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1197 Duck Road
Duck, NC 27949

Fine Beach Homes for Rent on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. We represent homes in Corolla, Duck, Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk, Nags Head & Southern Shores. On this site you will find thousands of house images, views, floor plans and much more.

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Rating: Prepare to be disappointed. 8/14/2019
Reviewer: Justinbmd

After renting for the first time ever in Duck my family was excited to be back in the outer banks. We planned a large trip and found 2 additional homes in Duck Landing to accommodate all of the families attending. We rented “Flying South” and upon arrival there was a noticeable difference between the pictures and the actual condition of the home. There had been very little, if any, exterior maintenance leaving the actual exterior looking run down, including countless nail-heads popping out of the deck. It was a miracle that none of the children were injured from this. Our check-in time arrived and maintenance was on site “un-clogging” the main sink in the kitchen, which remained unfixed for 3 days total. The plumber that was sent to fix the sink caused more damage, including breaking a drain pipe causing water to cascade into the bedrooms and down on to the tile on the ground floor. This led to a water remediation company being brought in who left industrial fans and dehumidifiers running 2 days longer than promised. We had to call Carolina Designs to ask them to have the machinery removed. Beyond the maintenance, or lack there of, issues the house is extremely dated and probably 5-10 years overdue for a remodel. This includes mold on the grout in
All of the bathrooms, mold in the HVAC vents, unclean vents on the cook top and leaking pipes. The pool had a nice waterfall feature that worked less than 25% of the time and the bar area by the pool was in a serious state of disrepair. Needless to say, Carolina Designs does not live up to the standards of a “Quality, well maintained property”. The slogan should read, “We over charge you for a poorly maintained outdated rental experience”.

Rating: Outstanding Service 10/25/2017
Reviewer: Buckeye Gal

I am amazed that Carolina Designs would receive any other rating than a 5 STAR......The staff are friendly, personable and always helpful. Thumbs up.....5 STAR!

Rating: very good company 10/24/2017
Reviewer: Sal

They stay ahead of the game.

Rating: Disappointed 5/24/2013
Reviewer: petermarra

Rented "Isle be Back". property in Corolla from Carolina Designs, paid extra $738 to have the pool heated, When we got their the heater was broken, they repaired it the next day but the it took that whole day to heat up the water. I asked for a two day credit, got one. House was nice but cheap in many ways, Pot and pans were beat, and quality of a dollar store. When the weather was warn, the air Conditioning in Master Bedroom couldn't keep up. The worse thing was the bugs, little bugs called midges, we received a special call to say make sure you keeps screens doors shut or the midges will get in. Almost impossible to keep them out, and on the decks you had to hose them off each day, thousands of them, like a blanket to start the day.
I would not come back to Isle be back.

Rating: Don't believe the bad reviews. 7/7/2009
Reviewer: Bill S.

This will be the sixth summer of renting from Carolina Designs. I have stayed in 4 of their houses, and each one has been immaculate. Any time there was a problem (broken ice maker, empty propane tank, hot tub issues) some one would immediately show up and fix the problem. This will be the third time in their house "Sitting Pretty" and the house is actually NICER than in their photos on their web site.

I've rented their houses from day one and never even considered renting from a different realtor.

Rating: We ALWAYS use CD and love them! 6/18/2007
Reviewer: JDKT18

We've been renting from CD since '91 and have love working with them! Freindly and very cooperative. Only once did we have a house that needed some repairs, we simply reported it and it was fixed the next day. Thank you!!!!

Rating: Great experience! 5/2/2006
Reviewer: Kara OH

We used Carolina Designs for the first time in 4/06 and we were thoroughly impressed! The customer service is absolutely superb, and the house (#802) was AMAZING! The *only* negative is that CD doesn't open their "south" office until the first week of May so we had to drive 15mins north of the bridge to Duck to check into our house, which was in Nags Head. A minor inconvenience compared to all of the positives that came along with renting through Carolina Designs!

Rating: great rental experience 6/11/2005
Reviewer: Williams

pre-reserved Fortunes View # 238 in 2004 for june 2005 - great house BTW!!
agents extremley friendly - do not charge extra for using a credit card. last payment due only 30 days before!!!
linens included in $$$$
was pleasantly surprised to find dish washing liquid, cascade, papertowels, tissues and starter soaps at the residence.
Chose this realtor due to accepting credit card and when balance was due- some realtors charging 10% to use a credit card. Also did not want to have to bring my own linens. Was very pleased with entire experience. Highly recommend.