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  • Edgewater II

    "We just concluded our second stay at Edgewater II. We travelled with 2 families including 4 adults and 6 kids. We found the house to be perfect for all of our needs. The house is very clean and well maintained. Edgewater II is a short walk from the beach which made it very easy to run back and forth throughout the day. We appreciated that the house is fully stocked with lots of beach equipment including chairs, boogie boards, sand toys, etc. The house is also a few blocks from "turtle pond" as our kids named it during our many evening visits. The kids had fun feeding the turtles and watching them swim around the pond. Additionally, the owner is very helpful. She quickly responded when we had questions about the house and the nearby community. During our first stay, the owner provided us with a list of some fun activities to try with the kids. We hope to return to Edgewater II next year for another great family vacation!"
    Guest: lmcq Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 16, 2014
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  • Sun, the sound, and serenity

    "My boyfriend and I (and everyone in our group) thoroughly enjoyed our week at The Blue Dog and wish we could have stayed a few more days. The location on the shallow sound, accessible by the dock just off the back of the property, was a source of fun and enjoyment. We launched our inflatable tubes (purchased and inflated at a nearby beach items store for $14 each) from the dock for afternoons of floating relaxation enjoyed by all (ages 17-51). Hanging out on the deck watching the water with our morning coffee, taking in the jumping fish and various bird species and the occasional kite boarder floating by, along with the amazing sunsets and star gazing at night contributed to our memorable vacation. The house, located on a quiet road, is very comfortable and a quick drive to the Avon Pier for swimming. All in all, we had a fantastic time bonding our blended families and were sad to say goodbye to The Blue Dog. Thanks to the owner for renting to us and for being so easy to work with. Barbara S."
    Guest: Barbara S. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 12, 2014
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  • Wonderful place to get away!

    "Our family had a wonderful time at this beautiful cottage! It is located at the end of a quiet street, just minutes from the beach, but still close to everything the area has to offer. Becky warned us that it might be a little "too" cozy for us - a family of 5 - but it was lovely and helped to make our vacation perfect. :)"
    Guest: Wendy Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 29, 2014
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  • fun at Sand Box Too

    "Rating Details: I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. I was very happy with the location. The vacation rental was spotless. The property manager was very helpful. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We had a wonderful vacation at Sand Box Too! What a beautiful house and the amenities were outstanding. Thank you for the memories that will last a lifetime!"
    Guest: Stephen Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 25, 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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