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Recent Northern Coast & Outer Banks reviews

  • Great Cottage

    "This was our second time at Cozy Cottage. We had an absolutely wonderful time! The place was clean, the photos exactly reflect the rental's appearance. The owner responds fast, is very friendly and accommodating. The cottage has a great location. The beach and restaurants are nearby and you can do great excursions from here. Hopefully, we'll be back next year."
    Guest: Sybil Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 17, 2014
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  • Super Vacation!!!!!

    "This was a wonderful vacation! The place was super clean, location was wonderful. There was room for everyone! The kitchen was super stocked, lacked for nothing. The views beyond wonderful! Super easy transition to rent. Our families from Pennsylvania, Maryland, Kentucky, and Colorado were able to all come together for a great time. The beach was very private. Would love to come back, discussing making this an annual vacation. The pool was enjoyed by all! Thank you for allowing us to use this home for a wonderful vacation."
    Guest: Cricket Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 31, 2014
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  • Great Get Away

    "We had a wonderful vacation in Ocracoke. The house, SISTERS, was beautiful, quiet, comfortable and came equipped with all that you could need to feel at home. It was convenient, just a pleasant walk or a quick bike ride into the heart of town. We will stay their again if we have the opportunity."
    Guest: Bob & Ann Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 22, 2014
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  • Had a great experience at Little Miss Sunshine!

    "Stayed 5 days, property was exactly as described (better, even) - very clean, comfortable, and perfect for our vacation. Communication with Teresa was quick, and her instructions and information were concise and helpful. No surprises during the rental process or upon arrival - the house matches the pictures, and getting there is very easy. The price was great, considering the quality of the property and the amenities it offers. In particular, the included beach parking pass saved us a ton of time looking for a free lot somewhere (and yes, you will probably find yourself driving to the beach - despite the fact that you can see it from the driveway, crossing the highway on foot just isn't a good idea, especially if you are carrying a cooler and beach chairs, or towing children along. The cars on the main drag are doing 50-60 mph, and there are 4 lanes). The kitchen had all the equipment we needed to cook up some fresh local seafood for dinner, and eating out on the deck is a real treat. Beyond the beach (if you need to go any further than that), most any kind of shopping and restaurants can be found within a few miles, and the Wright Brothers memorial and Jockey Ridge are both just down the road. We have already recommended this rental to friends and family, and will probably book here again!"
    Guest: OBX Newbs Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 30, 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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