Sun-Surf Realty Blog

What Is a Long-Term Rental and Is It a Good Fit for You?

Do you know what defines a long-term vacation rental? How is it different from the usual weekly vacation rental? Do you ever wonder if it may be the right choice for you and your family? If you need some clarification on exactly what a long-term rental is and its adv... View the full post »

All You Need to Know About Labor Day and the Best of the NC Coast

Can you believe that Labor Day is right around the corner? It's time to wistfully celebrate the symbolic end of summer for another year. Sigh. Don't be too sad, though. You can always come to the beautiful Crystal Coast of North Carolina and have an Emerald Isle b... View the full post »

The Best August 2018 Events and Things To Do in Emerald Isle

Wait. How are we even talking about August right now? Time flies when you're having fun! Beach life is in full swing here in Emerald Isle, North Carolina, and lucky for us the summer vibe continues well beyond Labor Day here. We're rounding up the best of August 2... View the full post »

Cheap, Easy and Fun Beach Games for the Kids

Sometimes you need a few things for the family to do to bring everyone together and have a little fun, game time, and laughter. Or maybe the kids just need a little extra direction and focus during your beach days. We've rounded up the best beach games that everyone i... View the full post »

How to Easily Fit Everything into Your Beach Cooler

Beach days are the best days! Having a perfectly packed beach cooler is a life skill you need to have. Managing all you need to eat and drink and then packing it right are essential skills for any beach lover—but particularly when you have family and kids in tow. Here a... View the full post »

5 Home Decor Mistakes You Do Not Want to Make

Keeping your home fresh, modern and the best it can be is a continual process. More often than not, it's not a huge makeover your home needs but some small changes that make a big difference. Today we're talking about what not to do when you're decorating or r... View the full post »

3 of the Most Popular July 2018 Events in Emerald Isle

Every time we do our monthly event posts for Emerald Isle, it's hard to believe how fast 2018 is flying by. Can't you just see the calendar pages being torn off in what seems to be fast forward? Yet here we are, halfway through the year, with the summer beach seas... View the full post »

Quick, Easy and Healthy Snacks Perfect for a Day at the Beach

Are you looking for some healthy, yummy and easy snacks that you can easily make in your Emerald Isle vacation rental or to take with you to the beach? We've got some simply amazing snack ideas for you! We've rounded up some of the best beach snacks from Pinterest... View the full post »

Top 10 Things That Ought To Be in Your Beach Bag

Packing your beach bag may not be something you give a whole lot of thought to, but you should! You don't want your beach day ruined because you forgot something simple—yet necessary. Here's a quick top 10 list of beach bag must-haves to ensure you don'... View the full post »

How to Easily Buy a Home in Your Twenties

Homeownership doesn't have to be a middle-age goal. Buying a home in your twenties is totally doable—and can be achived easily and without stress if you do it right. It's all about setting a goal and taking the necessary steps to achieve it, just like with any o... View the full post »

The Best June 2018 Events on the Crystal Coast

June is just around the corner and Emerald Isle beach and the surrounding Crystal Coast of North Carolina are ready for all of the fun, sun and festivities that this month has to offer its residents and visitors alike. You can find all of these June 2018 events easily wit... View the full post »

Quotes That Will Get You in a Beach State of Mind

Summertime beach vibes already abound in Emerald Isle, North Carolina. Are you longing for the peace and tranquility of sun, sand and sea? Do you want to feel the soft sand between your toes? The warm sun on your skin? Then go ahead and book your next NC beach vacation in... View the full post »

The Most Adorable Beach Crafts You Ever Did See

Sometimes you and the kids just need a break from the sun and sand. Or maybe you're looking for a quiet, indoor activity or two to do during your Emerald Isle beach vacation. Or perhaps the weather just isn't cooperating that day and you need a Plan B activity. Well,... View the full post »

The Most Refreshing Cocktails to Sip at the Beach

Beach season is here! Soon you will have your toes in the sand and a cold drink in your hand. If you're looking for some absolutely delicious cocktails for your Emerald Isle beach vacation—we have them right here. Tropical, refreshing and the perfect way to end your... View the full post »

The Best May 2018 Events on the Crystal Coast

May days here on the Crystal Coast of North Carolina are filled with natural wonders, family-friendly activities, beach and watersports, music festivals and more. Let's not forget about the symbolic start of summer with Memorial Day happening this month, too. Whew! Ar... View the full post »