• vacation rental property management on the crystal coast



We know it can be a difficult decision when it comes to choosing a property management team to best suit your goals for your investment home. With nearly 30 years of experience, our property management team is made up of true, local experts dedicated to consistently exceeding your expectations. When you partner with Bluewater, your property goals are our mission.

Our advantages

We know your time is valuable. That’s why we’re here… We make managing your property virtually effortless.


  • Streamlined contract
  • Owner-centered support
  • Exclusive owner manual
  • Search-optimized property listing


  • Data-driven rate suggestions
  • Payment processing
  • Accidental damage coverage
  • Vendor and repair coordination
  • Dynamic fee structures



linen program

Linen Program

Customized linen packages tailored to your home, offering fresh sheets and towels for every standard weekly stay.

Housekeeping Service

Consistent, professional cleaning after each departure. Plus, specialty pre-and post-season deep cleaning are available upon request.

guest satisfaction program

Guest Satisfaction Program

Never take a guest’s late-night phone call again – our local teams are here to ensure any guest issues are addressed promptly.

Pool and Spa Service

Bi-weekly private pool and spa maintenance coordinated by our in-house team to ensure it’s in tip-top shape for every guest.

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Smart Keyless Locks

Secure and easy check-ins at the push of a few buttons. You can get a free smart keyless lock when your property qualifies.

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Accidental Damage Program

We include worry-free coverage for every “oops” and “whoops” – in our straightforward management fee for your convenience.

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Online Owner Portal

Keep your hand on the pulse with on-demand access to the most important details concerning your investment property.

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Your Dedicated Team

Our Homeowner Relations team is dedicated to facilitating your interactions with Bluewater concerning your Vacation Rental Investment. Our primary focus will be centered on understanding your individual needs and reacting to them on a more personal level.


Bluewater’s mission is to ensure that whether you’re here for a week or for a lifetime, you’re part of our family. We understand that it can be difficult to step out and jump aboard something new – like renting your family’s beloved vacation home to travelers. Our goal is to guide you every step of the way so you are always part of the process and are excited to invite your first guests to their homes away from home. Part of this beginning process is getting to know you better – understanding your needs, wishes, and ultimate goals. We love getting to know our homeowners – it’s one of our favorite parts of the job! Without further ado, meet our stellar property management team!

Pittsboro, NC

FUN FACT:  I am the only person in my family that is naturally left-handed.

EXPERIENCE:  I’ve worked in the vacation rental and real estate industry since 2019. 

rebecca jones

Jones, Rebecca
Karen Smith Property Manager

karen smith



Wrightsville Beach, NC

FUN FACT: I love hitting the green in golf, rallying on the tennis court, and, most of all, quality time with my family. 

EXPERIENCE:  I’ve worked in the vacation rental and real estate industry on the NC coast since 2014.

Fredericksburg, VA

FUN FACT: I love to work in my yard and strive to maintain a beautiful yard.

EXPERIENCE: I have 22 years of vacation rental management experience in North Carolina, working in markets from the Outer Banks to Oak Island. I am passionate about rental-ready properties and strive for Top Performance. 

stuart pack


(252) 354-6103



Jay & Tracey F

We thought owning rental property was going to be a headache. Bluewater quickly proved us wrong. Their property management team is very attentive and very professional. We feel secure knowing they have our best interests in mind. We truly look forward to working with them for years to come and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

Lisa S

Before we owned a beach house, we rented from Bluewater on and off for about 30 years. This gave us a unique perspective on how the Company treats both the owner and renter, especially during unforeseen events. When we finally purchased a place, we chose Bluewater to help manage it because we knew of their commitment to marketing and managing with top-notch service, representing the owner to the best of their ability, and most importantly, making renter stays positive, comfortable, and memorable.

Our property manager, Nikki, along with her friendly, professional, and prompt staff provides around-the-clock service to all which is reassuring as an out-of-state Owner. We know that our NC beach home is in good hands with Bluewater, and for that we are grateful. We highly recommend Bluewater for your rental needs.

David B

HUGE SHOUT OUT!!!! Brittany Schumucker and the team at Bluewater are incredible. I purchased 3013 Ocean Drive in early 2020 and the rental calendar was pretty good, but 2021 was AWESOME, and as of February 2022 we could be headed to an even more profitable year!!! Thank you for everything you do!!!

Lawson R

Working with Bluewater since we bought our property has been great! Rentals have been consistent and their support and advice has always been available when we’ve asked. Since we live hours away, it’s very comforting to know they’re there when we need them. S&N Webster
We have been owners with Bluewater since 2012 and could not be happier with our decision to have them manage our vacation home. Whether the call for assistance is from us or our renters, Bluewater always responds quickly. Its employees truly care and are eager to help.


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