Crystal Coast Vacation Rental Blog

Your guide to the Crystal Coast

The Crystal Coast Vacation Rental Blog has everything you need to know for your Crystal Coast vacation, plus so much more that you’ll want to know, too! You get it all straight from the locals at Bluewater Vacation Rentals who live and play here along the coast.  

We’re covering Emerald Isle to Beaufort and everything in between to ensure you make the most out of the time you spend with us right here in coastal North Carolina. Can’t find what you’re looking for? No worries, just reach out to our Guest Relations team by phone or send us a message on social media. We’re always happy to help!  

There’s Plenty to Do on the Crystal Coast

North Carolina’s Crystal Coast has family-friendly events and lots of things to do in the Spring and Summer leading into the Fall and early Winter. Don’t miss our Crystal Coast Calendar of Events where you’ll find a list of festivals, concerts, tours, historic events, museums, attractions at the Aquarium – all centered around what our Crystal Coast is known for – the beautiful beaches, history, fishing, food, and family fun.

Emerald Isle Open for Visitors

Emerald Isle North Carolina Open for Visitors May 9th, 2020

In an effort to limit the spread of the coronavirus while maintaining essential services, the Town has implemented several operational changes to ensure social and physical distance and limit exposure. Provided below is an update on Town operations, services, and events.

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Indoor Scavenger Hunt

Need to get your kids hoppin’? How about an indoor scavenger hunt? Through the COVID-19 Quarantine, Bluewater is here to help find creative ways to keep the entire family entertained.

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10 Helpful Tips for Working From Home

Today we’re sharing some helpful tips for working from home to help get you through these unprecedented times. These are some of our favorites and we thought you’d appreciate them, too.

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Coloring Contest

Looking for some fun activities to keep the kids busy and entertained? We run a coloring contest year-round with a winner selected each month!

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New Check-In Procedures

We now have new check-in procedures for the safety and protection of our guests, homeowners, and staff. We hope you are ready for your Bluewater Vacation on the Crystal Coast!

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200 Things to Do on your Crystal Coast Vacation

Here’s a list of 200 different activities you can do while staying safe on your Crystal Coast vacation.

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To Our Valued Guests Regarding COVID-19

Here at Bluewater, your health and safety are always top-of-mind and our first priority. We are diligently monitoring the situation, operating our business as usual, and doing everything in our power to ensure that the last thing you need to worry about is your vacation on the Crystal Coast.

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DIY Face Masks Provided by a Local Teacher

A local art teacher Janesa White, has been quite busy over these last few weeks. While Mrs. White is not chasing after 2 young boys, running a thriving Etsy shop, and virtually teaching her art students during the day – she has been taking some of her “quaran-time” to create a DIY Face Mask Tutorial.

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Spring Break on the Crystal Coast

Spring break on the Crystal Coast is the perfect time to vacation with us. The air is a bit cooler, vacation season isn’t in full swing and everything is available to you without much of a wait.

Valentine’s Day on the Crystal Coast

Spending Valentine’s on the Crystal Coast? Need some Romantic Ideas of how to spend this special Holiday? We have you covered!


Valentine’s on the Crystal Coast

Are you in town for Valentine’s on the Crystal Coast this year? How will you be celebrating the big day? The Crystal Coast is the perfect place to spend this heart-filled holiday!

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Create Your Own Romantic Itinerary

Looking to create your own romantic itinerary for that special someone in your life? We’ve got a few tips on some of our favorite things to do that might inspire you.