Topsail Island
Topsail Island
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Brian L
11 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Family
We love the beach and top sail island. Meyers realty will never get another dime from me. We originally reserved with starfish realty but was told after receiving a email our resverations were canceled (paid in full when booked) that everthing was transferred to Meyers realty. Contacted them directly and was told everything is fine and we would hear from them closer to our resverations (over 6 months away). We started contacting them about a month out about questions of heating the pool and boat dock. Communications with them was like talking to a brick wall. Noone knew anything or it was handled by someone else and they were working from home (due to covid). Never to be heard from again. The week before our check in started calling more to even find out check in process. Finally was told friday night our key was in their drop box for our Saturday reservation. Carpet in 1 bedroom was stained and filthy beyond. We took pics of it and other stains and damages just to cover ourselves and enjoyed our week. Our dog tried to mark his territory due to all the smells and previous pets. We bought a carpet cleaner and cleaned all the carpets before we left as well as fix the chairs, replace light bulbs, fix cabinet doors, and other maintenance things we could. The track lights were shorting out and had been for almost a year and none of the down stair outlets worked. GFI would not reset due to another short somewhere. (Gave up and ran extension cords). A month latter we started calling again to ask about our $850 deposit. (Again someone else does it and was working from home). Finnaly got contacted by Carol and was told they have 45 days to return deposit and were working to clean carpets as well as other damages and still needed to hear from owner how much to return. I sent her before and after pics of carpet and eventually got back $500. Starting my complaint process now but will never and would never recommend Carol Meyers realty or 360 degrees of heaven house. Is was 365 days of misery and frustration.
Written February 7, 2021
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stuart h
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
The island has few resturants and the worse traffic I have ever seen. If you want to spend half of your time in the car waiting to cross the bridge to go to a resturant to eat or go to the grocery store then Topsail is the place for you. The beach house was ok but was a lot smaller than the photos The beach itsenf was beautiful but in order to eat at a decent resturant you had to leave the island thus traffic. Left early due to traffic situation. It was not so crowded that you could not feel safe but does not compare with Ocracoke Island or the outerbanks. The seafood resturants in Sneeds Ferry were great esopecially Riverview Cafe. Not worth the money we had to pay.
Written July 3, 2020
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679dll
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Family
Beautiful ocean and beautiful beach. Nice homes. It would have been a lovely time if not for the party people. Loud cruising cars going down the small beachside road at all hours of morning and night. Lots of motorcyles and cars and trucks cruising around town revving their motors. Girls in skimpy bikinis walking barefoot and hooting down the street. Groups of young men on the beach drinking straight from cases of beer and liquor bottles (in the so-called no alcohol zone no less). Annoying for adults and a real problem for families. Surf City needs to get a handle on their cruising and party culture or it will soon become place for families.
Written April 9, 2021
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Claire S
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Friends
Topsail Island is very pretty. We enjoyed the off-season quietness but our very expensive rental was the worst we’ve ever rented and we have rented dozens of places! First of all, it was extremely dirty. Dog hair everywhere, dirty toilets, and tubs. The advertised washing machine was filled with mold and unusable. The grill was filthy and hadn’t been cleaned ever. It also had no gas. The fridge didn’t make ice and gradually quit working. The house had a beautiful view but that was it! I’d never ever rent from Ward Realtor again!
Written November 3, 2022
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Brenda R
Munhall, PA23 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
We were here February 2020. The restaurant on property was closed d/t renovations, there was nothing at all going on as far as renovations!! The outside covered pool was also demolished and looked as though it hadn’t been touched as far as remodeling in a very long time.....weathered wood frame etc. Was surprised to read on another review there had just been 14million dollars put into this property in 2018!! Not sure where!?!?
Written April 10, 2020
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JAMIE P
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Family
We traveled to North Topsail Island, NC last week. The trip was amazing!! The weather was low 80’s and sunshine, there was one day of scattered rain but was still able to enjoy the beach. We stayed at the “Hyacinth” home and it was right on the beach. Perfect location and not super busy. Several wonderful seafood restraunts- The Crab Pot, Topsail Steamer and Low Tide to name a few. . There is also an amazing donut shop- the Fractured Prune. We highly recommend this area to anyone vacationing with young children and teenagers.
Written October 11, 2021
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L.
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
Ward Realty is the worst property management company we have ever known. The people are money hungry and don't care about their customers at all. The houses are not cleaned properly. Never rent a home from Ward Realty unless you want a ruined vacation and to encounter people who truly don't care about your health at all. At the beginning of the pandemic, they applied a new Covid-19 Protocol fee and indicated that they would now do even more to protect the health of their clients and customers. However, upon arrival, we found our house more filthy than before. There was urine and feces on the toilets, hairs and mildew in the bathroom showers. The Kitchen sink and floor was filthy. Pots and pans had grease and food stuck to them, but had been put away as if they were clean. When we complained, we were treated as though we were the problem. Therese Moorefield is their new Property Manager from Myrtle Beach and she is so unprofessional to say the least. She claims to have 26 years of experience but has absolutely no idea how to treat customers at all. She is unprofessional, ignorant and seems overwhelmed in this pisition. She is an imposter and no one on Topsail Island should be expected to deal with her incompetence!
Written January 10, 2023
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Beach family
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Family
Oceanfront to Treasure Realty actually means that from some vantage point in the house you can see the ocean. Google even shows it as a .3 mile walk to public beach access. You have to pass just over 20 houses to actually get to the beach. We didn’t think to verify “oceanfront” since we’ve rented here at Topsail oceanfront for a decade and never encountered this. Within 1 hour of booking we realized this and called to adjust, everything is full so we asked to be released from the house rental since it is not oceanfront, which a treasure realty agent agreed with us that it isn’t however the manager D refused to refund without us being liable for full contract and even if it books to charge us 15%. Absolutely ludicrous. This is a situation that I would say is a business capitalizing on the covid pandemic and inflating the property with misrepresentation as oceanfront when it absolutely is not. All I request is a full and complete refund and adjust the listing to not mislead others by representing this property as oceanfront, it clearly is NOT.
Written April 2, 2021
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Kate W
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
Love Topsail! Very quiet and laidback atmosphere. Great place to relax and unwind. Small town vibes. Various outdoor activities available: fishing, surfing, rentals for jet skis, bikes and golf carts. Favorite stops are the pier, the arcade, Karen Beasley Turtle Rehab, the south end of the island... Sugar Island cafe & bakery! Clean, uncrowded beaches. Love looking for shark teeth!
Written September 15, 2020
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Claire G
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
I was told that I should visit Topsail Island and I absolutely fell in love. The island consists of three beaches: North Topsail, Surf City, and Topsail Beach. There is a campground near Topsail beach. Surf City has everything you need as far as food and supplies and has a beach town vibe. Topsail is mostly cute residential beach homes. The beach was pristine and relatively private. Will definitely visit again.
Written July 27, 2021
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