Q&A with Property Services & Housekeeping Coordinator, Shirley Shoffstall

Many may not know that Carolina Retreats is one of the only vacation rental companies to offer an in-house cleaning services. Our centralized services department ensures that our team remains constantly in the loop for every aspect of your vacation experience. This takes quite a bit of coordinating skills and we no better person for … Continue reading Q&A with Property Services & Housekeeping Coordinator, Shirley Shoffstall

Topsail Island | Beach Access Information

After an extensive winter season, we are ecstatic to announce the list of public beach accesses available around Topsail Island. We are thankful to all of the amazing city and state-wide officials and workers who labor away making out beaches as perfect as they once were. Below is a list of scheduled beach repairs and … Continue reading Topsail Island | Beach Access Information

Q&A with Danny Williams

We recently sat down with our General Manager, Danny Williams, to discuss what got him started in the vacation rental industry and how he sees the future of vacation rental management. First of all, how is the cleanup going? The cleanup efforts are moving faster than I thought. We are all quite appreciative of the … Continue reading Q&A with Danny Williams

New Surf City Bridge Traffic & Roundabout Information

After 60 remarkable years, the Surf City Swing Bridge has been retired. Long overdue for replacement, builders began in September of 2016 and finished 10 months ahead of schedule.  On December 18th, 2018, the new Surf City bridge opened to the public with overall positive reviews.  “The new bridge has a 65-foot vertical clearance that … Continue reading New Surf City Bridge Traffic & Roundabout Information

Q&A with Jessica Soles-Moore

We recently sat down with our newly promoted assistant property manager, Jessica Soles-Moore to discuss what got her started within the vacation rental industry and her visions for the future of the medium. How long have you lived in Topsail? I have been a Topsail local for over 15 years.  I grew up here, loving … Continue reading Q&A with Jessica Soles-Moore

Surf City Votes On Beach Nourishment Program

The town of Surf City held a town hall meeting on Friday, January 11th and the turnout was overwhelming. Hundreds of residents and business owners gathered inside the Surf City Community Center to listen to three planned proposals brought forth by TI Coastal LLC, a coastal engineering firm specializing in dredging efforts. Mr. Chris outlined … Continue reading Surf City Votes On Beach Nourishment Program

Q&A with Kelli Taylor

We recently sat down with, Kelli Taylor, our Senior Property Manager for Carolina & Kure Beach, to ask her how she got into the vacation rental industry and which aspects of her day are the most rewarding. How long have you lived in Carolina Beach? My entire life! I have lived on Carolina Beach and … Continue reading Q&A with Kelli Taylor

HomeOwner Accounting

Jessica Scarborough, our Accounting Administrator, is working diligently to complete 2018 End of Year accounting for home owners.  Information including 1099 and yearly statement information will be mailed by January 31st.  Owners may view their monthly statement information at any time by logging in to the OwnerWeb Portal.  Once logged in, go to Menu and select … Continue reading HomeOwner Accounting

Vacation Booking Trends

As was previously mentioned, overall bookings are trending slightly ahead of last year and this is great news!  We are in the process of confirming guests who booked for 2019 during 2018.  Guests will have until 1/22 to complete their agreements and make their first payments, converting their bookings to confirmed reservations.  Guests who do … Continue reading Vacation Booking Trends

Recovery Efforts on Topsail Island

The negative impacts and reconstruction from our unwelcome visitor Hurricane Florence in September 2018 has most certainly been far-reaching and we continue to have impacts even as we enter into 2019.  Regardless of what Mother Nature sends our way, we as a community continue to be #TopsailStrong and we are vigilantly working with local vendors and individuals … Continue reading Recovery Efforts on Topsail Island