by Ray Lam
Ocracoke-Hatteras Ferry - Outer Banks (OBX), NCImage by ashoe via Flickr

When searching for the perfect location for your next outdoor vacation adventure, look to the North Carolina Outer Banks to fill your plate with beach excursions, wildlife parks, and historical charm that simply cannot be missed. Whether you are drawn in by the miles of pristine, sandy beaches that line the coastline or the numerous trails that take visitors through lush vegetation in search of gorgeous bird species, you will experience the adventure of a lifetime when you stay in a vacation rental in the area of your choice.

For summertime travelers who have the ocean on their minds, the ideal location will provide easy access to the beach. Duck, a region filled with spacious and often luxurious beach homes, is a lovely place to stay to truly appreciate this vacation destination.

The advantage to a vacation rental in the Outer Banks is the freedom it provides the family, to say nothing of added amenities one won’t find in a simple motel. Many of the vacation rentals in the area are equipped with high-end furnishings and large bedrooms. A family of four or five will be able to stay more comfortably in a rental, with each child enjoying a private room while the parents may enjoy their own solitude. Taking into consideration that pets are part of the family, a check with an area rental agent will determine which vacation homes allow dogs and cats to stay on premises.

After a long day at the beach, you will probably want to kick back and recoup as much of your lost energy as possible. You can spread out in the living room on one of the sofas, enjoying a book you grabbed off the shelf, or you can sit on the deck and listen to the sound of the waves crashing ashore. Whatever kind of relaxing cap to the day you can imagine, there is a way to fulfill your dream in your spacious home rental that sits along the shores of the spectacular Atlantic Ocean.

The Outer Banks were meant to be enjoyed by many, so head here for a family reunion or bring along the entire family and experience this outdoor wonderland as a large, cohesive group. No more staying in a large hotel where the family is spread out in different rooms and constantly running from room to room to simply plan a morning activity. In an Outer Banks vacation rental, everyone can gather in the large living room and discuss the day’s activities without feeling cramped or disjointed. And with plenty of bedrooms and space for everyone to move about freely, you are in for a much more pleasant, upbeat vacation than you ever imagined.

Private pools and hottubs are other amenities one will not find in a motel. In a vacation rental, one can relax after a long day of sightseeing in relative privacy. For a quiet vacation, it is recommended to rent a home where private beach access is available, away from the populous areas of the shore. Currituck County and Duck offer the most isolation, away from the larger towns of Nags Head and Kill Devil Hills, yet are close enough to drive to for a day of attractions and shopping. VisitCurrituck.com, the official site of Currituck Outer Banks tourism, offers an extensive listing of area real estate agents who handle vacation rentals. Here you can research what you need to enjoy your Outer Banks vacation.

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