Welcome Back to the Outer Banks!

Man fishing at sunrise on the Outer Banks

The Outer Banks reopening to visitors was the best news we’ve heard in a long time! To see families having fun on the Outer Banks is what makes this business so worthwhile. The information on this page is changing as we receive more news from the State and Dare and Currituck counties. We’re excited to be able to serve you and your family once again! See you on the beach!

For county-wide updates, please scroll to the ‘Updates’ section below our “For Our Guests” section.

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We hope you’re ready for a fun and relaxing family vacation! The cleanliness of our homes has always been top priority for us, and now more than ever. In accordance with CDC guidelines our housekeeping staff will pay special attention to touch points in all homes.

Our goal is, and will continue to be, to provide a safe, welcoming and clean environment for all of our guests. For these reasons we CANNOT offer early check-ins or our bed making service.

High Standards for Your Peace of Mind:

  • We Sanitize Surfaces and All Touch Points: We’re applying EPA approved disinfectant to all surfaces and ensuring it is in contact with surfaces for a minimum of 10 minutes. Every touch-point in every home will be cleaned to these standards. Some of the touch-points we will pay special attention to, include: Light switches, door handles/knobs, draw and blind pulls, thermostats, baby equipment, remotes, phones, pool cues and balls, furniture, faucet handles, shower heads, toilet handles, towel racks, TP dispensers, railings, counter tops, appliances…you name it, we clean and sanitize it.

Here’s a diagram of the places our housekeeping staff will sanitize:

  • Masks: Our housekeeping and maintenance staff wear a face mask, per CDC recommendations.
  • Airing Out Homes: We’re letting the fresh air in while we clean. By opening windows and doors while we clean and sanitize we’re letting nature clean the air in your vacation rental.
  • Sanitized Sheets and Towels: All sheets and towels are washed and sanitized and wrap-sealed before being placed in bedrooms.

Checking In:

  • No Early Check-ins: In the best interest of our guests and staff, we cannot currently offer the early check-in service. Your check-in time will not be any earlier 4:00 PM – due to the Outer Banks being virtually 100% booked this summer season, in some cases it may be 9:00 PM or later.
  • Curbside Check-Ins: Should your vacation rental require a key to gain entry, we will have a curbside service. Our staff will deliver your check-in packet to your vehicle.

Visitor COVID-19 Q&A:

  • Vacation Visitors & COVID-19: Dare County has a web page dedication to answering your questions concerning your vacation and COVID-19. Click here to visit their page.


  • Dare County Fireworks Regulations and Safety Tips: While the 4th of July will look different on the Outer Banks in 2020 with professional fireworks shows cancelled or rescheduled due to COVID-19, families can still enjoy their traditions and celebrations in a re-imagined way. It may be more tempting than ever to shoot off your own fireworks. Please click here to get all the rules and regulations for the towns in Dare County.


Dare and Currituck Counties

  • Dare County Announces New Face Coverings Rules Commencing June 21st: Face Coverings Must Be Worn In Indoor and Outdoor Public Spaces Where Social Distancing Cannot Be Maintained Beginning Sunday, June 21 at 9 a.m. Read More…
  • Dare, Hyde and Currituck Counties Announce Entry for Visitors Beginning May 16: Dare County, in coordination with Hyde and Currituck Counties, will lift restrictions on entry for visitors beginning Saturday, May 16 at 12:01 a.m. This decision follows the announcement by Governor Roy Cooper yesterday (May 5) Read More…
  • To visit the Dare County website and view all information, click here.
  • To visit the Currituck County website and view all information, click here.

Southern Shores Traffic

At the June 16, 2020 Southern Shores Town Council meeting, the Southern Shores Town Council approved implementation of “No-Left Turn Events” for eastbound traffic at the intersection of U.S. Highway 158 and South Dogwood Trail. The authorized dates are June 20th, June 21st, June 27th, June 28th, July 4th, July 5th, July 25th, July 26th, August 1st, and August 2nd from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Appropriate traffic devices placed by the Town of Southern Shores will entirely block the U.S. Highway 158 eastbound left-turn lane at the intersection during these hours. Additional weekends may be considered, and the timing of the closures may be subject to change. The action was taken with prior approval from the North Carolina Department of Transportation and the Town of Kitty Hawk.

Resort Realty Offices

In order to practice Social Distancing, our offices will be closed for access. We will be offering a curbside service for guests who are required to pick up a key to gain entry to their vacation home.

Resort Home Owners

We encourage our home owners in need of any assistance to please contact your property manager directly or call us at 252-441-5000 or send us an email at info@resortrealty.com


Please call ahead at 252-441-5000 for a home access code or if applicable will make arrangement for key pickup.

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