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 …

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 Wedding Vendors

An exciting and experienced collection of vendors are available and at your service for your Outer Banks wedding – from Corolla to Nags Head and all areas in between- Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk, Duck and Roanoke Island. Depending on the size of the wedding, professionals are available to help …

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 …

Family Friendly Beaches Acclaim

Family Vacation Critic editor Lissa Poirot of delmarvanow.com said the criteria for the list included beaches recognized for cleanliness and for providing safe water for young swimmers and plenty of activities for families within walking distance.  “The U.S. has an incredible coastline and many beautiful beaches to choose from,” she …

Carolina Designs Realty hears from our owners…

Carolina Designs Realty hears from our owners… You speak, we listen.  Here’s what we’re hearing from our owners… I wanted to mention how pleased I am with Carolina Designs and the bookings on our property.  Job well done!” Homeowner of  #991 Coopersburger In Paradise   “We are very happy with …

Another Reason to Love Duck, NC

Businessweek.com posted an article 2/21/12, The Priciest Small Town in America, considering the Town of Duck, NC voted one of “America’s Best Little Beach Towns” by Travel + Leisure. Four-bedroom homes in Duck are listed for about $449,900, according to Zillow’s real estate website. Then, head 530 miles north to …

The Outer Banks Wedding Show

The Outer Banks Wedding Show presented by obxbrides.com 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, …

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.

Listverse.com Top 10 Best Beaches In The World

Listverse.com 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. …