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  • A little time quiet time away from the city

    "This little nugget became our little home for the week. Centrally located that we could easily get to the beach, to the fish market and a restaurants. This 2 bedroom cottage with it's outdoor shower was the perfect get away. It was quiet, yet we could hear the waves - peaceful to get thru a book or 2! We enjoyed sitting on the front porch with our morning coffee and our evening happy hour. I highly recommend these units."
    Guest: Mariana G. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 21, 2014
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  • Had a great vacation for a great price!

    "Very clean and accomodating condo. Pool was great. Office staff was friendly and helpful. People were happy!"
    Guest: Karena Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 6, 2014
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  • Feels Like Our Second Home

    "If you are looking for a comfortable and homey place to kick up your feet while on vacation this is the place! Selah Retreat is a wonderful cottage with the small extras that makes it feel just like home - comfortable beds with great mattresses, great decor that gets you in the beach mode, great deck where happy hours happen, fully stocked kitchen with up to date appliances just to name a few. It is very convenient having a large supermarket, coffee house, surf shops, etc. within walking distance. The large laundry room with lots of shelves for towels and linens certainly is a plus. And just a short walk to the beach! I wondered what the word selah meant so I looked it up - it is loosely translated as "stop and listen." You cannot help but to stop and listen while staying in this cottage in this beautiful oceanside community. The sunrises are breathtaking, the ocean sounds soothing and Selah Retreat provides the perfect place to stop and forget about the work and other commitments in our lives. A fantastic place to vacation with family and friends. I will look forward to coming back in the years ahead for a Summer Retreat."
    Guest: Joan Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 21, 2014
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  • Perfect house -- Perfect location -- Gorgeous view!

    "Location, location, location -- it was fantastic! We were not familiar with the Outer Banks -- once we spent a few days there, we realized what a fantastic location this is to be right on the Sound and just a short walk to the non-crowded beach. The house is the best we've ever stayed in. It's clean and well maintained -- all of it -- kitchen, bathrooms, carpeting, furniture. It's bright and open, just like the pictures. Loved the large, well stocked kitchen. Keith leaves good instructions and has the many light switches labeled. The outside shower (so clean -- not one spider or bug) and foot washes were perfect when coming back from the beach or the Sound. But the best part was the gorgeous view of the Pamlico Sound! We always seemed to sit in front of the windows, looking at the Sound when eating a quick breakfast, reading, or playing games. Also loved having kayaks that we could easily put in the water and head out on the Sound. Made the rookie mistake of waving to my daughter on shore and tipped it went my husband and our binoculars too. Sure made for some great laughs. We created many memories at this house. Our 3 teenage daughters want to go back again next year to this same house."
    Guest: Jenny B Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 29, 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.


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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