With Valentine’s Day coming up this weekend, the idea of renting a place for the weekend sounds amazing! Here are our top pics 14 different Outer Banks vacation homes that are perfect for a honeymoon hideaway. Make this Valentine’s Day the best ever with Resort Realty!
3 Bedroom | 2.5 Bathrooms
This fabulously decorated, soundside OBX condo has the latest modern luxuries while also offering stunning ocean views.
2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms
This cottage is colorful, light, cheerful, cozy, and pleasantly decorated.
2 Bedroom | 1.5 Bathrooms
Toad Hall is perfect for weekend get away with you and your loved one, featuring a short walk to the beach and the heart of historic Corolla.
4 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms
Relax and unwind this weekend at this Georgetown Sands community condo. With beautiful decor, updated appliances, and just 200 yards from the beach, Changes In Latitude is the perfect Valentine’s Day getaway.
2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms
Located in the OBX community of Bermuda Bay, Cozy Inn features spacious, furnished sundecks perfect for watching the sunset with your honey.
2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathroom
The perfect condo to come together, The Gathering Place features ocean views that are bound to please you and your sweetheart.
2 Bedrooms | 3.5 Bathrooms
Explore Kitty Hawk with your honey at this beautiful, semi-ocean front condo. With a private hot tub, and deck-side ocean views, you’ll want to stay in this condo forever!
3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms
Enjoy the beauty of South Nags Head at Southward. Convenient access to the beach and to some of the best restaurants on the Outer Banks, this Valentine’s Day getaway is sure to be unforgettable.
1 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom
Happy Place is the cutest little condo on the Outer Banks. With inviting beachy decor and a short walk to great local dining, shopping, and open Outer Banks beaches, you and your sweetheart will never want to leave.
4 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms
Buena Vista is the perfect home for a couples getaway to the Outer Banks. Located directly on the Duck oceanfront, the two of you will love
4 Bedrooms | 2.5 Bathrooms
Classic Nags Head style is found a Gillam Cottage. With ocean views, wraparound decking, and many more amenities, Gillam Cottage is the perfect home for a couples’ retreat.
3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms
Located steps away from the Outer Banks oceanfront, Casa Del Sol 6 is the perfect OBX rental for you and your sweetheart to enjoy.
3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms
Diamond By The Sea is beautiful OBX oceanfront condo. With unparalleled ocean views, you’ll want to cuddle up with your significant other all weekend long.
2 Bedrooms | 2.5 Bathrooms
Watching the sunset over the Outer Banks sound is the perfect way to spend Valentine’s Day weekend with your honey.
With Valentine’s Day coming up this Thursday, make sure you have the ultimate playlist for you and your sweetheart! Resort Realty is bringing you the perfect songs, straight from Cupid’s Playlist! Whether you’re spending Valentine’s Day at home with your honey, or you’ve planned a mini getaway to the Outer Banks, this playlist is perfect for V-Day!
This Sunday, February 3rd, football fans will be watching the Super Bowl 53, and see the New England Patriots vs Los Angeles Rams. Whether you’re looking for a place to watch the game, or want to rent a Vacation home, we have a few of the best places on the Outer Banks to get your Super Bowl Sunday on with the whole family!
Starting at 5pm, the Outer Banks Brewing Station will have the game on the big screen with game day specials. Bring friends, wear your jerseys, and be ready to cheer on your favorite team!
Come Party at the Trap! Enjoy a cocktail and beer specials, plus a complimentary chili and hot dog bar! The party starts at 6pm.
With 28 TVs, you won’t miss a second of the game at New York Pizza Pub! The event starts at 6pm, with food and drink specials with the best wings and pizza on the beach, Ray Turner from Dixie 105.7 will be broadcasting live from 6-8pm, and huge prizes after each quarter.
Bring your family and friends to Jolly Roger and avoid setup and cleanup! The Jolly Roger Restaurant and Bar has the right food and drinks to make the game an incredible experience. Their menu includes steaks, seafood, sandwiches, burgers and desserts. The bar menu has beer, wine, and mixed drinks.
Hosting a house party for the big game and can’t decide what to food to serve? Barefoot Bernie’s has multiple dishes to serve at your party, check out their Facebook page for takeout packages.
Super Bowl weekend is the perfect excuse to come take a mini vacation to the Outer Banks! With lower rates, great homes, and more, take advantage of the biggest game of the year! Need any more reasons to rent with Resort for the Super Bowl? We’ve got 5 right here!
Enough Room for everyone
Often times, a common issue when hosting a party is having enough room for your guest. By reserving a Vacation Rental Home, you are assured that you will have plenty of room for everyone!
A Super Bowl Party isn’t complete without the perfect game side snacks. Resort Realty homes offer amazing kitchens that are modern and spacious.
If your kids aren’t the biggest football fans, we have the solution! Many of Resort homes have Recreation Rooms that have board games, air hockey, arcade games and more. While you enjoy the game your kids will be having lots of fun being occupied in these rooms.
State of the Art TV Screens
There is nothing more enjoyable then being able to watch the game on a large TV. Many of Resort Homes offer theater rooms, entertainment systems, and flat screen TVs.
Perfect Excuse for a Budget Friendly Vacation
Since we are in the off season, that means our vacation homes are lower rates compared to the summer season. This gives you a perfect excuse to have a weekend getaway in the home of your dreams with prices that won’t break your bank account!
So he’s popped the question, you’ve said yes, and now it’s time to plan! If you’re dreaming of having your wedding on the beautiful Outer Banks, look no further than here! With the OBX being one of the top wedding destinations in the country (no brag) there are so many talented wedding vendors to make your OBX wedding special! See some of our top recommended wedding vendors here, and even more at the Outer Banks Wedding Weekend + Expo happening on January 19th-20th!
With any wedding, you have to find a venue! Whether you want to have your ceremony oceanside or at an event space, the Outer Banks has plenty of choices that are perfect for you. If you prefer a smaller wedding, an event home is the best choice. (Even better if you want a seaside ceremony, an oceanfront event home gives you the best of both worlds.) If you prefer a large, indoor ceremony, Haven On The Banks is the Outer Banks’ newest wedding and event venue that features 6 cottages along with an event center! The Outer Banks Wedding Association has a list of a ton of great venue vendors to check out as well.
You don’t want anyone going hungry at cocktail hour and during the reception, and of course you want the perfect cake! Choose from dozens of tasty restaurants ranging from the best local seafood to your very own brick oven pizza and find the wedding cake of your dreams. Your catering should be as amazing as your wedding!
A wedding coordinator can help streamline your wedding planning process. If you’ve already got most of your planning down to a T but want help coordinating on the big day, a day-of coordinator like Mandy Harlow of Heart Of Harlow is who you need. Mandy will help you organize everything on the big day from welcoming guests, direction of vendors, and more. Plus, she does the prettiest hand lettering ever. Check out Mandy’s website for more information and the fun interview we got to do with her here. For a full list of some of the best wedding coordinators on the beach, visit the Outer Banks Wedding Association website.
The key to finding the perfect wedding photographer is finding someone who’s photos you love and who you are comfortable with. The great thing about the Outer Banks? There are DOZENS of photographers to choose from! Some of our favorites? Whitney Norko, Sarah D’ambra, and Brooke Mayo just to name a few!
Hair and makeup are probably one of the most important aspects of your big day! The Outer Banks is home to so many talented makeup-artists, hairstylists, and spa technicians for when you need to de-stress a little.
Planning a wedding can be overwhelming, but with the right resources, your planning process will be a breeze. The Outer Banks Wedding Weekend + Expo will have everything you need to have the perfect wedding day! If you’ve coming from out of town to enjoy the Wedding Expo, don’t worry. Resort Realty has you covered with beautiful, and affordable vacation homes that offer partial stays to make your weekend of wedding bliss that much more special.
The holiday season has begun and Christmas will be here before you know it! Getting together with family over the holidays is the perfect time to start planning for your 2019 Outer Banks vacation.
Experienced Outer Banks guests know that booking an OBX getaway well in advance is the key to not only securing a great deal, but also getting the Outer Banks vacation home that is perfect for your group. Here are five of the best reasons why you should act now to secure your 2019 Outer Banks vacation…
Who wouldn’t want an OBX Vacation as a gift for Christmas or another special occasion?! Giving the gift of memories on the Outer Banks is the ultimate gift you can give. Surprising your family with an awesome summer vacation is sure to put you in the running for best gift award!
With the holiday season upon us, you’ll start to see many companies start advertising incentives for booking early – including holiday deals on Outer Banks vacation homes. Not only is it a good chance to save a bit of money, you may also get some additional perks thrown in!
One of the most important reasons to book early is to guarantee that you get the house you want and need! If you’re trying to get together a large group for a much needed family beach vacation on the Outer Banks, then you’re going to need a certain number of bedrooms, specific amenities, a particular location, or even multiple houses side by side or close together. Do you want to bring the family pup along? You’ll have to check out our pet friendly rentals that are perfect for you and your furry friend. If you wait too long to book your OBX getaway, you may miss out. The most popular OBX homes tend to book early, so get yours reserved now!
Once you’ve reserved the perfect vacation home, you can spend the rest of time having fun planning what you want to see and do on the Outer Banks. From our famous Outer Banks lighthouses, cultural activities, and historical attractions to watersports, world-class fishing, and the freshest seafood you’ll ever taste – there is plenty to do on the Outer Banks!
Who does’t love having something like a beach vacation to look forward to?! Studies have proven that having an experience to look foward to increases happiness levels in some people. It only makes sense that the longer you have to look forward to a vacation. The more anticipation that builds, the happier you’ll be!
Who knows? While you’re soaking up a great Outer Banks beach vacation, you just may find that spending a week on our beautiful beaches isn’t enough…
Learn more about how Resort Realty can make your dream of owning an Outer Banks vacation home come true. With over 30 years experience, and five convenient office locations in Corolla, Duck, Kitty Hawk, Nags Head and Hatteras Island, our team of over 40 real estate professionals are uniquely qualified to offer unparalleled Outer Banks real estate services.
There is no time like now to start getting excited for your 2018 OBX vacation! View our wide array of OBX vacation rental homes from Corolla to Hatteras Island and book online, or call us at (800) 458-3830.
Christmas time is here and what better way to spend it than curled up on the couch with cookies, cocoa, and a great movie? We’ve come up with some of our favorite movies to get you and your family into the Christmas spirit!
This 2000 film starring Jim Carrey is a Christmas classic! This live-action version of the children’s tale by Dr. Seuss features a thrilling adventure with a heart warming message that everyone can learn from.
Our Favorite Quote: “Maybe Christmas doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas…he thought…means a little bit more.”
Oh, Hallmark movies. It’s like 24/7 of feel good movies! Packed with romance, a few laughs, and lots of Christmas cheer; Hallmark movies are a must for your Christmas movie binge. Our favorite? A December Bride!
A Christmas Story is a classic. If it’s not on your top Christmas movie list, you need to make room. Ralphie and his Red Rider BB gun, Randy in his overkill winter suit, and so many other classic characters, A Christmas Story is the best. So relatable and sweet, it deserves a spot on this list.
Our Favorite Quote: “You’ll shoot your eye out, kid.”
A story with a great message of perseverance, It’s A Wonderful Life is about a down on his luck man who wants to end his life. He ends up seeing how much worse his town would be if he never existed.
Our Favorite Quote: “Strange, isn’t it? Each man’s life touches so many other lives. When he isn’t around he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he?”
Who doesn’t love Home Alone? This Christmas Classic is about a boy named Kevin who’s family mistakenly left him before their family trip to Paris. Kevin gets to stay at home and have a blast until two thieves try to rob the family house, leaving Kevin to protect everything at all comedic costs.
Our Favorite Quote: “Will you please tell Santa that instead of presents this year, I just want my family back.”
You know Dasher, and Dancer, and Prancer, and…well you know how the song goes. Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer is a classic, stop-motion film that first aired in 1964 and has been a Christmas classic ever since!
Our Favorite Quote: “From what I see now, that nose will cut through the murkiest storm they can dish up. What I’m trying to say is, Rudolph, with your nose so bright, won’t you guide my sleigh tonight?”
Starring Will Ferrell, Elf is a tale of Buddy; who was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a baby to be raised among Santa’s Elves. Buddy seeks out his real father and ends up on a comical adventure. Elf is one of our absolute favorite Christmas films full of laughs and touching moments too.
Our Favorite Quote: “I just like to smile; smiling’s my favorite.”
The Santa Clause is a story about a man named Scott Calvin who becomes the next Santa Claus after accidentally killing the Santa on duty. This heartwarming movie is perfect for the whole entire family to enjoy.
Our Favorite Quote: “Can we take a direct flight back to reality, or do we have to change planes in Denver?”
A Charlie Brown Christmas is a classic animated TV special that aired in 1965. Based on the Peanuts comic strip by Charles Schulz, A Charlie Brown Christmas shows how Charlie’s friends try to get him into the Christmas spirit!
Our Favorite Quote: “I never thought it was such a bad little tree. It’s not bad at all, really. Maybe it just needs a little love.”
The Polar Express was once a beloved children’s’ book and is now a feature film! Starring Tom Hanks, go on an adventure to the North Pol and experience the magic of Christmas while learning about friendship and bravery along the way.
Our Favorite Quote: “Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can’t see.”
December is upon us! The holiday season brings a sense of community, warmth, and fun to the Outer Banks. There are so many fun activities to do with your family during this season from Christmas ornament shopping to eating all of the fresh steamed oysters you can imagine! See what some of our favorite December activities are on the Outer Banks!
Going to the tree lighting in downtown Manteo is part of a long standing Outer Banks tradition! Watch the massive evergreen tree in the heart of downtown Manteo become illuminated against the night sky. Enjoy entertainment from amazing and talented local musicians, dancers, and more! Plus, the event is free to everyone! Then, on Saturday, watch the Manteo Christmas parade that goes through downtown Manteo with dozens of fun floats and lots of candy! The Christmas Tree lighting is on November 30th beginning at 6:00 PM. The Christmas Parade will begin on Saturday, December 1st at 10:30 AM.
It’s that time of year where everyone gets super excited to see the Poulos family Christmas House! The home, located just outside of the entrance to Nags Head Woods in Kill Devil Hills features a stunning display of lights that won the Today Show Lights Contest and was featured on HGTV! The Christmas House is located at 622 Ocean Acres Drive in Kill Devil Hills, NC. The house is free to roam and see all the lights. However, the family does take donations (the dazzling light display costs around $3,500 each month that it’s turned on!)
If you want to see even more holiday magic, you can see the WinterLights display at The Elizabethan Gardens. You can see the gardens in a different light (literally). Full of Christmas music and beautifully lit plants, this is an activity you definitely want to partake in. For ticket prices and dates, visit the Elizabethan Garden website.
The Christmas Shop + General Store on Roanoke Island in Manteo has been in service since 1967. This classic staple features Christmas ornaments and holiday decor galore. A trip to the Christmas Shop is definitely a memorable one and fun to do with your friends and family! The Christmas Shop is located at 621 US-64 in Manteo, NC.
The holidays is a great time to shop local! Checking out local markets that feature local artists. The 10th Annual OBXMAS and The Outer Banks Brewing Station features 40+ local artists, live music, and great food specials! This event benefits the Interfaith Community Outreach program and is absolutely free to the public! Just make sure you have enough money to buy some awesome, locally made products! OBXMAS will be held on December 1st and 2nd from 12 PM to 5 PM at the Outer Banks Brewing Station.
Winter time means oyster season on the OBX! Local restaurants like Coastal Provisions and Awful Arthur’s have great oyster bars! However, you can host your own at your house or one of our wonderful vacation rentals!
With so many events and opportunities to create holiday memories with your family, why not visit the Outer Banks this winter? Resort Realty has tons of affordable, beautiful homes to rent this holiday season. Discover something new and try out these 5 fun Outer Banks events and plan an OBX winter getaway with us now!
In 2018, we were extremely blessed on the Outer Banks. From being able to see the sunrise, to having our health and our home, see why we were #Blessed on the OBX this year!
Most people moan and groan about having to wake up early. However, when you live on the OBX, early mornings are a blessing. You get to have the beach all to yourself and enjoy the beauty of an Outer Banks sunrise. We’re blessed to be able to have that!
With all of the hurricanes that happened this season, we were blessed and extremely thankful that the OBX was spared. Our neighbors to the south and west of us weren’t so lucky as they are still feeling the effects of the powerful storms. Our little sandbar survived hurricane season and we couldn’t be more thankful. We’re continuing to keep everyone who wasn’t so lucky in our thoughts and prayers.
Living on the Outer Banks, we take advantage of having the beach be our playground. Who else can say the the beach is just around the corner and a short walk away? If that’s not something to be thankful for, I don’t know what is.
When Tropical Storm Michael hit in October, no one was really prepared for all of the damage it would do. Many OBX locals lost their cars and suffered damage to their homes. However, many locals that were spared during the storm were ready and willing to help those in need. On the Outer Banks, being part of a community that’s willing to help anyone and everyone out is an extreme blessing and something we are so very thankful for.
This summer was a fun one! Full of great events, great weather, and even better beach time. We love having summers on the Outer Banks and it is definitely something to be thankful, grateful, and blessed for!
With the end of summer comes the still of the off season. While many businesses shut down for the season, we’re thankful for that little break we get before the busy season comes around again.
Not only is the OBX unique because of it’s location and history, we also have so many talented locals selling their crafts and wares all over the beach. To be able to support the dreamers and the makers on the OBX is something that you don’t really find in bigger towns. It’s a blessing to be able to buy local wherever you are on the Outer Banks!
Last but certainly not least, we are so thankful and grateful for YOU! Whether you’re a visitor, a homeowner, employee of Resort Realty, or a local, we’re so thankful for you. For your business, for your faith in Resort Realty, and everything else, our 2018 was blessed because of your presence and support.
So, Thanksgiving has come and gone and we all know what that means. Leftovers. You have a ton of leftovers just sitting in the fridge, ready for round two (or three) of throwing down. Here comes the days of endless leftovers featuring the classic turkey sandwich and turkey soup. When you’re tired and bored of the basic bites, come to this great infographic from Co. Designs to get creative with those tasty Thanksgiving remnants. To make the infographic larger, just click on the image!
Thanksgiving is finally here! This holiday is for spending time with family, friends, and loved ones and reflecting on how blessed and grateful you are for your health, your love, and those who surround you. We’ve come up with the perfect playlist full of feel good tunes and holiday classics to get your Thanksgiving day started on the right foot! So sit back, relax, and be thankful for our Thankful Thanksgiving Spotify playlist.
We all know Thanksgiving is full of great food, family, and parades, but do you know where and why it all began? Learn about these 8 surprising and fun facts about the Thanksgiving holiday!
In grade school you learn that the first Thanksgiving happened in Plymouth, Massachusetts. However, historians argue that Florida may have been the true site of the first Thanksgiving. A Spanish fleet came to what is now St. Augustine in 1565. To celebrate their accomplishments, 800 Spanish settlers shared a meal with the natives of the land.
About 46 million turkeys are cooked for Thanksgiving each year in the U.S. Christmas is a close second with over 22 million turkeys being enjoyed for the holiday.
As far back as the 18th century, pumpkin pie has been a Thanksgiving tradition. So much so, that according to legend, the Connecticut town of Colchester postponed Thanksgiving for a week in 1705 due to a molasses shortage.
The first Thanksgiving football game was a college square up between Yale and Princeton in 1876. When Lincoln made Thanksgiving a national holiday 13 years later, football teams chose the holiday for college football championships and high school rivalries.
The Macy’s Parade was originally to celebrate the expansion of the Herald Square superstore. Two weeks before Thanksgiving in 1924, Macy’s announced its very first Big Christmas Parade the would feature magnificent floats, bands, an animal circus, and more. However, the famous high flying giant balloons weren’t featured until 1927.
Sarah Hale, an abolitionist and the author of “Mary Had A Little Lamb” convinced President Lincoln to declare Thanksgiving as a national holiday!
Written by James Pierpont in 1857, the popular Christmas carol was originally written for children celebrating Thanksgiving at his Boston Sunday school. The song gained popularity and was repeated again at Christmas and ultimately became a Christmas carol.
We may be biased because we live here, but spending Thanksgiving on the Outer Banks is the absolute best. With so many activities, great shopping, and stunning beaches, spending the holidays here with your family is a must. Plus? There are so many different OBX homes to choose from to suit your Thanksgiving vacation needs. See what homes Resort Realty has for you and your crew and spend the Thanksgiving holiday on the Outer Banks!
The holidays are upon us! With Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, and more just right around the corner, the Outer Banks is definitely the place to be this holiday season. Whether you’re a local or planning a holiday visit, See what family friendly activities and events that are happening around the OBX this season!
Drink, run, and repeat during the Tipsy Turkey Beer Mile! Join the Outer Banks Brewing Station for this Thanksgiving themed mile with chip timing, t-shirt, and backyard party! This event is strictly 21 and over. This race will feature prizes for the fastest male and female plus, a costume contest for the most creative holiday attire. For more information and registration, visit the OBX Running Company website here.
If you’re spending Thanksgiving on the Outer Banks, there are many different restaurants offering tasty thanksgiving dinner options! From buffets to special menus, you can see our favorite participating restaurants right here.
The perfect time and place to shop for that unique gift. You’l find one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts for your friends and family as local crafters, artists, and artisans come together to showcase and sell their ware in Historic Corolla Park. This events is from 11 AM – 4 PM and is free to the public.
Featuring live performances on Whalehead’s original’s Steinway piano, caroling, and refreshments, these immensely popular holiday tours are limited and available by advanced reservation only. This even begins at 5:30 PM and $20 entry for all. This event takes place on November 23rd, 24th, and 30th and December 7th, 8th, 14th, and 15th.
Spend the day with Santa at Kitty Hawk Kites! This free event features a chance to take pictures with Santa, enjoy hot chocolate and cookies, and a night time light show on Jockey’s Ridge. Santa will be at Jockey’s Ridge Crossing on Friday, November 23rd from 10 AM – 2 PM and on Saturday November 24 from 1 PM – 4 PM. The light show will begin on Saturday, November 24 from 4 PM – 7 PM.
Enjoy thousands of lights, festive foods, music, and more at WinterLights at The Elizabethan Gardens. For prices, dates, and more information, visit The Elizabethan Gardens website!
Lend a helping hand to the friends at the SPCA with the Santa Paws food drive! Donate a bag of pet food of at least 7 pounds and receive one free same-day admission to the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island. Items such as blankets, cat and dog toys, kitty litter, peroxide, and cotton balls are also accepted.
Enjoy the holidays on the Outer Banks with A Christmas To Remember. This weekend of Christmas spirit will feature a Holiday Showcase on Friday, November 30th at 6:00 Pm with the Tree Lighting to follow. On Saturday December 1st, at 10:30 AM, enjoy the Christmas Parade with a pre-parade show at 9:30 AM with the Jazzmen!
An exclusive candlelight tour of the historic Whalehead Club followed by a 6-course, wine paired dinner reminiscent of 1920’s hunt club fare. RSVP by November 22, tour begins 5:30 PM. Tour is $125 per person or $225 per couple.
From 1 PM – 6 PM at Roanoke Island Festival Park, the 208th Army Band will perform a Christmas Concert that is free and open to the public. The 208th Army Band is a United States Army Reserve Band stationed in Concord, North Carolina. The band is comprised of 40 citizen warrior musicians.
Come out to Duck Village fro 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM and pick up a Great Yuletide Elf Hunt Passport. Different participating business will help attendants check-off everything in the passport in order to receive a gift for children and be entered into a drawing for gift baskets. At Duck Town Park, participants will have a chance to enjoy coffee, hot chocolate, tasty treats, and even meet Santa! For more information, visit the Town Of Duck website.
The biggest celebration of the Wright Brothers first flight is happening on December 17th! Admission to the Wright Brothers National Memorial Park will be free on December 17th. Meanwhile, a special anniversary program will begin at 9:00 AM!
Enjoy a family friendly event for your New Years Eve! Full of live music, great food, and fun events this New Years is sure to be a memorable one! For more information, see the New Year In the New World flyer right here.
With so many holiday events happening around the OBX this holiday season, now is the perfect time to book your stay and enjoy the holidays by the sea. You can browse all of our beautiful rental homes on our website or call us at 800-458-3830 and speak to one of our amazing vacation rental specialists!