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Outer Banks Vacation Rentals - Find Your OBX Beach House
Outer Banks Vacation Rentals
There are thousands of Outer Banks vacation rental homes in all different shapes and sizes. You will find everything from oceanfront mansions that sleep 30, to affordable one bedroom condos. Our Outer Banks Vacation Rental guide shows you what rental companies have the beach house you are looking for.

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Outer Banks Message Board - The OBX's Best Vacation Forum
Outer Banks Message Board
The Outer Banks busiest message board with great information on your favorite area. Ask questions, get answers and talk about OBX. With thousands of members, the OBX Connection message board is a fun and informative forum!

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Top 5 Most Recent Topics From The Outer Banks Message Board
CURIOUS ABOUT OTHER AGENCIES' CHECK IN TIMES - Posted By: lowcountry on 7/17/2019
We just received out check in information for our vacation next week. I was kind of surprised to see that it now says the activation code for the home's keypad entry will be good starting at 6 p.m. on Saturday. In the past we have always gone to the rental agency and checked in, received our keys and went to our rental. Most years, we were able to check in a bit early- maybe by an hour or so, w... [Read Full Post]

2020 DEPOSIT - Posted By: Rustynail on 7/17/2019
We moved to a new house this year through Village realty. Loved the house and put in our advanced registration for the same house for 2020. I received an email today with the contract for next year and they want a 50% deposit by 7/23. I am not used to paying a deposit this early and last year our deposit of the same house/same rental company was 11/1 Is this something new? has anyone else e... [Read Full Post]

CONVENIENCE FEE? - Posted By: Laszlo on 7/17/2019
Thats a new one for me. While checking out and paying for our rental this morning along with the actual price of the rental, you have Administrative fee, which I guess covers cleaning, your tax, insurance if you want it and now for the first time I have ever seen a "Convenience Fee" of $44.95 to use my CC to pay for the house rental instead of writing a check. Really? Who writes checks anymore for... [Read Full Post]

CONTRACTORS - Posted By: Beachdog on 7/17/2019
Hello, We recently purchased a home in Duck and I've been finding all sorts of useful and interesting information on this forum so thank you all! Wanted to ask folks if they have recommendations for general contractors? We had tried getting estimates from 2 so far: one took a while to get back to us and provided an estimate that was uninterpretable and not helpful; we haven't heard anything ba... [Read Full Post]

JUST NEED TO GET THROUGH THIS FINAL WORKDAY!!!! - Posted By: SeaRider on 7/17/2019
By this tomorrow morning we will be hopefully with in 3-4 hours from Rodanthe if all goes well. The beach pile has been growing everyday and tonight is the night to pack it all up and head for paradise for a week. I cant wait to smell the salty air and watch my kids run out on the beach like they never seen the ocean before (But I wish they would help unpack first lol). Im hoping for safe travels ... [Read Full Post]

Outer Banks Restaurant Guide
Outer Banks Restaurant Guide
Read reviews of the best (and worst) Outer Banks restaurants on OBX Connection. See pictures, check menus and get directions quickly and easily. If you are looking for great information on an Outer Banks Restaurant, we can help!

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Top 5 Most Recent Outer Banks Restaurant Reviews
we ordered Gidgets for delivery. I wanted the Margherita Pizza which is hard to find on a menu and I ate the whole thing!! The rest of my family ordered the cheese pizza. The slices are big. And the delivery time was reasonable for a weekend

HOWARD'S PUB - Good Lunch on our Island Day Trip
We stopped in for lunch on a dreary and drizzly day. Not a lot of people were coming down from HI, so most of the island was pretty empty. We had a good meal. Portion sizes were reasonable. Nothing that really stood out as a pro or con - just seemed to be a good solid meal. They lost a star because of price. It's not a cheap lunch, that's for sure. But we did not leave with any disappointme... [Read Full Review]

THE FOOD DUDES KITCHEN - Great Food - Can Get Packed!
The food is top notch. Really good, but they lost a star simply because of price. It is not a cheap lunch at all. But you'll leave satisfied and full. The shop is really small, and they can get very busy. I recommend eating here at an off-time... like lunch at 2:30 or something.

Loved John's. The dolfin boat is so very good! Would be really good with a beer, but a vanilla shake is almost just as good! The whole family liked their food, and I was the only one that got the dolfin. Can't wait to go back and try something else. Or... maybe have another dolfin boat!

TOP DOG CAFE - We Always Go Back!!
You'll see my first review below in from 2013. Top Dog is still Top Dog! Great things need not change. Top Dog is a OBX tradition for our family and a must stop place for a meal. The first question my son asked when we crossed the bridge?? "When are we going to Top Dog?" Enough said!

Outer Banks Web Cam Directory - All OBX Webcams
Outer Banks Webcams
There are many excellent Outer Banks webcams from Corolla to Hatteras Island. You can see the beaches, the ocean and even several fishing piers and lighthouse web cams. There is nothing like being on the Outer Banks in person, but our OBX web cams can help you feel like your here, even when you're far away.

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Top 5 Most Popular Outer Banks Webcams
Live streaming video of the surf from Jennette's Pier, located in Nags Head, NC. this is a great Outer Banks webcam and shows why the OBX is a great vacation spot!

Streaming webcam located on the Avalon Pier in Kill Devil Hills, NC on the Outer Banks. This webcam includes sound of the surf, so turn down your speakers if you're at work!

Very nice Outer Banks webcam, streaming live views from the Hilton Garden Inn in Kitty Hawk. See the beach and ocean with the Kitty Hawk Pier as the centerpiece. This camera moves and zooms in to show different areas of the beach. This is a fun one to watch.

The Frying Pan webcam is located 35 miles off the coast of Cape Fear, North Carolina. Above water overlooking the Mid-Atlantic Ocean, this camera provides a bird’s eye view of the ocean surrounding the Frying Pan Tower. When weather moves in, you’ll see a swift change in the waves and want to watch the storm roll through. On other days, the sunrise, sunset, and expansive clouds on the horizon will... [Read Full Post]

A great streaming webcam from Corolla Light in the northern part of the Outer Banks. This is a full motion video feed with a very clear picture of the beach and the surf.

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