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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 »

10 Emerald Isle Real Estate Resources That Are The Most Helpful

Sun-Surf Realty in Emerald Isle is honored to assist you with your Crystal Coast, NC real estate needs—both on the island and off. We share real estate posts here on our blog once a month, but we thought we'd do a blog round-up of previous posts containing helpful Emerald Isle re... View the full post »

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 »