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    New on the Carolina Designs Realty 2012 inventory horizon are three vacation homes that will be stunning!



    10 Bedrooms (9 Masters) 160 yds from Beach Access

    in Whalehead in Corolla

    16×32 Private Pool

    Scheduled completion date is May 2012

    Sunday arrival.





    #924  THE SAND BOX

    5 Bedrooms (4 Masters) Oceanfront in Bayberry Bluffs in Duck

    14 x 24 Private Pool

    Scheduled to be complete in June 2012

    Elevator; Sunday arrival.




    #976 SEA LA VIE

    10 Bedrooms (9 Masters) Oceanfront in Whalehead in Corolla

    14X28 Private Heated Pool

    Scheduled to be complete in June 2012

    Dogs welcome; Sunday arrival.

    Out of 210 couples across the U.S. and from nine finalists, Meghan Kinney and her fiance John Avrett were announced as the winners of the Salute to Love contest on November 11th .  Their military-style wedding, valued at $120,000, will be take place on April 14, 2012, in Outer Banks, N.C. The Salute to Love contest by is associated with Operation Homefront, a military agency that provides financial and other support to service members and their families.

    Carolina Designs Realty, in conjunction with donated services from local Outer Banks companies, has offered the winning couple a week’s stay in a beautiful five bedroom, oceanside home, #023 Seahawk in Duck, NC.

    OBXmas is a new, informative site from the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau, created to bring visitors to the area during the holiday season by highlighting special events throughout the Outer Banks during this holiday season.  The Bureau has brought information from the Chamber of Commerce, National Park Service, various local municipalities, lodging providers, retailers, attractions and restauranteurs to one central site.  Find out what exciting yuletide activities, both traditional and new, are planned for this season of giving, love and peace!

    National winners of a Today’s Show and HG TV, Mr. and Mrs. Poulos of Ocean Acres Drive in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, create a Christmas and holiday lights display year after year creating yuletide excitement for so many.  When you visit them, please express your appreciation of this wonderful Christmas experience.  We are very fortunate that Mr. and Mrs. Poulos provide all of us with a wonderful place to go to experience Christmas present and past.  Their hard work and attention to detail is astonishing. 


    The house is located in Kill Devil Hills near the Nags Head Woods entrance heading South on Rt. 158:
    1. Proceed to light at Ocean Acres Dr. (opposite MacDonald’s);
    2. Turn right at Ocean Acres Dr.;
    3. The road will change from paved to gravel as you go up a hill. Just over the top of the hill you will find the Poulos home.

    Children may receive a free photo op (so bring your cameras) with Santa in a demonstration Hang Glider for Hangin’ With Santa November 25th from 10am-2pm and November 26th from 1pm-6pm at Kitty Hawk Kites in Nags Head.

    Watch the night sky magically transform as kites with lights glow atop Jockey’s Ridge State Park in Nags Head for Kites with Lights November 26th from 4pm – 6pm. Enjoy hot apple cider and cookies across the street at the Kitty Hawk Kites store.  Please call 877-FLY-THIS for all the details for both of the events above.

    Old Time Ensemble from the School of Music at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a creative group of fiddle-playing, banjo-picking, accordion-squee​zing, washboard-strum​ming musicians, present two Christmas concerts with holiday sing-a-longs at Roanoke Island Festival Park Indoor Theatre November 26 at 7 p.m. November 27 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 adults and $5 for those 12 and under. Please all (252) 475-1500 for more information.

    “We are very much looking forward to our vacation with you all again this year! I have booked through nearly every rental company in the OBX and you all are by FAR the easiest company with which to work! Thank you for making our stays with you so effortless!”

    Lesley from Midlothian, VA

    A recent article in the Charlotte Observer promoted the Town of Duck as being the first Outer Banks community to install a seven-mile multi-use trail; the town recently added a boardwalk that runs between Town Park and the primary business district.  It also has been building a sound-side boardwalk connecting Town Park (Duck’s 11-acre civic/cultural center, complete with walking trails, playground and picnic area) with area businesses; the boardwalk currently is two-thirds of a mile long and has a fishing dock and a canoe/kayak put-in.

    The main road through Duck, meanders through remains of maritime forest and quiet residential areas. The feel is of a small community (something town officials are proud of).

    Biking and kayaking are very popular in the area; but you can also sail, windsurf, parasail and jet ski, especially on the sound. More traditional beach activities like swimming, fishing and simmering in the sun are still in vogue.

    Known for providing a refined and relaxed experience, Duck offers a wide array of shopping. Food options are as varied; it’s no harder to get a burger or pizza than a fine-dining experience.

    Visit or call the event hotline, 252-255-1286. Area info: 877-629-4386;

    An article from Lansing State Journal recently conveyed how close our remote paradise really is – just a 90-minute drive from Norfolk Airport in Virginia, or an easy drive from DC, Richmond, and other major cities. 

    Every town within the Outer Banks community has something special to offer, from the wide Atlantic to the expansive Currituck Sound. 

     The Outer Banks is heaven to fishermen, boaters, kayakers, and golfers alike.  Low-density rentals and an absence of high-rise hotels keep the 60-mile strand of beach and shore stretching across Currituck and Dare counties natural and scenic.

     For more information, visit or www.VisitCurrituck. com.

     Source:   Lansing State Journal

    Outer Banks Marathon weekend is coming up November 11 – 13, and as an event sponsor, Carolina Designs Realty, we invite you to find your destination accommodations during this event.  Outer Banks Sporting Events is very excited about hosting these amazing races!   

    Click here to REGISTER TODAY 

     Confirm your existing Registration here 

    Look for the link to our website, or call us at 800-368-3825 today.  Our office is open 7 days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  In addition to our welcome package of soaps, paper products and freshly roasted coffee, the beds are freshly made and two sets of towels per bedroom are provided.

    #766, Inside Out, a distinctive 8 bedroom oceanfront home in Nags Head, NC, was awarded the honor of People’s Choice Award at the Outer Banks Parade of Homes held in mid October.  This house is the first on the Outer Banks to incorporate multiple accordion-style folding glass wall systems in the great room and two master suites. When fully opened, the top level great room showcases a 14 foot unobstructed view of the Atlantic. The outdoor living area includes an L-shaped concrete pool with a Caribbean style sunken tiki bar with swim-up bar seats. The furnishings and decor are refreshingly trendy and add a “Wow Factor” to every vacation!

    Congratulations! SAGA Construction ~ an established premier builder with full service turn-key building and real estate investment options providing quality construction from Corolla to Hatteras.