Outer Banks Whale Watch

It’s not every day that whales pass this close to the Outer Banks. These are the big guys, too–humpback whales–not the wonderfully playful dolphins and porpoises that we usually see. They’re mostly gone now, or at least probably gone. Superstorm Nemo took care of that, churning the waters up and …

Mid-Currituck Bridge Update

I had the opportunity to attend a recent NCDOT presentation on the Outer Banks.  According to Division Engineer, Barry Hobbs, who is Project Manager for the northeastern North Carolina division, the NC assembly may not provide ongoing funds for the project.  Hobbs made his remarks at a Chamber of Commerce …

Outer Banks X Factor

Recently I was having lunch in Raleigh with my oldest son, Andy, who is a freshman at NC State University.  We were discussing his economics class and he commented that economics and the law of supply and demand seemed to be common sense.  If you have a lot of something, …

Outer Banks Winter Beauty

Winter has slowly arrived on the Outer Banks, bringing with it a peaceful and stark beauty. Live oaks and pine trees, that are so much a part of our barrier island landscape, take on a richer shade of green when cast against the surrounding leafless trees. The Atlantic takes on …

Penny Pool Heat Promotion

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.

Getting Away Together now airing!

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; …

Outer Banks Vacation Destinations for 2012!

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 …

Currituck completes $5M water buyout

Currituck County is now the operator of the Corolla Light, Monteray Shores and Currituck Club water systems after closing on the $5 million buyout from Carolina Water Systems. The county now becomes the only water supplier operating on the Currituck Outer Banks. With the addition of 1,400 new customers, the …

Best Outer Banks Vacation

When planning your vacation to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, the strip of barrier islands extends down the coast offering miles of unspoiled beaches on the Atlantic Ocean side, and an equal amount of calmer waters and grassy shores on the sound side. In fact, quite a few places …