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Villa Capriani
Reviewed August 26, 2008

We recently stayed at the Villa Capriani unit 104 (Aug 17th-21st) a one bedroom unit was in very nice condition and the view wasn't bad being in the back. We had a beautiful sunset every night over the bay. . The weather was perfect, sunny, warm with a nice breeze. However, the last day on the beach Wednesday was pretty windy due to the tropical storm in Florida & surf was getting rough. So we spent that day by the pool which was beautiful. We ate at Ricks restaurant three times because the food was so good. Clean atmosphere and excellent service. One night we ate at Crabby Mikes which was not so good compared to Ricks. We went to the Turtle Talk which in the paper said photo opps, so we thought they would have actual turtles but it was just a turtle shell that kids could put on to take a pic. Wish we just went to the turtle hospital . Kind of a kid talk. We left during the end when they started with raccoon & turtle puppets talking to each other. I will submit photos later. Nice trip and our first visit to NC beaches.

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Reviewed August 10, 2008

We just returned from our second visit to Topsail and Villa Capriani and are happy to report we are just as thrilled about both as we were 6 years ago. Villa Capriani is located in North Topsail, where there are mainly a few condo complexes and homes. You will not find miniature golf, shopping, etc. For that you'll need to go back to the mainland (just a few minutes) or to Surf City, just south of North Topsail. The best part of Topsail is NO TRAFFIC! We have vacationed at the Outer Banks for several years and can no longer tolerate the crowds and traffic. Topsail is what the Outer Banks used to be! Villa Capriani is wonderful. There are several types of condos available. Most are privately owned so you will need to contact realty companies (we went through Treasure Realty). They range from one, two, three and four bedrooms with many floor plans. See Treasure's website to see the various plans. We had a 3 bedroom oceanfront unit (113-A). While advertised as a "ocean front" unit with a photo showing the entire beach and ocean, the reality is that first floor units now only see the ocean (no beach) as the dunes were replenished. Some units show current photos, but some still show the old photos of the entire beach. We loved this condo as there were also 3 bathrooms and there were 3 couples. One is a hall bath, the other two are ensuite as there are two masters. The largest master is a "lock out" unit. There is a common entry, but this bedroom can be completely private as there is a kitchenette with fridge and sink (no microwave in this unit). There is also a door from this bedroom that opens to the hallway where the other two bedrooms are. The other master and bedroom have access to the deck as well as from the living room. There is a fully equiped kitchen, large dining table and nice living room area with the door to the deck and 2 windows. The first floor is nice as you can access the pool and beach by just walking down one floor. There is an elevator, too. The grounds of the Villa are beautiful. There are 3 pools, one used to be the largest complex pool on the east coast. The other two are smaller with water falls and one with a grotto. There are palm trees (another plus to being a little further south) and vegetation everywhere that is meticulously maintained. The main pool has a pool bar and there is also a restaurant (Bella Luna) that serves lunch and dinner. We had dinner and it was wonderful, althought a little expensive ($68 for two with entrees, cup (large) of soup, split salad and no drinks). You must have pool passes ($5 deposit each returned at the end of your visit) and they are checked. They also have a DJ a few nights a week over the weekends with music at night and the pools are open for night swimming. We had beautiful weather and the pools were always in use, but never crowded. The beaches will probably need to be relcaimed soon as during high tide, it is small. During low tide, it is very wide. However, we were never crowded. There is a Food Lion across the bridge only minutes away as well as other stores/shops for necessities. We love Topsail and Villa Capriani and highly recommend it!

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Address: 1950 Nc Highway 172, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC 28460-6813
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Topsail Island > Surf City
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Specialty Lodging in Surf City
Number of rooms: 33
Also Known As:
Villa Capriani Hotel Surf City
Villa Capriani Topsail Island, NC - Surf City

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