How to Shake Up Your Christmas Holiday This Year

This year why not do something different in celebration of the Christmas holiday. Come spend the holidays on the Brunswick Islands off the coast of North Carolina. If you’re coming to just get away and relax, we have plenty of holiday vacation rentals where you can comfortably stay and at an affordable price. But if you’ve been thinking about relocating, why not come to the area and let Sloane Realty show you the coastal properties we have for sale at this time. You’ll be getting double duty out of your holiday vacation and who knows, you just might buy yourself a new house for Christmas!

We’ll list some local activities and events taking place this month so you’ll have something to do between relaxing and looking at homes


The annual North Carolina Christmas Festival and Parade will be held in Leland on Dec. 13 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with a tree lighting December 12 at 6 p.m. at the Leland Town Hall Park. The parade is from 10 a.m.-noon, and will follow Village Road from the First Baptist Church to the North Brunswick Shopping Center. Immediately following the parade, the free Christmas Festival will begin and last until 4:30 p.m. There will be food vendors, children’s entertainment, lots of music and dance troupe performances.


The 2nd Annual 12 Tastes of Christmas will be held Friday, December 12 from 7-10 p.m. at the Brooklyn Arts Center, 516 N. 4th St., Wilmington. This holiday tasting party to benefit adult literacy in the Cape Fear area. The all-inclusive benefit will feature 12 food and drink pairings, music and more – all in the spirit of the season. Tickets are $30 and include food/drink tasters. Cocktail or festive attire encouraged!


Come experience a Coastal Carolina Christmas on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 12-13 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 16 North 16th St., Wilmington. This is a fundraiser to benefit the Wilmington Boys Choir, Samaritan Ministry, and Mother Hubbards Cupboard.

Friday Dec 12: Ceremony of Carols followed by champagne and chocolate reception. Featuring the Wilmington Boys Choir at St. Paul’s and the St. Paul’s Choir, plus…a carol sing-along.

Saturday Dec 13: Christmas Cabaret, an evening of jazz and standards with Grenoldo Frazier. Dinner by the bite, wine pairings, and seasonal cider plus a silent auction. Admission. See more detailed information on

All of us at Sloane Realty would like to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!


We Have Plenty of Affordable Vacation Rentals in Ocean Isle Beach

When you’re looking for the best rate on vacation rentals in Ocean Isle Beach check out our many affordable accommodations. We have a vast assortment of condos, villas, and single family homes that will provide you with all the comforts you would want when you’re away from home. With our many pet friendly homes, homes with pools, linen ready homes, and the many comfortable winter rentals we still have available you’re sure to find exactly the type of home you’re looking for. You simplywon’t find a better price on such a large number of Ocean Isle Beach vacation rentals as we have right here at Sloane Realty. Give us a call at 866-931-5201 if we can assist you with finding that perfect vacation rental.

Two of our most popular events are coming up this month. The 31st North Carolina Oyster Festival will be held October 19-20 in front of the Museum of Coastal Carolina from Sat. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sun. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The event features live entertainment, arts and crafts vendors, festival food, a road race, kid’s area and an Oyster Stew Cook-off. Festival goers can also enjoy watching the shuckers compete for the title of 2013 North Carolina Oyster Shucking Champion. $5.00 / Children 8 & Under Free.



The second and equally popular event is the North Carolina Festival by the Sea being held October 26-27, 2013. This 2-day event kicks off with a parade down the Holden Beach causeway at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Arts and Crafts vendors are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. There will be a horseshoe tournament and a sand castle building contest. Children enjoy face painting, huge kites flying overhead and children’s rides and amusements. Live musical entertainment begins at 10 a.m. both days at Holden Beach’s new pavilion. Free admission and free parking.

We hope to see you there!

Where to Stay in Ocean Isle Beach

When you’re planning a vacation and you’re looking for comfortable accommodations that are affordable and won’t sink your ship, take a look at what only we have to offer you at Sloane Realty. We have some Ocean Isle Beach condo rentals that sit oceanfront and will provide you with phenomenal coastline views. This close, you’ll be able to fully appreciate the aromatherapy that only the ocean salt air can provide.

porchIn an oceanfront rental you’ll practically be able to roll out of bed and onto the beach, you’re just that close. But we don’t recommend it. Proper attire is usually shorts or a swimsuit rather than your pajamas. You’ll be able to wake to the sound of the waves crashing to shore then enjoy a leisurely breakfast on your deck or patio before heading off for a long walk or run down the beach. It’s a fitness plan designed by Mother Nature herself and it works!

You really have to experience it firsthand in order to know how lovely and well-appointed our Ocean Isle Beach condo rentals truly are. If you love to cook, you’ll like knowing our rentals provide you with your own kitchen where you can prepare a simple breakfast or a full-on gourmet meal for dinner. Take it up a notch and plan a romantic dinner on the beach complete with candlelight. Remember, you’re on vacation and anything goes!

It’s So Peaceful Here this Time of the Year

Making your vacation plans just became a whole lot easier when you search for your accommodations on our newly revised website. We supply you with quick links to homes with the most requested features. Such as homes with pools, pet friendly rentals and linen-ready homes.


If it’s Ocean Isle NC vacation rentals you’re looking for, you will like what we have to offer. There are still winter rentals available at a discounted off-season prices. Come spend what’s left of winter on our warm oceanfront beaches and avoid the snow and ice of the north. You’ll be really glad you did.

Ocean Isle NC vacation rentals provide you with comfortable, completely furnished accommodations that include kitchens, laundry, and separate living and dining areas that are in an environment that is both relaxing and rejuvenating. Wake each morning and start your day with a walk on the seven miles of beachfront you’ll find here. Have a leisurely breakfast on your deck or balcony while enjoying the surroundings that are sure to delight all of your senses. There’s just nothing else like the scent of saltwater in the air or the feel of the sun on your skin — especially this time of the year.

And it is a new year so why not start it off in a brand new way. An off-season visit to the ocean provides you with uninterrupted time for meditation and the opportunity to truly appreciate the beauty that will surround you here. It’s a great way to re-start those resolutions you made to be healthy and get fit.

If you’d like to talk with us about our vacation rentals you can reach us by calling toll free 866-931-5201.  We look forward to talking with you!

Spending the Holidays at Sunset Beach

If you’re planning a holiday vacation over Christmas and New Years you’ll find Sunset Beach in North Carolina to be a beautiful place to be. Our Sunset Beach North Carolina vacation rentals will provide you with all the comforts of home that you would expect in a home-away-from-home while the area offers miles of pristine beachfront for you to enjoy.

ishot-1With so many festivities going on from Wilmington, NC, to the north to Myrtle Beach, SC, to the south you’ll have plenty of ways to celebrate the holidays. These events are just a short drive from any of our Sunset Beach North Carolina vacation rentals. Here’s a small sampling of what’s going on.

Come out and enjoy the Light & Train Spectacular on Saturday, Dec. 22 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Wilmington Railroad Museum, Wilmington, NC. More than 15,000 lights will be displayed for your enjoyment. Santa will be on hand and there will be cider and cookies, too. Price is $5 general admission, free for children under age 2.

Downtown Wilmington is a food lover’s dream, and the Wilmington NC Food Walking Tour gets to the heart of this delicious area. You’ll get to sample 7 downtown restaurants, experience food and drinks, meet the city’s top chefs and go inside one of its best kitchens. All of this comes with big servings of Wilmington food history and restaurant dish. The event takes place this Sunday, Dec 23 at 2:30 p.m. at Riverwalk, Wilmington.


The Children’s Museum of South Carolina invites families to come have Brunch with Santa and Frosty the Snowman this holiday season. Join Santa and Frosty for brunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, December 23 at the Children’s Museum of South Carolina. The cost is $6 for members or $12 for non-members. You must register in advance as seating is limited.

If you have family visiting over the holidays and are in need of additional accommodations we have many fine Sunset Beach North Carolina vacation rentals ready and waiting to accommodate you. All of us at Sloane Realty wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving Holiday

Thanksgiving is a few days away and we’d like to wish a Happy Thanksgiving Holiday to your families from ours! Whether you’re traveling to far off places to celebrate with family or you’re staying home to enjoy the holiday at your own house, have a safe and enjoyable time.

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If your house runneth over with guests having no place to sleep, why not consider one of our spacious and comfortable Ocean Isle Beach rentals for them to stay in. These rentals are located in a beach community on the Brunswick Islands. There are many Ocean Isle Beach rentals available for a short holiday weekend or a full week’s stay as well as long term winter rentals.

Here are some of the many holiday events taking place in the area this time of the year.

Plenty of excitement can be found at the 9th Annual Ocean Isle Beach Flotilla that will take place on Saturday, November 24, 2012. The Boat Parade begins at dusk at the Shallotte River in front of Inlet View Bar & Grill and proceeds down the Waterway to the commercial canal in front of Sharky’s. Call 910-612-7799 or 910-612-2793 to enter a boat. The Tree Lighting will take place at 5 p.m. followed by a Visit with Santa at the OIB Fire Department. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served.

The nearby Holden Beach Tree Lighting, Chili Cook-Off and Holiday Flotilla will take place on November 29 beginning at 6 p.m.

Lots Going on For Labor Day Weekend

With the arrival of Labor Day Weekend, summer turns to fall in the blink of an eye. But autumn is still a beautiful time of year to be enjoying a beach vacation. Whether you’re coming to play some awesome golf or you’re here to enjoy the beach and surf, we have a nice selection of Sunset Beach vacation rentals for you to choose from.


There are plenty of events being held in the surrounding area for the holiday weekend. And when you stay in one of our Sunset Beach vacation rentals for your accommodations, you’ll be in close proximity to all of these celebrations.

Tonight is the last of the Ocean Isle Beach Concert Series that takes place from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. on the stage in the parking lot at Museum of Coastal Carolinas on Ocean Isle Beach. Legends of Beach will be performing.

Baldhead Island Labor Day Music Extravaganza takes place from Aug. 31 and September 2, 2012. You can dance the weekend away with Bald Head Island’s signature beach music bash! Weekend events include the Coastal Carolina Bash, Harbourside Pavilion Picnic and a Texas BBQ too good to miss.

The local Labor Day Sand Sculpture Contest is being held from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on the beach behind Community Center, 44 East 1st Street, Ocean Isle Beach. There’s a Children’s Division – up to age 13 and a Family Division – 4 adults and no limit on children. Trophies and prizes will be awarded in all divisions. Don’t miss it!

Oak Island Art Guild’s 23rd Annual Arts & Crafts Festival takes place on Saturday Sep. 1, 2012. This annual Labor Day Weekend festival celebrates local and regional artists and craftspeople that will be displaying and selling their handmade goods. The festival takes place at Middleton Park Extension Soccer Field, 46th SE Street & Dolphin Drive, Oak Island.

Remember, if you haven’t reserved your Sunset Beach vacation rentals yet, give us a call at Sloane Realty and we’ll set you up in comfort and style.

Vacationing at Ocean Isle Beach

Whether you’re in search of a short-term Ocean Isle Beach condo rental to stay in for your vacation this summer or a long-term rental, we have a nice selection from which you can choose. We have both furnished and non-furnished long-term rentals. Our vacation rentals are all fully furnished with well-equipped kitchens and all the amenities you need for a great vacation. You can‘t go wrong when you make your reservations with Sloane Realty for a Ocean Isle Beach condo rental. We’re professionals and very knowledgeable about the area and the rentals that you’ll find here.


There are always events and festivities taking place on the Brunswick Islands so if you don’t see something in particular listed here just ask us.

On June 22, 2012 the Ocean Isle Beach Concert Series is under way from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Continental Divide performs on the stage in the parking lot at Museum of Coastal Carolinas on Ocean Isle Beach. On June 29, 2012 Holiday Band performs at this same location. These events are free and open to the public.

The Ocean Isle Beach 4th of July Parade will be held on July 4, 2012 beginning at 10 a.m. Decorated floats, golf carts and bicycles will be judged and prizes awarded. Line up in Museum of Coastal Carolinas parking lot at 9:30 a.m.

Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day is when we honor the nation’s fallen heroes. A day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States armed forces. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it originated after the Civil War to commemorate the fallen Union soldiers.


This weekend also marks the start of the summer season nationwide so if you haven’t made your vacation plans it’s definitely time. We have Sunset Beach vacation rentals that are fully furnished right down to the well-equipped kitchen where you can enjoy your meals at your home-away-from-home. Just imagine surf fishing and being able to bring home your catch for dinner. You can’t do that when you spend your vacation in a hotel.

There are plenty of events in close proximity to our Sunset Beach vacation rentals, too. Check out the Laser Shows with Rock Music at the Sky Theater on May 27 and 28, 2012. The Ingram Planetarium, The Village at Sunset Beach. 5 p.m. Laser Magic. 6 p.m. Laser Beatles. This event is not recommended for young children. All shows are subject to change without advance notice. For more information: 910-575-0033.

People of all generations will gather together on May 28, 2012 at the Battleship Wilmington to pay their respects. This annual Memorial Day Ceremony has been observed for the last 47 years and is honored to have guest speaker, Major General Rodney O. Anderson at the 2012 event. This emotional ceremony begins and ends with military musical arrangements provided by the Army Ground Forces Band. The public is invited to this free event.

Ocean Isle Beach Special Deals

With the temperatures warming up quickly summer is fast approaching. We have some great specials you won’t want to miss taking place at this time on Ocean Isle Beach vacation rentals. We have beach houses and condos, oceanfront or canal front, small or large – all offering you huge savings for a limited time.


Come any week before May 12, 2012, and enjoy your stay in this oceanfront 7 bedroom, 5 bath duplex (left) for just $1495! One of our larger Ocean Isle Beach vacation rentals, you can save a bundle on these accommodations and have more money to spend on the fun stuff. Amenities include a shared pool, central heat and air, multiple CCTVs, DVDs, dishwasher, washer/dryer, microwave, covered porch, sundeck on sand dunes, grill, outside shower, Internet, non-smoking home. Full linen service included.


This 6 bedroom, 6 bath, oceanfront duplex called “For Pete’s Sake” (right) sleeps 20 people and has a swimming pool. A great property on a very quiet area on the west end of the island. Amenitieis include CH/A, D/W, MW, 7 CCTV’s, 3 DVD’s, DVR on main TV, high speed internet access, ceiling fans in all rooms, swimming pool, large sun & covered decks, large dining table, hot and cold enclosed shower, dog friendly (only one dog allowed) with additional non-refundable pet fee. Just $1750 for any week until Memorial Day holiday.

If you’re looking for specials on Ocean Isle Beach vacation rentals but want a shorter stay, give us a call toll-free at (866) 931-5201 and we’ll be happy to help you.