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The Outer Banks: The Ultimate Staycation

The Outer Banks: The Ultimate Staycation

Part of the charm of an Outer Banks vacation definitely comes courtesy of the vacation homes available for rent in Corolla, Carova Beach, Pine Island, and surrounding areas. I’ve enjoyed meeting people who’ve come from all over the state, the East Coast, and beyond to spend a week on our shores. Often when we’re out, we’ll ask people what they plan to do while they’re here. Lately, we’re hearing the same thing:

“It’s our vacation, we’re going to rest!”

Ah. So they’ll head off to the beach, or maybe go for a ride on a 4×4 to see some horses?

“Maybe, but we’re really looking forward to staying at a nice beach house.”

It’s a good thing the Outer Banks has enough of them to accommodate you. As much as the family loves living in the area, there’s something about a stay in one of those glorious Outer Banks vacation homes that makes us wish we could take a week off ourselves and play tourist. They have everything you need to relax – lots of space, gourmet kitchens, comfortable living rooms with entertainment centers, and some with pools and spas. We shouldn’t be surprised to hear how people want to relax on the deck and watch the sunset every night for a week. It’s your vacation – do what you want!

This got us thinking, too, that the Outer Banks offers the ultimate in “staycations.” True, you do have to get here and get into your rental, but once you’re settled you have all that time to yourself. You and the family can send out for pizza, or lay out on the deck for some sun, and watch the waves. There’s no need to adhere to schedules in the Outer Banks. The ocean isn’t going anywhere, despite what some of those end-of-the-world, John Cusack outrunning a tornado movies want to tell you.

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When you look for vacation homes to rent, you can search a specific area of the OBX – the Corolla or Duck shores, or homes closer to the Currituck Sound, which is a fisherman’s paradise. You don’t have to haul your boat out here, either, for there are many year-round charters ready to help you.

If you prefer to play the homebody, that’s also fine. Research the various agencies in the area that rent the beach homes. Some have trick-up entertainment systems from which you can access online video. Every night is movie night!

When renting an Outer Banks beach house, you control the memories you create. Make them great.