Kick Back – Memory Monday 3/4/19

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Greetings from a crisp and breezy Outer Banks on this Monday morning. March has definitely rolled in like a lion here on the beach with cool temperatures and brisk overnight breezes. Definitely not a day to kick back and enjoy the beach from a favorite chair. READ MORE

Which Outer Banks Town is Best for You?

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No one has the same vision for the perfect vacation. Some may picture peace, quiet, and seclusion while others may picture plenty of activities close by. Regardless of what your ideal vacation looks like the Outer Banks has the perfect fit for everyone. READ MORE

OBX Sunrise – Memory Monty 5/7/18

OBX Sunrise
Good Monday morning from the beautiful Outer Banks.   It is once again time for Memory Monday here at Everything Outer Banks and this morning we get a photo from a guest that stayed with us just two weeks ago and snapped this early morning photo.  We are calling it OBX Sunrise.

Special thanks goes to Bob and Sandy Taylor who stayed with Outer Banks Blue at one of our most popular properties in Kill Devil Hills – “Shades of Blue.”

Shades of Blue is an oceanfront property just south of the Avalon Fishing Pier.  At just 3 bedrooms, it is a rare find on the oceanfront as so many properties are much larger these days.  It is also rare in that it accepts dogs to stay with you at no extra charge.   Add that to comfortable furnishings, and the fact it is well maintained folks definitely like to reserve this property.

Summer is fast approaching.  It seems like just yesterday we were talking about Easter coming, and now we see Memorial Day weekend – the unofficial start to the summer season will be here in just a few weeks.   Have you made your summer vacation plans yet?

Outer Banks Blue still has some great affordable vacation opportunities for you and your family for this summer.  Check out our specials page to see several properties that have special promotional pricing for June weeks, and of course there are still some sporadic openings in July and August throughout our inventory of fine properties.    Regardless, we encourage you to make a decision soon as we expect summer 2018 to be very busy here on the beautiful OBX.

Special thank again to Mr. and Mrs. Taylor of Langhorne, Pennsylvania who submitted this weeks photo.  We look forward to seeing and serving you again soon.

All the best from the beach!

 

Moon rise – Memory Monday 11/20/17

This week’s Memory Monday photo submission is a bit of a different twist.   Instead of the typical sunrise over the ocean, today we bring you a moon rise.

Brought to us by Trish Diachenko of Timberville, Maryland who stayed with Outer Banks Blue recently at the Kill Devil Hills vacation rental “Shades of Blue” brings us this picture that definitely puts a twist on the normal shot one would expect of a sun rising over the ocean.

As you can see with some careful vision this sphere is not the sun rising, but rather the full moon rise coming up over the ocean during they early evening.  Pretty cool!

What a peaceful looking scene.

Thanks Trish, we hope you and your family had a great stay, and that you come again soon.

We hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving week.  It is quite busy this week at the Outer Banks with lots of vacationers as well as property owners are here this week to enjoy our vacation rental properties.   This is a wonderful time of the year to be on the Outer Banks with lots of fall activities and mild weather.

Wherever this week takes you, we hope you have an enjoyable Thanksgiving.   A great opportunity for us all to pause from our busy lives and give thanks for the many blessings bestowed on us.  Happy Thanksgiving!

All the best from the beach.

Two golden girls and a guy – Memory Monday 11/6/17

Greetings from a foggy OBX this morning as temperatures are cool this morning, but expected to skyrocket into the 80’s today here.  Great time to be at the beach, just check with two golden girls and a guy- this week’s Memory Monday subjects.

This picture comes to us from Luise Yacono of Groton, New York who stayed with Outer Banks Blue with the goldens just a few weeks ago in the property Shades of Blue.

Luise says “For the first time since starting to visit OBX six years ago (and thanks to Outer Banks Blue,) we were finally able to bring all three of our dogs (Haley, Laci, & Comet – L to R in photo) on vacation with us this year. We all had such a wonderful time on the beach and visiting some of the local sites. Thank you for your hospitality and we can’t wait for next year!”

The golden girls and a guy are pictured here taking in the sits of Bodie Island Lighthouse.   Nice picture!

Thanks Luise for your photo memories and thanks for staying with Outer Banks Blue.  We look forward to serving all of you again soon.

All the best from the beach!

 

Labor Day: Memory Monday September 4, 2017.

Happy Labor day to everyone.   We hope you have had a wonderful summer and are looking forward to a fantastic fall.   Outer Banks Blue has all kinds of options for you for a weekend getaway or a truly relaxing week at the beach.   Just keep us in mind when the urge hits you.

This week’s Memory Monday photo submission comes to us from Kassie Wampler of Woodbridge, Virginia who stayed with us recently at the Kill Devil Hills’ vacation rental property “Catching Rays.”

Looks like a happy crowd!
We love making family gatherings happen and as Labor day is upon us it gives us a good chance to reflect on how many pictures just like this may have taken place in our vacation rental properties here on the Outer Banks.

Whether it is the warm temperatures, the sun, the ocean, the beach or just the fact you are together with loved ones we love helping make memories just like this one.

As we put a wrap on summer season 2017 and folks go back to their busy lives we look forward to seeing Kassie and her family again next year, and we look forward to serving you and your loved ones too.   It’s not too early to think about booking your 2018 vacay!

All the best from the beach!

Eclipse Day: Memory Monday August 21, 2017.

Greetings from a beautiful day here on the Outer Banks.  Like you we are engulfed with Eclipse fever here today as it is predicted that we will get 90% totality of the event at approximately 2:45 PM today.

This is sure to be a real Memory Monday here at Outer Banks Blue.

Speaking of which we bring you this week’s Memory Monday photo submission which comes to us from Todd Brown of Norfolk, Virginia who stayed with us at the Kill Devil Hills property known as “Shades of Blue.”

Nothing better than kicking your feet up and relaxing on the beach.  Unless it happens to be on the one day that a total eclipse will take place!   There are several events around the Outer Banks today to commemorate this event which is the first coast to coast event of its kind in 99 years.  The largest event on the beach today seems to be at the Jockey’s Ridge State Park in Nags Head.  A big crowd is expected there.

We are told it will be another 690 years before an event like this happens again so kick back like Mr. Brown did, put on your Eclipse glasses, and enjoy!

All the best from the beach!

Incoming!: Memory Monday August 14, 2017.

We have received literally hundreds of photos here at Outer Banks Blue over the last few years of doing our “Memory Monday” photo submission contest, but this one takes the cake for planning.   Can you say “Incoming!”

Special thanks to Emily Dimon who stayed with Blue this past month at the Kill Devil Hills vacation rental property “Peace, Love, & Sandy Feet.”

So as you can see, the family is gathering in the pool for a nice group shot in the pool on a hot August day unsuspecting of a flying young man about to displace a lot of water doing a cannonball in the pool!   Awesome shot.

We thank Emily for her photo submission.  It looks like her family had a great time staying with OBX Blue.   Look at that beautiful pool!

Keep in mind there is still time to enjoy a late summer vacation.  We have some select properties with openings and many have special promotional pricing in place.   One of our vacation specialists would be happy to help you make your own photo memories this year.   Give us a call today.

Until next time….all the best from the beach!

Polar Plunge: Memory Monday January 16, 2017.

Polar Plunge

Greetings from the Outer Banks in January!   On this Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday the Outer Banks aren’t exactly the summer hot spot that it will be in a few months as we are feeling temperatures in the 40’s and we have overcast, cloudy conditions with a little rain coming through early this morning.

Not exactly a great beach day, but a great day to book your 2017 beach vacation! Our operators are on duty 24 hours a day, and our bookings have been, excuse the expression, brisk so far this year!

With that said however we give a tip of the hat today to Chris Brown and his crew of Salem, Ohio who stayed with Outer Banks Blue over the Christmas/New Year’s holiday and found time to at least snap a photo that looked like they were all ready to jump in the ocean even with temps then very similar to what they are today.

Talk about a polar plunge!  With water temps hovering in the 50 degree range that is one cool dip that will wake you up in a hurry!

Chris and his crew stayed in Kill Devil Hills in the vacation rental “Always Sunny” which is one of the few properties in the area with an indoor pool.   Now that is more of our speed at this time of the year.  A nice 75 degree water temperature sounds pretty good right now

Thanks for your photo Memory Chris. We look forward to serving you and your hearty friends again soon.

All the best from the beach!

 

Baby It’s Cold Outside!: Memory January 9, 2017.

Baby It’s Cold Outside!

Greetings from the cold and frozen Outer Banks!   We did not get as much snow as was predicted this past weekend (3 to 6 inches were predicted to fall on Saturday), but we did get about an inch of snow and the very cold temperatures which made (and is still making) an icy mess.   Main roads are clear on the Outer Banks today, but yesterday was treacherous travelling on the beach, and with temperatures dipping into the teens both last night and the night before we expect there will be many broken pipes and problems in our houses when things warm again into the 50’s tomorrow.

With all of this cold and ice we thought it would be a great day to share a warm summer memory on this Memory Monday!

Jon Jacobs of Charlotte, North Carolina provides us this week’s Memory Monday photo from this past summer.  Jon and his family stayed at the property “A Wrighteous Time” in Kill Devil Hills and paused a moment on the beach to take this group selfie.

Thanks for your photo memory Jon, and thanks for staying with Outer Banks Blue.   We look forward to warmer temperatures and being able to serve you and your family again soon!

All the best from the beach!