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!

Lucky Leprechaun 5K Run & Walk

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If you’re looking for the perfect North Carolina vacation rentals then come to Coastal North Carolina and take a look at what we have available in the Brunswick Islands. From Ocean Isle Beach to Holden Beach and Sunset Beach, and of our North Carolina vacation rentals present incredible water views of the Atlantic from our beaches. Your rental will give you the opportunity to unwind and escape from the busy demands of everyday life. Near by you’ll discover a diversity of cultural activities including many waterfront dining venues, live theatre, museums, and golf courses galore offering both casual golf and championship courses.

Our North Carolina vacation rentals are available in a variety of styles including condos, cottages, beach houses, townhouses, and villa rentals. You can count on Sloane Realty to work with you to find the ideal place for you to spend your beach vacation this year.

Don’t miss the Lucky Leprechaun 5K Run & Walk. Get into the St. Patrick’s Day Spirit on Saturday, March 10, 2012! Wear Green and show your Leprechaun Spirit! The course is flat, fast and beautiful as it parallels the ocean along the east side of the island. Come enjoy a walk on the beach with us.
The race begins at the Winds Beach Resort at 310 E. First Street, Ocean Isle Beach. Registration onsite is from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Runners start at 9 a.m. and walkers start at 9:15 a.m. Race entry fee is $25 until March 7 and $30 Day of Race. Children 12 and under, $15 until March 7 and $20 Day of Race. The following awards will be issued: Grand Prize: Overall Male & Female Finishers will win a Free Night’s Stay at the Winds Beach Resort. Well-behaved canine companions may participate.

 

“First Time 5K”: This is awarded to the Top 2 males and females over the age of 40 who are participating in their first 5K. 1st Place wins a bicycle. 2nd place wins a 1-hour massage.

Top 2 in Age Group per Gender: 8 & Under, 9-12, 13-15, 16-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

Holden Beach Sunsets

HoldenBeachThe ocean breezes off the shore and the relaxing view of the beach are the perfect reasons for buying Holden Beach homes for sale in North Carolina. These homes would be a good investment as the location is a perfect place to spend retirement, take a vacation, or to relocate away from the city life and cold northern winters. If you are thinking about such an investment as beachfront properties, then Holden Beach homes for sale should appeal to you.

Holden Beach is the perfect place to buy property on the beach for investment or personal use. North Carolina’s beaches are stunning and attractive with their white sand and blue waters. You have plenty of options for beachfront property when choosing among Holden Beach homes for sale. You can choose locations that are perfect for surfing, sailing, fishing, or simply to hang out. There are beaches that have very little populations and others with development that is further along. North Carolina beach real estate is more affordable than home prices in competing markets such as New Jersey, South Carolina and Florida, but as demands rise for beach real estate, developers are constructing more properties near beaches and tapping the undeveloped areas. Basically, there are still plenty of opportunities for investing in Holden Beach homes for sale.

People can do lots of beach activities here like surfing, snorkeling, paragliding, fishing, and swimming. The real estate in this part of North Carolina’s coastline is only a short drive from Wilmington to the north and Myrtle Beach, SC to the south.

Life Is Good Here In Brunswick County

57265_15If you’re after some of the best real estate deals on the East Coast check out our Brunswick County foreclosures. Situated about half way between New York state and Florida, Brunswick County offers beautiful beaches that will take your breath away. The many different settings in North Carolina make this the perfect destination for just about everyone. Thousands of people come here every year to experience the beautiful weather, sparkling beaches, spectacular wildlife, and southern hospitality next to none. The lucky ones stay and make it their permanent homes.

It’s less expensive to live here than up north — properties are plentiful and even more affordable are the Brunswick County foreclosures, the property taxes and the utility bills are lower, too. Everything just costs less here! Brunswick County foreclosures would make an excellent investment either to relocate your family to now or as your permanent home for when you retire. Come take a look at what we have to offer. You won’t be disappointed.

Ask any local and they will tell you that the easy going, laid back life style is what makes owning property in Brunswick County so enjoyable. Life here is all about enjoying every moment that you can. Everything you need is close by and no one is in a hurry. Life is good here in Brunswick County.

Ocean Isle Rentals and Events Not To Miss

This is a beautiful time of year to be visiting North Carolina. With autumn comes cooler temperatures, reduced crowds, and the changing of the foliage. If you’re looking for Ocean Isle NC rentals while you’re in the area we have many properties that might interest you. Following is a sampling of just one of the many Ocean Isle NC rentals.

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This home is located on great waterfront space on a canal with a private boat dock. Recently renovated entire lower level of canal home, just a short walk to the beach. No stairs, ideal for small family, couples, boaters, beachgoers, and fishermen. Sleeps 6. Xtra-large living space w/dining table for six, two cable TV’s, DVD player, WiFi, separate reading/sitting area, and living room area with 2 new queen sleeper sofas. Cozy bedroom w/queen bed and huge walk-in closet. Garden tub in bathroom. Kitchen area w/sink, small fridge, toaster oven, coffee maker, blender, and microwave. No stove/oven/dishwasher. Two window a/c units, outdoor grill, patio swing, additional dining space on patio w/beautiful view of canal. This home is DOG friendly with an additional pet fee. Available for rental March through November, no heat available. Non-smoking.

Events you’ll want to attend if you’re in the area are the 7th Annual Shrimp & Jazz Festival in Little River, SC, takes place on October 8, 2011.  Festival hours are 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Cool jazz under the live oaks on the Little River waterfront – Shrimp and a variety of seafood along with landlovers delights – vendors of all kinds – Activities for the kids – makes for an afternoon not to be missed.

The North Carolina Oyster Festival is held at Ocean Isle Beach, October 15-16, 2011. The festival features live entertainment, arts and crafts vendors, festival food, a road race, kid’s area, North Carolina Oyster Shucking Championships and an Oyster Stew Cook-off.  Come join us and find out for yourself why the oyster is so treasured by Brunswick County natives.

If you need accommodations please give us a call at Sloane Realty. We have many other Ocean Isle NC rentals available year round.

 

Loggerhead Sea Turtles Departing

tutleSea turtles likely have been nesting on Oak Island for as long as the island has existed. Matthew Godfrey, Ph.D., a biologist for the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, says the main species nesting on Oak Island is the Loggerhead, with some occasional Green turtles. “We have records of nests of Loggerheads on Oak Island going back to 1984,” Godfrey says. “But, there are earlier records of Loggerheads in Carolina going all the way back to Mark Catesby, who reported them in 1743.”

Every year from May through August, late at night while most homeowners of Oak Island Realstate in North Carolina, are fast asleep, an amazing phenomenon occurs. Loggerhead turtles emerge from the ocean and drag themselves across the sand, leaving behind them what looks to be an oversized tire track. They search for the ideal spot between the dunes and the high-tide line, where they will dig a hole with their back flipper and lay their eggs a foot and a half deep. After covering their eggs with sand, they gradually make their way back to the ocean without a second look back.

The beach is closely monitored during the nesting months. Kellie Beeson, director of the Oak Island Parks and Recreation Department and part of the Oak Island Sea Turtle Protection Program, scans the beach daily looking for the inimitable turtle tracks and depressions in the sand. She marks off the nests with four stakes, yellow tape and a sign marked with the date — otherwise, you wouldn’t know the nests were there. Beeson then coordinates with volunteers to assist with the hatching process.

Overall, the incubation period is between 55 and 85 days. “We begin to monitor the nests on the 50th day, as average hatching is around 62 days this season,” Beeson says. Nesting typically ends mid-August, although eggs may continue to incubate into November.

It’s critical for the nests to be watched closely so the new hatchlings can get back to the ocean without falling prey to seagulls or ghost crabs. How many of the hatchlings survive is highly dependent upon the concentrated efforts of the Protection Program and its volunteers, as well as the residents. “We have hundreds of folks that assist but are either visitors to the island or are not able to make the 100 percent commitment required to be a nest parent,” Beeson says. “The number of folks that are unofficially involved with our program in any one season easily exceeds one thousand.”

When a nest hatches, volunteers are on hand with flashlights to help direct the baby turtles to the ocean. Since the turtles’ natural instinct is to follow the light reflected from the surface of the sea, which may not always be prevalent, the flashlight assistance is critical for them so they don’t go toward an artificial light opposite of the ocean. Once they make their way across the beach, they immerse themselves into the ocean to begin their life journeys.

The female hatchlings that survive to adulthood, after making their way through life in various parts of the ocean, will travel back some thousands of miles to return to where they were born, in this case Oak Island, to nest their future brood.

Contact one of our Sloane Realty sales professionals for information on Oak Island Real Estate.

Don’t Miss Lumina Daze!

LuminaDazeThere’s an event you won’t want to miss on Sunday, August 28, 2011 if you’re in the area. Just a short drive from your Ocean Isle Beach Rentals the event, Lumina Daze, will take place from 4-10 p.m. at The Blockade Runner Beach Resort, 275 Waynick Boulevard, Wrightsville Beach, NC. This evening of fun will benefit Wrightsville Beach Museum and feature shag, jazz and big band music. Music will be provided by Wilmington Big Band, Buddy Skipper and the Jetty Jumpers with Carey Patterson and Pug West, Phil and Mark, and the Dixieland All-Stars. New this year is a Live Auction in addition to our popular Silent Auction. Silent Auction items will include a wide assortment of fine art, services, and specialties from local businesses. Stroll through areas with presentations on themes relating to Wrightsville Beach history. Upper Deck Reunion is in the works!  Please bring to Lumina Daze any Upper Deck memorabilia that you would like to share. Food and drink will be plentiful and for sale. Ticket price for the event is $15. Tickets can be picked up at the door at Lumina Daze or from the museum before 5:00 on Thursday, August 25th. For more information call (910) 256-2569 or email info@wbmuseum.com.

Here are some of the Live Auction items:

  • Carnival Cruise tickets from AAA
  • Mountain cabin at Meadows of the Dan on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia from Blockade Runner Resort
  • 45-Minute airplane trip on Cirrus aircraft by pilots Robin Spinks and Floyd Price
  • Two-nights stay on Wilmington riverfront at Riverview Suites by Eva Elmore, Keith Beatty, and Asa Worthley
  • Elvis Presley impersonator for a party by Terry Horton
  • Autographed book and lunch for two with author and radio commentator, Nan Graham
  • Afternoon sail and hors d’oeuvres at Wrightsville Beach from Ferrell and Becky Shuford
  • History of Lumina Pavilion painting by George Pocheptsov
  • Joyride Softdeck standup paddle board with a Boardworks adjustable paddle.  Height: 8’11”, Nose: 25 7/8″, Width: 32 1/8″, Tail: 22 9/16″, Thickness: 4 5/16″, Fins included: 7″ +FCS
  • Surfing or paddle board lessons with the Pickets by Crystal South Surfing School

Give us a call at Sloane Realty if you’re looking for Ocean Isle Beach Rentals. We’d be happy to show you what we have available during your time in North Carolina.

North Carolina Retirement Communities

Looking for a wonderful place to retire to the good life?  Look no further than North Carolina for first class amenities, activities, hospitality, accommodations, and more!  North Carolina retirement communities offer a life of rest and relaxation but if you want adventure, it provides more than enough.  If you’re serious about making the move to North Carolina, let Sloane Realty handle all of your real estate needs.

When looking for North Carolina retirement communities, it’s important to make sure they offer everything you’re looking for.  Many residents enjoy active neighbors, walking trails, activities, easy access to beaches and shops, pools, tennis, golf, fitness centers, and much more.  Some communities that offer great lifestyles are River’s Edge Golf Club and Plantation, Ocean Ridge Plantation, St. James Plantation, and The Regency.

Holden Beach Land

This beautiful North Carolina town sits between historic Wilmington, NC and Myrtle Beach, SC.  It’s about a 45 minute drive to either city.  Holden Beach has many stores and shops for your needs.  If you can’t find what you’re looking for, 10 minutes away sits the town of Shallotte, which has many department and grocery stores for anything you desire.

Holden Beach land is absolutely superb.  It’s a quiet island that sits off the Atlantic Ocean, and is a family friendly area.  It has roughly 900 residents, and when summer hits that number jumps to over 10,000 due to tourism.  It’s a great area to live permanently or have a vacation home.  The area’s moderate temperature and miles of clean, sandy beaches make this a true paradise.

Holden Beach also holds events and activities to get the community involved with each other.  Some key events this month are NC Festival By The Sea from 10/24/09 to 10/25/09.  It will include a parade and many vendors from good eats to arts and crafts.  There are many other events such as shag dancing, car shows, film showings, and many more in the area.

North Carolina Oyster Festival

Mark your calendar for October 18 & 19.  The North Carolina Oyster Festival will be taking place in Ocean Isle Beach.  Let Sloane Realty book your Ocean Isle Beach rentals for the event.

This is what the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce had to say about it:

The 28th Annual North Carolina Oyster Festival will feature live entertainment, a road race, surfing contest, kids area, North Carolina Oyster Shucking Championships and an Oyster Stew Cook-off.

It is going to be a great event so come down and check out the Oyster Festival.  I’ve attached a link to the specials that Sloane Realty is offering.