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Featured Property of The Week – Sound of The Sea 614W

If the feeling of sand between your toes, the warmth of the sun and the smell of sea air all around you sound like the makings of a perfect day, then this week’s featured property, Sound of the Sea 614W, is for you! This beautiful Sound of the Sea condo rental in Emerald Isle, with […]

How to Find the Perfect Crystal Coast Vacation Rental for Your Getaway

  With more than 700 Crystal Coast vacation rentals to choose from, you may be wondering what’s the best way to find the perfect one for your stay? The idea of taking a vacation sounds simple enough, but when it really comes down to it, it can be somewhat of a daunting task. At Emerald Isle […]

Featured Property of The Week – Pharmasea West

Looking for the perfect cure to get rid of your cabin fever? Well, we have just the cure for you. Get a little dose of paradise when you book your stay at this week’s featured property, Pharmasea West, a middle row duplex centrally located in Emerald Isle. With three bedrooms and four bathrooms, you’ll have […]

Crystal Coast Summer Reading List

Getting lost in a book can be a pleasant escape when you want to be transported to a new place or setting. A book can also make for a nice companion to bring along with you when you have some downtime or are looking to relax. If you have an upcoming trip to Emerald Isle […]

Featured Property of The Week – Serenity Shores

Beach access right outside your backdoor, long stretches of water to gaze at from your balcony and amenities that make your stay feel like home — what more could you ask for in a perfect Emerald Isle vacation? This week’s featured property, Serenity Shores, checks off all of those boxes and more with five bedrooms, […]

Wildlife of the Crystal Coast

From playful dolphin and loggerhead turtles to wild horses and an abundance of birds, North Carolina’s Crystal Coast offers a variety of wildlife viewing opportunities. Here are some of the more common animals you can expect to find while on vacation in Emerald Isle or its surrounding beach communities. A Sanctuary for Sea Turtles Did […]

Featured Property of The Week – Ocean Club A-103

Deciding between oceanfront or soundfront is easier than ever at this week’s featured property, Ocean Club A-103! With access to each waterfront paradise, you get the best of both worlds along with all the comforts of home right at your fingertips. This oceanfront condo features three bedrooms and two bathrooms along with stunning views of […]

Fun DIY Seashell Craft Ideas that Make Great Vacation Keepsakes

Looking for ways to put those fabulous Crystal Coast beach finds to good use? Or maybe you’re like many of us who fully intend on making a scrapbook of your last beach vacation, but somehow never get around to doing it. Here are a few fun DIY craft ideas using beach shells, along with some […]

We are open, we are a safe beach, and we have an exemplary new bedding program!

Dear Friends of Emerald Isle Realty, It’s the joyful time we have been planning for, it is time to welcome you back!  As of May 8, 2020 the North Carolina Stay at Home Order for COVID-19 has moved into Phase One. Vacation rentals are now allowed as North Carolina gradually relaxes some of the previous […]

Visit the North Carolina Beach Towns that Inspired the Settings of Nicholas Sparks’ Best-Selling Novels

Looking for more ways to experience the beauty of North Carolina’s Crystal Coast? Read the books and then visit the southeastern North Carolina beach towns that inspired the picturesque settings found throughout popular romance novels written by Nicholas Sparks, a renowned author from North Carolina. You’ll fall in love with the coast all over again […]

Our Favorite Recipes from the Sea

One of the best ways to get your mind off the daily grind is to do a little cooking! And what better way to really experience the coast than by treating yourself to some delicious seafood. Enjoy a little coastal living from the comforts of your own home with these tasty seafood recipes from Emerald […]

An Emerald Isle “Photo”cation Designed to Inspire

We know that life can be a little stressful. To help you relax and do a little dreaming about the travels you and your family will soon be able to make, we’ve put together this virtual “photo”cation of Emerald Isle. We’re sure you’ll enjoy scrolling through photos of some of the most picturesque places that […]

Visit Crystal Coast Area Museums, Parks and Attractions from Home

We’ve put together a few fun ways for you to explore North Carolina’s Crystal Coast online. Visit and experience some of your favorite Crystal Coast museums, parks and attractions from the comforts of your own home. From virtual events to behind-the-scenes videos to learning activities, learn more about the places you’ve already visited and maybe even discover a few new places to add to your to-do list.

The Wild Horses of Shackleford Banks

One of the allures of the southern Outer Banks are the wild horses of Shackleford Banks. These majestic creatures are truly a sight to see as they roam the shoreline and take shelter in the maritime forests of this remote island. Below are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about these wild […]

Featured Property of The Week – Boardwalk Bungalow

Imagine waking up in the morning feeling revitalized, grabbing a fresh cup of coffee and gazing upon the sunrise and view from the backyard that is the Crystal Coast. It’s one of the added benefits of staying at an oceanfront vacation rental, like this week’s featured property called Boardwalk Bungalow. Newly constructed for 2020, this […]

Ultimate Guide to Outdoor Activities and Things to Do Along North Carolina’s Southern Outer Banks

North Carolina’s Southern Outer Banks are rich in natural beauty and offer and abundance of outdoor activities for young and old alike. Whether you’re looking for things to do outdoors on a long weekend getaway or entertaining the whole family for a week-long vacation, you’re sure to find something for everyone. Discover more ways to […]

Featured Property of The Week – Tradewinds East

Coastal living is a mixture of laid-back style with a carefree mentality backed by gorgeous sunsets and views of the water from just about anywhere. This week’s featured property Tradewinds East is a newly renovated third-row duplex with three bedrooms and three bathrooms with enough space for the entire family that gives you the coastal […]

4 Things to Consider Before Buying A Vacation Home

So, you’ve been visiting North Carolina’s Crystal Coast for years with your family now and you’re considering the option of buying your very own vacation home. But purchasing a vacation home is a huge investment, so how do you know if it’s the right decision? In order to help you make the most informed decision […]

Best Shelling Beaches in North Carolina’s Outer Banks

For locals and visitors alike, a favorite pastime on the Outer Banks is taking a scenic stroll along the beach, breathing in the fresh ocean air and finding beautiful seashells along the way. If you know where to look, the area can be a beachcomber’s paradise, with a variety of seashells ranging in size, color […]

Celebrating Vacation Rental Week

Emerald Isle Realty is thrilled to participate in the first annual Vacation Rental Week – the vacation rental industry’s first of its kind! We would like to use this opportunity to highlight the value and key benefits of professionally-managed vacation rentals for both guests and property owners alike, and to encourage you to book a […]

Featured Property of the Week – All About Bubbles

There’s a word to describe the way you get when you’re happy, excited and cheerful with high spirits: it’s bubbly. This week’s featured property, All About Bubbles, captures that exact feeling in a six-bedroom, six-bathroom oceanfront cottage with so much to offer. It’s a family oasis for the perfect beach vacation and it’s available to […]

Best Rentals for Your Spring Break

It’s been a long winter, and we’re all looking forward to the warmer weather in the months ahead. More specifically, we’re looking forward to Spring Break on North Carolina’s Crystal Coast! Emerald Isle and the surrounding beach communities offer the perfect vacation spots for families who want a fun but relaxing beach vacation. Check out […]

Featured Property of The Week – Simple Blessings West

Sometimes all you need in life is a place to kick up your feet and a view that will make you forget about your troubles. It’s the little things like that, that make up the best parts of life which inspired the name for this week’s featured property, Simple Blessings West. This soundfront vacation rental in […]

Where to Go for a Couple’s Weekend Getaway in North Carolina

It’s a no-brainer that Emerald Isle is a wonderful destination for family reunions and friend vacations, but it’s just as enjoyable for a group of two looking for a romantic weekend getaway. Whether you’re here this weekend celebrating Valentine’s Day or planning a spring escape for two, we’ve put together some of the best places […]

Featured Property of The Week – Luxury Sands

In our opinion, nothing is more luxurious than being steps away from sticking your feet in the sand, feeling the ocean breeze on your skin and watching an Emerald Isle sunset. Fortunately for you, we have the perfect property to provide just that. Luxury Sands is this week’s featured property boasting seven bedrooms and four […]