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Recent Northern Coast & Outer Banks property reviews

  • Mushill's Shell

    "This is our second year at Mushill's Shell. We have vacationed at the Outer Banks since the early 90's and this is by far one of the best family friendly cottages we have ever rented. We love the proximity to the beach and quiet neighborhood. The house itself is very well maintained and cozy. We appreciate the well stocked kitchen and all the beach toys available. We hope to continue renting this lovely home for years to come. Thank you Brenda and Larry for your hospitality!"
    Guest: Karen Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 13, 2014
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  • Perfect Location, Perfect Vacation

    "What a great vacation our family enjoyed in your super home! It suited our needs perfectly from the multiple bedrooms and baths to the generously appointed kitchen. The nearness to the beautiful beach and on-location swimming pool was ideal for our family(s). Other pluses included the front porch swing, outside shower, hot tub and wireless access. Hurricane Arthur was not much of a threat as there was no damage that we could see and no loss of power. Although there was lots of wind and rain we were still able to use the pool in the afternoon before we left. We tried to leave the place in good shape and see that nothing was overlooked as we prepared to leave. We're already talking about a possible return trip next summer."
    Guest: Midwestern Mom Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 17, 2014
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  • Excellent location, great property, Deckdaze is a dream!

    "I can only say great things about this property! Located off of a quiet neighborhood street in Avon, but an *excellent* location for both beach and soundside access and grocery and dining, this beach house has it all! This well-maintained property was just the perfect beach getaway for this family. The owner was beyond helpful with any questions or concerns that we had. This was my first visit to the Outer Banks, and we really enjoyed it and all that the immediate area had to offer. If I ever stay in Avon again, I would definitely choose Deckdaze again!"
    Guest: Christy B. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 23, 2014
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  • no way irene!

    "Thank you so much for a great beach house.. We enjoyed a wedding and family vacation. Everything about your home was fantastic. All the personal touches made our time there so great!!"
    Guest: mother of the bride:) Date of Stay: September 2011 Review Submitted: November 14, 2011
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Northern Coast & Outer Banks Travel Tips

The Outer Banks is a glorious stretch - 200 miles, to be exact - of barriers islands and peninsulas along the North Carolina coast. Though it boasts magnificent beaches, there’s plenty to do here year-round.

What to Do

The options are nearly endless in the Outer Banks.

- Take a hike at the Fort Raleigh National Historic Site on the northern end of Roanoke Island and visit the beautiful Elizabethan Gardens - a memorial to the first colonists.

- Immerse yourself in the history of flight at the Wright Brothers National Memorial and Museum in Kill Devil Hills, just south of Kitty Hawk.

- Visit the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island to feed stingrays, pet an alligator, learn about sea turtle rescues and be wowed by the largest group of captive sharks in North Carolina.

- Go Kayaking or take stand up paddleboarding lessons in Kitty Hawk Bay from Kitty Hawk Kites or Kitty Hawk Surf Company.

- Do something extreme at Jockey’s Ridge State Park. There are awesome sand dunes here - if you know how to sand-board, get a permit and come here between October 1 and March 31. You can also take hang-gliding lessons from Kitty Hawk Kites and soar over Jockey’s Ridge, or go windsurfing in the shallow Roanoke Sound.

- Play a game of golf at any of the excellent courses, from the Currituck Club up in Corolla all the way down to Nags Head Golf Links.

What to See

The Outer Banks offer miles of scenic beauty and historic treasures.

- See the many historic lighthouses on the coast. Make sure you have your walking shoes on when you climb Cape Hatteras Lighthouse on Hatteras Island - it has 248 stairs on an iron spiral staircase, the equivalent of climbing 12 stories! After all of your work, you’ll be rewarded with a stunning view of the Atlantic. You can also visit the Ocracoke Lighthouse on Ocracoke Island at the very southern point of the Outer Banks, or head to the northernmost point to learn the sordid and mysterious history of the Currituck Beach Lighthouse in Corolla.

- Visit the Roanoke Settlement Site, the first English colony in the New World and learn about the mysteries of The Lost Colony. It’s an educational experience with games and woodworking to show what life was like back then. You can also visit and board a replica of the Elizabeth II, one of the boats that arrived in the New World in 1585. There’s plenty of activities for both kids and adults to enjoy here. In the summer, the play “The Lost Colony” is performed to educate and entertain.

- Check out the views from Jockey’s Ridge and Jennette’s Pier, both in Nags Head. Sunsets here are simply unmatched.

Events

There are plenty of festivals in the Outer Banks that harness its unique heritage and location. Check out the Bluegrass Island Festival, a newer addition to the fall lineup held the first weekend in October. It features Bluegrass by traditional artists as well as younger revival artists. Don’t forget to come for the homey Southern-style cooking!

The Outer Banks Seafood Festival is another fest celebrating coastal heritage. It’s held for one weekend in mid-October every year in Nags Head across the Roanoke Sound. Aside from enjoying various local seafood and cooking demonstrations, visitors can participate in the Fish House Olympics, including a Mullet Toss - the fish, not the hairstyle - and crab races. There’s also live music and a Dock & Dine event hosted by The Dunes Restaurant.

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