How to Have a Kid Friendly Vacation on Topsail Island

How to Have a Kid Friendly Vacation on Topsail Island

Topsail Island is the perfect place to vacation with your family. 

It's clean, quiet, and safe. There is plenty to do, from learning about our local nature, tasting delicious seafood, enjoying ice cream at the park, or simply playing on the beach – kids love Topsail. 

And, it all starts with an amazing Topsail Island vacation rental. Ward Realty has almost 300 beautiful properties in our inventory. Today we would like to feature some of the most kid-friendly rentals in the bunch. They might have a really cool game room, or be located near a playground. Some have a pool (which is often easier to deal with than the beach!), while others have big closets full of games and puzzles. Let's check them out! 

Baby Girl | Ward Realty

Baby Girl 

Oceanfront | North Topsail Beach | 5 BR/5 Bath

Send the big kids downstairs to the game room which has its own mini-split air conditioner, color cable TV, refrigerator, kid's foosball & air hockey table. There is also an elevator for easily hauling gear up and down, and bunk beds the kids will love! 

The Sandcastle | Ward Realty

The Sandcastle

Oceanview | Topsail Beach | 4 BR/4 Bath

This immaculate home features an entire wing of the home set up perfectly for all of the kids, including an extra den with double futon, a separate twin bedroom and a private screened-in covered porch with a ping pong table!

Mermaid View | Ward Realty

Mermaid View

Oceanfront  | Topsail Beach | 3 BR/4 Bath

Mermaid View, which is NEW for 2021, is perfect for families needing space to spread out! It has one bedroom on each floor, plus a SECRET hangout space your kids will love! The coastal decor and great location will make everyone smile. 

Bunnie's Hutch | Ward Realty

Bunnie's Hutch

Oceanfront | Surf City | 5 BR/4 Bath

Bunnie's Hutch is such a great rental for family groups because it's sort of like getting three rentals in one. Check out the description to get a feel for the three separate living spaces, one of which has a huge air hockey table! Everyone can get a good night's sleep here (well, unless the baby is crying all night). 

The Mary Mermaid | Ward Realty

The Mary Mermaid

Oceanview  | North Topsail Beach | 4 BR/4 Bath

The Mary Mermaid has a great fenced backyard, ready to contain your rambunctious toddler! Kick around a soccer ball without worrying about a thing. This property also has fun bunk beds, awesome views and is close to the beach for your convenience. 

Shellabration | Ward Realty


Oceanfront | Surf City | 8 BR/10 Bath

Shellabration is a HUGE vacation rental with plenty of space for everyone! Bring another family, or bring grandma to babysit while you enjoy everything Topsail has to offer. A private pool is the cherry on top of this stunning Surf City rental. 

COMING SOON: Keep an eye out for a new property, "Shore Beats Work" (907 Broadway St. in Surf City). It has a huge fenced yard and it is close to Nelva K. Albury Park, which has a Pirate Ship themed playground! It also has sturdy gates on the top of the staircases. 

Don't forget that if you are a homeschooling family (or your school works on an alternative schedule), you can visit Topsail Island almost any time! It's a great time to take a vacation, even during the "off season". After all, the prices on our rental houses go way down once summer is over, but there is still plenty to do and the sun is still shining. 

Read more: Surprising Reasons Winter is Awesome on Topsail Island

See more hidden gems

Check out our previous post, "Discover the Hidden Gems of Ward Realty: Simply Awesome Rental Homes". 

In it, we feature some of our most unique vacation rentals that you just have to see. 

Hidden Gems of Topsail Island | Ward Realty

Baby and Beach Equipment Rentals

Need to borrow gear for the kids, like a crib or high chair? Ward Realty can help. Prices are per week only. If you are renting a property for longer than one week, please call the office for special pricing.

Baby Gate (Standard) - $25
Baby Gate (Extra Wide) - $25
High Chair - $35.00
Full Size Crib - $85.00
Beach Cart (Wonder Wheeler) - $25
Beach Wagon - $85
Beach Chair (Aluminum) - $20.00
Beach Chair (Lg. Wooden) - $25.00
Beach Umbrella (8' Wooden) - $45.00
Cooler (60 qt. on Wheels) - $25.00

Vacationing with kids can be fun - really! 

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