Ward Realty Blog

Award Winning Topsail Island - The Best of North Carolina!

Topsail Island is among the best in North Carolina!  Well, at least we think so. And we aren't the only ones. According to the bloggers and travel writers from NC Tripping, Topsail Island takes the cake in several categories in their first annual "Best of Nor... View the full post »

The Top 10 Things to Do On Topsail Island

There is so much to do on Topsail Island. It can sometimes be overwhelming! There are fun activities, great restaurants and bars, and plenty of nature to explore. Today, we will share 10 things to do during your Topsail Island vacation. So, book that rental and start plan... View the full post »

9 Things To Think About Before Going on Vacation

Ready for a vacation? Try not to stress out!  Sure, it's relaxing and fun once you arrive at your destination. But there is SO much to think about before you go! In today's blog, we will outline 9 things you should think about BEFORE your vacation to Tops... View the full post »

Where to Enjoy Live Music on Topsail Island

Topsail Island has several great bars, bookstores, restaurants and other venues that offer live music. This is especially true during the busy summer months. Locals and tourists alike love to grab a cold drink and listen to talented local artists with their friends and fa... View the full post »

Cool and Useful Beach Gear That Will Simplify Your Vacation

Every outing can be made just a little easier, more efficient and more fun if you have the right "stuff". A trip to the mountains might require walking poles. A vacation to Rome will include a language translating app and a guidebook to the sites. A trip to... View the full post »

Simple Strategies That Will Help You Save Money For Vacation

Whether your vacation is next week or next year, it's smart to think about how much it will cost. In previous blogs we covered how to save money once you arrive on Topsail Island. Today, we will give you some great tips to save money before you even park the car ... View the full post »

Hidden Gems: Spectacular Topsail Island Vacation Rentals

Looking for something different in a beach vacation rental? A home off the beaten path, or one with unique features? Click here for the link to our “Hidden Gems”. These homes are often overlooked because they aren’t oceanfront, but honestly, they are wonderful ... View the full post »

3 Reasons Topsail Island is the Best Vacation Spot

If you are reading this blog, you probably already KNOW that Topsail Island is the best vacation spot!But, if you are new around here (and want to learn what all the fuss is about), we invite you to read on. Here are the 3 reasons we think Topsail Island is bett... View the full post »

The Ultimate Topsail Island Scavenger Hunt!

If you think Topsail Island is just about the beach, think again. We have so many cool restaurants, historical sites, natural wonders and kitchy photo ops all over the island. We have compiled a list of just a few of these easy-to-find items so you can see Topsail Island ... View the full post »

Expert Guide: Plan Your 2022 Topsail Island Vacation

Now is the time to plan your 2022 Topsail Island vacation. Today's blog will outline a step-by-step plan to make this daunting process a little less overwhelming. So, bookmark this blog, start your checklist, and you're on your way to an amazing Topsail Islan... View the full post »

Holiday Shopping For a Beach Lover? Great Gift Ideas Here!

When you live in a place like Topsail Island, your whole shopping list is full of people who love the beach! Today's blog will feature a few GREAT gifts that will make your beach-lovin' friends and family smile this holiday season (or any time).We always try ... View the full post »

Topsail Island Rentals: 5 Reasons You Should Book Direct

When you start the process of booking a vacation, where do you begin? A simple Google search of "Topsail Island rentals" will bring up several options, including the big rental sites like VRBO, AirBnb and Expedia. But ... scroll a little bit further. Now, you will se... View the full post »

How to Share Vacation Costs With Friends and Family

Traveling with others can save you money!  When you take a vacation with friends or family, you can split the big expenses (like the cost of the vacation rental). Not only that, you can work together to create a meal plan that saves you money (and cuts your work ... View the full post »

10 Things Every Beach House Rental Should Have

At Ward Realty, our rentals have all the "good stuff".  A vacation rental at the beach is expected to provide certain amenities and features. At Ward Realty, we guide our homeowners to include specific things as they set up their beach homes as vacation rentals. ... View the full post »

Here Is Where to Launch Your Paddle Board or Kayak on Topsail Island

Whether you rent a kayak or paddle board from a local company or bring one from home, today's blog will list the best places to launch on and around Topsail Island. Exploring Topsail Island by kayak or paddle board is an excellent way to get to know the area. The... View the full post »