08/24/16

Short Stays Make Hatteras Island Vacations Flexible

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Vacation rental homes on the Outer Banks are known to be rented by the week, but did you know that most of our 450+ homes are available for partial week reservations?  Have you ever felt like you need a vacation but just can’t stay for an entire week, or that one week just isn’t enough? We know how important vacation time is to families and we want  you to  have a vacation that fits your needs. Partial week stays at a percentage of the weekly rate are a great solution.

If you’re interested in a partial week rental:

SCHEDULE: Look at your calendar, talk to friends and family and decide what times you are available to visit.

SEARCH: Look for homes that meet your criteria and have availability during the time you’d like to visit. 

LIST: Create a list of your favorite homes or use our convenient Beach Bag feature to make one for you – you can even share it with friends!

HIT THE BOOKING WINDOW: The partial stay booking window is within 14 days Labor Day through Memorial Day and 7 days during the Summer and Holidays. Once you’re in the window check to see what’s still available in your list!

CALL: one of our knowledgeable vacation specialists (1-800-237-1138) to work out the details!

 
Consider These Family Stories:
 

The Richardsons spend a week in July every summer in the same 8 bedroom oceanfront house. They love it. The kids spend all day  rotating between the beach, pool and game room, and the home’s multiple levels allow all 15 family members to spread out and not ever feel crowded. No matter where they are in life they know they will have this annual family vacation to come back to.

Two years ago, the heartache of leaving Hatteras Island at the end of vacation got to be too much and Tom and Sherry decided they needed to find a way to get back to their happy place before July. They called Surf or Sound Realty to talk about options for Fall and that’s when they learned about partial week rentals. They found out that after Labor Day a partial week rental can be booked in an available home within 14 days of arrival with the owner’s approval. Perfect. They aimed for a long weekend in October, went on the website at the end of September to search for available homes and called to book a 4 night stay in a beautiful 5 bedroom soundfront home with a fireplace and hot tub. July sunrises over the ocean and October sunsets on the sound. Life is good.

 

The Talons make the trek to Hatteras Island from Quebec every April to take advantage of the stellar kiteboarding conditions. After two years they realized that a week wasn’t quite enough so now they book a two week stay or longer. Since they have flexibility in their time off, they will often add a few days to the front of their trip or after depending on what is available in the home (and what the wind forecast is).

There is a three-night minimum for partial week stays and during peak summer seasons and holidays partial rentals can only be made 7 days in advance. Click here for complete description of the prices and policies.

 

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