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  • OBX Trip-Twice the fun 1

    "This was our 2nd time staying at this house. We have stayed all over the US and this home by far exceeds the other places we have rented. Every detail has been thought about and provided. The kitchen has everything you could ever need and the house itself has chairs, cribs, beach toys and the list goes on and on. All you have to do is show up with your groceries and start having fun. The decor is top notch and it is very very clean and well kept! You cant go wrong staying here. I hope your family enjoys this place as much as we have. A++ property"
    Guest: Ryan and Terra Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 22, 2014
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  • Home away from home...

    "I spent 3 wonderful weeks in this home while working at an away rotation as a medical student. The house is incredibly charming, well maintained, with awesome amenities (my family and I particularly enjoyed the smoothie maker)!!. It's in an excellent location, close to great beach accesses, and all kinds of amazing restaurants and sight-seeing. The owners were excellent to work with and easy to get a hold of! They even made sure the house was cleaned for me during my extended stay...I would not hesitate to stay here again in the future!"
    Guest: Megan Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 10, 2014
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  • PERFECT HOME FOR A GROUP

    "This home was perfect for our small group but would be even better for multiple / large families. It was nice not to have to toss a coin over who gets the master bedroom since there are 2, and plenty of separate spaces to send the kiddo's for peace and quiet. The kids had a blast playing basketball and riding bikes, all which came included with the home. (Plus tons of other indoor/outdoor games. 2 outdoor showers made it nice so the kids didn't have to take turns showering after walking back from the beach. (Yes...it was still warm in November!) The hot tub was so warm on the chilly nights, and the walk out decks were outside of all the upstairs bedrooms, and living room. We absolutely loved it and look forward to coming back!"
    Guest: Stacy Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 19, 2014
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  • Extended stay 💗

    "I stayed in the Island Loft for almost 2 months while I was looking for a place to live long term. It was absolutely wonderful! The only things that I took were my clothes and shower supplies. Everything else, the loft had! Even a hair dryer, iron and ironing board. The owners and handyman were amazing and so easy to work with. The loft is adorable, well furnished, and right downtown. I wish it could have been my long term rental! I love that place. I definitely recommend it!"
    Guest: Kelli R Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: February 22, 2015
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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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