Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Where Do I Stay?
There are many options as far as lodging is concerned on the Outer Banks. You can rent a house, stay at a bed and breakfast, stay in a hotel rent a townhouse. The height of the season runs from May until September with July and August being the busiest. Be sure to investigate where in the Outer Banks you want to stay- Duck, Corolla, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head, Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Hatteras or Manteo. Depending on your needs- that will help you determine which location works for you. You need to research what works the best for you- do you want to be on the beach, on the sound, do you want to bring your pets, do you want a community pool or private pool, do you want to be able to walk to many shopping and restaurant destinations? These are all items that need to be discussed before you start looking. When you find out what type of lodging you need- you can research realty companies, hotels and B&B's. Most rentals run Saturday to Saturday for a week. If you need a partial stay (less than the full week)- be sure to check with the rental companies to see if this is an option. Some of the popular rental companies include: Carolina Designs, Sun Realty, Joe Lamb Realty, Kitty Hawk Rentals, and Seaside Realty. If you are planning to stay in the summer- be sure to book early. Here is a great tip- if you are staying in a house that you love and want to book again for the following year- if you do so while you are there- you get first choice. You can look online at the brochures and book online.