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Holiday events on the OBX
Holiday Events on the Outer Banks

Spending the holidays on the Outer Banks creates beautiful memories. If you are planning your festivities this year on the islands, there is plenty to do and see to get you in that holiday spirit. Not visiting this year? Plan your stay for next year. Many events and activities occur on an annual basis.

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Top 3 Best Avon, NC Beaches For Your Dream Vacation
Top 3 Best Avon, NC Beaches For Your Dream Vacation

The Cape Hatteras National Seashore extends over 70 miles and is home to some of the most magnificent beaches in North Carolina. Kinnakeet is a term often used by locals to refer to the town. It was introduced by a group of American Indians who once inhabited this part of the Island. As you explore the area, notice the name on street signs and buildings.

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3 Facts You Should Know About The Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station
3 Facts You Should Know About The Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station

In the heart of the Rodanthe Village on Hatteras Island lies a building rich in Maritime history. Explore one of the most accomplished sites in North Carolina. Dive deep into the history of each building or venture into the museum to find heroic stories of the past.

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Top 5 Best Avon, NC Restaurants You Should Try

Everyone knows a trip to Avon means lounging by the Atlantic on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Each year, you look forward to relaxing on the beach to the sounds of nature. Next thing you know, it's time to eat! How often has this experience gone wrong when the hanger starts to take over! Don't argue over which meal to make or restaurant to choose. We've put together a list of local favorites for you! Treat yourself and your family to a delicious meal at one of these restaurants next time you visit Avon!

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Erica & Oaka’s Wedding at Sweet Carolina in Nags Head, NC
The Outer Banks is a perfect place to celebrate a new chapter of your life. This breathtaking coastline is home to countless wedding ceremonies each year!

Dining, dancing, and celebrations meet comfort at “Sweet Carolina” in Nags Head...

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Morning Blend with Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce

The Outer Banks Chamber's next networking event is on Tuesday, 11/9. Stop by, grab some grub, and get caffeinated at Oceans 24 in KDH.

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3 Reasons Why You Should Try Hatteras Watersports

If you're planning a trip to Hatteras, chances are you've researched things to do in the area. Hatteras is full of history and excitement, but there's one thing you HAVE to do while you're in town. Visit Hatteras Watersports, and we're going to tell you why!

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Shoulder Season Savings & Fun Fall Festivities

A great way to save moolah on your Outer Banks vacation is booking during "Shoulder Season". You can save up to 50% off-peak rates by making your OBX vacation reservation during the fall months. Now is the perfect time to plan that trip - less money, fewer crowds, mild temps, fall events, and better availability!

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5 Best Things to do in Corolla, NC During Your Stay

Corolla is a northern, Outer Banks town filled with charm and unspoiled beauty. With a wide variety of activities, shopping, and dining, there is something for everyone to enjoy!

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OBX Beach And Ocean Safety

Vacationing on the Outer Banks should be a fun and safe experience for everyone. If you have never been to the beaches on the Outer Banks, you may not be familiar with red flags, rip currents, and other surf hazards. Let us provide you with some tips and advice that are important to know before you go!

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5 Activities You Should Try in Salvo Day Use Area

The Salvo Day Use Area provides Outer Banks visitors with a fun and serene atmosphere on the Pamlico Sound. The sandy shoreline paired with the calm water makes for a wonderful place for younger children. There is plenty of parking, restrooms, showers, changing rooms, picnic tables and charcoal grills! Families love the convenience of this spot in Salvo, North Carolina.

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5 Facts You Should Know About The Pea Island Art Gallery

There are many talented artists that are based on the Outer Banks. If you have visited anywhere from Corolla to Ocracoke Island, you have most likely seen local work in restaurants, coffee shops and stores!

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4 Things You Should See in the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum

Below the surface of the beautiful waters off the coast of the Outer Banks, lies a high number of sunken ships, claiming the title as the “Graveyard of the Atlantic.” There are around 3,000 shipwrecks off the coast, dating back to America's first English settlements.

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Top 10 Hatteras Island Hotels You Can Stay On

Hatteras Island offers families, couples and friends a special beach getaway on the Outer Banks. With the miles of beautiful beaches, to the wide array of watersports to choose from, there is something for everyone here!

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Top 3 Best Salvo, NC Beaches for Your Dream Vacation

Whether you're vacationing in Salvo or just passing through, this stretch of undeveloped shoreline is sure to put your mind at ease! Let us fill you in on some local tips on where to spend an excellent day in Salvo!

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Top 5 Best Salvo, NC Restaurants You Should Try
Top 5 Best Salvo, NC Restaurants You Should Try

Salvo is home to some of the best beaches on the coast but best of all, it has some incredible restaurants nearby. Save this list for your next vacation and leave the stress of choosing somewhere to eat behind!

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Top 10 Best Hatteras Island Rentals for Your Vacation
Top 10 Best Hatteras Island Rentals For Your Vacation
Hatteras Island Vacation Rentals is an excellent vacation spot for those looking to relax with their toes in the sand. With pristine beaches, a rich history, and beautiful sights you may never want to leave!

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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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4 Facts You Should Know About Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
4 Facts You Should Know About Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
The Cape Hatteras Light is a lighthouse located on Hatteras Island in the Outer Banks in the town of Buxton, North Carolina, and is part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

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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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