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    Help keep Outer Banks beaches clean for your next vacation – come out and help clean our coast!  

    Saturday, October 2, 2010 · 9 am – 12 Noon. Trash bags, data cards, gloves, water and other supplies will be provided at the following locations: Southern Shores Fire Department; Chickahauk Beach Access; Kitty Hawk Kayak & Surf School; Kitty Hawk Bath House; KDH Bath House; Bonnett Street; Nags Head Town Hall; NC Aquarium; Coquina Beach Bath House and Pea Island Visitor Center. 

    Afterwards, enjoy free food, drink and live entertainment at The Outer Banks Brewing Station in Kill Devil Hills, NC, featuring live drumming by the ToneTones, accoustic music by SoulOne and good ole surf rock by Rubber Pants from 12 noon – 4 pm

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    Local Outer Banks artist, Katy Caroline, is featured in the October 2010 edition of Our State magazine.  One of her original art pieces will be on the cover of the Carolina Designs Realty 2011 Vacation Rental Home Catalog. 

    Come out to see her works at art show and reception Katy Caroline Designs in ARTspace on Sunday, October 9th from 11-8pm.  There will be a reception from 5-8pm on October 9th to celebrate the article in Our State.  All are welcome to attend. 

    If you can’t make it October 9th, you can visit her business at the ARTSpace, 1 Ocean Blvd, Southern Shores Crossing Open Mon-Sat 10am-6pm.

    Carolina Designs Realty, Inc., Tenor Sponsors for the 4th Annual Duck Jazz Festival on Sunday, October 10, 2010 begins at 11:00 a.m. at the Duck Town Park. 

    The 2010 Duck Jazz Festival is scheduled as follows: 

    • 11:00 a.m.- The Roy Muth Big Band featuring Laura Martier
    • 12:30 p.m. – Big Rick and the Bombers
    • 2:00 p.m. – Adrian Crutchfield
    • 3:45 p.m. – Joyce Cooling 

    Concessions will be provided by Duck United Methodist Church. Picnics, beverages, chairs, and blankets are encouraged; chairs will also be available for rent on site from Ocean Atlantic Rentals, and picnic/beach blankets will be available for purchase.  Concert is free to the public.

    Whether you are looking for the perfect vacation home, real estate investment or second home, the Outer Banks Home Builders Parade of Homes is a great opportunity to view twenty-two of the most elite homesteads on the Outer Banks.  Tour Thursday, October 7th through Saturday, October 9th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. or Sunday, October 10th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Proceeds benefit all three local food pantries on the island. 

    Preview two of the select Carolina Designs Realty luxury vacation estates available in the Parade of Homes: 

    #828 – SUMMER OASIS 8 Bedrooms (6 Masters) Oceanfront in Nags Head  SUMMER OASIS vacation rental, Oceanfront. New construction for 2010 by SAGA Construction. Only the best will do for your Summer Oasis, which is why this beautiful home provides only top of the line furnishings, appliances and electronics…  

    #757 – ABSOLUTE ELEGANCE 

    10 Bedrooms (9 Masters) Oceanfront in Whalehead, Corolla 

    ABSOLUTE ELEGANCE vacation rental, Oceanfront Newly Built in 2010 by SAGA Construction. The name says it all – Absolute Elegance! Exquisitely situated in the exclusive Whalehead area on one of the widest oceanfront lots on the Outer Banks, Absolute Elegance has all the extras you’re looking for in a luxury oceanfront vacation home… 

    “I have owned property in Duck since the mid 90s and this year my rental income was the best ever!  It could be this way for many reasons such as:  
     

    * Being in Schooner Ridge with clubhouse, indoor pool, oceanfront pool, closeness to the ocean   * 214 Sunset Manor with 5 bedrooms, heated pool, hot tub, large first floor “game room”, Netflix with 500 on demand movies, etc.     

    * Carolina Designs Realty Housekeeping and Maintenance Departments     

    * Great summer weather     

    But the real reason for 214 Sunset Manor rentals is all of the gals who are reservationists!  I feared this year with the economy and people out of work, rentals would be way down and it would be hard to pay the bills.  But, this is not the case — its all the hard work and caring of the reservationists that made this happen for our vacation rental home and I am sure many other homes also.    

     

    Thank you everyone, I look forward to an even better rental year in 2011!”

    Our homeowners of 214, Sunset Manor  wrote:  “We just arrived Saturday, September 11th and the vacation rental house is wonderful.  Your team did an excellent cleaning our home and it smells great too! I am sure you did not just do this for the owner coming in, our renters this year must have been thrilled to walk into a home as clean as this. Please thank the entire team for us for a job very well done!”

    The guests from 423, Carolina Surf called and said that she is extremely picky.  She takes her wipes everywhere she goes and wipes everything down.  She just wanted us to know of all the places she has ever stayed…this was the cleanest!!  She would wipe something and her wipe would be clean and that has never happened anywhere she went! 

    Kudos to the CDR Housekeeping Department for their sustained excellence.

    Turn down Sound side Road in Nags Head just south of the Jockey’s Ridge State Park, it runs over to the sound and there is a rear entrance to Jockey’s Ridge with a parking lot and sound access. It closes around sunset so be careful and read the sign. 

    There is sound side gazebo at Windgrass with great sunset views. It is at the end of Tateway Street 

    in Kitty Hawk. Turn west on Tateway at Gateway Bank and turn right on Windgrass. The water is very shallow to wade or play in and there is a great walking path there too. 

    There is also a public gazebo just north of Millers Sound side restaurant that you can go to in Nags Head. It is south of old Windmill Point and north of Millers with its own parking lot. Good place to launch a kayak too.

    New Information: Tropical Storm Warnings have been discontinued.

    All watches and warnings for the Outer Banks have been discontinued. All evacuation orders for the Outer Banks north of Oregon Inlet have been lifted. Other than some heavy surf, Hurricane Earl is no longer affecting the Outer Banks. 

    This is our final Hurricane Earl update.

    Have a great Labor Day Weekend!


    Guests of Carolina Designs Realty who have evacuated, click here to read our post about Travel Insurance claims.
    Guests of Carolina Designs Realty scheduled to arrive on 9/4/10 or 9/5/10, click here to read our post about your upcoming vacation. 
    For the latest official information on Hurricane Earl, please visit the following websites: 

     

    Dare County | Currituck County

    National Weather Service Earl Statement for region covering Dare County

    National Weather Service Earl Statement for region covering Currituck County

    This posting has expired.

    New Information: Dare County Evacuation Lifted at Noon. Currituck County Evacuation Lifted at Noon.

    The Mandatory Evacuation order for visitors has been lifted for the Dare County Outer Banks north of Oregon Inlet. This includes Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk, Southern Shores and Duck.

    The Mandatory Evacuation order for visitors has been lifted for the Currituck County Outer Banks. This includes Corolla.

    A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for much of the North Carolina coast, including the entire Outer Banks north of Ocracoke Island.

    Hurricane Earl continues to move away from the area, with winds of 85 MPH, making Earl a Category 1 storm. Rainbands will continue to move offshore this afternoon. Winds will continue in the 35 to 50 MPH range, with gusts up to 60 MPH. Oceanside surge will decrease as Earl moves away. Water and debris on the roads will make driving difficult and dangerous early this afternoon.


    Guests of Carolina Designs Realty who have evacuated, click here to read our post about Travel Insurance claims.
    Guests of Carolina Designs Realty scheduled to arrive on 9/4/10 or 9/5/10, click here to read our post about your upcoming vacation.

    For the latest official information on Hurricane Earl, please visit the following websites:

    Dare County | Currituck County

    National Weather Service Earl Statement for region covering Dare County

    National Weather Service Earl Statement for region covering Currituck County

    This posting has expired.

    New Information: Dare County Evacuation Ends at Noon. Hurricane Warnings discontinued. Earl Downgraded to a Category 1 storm.

    The Dare County Outer Banks north of Oregon Inlet will remain under a Mandatory Evacuation order for all visitors until 12:00 PM today. This includes Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk, Southern Shores and Duck.

    The Currituck Outer Banks remains under a Mandatory Evacuation order for all visitors. This includes Corolla.

    A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for much of the North Carolina coast, including the entire Outer Banks north of Ocracoke Island.

    Hurricane Earl continues to move away from the area, with winds of 85 MPH, making Earl a Category 1 storm. Rainbands will continue to move offshore through the remainder of the morning and into the afternoon. Winds will continue in the 35 to 50 MPH range, with gusts up to 60 MPH. Oceanside surge will decrease s Earl moves away. Water and debris on the roads will make driving difficult and dangerous into the early afternoon hours.


    Guests of Carolina Designs Realty who have evacuated, click here to read our post about Travel Insurance claims.
    Guests of Carolina Designs Realty scheduled to arrive on 9/4/10 or 9/5/10, click here to read our post about your upcoming vacation.

    For the latest official information on Hurricane Earl, please visit the following websites:  

    Dare County | Currituck County

    National Weather Service Earl Statement for region covering Dare County

    National Weather Service Earl Statement for region covering Currituck County