Tips for Decorating Your Beach House

Top 5 Tips for Decorating Your Beach House

Every Outer Banks beach house has its own personality—from the impressive oceanfront mansions to the cozy beach bungalows—these homes are each unique in their own way. An important part of a beach home’s character is its decor. Outdated or mismatched decor can hinder your perfectly beautiful vacation home from achieving its maximum potential. To help[Read More…]

Duck's Cottage Mantel over Fireplace

Peace, Love, Coffee + Books in Duck, NC

As many visitors to the Outer Banks know, these islands are home to a number of local establishments. There’s a special kind of atmosphere on the OBX, perhaps because it is a tight-knit beach community, which fosters thriving local businesses. One such local business is Duck’s Cottage. This coffee shop/bookstore mash-up in Duck is nothing short[Read More…]

Outer Banks Barrier Island Bagels

Bagels on the Beach: Barrier Island Bagels

What’s better than a sunny beach morning in your Outer Banks vacation rental? Enjoying a sunny beach morning while chowing down on a freshly baked bagel. At Barrier Island Bagels, they’re baking delicious, fresh bagels on the Outer Banks every day. Started by Allie and Josh Legg, this bagel bakery and deli has become a[Read More…]

Outer Banks Public Parks

Outer Banks Hidden Treasures

While the Outer Banks’ miles of Atlantic coastline are often lauded as this cluster of coastal towns’ best attraction, sometimes you want a change of pace from the buzzing beaches. For days when you prefer a more quiet retreat, the Outer Banks offers many parks and nature preserves. There is the larger and notable Jockey’s[Read More…]

Legacy OBX Vacation Rental Renovation

A New LEGACY: Before and After

Built on the beautiful Southern Shores oceanfront, this Outer Banks vacation rental underwent an amazing transformation last year. An updated color palette and coastal designs complement the gorgeous ocean views. Keep scrolling to see #027 Legacy’s beautiful changes. Exterior From drab to fab: a new shade of tropical cerulean turns this vacation home into a beachfront[Read More…]

Shopping Local on the Outer Banks: Jewelry

For several Outer Banks artisans, the North Carolina coast is the ideal spot to craft sparkling crystals and gems into unique pieces of jewelry. Thanks to these talented jewelers, you can wear a lovely reminder of your Outer Banks vacation, even when you’re back home. All Washed Up Jewelry [table id=13 /] A family business[Read More…]

Beach Books to take on your Outer Banks Vacation

10 Beach Bag Ready Reads

One of life’s simplest pleasures is relaxing on the beach with a juicy book. We’ve rounded up 10 of this summer’s hottest reads to throw in your beach bag. Check out our list below:

Outer Banks Landmark Capt'n Franks Hotdogs

An Outer Banks Original: Capt’n Franks

Capt’n Franks sailed into town in 1975 and quickly established itself as an Outer Banks icon. This Kitty Hawk classic serves just about every kind of hot dog concoction you can imagine—from a staple Capt’n’s Foot Long, to a Baja Dog topped with enchilada sauce, shredded jack, and sour cream—there’s a hot dog for any taste.   Our favorite: The classic[Read More…]

Before & After: Canterbury is…Renovated!

One of our favorite OBX vacation rentals, Canterbury, is truly unrecognizable after its extensive remodel. This once traditional property is now a modern and inviting home away from home, thanks to the skilled workmanship of Joe and Lori McGraw of Albemarle Contractors. Living Room Sunshine streams through the new windows in the living room, creating[Read More…]