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    The Outer Banks Wedding Show presented by will be held on March 24, 2012 from 11:00 – 4:00 p.m. at The Sanderling Resort & Spa in Duck, North Carolina

    Bridal parties can explore vendor exhibits offering the latest in wedding advice, trends and resources including musicians and DJs, photographers, officiants, florists, videographers, caters and event planners.  There will be a variety of 30 minute workshops such as Do-It-Yourself Flower Arrangements, How to Personalize your Ceremony, Timing your Big Day to have the Best Light and Photos, and Defining your Signature Cocktail. Sessions are designed to offer participants the inside scoop on eight must-know wedding planning topics. 

    A complete line-up of Wedding Show workshops can be found online at

    You are cordially invited to attend an OPEN HOUSE March 24th 11-4pm at #899 GRANDE RITZ PALM UNQUESTIONABLY ONE OF THE MOST LUXURIOUS ESTATE HOMES ON THE EASTERN COAST.  This home is located at 1340 Duck Road, Duck, NC 27949.

    Save hundreds of dollars by reserving one of our vacation rental homes offering pool heat for just a penny!

    Please call our office to have pool heat added to your lease. Promotion valid for 2012 rentals that are booked between 2/14 – 10/23/2012.

    Vacation Rental Managers Association’s (VRMA’s) television series “Getting Away Together” has started airing on PBS member stations across the United States.  To date, stations representing almost 60 percent of the country have signed on to air the show, and carriage rates are still growing.  Already the show is generating buzz; New York 1 named the show as a top travel trend in 2012

    Here is a listing of when an episode showcasing the Outer Banks Vacation Rentals will be available on

    # Episode Episode Online
    102 Outer Banks of North Carolina 1/25/2012
    111 “Getting Away Together” – Best Beach Destinations 3/28/2012
    112 “Getting Away Together” – Best Reunion Destinations 4/4/2012 named Ocracoke Island, North Carolina in their top 10 list for best beaches in the world based on three essential ingredients for a world class sunbathing spot are sun, sand and surroundings.

    If privacy and seclusion are what you look for in a sunbathing location, then look no further. This little gem of a spot can only be reached by boat, private plane or ferry. While modern electronics (ie: phones and computers) have reached this island paradise, they are still frowned on. The wilderness beach on Ocracoke has some of the most pristine sand to be found. Relax, get that book out you’ve been wanting to read and enjoy the rays.  Many Outer Banks vacationers enjoy the drive to Ocracoke as a day trip or overnight stay.

    All of us at Carolina Designs Realty would like to wish you a very happy new year!  There is still good availability for 2012. Please give us a call or visit our web site to see our great selection of premier vacation homes for a family vacation, retreat or personal getaway.

    For over 22 years, Carolina Designs Realty has offered some of the finest beach homes North Carolina’s Outer Banks. We manage homes in Corolla, Duck, Southern Shores, Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk, and Nags Head.

     We pride ourselves on the quality of our homes and the personal service we provide.  In addition to wireless Internet, all homes are stocked with two sets of towels per bedroom, freshly made beds, and our welcome package of soaps, paper products and gourmet coffee. 

    Please visit our website, for rates and availability or call us at 800-368-3825 to speak with our knowledgeable and friendly reservations staff from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.  For the best selection, please contact us soon.  We hope to see you at the beach!

    You guys rock! Thanks for getting the video Stacey! Check it out..

    For all homes in Pine Island to Corolla, used computers, monitors, flat screens, cell phones, PDA’s, fax machines can now be recycled in Currituck County by having them delivered to the Corolla Library, located at 1123 Ocean Trail.  Public Works staff will collect these items and transfer them to the Barco Recycling Center.

    For more information, contact the Currituck County Public Works Dept. at 252-232-2504.

    Oh, there’s no place like an Outer Banks Vacation Home for the holidays
    ‘Cause no matter how far away you roam
    When you pine for the sunshine of a friendly gaze
    For the holidays you can’t beat home, sweet home on the Outer Banks!

    Yuletide festivities in every town witnessed by Outer Banks families all around

    Yet feel the solitude of the sea with views far beyond the eyes can see

    We rejoice in your arrival and during your stay

    A guarantee that joy, love and peace will fill the airHoliday lights in the night will flare

    Oh, there’s no place like an Outer Banks Vacation Home for the holidays

    ‘Cause no matter how far away you roam
    If you want to be happy in a million ways
    For the holidays you can’t beat home, sweet home on the Outer Banks!

    Poem inspired by works of


    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.

    “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