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Vacation Rentals in Topsail Island, NC

Finding a Topsail Island, Surf City or Topsail Beach, NC vacation rental company that can help you plan your family's vacation is easy. Check the list below to find experienced professionals with a wide selection of ocean front or sound front cottages or condos in a wide range of pricing.  Looking for a Topsail restaurant or planning a Topsail Island wedding?  We can help....

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Topsail Island Vacation Rental Companies

Century 21 Action, Inc. Topsail Island Vacation Rentals
518 Roland Ave.
Surf City, NC 28445
(888) 826-0563

With one of the best selections of properties across the entire Topsail Island area, Century 21 Action helps visitors find the perfect vacation experience. Choose from an array of luxury homes, cottages, condos or townhomes, including many pet-friendly properties. Oceanfront paradise to island hideaway, they have what vacationers are looking for. Visit their website for...more about Century 21 Action, Inc.

Ward Realty Corp. Topsail Island Vacation Rentals
202 S. Topsail Dr.
Surf City, NC 28445
(910) 328-3221

Ward Realty has been renting vacation cottages on Topsail Island for more than 60 years and offers more than 275 cottages and condominiums to choose from. Their accommodations range from luxurious to budget-friendly and from oceanfront to sound side. Ward Realty also offers over 70 pet-friendly cottages so you can bring...more about Ward Realty Corp.

Treasure Realty Topsail Island Vacation Rentals
1950 N.C. Hwy. 174, Ste. P
Sneads Ferry, NC 28460
(910) 327-4444
(800) 762-3961

Treasure Realty has specialized in vacation and long-term rentals in North Topsail Beach and Sneads Ferry for more than 20 years. Their friendly staff has a combined 50+ years of experience and manages one of the largest selections of vacation rental properties on Topsail Island, including large homes and cozy condos....more about Treasure Realty

A Beach Place Realty Topsail Island Vacation Rentals
203 S. Topsail Dr.
Surf City, NC 28445
(910) 328-2522
(877) 884-2522

A Beach Place Realty offers a wide selection of vacation rentals on Topsail Island, including condominiums, town homes, cottages and large single-family homes. Check it out before you check-in with A Beach Place Realty’s online photo tours and map links to all their rental properties. Your only surprise will be the...more about A Beach Place Realty

Access Realty Topsail Island Vacation Rentals
13480 N.C. Hwy. 50
Surf City, NC 28445
(910) 329-9800

Access Realty is a full-service vacation rental and real estate brokerage company that offers a variety of accommodations on Topsail Island. Properties include oceanfront, soundfront, mainland homes and condominiums. Some locations offer pool facilities, fitness centers, game rooms or tennis courts. Call or visit their website for more details....more about Access Realty

Coastline Realty Topsail Island Vacation Rentals
965 Old Folkstone Rd.
Ste. 108
Sneads Ferry, NC 28460
(910) 327-7711

Looking for the perfect spot for your family and friends to enjoy a little summer getaway on the coast? Coastline Realty can help you find the ideal rental for a week, weekend or however long you plan on enjoying the Carolina coast. Offering numerous single-family homes, condos, duplexes, quadplexes and cottages,...more about Coastline Realty

Island Real Estate Topsail Island Vacation Rentals
The Fishing Village, Roland Ave.
PO Box 2690
Surf City, NC 28445
(910) 328-2323
(800) 622-6886

As a founding member of the Topsail Association of Realtors, Cathy Medlin of Island Real Estate knows the area's real estate market like her backyard because it is her backyard. She has been selling and leasing properties on and around Topsail Island since the 1970s and specializes in residential, resort, and commercial properties. With...more about Island Real Estate

Starfish Rentals and Realty Topsail Island Vacation Rentals
402 N New River Drive
Surf City, NC 28445
(910) 541-0872

Starfish Rentals and Realty is one of Topsail Island's premiere agencies supplying island vacationers and new home seekers with the location and house of their dreams. Starfish prides themselves in customer communication, always willing and ready to answer your questions or provide information. Located in the heart of Surf City, Starfish...more about Starfish Rentals and Realty

TI Rentals Topsail Island Vacation Rentals
118 North Topsail Drive
Surf City, NC 28445
(910) 328-9977
(866) 535-9977

Making the decision to vacation on Topsail Island isn't difficult. However, choosing where to stay can sometimes be tricky. TI Rentals is available to relieve you of such a burden. Let the professionals handle the work of finding the perfect vacation home for you. TI Rentals has an abundant listing of...more about TI Rentals

320 N. New River Dr.
Surf City, NC 28445
(910) 328-5211

As one of the oldest real estate firms on Topsail Island, Lewis Realty really knows the area. That knowledge combined with technology lets vacationers easily find their perfect vacation home using Lewis Realty’s advanced interactive website. Search options include the number of bedrooms and baths, price range, location, and a menu...more about Lewis Realty

920 S. Anderson Blvd.
Topsail Beach, NC
(910) 328-4201
(888) 328-4201

Located just south of the Topsail Beach business district in a delightful, light green house, Sea Path Realty is easy to find. Five agents can assist you with your residential real estate and beach rental needs. Sea Path Realty is a member of Multiple Listing Service (MLS). Office hours are 9 AM...more about Sea Path Realty

302 North New River Drive
Surf City, NC 328-3400
(910) 328-3400

Seashore Realty Group in Surf City, NC is one of Topsail Island’s top agencies for renting on or around the area. From their beginnings in 2007, Seashore has provided countless island visitors with properties that make a beach vacation a lasting memory.  SeaShore's extensive listings supply vacationers in search of a...more about SeaShore Realty Group

14131 NC Hwy 50
Surf City, NC 28445
(910) 328-5241
(800) 526-6432

Topsail Realty has represented highest quality rental properties on Topsail Island for over 4 decades.  The business is locally and personally operated, and dedicated to providing vacation rental homes for you and your family to enjoy to the max. Topsail Realty is unique in that they are one of few realty...more about Topsail Realty, Inc.

Century 21 Action, Inc.
Ward Realty Corp.
Island Real Estate
United Country Coastline Realty

Rental Services

Sweet Dreams Linens Topsail Island Vacation Rentals
127 J. H. Batts Rd.
Surf City, NC 28445
(910) 612-5312

Sweet Dreams Linens provides hospitality-quality bed and bath linen rentals, deluxe baby equipment rentals and quality beach equipment rentals to vacation rental properties, property managers, property owners, guests and tenants and hotels in the Topsail Island Area. Sweet Dreams Linens delivers to Surf City, Topsail Beach and North Topsail Beach....more about Sweet Dreams Linens


More often than not, most rental companies these days offer at least some properties that are pet friendly. Before you book your accommodation, make sure to ask for that company's specific pet policy and whether or not the property you are want to book is indeed pet friendly. Each company will have clearly spelled out policies, and rest assured these policies are strictly enforced. 

Among the concerns with pets should be the issue of fleas, as they present a major problem during the warm months. Fumigation and pest control will take a chunk out of your deposit, so please be conscious of your pet’s condition. If you decide to roll the dice and ignore pet policies, some agencies will demand your immediate dismissal.

If leaving your pet at home isn’t a possibility and you can't find a property where pets are allowed, local kennels and “doggie daycare” services will look after your cherished companion. Check our Traveling With Pets page for a list of places that have pet-friendly accommodations.

Accommodations and Locations

Do you prefer the sound side or the oceanfront? This is an important question to consider as rates for properties increase with proximity to the water. While a beachfront home offers scenic views and an easy commute from your door to the waves, a different location, while just as convenient, might save you a bundle.

If you have your own boat or are planning on renting one, a house on the sound might be perfect for you. While the sunrise over the Atlantic is breathtaking, the sunset over the sound is equally beautiful.

During your stay, you can expect to have the basic appliances supplied by the owner of the property. Most rentals offer cable, telephone, heat and air, and come fully furnished. Dishes and cooking utensils are almost universally provided, but checking with your rental agency is always a good idea before setting out on vacation. Certain spots also offer activity centers such as gyms, swimming pools, tennis courts and other forms of recreation. More often than not, guests are required to supply their own sheets, towels, cleaning supplies and beach gear. Your rental agency should have a detailed checklist of items you will need during your stay.

Almost anything too cumbersome to bring along (bicycles, kayaks, etc.) can be rented for a small fee. See our Sports, Fitness and Parks or Watersports sections or ask your rental agency for details on which businesses offer these services.

A Few Rules

There are a number of rules to follow when renting a beach home from a rental agency. The large majority of these properties are second homes for their owners, and renting them out means trusting their agency to choose responsible renters. Each agency has its own specific policies, and vacationing parties should make themselves aware of these policies and their consequences.

Many area vacation homes require the minimum age of renters to be at least age 21, however some extend that limit to 25, often excepting married couples under that age. Be sure to check with your particular agency prior to setting your heart on a vacation home. Large groups of young renters can often encounter resistance due to damage concerns. Large house parties are discouraged and many rental agreements prohibit them altogether, especially at the smaller, quieter beaches. Breaching this area of your contract can easily result in the forfeiture of your deposit and the instant termination of your rental agreement. The bottom line is be respectful of other people's property, privacy and peace and quiet.

While cleaning services are offered upon checkout for a fee, the agencies expect you to leave no trace of your visit. Often times, a portion of your deposit goes to these services should you fail to leave things as you found them, and the agency is at liberty to determine these fees. As is expected, you should treat your “home away from home” as though it was your own.

While most people own cell phones, the majority of area properties have a telephone for your use. Responsible use is expected and often agencies will block outgoing long-distance calls to prevent abuse of phone service.


Vacation rental prices fall in a wide range from $700 to $10,000 (or more) a week, depending on your choice of accommodation, location, luxury factor and season. Bald Head Island, Wrightsville Beach and Figure Eight Island are at the high end. Topsail, Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and the Brunswick Beaches (Oak Island, Holden Beach, Ocean Isle Beach and Sunset Beach) offer a broader array of less-pricey accommodations, but also have their share of high-end properties.

Most agencies require a deposit, and there are various stipulations in the agreement that you need to be familiar with. For example, a state/county tax of 7 percent and, depending on the location, a room tax ranging from 1 to 6 percent are added to the cost. A deposit of 50 percent is generally required to confirm reservations. Major credit cards are usually, but not always, accepted. Check with the individual rental agency for required methods of payment. Some accept personal checks provided they arrive 30 to 60 days in advance of your arrival. Rental rates are subject to change without notice. Winter rates may be significantly less.

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