Finding this property was a nice little surprise. It may as well be oceanfront as there are only 2 one story beachhouses on the dune in front of this house for probably a quarter mile in each direction. The beach access is directly across from the end of the driveway, i.e. 20 feet. The distance you travel to the beach is the same as some beachfront properties that we have stayed in the past. You really don't even have to worry about your kids crossing the street because the house is located on a street that does not run the full length of the island so the number of cars that drive by is very low.
The pictures of the property do not do it justice. Property is very well kept. The open area upstairs (kitchen/dining/living room) is much wider than the pictures seem to portray. An initial concern of mine was that the property was deep enough but I just couldn't get a real impression of how wide it was. Needless to say, I was relieved when I got there to find out it was definitely wide enough.
We typically stay close and south of the pier so this was our first trip north of the pier. I have to say that it was nice having your own personal beach. This is never a problem on Topsail Island but being away from the pier thinned it out just a little more. Heck, we were playing soccer on the beach and not bothering anyone.
The owners seem to care about this property and their tenants as they addressed the little things. I had a concern about being able to watch the World Cup. Lo and behold I get there and turn on the TV to look for the match and the owners had come to the property that morning and turned the TVs to ESPN (awesome). Two days before arrival I asked if the ice maker could be left on so we could make margaritas as soon as we arrived. To my surprise, the owners had prepped a bag of ice and left a pouch of pre-made margarita mix. Those were just great little touches that I truly appreciated.
I just wanted to say thanks for a great week at the beach.
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