Bluewater Vacation Rentals and Real Estate, located in Carteret County on the Southern Outer Banks of North Carolina, takes pride in being a full service real estate company. Originally founded in 1986 as Bluewater Associates of Emerald Isle, Inc., the Bluewater Vacation Rentals firm is locally owned and operated by Sherrell Futral and Woody Warren.

Bluewater Associates was originally formed as a land development company by five homebuilders. Its first project, appropriately named Bluewater Bay, was an oceanfront community completed in February 1986. This first development was an overnight success, with every one of its 85 lots selling in less than three hours. The marketing skills employed in that endeavor proved extremely successful, so successful that people actually camped five cold February nights outside the door before the actual sale date. Compelled by this success, Bluewater Associates’ owners built a Real Estate office, which remains at its present location at 200 Mangrove Drive in Emerald Isle, North Carolina.

Other Bluewater Associates projects include Bluewater Bay North, Bluewater Banks, Walnut Place, Cape Point and Bluewater Cove. In addition to company owned developments, Bluewater Associates’ sales associates have participated in marketing communities such as Magens Bay, Dolphin Ridge, Royall Oaks, Emerald Landing, Pointe Bogue, Mainsail, Cannonsgate, Morgan Creek Landing, The Shores at Spooners Creek, Silver Creek Townhomes, Oasis at Atlantic Beach, and most recently The Nautical Club in Indian Beach.

The Bluewater Real Estate sales department has two offices strategically located within the county. Sales office locations include Atlantic Beach and Emerald Isle. Under the direction of Woody Warren, Owner, and fellow Brokers-in Charge, Pat Copeland, the 30+ highly trained, dedicated and hard working real estate professionals are consistently a top producing real estate sales team yearly according to the Crystal Coast Multiple Listing Service.

In the summer of 1993, Bluewater Associates launched a property management division which would later become Bluewater Vacation Rentals. With just seven vacation rental home contracts, Bluewater leaped into the vacation rental business. The productivity and exponential growth of this branch has helped Bluewater Vacation Rentals and Real Estate become one of the larger vacation rental companies on the East Coast, managing nearly 1,000 vacation homes. Managed by Kevin Futral, Bluewater Vacation Rentals’ property management division currently employs 105 professionals and also includes association management, annual rentals, pool and hot tub installation and maintenance.

Not forgetting their roots, the owners merged their construction companies to form Bluewater Builders in 1998. Anthony is superintendent for the building company, which has constructed many of the Blue Pearl Homes that are found in Bluewater’s vacation rental division. Bluewater Builders’ homes are found exclusively in Bluewater Cove and many of the finest subdivisions in the county. Bluewater Builders has been selected to be a premier builder in the exclusive Cannonsgate at Bogue Sound Community.

With the increased interest in pools and hot tubs in the coastal communities of North Carolina, we recognized the need for highly trained technicians to provide specialized services for our neighbors throughout the Crystal Coast. In 2005 our company grew further by offering Pool and Spa installation and maintenance with Bluewater Pools and Spas.

In 2009, we successfully ventured into event coordination and concierge services. To round out the family, in 2012 we began offering insurance coverage for your home, automobile and boat. While always looking to invest in new opportunities, the owners and managers of Bluewater Vacation Rentals and Real Estate are committed to providing Premier Service to its homeowners and clients while promoting a superior work environment for its employees. Service You Deserve. People You Trust.

Meet Our Agents

Syndie Earnhardt


License Number: 174192

Buying, selling, friendly advice coupled with professionalism, experience and knowledge- I am always at your service.” My mission is to provide exceptional customer service & value while assisting my clients in reaching their goals. Having relocated to the area from High Point, NC in 1986, I consider myself a “local” to the Emerald Isle area. I also have deep roots with Bluewater Real Estate being employed as a receptionist at the company’s conception in 1987. I’m proud to say I was Bluewater first employee! While continuing to sell and list real estate as a full time broker, I have held management positions as the Broker-in-Charge of the Emerald Isle office and General Sales Manager of Bluewater’s other two locations in Atlantic Beach and Cape Carteret. After several years of wearing three hats, I am back focused on the basics of real estate brokerage of selling and listing residential real estate along the beautiful Crystal Coast. Throughout the varying market conditions over the past 29+ years, I consistently am a multi-million dollar producer. I take my real estate profession seriously. I am a member of the National Association of Realtors and our local Carteret County Association of Realtors (CCAR). In addition, I believe strongly in continuing education and training is imperative to maintain professionalism, skills and industry knowledge. I am a graduate of the Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers (CRB), a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), an Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) Realtor and the Residential & Resort Specialist (RRS) designations. My most recent professional designation is the Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource (SFR) Certification. My family moved to Emerald Isle in 1995 & my two sons, Brian & Tyler have enjoyed growing up at the beach. Both attended the Carteret County school system and are graduates of UNC-Chapel Hill & the Kenan-Flagler Business School. Go Heels! Brian married the lovely Kadie Frazier of the Cayman Islands & have since blessed me with precious granddaughter, Arabella. (Oh my, how she has stolen my heart!) All reside in Emerald Isle so I’m happy for quality family time. My favorite hobbies include walking the beach in search of sea glass (I have quite a collection), boating, working out with strength training & conditioning, cooking, reading & maintaining my beach rentals. Live music events, dining & just plain socializing with great friends & family are priceless fun to me. I am currently serving a three year term on the Board of Directors for the Carteret County Chamber of Commerce. My past volunteer work with the Carteret County Domestic Violence Program (CCDVP) was very rewarding where I served two terms as Vice-President. I love to talk Crystal Coast real estate & especially conversations about “remember when we could have bought that property for $**!!@@!!”. I call Emerald Isle “home” and enjoying sharing my love of the area with others. Call me when you need any real estate information or advice pertaining to Crystal Coast Real Estate. I love meeting new people – first representing them as my clients and then calling them my friends. I look forward to hearing from you soon.--
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200 Mangrove Dr.
Emerald Isle, NC 28594

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Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

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