Sun-Surf Realty Blog

An Inside Look at the Crazy World of Crabs

Welcome to the crazy world of crabs! These somewhat shy and secretive creatures are found in the sounds, marshes, creeks, beaches and Atlantic Ocean waters of Emerald Isle and all along the Crystal Coast of North Carolina. They're cute, they're quick, and they're elusive. W... View the full post »

10 of the Best Vacation Rentals in Emerald Isle, NC Right Here!

It's a beautiful time to visit and vacation on the Crystal Coast of North Carolina. Summer is waning but the upcoming months offer up a lot of really good reasons to take an Emerald Isle beach trip. Fewer crowds, beautiful temperatures, stunning scenery, and affordable seasonal pri... View the full post »

Can You Learn, Work and Vacation at the Beach? Absolutely!

Summer may soon be coming to an end, but that doesn't mean you have to forfeit the beach trips and summer vibes. Capitalize on your family's flexible school and work schedules this year and come on over to the North Carolina coast—all while still maintaining your daily respon... View the full post »

Grilling Hacks That Make You Look Like an Expert

Whether it's Labor Day or any day, grilling is such a fun and fantastic way to entertain family and friends or just to enjoy some more time in the great outdoors while making dinner. I think we can all agree that grilling takes food to the next level of flavor. Today we're shar... View the full post »

What You Need to Know About Sun-Surf Emerald Isle Rentals

Are you dreaming about a beach escape to the coast? The Crystal Coast of North Carolina and Southern Outer Banks is ready and waiting for you. Booking your Emerald Isle beach vacation is really easy, and we want to make sure you can find what you need to know all in one place. Here'... View the full post »

The Best Educational Adventures in Emerald Isle

Whatever your child's education looks like this year: homeschool, a hybrid of in-school and online learning, or completely virtual, you will be happy to know that Emerald Isle, North Carolina offers so many opportunities for learning during your beach getaway. Learning doesn't ... View the full post »

10 Ways to Boost the Curb Appeal of Your Home for Sale

First impressions are everything, especially when it comes to selling your home. According to the National Association of Realtors, 63% of interested homebuyers will drop by (or at least drive by) in-person after viewing a home they like online. Is your home ready for that? It sho... View the full post »

Emerald Isle Beach Regulations You Need To Know About

So you're thinking about an Emerald Isle beach vacation on the gorgeous Crystal Coast of North Carolina, and you want to read up on what you need to know ahead of time. We've got you covered in this blog! Here are the highlights of the local Emerald Isle beach rules and regulat... View the full post »

Mermaid Quotes That Will Draw You to the Ocean

If you are a mermaid at heart, then these quotes are for you! We think you'll be able to relate to each and every one of these mermaid sayings. Have you booked your NC beach vacation yet? If not, now is the time to find the perfect Emerald Isle rental for you and your family. Merma... View the full post »

How to Get Your Home Ready for an Open House

One of the decisions to be made when selling your home is whether or not to hold an open house. As most potential buyers won't want to buy a house unseen, it's often in your best interests to offer this opportunity to show off your beautiful home. But first, there are certain t... View the full post »

The Wonderful World of Sharks and Why They Are Amazing

Let's talk about sharks! These often-feared but endlessly fascinating elasmobranch fish are characterized by a cartilaginous skeleton (and in the same group as rays, sawfish, and skates), five to seven gill slits on the sides of the head, and pectoral fins that are not fused to the... View the full post »

How Much Do You Really Know About HOAs?

Is living in a planned development right for you? Are the home owners association (HOA) fees going to be worth your while? Well, it depends. Many residential communities have an HOA structure to help maintain a clean and cohesive atmosphere in the neighborhood. When you buy a condo, to... View the full post »

All You Need to Know About Surfing in Emerald Isle, NC

Have you tried surfing during your Emerald Isle beach vacation? North Carolina's Crystal Coast has everything you need for a great day out on the water. Beautiful beaches? Check. Seasonal swells? Check. Surf shops, lessons and rentals? Check. Whether you bring your own board or ren... View the full post »

Answers to the Most Popular FAQs About Emerald Isle Rentals

You have Emerald Isle vacation rental questions, and we have answers! Today we're taking time to discuss some commonly asked questions that come in to Sun-Surf Realty's rental office. We hope you find this post helpful. Feel free to contact us if you have specific questions abo... View the full post »

Free Vacation Journal Page for All the Best Memories

Vacations are made for memories! But how do you keep track of your kids' vacation memories year after year so you can look back upon them? Having them keep a vacation journal is one way to capture the most memorable moments. Before you head out on your next Emerald Is... View the full post »