Featured New Listing | 1400 Chip Shot Drive

1400 Chip Shot Drive

Morehead City, NC

3 Bedrooms, 2 & 1/2 Bathrooms, 2,268 Square Feet

Come take a look at this partially updated two story home located convenient to everything Morehead City and the Crystal Coast offer! It is in Country Club East, which is a quiet neighborhood with well maintained homes. This home is budget friendly, unlike others nearby, because it has NO HOA DUES, NO CITY TAXES, and NO LENDER REQUIRED FLOOD INSURANCE! Not having these three expenses equals THOUSANDS of dollars in annual savings. The 1st floor features fresh paint and slick ceilings. The master bedroom is located on the first floor and features a walk-in closet and crown molding. The updated first floor master bathroom includes a new walk-in stone tiled shower with a frameless fixed glass shower screen, granite vanity and tile floors. The master space is located across the hall from a guest bath and just a few steps down the hall from the kitchen area. The kitchen with brand new stainless steel appliances and granite countertops then leads into the dining room with a bay window and a new light fixture. It also opens into the spacious living room. The two car garage and a nice size laundry/flex room are accessed on the opposite side of the kitchen from the living room. The second floor features two large bedrooms with new cordless blinds and fabulous walk-in closets. They share a bathroom with dual sinks, tile floors and a walk-in shower. The attractive exterior has easy to maintain vinyl shake siding and a covered front porch with new ceiling fans.

Andrea E. Smith


Bluewater REALTOR Andrea Smith

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Featured New Listing | 536 Hickory Shores Drive

236 Hickory Shores Drive

Newport, NC

3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Lower Level Bonus Area, 2,400 Square Feet

Enjoy the coastal breeze and sound views from the front porch of this charming home. Plenty of space to spread out and host family and friends, lots of closets, and an over sized garage with ample storage for all your toys. Game room and bonus room with a full bath and laundry room on the ground floor. Upper level has an open concept dining, kitchen, and living area. Large master bedroom with TWO walk in closets, spacious master bath with walk in shower. Home is located in the Hickory Shores subdivision which boasts a scenic day dock to enjoy boating, kayaking, paddleboarding, fishing, or just relaxing. Close to shopping and restaurants of Cape Carteret and historic Swansboro and the highly sought after Croatan school district. Vacant lot next door is not part of the sales price but is negotiable.

Kristen Furtner


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

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Kathy Furtner


Kathy Furtner- Broker/REALTOR with Bluewater Real Estate in Atlantic Beach, NC

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Featured New Listing | 2104 Emeline Place

2104 Emeline Place

Morehead City, NC

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 1,163 Square Feet

This charming coastal cottage has been completely renovated featuring 3 bedrooms, 2 new full-tile baths, and a beautiful kitchen with all new cabinets, granite countertops, Stainless Steel appliances, plus plenty of counter space and storage. Also, new plumbing and electrical upgrades! The Exterior and Interior of the home have both been completely repainted, new Luxury Vinyl Plank flooring installed throughout, and a new Hot Water Heater added! This home is move in ready with an extra large fenced-in backyard and storage shed! This is the perfect place for anyone looking for a like-new home at a great price! Superb location- Close to schools, shopping, restaurants, medical facilities, and only minutes from the beach. Call for an appointment and come see it today- It won’t last long!

Angie Varner


Angie Varner, Star Team at Bluewater Real Estate in 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

    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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    Using Technology During Times of Social Distancing

    Using Technology During Times of Social Distancing

    We understand how difficult a time this is for so many families in our country and extend our deepest condolences to those suffering from the Coronavirus. Our goal at this point is to socially distance our employees as much as possible to help stop the spread sooner than later, as we all would like more than anything to restore a sense of normalcy.

    Currently, our offices are limiting in-person interaction, with a majority of our staff working remotely from home. With that being said, we would still be honored to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have about the current status of the Real Estate market. Our team of talented and dedicated Real Estate Agents are standing by and ready to help however possible; We simply ask that you reach out via phone call or Email rather than stopping by one of our offices. This has been a difficult decision to make, as extending handshakes and hugs are naturally ingrained into our brains as signs of appreciation.

    We have all the tools and technology in place to digitally complete a Real Estate transaction with no-human interaction, and can assure you that it’s been done before. We have been utilizing Electronic Forms and E-Signature Programs, Integrated Virtual Tours, Video Messaging Tools, and online Custom Search Filters and Comparative Market Analyses for years to help both buyers and sellers seamlessly complete their transactions remotely.

    Times like these are best known for bringing communities together, and that’s what we intended on being a part of. Even though we may not be together physically, please know that we are always standing close with confidence and excitement to serve you and your family.

    Take a look at the list below to see some ways we are able to connect with you while maintaining the appropriate social distance.

    Virtual Home Tours

    Even if you’re unable to travel to see a home in-person, our partnership with local vendors for Matterport Virtual Tours can help you navigate every room just like you’re there. You can use your mouse to walk the view perspective through hallways, bedrooms and even out onto a balcony to take in that one-of-a-kind view!

    Electronic Communication Tools

    With the recent breakthroughs in technology over the last decade, we are now able to virtually process every part of the home buying or selling process! Whether we’re on the phone discussing offers, securely signing electronic documents, Emailing local vendor information, or video-conferencing through a final walk-through, there are no tasks that can’t be completed remotely.

    • dotloop
    • Allows agent and clients the ability to collaborate on tasks, electronically sign and safely store all necessary documents.
    • FlexMLS
    • This is the Multiple Listing Service that showcases all of the available and recently closed properties in our area. For buyers, specific search criteria can be saved and provide updates to new listings that may interest you. For sellers, your property information will be uploaded and broadcast out across the internet.
    • Facetime/Zoom/Google Hangouts
    • Video tools that can be used to discuss documents, showings, and any other general conversations that may arise throughout the buying/selling process.
    • ShowingTime
    • Scheduling service that provides sellers peace of mind, knowing that every buyer touring their property is entering alongside a locally trusted Real Estate agent at a time that works within your schedule.

    Using Technology For Communication During Times of Social Distancing
    Using Technology For Communication During Times of Social Distancing

    Featured New Listing | 120 Sea Dunes Drive

    120 Sea Dunes Drive

    Emerald Isle, NC 28594

    3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 1,781 Square Feet

    An oceanside Island gem, this move-in-ready home has been immaculately updated and meticulously well-maintained in all areas. You”ll be instantly welcomed with a beautifully manicured front yard (equipped with sprinkler system), plenty of space for parking, an outdoor shower, plus a storage room and an oversized garage. Making your way up to the one-level living space, you”ll notice ample indoor and outdoor gathering space for friends and family, stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, gas fireplace, hardwood floors, and large vaulted ceilings. The inviting bonus area was recently added in 2016 and includes an office space, full bathroom, bonus room and sunroom off the back of the home, allowing plenty of light to shine through and ample storage space. You’ve got to see this home in person to believe for yourself! To top it all off- this home is not located in a flood zone, has never been rented, and the central location provides excellent water quality, a short walk to the beach and local restaurants, shops and community events.

    Linda Strickland


    Linda Strickland- Bluewater Real Estate Broker Emerald Isle, NC

    Featured New Listing | 107 W Landing Drive

    107 W Landing Drive

    Emerald Isle, NC

    3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 2,208 Sq Ft

    Better than new 5th row ocean view home offering 3 Bedrooms plus a ground level bonus room which expands living space. The spacious great room has two-story vaulted ceiling opening to loft/stairway above. Expansive windows throughout allow lots of natural lighting and views of maritime oaks perfectly nestled around decks. The beautiful ocean view off the private Master Bedroom deck is one to cherish. Many recent improvements & upgrades include roof, siding, carpet, bamboo laminate floors/stairs, interior paint, refinished kitchen cabinets, bath vanities, lighting, outside shower, furniture and more! A beautiful manicured lawn and landscaping add character to this beach home’s outdoor space. Offered furnished & ready to go for summer fun. Not currently a vacation rental but rental income projection available upon request. Make your 2020 family beach memories here!

    Syndie Earnhardt


    Syndie Earnhardt- REALTOR at Bluewater Real Estate in Emerald Isle, NC

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