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Recent Northern Coast & Outer Banks reviews

  • Robert and Denise Mechanicsville, VA

    "What a wonderful week at a beautiful home. We had 6 adults and 6 children (5-10 years old) and had plenty of room. House was beautifully decorated and had everything we needed and then some. Plenty of activities close and/or within the home to cover any rainy day. Wonderful pool, clean and well maintained. Everything was in good working condition. We even made it through a hurricane Arthur, a very unusual event this early in the season but it was non eventful, slept through it. Beautiful by noon the next day. Getting to the beach was easy as wonderful walkway close to the house or a parking lot you could park in. Lifeguards were an added plus and were very good at watching situations. Rodney ( owner) was very helpful and easy to work with, answering any question within 24hr or less. We would definitely recommend "Mermaid Tales" for your next OBX stay."
    Guest: Denise & Robert B. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 6, 2014
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  • Marvelous Family Vacation at Footprints"

    "Our family spent the week of July 19, 2014 for our annual summer, family vacation at "Footprints". What a marvelous place to have a grand family vacation. The home is simply spectacular and well appointed. We had 6 adults and 6 kids and never felt crowed whatsoever. The upper level, open concept living/eating/kitchen area was just perfect. It was only a short walk to the beach (less than 5 minutes) and the home had a beautiful swimming pool in the backyard as well as a nice hot tub on the first deck. The community was safe and secure, clean and well maintained. Everyone had a wonderful time. If you are looking for a "rowdy" vacation spot, look elsewhere. But if you are looking for a marvelous spacious home, safe, secure, and private for spending a family-oriented vacation, don't look anywhere else. Footprints met and exceeded our expectations. On a side note, the driveway was certainly large enough for our 6 cars and no parking problems whatsoever. All of the pictures that are posted on this site accurately portray the Footprints" home."
    Guest: William G. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 31, 2014
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  • Beautiful home - needs some attention

    "First, the home was beautiful. Loved the space. The kitchen cooking supplies are very limited, but plenty of dishes. Had two days of rain and several roof leaks. One couple had to relocate their room. Lights were broken and couldn't figure out how to play music at pool - no directions, speakers are there. Couldn't hook computer to TV to watch a football game that was not available on any station. It was a beautiful home, it just needs some maintenance attention."
    Guest: Lori Watson & Bob Bechtel Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 4, 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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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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