From President to Vacation Home Owner

After almost 15 years in the vacation rental management business my family and I became vacation rental property owners ourselves this past year!  Being in the middle the day to day for so long as a manager, and doing our very best to make sure your guests have the best possible experience, we have undoubtedly … Continue reading From President to Vacation Home Owner

Carolina Retreats is Proud to Partner with TrustPilot for Guest Reviews

Carolina Retreats is over the moon to partner with one of the largest automated review companies in the nation. TrustPilot, founded in 2007, has over a quarter million businesses using customer reviews to drive growth. With so many review platforms out there, TrustPilot is one of the few that offer integrated services such as SEO … Continue reading Carolina Retreats is Proud to Partner with TrustPilot for Guest Reviews

Why A 4 Out Of 5 Star Review Is Actually Better

Before making virtually any major purchase nowadays, we rely on crowd sourced reviews. Reading online reviews before buying is an enormous aspect of purchase behavior. And that research takes shape mainly in two forms: Social Media and Reviews. While similar in many regards the social media relies more on an existing personal relationship while online … Continue reading Why A 4 Out Of 5 Star Review Is Actually Better

VRMA Spring 2019 Forum Recap

Arriving in Charlotte late evening on Sunday, April 14th, our amazing team geared up for another fantastic VRMA conference. The VRMA 2019 Spring Forum Recap gathered several of the country’s largest vendors and vacation rental companies to discuss the emerging trends and operational improvements. This two day educational and enriching affair offered a variety of … Continue reading VRMA Spring 2019 Forum Recap

Q&A with Property Maintenance and Repair, Ricky Kernodle

Within five minutes of conversing with Ricky, you’ll already feel at ease. A good hearted and all around friendly guy, we sat down with our resident repairman and maintenance guy for Pleasure Island, Ricky Kernodle, to chat a bit about where he’s from and what makes him so upbeat. Are you originally from this area? … Continue reading Q&A with Property Maintenance and Repair, Ricky Kernodle

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