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  • wonderful place for a family

    "Owners were great to work with, great communication, house was nice and cozy made us forget we weren't in our own home. Not far from beach walked every time. Will recommend this stay to anyone with kids."
    Guest: grover Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 4, 2014
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  • Great house, beautiful pool!

    "We loved this house. The pool was very nice, we always hung out there after the day at the beach. I think some outdoor furniture at the pool and on the decks would be a very nice addition. Right now there are only a few chairs and most of them are broken. We always like to enjoy being outside when at the beach. The inside of the house was very pretty and well furnished. Very quiet neighborhood. Nice area for runs, walks or bike rides. You can walk to a grocery store easily if you only need a few items and want to avoid getting in the car. Depending on the amount of stuff you take to the beach, the walk from the house can be long but totally doable! Some days we drove up and dropped things off close to the access point but if you have teenagers they can carry the heavy loads!"
    Guest: Gretchen R. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 13, 2014
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  • north carolina vacation

    "we just came back from this wonderful condo and I would recommend it to anyone. The owner was so helpful, through emails, phone calls and endless questions that I had. The view from the balcony was exactly what I wanted. To be able to have our morning coffee there and watch the waves was very relaxing. The condo is very nicely decorated and was perfect for our needs. Being able to just go down 3 floors and walk 100 steps to the beach was so convenient too."
    Guest: Robin Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 22, 2014
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  • Home away from home...

    "I spent 3 wonderful weeks in this home while working at an away rotation as a medical student. The house is incredibly charming, well maintained, with awesome amenities (my family and I particularly enjoyed the smoothie maker)!!. It's in an excellent location, close to great beach accesses, and all kinds of amazing restaurants and sight-seeing. The owners were excellent to work with and easy to get a hold of! They even made sure the house was cleaned for me during my extended stay...I would not hesitate to stay here again in the future!"
    Guest: Megan Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 10, 2014
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Coastal Travel Tips

Getting to North Carolina’s Spectacular Coast

With over 300 miles of coastline, North Carolina Coast vacation properties are all perfect for visitors looking for a great vacation. While summer is the tourist season here, the weather makes it an ideal area for early vacations in spring. April and May are great times to avoid the crowds but still enjoy good weather. Late in the season, September and October, are also good times to stay in North Carolina Coast vacation rentals.

Once visitors decide which part of this beautiful area to base their vacation, getting here will be a breeze. Heading to the Outer Banks, visitors may choose to fly to Raleigh-Durham or Norfolk International and drive down to the coast. There are also smaller regional airports to head further down the coast. Boat owners will be delighted with the option of over 400 marinas interspersed around the region and the Intracoastal Waterway gives access to a variety of destinations, such as Morehead City, Beaufort and Emerald Isle.

The main road route through Outer Banks is Route 12 and highways to other areas are US 158 to Kitty Hawk and Nags Head or Interstate 40 from Wilmington. US Highway 17 takes visitors from Wilmington to New Bern.

More Than Just a Beach-Lover’s Paradise

It may be tempting to spend each and every long, glorious day just chilling out on the beach or taking part in the many water-based delights of the area but there are some great day trips to be had. The USS North Carolina Battleship memorial offers the chance to tour a ship that took part in every major naval battle in the Pacific in World War II. To learn more about the Civil War, visit Moore’s Creek National Battlefield. Fans of Michael Jordan will find his exhibit at the Cape Fear Museum of History and Science a fascinating insight into this popular basketball player. The museum also features a 1.5-million-year-old giant sloth discovered locally.

Combine an evening stroll with something a little more adventurous by taking a ghost tour of haunted Wilmington, or try a haunted pub crawl. The area covered by the Cape Lookout National Seashore includes the abandoned Portsmouth Village. Settled in the mid-1700s, this village was inhabited until the early 1970s when the last two residents left. Today, it is open to the public to tour. A favorite for visitors is to head to Roanoke Island, site of Sir Walter Raleigh’s attempt to establish an English colony. The original inhabitants were left with provisions; when new provisions arrived three years later, the inhabitants had disappeared. Their fate remains a mystery to this day and visitors today can visit as archaeologists and historians work to solve this long-standing puzzle.

Don’t Leave Without Sampling the Seafood

Visitors to North Carolina Coast lodging should not miss the opportunity to sample the delights of the variety of fresh seafood offered by local restaurants. There is a fabulous selection of tuna, oysters, shrimp, grouper and the best clam chowder around.

What Makes North Carolina Lodging Special

With an array of properties to suit any size of family or group of friends, the toughest choice is deciding which area best suits your individual desires. Whether it is a lively resort such as Wilmington or Nags Head or one of the quiet, North Carolina vacation properties scattered along the coast, you will find one perfect for you. These properties are well-equipped and welcoming, with many happy to include your four-legged family member too! Spacious homes where visitors can travel back from the sandy beach without a care in the world abound here, and there is plenty of room to dry bathing suits and towels.

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