Featured New Listing | Dunescape #256

Dunescape #256

Atlantic Beach, NC

3 Bedrooms, 2 & 1/2 Bathrooms, 1,140 Square Feet

You can be the first to take advantage of the beautiful new interior throughout this oceanfront condo! Throughout this spacious 3 bedroom unit you’ll find ship-lap accent walls, solid wood doors, luxury vinyl plank flooring, slick ceilings, crown molding, adjustable LED can lighting, ceiling fans, under-counter lighting, USB port outlets, new solid wood cabinets, granite & quartz counters, tile shower & bath surrounds, lighting & plumbing fixtures, & hardware, fresh paint and stainless steel appliances. Quality construction and attention to detail has made this condo like new and better than ever! Many exterior improvements are also under way and handled by the property management company. Dunescape community amenities include: multiple pools and beach accesses, grilling areas, a sound side day-dock, and in-residence boat/kayak storage. These units have strong rental potential or you can use solely for your own personal enjoyment!

Stephanie Ross


Stephanie Ross- Bluewater Real Estate Broker/REALTOR- Atlantic Beach, NC

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Featured New Listing | Sound of the Sea 103 East

Sound of the Sea- East 103

Emerald Isle, NC

4 Bedroom, 3 & 1/2 Bath Oceanfront Townhome

Have you been waiting for a very special townhouse to hit the market? Well here it is! Direct oceanfront townhouse at conveniently located Sound of the Sea with direct access to the beach and great ocean views. This lovely 4 bedroom 3 1/2 unit has been totally renovated with new kitchen with quartz countertops, new baths, hardwood, laminate and tile floors, bead-board ceiling and wood burning fireplace in great room and beautiful furnishings. Must see to appreciate all of the special features. The rental income far exceeds comparable units even though the owners only rent in the summer season. Expect $35,000-$40,000/year! Sound of the Sea is a multi style condo development with two high rise buildings, off the beach condo units and townhouse units. Amenities include two outdoor pools, tennis courts, storage lot and gated entrance. Within walking distance to Emerald Isle attractions.

Kitch Ayre


Kitch Ayre- Bluewater Real Estate Emerald Isle

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Town of Emerald Isle Press Release 4.16.20 | Allowing Recreational Water Access in Emerald Isle

Town of Emerald Isle Press Release 4.16.20 | Allowing Recreational Water Access in Emerald Isle

Press Release
April 16, 2020
Recreational Water Access in Emerald Isle
The Town of Emerald Isle continues to monitor the development and changes related to COVID-19. An unanticipated result of COVID-19 is the early closure of colleges and high schools. These closure(s) have allowed the Town of Emerald to recruit, hire, and train lifeguards much earlier than normal. The first class of certified lifeguards will conclude training on Friday April 17, 2020.
Water Access Restriction
Effective Saturday April 18, 2020, Emerald Isle will lift the temporary restriction on recreational water access to the Atlantic Ocean. Emerald Isle residents and property owners will be able to access the Atlantic Ocean for normal activities including swimming, surfing, kiting, kayaking, and fishing. Residents can continue to walk, jog, and sit on the beach strand. All beach goers must adhere to the current social distancing guidelines.
Local Safety Measures
Lifeguards will provide limited (roving) beach patrol for the remainder of April
2020. Residents will see mobile lifeguards, working along the beach strand, in red Jeep Wranglers or official town ATV units. Emerald Isle will also display ocean condition flags, in alignment with the NOAA/NWS oceanic surf forecasts for the immediate area.
NOTE: Lifeguard activity and coverage will increase, as the season progresses and travel restrictions in North Carolina cease.
Travel Restricted/ Discouraged
The Town of Emerald Isle stresses that tourist travel to the area remains highly discouraged. All public parking areas, restrooms, and playgrounds in Emerald Isle remain closed. All short-term rental restrictions remain in place as well.
Stay at Home
It is imperative that all citizens comply with the “Stay at Home” order issued by Gov. Cooper, which is in effect through April 29, 2020. For everyone’s safety, follow the recommendations of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS). Limit travel to essential
needs. Maintain social distancing (of 6-feet or greater separation) and limit gatherings to groups of 10 or less. Wearing a protective face covering, when in public, is also recommended.
For press inquiries, contact:
Matt Zapp, Town Manager

Featured New Listing | 112 Yaupon Rd

112 Yaupon Road

Pine Knoll Shores, NC

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 1,344 Square Feet, Fully Furnished

This cozy cottage is BIG on style! All the work has been done on this one, all you have to do is come enjoy it! Home has been completely updated and has an open floor plan that makes gathering with family and friends easy. This property is offered fully furnished and also includes stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and tile backsplash in the kitchen. The tile showers in the bathrooms are fully custom and the laminate flooring throughout makes for convenient cleaning. There is a nice & private back deck and fenced in yard to enjoy the outdoors, with an outdoor shower as well! Access to all the private beaches in Pine Knoll Shores, sound front parks, and boat ramps. The convenience to the Crystal Coast Country Club, NC Aquarium, plus shopping and restaurants of Atlantic Beach makes this home the perfect vacation getaway or full-time family home.

Kristen Furtner


kristen furtner- Bluewater Real Estate Broker- Atlantic Beach, NC

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Let’s Send Some Cheer to the Staff and Residents at Crystal Bluffs

Creating Bright Smiles at Crystal Bluffs

Help Us Send Some Cheerful Letters to the Staff & Residents at Crystal Bluffs

For the last month, the residents at our local rehabilitation center, Crystal Bluffs, have been without visitors. They have not been able to visit with their families, spouses, children, grandchildren and friends. One of those families affected by the new protocols to protect these residents is Allison Bernauer, one of our Realtors in our Atlantic Beach office. Allison and her mother Anita have been focusing on mailed letters and FaceTime to stay connected.
We hope that you will help make these beloved people within our community feel a part of our community. We hope that you will make them feel loved. We hope that you will take a moment of your day to say hello, write them some uplifting words, share a piece of art from your children or send them a funny joke.

About Crystal Bluffs

Crystal Bluffs provides long-term residential nursing care and short and long-term residential rehabilitation services.  Respite care for those who normally live at home is also offered as a service; this gives caregivers a period of rest.

Built in 2008, Crystal Bluffs’ 92 beds and Rehabilitation Suite are located minutes from the hospital and the medical office park.  They offer a warm, inviting, home-like and comfortable environment, with a commitment to meeting the wants, needs and wishes of all who walk through our doors.

Discover our experienced and caring staff, our activities, and our high standard for customer service in a place where we want you to feel welcome from your very first visit.

Card for Crystal Bluffs Residents and Employees

Mail your letters to:

Crystal Bluffs
ATTN: Residents and Staff at Crystal Bluffs
4010 Bridges Street
Morehead City, NC 28557


38 Letters

A letter for each day the residents at Crystal Bluffs have not had visitors from loved ones.


Allison Bernauer- Broker/Realtor with Copeland & Bernauer team at Bluewater Real Estate in Atlantic Beach, NC

    Message from Allison Bernauer

    My mother Anita and I are extremely close. In September she had a massive stroke. Our world has been turned upside down since then. She has been a resident at Crystal Bluffs in Morehead City since October and I couldn’t ask for better care for her. Everyone there is very helpful and all the residents receive personal attention and extra loving care. I have gotten to know the staff and many of the residents over the last 6 months.

    I visited my mother almost every day and many of her friends visited weekly. We felt that if we could have someone there she loved every day it would make her days a little brighter. Once Covid-19 came into the picture Crystal Bluffs was very pro-active and, as normal, thought about what was best for the residents there. They stopped visitors weeks before other places of business. I will forever be grateful for their attention to this crisis and for putting their residents and staff first. Although I was crushed and my mother was so sad, we have made it work by FaceTiming.

    Many of her friends and family have been sending cards and letters to help make her days without visitors better. She mentions these often, always with a smile on her face. My mother is lucky to have so many family and friends to care for her and send her cards but there are many people who could use some of that same love and kindness shown to them.

    Please join me and Bluewater by sending cards, kids drawings and letters of encouragement to the residents at Crystal Bluffs. I also want to personally ask you to send some to the amazing staff there thanking them for caring for our loved ones during this crisis. Together we can make someone’s day by showing love and gratitude to those that need to know that we, as a community, have not forgotten them.

    Thoughtfulness, Peace and Love is what the world needs right now…… Let’s start with our neighbors.



    Allison’s suggestions to help our local residents & staff at Crystal Bluffs

    • Write an encouraging letter

    • Send them coloring pages, cross word puzzle or word searches

    • Drop off your child’s artwork

    • Tie balloons to the outside of their windows

    • Provide a meal to the staff memebers

    Mail your letters, art & activities to:

    Crystal Bluffs
    ATTN: Residents and Staff at Crystal Bluffs
    4010 Bridges Street
    Morehead City, NC 28557

    Easter Themed indoor or outdoor activities for kids

    Easter Themed: A Dozen EGGS-ERCISES

    Easter Themed Indoor or Outdoor Activities for Kids: A Dozen EGGS-ERCISES

    Are you on the hunt for Easter themed indoor and outdoor activities for kids?

    Unfortunately, none of us will be able to celebrate Easter this year like we normally do. But, that does not mean we can not find new ways to celebrate in our “new normal” life. At Bluewater, we have been working on creating Easter themed activities to do at home with the kids! Whether you need to host your egg hunt indoors or you have the opportunity to go outside in your yard, this activity is filled with kid styled “eggs-ercises” that are perfect to get the kids moving, break up that cabin fever and add some holiday fun to their day!

    1. First – gather up twelve plastic Easter eggs from around the house
    2. Print off the Easter Themed Indoor or Outdoor Activities for Kids: A Dozen EGGS-ERCISES list that can be found on this page
    3. Cut each of the twelve activities from the paper into strips
    4. Place one activity into each of your plastic eggs
    5. Hide your eggs indoors or outdoors for the kids to hunt!
    6. Let the egg hunt begin!
    7. Once the kids find an egg, make them open it and do the activity that is found inside of the egg before they are able to look for their next egg

    We hope your kids enjoy their “eggs-ercise” hunt as much as our little bunnies did!


    Easter Themed Indoor or Outdoor Activities for Kids

    Our Marketing Manager’s, Jordan Daniels, daughter outside finding her eggs!

    Easter Themed Indoor or Outdoor Activities for Kids

    Indoor Scavenger Hunt

    Printable Indoor Scavenger Hunt

    Find some things around your home that will remind you of the beach

    Need to get your kids hoppin’? Through the COVID-19 Quarantine, Bluewater is here to help find creative ways to keep the entire family entertained. This scavenger hunt can be a great activity to add to your child’s day! We know it’s hard to keep your kiddos moving with these new circumstances we are all in, so we are here to help! Scavenger hunts are a super fun and easy way to get the whole family involved!

    • Click Photo and Download Scavenger Hunt Checklist

    • Print Copies for the Whole Family

    • Find All 17 Items on the Checklist

    • Share Your Scavenger Hunt Photos with Us!

    From our home to yours!

    We hope you and your family enjoy this scavenger hunt!

    Featured New Listing | 100 Key West Lane

    110 Key West Lane

    Newport, NC

    3 Bedrooms, 3 & 1/2 Bathrooms, 3,181 Square Feet

    Beautiful home with desirable floor plan & close to schools AND in the Waterfront community of Cottage Pointe where style is present with vinyl shake siding & metal roof homes. Living Room with 20′ ceiling/clerestory & built-in bookshelves/cabinets – open to Kitchen & Dining Area. Large Master Bedroom with ensuite with walk-in shower & whirlpool tub and large walk-in closet. Bedrooms 2 & 3 with their own private full baths! Large ground floor recreation room with outside patio. Fenced-in backyard with access gate. Water views of Broad Creek to watch the boating activity! Community day dock! 9′ foot ceilings! Wood flooring! Plantation Blinds! Separate Laundry Room! Quality throughout and very well maintained! LOCATION, LOCATION! Located conveniently to Camp LeJeune & Cherry Pointe and just 15 minutes away to Atlantic Beach or Emerald Isle! Close to schools, shopping & restaurants!

    Alison Jaeger

    Alison Jaeger- Crystal Coast Realtor with Bluewater Real Estate in Emerald Isle, NC

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    Susan Goines

    Susan Goines- Broker/REALTOR with Bluewater Real Estate in Emerald Isle, NC

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    Featured New Listing | 107 Carefree Lane

    107 Carefree Lane

    Morehead City, NC

    2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 1,640 Square Feet

    This lovely home feels brand new, with freshly painted walls & ceilings and newly installed Luxury Vinyl Plank flooring. Located in the highly desired community of Hammock Place in Brandywine Bay where there are a ton of great amenities to offer. This spacious home has a fireplace with gas logs, linen closet in each bath, pantry in kitchen, a beautiful heated and cooled sun-room, plus a bay window in the dining room and kitchen bar for additional seating. The movable island provides extra storage space, with additional cabinets and counter space on the other side of kitchen. The laundry room has cabinets above the washer and dryer, and the large room across from that is currently being used for storage but could easily be converted into a half bath. There is also a decorative coastal mantle over fireplace, smoke detectors & carbon monoxide detectors throughout, with large walk-in-closets and a 2 car garage. Additional landscaping is already in place in the back of house, and community lawn service takes care of grass-cutting for low-maintenance living. There are first-class amenities throughout the community available for your enjoyment such as a clubhouse that serves food, golf course, pool, playground and picnic tables. Gated community with beautiful entrances provides a secure environment. All furnishings are negotiable for anyone looking to move right in!

    Sharon Salmon


    Sharon Salmon- Broker/REALTOR at Bluewater Real Estate in Atlantic Beach, NC

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    Misplaced Mutts

    Help Your Community: Misplaced Mutts

    Our Marketing Director, Jordan Daniels, has recently had the opportunity to chat with a volunteer at Misplaced Mutts, Stephanie, about the impacts COVID-19 is having on local animal shelters and foster care for pets. Stephanie explains in the Q&A how to best help Misplaced Mutts or your local animal non-profits during this time.

    We stand together in this!

    Q: What is Misplaced Mutts?

    A: Misplaced Mutts is a local animal rescue in Carteret County focusing primarily on dogs. Misplaced Mutts is a foster-based program. All of our animals live in foster homes and are treated like our own animals until they find their forever homes. This organization also helps in working with shelters and utilizing all rescue resources to help get dogs and cats out of the shelter and into rescue/foster homes, even if our own organization is unable to take in that animal.

    Q: How many years has Misplaced Mutts been serving our community’s doggie population?

    A: The founders of Misplaced Mutts, Carrie and Bea, have been saving dogs and finding them forever homes for many years; however, Misplaced Mutts officially became a 501C(c)3 organization in January of 2017. Since becoming a non-profit in 2017, Misplaced Mutts has adopted out over 700 animals.

    Q: Stephanie, how did you get involved with the organization?

    A: My journey to rescue is a pretty long story, but the short version is I had to move away for a few years from my home in NC to care for my mother. In that time, my heart dog passed away. I was completely destroyed and devastated. I was in no position to adopt another dog and I honestly didn’t think my heart had any room left for another one. I had met this girl through a local yard sale site and we became Facebook friends. I commented on how I loved her beautiful brown pit-mix dog and she responded with “Do you want to adopt her?”. I was so confused! I didn’t even know fostering was a thing at that point! I worked with a pit-bull rescue in Pittsburgh, PA, but all animals were in a facility or kept at the owner’s home, so it was a concept I just wasn’t familiar with! I messaged her and we talked more about it. I figured since I knew I would never be able to replace my dog, I could at least mend my heart some by saving some dogs in his name. Plus, my other dog was severely missing his companion. I sent a Facebook message to Misplaced Mutts and gave my sob-story about wanting to save some dogs and completed a foster application immediately. A day or two later, Carrie and Bea were sitting in my living room meeting my current dog and talking to me about what types of dogs I would be able to help with. My answer was ANY, as long as they get along with Monte. I think I still hold true to that statement; I have had all different kinds of breeds, sizes, and ages come through my home.

    Q: What is your favorite experience with Misplaced Mutts?

    A: This is a tough question! Since beginning to volunteer with Misplaced Mutts over 2 years ago, I have found my people! Not only do I get to save dogs, but I am surrounded by people that want to save them too. I have built amazing relationships with the people that have adopted my foster dogs. The entire last two years have been my favorite experience. Every dog, every adopter, and every “Mutt” volunteer have bettered me and improved my life.

    FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/Misplacedmutts/

    Q: How many dogs are currently needing foster and forever homes in our community?

    A: Misplaced Mutts receives multiple messages each day from people needing to re-home their animals & phone calls and emails from shelters pleading for help. Unfortunately, we can only take in as many as we can find volunteers to foster. We’d love to be able to empty the shelters and continue to do so. The number of dogs that need help and fosters to take them in to give them a chance is never-ending. The shelters are almost kept at capacity trying to find places for all the dogs to go. When people adopt from us they are saving TWO dogs – the one that they’ve adopted plus the one that we can now pull from the shelter since we have space.

    Q: How can our community best help Misplaced Mutts right now?

    A: The easiest way to help us from your own home is to follow us on Facebook – Like, SHARE, and comment on our posts. Sharing our posts helps our animals in need to reach more people than we can on our own. We need help from our community to help the growth of our reach. Donations towards our never-ending vet bills is also a huge help. If you follow Misplaced Mutts on Facebook, you might notice that we take in a lot of difficult medical cases. Our fosters have the skill and experience to be able to do so, but the vet bills can really add up. Any amount of donations help us to be able to take in these difficult cases that most rescues will not.

    Q: What is the organization most in need of at this time?

    A: We are always in need of donations!

    • Puppy Food (Fromm Gold, 4health Puppy)
    • Adult Food (4health, American Journey, Diamond, etc).
    • Puppy Pee Pads
    • Toys for Adult Dogs and Puppies
    • Bones
    • Collars and Leashes
    • We also always need volunteers! We cannot continue to grow without more fosters and volunteers to help handle dogs at adoption events.

    Q: How do you start the process of adopting or fostering?

    A: A quick and easy online application on our website!

    WEBSITE: www.misplacedmutts.com

    Q: Since the outbreak of COVID-19, what has been most difficult for Misplaced Mutts?

    A: Like everyone – the unknown. As a non-profit dog rescue, we rely solely on donations to stay afloat. We have to continue to provide food for all of our animals, vet visits, heart worm medication, flea and tick medication, etc. The spending going out is severely outweighing the money coming in, which is scary for us, but we try not to think about it and continue to focus on getting our dogs adopted.

    Q: If you could sum up Misplaced Mutts and your involvement with the organization in 3 words, what would they be?

    A: Family, Cynophilist, Advocates

    Misplaced Mutts

    Misplaced Mutts Mission

    Misplaced Mutts is a 501(c)3 non-profit, volunteer-based organization, dedicated to rescuing dogs in shelters and less than ideal home situations throughout North Carolina. We are based out of Carteret County, North Carolina, and operate through a network of foster homes. We rescue dogs who are suffering on the streets and in shelters. ​We created Misplaced Mutts to help animals who suffer and die every year because of negligence and abuse.

    Meet Stephanie with Misplaced Mutts

    “Stephanie is our champion at Misplaced Mutts whose mission is to find forever homes for dogs who have been abandoned. To date, she has found homes for 74 dogs! She has such an amazing soul. Her home is always open to the homeless dogs in our community. We wish there were more people like Stephanie in our little community.”

    Stephanie with Misplaced Mutts Carteret County Animal Rescue

    Meet Myron!

    Myron is about 5 years old. He was pulled from the Havelock Animal Control when he was dropped off to be euthanized. He was skin and bones and had no fur. He had no energy to do anything but lay and eat. He is now happy, the most loving boy, loyal, leash-trained, house-trained, and he has almost a full coat of fur. He’s a true rescue story. He is searching for his forever home that can look past the scars of his past. He loves everyone and is great with kids.

    Meet These Available Pups with Misplaced Mutts!



    "Great Hugs"
    Breed: Heeler Mix

    Myron & Waldo

    Myron & Waldo





    "Mr. Silly"
    Breed: American Pit Mix



    Ways to Help Misplaced Mutts!