Crystal Coast Guest Testimonials
Bluewater gave us a first class interaction from reservation to check-in, to check-out.
We’ve rented with Bluewater a number of times over our near-annual trips to the Bogue Banks over the last 30 plus years. Our experiences have been consistently good to excellent. I love the new system for keyless entry! What a time saver for everyone.
Working with Bluewater was great! We will definitely use you again. We have a great week at one of our favorite family vacation spots.
I was very impressed with the check in and check out service of Bluewater. Thank You for making our family vacation an amazing experience 🙂
We love your website and really like it when descriptions of homes include blueprints of floors. It help to decide sleeping arrangements with the kids. We find Bluewater a great place to plan our vacations with. This was our 10th year of renting through you!
Our vacation was great thanks to the great house and well-organized booking procedure. We could go directly to the house without having to deal with keys to keep up with. The house was well-stocked and maintained with plenty of linens. We will definitely be back! This house was the best beach rental my family has stayed in! The house was well-maintained with plenty of kitchen utensils, beach equipment to use, beautiful views, quiet neighborhood, and convenient to groceries/necessities. We will definitely return!
Love renting though Bluewater! Always have a Great experience during booking,check- in and easy check-out!
Wonderful experience from making reservation to checking out. The condo was beautiful and provided everything that was possibly needed. Will return next year and would love to stay at the same condo. Highly recommend Bluewater vacation rentals!
Bluewater was fantastic to rent from!
Bluewater associates were VERY FRIENDLY and courteous to us all. The issues were random and quickly taken care of but Bluewater.
The entire staff at Bluewater Rocks!!!
We have rented from Bluewater for the last 3 years, twice a year. They have always taken care if things timely and are great to work with. (Dreamer) was in a nice area and seemed well maintained. The homeowner seems to have done things to accommodate guest of all ages. The views from the 3rd floor were impressive. Beds were comfortable in all the rooms and beach access was close.
The property was well kept and in a great location (Aah Drift). We enjoyed the decks and having plenty of parking space for our vehicle and boat. We have used Bluewater for several trips to Emerald Isle and will definitely use them to plan our next trip.
We have stayed in this unit before and always liked it but wanted to mention that the kitchen was in really good shape with new cookware—nice new skillets that are not scratched, new bowls, measuring utensils. We do a lot of cooking so very, very pleased! The condo was very clean with a beautiful view. We were there November 2016 and enjoyed our visit very much. The sunsets were absolutely beautiful–hues of orange and yellow while the sunrise were pink and purple. Dolphin were putting on a show daily! Would definitely rent this unit again. (Pier Point 3B2) We were suppose to be there the weekend hurricane Matthew hit and could not get through North Carolina, but the staff at Bluewater were so helpful and were able to arrange another week for us! Thank you Bluewater for making this trip possible and making our stay so pleasant!
A visit to Emerald Isle is made complete by renting a lovely home, duplex or condo through Bluewater. They make your experience booking a sufficient and beautiful property easy, whatever your needs. I love that many if not all properties that are “pet-friendly” and there are no additional fees for pets. Our 2 dogs are part of the family so its always nice that we can bring them with us to enjoy the sand and surf!
We had a great family vacation and the property was absolutely beautiful and accommodated everyone! Thanks for such a great vacation!! First time renting through Bluewater and first time staying at Admirals Watch and everything was perfect! The house was absolutely gorgeous! The kids really enjoyed the pool and the hot tub was awesome. We made this an entire family vacation (grandparents, aunts and cousins) this year and we had a blast! The numerous amenities were definitely a plus. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful home with us for our vacation!!!
A Sandy Ridge is a wonderful property and great for families. Grandkids loved the Theater Room with big screen. The composite decks surrounding the pool and hot tub are perfect. The elevator goes all floors. The view and all the porches, the seating capacity in great room on top floor and the game room combine to make this a top home at Emerald Isle. Wonderful Home – Great Service. Beautiful Property. Booked for 2017 again. Bluewater service is great.
I love all the space of this home (Aloha Kai) for a large group to be able to have their own space when needed but also enough areas to all be together. The pool and patio are nice and large for hanging out together. The close proximity to the beach is a huge plus with a very short walk and the view of both the ocean and the sound from the top floor is awesome. This was our 4th stay at the same house. We don’t want to stay anywhere else!
Our family really loved this home! What a great last minute find. Loved the pool and all the outdoor living areas. The beds were comfortable. Everything was just easy. That’s what vacation should always be like. Special thanks to the family of Due South and Bluewater.
We felt right at home in Pier Point 3A3. The condition, decor and location was perfect. The beach was incredibly beautiful. We have never been to Emerald Isle before and plan on going back and staying in 3A3 again.
We rented a house from Bluewater, (Sunrays West). The place was great – large, comfortable, convenient to everything. The beach was right out the backyard and was great. The house was fully stocked with kitchen appliances, gas grill, ice maker, wine fridge, etc. Each level of the house had a deck – with access to the beach. The outdoor shower was great for rinsing off after the beach.
We would definitely rent from Bluewater again – they clearly know their stuff. They were knowledgeable, quick to respond to questions, and easy to deal with.
We had a wonderful week-long stay at Pine Knoll Townes 55. My kids, ages 4 and 7, loved the pool and quick access to the beach, and they slept comfortably in their beds. The neighborhood is quiet, the unit is clean, the air conditioning works great, the kitchen is well-stocked, and the dishwasher and clothes washer/dryer were great to have.
Great view, great beach access, well maintained pools (there are 4!). Unit (Summer Winds 227) had everything we needed, well stocked kitchen for cooking in. Spacious rooms, gorgeous bathrooms and the kids loved the bunk room. The drive thru check in is brilliant and easy to use. Highly recommend this unit and working with Bluewater. We choose Bluewater over all other vacation rental companies on the Crystal Coast.
(Sea Garland East) Great location, house was exactly what we expected it to be based on website photos and description. Office was available for questions prior to arrival. House was clean! Great vacation. Was nervous about duplex style — but never could hear or see our neighbors once. Very quiet and private.
(Blue Dolphin) Clearly the best feature of home was the amazing ocean and pool view from the kitchen and living room. Backporch was perfect to keep little toddlers contained yet able to see everyone in pool. Loved having the 5 bedrooms on top floor and two bedrooms off kitchen and living area. Bonus room in lower level was perfect to keep night time noise away from sleeping children and older folks. Loved the tile floors in foyer, all of living area and kitchen. So much cleaner than sandy carpet. Best equipped kitchen we have ever had at beach. Really no problems to speak of, beautiful weather. More to do than we could fit in the week.
Problem with ants on exterior of house and in driveway. Maintenance sent pest control immediately. Problem was resolved quickly, easily and pleasantly…
We have always rented from Bluewater when we visit Emerald Isle. Your homes are always clean and very accommodating. Never any bad surprises when we arrive. Love your pet policy too, thanks for making it more affordable to bring our 4 legged children. ♥️ What we loved most about the house (Misty Dunes) was how spacious it was. Bigger than it appears. The seating with all the pillows in the living room was awesome, especially for the dogs. They loved to lay there and look out the windows. They too could enjoy the beautiful views of the neighborhood and ocean. They would also see us coming back from the beach (lol). Was a comfort for us to know that they were safe and cool from the intense heat, but they were still being entertained by “nature”. Thanks again for your pet accommodating homes!
Nautical Club 101 was everything I expected and then some. The condo was spacious and comfortable. There was plenty of room for the five of us to be together or spread out for some privacy. It was very clean, modern, and nicely decorated. The views were spectacular. The only change I would make would be to add some nice furniture on the balcony so guests could sit there and enjoy the views. The pool was beautiful and never crowded. We enjoyed the gameroom. The drive to the public beach across the road took about three minutes and there was always a place to park. Overall, we had a great vacation.
LOVED the upkeep of the property! We have been coming to EI for over 25 years. We rented Bahama Breeze the first year it was built and loved it. Then it was taken off the market and our 9 to 10 bedroom options were very limited. We were beyond excited to see this house back on the rental list. This home is FaBULOUS! The entire group commented on the great upkeep of the house. It is well kept and has everything needed for a great vacation! The furniture is very nice, clean, and comfortable. The workout room has the nice gym equipment. Every room is well appointed.
This was a great home. We very much enjoyed our stay at The Emerald Club. It is close to the beach and has a great pool area for the kids. I would definitely stay at this property again and would rent from Bluewater. There service was excellent. Thanks for a great vacation.
The location of Kiwi Dream was almost oceanfront with a lovely view and directly across from the beach access! We saw several dolphins swimming by from the deck! The upstairs living area was spacious and open and perfect for our family group of 10! Kitchen was stocked with so many more amenities than even noted. Had some beach umbrellas, chairs, and three bikes in the garage that were a pleasant surprise. The teenagers and men loved the game room! A/C worked great. Everything was comfortable and clean.
Chillin’ The Most was bright, cheerful , and loaded with with natural sunlight. We very much enjoyed our stay here. Location was great with a beach access very close. Beds were clean and comfortable, furniture was clean and comfortable, the kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed, and everyone in our party had ample space. The only problem we encountered was ants and biting insects at the pool area. But the pool and hot tub were clean and in good condition. Overall a great experience!
(Palm Cottage III) It was everything I hoped it would be and more couldn’t have asked for a better location or accommodations thank you for a wonderful experience see you again soon.
Beach Dreams East is a beautifully appointed home with a gorgeous view of the beach. The kitchen was well supplied with everything we needed to cook with, beds were made up with linens and our beach chairs and umbrella were like new. Clean, quiet, and a little piece of heaven. We are already looking forward to next year.
(1 Fish, 2 Fish) Great location. Great layout. Plenty of space. Not too many dodads on all the shelves and counters that we had to move in order to use the storage spaces. Elevator for our elderly parents was such a blessing (though they couldn’t hear the “click” and tried to open doors too early and jammed the elevator). Maintenance arrived quickly to reset the elevator and our older parents got the hang of using it. Enough bedrooms for everyone to have personal space. The screened in front and back porches were WONDERFUL!!!! House is very well kept and equipped.
Bluewater is great! We love Helios and want to stay there again! It is in such a beautiful location. I loved the arrangement of the bedrooms and the fact that they were so quiet even when other family members got up early. I like all the bedrooms being on the first floor. The decks were great, too. You can easily walk to the sand dunes on the deck walkway. The front part of the deck is shaded which is very nice. Helios is in such a beautiful location. It is very close to the beach, and you can see some the lights from the other side of the sound at night from the kitchen window.
We loved the amount of space this home had at Dunes Ahoy. It was perfect for us because the separate accommodations downstairs fit perfectly for one of my daughters and her husband. He enjoys fishing and this gave him access to the beach day and night without disturbing anyone upstairs. I loved the open kitchen where all of my kids could sit at the bar and talk with me while cooking. I felt comfortable letting them go back and forth to the beach. We had a great time at a great home. Thank you so much.
Our entire experience with Bluewater Rentals Emerald Isle was and has always been very positive. We’ve rented 8-9 times. My thanks to Nikki Larocca, and the maintenance staff who responded quickly to resolve 2 problems.
Great service by Bluewater. Very nice condo with awesome ocean views.
We truly had a GREAT experience with with property (Summer Winds 411) Super view, excellent furniture, very nice kitchen and utensils, good beds and a large porch to look at the ocean. It felt “just like home”. Lots of dishes and glasses. We cook and eat in so the kitchen is very important. Everyone at Summer Winds was very, very nice. Very clean property, including the Athletic Center. The pool and hot tub were spotless! Hot showers and a very clean locker room.
Very lovely home! Nicely decorated and furnished. Nice open living space including the kitchen so everyone can be together. LOVE LOVE LOVE that this is pet friendly. Best views of any place I have ever stayed! So bright and cheery staying in the winter months.
Only minor issues with the internet and make sure you bring toilet paper. Nothing like this is provided. But I would not hesitate to visit again!
We just spent a week at 5 Pines Canal. The house is exactly as pictured on the website. Perfect for my wife and I and our Golden Retriever. Beds were very comfortable. The kitchen is very well equipped. We pretty much lived in the great room, kitchen and master bedroom/bath. There are another 2 bedrooms and bath, and an entire kind of bonus room with bunk-beds and a desk, chairs, etc. Heat and air worked great. Place is nicely furnished and decorated. The deck out back was really nice to spend time on. Our Golden Gracie even had plenty of other dogs across the canal to bark with. Overall great stay. Would do it again.
The house is beautiful!! Furnishings sure nice. My family of 5 stayed over Christmas and had a wonderful time. We each had our own bedroom with bath. The kitchen was stocked with any piece of equipment that you would ever need. The views are breath taking. Felt as though we were right on the ocean. We will definitely book thud house again!
To the owners: thank you so much for making this awesome property pet friendly. My Mother would never have come without her two dogs. They enjoyed the vacation as much as the adults.
This unit is bright and cheery. Nicely decorated. Great views. Best location, half way down the island. Well equipped kitchen. Great WiFi,cable TV and loved the included Netflix. Also loved that the heated pool was Warm even in December!
We gathered from all over the United States to celebrate our parents 50 anniversary. Ocean Majesty was perfect for everyone who came. The huge 2 story windows, over-looking the water and beach was the highlight of the home. The deck is spacious and takes you straight to the beach. We chose this home because of the very large professional kitchen which is nicely furnished. The appliances are top of the line. Our family has a number of chefs, who enjoyed the ease of food preparation. Our Thanksgiving dinner was to die for. This beautifully decorated large and roomy home has something for everyone. We will be returning for sure.
Sound of the Sea condos are wonderful! We had an oceanfront unit on the fourth floor that was beautiful! Our month long stay was great and if my husband enjoyed fishing as much as I do, I would like to come more often. Emerald Isle is the place to be!
Everything was great. The electronic check in, entry and then checkout was fantastic. Great house layout and served our needs perfectly.
From the moment we arrived to Pirates’ Perch , we fell in love and were planning our return. We paid to have the pool heated and even though it was a chilly day, the pool was perfect. It was maintained well while we were there and we used it constantly. The elevator made move in and out a breeze, we love ping pong, the speaker system was a nice feature, and we loved the kitchen and all of the views while eating or cooking! Even though there are only two of us, there were towels and beds galore, various types of outdoor chairs, and all you need to sit on the beach and then an outdoor enclosed shower afterward to keep the pool clean! The beach walkway with seating for MANY is so nice, and you can hear the waves from almost any spot in the house. We truly love the beach decor because it is pretty yet comfortable. Every bedroom has its own bathroom and television and there are two jacuzzi tubs so it would make a perfect home for several families! Of course, who needs television when you can watch dolphin from your house? Bluewater makes you feel as if it is your home from the moment you arrive, and we cannot stop saying positive things about all aspects of our vacation!
The location of our rental was ideal! Bluewater has always made my vacation rental experience effortless. This is why I am a repeat renter with this company and recommend Bluewater to my friends and family.
At the property, it was a very close walk to the beach and with children carrying beach toys and chairs this was a big plus. We loved the house which was very open and airy and the kids could run around and play. I love Bluewater and have been coming to Emerald Isle with my family for 25 years plus. Bluewater has never disappointed me with the superior customer service and lovely properties!
“Living Under the Rainbow” is a wonderful home in a fantastic location! We spent a week in mid-September, with 8 adults and a small child. The floor plan allowed plenty of room for everyone. Loved the covered and open decks – fantastic ocean views! The beds are first-rate; comfortable and a good variety of sizes to accommodate anyone’s needs. Bluewater Real Estate went over and above for us in terms of customer-service.
I’ve rented from many vacation rental companies over the years and Bluewater is by far one of the best, if not the best, I’ve ever used. Lots of inventory, lots of price ranges, great office staff.
We have rented through Bluewater for the past 10 years and they have been easy to deal with and very accommodating. We will most definitely return for our annual family vacation in 2016 and rent through Bluewater again. The N Family, Annapolis, MD
The best beach house that we have rented! It was so well stocked and very well taken care of. A lot of room for everyone. Bluewater staff is so easy to work with, they truly care about their guests. We have already recommended this house to someone who has not experienced Emerald Isle. See you next year.
I had a wonderful experience with Bluewater Rental Agency. The website is very user friendly, reservations were simple and correspondence was accurate and informative. Carolina on My Mind was a clean, comfortable home. We enjoyed the game room and the bonus picnic area. The area was very quiet and the walk to the beach was short. One thing I would like to point out, the walk to the actual beachfront does involve climbing a dune. Going out to the ocean is not bad, but returning to the home from the beach is quite climb. We brought a wagon but could not use it. We are in relatively good shape, but the climb back was tricky. I could not imagine navigating it while carrying a small child or a lot of beach gear. 🙂 There is another access at the dead end of the street that has wooden stairs and is much easier to navigate, although you do need to walk a little further. All in all, very pleased with our stay and hope to return!
We loved our vacation rental!! It was great to be so close – it has spoiled for anything other than ocean front!! The home had everything we needed – we especially enjoyed eating all of our meals on the porch. We had a couple of issues but Bluewater took great care of us! I can’t wait to come back to Emerald Isle. My family loved this rental – we will be booking this home again!
From start to finish Bluewater was the vacation rental I’ve ever experienced. Booking the location was as simple as pushing one button & someone contacted me right away. I was able to book it that day over the phone in 30 minutes. No pushy sales person or would you like to add this or that. The person I spoke with was very informative & helpful. I received all my information through email which was convenient for my busy work days. Keyless entry was amazing because we didn’t have to keep up with a key during our trip.
I liked the check out check list. That was extremely helpful during the last few hours of our trip.
The house was great! Location was excellent!!!
My family has been renting coastal vacation homes from Bluewater since 2001. Love the area, Love the homes available… something for everyone and something for every trip planned. We have rented anything from HUGE homes to the condos. Always oceanfront of course. Thank you Bluewater for another great family vacation. (this time was 15 family members in Angelfish)
I have been staying at SandDollar every year since 2006. The new owners didn’t disappoint, the updates were beautiful. This is the perfect location on the island, the house is gorgeous and Bluewater does a fantastic job keeping it pristine. The rental process is smooth and easy and that is why I continue to come every year.
We loved that it was so obvious that the owners love and care so much for their beach home, and were amazed that there is a wonderful piano to enjoy! The decor and furnishings are gorgeous. It was great to have expansive inside views of the ocean, and to enjoy the old tree and scrub growth surrounding the house. Of course, we would not have chosen this house if it were not pet friendly. We did purchase a baby gate for the front deck so the dogs would stay on the front deck. It was so nice to go directly to the home since everything was electronically taken care of.
Excellent Property. Home was impeccable both in terms of appearance and layout. My husband and I felt very ” at home” and could tell the house was built with family in mind. We were extremely impressed that the owner called us to ensure the home was meeting our needs as well as to make sure we were having a good time. The owner was also kind enough to leave us a memento of our trip that will ensure we remember our visit to “Sea Notes” for many years. We will definitely be back to stay at this home next year.
This property is beautifully decorated and the kitchen is well stocked. We have been coming to Emerald Isle since 1994, and have stayed in many homes on the island. The was the first time an owner took the time to call and personally welcome us, and it meant a lot. I would highly recommend Shell Cottage!
We loved being so close to the grocery store, beach shops, restaurants and seafood – but appreciated the obvious intention of the planners to keep the “vibe” cool – not a bunch of rowdy bars, etc. Family oriented and safe. I felt like my kids could walk to play put-put without worry. Keep up the good work, Emerald Isle commissioners and Bluewater! We’ll be back.
We liked the location, the ease to the beach access, and really liked the keyless entry, no hassle with keeping up with keys. Everything was ready for us, linens and towels, nice stocked kitchen. Our favorite thing about Emerald Isle is the dog friendly atmosphere. Our dachshunds LOVE the beach!
I loved the property we rented.(Dune Magic) Reservation process was smooth and I liked the keyless entry system they installed this year. Overall a fantastic property and great experience renting from Bluewater. I will rent from them again next year, same property. A+++
Booking through Bluewater was easy and efficient. We were greeted with a warm welcome at check-in, the keys were ready, and our vacation started. We loved staying at Queens Court condos. The condo was nicely furnished, very clean, and had convenient access to the beach and pool. The grounds are well maintained. We will definitely come back to Emerald Isle and book our stay at Queens Court through Bluewater. Stellar vacation!
We are so impressed with your whole business operation. The rental process was excellent and very efficient. The internet site provided an accurate description of the property…all the details needed to make a decision were provided. The internet site was very efficient…the functions worked well and were easy to use. It whole process was seamless. The house was perfect. We wanted for nothing. The check out instructions were very clear. The security/lock arrangement was totally convenient (no keys!). The whole process was like clockwork…very precise! As landlocked Midwesterners we dream of the beach all winter. Our visit was perfect. Thank you!!!
Loved renting via Bluewater–we have always gone through Emerald Isle Realty in the past–love the keyless entry and ease of Bluewater, will try to find a house with you all again!!
We loved our beach house rental! It was easy from start to finish. I will definitely rent again! First rate!
We were all very pleased with the accommodations and amenities left in the rental and our rental experience was flawless. Thanks.
Our stay was perfect. The kids really enjoyed the place and so did the parents! It’s more family friendly than what we experienced the year before at Myrtle Beach. We’re already thinking of our vacations next year!
On another subject, people in this area don’t seem to be used to seeing french speaking people. We were amused to see how they looked at us wondering “what the heck is that language they are speaking” 🙂
Our unit at The Ocean Club was clean and lovely. We enjoyed the time of rest and all of the good things that the beach has to offer. The area offers some of the best restaurants around! We always wish for one more day…
We rented the Blue Dolphin recently with 17 Sullivan’s, 15 from California, between 22 June-29 June 2013. It was a fantastic week with a superb rental. The property was immaculate, had every amenity imaginable, great air conditioning system and a wonderful kitchen with two dishwashers and two refrigerators. We fed 21 folks at a sit down dinner and had plenty of plates, glasses and silverware. The game room downstairs was enjoyed daily by the kids as there was so much to do with playing pool, ping pong, cards, building Legos and watching TV or videos.
The pool and hot tub really complimented the week at the beach as we’d stayed before at Emerald Isle at a summer rental that didn’t have a pool and there is no comparison as everybody loved the pool and hot tub as well as the ocean.
I’m attaching a photo of all 17 of us at the Blue Dolphin…Thanks for a great vacation and wonderful experience…
“When I started my search for wedding venues and locations I knew I wanted something that would provide me with the best package on my budget. I stumbled upon The Islander in Emerald Isle, NC. I noticed right away that they were very personal and easy to work with. Throughout the entire process, Zena, the wedding planner, was amazing! She was always very helpful even when I emailed her after her work hours. I didn’t feel the stress of wedding planning but instead enjoyed the six months that I was engaged. I was not sure how everything that I had picked was going to come together but I was very assured Zena would take care of it! Now that the wedding is over I can honestly say I wouldn’t have changed a thing about my wedding day! The Islander was a perfect place to get married and Zena made the whole day stress free. I loved all the vendors that were recommended and my guest could not stop talking about how cozy the Islander was. Thank you to Zena and the crew at the Islander for making April 13th, 2013 amazing!”
We rent from you each year and have never been disappointed. The ease of on-line booking, friendliness of your staff, and the clean, well appointed properties always make our vacations perfect. We would never consider renting from another company.
Thank you again for all you do!
“Niki was outstanding. Very friendly and helpful as ALL Bluewater Personnel have been.”
“It was our first time with BW and we were in love with the property and with the excellent customer service. We definitely recommend your company.”
“Reservation Staff was outstanding !! Very courteous and Knowledgeable. Probably the easiest reservation I have ever made. Property was great and stay was wonderful Thank You.”
“Everyone was great. Your web site is easy to navigate and that means a lot to me.”
“Everyone we dealt with at Bluewater was wonderful! Your staff is courteous, warm, and responsive. We were overwhelmed with how great this realty company is! The best of any of the realty companies we’ve dealt with the past 22 years of renting on the NC coast.”
“We rented Admirals Watch and found it to be spectacular. The house was very well equipped. The pool and hot tub were wonderful.”
“Had another wonderful Thanksgiving with our NC family. Thanks Bluewater.”
“Pirates Perch is an excellent rental house. Please thank the owners for the Thanksgiving Card and the very helpful note for working the main floor TV. We appreciated the owners leaving us the turkey platter and cooking pan for the turkey. This all was a very nice surprise and started our vacation on a great note. Bluewater and the owners of Pirates Perch made this a very relaxing week in a beautiful home in a great location. Also, the ping pong table was a big hit.”
“We stayed in the Finally right on the beach, Amazing! My son is a Marine stationed in NC and wasn’t able to make the trip home for Thanksgiving so our family went to him. It was a wonderful stay for everyone. Staying together in the same house, sharing meals and quality time together was much more personal than you would find in a hotel. We definitely hope to stay again next year.”
“We had a fabulous stay…so glad we had the elevator for my parents who are 85.”
“The entire staff was helpful friendly and engaging. We had fun with them all.”
“Everyone we dealt with was great. Hurricane Sandy was moving up the coastline on our check-in date. I emailed the office to make sure we could come ahead and got a timely and friendly response.”
“Caitlyn, Marie and Rachel helped me with my booking by going out of the way to the home to check on one of the amenities. Much appreciated it. The front office staff in the Emerald Isle office is just great. We arranged for a package to be shipped to the front office and it worked great.”
“We enjoyed our stay. It was our first time at Emerald Isle during October. The sunrises and sunsets were beautiful. The house was very accommodating. The kitchen is well equipped with everything that is needed. Our dogs seemed to love their stay. They were very excited to be on the beach for longer periods of time than they were in the summer.”
“Did not have a lot of one to one contact, I communicated with Bluewater through emails, everything was handled very professional and in a timely fashion. Beach Blessings was everything it said it would be, no suppresses, except it being everything it advertised to be.”
“Whenever I called the office everyone I talked to was very friendly. The initial contact person was Marie Booth who was very helpful in picking out “Shore Beats Workin”. We all were very happy with it. Thanks again! Very nice rental house. Nicely decorated with every type of kitchen item one would need. Sitting on the upper porch watching and listening to the ocean was extremely relaxing. We all really enjoyed the week.”
“Love the new check-in and check-out express service. Really nice!!!”
“Best vacation we have had in years!! The condo was gorgeous–my friends and I feel so blessed & thankful to have been able to stay in such a wonderful place!! Very much looking forward to coming back!!”
“We always had the best experience with Bluewater!”
“Anyone I spoke to was great when I was making the reservation and when I called with questions.”
“Kristin Furr was phenomenal. She was both knowledgeable AND patient. I would choose her as my agent again without hesitation, and will highly recommend both her AND Bluewater to any and all of my associates, both personal and professional.”
“Kristin Furr helped us out with our 1st time booking. She was very prompt replying to our every question which, there were A LOT! She helped us make our reservation and assured us we would be happy with the property we choose.”
“THE CLEANING TEAM AND THE MAINTENANCE TEAM WERE FANTASTIC.”
“Christy helped me book our house, she was wonderful in helping me get the house I wanted at the budget we could afford.”
“My boyfriend and I haven’t been able to take a vacation due to a very tight budget and difficulty getting time off requests approved at our jobs. We finally were able to put in a successful vacation request eight months in advance and started searching the Bluewater site for a home that was pet friendly (so our dog could tag along) and in our price range. We were thrilled that Bluewater offered layaway, so we could be sure the house would be on hold, but could pay for it in bits that didn’t leave us scrambling to pay our other bills. The staff was helpful, and everyone from reservation to check out was friendly and eager to make sure we had a great time. Thank you!”
“The maintenance and housekeeping were fabulous.”
“The gentleman who delivered our linens I think his name was Jeff. He was very nice and carried the linens to the 4th floor for us. Kristin who helped me find a place to stay with the amenities I wanted even though there were only two of us and we wanted to arrive the next day for only 3 days.”
“As always, A Wonderful Vacation!!! My family has been coming to Emerald Isle for over 40 years and we will be back in June! The house was great and the entire Bluewater staff was so great in getting us into the house a little early due to a family member being ill from a 12 hour drive from Indiana:(..thanks a bunch!!!”
“Cathy and Hope were fantastic. Our original plans had fallen apart so we scrambling to find a last minute place, Ocean Front, that we liked and met our needs. They answered all our questions and were able to secure our reservation very quickly. We were having trouble with a couple of the doors locking and maintenance came out within 1 hour. The gentlemen was very nice and he was efficient. Working in property management myself, I know how important that it.”
“My husband and I love the crystal coast, and booking with Bluewater. When walking or driving at Emerald Isle we look for Bluewater rentals as a *maybe* for next time.”
“This was our first Emerald Isle vacation, and we had an awesome time!”
“Rented Pennies From Heaven. It was a lovely vacation home and I’d like to thank the owners for making it available. My wife and I love Emerald Isle. I come to the point in September for the fishing and she can be on the beach sun bathing. If we come back next year, I’ll definitely try to rent the same home… Loved it.”
“THE BEST house we have ever rented. It was amazing.”
“Rise-n-shine is so perfect for us. It is clean, nicely decorated, great location (especially if you can’t afford to be right on the beach!) and we’ve been there enough that it is starting to feel a little like home away from home!”
“Zena was wonderful!!!! She did everything she could from the day we made the reservation until the day we arrived to get the keys, to reassure me that we would get in as soon as possible. We had rented for the week and my son was getting married that Sat at 5PM. Zena was an angel!!!”
“The maintenance repairman was extremely friendly and very helpful.”
“Everyone has always gone above and beyond to make our stay as pleasant as possible.”
“Everyone was very helpful and understanding.”
“Excellent response time on our beach drink cooler stuck in dumbwaiter!”
“Zena was great to work with in finding the perfect rental with all of our “wants/needs.”
“I didn’t personally have any contact with staff members except via email but when one of our group had a problem with the internet it was dealt with promptly and efficiently. Loved it that we were left alone by the staff without
undue “checking up” on us. We all had a wonderful time.”
“Well the couple that was traveling with us left something behind and discovered it missing when we got home yesterday evening. Well panic set in and she started calling till she got some one by the first name Chris to help her… Thank you Chris from Bluewater for all your help. You were a life saver…”
“Bluewater check in and out process is excellent! Although everyone was very friendly at Bluewater, I didn’t have to talk to anyone during my whole trip. That means we didn’t have any issues!! Thanks!”
“The check-in process was so simple which makes the whole experience less stressful I was actually surprised at how easy it was just walk up and give your name and they hand you your keys and if you have no questions that is pretty much it.”
“Cory, The pool maintenance man was very very nice, friendly.”
“Had a great stay thank you!”
“Rachel during the reservation was very informative and understanding of our questions and needs.”
“The linen set we received did not have the correct sheets, and I was amazed at how quickly the young man responded and brought the sheets.”
“Each and every staff member that I dealt with was extremely friendly and customer service oriented. Bluewater has been the best experience for me my family. Love the Drive-Thru check in! We will be using you all again for next year!”
“Kristen is a wonderful vacation planner. She was extremely helpful, knowledgeable, patient, and caring. She does a great job! Thank you Kristen. We enjoyed our stay at Ocean Club very much.”
“Reservations and maintenance staff were both very helpful and prompt in response.”
“Very impressed with Bluewater. Have been coming to Crystal Coast for decades but never with Bluewater.”
“Providing mid-reservation cleaning for a two-week rental was not something I anticipated or expected, but sincerely appreciated.”
“We fell in love with the Sea Spray and the condo we stayed in! It was the perfect long-weekend getaway.”
“We are always satisfied with our interactions with Bluewater staff. Everyone is always pleasant and helpful. During this vacation, the rental was missing beach chairs (even though it was advertised as having beach chairs) and the staff looked into it and had beach chairs delivered within an hour. Very prompt and helpful! That is one reason why we like to use Bluewater for our vacation rentals.”
“We really enjoyed our vacation. I was very impressed with your website and online-registration experience. Thanks!”
“This was our first rental and I believe that it is going to be the standard for future rentals. Good job! Thanks!”
“Check in and Check out on Sunday was very smooth and well explained. Could not have been easier from inception to end.”
“Wonderful time. Loved it.”
“This was our 8th year coming to EI and our first in the summer (usually early May). It was an absolutely fantastic vacation and A Sandy Ridge was perfect for our four families! Thank you for a fantastic ending to our summer!”
“This was our first vacation to the ocean. We LOVED our condo at Summer Winds. The complex had everything we were looking for and our condo was beautiful. The rental process was very easy and a good experience. Thanks for helping to make our vacation FABULOUS!”
“Wonderful week at the beach. we have been renting from you all for last 12 yrs and have been very satisfied. God Bless you all.”
“Everyone at Bluewater was terrific.”
“All staff I have ever spoken with have been helpful and nice.”
“Very knowledgeable when answering questions.”
“No one in particular but from the web, phone calls, and web chats everyone was always very friendly and helpful. Wonderful Staff!”
“Check in staff were wonderful!”
“Our family had a wonderful vacation. Couldn’t have asked for anything better. Loved the rental, especially the big deck.”
“Katelyn was very helpful in looking at many possible places within our budget.”
“This year you offered an opportunity to make vacation payments over time. This allowed us to be able to take this vacation. Please keep up this service!”
“The rental property was perfect, the view was breathtaking, I can’t wait to return next year.”
“Thank you for a wonderful, affordable family vacation!!”
“Our Family had a great time staying at Emerald Isle. Our condo at Pebble Beach was everything we needed and more. We will definitely be staying there again.”
“The girls at the rental desk were very helpful in answering questions about the area, and very knowledgeable about the surrounding area as well. Radio Island beach access is an awesome place to take smaller children and hunt for shells.”
“All our comments are positive from the website, reservations, customer service, house maintenance, check in and out process. The Lazy Gator is as wonderful.”
“Thanks for another relaxing, stress-free vacation. We can always count on Bluewater!”
“Check-out was the easiest that we’ve ever experienced. Thank you.”
“I have to say that your customer service staff are efficient and very nice to work with. We had only one minor issue and had a return call from housekeeping almost immediately. We have stayed at Summer Winds three times through the past 7 years and have always rented from Bluewater and have always had great experiences with your company. We also love your drive through for check in and checking out.”
“Maintenance staff was wonderful. Your phone people as well were great–always easy to access and very helpful and cheerful.”
“All maintenance problems were addressed promptly– thank you for a great stay!”
“Thanks for being very nice and helpful in making our vacation a nice time!”
“Best check in and check out process of all beaches I have been to.”
“I love that the descriptions and photos of the properties accurately reflect what I am renting. No surprises.”
“Everyone that I have had contact with via phone, email or in person have been warm and friendly! Which is part of the reason we love Bluewater!”
“I want to complement you on the efficiency of the check-in procedure, we have been coming to the beach for years and have never had anything go this smoothly!! I was dreading arriving at 3:20 expecting big lines waiting to check in, there was one car ahead of us and I could not believe how well it went, thank you for making this so easy….!!!”
“The drive-thru check in process was such a breeze! What a nice way to start and end our vacation. We’re used to long lines and fighting for a parking spot at the vacation rental office in the Outer Banks, so this was a welcomed change!”
“Everyone was extremely helpful. Loved the drive through check in/out!!! Our condo was great: comfortable, clean, easy access to the beach, decorated beautifully-we had an excellent experience.”
“I loved the drive thru check-in and check-out. It was so fast and easy!!! Great vacation….thanks so much!”
“All the staff was super!”
“As always our vacation in Emerald Isle was most enjoyable and too short.”
“Nikki L. booked my reservation and was excellent. She was very patient, helpful and extremely nice.”
“My son is very ill and because of his declining health and the amount of time/effort it takes to get to the beach (It takes us 12 very long/hard hours) and because of that I knew this would be his last trip down. Most beaches are not accessible (Condos nor the beach) but, last year we found Emerald Isle and came down for a couple days to scope it out. This was our first trip anywhere in 12 years due to his health and lack of access. Fast forward to last week. He was able to make the trip one last time and because of the kindness/generosity/accessibility we were able to get him ALL THE WAY down to the oceans edge. He has very limited vision but loves to smell/feel/taste the ocean. I watched with tears streaming down as my son sat for 1 hour in no distress at all enjoying his favorite place to be. Thank you so much Emerald Isle fire department for loaning us the beach wheelchair and allowing him to use it after dark. Thank you Emerald Isle police department for keeping the public access open beyond normal closing time so he could enjoy the ocean and thank you Emerald Isle for making the island/condo(Queens Court)/beach so accessible for my son. Thank you medi home care for setting up all his life support equipment/oxygen/medical needs for us prior to our arrival and for taking care of him while we were there. Thank you maintenance for coming at 4:30 a.m. when we staggered in to no hot water. Thank you to my sons nurse for coming along to help care for him. From the bottom of our hearts Jophie and I thank you. I will never forget last week …”
“We rented for the 1st time ever last week! wonderful experience from Bluewater! We will be back next year :)”
“We’ve rented thru Bluewater for the past 5yrs – Love Emerald Isle, the accommodations are wonderful – it is like a home away from home – Beautiful clean beaches / A wonderful vacation spot for Relaxing , Shelling , Fishing – anything your heart desires!!!!”
“Kathy Myers was so kind, she allowed us to check in early. then we had issues with the alarm and she helped us. When I checked out she was kind and she made us feel like we were at home with friends.”
“We had a wonderful stay from start to finish! We will definitely try to return next year!”
“Marie, was very helpful with information the couple of times I called the office and helped me with an additional night’s stay. I love Bluewater!”
“Everyone was courteous and helpful. When our internet connection failed to function, a technician arrived within 20 minutes and repaired the problem. That was real service!”
“This is a wonderful Rental company to use if you want to visit the Crystal Coast!!!”
“Emerald Isle N.C. is a wonderful beach which is uncrowned and makes you feel like you live there. Please try it out, and if you do Bluewarter Realty is the best realty in town. Try it, it’s the one we use. Come to the best beach in N.C!!!!”
“Friendly, helpful and very professional rental and real estate agency in Atlantic Beach serving Morehead City also.”
“This was a wonderful week for us. Every time we entered the condo and saw that great ocean view out our living room sliders, we just sighed and plopped ourselves in a chair to watch the peaceful waves. The top corner location of this condo made it our favorite place to stay yet.”
“There were so many great people! Kathy in maintenance, Kent in the office, and the two kind maintenance men that helped me during our stay ~ one in particular who came and jumped my daughter’s car on a very chilly Sunday morning so we could get on the road ~ all above and beyond the call of duty. Thank you so much! I believe we will rent from Bluewater again and specifically Innisfree ~ for one thing it was and is the best deal on the beach! The living area and bedrooms were wonderful! And who could improve on that view of the ocean? If the fireplace was functional and the kitchen and master bath were updated I don’t know a more perfect place to be.”
“I loved Anne. I had to call her several times as the purpose for our stay was for military reasons. My son’s return window was changed 3-4 times, and she was always more than happy to help. All of the staff was wonderful!!! We could NOT have possibly asked for a better place to stay. We were 110% thrilled!! I can’t believe I’d never heard of Bluewater before!! I will definitely return and will pass along this name to EVERYONE I know!!”
“We had an awesome time at the Mystic Sea house – mini family reunion during our daughter’s wedding. Our family was able to come and relax in a house at the beach away from the cold weather of Chicago. Highly recommend not only the house but Bluewater Vacation Rentals!”
“Just returned from the Crystal Coast love it there. The rental agents are great at Bluewater so helpful and nice.”
“Our stay was great … Everything was clean, modern, easy to find, and had a beautiful view of the beach.”
“Bluewater does a fantastic job of managing these rentals. This is the 3d time we’ve used your service and you have the check in/out process nailed! It’s so easy and efficient. The house (Playtime) was fantastic. It had everything a large group of people could imagine needing. There was something for everyone. Great job!”
“Everyone we spoke with was very helpful. When my husband arranged the dates, the reservationists helped him choose a week that suited our travel schedule best, (maybe since it was winter and less demand) we were able to rent from Tuesday to Tuesday which allowed us more time. Thank you for being flexible and for suggesting this wonderful option and for being so helpful in choosing the best house for our group.
We have rented with several companies along the coast, but have always had exceptional service with Bluewater will definitely rent again.”
“We had rented on NC coast two other years, and have found Bluewater superior in service. We have already booked for next year. Kitchen was very well stocked. Far better than the other spots we have stayed at. We had a marvelous week. The added treat of a xmas tree, was special. We hand made construction paper ornaments.
Thanks and Happy New Year.”
“The best rental agency on the Crystal Coast!”
“Emerald isle is the best! Bluewater has the best rentals and staffing. Have never had a problem in over 8 years of vacationing there! Thanks for great memories!”
“There is no place like the beach and Bluewater!!”
“Bluewater Vacation Rentals & Real Estate helped my family reunite in Pine Knoll Shores last summer, and we rented a gorgeous beach house. It was the best family vacation we’ve ever had. I highly recommend them for summer rentals along the Crystal Coast!”
“Bluewater makes your vacation easy and wonderful. They are so accommodating!”
“We recommend Bluewater to anyone wanting to find just what they need for vacation accommodations. It was a pleasure renting our vacation home this year. Thank you Bluewater!”
“We he rented from Bluewater Vacation Rentals for about 15 yrs. They are always very helpful and wonderful to work with. I usually book online now but this year the unit I choose had water damage from Irene and they were wonderful about helping us choose other accommodations. We loved it.”
“Thank you so much for everything Chelsea! Everything was perfect and thank goodness you were there to put it all together and keep us on track! We definitely could not have pull it off without you!”
“My Son and his new Bride was married this past August 18th 2011 on the beach of Emerald Isle. The wedding party stayed in Finally and the rest of us in No Regrets just behind them. Kinda fitting huh? We’ve been using Bluewater rentals for some time now and it’s always new to us. So much to see and do. A week is just not enough time. We highly recommend Bluewater Vacation rentals to anyone who loves this special island.”
“Kelly Nicholson the Property Manager gave us exceptional, great service!!!! She made our trip so special front start to finish! She is the perfect manager for your properties because she is hands on and she makes sure her team of employees are trained to give the same great service she delivers!!! Everyone at the office is absolutely wonderful…this includes Woody Warren because he has someone so wonderful working with him as Kelly and their team!!! They are all the BEST OF THE BEST!!!!!”
“Loved the drive thru check-in and check-out. Appreciated the fast and courteous response to problem we had with rental property stove top. Problem handled quickly and professionally. Made reservation with Cathy Cook. Very pleasant experience. She was knowledgeable, courteous, efficient in helping me make reservation over the phone after finding rental on internet.”
“Kathy Myers was always at my ”beck & call” making me feel very special!”
“I have to say, that Bluewater is great. The cleaning crew does a great job as well. We had maintenance out there for several days, and they responded to our requests within a timely manner.”
“This was our first time at Emerald Isle. We LOVED it. The beach was wonderful, the people friendly, very relaxing. Just what we were looking for. Our house ( Shell Yah ) was WONDERFUL. Beautiful decorations, the pool was great, the view was fantastic. We couldn’t have asked for anything better. Your check in process was easy and stress free. We were VERY impressed with everything about your company.”
“This particular unit was extremely well-equipped (Ocean Club M 302). The shuttle service to the beach was a plus. nice pools and staff at the resort. it cost a little more than we usually pay, but it was worth it. I am a first-time renter with Bluewater, but a long-time visitor to Emerald Isle, so I knew what I was looking for. We owned a townhouse there for 16 years until we moved to the mountains, which is really far away! thanks for your service.”
“The drive-up for check-in and check-out is absolutely painless! The girl working was pleasant and efficient. We rented at the last minute after finding the property online. The condo was clean, neat, just as pictured online. Could not have been more pleased with both the process to rent as well as the property!”
“I was planning on a May wedding at an oceanfront beach house for about 85 people and really didn’t think it was necessary to hire a wedding planner – it was going to be classy but casual. I thought we could take care of the details ourselves and save that money for something else. My mother thought we really needed someone to help us so I gave in and we hired Chelsea from Bluewater. She gave us fantastic recommendations for everything from caterers to cakes to where to get our nails done. We used all her suggestions. For months I emailed several times a week and she always responded quickly. On the big day she and Katy showed up at noon and guided us through the wedding at 5:30 on the beach and through the reception until after 11:00. They handled every little problem that came up and even kept the rain away until late. We started with a great wedding planner and ended up with a friend. Hiring them was the best choice I made – except for the groom of course 🙂
Thank you so much Chelsea and Katy, we couldnt have done it so well without you!..”
“Liz is great! She jumps right on every request we’ve made for photos of our properties. She is a gifted photographer who uses all the tricks to get the best shots possible. I love her shot of our dock at A Peace of Heaven!”
“I just want to say ‘Thank you’ to both Zena and Kelly! Both of you displayed amazing customer service to my husband and me while on our vacation with our family June 18 – 25. You both took what could have been a really bad situation and turned it into an AWESOME one. It is not often in today’s time that one is able to find people that are willing to go above and beyond for your customers, but both of you did just that! Thank you both again!”
“We just spent a week at EI and went through Bluewater Vac. Rentals & Real Estate. They were super nice. While vacationing, our cottage had a leak due to blowing rain. We called the maintenance # and reported the problem. Maintenance was to the cottage within 3 hours to check the problem. Highly recommend Bluewater Vac. Rentals & Real Estate when renting for vacation.”
“Great vacation last week. Very well run organization. Excellent web site and check out procedures. See you next summer.”
“Another beautiful day here at Pebble Beach! The renovations are looking awesome! Looking forward to spending the rest of the week here!”
“Thanks Bluewater!! Another great week at the beach!!!”
“Even if you have to wait in line, you don’t wait long! This drive through ROCKS! Couldn’t imagine a quicker check-in/out procedures and Bluewater’s staff is fabulous!!”
“Chelsea, we cant thank you enough for everything you did to help make our wedding be absolutely perfect! Nothing could have been better! You went above and beyond our expectations and helped keep us calm during our planning. We hope you enjoyed yourself and we would happily refer you and Admiral’s Watch to anyone! Thanks!”
“Maintenance did a marvelous job, was so efficient and arrived within 20 minutes of call”