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Eyan Eagle is the owner of Sun Ease Rentals in Corolla, NC 

Can you describe your business?

Sun Ease Rentals offers high quality beach equipment for rent in Corolla. We offer sturdy 10’x10’ commercial-grade beach tents, comfortable wood frame reclining beach chairs, wood frame beach umbrellas, Yeti coolers, outdoor bluetooth speakers, and beach games like Kan Jam and Bocce Ball. We have tent packages along with beach chair and umbrella packages to choose from, and also offer custom packages to meet the needs of our customers.

Can you talk about when/why you made the decision to start your own business? 

I was a lifeguard with Corolla Beach Rescue, and a common question was “Where can we get beach chairs, umbrellas, etc?” I looked into the businesses that already existed. They all seemed to be thriving, and none were lacking customers. This got my attention and started the process.

Why do you do what you do?

I love this business because it requires hard labor, but it’s all out in nature. I get to watch the sun rise over the ocean as I set up the equipment for a group of people or a family who are happy about where they are. The majority of people I work with are very happy about where they are and it’s a good feeling to work in that collectively positive vibration.

Why did you choose Currituck County?

I believe that Currituck County, and Corolla in particular, could be at the beginning of an economic boom. With the Mid-Currituck Bridge scheduled to begin construction in the spring of 2022, the number of potential customers could sky-rocket. Virginia Beach will go from nearly an hour and a half away to a 30-minute drive. Day trips, as opposed to booking a whole week, will increase, and so will the need for beach equipment.

What are your biggest challenges as a business owner?

Some of the biggest challenges begin with finding suitable workers who have the drive to wake up early, move quick, and set things up nicely. Handling finances, bookings, workers, and customers all at once has been a lot to learn and has definitely been a process of trial and error.

What are the biggest rewards?

The biggest rewards are working on the beach itself and being my own boss. Having the ability to add certain items or change the way we operate without dealing with push-back from anyone is amazingly rewarding.

What sets you apart?

Affordable comfort. There’s a gap between pricing and quality in Corolla. There are tent packages for cheap, but you get a flimsy tent and chairs. Then there are expensive packages that have good equipment, just not at the price they are offered. I’m trying to even the playing field by offering high quality equipment at a reasonable price.

What's one piece of advice you would give to someone starting a business in Currituck County?

Stick with it, pour all your effort into it, make it your #1 passion and don’t let anything stop you. Set the roots now to prepare for what is coming to Currituck in the next few decades.

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Sun Ease Rentals

Corolla, NC

(252) 999-0307


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