Upon arrival to this historical and unique 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath pseudo-Mediterranean style home, you'll find yourself immersed in lush tropical landscaping (season permitting). Large palm trees and flowering bushes surround the beautifully renovated and repurposed cement structure originally built in 1947 that was once Missile Tower 4, an integral part of Operation Bumblebee. We know you are excited for your vacation to begin, but unfortunately, early check-in is not available at Tower Four.
Living and Dining:
Each of the three floors is open and inviting, drawing light from large windows. The main living area is on the 1stfloor with a fully appointed kitchen and all new appliances. The crown jewel is the oceanfront dining area, which is surrounded on three sides by floor to ceiling glass for a spectacular view. Just off the living room is a beautiful wet bar with wine refrigerator and a half bath, perfect for entertaining. If you prefer to dine outside and enjoy the views and salt air, there are two separate dining areas that seat up to 6 people easily.
- Panoramic ocean view from dining room
- Wine bar
- Dining table seats 6
- Gourmet kitchen
- Counter seats 3
- Laundry on ground floor
- Whole house water filtration
The King master bedroom suite is located up the spiral stairway on the 2nd floor and includes a full private bath with sumptuous details like towel warmers and a Jacuzzi tub. Large sliding glass doors let in tons of natural light. On the street side you'll find a sundeck where you'll get a great view of the fourth of July fireworks show. The spacious oceanfront sundeck has stairs to connect you to lower levels. On a clear day you can see all the way to the Oak Island Lighthouse! Here's the real treat - above the master suite is a cozy cupola/loft, perfect for a cat nap, a cozy reading spot or for stargazing. And take a minute to notice the embedded brass stamp in the floor. It is original to the structure and is marked "1947 - Tower Four". One of the triangles point to true north and all corners of the home align with the points on the compass. Two more bedrooms are located on the ground floor, accessed either by the internal spiral stairway or by external door. Each is fitted with a queen platform bed. The ground floor also houses a full bath with decedent towel warmers, full size laundry and an extra den with large flat screen TV that also has a queen sleeper sofa. Each bedroom includes large windows overlooking the lush landscaping (season permitting).
- King master, 2nd floor - with private full bath, private oceanfront and street side decks and cupola/loft
- Queen room, ground floor, full bath adjacent
- Queen room, ground floor, full bath adjacent
- Extra den with queen sleeper sofa, ground floor
Tower Four is surrounded by furnished sunny decks, covered porches, a ground level shady patio with a BBQ Grill/firepit and lush gardens (season permitting), creating an oasis in which to relax and unwind. Tucked amongst the landscape you'll find the biggest surprise - an outdoor full bathroom! Not just an enclosed shower, you will find a tub, rain shower, sink and toilet, with a window facing into the dunes - making you feel as if you are in a little fairy house in a garden. All this, and the beach is just steps away by your private walkway.
- Outdoor full bathroom
- Covered Porches
- Private walkway to beach
- Walkway hose for rinsing feet
You can still see the original tower at the center of the home, identified by the four concrete pillars, one at each corner. Additional living and dining space was created with additions on both the ocean and street sides. The home is constructed of concrete, and finished in stucco, Mediterranean tile and wood, creating clean and simple lines that pay homage to the utility of the original tower while creating a bright and cheerful home that maximizes space while minimizing changes to the original footprint.
Your beach rental is located approximately 1.5 miles south of the Surf City high rise bridge, near the central part of Topsail Island, puts you close to restaurants, shops, Surf City Pier and more! Be sure to visit some local attractions such as the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital and the Missiles and More Museum, which tells the story of our island's past.
- Parking for 4-5 vehicles
- Central air/heat
- 2 color cable TVs, Roku, DVD player
- Wireless internet access
- Dishwasher, microwave, washer/dryer
- Wet bar w/wine frig
- Ceiling fans, phone
- Jacuzzi in the master bathroom
- Unfortunately early check in is not available at this property
Points of caution:
- Narrow spiral staircase to master suite and lower bedrooms/den
- Built-in ladder in master bedroom leading up to small top floor cupola/loft area
- Short drive backs onto busy street, combined with lush landscaping, is cause for caution
Tower Four has been featured in Echoes of Topsail by David A. Stallman, Mayberry by The Sea by Ray McAllister, UNC TV/Exploring North Carolina and even on HGTV - Island Living.
For more information about Operation Bumblebee visit the Missiles and More Museum in Topsail Beach.
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1410 S. Shore Dr. , NC, Surf City, 28445
- What To Bring
- Linens - not included
- Pet Free (No Pets by Anyone)
- Smoke Free (No Smoking by Anyone)
- Wireless Internet
- Area - South of the Ward Realty Office
- Beach Access - Direct
- Ceiling Fan(s)
- Central Air & Heat
- Coffee Maker
- Color Cable TV(s)
- Deck Furniture
- Departure Clean Included
- DVD Player(s)
- Full Kitchen
- Guest Amenity Bag for Addn'l Fee
- Iron + Board
- Linens Avail. for Addn'l Fee
- Outside Shower - Hot/Cold
- Pillows & Cover
- Stereo with CD Player
- Sun Deck(s)
- Wet Bar
- Whirlpool Tub
Rentals in June, July, and August are weekly only. For all other times, nightly rates are available on request.
|10/30/2021 - 11/06/2021||$1,495|
|11/06/2021 - 11/13/2021||$1,495|
|11/13/2021 - 11/20/2021||$1,495|
|11/27/2021 - 12/04/2021||$1,495|
|12/04/2021 - 12/11/2021||$1,495|
|12/11/2021 - 12/18/2021||$1,495|
Updated 06/12/2021 23:04:03 PM