AirBnB vs. VRBO vs. Book Direct: What You Need To Know

By now most anyone slightly involved in short-term vacation rentals has at some level engaged with AirBnB and VRBO. While there are others like them, these two companies command the lion share of attention in the vacation rental marketing world. As a professional vacation rental manager for the past 15 plus years, I think it … Continue reading AirBnB vs. VRBO vs. Book Direct: What You Need To Know

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

Carolina Retreats Completes Acquisition of The Tranquil House Inn on the Outer Banks

Surf City, North Carolina – Carolina Retreats, a specialty lodging and vacation rental management company based in Surf City, North Carolina, has announced the recent purchase of The Tranquil House Inn, a boutique 25-room inn and event space located in historic downtown Manteo on the famed Outer Banks of North Carolina. The inn will become … Continue reading Carolina Retreats Completes Acquisition of The Tranquil House Inn on the Outer Banks

Carolina Retreats Appoints Toni Henry as Sr. Property Manager on Oak Island, NC

Oak Island, NC:  Carolina Retreats, a specialty lodging and vacation rental management firm based in southeastern North Carolina,  has recently announced the addition of Toni Henry as the company’s new Sr. Property Manager on Oak Island, NC. Toni’s primary role will be overseeing the day to day operations at the firm’s newly acquired 22 unit … Continue reading Carolina Retreats Appoints Toni Henry as Sr. Property Manager on Oak Island, NC

Carolina Retreats Expands; Acquires Oak Island Resort and Inn

Surf City, NC – August 21st, 2020 – Carolina Retreats, a leader in vacation rental management and hospitality solutions based in Surf City, has recently announced the acquisition of the Island Resort and Inn located on Oak Island, North Carolina. The Island Resort and Inn, originally constructed in the 1960’s, then added on to in the … Continue reading Carolina Retreats Expands; Acquires Oak Island Resort and Inn

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