10 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals On Topsail Island, North Carolina - Updated 2022

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According to legend, Topsail Island has a wicked way of how it got its name. Between North Carolina’s 41.8 km (26-mi) long barrier island and the mainland is a channel (part of the Atlantic Intercoastal Waterway) where pirates once hid their ships and waited for a merchant ship to hijack. The merchants got smart and avoided the area upon seeing the topsail of the pirate ships. It is believed Blackbeard’s loot is buried in the island’s thick maritime forests. However, the real treasure of this island is the long stretch of lovely sandy beaches and warm pristine Atlantic waters that is home to sea turtles. If you want to have a feel of where pirates used to tread, plan a trip to the island. Check out our list of the 10 best Airbnb vacation rentals on Topsail Island, North Carolina.

1. Fabulous beachfront townhome for 12 (from USD 1012)

This beautiful beachfront townhome is in Surf City near restaurants and 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from the pier, bakeries, cafes, yoga studio, and ice cream shops. It’s big enough to house 12 guests in the 4 capacious bedrooms spread over 3 floors. Stunning beach views can be seen through the floor-to-ceiling windows of the main level and the oceanfront bedrooms on the upper floors. The main level features a gourmet kitchen, dining area, and living room where guests can gather to eat and socialize. Each floor has a deck, the upper levels are for lounging and the lower level is for soaking in a hot tub, overlooking the sea.

Fabulous! Beach Front! Flexible! Location! Luxury!
Surf City, North Carolina, United States
114 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire townhouse 7 Beds 12 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 12

Top guest reviews
it was super clean and nicely decorated
the house was very clean and well stocked
the house was very clean and very well decorated
really comfortable beds and tons of lovely clean linens
the property is just as good as advertised the home is beautiful and clean and offers amazing views
your hosts are amazing people
karen was a great host
karen was a great host
the host was super responsive and very accommodating
beautiful home and amazing host
karen's house is in a great location - steps from the beach and walking distance to restaurants
great location with everything you could possibly need
perfect location and pretty much perfect everything
christine just down the street to help if needed
karen's place is beautifully decorated and the perfect location
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2. Lovely condo in a quiet neighborhood (from USD 170)

Steps away from the beach is a lovely remodeled condo in a quiet neighborhood. It’s stylish and spacious for four guests. The interiors are painted in various shades of blue, light yellow, and white—giving the space a bright and cheerful atmosphere. Marble countertops and wicker furniture exude an expensive resort-like vibe. There are several places to lounge and relax with a beautiful ocean view like in the two living rooms and side deck. Both bedrooms are upstairs, while the two luxurious bathrooms are spread on two floors. The fully stocked kitchen with a bar counter for dining and a living room for watching TV shares the open layout.

Beautiful Townhouse with Excellent Reviews
North Topsail Beach, North Carolina, United States
95 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire townhouse 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful view of the sunsets overlooking the pool and bay
the property was comfortable and well maintained
clean organized and is well decorated
the place was clean and comfy
the place was very clean and exactly as described
this place was very clean pleasantly decorated and comfortable
it is super clean
don is a great host
don was an awesome host that was so accommodating and kind
don is a great host
don was a good host
great place very responsive host
this condo is in a great location on topsail
this place is very cute and in a great location
good location for kayaking in the sound plus a short walk to the beach
the location of don's place is perfect
the location is very nice and quiet
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3. Oceanfront apartment with a private walkway (from USD 278)

Relax and rejuvenate in this gorgeous oceanfront apartment near a beach, shops, and restaurants of Surf City. The unit is on the second floor of the owner’s garage with its own entrance and parking space. It has two bedrooms provided with fresh linens and a shared bathroom with free bath essentials. The tiny kitchen is equipped for cooking quick meals. Four guests can dine inside or out on the deck. The cozy living room has an L-shaped sofa for stretching your legs while watching TV. Bask in the sun’s rays on the front deck with awesome ocean views. Use the private walkway to the beach and the outdoor shower for rinsing after swimming.

LunaSea - 2 Bed Oceanfront, Walk to Shop & Dine
Surf City, North Carolina, United States
240 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very cozy place with a nice view of the ocean
nice and cozy space that has all the amenities needed for a great stay
nice garage top 2-br apartment with ocean view from living room and kitchen
sandi's place is lovely and cozy perfectly located and the amenities were perfect
i loved that under the tables there were board games and books
the house was very clean and cozy
it was clean comfortable and beautiful
the apartment was clean and comfortable
super clean nicely decorated and had everything one would need
the beds in sandi's place were extremely comfortable and everything was clean and tidy
sandi was welcoming and a great host
sandi is a great host
sandi is a wonderful host and is quick to respond to questions
she and tom are thoughtful generous and friendly hosts
sandi & tom were perfect hosts
great location right on the beach within walking distance to shops and restaurants
the location and price were amazing
the location is ideal - close to tons of restaurants and right on the beach
it's in a great location and in walking distance to local restaurants/activities
easy walks to restaurants and shopping
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4. Dreamy home close to Topsail Beach (from USD 700)

Your dream home becomes a reality by booking this oceanfront abode that admits 10 guests. It’s 1 mi (1.6 km) away from Topsail Beach, while Surf City is 5 mi (8 km) away. The interiors are painted in soft pastel colors and decorated with chic resort-type furniture for a truly relaxing ambiance. The high vaulted ceilings and big picture windows make it look spacious and welcoming. The multi-level home features a garage, grill, and laundry area on the ground floor; a lounge, dining, and U-type kitchen on the main floor; and three capacious bedrooms on the top floor. Enjoy outdoor dining on the deck with panoramic beach views.

Dreams Do Come True- July 4th OPEN!
Topsail Beach, North Carolina, United States
71 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 6 Beds 10 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
clean great view nice furnishings very comfortable the perfect vacation spot
space is clean and comfortable
it was very clean
great space and was spotlessly clean
the house was so clean and bright
loved how new and clean everything on the gorgeous deck was
the staff was welcoming and responded quickly to any questions
great location for a family getaway
great location beach is literally steps away
the location was quiet and very peaceful
the location was awesome exactly what i was looking for
the location was absolutely perfect and the house was great for our family of 4
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5. Waterfront haven with a hot tub (from USD 737)

This house is on an island surrounded by crystal-clear waters of Topsail Sound. It’s beside the beach with a private boat dock where you can moor your boat or sit down to catch crabs and fish. The 3-story house is a wonderful refuge for 10 guests with its 4 well-appointed guest rooms and 2.5 bathrooms. Every room affords panoramic views through its wide bay windows. Gather your family on the main floor to have dinner, play board games in the living room, or help prepare meals in the open kitchen. Dine al fresco on the shaded deck and enjoy the perfect view of the waters. Soak in the hot tub on the upper-floor balcony with sunset views.

Soundfront, Dock, Hot Tub, Privacy, Walk to Beach
Surf City, North Carolina, United States
170 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 5 Beds 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
amazing views from every room
the space was perfect and the master is large with it's own deck bathroom and stunning view
the fourth bedroom is quite small and with bunk beds a very tight fit for 4 kids
this house is the perfect getaway with spectacular views and a comfortable welcoming feel
home- cozy comfortable incredible 360° views of water
the house is clean and stocked and decorated wonderfully
it was well-appointed spacious clean and beautiful decorated
the house is stunningly beautiful was clean and very comfortable
the house was absolutely perfect clean comfortable and orally adorable
they keep their property clean and tidy with a very cozy and eclectic feel
the host was very helpful and accommodating
joi was the perfect host
joi was quick to respond to any questions and was truly a great host
joi was so kind and responsive
joi was a wonderful host and a pleasure to communicate with
great house in a fantastic location
very quiet and nice location
this is a fab house in a brilliant location overlooking the sound
location- quiet scenic family friendly
great space great location wonderful experience from start to finish
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Monthly discount: 30% off

6. Oceanfront house in North Topsail Beach (from USD 325)

Consider this beachfront property in North Topsail Beach with lots of privacy and beautiful vistas. It hosts eight guests comfortably with its queen-sized beds and sleeper sofas distributed between the main house and the studio suite next door. Though the studio suite has its own dinette, mini kitchen, TV, and full bathroom, guests can walk over to the main house and share the main facilities. The main house has a wide deck with panoramic ocean views. It can be seen through the glass sliding doors that open to the family room, dining area, and gourmet kitchen. The cozy maritime theme puts the family in a relaxed mode while watching TV, playing foosball in the corner, or just hanging out on the deck.

Oceanfront House in N Topsail Beach
84 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 4 Beds 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
clean comfy bed access to private deck with great views easy parking mini fridge/microwave/coffee
we had a wonderful time here and especially enjoyed the terrific view from the house living room and decks
we had a very comfortable and enjoyable stay
very clean and loved the thoughtful touches
everything was very clean and beach access was very convenient
it was very clean and had everything we needed
the space was sparkling clean and the bed very comfortable
the place was spotless and very nicely decorated
alex was a great host
alex was a great host
alex is a awesome host
great host and knowledgeable about area
alex was such a great host he made sure we had all we needed and then some
the location was the best
great location to the beach restaurants and shopping
the location of the bungalow was amazing
excellent location right on the beach comfortable and perfect for relaxing
great location cute and comfy set up and very accommodating
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7. Cute beach condo near local amenities (from USD 275)

This cute and cozy beach condo is in a pleasant neighborhood near North Topsail Beach, groceries, and shops. The remodeled unit is spacious, minimalist, and stylish. It’s above a garage that was converted into a game room. A tiny front deck with bistro chairs greets you at the front door. The main floor features a fully stocked kitchen, living room, dining area, and a wide deck at the back for outdoor dining. Upstairs are two cozy bedrooms with queen beds and a common room with a sofa bed. If you want to swim, you can walk to the beach or dive in the community pool nearby.

No Worries Here, Only Salt and Sand!
North Topsail Beach, North Carolina, United States
59 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire townhouse 2 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
my kids loved the game room downstairs (arcade games air hockey pop-a-shot skateboards)
the beds were very comfortable
the game room in the garage was a nice touch
we really enjoyed the garage game room when we had to wait out the rain
such a lovely place - very clean and comfortable
super clean and well decorated (not cluttered)
the condo was sparkling clean and had all the extras
everything was very new and especially clean
it is so beautiful and clean and made for such an enjoyable and comfortable week
you can tell the host put this place together with care
host is very easy to work with great response time
the hosts were very quick to respond and were very helpful
a great value and awesome host
felt like the owners really made an effort on the details
the location was perfect
easy walk to beach
beautiful location and a great stay
beautiful home close to the beach and the sound
hi future travelers this is a beautiful place to stay on topsail island
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8. Unique townhouse with magnificent sea views (from USD 500)

This uniquely designed multi-level townhouse in Surf City features high cathedral ceilings and large bay windows with a view of the sea. Even the interiors have a nautical theme with blue accents to complement the clean white and neat gray walls. About 10 guests can sleep in the 3 huge bedrooms with 6 thick beds. Some can also relax in the sitting room that has a sofa bed or in the loft upstairs that comes with a futon and chalkboard for kids. For workaholics, there are two workstations in this cozy home. The wide decks on the upper floors are perfect for lounging or taking naps in the hammock with sea views.

"Blue View" oceanfront e/u TH Pool Playground WOW
Surf City, North Carolina, United States
73 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire townhouse 7 Beds 12 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 12

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the balcony was the favorite spot with high table and chairs so you can see everything
the couch/living area is very comfortable and has lots of good seating
plenty of amenities to make your stay more comfortable and felt like home the minute we walked in
the kitchen is bright and had everything you’d need in terms of cooking equipment
we all had our own rooms & bathrooms which was key highly recommended
everything was spotless clean
very clean and spacious condo
it was sparkling clean and diane was very responsive
great location right on beach
beautiful townhouse and perfect location
good publix close by for shopping for food
great location with easy beach access spacious house has everything you need
diane's place was an ideal spot for our family vacation
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9. Beautiful cottage close to Wilmington Airport (from USD 151)

Let this cottage be your hideaway on Ocean Drive for your family outings or for a couple’s honeymoon. The cottage on stilts is steps to the beach, near restaurants and shops, and half an hour to Wilmington Airport. A neat and simple house, it is spacious and comfy for four guests. There’s a TV in every room, and the kitchen is equipped with everything you might need to cook a family meal. Enjoy hot showers in the full bathroom with complimentary bath essentials. Cap the night off with a glass of wine while surrounded by ocean views.

Best Kept Seacret - Steps Away From Topsail Beach
49 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
very clean and right on the beach
very clean met and exceeded my expectations
the place is clean and has enough room for the family
the until was very clean and you can hear the waves rolling in
this is a perfect place to stay for a small family the house is well decorated and clean
chrystie is a wonderful host who responded quickly to all of my questions
chryste was an excellent host super responsive and helpful
she is a great host quick to return calls or texts very accommodating
we could not have asked for anything more chryste was a wonderful and responsive host
chryste you have been a wonderful host yet again and we will see you next summer
the location was absolutely superb
this house and location was perfect for us
great location and easy access to the beach
beach access right across the street to a beautiful beach
quiet yet super close to sweet stores- and food in surf city
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10. Bright cottage for a family of six

For a family of six, this half duplex is the perfect base for a summer vacation. It’s a remodeled cottage in a quiet neighborhood in North Topsail Beach, 40 mi (64.4 km) to Wilmington, and 20 mi (32.2 km) to Jackson. Designed with a shabby-chic motif, the cottage has a fully stocked open kitchen, a four-seater dining area, a full bathroom with laundry facilities, and a deck with distant sea views to make the entire stay cozy and convenient. The parents can sleep in the master suite with a queen bed, while the kids enjoy a good night’s sleep in the second bedroom with bunk beds. Two more guests or family members can sleep in the pull-out bed in the living room. If you need more space for more guests, the ground-floor duplex is available for rent.

It's SUMMER! Come check out our COZY COTTAGE!
North Topsail Beach, North Carolina, United States
81 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 4 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
master bed is very comfortable (mattress seems brand new)
the beds were comfortable and were already made for our stay
plenty of space for all of us to have a comfortable and relaxing stay
air conditioning worked very well everything clean upon arrival
clean and well maintained
very clean and comfortable
very clean and newly renovated
this place was very clean and the beds were comfortable
clean apartment with very comfortable beds
jonathan's place is very clean and he is a great host
super close to beach
cute place in a great location
great space and convenient location
great location- 5 min quick walk to the beach
the house was in a nice location a short walk to the beach
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The very best of Topsail Island

Surf City and North Topsail Beach are known for offering the best accommodations with stunning sea views and complete home comforts. Our list of the 10 best Airbnb vacation rentals on Topsail Island, North Carolina, definitely proves this so book one of them on your next visit.

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