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No Worries Vacation

For 59 years we’ve made beach vacations our family business.

Emerald Isle Realty loves hosting friends and families just like yours. We understand that vacations are a special interlude that allows you to explore, enjoy exhilarating adventures, eat like a local and live like a local, while discovering how peaceful life on an island can be.

When you chart your course for a carefree beach vacation with us, you’ll receive:

  • Vacation home ratings so you can choose the quality of home you prefer
  • No reservation fees
  • No security deposits
  • No credit card fees
  • No year-in-advance booking fees

Emerald Isle Realty knows that southern hospitality is all about a warm welcome, great food and making y’all feel right at home and so we are pleased to offer:

  • Free ice cream available at our office as our treat throughout your stay
  • Insider, local information to plan activities and gourmet meals for your island escape
  • Free concierge service for booking golf, fishing trips and other adventures
  • Lots of kid-friendly and pet-friendly vacation homes
  • Free local newspapers
  • Free wi-fi in our lobby
  • Free book exchange in our lobby


No Worries Vacation Home Ratings

What’s the perfect beach cottage or condo for your family?

Emerald Isle Realty is unique on North Carolina’s Crystal Coast because for decades we have believed in rating every single vacation rental home, from the pinnacle of luxury and elegance, our Emerald properties, to our comfortably furnished, value-oriented, Bronze cottages and condos. Our ratings, by Emerald Isle Realty’s nationally trained Resort Rating Specialists, allow you to choose the quality of your beach home just as you would choose the quality of your hotel room.

5 Stars


Reserved for our highest rated properties offering extraordinary accommodations replete with lavish details; these exclusive, luxurious properties epitomize the ultimate experience in coastal living.

4 Stars


Exceptional accommodations featuring unique, top of the line design and superior appointments. Interiors are professionally designed with an emphasis on high quality furnishings and luxury finishes.

3 Stars


Very well-coordinated and appointed accommodations. Furnishings, kitchens and baths are in fine condition. Special features and amenities are apparent.

2 Stars


Attractive and inviting accommodations featuring tasteful, good quality furnishings with well-equipped kitchens and baths.

1 Star


Comfortable and welcoming accommodations well-equipped for an enjoyable vacation. All furnishings are in good condition. Kitchens and baths may be dated, but are well-maintained with standard quality inventory.