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3 of the Best Reasons Why Summer Vacation Planning Starts Now

Summer vacation planning in the middle of winter? Yes! Now is the time to plan your Emerald Isle beach vacation. But why? We're glad you asked. Here are three of the best reasons to book your Emerald Isle rental in January. An NC beach vacation is always a good idea. Reach out... View the full post »

Sailing Quotes to Inspire You on the Water and in Life

Sailing is inspirational all on its own, but even if you have never sailed on the open waters—you can still find life wisdom in these quotes. You can read these sailing quotes now, and then take it to the next level by booking a sailing charter during your next Emerald Isle, NC beach... View the full post »

10 of the Weirdest Ocean Animals That Will Wow You

Do you want to see some crazy ocean creatures? We've got them! Don't worry, you won't see any of these during your Emerald Isle, NC beach vacation. These weird wonders are found in the really deep waters—and it's probably best that they stay there. If you want to lear... View the full post »

Kid-Friendly Beach Jokes That Will Make You LOL

We have some of the best (and worst) beach jokes that the kids are guaranteed to love. They're also the perfect arsenal of dad jokes, so fair warning. These kid-friendly quips are great when you need a silly break in your day or when you're on your family Emerald Isle beach vacat... View the full post »

What is a Micro Wedding and Is It Right for You?

Have you heard of a micro wedding? And if so, have you considered if it might the perfect way to celebrate your big day? Micro weddings are now trending as many couples are opting for a smaller, more intimate way to gather with close family and friends without sacrificing the tradition... View the full post »

10 Things You Need To Know About Emerald Isle Rentals

The Crystal Coast of North Carolina makes for the perfect vacation destination, especially when you think about all of the wonderful reasons to spend your time here. During a year of uncertainty and a lot of change, we just want you to know that you can count on your Emerald Isle renta... View the full post »

How to Have the Best Vacation with This Emerald Isle Bucket List

When it comes time for your Emerald Isle, North Carolina beach vacation, there are a few things you really need to put on your bucket list. Okay, maybe more than a few—but that's only because there are so many wonderful opportunities and local adventures to be had on the Crystal ... View the full post »

Now is the Time to Get an Early Bird Discount on Vacation Rentals

It doesn't feel like the time to start planning your next Emerald Isle beach vacation—we know, we know. Amidst the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, a summer beach vacation seems like the last thing that would be on your mind. Oh but it shouldn't be! Now is the time to... View the full post »

How to Improve Your Credit Score Before Buying a House

Ah, the almighty credit score. The three little numbers that make a big difference in whether you can apply for a mortgage loan and at which rate. The higher your credit score the lower your mortgage rate, which in turn saves you a lot of money throughout the life of the loan. Does you... View the full post »

The Science of Sand and What You Need to Know

Do you want to blow your kids' minds? Ask them this: Is sand called sand because it is found between sea and land? Okay, we're not really sure about that one but here are a few facts we do know about the science of sand. Next time you're on the beaches of Emerald Isle, Nort... View the full post »

How to Plan a Last Minute Getaway to Emerald Isle

Sometimes you just need to get away! Emerald Isle, NC is the perfect place to escape to every now and again, even when it isn't summer and your beach trip isn't planned far in advance. We all need more spontaneous long weekends at the beach, right? Here's how to plan a last... View the full post »

Why Winter is the Best Time to See Dolphins on the NC Coast

You might think that an Emerald Isle beach vacation is only for summer, but you would be missing out! There are plenty of reasons to book an off-season beach vacation in Emerald Isle, NC including less crowded beaches, temperate weather, lower rates on vacation rentals, abundant shelli... View the full post »

Why You Should Plan Your Holidays at the Beach Now

The holiday season is coming quickly! Are you ready? Thanksgiving, Christmas the New Year will be here before we know it. Now is the time to plan a holiday beach escape. It doesn't take a whole lot of planning but you should definitely start now. We make it easy to book your vacati... View the full post »

The Best Fall Farmers Market Finds on the Crystal Coast

Do you know about the Crystal Coast farmers markets that are nearby your vacation rental in Emerald Isle, North Carolina? Oh, you should! You truly don't want to miss out on the local flavor, especially during this season of the year. Bring the family and make a stop at these area ... View the full post »

What You Need to Know About Buying a Condo

Are you considering purchasing a beach condo in Emerald Isle, North Carolina or in the surrounding Crystal Coast area? Condominium life can be a great fit for those who prefer a low-maintenance lifestyle combined with all the awesome amenities of vacation-style living. Condos can also ... View the full post »