Topsail Beach Resumes Storm Damage Reduction (SDR) Project

Beginning December 15h, 2019, Topsail Beach will undergo a major beach nourishment and channel dredging project. Contracted to Weeks Marine on October 4th, this project includes dredging a new Topsail Inlet and side channels within the Banks Channel. This is the second phase of the project known as the Storm Damage Reduction (SDR) Project and … Continue reading Topsail Beach Resumes Storm Damage Reduction (SDR) Project

First Annual Carolina Retreats Halloween Party

Wilmington, NC – Good times and lots of laughs were had at our first annual Carolina Retreats Halloween Costume Party! Celebrated at Waterman’s Brewing in Wilmington, NC, our happy bunch danced, ate, and partied the night away in a wonderful atmosphere. Setting the night off right, President Mike Harrington gave an upbeat speech touting all … Continue reading First Annual Carolina Retreats Halloween Party

Understanding Vacation Travel Insurance: How to Protect Your Investment with Red Sky Insurance

Vacationer Safety Is Our #1 Priority As beach vacation experts for over 40 years on the North Carolina islands, (Pleasure Island, Topsail Island) we have seen it all. From seasonal rain to strong force winds, our sole concern always; is the safety of our guests. We value everyone’s including our own vacation specialists and always … Continue reading Understanding Vacation Travel Insurance: How to Protect Your Investment with Red Sky Insurance

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

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

Topsail Realty Vacations Acquires Carolina Beach Companies, Launches CarolinaRetreats.com

Surf City, NC – January 2, 2019 – Topsail Realty Vacations, a leader in Vacation Rental management on Topsail Island, NC for more than 40 years, has recently announced the acquisition and merger of Blue Water Realty and Ocean Breeze Properties, both of Carolina and Kure Beach, NC. The newly combined companies will offer vacation rental marketing and … Continue reading Topsail Realty Vacations Acquires Carolina Beach Companies, Launches CarolinaRetreats.com

Spend Labor Day Weekend on Topsail Island

Topsail Island is the perfect location for you and your family to spend Labor Day weekend this year. With different activities and endless fun on the beach, there is something for everyone in the family to do. From movies in the park to listening to live music, there are countless ways for you to celebrate … Continue reading Spend Labor Day Weekend on Topsail Island

Upgrade Your Vacation Rental to Maximize ROI

Upgrading your vacation rental can lead to a long list of benefits, among those being maximizing your ROI. In addition to increasing the value of your property, vacationing guests will appreciate the upgrades and leave great reviews online. Upgrading your vacation rental may also allow you to charge a higher rate, depending on your upgrades. … Continue reading Upgrade Your Vacation Rental to Maximize ROI

How to Keep Track of Your Rental Business Expenses

If you’re the owner of vacation rental property you probably already know how much paperwork can be generated. You don’t want to lose track of a single expense or receipt because at tax time they’re the difference between owing a lot and not. With the tax season behind us, it’s a great time to evaluate … Continue reading How to Keep Track of Your Rental Business Expenses