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  • Terrific Beach Cottage - dog friendly!!!!!!

    "As we were driving to the OBX I was getting "cold feet" about staying in an older, smaller beach cottage since I knew my brother and several other couples were staying in one of the newer giant homes. I don't really want to have to stay with a bunch of other couples/families in order to afford a big house - that's why I booked this place (along with it being pet friendly). The minute we walked in the door of this cottage all my "cold feet" feelings vanished. The place was so cute, smelled super clean, and was spotless. It means a lot to me that places are clean and this cottage was cleaner than any place I've stayed. The place is exactly as shown in the pictures. 3 bedrooms. 1 bathroom and a reasonable sized kitchen that was very well equipped with anything you'd need to cook with. Small fenced yard for my dog. Laundry on site. Central air conditioning cooled the place well. Ceiling fan in my bedroom. Location is great. We sat on the front porch relaxing alot. Bike path along the main road. Ocean across the street. What more could you ask for? Throughout the year I emailed the owner several times and he always immediately got back to me. When I got to the property I emailed inquiring about the gas grills and he again immediately got back to me. My favorite thing was the new outdoor showers. I loved taking a nice hot shower outside. I highly recommend this place for the OBX."
    Guest: Jessica B. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 27, 2014
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  • Exceptionally clean; extremely accommodating

    "Papillon is a clean, very well equipped home that is perfect for all members of the family. The home has something for everyone to relax and have fun. With a very short walk to the beach (and no tall dunes to hike up), you can't go wrong by choosing Papillon for your next stay in Avon. I have vacationed on Hatteras Island every year of my life and have never felt more at home than I have at this home. Additionally, the owners are friendly, caring, and accommodating. Thank you, Bill and Angie! Our winter stay made us love our favorite place on Earth even more! We will most definitely be back to your home soon. Until next time... :)"
    Guest: Smith Family Date of Stay: January 2014 Review Submitted: January 31, 2014
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  • Low-Key, Great Location

    "We've stayed in fancy Duck houses and a couple that were below our standards. This house is just right. Really comfortable, well maintained, nicely equipped kitchen, great spa with pleasant outdoor seating. The Colony By the Sea pool - right by the beach, with bathrooms - is a great arrangement for a family. The bedrooms downstairs are small, but if your main purpose - like ours - was to be either outside or together in the common areas, that's a minor consideration. Janet the owner is friendly and helpful."
    Guest: Jim S. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 14, 2014
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  • Love OBX!

    "Another great week in a great house for the second time! We had lots of fun. My kids enjoyed the house too especially the pool like last year. Great location. Really miss it all! George is good to rent from."
    Guest: OBX Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 6, 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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