Carolina Retreats Announces Acquisition of Cadence Realty Vacation Rental Division

Surf City, NC – December 20, 2021Carolina Retreats, the leader in vacation rental management and niche hospitality services along the North Carolina coast, has announced the acquisition and partnership of Cadence Realty’s vacation rental management division based in Wrightsville Beach, NC. The newly combined division will now allow Carolina Retreats to offer vacation rental marketing and management services for property owners and guests from Topsail Island, Carolina & Kure Beach, Oak Island, and now Wrightsville Beach.

Cadence Realty, founded and owned by Luke Waddell, has been providing vacation rental and real estate services for approximately 40 vacation rental property clients exclusively on Wrightsville Beach since 2016. According to Mr. Waddell, “I think that Mike and his Team at Carolina Retreats are the perfect people to take over Cadence Realty’s growing vacation rental management division and lead it into the future. Carolina Retreat’s reputation and extensive experience within the vacation rental industry, combined with their understanding of how to leverage technology in the ever-changing landscape of vacation rental marketing will greatly benefit all of our property owners and guests”.

As part of the business combination and launch of Carolina Retreats on Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Retreats will assume exclusive vacation rental management rights for two iconic properties on Wrightsville Beach; The Islander Condos located at 1704 N Lumina Ave, and The Waterway Lodge located at 7246 Wrightsville Ave at the foot of the Wrightsville Beach draw bridge, as well as unit 1B-F in the Wrightsville Dunes condo community.

“I am extremely excited for the opportunity to work with Luke and the Cadence Realty property owners on Wrightsville Beach”, stated Mike Harrington, CEO & Owner of Carolina Retreats. “Luke and I have had some great conversations while discussing this possibility, and I believe we share the same common vision moving forward about the future of the vacation and short-term rental industry, and the expertise needed to compete in today’s online marketing environment. This deal will allow both of us to do what we do best, which is vacation and short-term rental management for Carolina Retreats, and real estate brokerage and long-term rental management for Cadence.”

Carolina Retreats will assume the onsite office location at The Waterway Lodge with additional offices located in the new Cadence Realty offices located at 38 N Lumina Ave on Wrightsville Beach. Cadence Realty will continue offering exceptional real estate brokerage, consulting, and long-term rental management services in Wrightsville Beach, Wilmington, and the Hampstead communities.

About Carolina Retreats:

Carolina Retreats Vacation Group owns, operates, and provides third-party management services for high-end single family vacation rental homes, condos, and cottages, and boutique, limited-edition motels and inns throughout the coastal regions of North Carolina. From marketing and rate management, owner accounting and guest hospitality services, and customized asset management and property service solutions, Carolina Retreats is the premier hospitality management provider on the coast of North Carolina. To learn more, go to

About Cadence Realty:

Cadence Realty is a boutique real estate firm founded upon a passion for customer service. Located in southern coastal North Carolina, Cadence Realty is dedicated to helping clients realize their dreams of living life at their pace. Cadence Realty provides real estate services in a variety of areas including: Sales, Acquisition, Site Selection, Marketing, Long-Term Property Management, and HOA Management. Contact Cadence Realty today to begin living #lifeatyourpace at