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About Us

Celebrating its 56th Anniversary, Emerald Isle Realty offers more than 700 vacation rentals and features some of the most beautiful real estate on the Crystal Coast. We pride ourselves in providing excellent customer service and helping you find the perfect place to spend time with your loved ones, whether it’s for a week or for a lifetime.

We’re proud to announce that Emerald Isle Realty was voted “Favorite Vacation Agency” by Coaster Magazine in 2012 and 2015. We hope to continue our legacy of being your favorite for generations to come. Thank you to all who have supported us through the years – we couldn’t have done it without you!


Emerald Isle Realty History

Emerald Isle Realty in North Carolina was established in 1962 by Mildred Batten Simmons and her husband, Clarence, who fell in love with Emerald Isle during their first visit to the area.

Three generations later, Emerald Isle Realty has evolved from keeping reservations on index cards to computer network integration. The technology might have changed but not the dedication of the owners and staff.

Over the decades the Emerald Isle Realty family is still hands-on, ensuring a first-class vacation experience for rental guests, offering top-drawer property management services for homeowners and becoming cheerleaders for our sales team members.

Our family business wouldn’t have thrived without our customers. We’re especially appreciative of rental guests and homeowners for believing in the Emerald Isle Realty family and being the most important part of our family story. We take great pride in knowing that families not only love to vacation here but also come back year after year. It’s such a pleasure to see third- and fourth-generation families that began staying with Emerald Isle Realty in the 1960s. Many of these families have become island homeowners themselves, having followed in Mildred’s footsteps.

Thank you again for choosing Emerald Isle Realty in North Carolina. We hope you enjoy your stay!

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