Carolina Resort Company proudly owns and operates a growing collection of one-of-a-kind hospitality properties along the coast of North Carolina. Our portfolio currently boasts multiple coastal North Carolina motels and lodging properties Including The Tranquil House Inn & 1587 Restaurant and Lounge on the Outer Banks, The Loggerhead Inn & Suites and Guest House Topsail on Topsail Island, and The Beach House Motel & Suites @ Oak Island.

Map of hotel properties on North Carolina coast owned by Carolina Resort Company
Carolina Resort Company Collection

Providing First-Class Hospitality in Top Vacation Destinations

Carolina Resort Company is a private, family-owned real estate investment, management, and development firm that focuses on limited-edition inns, motels, and vacation rental properties throughout the southeast. Ever since our founding, Carolina Resort Company and our affiliate properties have earned an impeccable reputation on an unwavering commitment to hospitality, our team members, and the communities we serve. We are always on the lookout for additional investments and partnership opportunities in similar vacation destinations that might require updating or repositioning, and fit within our culture of first-class hospitality.

Explore our growing collection of bespoke lodging properties
on the beautiful coast of North Carolina.

Tranquil House Inn exterior of shake wood hotel in the Outer Banks
Manteo, Outer Banks

The Tranquil House Inn


Built in the style of the stately Outer Banks’ inns of old, The Tranquil House Inn seamlessly blends old-world charm with all the modern conveniences of the 21st Century. Located on the boardwalk in the heart of Manteo, this waterfront North Carolina hotel offers a variety of comfortable accommodations and elegant on-site dining at our 1587 Restaurant & Lounge. It’s ideally located near popular attractions and beautiful beaches, yet is tucked away so guests can enjoy a quiet respite.

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Exterior of renovated hotel on Topsail Island sunset
Surf City, Topsail Island

Loggerhead Inn & Suites


Historic charm meets modern comfort at the Loggerhead Inn & Suites on Topsail Island, in Surf City, North Carolina. This community fixture has been welcoming guests since the 1950s. Today, we offer 29 renovated guest rooms, beautifully decorated with a coastal flair, to fit a variety of traveler types and price points. Our accommodations in this classic beach town are the perfect place for romantic getaways, family holidays, pet friendly vacations, and extended stays.

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Exterior of Guest House Topsail hotel
Topsail Beach, NC

Guest House Topsail


Formerly known as the Main Street Inn, Guest House Topsail is an intimate, boutique inn located in the heart of “downtown” Topsail Beach, NC. With just four luxurious suites, this Topsail Beach inn provides a level of comfort and sophistication, unlike any other accommodations on Topsail Island. Each room has an en-suite bathroom, small dining area and features luxurious, modern amenities. It’s within walking distance to popular shops, restaurants, fishing piers and beaches. Whole-house rentals available for group lodging.

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Beach House interior with logo
Oak Island, NC

The Beach House Motel & Suites


The Beach House Motel & Suites is a cozy, comfortable, clean, and affordable boutique property for the perfect vacation. This Oak Island boutique hotel offers 22 guest units, from double-occupancy rooms to apartment-style suites. With beautiful ocean views and an easy stroll to the popular beaches and the Oak Island Pier, there are endless opportunities for fun in the sun, whether you want to relax by the pool or get out and find your next adventure.

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Mike Harrington owner of Carolina Resort Company

Our Story

It all started in 2015 when the Harrington family acquired Topsail Realty, a long time vacation rental management firm based on Topsail Island, NC. Over the next 7 years the Harrington’s rebranded the company to Carolina Retreats and grew their management portfolio from around 150 properties to over 400 throughout the Cape Fear region of NC.

In 2020, the Harrington’s acquired the former Island Resort & Inn (now The Beach House motel & Suites) on Oak Island and set out to fully restore the 50 year old property back to its former glory in the Oak Island community. Later that same year they had the opportunity to acquire The Tranquil House Inn in downtown Manteo along the Outer Banks. This property holds a special place in their hearts as it was where Mike Harrington, the company’s founder, proposed to his wife, Holly.

In June of 2022 their vacation rental management firm, Carolina Retreats, was acquired by VTrips Holdings, a professional vacation rental management company based in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL to enter into the next chapter of the company’s growth. At the same time, the Harrington’s acquired their third property, the Loggerhead Inn & Suites, from their friend and former partner, Richard Stroupe. It was at this time the Harrington’s officially formed Carolina Resort Company to own and operate their growing portfolio of limited-edition hospitality properties with the goal of providing some of the best family-friendly NC beach vacation experiences for generations to come.