Comes A Time

4 Bedrooms, 3 full baths, sleeps up to 12. Oceanfront home – Best location on the island! Close To Everything Yet Very Intimate And Private, Great Surfing And Fishing

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Newly renovated – 40″ Smart HDTV’s in each bedroom and a great big 65″ in the living room each with Satellite/Cable programming & complimentary Smart TV streaming on-demand premium content including complimentary Netflix, HBO Go, and much more. 4 bedroom, 3 bath, oceanfront, 2 kings, queen, 2 bunk beds, Jacuzzi tub in downstairs master suite, high speed internet access, outside enclosed shower, pet friendly. Ocean views from every bedroom! Come once and you will be ‘hooked’. We offer discounts for repeat/honored guests. Pet Friendly! We are offering $50 off our normal $200 per pet fee this year.

We are advertising sleeps 12 however we recommend 10. You CAN sleep 12 in beds if 6 are children. the extra 2 children would go (1) on a sleeper sofa (twin bed) in the queen bedroom and share a double size bed in the bunk room. We do have dining space for 12 or more with the cafe style table in the living room and the pop-up coffee table.

If your preferred week is already booked, please check out my other beachfront properties, Sandpiper Landing, Comes A Time’s identical sister house just two doors down from this property or Pelican’s Landing, a 6 bedroom 3 bathroom just 1 mile north.

Reservation Requirements:

Primary renter minimum age is 25

There is a 3 day minimum stay between November and March, and a 1 week minimum stay from late March  – November. Check-in is on Saturday 4:00 PM, check out is Saturday by 10:00 AM. Thanksgiving, Christmas and New year Weeks are also a minimum 7 day stay.

Enter your desired dates for a quote. Be sure to enter number of pets if any and coupon code for the best accuracy.  Then enter your contact information to initiate a booking request (no obligation), I will quickly follow-up with you to  finalize and confirm your reservation.

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Comes A Time
Average rating:  
 30 reviews
by Anonymous on Comes A Time
Great Surf City Location
Date of Stay: Sept 2019


We booked last minute and we were very happy with "Comes A Time." The owner was incredibly responsive. The home has great views and is conveniently located to Surf City businesses and the bridge. We will plan to book again on a future trip to Topsail.

Please do come back. We would be ranked in the top 10 as we were before but for all the repeat business we get does not let us earn VRBO/homeaway “ranking points” but I’m happy you found us.

by Anonymous on Comes A Time
Fall in Surf City
Date of Stay: Oct 2019

Great visit to Surf City. Our home was well appointed with everything we needed. Suprised to find a great grill to cook on. So close to the shops and restaurants! John was quick to respond when we inquired about renting and worked to book the dates we needed. We will definitely book this home again!

Please let me know when you come back, We discount for repeat guests!!

by Cindy Wältermann on Comes A Time
Just booked for the 3rd year
Date of Stay: 2017, 2018


  1. We love Comes a Time so much that we just booked for our 3rd year. The house is very clean and comfortable. We love the yuuuge TV in the living room and the comfy couches and chairs. The bedrooms are large and the beds are comfortable. We bring our german shepherd with us every year and we love that there are gates on the decks to contain her. The beach here is awesome. Many other areas of the Topsail Island area have extreme beach erosion, but not at Comes a Time! Sit on the covered deck if you want to stay out of the sun! If you want to be in the sun there is a part of the deck that does not have a roof so you get the best of both worlds! The only drawbacks are that the pots and pans in the kitchen are in pretty bad shape.
    I cook a lot when we go there, so I bring my own pots and pans. Also, there is a public beach access about 1 or 2 homes to the right, so the beach sometimes gets crowded. We get over it pretty quickly because everything else is just perfect!! Kudos to John for a well-run rental property.

I replace pots and pans every year. I’ll take a closer look, these get abused sometimes. Welcome back!

by Lori H on Comes A Time
Perfect location!
Date of Stay: Mar 8 2018

Right on the beach. Lots of room and very comfortable.

4 stars is a great review but we strive for five. If there is ANYTHING we can do better we are all ears. Maybe the new stairs to the beach I built in June 2018 would have tipped the scale to 5 but thanks for the review!!

by William D on Comes A Time
Had a happy time renewing our vows for our 50th Wedding Anniversary with the family
Date of Stay: Dec 27 2017

The house was as good as advertised. My wife and I renewed our vows on our 50th Wedding Anniversary with the family. The weather was colder than we hoped, but all had a great time.

Congratulations again on the renewal, quite a milestone. We have actually had young couples married in comes a time. What a great memory you both will have. Please come again!

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