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  • Beautiful House/Perfect place to stay

    "We had a wonderful vacation staying at Lee and Joan's house in the Outer Banks. You couldn't ask for better people to rent from. They will take care of anything you need and are very helpful if something should go wrong. The walk to the beach isn't bad and the location of the house is great for sightseeing and going to local restaurants. I would definitely recommend this house to others wanting to visit the Outer Banks."
    Guest: Mikey Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 12, 2014
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  • Wonderful Sibling Getaway

    "We rented Flip Flops for a long Labor Day weekend reunion for four adult siblings and had a wonderful and relaxing trip. The house was very spacious, and could have easily accommodated twice our number. We spent every day at the beach, and were very happy that the beach chairs, cooler, and other beach amenities were included in the rental. (The beach itself was also very nice and never too crowded.) We cooked in the kitchen every night as well, which was well-stocked with all of the necessary supplies. The location is great for a quiet and relaxing weekend - its a short drive to grocery stores, restaurants, etc, but set off in a quiet neighborhood area without too much noise or traffic. We had a fantastic trip, and would definitely recommend Flip Flops as a great location for a relaxing beach getaway!"
    Guest: Joe Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 15, 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: Robert P. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 10, 2014
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  • Great Vacation!!!

    "We had an incredible time! This is our second vacation at the Outer Banks. We had a couple of small issues and Nik, the caretaker, was very prompt in dealing with those. The pool area was perfection! The kids enjoyed the slide and the pool is huge. Beautiful sunsets on the sound made for some great photos. The wild horse tour is less than 15 minutes away, that was a lot of fun. We would definitely consider this home again."
    Guest: Trudy Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 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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