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Our expert team of Vacation Planners loves working with you to create a fantastic vacation experience at one of our many premier Crystal Coast vacation rentals.  Our Vacation Planners do their best to make sure every day is a day at the beach for you!






I’ve lived on the Crystal Coast on and off since 2008. I’m originally from Nags Head, NC but I love it here because it’s beautiful, quaint, secluded, and less busy than any other beach on the East Coast that I know of! My favorite thing about living here is that I live steps away from the sound and only a block away from the ocean and that I can go anytime I want. One of the reasons why I like being a part of Bluewater is that they are good to you and will work with you. You never feel like you do not matter. I choose to be a part of Bluewater’s team of Certified Vacation Planners because I enjoy making people happy. Anytime you get to go on vacation, screams happy.



stacy vacation planner




Originally from Pennsylvania, I moved to the Crystal Coast in 2010! This Pennsylvania girl wanted out of the snowy winters and the long drive to the beach. I now live right outside of beautiful Emerald Isle and absolutely love it. I love the warm summers, but fall on the island is my favorite. The weather is gorgeous, and the beaches open up to vehicles for fishing and relaxation. Bluewater has been an amazing company to work for. It is great being a part of a company where everyone matters and makes a difference.  


Being born and raised right here in Carteret County, I cannot see living in any other area. As a former pirate, after going to ECU right after high school, I still found my way back home… to the beach. I have two boys and love that we can take just a short ride and either end up at the beach, play in the sound on busier days, or even just to the park. One of my favorite things about this area is those Carolina skies whether it be sun rise or set, they are unforgettable. Being able to live where you come to vacation is truly a blessing to all of us locals here in Emerald Isle and Atlantic Beach.



Amanda Vacation Planner




Born and raised on the Crystal Coast, I am proud to be a part of the Bluewater team since 2007. My fiance and I are both very fortunate to be working for the same company where we get to ride to work together daily and share the same schedule. This has been a huge blessing to us. The sunsets here are amazing, and my absolute favorite is the fresh local seafood. I enjoy taking long adventurous hikes through the Croatan National Forest and spending fun afternoons fishing with my family. I love how there is so much history to learn all the many beautiful sights to see. We are close to everything with endless things to do. This is a place you never get tired of and can come back to year after year, making a lifetime of memories.


I’m originally from Maryland, where I went to school for Art & Design. My favorite things are painting, watching hockey with my fiancé, and surf-fishing on the beach. I came down for a week’s vacation- found inspiration, stuck my toes in the sand, and never left the Island again. I love working for Bluewater and getting to share my little piece of heaven with our guests. I always have a recommendation for a good spot to eat and something fun to do in the area!



Loren Vacation Planner
Tanya Vacation Planner




Born and raised in Eastern NC, I couldn’t imagine a more beautiful place to live. I have 3 wonderful kids and a husband of 3 years who constantly keep me on my toes. Family is a big part of my life, so I love helping people find their perfect vacation spot to come back to every year with their loved ones. It truly brings a smile to my face to hear how excited our guests are to come and spend a week with their families.


With 3 boys, we are always exploring the great outdoors. I am blessed that our outdoors is the Crystal Coast. Born and raised here and still haven’t run out of things to do! Whether it be exploring the fort in Atlantic Beach, shopping, looking at all the boats on the waterfront of Beaufort, or beating the boys in go-carts, we are always having fun! Kite flying is one of our favorite things on the beach in the evening. I am extremely blessed to be a part of the Bluewater team, and I am thankful to be able to help other families make memories at this beautiful place we get to call home!



Joy Vacation Planner

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Cindi C.

We were extremely impressed with everyone we encountered at Bluewater. The communication we received before check-in regarding the local community, restaurants, etc. and at check-in regarding check-in/checkout was clear and concise and we appreciated being able to utilize texting (and the numbers for who to contact for what issue was made very clear as well). Any time we reached out we received a quick response which was appreciated. Bluewater gets an A+.

April 2021

Karen B.

Everything was very seamless – check-in and check-out, as well as our entire stay. We LOVED it!! Thank you for everything.

Feb 2021

M. Rukel

We usually choose a beach house at a different beach for vacation. This year we chose Emerald Isle and a condo. Bluewater Vacation Rentals made the reservation seamless and the vacation was nice. They also offered a military discount! We’ve decided that a condo is too small for us so we will be back to using a beach house. We did love this beach more than any other beach we’ve been at. The water is so clear and clean. Several things to do in the area and it made it a nice family vacation. Thank you Bluewater!

May 2020

Mary H.

I am truly BLOWN AWAY by the excellent service we have already received in our first week staying at a Bluewater-managed property (Pebble Beach, Emerald Isle, NC) in December 2020. We have gotten terrific service from everyone we have been in contact with, including Joyanna Gratton in Rental Sales, Maintenance, Housekeeping, and front desk staff at the Rental office. Bluewater is doing a really excellent job. It is a real and rare pleasure to receive such great service all around.

Y’all knock it out of the park!
We filled out the check-in checklist provided in the unit to notify Bluewater of things needing attention, including a dishwasher repair, and turned it in on Friday. On Saturday afternoon we also discovered we needed a washing machine repair. By Sunday afternoon, every item on the list was taken care of, in detail, even the “little things” on our crazy-long list.
Kudos to Donnie in Maintenance for fixing a washing machine and dishwasher that both seemed unfixable (saving the owner from having to buy 2 new appliances, and me from making do without them until they could be replaced), and for fixing everything on our list. The repaired washer and dishwasher are now working great and we feel so grateful. What a BLESSING y’all are, thank you!

Dec 2020

Kim T

We always rent with Bluewater Vacation Rentals. They make the whole process effortless from start to finish. The staff is always very friendly and informative. Love the layaway options for the rentals also! I have always recommended Bluewater to my family and friends for a great vacation experience. We are already planning for next year’s visit to beautiful NC.

June 2020

Jeffrey G

Bluewater is great! Been renting from you all for close to 20 years.

Nov 2020

Jeannette B.

We have been booking fall vacations on Emerald Isle for nearly 20 years. We’ve used several different rental companies but we always go back to Bluewater.

January 2020

Kim T.

We have been vacationing at Summer Winds in Emerald Isle, NC for several years now. We always rent with Bluewater Vacation Rentals. They make the whole process effortless from start to finish. The staff is always very friendly and informative. Love the layaway options for the rentals also! I have always recommended Bluewater to my family and friends for a great vacation experience. We are already planning for next year’s visit to beautiful NC.

December 2019

Kristina C.

I’ve booked with Bluewater three times now, two different houses. Both houses were awesome for what we needed, nice and clean and no issues at all. Will definitely book with them again in the future!

November 2019

Jane P.

We have stayed with Bluewater several times and have always been pleased with the service. Even when issues arose they were quick to take care of whatever came up. I would definitely use Bluewater again in the future.

November 2019

Lauren B.

I have used Bluewater Vacation Rental’s a few times and they have never disappointed me. The last house we rented for a week was amazing. Super clean and close to the beach and attractions. Booking the vacation house was easy and any issues that we had before or while staying at the home were taking care of in a reasonable amount of time. We will be using Bluewater in the future for our family vacations!

October 2019

Lindsey B.

Bluewater is the only company we ever rent from when going to Emerald Isle. The houses are always impeccably clean and the customer service is outstanding. It is also nice that some of the properties allow pets without a pet fee. Highly recommend going through them to book your next vacation!!

October 2019

Tracy J.

The beach house was lovely. The sliding door was off track and very hard to open. We called Bluewater and it was repaired right away. We loved the location and cleanliness of the house!

October 2019

Skipper M.

We stayed at Looney Dunes in October and it was great, beyond our expectations. Bluewater is great to work with and is quick to respond to any requests you make. I highly recommend Bluewater and Looney Dunes. Very pleased and plan to use them again.

October 2019

Caroline S.

I have used Bluewater for several years and am always happy with their service and properties. Their communication is helpful, and they are always responsive. I look forward to future reservations with Bluewater!

October 2019

Roxann E.

Admiral’s Watch, was as advertised. very clean. Perfect for our large family group. Bluewater was excellent to deal with.

September 2019

The McGuire Gang

Always helpful, friendly, very convenient service! This year we had an issue with the septic and you had someone there that night to fix it! We have used Bluewater for over 10 years and will be back!

September 2019

Kimberly H.

We have planned our beach vacations with BluewaterNC for years now and we’ve never been disappointed. Most of their rentals are immaculate and provide all the necessary perks for an awesome beach vacation. Whenever we’ve run into a problem with our rental (a rare occurrence), BluewaterNC has gone above and beyond to address the issue. We’ll never use anyone else!

September 2019

Kathleen D.

We love, love, love Emerald Isle and the simple and easy way to check in and check out. We have never been disappointed !! Thank you Bluewater !!

September 2019

Ann G.

I stayed in 1 Fish 2 Fish this year and could not have been more pleased. The house was perfect for our large family—2 nice screened-in porches, 6 large bedrooms, huge tables for eating, and a gorgeous beach theme throughout. The kitchen was well stocked, the house was clean, and we all decided this was our house for next year! I’ve been dealing with Bluewater for years now—they have always taken care of any issues that arise and even notified me, and asked if we wanted to change houses because the elevator had taken a hit during the previous storm. Customer Service to the MAX for me!

August 2019

Lisa M.

We’ve been renting homes through Bluewater for more than 15 years, and we wouldn’t consider any other company! Awesome people and awesome rentals!

August 2019

Kathi P.

Hailey in Customer Service / Reservations was very friendly, professional, helpful, diligent, and patient in assisting with my booking. Speaking with Nikki was also a positive, effervescent conversation. Kudos to Bluewater. Great staff!

June 2019

Debbie B.

Bluewater staff was friendly and accommodating during our stay.

May 2019

Jan C.

As always, Bluewater was easy and great to work with.

May 2019

Maureen C.

The booking process was completed relatively quickly and easily. We had a great time with our family and grandchildren and would DEFINITELY choose [Bluewater]  again. Thank you!

April 2019

Jean M.

We loved this location, the unit in general and all of the Bluewater personnel we were in contact with.

April 2019

Patricia S.

The Bluewater staff were easy to work with. We have been vacationing in Emerald Isle for many years now and use Bluewater more than any other agency.

April 2019

Debbie T.

This is my second time renting from Bluewater and it has been such an excellent experience. Nikki is a tremendous asset to Bluewater!! Thank you so much for a wonderful experience!

April 2019

Molly D.

We booked our trip very last minute and all of our interactions with Bluewater representatives were very positive. They were very helpful and friendly. We would certainly recommend Bluewater and will be booking with them again soon!

February 2019

Kathy F.

Bluewater is great and responsive to renter issues! Keep it up. We appreciate you.

January  2019

Julia D.

This was my first time with Bluewater. Have been to Emerald Isle for years with other major rental agencies on the island. Will never go back to them. Bluewater is amazing – from online rental portal, to keyless rentals, to AMAZING customer service AND people the actually answer the phone for monthly rentals. And are lovely on the phone! Thanks for a wonderful rental experience!

December 2018


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