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5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Cape Hatteras National Seashore
5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Cape Hatteras National Seashore

The drive south offers extraordinary sights. While you're on the Marc Basnight Bridge going over Oregon Inlet, you may feel like you're entering a new land leaving the rest of society behind. On North Carolina Highway 12, you will pass through dunes with sea oats dancing in the wind. The drive is sure to keep passengers' eyes busy with the Atlantic Ocean on one side of the road and the Pamlico Sound on the other...

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3 Facts You Should Know About Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
3 Facts You Should Know About Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse has a dark tie to the sinking of the Titanic. One late night back on April 14, 1912, Richard Dailey and Horace Gaskins were the lighthouse's station operators. That night they received a telegram message from the Titanic stating "CQD: Have Struck Iceberg" at 11:25 p.m...

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We Do With OBWA
We've teamed up with the Outer Banks Wedding Association to share more about our stunning event homes and why you should book with KEES for your extra special occasion!

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KEES Towel Wrapping
KEES Towel Wrapping
If you have recently stayed with us, you may have seen the plastic-wrapped towels laying nicely on your beds upon arrival. KEES has recently invested in a towel-wrapping machine to ensure your towels reach your home in a sanitary manner and are not touched by anyone until you unwrap them!

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OBX Owner Checklist
OBX Owner Checklist
As another outstanding season approaches us here on the Outer Banks, it’s crucial to make sure your home is 100% ready for your guests to enjoy. An easy way to do this is to take off your owner shoes and slip on your visitor flip-flops and walk through your house.

If you were vacationing here, what would you fix or change?

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OBX Restaurants You Don't Want to Miss
OBX Restaurants You Don't Want to Miss
If you’ve been to the Outer Banks, you probably know the food here is top-notch, it’s not just the beaches that keep you coming back. If you haven't been and you’re planning your trip, let us share some places you don’t want to miss out on. This is the most comprehensive list of amazing restaurants on the Outer Banks hand selected by our local staff.

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Local Springtime Events on the Outer Banks
Local Springtime Events on the Outer Banks
Spring is in the Air! Ready for some salt air, sunshine and spring events? Check out the local events to celebrate spring. There's still time to book your OBX getaway! While KEES is generally known for our FlexStay™ calendars, we have put together a collection of traditional calendar property searches to help you find exactly what you are looking for.

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Outer Banks Vacation Packing List
Outer Banks Vacation Packing List

Ready for your vacation? We bet you are!
Don't hit the road without checking this tried-and-true list of what you need to bring along on your next Outer Banks Vacation. While you're at it, feel free to check your property's details page on our website for a detailed description of the rest of the amenities at the home.

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Home Theater Houses for Your OBX Vacation
Grab the popcorn, snacks, all your favorite candy, and check out these KEES houses that have their own private home theaters! KEES has over 20 homes that have home theaters with outstanding sound systems. For your sake, we will show you just four of our favorites or we could be here all day!

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Real Wedding - Sweet Carolina
Kimmie & Jess

The event home “Sweet Carolina” is the perfect place for an Outer Banks beach wedding! The house is 9 bedrooms, enough to accommodate you and your spouse to be plus 16 other family members or wedding guests. The home is oceanfront in Nags Head and boasts an incredible backyard that can be tented for your OBX wedding!

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Westside Inn Wedding
Real Wedding - Westside Inn
Katie & Sean

"Westside Inn"  is one of the newest wedding locations on the Outer Banks and is already a bride & groom (and vendor!) favorite! The home itself is a cozy 5 bedroom, perfect for getting ready on wedding day and staying with your family or wedding party, and the real magic happens on the soundfront lawn! Westside Inn is situated on a private wooded lot, directly on the sound in Manteo...

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Spotlight on Duck
Spotlight on Duck

The Town of Duck is a family-friendly pedestrian paradise on the Northern end of the Outer Banks. Guests love the small town feel and the abundance of restaurants, shops and activities in the tiny town! Here’s some of our favorite things about Duck, NC!

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Howie DiSavino III
Howie DiSavino III

A pair of free tickets. That’s what started Howie DiSavino’s love for racing at the tender age of 8 years old. After his dad took him to an Arena Racing show in the Richmond area with those tickets, young Howie begged the family for a racecar.

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Piers of the Outer Banks
Piers of the Outer Banks

The Outer Banks is home to many iconic piers down its coast, all unique and worth a visit! Most notably visited for fishing, some of the piers also have restaurants, research facilities and more! Here’s some information about each of these special coastal structures.

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OBX - A Golfer's Paradise
OBX - A Golfer's Paradise

There’s more to the Outer Banks than just the beach & the sound… It's also a golfer’s haven! Whether you’re fitting in a round during your family vacation or planning a jam-packed golf trip, you’ve got lots of choices for golf in OBX!

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4 Reasons Why We Love Corolla
4 Reasons Why We Love Corolla

While some may count out Corolla because “it’s too far”, many will tell you it’s more than worth the drive! Being a bit further away from the hustle and bustle of the central towns means a more laid back vacation and that’s just one of the things we love about Corolla!

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5 Things to Do This New Years
5 Things to Do This New Years

This New Years' Eve probably looks a bit different than others have, but if you're celebrating the end of 2020 on the Outer Banks, here are a few ideas for a safe and healthy holiday!

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5 Wedding Homes You Should Check Out Before You Book Your Dream Wedding
5 Wedding Homes You Should Check Out Before You Book Your Dream Wedding

Instead of a ballroom or country club, one of the most unique reception options for your wedding is an event home!

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Don’t Overlook These Wedding Planning Details!

When you rent an event home, there are a few details that can easily get overlooked. Here are some best practices and a great checklist to make sure you are prepared.

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KEES Vacations Strengthens the Owner Services Department

KEES Vacations is bolstering our Owner Services Department branch on the OBX by elevating Bonnie Paone (formerly Bonnie Lewis) to the position of Owner Services Department Manager.

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KEES Health Update: COVID-19

At KEES, we take seriously the preservation of our guests’ and employees’ wellbeing, and we are constantly vigilant to make sure our health and safety standards are up to date in order to achieve this goal.

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