The Outer Banks Wedding Show

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. 

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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; 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

read more Top 10 Best Beaches In The World 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.

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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 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. 

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Rules sought to limit Corolla pony tours

One of the biggest attractions will flock hundreds of people who will pay to ride along the beach searching for Corolla’s herd of about 110 wild horses that roam the four-wheel drive area.  Members of the Corolla Wild Horse Fund and residents asked county officials to propose further control of these tours.  

Among the proposed new rules for 2012, the county would limit licenses to eight companies based in Currituck County.  In the new license ordinance, limiting vehicles to four would likely be phased in over two or three years.  Commissioners could vote on the new ordinance by September, 2011.

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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 allow you to see the Atlantic Ocean and the Pamlico Sound from the solitary two-lane highway that runs the length of the Outer Banks. If you’re looking for fun things to do here, you won’t be disappointed!

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Kudos to A Job Well Done

“A big thank you to the entire CD staff (especially Andy)!  Your immediate attention to the issues below were greatly appreciated by all our guests and we are thoroughly enjoying this beautiful house!”

The Beckman Family

 #291 Sun Terra

 At Carolina Designs Realty, we strive to provide distinctive quality and unparalleled customer service to gain the respect and trust of our owners, guests, suppliers, and partner vendors. Our goal is to provide excellent property management for a select group of resort homes on the Outer Banks.  The company limits its growth and strives to represent premium homes.  Our small size lends itself to customer service, both for the homeowners and guests.  Carolina Designs Realty strives to give extraordinary customer service and attention to our homeowners and guests.  This includes extremely clean homes, a high level of maintenance, and courteous, helpful employees.

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Happy Lucky Duck

A guest vacationing in #292 A Lucky Duck, a six bedroom, oceanside home in Four Seasons Subdivision in Duck, NC wrote:

“We were really impressed with the service we received upon check in.  We left our cell phone number with your staff and as soon as our house was cleaned and ready, they called to let us know.  It allowed us to get an early start to our much anticipated vacation.  Keep up the great customer service!  We will definitely rent through Carolina Designs Realty again and again.” 

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