COVID-19 – Office and Guest Information

Dear Guests,

Due to Covid-19, the 3 towns on Topsail Island have restricted short term/vacation rentals for the next 30 days (April 22 – 25 varies by town). Please see links below for information from each of the town’s websites regarding State of Emergency and/or Press Release.

Town of Surf City

Town of Topsail Beach

Town of North Topsail Beach

If you are scheduled to arrive between now and April 23, 2020, we will allow guests to change the dates of their reservation. We will issue you a credit for the amount already paid on your reservation. The credit must be applied to the same property and before the end of the year. If the seasonal rate is higher than the original booked rate, you are responsible for the difference.

If you or a member of your party, are sick (with the Corona Virus or any other illness that prevents travel) AND you purchased Travel Insurance, please refer to your policy and file your claim immediately with them. Please call Travel Guard directly with any questions regarding coverage or customer service 1-877-249-5376.

If you are interested in changing your dates, please send us an email with the following information to :

  • Name on reservation
  • Reservation ID/ Confirmation #
  • Property name
  • Scheduled dates
  • Preferred new arrival date
  • Preferred contact:  Cell phone (please provide) or Email address (please provide)

We ask that you send us this email as soon as possible.

Please do not call the office to request these changes. Our office is closed to the public. However, our staff is continuing to work answering emails.  Once your email notice has been received, you will be contacted by a member of our staff with further instructions. This option only applies to reservations scheduled from today until April 23, 2020.

If your reservation arrival date falls after April 24, 2020, please wait for further instructions. We do not know what will be happening with the virus or how it will impact travel in the future, we ask that you be patient with your reservations and allow us to handle the immediate travel issues at hand.

We are in the process of developing extended cleaning procedures to assist in lessening any risk of transmitting the virus in our vacation rental homes. These policies will be fully implemented early next week with plenty of time for the coming season.  We will continue to post updates as information becomes available to us.

Thank you and as always – stay safe and healthy,

All of us at A Beach Place Realty

Property Management

Your Success is our Success! A Beach Place Realty has the strength and resources of a large company, with personal service and individual attention through our local office and personnel.  Our courteous and professional staff members are dedicated to the success of your vacation home.  Contact us today for more details.


See what our Guests are saying . . .

“Hello, my family and I had a great vacation!  Thank you for everything, you made it such an easy and enjoyable experience to rent from you!  We’ll see you next year!” ~Tom K.

“Everything was perfect! . . . We enjoyed our vacation – it was wonderful!  Thank you!” ~ Gail D.

“Best home we have ever rented here and this is year 16!  Thanks!” ~ Cindy K.

“Had a GREAT vacation  . . .We will be back! Kids said this vacation is right up there w/ Disney World!  Blessings!” ~ Rachel B.

“Thank you for friendly, efficient service of staff including maintenance.” ~ Donna S.

“Staff at ‘A Beach Place’ – outstanding and most helpful.” ~ Gene P.


Hurricane Arthur

July 3, 2014 – Information provided by The Town of Surf City

The first heavy rain has just begun. Tropical Storm Arthur has become a hurricane with 80 mph winds and is now beginning to make its turn toward the northeast. Satellite and radar both depict a better-defined storm and reconnaissance aircraft shows eye pressures are in a steady fall which indicates that strengthening is continuing. The center of the storm is currently located off the east coast of Florida about 105 miles southeast of Charleston and about 300 miles southwest of Cape Hatteras. The forecast scenario discussed in updates over the last 24 hours has changed very little, as steering currents for Hurricane Arthur are very well defined. Given the significant fall in central pressure this morning and the favorable environment for strengthening, Arthur could easily become a category 2 hurricane by the time it reaches the vicinity of the Outer Banks of North Carolina early Friday morning. This expected motion will cause the storm to parallel the South Carolina coast on today and then the North Carolina coast tonight.

Property Management – Vacation Rentals

If you are a first time homeowner on Topsail Island or considering a change in property management companies, please consider joining our program!  Contact us today for details on our Property Management Program including our in-house maintenance, meticulous housekeepers, excellent marketing and personalized service.  Find out why our guests keeping coming back!

Best time at the beach!

Fall is really the best time to visit the beach.  The air and water temps are still very warm and the beaches are even more un-crowded!  The sunrises and sunsets are truly breathtaking this time of year.  Several sea turtle nests are hatching too!  Call or email today to find a place to stay for 3 nights, a week or a month!