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New Year Resolutions You Can Keep at the Beach

  It's that time of year again. We're on the cusp of change as the calendar year winds down and the new year rolls in. Have you thought about any New Year's resolutions you'd like to make? Now's the time. We've gathered up some New Year's resolutions that are perf... View the full post »

The Most Popular FAQs About Coastal Real Estate

When you're considering buying a beach home on the coast of North Carolina, you may have questions about what you need to know when buying coastal property. We can help! We've gathered some of the most frequently asked questions that come up when homebuyers are interested in purchasing c... View the full post »

How to Have the Perfect Coastal Christmas

  Ah, Christmas on the coast. There's nothing quite like the beautiful blend of bright, happy holiday cheer set against a palette of white sands, blue skies, and blue ocean waters. Christmas on the coast is a one-of-kind experience that everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy at leas... View the full post »

The Most Fun and Festive December Events in Emerald Isle

  'Tis the season for all things fun and festive. December is a month full of holiday celebrations and more on the Crystal Coast of North Carolina. Come and experience a coastal Christmas where seashells trump snowflakes and you can build a sandman instead of a snowman. Toss off those ... View the full post »

10 Ways to Be More Thankful This Year

Being thankful and showing gratitude seem like easy enough concepts, but our human nature has a way of interfering with that. It takes a little more effort and mindfulness to cultivate an attitude of gratitude. This time of year there is a concentrated effort to focus on thankfulness, but how ca... View the full post »

How to Winterize Your Beach House in 3 Easy Steps

Winter is coming. Is your beach house prepared? And exactly what do you need to do? Let us help. We're breaking it down into three simple steps to make sure your house is ready for the change of seasons. Winters on the Crystal Coast of North Carolina are mostly mild and temperate, but it'... View the full post »

The Best Quotes to Bring You Back to the Beach

If you're missing the beach and days of summers past, here's a little beach inspiration to brighten your outlook and warm your soul. The beach is good for the mind, body and spirit so don't discount the benefits of a beach vacation whenever you need one. Our Emerald Isle oceanfront r... View the full post »

The Most Fun November Events and Things To Do in EI

It is so hard to believe that November 2017 is right around the corner. How did that happen? Where did the year go? And how can it almost be the holiday season again? If you haven't been to visit us here in Emerald Isle, North Carolina this year—you better get to it before the rest of the ... View the full post »

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 »