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Recent Northern Coast & Outer Banks reviews

  • Peaceful, Relaxing with plenty of amenities

    "Our family stayed for a week in August, and we had a wonderful time. The house is spacious (we had 11 people) and no one ever felt crowded. The deck overlooks the Sound side and the sunsets were stunning. Four king beds were a huge plus. The theatre, kitchen and family room were all used extensively. Pool & Hot tub were actually cleaned mid week and Saturday. We loved it and would recommend to anyone looking for a quiet get away with family or friends. It is away from the hustle-bustle of Nags Head (which reminded us too much of Myrtle Beach)."
    Guest: Gabriele H. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 26, 2014
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  • Heron Haven was great

    "Rating Details: I was 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: Great location and amenities. Clean rental and ready for us when we arrived at 2 pm. Mobile app check in and check out was excellent. My only point would be that the kitchen utensils were subpar (rusted tongs, old kitchen mitts, ratty kitchen rug, not enough wine glasses, old/dented pots, old table mats, etc. etc.) One of the rattan bar stools was breaking up and leaving pieces on the floor. No problems with anything in the house. Everything worked well, and we were generally pleased with our week's stay. Thank you!"
    Guest: A guest from Potomac falls, Virginia Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 2, 2014
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  • Perfect OBX Getaway

    "My wife, our 2 dogs, and a small army of friends and family descended on this lovely house for a week of R&R in the middle of August. My only complaint is that we couldn't stay longer. Gary and Sandy have added a private and well appointed bottom level while also expanding the paved basketball court, adding a gas grill, adding an awesome outdoor shower, and raising the entire house a number of feet. The house is located at the end of a short road and the privacy is further enhanced by the natural fence created by the foliage surrounding the house. The walk to the never crowded beach is all of 4 minutes and the town of Duck is also very close. We can't wait until next year."
    Guest: SidsDad Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 3, 2014
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  • Mini-Vacation

    "Autumn is our favorite time of the year and The Little Cabin on the Hillside provided a cozy experience for the two of us! This adorable cabin had everything we needed plus more! The owners were more than gracious and invited us to share the beautiful view of the river from their property up the hill. There was a full "Blood Moon" while we were there. It was stunning to see it shine on the water! The cabin is located near the Historic Town of Edenton. Recommend a visit there especially to tour the newly restored lighthouse and eat lunch at the 309 Bistro. The Edenton Coffee House has wonderful coffees and pastries too."
    Guest: Carole P. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 10, 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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