Pleasure Island Real Estate

Information, news, and resources for buying and selling real estate in Carolina Beach and Kure Beach on the North Carolina Coast.

Aug. 31, 2020

Backyard Family Summer Camp

backyard summer camp

A FUN FAREWELL TO SUMMER

It’s been an unusual summer to say the least. As the school year begins for many of us, we’ve gathered some ideas to give the kiddos one last hurrah…a backyard summer camp!

Use the toys and supplies you already have on-hand to create a special afternoon or evening that the whole family can enjoy. By simply presenting things in a new and different way to your kids and really embracing the theme, you can help them relax and be present in the moment.

So go ahead—get silly, let your mind wander, and have fun!

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July 31, 2020

Carolina Beach & COVID-19: What Every Visitor & Resident Should Know

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If you're planning a late-summer trip to visit Carolina Beach, please be aware of the recommended guidelines for the health and safety of our community. Below are some great resources and information on travel restrictions, safety tips, and frequently asked questions.

Remember, if you are planning on visiting our beautiful coastal community, some of the businesses and recreational activities you enjoy may not be available due to the continued spread of coronavirus. Nevertheless, if you do still plan to enjoy a beach getaway on Pleasure Island, I'm confident you can still have a great time while practicing good health and safety measures.

COVID-19 FAQs for CAROLINA BEACH

Are the beaches open?

As of this writing, the three main beaches in our area (Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Wrightsville Beach) are open, but with some restrictions. We are still currently in Phase II of Governor Roy Cooper's reopening plan, which requires face masks or face coverings to be worn when in public spaces--both indoors and outdoors--particularly where social distancing will be difficult or impossible.

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July 20, 2020

Let's Get Physical!

physical fitness from homeMissing your daily gym routine? Yearning for yoga? Just itching to dance? So are we! We’ve compiled a list of our favorite ways to stay active virtually and get physical from the comfort and safety of your own home.

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May 6, 2020

Restaurant Recipes

RECIPES FROM THE REGION’S TOP CHEFS

Looking for new recipes to add to the mix? Let’s look back at some of our favorite recipes from the region’s top chefs, as originally shared in the Fall 2018 issue of NEST Magazine

Don’t feel like cooking? Some of these amazing restaurants are offering curbside pick up. We’ve added their ordering information where applicable.

RECIPE: BISCUITS WITH SEARED HAM AND RED EYE GRAVY

CHEF: Katy and Joe Kindred
RESTAURANT: KINDRED, Lake Norman, NC

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April 27, 2020

Flower Box Libations

flower box libations blog postCOCKTAIL CREATIONS USING HOMEGROWN HERBS

The only thing sweeter than staying home and sipping a cocktail on your front porch is knowing that it’s made with ingredients you grew in your own backyard. We’ve created three cocktails using hearty herbs that can be grown in a flower box, planter, or herb garden.

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March 18, 2020

Painting 101: How To Paint a Room

Painting a room can feel like a daunting task, especially to a novice. Nest is here to help! Below are some tried and true methods to ensure a stress-free and streamlined painting experience.

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March 2, 2020

Spring Events in Carolina Beach 2020

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Spring is right around the corner and what better time to plan some fun outings for you and your loved ones? Take a look at some of the exciting spring events that are happening in our little corner of coastal North Carolina!

26th Annual Pleasure Island Seafood, Blues & Jazz Festival

  • April 18, 2020
  • Fort Fisher Military Recreation Area

If you haven't yet experienced the Pleasure Island Seafood, Blues & Jazz Festival you're in for a treat this year! The festival returns once again and this time will welcome four-time Grammy Award winner Delbert McClinton and his band Self-Made Men + Dana as the headlining entertainment. There will also be 8 more bands on two stages, ensuring a day-to night event filled with amazing blues and jazz music. And let's not forget the food! Enjoy some of the best local and regional seafood around! Check out the event's website here. Be sure to get your tickets soon as they usually sell out quickly!

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Feb. 4, 2020

Finding Inspiration for Interior Design

finding inspiration interior designWhen it comes to interior design, where do you find your inspiration? Does it begin with one simple object—a gorgeous piece of tile, the pattern of a pillow, or the colors found in a piece of artwork? Perhaps a beautiful element from nature, or a certain style, or era, awakens your design spirit?

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Jan. 31, 2020

2019 Wilmington Annual Report

2019 Wilmington NC annual report

2019 is now over and we are excited to release our 2019 Wilmington Annual Report. Understanding what’s going on in the market allows us to equip our clients to make confident, informed decisions. It also gives us an idea of what the future holds.

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Dec. 5, 2019

Featured Listing - 801 S Third Street, Carolina Beach, NC

An investor's dream. A private vacation home. A year-round home in one of the best coastal communities in North Carolina. The possibilities are as vast as this home is beautiful! Featuring 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2,772 square feet of living space and tons of modern luxuries, this custom-built, end-unit townhome is a true gem. 

Come on on and take a closer look!

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