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Recent Northern Coast & Outer Banks reviews

  • A Perfect Respite In A Beautiful Home!

    "I simply cannot speak highly enough about our experience with the owner and the home itself. The owner checked in with me multiple times on Friday as I traveled down to the island and like a caring parent, made sure all was well with me. As a 30-something woman traveling alone for the majority of my trip, this created a sense of comfort that was maintained throughout our visit. John is a professional yet caring owner and his focus on giving us a wonderful weekend was unparalleled. The home was EXACTLY as described and fit our needs to a tee. The kitchen was beautifully equipped, clean, and the living area fully stocked with books, magazines, games, and above all, comfort. The bedrooms and bath were beautifully maintained. From arrival to departure, we had no complaints. We absolutely would rent here again. I think the only constructive criticism I can offer is really pointed more at guests than the owner - and that is, while I was ecstatic to see multiple trays of ice frozen upon our arrival, they were all made from the tap and my 30+ years of OBX living has taught me that drinking water and ice should be done with bottled water. I made sure to remake our ice with bottled water and I would encourage other visitors to do the same. After we cleaned the property (a task I at first felt might be daunting but my OCD kicked in and my bf told me I managed to get it cleaner than when we started and that's a feat since it was spotless when we arrived!) the owner graciously offered to allow us to keep our car parked at the home while we spent the day at the beach before leaving. It's this kind of personalized hospitality that puts the OBX Fun House a notch above the rest and the reason that we wouldn't hesitate for a moment to rent here again. Many thanks to the owner for a FANTASTIC weekend in this wonderfully equipped and comfortable home. We simply couldn't have asked for more! :)"
    Guest: Joanna B. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 1, 2014
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  • Great location and lovely neighborhood.

    "Rating Details: I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. I was very happy with the location. The vacation rental was very clean. The property manager was adequately helpful. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: I found the check in confusing. After traveling a long way, you want to know a set time to get in. When I called Paramount at 3:30 from the house, the woman I spoke to was quite rude. I know it was before 4:00, but the house had been cleaned. After that, we had to call them to ask if we could check in, they did not call or text us. We finally got in the house at 4:50 pm. This home suited our needs well. We enjoyed the large pool and it was close enough to the beach to ride our bikes. The proximity to the fish market and Harris Teeter made life easier too. The kitchen was well equipped and the grill was great for a large group. The home had a musty smell in the converted garage (needs a dehumidifier)and the air conditioner leaked water on the chest under it where our son had all of his electronics...iPhone, laptop, iPad and drone. This was upsetting! Maintenance had to come for the internet and we kept missing each other. They should call before coming to coordinate. There were no bed linens for the roll out sofa and although the house slept 12, there were only 8 sets of towels. Luckily John was coming by for other issues so he took care of that, and was very pleasant."
    Guest: A guest from Danville, VA Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 7, 2014
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  • Fritz/Emery Family

    "We had a wonderful time in OBX. The area is terrific. Carolina Dreamin' is in the perfect location, so close to the beach and is the perfect size for a small family which is difficult to find. The price is hard to beat, it is a great value. We really appreciated the stocked kitchen, it had everything you could possibly need. The AC was nice and cold. The deck is very nice as well but it was kind of scary for me to have my small dogs out there because they could go right through the railings, we came up with a solution to block the bottom. We enjoyed the beach chairs and boogie boards that the owners shared with us. We had a few little problems but Dove Barton took care of them very quickly. Overall Carolina Dreamin' was a good experience for all and we had a terrific time!"
    Guest: Fritz/Emery Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 17, 2014
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  • Favorite OBX home

    "We have visited Aquaduck multiple times and each visit is as good as the last! The location is perfect...just two house away from the beach. During this visit we took the bikes that are provided and rode up to the Corolla Lighthouse. Such a nice ride! The accommodations are perfect...we couldn't ask for anything more! Thanks Carl and Claudia for a wonderful vacation, yet again!"
    Guest: Sarah Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: August 11, 2014
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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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