Top 10 Vacation Rentals On The Topsail Island, North Carolina - Updated 2023

Paul Jeremiah
Paul Jeremiah 

Topsail Island is a gorgeous 26-mi (41.8-km) long island with three communities, each with its own picturesque beaches and exciting activities. From north to south, these communities are North Topsail Beach, Surf City, and Topsail Beach. Locals say it was named so because when pirates hid behind the island waiting for their prey, their topsails could still be seen. The island is frequented because of its natural beauty, and you’ll appreciate it more with a visit to Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, which serves to protect marine turtles. Thrill-seekers can go to North Topsail Surf & Paddle for surf lessons and surfing equipment. For a scenic walk, head to Surf City Ocean Pier with a long promenade that’s perfect for watching the sunset. For a great trip here, read on for our list of the top vacation rentals on the Topsail Island, North Carolina.

1. Sea Star Village townhouse with four sun decks, Surf City (from USD 339)

In this four-bedroom stay in Sea Star Village, you’ll have two sun decks with ocean views on one side and two sun decks with pool views on the other. Furthermore, you can of course swim in the pool or ocean, and the property is only a few steps to the beach.

There are three levels in this house. The parking area is on the ground floor. On the second, you’ll find bedrooms. And, on the third is another bedroom and the main living area, where you can watch TV and play classic games on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.

Surf City, North Carolina, United States
48 reviews Premier Host  Wifi Available
Private vacation home 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the place had a perfect beach view kitchen fully equipped for sll your cooking needs
we had great views easy beach access and lots of comfy bed space
beautiful decor and kitchen equipped with everything you need
the deck off the living room was my family's favorite hang out spot in the afternoon/evening
perfect size for our family comfortable beds very nicely decorated
condo was very clean and updated
comfortable clean and nicely decorated
everything was very clean and well maintained
clean with a great setup
the unit is clean and comfortable
owner very responsive with questions
the owners and property manager were easy to work with
the owner is very responsive to questions and was easy to work with
the owner was friendly and easy to work with
kitchen had everything we needed ken was very helpful to answer any questions
great location just steps from the beach
the condo was beautiful and the location was perfect
love the location and well stocked kitchen
i would highly recommend this location for anyone to stay
the condo was in a great location beautiful setting and quiet beach
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2. Four-bedroom house with plenty of beach amenities, Surf City (from USD 150)

Located just a few steps to the beach, this elevated four-bedroom home offers lots of beach amenities, including chairs, an umbrella, and a beach cart. To add to that, six bikes have been provided, so you can explore the beach with your friends.

When you come home, you can take a bath in the enclosed shower below the house to wash off the sand. And, when the sun starts to set, you’ll have an amazing place to lounge - the covered porch with six Adirondack chairs and a table facing the beach.

Egrets Walk, Beautiful Ocean Views, Easy Beach Access
162 reviews  Wifi Available
House 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beds were super comfie
the front porch is wonderful with very comfortable chairs and a great beach view
beds are super comfortable easy access to beach and a beach view from the front cover deck
the beds were very comfortable and i had a blast riding “old yellow” cruiser bike
so well stocked perfect size and super cozy in the winter
this property was very clean
the house was clean and well maintained
the property was clean charming and overall great
it was clean and beachy as well as very reasonably priced
the house was super clean and had everything you could possibly need
tom the owner was an awesome communicator
the owner is extremely nice & very communicative
our host was helpful in every need we certainly plan to return one day
the owner goes above and beyond to make sure the stay is welcoming and relaxing
tom was very hospitable and excellent to communicate with
this was a wonderful location for our family vacation
very nice property and great location
easy walk to the beach fully stocked kitchen
i rented this location for a long weekend with friends to celebrate my birthday
loved the house layout and location to the beach
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3. Surf's Up, North Topsail Beach (from USD 238)

Surf’s Up is a three-bedroom cottage on the warm sands of North Topsail Beach. You’ll have amazing views of the beach right in the living room fitted with large windows. For fresh air, it has a wide wooden deck spanning the beachfront side, perfect for lazing around. At the end of a busy day, you can have a refreshing soak in the bathtub. Also, you’ll have restful sleep in the comfy beds, especially in the king-sized bed.

It’s located close to where North Topsail Beach and Surf City Beach meet, so you can easily visit either.

Surf's Up *BREATHTAKING Views & Perfect Reviews! LINENS & MORE provided *NO PETS
227 reviews  Wifi Available
cottage 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beds and furnishings are very comfortable and the decor is lovely
such a beautiful view from the living room dining room kitchen and deck definitely want to return again
the beach house was immaculate the furnishings comfortable and the view of the ocean outstanding
this place was perfect very tastefully decorated abs furniture was comfortable
the layout is perfect beautiful views from everywhere in the living/dining/kitchen area
the property was just as advertised very clean and comfortable
it was well-stocked clean and nicely decorated
home was neat and clean and just as pictured and described
the house had everything we needed and was very clean
the linens and bath towels have some age on them but still clean
renting process was easy and the property owner was attentive and friendly
i appreciated the owner checking in and prompt response to our few questions
our family of 5 loved this house the owner was wonderful to work with and the house didn’t disappoint
and having a responsive and helpful host like becky was just icing on the cake
becky was an excellent host and great with communication
the location is awesome
great location right on the beach
loved the house and location
wonderful location immaculate house great beach fun local activities
surf's up was the perfect size and location for my small family
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4. Larry's Lazy Susan, North Topsail Beach (from USD 350)

Larry’s Lazy Susan is a beachfront five-bedroom house with cheerful spaces fitted with bright walls and beach decor. It has two wooden decks: an upper deck with panoramic views of the beach and a lower one offering a cozy area with plenty of seating. On the walkway, you’ll find an open shower, perfect for bathing after a fun time on the beach. The house is elevated, with a parking area below.

You can make delicious meals in the kitchen that’s equipped with a stainless steel convection oven and stove, a toaster, and a fridge with an ice maker.

RIGHT ON THE BEACH - BOOKING SUMMER 2023 ! Larry's Lazy Susan HC Elevator PETS
North Topsail Beach, North Carolina, United States
138 reviews Premier Host  Wifi Available
Private vacation home 13 Guests 5 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the kitchen is very well equipped with everything you would need including "steamer" pots for shrimp boils etc
house was clean kitchen has newer appliances and was adequately stocked for us to cook meals
the owner sent a welcome text and then an exit text
i did let the owner know that new pillows are needed so hopefully that will occur
wonderful location floor plan suited our needs to a tee
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5. Seablings, Surf City (from USD 279)

With a front porch with plenty of seating, Seablings makes for a great stay for the whole family. It is elevated, with a large parking area and an enclosed bathroom and shower with hot and cold water below, which is great since it is located only steps from the beach. You’ll have a fully stocked kitchen, equipped with various cookware, so you can make your favorite meals. And, there’s a kitchen bar where you can lounge with a good drink.

For an amazing fishing spot and a great place to watch the sunset, you can go to Surf City Pier, located 1.8 mi (2.9 km) away.

Quiet location, Beach access, Pet Friendly, Wifi, Wide beach, great for fishing!
Surf City, North Carolina, United States
163 reviews Premier Host  Wifi Available
Private vacation home 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
room for several cars plus the patio was big and nicely decorated
room for lots of people to sit and enjoy the sunrise
the property is clean updated bright and cheerful
the owner is very responsive and quick to address any questions
kim is a responsive and friendly host
well kept beach house in an excellent location
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6. Three-bedroom townhome with ice-cream maker, North Topsail Beach (from USD 343)

A great place for a fishing trip, this three-bedroom property gives you private access to the beach through a wooden stairway that starts from the wooden deck. There’s a comfy sofa on the deck, where you can just laze around and enjoy the fresh air. You’ll find two master bedrooms here, one for each floor, both with queen-sized beds.

If you’re bringing kids along, you can make snacks for them on the waffle maker and the ice cream maker. You can also make a hot cup of coffee on the Keurig coffee machine for a great start to your day.

Beach Life, Oceanfront!
47 reviews  Wifi Available
townhome 12 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 12
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the kitchen had some great appliances that we enjoyed (high end margarita maker waffle maker and coffee maker)
pros-furniture was comfortable flooring was nice
central air so cozy so very clean
assortment of books games and new puzzles nice tv’s icecream maker and margarita machine
there was 6 of us and the rooms were comfortable with plenty of room
the property was clean and comfortable
loved it clean rental
house was very tidy and clean
the house is comfortable and clean
absolutely wonderful experience the house was clean & well maintained
owner was very responsive
owners are very easy to communicate with
the owners are very nice and respond quickly
the owners were great to communicate with throughout the entire rental process
owners were very accommodating in allowing us to stay for just one night which was appreciated
the location is the best
excellent beach location and comfortable home
this property was amazing the location was awesome
this property was so beautiful right on the water and close to everything
very comfortable place right on the beach
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7. Four-bedroom home on quiet part of the beach, Topsail Beach (from USD 265)

This four-bedroom oceanfront home is on an elevated part of the beach, offering protection from the tide and overlooking beautiful views of the beach. It features two wooden decks, both with seating and great places to enjoy the beautiful setting. All the bedrooms, as well as the living room, face the beach.

What’s great is that this home is located in a quiet part of the beach. However, it is also close to shops and restaurants, so you can relax without worries.

Amazing Single-Family Oceanfront Vacation Home
Topsail Beach, NC, US
10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

8. Well-lit home with outdoor hot tub, Topsail Beach (from USD 320)

If you’re looking for great beach views, all of the four bedrooms in this oceanfront home have them. If you and your company love taking long baths, it has three bathrooms that all come with tubs. What’s more, there’s a hot tub outside on the deck. The main floor is an open-concept area, encompassing the dining area, kitchen, and living room, and, there are large windows throughout, so every corner is well-lit.

If you want to practice your swing while on vacation, you can visit Olde Point Country Club that’s only 3 mi (4.8 km) away.

Your Oceanfront Oasis
Topsail Beach, NC, US
12 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

9. Amazing Grace, North Topsail Beach (from USD 225)

Amazing Grace is a three-bedroom house that is as close to the beach as you can get. You’ll have unobstructed views from the two large wooden decks equipped with Adirondack chairs. The bedrooms and living room feature glass sliding doors leading to the deck.

You can ride a bike around the island for a scenic tour. For avid golfers, there’s a great golf course just five minutes away. If you’re bringing a car, you’ll have space for three vehicles in the parking area.

Amazing Grace - on the beach!
North Topsail Beach, North Carolina, United States
128 reviews Premier Host  Wifi Available
Private vacation home 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beds were very comfortable
my family and i were so comfortable we truly did not want to leave
the host is very responsive to questions/concerns
the owner was responsive and even went further by giving me a heads up on garbage pick up
i would be happy to stay at this house again the owner is also a friendly guy
the beach was beautiful and literally right out the back door and the owner was amazing
ocean sunrise it’s beautiful if there’s a problem(being locked out) the owner responds quickly to any of your needs
the location of this property is wonderful
it was a great location to just “be away
the location was perfect right on the beach
the house is amazing and the location
literally can’t recommend this place enough :)
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10. Two-bedroom house with covered porch, North Topsail Beach

When you stay in this two-bedroom home, the beach will be right at your doorstep. Its covered wooden porch has a stairway with the other end already touching the sand. Both the dining area and living area feature large windows, offering wonderful scenery while you dine and relax.

The beach setting here is quiet, so you can enjoy the sound of the waves as you unwind. For some family bonding, you can play some board games in the house. If you want a more peaceful time, there are books you can read too.

100ft Ocean Front, Covered porch with new stairs to the beach,
129 reviews  Wifi Available
House 7 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 7
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful views plenty of room to spread out and quiet secluded beach
the sand is white and clean and the ocean is aqua blue
the place was clean and welcoming
this house was very clean and had everything we needed for a relaxing stay
this property is clean perfect location you are about 20 steps to the ocean when high tide is in
house was very clean and cozy the view and beach were amazing
the owner is very easy to work with and answers all of your questions promptly
loves this location perfect for a winter beach getaway
we had a great week location and porch right on the beach were the best parts
was a nice place to stay right on the beach
location of the property was great and interior was clean
great for walking great star gazing we'll be back
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Explore the gorgeous beaches of Topsail Island

When you want peaceful respite, you can come to Topsail Island where you can enjoy exciting beach activities or relax in a secluded part of the beach. For great accommodations in the area, check out our list of the top rentals on the Topsail Island, North Carolina, mentioned above.

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