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Summer Events that Will Make You Feel Like A Topsail Local

Part of the value of vacationing in a place like Topsail Island is that not only are you able to enjoy all of the natural assets offered by our gorgeous, eastern North Carolina beaches, but you also get to experience events infused with our own special brand of local, sou... View the full post »

Don't Let A Rainy Day At the Beach Get You Down

There’s an old joke here in North Carolina that goes something like this: “If you don't like the weather, wait five minutes.” It changes just that fast. If you happen to be enjoying one of our Topsail rentals during a bout of wet weather, don... View the full post »

Kid Approved Recipes That Will Make Your Topsail Vacation Perfect

Vacation-Mom and Short-Order-Cook-Mom don't always make the best Topsail Island travel partners. And what is a recipe really, other than a combination of delicious ingredients? If you are looking for a handful of quick and (relatively) healthy recipes that won't l... View the full post »

7 Things to Think About When You Bring Your Dog to Topsail Island

Let's face it. Your Topsail Island vacation won't be a "vacation" for you unless the whole family is having fun. Planning for a beach vacation can sometimes be challenging for those of us who consider our four-legged buddies to be full-fledged family members. Here... View the full post »

How to Keep Your Family Safe and Have the Best Beach Vacation Ever

Taking a vacation shouldn’t be stressful, and we do everything in our power to make sure your Topsail Island getaway is the peak of relaxation. The beachscapes, sand, sun and ocean waves draw people from all over the world to this beautiful area. Island Real Estate offe... View the full post »

5 Fabulous Topsail Spring Events You Must Have on Your List

Spring is in the air! Can’t you just smell it? And feel its energy? While spring can be a busy season for many of us, it is also the perfect season to get away for a vacation. Most especially because it is such a busy time of year. After all, if you don’t rejuvenate you... View the full post »

How to Best Capture the Beauty and Sparkle of Spring

It is almost spring!!!! That wonderful season full of the brilliant return of blooms to welcome our winter-weary eyes. A season filled with stunning sunshine gladdening our skin that is longing for some Vitamin-D. And a season full of the return and birth of magical coastal creatures! ... View the full post »

How to Make the Best Valentines Dessert for the Whole Family

  You have a wonderful Valentines Dinner with just the love of your life. Quiet. Romantic. Serene. The food is amazing. The conversation dazzling and exactly what you needed after a crazy holiday season and busy start to your year. But you have kids at home. And you want to show them some pa... View the full post »

How to Have the Best, Most Romantic Valentines Day in Topsail

Red and pink roses. Rich, velvety chocolate. The scent of spring in the air. Bubbling champagne. The twittering of birds. What does all of this herald? Why, Valentines Day of course! Are you ready for a brilliant, romantic weekend? (Who wouldn’t be, whether it is Valentines Day or ... View the full post »

1 Outstanding Book to Bring Blissful Adventure to Your Vacation

What is the most delightful way to spend a winter afternoon, you ask? Why, by indulging in a winter beach read, of course! Imagine, an afternoon spent curled up in a large, overstuffed armchair that faces the soothing, rhythmic waves of the ocean. Warm, sweet scents come from your cup of h... View the full post »

How to Deliciously Stay Healthy and Svelte this Winter

It’s winter! A time of sweaters, boots, and scarves. Of family time and lots and lots of really delicious, calorie laden meals with family. Lets face it: this time of year is always more than delicious…and we all tend to indulge a little to much sometimes over the holidays. And then, s... View the full post »

1 Powerful New Years Resolution You Will Keep, and Love

Confetti covers your New Years table, and you know you have a few stray pieces in your hair that you won’t discover till tomorrow morning. Champagne bubbles seductively in the flutes you raise to the sky as you and your friends welcome in the New Year. Your excitement for all the possibi... View the full post »

1 Perfectly Amazing Dish You Have to Have this Christmas

Ah, food! It is one of the best parts of the holidays! Introverts and foodies might argue that it is THE best part of the holidays, but here at Island Real Estate we are more family centered than that. After all, food is only as good as the loving, smiling, excited, and hungry family ... View the full post »

9 Reasons Why the Beautiful Holidays are Best in Topsail

It’s a marvelous time of year! The cold nips at your noes and your toes, and the stars reflect the snowflakes that swirl around on the ground below. Everything sparkles and everything is beautiful! Especially in Topsail, NC. The holidays in Topsail are the perfect time for you to visit u... View the full post »

1 Thanksgiving Dish That is Too Good to be Healthy

  Loaded stuffing. Creamy, silky smooth mashed potatoes dripping with butter and gravy. Warm, homemade, yeasty bread rolls also dripping with butter...and honey.  Thanksgiving, in Topsail or wherever else you might be enjoying the holiday with family and friends this year, is... View the full post »