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Recent Northern Coast & Outer Banks reviews

  • Great Family Stay

    "Just back from a wonderful stay at pelican rest. The home is very large- great for multiple famlies. The kitchen is well stocked. The kids had a great time in the huge pool. You're a short walk to the beach. Great beach house- we'll be back. Thanks for a great week!!"
    Guest: Amanda Z. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 5, 2014
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  • Mary

    "The cottage was very well maintained and walkable to the beach and stores. Dean was very easy to communicate with. We loved the decks and porch swing."
    Guest: melon Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: July 1, 2014
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  • Best Beach Vacation Rental Experience!

    "My wife and I decided to take our 5 kiddos (ages 5-10) to the beach and really wanted to rent from a family vs. a beach rental company. We like the personal touch that comes along with dealing with an owner/family vs. dealing with a business. We could not have selected a better home and home owner as the beach rental was WONDERFUL and the owner, Robin, was very responsive before and during our stay. She actually reached out after our stay to make sure we had a great time and to ensure all of our needs were met, great customer service!! This home is a VERY short walk to the beach, has tons of space and was very clean. We loved drinking coffee in the morning and watching the sunrise on the beach horizon off of the third floor balcony. The kids loved getting in the hot tub and pool in the evening after enjoying a full day at the beach. You can see the Wright Brothers Memorial from the kitchen table which my kids thought was great. Crabbing nets provided in the storage closet provided some of the best memories of taking the family crabbing for the first time. The owner replied within minutes when we were seeking her advise on restuarants and other activities. The overall experience was great and thinking about how great this house would be with another family. With two master bedrooms pairing up with another family to split the cost would be easy without sacraficing comfort and location and something we will probably be doing next year. Take care, Matthew"
    Guest: Matthew A. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 16, 2014
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  • A nice place with a view.

    "A clean house that presents mostly as advertised. I really liked the red bathroom upstairs, artfully done. Everything was ready for us (except the hot tub which takes a day to warm up after cleaning), even a coffee grinder, which meant I did not need to bring my own. Ac worked fine, except we had one day when a tech had to come out and fix a leak, no biggie. Hot tub is older, but functional. Not the best location for the hot tub. Room to park my boat and three cars (a bit of a stretch, but we got them in). Private, except for an elderly neighbor who apparently is a resident who was always outside doing something. But he kept to himself. Sound was nice, a little marshy getting in, but definitely a waterside plus! Not deep enough for my Boston Whaler unfortunately, but would work for smaller craft. For the price (I got a late summer break) and for a virtually last minute rental, it worked out great. Dogs liked it too. Like other reviewers, I will mention that the trees blocked the bottom half of the sound view. But still, the sunsets were to kill for. I saw the "green flash". I would return."
    Guest: Jim G. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 27, 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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