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Two is better than one! Side-by-side Outer Banks Rentals

Sometimes two is better than one. If your entire family is too large to stay under one roof or you are traveling with multiple families that prefer their own privacy, consider renting two homes side by side. We also offer a great map feature on our search results pages. Start your search here and on the results page, click “Map your results” or call us at 800.635.1559 and we can assist you in finding multiple homes side-by-side.

 

Nags Head Oceanfront

These four oceanfront homes in Nags Head are an entertainer’s paradise. You’ll enjoy true southern comfort, oceanfront grandeur, and exquisitely appointed furnishings. These 8 bedroom oceanfront estates are located in the heart of Nags Head and offer unparalleled panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. You will treasure every day spent vacationing in these homes luxurious homes. Enjoy watching the pelicans fly and dolphins play in the surf from your private dune-top deck and private walkway to the beach. Don’t worry about keeping in touch while you’re lounging around, High speed Internet and Wi-Fi will keep you connected. Don’t forget to bring your pooch!

 

Big Mama’s 1203
Big Daddy’s 1204

 

Kitty Hawk Oceanfront

These two oceanfront homes in Kitty Hawk feature (3) bedrooms each, unobstructed ocean views, and most of all convenience. This is as close to the beach as you can get! Enjoy sunrises over the Atlantic Ocean, while listening to the sound of waves crashing on the shore.

 

1611 A Summer Place
1613 Ek Stay Sea

Kitty Hawk Semi-Oceanfront

These two semi-oceanfront homes in Kitty Hawk offer (4) bedrooms each, outdoor activities, WIFI internet access, close proximity to the beach and amazing ocean views. Situated right on the beach road, these two homes are sure to make your Outer Banks Vacation unforgettable.

523 Bali Hai
1623 Kitty Hawk Junction

Kill Devil Hills Semi-Oceanfront

These two semi-oceanfront homes in Kill Devil Hills feature (4) bedrooms each, private pools, hot tubs, and close proximity to the beach. Only 30 yards until your feet reach the sand! Take a dip in the Atlantic Ocean during the day and enjoy having the pool for those nights spent at home!

1469 Day Late
1470 Dollar Short

Nags Head Semi-Oceanfront

These three semi-oceanfront homes in Nags Head offers all the amenities for an unforgettable vacation! Enjoy the private pool and hot tub or just walk on over to the beach for some wave action.

1105 Sand Baggers Beach House
1106 St. Andrew’s Beach House
1107 The 19th Hole Beach House

Nags Head Semi-Oceanfront

These two semi-oceanfront homes in Nags Head featuring custom mural paintings and abundant living space, along with a private pool, elevator, and a play area for your pooch!These two homes are located right across the street from a beach access and convenient to great local restaurants, shops and Outer Banks area attractions. You’re right in the middle of everything Outer Banks has to offer!

1113 Happy Dog Days II
1114 Happy Dog Days III

Nags Head Semi-Oceanfront

These three semi-oceanfront homes in Nags Head are loaded with all the amenities necessary to make your vacation memorable! Enjoy the private pool and hot tub or just walk on over to Nags Head Fishing Pier for some fishing and a quick bite to eat! If you want to plan your next family reunion you can rent Coconuts, Mangos and Kiwis all located next to each other!

1101 Coconuts Beach House
1102 Mangos Beach House
1103 Kiwi Beach House

Nags Head Oceanfront

These two oceanfront homes in Nags Head are filled with Tranquil accommodations and peaceful surroundings. The calm and peaceful atmosphere of the area provides a great location for a holiday, family gathering or a romantic getaway. Get ready to pamper yourself in these oceanfront paradise getaways!

373 Foot Loose
374 Fancy Free

Nags Head Oceanfront

These two oceanfront homes in Nags Head give you unbelievable luxury with the back drop setting of the Atlantic Ocean. These Five Star, lavishly decorated homes, are thoroughly appointed throughout. Regardless of whether you are looking for that relaxing getaway with the family or an exciting beach vacation full of fun in the sun; these two homes have it all!

1010 Beach Royalty
1012 The Summer Wind

Nags Head Semi-Oceanfront

These 4 Semi-Oceanfront 8 bedroom homes are located in the heart of Nags Head! Each equipped with elevators, private pools, hot tubs, sheets & towels with beds made & much more! Not to mention a short 2 minute walk to the nearest beach access! These homes can accommodate 16 people each!

Cape May, Cape Cod, Cape Coral, Cape Ann

 

Nags Head Oceanside

These two Oceanside homes are stocked with all the amenities to make your vacation a pure delight. Each home features a swimming pool to wind down in and rec room to enjoy on those cloudy days. What more could you ask for when looking for a two side by side vacation homes!

1100 Aces Delight
1111 Mi Casa, Su Casa

Duck Oceanfront

Spend your vacation in the inviting town of Duck at these great oceanfront properties. Bring along everyone from the grandparents to children and even the dog. Ocean views are yours from the spacious decks at each of these homes. Early birds will enjoy the breathtaking sunrise while night owls might take in a romantic moonlit stroll along the beach.

4225 Duck Dreams
4226 Just in Time
4227 Journey’s Reward

Duck Oceanfront

Sanderling Oceanfront Retreat!Talk about spectacular sunrise and sunset views! The community of Sanderling offers nature trails taking you from oceanfront to the soundfront giving you the opportunity to see the creatures and foliage up front and personal. Only 20 yards stands between your back door and your feet in the sand.

4305 Ashleigh’s Retreat
4308 Saratoga

Duck Oceanside

These two oceanside homes in Duck are waiting to welcome you and your family to the Outer Banks, with beautiful views, and short walks to the ocean or sound. Nestled among live oaks and located on a marine tidal pond and nature trail, these homes are sure to exceed your expectations!

278 Edwards
310 Pappia

Duck Oceanside

You will be hard pressed to find a more beautiful spot on the Outer Banks. Perched high in Carolina Dunes, between Duck and Sanderling, ‘Banana Republic’ and ‘The Sailfish’ offer panoramic views of both sound and ocean. Just a short walk of 300 yards to the ocean and beach for that day in the sun. Also features a short walk to the sound side beach, ideal for small children.

311 The Sailfish
474 Banana Republic

Duck Soundfront

DISCOVER THE SOUNDFRONT! Many people have been visiting the Outer Banks Oceanfront for years, unaware that there is a whole other parallel universe right across the street. Soundfront living at its best. Bring your boat and launch from the back yard right into Currituck Sound for fishing or just cruising around taking in the sights and wildlife along the sound’s edges.

3901 Aerescape
3902 Tranquil Sound

Corolla Oceanfront

These two Oceanfront home in Corolla are truly “Dream Houses” on the Ocean. These 9 bedroom, luxurious homes have everything you could dream of and more. Beautifully decorated with breathtaking ocean views. Bask in the sun on the beach or beside your private pool. Located a short drive from the finest shopping areas and gourmet restaurants; minutes from golf at the renowned Currituck Club; these homes are perfectly located to take advantage of all that Corolla has to offer.

644 Belle of the South
7990 Ocean Dream

Corolla Oceanfront

These two Oceanfront homes in Corolla are perfect for day gazing or star searching at night. Located in the quaint community of Crown Point, you have access to an Oceanfront community pool as well as other community amenities right at your finger tips.  Each home features 6 bedrooms, and spacious living accommodations for large family groups.

472 Sandscape
437 Terning Point

Corolla Oceanside

These two oceanside homes in Corolla are the perfect Oceanside retreat for you and your family. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac, enjoy magnificent wide-open views of the lake and beyond to the ocean. Your family will enjoy the various activities available which include spending the day at the beach (just 200 yards to the access), swimming in the private pool and soaking in the hot tub. Don’t forget about fishing in the Lake!

625 C Captain
7460 Serenity Now

Corolla Oceanside

Catch your breath, if you can, against the ocean breezes as you find your beach dreams at these two oceanside homes in Corolla. Adjacent to wonderful open space and just a short walk to beach. Enjoy star-filled nights in the hot tub and relaxing days poolside or at the beach.

582 Dream Catcher
635 Chaumiere De Mer

Corolla Soundside

What a great location to spend your beach vacation! These incredible homes are situated on a quiet cul-de-sac just a short distance to the beach, tennis and basketball courts, fitness center, and two community pools. These Soundside vacation homes come complete with Ocean and Lighthouse Views from the deck. These houses are perfect if you and your family are looking to unwind and relax.

5005 Mahalo
5019 Sand Dollar Memories

 

 

 

 

First Time Visit To The Outer Banks

First Timer to the Outer Banks?

Here’s some great tips for your first visit.

For those who are considering the Outer Banks for your next vacation destination, here are a few things you might consider:

 

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Over 400 Outer Banks Vacation Rentals from 4×4 – Carova Beach to South Nags Head

Stay in a Vacation Rental Home – the great majority of visitors to the Outer Banks stay in a vacation rental. There are thousands to choose from ranging in size from 2- 26 bedrooms! Most vacation rentals are managed by property managers that offer full-services and are available 24 hours/day. I suggest renting through Beach Realty & Construction / Kitty Hawk Rentals or call 800.635.1559.

 

Stay a whole week – I know sometimes you can only get away for a weekend, but I suggest staying a full week at the Outer Banks for several reasons. 1. There are so many things to see and do that a few nights is not long enough. 2. Most vacation rental homes rent by the full week only and you limit your selection if you stay less than one week.

 

Ask locals for advice on places to eat – There are many awesome restaurants on the Outer Banks, almost all of them you’ve never heard of because they don’t exist anywhere but here. There are many that are “touristy” and rely on heavy marketing to get the crowds in the doors and there are many others that don’t have to do any marketing because they are filled year-round with hungry locals and visitors that can’t wait to chow down on their all-time favorite dish. There are a few must-try places on my list which includes Johns Drive in, Black Pelican, Roadhouse Café, Blue Moon Grill.

 

IMG_7829Watch the Sunrise and Sunset over the water – what I love is that this island is so narrow that you can literally walk from Ocean to Sound in just minutes in most places. Wake up early one day and watch the sun rise over the ocean and end the day with a stroll over to the soundfront to watch the sun set.

 

IMG_8081Try to squeeze in at least one Outer Banks attraction – I know that you want to get in as many beach days as you can on vacation, but if you have time I highly recommend checking out at least one of these amazing Outer Banks attractions:

 

  • Jockeys Ridge – tallest natural sand dune in the Eastern US. Kids will love running or rolling down the dunes. Bring the camera!
  • Wright Brothers Memorial – For the history enthusiast
  • Lighthouses – there are 5. I recommend the Currituck Light in Corolla. The view from the top is phenomenal (Currituck Light, Bodie Island, Marsh’s Light, Cape Hatteras & Ocracoke).
  • Piers – there are many. Kitty Hawk Pier, Avalon Pier, Nags Head Pier, Jenette’s Pier, Rodanthe Pier, Duck Research Pier, Outer Banks Pier. I recommend the Outer Banks Pier in South Nags Head, Fish heads
  • Roanoke Island Attractions – Spend a day at Roanoke Island and visit the NC Aquarium, Elizabethan Gardens, Roanoke Festival Park, Elizabeth II, Marshes Lighthouse and catch a performance of the Lost Colony. You may also want to stroll the streets of downtown Manteo and patron it’s shops and restaurants.
  • Whalehead Club in Corolla – On the same property as the Currituck Lighthouse and the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, the Whalehead club offers a picturesque landscape and daily tours and programs.

 

IMG_0046_1If possible, drive a 4×4 vehicle. The Outer Banks is one of few destinations that you are allowed to drive on the beach (some towns only allow it in the off-season and others require a permit). If you have a 4×4 vehicle, I highly recommend a day in Carova Beach (there are no roads here and beach driving is allowed year-round, no permit necessary). Carova Beach is home to hundreds of wild horses that roam the beach, dunes and grassy fields. As I said, there are no roads in Carova Beach so beach driving is required. You can park and spend a day on the beach, just make sure you stock up on essentials prior, because there are no stores either. You may also consider renting a home in Carova Beach if you truly want to get away from it all.

 

photo (16)Feel the Ocean every day. Depending on what time of year you come and the way the wind is blowing, the water temperature can fluctuate dramatically on the Outer Banks from day to day, sometimes even morning to afternoon. Don’t assume that because the water was 55 degrees on Monday that it won’t be 70 degrees on Tuesday – it is definitely possible.

 

Don’t worry about getting lost – I mention earlier that the Outer Banks is narrow. There is really only one main road and it goes north and south. From Kitty Hawk – Nags Head there is also a 4 lane bypass, but north or south of these towns there is just one main road, you might have heard of it – Rt. 12? Locals and seasoned visitors use mileposts to get around. Mileposts are visible, green mile markers on the side of the road which we use to give directions. For example, Where’s Jockey’s Ridge State Park? Head South on the bypass to Milepost 12.

 

Are you ready to go to the Outer Banks? Start your vacation rental search online.

 

644 Belle of the South
644 Belle of the South – Oceanfront in Corolla

While thousands of families have been traveling to the Outer Banks for generations, there are far too many families that have never even heard of the Outer Banks – even from our own state of North Carolina. Many of us who live and vacation on the Outer Banks are faced with the dilemma of whether to spread the word or keep our paradise a secret.

 

Having grown up in Charlotte, NC (a good 7 hours from the OBX), I was accustomed to beach vacations in Myrtle Beach and on occasions, Wrightsville Beach or Ocean Isle. The only exposure I had to the Outer Banks was via the occasional OBX bumper sticker – of which I honestly had no idea what it meant. It wasn’t until attending college at North Carolina State in Raleigh that I met someone from the Outer Banks. I remember thinking, “people actually live there?”

 

My first visit was full of surprises. I wondered… Where are all the chain restaurants? Where are the high-rise hotels? Where is “the boardwalk” or “the strip”? “Where do people sleep?” I was expecting something like Myrtle Beach. I quickly discovered that the Outer Banks is nothing like other beach towns, in fact the Outer Banks is quite different from any destination I have ever been. I fell in love with the unique, local, laid back culture of the Outer Banks.