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Recent Northern Coast & Outer Banks reviews

  • Best Vacation Ever!

    "Our family really enjoyed this house and it's location. The owners made the rental process a breeze. I wasn't sure how I would like not being ocean-front or ocean-side, but we could not have asked for a better location. We spent our days on the beach and late afternoon and evenings at the pool. Our boys fished and crabbed in the canal everyday, and even floated around on rafts. The house is well equipped and it had everything that we needed. We enjoyed the game room and had pool and air hockey tournaments. We saw horses everyday, all day long. It was amazing to see them in the canal and even in the yard of the house! We would definitely recommend this house and look forward to staying here again in the future!"
    Guest: Christy I. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 22, 2014
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  • Stop searching for other rental, Paradise is here!

    "We had a trip around the east coast coming from Germany and have searched for a outstanding home to rest at the end of 3 weeks around the US. I have compared a lot but this house seems to be a class of its own at OBX. Location, pricacy and a full appointed home. We have found our paradise at Swan Beach. The owner is such a courteous host. He answered within a day on every question I had and provided us with a lot of information upfront. Delightful. We had long summer walks around the Corolla beach area and have seen a lot of houses but nothing compares to this. Stay here! No regrets! Und für Besucher aus Deutschland. Dieses Haus ist einfach das Beste was man sich vorstellen kann. Wer darüber nachdenkt seinen Urlaub auf den Outer Banks zu verbringen, sollte sich das nicht entgehen lassen. Das Haus ist für einen Strandurlaub einfach perfekt. Der Besitzer ist jederzeit per email oder Telefon erreichbar und gibt sich viel Mühe. Ich kann es nur weiterempfehlen, wir haben wirklich eine tolle Zeit dort verbracht."
    Guest: Marco P. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 6, 2014
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  • Nice Pet Friendly home

    "Rating Details: I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. I was somewhat unhappy with the location. The vacation rental was very clean. The property manager was more than helpful. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: The house was adequate, and clean, except the floors could have been cleaner. I would have liked a better stocked kitchen, but the basics were there. Beds comfortable, AC worked well, nice porches and hot tub nice. The outside shower did not work for us. The views from the windows and decks were just of other houses and yards. We would have liked to be able to walk to the beach. Really liked the Metropolis restaurant but more for couples and families with teens."
    Guest: A guest from Asburn, Va Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 10, 2014
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  • 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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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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