Ward Realty Blog

The Fantastic Photographers of Topsail Island

cover image courtesy of Jeff Wenzel, Above Topsail Artwork Whether you want to capture your Topsail Island vacation memories through a family portrait beach session or would like to purchase a professional print (and bring a piece of the island ho... View the full post »

How to Travel With Kids Without Losing Your Mind!

That's right. It IS possible to enjoy a vacation with small children and not lose your mind.  At least, that's according to our friends at Ecological Marine Adventures. As parents of two young and energetic boys, Taylor and Ling ... View the full post »

Get to Know the Fun Local Businesses of Topsail Island

Here it is, Topsail Island! We have compiled a one-stop, go-to source for our favorite coffee shops, surf shops, stores, bars and ice cream parlours, all in one place. Bookmark this page before your next Topsail Island vacation, because although our Ward Realty vacation... View the full post »

How Do I Rent a Vacation Home? We Answer your FAQs.

Have questions about renting a vacation home with Ward Realty?  Today we would like to outline the steps you need to take to reserve one of our homes, starting from your initial search all the way to check out. Have more questions? We are always happy to chat... View the full post »

What to Expect on Topsail Island This Summer

What will Topsail Island look like this summer?  Honestly, we don't have the exact answer to that. Things are changing every day. What's open? What does being open look like? What activities are ok to try? How can we stay safe on vacation? Today we w... View the full post »

5 Yummy Beach Cocktail Recipes From the Bars of Topsail Island

Some of our favorite Topsail Island bars and restaurants have generously shared their most popular beach cocktail recipes with us. Now, WE are sharing with YOU! Try these recipes from the comfort of your own kitchen ... and bring a bit of the beach home this su... View the full post »

These Beach Themed Recipes Will Make You Happy!

Bring the beach indoors.  In today's blog, we thought it would be fun to bring the enjoyment and whimsey of the beach to your kitchen. These recipes are simple to make and they use easy-to-find ingredients. Plus, they are super adorable. Consider hosting... View the full post »

Boost Your Health Through Sunshine and Exercise This Spring!

It's always important to boost our immune systems as much as possible. Most of us are staying home, washing our hands, and trying to eat well. As the weather warms up, it’s comforting to note that both fresh air and exercise are also wonderful, free ways to boos... View the full post »

Easy Beach Crafts to Entertain Kids and Adults

It's summer!  The kIds are home from school, and you might be lucky enough to stay home from work. Are we having fun yet? But, if you are going a little nuts (and searching for stuff to do) we have collected some cute and easy beach-theme crafts you can ... View the full post »

Shop Local for Gifts and Decor Inspired by the Beach Memes and Quotes You Love

Laughter & the beach go hand in hand.  Many of our Ward Realty vacation rentals are beautifully decorated with beach-themed pillows, signs, lamps, art and other decor that get you in a vacation frame of mind. Many of our guests want to bring these fun memories... View the full post »

Why Choosing a Vacation Rental Home on Topsail Island is Better than a Hotel

Vacation Rental Homes - The Best Choice Why Vacation Rental Homes are the Better Choice Over Hotels Celebrating Vacation Rental Week, March 9-13, 2020!  Ward Realty is thrilled to participate in the first annual Va... View the full post »

Wedding Package to be Awarded to Lucky Military Couple

Free Wedding from 105 BayProperty Managed by Ward Realty One lucky active military couple will win a wedding weekend valued at $42,000 Attention all active duty service men and women. Enter today to be eligible to win an all-expenses paid* Wedding stay a... View the full post »

Meet the Ward Realty Sales Team - Local Experience You Can Trust

Ever dream of owning a beach house?  Sounds so decadent, doesn't it? But if you do your research (and math) carefully, owning a beach house can make perfect sense for your family, both personally and financially. Not only will you have a place to call "home" f... View the full post »

Learn and Play With Ecological Marine Adventures

Learn. Love. Protect.  This motto defines the work of Ecological Marine Adventures, owned by the Maready family of Topsail Island. Their main mission is conservation education. EMA offers several (very affordable) camps, classe... View the full post »

Meet the Newest Vacation Homes in the Ward Realty Family

Are you ready for something new?  Maybe you rent the same Topsail Island vacation home year after year. Like slipping into your favorite sweatshirt, you know it will fit perfectly. But, if you love to rent different homes every time you visit, we have some new kid... View the full post »