3 bd Oceanfront Cottage & 2-2 bd Apts , 7 Bd, 4 Ba Total.
About Babs wagner
We are beach lovers. We especially love family beach fun. We bought Simple Sernity as a retreat to to enjoy and share with other beach lovers. Because it is a simple older property, we always have a project, maintenance or upgrade on our list. We enjoy working on the cottage and just love to see our guests enjoy them. We have four grown married children and 9!!!! grandchildren. We call it 'joyful Chaos'. There is nothing better for us than seeing the little ones gather together playing right here on the beach. When we bought the property, the oldest ones were just babies. Now they are riding waves, boogie boarding and learning to surf. It makes us realize that life flies faster than we ever imagined. And taking time to 'smell the roses' or to 'feel the sea breeze' is so important. For us, the beach is so grounding, healing, humbling and joyful all at the same time. It seems to have a spell on even the busiest Type A folks. We just love reading the happy comments in the guest book. We feel so blessed to have Simple Serenity and love to share it.
Babs wagner purchased this Cottage in 2003
Why Babs wagner chose Surf City
We moved to North Carolina from Pennsylvania 26 years ago. We had spent our childhoods vacationing at the New Jersey beaches. We saw them get crowded, expensive and really commercialized. When we first visited Surf City in 1986,we felt like we were back in time. We loved the comfortable but 'campy' feel of the property, bought it on the spot and just knew it would be a wonderful, restful vacation spot.
What makes this Cottage unique
The property is in an ideal location. Close enough to walk to everything, but far enough away that the beach isn't crowded.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Pets allowed - Will consider one well behaved dog . See policies.Will consider one well behaved dog . See policies.
Max guests: 18 (sleeps up to 16 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
Amazing location. Babs was a fabulous and very attentive.
Our extended family was able to stay in one location. Enjoyed having three homes. Provided room for each family. It was lovely to wake up with the sunrise over the ocean shining through the windows.
Wonderful Stay at Surf City
This exceptionally clean and thoughtfully equipped property is situated in an excellent location in Surf City. The house is close to the heart of Surf City so there are plenty of shops and restaurants in easy walking distance. Yet the beach, while busy in the high season, was never crowded.
The main house is well-equipped and charming. It's an easy walk down off the dune to the beach. I believe this is the closest to the beach I've ever been in a beach-front house.
Each cottage has two bedrooms (one bed in each), a bathroom, and an open kitchen/living area with sofa, coffee table, and drop-leaf table. The front door to the main house is a short walk from the cottages. You can also follow a short boardwalk along the side of the main house to access the back deck and the steps down to the beach.
The size of the spaces in the property are modest, but they are full of extra touches to help efficiently utilize space - shelves, hooks, furniture pieces. The kitchens were appropriately provisioned.
The owner was wonderful to work with and very accessible.
If I could change one thing about the property, it would be to have larger oceanfront outdoor space with some shelter.
Overall, an excellent stay. I did not want to leave when our week was over!
We had a great time on vacation at this property. It was everything we expected.
Had an excellent time: Awesome location and property
We had a total of 17 people for our stay with a broad mix of small kids, teenagers, and adults. The three separate buildings are unique for a beach rental, and it gave us all some space and privacy when needed. The main cottage sits right on the beach and is perfect for keeping an eye on the smaller kids, and is a beautiful place to sit and relax. The location is also perfect for teens and adults to walk into surf city and we rarely were in cars, except to go roller skating on the other side of the island.
We had several communications with Babs throughout the process and she immediately was back to us and easy to work with. If we go to Topsail next summer we will definitely rent the property. The week went by, unfortunately, all too fast.
Amazing Family Vacation
We absolutely loved staying at Sweet Serenity. The location is ideal. Just steps from the beach it is so easy for all ages to run back and forth from beach to house thus enjoying every outside minute possible.
We love Surf City. Our family loves to park our cars for the week and enjoy all the great places to eat and shop without ever having to get back into a car.
The main house and cottages have all that is needed. Nothing fancy. But yet all that is needed to enjoy a week at the beach was provided.
The common area is perfect for all to gather for meals and conversation. We grilled out several times, pulled the additional "picnic tables" to the common area and all enjoy supper together nightly.
Babs is the perfect host.
Our entire family of 18 all agreed that this was the perfect place for us!! Thank you, Babs and Sweet Serenity for a wonderful vacation. See you next year!!!
Wind Surfing, Paddleboarding, Sightseeing Cruises, Local Playgrounds, Concerts, Outdoor Movies and Public Boat Ramps.