BIG BLUE - A Superb Surf City Oceanfront Escape! 10BR/12BA, 8 Kings, Elevator, Pool, Hot Tub, Home Theater, Sleeps 28. NOT JUST A VACATION - AN EXPERIENCE WITH A VIEW!! Big Blue was designed to WOW you! The very first time you set foot in the great room of this house you will know why you came. There is a panoramic ocean view with 3 walls of windows that will take your breath away. Big Blue is a contemporary style house with Italian porcelain tile floors throughout. Art glass sinks in the bathrooms start to glow when you enter the room. The European style shelving system in the bedroom closets allows you to stay organized all week and eliminates the possibility of leaving anything behind in a closed drawer. All the countertops in the house are granite. Additional hot water heaters make sure everyone has hot water when they want. Another design feature to enhance your comfort are the aluminum decks - much cooler on the feet and no splinters! BEDROOMS/BATHROOMS Each of the 10 bedrooms have their own bathroom so there is plenty of room and privacy for everyone. Each bedroom in the house has its own 42-inch LED smart TV with Hulu+Live TV provided. You can also login to other streaming services with your own account. Eight of the bedrooms have king beds and there are 2 bunk bed rooms, 1 bunk room sleeps 4 and the other sleeps 8 so Big Blue has room for 28 people to sleep. The 8-person bunk bed room has an extra-large bathroom with 2 sinks and showers plus an abundance of towel racks! Compare this to other large houses - you will appreciate the difference. Bedroom 3 on the top floor is handicap accessible. It has 3-foot-wide doorways and user placed suction cup grab bars are available for use as needed. A shower chair is also available upon request. BED LINENS and TOWELS ARE INCLUDED. HOME THEATER Want a real theater experience after a long day on the beach? Well, relax and enjoy the fantastic home theater that seats 18 in comfort. Featuring elevated stepped seating, a 140-inch screen and HD projector, a sound system that will take your breath away with surround sound speakers and subwoofer, this room will be a favorite of both adults and kids. Play games or watch your favorite movie on a really big screen! KITCHEN AND DINING Big Blue’s kitchen is designed to delight the cooks in your group and to bring them into the center of the action even while they are cooking. The 19-foot-long granite island can seat 12 people and includes a 6-pot cooktop and prep sink. The open floor plan affords a great view of the ocean while cooking. There are double wall ovens and a large microwave. The kitchen is very well equipped with a KitchenAid mixer, convection pots and pans, cooking spices, hand blender, ice cream maker, food processor, mixing bowls, baking dishes, TriCook&Serve Slow Cooker/Food Warmer, cast iron enamel baking pots, turkey roasting pan, toaster and 2 coffee makers. Make a large pot of coffee or bring your k cups. We’ve got you covered. A huge French door fridge and super quiet stainless-steel dishwasher complete the kitchen. You will find most every kitchen gadget you can think of in the many drawers. The dining table seats 12 under a beautiful Swarovski crystal adorned chandelier. There is a wet bar with a wine/beverage cooler in the center of the great room with its own sink, glassware, and bar tools so the mixologist in the group can keep everyone happy. OUTDOOR GRILL STATION Grill masters listen up. On the top deck with its own platform cantilevered forward toward the ocean there is a 12-foot-long granite grill station featuring a 42-inch Cape Fear Wilmington Grill. Made just down the road here in North Carolina, this grill is an all stainless-steel marvel that is made to stand up to ocean front exposure. Whatever your specialty, this grill will perform in style. Stand at the grill, gaze at the ocean or glance down at the pool deck. Life is good. Enjoy your family and/or friends and the moment. HOT TUB DECK Did you say you want a view? Skyward 13 feet from the top floor deck accessed by an aluminum spiral staircase there is another deck with one of the best views on Topsail Island. You tower over the surrounding roof tops with a view of the entire island on a clear day. Watch the sun set from this 4-person sky tub (hot tub) to relax after your fun-filled day. RACK 'EM There is a large pool table for the skilled and not so skilled. Over the course of your week skill will grow and rivalries will develop. Adults will lose to kids. This is how it should be. SPLASH POOLS ON A DECK Suspended on a deck over the dune sits 2 large splash pools each 10 feet in diameter. One is elevated and has a waterfall that flows into the lower pool. Designed mainly for soaking and sharing with good friends these pools are large enough for the toddlers to splash around in. Lap swimmers are encouraged to use the "big pool” in your front yard (Atlantic Ocean). There is plenty of seating for a large group on stone pool surrounds. Share food and drink on the pool deck or take a dip after time on the beach. Enjoy the private outside shower under the pool deck. PARKING There is room for up to 5 normal sized cars (or 3 monsters) in the 3 enclosed garage bays. This keeps your vehicles out of the weather and salt and provides a weather protected entry after grocery runs. The driveway will provide parking space for an additional 2 or 3 cars. ELEVATOR - NEED A LIFT? A large capacity residential elevator is provided for your convenience and since the house is 47 feet tall this is nice for everyone, especially when moving luggage and groceries into the house. Those that cannot safely climb stairs will not have to do so. NEARBY THINGS TO DO The best surf break on the island is near the Surf City pier just a short walk on the beach. If there are any surfers in your group, they will be very happy. Others will be entertained. And there is a surf shop just up the road. With a 2 to 10 min walk you can shop for food, clothing or all things beachy: New York Corner Deli, The Daily Grind Coffee Shop, Surf City Crab Seafood Market, Shaka Taco, Daddy Mac’s Beach Grille and Soundside Park. A big bonus of this location is that North Shore Drive in this area is not heavily traveled making walking and biking a nice experience. CLEANING Our cleaning crew spends 5 hours inside the house preparing for your arrival. Beds are made with fresh linens. Outside we pay special attention to the pools, hot tub, grill and windows. We aim to provide you with a spectacular view! EVENTS SUCH AS WEDDINGS ARE WELCOME Happy events are welcome at this special house. The beach is a wonderful place to get married. Check with Treasure Realty about details. We think Big Blue would be a great venue to make your event special.