Sun-Surf Realty Blog

5 of the Best Haunted Attractions Near Your Emerald Isle Rental

Not for the faint of heart, there are tales of unusual sights and sounds, unexplained occurrences, and tales from the past that still haunt the Crystal Coast of North Carolina to this very day. Are you looking for a real-life history lesson combined with the chance to experience the unexpected? ... View the full post »

The Most Popular Pumpkin Patches on the Crystal Coast

Family fun for everyone happens this season all over the Crystal Coast. Autumn favorites like corn mazes, hay rides, pumpkin picking and other farm-centered activities can be found right here on the coast of North Carolina. Just because you're at the beach doesn't mean you can't cele... View the full post »

3 Beautiful Hairstyles Perfect for a Day at the Beach

  Beach hair is supposed to be easy, breezy and carefree—and it can be! It doesn't take much to transform your hair into surfer girl style in minutes. Here are three super simple ways to make your hair beach ready and beautiful all at the same time. These styles work for most hair type... View the full post »

What You Need to Know About the NC Seafood Festival

  The first full weekend in October is a really big deal here on the Crystal Coast of North Carolina. Why? It means it's time for the North Carolina Seafood Festival, of course. If you've ever visited or vacationed during the festival, you know that it draws people near and far to th... View the full post »

The Best October Events and Things to Do in EI

  Can you believe that October 2017 is almost here? Crazy! Time flies when you're having fun on the beach. The good news is that beach season doesn't end when fall arrives here on the Crystal Coast of North Carolina. It just gets more beautiful. Cooler temps, lower humidity and stunn... View the full post »

How to Know if a Beach Home is Right for You

Owning a beach home is an exciting endeavor, one that many people only dream of. Have you been wondering if buying a beach home is right for you and your family? Let us help. We have the important questions you need to consider before committing to coastal real estate. Like any big investment, y... View the full post »

5 Fantastic Ways a Vacation Rental Saves You Money

  Do you know all the ways a vacation rental can save you money? You should! We're only highlighting five of the biggest budget-friendly reasons today, but the list is much longer than that. Not to mention that you get to choose the location, size and style of your rental—plus all of t... View the full post »

10 of the Most Pet-Friendly Places in Emerald Isle

Cute, furry, four-legged family members love an Emerald Isle vacation just as much as the rest of the family. The good news is you don't have to leave them behind while you whisk everyone else away on a family beach getaway to the Crystal Coast of North Carolina. Choose an amazing pet-friend... View the full post »

How to Have the Most Wonderful Labor Day in Emerald Isle

We're celebrating the symbolic end of summer this Labor Day holiday here on the gorgeous Crystal Coast of North Carolina. We hope you have your Emerald Isle vacation rental booked and that you'll soon be on your way to celebrate with us. (If you don't there's still time!) In the ... View the full post »

Quick and Easy Lunch Ideas for a Day at the Beach

Make your beach day even better by bringing delicious food along with you. Not all meals are exactly beach friendly, so make it easier on yourself and your family by choosing foods that hold up well while you're busy soaking up the sun, digging your toes in the sand, and splashing in the sur... View the full post »

How to Keep Your Beach Home Safe and Secure

Owning a beach home is a worthy investment. Like anything of value, you want to protect it. Whether you live at your beach house full-time, part-time, or use it as a vacation rental, you want peace of mind knowing that your home is safe and secure both when you're there and while you're ... View the full post »

The Best Free Things to Do in Emerald Isle

One of the most treasured things about an Emerald Isle beach vacation is that you can experience the best of what it has to offer without spending a lot of money. In fact, there are so many free things to do, see and experience that you will find yourself saving more money here than you would in... View the full post »

Top 3 Events This August on the Crystal Coast

  Wow, August is here. Are you celebrating the summer beach season with us this year? There's still time! Book your Emerald Isle vacation rental and join us in savoring the sweet summer days on the beach and around town on the Crystal Coast of North Carolina. Are you curious to know what... View the full post »

3 of the Most Effective Beach Walking Workouts

A beach vacation offers the perfect opportunity to get outside and get your exercise in all at the same time. The views are spectacular as you breathe in the salt air and feel the sand beneath your feet and the sun on your skin.  Step out of your Emerald Isle rental and into the easiest exe... View the full post »

What You Need to Know About Emerald Isle Seafood

Fresh, local seafood is a staple of any beach vacation. So where do you go for freshest local seafood, whether you want to prepare it yourself in your Emerald Isle rental or go out on the town? We're glad you asked! Here's all you need to know about Emerald Isle seafood. Make North Carol... View the full post »