This place is a true beach bungalow! If you are looking for a nice quite relaxing time then this romantic rustic place is it. The moment I step onto the property I felt all the wonderful Reiki energy and I felt wonderful. There is No TV or Internet. However you I did get LTE coverage on my phone just in case.
The kitchen has everything you need to cook all your meals. The beds are comfortable and the bathroom is spacious. The couch is perfect for layout g around and reading a book. The private beach is just a hop skip and a jump away and you're less than 4 miles to surf city main area. Island Delights is a great place for burgers.
We plan to book another stay at the end of summer. Can't wait!
My sister and I really enjoyed the unique and rustic Tree Spirit Retreat. Booking was easy and Chris sent the discount to me that Trip Adviser didn't take off of the rate in a timely manner. I was slightly disappointed that the outside property was rundown...it made me want to get out there and do some work! The beds are very comfortable, the AC is awesome . We had everything to cook some great meals. Very nice and friendly neighbors next door. Short walk to the beach. We loved relaxing on the screened-in porch. The only thing that was bothersome was some rugs in the closet that were musty smelling. We couldn't hang our clothes in there. They really need to be removed. All in all a very enjoyable vacation!
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Tree Spirit was very relaxing and quiet. We enjoyed the easy 100 yard walk to the beach up the thick live oak lined street. The cottage was charming and rustic. Little frills and few modern day distractions, not even a microwave. A true relaxing beach shack. Exactly what we wanted. We loved that it was pet friendly and offered basic accomodations. If you're looking for a rental that offers a full range kitchen, this is not it. It's best for simple meal preparation. We cooked breakfast but ate out at some terrific island restaurants every evening. There are no dressers to put away clothing but the closets had adequate space to hang our things. I would suggest you bring enough clothes for your entire vacation as there is not a washer or dryer which also lends to some smelly previously used blankets and bed coverings. We were glad we brought all linens, blankets and pillows for our stay. The cottage air conditioner was superbly efficient. There is little bathroom privacy with just a louvered folding door to close off. This is best as a 2 person (couples) getaway. There is only a shower in the bathroom, so not the best if you have very small children. The best part of our stay was undoubtedly the ease of beach access and the quiet solitude the cottage allowed us. We were able to unwind and destress from our chaotic city life and truly enjoy the beauty of island life. A great place for a simple vacation on a budget. We look forward to going back!
We really enjoyed our stay at the Tree Spirit Retreat. It's nothing fancy, but the beds are comfortable, and the kitchen is furnished enough to cook basic meals. The cottage is on a side street less than a block to the beach. Topsail island is a nice quieter, less developed beach location. We were glad to find a cottage where we could bring our dog. For the low price, this was a good place to stay.
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If you're looking for high-class digs, you'll be disappointed, but I had a sense of what to expect and was happy with what I found. The place was clean and comfortable, furnished inexpensively but with some nice artistic touches. We felt at ease there. The cottage isn't right on the beach, but you have some semi-private access to it a very short walk away. Its location on a quiet green side street makes the cottage feel secluded. I had some good meditations there.
I also want to commend the owner's integrity. An advertised discount that I wasn't sure applied to this rental did not register on the Flipkey site when we paid, but the owner told me about it and asked for a mailing address so she could send a refund. I trust she will do so.
I would go there again.