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Fun Things to Do on Bogue Sound

From boating to kayaking to birdwatching and more, explore fun things to do on Bogue Sound, a popular spot for Crystal Coast beach vacations.

Featured Property of The Week – Treasure Hunt

From the colorful exterior to the bright and beachy interior, your family will love the character and comfort that our featured property, Treasure Hunt, will add to your trip to the Crystal Coast.

Cruise Your Way Around the Crystal Coast

Sailing around the islands of the Crystal Coast has always been a popular pastime for locals and guests alike. North Carolina’s Crystal Coast is truly a boating paradise offering endless opportunities for exploration, adventure, and even romance. From dolphin and wild horse watching to sunset cruises to shelling and exploring barrier islands, you will find the perfect […]

Featured Property of The Week – Round House

  If a relaxing retreat with ample amenities, easy beach access and your very own deck to catch a beautiful sunset sounds good to you, then you will love this week’s featured property, Round House. This very unique and well-rounded cottage is nestled in a sea of luscious foliage on the north side of Emerald […]

Ways to Social Distance on Your Crystal Coast Beach Vacation

Enjoy a fun and safe vacation from your Emerald Isle vacation rental. Find ways to practice social distancing on your next Crystal Coast beach vacation!

Learning and Working Remotely from Your Vacation Rental

Emerald Isle Realty has a wide variety of vacation rentals perfect for learning and working remotely on the beautiful beaches of Emerald Isle, North Carolina.

Featured Property of The Week – Ohana

In Hawaiian culture, Ohana means family – but not in the traditional sense. It’s the folks you let in your life, like friends and extended family, that you consider being as close as your immediate family. Ohana, this week’s featured property, celebrates that idea and welcomes guests with open arms and cozy amenities. This cottage […]

Birdwatching on North Carolina’s Bogue Banks

The seaside towns on North Carolina's Bogue Banks provide countless opportunities for visiting birders. Explore some of the best areas for birdwatching on Bogue Banks.

Catching Your Pin.terest

Here are just a few of Emerald Isle Realty’s top Pinterest boards to get you excited about your trip to North Carolina’s Crystal Coast!

Featured Property of The Week – Big Kahuna

If your idea of paradise is a spot in Emerald Isle where you can fish right from your backyard, then check out this week’s featured property. Big Kahuna is a soundfront duplex with three bedrooms, three bathrooms and enough state-of-the-art technology to make your stay top-notch. Check out Big Kahuna’s availability and scroll through more […]

14 Things to Do at the Beach in Emerald Isle, NC This Summer

When you ask vacationers who visit Emerald Isle, why they choose the Crystal Coast to visit, the most popular answer is the beach. Our beautiful sands and gorgeous water provide breathtaking views and the perfect place to relax and enjoy a beach day with friends or family. With so much to do on the beach, […]

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

Get all the resources you need to find the perfect Crystal Coast vacation rental and make planning your next vacation or getaway a breeze.

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 […]

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 […]