gate on the third level (kitchen, living room, hot tubs) has been replaced with a solid wall. This has not been updated in the description and is really annoying. We rented both sides for a large family vacation and socializing in the evenings and having communal meals - usually a highlight of our trips - are now very difficult for previously mentioned elderly grandparents. Having coffee together in the morning requires two elevator rides of three floors each and a walk outside (or you can wake someone up in the first floor bedrooms and go out to that deck to cross over - if you're strong enough to work the slider). We will not rent this house again.

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denise s
Stony Point, New York
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Totally Disappointed for the first time in 10 yrs”
Reviewed 23 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Both sides of the house were rented for our extended family vacation. Upon arrival we called to voice our concerns. The cleaning people came to replace the moldy shower curtains and to briefly clean the house. The floor boards on the decking were loose , missing multiple railing posts. Someone was sent immediately to repair those. The pictures of the inside of the house on the website were obviously taken a very long time ago. Very disappointed at arrival to find the house was dirty and in disrepair. Couches heavily stained, torn and worn to the point it needed to be covered to sit on it. Two out of the four bar stools had no backs to them, Kitchen table had the backing from the tablecloth stuck to it, Carpets were filthy and stained throughout the house. Some of the doors had no locks and the sliding glass door very difficult to open. Futon in the 5th bedroom was unusable.. broken. TV was missing in that room as well. Walls had scratches and seems touch up paint was used in some areas ( didnt match). Still awaiting a call back from the manager that was placed last week.. no call returned.
We have visited Topsail many times and have never encountered a rental with so many negative issues.

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Liked best: location and elevator
Liked least: The cleanliness of the house
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
7 Sep 2015
We are so sorry for your dissatisfaction in this property. As I had stated earlier when we spoke on the phone this is one of the heaviest rented houses that we have. This sometimes creates an issue as when rented back to back making major upgrades is difficult as there is only a short window on Saturdays for work to be done. Many properties start showing their wear and tear during the month of August as many guests have gone through them by that time. We do understand this should not be your concern and we will be addressing this situation in an effort to find a solution to benefit all involved.
I understand that we did send someone over during your stay to take care of some of the concerns that you had.

We do thank you for your business and would love to have the opportunity to serve you again in hopes that your experience will be much better.
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mfpoulsen
new jersey
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“The Ultimate in Topsail Beach vacation”
Reviewed 13 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014
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We stayed two weeks over Christmas 2014. We had one bad weather day, the rest of the days were generally sunny, temps in the high fifties to mid seventies. Porpoises and pelicans every day. The water was too cold for swimming, but good for wading and playing with our dog lol. The house was immaculate, clean, very well furnished and appointed. The kitchen was perfect for us, We fell asleep each night to the rolling surf. The hot tub is on the topmost deck, open to the clear night sky, and we used it nearly every night. The GF is convinced that we "need" a hot tub at home lol, as well as a permanent house on the beach. We have rented 5 or 6 times at topsail, and this house is the top of our rentals. Special thanks to Donna and the staff at Coastline Realty for this great vacation.

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Liked best: the unobstructed evening view from the hot tub.
Liked least: due to storm erosion, high tide now comes all the way to the dunes
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
14 Jan 2015
We thank you for the great review of 242 Seashore Drive in North Topsail Beach NC. You have identified some of the same positive attributes of this property as many others have enjoyed over the years. We at Coastline Realty look forward to serving you again on your return trip to Topsail Island, NC.
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Lauren N
Winston Salem, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“AMAZING VACATION”
Reviewed 2 October 2013 for a stay in September 2013
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My family and I stayed at this house over the past week and it was amazing! Never having stayed at Topsail Island it was a different experience for us but definitely one of the best vacations we have had in a long time! The island is very quiet and beautiful. It was nice to be able to go to sleep and wake up to the sound of the ocean! Even though this is a duplex we didn’t even notice that our neighbors were there. The decks had amazing view from all three of them! And the beach was wonderful, not too crowded and every morning when I would walk my dogs everyone down the beach would say good morning or wave hello. I didn’t even mind doing dishes because the view from the kitchen looked straight out over the ocean! This house had it all. With going on vacation with my parents, grandmother, dogs, and husband I was concerned that we would be running on top of each other however that was never the case. There was always plenty of room for us to have family dinner but also alone time when it was needed. And when looking for houses we had to find something so my grandmother would not have to climb so many stairs, the elevator was perfect, not to mention how nice it was to not have to carry luggage/groceries up and down the stairs! I simply cannot say enough good things about this house. 5 stars for sure!

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Management Response
17 Jul 2014
We thank you for the great review on 242 Seashore Drive. This home has many repeat guests that return year after year because they see exactly what you have seen. It is a very nice home and is reasonably priced with outstanding views. Thank you again and we look forward to serving you on your return visit.
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