Vacation Property Management Services on Topsail Island

  • Surf City
  • Topsail Beach
  • North Topsail Beach
We Enjoy Making Your Life Easier!
We’ll manage your vacation property with exceptional care and bring you the highest rate of occupancies. Our friendly team will work with you and setup a contract that makes good sense. Our housekeeping and inspection policies are designed to keep our owners confident that your property is in good hands. And when it comes to communication with you, we go the extra mile by providing you the industry's most comprehensive reporting system, through your very own portal login, with real-time calendars and expenses and payment accounting. Call us today, and let's visit and discuss what is important to you. And, if you are buying or selling a property, please contact our friendly real estate brokers. Purchase or sell your vacation home or vacation condo with the local professionals at Starfish Rentals and Realty. We support all of Topsail Island including Surf City, Topsail Beach, North Topsail Beach and also the surrounding communities of Wilmington, Jacksonville, Sneads Ferry, Holly Ridge and Hampstead. Call Lisa Sparrow today. (910) 541-0872
Unsurpassed Customer Service
We know what it takes to provide exemplary customer service and we strive to treat every guest as if they were staying in our own home. We know you want us to go the “extra mile” with your property and we will do just that for our guests!
Our cleaners and inspectors are thoroughly checking your unit each time, so if there is something amiss such as a spill on the carpet, or a broken vase, we know it and will take the necessary steps to not only remedy the issue, but will withhold from the responsible party’s security deposit to cover the costs. We are hands-on in our management style and are in each property to inspect before and after each rental and during periods of vacancy. Our focus is communication with the homeowner, alerting you to preventative maintenance measures that are needed, and property care and upkeep.
Your condo or home is your investment. You deserve to know everything that is going on with respect to your investment. Starfish Rentals and Realty believes in communicating with their owners on a regular basis. Owners can call anytime to discuss concerns, forecasts for rentals, property status, or just because they want to. We send out monthly newsletters keeping you apprised of the latest happenings on the island and reminding you of seasonal items to address. Have a great idea? Let us know! We look forward to a long and successful relationship.
Comparing Services
One thing we will admit to is that we are not perfect. This is why we believe we are one of the best property management companies you will find. Sounds like a contradiction, we know. But because we know there’s room to improve, we are constantly in communication with our owners and guests to find ways to make things better. We believe when you compare us to other companies, you will find our attention to detail far surpasses the competition. We hope that when you compare (and we do encourage you to do so before making your property management decision) that you compare apples to apples.

Some companies boast a low commission rate only to restrict owners from using their home to two weeks a year. They may also require owners to pay all advertising costs or have high "nickel and dime" fees. How well are other companies doing with respect to quality control? We know there are other good property management companies on Topsail Island, but when you really compare all of the factors: commission, cleanliness, communication, guest service, quality control and more, we believe you will find Starfish Rentals and Realty to be a smart choice in your property management decision!
Concierge Services
As part of our commitment to go above and beyond just renting a place to stay, Starfish Rentals and Realty offers our guests help with finding island cruises or fishing charters, Paddle Board rentals, recommendations of places to eat, spas, special event planning, and more. We want our guests to be pampered and make their vacation a life time of memories
Housekeeping / Inspections
Here again is one area that we feel we separate ourselves from the rest. We are in constant contact with our housekeeping team which allows for complete quality control. Here are a few key concepts that ensure your investment and the guest’s experience is the best.
Light bulbs and batteries
Our inspectors must check these items each time. It’s these little things that make for an overall wonderful experience for our guests.
Marketing and Advertising
Industry statistics show that close to 90% of vacation rentals are found online. Therefore, we dedicate multiple resources to ensure your property obtains maximum visibility through internet searches and various vacation rental sites. This allows us to promote your property in the most effective manner. We also use all avenues of social media to ensure each home is visible to each demographic searching for a vacation home.
Online reservations
We have the ultimate online reservation system for our future and repeat guests. Our website design is optimized and made convenient for all visitors. Guests may book online, or talk to a professional reservationist. Our website was designed by a leading major travel reservation company to ensure the utmost in ease for booking online.
Real-Time Calendars
Ever wanted to know if your unit is booked and if you can use it for a night or two? At Starfish Rentals and Realty, you are just a click away or a phone call away. We keep our availability calendars published openly for the benefit of both guests and owners. Owners can even block out dates for their own personal use via the owner portal. We work hard at making your life easier!
We like to put ourselves in the shoes of the renter (since we like to travel too, we know what we would want or expect). We strive to answer all email inquiries within 4 hours and all phone messages are returned the day they call. We monitor our phones and email seven days a week. We have an emergency after hours line for our customers’ so they can rest assured they will always receive assistance. We understand the need for customer service!
Security Deposit
Security deposits allow owner’s and tenant’s peace of mind and allows an increased level of protection to ensure your investment is guarded against the unexpected. Security Deposits can cover damage, lost keys, lost household items, phone bills and cable charges. Tenants also have the option to use their security deposit as a down payment for next year's rental reservation. See Next Year's Booking Form, provided in your check-in packet or call our office for additional details. Tenants can expect their security deposit to be returned/disbursed in the form of a check mailed to your mailing address provided in your signed contract, at the close of the month, arriving on the (estimated) 15th of the month after your visit.
What You See is What You Get
Starfish Rentals and Realty we believe guests deserve to know exactly what they are renting. This comes from not only advertising professional photos and updated videos of your unit, but by ensuring that your unit is kept in top condition with respect to cleanliness and maintenance.
Working with Owners to Generate More Income
Since we consider your home a personal extension of ourselves, here at Starfish Rentals and Realty, we view ourselves as partners with our owners. We know very well the little things that guests like. We also know what relatively small things will make photos stand out from the rest. We want to partner with you to make sure your get the maximum rental revenue possible. Try us. We’ll come to your unit and show you how to generate even more income.
The Owners
Rusty and Lisa Sparrow are the owners of Starfish Rentals & Realty. Lisa began her real estate career in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area of North Carolina and Rusty has spent his entire career building homes on the island and in the Triangle area. After several years of managing their own rental properties, they relocated to Topsail Island to bring their customized-rental-approach to homeowners who are in need of more personalized services. Rusty, Lisa and the Starfish Team work together to ensure each property receives the management necessary to ensure a strong rental season while working with the property Guest's to ensure their vacation is one to remember!
Starfish Rentals & Realty is a "boutique" rental agency that offers a complete customized package of rental management to our Owners and a much more personalized approach for both owners and guests.
Please contact us for more information on our property management services. We are happy to customize a program based on your individual needs.
Need More Information?
If you need information about any of our services, please feel free to use our contact form, send us an e-mail to [email protected] or give us a call at (910) 541-0872.