From Renter to Owner: Buying the Perfect Vacation Home

From Renter to Owner: Buying the Perfect Vacation Home | Ward Realty

Dreaming of Beach Property? 

If you have ever considered purchasing an investment property but felt intimidated by the process, we have a solution for you: Let Ward Realty help you buy your very own Vacation Rental Property and own a slice of paradise right here on Topsail Island.

As the homeowner, you benefit in two ways:  

First, you "stay for free" when you block off your preferred time to vacation. Second, you will receive a fantastic rental income from your property when it is rented out. Don't worry if you choose not to rent out your property as a vacation rental. You will continue to build equity in your home in one of the most desirable areas on the East Coast. 

If you like vacationing here, you will LOVE owning property here! 

hand housing wooden house on beach | Ward Realty

Why invest in a vacation rental? 

In this day and age, it is no secret that vacation rentals are quickly becoming the preferred method of accommodation for the family traveler. Vacation rentals are affordable, provide privacy and offer a better local experience. On Topsail Island, vacation rentals are far and away the most prevalent form of accommodation.

But I don't live can I manage a rental property? 

Owning a vacation rental property is a big commitment, but it does not need to be arduous for the homeowner. Let Ward Realty take care of the process for you, and allow us to also help you set and achieve goals for your vacation home. 

Our experience helps us reduce expenses and maximize income for you. We are here to manage your bottom line and exceed your expectations. Our turnkey service allows us to handle everything from the marketing to housekeeping to guest services. 

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Provide us with a well maintained home and you can just sit back while we send you an income check.

At Ward Realty, we treat your beach house like it was our own. Ward Realty takes into consideration the wants and needs of the homeowner, as well as those of the guests, to curate a quality inventory of homes, condos and townhouses for Topsail Island vacations. 

We are here to maximize your rental income AND look after your home, all while minimizing expenses. It’s fair and honest business practices, with a lot of southern hospitality, that make us stand out from the rest.

Want your house all to yourself?

You might choose to purchase a home on Topsail Island for your exclusive use. There is no rule that says you have to rent it out! Reserve the right to keep the home for personal use, or to share with family and friends. You may even decide to make Topsail Island your permanent home as we have done! We can help you find the perfect property for this exciting new chapter of your life. 

Browse available listings 

Here are links to a few of our current listings for beautiful vacation home properties. Click here to view all properties. 

Great 2nd row property...Directly across from beach access... charming round cottage design... very well maintained. Open floor plan.

Super outdoor living area with wrap around decks...Swim Spa...lower level screened porch...huge concrete patio for picnic table, hammock, and lounge chairs....hurricane shutters...both bedrooms feature a closet system for maximum storage.

You do not find this type of property very often for such a great price...never rented but would make a good rental investment...Have your own home for the price of a condo. Home features Pella Windows with built in blinds.

Remarkable opportunity to own a sound front home literally minutes to the Surf City Beaches! Beautiful views of Topsail Island, the sound and Intracoastal Waterway with your own pier/dock (to be updated) with water and fish cleaning station. 

This home has been nicely remodeled with new kitchen, laminate floors, fresh paint, new front porch, as well as a 20 X 28 double garage with lots of storage. In the back is also a new deck and screened porch to enjoy the views. The front and back yards are shaded by several large live oak trees and the back yard is fenced in to protect your 2 legged or 4 legged little ones. A 20 X 28 bonus room was also added with sliding doors to the deck that can be used as a large family room/game room or use your imagination for other possibilities.

This oceanfront gem is the definition of a true Topsail Beach Cottage but with the modern comforts you expect. Inside, this spacious cottage boasts an open floor plan with knotty pine walls, real, old fashioned hardwood floors throughout, kitchen & dining tables that seat 12 and amazing ocean views! There is a second seating area downstairs along with 3 bedrooms and a full bath. 

It is located on a quiet street less than a mile from downtown Surf City. The pride & joy of this home is the large oceanfront partially covered sun deck with built in seating and a hot & cold enclosed outside shower to wash away the salt & sand. This location features one of the highest oceanfront elevations you'll find.

Affordable Charm

Outdoor living at its best and priced to sell. 

Sound Side Ease

Easy-care laminate and fresh paint. Ready for you to make new memories. 

Ocean Views

Truly a piece of paradise in Surf City, NC.  

Contact Us

If you have any questions about buying a beach vacation rental, please don't hesitate to reach out to our team here at Ward Realty. We can truly do it all, from finding you the perfect investment property to managing your rental, we pride ourselves on providing excellent service to anyone who loves Topsail Island as much as we do. 


Ward Realty Corp.

202 South Topsail Drive

Surf City, NC  28445


(910) 328-3221

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