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  • Wonderful OBX getaway!

    "We stayed in the top portion of Barefootin and loved it! There was plenty of room for adults and kids. The house was clean and looks newly redone inside. We loved the location. We were a short walk from the beach and a CVS on the corner for last minute needs (ice!) Thank you so much for letting us stay! We will definitely be coming back!"
    Guest: Stacy J. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 9, 2014
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  • Great weekend!

    "Very nice house, fully equipped. Great location, we enjoyed a magnificent sunset on the sound side. The owner is very nice and easy to work with, she replied immediately to all my questions. There is plenty of wildlife, we saw many deer and a fox from the deck of the house. My son enjoyed fishing on the beach, the rest of us spent more time in the hot tub or on the very long Duck boardwalk. I recommend breakfast at Duck Doughnut (walking distance from the house). We will be back!"
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 11, 2014
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  • Best Family Vacation Location This Side of the Moon!

    "I have so many good things to say about Moontree Cottage, I don't know where to begin… *Location: Secluded, quiet, retreat-like but within walking distance of the Sound, the Ocean and the center of Duck, including many restaurants and shops! *View: Breathtaking (and I really mean breath-taking) view of sunsets over the Outer Banks Sound. The views in the morning and throughout the day are also very BEAUTIFUL. *Layout of the house: Separate, private spaces and a beautiful, vaulted grand living room dining room area that overlooks the Sound. This allows privacy for different groups of guests in the same house. The lower level bedroom with a view of the sound is especially wonderful! All the bedrooms were wonderful, the beds very comfortable. *Outdoor shower & Hot tub & gas grill: What a treat the beautiful outdoor shower is! (I am trying to figure out how to build one behind my house.) The hot tub was so relaxing and invigorating at the same time - with a view of the Sound too boot! The grill helped us to cook the best tuna I have ever had. Tuna has never tasted so good! *Pier/Dock: The Duck town pier abuts Moontree Cottage. in a minute you can be out on the sound - day or night. What a treat! A great place to launch a kayak, paddle board, etc.! *Very well equipped, functional and beautiful kitchen! *Airconditioning system - kept the house beautifully cool! ***Overall: A most memorable experience. We stayed in the Fall, but I would imagine that the secluded nature of Moontree Cottage would be especially wonderful in the summer when Duck is brimming with folks. Moontree Cottage exceeded our expectations. Go for it!"
    Guest: PFC Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 13, 2014
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  • Honeymooners

    "The property exceeded our expectations. The salt box is your home away from home. The kitchen comes well stocked with equipment to make just about any meal. We also took advantage of the grill while we were there which is very well maintained. The house is very close to the beach and local restaurants. The owner checked in on us our first day just to make sure we settled in ok. The property manager also dropped in to ensure we had basic supplies. We would stay there again if in the area."
    Guest: Honeymooners Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 21, 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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