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Upon arrival to this historical and unique 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath upscale pseudo-Mediterranean style home, you’ll find yourself immersed in lush tropical landscaping. 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. Create a relaxing ambiance with the whole home surround sound system, controlled from the main living room, which includes speakers on every level. The main living area is on the 1st floor and starts with a comfortable and relaxing living room and fully appointed kitchen with 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. As an extra treat, the tile floor is heated, so perfect on bare feet at breakfast. 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.
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.
Tower Four is surrounded by furnished sunny decks, covered porches, a ground level shady patio with a BBQ Grill/firepit and lush gardens, 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.
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.
Location: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.
Points of 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.
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 or towels, you may bring your own or rent them through Ward Realty.
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All Rental items will be delivered to the property by the end of your check-in day and will be picked up on your departure day. Linen sets include flat sheet, fitted sheet as well as a pillowcase, bath towel, hand towel and washcloth per person that the bed sleeps.
To find the total vacation cost of this vacation rental, please select check-in and check-out dates using the calendar to the right of the home’s photos and then select the "Calculate Price" button. Please note that during the time from June 1 to August 23 the rental period is "Weekly Only".
The total vacation cost includes the base rent for the dates selected, state and local taxes, administrative fee, security deposit waiver or security deposit, and the optional trip insurance.
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