Maximizing Your Property For Year-Round Guests (Part II)

In Part I of this series we looked at detailed ways you can enhance your vacation or short-term rental properties to appeal to guests year-round. In today’s highly competitive online marketing environment for any type of travel accommodations, and especially in our area of the Cape Fear with more traditional vacation rentals, it’s exactly the details and extras that turn an okay … Continue reading Maximizing Your Property For Year-Round Guests (Part II)

Maximizing Your Property For Year-Round Guests (Part 1)

If you have a home at the beach, it’s usually pretty easy to attract guests to your property during the summer months, but are you maximizing your home’s potential for guests year-round? Families, traveling nurses, business travelers, temporary workers, digital nomads, snowbirds, authors, entrepreneurs, and many other people and professions want to have comfortable, private … Continue reading Maximizing Your Property For Year-Round Guests (Part 1)

Vacation Rental Maintenance: What To Expect

If you own a vacation or short-term rental, you know that maintenance and upkeep are always important, and at times, they can be overwhelming. But part of the value of enlisting a property management company like Carolina Retreats, those activities can be a little less stressful. Not all property management companies are the same. Some property … Continue reading Vacation Rental Maintenance: What To Expect

Vacationing In The Era Of The COVID-19 Pandemic: Short-Term/Vacation Rentals Are Top Of Mind

Need a Fall Getaway? Let’s face it, the enduring COVID-19 Pandemic has weighed heavily on all of us. But Fall is a perfect time to visit the North Carolina coast because the water is still warm, the beaches are less crowded, and the air is crisp and clean. Many vacationers are taking advantage of some … Continue reading Vacationing In The Era Of The COVID-19 Pandemic: Short-Term/Vacation Rentals Are Top Of Mind

Short-Term Rentals, Long Term Value

It’s been shown that when times are volatile, and investors feel uneasy about the current and near-term future stability of a market, they flock to safer investments. Gold, silver, cash, and Bitcoin have been beneficiaries of these volatile markets, but the big winner, especially in our region of the country has been real estate. While … Continue reading Short-Term Rentals, Long Term Value

From Our Family to Yours

Dear Beach Goers, The past two months have taken a swift and severe toll on our country. We have been facing a health emergency that none of us have experienced in our lifetimes. As we continue to flatten the curve and work towards the goal of containing the virus outbreaks, the conversation has started to … Continue reading From Our Family to Yours

Celebrating One Year At Carolina Retreats!

Carolina Retreats is proud to announce our 1 year anniversary! From the onset, our combination of vacation rental services have combined to form a perfect partnership throughout the North Carolina coast. Now set to surpass 300 vacation rentals from Topsail Island to Carolina & Kure Beach, our growing success has only improved all aspects of … Continue reading Celebrating One Year At Carolina Retreats!

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

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

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