Author Archives: Karen Haley

A Fresh Look for This Duck, NC Home

In preparation for a busy summer season, this scenic oceanfront vacation home got a fresh new look. New furniture and flooring throughout breathe new life into 1124 Stargazer. Keep scrolling to see what’s new and if you’re interested in an Outer Banks vacation rental, we can help with that too! 1 // Living Room Before After Out[Read More…]

Top 10 Tips for Finding Sea Glass In The Outer Banks

Walking on the beach in the is undeniably one of the most relaxing activities that you can enjoy right outside one of our many Outer Banks vacation rentals. The sand between your toes, sunlight warming your skin, it all adds up to one of our favorite ways to enjoy the OBX oceanfront. And looking for treasures along[Read More…]

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Say Goodbye to Straws

When you take a seat at your favorite Outer Banks restaurant this year, you might notice something missing. Plastic straws along the beach are disappearing—and for good reason. Coastal communities across the U.S. are joining a growing movement to do away with plastic straws. Here on the Outer Banks, that movement is being spearheaded by[Read More…]

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Welcome to What Were We Thinking?

We’re thrilled to have a new addition to the Southern Shores Realty family! Joining us for the 2018 season is “What Were We Thinking?”. This fabulous new construction is just a short walk from the ocean in Southern Shores. Keep reading to see all about one of our newest Outer Banks vacation rentals! On the upper[Read More…]

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Summer Events on the OBX 2018

Come for the beach, stay in one of our Outer Banks vacation rentals & stay for the events! With summer fast approaching, there’s a plethora of exciting things happening on the Outer Banks that the whole family can enjoy. Not only are there weekly activities like Whalehead Wednesdays in Corolla and Manteo’s First Fridays, but[Read More…]

5 Last-Minute Gifts for Mom

  Mother’s Day is right around the corner and we’ve rounded up the perfect last-minute gifts that mom will actually love. Thank her for all that she does, since after all, she did go through labor pains for you and the least you can do is take her to brunch AND a spa AND buy[Read More…]

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Welcome to Doppio Sogno

  No, you’re not dreaming. Though it may seem too exquisite to exist outside of a beach lover’s imagination, Doppio Sogno is entirely real. Meaning “Double Dream” in Italian, this sage green beauty is among the most unique Outer Banks vacation rentals. Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in Southern Shores, Doppio Sogno creates an impressive presence on[Read More…]

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The Outer Banks Vacation Rental Packing List

You just made it to your Outer Banks beach house; the vacation weekend you have been planning for the past 6 months now! You quickly unpack the car and everyone scrambles to put on there bathing suits so you can all get on the beach as fast as humanly possible. Grabbing the beach bag you[Read More…]

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What to Know About Rip Currents

When you’re enjoying the Outer Banks’ beaches, the last things you want to worry about are rip currents. That’s why learning about how to spot—and escape—a rip current before you’re on the beach is a great idea. Because although they’re intimidating, they’re also avoidable and escapable. And even if you’re not much of an ocean[Read More…]

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What to Know Before You Book a Vacation Rental

  If you’ve done any Internet searches for vacation rentals recently, then you’re no stranger of the big guys—you know, those companies like Airbnb, VRBO, HomeAway, and TripAdvisor. While third party platforms such as these seem to have the solution to your vacation search woes, they also have drawbacks that might not be noticeable at[Read More…]

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