Safe(r) Outer Banks Activities During COVID-19

It would be an understatement to say that the past few months have been rather rocky for everyone with the current pandemic. Here at Outer Banks Blue we want to ensure that you have a safe and wonderful vacation that you can remember for many years to come! Here are a few tips to help you enjoy your vacation while following the proper precautions. READ MORE

Another 2 Fer Monday: Memory Monday July 14, 2014.

Another 2 Fer MondayThis Monday we again share two different Memory Monday Photo Submissions since we have so many guests sending us photo memories of their stays with Outer Banks Blue.The first photo this week comes to us from Cindy Aiello of New Lexington, Ohio who stayed with us at Outer Banks Blue at the vacation rental property “Crab’s Day Off” in Corolla Light.She calls this photo “On Top of The World in Corolla.”

Look at this view!

Thanks Cindy for sharing your photo!The second Memory Monday Photo Submission we have this week comes to us from Sandy Cooke of Farmville, VA (The home of Hampden-Sydney College!) who sends us this breathtaking photo of a sunset on the water in Duck.   Sandy stayed with us at Outer Banks Blue at the property “Bella Sound” which is right on the water in Duck.

Peaceful Duck Sunset

Thank you Sandy for your photo memories!All the best from the beach!By Tim Cafferty, President, Outer Banks Blue Realty Services

First Flight Adventure Park

Most people come to the Outer Banks for the sand, surf, and sun, but we have a new business venture that opened up just recently in Nags Head that I think is a great family fun adventure that offers a little more adrenaline than your typical putt putt or go-carts can offer.The other day I was able to get a friend of mine to go with me and try out the new First Flight Adventure Park located near the cause way in Nags Head.  It was a blast, we both had a good time climbing the different obstacles  and testing our skills and balance.  I was impressed at all the different, every day things that were used to create an airborne obstacle course.  Climbing into a kayak suspended 25 feet in the air was one challenge, along with tightrope walking on a 1 inch wire cable.  I tried to see how far I could get without using the ropes to for balance, I didn’t make it very far.     There were 6 courses, 2 in each difficulty level, and each one ended with a zip line back to the base tower. 

The Adventure Park in Nags Head

The view from the facility is awesome, and there is an observation deck at the top of the center tower so that after your adventure, you can gather up top to reflect on your accomplishments and enjoy the view of the sound and the ocean.   They were very safety conscious, and they provide everything you need that included the harness, helmet and gloves.  The ironic thing about this location of this park is that it’s located right next door to Dairy Queen.  I think my arm hurts more from the twisting it got when I tried to skip the ice cream afterwards, which had nothing to do with the challenge of the course. Everybody else doing the ropes course was having a great time as well, you would hear the giggles and comments from the participants and spectators.  Next time you are on the Outer Banks and looking for an adventure, give these guys a chance, they should do well on the beach.Guest Blogger, Bill Koebernick

OBX Blue & once in a “Blue” moon customer service this holiday season!

Outer Banks Blue invites you to experience our unmatchable customer service in one of our vacation rental homes. Our homes are located in Kitty Hawk, Southern Shores, Duck, Corolla, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head, & South Nags Head! We provide bed & bath linens to you at no additional cost! Our “Check-in by (e)mail, check-out & sail program” is for those who love simplicity and luxury! We email check-in information to you and there is no visit to our office, only a phone call to make sure you received the email and you can start your vacation the moment you leave your driveway! There is so much going on this fall on the OBX! The Duck Jazz Festival –  is Sunday October 7 and that is just around the corner! That is Columbus Day weekend and we have

beautiful homes in the heart of Duck to choose from! READ MORE

Generations Come Together in the Outer Banks

This week’s Memory Monday submission comes to us from Tina Lane of Fincastle, Virginia who stayed with Outer Banks Blue with 4 generations of her family this past June in the property “Green Iguana” in Southern ShoresGreen Iguana is a wonderful 10 bedroom property right next to the Kitty Hawk Fishing Pier. The Kitty Hawk fishing pier has been standing for more than 50 years and that seems a fitting backdrop for the family pictures that the Lane family took. Pam tells us that this picture represents 4 generations of Lane relatives. Tina says “When I was around 9 yrs old we had a 3 generation family reunion to the beach with my grandmother. My grandmother wanted to get everyone together again for a 4th generation trip. It was wonderful! “ It looks like the whole family made some photo memories that will last a long time with these pictures! One of the most popular things our large group gatherings do is to hire a professional photographer to take pictures of the family when they are together at the beach. It is a great keepsake to see the entire crowd gathered on the beach. Many local photographers offer this service at a reasonable price. Check out Outer Banks Blue’s Conceirge Page for photographers that we work with regularly. All the best from the beach!

Happy Labor Day on the Outer Banks at the Beach to Ease Your Mind

I have heard many people say that all of their worries melt away the moment the cross the bridge over to the Outer Banks. “It’s just another mind set”, or “everyone is in vacation mode”, and that is for sure even down to how businesses are operated. You will find a smiling face in an office building here on the Outer Banks with flip flops and a sun dress when stopping by a local realty office. Outer Banks Blue takes pride in being “The Vacation Rental Firm That NEVER Goes On Vacation!” here on the OBX. Michelle Elmore gets out of the office to share a sunny day, the last weekend of the offical “summer season” for 2012 here on the Outer Banks. The high is 82, but the humidity is up compared to recent weeks of cooler weather and rain. The last chance to get your summer tan has come and we hope to see you all out there this weekend! Reservations being taken at this time for the remainder of 2012 (including family holidays together at the beach), and the entire year of 2013, so call today 877 248 4823!

Perfect for rainy days at the beach, shopping at Tanger Outlet Mall in Nags Head!

 Tanger Outlet Mall has you covered from clothing, home accessories, purses, shoes, night gowns, coats, food! If you come to the beach and need a break from the & sand and want a memory to take back home with you, visit Tanger Outlet Mall in Nags Head, just before Manteo.  Plenty of great places to eat & play close by, too! Call Outer Banks Blue today to start planning your next vacation to the Outer Banks! 877 248 4823

Let Outer Banks Blue ease your Mind

When you think of a vacation, what comes to mind? Oh yeah we remember, “waiting in line in an office for a key to the house, only to unpack your linens to make the bed; to scramble to find toilet paper and paper towels for using the restroom after a long ride to your destination”, right?…  No. Outer Banks Blue will ease your mind with a Keyless entry arrival and Email check-in information directly to you, to send to the rest of your traveling party. You do not have to visit the office or even think of it when pulling up to your vacation home. At arrival time, the code will work and you will gain entry to the home with the beds made at NO additional cost to you as a guest. You are able to unpack and find that there is a complimentary roll of toilet paper in each bathroom and you do not have to make beds or bring linens…we have you covered, literally! So take a breath of fresh air and get ready for a great and relaxing vacation with Outer Banks Blue. Vacationing will NEVER be the same, after we pamper you with luxury!  Call today 877 248 4823

Memory Monday on the Outer Banks

This week’s Memory Monday submission comes to us from Tara Portsey of New York, New York who stayed with Outer Banks Blue in early June this year at the property “Guaranteed Fun.” Judging from this picture of “Sophia” we think the house name fit the experience well as Sophia is obviously having a big time on the beach! All the best from the beach!