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Recent Northern Coast & Outer Banks reviews

  • great vacation house

    "Was here with the family in July of 2014 and we really enjoyed ourselves...house is large with plenty of room and is equipped with all kitchen supplies. We used the available baby gate for my dog, who is older and we didn't want him going up and down the stairs. This brings me to the elevator - what a life saver not only for previously mention older dog, but getting your suitcase and supplies to the top floor - whew loved the elevator. There were also pool float items in the garage - I even donated 1. Speaking of the pool - this is where I spent most of my time - the only down side was the water feature was leaking and could not be used. I was slightly disappointed, but we did fine without it. A few things that we did not like - horrible smell when we first got into the house - like someone had cooked fish - cleaning crew should use febreeze! Also grill was VERY dirty. We had to clean it before we could use it. And yes we cleaned it again before we left. The stereo at the pool was not working properly and the ice maker upstairs was also not working. We call and the maintenance crew came and fixed the ice maker (big chunk of ice stuck) and bought a new stereo for the pool. Big props for maintenance - very pleasant and solved all the problems. As I said we had our dog, so pet friendly - fenced in yard is great. House is close to everything. We really had a good time!"
    Guest: Lisa S. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 2, 2014
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  • Beautiful house in beautiful location

    "Rating Details: I was very 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 very helpful. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Reservations were easy, check in and check out were a breeze, accommodations were excellent. The house was situated in an uncrowded area with ocean views and a short walk to the beach. We had the beach practically to ourselves. Our family of 15 had plenty of room to spread out and enjoy the spacious house. We especially enjoyed seeing the wild Spanish mustangs in their natural habitat. Plenty of good restaurants and shopping. The weather this last week of September was perfect - not hot and not cold."
    Guest: Marti Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 23, 2014
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  • 10 and Counting

    "My husband and I just returned from the Second Wind cottage a few days ago. We realized that we just finished our 10th visit to this property. While the recent reviews contain all the details about the great amenities, I believe having visited 10 times speaks volumes! We never get tired up of pulling up to this house and staying in the same place. We know it will always be comfortable, clean and full of the simple things you might need to enjoy a place away from home. Here's an example... a pair of scissors. Most of us can't keep a pair handy in our own homes, but when you need them, they're available. (Crazy, but other reviewers have described the normal stuff) It's the simple things in this beautiful cottage that will keep you happy. The owners deserve the biggest compliment though, as they are wonderful people who are truly concerned about your comfort and maintaining a beautiful place to vacation. Thank you for sharing a little piece of Paradise on Ocracoke Island!"
    Guest: Julie79 Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 10, 2014
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  • Great owner. Great property. Everything we hoped it would be.

    "The owner of this property was a delight to work with. His communication was always prompt and helpful. He clearly knows what he is doing and earned our trust every step of the way. He was helpful and reasonable. In like manner, the property was perfect. It is very clean and extremely well maintained. The four bedrooms are all on the entry floor and nicely laid out with plenty of storage space in each room. The laundry is also on the first floor, off the hallway, and worked well. The upstairs was a great space to hang out and relax. The air hockey game was a nice treat. There are three outdoor decks. The open deck, a screened in room and an roof-top deck reached by ladder. The view is very nice. We could watch the sunrises and sunsets with ease. There was even a lunar eclipse while we visited and we had a perfect view of the event. The eclipse to the west and the sunrise to the east. Wow! The property is conveniently located on the south end of Avon, just a short distance from the big grocery store and hardware store. Lots of good restaurants nearby (we loved Pangea's Tavern, Lo Fogata and the Frozen Yogurt place). There is also easy access to the beach and to the bike trail. We could hear the crashing waves from the porches. Bottom line? You can feel safe with this owner and property. Highly recommended."
    Guest: Gil G. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 12, 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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