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Recent Northern Coast & Outer Banks reviews

  • Quiet and Relaxing

    "We had a wonderful stay at The Cottage! We had traveled to Roanoke Island to do research for a book my husband is writing. The Cottage gave us a wonderful base to come home to each day. The house was warm and inviting. The décor was very nice and everything was clean and comfortable. The kitchen was stocked with anything you would need to have meals in. The beds were comfortable. It was great to have a washer and dryer right on the first floor. We had everything we could ask for. My only suggestion would be grab bars in the bathrooms to make it easier to get in and out of the wonderful soaking tubs! Thank you for letting us enjoy a nice vacation in your beautiful Cottage on the Hill!"
    Guest: YMS Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 26, 2014
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  • Excellent

    "Just returned from a girls' weekend at the Nut Hut. Just as excellent as it was when we came in August 2013. Owners are wonderful to deal with and the property has everything you could possibly need. We walked to all restaurants and the beach from the house. It is very close to Farm Dog if you are interested in surf or paddle board lessons. Especially loved the pool table, pinball machine, pool and hot tub! We were highly entertained! We'll be back!!"
    Guest: Highly Satisfied Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 30, 2014
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  • I'm coming to town

    "It's hot here. No where for my small friends to sleep. Very nice otherwise."
    Guest: S. Clause Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 21, 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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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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