4 bdrm, 3 bath; 3 Boat Slips; TERRIFIC RATE


Home Description


For discounted rates, quickest response time and most up-to-date availability, we recommend you contact us either by phone (336-978-2451) or email ([email protected]) before submitting a reservation request.

Our beautiful, spacious four bedroom, three bath beach house, Slip Away, is located on Topsail Island and provides the best of both worlds. A ninety second walk will take you to the ocean. A less than one minute walk in the other direction will lead you to the sound where you can watch spectacular sunsets. Bring your boat (30' limit) or jet ski and launch it using our private neighborhood boat ramp; then dock it for the duration of your stay at one of our 3 slips in the nearby canal. Lunch at the picnic table then enjoy sunbathing on the upper deck of the house or read a favorite book sitting in the porch swing in the shade of the lower deck.

Martha has been coming to Topsail since 1958 when her parents built a 'cottage' on the island not far from Slip Away. She remembers practicing how to tie shoes while the family moved in the furniture. So naturally, when Martha and Dale began dating in 1977, she brought Dale to the island. In 1985 Martha and Dale, Mr. and Mrs. Brown by then, bought that little cottage from Martha's mother, but by 2003 they decided it was time for something more modern and larger for themselves and their two teenagers, so they moved a short distance down the road to BeachBreeze.

In 2011 the opportunity arose to purchase Slip Away and the Browns jumped at the chance. Slip Away is located in one of the nicest neighborhoods on the Island. Few neighborhoods have access to both the ocean and the sound. In addition to that, Slip Away has its own private boat slip and a boat launch just a few steps from the front door. Located on a quiet street with only one other rental home, this is the perfect location for a family vacation.

Avoid the hassles and heartaches of dealing with a commission based real estate agent. With Slip Away, you speak directly with the owners as we are a true "Vacation Rental By Owner". Most listings you see on this site are handled by commission based agents who manage dozens if not hundreds of properties and thus can devote very little time to any one property.

More About the House: The 2400 sq. ft. reverse floor plan includes three bedrooms and two baths on the first floor as well as a laundry. The second floor consists of the living / dining / kitchen area and a fourth bedroom and bath. There are hardwood floors in the dining & kitchen areas, Berber carpet in the living room and bedrooms, and tile in the bathrooms. Lots of ceiling fans and windows provide beautiful views and breezes.

There are five TVs in the house: one in the living room with a DVD player, and one in each bedroom. There is a second DVD player in one of the first floor bedrooms.

Slip Away has a reverse floor plan. Three bedrooms and two baths are located on the first floor as well as the laundry. The master bedroom has a queen bed, 32 inch flatscreen TV and a large walk-in closet. The second bedroom has a set of bunk beds with a double mattress on the bottom and a twin mattress on the top, a walk-in closet, and a flatscreen TV with a DVD player. The third bedroom on this floor (known as the "middle" room and which is located between the master and the bunk bedrooms) has a queen bed and a 32 inch flatscreen TV. The fourth bedroom is located on the top floor with the kitchen, dining, and living areas. It also has a queen bed with a 32 inch flatscreen TV and an en suite bathroom.

All beds have pillows and blankets or comforters. You will need to bring sheets, bath towels, and beach towels. If this is not convenient, we can recommend a local rental company which will conveniently provide your linens!

All three bathrooms are very spacious with lots of vanity space, drawers, cabinets, and linen closets. The master bedroom has an en suite bathroom with shower, two sinks and a separately enclosed toilet. The bunk bedroom and the middle bedroom share a bath which has a tub/shower combination along with two sinks and toilet. The fourth bedroom which is located on the top floor also has an en suite bath with a tub/shower combination, two sinks and toilet.

Bring your roller skates. This kitchen is large! Small appliances included are coffee maker, toaster, can opener, electric skillet, crock pot and hand mixer.

There are three decks on the back of the house extending the width of the house. There is a large picnic table on the upper deck, 2 chaise lounges, and chairs; on the lower deck - a nice porch swing.

Wireless internet and phone are provided.

There is sufficient parking for two cars under the house and two cars in the driveways (or any combination of four cars & boat trailers.) 

PLEASE email or phone us with your questions. You may phone us at either 336-978-2451 or 336-946-0105. Having contact with our tenants allows us to be more responsive to your needs. References are available upon request.

About The Area

Topsail Island is located between Jacksonville and Wilmington. In addition to the beach activities available on the island, you will find many interesting activities along the coast of North Carolina. In the Wilmington area consider a visit to the WW II era USS Battleship North Carolina and the NC Aquarium. Both great fun for children of all ages. History buffs will enjoy visiting Ft. Fisher, Brunswick Town, and the historic homes of Wilmington including Orton Plantation. Traveling north to the Morehead area you can visit the NC Maritime Museum and the 2nd of the state's three aquariums. New Bern, NC's pre-colonial capital, is home to Tryon Palace and additional homes dating to the 1700's. Are you a lighthouse buff? Visit the Cape Lookout lighthouse near Morehead and the Bald Head Lighthouse in Southport. Contact us for more information about these and other possible day trips in the Topsail area.

Activities:: There are many activities for the entire family nearby: surf & pier fishing; charter boat fishing, both near-shore and deep sea; crabbing & clamming; miniature golf, golf courses on the mainland; lots of shopping including several very nice art galleries; Internet cafes; roller skating; surf board, jet ski, & kayak rentals; bicycle rentals (the towns of Surf City and Topsail Beach have paved bicycle lanes); and a wide variety of restaurants from very casual to elegant. Local events that may interest you include: the Kiwanis Sun Fest (May), July 4 Fireworks, the King Mackerel Tournament (Aug.), the Snead's Ferry Shrimp Festival (Aug.), Autumn with Topsail (Oct.), & the Holiday Boat Flotilla (Nov.). During the summer visit the Sea Turtle Hospital, one of only a few such facilities in the US that cares for & rehabilitates injured sea turtles. Twice yearly you may observe the staff as they return rehabilitated turtles to the sea.

Area: Topsail Island is a family oriented beach located between Wilmington, NC and Jacksonville, NC (Camp LeJeune) as noted above, about 20 miles from each.  Enjoy all of the benefits of Wilmington mentioned earlier without the crowds on the southern beaches.  If you have a son or daughter in the military, Topsail island offers a great getaway from the hustle and bustle of Jacksonville allowing you to spend some quality beach time with your family.

Other Activities: kayaking, shopping, jet skiing, dolphin watching

House Rules

At least one person in each party must be age 25 or older.  Slip Away is a non-smoking property.  Sorry, we can not allow pets.


Topsail Island is a family oriented beach. Visitors enjoy Topsail, returning year after year, because of the many miles of uncrowded sandy beaches. Perfect for swimming, walking, sunbathing, fishing, or simply relaxing. You will fall in love with the island. Our neighborhood is located on the southern end of Topsail. But don't limit yourself to the beach. Be sure to spend some time enjoying the sound where you will see interesting wildlife.


Room Details

Sleeping Arrangements

  • Main Master Bedroom 1 Queen

  • Upstairs Master Bedroom 1 Queen

  • Middle Bedroom 1 Queen

  • Bunk Bedroom 1 Double1 Single

  • Living Area 1 Couch

  • Sitting Area 1 Couch

  • Dining Room 1 Single

Bathroom Arrangements

  • Main Master BathFull

  • Upstairs Master BathroomFull

  • Middle Bedroom/Bunk Bedroom BathroomFull

Calendar Last updated Aug 29, 2018
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Family Vacation

We stayed at this home in June and it is amazing. The walk to the beach and inlet is perfect. Access to the beach with no driving. The house is immaculate and very spacious. I loved the openness of the kitchen and living area on the 3rd floor which allows family time even when cooking. The house is perfect for a family vacation, you will not be disappointed. We kayaked in the inlet and it was awesome. This is a home to definitely consider. The communication was prompt and thorough with any questions I had.

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