01/21/10

The Villages of Hatteras Island

A look at the 7 villages of Hatteras Island, how they differ, and what amenities and attractions they feature. Continue reading


01/21/10

Selecting Vacation Rental Homes

A first timer’s guide to selecting vacation rental homes on Hatteras Island Continue reading


01/20/10

USA Today article encourages vacation home renters to book early

A January 7th USA Today article which examined the optimal times to book a range of vacations, from cruises to European trips, found that the best time to book a vacation rental home is early – at least 6 months in advance. Continue reading


07/10/09

Surf or Sound Realty launches our new Facebook Page

Surf or Sound Realty is delighted to announce the launch of our new Facebook page. Fans of Hatteras Island and all things Outer Banks can become fans of Surf or Sound Realty by logging onto www.facebook.com/surforsound.

Our Hatteras blog posts are all fed into the Facebook Fan Site, for up-to-the-minute updates on activities, special events, attractions, and news. Our facebook page also features links to Hatteras Island related articles, and status updates on notable happenings and news both at Surf or Sound Realty and on the Outer Banks.

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06/12/09

Free Things to Do on Hatteras Island

One of the best aspects of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore is that a day at the beach on Hatteras Island doesn’t cost a thing. There are plenty of free public accesses all along the 70 miles of National Seashore, with lots of parking, and even shower and restroom facilities. Most folks can also find free easy beach access right outside the door of their vacation rental home, but no matter where you hit the beach, you’ll never have to pay for a long, sunny day on the sand. Continue reading


06/8/09

Frisco Jubilee Performs Another Season of Great Music

The Frisco Jubilee is performing another season of great music at Little Grove Church in Frisco. The Jubilee plays every Friday at 7:30 pm at Little Grove through Labor Day. Little Grove Church is located at Mile Post 67 on Highway 12 in Frisco.

The Frisco Jubilee is an evening of musical entertainment for the whole family comprised of some of the best performers from Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands. Locals and tourists alike have discovered the rich musical heritage that exists on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. You can expect to hear some great music that ranges from standards and blues to bluegrass and gospel as well as original poetry from Johnny Baum.

The Frisco Jubilee features Nights in Rodanthe fiddler Herb “Speedy” Price, April Trueblood, Mahlon Blue, Clifford Swain, Caitlyn Gray, John Couch, Jaki Gray, Martin Garrish and friends will perform occasionally.

The Frisco Jubilee show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are sold at the door for $10 per person.

More than one person has told us that this is the best $10 you can spend anywhere on Hatteras Island. Come for a great evening of pickin’and singin’ and a little poetry too. Call 252-995-3540 for more information.


04/8/09

Receive automated updates of specials on our homes

Guests who spend lots of time browsing the specials can now quickly receive updates on specials offered by Surf or Sound Realty.

Subscribe to RSS feeds to receive automated updates of specials on our homes. You can receive the updates via feed reader or via email, or both. To explore this feature, you can click on our specials page or on each individual home’s page. Continue reading


04/8/09

Use the Quick Quote Calculator to instantly see the total cost of your reservation

Surf or Sound Realty has launched a new calculator tool that will enable you to see the total cost of your reservation including all fees, taxes and options, before you start filling out online forms or making a call to book your reservation. Continue reading


04/8/09

New vacation home ratings provide unbiased guest feedback

Many vacationers find it is helpful to see what previous guests thought about a home they are considering for rent, and with our new rating system, online browsers can review unbiased feedback on nearly 400 vacation homes.

If you are curious to see what previous guests thought about the home you are interested in, look no further than the property details page of that home on our website. You will see a display of 1 to 5 starfish representing the overall rating for the home, 1 being the lowest and 5 being the highest. Continue reading