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Brenda Rippy
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Click on the link below for your 2023 Vacation Guide for Brunswick County, Brunswick Islands of North Carolina

Pick Your Perfect Coastal Retreat. A Brief Glimpse Of Our Beaches And Towns. With beautiful beaches and charming coastal towns that treat you to great food, outdoor adventure, and natural wonderlands, there’s a destination in NC’s Brunswick Islands for everyone.
Let’s break it down so you know what makes each stop unique.

Sunset Beach – The smallest of our barrier islands, this tiny gem is perfect for families and home to many coastal birds. National Geographic ranked it among the “21 Best Beaches in the World.”

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Ocean Isle Beach – A family favorite for generations, this island named “The South’s Best Tiny Town” by Southern Living is packed with big fun from oceanfront to marsh side.

Holden Beach
 – Quiet and soothing, Holden Beach is a favorite of shell seekers. No hotels here, but you can find a vacation rental home to fit your family or group. Fresh seafood arrives daily to the island’s working waterfront.

Oak Island
 – Named one of NC’s most dog-friendly beaches, Oak Island is the largest of our beach towns. You’ll find two fishing piers, 60 public beach access points, and a nature center for exploring the salt marsh ecosystem.

Caswell Beach
 – Home to the 153-foot Oak Island Lighthouse that offers breathtaking views of this quiet beachfront and marsh-side estuarine wilderness, Caswell Beach is a place where wildlife outnumbers people. In a word, the experience is described as “serene.”

Bald Head Island – No cars here. The ferry or boat ride to Bald Head shifts your inner engine to a perfect, soothing idle. 10,000 of its 12,000 acres are wildlife habitats. Since 1817, Old Baldy Lighthouse has welcomed seafarers, golfers, and nature lovers.
Leland – This quiet inland town, just minutes from our island beaches, is a favorite of golfers and nature enthusiasts. Great hotels and restaurants welcome groups of happy visitors.

Shallotte – This is the central hub for every convenience needed for a visit to our barrier islands. Enjoy shopping, dining, scenic views, and opportunities for arcade games, laser tag, and drive-in movies.
Southport – This historic waterfront town has lured pirates, seafarers, and movie producers with its charm. With lovely streets of Victorian-style homes, bed and breakfasts, historic landmarks, and picturesque settings, we're sure Southport will make you smile. Choose a restaurant overlooking the Yacht Basin and feed your smiles.

Calabash – This tiny fishing village is known as “The Seafood Capital of the World” for good reason. You can watch the boats arrive while you eat at dockside restaurants, buy fresh seafood right off the dock to cook in your vacation rental home, or reel in your own catch on a fishing charter.

The Mainland – Stretching from the Cape Fear River to the South Carolina state line, our mainland area is a favorite of history buffs who enjoy exploring the settlements of the nation’s earliest visitors who wisely chose to never leave.

Rest assured, there are no bad choices here. You may even like to visit more than one destination during your visit.

Big Sky Realty is a professional real estate office in Brunswick County. We have the inside track to the finest homes and land on the South End of North Carolina. We can help you find property for building or find a specific home you are looking for. 
When listing your home with us, your property will be available on TWO MLS's. 
Brunswick County Association of Realtors & Mountain Lakes Board of Realtors. 



A Brunswick County spot made a travel guide's list of the nation's best beach towns.
Trip Savvy has named Sunset Beach fourth among the country's 18 best beaches. According to Trip Savvy, Sunset Beach is renowned for its picturesque coastline and dreamy sunsets. It rated towns not just on their beaches but a variety of factors, including shopping, dining and entertainment as well as nearby attractions such as historic lighthouses and nature preserves.  

As for Sunset Beach, it highlighted the Bird Island Reserve, a 1,200-plus-acre barrier island, which features crystal clear shorelines and towering dunes. On Bird Island Reserve, visitors can stroll along the shore to visit the Kindred Spirit mailbox, where they can write down their thoughts, stories and dreams.
The travel guide also noted The Boat Landing Restaurant, a casual upscale waterfront dining spot. Visitors can enjoy staples such as po’ boys, fried oysters and crab dip.




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I met Ms. Brenda at her office to find our new home here in Brunswick County. My husband and I were not sure what area we wanted to live. After explaining our dilemma to Brenda, she took us to all the towns in the area. Bless her heart, she is a trooper! She must have thought we couldn’t make up our minds. But we worked out that obstacle after seeing 22 homes. We found exactly what we wanted! While we were out on our journey to find us a home, Brenda had given me a notebook to write down what I liked about the homes, which we did. I thought that was a good idea since we were looking at so many. We found Ms. Brenda to be very kind, understanding and she knows everything. She was like a tour guide! If you need a realtor, call her. You will enjoy the experience!


~ Jean

I just received this lovely note from my clients; Brenda we very much appreciate your time in showing us around the area. You are like a little tourist guide. Your knowledge of the area helped us decide where we will build our next home. We look forward to seeing you again when our house is built. Thank you for introducing us to the Boundary House in Calabash.


~ David & Jan

After several years of trying to sell our property with several different realtors, you were the first and only one to bring us an offer, much less a buyer. We are very grateful, and will always recommend you to our friends and family. If anyone wants a reference on you or your company, please let us know - we will be happy to provide one! Suzanne & Robert Belano


~ Belano

Brenda is amazing at what she does! She is very professional, knowledgeable, and respectful. She always has a positive attitude and meeting all expectations. She communicates very well, always keeping my husband and I in the loop with updates. I love the fact that she is meticulous. I highly recommend Brenda Rippy.


~ Judy

Brenda is a go getter. I like her style. She is a hard worker.


~ Beth

Brenda gets a 5 star rating from us. She is the realtor you need to call. She found us the perfect home we were looking for. A great realtor, now our good friend. thank you Brenda. Barbara


~ Barbara

You know you have hit the jackpot when you get to work with an extraordinary person like Ms. Rippy. Thank you for helping us put our home on the market and showing us what needed to be done to get it sold quickly. John


~ John

Brenda tirelessly worked on our behalf. She is very knowledgeable and quick to respond to our questions or concerns. Thank you for everything.


~ Bill

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