20 Reasons to Book Your 2020 Outer Banks Vacation with Atlantic Realty

Atlantic Realty rents Vacation Homes and Condos on the Outer Banks of NC.  With properties available from 1 to 16 bedrooms, in areas from Corolla to South Nags Head, we are sure to have the ideal vacation home for your family’s size, style and budget.  Here are 20 reasons why you should book your 2020 Outer Banks vacation with us! 

1.Easy to Use Website – Full of Large Photos and Floorplan Tours, www.atlanticrealty-nc.com makes it easy to find the perfect vacation home available the dates that you want to visit. 

2. Online Booking and Payments – Real Time availability allows you to book your vacation anytime – even when our office is closed.  View your reservation and make payments whenever you like through our Guest Portal. 

3. Pet Friendly Rentals – With over 40 homes available that allow pets, you can bring the entire family on your Outer Banks vacation. 

4. Partial Week Stay Search – We offer the ability to search for short stays online.  No need to call the office to see what’s available for a long weekend, you can search and book online anytime! 

5. Flexible Payment Plan – Book with just 25% down, 25% due by April 15th, and the balance of your reservation due 45 days before arrival.

Homes Available from Corolla to South Nags Head

6. No Credit Card Fees – Unlike some other vacation rental companies, we do not charge guests additional fees to pay by credit card. 

7. Knowledgeable and Friendly Staff – Our Vacation Planners live right here on the Outer Banks and can give you the best local advice on where to stay and what to do during your vacation. 

8. Senior Discount – Guests over age 65 receive a 10% discount on select homes with Atlantic Realty. 

9. Travel Insurance – We offer Travel Insurance to all guests to protect their vacation investment.  Anything can happen before or during your vacation, and Vacation Travel Insurance can offer reimbursement in the event of a last minute cancellation or Hurricane Evacuation. 

10. Vacay Your Way Homes – This select group of homes provides flexible arrival dates and flexible stay dates year round!  Only want to visit for 3 nights in July?  No need to wait until the last minute to see what’s left – you can book that vacation today in our Vacay Your Way Homes. 

Atlantic Realty provides exceptional services and amenities

11. Educator Discount – Teachers and Administrators receive a 10% discount on select homes year round. 

12. Free Activities – Our Exclusive Fun N Sun Pass provides Atlantic Realty guests with FREE local activities each and every day of their stay.  Take a wild horse safari, dolphin cruise, play mini golf and more all for FREE! 

13. More Discounts – We’ve teamed up with over 30 local businesses to provide guests with exclusive discounts on restaurants, activities, and services with our Explore the Shore Program

14. Clean Homes – Our housekeepers are trained and held to the highest standards.  Each home is inspected before guest arrival to ensure that you will be satisfied.

15. Keyless Entry – Almost all of the Atlantic Realty homes provide convenient keyless entry with Express Check In.  No more having to worry about losing keys on vacation and no need to check into the office when you arrive.  Go straight to the home to begin you vacation! 

H2OBX Waterpark is the newest attraction on the Outer Banks

16. H2OBX Ticket Discount – As a partner of H2OBX Waterpark, Atlantic Realty guests get an exclusive discount on waterpark tickets.   

17. No Event Fees – Our Event Homes do not charge any additional fees for Weddings, Parties, or Corporate Retreats. 

18. Local Heroes Discount – We celebrate Military (Active and Retired), Fire, Police, and EMS workers with a 10% discount on full week rentals year round on participating properties.  

19. In House Maintenance – Should any maintenance issues arise during your stay, our friendly and helpful maintenance team will get it corrected quickly so as not to disturb your vacation. 

20. Guest Referral ProgramShare Atlantic Realty with your friends and family!  When they book a 2020 vacation with us, we’ll waive the Admin Fee ($135 value) on your reservation as a Thank You. 

5 Reasons a Beach Vacation is Good for your Health

It’s official. You’ve always known that you felt better at the beach, now there is actual scientific proof of that fact. It’s long been accepted that being in nature is a great way to lower stress. However, a study published in Health Place, shows that of all the nature you could ‘be in’, that the beach is clearly the superior choice. Here are a few reasons why.

Listen To The Waves Crashing

Waves crashing are a known ‘white noise’ sound, that calms the body and relaxes the nervous system. Many white noise machines are designed to mimic this sound, and the most popular ‘sleep tapes’ involve waves gently crashing on a beach. That sound, (known as ‘non-threats’ to the scientific community,) can help you achieve a conscious meditative state that is proven to both heal and strengthen you brain.

There’s Nothing Like The Feeling Of Sand Through Your Toes

You love walking on the beach, and it turns out it’s good for you too.  Walking in sand is more challenging to your body than walking on flat roads. However, since this ground works with your body in a natural, forgiving way, (unlike asphalt which is very unforgiving,) you’re less likely to strain yourself while getting a better work out at the same time.  Plus, you get to hear waves and smell ocean.  And there’s another bonus too. Walking barefoot in all that sand naturally sands off all the dead skin on your feet better than any pedicure. So not only do you feel better, your feet will look great in flip flops!

walk on the beach
Walking on the beach is soothing

The Ocean Is A Natural Spa Day

Ever notice how a day at the beach shrinks your pores, heals cuts, and makes your skin look better? It’s not your imagination, and it’s not simply because you’re happy. Its’ because the combination of iodine, salt and other trace minerals in ocean water work as a detoxifier, an antibacterial and an antifungal. There’s nothing better for your skin than ocean water. And when the warm sun opens up your pores, it does an even better job.  See, all the more reason to get out there and soak up some sun — Vitamin D!

There’s A Wide Array Of Exercise Available At The Beach

Not everyone likes exercise , but everyone loves playing on the beach. Whether you’re walking, running, playing Frisbee with the pup, volleyball with the kids, swimming, jumping waves, digging holes and so on, there are all kinds of ‘exercise’ you can do on the beach that simply feels like play.  You’ll feel better in both mind and body, and you’ll want to do your favorite ‘workout’ again.

Smell That Salt Air

Taking your first steps on the beach and inhaling deeply is practically instinct. And it’s not just your imagination that makes you feel better. It’s the air itself.  The quality of the air is purer on the beach. The air is actually infused with salt and negative ions that make it easier to breathe and absorb oxygen into your lungs.  And of course, the fact that you’re breathing deeper now that you’ve relaxed doesn’t hurt either.

Relax with an Outer Banks Vacation

Going on a beach vacation is something that has unending benefits. These benefits were well known to our ancestors, which is why 18th and 19th century doctors often prescribed ‘seaside getaways’. Fortunately, you don’t have to wait for a doctor to prescribe one, (though wouldn’t that be cool,) you can just ‘getaway’ right now.

There’s still time to plan your seaside getaway to the Outer Banks either for a Summer Vacation or Fall Weeks. Check out our available homes here.

What’s New on the OBX in 2019

The summer season is just about here, and everyone is gearing up for our visitors.  So in keeping with that, let’s take a look at some of the new things available on the Outer Banks for the 2019 season.

The Casey Logan Disc Golf Course

Owned by the town of Kill Devil Hills, the new disk golf course is tucked away behind the First Flight High School and offers free disk golf for all.  This project was 8 years in the making and recently became a reality thanks to generous donors. Now, any time you want to play disk golf, you can just go to Kill Devil Hills and have a great time.

Shipwrecks Restaurant

A new restaurant is always exciting, and it’s even more exciting when you know the food is going to be good. Shipwrecks Restaurant is moving into the old Hooters building, and is brought to you by the people who own Sooey’s BBQ and Sandtrap Tavern.  The restaurant promises great food and a ‘retro’ Outer Banks feel. Recent tastings from the restaurant promise to have something for everyone!

Nu-Quality Ice Cream Shop

When you pass by the Food Lion in Southern Shores, you’ll notice a little yellow building. No, it’s not a bank. It’s a drive through ice-cream place. The owner has had a successful ice-cream business in Elizabeth City and is now coming to the Outer Banks. The ice cream shop will be open year round and have limited seating. However, everyone is excited about the drive through. It’s the only ice cream drive in on the Outer Banks, and will taste so good after a long day in the car.

Jumpmasters

Now in its first full year, Jumpmasters is the Outer Banks only indoor trampoline park. It features all kinds of fun activities like trampolines, climbing walls, and an American Ninja style obstacle course. Kids and adults love Jumpmasters. Atlantic Realty guests get to enjoy a free admission through our Fun N Sun Pass Program.

Jumpmasters Trampoline Park

Axe Throwing Lessons

Unleash your inner Viking and learn how to throw a real axe at a wooden target.  No experience required. You’ll learn axe throwing in a safe controlled environment from a master instructor. There’ no better adrenaline rush than learning to throw an axe with precision.

Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre

OK, so this one isn’t exactly new new.  It’s now in its 5th season and is in a new location at the Ramada. It has a new menu which is a buffet. It also features a new mystery. So even if you saw it last year, come on by and see it again. It won’t be like last year, and it’s an experience you’re not going to have anywhere else on the Outer Banks.

H2OBX Waterpark

Now, in all fairness, this was here last year as well. But this year, they’re offering a NEW weekly pass to the park. That’s right. When you buy the weekly pass from Atlantic Realty, you can go as much as you want all day every day (between Saturday and Saturday) for your entire week for one low price.

H2OBX Waterpark

New Event Homes

Atlantic Realty now does event homes.  Currently we have three of them, with the possibility for more in the future. The Pine Island Lodge is our largest and sleeps 80 people with 28 bedrooms. Our other two event homes are Crew Quarters and Knot Home. Each home sleeps 38-40 people with 16 bedrooms each. All three homes have great amenities like a swim up bar in the pool, outdoor entertaining areas, gyms, game rooms, extra sitting rooms and so much more.

We hope you’ll check out some of these new activities on your next visit to the Outer Banks. Let our Vacation Planners help you plan your next Outer Banks adventure or start browsing Vacation Ideas here.