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  • Family Vacation!

    "Great house for a large group! Elavator, movie room and kayaks were a big hit! Lots of space and 21 of us were very comfortable all week. Local young man was there immediatley to take care of any problems. Very clean! Great location Sunsets at night over the sound were breathtaking. Would definitley stay here again!"
    Guest: MarkS Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 19, 2014
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  • Perfect Family Beach Vaction

    "My family and I just stayed at Lighthouse Point and loved it. We have 3 young children and the house was perfect for our first long family vacation. It had everything we needed to be comfortable and feel at home. It was so nice to be able to walk to the beach in a few short minutes. We can't wait to come back next summer!"
    Guest: Rebecca Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 4, 2014
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  • Best Ocean Front Beach Cottage

    "We traveled from NY to the Outer Banks and were welcomed by Rose Cottage in Rodanthe. Very comfortable and well appointed. Steps from beach. Cottage had everything. Frank & Beverly were very helpful in assisting us, making recommendations prior to our visit. Weather was perfect. Rose Cottage has been a perfect place for our family retreat. Bedrooms are very comfortable and outside decks, with extraordinary views, were priceless. Thanks so much; we will booking during 2015."
    Guest: Joan and David Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 17, 2014
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  • Awesome House!

    "I recently stayed at the Shooting Star and booked it through Surf or Sound Realty. My experience was incredible. The realty was amazing, on time check in lasting less than 10 minutes and curb side checkout. The house itself is beautiful and is the pictures are right on! For packing purposes . .it is fully stocked with cups, mugs, plates, bowls, silverware, pots & pans. It has two coffee makers and a toaster. I do recommend bringing dish towels and sponges, brillo, dishwasher soap, etc. The linens provided are bed sheets and two towels per room. I would recommend bringing more bath towels. the house has a high chair, two booster seats and one baby gate, which was kind of hard to install because of the way the stairs were placed, but we made do. We had children ranging in age from 1 year to 16 years old! The house also had a pack and play. I would definitely recommend this house and the realty . .it was a vacation of a lifetime!"
    Guest: Kim Date of Stay: July 2010 Review Submitted: August 8, 2010
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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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