Topsail Island vacation rentals | Trip Preparation

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, linens, shampoo, soaps and paper products. Ward Realty 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.
2020 Update:  Due to COVID-19 and the recommendations and policies of our local municipalities and CDC, we suggest that in addition to the items below that all guests bring face coverings, hand sanitizer, toilet paper and other essential supplies from home.  We believe that our grocery stores and other retailers are stocked, but they may not have everything you need exactly at the time you are shopping.  The home will be disinfected at each departure cleaning; however, please note , there will be no extra pillows, blankets, bath mats, kitchen towels, etc. for tenant use.  Please bring these items from home if you wish to use while on vacation.  Thank you for your understanding.

What to Bring

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  • Sheets & pillow cases
  • Towels & wash cloths
  • 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