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5 Great Bars and Grills on the Outer Banks

The Outer Banks is acclaimed for its many varied bars and places to eat. From fine-dining establishments serving exclusively local seafood to the eccentric and beach-themed dive bars, the area seems to serve up a little bit of everything for... Read more
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Jennette’s Pier

Jennette’s Pier might sound like a simple dock with nice seasonal fishing, but it a full family vacation experience in and of itself. It captures all the best components of the Outer Banks in a wonderful mix of games and... Read more
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Top 3 Seafood Restaurants on the Outer Banks

If you’re like an estimated 2.7 million other people who know a good thing when they see it, your next vacation is going to be at the Outer Banks, North Carolina. The good things you’ll see include over 100 miles... Read more
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Best Ways to See Wildlife on the Outer Banks

The Outer Banks is a haven for the local flora and fauna with a large variety of wildlife refuges that are well protected and remarkable in their biodiversity. The marshes, maritime forests, wetlands, beaches and dunes are preserved as a... Read more
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Winterlights at Elizabethan Gardens

Holiday lights are rarely more illuminating and impressively striking as the Elizabethan Gardens in the Outer Banks. Filling acre after acre are lights, draped over trees and flower gardens illuminated brightly in the night sky, this is an attraction you... Read more
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Vacation Rentals that Are Perfect for Colder Months

You don’t need to head to the equator when that winter weather kicks into full gear. The Outer Banks is a perfect escape for snowbirds looking for a warmer vacation rental at a competitive price. Our Outer Banks vacation rentals... Read more

Holiday Specials! Spend your Xmas and or New Years Holiday on the Outer Banks!

Come see us here on the Outer Banks for your Christmas and / or New Years break. We will have very pleasant weather with temperatures in the 50’s and 60’s during the week leading up to Christmas. We are little... Read more
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Manteo Holiday Tour of Homes

The Manteo Preservation Trust has put together another incredible tour – this time of important local buildings, old and new. The 13th Annual Holiday Tour of Homes will walk participants through the extensive and rich history of North Carolina’s Outer... Read more

Kites with Lights

Kites, lights, and Santa Claus – the Kites with Lights event has everything kids could possibly want this holiday season and more – right in the center of Nags Head. The events is sponsored and put together by Kitty Hawk... Read more

Upcoming Outer Banks Marathon 2017

This weekend, locals and travelers from all over will partake in the TowneBank Full Marathon, Southern Fried Half Marathon Run and several shorter races on the Outer Banks. To ring in the winter season, flex your endurance and bring the... Read more

Thanksgiving Availability! Full week and partial week stays available! Celebrate and give thanks at the beach!

Visit us on the Outer Banks over the Thanksgiving Holiday. We still have nice weather, the crowds are gone, restaurants are still open and oysters are in season! All of our available properties are linked below. Partial week stays or... Read more
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Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge

The Outer Banks is a welcoming coastal attraction in North Carolina. It remains one of the most popular tourist destinations on the East Coast, with spacious Outer Banks vacation homes on the water and a whole assortment of seasonal activities... Read more
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Halloween Events and Things to Do on the Outer Banks

The East Coast of the United States has a number of draws, from the cliffside adventures in the Northern coast to the tropical paradises of Florida. But, few can contend with the assortment of fall-themed activities and festivals of the... Read more

Columbus Day Specials! Long-weekend and partial week stays available! Visit the Outer Banks!

Come enjoy the Outer Banks over your Columbus Day break! No crowds and beautiful weather! The base rents listed below are good for up to 4 nights, in addition to the rents an $85 reservation fee, $39 security deposit protection policy,... Read more
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The Wright Brothers National Memorial

The Wright Brothers National Memorial is part of a rich Kill Devil Hills history and one of the top Outer Banks things to do. The Wright Brothers chose this area to test their flying machines because there were many hills... Read more

Halloween on the Outer Banks

Halloween on the Outer Banks is a fun time on a beautiful strip of barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina. This iconic vacation destination is commonly visited during the summer season, but has much more to offer year-round... Read more
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The Best Surf Spots on the Outer Banks, NC

On the east coast of the United States, there is no surfing spot quite like the Outer Banks. It is known to draw surfers from around the country for annual surfing tournaments and local instruction from some of the best in... Read more
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Family Adventures at H2OBX Waterpark

While any Outer Banks things to do list is long with outdoor and man-made adventures, there is a new way to get your thrills that is perfect for the whole family – by visiting H2OBX Waterpark. As a water park... Read more

Labor Day Weekend Specials! Visit the Outer Banks for the Holiday weekend! Flexible stays available!

Visit the beautiful Outer Banks for the Labor Day Holiday! Long weekend and full and partial week stays available. The base rents listed below are good for up to 4 nights, in addition to the rents an $85 reservation fee,... Read more

Visit the Outer Banks next week! Specials on full week stays & partial weeks available!

Specials! Starting 8/12 or 8/13: Full week rentals are still available for next week, starting 8/12 or 8/13. Join us for a gorgeous Outer Banks summer weather! Weekly rental rates for each house are listed below. Inquire directly with us via... Read more


Cola Vaughan Realty
PO Box 1375 • Nags Head, NC 27959
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