What to Bring | Vacation Checklist

Topsail Island rental homes with Ward Realty all have minimum standards to make your stay on Topsail be as close to home away from home as possible. All of our rentals include fully equipped kitchens, basic small appliances (microwaves, coffee makers, toasters, blenders), pillows comforters/bedspreads, television(s), central heating/air, iron/ironing board and much more! See below for a helpful list of what to bring with you to your Topsail Island vacation rental. Please note that Topsail Island vacation rentals do not come with sheets, bath towels, shampoo, soaps or paper products. Some of our rentals do come with bed and bath linens (sheets and towels) for standard beds and for certain lengths of stay, and this is noted on the property's description and list of amenities. Ward Realty, through a third party vendor, does rent linens (sheets and towels) for a whole house or just for one bed for your convenience. Click here for specific information on linen rentals with Ward Realty. If you are planning on visiting some of the attractions in Topsail Island, please make sure that you bring specialty items or contact the various guides/vendors. If you need to rent a home with a specific amenity, such as an elevator or hot tub, then feel free to search for your Topsail Island rental home on our easy vacation search by amenity page. Also, be sure to check out the Topsail Beach North Carolina weather page to help make your packing easy.

What to Bring

  • Sheets & pillow cases for homes that do not provide linens
  • Towels & wash cloths for homes that do not provide linens
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Medicines
  • Clothes
  • Bathing suit
  • Camera
  • Sunglasses
  • Beach towels & chairs
  • Sun-tan lotion
  • Bath soap & shampoo
  • Hair dryer
  • Food
  • Condiments/spices
  • Dish towels
  • Trash bags
  • Dishwashing detergent
  • Aluminum/plastic wrap
  • Non-abrasive cleanser
  • Laundry detergent
  • Blankets
  • Cash

What to take home

  • Memories
  • Clothes (do not put in trash carts)
  • Your linens
  • Medicines
  • Camera
  • Shark's teeth
  • Leftover food
  • Suntan
  • Fish caught
  • Photos
  • Souvenirs
  • A relaxed attitude!!!

What to put in the trash cart

  • All food not going home
  • Old swim floats
  • Unwanted stuff
  • No clothes, please
  • Junk
  • All other garbage
  • Drink cans & bottles - Please recycle if you are staying in Surf City or North Topsail Beach
  • Carts must be rolled out to the street and rolled back within 24 hours of service. Guests may be subject to fines by the municipalities for failure to do so.
  • Do not place any trash outside of the provided carts. Call Ward Realty as Guests are subject to fines from the municipalities.